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GPA breaks tonnage records

July 31 - July 31 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled record numbers of containerised and ro-ro cargo in its 2015 fiscal year, and posted its highest ever-recorded total tonnage.
Views: 661
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Welti Furrer adds Terex capacity

July 31 - July 31 - Switzerland headquartered crane service provider Welti Furrer has acquired two Terex AC 350/6 cranes.
Views: 417
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Boa names new US president

July 31 - July 31 - Norway headquartered Boa Barges has appointed Mark van Meel as the company's president at its Houston, Texas based subsidiary Boa Barges LLC.
Views: 680
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Pan Ocean out of rehab

July 31 - July 31 - South Korean shipping line, Pan Ocean, completed its court ordered rehabilitation plan on July 30, 2015.
Views: 422
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Jumbo delivers to La Rochelle

July 31 - July 31 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Jumbo Jubilee delivered and discharged an 876-tonne vertical lay system (VLS) from Gdynia, Poland to La Rochelle in France.
Views: 331
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Hapag-Lloyd names new CCO

July 31 - July 31 - Hamburg headquartered shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Thorsten Haeser as its new chief commercial officer (CCO), and elected him as a new executive board member.
Views: 489
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Delta delivers UK conveyors

July 30 - July 30 - Delta Maritime, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Greece, recently moved several oversize conveyor belts - each weighing 17 tonnes and measuring 3.5 m x 1.6 m x 3.5 m - to the UK.
Views: 391
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ALE in major mining move

July 29 - July 29 - UK headquartered ALE has successfully relocated a 700-tonne piece of mining equipment at Cliffe Hill quarry in Leicestershire.
Views: 330
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1,000 up for Tadano

July 29 - July 29 - Tadano has delivered its 1,000th GR-1000XL rough terrain crane to Monroe, Louisiana based Scott Equipment.
Views: 406
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Le Havre prepares ro-ro guide

July 29 - July 29 - Haropa's port of Le Havre will publish a quality guide concerning cargo handling operations at the gateway's ro-ro terminal by the end of 2015.
Views: 357
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WWL ALS takes Busy Lizzie home

July 28 - July 28 - Having completed its work on the Lee Tunnel project in London, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) Busy Lizzie has been transported back to Germany by WWL ALS.
Views: 512
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BBC rebrands inducement service

July 28 - July 28 - BBC Chartering is launching a new apac (any port, any cargo) service, which covers inducement calls for project, breakbulk and general cargo.
Views: 557
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Transafe delivers to Togliatti

July 28 - July 28 - JSC Transafe Logistics has delivered oversize and overweight components for a hydrogen/ammonia plant from Antwerp to Togliatti, Russia.
Views: 432
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ESB Kranverleih adds Liebherr lift

July 28 - July 28 - Mittelbiberach, Germany based ESB Kranverleih Transport und Hebetechnik has invested in its heavy lift capability with the acquisition of a new Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane.
Views: 645
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Klein named Rotterdam rep

July 28 - July 28 - Roland Klein has been appointed representative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority in the German regions of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and southern Hessen.
Views: 505
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Cargolux, OGBL make breakthrough

July 28 - July 28 - Cargolux Airlines and Luxembourg's OGBL union have reached an agreement on the main points of a new collective work agreement, effective October 2015 and covering three years.
Views: 367
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Rhenus buys into CFNR

July 27 - July 27 - Rhenus Group has purchased the inland waterway activities of Compagnie Française de Navigation Rhénane (CFNR).
Views: 565
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Seventh heaven for PCYT

July 27 - July 27 - Project Cargo & Yacht Transport (PCYT) has transported a fleet of seven Cobus 3000 airport vehicles from Spain to Turkey.
Views: 465
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Grove added to Hird

July 24 - July 24 - UK based lifting specialist Hird Group has added a new 100-tonne capacity Grove GMK4100L all-terrain crane to its fleet.
Views: 359
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Cargolux claims LCGB action 'illegal'

July 24 - July 24 - Luxembourg's LCGB union has begun a 24-hour warning action against Cargolux Airlines that started in the early hours of July 23.
Views: 298
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Mortrans in rare Russian wind project

July 23 - July 23 - Mortrans has coordinated the transport of 14 Vestas V39 wind turbine components from Werdum, Germany to Kola in the Murmansk region of Russia.
Views: 526
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Liebherr reaches 100 mark

July 23 - July 23 - With the addition of customers in Haiti, Suriname and Luxembourg, Liebherr Maritime Cranes has now delivered mobile harbour cranes to over 100 countries.
Views: 546
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ARRC adds calls

