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Sectors News from December 2010

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ACL to order ships in 2011

December 31 - December 31 - Atlantic Container Line is reported to be ready to order new ships in 2011 to replace its aging fleet of five ro-ro vessels operating between North America and North Europe.
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Cargo network adds Moroccan member

December 31 - December 31 - Fast Global Logistics based in Casablanca has been appointed as a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Morocco representing the service categories: heavy haulage, crane operators and export packers.
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ABS offers guide for offshore wind turbine installations

December 30 - December 30 - Classification society ABS has released a Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Wind Turbine Installations, which addresses design considerations for the bottom founded support structure of an offshore wind turbine situated in tropical st
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IMO records 27 ship robberies in West African region

December 30 - December 30 - Local media reports based on International Maritime Organisation (IMO) information suggest that there were 27 incidents involving piracy and armed robbery against ships engaged in international shipping within the first to third quarters of
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Damco hires Europe COO

December 30 - December 30 - Damco Europe has a new chief operations officer, Charles van der Steene.
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GPLN adds two more

December 30 - December 30 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is ending 2010 on a high note with the appointment of new members in Egypt and Brazil.
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China Navigation orders eight MPVs

December 29 - December 29 - The China Navigation Company Pte (CNCo), the deep sea shipping arm of the Swire group, has ordered eight multipurpose vessels each of 31,000 dwt and valued at a total of USD300 million, to be bulit at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co Ltd (Ouhu
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Sri Lankan freight company considers expansion

December 29 - December 29 - Sri Lankan freight forwarder FPS Lanka is considering setting up offices in the new southern port of Hambantota and in eastern Trincomalee harbour to handle an anticipated influx of cargo flows for post-war reconstruction.
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Steder Group handles dredging equipment

December 28 - December 28 - Steder Group from The Netherlands, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has successfully demobilised and returned dredging equipment from Trapani in Italy to Zeebrugge in Belgium.
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Three up for ALE

December 28 - December 28 - ALE has completed a brace of jobs in the last few days.
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Allport merges with CS Logistics

December 24 - December 24 - Allport, one of the UK's largest freight forwarding and logistics companies, is merging with CS Logistics Holdings Limited, the parent company of Cargo Services Far East Limited, and based in Hong Kong and China.
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Note from the HLPFI Team

December 24 - December 24 - Greetings dear readers from a freezing cold south of England. It being so close to Christmas, we do not intend to tax readers with a great deal of professional reading today.
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Intermax delivers welding machine

December 23 - December 23 - InterMax Logistics Solution (ITM), a Chinese member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, recently accomplished the delicate transport of a high technology welding machine from the UK to Taishan in Guangdong Province.
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Liebherr celebrates milestone delivery

December 23 - December 23 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr is celebrating the delivery of its 300th LTM 1500-8.1, described by the company as the most successful telescopic crane of its class, anywhere in the world.
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Konecranes agrees refinancing package

December 22 - December 22 - Konecranes has signed a new EUR200 million (USD262 million) five-year Revolving Credit Facility with its core relationship banks.
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Lerwick starts next development phase

December 22 - December 22 - In Scotland, Lerwick Port Authority's continuing development of its harbour is moving into the next phase following the award of a GBP4.6 million (USD7.12 million) contract to create a new berth and related improvements at Greenhead Base.
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WWPC quartet teams up for Turkmen contract

December 22 - December 22 - CNC Freight Services of Malaysia as lead contractor, and DGT Logistics of Turkmenistan as the local contractor in country, has worked with two other members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) on a logistics contract for a Malaysia co
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Turners Shipping joins BDP Global Network

December 22 - December 22 - Turners Shipping (Pty) Ltd from South Africa has become a Premium Partner in the BDP Global Network - an alliance of small to mid-sized logistics companies.
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines takes the honours at Frankfurt

December 21 - December 21 - Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has presented AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) with its 'Best Cargo Performer 2010' award after the airline increased its freight volume through Frankfurt Airport by nearly 50 percent.
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Refinery shipment for Delta Maritime

December 21 - December 21 - Delta Maritime, a Greek-based member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) networks, has handled the shipment of a module through Thessaloniki port destined for the Hellenic Petroleum's refinery on the
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NTN EST AS joins GPLN

December 20 - December 20 - NTN EST AS is the latest member to join the Global Projects Logistics Network (GPLN) and becomes a member for Estonia.
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VGG Transports 57 nacelles from Bilbao to Salvador

December 20 - December 20 -Vasco Gallega Group, the Spanish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has organised the transport of 57 windmill nacelles from Bilbao in Spain to Salvador in Brazil, providing export customs clearance, heavy lift handling of the
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First customer for Traxon Europe in Russia

December 20 - December 20 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has become Traxon Europe's first customer in Russia after the two companies signed an agreement for the provision of cargo information services.
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Agility wins Asian Aerospace contract

