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Sectors News from May 2011

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Combi Lift handles anchor handling tug supply vessels

May 31 - May 31 - Two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels are currently being discharged in Lagos, Nigeria from Combi Lift's multipurpose vessel, Combi Lift IV, having been safely transported from Singapore.
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Hansa off to market

May 27 - May 27 - Finally, the speculation is over with this week's confirmation that the principal shareholder of the Beluga Group Holding Company, Oaktree Capital Management, has established a new, and totally independent shipping company.
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen awarded for its green intiatives by GE Energy

May 27 - May 27 - At GE Energy's first Logistics Supplier Conference in Prague, attended by 120 suppliers from Europe, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) was presented with an award for its excellence in quality and environmental health and safety.
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Roll up, roll up as RollDock doubles up

May 26 - May 26 - The semi-submersible RollDock Sea has been delivered by her builders to Dutch heavy lift shipping company RollDock, doubling the Ijssel-based company's current fleet.
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Fairstar satisfied with Forte's progress

May 26 - May 26 - Just a month after HLPFI reported the keel laying of Fairstar Heavy Transport's 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Forte (April 21) at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) facility in Qidong, China, senior Fairstar executives are more t
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Brazil hosts project cargo training

May 25 - May 25 - A training course for project forwarders that focuses on interactive real-world scenarios will be held in Brazil for the first time from June 13-14, 2011.
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Jade Cargo International selects Traxon Europe

May 25 - May 25 - The Chinese all cargo airline Jade Cargo International has signed an agreement with the e-communications provider Traxon Europe for the implementation of the AWB Data Capture application.
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Equipment owners network celebrates second birthday

May 24 - May 24 - 30 members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), the global network for equipment owners and operators, supporting manufacturers and carriers, which are involved in the movement of heavy cargo, gathered in Amsterdam for the network's second annua
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Study shows mixed messages for container supply for project cargo

May 24 - May 24 - Project cargo forwarders who rely on containerised traffic are facing mixed messages as to the supply of ocean containers - a decline in the manufacture of new containers, an excess of idle containers and a forecasted upturn in global trade that
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Fairstar wins fertilizer plant contract

May 24 - May 24 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has won a USD 28 million multi-voyage transportation contract to provide the marine transportation of 111 modules and 70 containers from the Agrium Fertilizer Plant in Kenai, Alaska to a greenfield site in Ossiomo, Nigeri
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Gruber hauls huge reactors

May 23 - May 23 - In Italy, Gruber Logistics has completed the transportation of two huge oil refinery reactors.
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ALE launches Mega Jack system

May 23 - May 23 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE has launched its new Mega Jack system at its R&D facility in Breda, the Netherlands.
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Strategic investments help St Petersburg efficiency

May 23 - May 23 - The Sea Port of Saint Petersburg has revealed that it has invested RUB152 million / USD5.4 million in handling equipment, including nine Kalmar fork lift trucks with lifting capacity from 10 to 33 tonnes for handling of general cargoes, terminal
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Kuehne + Nagel opens in Esbjerg

May 21 - May 21 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new facility in Esbjerg, Denmark, strengthening its presence in the Danish market and particularly in the oil and gas sector.
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UK liner agency enters into administration

May 20 - May 20 - Long-established UK liner shipping agency Johnson Stevens Agencies has entered into administration with the administrators, accountancy firm PKF, already agreeing deals shipping industry entrepreneur, Andrew Thorne to acquire certain assets from
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Bids invited for Hull port expansion

May 20 - May 20 - Associated British Ports is searching for contractors to expand its docks at Hull in the UK to allow construction of offshore wind turbines.
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Crowley given CRP status by US State Department

May 17 - May 17 - The US State Department has designated Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime's Miami logistics warehouse as a Consolidated Receiving Point (CRP) facility. This permits Crowley to act as a subcontractor, providing complete logistics services to the
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Don't miss out on HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011 early-bird offer

May 17 - May 17 - There are just three days left to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount of USD300 for the Heavy Asia Pacific 2011 event (July 26 - 27 in Singapore). The special discount closes on May 20.
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Harwich welcome largest jack-up ship

May 17 - May 17 - Harwich International Port in the UK has welcomed the maiden call of MPI Adventure in readiness for its participation in operations at the London Array offshore wind farm project.
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Ethiopian Shipping Lines' vessels get MacGregor cranes

May 17 - May 17 - Cargotec has confirmed a new order for 21 MacGregor variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes to be installed on seven 28,000 dwt multipurpose cargo ships being built at Huanghai Shipbuilding in China for Ethiopian Shipping Lines, with the c
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IGS handles Mumbai-bound consignment of construction equipment

May 17 - May 17 - Qatari freight forwarder Intergroup Shipping (IGS), working with Mumbai-based Keel Logistics, has won an order to ship secondhand construction equipment and accessories from Doha to Mumbai for a Qatar-based Chinese company.
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Blue Water Shipping takes on a series project transports

May 16 - May 16 - As part of an agreement with Dutch company SBM Offshore for all logistics in connection with the FPSO Cidade de Paraty project in Brazil, Blue Water Shipping in Aberdeen recently arranged part of a series of project transports.
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Freight Wings handles significant loadout

