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Four companies line up to ship stone

February 29 - February 29 - A new service has been launched by four companies, Stonetrans, Rickmers-Linie, Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies and DP World Breakbulk, to ship rough blocks of granite and sandstone from India to Antwerp.
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Multitrade Spain manages massive railcar project

February 29 - February 29 - Further to our report from February 2011, Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, continues to handle a huge 336-railcar consignment from Spain to Caracas, Venezuela, and has opened its own subsidiary, Multit
Views: 409
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Tuscor Lloyds gains carbon footprint certification

February 29 - February 29 - Tuscor Lloyds Spain's carbon footprint has been certified by AENOR in a pioneering project that anticipates that legislative requirements will obligate all the companies to measure the impact of their carbon footprint in the coming years.
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February 29 - February 29 - AVEVA has opened a new office in Charlotte, USA, to support the growing global nuclear energy market.
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Port of Liverpool invests in ro-ro tractors

February 29 - February 29 - Peel Ports has invested in operational equipment at the Port of Liverpool in the shape of new Terberg RT 283 Tractor units that it says are renowned for their capability of carrying out heavy work under demanding conditions.
Views: 506
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VGG transports 54 wind turbines

February 27 - February 27 - Vasco Gallega Group (VGG), the Spanish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has arranged the transport of 54 complete windmills from Vigo, Spain to Ethiopia, through Djibouti.
Views: 722
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Nurminen Logistics 'sails' minesweeper overland

February 27 - February 27 - It's not often that you see a naval vessel travelling overland, so the haulage of a former minesweeper, weighing 206.5 tonnes, by Nurminen Logistics made for interesting and unusual viewing on the roads of Finland last month.
Views: 465
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Liebherr on the double

February 27 - February 27 - Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH has delivered a new LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane to crane hire specialist, Sommer Kranverleih GmbH, or Bremen, Germany.
Views: 536
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France Cargo International joins PCN

February 24 - February 24 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its second member in France with the addition of France Cargo International (FCI), which have been specialising in heavy lift and project cargo for over 20 years.
Views: 599
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Holleman on the boil

February 24 - February 24 - Holleman Bulgaria, a member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has completed the delivery of a large boiler measuring 16.16 m x 3.60 m x 3.84 m, with a weight of 83 tonnes, from Bucharest, Romania to Rousse, Bulgaria and rel
Views: 455
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Indian takeaway for cranes

February 22 - February 22 - V.Alexander of Germany and InterMax Logistic Solutions of China, both members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, successfully cooperated in a shipment of two cranes from China to India.
Views: 570
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Artisgracht loads yachts in Rotterdam

February 22 - February 22 - Pictured, we see Spliethoff's Artisgracht loading several boats on deck in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam, recently, on behalf of sister company, Sevenstar Yacht Transport.
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Georgia on Caterpillar's mind

February 22 - February 22 - The ease of accessing the major ports of Savannah and Charleston on the US East Coast has been cited by construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar as a major factor in its decision to site a new manufacturing facility in Georgia.
Views: 417
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GAC offers Cup Final tickets

February 21 - February 21 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC is offering the chance to win two admission tickets to this season's English FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on May 5, 2012, complete with return air tickets and accommodation in L
Views: 310
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2012 conference on health and humanitarian logistics announced

February 21 - February 21 - The main objective of the 2012 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics, which will be held in Hamburg, Germany, from March 21-23, is to bring together all relevant stakeholders of humanitarian response and global health care at a neu
Views: 667
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Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

February 21 - February 21 - The Nautical Institute has published Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training to address confusion in regard to Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) training.
Views: 369
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Belgian ports work to clear backlog as strikes end

February 20 - February 20 - Last Friday (17th), Belgian port workers ended their strike over pension reform that brought shipping in Europe's second-busiest cargo port of Antwerp to a halt and operators are now working to clear the backlog of cargoes.
Views: 412
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Sensitive projects hat trick for Rhenus Logistics

February 20 - February 20 - The French Industrial Project department of Rhenus Logistics (former Wincanton Mondia) has completed three sensitive projects in Russia, France and Qatar.
Views: 515
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CNC busy with hydro project

February 18 - Malaysia-based CNC Freight is handling turbine components and other mechanical equipment for the Bakun Hydroelectric Project in Sarawak.
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Twaron in BigLift first

February 17 - February 17 - Heavy lift shipping line, BigLift has just completed its first job with a new super fly jib, equipped with special Twaron stay cables to lengthen the crane to a radius of 55 metres.
Views: 543
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Bayport warehouse opening for Gulf Winds

February 16 - February -16- Heavy lift and over-dimensional cargo handler Gulf Winds is to open a 22,600 sq m cargo handling warehouse near the Port of Houston's Bayport Container Terminal in late March.
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Widdows to take over from Steffens at Rickmers

February 16 - February 16 - After ten very successful years with the Rickmers Group and especially, with Rickmers-Linie, Jan B Steffens will, by 31 March 2012, step down from the twin positions of CEO of Rickmers Holding and of Rickmers-Linie although he will continue
Views: 558
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Wilh Wilhelmsen reports huge improvements in 2011 results

