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Panalpina opens for business in Jaipur

September 30 - September 30 - Panalpina has opened in Jaipur, India and says that its new branch office is expected to play an important role in the company's global growth strategy.
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Upgraded shipping service will help boost African trade

September 30 - September 30 - Safmarine says the addition of Beira and an eastbound Toamasina call on its weekly shipping service between Southern Africa and Asia (the Safari 3 service)will help boost trade between southern Africa and Asia.
Views: 655
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service expands network in China

September 30 - September 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new full service office in Ningbo, providing a comprehensive range of ships agency and maritime logistics services, giving the company five offices in mainland China.
Views: 434
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Wine is fine for France Cargo International

September 29 - September 29 - France Cargo International, a member of the WCAPN organisation, has completed the transportation of six special tanks used for storing wine.
Views: 489
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Safmarine spreads tracking app message on YouTube

September 29 - September 29 - Back in the day, you were lucky to know what hemisphere your cargo was in once it slipped over the horizon. Now, thanks to a new app launched by shipping line Safmarine a cargo client can know to the metre where their precious cargo is on t
Views: 334
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Air Charter Service now open in Los Angeles

September 29 - September 29 - Air Charter Service, a leading aircraft charter specialist, continues its global expansion as it opens the cargo department of its second US office in Los Angeles - to complement its established operation in New York.
Views: 543
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LCL Logistix India Pvt Ltd joins PCN in India

September 29 - September 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has four members in India with the appointment of LCL Logistix India Pvt Ltd, further strengthening its representation in the region.
Views: 747
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Holleman moves heavy turbine

September 28 - September 28 - Holleman Bulgaria OOD, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) networks, has transported a heavy water turbine measuring more than 10.5 m long and over five metres in height and width, destined
Views: 416
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Keel laid for Fairstar's Finesse

September 27 - September 27 - The keel for the 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Finesse has been laid in Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI)'s Qidong shipyard, China where GSI is constructing both the Forte and the Finesse for Fairstar Heavy Transport.
Views: 299
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Liebherr extends mobility of narrow-track crawler chassis

September 27 - September 27 - Liebherr says that it has extended the on-site mobility of its LR 1600/2-W narrow-track crawler crane and the machine can now become operational with a main boom up to 108 m in length, with a 12 m fixed jib.
Views: 502
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Shuttlelift reveals new DB Series gantry cranes

September 27 - September 27 - Shuttlelift has announced the launch of a newly developed series of double-beam mobile gantry cranes designed to provide state-of-the-art material handling and operational efficiency at an exceptional value.
Views: 516
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GPLN drives into oil and gas logistics training sector

September 27 - September 27 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) recently completed training sessions at two of the most important oil and gas industry events: SPE Offshore Europe 2011 and Indonesia Oil & Gas Expo 2011.
Views: 603
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GAC's new team to boost presence in Brazil

September 27 - September 27 - GAC is strengthening its logistics and oil & gas services in Latin America, with the announcement of two new appointments at GAC Brazil.
Views: 548
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Bureau Veritas extends Russian partnerships

September 26 - September 26 - One of the leading conformity assessment and certification service companies, Bureau Veritas, is extending its partnerships in the Russian shipping and offshore sector, focusing on high Arctic offshore projects.
Views: 371
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Confidence dips to all-time low as uncertainty fuels overtonnaging

September 26 - September 26 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to the latest shipping confidence survey by accountant and shipping adviser Moore Step
Views: 744
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Century for Project Cargo Network

September 26 - September 26 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a major milestone in its development with 100 companies now on its membership roster.
Views: 877
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Dredging set to start at Corpus Christi

September 26 - September 26 - Today, Port Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, is set to commence dredging operations for La Quinta Channel Extension project.
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PCN adds new member in Thailand

September 23 - September 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has broken new ground in Thailand with the approval of Centran International Corporation (Thailand) Ltd as its first member in the region.
Views: 395
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter helps fight oil well fire

