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Scan Brasil to be auctioned

November 30 - November 30 - Advertisements placed in the specialist shipping media indicate that Scanscot Shipping's Scan Brasil which is currently under arrest in Durban Harbour will be sold by means of a judicial public auction.
Views: 455
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CP Rail breaks its own record in heavy weight shipments

November 30 - November 30 - CP Rail has undertaken the heaviest direct single-line rail cargo in the history of the railway with the movement of two 300 tonne transformers moved from Europe to Lethbridge, Alberta.
Views: 353
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Help shape the contents of our next issue

November 30 - November 30 - The 17th edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, which should be landing on your desks over the next few days, delivers a comprehensive update of the latest developments in the over dimensional cargo business.
Views: 875
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Blue Water Shipping wins FPSO logistics work

November 29 - November 29 - Blue Water Shipping as been selected as the project freight forwarder to provide all logistics activities in connection with SBM Offshore's turnkey Cidade de Paraty Floating Storage, Production and Off-loading (FPSO) project.
Views: 469
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Air Charter Ltd unveils new look

November 29 - November 29 - A brand new look and feel for UK air charter company, Air Charter Ltd, is set to unveiled, led by a website redesign and updated branding which includes a new logo, website and corporate identity, giving Air Charter a fresh and contemporary
Views: 187
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D'Alessandro joins GPLN in Tunisia

November 29 - November 29 - The D'Alessandro Group of Companies has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) as its representative in Tunisia.
Views: 376
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PIL adds ships to West Africa multi-purpose service

November 26 - November 26 - Pacific International Lines (PIL) has confirmed reports that it has introduced four 17,500-dwt vessels, acquired secondhand from Schoeller Holdings of Germany, to the multi purpose service that it reintroduced earlier this year in the trade
Views: 691
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A loading almost too close to call

November 24 - November 24 - The transport of two 40 m coke drums from China to India by Beluga Sydney gave planners and mariners some very close calls as they moved almost 900 tonnes of equipment.
Views: 539
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Project cargo training reminder

November 24 - November 24 - Project forwarders can kick-start their employees' professional development next year by registering them for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management training course in Singapore from January 27-28, says the course develop
Views: 312
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Project network adds global link with Globalink

November 24 - November 24 - Project forwarding network, AOP Project Partners, has added the Globalink Logistics Group as a member across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
Views: 565
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Beluga reshapes its semi-liner services

November 23 - November 23 - Beluga Shipping has reshaped its semi-liner services to offer a "more customer-friendly approach" says the line, less than a year after the service commenced.
Views: 249
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Vanguard completes SA power station project

November 23 - November 23 - South African heavylift, transport and plant installation specialist Vanguard has completed a project for Eskom's Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town, Africa's only nuclear power station.
Views: 432
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Dockwise special meeting okays newbuilding investment

November 23 - November 23 - A Special General Meeting of Dockwise shareholders, held today in Amsterdam, has authorised a proposed rights issue to part-finance the investment in a newbuilding to serve the emerging demand for ocean transports of more than 100,000 tonnes
Views: 466
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New Indian line aims for growth

November 22 - November 22 - Established earlier this year, Mumbai-based shipping line, Kansa Maritime says that it intends to expand its current fleet of four ships to take advantage of opportunities in the project cargo sector.
Views: 376
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Boskalis raises earnings outlook and offers solution to pension issues

November 22 - November 22 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, a global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has reported that Q3 2010 trading has risen, thanks in part to its contested takeover of SMIT this year.
Views: 771
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Port Authority subsidiary APEC wins People Development Award

November 22 - November 22 - The Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre, (APEC) a subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, scooped the inaugural People Development award at the annual International Bulk Journal Awards held in London.
Views: 602
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Cement mix for Leo Global Logistics

November 19 - November 19 - Leo Global Logistics, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in Thailand, has successfully delivered nine consignments for a concrete batching facility, plus concrete mixer trucks and a cement silo with accessories from Laem Chabang
Views: 515
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Wind farm barge gets Liebherr crane

November 19 - November 19 - In a world first, Liebherr says that it has fitted a LTR 11200 telescopic crawler crane to the deck of a self-propelled jack-up barge for DBB Jack-up Services, a Danish offshore services provider.
Views: 250
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Teras and BBC JV established ... BBC Houston to fly US flag

