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Metro Ports promotes Johnson

January 31 - January 31 - Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., has promoted Brian Johnson to vice president of business development from director of strategic analysis and contracts.
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GPLN says technical seminar a huge success

January 31 - January 31 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) recently completed its first technical training course after Breakbulk Asia in Singapore, conducted by Gert J. Vos, a twenty plus year industry expert and was attended by 53 delegates from several c
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Update on Beluga Nomination piracy

January 31 - January 31 - Over the weekend, Beluga Shipping has announced that two crewmen from the pirated Beluga Nomination have been found safe and as well as can expected on the ship's freefall lifeboat.
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WWPC digs deep for charity

January 29 - January 29 - Members of the World Wide Project Consortium raised USD 5,000 for charity at the network's annual conference, currently taking place in Mumbai.
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SC&RA celebrates 15-year partnership with NBIS

January 28 - January 28 - January marks the 15th anniversary of a partnership between the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and Atlanta-based NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS).
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Cargolux to appeal against EU price fixing fine

January 27 - January 27 - Main deck cargo airline Cargolux Airlines International is to appeal against the European Union's EUR79.9 million (USD109.3 million) fine for participating in an international price fixing cartel.
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Molson says 'tanks' for the delivery

January 27 - January 27 - Canadian brewer Molson Coors has taken delivery of six massive German-made brewing tanks at its site near Toronto airport, delivered after a 108 km overland movement from the port of Hamilton undertaking by Cambridge, Ontario-based Challenger
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Tuscor Lloyds steels itself with castings shipment

January 27 - January 27 - On behalf of a well-known freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds was given the task of moving two 70 tonne steel castings for an engineering company for a large power generation project in Mexico
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Big lift helps Sembcorp towards greener future

January 25 - January 25 - Sembcorp engineers and specialist heavy lifting contractors worked together to ensure the latest piece of green technology was safely lifted into place at Wilton Power Station.
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Huge land-based crane completes major lifts

January 25 - January 25 - UK-based heavy lift and transport specialist ALE has completed a series of lifts as part of the Thai Growth Project in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.
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Bryn Thomas Crane Hire back in business

January 25 - January 25 - The directors of Bryn Thomas Crane Hire are back in business operating from associated companies Bryn Thomas Cranes Ltd and Bryn Thomas Holdings Ltd.
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Mammoet takes full control of KR Wind

January 25 - January 25 - Mammoet has taken full ownership of its KR Wind joint venture. The acquisition will increase Mammoet's increase its focus on offshore wind turbine construction internationally.
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SRT bullish on 2011 traffic prospects

January 25 - January 25 - Houston-based Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) has reviewed its operations in 2010 and is confident in going forward into 2011, says Bob Felix, SRT president.
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Fairstar wins new contract for FJORD

January 25 - January 25 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a contract by Grinaker - LTA Construction Nigeria, a member of the Worley Parsons Group which has resulted in the company's semi-submersible vessel, FJORD departing from its home port in Rotterdam and
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Freightplus joins GPLN

January 24 - January 24 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has announced the addition of Freightplus as its latest member.
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Record attendance foreseen for WWPC Mumbai conference

January 24 - January 24 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC) is expecting a record attendance for its forthcoming 11th annual membership conference which will take place from January 27-29 in Mumbai, India.
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SC&RA upgrades website with new career centre

January 24 - January 24 - The US-based Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has rebuilt and enhanced its website to add valuable new features and improve popular existing ones, says the association.
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Allseas scoops project forwarding gong at UK freight awards

January 24 - January 24 - Now in their 22nd year, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards were presented in in London last week when the nominees and sponsors plus shipping and logistics personalities gathered to celebrate the event. The event was
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Leo Global ships support for Shazand refinery expansion

January 24 - January 24 - Thai forwarder Leo Global Logistics has undertaken the movement of consignment of 66 items consisting of a soot blower, ducting support, drum platform, silencer support,wind box support and others refinery equipment from Laem Chabang port in
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Last, but not least

January 24 - January 24 - The HLPFI team may be number one when it comes to reporting the latest news on the heavy lift and project forwarding sector, but it seems our talents don't extend to the athletics track.
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Heavy lift cargoes play their part at Rostock port

January 24 - January 24 - Wind power generating equipment and mobile harbour cranes were significant heavy lift and project cargo traffic through the north German Baltic port of Rostock in 2010, says a port spokesperson.
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Offshore wind farm support ship concept launched

January 21 - January 21 - Many HLPFI readers are heavily involved in providing logistics services for the fast expanding offshore wind energy business, including, storage, transport and installation.
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Portuguese heavylift duo for ALE

