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Bilbao ups project cargo focus

March 31 - March 31 - According to Uniport Bilbao, SDW Shipping has begun a new monthly service linking the Spanish port with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Bolivia.
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R&B finds a quicker way

March 31 - March 31 - R&B Global Projects has arranged the chartering of a Thorco Shipping vessel to deliver an urgent consignment of factory equipment from Houston, USA to the Netherlands.
Views: 428
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CMA CGM carries Calypso

March 31 - March 31 - CMA CGM's freight forwarding arm, CMA CGM LOG, has coordinated the transport of Jacques Cousteau's legendary oceanographic ship Calypso from France to Turkey.
Views: 737
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Instar in Bosch boiler move

March 30 - March 30 - Instar Logistics has coordinated the transport of five oversize boilers over 7,200 km from the Bosch factory in Germany to a site in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Views: 519
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Clasquin up at Steder

March 30 - March 30 - Roger Clasquin has been appointed managing director of Rotterdam based Steder Group.
Views: 648
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Arctic transit cargo slides

March 30 - March 30 - A sharp decline in transit shipping via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the past two years indicates a loss of interest from international shippers, suggests Platts.
Views: 649
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Agility prepares for challenges

March 29 - March 29 - Agility recorded a net profit of KWD53 million (USD175 million) in the 2015 financial year, a 5 percent increase compared with 2014.
Views: 570
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Freja makes for Oulu

March 29 - March 29 - Freja Transport & Logistics has shipped a 295-tonne transformer from the Port of Rotterdam to Oulu in Finland.
Views: 533
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ABC flies high in February

March 24 - March 24 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has recorded a 15 percent year-on-year growth in airfreight volumes in February, transporting over 37,000 tonnes across its global route network.
Views: 512
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ESTA to publish SPMT guide

March 24 - March 24 - The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) is to publish its long-awaited best practice guide for the use of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) at its meeting in Munich in April.
Views: 565
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Year of growth for Cargolux

March 24 - March 24 - Cargolux Group reported a net profit after tax of USD49 million for 2015, up from USD3 million in 2014, while increasing freight tonne kilometres flown by 8.7 percent.
Views: 594
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New low in shipping confidence

March 24 - March 24 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to a record low in the three months to February 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from Moore Stephens.
Views: 738
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Hansa Meyer shuffles management

March 24 - March 24 - Germany headquartered forwarder Hansa Meyer Global has named Georg Bödecker as its new chief operating officer.
Views: 646
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2016: 'pivotal year' for offshore wind

March 23 - March 23 - Following a record year for the offshore wind industry, Douglas Westwood (DW) forecasts that there will be fewer capacity additions in 2016, but suggests that the level of projects entering construction and the diversity of locations expected t
Views: 770
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Finnish transformation for Silvasti

March 23 - March 23 - Silvasti Heavy has transported a 138-tonne transformer from the Kalajoki substation to an expanded substation next to the Vajukoski hydropower plant in Sodankylä, Finland.
Views: 483
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Grove duo delivered

March 23 - March 23 - Austrian crane rental and specialised transportation company Telekrane Engl has taken delivery of a new Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane.
Views: 530
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Rotterdam names breakbulk manager

March 23 - March 23 - Danny Levenswaard has been appointed manager of the Port of Rotterdam Authority's breakbulk department, with effect from April 11, 2016.
Views: 467
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XLP members on the move

March 22 - March 22 - XLProjects (XLP) network representative in Israel, Jacky Line, has completed the transport of ammunition for the Dutch defence ministry to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
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St. Lawrence Seaway opens early

March 22 - March 22 - The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System has opened for its 58th navigation season, two weeks ahead of schedule.
Views: 432
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Adriatic gets Algerian link

March 22 - March 22 - According to the Port of Koper in Slovenia, CNAN MED has begun a new service connecting Algeria with Adriatic ports.
Views: 713
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Germany gets new axle pressure gauge rules

March 21 - March 21 - Effective from January 2016 in Germany, it is now compulsory for vehicles transporting abnormal loads to be equipped with a gauge that measures axle pressure if the vehicle has air or hydro-pneumatic suspension.
Views: 529
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Dutch ports appeal new tax rule

