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Misnak delivers port crane

May 31 - May 31 - The London office of Misnak International part chartered the BBC Chartering ship, BBC Switzerland, to handle a complex transport project from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 663
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High five for Mediaco

May 31 - May 31 - France based crane provider Mediaco recently purchased a new Grove GMK6400 all terrain crane from Manitowoc.
Views: 380
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Empting adds mobile crane capacity

May 31 - May 31 - Cuxhaven, Germany based Empting Kran- und Handelsgesellschaft has expanded its fleet with the addition of a five-axle Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane, with a lifting capacity of 130 tonnes.
Views: 626
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IRISL makes Hamburg call

May 31 - May 31 - Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines' (IRISL) new general cargo service has made its first call at C. Steinweg's Süd-West Terminal in the Port of Hamburg with the vessel Sevgi.
Views: 818
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Mammoet assists Dubai deck move

May 31 - May 31 - Mammoet has installed a new 10,000 sq m private luxury pool deck for the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, which was shipped from Finland to the UAE by SAL Heavy Lift's vessel Svenja earlier this year.
Views: 677
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Konecranes wins Siemens order

May 31 - May 31 - Konecranes has received a major order from Siemens Wind Power & Renewables in Germany for 18 industrial cranes and one gantry crane, which will be put to use at the manufacturer's wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven.
Views: 688
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Kaleido adds Mexican head

May 31 - May 31 - Kaleido Logistics has appointed Hans C. Wurche as general manager of its Mexican operation.
Views: 731
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BigLift loads unloader duo

May 31 - May 31 - BigLift Shipping's vessel Happy Dynamic has transported two 560-tonne Siwertell continuous ship unloaders (CSU) from Chioggia, Italy to Liverpool in the UK.
Views: 635
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Fednav reaches 50 in Belgium

May 31 - May 31 - Fednav (Belgium) has celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary, with Mark Pathy, president and ceo of Fednav International Ltd noting that the Fednav office in Belgium has been critical to the development of the shipping company's transatlantic t
Views: 531
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Pasha goes green in LA

May 30 - May 30 - Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal, which they cl
Views: 1105
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ALE adds widening trailers in UK

May 30 - May 30 - Having worked with trailer manufacturer Goldhofer to develop a new range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from their basic 3 m width, ALE has now introduced the units into the UK.
Views: 978
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Broekman receives Siemens milestone

May 30 - May 30 - The 1,000th gas turbine manufactured by Siemens in Berlin has arrived at Broekman Logistics Breakbulk Terminal (Project Services) in Rotterdam, ready for shipment to Qatar.
Views: 1057
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Breadbox maintains new service

May 27 - May 27 - Breadbox Shipping has decided to continue operating a new service dedicated to heavy lift and project cargoes, alongside regular bulk and breakbulk cargoes, from Europe to West Africa.
Views: 782
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Beatrice deal for Seaway and Subsea 7

May 27 - May 27 - An engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract with a value in excess of USD1.3 billion for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project in the North Sea, has been awarded to Subsea 7 and Seaway Heavy Lifting.
Views: 668
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PCN holds mini meeting

May 27 - May 27 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) held a mini meeting and casino night for its members on May 23 in Antwerp, ahead of the Breakbulk Europe exhibition.
Views: 728
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Huisman adds Singapore simulator

May 27 - May 27 - Huisman has introduced a new crane simulator at its sales and service facility in Singapore, which will be used for regular and customised education and training purposes.
Views: 613
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NSC names Alpha Maritime

May 27 - May 27 - Russian multipurpose ship operator Northern Shipping Company (NSC) has appointed Alpha Maritime Services as its liner agent in Italy.
Views: 828
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Choppers land in Jaxport

May 27 - May 27 - Stevedoring company Portus has moved four helicopters through Jaxport's heavy lift and oversize cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Views: 839
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Cimolai forms transport division

May 27 - May 27 - Italian steel manufacturer Cimolai - which was responsible for the construction of the 16 new Panama Canal lock gates - has established its own dedicated specialised transport division, Cimolai Heavy Lift.
Views: 736
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Oil majors must remain integrated

May 26 - May 26 - The best way for oil companies to survive the current low prices is to remain integrated, according to Ed Osterwald, senior partner, CEG Europe. Oil companies such as BP that sell refineries when margins are low will suffer more and might not eve
Views: 694
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Broekman signs with Novaedes

