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House rises with Ruslan

March 31 - March 31 - Ruslan International has handled the transport of a mobile analyser house from Bucharest, Romania to Qatar for use in the Qatar Fertiliser Company's production plant in Doha.
Views: 468
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RINA wins Turkmenbashi contract

March 31 - March 31 - RINA Services has been awarded a contract to provide a design review and third party certification services for a major port and logistics hub development at Turkmenbashi on Turkmenistan's Caspian Sea coast.
Views: 547
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SAL ships Damen tugs

March 31 - March 31 - SAL Heavy Lift's multipurpose vessel Svenja has loaded and unloaded eight Damen tug boats and an E-house (electrical house) on a voyage from Vietnam to the Netherlands.
Views: 807
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Ekin takes boat out of water

March 31 - March 31 - Ekin Heavy & Project Cargo Transportation has transported an 11-tonne boat from Tuzla, Turkey to Baku in Azerbaijan.
Views: 535
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BACA to Black

March 31 - March 31 - Chapman Freeborn's UK head of VIP charter, Julie Black, has been elected to join the Council of the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA).
Views: 657
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Braemar opens in Turkey

March 30 - March 30 - Braemar SA has established a new subsidiary company in Turkey and opened an office in Istanbul.
Views: 353
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Super six from Nooteboom

March 30 - March 30 - Portugal's LASO Transportes has strengthened its wind turbine transport fleet with the addition of six Nooteboom super wing carriers (SWC).
Views: 385
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Van der Vlist drags the Cats in

March 30 - March 30 - Van der Vlist has transported Caterpillar material handling machines from Northern Ireland to its facility in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
Views: 395
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Attendance up at Breakbulk China

March 30 - March 30 - The Breakbulk China exhibition, which was held from March 17-20 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, hosted 6 percent more attendees this year compared with 2014.
Views: 852
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EXG fuels up

March 30 - March 30 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has coordinated the shipment of four 37-tonne diesel engines from India to Turkey.
Views: 596
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Two tug survey for ETS

March 30 - March 30 - ETS Marine & Cargo Surveyors has attended the discharge and conducted the survey on two pusher tugs in Nueva Palmira, Uruguay.
Views: 670
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Gefco names Kesler

March 27 - March 27 - Gefco has appointed Emmanuel Kesler as director of finance and performance at its French subsidiary, Gefco France.
Views: 672
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Geodis revenue up 1 percent

March 27 - March 27 - Geodis, which recently rebranded, achieved a 1 percent year-on-year increase in revenue in 2014 at EUR6.871 billion (USD7.43 billion).
Views: 492
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Reference guide to Iranian sanctions published

March 27 - March 27 - The North P&I club has produced a quick reference guide which aims to simplify EU and US sanctions legislation governing what can and cannot be shipped in and out of Iran.
Views: 408
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Sommer lifts tank with Liebherr

March 27 - March 27 - Kranverleih Sommer has used its Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane to lift and position a 50-tonne tank at the Airbus plant in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 455
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Hapag Lloyd swaps finance chiefs

March 27 - March 27 - Effective April 1, Peter Ganz is to relinquish his post as company cfo of the merged Hapag-Lloyd/CSAV operation (trading as Hapag Lloyd).
Views: 736
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When a ship's not a ship it's a problem

March 27 - March 27 - Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a 'ship' in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors.
Views: 430
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BBC goes fishing

March 27 - March 27 - BBC Chartering's vessel BBC Congo has shipped six fishing trawlers from Constanta, Italy to Maputo in Mozambique for the country's fishing industry.
Views: 538
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Strele in big Baltic crane delivery

March 26 - March 26 - Lithuania's Strele Logistics has taken delivery of a 500-tonne capacity truck-mounted telescopic crane from Liebherr, which it claims is the largest model in the Baltics.
Views: 550
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First high-speed trains arrive in UK

March 26 - March 26 - The first five of 110 high-speed railcar units have been delivered to the UK port of Southampton from Kasado, Japan onboard Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' ro-ro vessel Tamerlane.
Views: 662
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Tuscor Lloyds reels in the loads

March 26 - March 26 - Tuscor Lloyds has coordinated the shipment of four steel reels, each weighing over 30 tonnes, from Rio Grande, Brazil to Aberdeen in the UK.
Views: 449
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Freja on the move in Norway

March 25 - March 25 - Following a 15 percent growth in business in Norway last year, Freja Transport & Logistics is planning to move its head office from Fjellbo, north of Oslo, to a logistics centre adjacent to the E6 highway in Langhus.
Views: 462
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LOC Group names two

March 25 - March 25 - Marine engineering consultancy, LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants), has named John Quarrington as group marine warranty surveying manager, based in London, and Mark McGurran as Asia regional hull & machinery co-ordinator, based in Singapor
Views: 428
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Liebherr Maritime Cranes eyes South Africa

March 25 - March 25 - Liebherr Maritime Cranes has opened a new specialised maritime hub, including a sales and service centre, in Durban, South Africa, trading as Liebherr Africa.
Views: 783
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ARRC welcomes two