January 21 - January 21 - UK-based heavylift handling company ALE has undertaken two significant installation projects at the Artenius petrochemical plant in Sines, Portugal,160 km from Lisbon.
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Damco and General Holding join forces in Abu Dhabi

January 21 - January 21 - Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller, and General Holding Corporation have formed a joint venture, Damco Abu Dhabi, to provide logistics and forwarding services to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Nordana makes Savannah a fixed port of call

January 20 - January 20 - Danish shipping line Nordana has added Savannah, Georgia to its Mediterranean/Americas service, effective immediately. As a result, the Mediterranean/Americas service will no longer be calling on a regular basis into Jacksonville, Florida whi
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Fesco moves forestry excavators

January 20 - January 20 - Russian multimodal transport holding company and ro-ro operator Fesco has delivered Deere-Hitachi forestry excavators from the Port of Everett, Washington state to John-Deere Construction and Forestry in Russia.
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Logwin expands African network

January 20 - January 20 - Luxembourg-based global logistics service provider Logwin has strengthened its presence in Africa by opening its second Kenyan location in Mombasa and expanding its warehousing capacity in South Africa at its locations in Johannesburg and Cap
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Multimodal 2011 share the success

January 20 - January 20 - Multimodal 2011, the UK & Ireland's largest transport and logistics event, is now open for visitor registration.
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Vanguard creates a heavy lift gate in an international border

January 19 - January 19 - A Goldhofer modular trailer, supplemented by additional axles and a 4.5 m deck in the middle, was required by South African project cargo handler Vanguard to manage the transportation and rigging of three transformers from Richards Bay harbou
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Energy market powers CEVA expansion in West Africa and Central Asia

January 19 - January 19 - Expansive growth in the energy sector has persuaded CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, to increase its presence in West Africa and Central Asia, areas which will be managed under CEVA's Southern Europe, Middle E
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Lloyd's seminar to keep you the right side of the new UK Bribery Act

January 19 - January 19 - A seminar to be held by Lloyd's Maritime Academy is designed to equip those working in the international maritime industry, including heavy lift shipping and forwarding, with a full understanding of the UK Bribery Act 2010, which comes into f
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Largest side girder deck now earning revenue

January 19 - January 19 - As reported by HLPFI in late October, 2010, the Multilift Group took delivery of the Scheuerle STB 1000, a side girder deck of unrivalled dimensions, said material handling equipment manufacturer Scheuerle.
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GPLN seminar attracts high number of participants

January 19 - January 19 - Demand for registrations for the training course being held by the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) immediately after the Breakbulk Conference in Singapore has been very high, says Gary Dale Cearley, GPLN executive director.
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GPLN seminar attracts high number of participants

January 19 - January 19 - Demand for registrations for the training course being held by the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) immediately after the Breakbulk Conference in Singapore has been very high, says Gary Dale Cearley, GPLN executive director.
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Unions and employers in Antwerp sign agreement

January 19 - January 19 - A move to modernise the relationship between labour and employers at the port of Antwerp and a cargo dues freeze for 2011, will have direct and positive benefits to heavy lift and project cargo operations at the Belgian breakbulk and heavylif
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Fairmount Marine tows FPSO Pazflor

January 19 - January 19 - Three Fairmount-Class tugs have departed from Korea to tow the FPSO Pazflor from Korea to Angola
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Ro-ro rationalisation adds fifth OT Africa Line ship

January 18 - January 18 - OT Africa Line, a CMA-CGM group company, has restructured its ro-ro services, adding a fifth ship which allows the line to offer an improved service frequency with sailings departing Europe every 10 days.
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Rickmers-Linie appoints Colombian agent

January 18 - January 18 - Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco, Bogota, as its agent in Colombia with immediate effect.
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Konecranes acquires company in South America

January 18 - January 18 - Earlier this month, Konecranes acquired Gruas Koman Limitada, the former licensee of Konecranes in Recoleta, Santiago, Chile. The acquisition also includes the Peruvian start-up subsidiary, Koman Gruas Peru S.R.L.
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Ex-tra rental adds 53m capacity to its fleet

January 17 - January 17 - Dutch materials handling and specialist heavylift transport hire company Ex-tra has added a 53 m long trailer to its hire fleet, suitable for the transport of extremely long loads.
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Heavy lift crane developments driven by higher loads

January 17 - January 17 - Industry observers have noted the significant co-incidence that as the current Heavy Lift & Project Forwarders International (HLPFI) is published containing an insightful article into the activity of crane manufacturers, clear trends are bein
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Coordinadora in latest heavy lift movement

January 17 - January 17 - Madrid-based project forwarder Coordinadora Internacional de Cargas has moved a 170 tonne transformer from Seville to the Port of Tarragona for export from Spain.
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FESCO restructures its container business