July 23 - July 23 - Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC) is set to add monthly calls at the US Gulf ports of Houston and New Orleans, as well as Antwerp, Belgium, to its existing service between North America and Europe.
Views: 427
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Davies Turner names senior managers

July 23 - July 23 - Leading UK independent freight and logistics company, Davies Turner, has announced four senior management appointments within its two main trading subsidiaries.
Views: 595
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Profits stabilise at Panalpina

July 23 - July 23 - Panalpina has reported revenues of CHF2.94 billion (USD3.08 billion) in the first six months of 2015 - down 8.9 percent over the same period of 2014 from CHF 3.23 billion (USD3.38 billion).
Views: 503
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ABN Transport gains creditor protection

July 22 - July 22 - Belgian abnormal load specialist, ABN Transport, has obtained court approval that protects it from creditors whilst it undertakes a restructuring.
Views: 401
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AGL sends lock downriver

July 22 - July 22 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has completed the second part of an ongoing project to transport lock sections from Germany to the Romanian inland port of Cernavoda via the Danube river.
Views: 643
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Comark ships buildings

July 22 - July 22 - Ljubljana headquartered Comark has organised the transportation of 1,920 cu m of project cargo from its point of origin in Slovenia to its destination port in Egypt.
Views: 425
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Record month for ACS

July 21 - July 21 - In June, Air Charter Service (ACS) booked over 1,000 charter contracts for the first time in its history, making it the company's best month on record.
Views: 352
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ABC appoints Biwer

July 21 - July 21 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has named Georges Biwer as vice president, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Views: 578
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WWL ALS comes to Liebherr's aid

July 21 - July 21 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and WWL ALS have worked together to transport a new Liebherr R9800 mining excavator from its factory in Colmar, France to a site in Durban, South Africa.
Views: 326
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MIS powers ahead in Oman

July 20 - July 20 - Muscat International Shipping (MIS) has transported seven Wärtsilä diesel generators from the port of Duqm to the Masirah Island power plant project in Oman.
Views: 581
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Jumbo squeezes in Fecamp

July 20 - July 20 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Fairline recently transported four steam generators, each weighing 500 tonnes, in two consecutive voyages from Fos to Fecamp, France.
Views: 486
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Growth continues at Rotterdam

July 20 - July 20 - The port of Rotterdam's breakbulk cargo throughput increased by 4.4 percent in the first half of 2015, compared with the same period last year.
Views: 463
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Blue Water turns the tide

July 20 - July 20 - Blue Water Shipping has assisted French engineering and project management company Sabella with the installation of a D10 tidal turbine on the seabed off Ushant Island, located 30 km offshore Bretagne, France.
Views: 483
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Strong half-year for ABC

July 17 - July 17 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 17 percent year-on-year increase in tonnage carried across its global network in the first half of 2015.
Views: 433
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Wissel adds Explorer

July 17 - July 17 - Aschaffenburg, Germany based Autokran Wissel has purchased a new Terex Explorer 5600 all-terrain crane, as part of a process to upgrade its fleet.
Views: 323
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Breakbulk lags behind in Antwerp

July 17 - July 17 - The port of Antwerp handled 104.5 million tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2015, which is a 6.4 percent increase compared with the same period in 2014. However, breakbulk cargo volumes were down by 3.9 percent.
Views: 263
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GAC UK adds Kenney

July 17 - July 17 - GAC UK has expanded its capability in the heavy lift and project forwarding sector with the appointment of Martin Kenney as its chartering and project manager.
Views: 612
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Transconsult in concrete plant shipment

July 17 - July 17 - Belarus based heavy haulier Transconsult has coordinated the transport of components for a new concrete plant from Ostrava in the Czech Republic to Arkhangelsk, Russia.
Views: 415
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Mining machine heads for mountains

July 17 - July 17 - Universal Transport has shipped a 400-tonne Komatsu construction machine from Germany's Rhineland to a mine in the west of Russia's Sayan Mountains.
Views: 341
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NileDutch upgrades African connection

July 17 - July 17 - Effective August 21, NileDutch will offer a weekly service from South America to South and West Africa, based on a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) between CMA CGM and Hamburg Sud.
Views: 397
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Dan-Czech on the double

July 16 - July 16 - Dan-Czech Transport has delivered two 145-tonne adjusters from Sviadnov in the Czech Republic to Schiedam, the Netherlands via the port of Melnik.
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Baku looks to Antwerp

