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Europe News from January 2017

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Senior moves for ACS in India

January 31 - January 31 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Ashish Wastrad to managing director and Shahvez Jafary to commercial director at the company's Indian office.
Views: 664
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Greencarrier opens in Polarbase

January 31 - January 31 - Greencarrier Freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, a hub for oil and gas related activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge.
Views: 360
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Bolloré on the double in Africa

January 31 - January 31 - Bolloré Logistics has completed the transport of a floating production unit (FPU) for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in the Republic of Congo and has been contracted by Siemens to coordinate transport and logistics operations for the Azura Ed
Views: 708
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Brunoni wins UAL business

January 31 - January 31 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has appointed O. Brunoni as its agent in Switzerland.
Views: 929
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Crane Worldwide invests

January 31 - January 31 - Houston-based, Crane Worldwide has opened an additional logistics facility at Amsterdam airport in the Netherlands, which will function as its country head office.
Views: 575
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Bracht gets boom boost with Terex

January 30 - January 30 - Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung has installed new power generation equipment in Lüderitz, Germany using its high capacity crane equipment, including the Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane.
Views: 479
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Confindustria calls for action

January 30 - January 30 - Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, has asked for the problems connected with the issue of authorisations for exceptional load transport by road to be solved, following the accident in Lecco last autumn.
Views: 357
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Demag delivers in Ireland

January 30 - January 30 - Demag has added to Kavanagh's fleet of over 55 cranes with a Demag AC 220-5.
Views: 381
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EXG transports air accessories

January 30 - January 30 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has handled the transportation of an air filter and air receiver tank from Mumbai, India to Jebel Ali in the UAE, with the assistance of General Transport.
Views: 445
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Rivet rises from McAleese's ashes

January 27 - January 27 - Mark Rowsthorn, major shareholder and co-founder of McAleese, has set up a new company in Australia called Rivet, a provider of specialised transport and logistics solutions.
Views: 511
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UniportBilbao names Jaber Bringas

January 26 - January 26 - F. (Jimmy) Jaber Bringas - founding partner and ceo of Sparber Group - has been elected president of UniportBilbao in Spain.
Views: 422
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Blue Water Shipping joins forces with BREB

January 25 - January 25 - Blue Water Shipping and Bremer Reederei E&B (BREB) have founded a new joint venture, Blue Water BREB, with the main focus on servicing the wind energy industry in Germany.
Views: 497
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Seajacks Scylla's stay with ROG

January 25 - January 25 - Seajacks Scylla has visited the Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) terminal in the Waalhaven, after her first successful assignment on phase 1 of the Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project.
Views: 404
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Airfreight prepare for takeoff at Luxembourg

January 24 - January 24 - The growth of airfreight at Luxembourg Airport continued increasing by 8.2 percent compared with 2015, with an 8.5 percent growth in oversized shipments.
Views: 540
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ACS promotes D'Cruz

January 24 - January 24 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Tracy D'Cruz to regional director for the company's European offices.
Views: 228
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A tale of two Marcs

January 24 - January 24 - Marc Smet, ceo of Gosselin Group and Marc Rombouts, ceo of Heavy Group, have signed an owner buyout contract for Heavy.
Views: 443
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Subsea 7 makes offer for Seaway Heavy Lifting

January 23 - January 23 - A wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7 has made an offer to acquire the 50 percent shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting, which is currently owned by its joint venture partner K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus).
Views: 710
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Growth in Great Lakes

January 19 - January 19 - The Port of Hamilton revealed its 2016 figures for heavy lift items, showing a 6.7 percent increase on the five-year average.
Views: 493
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Nichol joins Greece team

January 19 - January 19 - The UK P&I Club has promoted risk assessor David Nichol to regional loss prevention executive for the Greece region.
Views: 326
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Italians seek uniform haulage rules

January 18 - January 18 - Paolo Uggè, head of the Italian road haulage association Conftrasporto, has sent a letter to the Italian transport minister Graziano Delrio asking for clear and precise rules for transport of out-of-gauge (OOG) cargoes on the nation's road ne
Views: 509
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Petro Sea Logistics invests in all-terrain crane

January 18 - January 18 - Petro Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium's Sea-Invest and Ivory Coast's Petroci, has added a Manitowoc Cranes' Grove GMK6400 crane to its fleet.
Views: 650
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ROG's big upgrade

January 18 - January 18 - Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) has started to upgrade its facilities in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.
Views: 227
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Industry prepares for widespread consolidation

January 17 - Consolidation was the word on everybody's lips at the Breakbulk Americas 2016 exhibition held from September 26-29 in Houston, USA. Annie Roberts reports from the show.
Views: 703
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Antwerp finishes 2016 with growth