February 15 - February 15 - Wilh Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH) delivered a 49 percent increase in earnings in 2011 while revenues improved by 21 percent. A strong rebound in the group's shipping segment drove the recovery.
Views: 538
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Liebherr crane gives Bayswater a lift

February 15 - February 15 - Singapore's Bayswater Shipping & Forwarding Pte Ltd has taken delivery of a second LHM 180 Liebherr mobile harbour crane, providing a maximum lifting capacity of 64t and a maximum outreach of 35m.
Views: 590
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COSCO Shipping initiates semi-sub pool

February 14 - February 14 - In signing an agreement with Guangzhou Salvage Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (GSBMT) to manage GSBMT's 30,000 dwt semi-submersible ship, Hua Hai Long, COSCO Shipping claims it has initiated the first 'pool model' among Chinese
Views: 376
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BBC Chartering adds three to fleet

February 14 - February 14 - German multipurpose and heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering has taken delivery of three newbuildings as part of the extensive fleet renewal and modernisation programme announced previously.
Views: 653
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Govt award for Express Transport's Gandhi

February 14 - February 14 - Nailesh Gandhi, director of Mumbai-based Express Transport Pvt. Ltd., is pictured receiving the WCO Certificate of Merit, conferred by Pranab Mukherjee, India's Finance Minister, on February 2.
Views: 490
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Project Cargo Network celebrates country membership milestone

February 13 - February 13 - The UK-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a milestone with the addition of Dublin-based Curtis and Lees Ltd to bring to 70 the number of countries in its global network. The network now comprises of 126 heavy lift specialist compa
Views: 604
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Weather fails to halt Holleman Bulgaria move

February 13 - February 13 - A Bulgarian member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, Holleman Bulgaria, has completed a local move of a large tank measuring 7 m in width and weighing 20 tonnes in the face of the violent winter weather sweeping across Eastern Eu
Views: 286
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Safmarine name new ship in Savannah

February 13 - February 13 - Shipping line, Safmarine held a naming ceremony in Savannah for its newest vessel, Safmarine Sahara.
Views: 697
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SRT on track

February 13 - February 13 - Houston, Texas-based over-dimensional railroad car operator Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) undertook significant rail movements at the end of last year, including one movement that required a total logistics package, involving lifting, loa
Views: 375
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Heavy lift technical workshop to be held at Breakbulk China 2012

February 10 - February 10 - Industry experts from the fields of logistics, rigging, engineering and naval architecture will present, in partnership with Breakbulk China 2012, a practical and learned heavy lift technical workshop at the Breakbulk conference in Shanghai
Views: 510
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Tiong Woon posts 36 percent jump in revenue

February 10 - February 10 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC) has announced its results for its first half 2012, with a 36 percent increase in revenue from SGD54.7 million (USD43.4 million) to SGD74.6 million (USD59.3 million) for the six months ended 31 Dec
Views: 670
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Car carrier sector holds up, with help from wheeled high and heavy

February 10 - February 10 - London-based Drewry Maritime Research published a new report on car carriers, analysing a sector that has suffered less during the recession than most other sectors, thanks to a contribution from high and heavy wheeled traffic.
Views: 371
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Mui-Fong Goh to deliver keynote Breakbulk China address

February 10 - February 10 - Global management consultant Mui-Fong Goh, a partner at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Breakbulk China conference and exhibition later this month.
Views: 462
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Black Sea freeze delays heavy lift shipping

February 9 - February 9 - Heavy lift shipping arriving or departing from Black Sea ports and stretches of the Danube in the region are facing disruption and berthing delays at ports and along the river.
Views: 506
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Big boys toys entrusted to GAC Dubai

February 9 - February 9 - As the world's top manufacturers of luxury lifestyle products line up to showcase their gadgets and racing machines in Dubai, GAC has been gearing up to the task of delivering them to the region's leisure and entertainment capital.
Views: 533
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Air Partner names non-executive chairman

February 9 - February 9 - Air Partner has appointed Richard Everitt, currently senior independent director of the company, to succeed Aubrey Adams as non-executive chairman of Air Partner plc, with immediate effect.
Views: 500
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HLPFI agrees partnership with Skeyes

February 9 - February 9 - HLPFI has a agreed a partnership with Skeyes aerial photography and will feature photos taken by this Rotterdam-based company.
Views: 324
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ICS board meeting focuses on piracy and emissions

February 8 - February 8 - The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners' associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, met in London earlier his week.
Views: 645
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ASCO's Aberdeen and Peterhead teams show caring side

February 8 - February 8 - ASCO's Northern North Sea (NNS) business, which includes bases across a number of Aberdeen and Peterhead locations, has donated over GBP22,000 (USD35,019) to its chosen charity for 2011, CHILDREN 1ST.
Views: 434
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ACL's starts weekly ro-ro service to Russia and Finland

February 8 - February 8 - Atlantic Container Line is set to start a new, weekly ro-ro service from the USA and Canada to Russia and Finland and says it will be the fastest and most frequent service available in the market.
Views: 336
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First for Demag Cranes in Bermuda

