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Fairstar posts small net profit for 2010 thumbnail image

Fairstar posts small net profit for 2010

February 28 - February 28 - Fairstar Heavy Transport's audited financial statement for 2010 records a net profit after tax of USD228,000 and highlights the company's success in raising almost USD100 million that is being invested in two new open stern, semi-submersible
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Cargolux and Chapman Freeborn take plaudits

February 28 - February 28 - During Air Cargo Africa 2011, organised by STAT TIMES, Cargolux took the 'International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo' in the category 'International All-Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa', whilst Chapman Freeborn landed the Air Charte
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Gorgon keeps Wilhelmsen Ships Service busy

February 25 - February 25 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service is busy providing a range of support services to the Gorgon project, including the import of dredgers and project cargoes.
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Increased profits for Toll

February 25 - February 25 - Toll Holdings, the Asia-based transport and logistics provider, recorded an 18 0ncrease in reported profits after tax to USD173 million and a 28% jump in revenue to USD4.2 billion for the six months ended 31 December 2010.
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GPLN appoints Iraqi member

February 25 - February 25 - The Global Project Logistics Network has appointed a new member in Iraq.
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Holley is CEO of Peters & May

February 24 - February 24 - Marine logistics specialist Peters & May has appointed Dave Holley to the position of CEO for the Peters & May group of companies.
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Business is booming for Nooteboom

February 24 - February 24 - Trailer manufacturer Nooteboom says it has experienced increased demand for its products since the fourth quarter of 2010 and is ramping up production of its semi and drawbar trailers.
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Corpus Christi sells former Navy property

February 23 - February 23 - Six months after it ended discussions with a previous potential buyer, the US Port Corpus Christi has agreed to sell its Ingleside facility, the former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside, to Canyon Supply & Logistics.
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Corpus Christi sells former Navy property

February 23 - February 23 - Six months after it ended discussions with a previous potential buyer, the US Port Corpus Christi has agreed to sell its Ingleside facility, the former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside, to Canyon Supply & Logistics.
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Alternate energy blows some wind into Bati's sales

February 22 - February 22 - Having underpinned the company's activities in 2010, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics expects that wind power plants and renewable energy projects, particulary wind turbines, will keep it busy with Turkey's energy ministry planning 15,000
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Jumbo Shipping decommissions Fairmast

February 22 - February 22 - After almost three decades of transporting heavy lift and project cargo, Jumbo's Fairmast will be the first of its two D-Class vessels to be decommissioned.
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Marine insurers welcome new ICS position on arming ships

February 22 - February 22 - The International Union of Marine Insurance has welcomed the announcement by the International Chamber of Shipping that it is now taking a more neutral position on the use of private armed security personnel onboard ships to protect them fro
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Installation of condenser with CC2800 Crane

February 22 - February 22 -Work doesn't stop for ALE Heavylift at the Artenius petrochemical plant at Sines in Portugal and the company has executed the installation of two additional condensers.
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Powerful heavy lifter seen at rhb Rotterdam

February 21 - March 21 - SAL Shipping's Lone, which was recently delivered and named in Hamburg, is seen below loading pipes at the rhb stevedoring & warehousing terminal during its maiden voyage.
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Joint venture for BBC Chartering and Teras Cargo

February 21 - February 21 - Teras Cargo Transport (America) and Germany's BBC Chartering & Logistic have created a new joint venture, Teras BBC Chartering Houston, based in Houston.
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BDP is now in Marseille

February 21 - February 21 - BDP International SAS, a subsidiary of global logistics firm BDP International, has opened its fourth office in France in Marseille, adding to its offices in Roissy-CDG, Le Havre and Lyon.
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BDP is now in Marseille

February 21 - February 21 - BDP International SAS, a subsidiary of global logistics firm BDP International, has opened its fourth office in France in Marseille, adding to its offices in Roissy-CDG, Le Havre and Lyon.
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Konecranes completes acquisition of WMI Cranes

February 21 - February 21 - Following the October 2010 announement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd (WMI, Konecranes has now received the required regulatory approvals, and WMI will be consolidated into Konecranes
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Many cargoes in the pipeline for Express Transport

February 21 - February 21 - Express Transport Pvt Ltd (ETPL), an Indian member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has been keep busy handling exports of 66,000 tonnes of pipes from Mundra port recently and is currently negotiating for another movement in exces
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Multitrade Spain to ship more metro trains

February 18 - February 18 - Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and a leading exponent in the logistics of moving new trains and rail cars, is in the process of moving over 300 metro rail cars for Las Adjuntas metro line in Venezuela.
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Modulift appoints CEA Projects

February 18 - February 18 - Modulift has appointed CEA Projects Ltd (CEA) as its distributor covering Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and Australia
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Tradelossa opens in Manzanillo