May 26 - Rotterdam-based, Broekman Logistics has signed a partnership agreement with private export packing group, Novaedes, which will expand the former's ability to offer seaworthy or airtight custom-designed packaging of goods for shipping.
Views: 1042
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Another Antonov touchdown

May 25 - May 25 - An Antonov 225, operating on behalf of Fiege Logistik Schweiz, recently called at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany to load some significant heavy cargoes, which consisted of a compressor and five other modules for the oil and gas industry, weighi
Views: 392
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Airbridgecargo spreads its wings

May 25 - May 25 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has introduced a regular Houston-Abu Dhabi freight service to expand its international network
Views: 627
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Hapag-Lloyd postpones AGM

May 25 - May 25 - The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd have cancelled the company's Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled for June 1, 2016.
Views: 739
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JV for Licvem and NYK Bulk & Projects

May 25 - May 25 - Copenhagen-based Licvem Shipping & Trading and Tokyo-based NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP) have established a joint venture called Licvem NBP ApS (LBP), which will target the carriage of breakbulk cargo to and from ports primarily in Europe an
Views: 679
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GPLN celebrates success in Brussels

May 24 - May 24 - Approximately 170 delegates from around the world attended the Global Project Logistics Network's (GPLN) annual general meeting, which was held at the Marriott Hotel Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium from May 21-23.
Views: 1050
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Westermeerwind farm gets final lift

May 23 - May 23 - Mammoet has used a Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane positioned on a jack-up platform to erect 48 Siemens wind turbines for the Westermeerwind offshore wind farm on the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands.
Views: 686
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Hartmann names Vertom

May 23 - May 23 - Hartmann Project Lines has announced that Vertom Shipping Belgium is its new liner agent in Antwerp.
Views: 520
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Manitowoc plays Chernobyl part

May 23 - May 23 - A Manitowoc 2250 crane has been fitted with a new luffing jib to assist with the completion of its work at the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
Views: 708
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Grove quartet in crane lift

May 20 - May 20 - Four Grove cranes - a GMK6400, a GMK6300L and two GMK5220s - were contracted by construction company Ralf Teichmann to assist with the dismantling and loading of a portable gantry crane in Kehl, Germany.
Views: 687
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Ceva names aerospace head

May 18 - May 18 - Ceva Logistics has named Alain Souto as vice president, global contract logistics - aerospace sector operations.
Views: 486
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GPLN prepares for Brussels bash

May 17 - May 17 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is expecting 170 members, sponsors and media representatives to gather at the Marriott Hotel Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium from May 21-23 for its AGM.
Views: 702
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AAL adds Chinese agent

May 17 - May 17 - AAL has appointed project freight forwarder Central Oceans as its commercial agent representing Hong Kong and South China.
Views: 789
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Sarens steers bridge into place

May 17 - May 17 - Sarens has moved an 8,400-tonne railway bridge into position above the A1 highway in the Netherlands using a combination of Kamag self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT).
Views: 434
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Safer sulphur levels for WWL

May 17 - May 17 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has launched a new company policy which states that all vessels are to operate using fuel containing sulphur levels of less than 0.1 percent, or equivalent at berth, in all ports across the globe.
Views: 597
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City Lifting calls on Grove GMK6400

May 16 - May 16 - City Lifting mobilised its 400-tonne capacity Grove GMK6400 to carry out a challenging lift in the narrow streets of London.
Views: 478
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CEA and Fagioli team up in Southeast Asia

May 16 - May 16 - CEA Project Logistics and Fagioli have entered into a consortium agreement that will see the two companies deliver services throughout Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Views: 919
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PCN member updates

May 16 - May 16 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member representing Bangladesh, Bengal Electric, says it is close to finishing the construction of a 1,000-tonne capacity floating crane.
Views: 1101
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Kieldrecht lock's royal opening

May 13 - May 13 - The King of Belgium will officially open the Kieldrecht lock - the largest of its kind in the world - at the Port of Antwerp on June 10, 2016.
Views: 339
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Prangl acquires PTK 1000

May 13 - May 13 - Austrian heavy lift and transport specialist Prangl has acquired a nine-axle PTK 1000 all-terrain crane from Terex - which it claims is the world's most powerful road-going telescopic crane.
Views: 680
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LS Cargo opens in Shanghai

May 13 - May 13 - Bremen, Germany headquartered project forwarder LS Cargo has strengthened its presence in Asia by opening a regional head office in Shanghai, China.
Views: 486
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Container lines form THE Alliance

