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Advance shows its bottle in Poland

August 28 - August 28 - International freight forwarder, Advance International Transport, is working on a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), shipping thousands of tonnes of machinery and material to support the c
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Heavy lift bonus for Panalpina

August 28 - August 28 - High and heavy activities are not a core activity for global forwarder Panalpina's airfreight arm but at present the sector is proving a lifeline in the current economic misery faced by the global freight forwarding industry.
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Record profits for Tiong Woon

August 28 - August 28 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon, a leading, one-stop integrated services provider of infrastructure businesses for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power and construction industries, has announced record profits for its financial year ending 30 June
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French record for SDV

August 28 - August 28 - The Industrial Projects Department of SDV International Logistics has shipped and installed a series of four new generation transformers from Seville to Le Havre.
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World Crane and Transport Summit 2009

August 27 - August 27 - The countdown has started for the inaugural World Crane and Transport Summit 2009 which will take place on 22 and 23 October 2009 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.
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BDP Project Logistics opens in Abu Dhabi

August 27 - August 27 - BDP Project Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDP International based in Singapore, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi.
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POST holed

August 27 - August 27 - (By Dale Crisp) Asia-Australia breakbulk and project veteran Pacific Orient Sea Transport (POST) has ceased trading after falling victim to high period charter rates, aggressive competition and the regional impact of the global financial crisi
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Deadline looms for BIFA Awards

August 26 - August 26 - If you're a forwarder involved in project cargoes, time is running out for you to enter this year's freight industry awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA).
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Donjon moves forward with Fedra removal

August 26 - August 26 - Further to our report of June 29, Donjon Marine continues work on a contract for the wreck removal and disposal of the remnants of Fedra which, in October 2008, grounded and sank during a severe storm of Gibralter.
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Kuehne + Nagel opens in Sochi

August 25 - August 25 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new facility in Sochi, Russia and anticipates that the new facility will be directly involved in providing logistics and transportation services to official contractors of the Olympic Winter Games 2014.
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Brake hosts Lower Saxony ports day

August 24 - August 24 - European policy for strengthening ports will be on the agenda of the 19th Lower Saxony ports day which will be held this year in the port of Brake on September 4th.
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Date for your diaries: India Shipping Summit

August 21 - August 21 - The India Shipping Summit is to be held for the fifth time in Mumbai and is expected to provide topics and discussions relevant to anyone involved in OOG and heavy oceanfreight operations on opportunities within the Indian energy sector, marit
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Pacer closes sale of heavy-haul trucking operation

August 21 - August 21 - Further to our report of July 31, Pacer International, Inc has announced that it has closed the US2 million sale of certain assets of its heavy-haul trucking operation to subsidiaries of Universal Truckload Services, Inc. (UTSI).
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Hoist to equip new Pinto Terminal in Alabama

August 21 - August 21 - Two 50-ton Hoist forklifts will handle steel slabs for the Alabama State Port Authority at its new Pinto Terminal facility in Mobile, Alabama, which is currently under construction.
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Cargoes keep rolling for ALS

August 21 - August 21 - As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, ALS continues to see a diverse array of heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.
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Everett seeks federal stimulus funds for development

August 20 - August 20 - Reports in the international media suggest the Port of Everett in Washington state is seeking a major injection of federal stimulus funds to kick-start a terminal development that will boost the existing wharf to handle more heavy lift cargoes
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Bye, bye, BC: thanks to Dockwise

August 20 - August 20 - Local Canadian media reports indicate that a Dockwise semi-submersible heavy lift ship will help draw a line under a political scandal in British Columbia.
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Project cargo forwarding network expands membership categories

August 20 - August 20 - Transport equipment owners, operators and other service providers have been invited to join the Project Professionals Group following the overdimensional freight forwarding network's decision to introduce new membership categories.
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Shipping Australia publishes breakbulk study

August 19 - August 19 - Shipping Australia has released the results of a study which it believes is the first to be conducted in the break bulk shipping sector in Australia.
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Logwin carries tank on the Danube

August 18 - August 18 - Logwin, the international logistics service provider, has transported a special 13 tonne tank by barge from Regensburg in Germany to Cernavoda in Romania for manufacturer Passavant Roediger GmbH.
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GAC opens Logistics and Maritime Service Centre in Rotterdam

August 18 - August 18 - GAC Netherlands has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Centre to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 sq m office and warehouse
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Cargotec merges Hiab and Kalmar; renames business areas

August 18 - August 18 - Following the recent merger of its Hiab and Kalmar business activities, Cargotec has formed two business areas: Marine, which comprises current MacGregor business area, and Industrial and Terminal, which comprises current Hiab and Kalmar busin
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Air Charter International eyes prospects of emerging markets

August 18 - August 18 - Commenting on Boeing's recent World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), Air Charter International has expressed its confidence that it is well-placed to capitalise on the projected tripling of world air cargo traffic over the next 20 years.
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ACL adds link to Casablanca

August 18 - August 18 - Atlantic Container Line has added a weekly ro-ro service between the USA, Canada and Casablanca, transhipping cargoes in Hamburg.
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New equipment delivered to new Vietnam gateway

