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Liege to invest in cargo capacity

December 29 - December 29 - Media reports suggest that Belgium's Liege Airport will invest EUR50 million (USD59.95 mn) in new cargo facilities during 2018 to cater to an increasing number of freighter flights.
Views: 674
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PCN members on the move

December 28 - December 28 - Fortune International Transport, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has coordinated a shipment with fellow PCN members, C.H. Robinson Project Logistics and Cuchi Shipping.
Views: 5997
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Freja acquires Transcargo

December 27 - December 27 - Freja Transport & Logistics has signed an agreement for the acquisition of transport company Transcargo.
Views: 701
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Broekman delivers for MAN

December 27 - December 27 - Broekman Project Logistics has coordinated the delivery of eight MAN engines, weighing 325-tonnes each, from St. Nazaire, France to Rotterdam.
Views: 768
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Last-minute moves for JSL Global

December 27 - December 27 - Qatar-based JSL Global has coordinated the delivery of four disassembled gantry cranes from Hamad Port to Essen, Germany.
Views: 971
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Hutchison takes TMA stake

December 22 - December 22 - Hutchison Ports has acquired a 50 percent shareholding in TMA Logistics.
Views: 860
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Panalpina partners with Al Rushaid

December 21 - December 21 - Panalpina has formed a joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Al Rushaid, combining its services in air and ocean freight, and Customs clearance, as well as warehousing and distribution.
Views: 572
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Demag put to work in Germany

December 20 - December 20 - Germany's Mayer Autokran-Vermietung has taken delivery of a Demag AC 160-5 all terrain crane.
Views: 504
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Talbert introduces spread-axle trailer

December 19 - December 19 - USA-based Talbert Manufacturing has introduced the 60/65SA spread-axle trailer, designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps.
Views: 670
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Milford Haven eyes renewable potential

December 19 - December 19 - The Port of Milford Haven's board of directors have approved funding for a major project that plans to make the Pembroke Dock a centre for marine renewable energy research and development.
Views: 416
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Damen and Concordia team up

December 19 - December 19 - Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement to cooperate in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels.
Views: 626
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Mayfair sells stake in DNV GL

December 18 - December 18 - Norway's Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas has assumed full ownership of quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, following the acquisition of Germany-based Mayfair's remaining shares in the company.
Views: 767
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EIC adds to board

December 18 - December 18 - The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed Louise Ledgard and Duncan Reed to its board of directors.
Views: 490
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Cargolux buoyed by China's wind energy

December 18 - December 18 - Cargolux, in cooperation with Globaltrans Internationale Logistik, has handled two shipments of oversized, German-made measuring buoys from Luxembourg to Xiamen, China.
Views: 418
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Thorco expands in Europe

December 18 - December 18 - Thorco Projects has opened offices in Italy and France, to enhance its global network and the company's commercial presence in the regional markets.
Views: 717
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Ghent and Zeeland set to merge

December 15 - December 15 - January 1, 2018 will see the commencement of North Sea Port, the entity that has been created by the merger between the port authorities of Zeeland Seaports in the Netherlands and the Port of Ghent in Belgium.
Views: 593
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Collett blows in to Irish wind farms

December 15 - December 15 - Collett (Ireland) has completed the delivery of turbine components for two wind farms in the Republic of Ireland.
Views: 433
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NorSea invests in ro-ro facility

December 15 - December 15 - NorSea Group will invest NOK60 million (USD7.2 million) in the construction of a ro-ro facility at its Polarbase supply base, Norway.
Views: 595
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Kaleido gets Smart with airport project

December 14 - December 14 - In an ongoing project, Spain's Kaleido Logistics and Turkey's Smart Lojistik are handling the transport of 143 passenger boarding bridges for the new Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), Turkey.
Views: 706
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Boskalis floats for Statoil

December 14 - December 14 - Boskalis has completed a complex operation to float-over and install a 22,000-tonne topside onto a 41,700-tonne spar hull.
Views: 516
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Blue Water acquires Frede Matzen

December 13 - December 13 - Effective January 1, 2018, Ribe, Denmark-based haulier and freight forwarder Frede Matzen will be acquired by Blue Water Shipping.
Views: 552
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APL launches NAS

