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Europe News from November 2016

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UECC takes second newbuild

November 30 - November 30 - United European Car Carries (UECC) has taken delivery of its second LNG pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) - Auto Energy - at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China.
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Hamburg Süd: up for sale?

November 30 - November 30 - In response to international business media reports that German shipping line, Hamburg Süd is for sale, industry consultant Alphaliner suggests that a high price tag could deter potential buyers.
Views: 318
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Höegh Trotter christened

November 30 - November 30 - The sixth vessel in Höegh Autoliner's New Horizon class of pure car truck carriers (PCTC) was named Höegh Trotter.
Views: 257
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WWPC pair ships to Africa

November 30 - November 30 - Steder Group has coordinated the delivery of two 70-tonne transformers from China to West Africa.
Views: 374
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TransAtlantic to be discontinued

November 29 - November 29 - Viking Supply Ships has decided to discontinue the remaining operations of its subsidiary TransAtlantic in order to meet financing commitments.
Views: 258
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Rigmarine opens in Aberdeen

November 29 - November 29 - Lifting and marine product specialist Rigmarine has opened its fourth global facility in Insch to the northwest of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Views: 741
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Chernobyl arch move completed

November 29 - November 29 - Mammoet has completed the installation of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) arch over the reactor building of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
Views: 326
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HSH meets potential buyers

November 28 - November 28 - Reports on the Reuters website, suggest that German bank HSH Nordbank has been meeting with potential buyers in London ahead of its planned privatisation next year.
Views: 506
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EC green lights Hapag-Lloyd and UASC merger

November 25 - November 25 - The European Commission has approved the merger between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC - subject to certain conditions, including the latter withdrawing from the North Atlantic trade.
Views: 521
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PCN holds sixth summit

November 25 - November 25 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomed over 175 attendees from more than 70 countries to its sixth annual summit, which took place at the Radisson Blu in Dubai from November 19-21.
Views: 508
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Seaway inks Borkum contract

November 25 - November 25 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has been awarded a contract by Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the turbine foundations for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm in th
Views: 359
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UECC's dual-fuel LNG ship named

November 24 - November 24 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) named the world's first dual-fuel LNG pure car truck carrier (PCTC), Auto Eco, at a ceremony at the Port of Zeebrugge earlier this week.
Views: 469
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Chapman adds managerial pair

November 24 - November 24 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has appointed Pierre van der Stichele to the role of group cargo operations director.
Views: 474
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Swedish Orient adds sailing

November 24 - November 24 - From today, Swedish Orient Line (SOL) is increasing the frequency of its sailings between the port of Gothenburg, Sweden and Zeebrugge, Belgium to seven times per week in each direction.
Views: 323
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ALE jib set for mid-2017 job

November 24 - November 24 - ALE is progressing with the fabrication of a new heavy-duty jib for its AL.SK190 and AL.SK350 cranes.
Views: 459
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Cortland seals partnership deal

November 23 - November 23 - Customised rope and cable specialist Cortland Company has signed a cooperation agreement with specialist hoisting and lifting solutions provider KWINT Offshore.
Views: 347
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Blue Water delivers to White Rock

November 22 - November 22 - Blue Water Shipping has coordinated the first shipment of wind turbines for the White Rock wind farm in New South Wales from China to the Port of Newcastle in Australia.
Views: 666
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Fratelli Neri adds Damen trio

November 22 - November 22 - Italian towing company Fratelli Neri has expanded its fleet with the delivery of three new Damen workboats.
Views: 460
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Antonov to continue UK operations

November 21 - November 21 - Following confirmation from Volga-Dnepr on November 18 that its joint venture with Antonov Airlines - Ruslan International - was being dissolved at the end of the year, Antonov has released a statement regarding its continued UK business.
Views: 436
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ITS reels it in

November 21 - November 21 - ITS International Transport & Shipping has coordinated the shipment of 15 cable reels to Jebel Ali in the UAE.
Views: 558
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Port of Wilmington to expand site

November 18 - November 18 - The Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) and The Chemours Company have signed an agreement, which will see the Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA purchase Chemours' former Edgemoor site, located to the north of the port's existing facility
Views: 350
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TII inks record SPMT order

November 18 - November 18 - Sarens has acquired EUR63 million (USD66.7 million) worth of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) from trailer manufacturer Kamag for use in Tengizchevroil's (TCO) Future Growth - Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP).
Views: 472
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BigMove makes Scheuerle buy

