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Bore Sea to enter traffic for the transportation of Airbus components thumbnail image

Bore Sea to enter traffic for the transportation of Airbus components

January 31 - January 31 - Finnish shipping company, Turku-based Bore has won a three year time-charter contract with Fret Cetam (for and on behalf of Airbus) for one of the Bore RoFlex type - Bore Sea - a newbuilding delivered in 2011 from the Shipyard Flensburger Sch
Views: 356
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Australia sees falling machinery shipments in December

January 31 - January 31 - In its latest monthly shipping index, Skelton Sherborne reports that machinery import volumes in Australia in December decreased by 28 percent to 2,469 units compared to the previous month.
Views: 365
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Cargolux names new finance chief

January 30 - January 30 - Cargolux Airlines International has approved Richard Forson's appointment as chief financial officer, effective February 1, 2012.
Views: 687
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Project cargo moves through Papenburg for Gabon

January 30 - January 30 - A 92 tonne machine which is used to empty rail wagons laden with mineral ores and was manufactured by Robert Nyblad GmbH of Papenburg, Germany, has moved through the city's port on route to Gabon.
Views: 591
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Crowley and Customized Brokers on the move in Miami

January 30 - January 30 - Effective January 30, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Miami-based liner services and logistics personnel, along with those from subsidiary Customized Brokers, are relocating to a new office and warehouse in Miami.
Views: 238
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First 747-8 Freighter for AirBridgeCargo Airlines

January 30 - January 30 - Boeing and AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, have celebrated the delivery of the first of five new Boeing 747-8 Freighters to the airline.
Views: 620
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Cargolux names new finance chief

January 30 - January 30 - Cargolux Airlines International has approved Richard Forson's appointment as chief financial officer, effective February 1, 2012.
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Saipem double for Fairstar

January 27 - January 27 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded two contracts by Saipem to provide marine transportation services for the Golden Eagle Project in the North Sea. The total contract value is EUR11.99 million (USD15.7 million).
Views: 518
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ALE bridges the gap

January 27 - January 27 - A pair of bridge placement contracts has shown the sort of strategic heavy-lift, transport and installation services that UK-based ALE is capable of.
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Join us on LinkedIn

January 27 - January 27 - The Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International LinkedIn group complements HLPFI in print and online and offers you the opportunity to discuss key issues and network with your peers and a wide cross-section of industry experts.
Views: 429
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Damen Shipyards receives three orders for five pontoons

January 26 - January 26 - Damen Pontoons & Barges has signed three contracts for a total of five purpose-built Damen Stan Pontoons (SPo): two Damen Stan Pontoons 6511 for Mammoet Maritime (The Netherlands), two Stan Pontoons 8916 ICE for Silverburn Shipping (I.O.M.) L
Views: 831
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SDV invests in FAST Overseas Group and FAST France

January 26 - January 26 - After several years of cooperation, SDV International Logistics has taken a minority interest in the FAST Overseas Group, which has a presence in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Italy.
Views: 620
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PCN welcomes Hawk Customs & Freight

January 25 - January 25 - Hawk Customs & Freight (NZ) Ltd has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as a member in New Zealand.
Views: 608
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Cargolux renews IOSA certificate

January 24 - January 24 - After successfully concluding the required audits, Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has renewed its IOSA (International Air Transport Association - IATA - Operational Safety Audit) certificate for the second time.
Views: 218
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Asco takes the plaudits

January 24 - January 24 - Asco Freight Management has won the Project Forwarding Award at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards in London, UK. Allseas Global Logistics, Peters & May, and Premier Showfreight were runners-up.
Views: 616
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Progressive on track for siding opening

January 24 - January 24 - US over-dimensional rail freight operator Progressive Rail is close to completion of a 1.6 km passing track that will boost volumes of rail car interchange between the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Progressive Rail's Wisconsin Northern Rail
Views: 433
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Training improves communication skills for project forwarders

January 24 - January 24 - Project forwarders whose first language is not English and who want to refine their negotiation and business communication skills have the opportunity to undertake the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management course running in c
Views: 316
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Clipper Projects opens for business in Mumbai

