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Sectors News from January 2010

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Nigeria targets unlicenced forwarders

January 29 - January 29 - Reports in the Africa press suggest that the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN) is starting to register all freight forwarders in the country and warned that those who are not registered will not be allowed to
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Panalpina scoops UK forwarders award

January 28 - January 28 - Panalpina World Transport won the Project Forwarding category of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards, the UK's most prestigious logistics and supply chain industry awards.
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UAL opens Angolan office

January 28 - January 28 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL), which offers specialist shipping services in West Africa's 'oil and gas theatre', has added a new office in Luandam with Monique Gubler, formerly chief operating officer of a global logistics provider, appointed
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BRIC to drive industry growth

January 28 - January 28 - At this week Breakbulk Asia Conference and Exhibition in Singapore, Goldman Sachs (Asia) regional transportation research executive director Thomas Kim said that China's expected growth rate of 11.4 percent for the year and a shift in trading
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UniSea Shipping moves heavy plant

January 27 - January 27 - Pictured below is a photo of UniSea Shipping's Beautriumph discharging heavy plant machinery in the port of Cartagena, Colombia.
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Karl Gross achieves AEO certification

January 26 - January 26 - Germany based Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH has been granted certification as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).
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Smit and Boskalis sign merger potocol

January 25 - January 25 - Further to the news uploaded here in December, Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have announced that they have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies.
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Breakbulk Asia roars into the Lion City

January 25 - January 25 - We're just a few hours away from the start of the second Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference and Exhibition which will be held at the Suntec Singapore international Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Bidder places price tag on Monrovia Freeport

January 22 - January 22 - According to reports in the local press, the minimum investment to construct and outfit a Freeport for Monrovia, Liberia, will be at least USD200 million. This price tag includes the construction infrastructure costs and port equipment provis
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Darka Shipping Agencies wins Red Sea contract

January 22 - January 22 - Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Port Sudan-based Darka for Trading and Services group, has secured a contract with Red Sea Petroleum Operating Company (RSPOC) to work the Block 15 (Tokar delta) section of the Red Sea.
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Sugar shipment is sweet for WWPC members

January 22 - January 22 - WWPC members from Tunisia and France worked together to transport of a complete drying and cooling unit for a new sugar production plant in Tunisia.
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UK abnormal loads system criticised

January 22 - January 22 - David Collett, managing director of Collett Transport has confirmed that his company's experience of the latest version of the UK Highways Agency's (HA) new Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) programme has been poor.
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Highways agency responds to criticism

January 22 - January 22 - The UK Highways Agency has responded to criticism of its new Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) programme
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UK abnormal loads system criticised

January 22 - January 22 - David Collett, managing director of Collett Transport has confirmed that his company's experience of the latest version of the UK Highways Agency's (HA) new Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) programme has been poor.
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Heavy cargoes mark rebirth of BHP wharf in Newcastle harbour

January 21 - January 21 - The arrival of a vessel with a heavy delivery for the Bayswater power station marked the completion of the multi-million dollar refurbishment of a berth at the former BHP steelworks site in Newcastle harbour, Australia.
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Industrial Echo joins Intermarine fleet

January 21 - January 21 - Intermarine has taken delivery of the Industrial Echo, the fourth in a series of four heavy lift newbuildings which have joined the company's fleet in the past 12 months.
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Break bulk cargo in freefall at Halifax

January 21 - January 21 - Cargo volumes for the Port of Halifax declined overall by 6.2 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year, according to recently released figures.
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Miller becomes WCIE commercial co-ordinator

January 21 - January 21 - Industry veteran Justin Miller has become the commercial co-ordinator for the West Coast Industrial Express (WCIE) joint service operated by Industrial Maritime Carriers and Associated Transport Line.
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Global boat transportation alliance aims to make waves

January 21 - January 21 - PSP, a Southampton, UK-based freight forwarder with experience of moving boats and cruisers, is heading up a new global boat transportation alliance. The aim of the alliance is to give customers "an ever-improving, seamless global service, as
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Heavy lift looks to African wind generating opportunities

