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Sectors News from April 2012

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Hamburg off to Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp

April 30 - April 30 - The Port of Hamburg, with its eight multi-purpose terminals and a total of 30 berths, is to be showcased at the Breakbulk Europe event, which takes place in Antwerp from May 22 to 24, by the Port of Hamburg Marketing and numerous member compani
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Hartmann Project Lines sets sail

April 30 - April 30 - The Hartmann Group of Leer, Germany has now launched its new Hartmann Project Lines service, as initially reported on the HLPFI website on March 16.
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15-up for Ruslan

April 30 - April 30 - Ruslan International - the company which markets and manages the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Airlines - has completed a programme of 15 flights using an An-124 freighter aircraft, for the
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TTS International assists in Abu Dhabi bridge removal

April 27 - April 27 - As part of the KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi) Infrastructure Development, two pipe-crossing bridges had to be removed in order to allow access roads to be widened from two lanes to four lanes in anticipation of heavier road traffic i
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Marshall aid for BDP International in Aberdeen

April 27 - April 27 - BDP International, a Philadelphia-based global logistics and transportation management firm, has significantly strengthened its presence in the UK market with the appointment of David Marshall, who has joined the firm as Aberdeen branch manager
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Strategic progress in Q1 for Dockwise

April 27 - April 27 - A Chinese-built 50,000 dwt semi-submersible self-propelled Type 2 heavy life vessel, 'Hai Yang Hi You 278', has been contracted to Tianjin, China-based Offshore Oil Engineering Co, Ltd. (COOEC) by ship management company Dockwise for a five-yea
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Fairstar postpones AGM as acrimony over Dockwise bid grows

April 27 - April 27 - The developing business storm between Fairstar Heavy Transport and Dockwise has continued with the suspension of Fairstar's AGM amid accusations that Dockwise's moves do not conform with rules governing takeovers of publicly listed companies in
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Steel and project cargo weakens at Antwerp in first quarter

April 26 - April 26 - The port of Antwerp handled 46.3 million tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, down 2.2 percent on the same period in 2011. Breakbulk and project cargo saw 2.5 million tonnes handled, down 13.6 percent over the same period i
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Port of Wilmington sees inaugural Repower consignment

April 26 - April 26 - The first shipment of wind turbine blades manufactured by REpower Systems has moved over the port of Wilmington, Delaware, 11 years after the US East Coast port handled its first wind power energy generating equipment.
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German ship cleared of breaking Syrian sanctions

April 26 - April 26 - A German-owned project cargo ship suspected of breaking international sanctions by gun-running to Syria (HLPFI, April 17) has been cleared by Turkish authorities after no firearms were found, Reuters news agency is reporting.
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Piracy increasing in West Africa, latest report shows

April 25 - April 25 - 102 incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released this week in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Inter
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Fairstar foresees hostilities

April 25 - April 25 - Having met with Dockwise representatives in Rotterdam, yesterday, Fairstar Heavy Transport has issued a statement in which it states: "in the absence of a properly valued, unconditional offer for all of the outstanding shares in Fairstar, the c
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NSCSA now Bahri

April 24 - April 24 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has responded to what it calls a 'tumultuous' marketplace by reinventing itself as Bahri.
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Dockwise to convert Black Marlin

April 24 - April 24 - Dockwise says it will convert its Type 2 vessel, the Black Marlin, to a Type 1 vessel similar to its sister ship, the Blue Marlin.
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Used machinery rejected at Australian borders in record numbers

April 24 - April 24 - According to statements received from Australian forwarders Freightplus and Skelton Sherborne, the Australian AQIS / DAFF Biosecurity teams have warned that used machinery is being imported contaminated with unacceptable levels of Biosecurity R
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GAAC Commerz takes two from Terex

April 24 - April 24 - GAAC Commerz GmbH, based in Germany, has taken delivery of two cranes, an AC 100/4L and a Challenger 3160, from Terex, writes Charlotte Matheson.
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Port of Duqm handles first project cargo

April 24 - April 24 - Marking a new chapter in Oman's expanding maritime sector, the Port of Duqm has handled its first project cargo at its Commercial Quay.
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Used machinery rejected at Australian borders in record numbers

April 24 - April 24 - According to statements received from Australian forwarders Freightplus and Skelton Sherborne, the Australian AQIS / DAFF Biosecurity teams have warned that used machinery is being imported contaminated with unacceptable levels of Biosecurity R
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Fairstar rejects Dockwise take over bid

April 23 - April 23 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has received an unsolicited, conditional, offer from Dockwise to acquire Fairstar shares at a purchase price of NOK9.3 (USD1.6) per share.
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Double hit for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

April 23 - April 23 - The recent Intermodal South America event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, provided to be the perfect place for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to sustain its efforts to develop its presence in South American countries, which are all emerging mark
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Jumbo trumpets order for second heavy lift ship

April 23 - April 23 - Jumbo Shipping has ordered a second K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet, and will upgrade the lifting capacity of the vessels from 1,300 to 1,500 tonnes, enabling tandem lifts of 3,000 tonnes.
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Fesco expands service out of port of Everett