January 23 - January 23 - Clipper Projects has opened a new office in Mumbai; India and sees the opening of Clipper Projects India as part of a strategic goal to move closer to its clients in the important and developing Indian market.
Views: 500
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Al Madina joins WWPC

January 23 - January 23 - Al Madina Logistics Services, which is based in Muscat, Oman has been appointed as exclusive member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Oman.
Views: 625
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ALS helps in Kiwi earthquake clean-up

January 23 - January 23 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS') project team in Hull, UK organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine to New Zealand to assist in clear-up efforts following last year's earthquake.
Views: 632
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Liebherr establishes mobile crane division in Argentina

January 20 - January 20 - As part of its worldwide policy to have its own direct sales and service organisation in all important markets, Liebherr has established a Mobile Crane Division within Liebherr Argentina.
Views: 565
ALS piles on the success with largest crawler crane shipment to Brazil thumbnail image

ALS piles on the success with largest crawler crane shipment to Brazil

January 20 - January 20 - European project teams from global project specialists ALS (Freight Management Group) have worked with their South American partners to successfully deliver a crawler crane, described as being "the biggest pile driving machine ever built of i
Views: 721
B&M Logistica joins PCN thumbnail image

B&M Logistica joins PCN

January 20 - January 20 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has three members in Brazil following the addition of B&M Log
Views: 678
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Triple Success in Tripoli

January 20 - January 20 - Three shipments to Libya signal Move One's commitment to the country's reconstruction process.
Views: 489
Albacor Shipping moves heavy transformer thumbnail image

Albacor Shipping moves heavy transformer

January 19 - January 19 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), through their branch in Banning, USA, has handled the transportation of transformer measuring 42 x 12 x 16 ft from the Port of Newark, USA to Cranberry, USA
Views: 570
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Nice dozen for KGW Logistics

January 19 - January 19 - KGW Logistics didn't let festive celebrations and holidays prevent it from moving 12 tanks from Port Klang to Singapore.
Views: 512
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Tuscor Lloyds packs case for Mexico

January 19 - January 19 - Tuscor Lloyds arranged a multimodal transport of a large breakbulk case, originating in the English Midlands and going to the port of Veracruz, Mexico.
Views: 297
Vanguard is on the ball with DRC mine installation thumbnail image

Vanguard is on the ball with DRC mine installation

January 19 - January 19 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, has recently completed the installation of a semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) and ball mill for a renowned copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Views: 504
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ALS powers Scottish wind farm projects

January 19 - January 19 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has provided UK port and vessel agency services for three N80 R 60 wind turbines destined for Lairg Wind Farm near Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands and supported the importing of phase 1 material for Drone Hi
Views: 467
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Stefan Kohlmann joins NEO

January 18 - January 18 - NEO Air Charter - the recently-launched cargo charter broker which has famously pledged only to deal with freight forwarders - has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Stefan Kohlmann as joint managing partner.
Views: 686
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Air Partner opens dedicated Italian freight operation

January 18 - January 18 - Air Partner has opened a specialist cargo department at its Milan office in Italy as part of its strategic expansion plan to develop its worldwide freight charter services.
Views: 686
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Dockwise Yacht Transport ship heads for South Pacific

January 18 - January 18 - Brisbane, Australia will welcome Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) Super Servant 4 when the 169.49 m semi-submersible ship berths at Fisherman's Island Terminal to unload a cargo of yachts with a total value of approximately USD35 million.
Views: 434
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Safmarine announces three new senior appointments

January 17 - January 17 - Safmarine has named three experienced Safmariners as senior members of the newly-established Safmarine commercial team which will be headed by Grant Daly, Safmarine's new CEO.
Views: 657
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Good news from Breakbulk event organisers

January 16 - January 16 - The organisers of the Breakbulk China Transportation Conference & Exhibition now have until January 28 to register and save up to an additional USD100 on the passes to the event.
Views: 370
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Lift & Shift looks to a successful 2011

January 16 - January 16 - Mumbai-based project cargo forwarder Lift & Shift India had a successful 2011, say managers, who point to two prestigious projects in Mangalore undertaken last year.
Views: 281
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PPG makes Indian appointment

