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Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe

August 31 - August 31 - The Port of Felixstowe is accustomed to handling unusual and fragile loads, and this week was no exception with the arrival of Team New Zealand's Volvo Open 70 yacht on deck of the Skagen Maersk.
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British Airways provides East Africa relief flight

August 31 - August 31 - British Airways has flown a relief aircraft full of emergency supplies and equipment to victims of the food crisis in East Africa, where over half a million people are directly at risk of starvation.
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Donjon Marine refloats sunken barge

August 31 - August 31 - Donjon Marine has refloated a fully loaded hopper barge which sank in approximately nine metres of water while transiting the Kill Van Kull, a waterway that connects Newark Bay to New York Harbour.
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TPI Mega Line reveals Mega Caravan II

August 31 - August 31 - South Korean heavy transportation company, TPI Mega Line has introduced the newest heavy lift deck carrier to its fleet, Mega Caravan II, which becomes one of three company ships contracted by the Gorgon Joint Venture in Australia.
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Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities

August 30 - August 30 - The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered by the heavy lift specialist, BigLift, to Teesport, UK, are a key component of the current GBP16.7 million (USD27.3 million) expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent
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Africa West enhances services with additional aircraft

August 30 - August 30 - Togo-based Africa West Cargo has reinforced its fleet by leasing a second DC9 freighter, adding to the company's list of aircraft currently serving various destinations in West Africa and Central Africa.
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Soreidom's multipurpose service adds Rotterdam call

August 30 - August 30 - Further to the news story posted here on March 22, Martinique-based shipping company, Soreidom has advised that it will add a call at Rotterdam to its multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean.
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Horizon Lines offers refinancing deal

August 29 - August 29 - Horizon Lines has entered into a definitive agreement and secured commitments from holders of more than 99 percenr of its 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due in 2012 to move forward with a modified transaction that will refinance the com
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Fairmount tugs bring FPSO Skarv Idun to final position

August 29 - August 29 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have towed FPSO Skarv Idun to the field in the northern Norwegian Sea in which it will operate after it was completed and prepared in Norway.
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Donjon Marine unloads wind farm components

August 26 - August 26 - Donjon Marine supplied Chesapeake 1000 derrick barge services to BBC Chartering USA LLC to unload 22 wind power nacelles each weighing 87 tonnes BBC Orinoco at Searsport, Maine, USA.
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New anti-piracy water cannon video released by Unifire thumbnail image

New anti-piracy water cannon video released by Unifire

August 26 - August 26 - Operators of heavy lift vessels, which have been a regular target for illegal pirate activity, will be interested in an exclusive new video which Unifire AB of Sweden (PirateSafe.com) has released of its Force 80 Anti-Pirate Water Cannon Syste
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Take five for H

August 26 - August 26 - Earlier this week, Bremerhaven, Germany, hosted five H
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New regional manager for Kuehne + Nagel in NW Europe thumbnail image

New regional manager for Kuehne + Nagel in NW Europe

August 25 - August 25 - Effective October 1, 2011, Yngve Ruud will become the new regional manager North West Europe for Kuehne + Nagel, succeeding Tim Scharwath, who will become a member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG from September 1, 20
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Globalink helps with Kazak birthday celebrations

August 25 - August 25 - Globalink Logistics Group, the Kazakhstan member of leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has handled the delivery of concert equipment for a music festival held to celebrate th
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Africa

August 24 - August 24 - Breakbulk Africa will take place from November 2-3, 2011 in Bremen, Germany and will feature a keynote speech from Klaus-Dieter Ruske, global transportation & logistics leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
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New member for Project Partners network

August 24 - August 24 - Catoni & Co from Varna, Bulgaria, is the latest recruit for the Project Partners network of forwarding companies specialising in the movement of heavy and over-dimensional items.
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Neeb & Schuch receive Liebherr mobile crane

August 24 - August 24 - The German based joint venture crane rental and transport company Neeb & Schuch has taken delivery of a new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 mobile crane.
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service

August 23 - August 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia's largest scheduled all-cargo carrier, has launched a three-times a week Boeing 747-400 freighter service to Zhengzhou as it positions itself to support China's 12th five-year development plan.
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Jumbo delivers critical items for Habshan 5