March 25 - March 25 - Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC) is welcoming two new vessels - Warnow Venus and Warnow Sun - into its fleet at the end of March and beginning of April 2015.
Views: 576
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Traffic grows, investments approved at GPA

March 24 - March 24 - Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets during February 2015, including breakbulk, automobiles and machinery, as well as bulk and containerised freight.
Views: 703
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Wagenborg cooperates with Sitech

March 24 - March 24 - Wagenborg Nedlift has signed an agreement with Sitech Services, which will see Wagenborg provide transport, rigging and project engineering services to several plant locations at the Chemelot site in Geleen, the Netherlands.
Views: 375
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Arklow Breeze launched

March 23 - March 23 - Arklow Shipping's newbuild vessel Arklow Breeze has been successfully launched at the Westerbroek yard of Ferus Smit.
Views: 474
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Cabin fever for Blue Water

March 23 - March 23 - Blue Water Shipping has been selected by STX France to handle the logistics of transporting 150 cabins for the maritime industry from Saint Nazaire to South Korea.
Views: 556
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Olympia boosted by crane purchase

March 23 - March 23 - The port of Olympia has purchased a previously-owned Gottwald GHMK7608 mobile harbour crane to boost its handling capabilities.
Views: 663
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XCMG opens new factory

March 20 - March 20 - XCMG's heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Xuzhou National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone has started production.
Views: 526
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Ritchie in record Montreal auction

March 20 - March 20 - Ritchie Bros. sold more than CAD44 million (USD34 million) of heavy equipment and trucks at an unreserved public auction held in Montreal from March 18-19.
Views: 426
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Caspian potential is significant, says GAC

March 20 - March 20 - The Caspian region offers a wealth of opportunities for energy players and their service providers, despite its operational complexities, says GAC Group's regional marine manager for Africa, Russia and Central Asia, Stewart Macdonald.
Views: 484
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Ultrabulk looks to multipurpose sector

March 19 - March 19 - Ultrabulk has begun a multipurpose service between Europe and Africa, following the employment of a team of professionals from Copenship MPP, which recently filed for bankruptcy.
Views: 506
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Volga sends satellites into sky

March 19 - March 19 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the Russian telecommunications satellites Express AM7 and Express AM8 to the Baikonus Cosmodrome launch site in Kazakhstan.
Views: 496
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HBB storms onto shipping scene

March 19 - March 19 - A new heavy lift agency - HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk - has been set up in Hamburg by ex-Hansa Heavy Lift executive Andr
Views: 735
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Lock gates head to Antwerp

March 19 - March 19 - Four huge gates destined for the Deurganck dock lock in the port of Antwerp will begin their journey from China to Belgium at the beginning of April.
Views: 489
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Siemens rotor flies with Volga-Dnepr

March 18 - March 18 - Volga-Dnepr Group's Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC) has coordinated the delivery of a 50-tonne Siemens rotor from Germany to Mumbai, India.
Views: 643
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Flexibility is key, says Blue Water

March 18 - March 18 - Blue Water Shipping and JV Baltic II Foundations - a joint venture between Hochtief and GeoSea - have cooperated on a project to ship 41 jacket-type foundations from Lindo, Denmark to the Baltic II wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
Views: 416
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Letter lift for Liebherr

March 18 - March 18 - Crane contractor Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur has used a Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane to hoist a large letter 'M' on to the top of a 132 m high residential building in the Netherlands.
Views: 462
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Multimodal gears up for record show

March 18 - March 18 - Multimodal 2015 is set to be the biggest in the show's eight-year history, with over 90 new exhibitors joining a total of up to 300 logistics companies at this year's exhibition and conference from April 28-30 at the Birmingham NEC.
Views: 569
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Talbert upgrades trailer series

March 18 - March 18 - Talbert Manufacturing has updated its travelling axle (TA) series by increasing its hauling capacity by 5 tonnes.
Views: 336
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Damco completes complex Chile relocation

March 18 - March 18 - Damco has coordinated the delivery of equipment used to build a refrigerated container factory from multiple locations across China to Chile.
Views: 552
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New era for Damen Yichang Shipyard

March 17 - March 17 - The Damen Yichang Shipyard - a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Sinotrans CSC - plans to expand its portfolio of vessels, as well as its geographical reach.
Views: 564
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Titan delivers theme park

March 17 - March 17 - Titan Sea & Air Services has handled the shipment of equipment and machines from different parts of the world to India for the Adlabs Imagica amusement park near Khopoli.
Views: 507
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WWPC members to support Infania

March 17 - March 17 - Members attending the Worldwide Project Consortium's (WWPC) 15th annual membership conference, which will be held in Fuengirola, Spain from May 13-15, will be supporting the Infania Organisation in a charity auction.
Views: 439
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Steder now sole owner of Romanian jv

March 17 - March 17 - Dutch Steder Group has acquired the shares previously held by Delta Maritime of Greece in the joint venture that the two companies had in Romania.
Views: 755
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Military aircraft land at Jaxport

March 16 - March 16 - The US military has landed 48 specialty Army helicopters and three Air Force helicopters at Jaxport's Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Views: 359
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Liebherr adds crane rescue sheets