January 14 - January 14 - Fesco Transportation Group has reorganised the management system of its container business, forming a single logistics integrator responsible for the management of the group's business directions and companies that provide various types of co
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Safmarine and Antwerp bosses celebrate cooperation

January 14 - January 14 - At an unveiling ceremony held at the headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, Safmarine CEO Tomas Dyrbye presented a ship model of Safmarine Kuramo to CEO Eddy Bruyninckx as a gesture of thanks for the many years of close cooperation betwe
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Indial Shipping joins GPLN

January 13 - January 13 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has announced the addition of Indial Shipping Pvt Ltd from Mumbai as its latest member.
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ACS's big-hearted look at 2011

January 13 - January 13 - Philanthropic air charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS) raised more than USD 75,000 last year for good causes, with money raised by staff matched by the London-based company.
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Intermarine forecasts tough 12 months

January 12 - January 12 - Andre Grikitis, president and chief executive of Intermarine, says that in 2010 we can expect a very complex and demanding marketplace where only the well-experienced and well-financed will be able to ultimately satisfy the requirements of sh
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World's largest heavy lift vessel to visit India

January 12 - January 12 - MV Svenja, which is claimed to be the world's largest heavy lift vessel with a lifting capacity of 2,000 tonnes and speed of 20 knots, will arrive in India later this week on its maiden voyage.
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Alastair Farley appointed to Braemar Shipping board

January 12 - January 12 - Braemar Shipping Services (the Group) has appointed Alastair Farley as a non-executive director with immediate effect, says the UK-based international provider of shipbroking, consultancy, technical and logistics services.
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Need for re-inspection grows to avoid catastrophes

January 12 - January 12 - The trend by Western manufacturers of sourcing growing volumes of steel, alloys and metal components in the Far East from comparatively unknown suppliers has created a pressing need to re-inspect or 'overcheck' material certifications.
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Air Charter Service is upbeat

January 11 - January 11 - Air Charter Service (ACS) is optimistic that 2011 will be a strong year in the cargo charter market, after a record year in 2010 that was fuelled by the automotive and oil and gas sectors.
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Transworld Logistics joins GPLN

January 11 - January 11 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has announced the addition of Transworld Logistics from Dubai as its latest member.
Views: 336
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Kita Logistics opens for business in Erbil

January 10 - January 10 - By opening a branch in Erbil, Iraq, Kita Logistics says that it has become the first Turkish logistics company providing all logistics services in the country, supporting its services in the Middle East and CIS countries.
Views: 287
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Safmarine targetted in web scam

January 10 - January 10 - Safmarine reports that it has been the target of a fraud involving a fake company calling itself Safmarine Shipping Lines SA.
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Kita Logistics opens for business in Erbil

January 10 - January 10 - By opening a branch in Erbil, Iraq, Kita Logistics says that it has become the first Turkish logistics company providing all logistics services in the country, supporting its services in the Middle East and CIS countries.
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Sweet shipment for Prangl

January 8 - August 8 - Austria's Prangl is claiming sole responsibility for the entire transport and lifting logistics involved in the construction of the second largest sugar silo in Europe.
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Success takes wing for Charles Gee

January 7 - January 7 - Charles Gee & Co have delivered the Alcas WP 1 airline wing transport service on time and under budget.
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Project Professionals Group starts 2011 strongly

January 7 - January 7 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) project forwarding network has started the New Year strongly with the appointment of two new project support members (PSM) and one project forwarder, says PPG general manger Kevin Stephens.
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Blue Water Shipping transports Catamaran ferry

January 6 - January 6 - The year 2010 closed for Blue Water Shipping Brest with the transportation of a large catamaran from Fremantle, Australia to Aqaba in Jordan.as the company's new CEO, effective January 1, 2012.
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GAC restructures UK operations

January 5 - January 5 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has announced the merger of its UK operations.
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Donbasstransitservice joins GPLN

January 5 - January 5 - Ukraine-based Donbasstransitservice Ltd, is the latest member to join the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).rk's member in India.
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Australia declares Ruslan's An-124s as fully Chapter 3 noise compliant

January 5 - January 5 - Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transportation has issued specific confirmation that all Antonov An-124 aircraft managed by Ruslan International are now exempt from the recently-introduced requirement to prove that they are being
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ALE installs generator and a gas turbine

January 4 - January 4 - ALE has installed a gas turbine weighing 350 tonnes and a generator weighing 410 tonnes in the Koudiet Ed Draouch Combined Cycle Power Plant (El Tarf Algeria).
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Fairstar's Fjord wins CLOV FPSO contract

January 3 - January 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a contract with DSME to transport FPSO components from Angola to Korea for the CLOV FPSO.
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