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US reviews 100 percent scanning proposal

July 30 - July 30 - Earlier this week, a bill was presented to the US Senate that would amend current legislation on mandatory scanning of US container imports at origin to make the requirements more workable.
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Abu Dhabi awards building works contract

July 30 - July 30 - Abu Dhabi Ports Company has awarded of an AED 1.03 billion contract to a joint venture between ED Zublin AG and Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting for its flagship Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project.
Views: 279
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DHL gets all salty in Australia

July 29 - July 29 - DHL Global Forwarding has become the logistics partner of a new EUR 2.4 billion (USD 3.8 billion) desalination plant to be built on the southern coast of Australia.
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Huge semi-submersible barge returns to the market

July 29 - July 29 - Fairmount Marine has confirmed that the Gavea Lifter, which it owns and operates, has left Rio de Janeiro after three years on charter where she had been used to drydock drill ships, semi-submersible drilling rigs and jack-up rigs.
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NYK brings winds of change to ro-ro project cargoes

July 28 - July 28 - Through the application of an innovative new loading system, NYK Line (Deutschland) GmbH was recently able to ship four moulds for wind turbine blades, each measuring up to 800 cu m and 50 m in length, which is approximately twice the size of th
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TT Club continues support for FIATA's training initiative

July 28 - July 28 - FIATA has revealed the names of the four regional finalists who will be competing for the title of Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year 2010 and a prize that includes hands-on training experience at one of TT Club's regional centres
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Air cargo demand rises by more than a quarter

July 28 - July 28 - Air cargo demand jumped by more than a quarter in June compared with a year ago according to a monthly report from IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
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Brace for Bisso

July 27 - July 27 - Houston-based energy and maritime support services company Bisso Marine has been involved in two recent heavy lifts involving more than 750 tonnes of shipping using one of its derrick barges.
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Congestion in Damman

July 27 - July 27 - The Saudi Arabian port of Dammam is seeing such severe congestion that shipping lines are considering bypassing the port, according to local media reports.
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Logistics summit builds business bridges across Africa

July 27 - July 27 - Recognising the potentiality for business growth and partnerships in Africa is the key theme of the annual African Logistics Summit from March 10-12, next year, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service on the move in Dubai

July 26 - July 26 - After 28 years on Dubai Creek, Wilhelmsen Ships Service has moved to new office premises in Dubai, closer to Jebel Ali Port and the newly opened Dubai World Central, which is set to be the world's largest integrated sea and air logistics hub.
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Baltic port investment for DB Schenker

July 26 - July 26 - DB Schenker Rail Polska is investing approximately EUR22.5 million (USD29.1 million) in expanding its facilities at the Szczecin and Swinoujscie Baltic Sea ports.
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G'day as Aussie mining plant shipped to DRC

July 26 - July 26 - An Australian gold processing plant purchased by Canadian mining company Banro for dismantling and reassembly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has begun arriving on site in the DRC.
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Brazil to host 2011 project cargo network meeting

July 26 - July 26 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, is to hold its annual conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest city, in June next year.
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Fairstar says new standards feature in tenders

July 23 - July 23 - Tender documents require ever more information about a company's standards of safety and environmental sensitivity during heavy lift transport projects, says Fairstar Heavy Transport.
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Dockwise sells Enterprise

July 23 - July 23 - Dockwise has sold the so-called type-IV vessel, Enterprise to optimise the composition of the company's fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes.
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Escalators take a ride with Logwin

July 23 - July 23 - International logistics company, Logwin handling the carriage of escalators and elevators to South Africa for ThyssenKrupp Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) which is constructing the Gautrain rapid transit railway - one of the most significant infrastru
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CMA CGM transports boarding bridges for Malaga Airport

July 23 - July 23 - CMA CGM has shipped six airport boarding bridges aboard CMA CGM Chopin from Chiwan in China to Valencia in Spain on its Mediterranean Express (MEX) service linking Asia to the Mediterranean.
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Fairmount sets record under Heerema contract

July 23 - July 23 - Under contract to Heerema Marine Contractors, Fairmount Alpine and Fairmount Sherpa towed the SSCV Balder from Trinidad to West Africa at a record breaking speed.
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Dockwise wins contracts worth USD45 million

July 22 - July 22 - Dockwise Ltd has been awarded four contracts for heavy marine transport projects that include an FPSO, two jack-up rigs and a power barge.
Views: 188
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Beluga adds financial partner

July 22 - July 22 - Beluga Shipping has taken onboard a strong partner, the American investment company Oaktree Capital Management LP (OCM) which will invest and provide financing for the project and heavy lift shipping company's strategic growth.
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Donjon Towing enjoys bullish project business

