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Sectors News from May 2010

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Wartsila wins contract to power semi-sub

May 31 - May 31 - Wartsila, a leading ship power systems integrator, has signed a contract to deliver a ship power system for a 38,000 tonne semi-submersible heavy lift vessel for Chinese customer Zhejiang Share-ever Business Co., Ltd.
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Fair wind blows for project group members

May 31 - May 31 - A fair wind is blowing for members of the project cargo specialist network, the Project Professionals Group in the wind energy sector.
Views: 299
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SAL goes alone in Houston

May 28 - May 28 - Following the end of its agency agreement with Scan-Trans Houston earlier this month, SAL has joined forces with "K" Line in Houston and will open a new SAL USA office on June 1.
Views: 134
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Third new generation IL-76TD-90VD for Volga-Dnepr

May 27 - May 27 - A third new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter, built to order at the Tashkent Chkalov Aviation Factory, has joined Volga-Dnepr Airlines' fleet and successfully completed its first commercial flight on May 24th.
Views: 268
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BACA sees reginoal benefits from Heathrow runway decision

May 27 - May 27 - BACA, the Baltic Air Charter Association, says the decision by BAA to scrap plans for new runways at Heathrow and Stansted is unlikely to harm air charters and may, in fact, benefit the charter industry in the long run.
Views: 80
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Georgia's deepwater ports help state through recession

May 26 - May 26 - According to Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz, the results of a recent study confirm that Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtual
Views: 268
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DB Schenker offers new intermodal service

May 26 - May 26 - DB Schenker is connecting its road and rail services with a new DB SCHENKERhangartner service, offering a combination of rail and truck services from one source.
Views: 130
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Chapman Freeborn takes wing with Wings 24

May 26 - May 26 - Chapman Freeborn has launched Wings 24 - a comprehensive resource for airlines seeking fast, reliable ACMI sub-charter and outsourced flight support, including permits and aircraft fuelling services.
Views: 156
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Helicopter flies with Tuscor Lloyds

May 25 - May 25 - Tuscor Lloyds has completed the export of a helicopter from Europe to Mexico on behalf of a Mexican-based company which has an air chartering operation in North America.
Views: 213
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Kestrel celebrates Queens Award

May 25 - May 25 - Kestrel Liner Agencies celebrated receiving its Queens Award for Enterprise in style last night (writes a bleary eyed Oliver Ward) in the prestigious surroundings of London's Houses of Parliament.
Views: 217
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Intels Nigeria adds hybrid terminal truck

May 25 - May 25 - Intels Nigeria Ltd has added a pluggable hybrid electric terminal tractor (PHETT) into its operations fleet at the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in Nigeria.
Views: 266
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Antwerp to host breakbulk summit

May 24 - May 24 - The port of Antwerp will hold a breakbulk summit next month aimed at reinvigorating its presence in the general cargo sector following a significant decline in traffic in the past three years.
Views: 147
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New name and logo for AOP Project Partners

May 24 - May 24 - Air & Ocean Partners has decided to rename its specialist project forwarder network, 'Project Partners' to demonstrate its independence from the parent company which is also a general cargo network.
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AirBridgeCargo extends 747F network in Russia

May 24 - May 24 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its delivery network in Russia with the launch of a new weekly flight from Amsterdam to Yekaterinburg and a direct service from Frankfurt to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
Views: 196
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Logistics providers eye US wind power show

May 24 - May 24 - The 2010 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Conference in Dallas, Texas, May 23-26, 2010 is proving very interesting for project forwarders and others involved in the logistics of wind farm development.
Views: 206
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Hovercraft museum comes of age with red plaque

May 21 - May 21 - One of the United Kingdom's most historical and notable transport locations has been recognised by the award of a striking commemorative plaque to a museum in the south of England which now occupies the site.
Views: 239
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Heavy lift goes on line at St John

May 21 - May 21 - The Saint John Port Authority in Canada has launched a website to provide "one stop shopping for those looking to ship breakbulk and project cargo," says the authority.
Views: 220
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SC&RA Rigging Job of the Year Awards

May 20 - May 20 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has announced the winners of its 2010 Rigging Job of the Year Awards.
Views: 171
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Volga-Dnepr delivers TanDEM-X Satellite