November 18 - November 18 - The BigMove network, which comprises 13 companies in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Poland, has ordered a total of 12 EuroAxle vehicles from trailer manufacturer Scheuerle.
Views: 515
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Ainscough names RSS

November 17 - November 17 - Ainscough Crane Hire has named Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) as one of its preferred suppliers of lifting and rigging equipment.
Views: 521
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Making the most of the downturn

November 16 - November 16 - GAC Group president Bengt Ekstrand noted during a recent managers' conference that the company is pushing for greater innovation and flexibility in order to cope with turbulent global markets, and has maintained a solid balance sheet despite
Views: 805
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Spinelli ups crane capacity

November 16 - November 16 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will deliver a Terex Gottwald G HMK 8610 mobile harbour crane to terminal operator Spinelli in December 2016, for use at its facility in the Italian Port of Genoa.
Views: 417
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Spudcan move for Steder

November 16 - November 16 - Steder Group has teamed up with Mammoet to transport four spudcans through the Netherlands for a Belgium offshore marine engineering company.
Views: 311
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Non-containerised goods down in Hamburg

November 16 - November 16 - The Port of Hamburg posted a 9.5 percent year-on-year drop in the throughput of non-containerised general cargo during the first nine months of the year at 1.2 million tonnes.
Views: 338
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TTS predicts heavy lift challenges

November 15 - November 15 - TTS Group posted a NOK5 million (USD593,000) loss in EBITDA for the first nine months of 2016 in its multipurpose/general cargo business unit, which it attributed to customer-initiated delays in project deliveries combined with a slow market
Views: 584
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AN 225 loads in Leipzig

November 15 - November 15 - The huge Antonov 225 aircraft has landed at Germany's Leipzig/Halle Airport to load 160 tonnes of freight for delivery to Chile'
Views: 442
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High five for Hansa

November 15 - November 15 - Hansa Heavy Lift has transported five Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes, weighing a total of 1,400 tonnes, from Denmark and Belgium to Bulgaria and Egypt.
Views: 670
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Project cargo growth at Great Lakes

November 14 - November 14 - The Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway System saw a steady flow of traditional cargoes, with project loads and grain shipments dominating the cargo mix, during October, according to Betty Sutton, administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Develo
Views: 544
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Hapag-Lloyd ups profit

November 14 - November 14 - Hapag-Lloyd has closed the third quarter of 2016 with a net profit of EUR8.2 million (USD8.7 million), compared with EUR3.2 million (USD3.4 million) in the same period of 2015.
Views: 488
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ABC poised for record 2016

November 14 - November 14 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) says that 2016 is already a record-breaking year for the company, following a 30 percent year-on-year growth in tonnage during October to 57,608 tonnes.
Views: 502
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Mediaco acquires SMMI Levage

November 14 - November 14 - In France, the Mediaco group, which specialises in crane rental and specialised transport engineering services has bought SMMI Levag.
Views: 539
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GAC wins SHL contract

November 14 - November 14 - GAC UK has been appointed by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide shipping services support for the construction and installation of 84 new turbines as part of a major wind farm expansion project in the UK, which will increase generating ca
Views: 853
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Revenues decline at Rickmers

November 11 - November 11 - Rickmers Group generated consolidated revenues of EUR373.6 million (USD406.1 million) in the first nine months of 2016 - a 15 percent decline compared with the same period of 2015.
Views: 574
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Results down for Wilhelmsen

November 11 - November 11 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding (WWH) has reported a decrease in total income and operating profit compared with the previous quarter. During the quarter, the group made significant steps towards restructuring its shipping, logistics and maritime s
Views: 547
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SCA opens Kiel terminal

November 11 - November 11 - SCA Logistics has inaugurated its new terminal at the Port of Kiel's Ostuferhafen.
Views: 364
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Baggio delivers topside modules

November 11 - November 11 - Brazil based Baggio Shipping & Chartering has coordinated the transport of four super heavy lift modules from Thailand to China on board TPI Megaline's heavy transport vessel Mega Caravan.
Views: 617
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Carisbrooke and Nova join forces

November 11 - November 11 - The flurry of consolidation in the shipping industry continues with news that Carisbrooke Shipping and Nova Marine Carriers are combining their commercial short sea bulk activities, with effect from January 1, 2017.
Views: 281
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Martin Bencher powers ahead in Texas

November 10 - November 10 - Martin Bencher USA has used an LP400 low profile skidding system from Hydra-Slide to help install 24 oversize loads at a power plant in Texas, USA.
Views: 391
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CombiMAX crosses four countries