January 16 - January 16 - Kolkata, India-based Reach Cargo Movers has been appointed as the new member for Northern and Eastern India in the heavy lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group (PPG). Reach also has a branch in New Delhi.
Views: 690
New heavy lift joint venture launched thumbnail image

New heavy lift joint venture launched

January 16 - January 16 - A new joint venture covering transport, shipping and installation of heavy and/or 'out-of-gauge' cargo has been established by three industry veterans.
Views: 567
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Polet in pair of Latin America firsts

January 16 - January 16 - Heavy lift aircraft owner and operator Polet Airlines has enjoyed two firsts while undertaking a cargo shipment from the UK's East Midlands airport to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Views: 538
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ACS's big-hearted look at 2011

January 13 - January 13 - Philanthropic air charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS) raised more than USD 75,000 last year for good causes, with money raised by staff matched by the London-based company.
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Trio of Terex ATCs delivered to Moroccan market

January 13 - January 13 - Three Terex AC 40 Optimax all terrain cranes have been delivered to customers in Morocco by Terex distributor Vemat. The AC 40 Optimax is a specially designed all-terrain crane for customers in North Africa.
Views: 606
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SK Shipping launches heavy and project cargo team

January 13 - January 13 - SK Shipping, based in Seoul, South Korea, has established a dedicated heavy lift and project cargo team to target ocean and inland transportation of heavy and project cargo for the offshore business.
Views: 550
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CaytransBBC expands service

January 13 - January 13 - CaytransBBC, a service managed by Dan-Gulf shipping, is adding a sixth vessel to its fleet, BBC Anglia, which will join the existing fleet that offers regular service between the US Gulf and the North Coast of South America.
Views: 619
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PCN welcomes third and final member in Thailand

January 12 - January 12 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added its third official member in Thailand which means it has now reached its full quota of three members in the country.
Views: 473
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Logwin opens Foshan office

January 12 - January 12 - Air and ocean freight and logistics services company, Logwin, has opened a new sales office in Foshan, China, to strengthen its market presence across South China.
Views: 707
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Barnhart appoints national logistics development manager

January 12 - January 12 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging, which offers solutions for complex lifting and transportation challenges faced by heavy industry, has appointed John Mickler as national logistics development manager.
Views: 652
Schenker contracts with Combi Lift for Gorgon thumbnail image

Schenker contracts with Combi Lift for Gorgon

January 11 - January 10 - Combi Lift has announced a contract with Schenker which will see two of the shipping line's semi-submersible ships being deployed on the Gorgon LNG project in Australia.
Views: 704
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Grieg Star adds capacity on the Atlantic

January 11 - January 11 - GRIEG Star Shipping, a leading provider of specialised sea-transportation, has introduced a fifth ship into its North Atlantic service.
Views: 620
New year, new faces at the Port Corpus Christi Commission thumbnail image

New year, new faces at the Port Corpus Christi Commission

January 11 - January 11 - Port Corpus Christi Commission began its first meeting of 2012 with the administration of the public service oath to Al Jones and Charles W. Zahn Jr. to replace Robert Gonzalez Jr. and Francis I. Gandy Jr. and to re-appoint Richard M. Borchar
Views: 557
Donjon Marine raises barge lost to a violent Rhode Island storm thumbnail image

Donjon Marine raises barge lost to a violent Rhode Island storm

January 10 - January 10 - New Jersey-based marine salvage and heavy lift provider Donjon Marine is set to raise a 300-tonne barge used as a platform for painting supplies and disposal equipment that sank in 30 m of water after a violent storm near Newport Pell Bridge
Views: 433
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WWL extends the reach of Orcelle grants

January 10 - January 10 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is partnering with Savannah Ocean Exchange as worldwide sponsor to extend the reach of Orcelle grants, giving support to clean-tech entrepreneurs aiming at making shipping and logistics more sustainable.
Views: 457
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Charles Gee delivers aircraft tooling to Hong Kong thumbnail image

Charles Gee delivers aircraft tooling to Hong Kong

January 10 - January 10 - Late last year, the Charles Gee Group successfully delivered out of gauge aircraft nose cone tooling to the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong.
Views: 396
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SAL Heavy Lift ship gets DP upgrade

