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Sectors News from October 2011

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Spain's largest port operator rebrands terminals

October 31 - October 31 - Noatum, one of Spain's leading maritime terminal and port operations and services companies, has strengthened its corporate identity by rebranding many of the group's terminals and by integrating them under the global Noatum brand.
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October 31 - October 31 - Mozambique's First Lady has named H
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Drewry forecasts container overcapacity to last few years

October 28 - October 28 - Drewry's latest quarterly Container Forecaster emphasises that this year should have been much better for the industry. First half global demand growth was still running at an annual rate of percent and yet ocean carriers are losing money due
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Latin American demand lifts Liebherr mobile harbour crane sales

October 28 - October 28 - Bullish demand from the Americas has seen sales for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes (MHC) double this year compared with 2010 asdemand for investment in cargo handling equipment remains unbroken, says the global manufacturer.
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Kavanagh joins the SRT family

October 27 - October 27 - In the USA, New Jersey-based Kavanagh Logistics has joined the Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) family.
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Lifetime achievement award for industry legend

October 27 - October 27 - Popular shipping legend Jerry Nagel, chairman of the board at Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc, received a standing ovation as he was handed a lifetime achievement award in New Orleans, USA, earlier this week, writes Emma Murray in New Orleans.
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Truconnect launched by Konecranes

October 27 - October 27 - Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes has introduced a remote services product family named Truconnect.
Views: 154
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ALE establishes new offices in Iraq and Australia

October 26 - October 26 - After almost two decades in the Middle East, heavy lift material handling provider ALE has opened a new office in Basra, Iraq, its first in the country, just months after it expanded its Australian presence.
Views: 356
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Fairstar wins Nabors Drilling contract

October 26 - October 26 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been contracted by Nabors Drilling to transport its DB 301 from Port Gentil, Gabon to Pascagoula, Mississippi on the Fairstar semi-submersible vessel Fjell.
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Saudi Arabian shipment for Altius

October 26 - October 26 - The project division of Spanish freight forwarder Altius has recently handled the movement of a significant consignment of industrial equipment, including coke drums, from Japan to Saudi Arabia.
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Busy end to 2011 for Medden

October 26 - October 26 - Turkish project cargo forwarder Medden is looking forward to a busy autumn and winter 2011, say managers at the Izmir-based company, as orders for its project freight services grow in the second half of the year.
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Breakbulk keynote speaker calls for creative solutions

October 26 - October 26 - Giga projects are the new landscape of the heavy lift marketplace, and logistics is "even more critical than ever before to EPC success", according to John Mika, senior vice president of procurement, CH2M HILL, reports HLPFI editor, Emma Murr
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Flying a kite with BBC SkySails

October 25 - October 25 -German multi-purpose and heavy lift operator BBC Chartering is to co-operate with SkySails, the alternative propulsion system developer based in Hamburg, to further promote the latter's kite-based system.
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Volga-Dnepr handles rotor for KOG Transport

October 25 - October 25 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has provided KOG Transport, the international project freight forwarder, with a comprehensive logistics service for the delivery of a 35 tonne rotor to a thermal electric power plant in Accra, Ghana.
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter names second partner in Canada

October 25 - October 25 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH has contracted general sales agent (GSA) AerodyneCargo Services Inc in Calgary as its second GSA in Canada, following its appointment of Airline Network Service as a GSA partner for the Montreal area just a
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FESCO adds Tacoma

October 24 - October 24 - FESCO Russian Pacific is adding a port call at Tacoma, USA, and introducing a fortnightly service to Vladivostok and the Russian Far east.
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Airbus flies with Rickmers-Linie

October 24 - October 24 - Rickmers-Linie has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems as its partner for the transportation of fuselage sections for Airbus from Morehead City, USA to Montoir (Port of Nantes St. Nazaire), France.
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Houston is a hoot for OWL

October 21 - October 21 - Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global, single-source NVOCC and subsidiary of Pacer International, has opened a new office in Houston to service all cargoes moving to and from the region.
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Ben Line Agencies hits century in Asia

October 21 - October 21 - Ben Line Agencies has opened its one-hundredth office in Asia and says that this further cements the company's position as a leading shipping services provider with a comprehensive office network in Asia.
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Liebherr celebrates anniversary

October 20 - October 20 - Earlier this month Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated its 35th anniversary over several days concluding with an open day attended over 20,000 visitors at the company's production facility in Nenzing, Austria.
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Move One on the move

October 20 - October 20 - Move One's new office within Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan will provide a full range of logistics services.
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Kuehne + Nagel sees earnings grow

October 19 - October 19 - Kuehne + Nagel reports that its earnings grew in first nine months of 2011 by 1.1 percent despite the softening freight market.
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Braemar Shipping Services launches Braemar Technical Services