November 10 - November 10 - Luxembourg based Demolition Terrassement XL has used its new CombiMAX trailer equipped with excavator trough and extendable excavator deck to haul a 95-tonne shovel dredger from the Netherlands to France.
Views: 293
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ICS hails IMO agreement on CO2

November 9 - November 9 - At the UNFCCC Climate Conference (COP 22) in Marrakesh, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the recent International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreement on a CO2 Road Map for shipping is a significant decision giving furth
Views: 356
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Rickmers Seoul carries Titan project

November 9 - November 9 - Belgium based Titan Cargo has coordinated the shipment of a 380-tonne consignment from Antwerp to Shanghai on board the heavy lift vessel Rickmers Seoul.
Views: 523
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Investment floods into Antwerp

November 9 - November 9 - Massive investments in the Port of Antwerp will be welcome news to providers of heavy lift capacity, specialised transport engineering and project forwarding services, with various heavy and oversize cargoes being required for parts of the co
Views: 539
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Warriors see Fairplay

November 9 - November 9 - Denmark's Fairplay Shipping has completed the return of an important exhibition of China's first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Warriors to China.
Views: 585
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Appointments round up

November 9 - November 9 - CSX, has promoted Michael Rutherford to vice president, industrial products, to lead all sales and marketing activities for the US railroad company's recently-expanded industrial products portfolio, which includes housing and construction mat
Views: 733
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Lorenzini adds Terex model

November 9 - November 9 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has delivered a Terex Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour crane to Italian terminal operator Lorenzini & C.
Views: 429
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BIFA calls for end to surcharges

November 8 - November 8 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies - is repeating the call it made earlier this year for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.
Views: 412
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PCN members keeping busy

November 7 - November 7 - First Global Logistics and Tandem Logistics (Project Cargo Network members in Egypt and Tunisia respectively) have collaborated on the movement of four out-of-gauge units of oil and gas equipment for a petroleum services company.
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ABC begins Oslo flights

November 7 - November 7 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is commencing twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter operations from Oslo to cater for Norway's oil and gas and seafood industries.
Views: 486
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Factory travels with M&M

November 7 - November 7 - Militzer & Münch has coordinated the delivery of an entire factory that will produce float glass (plate glass made by allowing it to solidify on a layer of molten metal) from various locations in North America, Europe and Asia to a site in Ky
Views: 443
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Arklow Cape launched

November 7 - November 7 - Arklow Shipping's latest newbuild multipurpose vessel, Arklow Cape, has been launched at Ferus Smit's Westerbroek yard in the Netherlands.
Views: 349
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Bespoke ro-ro ship delivered

November 7 - November 7 - Dutch shipbuilding and design company Concordia Group has delivered and commissioned a ro-ro coaster vessel, specifically designed for the transportation of wind turbine components, to Siemens.
Views: 420
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Abis ships go under hammer

November 4 - November 4 - Sources close to the situation have told HLPFI that ships within Abis Shipping's fleet of multipurpose vessels are going under the hammer, after the bank pulled its financial support for the ships.
Views: 870
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Flying Whales inks Chinese partnership

November 4 - November 4 - French company Flying Whales has signed an agreement with AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) General Aircraft, which is intended to speed up its programme to build a 60-tonne capacity airship, dubbed LCA60T, for the global transpor
Views: 433
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PrimoCargo continues Sohar shipment

November 3 - November 3 - PrimoCargo has delivered the third lot of project cargo from Antwerp to Oman's Sohar Port for MAN Diesel Turbo.
Views: 439
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GW expands Memmingen site

November 3 - November 3 - Gebrüder Weiss has invested EUR4 million (USD4.4 million) into expanding its facility in Memmingen, Germany by over 5,000 sq m.
Views: 398
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Nooteboom wins Pendel-X patent case

November 2 - November 2 - The European Patent Office has ruled in favour of Nooteboom's patent application for its Pendle-X Euro low-loader with excavator trough, after a ten-year judicial process.
Views: 222
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Singapore to invest in offshore future

November 2 - November 2 - Singapore's minister of trade and industry, S. Iswaran, has stated that the government is studying the need for measures in the marine and offshore engineering sectors.
Views: 537
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ABC heads to Heathrow

November 2 - November 2 - London's Heathrow Airport has welcomed AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) as its second dedicated cargo-only service.
Views: 553
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Cosco, DEME sign umbrella deal

November 1 - November 1 - Cosco Shipping and DEME have signed an umbrella agreement to work closely on the development of offshore wind energy in China.
Views: 516

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