March 21 - March 21 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Amsterdam Port Authority, Groningen Seaports, Moerdijk Port Authority, Port of Den Helder and Zeeland Seaports are appealing against the European Commission's decision, which states that Dutch seaports must pay
Views: 481
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Poland gets road network upgrade

March 21 - March 21 - The European Commission has approved ten TEN-T major projects worth EUR3.3 billion (USD3.7 billion) for the construction of approximately 330 km of new roads in Poland.
Views: 529
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The Heavies celebrates success

March 21 - March 21 - The Heavies 2016 award ceremony, which took place on March 18 at Bruntingthorpe Airfield and Proving Ground in the UK, managed to raise over GBP8,000 (USD11,500) for international charity Transaid.
Views: 551
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Shipping losses continue to decline

March 21 - March 21 - According to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's (AGCS) Safety and Shipping Review 2016, shipping losses continued their long-term downward trend in 2015, with 85 total losses reported worldwide last year.
Views: 552
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High five for WCA projects

March 18 - March 18 - Five project moves have been executed recently by six members of the WCA Projects network.
Views: 521
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Heavy work for PCN duo

March 18 - March 18 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Germany, Intertransport Gruber has completed the shipment of a number of crates from Taiwan to Germany.
Views: 620
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MHI Vestas invests in Esbjerg

March 17 - March 17 - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed an agreement with the Port of Esbjerg, more than doubling the area of land it leases at the Danish port for the pre-assembly and shipment of offshore wind turbine components.
Views: 480
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Höegh Osaka accident report released

March 17 - March 17 - The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released a report into the listing and subsequent grounding of Höegh Osaka on the Bramble Bank at the entrance to the Port of Southampton in January 2015.
Views: 394
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IRISL resumes European service

March 17 - March 17 - After its withdrawal in mid 2010 due to sanctions, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has resumed its regular liner service - European Container Line (ECL) - between northern Europe and ports in the Middle East Gulf.
Views: 577
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'Positive trend' at DB Schenker

March 17 - March 17 - DB Schenker's volume of European overland and airfreight consignments rose by 2.9 percent and 1.4 percent year-on-year respectively in 2015, while its ocean freight volumes fell 2.1 percent.
Views: 484
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Indonesia looks to Antwerp

March 17 - March 17 - Antwerp Port Authority chairman Marc Van Peel has signed two framework agreements with IPC Corporate University - a subsidiary of the Indonesian Port Corporation - which will see the port provide training and consultancy services for Indonesian
Views: 669
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Good year for Gebrüder Weiss

March 17 - March 17 - Gebrüder Weiss recorded a provisional net turnover of EUR1.28 billion (USD1.44 billion) in 2015, a 3 percent increase compared with EUR1.24 billion (USD1.4 billion) in 2014.
Views: 654
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Good vibrations cut offshore costs

March 16 - March 16 - Research into wind turbine and monopile design plays a key role in identifying technologies and techniques that reduce build times and lower costs for the offshore wind energy industry - music to the ears of project logisticians serving the sec
Views: 341
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RollDock returns to L&T

March 16 - March 16 - RollDock Shipping has purchased RollDock Sky from Larsen & Toubro India (L&T).
Views: 535
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Compactor gets rapid response

March 16 - March 16 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has transported a 56-tonne Bomag refuse compactor across the UK from Aylesford, Kent to Bishop's Cleeve in Gloucestershire using a four-axle Nooteboom low loader and a Scania tractor unit.
Views: 335
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Rickmers foresees tough 2016

March 15 - March 15 - Rickmers Group posted revenues of EUR587 million (USD652 million) in 2015, a 7.6 percent rise compared with EUR545.4 million (USD605 million) in 2014.
Views: 606
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Life's a beach for SAL

March 14 - March 14 - SAL Heavy Lift is currently engaged in the North Deck project for the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, which sees the German heavy lift line tasked with delivering a 10,000 sq m luxury platform from Finland.
Views: 468
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Fate of McAleese in the balance

March 14 - March 14 - Australian heavy haulage provider McAleese Group has suspended trading in its shares and deferred the release of its 2015 financial results, as it considers recapitalisation plans.
Views: 550
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Q Plant invests in Kobelco