May 20 - May 20 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the German TanDEM-X satellite to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of its planned launch into space in June 2010.
Views: 170
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Chapman Freeborn reacts to Deepwater Horizon spill

May 20 - May 20 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has coordinated a series of aircraft charters to New Orleans, USA, to help tackle the leak from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 172
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CLN's meeting logs on to business solutions

May 19 - May 19 - Combined Logistics Networks (CLN) members will have the opportunity to learn more about how to maximise new technologies within their marketing and branding strategies during their annual meeting in Bangkok from May 25-30, 2010.
Views: 156
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Agility refocuses to combat profit decline

May 19 - May 19 - According to chairman Tarek Sultan, Agility will increasingly focus on its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) division in the face of declining profitability over the course of the next four quarters.
Views: 305
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Fluor highlights South American potential

May 19 - May 19 - Fluor Chile logistics manager, Alex Azparrent kicked off the 5th Breakbulk Europe event on an optimistic note and said that it's an increasingly buoyant market in South America especially for mining and mineral exploitation. Ian Matheson reports
Views: 191
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Trying times for shipping, but not terminal

May 19 - May 19 - These might be trying times for heavy lift shipping lines, but they are not necessarily terminal. That's the view of Fred Bedford, a member of the board of Jumbo Shipping, speaking at the Breakbulk Europe event. Ian Matheson reports from Antwerp.
Views: 231
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Erickson Air-Crane in USD 75 million IPO move

May 18 - May 18 - Heavy-lift helicopter manufacturer and operator Erickson Air-Crane Inc has filed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) worth USD 75 million on the NASDAQ exchange in New York.
Views: 226
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Hamburg in modest Q1 cargo recovery

May 18 - May 18 - Figures released by the Port of Hamburg show that heavy lift cargo, as well as most conventional, non-grab cargo is increasingly being sidelined at the northern German gateway.
Views: 227
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Antwerp scores tank hat-trick

May 18 - May 18 - Brabo, the Port of Antwerp's heavy lift floating crane, was put to use handling three gas bullet tanks weighing 382 tonnes each on behalf of freight forwarder, MaxTrans.
Views: 228
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New SC&RA benefits programme announced

May 18 - May 18 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has launched a new Benefits Programme exclusively for its members, opening new options and reducing members' costs for healthcare and ancillary services.
Views: 67
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CapMan to invest in Havator

May 17 - May 17 - Finnish Institutional investor CapMan Buyout IX has taken a significant stake in the Havator Group, one of the Nordic region's leading suppliers of crane services, special transports, section assembly and harbour crane services.
Views: 310
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Chinese order for Converteam

May 17 - May 17 - China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd, (COOEC), the largest offshore engineering company in China for integrated services and a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), has awarded Converteam a contract valued in excess of GBP6
Views: 199
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Breakbulk Europe starts next week

May 14 - May 14 - Has the progress in the recovery of the breakbulk and project sectors been significant enough to return the industry to sustainable levels of shipping?
Views: 393
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Vanguard crane rises to the occasion

May 14 - May 14 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, has used its latest major capital investment - a GTK 1100 crane - to install a wind turbine as part of the first phase of the first commercial wind farm at Port Elizabeth.
Views: 286
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Norwegian office for GAC

May 14 - May 14 - GAC has opened its newest logistics office at Oslo International Airport viewing this as an ideal location to continue the expansion of the company's warehousing, logistics and air freight interests in the region.
Views: 239
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PPG flies high with Air Cargo Group in China

May 12 - May 12 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group has appointed international air freight wholesaler Air Cargo Group in China as a Project Support Member.
Views: 348
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Advance powers marine engine shipments

May 12 - May 12 - Advance International Transport is nearing the mid-way point of a significant contract to move engines to power eight 56,000 dwt multipurpose ships being constructed in Bulgaria.
Views: 337
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Something's cooking in Kitchen's

May 12 - May 12 - Kitchen's Crane & Equipment has immediate availability on a Royal Tractor Rig'N'Lift 40/60 forklift.
Views: 233
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Lower profit for Tiong Woon in third quarter