November 19 - November 19 - Teras Cargo Transport (America), LLC, a full-service marine transport and logistics service provider and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, which delivers tailor-made shipping solutions for both heavy lift and project cargoes, have ent
Views: 638
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Handle with care: Allseas handles glass factory relocation

November 19 - November 19 - Glass is a commodity that certainly needs to be handled with care and Allseas Global Logistics showed its willingness to adhere to that rule during the recent relocation of a glass factory from Birmingham to Brazil.
Views: 859
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Markel International opens in Hong Kong and plans regional expansion

November 18 - November 18 - Markel International, the specialist insurer, is creating a service company in Hong Kong that will begin operating on 1 January 2011, from an office at Lee Gardens, and will provide underwriting services to the Hong Kong insurance market.
Views: 292
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ASB Logistics joins GPLN

November 18 - November 18 - A multi-million dollar Chinese freight forwarder is the latest company to join the fast-expanding project forwarder group Global Projects Logistics Network (GPLN) and comes with the recommendations of two GPLN members for project cargo shipp
Views: 366
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Lift and Shift India claims Indian heavylift record

November 18 - November 18 - A record-breaking movement of India's longest column transported by sea and land on Indian soil has taken place, claims Indian heavylift company, Lift & Shift India.
Views: 438
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Savannah deepening project marks major milestone

November 18 - November 18 - The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) has reached a major milestone with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releasing its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the public and agencies for review and comment.
Views: 327
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Denmark's Little Mermaid returns home

November 18 - November 18 - The statue of Denmark's famous fairy tale figure "The Little Mermaid" is now back home after her first ever journey abroad - to the Expo in Shanghai.
Views: 379
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Wind up in Wilmington

November 17 - November 17 - The first of four vessels carrying General Electric wind turbine blades arrived at the Port of Wilmington last week onboard Intermarine's Industrial Freedom.
Views: 193
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter names managers

November 17 - November 17 - After filling the post of general manager the Americas a few weeks ago, Lufthansa Cargo Charter has now also been appointed general managers for Asia Pacific as well as for the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
Views: 559
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New dawn for Shipping.dk

November 16 - November 16 - Shipping line Shipping.dk has introduced a new tweendecker into service and is seeking traffic for the new ship.
Views: 519
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Software to help safe securing of heavylift cargo

November 16 - November 16 - Dutch-based freight industry software house Global Cargo Care has introduced Visual Cargo Care, a new state-of-the-art software package for calculating acceleration forces, lashing and securing for loading of heavylift and project cargo.
Views: 254
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November 16 - November 16 - Project and heavylift forwarder Spedition K
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Prangl moves to power new heating plant

November 16 - November 16 - Austrian heavylift and project equipment provider Prangl has worked for six months on one of Austria's most important power plant projects this year.
Views: 424
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TBS given six week repayment holiday by lenders

November 16 - November 16 - TBS International has been given breathing space by its various lenders who will not be exercising their rights and remedies arising from TBS's failure to make principal payments when due. There will be no action against TBS from November 15
Views: 300
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Vegetable oil plant moved by Wilhelmsen Ships Service Brazil

November 16 - November 16 - A new department of Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Brazil which is gearing up rapidly to increasingly demanding cargo projects has successfully overseen the movement of an OOG shipment of a vertical conditioner to Russia.
Views: 406
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Decline in heavy lift activity lowers Tiong Woon results

November 15 - November 15 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has cited lower revenue contributions from its heavy lift and haulage, fabrication and engineering, marine transportation and trading segments as a factor in lower results for its 2010-2011 firs
Views: 590
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Grupo Libra marks 15 years as terminal concessionary at Port of Santos

November 15 - November 15 - Grupo Libra, the first private company to manage a sea terminal in Brazil and one of the country's largest sea terminal and international logistics operators, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the country's port services privatisation.
Views: 510
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ISAF Sailing World Championships sets sail with DB Schenker

November 15 - November 15 - The Sports Events team at Schenker Australia is moving approximately 350 boats and sailing equipment to Western Australia for the Perth International Regatta which will take place from 16 - 21 November 2010.
Views: 296
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SR International Logistics returns to GPLN