July 21 - July 21 - New Jersey-based tug boat operator Donjon Marine has reported a bullish period of recent marine transportation projects activity despite the economic troubles facing much of the shipping industry.
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GAC names president to head Houston energy arm

July 21 - July 21 - GAC Energy and Marine Services (GEMS), a subsidiary of the GAC Shipping (USA), has appointed Carlos Arrieta as its new president to drive the growth of its integrated logistics services for the oil, gas, marine and mining sectors.
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Chapman Freeborn helps Kyrgyzstan refugees

July 21 - July 21 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has delivered over 1,000 tonnes of aid cargo in support of the humanitarian efforts in Southern Kyrgyzstan.
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Heavy lift shipment shows off barge capabiities

July 21 - July 21 - Robert Wynn and Sons has delivered two 235 tonne calendres (heat exchangers) to the French port of Dielette using the company's heavy lift barge, Terra Marique under contract to SDV Industrial Projects.
Views: 270
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Megatranz Transportes oils wheels of Brazilian industry

July 20 - July 20 - Brazilian heavy lift and project forwarder Megatranz Transportes has completed the international door-to-door transportation of two 473 tonne reactors and two 245 tonne columns for a leading Brazilian oil and gas project.
Views: 236
Agility Expands Presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam thumbnail image

Agility Expands Presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 19 - July 19 - In Vietnam, Agility, which claims strong capabilities in project logistics activities, has relocated to a new modern facility in Ho Chi Minh City located close to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Views: 253
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DB Schenker moves HQ to Frankfurt

July 19 - July 19 - The Deutsche Bahn corporation said that DB Schenker, the transportation and logistics division of Deutsche Bahn, is to bundle its management functions in Frankfurt am Main.
Views: 175
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Agility kicks off fund-raising for Lebanese cancer charity

July 19 - July 19 - Some 300 Lebanese fans of the beautiful game were able to enjoy the recent World Cup final at an outdoor screening of the final match at the Sin el Fil Stadium in Beirut thanks to leading global logistics provider Agility.
Views: 234
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Latest Drewry report published

July 16 - July 16 - After a 19 percent drop in demand for multi-purpose vessels (MPVs) in 2009, owners and managers will experience uncertainty in 2010 but growth should start to pick up from next year, continuing steadily at least until 2014.
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GPLN adds to Nigerian network

July 16 - July 16 - Lagos-based Worldwide Premier Logistics Solution Nigeria Limited has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 257
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SRT on track for success at RICA annual conference

July 16 - July 16 - Houston-based Specialised Rail Transport (SRT) attended and exhibited at the 2010 RICA (Rail Industry Contractors Association Annual) Conference in Henderson, Nevada and enjoyed two special industry presentations from organisers.
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Assessing the impact of the new offshore oil moratorium

July 15 - July 15 - The specific impact on the project cargo business of the Obama administration's new moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is difficult to predict, but some have said it could result in the loss of 3,000 to 6,000 Louisia
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Barcelona hosts successful conferences

July 15 - July 15 - The WCA family says that the two conferences it held last month in conjunction with the port of Barcelona were a resounding success, writes Alice Davidson.
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Largest aircraft yet for Dubai World Central

July 14 - July 14 - An Antonov 124-100, owned by Maximus Air Cargo, has become the largest civilian aircraft to land at the recently launched Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport, writes Alice Davidson.
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Sepehrun Tarabar's unique move

July 13 - July 13 - Sepehrun Tarabar International Transport, the exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Iran, has handled the shipment of two out of guage transporters used in port environments, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 208
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DC Logistics plants for the future

July 13 - July 13 - HLPFI salutes Brazilian forwarder, DC Logistics Brasil, for an interesting environmental initiative undertaken recently.
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WWPC off to Mumbai

July 13 - July 13 - In acknowledgement of the booming industrial projects market in India, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) will hold its 11th annual membership conference in Mumbai, from the 27th-29th January 2011 at the ITC Grand Central Hotel, writes Alic
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BDP acquisition in Spain will handle project cargoes

July 12 - July 12 - Whilst project cargoes are not the main competency of BDP International's recently acquired Spanish company Euromodal SA, Arnie Bornstein executive director - Marketing & Corporate Communications said that the company's project logistics arm wil
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Dockwise completes first float-over

July 12 - July 12 - After nearly two years, Dockwise has completed the first of two float-overs for the Vyborg Project in Korea, writes Alice Davidson.
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CEE adds to African network