April 20 - April 20 - In the USA, the port of Everett's major shipping line, FESCO Transportation Group, which has made the Port of Everett its Pacific Northwest shipping hub for Russian cargoes, will be expanding its export service to include ro-ro ships, according
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Skelton Sherborne welcomes possible red tape cut

April 20 - April 20 - Following our news report earlier this week (April 17) that the Western Australian Government would aim to cut red tape to assist heavy haulage industry; Skelton Sherborne has said that when the one-stop shop does start it will be a vast improv
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Moore Stephens says shipping is ill prepared for bank meetings

April 20 - April 20 - International accountancy firm and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned that some shipping companies are not adequately prepared to conduct successful negotiations with their banks which are likely to occur with increasing frequency.
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Cargo Equipment Experts make ready for Antwerp

April 20 - April 20 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network is making preparations for its third annual membership conference, which will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, straight after the Breakbulk Europe event, where CEE will be exhibiting.
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Willis Marine forecasts another difficult year

April 19 - April 19 - After an inauspicious start, 2012 could well be "another difficult and uncertain year for the maritime industry faced with the aftermath of the Costa Concordia, further problems in the euro zone, pirate attacks and increased sanctions," accordi
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Agility to move railway wagons

April 19 - April 19 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has won a contract to transport 420 railway wagons from Spain to Kazakhstan for Talgo, a leading Spanish manufacturer of railway wagons and components.
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Europe and US edge forward on air cargo security

April 19 - April 19 - Europe's leading network carriers, represented by the Association of European Airlines (AEA), are urging US regulators to fully recognise European air cargo security standards and accelerate progress towards a mutual recognition agreement.
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Drewy and CargoSmart to deliver new box shipping KPIs

April 18 - April 18 - Drewry Maritime Research and CargoSmart Limited have entered into a cooperation agreement that will introduce a wider range of container Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help importers and exporters benchmark their carriers' service levels.
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HLPFI to attend Multimodal 2012

April 18 - April 18 - HLPFI will be attending Multimodal 2012 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK from 1st to 3rd May.
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Big job for Cosco

April 18 - April 18 - Again, we are indebted to our aerial photography partner, Skeyes for this excellent photo of Cosco Shipping's semi-submersible, Tai An Kou, seen approaching Rotterdam with the GSP Saturn on its deck.
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TT Club underwriting performance holds fast despite challenges

April 17 - April 17 - The TT Club, a leading provider of insurance and related risk management services for the international transport and logistics industry, has announced an 8.5 percent growth in premium income, resulting from new business, increase in volumes an
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Maersk patriarch passes away

April 17 - April 17 - Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, who transformed his Danish family shipping business into the world's biggest container shipping company and arguably the most important force in world shipping, passed away yesterday at the age of 98.
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WA Government cuts red tape to assist heavy haulage industry

April 17 - April 17 - According to a statement from Government of Western Australia, the heavy haulage industry will benefit from a new 'one stop shop' for heavy vehicle permit matters and a AUD250,000 (USD259,020) State Government initiative to bury power lines ove
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SBM Offshore selects Blue Water Shipping

April 16 - April 16 - SBM Offshore has chosen Blue Water Shipping, a company with which it already holds a longstanding business relationship, to undertake the task of providing logistics for materials and equipment to China and Brazil, where the conversion of the f
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Hansa Heavy Lift on the move in Singapore

April 16 - April 16 - Hansa Heavy Lift (Asia) Pte Ltd, the south east Asian subsidiary of the Hamburg-based heavy lift shipping line, has relocated in Singapore and has new contact numbers.
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New Canadian member for PCN

April 13 - April 13 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added Convoy Logistics Provider (CLP) to its network, as its third representative in Canada.
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Tarros upgrades in Med

April 13 - April 13 - Tarros, the specialist regional container line and multi-transport operator specialising in the Mediterranean Region, has upgraded its Great Pendulum Service which connects ports in the eastern and western Mediterranean via La Spezia, where the
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Intermodal South America is an unqualified success

April 13 - April 13 - Despite a torrential downpour and thunderstorms, the Intermodal South America trade show was an unqualified success and the heavyflooding of roads in Sao Paulo did not prevent too many people from reaching the TransAmerica convention centre des
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Mediaco Maxilift relies on Terex carne for port crane lift

April 13 - April 13 - Marseille, France-based, crane services provider Mediaco Maxilift relied on a Terex CC 2800 lattice boom crawler crane during a recent lift of a dockside crane tour from its base in the French port of La Rochelle so maintenance work could be un
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ALE replaces ceramic filters

April 12 - April 12 - ALE Heavylift has carried out the replacement of two ceramic filters in the ELCOGAS thermal plant gasifier in Puetollano, Spain.
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Buy, buy, the Brazilian pie

April 12 - April 12 - Everybody, it seems, wants a piece of the Brazilian economic pie, and some who already have a small slice want a bit more, writes HLPFI's correspondent from the Intermodal South America event, Robert Ward.
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Globalink busy with military cargoes