September 22 - September 22 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH, together with its general sales agent (GSA) Platinum Air Cargo in Houston, has organised the emergency transport via a charter aircraft of six tonnes of specialised well fire fighting equipment from Hous
Views: 572
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Terex duo keeps broadcaster 'on air'

September 22 - September 22 - Nine Network, one of the most watched television stations in Australia, turned to Metcalf Crane Services to install a 2.8 tonne satellite dish on top of its 61 m new high-tech, purpose-built studios in Melbourne to transmit from the new sit
Views: 494
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Barnhart VP gives rigging workshop a lift

September 22 - September 22 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is to join the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Views: 576
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Liebherr crawler working hard on wind farm

September 22 - September 22 - The Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane operated by US crane rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has been hard at work on a wind farm in Ohio.
Views: 519
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Albacor Shipping (USA) opens in Los Angeles

September 21 - September 21 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, a US-member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has opened a Los Angeles office under the management of Wolfram Zeppenfeld and delivering a full range of freight forwarding services.
Views: 540
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Blank checks into ACS Frankfurt

September 21 - September 21 - UK-based air freight broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed a new cargo sales director at its Frankfurt office while the company has organised a vital relief goods flight into North Korea in response to the devastating floods in tha
Views: 795
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Damco set to scale greater heights

September 21 - September 21 - Damco has transported a single piece compressor weighing 52 tonnes from Orissa via Kolkata airport in India to its final destination in Berlin, Germany.
Views: 431
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Etihad Rail hosts seminars for key stakeholders and industry partners

September 21 - September 21 - Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway - has hosted two seminars in Dubai designed to provide an opportunity for its team to share industry best practices and build relationships with potential customer
Views: 509
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Fairstar's Forte achieves scheduled floatation milestone

September 21 - September 21 - Fairstar Heavy Transport reports that its 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Forte was floated away from the flooded drydock facility in Qidong, China on schedule, earlier this week.
Views: 301
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Parsifal hits new notes for heavy lift

September 20 - September 20 - Named after an opera by Wagner, MV Parsifal, which claims to be the world's joint-largest ro-ro vessel, is the latest addition to the deep-sea ro-ro fleet operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
Views: 566
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Crowley sets up dedicated project cargo management division

September 20 - September 20 - A Project Solutions group that "bundles company-wide capabilities and assets with world-class project management skills to provide complete turnkey marine solutions" has been launched by Jacksonville, Florida-based shipping group Crowley Ma
Views: 205
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Duo of significant project moves for Express Transport

September 20 - September 20 - Mumbai-based project forwarder Express Transport (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has undertaken the shortsea coastal movement of a significant consignment from the west coast Indian port of Hazira in a 1,400 km
Views: 547
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GAC Group makes a trio of significant management appointments

September 20 - September 20 - The GAC Group has announced two key management appointments in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for its group and local operations at the same time as the group has appointed a new group HSSE (Health Safety Security Environment) manager to drive
Views: 838
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Boring machinery takes flight with Magdenli

September 19 - September 19 - Magdenli Transport & Trade Co recently completed the delicate loading and further inland transportation of heavy and oversized steel constructions from chartered cargo aircraft to inland destinations in Turkey.
Views: 508
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Cranes barged from UK port of Goole to Hull

September 19 - September 19 - The recent signing of a new ten-year agreement between Associated British Ports (ABP) and TransAtlantic UK Ltd, which will result in the latter's relocation from the Port of Goole to a new bespoke ten-acre terminal in King George Dock, Hull
Views: 414
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Transremo

September 19 - September 19 - Brazilian project forwarder and OOG transport company Transremo
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NSCSA exercises options for two ro-cons

September 16 - September 16 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has exercised the option to build two ro-con vessels with Hyundai MIPO of South Korea.
Views: 755
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Volga-Dnepr is big in Japan

September 16 - September 16 - Outsize and heavyweight air cargo specialist, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, is to open its own sales office in Japan reflecting the country's importance and strong growth in demand for its services.
Views: 380
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First in Libya for PCN

September 16 - September 16 - The fast-growing forwarder group, Project Cargo Network, has revealed its first member in Libya with the addition of Tripoli-based M&M Libya, bringing its membership to just short of 100.
Views: 441
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Wind power projects for Magdenli Transport