January 17 - January 17 - The Port of Antwerp handled a total freight volume of 214.06 million tonnes in 2016, up 2.7 percent on the previous year.
Views: 348
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Italy's Navemar hits the buffers

January 17 - January 17 - Navemar of Italy is the latest company to fall victim to the shipping downturn, writes HLPFI's Italian correspondent, Nicola Capuzzo.
Views: 314
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Thorco Projects and MC-Schiffahrt form shipping pool

January 17 - January 17 - Thorco Projects has teamed up with MC-Schiffahrt to create a new shipping pool, which starts with a fleet of 14 ships - six 10,500 dwt multipurpose vessels from the latter and eight comparable vessels from the former.
Views: 514
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Chipolbrok trio busy in Europe

January 16 - January 16 - Nowowiejski, one of Chipolbrok's newest vessels, has recently made its maiden call at the German ports of Hamburg and Rostock having transported crane parts, machinery and project cargo from US ports.
Views: 451
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Modulift unveils even bigger beam

January 16 - January 16 - Modulift says that it has manufactured its largest ever spreader beam, which can lift 1,500 tonnes at a span of 20 m, for Netherlands based equipment and service provider to the marine industry, Safe Lifting Europe.
Views: 695
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Schedule change for Streamlines

January 16 - January 16 - From January 18, the European schedule of Streamlines' Blue Stream service will change; calling at Tilbury before Rotterdam.
Views: 522
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TPI opens in Lyon

January 16 - January 16 - French forwarding agent, Transport Paris International - Groupe Worms (TPI) has opened a new agency office in Lyon.
Views: 398
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Alibaba and WCA network partner up

January 13 - January 13 - Global logistics network WCA and global wholesale trading platform, Alibaba.com have concluded a co-operation agreement that will see approved WCA member companies integrated into the Alibaba.com logistics platform for cross-border e-commerce
Views: 590
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Bladt and Blue contract at Lindo

January 13 - January 13 - Blue Water Shipping has been contracted by Bladt Industries to handle all of the company's heavy load transports at its Lindo site in Denmark.
Views: 431
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Gantry first for Enerpac

January 13 - January 13 - Enerpac has developed a 450-ton (408-tonne) capacity lift and rotation strand jack gantry, which it claims is the first of its kind to feature a rotating unit, enabling the lift and rotation of large turbine equipment during power plant insta
Views: 534
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Veolia and Peterson win decommissioning contract

January 13 - January 13 - A partnership between Paris-based Veolia and Netherlands-based logistics firm Peterson has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth.
Views: 368
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Sarens debuts new jacking system

January 12 - January 12 - Sarens has used its new CS1000 jacking system for the first time to install a 2,000-tonne, 120 m long segment of the new Schierstein Bridge in Germany.
Views: 476
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ABC achieves 1,000

January 11 - January 11 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) exceeded 1,000 Boeing 747 freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports for the first time in 2016.
Views: 273
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Kestrel flies with Carpenters

January 10 - January 10 - Kestrel Liner Agencies has been appointed liner agent in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA for MBf Carpenters Shipping, and can now offer a weekly service to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Views: 843
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IMO speaks out on emissions trading

January 10 - January 10 - Kitack Lim, secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), believes including international shipping in the European Union's Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissio
Views: 355
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Leading lights pass away

January 9 - January 9 - The new year has brought the sad news that two of the industry's leading lights have passed away.
Views: 318
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More moves for PCN members

January 9 - January 9 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member PrimoCargo has handled shipments to Sohar in Oman whilst members Delta Maritime and Steder Group Logistics have arranged a transhipment in Piraeus, Greece.
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PCN members on the move

January 6 - January 6 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) have been busy moving oversized loads across the world.
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Monopile moves at Maasvlakte 2

January 5 - January 5 - According to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the first monopile has been loaded onto a sea-going vessel at Schmeitz Industriële Fabrikage's (Sif) new site at Maasvlakte 2.
Views: 363
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Wolberg heads up Hamburg's Unikai

January 5 - January 5 - Hartmut Wolberg succeeds Michael Sieck as the new managing director of Unikai Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft.
Views: 388
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IRISL boosts European liner service

January 4 - January 4 - Islamic Republic of Iran shipping lines (IRISL) has chartered two additional vessels for its breakbulk service between Antwerp and the Middle East.
Views: 585
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Hansa Heavy Lift breaks ice on NSR

January 4 - January 4 - Hansa Heavy Lift claims to have transported, for the first time, ship-to-shore (STS) cranes via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Views: 703
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GAC adds Taiwan office

January 3 - January 3 - GAC has set up an office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to address a growing demand for ship agency services in the country.
Views: 348
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Gearbulk-Grieg venture named

January 3 - January 3 - Gearbulk and Grieg Star have confirmed that their new joint venture company will be named G2 Ocean.
Views: 541

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