February 18 - February 18 - Tradelossa has opened a temporary facility at Manzanillo to fulfill the storage needs of the CFE Combined Cycle expansion project, as well as cargo from other clients that are moving across the Pacific coast of Mexico.
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ALS drills deep

February 17 - February 17 - Two members of the ALS Group, ALS (Freight Management Nederland) and ALS Belgie have worked together to ship three hydraulic foundation machines from Belgium to India.
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Luxury shipment for Project Cargo & Yacht Transport

February 17 - February 17 - The transport department of Project Cargo & Yacht Transport from Istanbul has handled the shipment of a luxury yacht weighing over 23 tonnes and 17.5 m in length from
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A. Soulis Enterprises invests in Liebherr crane

February 17 - February 17 - A. Soulis Enterprises based in Larnaca is keen to grab a share of the growing wind farm installation business in Cyprus and has invested in a Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1, the world's most powerful telescopic crane.
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Heavy cargoes boost Wilhelmsen results

February 17 - February 17 - A substantial increase in volumes supported by a healthy balance between cars and high and heavy cargoes were key factors behind the solid rebound in Wilh. Wilhelmsen's operating profit and total income for 2010 compared with 2009.
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Idaho gives ExxonMobil permit

February 16 - February 16 - According to local media in Montana, the state of Idaho has given ExxonMobil permission to go ahead with a "test shipment" for its Alberta-bound oil mining equipment, even as the state considers whether the company can ultimately ship as man
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Change in Rickmers Group executive board

February 16 - February 16 - Following 10 years with the Rickmers Group and after the successful conclusion of financing agreements for the Rickmers Group's newbuilding programme consisting of container and multipurpose vessels, Dr Moritz Mittelbach has stepped down as
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ALE doubles up at petrochemical plant

February 16 - February 16 - In ongoing work at the Artenius petrochemical plant in Sines, Portugal, ALE Heavylift has installed the first reactor condenser using a CC2800 crane, configured with a 66 m main boom, with superlift and 80 tonne counterweight. The crane work
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Rock-It Cargo expands logistics activities

February 15 - February 15 - Rock-It Cargo's acquisition of certain assets of Core Logistics and B.E. Logistics will facilitate the movement of heavy cargoes for events such as music tours and film production, says the company.
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Amarcon completes Dockwise order

February 15 - February 15 - Amarcon has completed the installation of OCTOPUS-Onboard on all 15 ships in the Dockwise fleet.
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Saint Petersburg commits to investment

February 15 - February 15 - In 2010, the Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg group of companies transferred over RUB1.1 billion (USD0.03 billion) for the implementation of port infrastructure development programmes.
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Magdenli spots trains

February 14 - February 14 - Ankara-based, Magdenli Transport & Trade Co has handled a couple of interesting railway consignments recently.
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Beluga confirms anti-piracy guards to be deployed

February 11 - February 11 - Following the terrible hijacking of its ship, Beluga Nomination, Beluga Shipping has confirmed that it is deploying private security guards aboard some of its ships off the Somali coast and rerouting other vessels.
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Antwerp and Essar sign memorandum

February 11 - February 11 - Port of Antwerp International (PAI), a subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Essar Ports in which the two parties declare their intention of collaborating as strategic partners in port deve
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Ben Line Agencies secures triple ISO certification

February 11 - February 11 - Ben Line Agencies through its Project Logistics and Offshore Support Division, Ben Line Project Logistics, secures triple ISO certification for its project logistics and offshore support business.
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Vanguard handles automotive press line

February 11 - February 11 - Heavy lifting and plant relocation specialist, Vanguard, recently expanded its expertise in the automotive industry by managing the offloading, rigging, mechanical and electrical installation, and commissioning of a fully automated press lin
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Multraship christens its two latest tugs

February 11 - February 11 - Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has christened its two newest Azimuth stern-drive multipurpose tugs in a special ceremony at the Portaal van Vlaanderen in Terneuzen, the Netherlands.
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Dachser debuts in Luxembourg

February 10 - February 10 - International logistics company, Dachser has established a new branch in Luxembourg, bringing to 17 the number of countries in Europe where it has its own facilities.
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WWL earns John Deere recognition

February 10 - February 10 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), which has made no secret of its desire to increase its presence in the movement of heavy and OOG cargoes, has been granted recognition as a Partner-level supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence P
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Transweco moves modules through Gothenburg

February 10 - February 10 - Transweco, which is part of the Lehmann Nordic Group, and a specialist in transportation of project cargoes, has arranged the load-out of three accommodation modules at the port of Gothenburg.
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General cargoes help Hamburg recover

