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Sectors News from July 2009

Pacer offloads its heavy haul trucking operation thumbnail image

Pacer offloads its heavy haul trucking operation

July 31 - July 31 - Concord, California-based road haulier Pacer International has sold Pacer Transport, its specialised heavy-haul trucking operation, to Universal Truckload Services and UTS Leasing. The deal is expected to be concluded in August.
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Ainscough promotion for Kesterton

July 31 - July 31 - UK crane hire company, Ainscough Crane Hire intends to combine its national sales effort under the leadership of George Kesterton, previously sales director with responsibility for the Northern Region.
Views: 402
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Panalpina delivers for Voith Hydro

July 31 - July 31 - The staff of Panalpina Vienna's project department have managed a very challenging shipment from St. P
Views: 280
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Platform installed on Jumbo Javelin to deliver TPs

July 30 - July 30 - One of Jumbo Offshore's heavy lift and installation ships, Jumbo Javelin, is preparing to deliver installation services for offshore wind farms, thanks to the installation of a specialised ship-based, self-stabilising platform.
Views: 327
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Volga-Dnepr assists Russian space programme

July 30 - July 30 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has assisted the Russian Space Programme by delivering Meteor-M satellite to its launch pad in Baikonour. The satellite together with its launch equipment amounted to a total cargo weight of 50 tons.
Views: 401
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SkyHook heavy lift vehicle on track

July 29 - July 29 - The Boeing Company and SkyHook International has confirmed that the design of the SkyHook Heavy Lift Vehicle has reached the configuration freeze milestone, meaning the aircraft's overall performance and layout have been established.
Views: 587
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Damco introduces carbon emission dashboard

July 28 - July 28 - Damco has introduced a Supply Chain Carbon Dashboard, a graphical representation that allows customers to keep track of their carbon footprint throughout their supply chain.
Views: 271
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Silvasti Logistics sees double

July 27 - July 27 - Silvasti Logistics, the Finnish abnormal load transport company, which is a member of the CEE global network of equipment owners, has moved eight evaporators, weighing from 150 to 200 tonnes, by barge from Varkaus in Finland to V
Views: 511
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SAL commissions two heavy lift vessels

July 27 - July 27 - SAL - Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land, has placed an Euros 120 million order with the Sietas shipyard for the construction of two heavy lift vessels to be built in the Hamburg Neuenfelde shipyard.
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Trio of jobs shows ALE Heavylift's capabilities

July 24 - July 24 - Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has demonstrated its capabilities in regards to transportation, handling and installation of heavy, indivisible items with three separate projects across a number of industrial sectors.
Views: 601
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Dockwise secures more contracts

July 24 - July 24 - Dockwise Shipping has secured eight new near-term contracts for the transportation of jack up drilling rigs, plus port and marine infrastructure, as well as a long-term contract for transport and installation on the Bonkot project in Thailand.
Views: 464
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Heavy machinery flies into Kabul

July 23 - July 23 - Two members of the Worldwide Project Consortium, a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders, have worked together to move three trucks and three telescopic handlers from Turkey to Afghanistan.
Views: 426
Rolf Riedl GmbH named top supplier by AREVA thumbnail image

Rolf Riedl GmbH named top supplier by AREVA

July 23 - July 23 - Leading global energy company, AREVA has named German heavy lift shipping specialist Rolf Riedl GmbH as one of its top suppliers out of more than 8000 suppliers in Germany.
Views: 470
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Jumbo helps Technip with North Amethyst project

July 21 - July 21 - Technip, supported by Jumbo Offshore, has completed the installation of four subsea structures including two Module Support Frames each weighing approximately 150 tonnes.
Views: 328
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Dublin airport lift for PPG members

July 21 - July 21 - Quality Freight Group (QFG) and TransGroup Worldwide Logistics are combining forces to deliver a shipment of 19 aircraft Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs) along with their component parts from Utah to Dublin Airport's new Terminal 2.
Views: 499
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NBIS expands specialised transport risk management team

July 20 - July 30 - NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Inc. (NBIS), the only insurance and risk management programme endorsed by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) added three senior managers to its Heavy Haul Risk Management Support Team.
Views: 528
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Traffic falls at Antwerp

July 20 - July 20 - The port of Antwerp has said that one of the reasons for the significant fall in freight volumes in the first six months of 2009 was the fact that tonnages in 2008 were inflated partially by the industrial dispute in Le Havre which saw cargo tra
Views: 462
Kuehne + Nagel doesn't expect market recovery just yet thumbnail image