December 20 - December 20 - Agility has won the contract to provide all on-site logistics services at Asian Aerospace 2011 in Hong Kong, managing the movement and positioning of large and sensitive aviation and aerospace exhibits that require specialized handling and e
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HLPFI correspondent named environmental journalist of the year

December 20 - December 20 - The Seahorse Club has named HLPFI correspondent, Phil Hastings as Environmental Journalist of the Year in an award sponsored by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and presented by Jonathan Spampinato, senior manager, Global External Communicatio
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GTL joins Pacific Power Logistics network

December 17 - December 17 - Goods Transporter Logistics (GTL), an international freight forwarder and logistics provider based in Cambodia, has joined the Pacific Power Logistics network
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Balnak hits 25 percent growth in 2010

December 17 - December 17 - Turkish transport operator Balnak Lojistik is closing 2010 with a performance which exceeds budgetary targets says president of the board of directors, L
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American Commercial Lines goes Platinum

December 16 - December 16 - Further to our report on November 30, shareholders have approved the acquisition of American Commercial Lines (ACL) by an affiliate of Platinum Equity by an 80 percent margin.
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Braemar Seascope strengthens its research team

December 16 - December 16 - Braemar Seascope has added a new research manager to its London-based research team with the appointment of Mark Williams, a highly regarded economist and consultant.
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DB Schenker opens in Bern

December 16 - December 16 - DB Schenker Logistics will be operational in Bern from the beginning of next year with an office that will initially specialise in global air and ocean freight forwarding.
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Australia is still a prime market say Volga-Dnepr

December 16 - December 16 - Rules which came into force in Australia in September with the aim of preventing 'marginally noise-compliant' aircraft from flying in or out of the country's main airport - see page 21 of HLPFI Issue 16 - do not appear to be having a major i
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Weather fails to delay windmill blade delivery

December 14 - December 14 - Fierce snow showers failed to stop freight forwarders Maxlines of Taiwan and Shanghai Ocean Knight Shipping of Shanghai from delivering a set of three windmill blades to a site in Mongolia.
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NE Teesport in UK stays open despite heavy snowfall

December 14 - December 14 - In the UK, Teesport has remained 'open for business' in spite of being located on the North East coast, one of the areas hardest hit by the snow fall that has swept the country over the last two weeks.
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Reel deal for Tuscor Lloyds

December 13 - December 13 - Tuscor Lloyds, the UK-based heavy lift specialist freight forwarder and shipping agent, recently undertook the movement of a large cable reel on behalf of a large shipping agent in Scotland.
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Back to the classroom at Breakbulk Asia

December 13 - December 13 - Next month's third annual Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition in Singapore is offering two opportunities for industry professionals to brush up their training or to acquire new skills that can lead to accreditation and form
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Ahlers moves filtration systems

December 9 - December 9 - Ahlers Belgium and Ahlers China worked together to move 2,100 tonnes of filtration systems from Wuhan, via Nantong to Blyth in the UK.
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GAC expands UK network

December 8 - December 8 - Sheffield has given a rousing welcome to the latest addition to the GAC Logistics UK network, which has opened its doors for business in the city.
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Maximus takes the plaudits

December 7 - December 7 - Maximus Air Cargo was a winner at the Aviation Business Awards 2010, held recently at Emirates Palace Hotel.
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SC&RA sets date for specialized transportation symposium

December 7 - December 7 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will host its annual Specialized Transportation Symposium in Indianapolis between March 2-4, 2011 with more than 300 specialized carriers, state and federal government officials, research
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Amarcon confirms RollDock order

December 7 - December 7 - Amarcon has confirmed that RollDock has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard for its newbuild multipurpose heavy lift vessel, RollDock Sea which is due to be delivered soon. This vessel is a sister ship of RollDock Sun - pictured below - which has been in
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Trade associations team up to fight against overweight containers

December 6 - December 6 - The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port
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Every (snow) cloud has a silver lining, says Air Charter Service thumbnail image

Every (snow) cloud has a silver lining, says Air Charter Service

December 6 - December 6 - With the UK caught in the middle of wintery conditions that are playing havoc with all modes of transport, Air Charter Service says that icy road conditions, and the closure of many major UK airports, has meant that aircraft charters for time
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BIMCO publishes advance cargo declaration clauses

December 2 - December 2 - Two new standard clauses to address the impending EU Rules on advance cargo declaration which are due to come into force on 1 January 2011 have been issued by BIMCO.
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Forwarders says Nigerian cargo fee is unjustified

December 2 - December 2 - Nigerian Ports Authority's (NPA) introduction of the cargo tracking note (CTN) system to bolster cargo security and safety is a continuing source of controversy amid claims that the system is having "dire consequences" on the country's import
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US plans more sanctions against IRISL

December 2 - December 2 - The US Treasury Department has announced sanctions against eight more Iranian shipping companies and four executives.
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