December 13 - December 13 - APL has launched the North Atlantic Service (NAS), connecting major north European markets and the US East Coast.
Views: 574
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Cargoes get the 'edge' in the Big Easy

December 13 - December 13 - The second of five heavy project cargo modules, manufactured in Louisiana, was exported through the Port of New Orleans (Port Nola), in cooperation with multipurpose shipping line Intermarine and marine construction company Chet Morrison Con
Views: 563
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Wasel doubles up with Liebherr

December 12 - December 12 - Germany-based Wasel Schwerlastlogistik has taken delivery of two rough-terrain cranes from the Liebherr LRT series.
Views: 638
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Stockton secures Modulift beam

December 11 - Modulift has provided a custom lifting beam, slings and shackles to Stockton Drilling for multiple lifts of a 28-tonne, 18 m long tunnel boring machine (TBM) offshore Portgordon, Scotland.
Views: 322
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EXG presses ahead in India

December 11 - December 11 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has transported a brick manufacturing press from Shanghai to Siliguri, India.
Views: 608
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MACS parent acquires Hugo Stinnes

December 8 - December 8 - Vineta, the holding company of Hamburg-based multipurpose shipping line MACS, has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Rostock-based Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt.
Views: 929
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Benchmark set for wind farm shipment

December 8 - December 8 - Martin Bencher has shipped 60 transition pieces for the Arkona offshore wind farm on behalf of manufacturer Bladt Industries.
Views: 463
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LOC expands in Egypt

December 7 - December 7 - Global marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has opened an office in Cairo, Egypt to increase the company's presence across North Africa and the Middle East.
Views: 890
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LASO invests with Actros 


December 7 - December 7 - Portugal-headquartered LASO Transportes has invested EUR5 million (USD5.8 million) in its specialised equipment fleet in 2017, including the purchase of six Mercedes Actros units. 

Views: 664
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Able digs deep to upgrade Seaton Port

December 7 - December 7 - The Able Group has completed a GBP6 million (USD8 million) project to upgrade its Able Seaton Port (ASP) facility in Teesside, North East England.
Views: 688
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Straightpoint names Milne

December 6 - December 6 - Straightpoint has appointed Kyle Milne as technical sales engineer, based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Views: 540
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Belgium granted maritime tax extension

December 6 - December 6 - Belgium has received approval from the European Commission (EC) to prolong its existing tax measures for maritime transport until the end of 2022.
Views: 714
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QuattroR completes Fagioli investment

December 5 - December 5 - QuattroR, the private equity fund that invests in mid-sized and large Italian companies, has completed its initial investment in Fagioli.
Views: 813
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B & B moves in Burkina Faso

December 5 - December 5 - B & B International has completed the delivery of cargo for the construction of an electrical network spreading over 800 km (497 miles) in the north of Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.
Views: 506
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Scheuerle lends a helping hand for Landshut

December 5 - December 5 - Kübler Spedition has utilised a two-axle Scheuerle UltralightCombi for the symbolic homecoming of the German aircraft Landshut, a Boeing 737 which was hijacked in 1977.
Views: 540
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Tug trio sails with Hansa

December 4 - December 4 - Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has transported three tugs from Singapore to Russia onboard its heavy lift vessel HHL New York.
Views: 922
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Volga-Dnepr eyes up Leipzig launch

December 4 - December 4 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr is considering the launch of a new Leipzig, Germany-based airline by the end of 2018.
Views: 479
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First Great Wall shipment for Fesco

December 4 - December 4 - Fesco Transportation Group has delivered the first batch of equipment to the Haval car plant under construction in the Tula region of Russia.
Views: 678
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Blue Water brings the wind

December 4 - December 4 - Blue Water Shipping, on behalf of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, has supplied transport and logistics services for the 75 MW Sidrap wind farm in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Views: 696
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Eschbach secures a Demag


December 1 - December 1 - Bad-Schönborn, Germany-based crane service provider, Eschbach, has acquired a Demag AC 300-6 all terrain crane.
Views: 460
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Steder Group knuckles down

December 1 - December 1 - Steder Group has arranged the loading and transport of a knuckle boom crane from the shipper's premises in Drachten to the Port of Rotterdam.
Views: 718
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Maersk gets the green light

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has obtained the final regulatory approval for the acquisition of German shipping line Hamburg Süd.
Views: 632
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Eimskip ups Green service