November 15 - November 15 - One of the first member companies of the Global Projects Logistics Network (GPLN) has returned to the fold, says the global network.
Views: 608
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Joint promotion for COSCOL and Rotterdam

November 15 - November 15 - The Cosco Shipping Company Limited (COSCOL) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) are jointly going to promote and raise the handling of steel and heavy lift cargo via the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 485
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It's the real thing as Hellmann puts the fizz into move

November 15 - November 15 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK is involved in shipping a Coca-Cola bottle washing machine from a brewery in Northampton to a new site in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, which sees the cargo being shipped in seven 40ft containers on three low-loade
Views: 409
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Pirates strike in Indian Ocean but leave empty-handed

November 15 - November 15 - As a British couple were celebrating being released after a year's captivity by Somali pirates, the Indian navy was foiling an attempt to hijack a heavylift ship and saving 14 crew members.
Views: 502
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SMIT hits EUR75 million

November 12 - November 12 - SMIT's net profit for the period until 30 September 2009 amounts to EUR75.1 million (USD112.24 million).
Views: 622
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service moves 11 tonne rudder

November 12 - November 12 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service moved a new 11 tonne rudder and stock literally across the world when one of Pacifica Shipping's fleet damaged its rudder.
Views: 362
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Flying fish (cages)

November 12 - November 12 - Helirig, a helicopter service company which specialises in transport and installation flights lifting up to a maximum of five tonnes, has handled the lift and positioning of cages for cultivating farmed salmon from their point of assembly to
Views: 383
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DLogg records linear acceleration data

November 12 - November 12 - A new rugged self-contained data recorder, recording linear acceleration, rotational velocity and tilt angles at 50 Hz frequency has been launched.
Views: 359
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Intermarine outlines investments

November 12 - November 12 - Intermarine plans to buy up to 15 new vessels by 2012, raising up to USD150 million with the help of its new Asset Management Platform (AMP).
Views: 694
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SBS Worldwide and Blue Water Shipping sign agency agreement

November 12 - November 12 - SBS Worldwide and Blue Water Shipping have signed an agency agreement which covers all sea and air freight activities between the Nordic countries and the USA for general cargo, strengthening the global network for both forwarders and also h
Views: 471
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A monumental job for Yarbrough

November 11 - November 11 - North Carolina's Yarbrough Transfer Company is performing a significant project for the North Carolina Granite Corp., moving approximately 70 granite blocks from Mount Airy, NC to Jersey City, NJ.
Views: 470
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Yet another conference planned

November 11 - November 11 - The news that Lloyd's List DCN has scheduled a breakbulk and project cargo conference between May 16 - 17th in Perth, leaves us wondering just how many of these events this industry can sustain.
Views: 659
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Project cargo terminal software launched

November 10 - November 10 - Seattle-based software house Tideworks Technology has released Mainsail Vanguard, its next-generation terminal operating system (TOS), which has applications for project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift terminal operations.
Views: 403
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Q3 results boosted by cargo mix and efficiencies

November 10 - November 10 - Shipping group Wilh. Wilhelmsen (WW) has recorded a significant increase in operating profit and total income for Q3 2010 and credits "an improved cargo mix and operational efficiencies" as key drivers behind the solid results, says the grou
Views: 585
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DB Schenker to handle 2011 Avalon Airshow

November 9 - November 9 - Since 1992, Schenker Australia Pty Ltd has been the official logistics provider and exclusive onsite handling agent for the Australian International Airshow. Every two years this impressive event takes place and attracts attention from nation
Views: 371
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Battle over Idaho permits rumbles on

November 9 - November 9 - The Associated Press has reported that residents along US Highway 12 have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to conduct formal hearings before issuing any special permits allowing oil companies to transport huge loads of refinery equip
Views: 312
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Project training includes Breakbulk Asia exhibition pass

November 9 - November 9 - A complimentary free pass to the exhibit hall during the 3rd Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre will be provided to students attending the Certificate of Achievement in Pr
Views: 441
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Logwin opens in Perth

November 8 - November 8 - Logwin has opened a new office in Perth, expanding the company's countrywide and regional network and providing additional support and services to customers in economically vibrant Western Australia.
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Cargo Associations come together to form industry advisory group

November 8 - November 8 - The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) have agreed to work towards the formatio
Views: 159
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Dockwise new ship to cater for cargoes of 100,000 tonnes