May 13 - May 13 - Heavy lift transportation and erection company, Freight Wings has completed a project involving critical logistics and engineering after handling a significant loadout of over-dimensional cargo at the Kattupalli yard of Larsen & Toubro Ltd near E
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Pedestal crane handed over just 15 months after deal inked

May 13 - May 13 - Huisman, the Dutch-based specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has handed over a new 600-tonne pedestal crane after successful competition of load testing to clients Centrica Renewable Energy Ltd and MPI Offshore, just 15 months a
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Fairmount delivers FPSO

May 12 - May 12 - A specialised team lead by Fairmount Marine has completed successfully the tow, mooring and positioning hook-up of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Pazflor offshore Angola.
Views: 342
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Heavy lift comes to the small screen

May 12 - May 12 - Viewers of a TV documentary series on the global aviation industry will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a recent heavy lift maindeck shipment made on an AN-124 freighter.
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HLPFI partners industry conference

May 12 - May 12 - HLPFI is continuing its partnership with Hanson Wade as official media partner for HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011, which takes place from 26-27 July in Singapore.
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DB Schenker debuts Eco Solutions for greener transport

May 12 - May 12 - DB Schenker has exhibited its new portfolio of services at the Transport Logistic 2011 trade fair in Munich. This includes its Eco Solutions, the forwarder's range of climate-friendly transportation and logistics services.
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Heavy lift specialist joins Tiaca board

May 11 - May 11 - Volga-Dnepr's Vladimir Zubkov is one of four leading air cargo industry executives elected onto the board of directors of The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca).
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SDV Horoz on the double

May 11 - May 11 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) member for Turkey, SDV Horoz has completed the shipment of a transformer, pictured below, weighing over 170 tonnes to Germany from Turkey.
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Wind flows through BOW Terminal's sales

May 11 - May 11 - Zeeland Seaports' BOW terminal in Vlissingen's Westhofhaven says that business really started to move in the first quarter of 2011 and the company, which began its operations in 2010, concluded various contracts for the handling, transhipment and
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Breakbulk Europe starts next week

May 11 - May 11 - 'Thinking Globally for the Long Haul' is the banner for the 6th Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition which will take place next week in Antwerp, Belgium, from May 17 - 19.
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WWPC's Albacor and Steder move chimneys

May 10 - May 10 - Worldwide Project Consortium members Albacor Shipping and Steder Group teamed up to move two chimneys from Esbjerg, Denmark to a refinery in Whiting, Indiana in the USA.
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Allseas and Synergy relocate factory

May 9 - May 9 - The relocation of an entire paper processing plant from the UK to Bangladesh gave heavy lift specialist Allseas Global Logistics the opportunity to demonstrate its experience and expertise in handling this type of complex project.
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Munich hosts successful GPLN conference

May 9 - May 9 - The Global Project Logistics Network's (GPLN's) conference in Munich last week brought together 136 project cargo experts and independent project logistics specialist companies from around the world.
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DHL set to boost Africa's oil and energy sector

May 6 - May 6 - DHL Global Forwarding is to launch four oil and energy centres of excellence across Africa over the next 12 months in Cape Town, South Africa, Luanda, Angola, Accra, Ghana and Mombasa, Kenya.
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Cargo Equipment owners and operators set to meet in Amsterdam

May 6 - May 6 - Members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), the global network for equipment owners and operators, supporting manufacturers and carriers, who are involved in the actual movement of heavy cargo, will gather in Amsterdam from May 19-21 to conduct
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Investment spurs growth at Hamilton

May 5 - May 5 - Oversized project cargo including Molson fermentation tanks, windmill blades and pressure vessels is cited by the Port of Hamilton as helping a cargo diversification programme aimed at doubling the volume of non-steel related commodities moving th
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Cargolux in talks with Qatar Airways

May 5 - May 5 - The international business media is awash with reports that Cargolux is in talks with Qatar Airways about a minority shareholding in the European all-cargo carrier, with the Middle East airline reported to to be close to agreeing to the purchase o
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IDEA Heavy Equipment and Ulstein sign MOU

May 4 - May 4 - A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed which outlines the main principles of how Norwegian Ulstein Group and Netherlands-based IDEA Heavy Equipment are joining forces.
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Dockwise reveals more big contracts

May 4 - May 4 - Dockwise has reveals six new heavy marine transport contracts for its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total contract value of more than USD 34 million.
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Express Transport moves pressure vessel

May 4 - May 4 - Over at the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Wolfgang Karau advises that Indian member, Express Transport has handled the transport of a 275-tonne pressure vessel utilising hydraulic axle trailers to move the module from the shipper's premises
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Fairstar wins ENSCO contract

May 3 - May 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a contract by ENSCO to transport the ENSCO 105 jack-up drilling rig from Malta to Singapore.
Views: 351
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Corpus Christi sign sale agreement for Ingleside

May 3 - May 3 - Further to our news item from March 10, the Port Corpus Christi Commissioners have signed an agreement for the sale of its Ingleside Facility (former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside) to Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC.
Views: 318
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SCRA names Bennett Motor Express executive as president

May 3 - May 3 - During its Annual Member Meeting held recently in San Diego, the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SCRA) elected Bennett Motor Express, LLC president David Lowry to lead the association for the 2011-2012 term.
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