July 16 - July 16 - Azerbaijan's Baku International Sea Trade Port has signed a memorandum of understanding with two Antwerp Port Authority subsidiaries, Port of Antwerp International (PAI) and Antwerp Port Training Centre (APEC), for the provision of consultancy a
Views: 448
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Collett winds up Strathy project

July 16 - July 16 - UK heavy haulage company Collett Transport has completed the transport of over 200 wind turbine components for SSE's 33-turbine Strathy North wind farm in the Scottish Highlands.
Views: 455
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Monroe proves project cargo capability

July 16 - July 16 - Logistics Plus has coordinated the delivery of two 12.7-tonne wind turbine blades each measuring 58 m long, which arrived at the US port of Monroe from Bremen, Germany onboard Spliethoff's vessel Faglegracht, to a site in Gratiot County, Michiga
Views: 492
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PCN duo shine in solar project

July 16 - July 16 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), Grand Arabia Forwarding and Fortune International Transport, have been awarded a logistics contract for the Shamsuna PV solar project in Aqaba, Jordan.
Views: 745
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Palfinger adds crane model

July 16 - July 16 - Manufacturer of truck-loading cranes, Palfinger, has launched a new generation of heavy-duty crane in the form of the PK 165.002 TEC 7.
Views: 483
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Englishman in Rotterdam tow

July 15 - July 15 - SMS Towage's harbour/offshore tugboat, Englishman, has towed the Ugland barge UR6 from Stavanger, Norway to the Dutch port of Rotterdam.
Views: 272
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Optara project draws to a close

July 15 - July 15 - ALE and Aertssen have completed their work for the Optara project at Total's Antwerp refinery, which involved the transportation of modules from Spain to Belgium and the installation of main units for Tecnidas Reunidas.
Views: 642
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Scandinavian first for ALE

July 15 - July 15 - ALE's Mega Jack 800 has been used for the first time in Norway to jack up a 1,000-tonne living quarters module.
Views: 516
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Losh joins Talbert

July 14 - July 14 - Talbert Manufacturing has appointed Derek Losh as its new Great Lakes area sales manager.
Views: 644
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Record EU transport investment endorsed

July 14 - July 14 - The European Commission's EUR13.1 billion (USD14.4 billion) investment plan for the transport sector has taken a step forward, after EU member states approved the list of projects to receive funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Views: 552
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Stena agrees new Rotterdam berth

July 14 - July 14 - Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam have agreed to collaboratively build a second berth at the company's Europoort terminal, as part of a EUR27 million (USD29.7 million) investment.
Views: 427
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Able celebrates Dong arrival

July 13 - July 13 - Denmark headquartered Dong Energy has signed an MoU that will see it establish a major operational hub for the construction and installation of wind turbine components at the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), on the banks of the River Humber in th
Views: 306
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Trojan extends at Aberdeen

July 13 - Trojan Crates has invested GBP1 million (USD1.55 million) in new premises close to Aberdeen airport, Scotland, which feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.
Views: 813
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Multiple machinery moves for AGL

July 13 - July 13 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has shipped four units of Volvo construction machinery to Algeria and three Doosan excavators to Georgia.
Views: 480
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Nooteboom's new Manoovr

July 13 - July 13 - The Netherlands headquartered trailer manufacturer Nooteboom will unveil its latest semi low-loader trailer, the Manoovr, at the BedrijfsautoRAI event staged in Amsterdam from October 20-24, 2015.
Views: 258
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Mammoet receives new Terex

July 10 - July 10 - Terex has handed over a new Explorer 5500 all-terrain crane to Mammoet at a reception in Zweibr
Views: 362
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Grimaldi enhances Med-West Africa service

July 10 - July 10 - The Grimaldi Group has enhanced its Mediterranean Express (MEX) service - which links the Mediterranean to West Africa - by reducing its frequency from 12 to ten days and increasing cargo capacity by 35 percent, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 483
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Roll up at Skuld

July 10 - July 10 - Marine insurance provider Skuld has appointed Ove Kristian Roll to head up its office in Bergen, Norway.
Views: 486
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Pipe dream for OSL

July 9 - July 9 - OSL, Project Cargo Network (PCN) member in the Netherlands, has unloaded 27 steel pipes from nine barges at the port of Rotterdam, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 355
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Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight route kept alive

July 9 - July 9 - DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports are to invest over EUR6 million (USD6.6 million) in the future of the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ro-ro freight route, following a meeting with Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Views: 514
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Rotterdam to widen Breeddiep

