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Sectors News from February 2010

Qatar MHC order strengthens Gottwald's regional position thumbnail image

Qatar MHC order strengthens Gottwald's regional position

February 26 - February 26 - Increased orders for mobile harbour cranes (MHC) from Middle Eastern countries, including Qatar, are allowing Dusseldorf-based Gottwald Port Technology to strengthen its position in the region, says the company.
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Cory in Brazilian partnership tie-up

February 26 - February 26 - Cory Brothers Shipping Agency has signed a partnership agreement with Brazilian-based Unimar Agenciamentos Mar
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Hong Kong member for WWPC

February 26 - February 26 - The World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC) has appointed a new member to exclusively serve the Hong Kong market.
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Project cargo activity can herald recovery

February 25 - February 25 - Argentinean heavy lift freight forwarder Plate Logistics is confident that there will be a resurgence of project cargo this year that will indicate a recovery in the world economy. Sectors that should see significant traffic will be oilfield
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CTS set set to lift 400 tonne cable reel

February 25 - February 25 - Ravenna-based Compagnia Trasporti e Spedizioni (CTS) is set to lift what it claims is the heaviest-ever cable reel produced by the manufacturer - 397 tonnes - at the end next month.
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US 100 percent sea cargo scanning law misses heavy lift cargo

February 25 - February 25 - A requirement to scan all US-bound sea containers, postponed until 2014 according to some reports, fails to provide complete security for the United States, is not cost-effective and will lead to a false sense of security, says a report from
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TIGER fails to roar for Aker Philadelphia

February 24 - February 24 - Reports in the financial press indicate that Aker Philadelphia could eye wind turbine installation ships after its current contract to construct a series of product tankers is completed in 2012.
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Smit board recommends acceptance of Boskalis' latest offer

February 24 - February 24 - Just weeks after a report in the Wall Street Journal of an open letter to Smit management from holders of 7.2 percent of the company's outstanding shares that expressed dissatisfaction with Boskalis' EUR62.50 (USD84.66) per share bid, Boskal
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UAE bans AN-12 after safety concerns

February 24 - February 24 - From Monday, March 1, AN-12 aircraft have been banned from UAE airspace in a move that the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) states is "aimed at raising safety standards in the civil aviation sector in the UAE".
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A new member in Mongolia for GPLN

February 23 - February 23 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Westfracht Mongolia to its list of members.
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New transporter banishes cornering problems

February 23 - February 23 - Almost two decades after a Danish haulier commissioned German manufacturer Goldhofer's first tower adapter for the transportation of tower segments, the two companies have again worked to produce another first for the heavy cargo transport s
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GPLN adds Pakistan member

February 22 - February 22 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Karachi-based Star Shipping (PVT) Ltd as a member.
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ALE Ib

February 22 - February 22 - Heavy lift operator ALE Ib
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Dockwise upbeat on 2009 financial results

February 19 - February 19 - Managers at Dutch-based heavy lift operator Dockwise have identified a range of strategic and operational highlights for 2009 which meant the group finished the troubled year in good financial health, Andr
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Nothing boring about business for Aker Wirth shipment

February 19 - February 19 - A significant heavy lift consignment could be available to the market when tunnel boring machine manufacturer Aker Wirth delivers on a multi-million Euro contract to supply a TBM (tunnel boring machine) to a strategic Swiss hydroelectric pro
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First of three semi-submersibles launched for TPI Mega Line

February 19 - February 19 - The Mega Passion, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship, has been successfully launched for TPI Mega Line by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. Final delivery to the client is expected to be in May, 2010. She will be followed by two si
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Rotterdam targets more feeder cargoes

February 19 - February 19 - Whilst Rotterdam is well known as a hub for container traffic, the port is keen to increase this concept for the breakbulk and project cargoes sector.
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New name in Polish heavy lift market

February 19 - February 19 - EFH Zurawie Wiezowe SA and Gastel SA announced a merger that will create a new name in the Polish heavy haulage, lift and crane rental market.
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Rock-It rolls further into GPLN

February 19 - February 19 - It's one for the money, two for the show as two more offices of the Rock-It Cargo organisaton become the latest members of Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
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Europe Cargo racks up successful consignment handling

February 18 - February 18 - Antwerp-based project cargo forwarder, Europe Cargo handled the arrival of a consignment of 37 items of pre-assembled steel racking, lifting equipment and adjustable spreader bars weighing some 10,000 tonnes at the Belgian gateway. Its volum
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Synthetic latex move was real deal

February 18 - February 18 - Malaysia-based Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) member Trans International Logistics has worked with a client to complete the movement of a synthetic Latex plant from Europe to Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The project had a total weight of
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Answer blowing in the wind for PPG