May 11 - May 11 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has announced a net profit after tax and non-controlling interest of SGD9.6 million (USD 7.1) for the third quarter of its financial year ended 31 March 2010 - an increase of 35 percent over the SGD7.1 mil
Views: 305
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TBS International Announces Amendments to its Credit Facilities

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has secured further amendments to its credit facilities with its syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America, its syndicate of lenders led by The Royal Bank of Scotland and its syndicate of lenders led by DVB Group Merchant Bank
Views: 149
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GAC Kuwait opens at Kuwait International Airport

May 10 - May 10 - GAC Kuwait has opened for business at the cargo terminal of the Kuwait International Airport and says that an airport location brings GAC closer to where the actual freight arrives.
Views: 156
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The Charter Store joins the AOP-network

May 10 - May 10 - Fort Lauderdale-based air charter brokerage, the Charter Store has joined the AOP Project Partners network as an associated member.
Views: 54
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TBS International Announces Amendments to its Credit Facilities

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has secured further amendments to its credit facilities with its syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America, its syndicate of lenders led by The Royal Bank of Scotland and its syndicate of lenders led by DVB Group Merchant Bank
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GAC Kuwait opens at Kuwait International Airport

May 10 - May 10 - GAC Kuwait has opened for business at the cargo terminal of the Kuwait International Airport and says that an airport location brings GAC closer to where the actual freight arrives.
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TBS sees improvements

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has seen a significant improvement to its results for the first quarter of 2010.
Views: 247
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New heavy cargo exhibition announced

May 7 - May 7 - US trade magazine, the American Journal of Transportation is partnering with the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) group to launch a new heavy cargo and equipment exhibition in Macao scheduled for March 16-17, 2
Views: 252
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Corpus Christi enhances wind turbine movements by rail

May 7 - May 7 - US Class-I rail services from the three major rail companies can now be offered at the Port of Corpus Christi to move wind turbine components following last week's move by Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSRof its their first wind tower tra
Views: 118
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Dollars to flow to Savannah Harbour improvements

May 7 - May 7 - Funding has been approved by the Georgia General Assembly for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), as well as significant infrastructure improvements, that will enhance access to the Port of Savannah and increase Georgia's role in global
Views: 303
Vanguard relocates automotive line from Indiana to South Africa thumbnail image

Vanguard relocates automotive line from Indiana to South Africa

May 7 - May 7 - South African project cargo forwarder Vanguard is completing a two-phase move for Benteler Automotive involving the complete relocation and installation of a hot forming line and 2,600 tonne Fagor press from Indiana, USA to a motor manufacturer in
Views: 153
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A slightly abnormal load of a different kind for ALS

May 6 - May 6 - A small but perfectly formed heavy lift movement with a difference, requiring the most delicate and gentlest of handling, saw the safe installation of Bethany Grace Peacock at an undisclosed location in the North of England.
Views: 182
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Clipper adds tonnage

May 6 - May 6 - ELMIRA Shipping and Trading has appointed Clipper Projects as commercial managers for MPP Shield, MPP Arrow and MPP Triumph.
Views: 212
GAC sets up specialist energy arm in Houston thumbnail image

GAC sets up specialist energy arm in Houston

May 5 - May 5 - GAC has strengthened its global energy and logistics network with the opening of GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS) in the maritime and energy hub of Houston.
Views: 275
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TPL introduces anti-corrosion product to Benelux

May 4 - May 4 - Belgian freight forwarder Transport & Project Logistics (TPL), involved in transport for turnkey projects in the field of oil and gas, power generation, mining and construction industries, has expanded its range of services to the heavy lift marke
Views: 241
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UAL launches express break-bulk service

May 4 - May 4 - Universal Africa Lines - South Africa (UAL-SA), a startup shipping line serving the West African oil and gas fields, ended its first year in bullish mood by opening an express breakbulk service from South Africa to call directly on Nigeria, says H
Views: 164
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ALE and hearty as lifting record is set

May 4 - May 4 - UK-based ALE, the global heavy transport and lifting company, has successfully completed the inaugural lift of its new Terex Demag CC8800-1 crane.
Views: 177
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Seven up for GPLN

May 4 - May 4 - Rio de Janeiro played host to the seventh global meeting of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the specialist group for independent project forwarding and project chartering companies.
Views: 153

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