March 14 - March 14 - UK based Q Crane & Plant Hire has taken delivery of its second Kobelco CKE 1350G lattice boom crawler crane, with a lifting capacity of 135 tonnes at 4.5 m.
Views: 482
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WWPC duo conquer Andes

March 11 - March 11 - Member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in France, B & B International, has worked together with fellow WWPC member, Solot Peru, to ship a ropeway from France and Italy to the South American nation.
Views: 402
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PCN members keep on moving

March 11 - March 11 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Oman, Khimji Ramdas Project & Logistics Group, has coordinated the transport of eight 33-tonne bitumen storage tanks from Sohar Port to a site in Rumez.
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Port of Gothenburg to expand

March 11 - March 11 - Sweden's Port of Gothenburg has been granted consent to build a new freight terminal beside its existing terminals, which should be completed some time after 2020.
Views: 395
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Algeria calls for Detra

March 11 - March 11 - German company Schiffahrts-Kontor Detra has launched a new liner service - Detra Mediterranean Shipping (DMS) - between Europe and Algeria, which will accept breakbulk, steel, project and heavy lift cargoes.
Views: 628
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Everett inks park sale deal

March 11 - March 11 - The Port of Everett commission has authorised the ceo to enter into a purchase and sale agreement with KW Projects for approximately 16.74 acres (6.7 ha) of the port's Riverside Business Park.
Views: 353
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Fednav gets off to early start

March 11 - March 11 - Fednav has begun its North Atlantic liner service early this year, with the first ship of the season, Federal Danube, leaving the Port of Brake, Germany destined for the Great Lakes.
Views: 444
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Kaleido winds up Mexican project

March 10 - March 10 - Kaleido has completed a project to transport components for 43 wind turbines from China, Vietnam and Spain to the Mexican Port of Altamira for installation at a wind farm site in Jalisco.
Views: 630
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AAL and Peter Döhle line up

March 10 - March 10 - AAL and Peter Döhle (PD) have launched a new joint semi-liner service connecting Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Views: 640
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Intermarine trio undergoes retrofit

March 10 - March 10 - Carbon War Room (CWR) has joined forces with shipowner Hammonia Reederei and operator Intermarine to retrofit three sister vessels - Industrial Ruby, Industrial Royal, and Industrial Revolution - with efficiency technologies, intended to produc
Views: 704
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GW expands in Kazakhstan

March 9 - March 9 - Gebrüder Weiss has acquired the subsidiary branches of freight forwarding company Brockmüller in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Views: 476
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UOL partner raises columns

March 9 - March 9 - United Ocean Lines' (UOL) agent and network partner in the UAE, Carriers Mercantile and Marine, has shipped four 41.4-tonne columns from Mumbai, India to the UAE for the Fujairah crude oil refinery project.
Views: 393
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Chipolbrok loads for Qatar

March 9 - March 9 - Four gas turbines and generators are being loaded on the heavy lift ship Wladyslaw Orkan, which is owned by Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company (Chipolbrok), at the Broekman Breakbulk Terminal in Rotterdam.
Views: 893
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M&M in German reshuffle

March 9 - March 9 - Militzer & Münch has restructured its German operations to bring M&M Militzer & Münch, M&M air sea cargo and M&M Militzer & Münch Deutsche Holding under one managerial unit.
Views: 372
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Europatrans in long crawl

March 8 - March 8 - Europatrans - part of EMS-Fehn-Group - has coordinated the delivery of a 360-tonne Terex CC28000 crawler crane from Finland to Norway via Denmark.
Views: 528
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Kahl Schwerlast crosses bridges

March 8 - March 8 - Kahl Schwerlast has used its 600-tonne capacity Goldhofer high girder bridge to move two 475-tonne transformers from the Mönchengladbach district of Rheydt to a substation at Dörpen in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Views: 321
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Freja executive steps down

March 8 - March 8 - Jesper E. Petersen, group chief commercial officer and vice president of Freja Transport and Logistics, has decided to step down from his role after 18 years at the company.
Views: 346
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Etchart leaves Manitowoc

March 8 - March 8 - Eric Etchart has retired from Manitowoc after 33 years with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, business development at the group.
Views: 441
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Projects roll in for ALE