February 18 - February 18 - TransProject/PPS (Project Professionals Group) is once again to exhibit at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) exhibition, the largest annual wind conference and exhibition in the world which last year featured over 23,000 attendees
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EC presses ahead with forwarder price fixing investigation

February 17 - February 17 - A Statement of Objections relating to a price-fixing investigation of their air freight forwarding activities has been sent by the European Union to a number of prominent freight forwarding companies.
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Tutt Bryant and Fagioli form JV

February 17 - February 17 - Tutt Bryant Group Limited has joined forces with Fagioli SpA to form TBF Oceania Pty Ltd (Tutt Bryant Fagioli), a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company.
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Bollore says Africa is a bright spot for business

February 17 - February 17 - The French Bollore Group said Africa is an area where business increased significantly in comparison with fiscal 2008, driven by the continent's buoyant economic activity, particularly in Central Africa; this growth also reflected the high c
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One month to first heavy transport and lifting seminar of 2010

February 16 - February 16 - Readers are reminded that there is only one month remaining before the first in a series of two-day heavy transport and lifting seminars being given by heavy lift specialist and HLPFI columnist, Richard L. Krabbendam.
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Chinese project cargo delivered to India's new Dhamra port thumbnail image

Chinese project cargo delivered to India's new Dhamra port

February 16 - February 16 - The new port of Dhamra in the Indian state of Orissa has taken delivery of a ship loader and unloaders, over-dimensional project cargoes carried from Shanghai that will become part of the port's infrastructure.
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Port of Hamburg expects moderate growth for 2010

February 16 - February 16 - With 110 million tonnes of seaborne cargo handled in 2009, Germany's biggest universal port fell short of the previous year's result by around 30 million tonnes (- 21.4 per cent).
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BDP Project Logistics opens Aberdeen office

February 16 - February 16 - BDP Project Logistics has opened an office in Aberdeen, Scotland, to service the needs of UK project clients, including the important North Sea oil and gas industry.
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Record profit for Fairstar

February 15 - February 15 - Fairstar Heavy Transport achieved record profits of USD12.4 million in 2009.
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GPLN adds UAE member

February 15 - February 15 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Dubai-based Heavy Load Freight Services LLC as a member.
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Wind farm installation ships ordered thumbnail image

Wind farm installation ships ordered

February 15 - February 15 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has placed an order with the Lamprell Energy Ltd shipyard in Dubai for two self elevating vessels for installation of offshore wind turbines.
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Dredging starts on Dutch Scheldt

February 15 - February 15 - There were plenty of smiling faces in Antwerp on Friday (February 12) as dredging finally got underway on the Dutch parts of the River Scheldt.
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ACL plans new multi-purpose ships

February 12 - February 12 - The Grimaldi Group's roll-on/roll-off carrier, Atlantic Container Line, says it does have long-term plans to order five new multi-purpose ships, but is yet to begin discussions with yards.
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Goldhofer set to trump at the bauma

February 11 - February 11 - Memmingen, Germany-based Goldhofer is set to unveil a new three-axle SPZ-P 3 AAA type flatbed semi-trailer at the 29th 'bauma' international exhibition in Munich in April.
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CTS undertakes waterborne delivery of a drawbridge

February 11 - February 11 - Ravenna-based Compagnia Trasporti e Spedizioni (CTS) has moved a new, 1,000 tonne drawbridge into place in Ravenna, Italy in a delicate operation that involved barge transport and was undertaken in front of cameras from a local TV station.
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South Seas success for SAL

February 10 - February 10 - SAL Shipping and its local agent Sai Maritime & Management Ltd will host a booth at the Cargo Shop South Asia 2010 in Mumbai's World Trade Centre in late March. Its presence highlights the growing importance of Asian business to the German h
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WWPC names new member to Board of Advisors

February 10 - February 10 - Patrick Lee, managing director of CNC Freight Services, Malaysia, a founding Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member, has joined the network's Board of Advisors (BoA) after a vote of the management and attending members during the recent
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ALP Maritime opens for business

February 9 - February 9 - ALP Maritime Services has been established in Rotterdam by three former members of the Fairmount Marine management team.
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SAL adds dynamic positioning option to new ships thumbnail image

SAL adds dynamic positioning option to new ships

February 9 - February 9 - Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) has confirmed that the two new vessels currently under construction at the Sietas shipyard in Germany will each be equipped with a Dynamic Positioning I System (DP 1).
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Liebherr cranes help port attract wind turbine cargoes thumbnail image

Liebherr cranes help port attract wind turbine cargoes

February 9 - February 9 - As reported by on the HLPFI website on February 5th, the port of Vancouver USA anticipates a return to growth in 2010 following a year in which an increase in business from the wind energy industry helped offset losses elsewhere in 2009.
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CEE enjoys a membership boost at Asia Break Bulk thumbnail image