July 8 - July 8 - The Breeddiep - an important connection for inland shipping at the mouth of the port of Rotterdam - is to be widened from 75 m to 350 m.
Views: 378
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Jumbo participates in naval exercise

July 8 - July 8 - As part of a naval exercise, the multipurpose vessel Jumbo Jubilee has transported two 600-tonne minehunters from Brest, France to Abu Dhabi in the UAE before returning both vessels to their naval base in France, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 428
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AGL engines ahead

July 8 - July 8 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) for Germany, Russia and Mongolia, has shipped a number of heavy diesel engines from Germany to China, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 437
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New Target for Trireme

July 8 - July 8 - Trireme Maritime will now officially trade under a new company name: Target Maritime Transport.
Views: 496
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Liebherr gives German power a lift

July 7 - July 7 - KVN Autokrane has acquired a new Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane for numerous applications involved in the expansion of German power lines, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 375
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Drilling tower sails to Hong Kong

July 7 - July 7 - Van der Vlist has arranged the shipment of an enormous geotechnical drilling tower, from its manufacturer in the Netherlands to Hong Kong, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 340
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Carrara ups lifting capacity

July 7 - July 7 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has delivered a 150-tonne capacity Terex Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour crane to Italy's Marina di Carrara.
Views: 463
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Air cargo boosted by Calais chaos

July 7 - July 7 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has reported a sharp spike in demand for air cargo charters in response to the gridlock caused by striking workers blockading the French port of Calais.
Views: 345
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Blue Water gains Enhanced offering

July 7 - July 7 - Blue Water Shipping has signed a global logistics contract with offshore technology provider Enhanced Drilling.
Views: 429
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Delta Maritime busy during holiday season

July 6 - July 6 - Delta Maritime, member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Greece, managed two significant heavy cargo movements during the busy holiday season in Greece, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 272
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Work of art for Fortune International

July 6 - July 6 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member Fortune International Transport is to coordinate the transportation of a 15-tonne marble statue from the Italian port of La Spezia to the port of Tianjin, China and from there, to its final destination in Beijin
Views: 336
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Combi Lift joins hands with TAGU

July 6 - July 6 - TAGU Tiefbau and Combi Lift have formed a new joint venture company for the combined execution of wind energy, offshore installation and maintenance projects.
Views: 525
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Blue Water makes new terminal investment

July 6 - July 6 - Blue Water Shipping is investing EUR16 million (USD17.6 million) in a new 12,300 sq m cargo terminal near to Taulov in Fredericia, Denmark.
Views: 524
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Osprey pipes up for Technip

July 3 - July 3 - Osprey Shipping's barge Osprey Intrepid has been fitted with a cable transfer system in order to feed Technip's offshore construction vessel, Deep Blue, with a new 3,000 m flexible pipe for the BP Quad 204 project in the North Sea.
Views: 388
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More ships for Grimaldi

July 3 - July 3 - As part of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has recently signed an agreement for the construction of eight new PCTCs (Pure Car Truck Carriers), for a total investment of USD 465 million, writes Isab
Views: 461
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M&M Crane Hire updates cranes

July 3 - July 3 - M&M Mobile Crane Hire has replaced its two Terex City cranes with two Terex AC 40/2L all-terrain cranes as part of an on-going investment programme, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 397
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Contract signed for Merkur go-ahead

July 3 - July 3 - Merkur Offshore has signed a binding turbine supply agreement and balance of plant contract with Alstom and DEME for the construction of the Merkur Offshore wind farm, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 226
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Stena RoRo charters trio

July 3 - July 3 - Stena RoRo has reached an agreement with Finnish shipping company Godby Shipping to long-term charter its three ro-ro vessels: Misida, Misana and Miranda.
Views: 564
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Abis celebrates Esbjerg christening

July 1 - July 1 - The Netherlands headquartered shipping line Abis Shipping recently celebrated the christening of its latest newbuild, Abis Esbjerg, at a ceremony in Harlingen.
Views: 678
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Cargolux adds Turkmenbashi

July 1 - July 1 - Cargolux has begun four flights a week to Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi Airport, with two departing from Luxembourg and two from Hong Kong.
Views: 319
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EMS in Spanish collaboration

July 1 - July 1 - EMS Chartering and Erhardt y Cia have signed an agency and logistics contract, where Erhardt will act as booking agent for the German shipping company whilst also serving as representative for the entire EMS-Fehn-Group in Spain.
Views: 375

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