March 16 - March 16 - Liebherr mobile cranes that comply with stage 3b or over will now come with a rescue sheet, which aims to enable the fast rescue of passengers and recovery of the crane after accidents.
Views: 413
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2014: a 'challenging year' for Nurminen

March 13 - March 13 - "On the whole, 2014 was a challenging year for the company owing to the unexpected crisis in Ukraine and the exceptional decrease in the price of oil," said Nurminen Logistics president and ceo Olli Pohjanvirta.
Views: 735
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Vehicles take to sea with Tuscor Lloyds

March 13 - March 13 - Tuscor Lloyds has recently coordinated a shipment of approximately 475 tonnes of equipment, including trucks, generators, cars and support equipment, from Aqaba, Jordan to the UK port of Felixstowe.
Views: 494
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LOC opens in Sydney

March 12 - March 12 - London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has expanded its Australian operations with the opening of a new office in Sydney.
Views: 476
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GPA launches breakbulk tracking system

March 12 - March 12 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has introduced a new tracking system to process breakbulk cargo more quickly, and provide real-time freight tracking.
Views: 435
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Globalink transforms Kazakhstan

March 10 - March 10 - Globalink has coordinated the transportation of two transformers from the Chinese city of Hefei to Atyrau in Kazakhstan.
Views: 463
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Oil and gas cargoes arrive in RAK

March 10 - March 10 - It's been a busy start to the year for project cargoes through the Ras Al Kaimah Ports Group's various facilities.
Views: 547
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Yusen targets projects in Brazil

March 9 - March 9 - Yusen Logistics Do Brasil - the Brazilian subsidiary of major Japanese forwarder Yusen Logistics - has established a dedicated project cargo team in Sao Paulo.
Views: 779
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Ocean7 takes big hopper onboard

March 9 - March 9 - Ocean7 Projects' multipurpose vessel Abis Dusavik has shipped a 17.5 m high hopper, weighing 138 tonnes, from Cartagena in Spain to Haifa, Israel.
Views: 639
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March 9 - March 9 - German specialised transport provider Reiser Schwertransport has taken delivery of a new 8-axle hydraulic lowbed trailer from K
Views: 1305
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Rhenus buys KOG

March 9 - March 9 - The Rhenus Group has taken over Swiss project logistics specialist KOG Worldwide.
Views: 637
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Jumbo joy at EMAS project

March 9 - March 9 - Jumbo mobilised four of its heavy lift vessels to transport oversize materials for the construction of EMAS's subsea construction vessel Lewek Constellation.
Views: 594
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ALE and Aertssen hit Total milestone

March 6 - March 6 - ALE and Aertssen Kranen have completed the installation of the main fractioner unit at the Total Refinery in Antwerp.
Views: 789
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Cargolux adds 30th Boeing

March 6 - March 6 - Cargolux has taken delivery of its 12th Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft, which becomes the 30th 747 freighter the airline has purchased from Boeing since 1979.
Views: 518
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Profits down at Port of Rotterdam

March 6 - March 6 - While revenue at the Port of Rotterdam Authority grew by 3.1 percent year-on-year in 2014 due to increased economic activity at the port, profits fell by 49 percent owing to higher interest charges and depreciation.
Views: 598
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Van der Vlist watches Brighton tower rise

March 5 - March 5 - Van der Vlist is helping transport 17 tower sections from Roermond in the Netherlands to the south coast of the UK, for a new 162 m high tower being built in Brighton.
Views: 332
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Tanker morphs into heavy lift ship

March 4 - March 4 - For the first time in many years, HLPFI has heard about the conversion of an aframax tanker into a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel (SSHLV).
Views: 720
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Gothenburg plans energy port

March 3 - March 3 - Sweden's Port of Gothenburg intends to build a new 60 ha energy port in the Risholmen area, with works scheduled to start in 2018.
Views: 358
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Silk Way finalises Boeing deal

March 3 - March 3 - Silk Way Group will purchase three Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft as per the agreement signed by the two parties in December 2014.
Views: 432
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ACS ups German ops

March 3 - March 3 - Air Charter Service (ACS) is expanding its German operation by moving to new premises in Frankfurt, and has plans to expand the team with an additional six personnel by October 2015.
Views: 471
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Olsson heads to Ceva

March 2 - March 2 - Niklas Olsson has left his position as managing director of Greencarrier Freight Services in China to join Ceva Logistics as managing director, Nordics.
Views: 516
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Gruber cements deal with HW

March 2 - March 2 - Gruber Logistics has taken over the logistics department of Cologne-based cement plant manufacturer Humboldt Wedag (HW), a subsidiary of KHD Humboldt Wedag International.
Views: 643
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AGL heads down the Danube

March 2 - March 2 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has handled the transport of lock sections from Germany to Romania as part of an ongoing project for the construction of a giant lock system on the Danube River.
Views: 587
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Nor Lines adds two and Norwegian link

March 2 - March 2 - Effective April 1, 2015, Nor Lines is deploying two new LNG-powered ro-ro vessels to offer a weekly service between Cuxhaven and Norway.
Views: 524

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