August 23 - August 23 - Jumbo Shipping recently completed three shipments for the Habshan 5 Process Plant Project near Abu Dhabi. These shipments executed by Jumbo Javelin and Jumbo Jubilee included some of the heaviest and largest items ever transported by Jumbo.
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Modulift's giant rig resolves wind turbine moves thumbnail image

Modulift's giant rig resolves wind turbine moves

August 23 - August 23 - Modulift has designed and manufactured the giant lifting rig used for the fast and efficient lifting and assembly of Repower's 5MW wind turbines at Harland and Wolff's yard in Northern Ireland.
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WWPC reveals conference venue

August 22 - August 22 - The Sheraton WTC hotel in the centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil will be the venue for the 12th annual Membership Conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
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Hanjin Pioneer moves RMQCs to Jakarta

August 22 - August 22 - Hanjin Transportation of South Korea, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has transported three heavy rail-mounted quay (RMQC) cranes from Taiwan to Jakarta by utilising its self-propelled barge Hanjin Pioneer.
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Pirates adopting new tactics says Neptune Maritime thumbnail image

Pirates adopting new tactics says Neptune Maritime

August 22 - August 22 - Following a report filed on Sunday August 7th by the IMB Live Piracy Reporting Centre, which saw suspected Somali pirates at attempt to hijack a vessel off the coast of Eritrea in large numbers, Neptune Maritime Security raised concerns over t
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Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam thumbnail image

Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam

August 22 - August 22 - According to Hans Smits, chief executive officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, "the Port of Rotterdam's positive development is connected strongly to world trade, especially that related to China and Germany. I expect that throughput in
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Ship's engine flies with Intermarine

August 19 - August 19 - USA-based Intermarine has delivered a ship engine for a German owner from the manufacturer in Asia to the owner's vessel in the Dominican Republic.
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Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter

August 19 - August 19 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Company of the Ukraine have reached an agreement to upgrade the first of Volga-Dnepr's fleet of AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighters to a modernised AN-124-111VD standard in the latest step towards relaunching
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Dockwise sees strongest ever quarter for contract wins

August 19 - August 19 - Breda, Netherlands-based heavy marine transport provider Dockwise has had its strongest ever quarter for contract wins, while at the same time seeing a new backlog record in the three month and half year periods ended June 30, 2011 says the co
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San Francisco welcomes windy cargoes

August 18 - August 18 - The Port of San Francisco recently welcomed the M/V Star Hansa, carrying wind turbine components for San Leandro, California-based Halus Power Systems.
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Breakbulk tonnage up at South Carolina ports

August 18 - August 18 - Shipping volumes through South Carolina's ports (Port of Charleston and Port of Georgetown) increased significantly in financial year 2011 (ended June 30).
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Festival gets a big lift

August 18 - August 18 - A Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane has been used by UK company, King Lifting Ltd to lift and place a footbridge for the Reading Festival in Berkshire, UK.
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Liebherr delivers quartet to Poland thumbnail image

Liebherr delivers quartet to Poland

August 17 - August 17 - Polish company Gastel Zurawie S.A. has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile cranes - two LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes, one LTM 1200-5.1, and one LTM 1250-6.1, adding to he company's existing fleet of 50 mobile units.
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Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network

August 17 - August 17 - With the appointment of Spain's Marmedsa Proyectos, the forwarder organisation, Project Cargo Network (PCN) says it now has 113 offices in 54 countries.
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Strategic Asian-Pacific infrastructure projects listed

August 17 - August 17 - The inaugural preliminary list of the top 100 strategic infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific has been published by The Southeast Asia Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum.
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Ainscough and ALE announce heavy lift partnership thumbnail image

Ainscough and ALE announce heavy lift partnership

August 16 - August 16 - Ainscough, one of the UK's largest crane hire providers and ALE, a leading heavy transportation and lifting company, have announced an official partnership for UK-based contracts.
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Insurers debate curse of piracy

August 16 - August 16 - When they meet next month in Paris, international marine underwriters will discuss all lines of marine insurance business.
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Propellor Club lands in Bilbao thumbnail image

Propellor Club lands in Bilbao

August 16 - August 16 - A new branch of the Propeller Club has been created in Bilbao, Spain, with seven founding members.
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Safmarine appoints Ben Line thumbnail image