November 8 - November 8 - Subject to approval by a Special General Meeting of shareholders to authorise the proposed USD100 million rights issue to part-finance the investment, Dockwise Ltd has announced its intention to commission a newbuild vessel to serve the emerg
Views: 369
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OOCL steps forward to support forwarders awards

November 8 - November 8 - Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has signed up to become the final category sponsor of the British International Freight Association's Freight Service Awards 2010.
Views: 483
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TIACA take off for Maximus Air Cargo

November 5 - November 5 - At this week's TIACA Forum 2010 in Amsterdam, Maximus Air Cargon announced the launch of a new suite of ACMI and charter services.
Views: 309
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Uniship launches dedicated service between Brazil and Houston

November 5 - November 5 - Uniship has launched Houston Express Services, which according to company director, Renato Nunes da Silva, is designed to meet the growing demand for logistics solutions for the export of oversized and overweight loads.
Views: 510
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ALE and C.A.T.T. combine forces

November 4 - November 4 - An agreement has been reached for ALE (Abnormal Load Engineering), a specialist in heavy lift handling and C.A.T.T (Chartering and Transportation Company of Tunisia), member of the CEE Network, to set up a joint venture to act in the field of
Views: 448
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Alabama lifting solutions workshop soon

November 4 - November 4 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is one of the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place early next month from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
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FIATA to present forwarders' perspective at TIACA's Air Cargo Forum

November 3 - September 3 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has accepted an invitation from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to give a forwarders' perspective on logistics and supply chain issues at TIACA's 25th In
Views: 576
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Heavy lift and project cargo ports bring fresh air to the industry

November 3 - November 3 - In January 2011, under the auspices of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) will introduce the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), an international standard for calculating emissions
Views: 700
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GPLN adds to Indian network

November 3 - November 3 - Navigators Logistics Pvt. Ltd. has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
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Vanguard develops new configuration for Metso move

November 3 - November 3 - Heavy lift and plant relocation specialist, Vanguard, has successfully completed the transportation of three crystallisers from Metso's manufacturing yard to the Durban harbour quayside using a brand new trailer configuration.
Views: 437
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All eyes on Amsterdam for air cargo show

November 2 - November 2 - Billed as the world's biggest international air cargo exhibition, Amsterdam will be hosting the 25th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition (ACF) starting today and organised every other year by The International Air Cargo Association (TI
Views: 496
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Braemar Marine merger into Braemar Falconer

November 2 - November 2 - Braemar Shipping Services plc announced yesterday the merger of subsidiary Braemar Marine into the existing survey and risk control operations of Braemar Falconer.
Views: 664
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Konecranes expands Moroccan company

November 2 - November 2 - Konecranes has acquired 100 percent of the shares in port crane service and modernisation company Techniplus S.A.R.L. in Morocco which has 120 employees and net sales of EUR7 million (2009) (USD9.7 million). The value of the acquisition has n
Views: 569
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Air charter oils the wheels of crew change

November 2 - November 2 - One of the main factors that create success in offshore oil and gas development is the safe and timely movement of staff and equipment.
Views: 353
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Steder Group returns giant hammer set from the UK

November 2 - November 2 - Rhoon, Netherlands-based Steder Group has built on is success in moving a giant hammer to the UK in March, 2010 by organising the return of the equipment to The Netherlands.
Views: 460
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PD Ports shows delicate touch

November 1 - November 1 - Moving 75 tonne nacelle units from a ship to a specialist vehicle took some delicate touches from PD Ports' stevedoring team at the Port of Immingham.
Views: 387
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Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International - Media Kit 2011

November 1 - November 1 - HLPFI Media Kit 2011 is now ready for download. We endeavour to continue our work in putting out cutting-edge industry reports and articles and look forward to all our community members for continued support.
Views: 297
UK forwarders warn against knee-jerk reaction to air cargo security thumbnail image

UK forwarders warn against knee-jerk reaction to air cargo security

November 1 - November 1 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders and other cargo interests, says that whilst the UK Government is likely to review all aspects of air cargo security following the incident a
Views: 439
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No bridge too far

November 1 - November 1 - Holland Moving & Rigging Supplies has developed a hydrostatically driven module initially designed for transporting 272 tonne bridge tub girders.
Views: 332

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