October 18 - October 18 - Braemar Shipping Services says its penetration of the global marine and offshore services sectors continues to develop with the bringing together of its business units under the umbrella control of the Braemar Technical Services (BTS) divisio
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Antwerp growth stalls as biomass power station agreement signed

October 18 - October 18 - During the first nine months of this year, the port of Antwerp handled a total of 142.07 million tonnes of freight, including project cargo and wheeled heavy lift movements, to enjoy an increase of 7.5 percent compared with the first nine mon
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Things are on the rise for Chapman Freeborn

October 18 - October 18 - The global aircraft charter specialist and aircraft broker Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has been ranked 21st in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list, its best-ever position in the list, just four years after it first appeared in the lis
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Charleston breakbulk volumes surge on back of investment

October 18 - October 18 - With a USD23 million improvement project at its Columbus Street Terminal completed, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reports a surge in non-container cargo at the Port of Charleston.
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Crowley streamlines companywide customs brokerage services

October 17 - October 17 - Crowley Maritime Corp has streamlined the customs brokerage services offered by Crowley and its subsidiary Customized Brokers Inc, with both teams now operating from a joint office in Miami, USA under the direction of Customized Brokers' Nell
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Port of Bilbao to present in London

October 17 - October 17 - A delegation of Port of Bilbao companies will give a presentation aimed at British shippers later this week in London.
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Dockwise newbuild books second voyage

October 14 - October 14 - Just one day after it announced the filing of a waiver request on a single covenant with its lender syndicate, which seeks consent for a temporary relaxation of the leverage ratio (net debt over EBITDA) for the period March 2012 until Septemb
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Coordinadora helps Peru to step on the gas

October 14 - October 14 - Spain's Coordinadora Internacional de Cargas has managed the transport of five gas columns, each weighing 120 tonnes, plus associated accessories amounting to around 5.000 cu m from Tarragona and Leixoes to a gas fractionation plant on the ou
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Profits up at Air Partner but revenues tumble in freight division

October 14 - October 14 - In its results for the year ended July 31 2011, Air Partner said its focus on core broking has delivered strong results, despite a difficult trading environment, with profits before tax up by 93 percent to GBP5.3 million (USD8.3); and overall
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New Zealand container ship casualty deteriorates thumbnail image

New Zealand container ship casualty deteriorates

October 13 - October 13 - According to Maritime New Zealand, the containership that ran aground last week on Astrolabe Reef near Tauranga Harbour is leaking more oil, losing containers, and has developed a crack in its hull.
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Fairstar balances loss with increase in future contract revenue

October 13 - October 13 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has said that during its third quarter it was awarded over USD40 million in new contracts for marine transportation services over the next two years and now has contracts in place totalling over USD220 million in tota
Views: 265
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Express Transport bags award

October 13 - October 13 - Express Transport Pvt Ltd India (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has been named Project Cargo Mover of the Year Forwarder in this year's Maritime And Logistics Award.
Views: 331
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Panalpina opens Ludhiana branch

October 13 - October 13 - Only two weeks after opening a branch in Jaipur, India, Panalpina has opened another branch in Ludhiana in the Punjab, and home to thousands of large and medium-sized companies.
Views: 177
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Hartel's Heenvliet on maiden voyage

October 12 - October 12 - Dutch shipping line Hartel Shipping has seen its latest vessel, Heenvliet, embark on its maiden voyage, further strengthening its Mediterranean and Black Sea services.
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On your marks: breakbulk to pound the pavement in a good cause

October 12 - October 12 - Keen professionals in the project cargo and shipping industry are soon to don Lyrca and running shoe to work up a sweat, all in a good cause, as they race to the finishing line in the sixth Break-Bulk Business Run.
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India must up game on global piracy

October 12 - October 12 - Indian naval forces must be ready to increase shipping security in the Indian Ocean as the country's geographical location means that it has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle piracy head on.
Views: 250
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Fairmount tug positions FPSO Usan offshore Nigeria

October 11 - October 11- Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Usan, offshore Nigeria.
Views: 239
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ALS handles huge pile driver

October 11 - October 11 - Global project specialists - ALS (Freight Management Group)'s - European project teams have worked together with their South American partners to successfully deliver a crawler crane, described as being "the biggest pile driving machine ever
Views: 262
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Success in the pipeline for Wagenborg Nedlift

October 11 - October 11 - Dutch-based heavy lift transport solutions provider Wagenborg Nedlift has placed the last pipe in the multi-million dollar, 302 km Nord-europ
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Terex Demag move lifts Van der Vlist business

October 10 - October 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has undertaken the recent movement of a Terex Demag CC8800 crane from the manufacturer's factory at Zweibrucken, Germany to the port of Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 292
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Globalink delivers ahead of schedule