Safmarine appoints Ben Line

August 16 - August 16 - Safmarine has appointed Ben Line Agencies in Asia to represent its Multi Purpose Vessel Services (MPV) business in this region.
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Project network names member in Venezuela thumbnail image

Project network names member in Venezuela

August 16 - August 16 - Totalviax C.A. has been confirmed as an official Project Cargo Network (PCN) member in Venezuela, becoming the network's second member in the region.
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Vanguard names senior VP of Specialised Cargo for Asia and Middle East thumbnail image

Vanguard names senior VP of Specialised Cargo for Asia and Middle East

August 15 - August 15 - Vanguard Logistics Services has appointed Kurt Breinlinger senior vice president of Specialised Cargo for Asia and the Middle East, tasked with introducing the Vanguard network to the newly created Specialised Cargo Division for Asia and the M
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
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Demag Cranes expands training offer

August 15 - August 15 - Mobile crane specialist Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, is expanding the range of training courses it offers for crane operators.
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Korea Express obtains AEO accreditation

August 15 - August 15 - Integrated logistics company, Korea Express, which is eagerly anticipating the delivery of two 15,000 dwt self-propelled vessels from the Weihai Dockyard, Weihai, Shandong, China, to reinforce its marine transportation capabilities for heavy l
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Samson awarded 11th patent thumbnail image

Samson awarded 11th patent

August 12 - August 12 - Samson, a leader in high performance synthetic rope, has been awarded a patent titled Line Structure for Marine Use in Contaminated Environments.
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Marine Travellift names new president and COO thumbnail image

Marine Travellift names new president and COO

August 11 - August 11 - Marine Travelift has named Erich Pfeifer to president and chief operating officer succeeding Steve Pfeifer, who will remain Marine Travelift's CEO and continue to serve the company in a strategic and advisory role.
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Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition thumbnail image

Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition

August 11 - August 11 - Further to our report on February 21, Konecranes has now completed the second phase of its acquisition of WMI Cranes Ltd increasing its ownership from 51 to 100 percent.
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First of three for Maximus

August 11 - August 11 - Maximus Air Cargo has taken delivery of the first of three newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F freighters.
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Luxembourg-based companies support UNICEF famine relief efforts

August 11 - August 11 - In recognition of the need for quick and efficient help for the famine and drought victims in the Horn of Africa, a group of Luxembourg-based companies including ArcelorMittal Foundation, Cargolux, CFL, Enovos, LuxairCARGO, Paul Wurth and SES
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Deep sea shipments lift Wilh. Wilhelmsen's results thumbnail image

Deep sea shipments lift Wilh. Wilhelmsen's results

August 11 - August 11 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen results were lifted by continued increase in deep sea transport volumes and the group reports positive underlying developments in its activities.
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Caitlin Ann joins Donjon's growing fleet

August 10 - August 10 - New Jersey-based heavy lift crane barge and barge operator Donjon has added a 2400-HP-class tug, Caitlin Ann, to its growing fleet to support the company's dredging, marine salvage, bulk material transportation and marine demolition services.
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Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location thumbnail image

Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

August 10 - August 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage company Van der Vlist has celebrated 10 years of operation in the UK with the ground-breaking for a new location at Burma Drive, Hull, the new location of Van der Vlist UK from 2012.
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First in Argentina for PCN

August 10 - August 10 - The fast-growing forwarder group, Project Cargo Network, has revealed its first member in Argentina with the addition of Argenex.
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Macro trends scupper TBS results

August 9 - August 9 - Shipping line TBS International has faced uncertain business conditions in 2011 created by three major macroeconomic factors which negatively affected TBS' financial results for Q2 and H1 2011, reveals Joseph E. Royce, chairman, chief executive
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WWPC names new member for Venezuela

August 9 - August 9 - With immediate effect, TotalViax, based in Caracas, Venezuela has been appointed as the exclusive Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in that country.
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ALE's AL.SK190 North American debut thumbnail image

ALE's AL.SK190 North American debut

August 9 - August 9 - A series of record-breaking lifts at an oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, USA has been undertaken by UK-based global heavy transport and lifting company ALE, using for the first time in North America its award-winning crane.
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Etihad Rail signs deal with Emirates Steel