January 19 - January 19 - Demand for heavy lift and project forwarding activity in Africa could grow from large-scale wind turbine development as economic growth in African states threatens to outstrip the capabilities of traditional power generation means to satisfy
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Maximus enjoys bullish 2009

January 18 - January 18 - Maximus Air Cargo, the UAE's largest dedicated cargo aircraft operator, enjoyed a bullish 2009 in the face of a turbulent business year.
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PD Ports in pole position for Dogger Bank wind energy development

January 18 - January 18 - Following the UK government's decision to kick-start a programme of building wind farms off the UK coastline, Canadian-owned PD Ports is well-placed to serve contractors locating generating equipment and infrastructure on the North Sea's Dogg
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Iranian member for WWPC

January 18 - January 18 - The World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC) has appointed a new member to exclusively serve the Iranian market.
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Tuscor Lloyds moves huge underwater substructures

January 15 - January 15 - Tuscor Lloyds was called upon by aspecialist manufacturing company that needed to move some large and cumbersome cargo for the offshore industry from the east coast of Scotland to Melbourne, Australia.
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SCHEURLE's new equipment is ideal for excavator transport

January 15 - January 15 - SCHEUERLE Fahrzeugfabrik has extended its product range for the challenging and demanding road transport sector and will present its new EuroCombi BR (Boom Recess) with its special Prisma loading trough at this year
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Port of Everett secures final funding for rail expansion

January 15 - January 15 - The Port of Everett has secured the remaining USD1.168 million required to construct 762 m of new railway that will connect its piers and other facilities with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe's main line.
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Port Corpus Christi names Carrell as chairman

January 15 - January 15 - Mike Carrell has been unanimously elected chairman of the Port Corpus Christi Commission, with Judy Hawley and Robert "Bob" Kostelnik sworn in as new port commissioners.
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Bridgeway Shipping joins CEE

January 14 - January 14 - Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE) has named Bridgeway Shipping's Relocation Division as its member in Dubai in the service category for Export Packers.
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RollDock takes delivery of first newbuild

January 14 - January 14 - RollDock, the Dutch heavy lift shipping company launched a couple of years ago, has taken delivery of the first of the innovative new ships that it has on order at L&T Shipping in India.
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Concargo awarded Sishen South Project 63 Loads

January 14 - January 14 - Concargo, in association with its strategic business partners, has been commissioned by its client, World Groupage Services, to handle the transportation of a bucket wheel reclaimer and two ore stackers from Saldanha Port to a mine in Postmas
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Vanguard moves cold box

January 13 - January 13 - Vanguard has completed the transportation from Walvis Bay and rigging into position of a cold box and exchanger for use in a smelting plant in Tsumeb, Namibia.
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Antwerp port community welcomes Dutch go-ahead for Scheldt deepening

January 13 - January 13 - Antwerp Port Authority and Alfaport Antwerpen have expressed their satisfaction with the decision by the Dutch Council of State (taken today) overturning the stay of deepening work in the Western Scheldt. The decision means that dredging will
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ST Engineering signs JV to form Hovertrans Solutions

January 13 - January 13 - Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) subsidiary, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) has signed a joint venture agreement with Hovertransport Consultants Ltd (Hovertransport) and Clearstone Investments LLC (Clears
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Joint venture targets China wind power sector

January 13 - January 13 - Hiap Tong, a Singapore-based hydraulic mobile crane specialist, says it has established an equity joint venture co-operation in China in a bid to target the renewable energy sector.
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Intermarine forecasts tough 12 months

January 12 - January 12 - Andre Grikitis, president and chief executive of Intermarine, says that in 2010 we can expect a very complex and demanding marketplace where only the well-experienced and well-financed will be able to ultimately satisfy the requirements of sh
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WWPC boosts presence in Africa

January 12 - January 12 - M+R Spedag has been appointed as project forwarder network, WWPC's exclusive member for Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.
Views: 544
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Houston calling for Bigge