September 16 - September 16 - Turkish project forwarder Magdenli Transport and Trade has recently undertaken two major contracts associated with Turkey's burgeoning green energy power generating industry.
Views: 524
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ALE breaks its own lifting record in Peru

September 16 - September 16 - UK-based global heavy transport and lifting company ALE developed an innovative self-erecting 60 m gantry system for the installation of a 51 m, 463 tonne deethanizer column in Peru, ALE's biggest piece ever lifted to date in that country.
Views: 489
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Konecranes to supply cranes for Klaipeda

September 14 - September 14 - Konecranes has received an order for three Ship-To-Shore (STS) cranes and seven Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes from JSSC Klaipedos Smelte in Lithuania. The cranes will be delivered to the port of Klaipeda starting in the fourth quarter of
Views: 702
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Demag Cranes delivers five to Dutch ports

September 14 - September 14 - Demag Cranes is further expanding its business in the Netherlands with the delivery of five Generation 5 Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes to three major terminal operators, in the Netherlands.
Views: 839
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Sorgetti to succeed Sangaletti as FIATA CEO

September 14 - September 14 - HLPFI understads that Marco Sorgetti has been selected to fill the post of director general and chief executive of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) following the retirement of Marco Sangaletti.
Views: 477
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Turkish yacht transport goes against the flow

September 14 - September 14 - Turkish project cargo forwarder Project Cargo & Yacht Transport is claiming a record in the field of yacht transport as it moved three super-yachts and one coast guard boat to the Middle East.
Views: 572
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Agility receives freight security certification

September 13 - September 13 - Agility has received the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) "A" certification for its Budapest and Helsinki offices, recognising the company's capabilities in implementing the highest security standards for its supply chain sol
Views: 326
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Nurminen Logistics delivers tanks to Belarus

September 12 - September 12 - Over the past few years, Nurminen Logistics of Finland, which is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has made several special deliveries to Belarus and this summer was no exception with the delivery of three large tanks f
Views: 588
Sai Maritime say operators face delays at majority of Indian ports thumbnail image

Sai Maritime say operators face delays at majority of Indian ports

September 12 - September 12 - According to a communique from Sai Maritime & Management, only three Indian ports used by heavy lift shipping are currently reporting no delays in operations. In the remaining ports, delays ranging from one to 18 days are being experienced.
Views: 515
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Air Charter International supports Afghan mine clearance

September 12 - September 12 - Air Charter International has handled the shipment of an outsized mine clearing machine and spare parts from Europe to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, to assist with the country's efforts to be free of Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) by 2013.
Views: 360
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Antwerp port authority expands presence in South America

September 12 - September 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has expanded its presence in South America with the appointment of three new representatives: Fernando Bustamante, German Calderon (both in Chile) and Henrique Machado Rabelo (in Brazil), to promote the port across So
Views: 654
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ALE barge carries cargo duo on maiden voyage

September 12 - September 12 - ALE, the global heavy transport and lifting company, has transported two de-methaniser vessels during the maiden voyage of its new ALE 300 barge. The 98 m vessels, part of the Integrated Gas Development Project in Abu Dhabi, were transporte
Views: 472
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Libya services resume as regime changes

September 9 - September 9 - Though fighting is still continuing in the country and Colonel Gadaffi remains at large, a degree of normality is returning to Libya.
Views: 464
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Jakarta next for heavy lift seminar

September 8 - September 8 - The next seminar in a series of heavy lift and breakbulk cargo courses to be held by the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is to be hosted later this month at Oil & Gas Indonesia 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Views: 605
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AF Decom opens in Aberdeen

September 8 - September 8 - AF Decom Offshore, a specialist company in the removal, demolition, environmental reconstruction and recycling of buildings, industrial plants and offshore installations, has opened an Aberdeen office to target the emerging UK market.
Views: 566
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Nordana goes back to Libya