CEE enjoys a membership boost at Asia Break Bulk

February 9 - February 9 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), a global network for cargo equipment owners, stevedores and export packers serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has revealed that its first attendance at the Asia BreakBulk Exhibition in Singapore last
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First test flights for Boeing 747-8 thumbnail image

First test flights for Boeing 747-8

February 9 - February 9 - Boeing's new 747-8 freighter successfully conducted its first test flight yesterday at the start of the new models test program.
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WWPC shows strong market position thumbnail image

WWPC shows strong market position

February 8 - February 8 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC) was very pleased by the number of visitors to its booth at the recent Break Bulk Asia event in Singapore and also received membership applications for several countries where the network is not repr
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Nurminen Logistics cooperates with Mongoltrans

February 8 - February 8 - Finland's Nurminen Logistics and the Mongolian logistics company Mongoltrans has signed a cooperation agreement, which will see the two companies representing each other in their respective markets.
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Hansaeng Express wins mining and refinery projects

February 8 - February 8 - South Korea's Hansaeng Express Co has is handling the transport of Volvo excavators from Masan, Korea to Yangon, Myanmar. The contract runs until December 31, 2010.
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Vancouver port projects strong 2010

February 5 - February 5 - Larry Paulson, executive director of the port of Vancouver USA forecast a return to growth in 2010 following a year in which an increase in business from the wind energy industry helped offset losses elsewhere.
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Port of Mobile welcomes heavy lift barge crane thumbnail image

Port of Mobile welcomes heavy lift barge crane

February 5 - February 5 - From May 2010, the Alabama State Port Authority and Barnhart Crane & Rigging will provide heavy lift barge crane services to cargo customers at the Port of Mobile.
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Boskalis offer too low say some Smit shareholders thumbnail image

Boskalis offer too low say some Smit shareholders

February 5 - February 5 - According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, in an open letter to Smit management, holders of 7.2 percent of the company's outstanding shares have expressed their dissatisfaction with Boskalis' EUR62.50 per share bid.
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Inchcape up for sale?

February 4 - February 4 - According to a report in the Financial Times, the investment arm of Dubai World has put Inchcape Shipping Services up for sale.
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GAC corporate academy enters new phase

February 4 - February 4 - The GAC Corporate Academy (GCA) has entered the next stage of its evolution with the launch of its new 'E-Learning 2.0' platform - 'by GCA, for GAC'.
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Record crowd for Breakbulk Asia

February 3 - February 3 - The global recession appears to have had little impact on the 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition that took place last week at the Suntec Convention & Exposition Centre in Singapore.
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US Customs begins to enforce 10+2 security filing rules

February 2 - February 2 - Readers are remined that the Importer Security Filing, or 10+2 rule, came into effect last week and demands that shippers and carriers submit to US Customs and Border Protection 12 pieces of information not included in the cargo manifest to h
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Multimodal well booked in advance thumbnail image

Multimodal well booked in advance

February 1 - February 1 - One of the UK's younger freight logistics events, Multimodal, expects to increase visitor numbers and exhibitors as the western world emerges from recession.
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ALE handles splitter and deisobutanizer thumbnail image

ALE handles splitter and deisobutanizer

February 1 - February 1 - ALE Heavylift has successfully handled the transport of a 47 metre long splitter weighing 96 tonnes and a 62 metre long deisobutanizer weighing 156 tonnes for Sines Refinery, Petrogal's largest production plant in Portugal.
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Niedersachsen seaports bid farewell to a tough year thumbnail image

Niedersachsen seaports bid farewell to a tough year

February 1 - February 1 - In 2009, Seaports of Niedersachsen handled 52,420 million tonnes of cargo and despite falling volumes in certain sectors, managing director Andreas Bullwinkel said that the group remains cautiously optimistic in regards to expectations for 20
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GAC names new MDs in Thailand and Abu Dhabi thumbnail image

GAC names new MDs in Thailand and Abu Dhabi

February 1 - February 1 - The GAC Group has named industry veterans Mark Delaney and Ronnie Knowles as managing directors of its operations in Thailand and Abu Dhabi, respectively.
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Fairstar wins Aussie contracts

February 1 - February 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a USD9.5 million contract with Thiess Pty Ltd to provide the transportation of a Jack-Up Barge from Rotterdam to Melbourne, Australia in August 2010 and then return the Jack-Up Barge to Rotterdam in early 2
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HLPFI awards launched

February 1 - February 1 - HLPFI is celebrating excellence in the heavy lift and project forwarding industry with the launch of our first awards.
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