March 7 - March 7 - ALE has completed a year-long transportation and installation project in Oman, which involved delivering 268 heavy lift cargoes to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in the Sohar Industrial Area.
Views: 781
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UTC in Mexican power move

March 7 - March 7 - UTC Overseas has coordinated the delivery of an engine and generator to a Mexican power utility on behalf of a Spain based EPC contractor.
Views: 631
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Solitaire comes to Amsterdam

March 7 - March 7 - Allseas Group's pipelay vessel Solitaire has arrived at the Port of Amsterdam, where it will undergo extensive adjustments and maintenance ready for use in the construction of oil and gas pipeline systems.
Views: 523
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Cannavo up at Flensborg

March 7 - March 7 - With immediate effect, Rob Cannavo has taken over representation of Flensborg and Associates in South Africa.
Views: 397
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WCA quartet prove expertise

March 4 - March 4 - WCA Projects network member, Altius, has completed the transportation of the final three 151-tonne transformers from Ilo port to the Nodo Energetico del Sur project site in Peru.
Views: 890
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PCN members make moves

March 4 - March 4 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Germany, Russia and Mongolia, Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), has coordinated the shipment of 2,000 freight tonnes of cargo from Sharjah, UAE to Apapa in Nigeria.
Views: 818
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High five for Warisa

March 4 - March 4 - Warisa Distribution has acquired five new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2548 tractor units from UK dealer Roanza Truck & Van.
Views: 335
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Tilbury set for expansion

March 4 - March 4 - Forth Ports has entered into an agreement to purchase 152 acres (61.5 ha) of land, including a deepwater jetty, to the east of the UK's Port of Tilbury.
Views: 599
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SAL inks Veja Mate contract

March 3 - March 3 - SAL Heavy Lift has signed a contract with Dutch Offshore WindForce - a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International - for the transportation of 67 transition pieces for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm.
Views: 504
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K+N profit up in 2015

March 3 - March 3 - Despite recording a 4.4 percent year-on-year drop in turnover for 2015 at CHF16.7 billion (USD16.72 billion), Kuehne + Nagel posted EBITDA of CHF1.04 billion (USD1.041 billion) - a 3.6 percent increase compared with 2014.
Views: 744
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Hapag-Lloyd targets heavy cargoes

March 3 - March 3 - As part of an increased focus on obtaining heavy and over-dimensional cargoes for its container ships, Hapag-Lloyd has established special cargo teams for the major markets in Asia and the Americas, in addition to its special cargo division at i
Views: 954
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Boiler duo sets sail from Venice

March 3 - March 3 - Two large boilers, manufactured by Sofinter Group subsidiary Macchi, have been loaded on BigLift Shipping'ss vessel Happy Dynamic at the Port of Venice's Multiservice terminal for delivery to Kuwait.
Views: 691
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Bahri makes for the UK

March 3 - March 3 - UK liner agency DKT Allseas - a 50/50 joint venture between Allseas Global and De Keyser Thornton (DKT) - held a customer event to mark the maiden call of Bahri's con-ro (container/ro-ro) ship Bahri Jeddah at the Port of Tilbury.
Views: 1209
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FSM expands in Caucasus

March 2 - March 2 - F.S. Mackenzie Group (FSM) has opened a new office Tbilisi, Georgia, which it says will act as a gateway for imports to the Caucasus region.
Views: 492
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Whitehouse joins Allianz

March 2 - March 2 - Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Andrew Whitehouse as regional unit London (RUL) head of marine.
Views: 499
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DB Schenker Rail rebrands

March 2 - March 2 - Effective immediately, Deutsche Bahn's railfreight business - DB Schenker Rail - has been renamed DB Cargo.
Views: 328
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Dan-Czech on the double

March 2 - March 2 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has delivered two adjusters, weighing 155 tonnes each, from Sviadnov to the river port of Melnik in Czech Republic, for final shipment to Schiedam in the Netherlands.
Views: 545
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Rickmers-Linie hits the gas

March 2 - March 2 - Rickmers-Linie and Bertling Logistics have teamed up to transport the largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens from Germany to Turkey.
Views: 641

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