February 10 - February 10 - In 2010, an increase in conventional general cargo throughput at the port of Hamburg to 2.6 million tonnes was helped by increased exports of project cargo and vehicles at 1.1 million tonnes (up by 19.5 percent), helping the port to leave th
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Dangly bits fail to put off female rower in record attempt

February 9 - February 9 - A life on the ocean wave was enough for a team of five men and one woman to set out from Tenerife just after New Year's Day to row across the Atlantic to Barbados. And one of the rowers was carrying a romantic secret with him.
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Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag

February 8 - February 8 - The actions of a number of leading heavy lift shipping lines, including Beluga, BBC, NSC and Rickmers, in registering their ships under the Liberian flag has helped the West Africa state to double the size of its flagged fleet in the ten year
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Railroad first for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

February 8 - February 8 - For the first time since the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened in 1970, the Lake Michigan port will have an onsite, dedicated rail-switching service. Norfolk Southern has been selected to begin providing switching services for customers of
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Industry-wide focus on safety in project cargo handling launched thumbnail image

Industry-wide focus on safety in project cargo handling launched

February 8 - February 8 - The International Safety Panel (ISP) of the global cargo handling association, ICHCA International, the safety committee of the Port Equipment Manufacturers' Association (PEMA) and the TT Club have joined forces to provide an industry-wide fo
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Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag

February 8 - February 8 - The actions of a number of leading heavy lift shipping lines, including Beluga, BBC, NSC and Rickmers, in registering their ships under the Liberian flag has helped the West Africa state to double the size of its flagged fleet in the ten year
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Breakbulk Asia posts record attendance

February 7 - February 7 - The organiser of the recent Breakbulk Asia event in Singapore has said that it will inaugurate Breakbulk China in Shanghai in early 2012, bringing the largest event in the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk maritime sector to the world's
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GAC continues Nordic expansion

February 7 - February 7 - GAC Norway is continuing its expansion with the opening of its newest office at the south-eastern port of Borg Havn, Fredrikstad.
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Dockwise selects Hyundai

February 7 - February 7 - Dockwise has appointed Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Korea as yard to build its new ship to service the emerging market for ultra-large transports - see previous news items posted here on November 8 and 23.
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SAL's second Type 183 nears completion

February 4 - February 4 - In March 2011, the second of two new vessels commissioned by Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) is expected to enter service.
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Mexican wave for Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain

February 4 - February 4 - Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain, part of the UK-based heavy lift specialist, freight forwarder and agent Tuscor Lloyds, has completed a heavy lift project shipment consisting of a 65 m, 210 tonne reactor platform from Aviles in northern Spain to
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Legs eleven for WWPC

February 4 - February 4 - At the 11th annual membership conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), held recently in Mumbai, the current Board of Advisors were re-elected for another year of service.
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Behind the scenes at the Port of Antwerp

February 4 - February 4 - The Port of Antwerp is launching an interactive visitor centre to reveal to local residents what happens behind the scenes at one of Europe's leading heavy lift ports.
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Breakbulk brings strong interest for cargo equipment network

February 3 - February 3 - Wolfgang and Maarit Karau, both directors of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, report strong interest in the network during the recent Breakbulk Asia event in Singapore from shippers, existing members as well as potential members.
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Megaloads move on Highway 12

February 3 - February 3 - Further to our previous reports, in the USA, an 11th-hour news conference against megaloads failed to convince the Idaho Transportation Department to revoke a permit for the first oversized load from starting its journey from Lewiston to Bill
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Panalpina will integrate long-time partner in Australia

February 2 - February 2 - Panalpina will fully integrate its partner Apollo in Perth, Australia stating that the Apollo set-up ideally complements Panalpina's already existing office which focuses on industrial projects and the oil and gas business.
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GAC Group rides the waves with yacht shipping specialist

February 1 - February 1 - The GAC Group is set to make waves in 2011 with the creation of Team GAC Pindar, a world-class sailing team that will both compete in international events and also provide specialist logistics solutions to the yachting community.
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Outokumpu and Havator sign contract

February 1 - February 1 - Outokumpu and Havator have signed a service contract for mobile crane services at Outokumpu's new ferrochrome works, the concentration plant at the company's Kemi mine, and site infrastructure.
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TBS managers inject new capital in refinancing deal with lenders

February 1 - February 1 - Just weeks after HLPFI reported that various lenders had agreed to extend the forbearance period for heavy lift shipping line TBS International until January 31, 2011, and granted the line a six week repayment holiday, TBS has entered into am
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Trio of talents appointed at WCAPN

February 1 - February 1 - The WCA Projects Network (WCAPN) and the WCA Family has recruited three key staff members to improve communication and management functions.
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Framework for global transport of ITER components signed

February 1 - February 1 - The director general of the ITER Organization, Osamu Motojima, and the directors of all seven Domestic Agencies this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides for the use of one single Logistic Service Provider in order to assur
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