January 9 - January 9 - SAL Heavy Lift has confirmed that its ship, Lone, has completed its upgrade from DP class I to DP Class II.
Views: 628
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Intermarine opens Brazilian office to ramp up service

January 9 - January 9 - Heavy lift shipping line Intermarine has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to oversee all commercial activity in Brazil and the Mercosur Region. Carlos Morino, Intermarine's director of east coast South America (ECSA), will manage the l
Views: 596
Volga-Dnepr delivers airport equipment to Vladivostok thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr delivers airport equipment to Vladivostok

January 9 - January 9 - One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighters has delivered equipment from Saint Petersburg to the Russian Far East in support of a project to modernise the infrastructure at Vladivostok Airport.
Views: 754
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Advance manifest system in Turkey needs to settle in

January 9 - January 9 - HLPFI has learned that the Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) or advance manifest system for containerised inbound or transit cargo on vessels entering Turkey is temporarily doubling workloads for freight managers.
Views: 418
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Sarjak moves tanks

January 9 - January 9 - Mumbai-based, Sarjak Container Lines has completed the transport of five LPG storage tanks.
Views: 599
FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift thumbnail image

FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift

January 6 - January 6 - Dutch cable manufacturer FibreMax has delivered a complete set of its lightweight aramid fibre stays to Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman-Itrec for a special-purpose 350-tonne fly-jib for the heavy lift mast cranes on shipping line's BigLift's
Views: 477
Air Partner expands its time critical coverage to Cologne thumbnail image

Air Partner expands its time critical coverage to Cologne

January 6 - January 6 - An added-value service offering emergency and time-critical delivery of urgent parts for project cargo operations in the oil and gas industry has been expanded into mainland Europe by Air Partner, just six months after the service was launched
Views: 478
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FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift

January 6 - January 6 - Dutch cable manufacturer FibreMax has delivered a complete set of its lightweight aramid fibre stays to Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman-Itrec for a special-purpose 350-tonne fly-jib for the heavy lift mast cranes on shipping line's BigLift's
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Galli takes the helm at Cargolux Italia

January 6 - January 6 - Cargolux Italia, the Milan-based arm of the global maindeck air freight carrier has appointed Pierandrea Galli as the company's new CEO, effective January 1, 2012.
Views: 626
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Tight stow for the Jumbo Javelin

January 5 - January 5 - Jumbo has transported two huge ship-to-shore (STS) Kalmar cranes from Taicang, China to Cartagena, Colombia for Cargotec.
Views: 576
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CEE adds new member in India

January 5 - January 5 - Allcargo Logistics has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE) as the network's member in India.
Views: 675
Dahlman Rose predicts 9.3 percent increase in global energy E&P thumbnail image

Dahlman Rose predicts 9.3 percent increase in global energy E&P

January 4 - January 4 - According to a report in the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch, investment bank Dahlman Rose & Co is predicting that global energy companies are expected to continue spending more for exploration and production this year, despite sluggish econ
Views: 678
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A sub out of water, thanks to Jumbo

January 4 - January 4 - A decommissioned submarine that will form a centrepiece of an eco-park in Malaysia has been transported above the waves from France to the country by Jumbo Shipping and its partners.
Views: 653
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Advance manifest system now in force in Turkey

January 4 - January 4 - Turkish Customs has instigated an Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) or advance manifest system for containerised inbound or transit cargo on vessels, effective January 1, 2012.
Views: 422
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Happy New Year

January 3 - To all visitors to the HLPFI website, readers of the magazine, advertisers and contributors,
Hartmann Asia Line adds fourth ship thumbnail image

Hartmann Asia Line adds fourth ship

January 3 - January 3 - H.S.A Chartering has added a fourth ship into the round-the-world (RTW) service operated by Hartmann Asia Line.
Views: 685
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Project Cargo Network doubles up in Iran

January 3 - January 3 - Saadat Sor'At International Transport has become the second official representative of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Iran, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 628
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PPG starts year with new members

January 3 - January 3 - the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has begun 2012 by making new member appointments in Nigeria and Taiwan.
Views: 606

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