May 13 - May 13 - Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd, "K"Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) and Yang Ming have partnered to form THE Alliance - a new container shipping alliance covering East-West trade lanes.
Views: 1275
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Rickmers Group sees first quarter slide

May 13 - May 13 - Rickmers Group generated revenues of EUR129.3 million (USD146.74 million) during the first quarter of 2016 - a decline of 7.1 percent year-on-year in comparison with the same period of 2015.
Views: 808
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Mammoet in Goliath lift

May 12 - May 12 - Mammoet has successful lifted a 120 m tall crane for its installation in the Port of Szczecin, Poland.
Views: 612
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TAP keeps GALA busy

May 12 - May 12 - German Albanian Logistics Agency (GALA) - part of the EMS-Fehn-Group - is busy providing services for the impending construction of the 215 km long Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
Views: 454
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Heavy hammer leaves Hamburg

May 12 - May 12 - A Menck hydraulic pile-driving hammer has been transhipped at Wallmann & Co's terminal in the Port of Hamburg, read for delivery to the Burbo Bank wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK.
Views: 697
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Blue Water inks Kazakh contract

May 12 - May 12 - Blue Water Shipping has been awarded a major contract by Tengizchevroil (TCO) for an oil project in Kazakhstan.
Views: 854
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Users hail CombiMAX reliability

May 11 - May 11 - According to Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville, its CombiMAX trailer has been extremely well received by the heavy transportation industry, delivering flexibility, speed and efficiency for its users.
Views: 621
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JV targets China renewables

May 11 - May 11 - Belgium's Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME) has formed a joint venture with China's Cosco Shipping to develop offshore wind energy in the Asian nation.
Views: 521
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Siemens reaches turbine milestone

May 11 - May 11 - The Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin, Germany is getting ready to ship its 1,000th turbine manufactured at the plant to the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar.
Views: 809
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WCA Projects on cloud nine

May 10 - May 10 - Nine members of the WCA Projects network have recently completed a number of complex project moves worldwide.
Views: 1209
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Celtic handles GE turbines

May 10 - May 10 - Celtic Shipping Agencies was recently contracted by GE Wind to handle wind turbine components shipped from Turkey to Ireland.
Views: 728
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Boskalis results 'as expected'

May 10 - May 10 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) closed the first quarter of 2016 in line with expectations, with EBITDA margins down compared with the same period of 2015 and the order book showing slight year-on-year increases.
Views: 810
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Tarros adds Brindisi call

May 10 - May 10 - Tarros Group has added a port call at Brindisi, Italy to its Adriatic Levant service linking the Levant with Libya.
Views: 538
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More movements for PCN

May 10 - May 10 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Saudi Arabia, Paragon Saudi Services, has recently handled the transportation of a Liebherr 885 crane from Qahma to Jizan in Saudi Arabia and onwards to Dubai.
Views: 927
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Rutler joins LOC Group

May 10 - May 10 - LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler to the newly created post of group chief operating officer.
Views: 587
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Mammoet dances to jungle beat

May 10 - May 10 - Mammoet has undertaken a delicate load-out operation and transport through jungle terrain for Marathon Oil's Alba gas field.
Views: 666
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OCTRA expanding in Montoir

May 10 - May 10 - The Montoir de Bretagne (St Nazaire) division of French transport engineering and project forwarding company OCTRA will undertake commercial and operational representation for two of the largest heavy transport and rigging operators in France.
Views: 974
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Profit up, revenue down at Agility

May 9 - May 9 - Agility posted a net profit of KWD13.1 million (USD43.4 million) for the first quarter of 2016, which is an increase of 10.9 percent; and a revenue of KWD298.8 million (USD991.7 million) - a 6.1 percent decrease compared with the same period of 20
Views: 714
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Aqualis Offshore wins Siemens work

May 9 - May 9 - Siemens Wind Power has contracted offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore to provide a series of assessments for wind turbine service operations.
Views: 300
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Armitt in at Thamesport

May 9 - May 9 - UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company, The Armitt Group, has signed a long term agreement to build a 120,000 sq ft (11,148 sq m) multimodal terminal at London Thamesport with the port's owners Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group.
Views: 1139
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Modern Cranes buys Grove unit

May 9 - May 9 - Modern Cranes, a crane rental company based in Hyderabad, India, has expanded its crane fleet with its biggest acquisition yet - a Grove GMK6300L.
Views: 843
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Owner to offer stake in DB Schenker