April 12 - April 12 - Working at short notice, Globalink Logistics Group had just 48 hours to complete a demanding project for Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence.
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WWPC partners combine efforts to move boiler

April 12 - April 12 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has worked in conjunction with the project forwarder network's Vienna-based Austrian partner, Procargo Spedition, to handle the transport of parts of a biomass
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Record breaking Intermodal South America gets underway

April 11 - April 11 - The biggest ever edition of the Intermodal South America transport, logistics and trade show kicked off yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil and all the political big guns in the transport and port sectors were there in an unprecedented show of force
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Scheuerle helps Voser put some wind into sails

April 11 - April 11 - Voser Transport, a Swiss based transportation company, moved three rotor blades and other components of an ENERCON E82 wind power plant through wooded terrain using transportation equipment from Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik, writes Charlotte Mathes
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Guam senator seeks Jones Act exemption

April 11 - April 11 - Senator Frank F. Blas, Jr. introduced a resolution that requests Guam's Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce legislation to exempt Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska from the U.S. Build provision of the Maritime Shippin
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Albacor undertakes solo and joint ventures

April 10 - April 10 - Albacor Shipping (USA), the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) based in Mahwah, New Jersey, has worked with its WWPC partner LS-Cargo, based in Bremen, Germany, to handle the shipment of a 19 x 4.7 x 4.7m ball mill weighing ap
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Port Everglades adds new shipping service to Venezuela and Colombia

April 10 - April 10 - Port Everglades, USA, has a new shipping service to Venezuela and Colombia with Naviera Master Line de Venezuela C.A. moving heavy equipment and machinery/rolling stock on a fortnightly basis from the port, with plans to offer a weekly service
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Faststream opens Perth office

April 10 - April 10 - International maritime, oil & gas and mining industry recruiter Faststream has opened an office in Perth, Australia, which will focus on filling positions for shipping companies, oil majors and mining companies active in the region.
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TransRussia on the horizon

April 8 - April 8 - TransRussia, the country's largest and most comprehensive transport, will take place on 26-29 April 2011 in Expocentre, Moscow's best known and most central exhibition venue.
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ACE Winches exports Scotland's heaviest air cargo

April 6 - April 6 - ACE Winches staff recently celebrated the completion of their largest manufacturing contract, worth GBP4.2 million (USD6.67 million) for Superior Energy Services, based in Houston, USA, which was partly delivered on the world's largest plane, th
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Transfennica offers new connections between Spain and the UK

April 5 - April 5 - Transfennica Iberia (Spliethoff Group) has implemented a new maritime service that makes a direct weekly connection between the port of Bilbao, Spain and Tilbury, UK, sailing from Bilbao on Friday afternoon and reaching the British port on Sunda
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Schmidbauer relies on Scheuerle SPMT

April 5 - April 5 - Schmidbauer, the German crane rental and specialised transportation company, has moved a large transformer through Wiesbaden's narrow streets, as well as tight passageways within an electricity substation.
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Shuttlelift wins C-Tech Oilwell Technologies business

April 4 - April 4 - Edmonton, Canada-based C-Tech Oilwell Technologies has purchased a Shuttlelift single-beam mobile gantry crane to use with its portable factories that produce a sucker rod for oil pumping facilities.
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BDP adds second service centre in South Asia

April 4 - April 4 - BDP International has opened another Global Services Centre (GSC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The US-based, global logistics and transportation services firm opened its first such centre in Kuala Lumpur in March 2008.
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End of the line for Hartmann Asia RTW Line

April 4 - April 4 - HLPFI understands that Hartmann Asia RTW Line Pte Ltd has been placed into provisional liquidation with accountancy practice, Lau Chin Huat & Co of Singapore, appointed as the provisional liquidator of the company.
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Agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 conference announced

April 3 - April 3 - UBM Global Trade's 7th annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition will take place May 22-24 at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium and will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets, says the organiser.
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Terex lifts footbridge in Metz, France

April 3 - April 3 - Belgian crane, lift and transportation service provider, Sarens, recently set a steel footbridge on its foundations in Metz, France.
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BACA training day highlights complexities of international sanctions

April 3 - April 3 - It is not always easy for those involved in the air freight industry to recognise when they are breaking international sanctions rules, delegates to the Baltic Air Charter Association's latest training day were somewhat surprised to learn.
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Volga-Dnepr on starting grid for Honda reconstruction

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried over 200 tonnes of project cargo from Japan to Thailand to help with the reconstruction of Honda's assembly facilities after they were severely damaged in floods at the end of 2011.
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Ship out of water is no problem for ALE

April 2 - April 2 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE is claiming a world record with a recent project - the transport of a ship overland.
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines receives second Boeing 747-8F

April 2 - April 2 - Jeff Klemann, vice president Everett Field Ops & Delivery/AOG/747/767/777/787 Programs for Boeing is seen with Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines on the steps of the Russian cargo airline's second Boeing 747-8 Frei
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