February 7 - February 7 - A Gottwald HMK 170 Ewill be taking up commercial operations in the spring of 2012 at the port of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, where it will be handling containers and general cargo.
Views: 708
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BBC helps Damen deliver dredgers

February 7 - February 7 - Dutch shipbuilder, Damen Shipyards, has used a vessel specially chartered by BBC Chartering to deliver three cutter suction dredgers to Azerbaijan.
Views: 371
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February -6- Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
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First Breakbulk Asia event around the corner

February 6 - 06/02/2012 - Just two weeks before the start of the first Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference and Exhibition which will be held at the Suntec Singapore international Convention and Exhibition Centre, 17 and 18 February.
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A new and enjoyable on-line read

February 6 - February -6- The entire back issues of HLPFI are now available on our website in an easy-to-read page-turning format.
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February 2012 - Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February 2012 - Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
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Seventh Breakbulk business run set for Shanghai

February 6 - February 6 - Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced the seventh Break-Bulk Business Run, which will take place in Shanghai in February 2012, and the expansion of the Business Run circuit to include additional eve
Views: 616
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Van Oord renews jack-up order with Sietas

February 6 - February 6 - Van Oord has renewed an order for an offshore wind power transport and installation vessel from Sietas, and has an option for a second ship.
Views: 434
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Air cargo body welcomes emission plan

February 6 - February 6 - The commitment by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to produce a proposal to regulate global airline emissions by the end of 2012 has been welcome by the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG).
Views: 282
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Seven Seas ships heat exchangers

February 6 - February 6 - Seven Seas Shipping Co, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Jordan and Iraq, has successfully completed the transport of two heavy heat exchangers for a Jordanian phosphate mining company's sulphuric acid plant; as well as
Views: 873
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Aaras Shipping moves 5,000 tonnes China to Pakistan

February 3 - February 3 - Aaras Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd, the Pakistani member to the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, chartered the Sino South to load and ship heavy cargoes and breakbulk items from Huangpu and Xingang, China for discharge at Karachi Port, P
Views: 539
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Air Charter Service reports 20 percent growth

February 3 - February 3 - Air charter brokerer, Air Charter Service, has reported an increase in sales figures of more than 20 percent over the last six months, following results from the first half of 2011 which also showed strong growth.
Views: 311
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Third of four ro-ro ferry newbuildings launched for Seatruck

February 3 - February 3 - UK shortsea ferry operator, Seatruck, a division of the Danish shipping giant Clipper Group, has seen the launch of the third of four new ro-ro vessels which are set to serve its Irish Sea routes offering options for rolling project cargo and
Views: 322
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Sarjak Container Lines appoints GAC India

February 2 - February 2 - GAC India has signed an agency agreement with Sarjak Container Lines Pvt Ltd., Mumbai, covering its operations in Delhi and northern India.
Views: 355
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Discovery Air Innovations launches student competition

February 2 - February 2 - Discovery Air Innovations (DAI), in collaboration with the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, has announced the first annual Hybrid Air Vehicle (HAV) student paper competition.
Views: 710
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Liebherr looks back at 2011

February 2 - February 2 - Significant orders for Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) in 2011 from emerging economies, as well as the market introduction of the new LHM 420 model, helped Liebherr-Werk Nenzing stabilise its bottom-line in what it describes as a "challenging" wo
Views: 821
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Braemar Technical Services rebrands

February 2 - February 2 - Braemar Technical Services (BTS), the marine and offshore technical services arm of the Braemar Shipping Services Group, has rebranded its business units.
Views: 230
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Keeping it in the family as Riedl Group moves generator

February 2 - February 2 - Hagen, Germany-based project cargo forwarder, Riedl Group has handled the significant movement of a major item of generating equipment, utilising equipment constructed by one of the group's subsidiary companies.
Views: 388
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Altius puts jacket on Trina

February 2 - February 2 - Spanish freight forwarder, Altius Projects Division has handled the shipment of an oil rig jacket, plus additional equipment, from Aviles (Spain) to Grenaa.
Views: 331
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Trio of Terex sales show spread of crane use

February 2 - February 2 - Terex, a global material handling equipment manufacturer, has equipped three project cargo operations with a range of equipment that demonstrate both the range of activities its clients undertake and the geographical range of their locations.
Views: 592
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Braemar names regional director

February 1 - February 1 - Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Richard Gayton to the key role of regional director, Americas.
Views: 519
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Blue Water to take jack up rig to the Caspian

February 1 - February 1 - Danish-based Blue Water Shipping has been contracted to move a jack up rig from the Middle East to the Caspian Sea in a movement over the Russian river system.
Views: 773
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Carriage Global buoyant on East Africa shipment

February 1 - February 1 - Singapore-based project cargo ship broker Carriage Global organised the movement of a single buoy mooring, plem, and accessories on a significant shipment at the beginning of January.
Views: 630
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Vanguard keeps pontoon project afloat

February 1 - February 1 - South Africa's Vanguard was recently sub-contracted by Lovemore Bros to assist with the on-site relocation of 15 pontoons for international shipping mogul, SA Shipyard.
Views: 389

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