January 12 - January 12 - Bigge Crane & Rigging has opened for business in Houston, Texas.
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Amsterdam is flying high for Bellville Rodair

January 12 - January 12 - Whilst 2009 ranks as one of the most difficult on record for the freight industry, Bellville Rodair International (BRI) says that its Amsterdam office achieved a record 91 percent increase in revenue and 118 percent increase in gross profit,
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PD Ports says no further job cuts at Teesport

January 11 - January 11 - At the beginning of December 2009, Corus announced its intentions to mothball some of its Teesside Cast Products (TCP) operations with effect from the end of January 2010.
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Transy back at Multimodal 2010

January 11 - January 11 - St Petersburg-based, Transy, which specialises in transport and logistics services dealing with heavy lift and project cargoes, has confirmed its presence at the forthcoming Multimodal 2010 exhibition.
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New rules for offshore service vessels

January 8 - January 8 - The technical evolution of offshore support vessels (OSV) has initiated Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to publish new rules for ships intended for offshore support and supply, offshore towing, well stimulation, and other specialised offshore services
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New senior management at Metro Ports

January 8 - January 8 - Metro Ports has named Patrick Furrow, senior VP HR & administrative services; Kenneth Keane, director, safety; and Steve Mathis, director, business development.
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Breakbulk fundamentals online

January 7 - January 7 - Chennai-based Teledata Marine Solutions, in collaboration with the Breakbulk Institute, USA, is offering an interactive online course in Breakbulk Fundamentals.
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BaltShip opens for business in China

January 7 - January 7 - Danish-based and owned BaltShip A/S, has created Baltship (China) Co Ltd, headquartered in Beijing, strengthening its presence in one of the most important markets for project cargoes in the world, reports Claus Holk Poulsen, director Internat
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January 7 - January 7 - Sweden's Bj
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MOL increases stake in Gearbulk Shipping

January 7 - January 7 - Japanese shipping line Mitsui OSK (MOL) has increased its stake in Gearbulk Holding Limited (Gearbulk) from 40 to 49 percent.
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Bimco unveils HEAVYCONRECEIPT 2007

January 6 - January 6 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco) has announced that HEAVYCONRECEIPT 2007, a non-negotiable cargo receipt which was developed in connection with HEAVYCON 2007, is now available on the shipping association's database, 'idea'
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DB Schenker wins

January 6 - January 6 - DB Schenker is the latest logistics company to win benefitial business from Australia's massive Gorgon project, the major gas production development.
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Four new cranes strengthen the Ainscough fleet

January 6 - January 6 - Ainscough Crane Hire has taken delivery of three Demag AC300/6 mobile cranes, with an additional delivery to come later this month, in order to further strengthen the company's heavy cranes division.
Views: 355
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Bellville Rodair celebrates the successes of the past decade

January 6 - January 6 - Writing in the latest issue of the company's magazine "View", Terry Walpole, group chief executive of Bellville Rodair gave an interesting account of the company's achievements in the last decade, by Charlotte Matheson.
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GAC restructures UK operations

January 5 - January 5 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has announced the merger of its UK operations.
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Ocean Lady discharges BMW Oracle equipment

January 5 - January 5 - Consigned to Transcoma, the vessel Ocean Lady called recently for the first time in Valencia to discharge material for the BMW Oracle team competing for the Americas Cup races in February.
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Breakbulk Asia keynote address speakers revealed

January 5 - January 5 - Mark Marian Siegert, managing director Asia-Pacific at Agility Project Logistics, and Thomas Kim, executive director, Regional Transportation Research at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, will be the keynote speakers on January 26th and 27th, respecti
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BK Shipping adds Breant in Castellon

January 5 - January 5 - BK Shipping has added Breant to the service that it offers between the port of Castellon and ports in Algieria.
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Maxlines aids post-typhoon road construction

January 4 - January 4 - Following the devastating aftermath of typhoon Morakot on Taiwan, Maxlines Forwarders recently arranged for the transportation of heavy construction equipment from Los Angeles to Taiwan to be used in rebuilding roads in Taidung in the east of
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