Kuehne + Nagel doesn't expect market recovery just yet

July 20 - July 20 - Kuehne + Nagel says that its half-year results confirm the Group's dual strategy of counteracting the economic crisis through strict cost management and a commitment to market share expansion.
Views: 739
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds Kabul

July 20 - July 20 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has launched a charter freighter service to Kabul, Afghanistan, operating every Tuesday using Boeing 747-200/300 cargo aircraft and offering some 100 tonnes of capacity. The city will be used as a connection to ABC's exis
Views: 414
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Volga-Dnepr reveals first half tonnage results

July 19 - July 19 - Volga-Dnepr Group, the Russian scheduled and charter cargo airline has reported a five percent fall in tonnage to 835,000 ton/kilometres during the first six months of this year.
Views: 530
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Intermarine has the Edge

July 19 - July 19 - Intermarine has taken delivery of Industrial Edge, the third in a series of four newbuildings entering the shipping line's fleet this year.
Views: 515
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Gottwald goes down Mexico way

July 17 - July 17 - In Mexico, Corporation Integral de Comercio Exterior, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo CICE) is modernising its fleet of mobile harbour cranes at the terminal which it operates in the Port of Veracruz.
Views: 433
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Randgold C

July 17 - July 17 - Randgold Resources' Tongon project, in C
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Crowley launches launches latest heavy lift deck barge

July 16 - July 16 - Crowley Maritime Corp has launched its newest heavy lift deck barge, the 455-6, from the Gunderson Marine shipyard in Portland. (See news item posted on the HLPFI website in May - http://www.heavyliftpfi.com/content/SearchItem.aspx?id=403
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Jack-Up Barge installs first German offshore wind turbine thumbnail image

Jack-Up Barge installs first German offshore wind turbine

July 16 - July 16 - Jack-Up Barge BV, a leading supplier of jack-up services for the oil and gas, energy and wind turbines, as well as heavy civil construction markets, has recently taken delivery of two newbuild jack-up barges - JB-114 and JB-115 from Indonesia.
Views: 497
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Almajdouie named best land transport company

July 15 - July 15 - At the annual Middle East Logistics Awards (MELA) 2009, held recently in Dubai, Saudi Arabia's Al Majdouie Logistics scooped the award for "Best Land Transport Company".
Views: 456
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SRT rushes to replace transformer

July 15 - July 15 - In the US, Specialized Rail Transport was quick to act when a transformer failed at a southern Ohio power station.
Views: 164
Agility to manage Lihir Gold Mine Logistics Project thumbnail image

Agility to manage Lihir Gold Mine Logistics Project

July 15 - July 15 - Agility Project Logistics Brisbane is to provide freight management services for announced an agreement with Lihir Gold Limited (LGL's) Million Ounce Plant Upgrade (MOPU).
Views: 406
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Aalborg gears up with Gottwald order

July 15 - July 15 - In Denmark, the Port of Aalborg has ordered a HMK 7608 B Mobile Harbour Crane from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 430
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Ahlers in seventh heaven in China

July 14 - July 14 - In China, Ahlers, the international logistics service provider, has set up a new office in Xiamen, bringing its total number of offices in China to seven.
Views: 311
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PPG and Shippingchina link up

July 14 - July 14 - Project freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group and Shippingchina have announced an informal strategic alliance.
Views: 918
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Expeditors predicts plummeting profits

July 14 - July 14 - Expeditors International is forecasting a 33 0.000000all in profits through the company's second quarter of 2009, despite a slight upturn in traffic volumes.
Views: 420
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Sai Maritime claims another Indian record

July 13 - July 13 - Sai Maritime & Management, the exclusive agent of SAL in India, is claiming a record for the single heaviest item shipped through the port of Mumbai on behalf of the Logistics Division of Larsen & Toubro Hazira.
Views: 355
Record breaker for Lufthansa Cargo Charter thumbnail image

Record breaker for Lufthansa Cargo Charter

July 13 - July 13 - Working with Geodis Wilson and Jade Cargo International, Lufthansa Cargo Charter has airfreighted an intermediate shaft weighing 45 tonnes and measuring nine metres in length and two metres in height and breadth from Helsinki to Seoul.
Views: 474
Kuehne + Nagel opens Chongqing office thumbnail image