November 30 - November 30 - Icelandic carrier Eimskip has launched a shortsea feeder shipping service between the Port of Halifax, Canada and Portland, USA.
Views: 693
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ALE bridges the gap

November 30 - November 30 - ALE has completed the installation of the 474 m long Zezelj bridge, weighing 11,100 tonnes, in Novi Sad, Serbia, in October 2017.
Views: 649
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VTG wins Linde contract

November 30 - November 30 - VTG Rail Logistics has been contracted by The Linde Group to transport large-scale Asian and European components for a natural gas processing plant under construction in the Amur region of Russia.
Views: 664
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Beluga keeps production line running

November 29 - November 29 - Moscow-based Beluga Projects Logistic has completed the first phase of a complex project at the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.
Views: 602
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Locomotive arrives in Goes

November 29 - November 29 - Goud Transport has transported a Whitcomb diesel locomotive, originally built in 1944 for the US Army, from Antwerp to the Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele (SGB) museum, the Netherlands.
Views: 725
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Cargolux deals with NCA

November 29 - November 29 - Cargolux has signed a cooperation agreement with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) that allows both partners access to each other's capacity through code-share and space swap agreements.
Views: 519
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MHI Vestas signs with BOW

November 29 - November 29 - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed an agreement with BOW Terminal to develop a pre-assembly facility at the Port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
Views: 369
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New cranes at Port of Savannah

November 28 - November 28 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has introduced four new neo-Panamax cranes to the Port of Savannah.
Views: 765
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E.R. Group targets institutional investors

November 28 - November 28 - E.R. Schiffahrt, the Germany-based group, which is known for its ship managment and financing activities, has revealed plans to develop a business offering investment opportunities for institutional investors.
Views: 795
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OOS and Fanzhou sign MoU

November 28 - November 28 - OOS International and Jiangsu Fanzhou Shipping have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a strategic alliance and expand the coverage of their vessels globally.
Views: 815
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EFG wins waste contract

November 28 - November 28 - EFG Scandinavia, part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has been awarded a contract for crane services for the construction of a waste-to-energy heat and power plant in Boden, Sweden.
Views: 430
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FMT inks Albany deal

November 28 - November 28 - The Albany Port District Commission, USA has signed a 10-year agreement with Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) to provide longshore and other cargo handling services at the port.
Views: 793
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ABC sticks with Liège


November 27 - November 27 - Despite regaining its lost slots at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) will retain its freighter calls to Belgium's Liège Airport.
Views: 449
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Rotterdam reappoints Castelein

November 27 - November 27 - Allard Castelein has been reappointed as ceo of the Port of Rotterdam Authority.
Views: 576
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Container volumes set to break record

November 27 - November 27 - Container volume growth continues apace with loaded shipments on course to break 200 million teu in 2017, says global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Views: 837
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PCN members keeping busy

November 27 - November 27 - C.H. Robinson Project Logistics, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has delivered 49 wind turbines to a project site near Bluff Point in Indiana, USA.
Views: 1198
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Extended Breeze sets sail

November 24 - November 24 - The lengthening programme of Finnlines' vessels is in full swing in the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, with the first of four of its vessels extended by approximately 30 m.
Views: 790
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Shipowners welcome emissions agreement

November 24 - November 24 - Following intensive negotiations, which came to an end two weeks ago, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which has now
Views: 510
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Davies Crane adds Grove duo

November 24 - November 24 - UK crane rental company Davies Crane Hire has added two long boom Grove all terrain cranes to its fleet.
Views: 548
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OOCL welcomes Scandinavia

November 24 - November 24 - OOCL has taken delivery of the 21,413 teu containership OOCL Scandinavia, the fifth of six vessels ordered from the Samsung Heavy Industry (SHI) shipyard in South Korea.
Views: 430
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B&B and Portlog team up

November 23 - November 23 - France-based B&B International and Mexico's Portlog International have arranged the transport of an injection unit and accessories from the Port of Antwerp to Altamira Port, Mexico.
Views: 505
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ALE completes lifts in London

November 22 - November 22 - ALE has completed the heavy lifting operations for the Earls Court redevelopment project in London, UK.
Views: 676
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WWPC members join forces

