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Vanguard undertakes turnkey transport project

October 30 - October 30 - Vanguard, South Africa's heavy rigging and lifting specialist, is currently completing a turnkey contract to transport transformers, reactors and accessories from port to various sites throughout the country. The items were shipped from manuf
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Zagrebtrans handles transformer for South Africa

October 30 - October 30 - Croatian heavy lift transport specialist, Zagrebtrans has successfully handled the shipment of a 500 MVA transformer from Zagreb through Port Rijeka to South Africa.
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Prinsen off to Abu Dhabi

October 29 - October 29 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service's project logistics team has assisted in the loading of the Oslo-Nesodden ferry, the Prinsen, onto the Beluga Foundation for transport to its new home in Abu Dhabi.
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Heavy cargoes pose challenge for Mombasa

October 29 - October 29 - According to a report in the Daily Nation, Kenya's leading newspaper, the arrival of huge steel imports at Mombasa port for Uganda's World Bank-funded hydro power project is posing a huge challenge on how the cargo will be delivered to Uganda
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Sarjak launches into Europe and Russia

October 28 - October 28 - Mumbai-based Sarjak Container Lines is set to start a new service via Riga, Klaipeda and St Petersburg, with the aim of entering the Russian import/export market for project and oversize cargoes.
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Forwarders see volumes up, but profits down

October 28 - October 28 - Two of the world's largest transport and logistics companies, both with a significant presence in the movement of heavy and OOG project cargoes have reported significant increases in transport volumes in the third quarter of 2009 compared to
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
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Vessel piracy increases insurance costs

October 27 - October 27 - At the recent Breakbulk Transportation Conference in New Orleans, an executive from the marine insurance industry said that the surge in piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean is causing ocean carriers, cargo interests and insurers to ta
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Flinter returns boats

October 26 - October 26 - Flinter has completed the round trip carriage of some Dutch flat-bottomed daggerboard yachts.
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Donjon Marine digs archaeology

October 26 - October 26 - Well known for its heavy lift services, Donjon Marine has been awarded two separate contracts for salvage work on archaeological sites in Texas and New York.
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SRT awaits delivery of super heavy rail car

October 23 - October 23 - In the United States, Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) is awaiting delivery of a specially-commissioned 20-axle railcar which boasts a total freight capacity of 450 tonnes.
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AirBridgeCargo adds Amsterdam - Tokyo option

October 23 - October 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines is launching a new weekly B747 freighter service from one of its European gateways at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Narita in Tokyo, Japan.
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UAL reaches halfway point of key cement contact

October 22 - October 22 - UAL-SA, the local subsidiary of global heavy lift line Universal Africa Lines (UAL), has reached the halfway point of a six-month contract to carry cement from Cape Town to Soyo, Angola where a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is under
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Zagrebtrans moves a monster crane

October 22 - October 22 - Zagreb-based Zagrebtrans has relocated a 725 tonne crane at the container terminal of Port Rijeka, Croatia to its final quayside location.
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Goldhofer names Swiss area sales manager

October 21 - October 21 - Robert Venier has joined Memmingen-based Goldhofer as a field sales executive with responsibility for growing business in Switzerland.
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Project forwarder network expands into heart of Africa

October 21 - October 21 - Specialist project cargo forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, is building its profile in the central African countries of Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger with the appointment of Afriglobe shipping lines as the network's repres
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Breakbulk Asia roars into the Lion City

October 21 - October 21 - Singapore will be the location for the 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition. This event will take place between January 26-27, 2010 and will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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BBC Chartering offers upright shipping for wind turbine towers

October 20 - October 20 - Wind turbine towers destined for the world's biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are ship
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Wheely big adventure for Ahlers India

October 20 - October 20 - Project cargo forwarder, Ahlers India has undertaken a complex movement of dump trucks from Bangalore through Chennai port to Algiers, overcoming some unusual legal and regulatory issues in delivering the trucks to the quayside for export for
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Collett invests

October 20 - October 20 - Collett Transport has recently taken delivery of a new, bespoke 110-tonne lift capacity straddle carrier at its MISTRAL Point, Heavy Lift Terminal at Goole in the UK.
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Heavy lift seminars in 2009 and 2010

October 20 - October 20 - After the success of many previous heavy lift seminars related to safety in heavy lifting, Richard L Krabbendam, an expert in the field, has announced that many more seminars are yet to be held over the next few months in 2009 and 2010, write
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Rostock sets freight record in 2008

October 19 - January 19 - Last year saw a record cargo throughput at the Rostock ports, helped by increases in the handling of large pipes, cranes and wind energy generators, primarily driven by local production.
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Cost control boosts Dockwise profits

October 19 - October 19 - Dockwise recorded a 83.6 0ncrease in net profit to USD8.1 million for the third quarter, thanks to tighter cost control as revenue growth slowed amid subdued market conditions. Compared to the third quarter of 2008, revenue grew 12.4% to USD1
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WWPC members unite for transatlantic shipment

October 17 - October 17 - Albacor Shipping Inc, USA, through its joint venture with the Midship Group, has handled the shipment of a hydraulic forging machine from Bremen to the US in cooperation with LS-International Cargo.
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Halcrow attracts Battles from port of Houston

October 17 - October 17 - Wade Battles, ex-managing director of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) has joined Halcrow Inc to head up its Houston office as vice president and regional manager.
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What's in Issue 11 of HLPFI?