August 17 - August 17 - Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) has taken delivery of four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two quay cranes, the first of three major deliveries expected from Shanghai-based crane manufacture Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, for
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Huisman launches customised range of wind turbine installation cranes

August 17 - August 17 - Huisman, the Dutch-based manufacturer of lifting, drilling and subsea equipment, has expanded its heavy lifting product range with a range of wind turbine installation cranes which can be customised. The company has designed the tailor-made cr
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Dockwise on course to meet expectations

August 17 - August 17 - Dockwise has announced a 35 percent increase in second quarter net profit compared to the same time one year ago, recording a net profit of USD17 million for the quarter ending June against USD13 million over the same period a year ago.
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Dockwise Secures new near-term contract awards

August 13 - August 13 - Dockwise Ltd. has announced 8 new near-term contract wins awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack up drilling rig and port & marine infrastructure.
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Vestas factory closure threatens turbine shippers

August 12 - August 12 - Carriers and project forwarders involved in the shipment of wind turbines may have been dealt a blow today with the news that Vestas Wind Systems is to close its blade factory on the Isle of Wight, UK.
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Positive results for CEE network

August 11 - August 11 - Service providers all over the world have positively welcomed the June 2009 start-up of Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE).
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Rickmers-Linie establishes UK liner agency

August 11 - August 11 - Hamburg-headquartered Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd.
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Russian forwarder sees wind power potential

August 10 - August 10 - Russia could breathe new life into the country's project forwarding sector by investing in wind power technology, according to one local operator.
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Alpine shortcut for Admiral's Cup challenger

August 10 - August 10 - In a scene that mimicked the famous opening sequence of the 1960 classic Italian film, La Dolce Vita, where a plaster statue of Christ is suspended by cables from a helicopter as it flies past the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct, a giant ca
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TCC wins Air Namibia

August 10 - August 10 - Project cargo being shipped to Namibia from South Africa is to benefit from the win by Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) - the South African member of the EGSAC network - of the contract to represent Air Namibia throughout Sou
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Northeast Passage opened by heavy lift shipping

August 10 - August 10 - While the famed North West passage across the top of North America is often discussed as a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, less well known is the potential 12,800 km Northeast Passage across the top of Russia.
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Gottwald's going Poti

August 7 - August 7 - The Black Sea port of Poti in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E mobile harbour cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
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Dockwise welcomes return of Mighty Servant 3

August 7 - August 7 - Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the Dockwise fleet having been undergoing repairs and reparation at the Grand Bahama Shipyard since January 2008.
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Unlucky 13 for falling airfreight demand

August 6 - August 6 - Maindeck and bellyhold project airfreight suffered a double-digit fall year-on-year in June as the global economic crisis continues to hurt high and heavy project activity.
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WWPC names Romanian member

August 6 - August 6 - Lion Shipping & Chartering SRL has been appointed as the exclusive member in Romania of the project forwarder network - Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC).
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Two new members for cargo equipment owners network

August 6 - August 6 - The recently founded network for cargo equipment owners, Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd, has named Barcelona-based Multitrade Spain SRL as its new member in Spain and Bremen-based F. W. Neukirch (GmbH & Co.) KG - Internationale Spedition as its ne
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Freight conference falls victim to swine flu

August 6 - August 6 - Organisers of a freight conference planned for Barcelona in October have cancelled the event over fears that the worsening swine flu pandemic has created international travel restrictions and travel warnings. It will be rescheduled for a date i
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Results show times are tough

August 6 - August 6 - A raft of Q2 and H1 2009 results published in the last few days has demonstrated a very clear trend in the industry that has reflected the wider global picture: while all companies are down, US-based companies are more down than the rest.
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Beluga carries world's largest buoy

August 5 - August 5 - It took the combined skills of shipping line, client and manufacturer to move a buoy some 27 metres high and weighing more than 1100 tons from Indonesia to an offshore location in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Serving the Caspian

August 5 - August 5 - The St Petersburg-based North Western Shipping Company is, according to reports in the Russian media, towing a new non-propelled barge from St Petersburg to Ravenna in Italy where it will load equipment destined for the construction of an oil a
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Success for first PPG conference in USA

August 4 - August 4 - More than 90 freight movers and ship owners from 34 countries converged in Corpus Christi for the five-day Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference, which began last week
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DB Schenker adds to shipment monitoring options

August 4 - August 4 - DB Schenker has launched the DB SCHENKERsmartbox service, a satellite-aided real-time shipment tracking solution which transmits a shipment's current GPS co-ordinates and any deviations from the predetermined route, and provides information on
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BDP acquires UK forwarder

August 3 - August 3 - US-based BDP International, a privately-owned global logistics company, has acquired the UK forwarder Rostrum Forwarding Ltd but declined to reveal the terms of the transaction.
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SAL expands in Australasia

August 3 - August 3 - Heavy lift carrier Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) has opened a new office in Fremantle, western Australia, in an expansion of its Australasian operations.
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