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Ulstein unveils offshore heavy lifter

February 27 - Norway-headquartered shipbuilder Ulstein has unveiled a jack-up vessel design that is capable of handling and installing the next generation of offshore wind turbines.
Views: 2136
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ALE completes Hornsea work

February 27 - ALE has completed its full scope of work for Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, located in the North Sea.
Views: 2045
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Collett opens gates

February 27 - Collett & Sons has delivered eight lock gates destined for the Caledonian Canal in the Scottish highlands.
Views: 2346
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Straightpoint weighs up in the Netherlands

February 26 - The Netherlands-based lifting and rigging equipment rental company LGH Hijsmaterieel has utilised four Straightpoint compression load cells to confirm the weight and centre of gravity of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.
Views: 2362
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Record unit at Bilbao

February 26 - The port of Bilbao, Spain, has loaded its heaviest-ever cargo: a 2,450-ton (2,223-tonne) ship-to-shore (STS) crane.
Views: 3869
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Kerry Logistics appoints Porta

February 26 - Kerry Logistics has appointed Marc Porta as managing director for its branches in Spain and Portugal.
Views: 2203
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DP World re-acquires P&O Ferries

February 25 - DP World has purchased P&O Ferries, the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters, in a deal valued at approximately USD421 million.
Views: 2820
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DEME integrates offshore activities

February 25 - Belgium-headquartered marine contractor DEME has integrated its various offshore subsidiaries, including GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea, into one unit – DEME Offshore.
Views: 2218
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Terex waves goodbye to Demag

February 25 - Terex has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business unit to Tadano for approximately USD215 million.
Views: 3096
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GEFCO Group appoints five 

February 22 - GEFCO Group has made five senior appointments as it continues to expand its global freight forwarding business division. 
Views: 2906
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Universal Transport delivers turbine

February 21 - In November 2018, Universal Transport Czech Republic handled the transport of a turbine from Pilsen to the port of Lovosice.
Views: 3007
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Forth Ports granted Tilbury expansion

February 21 - Forth Ports Group has received development consent from the UK’s secretary of state for transport to build Tilbury2 - a port terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre (376.4 ha) site in Thurrock.
Views: 2692
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ESTA decides on ECOL management

February 20 - The final structure of ESTA’s planned European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) scheme is taking shape, as the organisation readies for its launch later this year.
Views: 3147
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RSS names Maslen

February 19 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has named Sean Maslen as regional sales manager for southwest UK.
Views: 15343
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Peel Ports invests in Great Yarmouth

February 19 - The UK’s port of Great Yarmouth, part of the Peel Ports group, has taken delivery of an LHM280 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr.
Views: 3030
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Weiland lifts with Liebherr

February 18 - German crane contractor Weiland has used its Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 to lift and remove a smaller five-axle mobile crane from the Heidingsfeld viaduct in Würzburg.
Views: 2453
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Goldhofer to launch new product at bauma

February 18 - Goldhofer is preparing to launch a new product for the construction and heavy haulage industries at this year’s bauma exhibition, which takes place in Munich from April 8 - 14.
Views: 2598
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DSV ups Panalpina bid as Agility enters the fray

February 15 - Panalpina’s board of directors confirmed that it has received a revised, non-binding proposal from DSV to acquire the company at a price of CHF180 (USD178.9) per share, all in cash.
Views: 3317
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Höegh’s ro-ro solution to Dammam

February 14 - Höegh Autoliners has delivered a 112-tonne transformer, manufactured by CG, from Antwerp to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
Views: 2539
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TT Club appoints Peers

February 14 - TT Club has appointed Andrew Peers as the senior underwriter of its UK, Nordic and Benelux underwriting team.
Views: 2181
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Cuxport ideal for airframe delivery

February 13 - Bohnet has coordinated the delivery of a 95-tonne aircraft frame from Ravensburg to the Cuxport terminal in Germany.
Views: 2342
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Sarens works on TCO project

February 13 - Sarens is currently involved in the largest project it has ever undertaken: the load-in and load-out of pre-assembled units (PAUs) at the Tengizchevroil (TCO) Southern Trans-Shipment Base (STSB) in Bulgaria.
Views: 2683
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Expect delays at port of Antwerp

February 12 - Three Belgian trade unions have called for a 24-hour general strike to take place on Wednesday February 13, 2019, effective 06:00.
Views: 2690
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OHT appoints Thornton

February 12 - Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has appointed Stuart Thornton as business development and tendering manager as it continues to expand.
Views: 2559
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Mammoet lands B747 at Corendon hotel

February 12 - Mammoet transported a Boeing 747 from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to the Corendon Village hotel, the Netherlands, over the course of five days.
Views: 2578
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Coordinadora lands Windfloat project

February 12 - Spain-headquartered Coordinadora has been selected to complete logistics works for Navantia’s Windfloat Atlantic project.
Views: 2469
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WW Ocean rolls transformers to the States

February 12 - Royal Smit Transformers has used Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) ro-ro vessels to ship five transformers from Zeebrugge, Belgium to the ports of Savannah and Hueneme in the USA.
Views: 3007
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UHL in huge Vestas shipment