October 16 - October 16 - In the November/December issue of HLPFI, our regional profile will be on the economies within the Gulf Cooperation Council; whilst our individual country reports will be on South Africa, France and Argentina.
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Maersk wants over-dimensional cargoes

October 16 - October 16 - In a sign of its commitment to gaining a greater share of the breakbulk and out-of-gauge cargo market, Maersk has announced that it is purchasing more than 10,000 new flat-rack and open-top containers, increasing the size of its fleet of such
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China contract opens new market for Fairstar

October 16 - October 16 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has entered into a contract with Zhenhua Logistics Group, an operating subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd., for the transport of two self-propelled hopper barges and one crane barge from Jedda
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Antwerp upgrades port information system

October 16 - October 16 - Antwerp Port Authority is currently developing a new version of APICS (Antwerp Port Information and Control System), an innovative software package which among other things supports vessel traffic controllers in drawing up the safest, most ef
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A less rosy future for project cargoes?

October 15 - October 15 - Having escaped the headline-grabbing drop in traffic levels suffered by the container shipping lines over the last two years, the prospects for the multipurpose, heavy lift cargo shipping is looking a little less rosy, writes James Graham.
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Success for project forwarders conference

October 15 - October 15 - A record number of 120 delegates from 40 countries attended the 3rd annual WCA Projects Network (WCAPN) Conference 2009 in Istanbul, writes HLPFI's Oliver Ward who also attended the event.
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WWL boosts China Express Service

October 13 - October 13 - Sailings on China Express, WWL's dedicated Japan-Korea-China ro-ro (PCTC) service, have been upped to three sailings a month because of a resurgence in trade between the three countries in vehicles, rolling equipment and non-containerised car
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Projects group strengthens supply chain networks

October 13 - October 13 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is getting a positive response from supply chain service providers to an initiative to expand membership categories.
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Antwerp welcomes dredging go-ahead

October 12 - October 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has given a warm welcome to the Dutch government's implementation of the treaty on deepening the Scheldt estuary, hailing it as an important step. However, managers are keeping the Champagne on ice until the dredging is
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Boeing approached with large B747-8F order

October 12 - October 12 - Global HeavyLift Holdings a Florida-based, US Defense Logistics Agency-listed air transport provider with offices in Michigan and Chicago, is putting forward the submission of an RFP (Request For Proposal) to Boeing outlining a requirement fo
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DSV drops interim name to return to old identity

October 12 - October 12 - Just 13 months after the corporate merger of DSV Air & Sea and ABX Logistics Air & Sea, described at the time by mangers as "the perfect match", the expanded company will now officially be known, with immediate effect, as DSV Air & Sea GmbH.
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Russia grounds cargo planes after accident

October 9 - October 9 - The Press Association has reported that the Russian air force has grounded all its Ilyushin Il-76 heavy lift cargo planes for checks, after an accident in which an engine broke off the wing of an aircraft just before take-off.
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Canadians sail in for PD Ports

October 9 - October 9 - PD Ports is to be bought by a Canadian asset management company as part of an AUD1.5bn-plus recapitalisation by Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (BBI), which has been under pressure to sell assets to reduce its debt.
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Lift & Shift claims Indian record

October 8 - October 8 - Lift and Shift India Pvt. Ltd (LSPL), part of the Natvar Parikh Group, claims to have transported India's largest and heaviest module.
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Model shipment for Kuehne + Nagel

October 8 - October 8 - K + N handled the logistics of a full size model of the AVE train that, in 2015, will link the capital of Grand Canaria with the South of the island in the first phase and the North in the second.
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Leipzig-Halle Airport to host TIACA

October 8 - October 8 - Leipzig-Halle Airport is to host The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting, which will take place on May 16-18, 2010. The German airport is served by 24 airlines flying to 17 countries and of
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Varamar builds its presence

October 7 - October 7 - Odessa based, Varamar is building its presence in the project and general cargo arena.
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Canadian truckers buy heavy lift haulage specialist

October 6 - October 6 - Challenger Motor Freight, of Cambridge, Ontario and has acquired most of the assets of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight, established ten years ag
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Conference focuses on heavy lift airships

October 5 - October 5 - Heavy lift cargo airships are the focus of the fifth annual Airships to the Arctic conference, to be held this week in Calgary.
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PD Ports sees positive results from safety suggestion scheme

October 2 - October 2 - PD Ports is seeing positive results from a group-wide safety suggestion scheme launched last year and aimed at finding practical and cost effective solutions for further improving the safety of the company's working environment.
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Genel on the move

October 2 - October 2 - Genel Transport Forwarding & Trade has a new HQ in Istanbul.
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Hedge funds twice rebuffed by BBI

October 1 - October 1 - A refinancing proposal from a group of international hedge funds has been rejected by the board of Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (BBI), the majority shareholder of Luxembourg-based Euroports, writes James Graham.
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