August 8 - August 8 - Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, and Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel manufacturer in the UAE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use rail as the primary method fo
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Kita delivers for Turkish energy

August 8 - August 8 - Turkey's Kita Logistics has delivered the components of a new 775 MW combined cycle power plant located in Denizli, Western Turkey, considered to be one of the two largest investments in the power industry to be transported in 2011.
Views: 707
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Equipment owners network outlines expansion plans

August 8 - August 8 - Wolfgang Karau, director of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) used a recent visit to Finnish member, Nurminen Logistics to outline some of the network's plans for future development.
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Hansa Heavy Lift sets sail for Hamburg

August 5 - August 5 - The recently launched shipping line, Hansa Heavy Lift has revealed plans to move from Bremen to Hamburg at the beginning of 2012, stating that "the many good reasons substantiating this decision to move outweigh those arguments for remaining in
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Success for first PPG conference in USA

August 4 - August 4 - More than 90 freight movers and ship owners from 34 countries converged in Corpus Christi for the five-day Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference, which began last week.
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Traffic down slightly for Seaports of Niedersachsen

August 4 - August 4 - Whilst overall volumes were down three percent in the first half of 2011, compared to the same period of 2010, a number of ports in the Seaports of Niedersachsen saw double digit growth, with wind energy components showing particularly strong i
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Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent

August 4 - August 4 - Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo has appointed Tecnoil Comercio e Representacoes Ltda as its agent in Brazil.
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New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting thumbnail image

New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting

August 3 - August 3 - Gray Page, a leading specialist maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, has said that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee's (MSC) recently approved interim guidance on the employment of privately contracted armed sec
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Humanitarian aid flown to Horn of Africa

August 3 - August 3 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering's worldwide offices are involved in the effort to transport humanitarian relief supplies to help people affected by famine in the Horn of Africa.
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Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials

August 3 - August 3 - Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast-expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services provider, has donned its best sporting kit to start deliveries of railroad equipment from China to Brazil to support fans of the world's greatest sporting festiva
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Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field thumbnail image

Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field

August 2 - August 2 - A deep-water jack-up rig vital for the development of the Bentley oil discovery located in Block 9/3b in the North Sea, 160 km east of Shetland Isles on the western edge of the Viking Graben, has been delivered on time by the Keppel FELS shipya
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Demag Cranes supplies more floating cranes for the Mississippi thumbnail image

Demag Cranes supplies more floating cranes for the Mississippi

August 2 - August 2 - Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has been awarded a contract to supply two more Floating Cranes to St. James Stevedoring Partners, Llc, Louisiana, USA, to enter service on the Mississippi river this aut
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Sugar is sweet for ALE

August 2 - August 2 - Global heavy lifting and transport company, ALE has successfully completed the transportation of two CO2 vessels to the UK's biggest sugar supplier, British Sugar. The 28 metre long vessels were required as part of a site upgrade at the firm's
Views: 677
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Rising star in China sees fourth office opening

August 2 - August 2 - Global Star Logistics (China), which recently changed its name from Global Star Logistics, has opened its fourth office in the country with a new location in Chongqing covering for west of China.
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Alliance in the city of brotherly love

August 1 - August 1 - The US arm of Dubai-based logistics company GAC has formed a strategic alliance with a 30-year old shipping agency based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Freight industry brings illiteracy to book

August 1 - August 1 - Global freight forwarder DHL and shipping line Safmarine have teamed up to boost literacy in Senegal. The two will create the first community library in Kolda, Senegal.
Views: 323
Sea Star ends Philadelphia-Puerto Rico service as business falls thumbnail image

Sea Star ends Philadelphia-Puerto Rico service as business falls

August 1 - August 1 - Sea Star Line, an ocean transportation company providing transportation services to and from North America, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands, has suspended its weekly call at Philadelphia, USA connecting to Port Tioga Marine Terminal San J
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Octogenarian Otto blows out his birthday candles

August 1 - August 1 - German industrialist Otto Rettenmaier who has, since the 1950s built a number of industrial companies, including the heavy-duty and special vehicles manufacturer the TII Group, has celebrated his 85th birthday.
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