Kuehne + Nagel opens Chongqing office

July 9 - July 9 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new branch office in Chongqing in central China and confirmed that it will be involved in the management of project cargoes with inquiries being organised in close coordination with the company's project competence cen
Views: 613
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SRT on track with super heavy railcar

July 9 - July 9 - In the US, Specialized Rail Transport has commissioned a 20-axle railcar which boasts a total freight capacity of 450 tonnes.
Views: 165
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Jumbo Shipping and Volgo-Baltic Logistic

July 8 - July 8 - LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia's largest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Jumbo Shipping and becomes the heavy lift shipping company's exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independen
Views: 499
Shajel moves power plant equipment thumbnail image

Shajel moves power plant equipment

July 8 - July 8 - Netherland Antilles-based, Shajel NV, is managing the shipment of heavy components from the port of St. Maarten to the New Cole Bay Power Station in the Netherland Antilles.
Views: 197
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Looking forward to Breakbulk in New Orleans

July 7 - July 7 - New Orleans, the famous Big Easy, is the venue of the 20th Annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition, between October 13-15, 2009.
Views: 498
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Solid earth for PD Ports?

July 7 - July 7 - Speculation continues about the future ownership of PD Ports with reports in the financial media suggesting that Terra Firma, a leading British buyout firm, is preparing a bid for the subsidiary of Babcock & Brown Infrastructure.
Views: 437
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PPG heads for Corpus Christi

July 7 - July 7 - A record number of sponsors and over 100 freight forwarding executives from 34 countries are expected to attend the Project Professionals Group annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, later this month.
Views: 724
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Safmarine adds Safari options

July 3 - July 3 - Yesterday the first sailing of a new string dedicated to the Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique on Safmarine's existing Safari (Southern Africa-Far East) service and the line says that it will accept heavy lift and out of gauge cargo subject to
Views: 520
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WWPC scores hat-trick with new members

July 3 - July 3 - A My Transportation Co., Ltd. (Amytrans) along with Transmares Logistica Integral S.A. (TMLI) and Transmares Costa Rica S.A. have been appointed as new members of the project forwarding network WWPC.
Views: 564
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Port of Longview welcomes barge service

July 3 - July 3 - Daybreak Transportation and Rail Transfer of Longview, Washington, has launched a monthly barge service to and from Hawaii through the Port of Longview.
Views: 339
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Cryogenic tanks shipped from Russia to Guiana

July 3 - July 3 - Worldwide Project Consortium member, Transy has managed the transportation of five cryogenic tanks from Russia to the Soyuz-ST LV launch complex in the Guiana Space Centre.
Views: 542
PD Ports gets all heavy in Hull thumbnail image

PD Ports gets all heavy in Hull

July 3 - July 3 - PD Ports has handled some specialist project cargo through the Hull Container Terminal (HCT) which it has operated since 1990.
Views: 436
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Another big project for Almajdouie

July 2 - July 2 - Saudi Arabia's Almajdouie, a member of the WWPC, recently moved heavy reactors and related parts for the Ras Tanura Project.
Views: 372
Trains, yachts and ... blades ... for Medden thumbnail image

Trains, yachts and ... blades ... for Medden

July 2 - July 2 - Turkish stevedoring company and port agent, Medden Shipping and Trading reports that it is handling considerable volumes of wind energy equipment, yachts and trains through its facilities in the Turkish ports of Izmir, Aliaga, Tekirdag and Iskend
Views: 226
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General Electric picks Wilmington

July 1 - July 1 - The first of an anticipated six calls by ships carrying wind turbine blades for discharge, short term storage and trucking and delivery to General Electric's wind energy project sites in Pennsylvania and Indiana has taken place at the Port of Wil
Views: 366
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Clipper Projects opens for business in Lion City

July 1 - July 1 - Today sees Clipper Projects opening its own representative office in Singapore following the recent decision to dissolve Asia Project Chartering, the partnership between Clipper Projects and BBC Chartering & Logistic.
Views: 373
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AirBridgeCargo adds service from Milan to Moscow

July 1 - July 1 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Volga-Dnepr Group's scheduled cargo airline, is expanding its freighter services from Europe to Russia with a new route between Milan and Moscow.
Views: 556
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Duluth handles high-pressure vessel

July 1 - July 1 - Under normal circumstances, high-pressure containers used in oil and gasification projects are built in Japan and brought into the port of Duluth on a heavy lift ship.
Views: 411

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