February 12 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) is delivering a huge 142,000 cu m shipment of wind turbine blades from China to Spain aboard the deck carrier Zhi Xian Zhi Xing.
Views: 3366
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Blue Water appointed at Anaklia

February 12 - Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) is investing USD2.5 billion to develop a deepsea port at Anaklia, Georgia.
Views: 2348
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Mainstay Marine acquires hoist

February 11 - UK-headquartered Mainstay Marine has acquired a 160-tonne lifting capacity amphibious boat hoist.
Views: 2566
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Kaleido in Kuwait bridge delivery

February 11 - Spain-headquartered Kaleido Logistics has coordinated the delivery of several passenger boarding bridges destined for Kuwait International Airport.
Views: 2724
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ALS delivers Tideway TBM

February 11 - UK-headquartered Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has completed the transportation of a tunnel boring machine (TBM).
Views: 2621
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ECL adds Hull to service

February 11 - Europe Caribbean Line (ECL) made its first call at the port of Hull this month, handling more than 300 tonnes of heavy vehicles and industrial components destined for Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad.
Views: 2796
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dship partners with ISLA

February 8 - dship Carriers has appointed Italian Shipping & Logistics Agency (ISLA) as its exclusive commercial agent in Italy. 
Views: 3206
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Chipolbrok Moon loads multiple cargoes

February 8 - Four carousels used in the trans-spooling of product cables, each weighing 110 tonnes, have been loaded on board the Chipolbrok Moon in Hamburg.
Views: 2479
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Woehrel to step down from Marseille Fos

February 8 - Christine Cabau Woehrel will step down from her position as ceo at Marseille Fos port authority upon completion of her five-year term in March.
Views: 2872
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Terex Cranes welcomes Strieder

February 7 - Ulrich Strieder has assumed the role of operations director for the two Terex Cranes plants in Zweibrücken – Dinglerstraße and Wallerscheid.
Views: 4018
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Enerpac to showcase innovations at bauma

February 6 - Enerpac will showcase its expanded range of lifting systems for industrial movers and heavy lift contractors at this year’s bauma exhibition, which takes place in Munich from April 8 - 14.
Views: 3142
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Year three for Etihad

February 6 - EEM World, a leading organiser of equestrian events, has contracted Etihad Cargo to transport 68 horses from Belgium to Hong Kong ahead of the annual Longines Masters of Hong Kong. 
Views: 2560
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Leggat expands with Demag

February 6 - Leggat Plant has expanded its fleet with the addition of a Demag AC 100-4L all-terrain crane.
Views: 2353
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Robert Wynn and Sons transports history 

February 6 - UK-based specialist shipping company Robert Wynn and Sons has delivered a historic vessel from Southampton to the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Hartlepool.
Views: 2607
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Cats fly with Osprey - Updated

February 5 - UK-based Osprey Heavy Lift has made a second visit to the Isle of Wight to assist Wight Shipyard Company relocate a catamaran, weighing 72 tonnes, from its fabrication shed to the River Medina.
Views: 4979
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Nord/LB ties up with DSGV

February 5 - Nord/LB has rejected a joint offer from two financial investors for a minority stake in the bank, as it focuses on a joint solution with the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV). 
Views: 3190
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New Swiss head for M+R Spedag

February 5 - M+R Spedag Group has appointed Boris Lukic as ceo in Switzerland, effective February 1, 2019.
Views: 2493
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Chipolbrok loads in Hamburg

February 5 - Several oversized cargoes, including generator shafts and a used diesel locomotive, were recently loaded on board Chipolbrok’s heavy lift vessel Pacific in Hamburg, Germany.
Views: 2692
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BigMove establishes forwarding arm

February 5 - BigMove, a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies, has established a project forwarding arm, BigMove Projekt.
Views: 2870
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Panalpina shareholder rejects DSV's bid

February 4 - Panalpina’s largest shareholder, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, has rejected DSV’s USD4.1 billion offer to acquire the Swiss freight forwarder.
Views: 3028
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TII Group readies for bauma

February 4 - The TII Group is set to showcase its range of heavy-duty vehicles at this year’s bauma exhibition, which takes place in Munich from April 8 - 14.
Views: 2903
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Ainscough builds upon safety culture

February 4 - In 2018, Ainscough Group launched an employee engagement application designed to improve communications between its workforce and build upon the company’s safety culture.
Views: 2883
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Van Weezel in at ABP

February 4 - UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Harm van Weezel as the group’s chief information officer.
Views: 2383
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Entries open for the Heavy Lift Awards

February 1 - Entries for the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards are open. Now is the time to submit your entries for a chance to gain recognition for your complex logistics, transport and engineering projects around the world.
Views: 3471
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BKL acquires Bruns Spezial Logistik

February 1 - BKL Baukran Logistik has acquired mobile crane and heavy haulage provider Bruns Spezial Logistik, expanding the Munich-based crane specialist’s presence in north Germany.
Views: 3489
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Arndt joins deugro

February 1 - deugro has appointed Christian Arndt as senior vice president – oil and gas logistics. 
Views: 3331

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