May 6 - May 6 - Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced plans to move forward with the sale of a stake in its DB Schenker forwarding and logistics business.
Views: 626
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BBC shows PPG support

May 5 - May 5 - BBC Chartering Australia has been named the first major sponsor for the Project Professionals Group's (PPG) tenth anniversary annual conference in Melbourne next year.
Views: 998
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ALE on track in Saudi Arabia

May 5 - May 5 - ALE has been awarded a contract to transport 1,186 railcars from Poland to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 785
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Crane issues discussed at ICSA

May 5 - May 5 - Industry representatives gathered for the 2016 meeting of the International Crane Stakeholder Assembly (ICSA) at the Novotel Munchen Messe in Munich, Germany on April 13, 2016.
Views: 597
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Ideal order for Liebherr

May 5 - May 5 - Ideal Crane has acquired a 300-tonne capacity LR 1300SX lattice boom crawler crane and a 100-tonne capacity LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane from Liebherr.
Views: 462
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ALE opens in Italy

May 5 - May 5 - ALE has opened its first Italian branch office in Milan, which will be headed up by Paolo Arfani.
Views: 593
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High brings crane back

May 5 - May 5 - High Logistics has shipped crane parts back to the USA from Lithuania on a Hapag-Lloyd ship after the machine was used in the disassembly of the Ignalina nuclear power plant.
Views: 665
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Enerpac delivers to Reunion

May 4 - May 4 - Enerpac's 4,800-tonne capacity gantry crane mounted on a Zourite jack-up barge has set sail for Reunion Island, where it will be used to install precast viaduct columns for a new coastal highway being built around the island.
Views: 595
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Work starts on Cuxhaven berth

May 4 - May 4 - Daniela Behrens, Secretary of State of Niedersachsen's Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport (Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Transport) has ceremonially started the construction of Berth 4 at the Port of Cuxh
Views: 592
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Tanks move through Hamburg

May 4 - May 4 - Two out-of-gauge tanks manufactured by Chart Ferox have been shipped through the Wallmann terminal in Hamburg.
Views: 674
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Hill climbs at Air Partner

May 4 - May 4 - Air Partner has appointed Mike Hill as director of freight, with responsibility for freight across the entire Air Partner Group.
Views: 543
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Port Manatee offers workshops

May 4 - May 4 - The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee has started a series of workshops aimed at encouraging innovative commercial ties with European and Latin American businesses.
Views: 817
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New HQ for Multitrade Spain

May 4 - May 4 - Multitrade Spain has moved to a new headquarters in Barcelona and is now starting a new service for wine logistics, following last year's investment by Balguerie Groupe in the company.
Views: 699
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DP World in at Limassol

May 4 - May 4 - DP World has been granted a concession by the government of the Republic of Cyprus to develop and operate breakbulk capacity at the Cypriot Port of Limassol.
Views: 563
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Peters & May inks BBC partnership

May 3 - May 3 - Peters & May has signed a strategic partnership with BBC Chartering, giving the UK based yacht transport solutions provider access to the shipping line's 150 multipurpose heavy lift vessels.
Views: 574
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Roll Group adds Japanese rep

May 3 - May 3 - Roll Group has appointed Shinichi Matsuya as its owner's representative for Japan.
Views: 796
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NWSA goes Green

May 3 - May 3 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has signed up to participate in Green Marine - North America's voluntary environmental certification programme for the maritime industry.
Views: 617
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Van der Vlist makes amends

May 3 - May 3 - Van der Vlist has handled the transportation of a 198-tonne generator house from the Hemcentrale power station to the Port of Amsterdam.
Views: 431
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Griebel & Mahncke invests in crane

May 3 - May 3 - Hamburg-based Griebel & Mahncke Schwertransporte has replaced an existing crane with a Liebherr LTM 1095-5.1 model, which has a lift capacity of 95 tonnes and is now the company's largest mobile crane.
Views: 600
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GAC plays it by ear

May 3 - May 3 - GAC has coordinated the shipment of a 3.5-tonne sculpture of Van Gogh's ear from Poland to New York, USA.
Views: 514
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Conquest gives Allseas a lift

May 2 - May 2 - Conquest Offshore was contracted by Allseas Group to replace the pipelaying vessel Allseas Solitaire's 300-tonne capacity crane with a new 850-tonne capacity Huisman crane at the Dutch Offshore Base in Amsterdam.
Views: 621

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