November 22 - November 22 - Holleman Bulgaria and Germany's LS International Cargo combined forces to transport oversized tanks from Plovdiv to the Port of Burgas, Bulgaria.
Views: 611
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HEBO to add sheerleg

November 22 - November 22 - The Netherlands-headquartered HEBO Maritiemservice will add a floating sheerleg crane to its fleet in January 2018.
Views: 437
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UECC loads at St Petersburg

November 21 - November 21 - UECC has loaded seven locomotives onboard its ro-ro vessel, Auto Energy, during a recent call at St. Petersburg.
Views: 509
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PCN Annual Summit opens in Prague

November 20 - November 20 - Project Cargo Network's (PCN) 2017 Annual Summit opened today in Prague in the Czech Republic.
Views: 1069
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Freja names Swedish boss

November 20 - November 20 - Denmark-based Freja Transport & Logistics has named Anders Ekroth as managing director for its Swedish division.
Views: 502
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Goole keeps it cool

November 17 - November 17 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Goole in the UK has welcomed the delivery of air cooling condenser components destined for Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2), owned by energy provider SSE.
Views: 521
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Cat sails to Canada

November 17 - November 17 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS), part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has loaded a 210-ton (190.5-tonne) catamaran onboard Harren & Partner's multipurpose vessel Palabora, at the Port of Emden, Germany.
Views: 767
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Rollit steams ahead

November 16 - November 16 - Rollit Cargo has transported a 135-tonne steam boiler from Valencia, Spain to Strasbourg, France.
Views: 553
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Jubb flies into Air Partner

November 16 - November 16 - Global aviation services group, Air Partner, has appointed Robert Jubb as freight trading manager.
Views: 636
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Fesco wins Great Wall contract

November 16 - November 16 - Haval Motor Manufacturing Rus, a subsidiary of Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors, has contracted Fesco Transportation Group to deliver production equipment to the Haval car plant, under construction in the Tula region of Russia.
Views: 732
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SC&RA heads to St. Louis

November 15 - November 15 - Registration for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) 2018 Specialized Transportation Symposium is now open.
Views: 518
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Blade arrives at Castellón

November 15 - November 15 - The first LM Wind 73.5-m wind turbine blade arrived at the Port of Castellón, Spain on October 20, destined for the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany.
Views: 341
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Rhenus expands with RBG

November 14 - November 14 - Mierka Beteiligungs (MBG), port operator at the Danube Port of Krems, has changed its name to Rhenus Beteiligungs (RBG).
Views: 763
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DFDS acquires Alphatrans

November 14 - November 14 - Shipping and logistics group DFDS will acquire all the shares in the Dutch logistics company Alphatrans Group.
Views: 977
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Nantes is calling for COLI

November 13 - November 13 - COLI Shipping & Transport France has commenced operations based in Nantes.
Views: 570
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ALE unveils trio of innovations

November 13 - November 13 - ALE has introduced three new innovations- the AL600 girder frame, a 1,000-tonne capacity TLG1000 telescopic lifting gantry and a route survey tool.
Views: 596
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deugro bridges the gap

November 13 - November 13 - deugro Canada has handled the transportation of the main bridge section from a fabrication yard in China to Victoria, Canada for the Johnson Street Bridge replacement project.
Views: 975
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Steil adds with Liebherr

November 13 - November 13 - Trier, Germany-based Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane, which features an 84 m telescopic boom and a 500-tonne lifting capacity.
Views: 670
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IOS and NorSea team up

November 13 - November 13 - NorSea Group (UK) and Independent Oilfield Services (IOS) have formed an alliance to provide a complete logistics, storage and inspection package to provide cost benefits for energy sector companies operating in the north-east of Scotland.
Views: 701
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Slight revenue uptick for Boskalis

November 10 - November 10 - Royal Boskalis Westminster saw a slight increase in revenue in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the quarterly average reported for the first half of the year.
Views: 873
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Demag delivers to Detlef Urban

November 10 - November 10 - Wittenförden, Germany-based Detlef Urban has taken delivery of a Demag AC 100-4L mobile crane.
Views: 447
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UTC St. Petersburg and COLI team-up

November 10 - November 10 - United Transport Company St. Petersburg (UTC) and Germany-based COLI Schiffahrt & Transport have formed a joint venture.
Views: 533