September 8 - September 8 - Nordana has restarted its regular direct ro-ro service from the US Gulf and East Coast into Libya, which has been suspended since February due to the unrest in the country.
Views: 645
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Construction Products buys a Shuttlelift SB50

September 8 - September 8 - Construction Products, Inc (CPI) from Jackson, USA, recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the purchase of a single-beam mobile gantry crane from Shuttlelift.
Views: 618
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Global container industry mourns passing of container innovator

September 8 - September 8 - A number of US publications, including the New York Times and San Diego Tribune, are reporting the death of Orange, California-born engineer and inventor Keith W. (Tant) Tantlinger, he was aged 92 and died at home in Escondido, California.
Views: 294
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A hamburger with triple BBC Chartering vessels

September 7 - September 7 - It was a case of once, twice, three times a vessel as a trio of leading German heavy lift operator BBC Chartering's vessels were in the port of Hamburg simultaneously.
Views: 791
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Up and under for Megatranz

September 7 - September 7 - If you can't go under, you have to go over: that was the message for transport managers when faced with the movement of three modules destined for a Brazilian oil and gas refinery.
Views: 483
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Liebherr delivers two to Onitsha River Port

September 7 - September 7 - Major investment in the ports on the Niger River in Nigeria to allow discharge and loading of heavy lift and breakbulk items has resulted in the acquisition of two Liebherr Harbour Mobile Cranes type LHM 180, allowing the handling of project
Views: 735
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Chapman Freeborn expands its On Board Courier (OBC) service

September 7 - September 7 - An old English expression has it that, for the want of a nail, the battle was lost. This sage wisdom sums up neatly the reality that even the biggest projects can flounder if an essential item stops working or is missing.
Views: 449
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Bellville Rodair opens up in Shenzhen

September 6 - September 6 - Bellville Rodair International (BRI) says that the opening of a new office in Shenzhen yesterday marks the next step in its expansion plan for 2011.
Views: 454
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BigLift Shipping names new rep for Brazil

September 5 - September 5 - Effective September 1 2011, BigLift Shipping appointed BrazGlobal Project Shipping and Logistics Ltda as the shipping line's representative in Brazil.
Views: 745
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UN Security Council voices concern over maritime piracy in West Africa

September 5 - September 5 -The UN Security Council has voiced concern over increasing maritime piracy, armed robbery and reports of hostage-taking in the Gulf of Guinea, saying the crimes were having an adverse impact on security, trade and other economic activities in
Views: 482
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ASCO wins Statoil logistics contract

September 2 - September 2 - ASCO, a leading oil and gas logistic company, has won a contract worth over GBP 1.1 million (USD1.8 million) from Statoil ASA.
Views: 517
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Concargo appoints oil and gas expert

September 2 - September 2 - Concargo (Pty) Ltd South Africa has appointed energy, oil and gas specialist Shawn Fraser to head up the company's Johannesburg branch and also to be national operations manager.
Views: 690
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ALE introduces second AL.SK190 crane

September 2 - September 2 - The success of its first AL.SK190 over the past three years has prompted ALE to introduce its second machine of this kind.
Views: 446
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Allseas arranges novel project freight transhipment via Felixstowe

September 2 - September 2 - Organising the transport from Scotland to South Korea of a heavy lift consignment measuring up to 7 metres in height required some detailed planning when a lengthy road trip from the point of manufacture in Aberdeen was never going to be an
Views: 723
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Crowley awards scholarships to University of Alaska Fairbanks students

September 1 - September 1 - Crowley Maritime Corporation's longstanding commitment to support the Alaskan communities in which the company does business and in which its employees reside, was highlighted recently, as the company awarded four scholarships to students fr
Views: 225
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Terex completes purchase of tendered Demag Cranes shares

September 1 - September 1 - Further to our news item of July 7, the Terex Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of the shares tendered as part of the public tender offer by Terex Industrial Holding AG to all shareholders of Demag Cranes AG (Demag
Views: 324
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UK region awarded Enterprise Zone status

September 1 - September 1 - In the UK, the Humber region on the east coast has been awarded 'enterprise zone' status creating significant financial incentives for new renewable energy businesses.
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