October 10 - October 10 - A thousand tonne consignment of oil field equipment has been moved from Dubai to Iraq almost two weeks ahead of deadline.
Views: 321
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Heavy lift technical workshop to be held at Breakbulk Americas 2011

October 10 - October 10 - Industry experts from the fields of logistics, rigging, engineering and naval architecture will present, in partnership with Breakbulk Americas 2011, a practical and learned heavy lift technical workshop at the Breakbulk conference in New Orl
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Tiong Woon inks contract with JGC Corporation

October 7 - October 7 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (Tiong Woon) has inked a contract for heavy lifting and installation works with leading global engineering company JGC Corporation at a Singapore refinery project related to an oil major.
Views: 209
Maersk Line and Apex Offshore Wind Energy agree partnership thumbnail image

Maersk Line and Apex Offshore Wind Energy agree partnership

October 7 - October 7 - Apex Offshore Wind, LLC and Maersk Line, Limited have established a working relationship to support the development, financing and construction of utility-scale offshore wind energy facilities in North America.
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Fairmount Alpine delivers rig Ocean Yorktown in Gulf

October 7 - October 7 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Alpine has delivered the semi submergible drilling rig Ocean Yorktown safely in Brownsville, USA, after a 5,400 miles (8690.5 km) tow from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Views: 287
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Horizon Lines completes refinancing

October 7 - October 7 - Horizon Lines, Inc has completed a comprehensive refinancing of the company's entire capital structure.
Views: 208
National Airlines wins B747-400F operating authority thumbnail image

National Airlines wins B747-400F operating authority

October 6 - October 6 - America's National Airlines, a unit of upstate New York's National Air Cargo Holdings, which provides military air freight to the Pentagon, has announced its initiation of Boeing 747-400F flight operations, having received regulatory certifica
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Bertling and BP agree long term contract

October 6 - October 6 - F.H. Bertling has been awarded a long term contract for the global provision of freight forwarding, freight management and project logistics services to further support BP's worldwide operations.
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CEVA extends the scope of agreement with Seadrill

October 5 - October 4 - CEVA Logistics has extended its current freight management contract with offshore deepwater drilling company, Seadrill, to include the freight forwarding and supply chain logistics solutions for the Seadrill rigs operating in West Africa and t
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Emirates SkyCargo flies its heaviest single item ever thumbnail image

Emirates SkyCargo flies its heaviest single item ever

October 5 - October 4 - Emirates SkyCargo came to the rescue of a ship undergoing repairs when it transported a 36 tonne rudder part - the heaviest single item ever carried by the freight division of Emirates Airline.
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New contracts for Dockwise

October 5 - October 5 - New contract wins and variation orders, revised payment terms for the Vanguard, and advances from certain clients, announced today by Dockwise will materially improve the company's cash flows and working capital in 2011 and 2012, says the comp
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Flying gets a little safer, thanks to Van der Vlist

October 5 - October 5 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has handled the movement of a vital piece of modern aviation training equipment from the United States to Europe - a full flight simulator from Miami to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
Views: 315
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South Africa's Imperial buys German logistics company

October 5 - October 5 - South African transport group Imperial Holdings will pay USD368 million to buy a German logistics company, in a move that bulks up its presence in Europe, even as the region struggles with an uncertain outlook.
Views: 220
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Significant membership increase for WPA Network

October 5 - October 5 - The Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders, including those with a project cargo and heavy lift expertise, has seen a significant expansion of membership across the world.
Views: 303
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SAL and Rolner Foundation digs deep for charity

October 5 - October 5 - SAL and the Rolner Foundation have donated EUR20,000 (USD26,350) to the International Seamen's Club Duckdalben in Hamburg, whilst the crew of Anne-Sofie has donated EUR9,000 (USD11,800) to projects in Germany and the Philippines.
Views: 265
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GAC delivers tub collar to UAE

October 4 - October 3 - Preparation was the key to success when GAC handled a giant shipment from China to the United Arab Emirates.
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Safmarine corporate functions to be incorporated into Maersk Line

October 4 - October 4 - Safmarine's internal support and management functions will be integrated into those of its sister company Maersk Line, with the closure of the former's HQ and the maintenance of the brand within the Maersk Liner Business portfolio.
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Agility names new general manager for Denmark

October 4 - October 4 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has appointed Army Pedersen as general manager of its operations in Denmark, responsible for the expansion of the business and customer relationships in Denmark.
Views: 233
GAC delivers tub collar to UAE thumbnail image

GAC delivers tub collar to UAE

October 3 - October 3 - Preparation was the key to success when GAC handled a giant shipment from China to the United Arab Emirates.
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