July 12 - July 12 - Worldwide Premier Logistics Solution, Nigeria, has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 269
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Advance energises Mitsubishi power shipments

July 12 - July 12 - Building on a working relationship that spans almost 40 years, Istanbul-based Advance International Transport has moved two consignments of cooling plant modules for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).
Views: 246
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Toll Group on acquisition trail

July 9 - July 9 - Integrated logistics company, Toll Group is continuing on the acquisition trial and is acquiring WT Sea Air Group (WT) and Genesis Forwarding Group (Genesis), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 299
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Port Corpus Christi promotes controller

July 9 - July 9 - Port Corpus Christi has promoted Dennis DeVries to director of finance, to replace Daniel Hodgkins, chief financial officer, who has retired, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 186
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BaltShip expands offshore logistics

July 9 - July 9 - Denmark-based, international project logistics company, BaltShip A/S, will continue its expansion by opening a new sales office in Lind
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Project cargo training focuses on competitive advantages

July 8 - July 8 - Specialist training designed to deliver competitive advantages through higher levels of reliability and service by project cargo managers will be available as part of the education component for attendees at the 21st Annual Breakbulk Americas Tra
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Felbermayr adds senior manager

July 8 - July 8 - As a result of the company's Europe-wide expansion, specialist transport, lifting and civil engineering company Felbermayr has promoted Christoph N
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GPLN extends Italian coverage

July 8 - July 8 - Italian company Marimed has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 274
New MD for Coyne Airways in Dubai thumbnail image

New MD for Coyne Airways in Dubai

July 8 - July 8 - Coyne Airways has appointed Darrin Quern as managing director of its hub operation in Dubai, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 273
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COSCOL strengthens Dutch team

July 7 - July 7 - China Overseas Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has strengthened its management team in Rotterdam.
Views: 348
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GPLN adds to Indian network

July 7 - July 7 - Mumbai-based Seatech Shipping & Projects has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 294
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Magnificent seven for Chapman Freeborn

July 7 - July 7 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Inc has delivered seven skimmer boats to help tackle the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 221
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Felbermayr moves gas turbine

July 6 - July 6 - As the impressive photographs show, the transport of a 302 tonne gas turbine by Felbermayr earlier this year required some innovative logistics work and collective action by the company's employees in Bucharest, Linz and Wels.
Views: 139
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PPG success in Antwerp

July 6 - July 6 - Heavy lift project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group concluded a successful annual conference in Antwerp recently.
Views: 244
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Hat-trick for GPLN

July 6 - July 6 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has introduced several more member offices, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 371
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ALE Heavylift Ib

July 5 - July 5 - A duo of dock-related projects has been undertaken by ALE Heavylift Ib
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First heavy cargo and equipment exhibition takes shape

July 5 - July 5 - One month since plans were unveiled for the 1st Heavy Cargo & Equipment Exhibition in Macao from 16-17th March 2011, the organisers have announced that Rickmers Linie, Beluga Shipping and SE Shipping have already signed up to exhibit at the event
Views: 167
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Equipment double for Dutch experts

July 5 - July 5 - Steder Group has relocated heavy construction machinery from the Middle East to Europe, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 241
Liebherr looks to 3,000 tonne crawler crane thumbnail image

Liebherr looks to 3,000 tonne crawler crane

July 2 - July 2 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr-Werk is currently constructing the LR 13000 model crawler crane which the company claims "ushers in a whole new dimension in size for crawler cranes of conventional design."
Views: 101
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Four Winds blows to a new HQ in Jeddah

July 2 - July 2 - Saudi Arabian full service forwarder and project cargo handler Four Winds Logistics, part of the Four Winds Group, is on the move. The member of the AOP Project Partner network has relocated to a new head office in Jeddah.
Views: 189
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Jumbo Offshore opens in Perth

July 2 - July 2 - With several deepwater projects successfully completed over the last few years and in recognition of the growth potential in South East Asia, Jumbo Offshore has opened a new Regional Office in Perth, Australia, headed by Sjoerd Meijer, business d
Views: 190
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Sarens' 3,200 tonne crane is a work in progress

July 1 - July 1 - Belgium-based crane manufacturer Sarens Group, working with California-based subsidiary Rigging International, is continuing to produce a 3,200 tonne capacity ring-based crane, the SGC 120 model, due to be available to customers early next year.
Views: 190
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Main anchor of the Jahre Viking/ Seawise Giant arrives in Hong Kong

July 1 - July 1 - A 36 ton anchor belonging to a historic ship, once the world's largest, has been transported by Wilhelmsen Ships Service from Gujarat and has just arrived in Hong Kong, to be placed as the centrepiece in the new Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
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