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Sectors News from May 2012

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China Leads growth in global wind power capacity

May 31 - May 31 - Global installed wind power capacity continued to grow in 2011, albeit at a slightly lower rate than in 2009 and 2010, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service.
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Stockton gets grant funding for deep water channel maintenance

May 31 - May 31 - The Port of Stockton has been awarded USD7.2 million to be spent on annual maintenance of the port's minimum 35 ft (10.6 m) mean low tide depth in the Stockton Deep Water Channel as well as performing overdraft dredging to deepen parts to 37 ft (
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New import manager for MIQ Logistics in Miami

May 31 - May 31- MIQ Logistics has named Javier Vidal as import manager based in the company's global logistics centre in Miami, with responsibility for import ocean and air transportation, customs compliance and business development and retention.
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Geodis Wilson committed to growth

May 31 - May 31 - Describing the Industrial Projects division of Geodis Wilson as the 'smallest of the big players'; Philippe Somers, senior vice president of Geodis Wilson's Industrial Projects group, said that the company is making progress in bridging the gap o
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Equipment owners network adds two service categories

May 31 - May 31 - Following the Breakbulk Europe event, which was very successful for the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), Wolfgang Karau, director for the equipment and manufacturers network revealed that two new areas - Rail Operators and Rigging & Skidding - woul
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European bank funding running out for shipping lines

May 29 - May 29 - Traditional sources of bank business finance and capital in Europe are drying up for shipping lines in the face of global credit and austerity programmes, leading many to new sources of investment such as private equity funds.
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Panama Canal toll rises are unacceptable, say shipowners

May 28 - May 28 - Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are 'rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies' given the fragile state of economic recovery, say shipowners.
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Fhoss seeks nominations for charity support

May 28 - May 28 - Supporters of charities connected with the freight industry are being invited to nominate their organisation to be considered for backing from an international company.
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GROUP7 'moooooves' dairy plant

May 28 - May 28 - Working with Mayan Group, its partner in Israel, GROUP7 used open top containers, flat racks, rolltrailers, 20-foot, 40-foot and high cube containers to transport various large and unwieldy processing plant components from Germany to Israel.
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Broekman and Rotterdam invest in project cargoes

May 25 - May 25 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group announced their intention to renovate and redesign the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven.
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DB Schenker cultivates key players of the future

May 25 - May 25 - DB Schenker is inviting applications for the DB Schenker award, a prize given out annually since 1978 to foster young scientific talent. It recognises scientific work in the fields of logistics, traffic and transportation.
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Projects FPS helps build a brewery

May 25 - May 25 - Projects FPS - the project forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka - has cleared and delivered a 9,000 cu m shipment of outsize brewery equipment from Colombo Port to the site of a new brewery at Meegoda, Sri Lan
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Logwin celebrates 40 years in Asia

May 25 - May 25 - Celebrating 40 years in Asia, Logwin says it has experienced strong growth and today is operational in almost 60 locations in eleven Asian countries.
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CaroTrans adds specialised OOG team

May 24 - May 24 - CaroTrans, well known as a global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has created a specialised breakbulk, out-of-gauge (OOG) and ro-ro team that is positioned to serve local forwarders in all 14 of CaroTra
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Boost delivered to Congo's mining power generation

May 23 - May 23 - A Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighter chartered by Chapman Freeborn has carried a 22-ton (22.35-tonne) multi-stage press coil to the Congo to help progress the modernisation of the country's power generation.
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LiftRig handles power cables

May 23 - May 23 - Portland in the UK is an Olympic site this year, and also the location of LiftRig Consulting's latest subsea power cable handling and storage project.
Views: 369
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BigLift transports five mobile cranes to Nigeria

May 23 - May 23 - BigLift Shipping has used its heavy lift ship, Happy Dragon, to transport five mobile cranes for leading crane manufacturers Liebherr and Gottwald from Germany and Belgium to Nigeria.
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Safmarine welcomes new WAFMAX vessel

May 22 - May 22 - Safmarine Chachai, a new 4,500 teu, Safmarine-branded WAFMAX containership, was delivered to Safmarine yesterday.
Views: 494
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Jumbo transports Gorgon caissons

May 22 - May 22 - Jumbo Jubilee has transported and discharged 14 of the 25 Material Offloading Facility (MOF) caissons for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, Australia.
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KPIs show that container industry needs to improve

May 21 - May 21 - Project cargo consigned to ocean containers suffers from delays and service failures despite industry-wide vessel schedule reliability improvements to 72.3 percent in the first quarter of 2012.
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PD Ports staff to pound the Tarmac in a good cause

May 21 - May 21 - Big-hearted employees from the Middlesbrough, UK-based PD Ports will be lacing up their running shoes and taking part in the 21 km Great North Run for Butterwick Hospice this year.
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Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander handles 100 tonne chimney thumbnail image

Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander handles 100 tonne chimney

May 21 - May 21 - A steel chimney bound for a thermal power station in Morocco consisting of three pieces of 10 - 15 m in length and nearly 5 m in diameter, has been loaded by stevedore operator Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander as the company seeks to boost i
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Oil rig transportation bonanza for Fairmount Marine thumbnail image

Oil rig transportation bonanza for Fairmount Marine

May 18 - May 18 - Three trans-ocean towage operations by marine contractor Fairmount Marine demonstrate the global reach of the Rotterdam-based heavy lift transportation operator's five modern long distance 250-tonne bollard pull super tugs.
Views: 680
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Cargolux adds Chongqing

May 18 - May 18 - Cargolux has launched twice weekly scheduled flights to Chongqing, China.
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New regional director for Braemar

May 17 - May 17 - Braemar Technical Services (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Graeme Temple to the role of regional director for its Far East region, with responsibility for strengthening the company's surveyor network in this important region
Views: 511
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Business as usual, says Fairstar

May 17 - May 17 - Facing a hostile and unwelcome takeover by heavy lift giant Dockwise, business at Fairstar might seem anything but usual.
Views: 758
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Agility name Jaeger as MD Area West, in Europe

May 16 - May 16 - Agility has appointed Patrick Jaeger as managing director of Area West in Europe, responsible for defining growth strategies and identifying development opportunities in Switzerland and France.
Views: 542
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AV Dawson's quay to success

May 16 - May 16 - Work is due to start on the second phase of the GBP10 million (USD15.9 million) development of AV Dawson's 60 acre site in Middlesbrough, UK, with the creation of a new deepwater quay.
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Port of Tyne sees project cargo growth

May 15 - May 15 - The UK's Port of Tyne is seeing increasing volumes of project cargo and recently enjoyed a visit by the Seven Oceans cable laying vessel, which berthed at the port's Riverside Quay, to load an offshore skidding system, weighing 120 tonnes and mea
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New crane expands lift capacity

May 15 - May 15 - The UK's AV Dawson has strengthened its lifting capacity by investing in a new EUR2 million (USD2.57 million) mobile harbour crane.
Views: 602
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Good first quarter for Wilh Wilhelmsen Holding

May 14 - May 14 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH) has delivered top line and profit growth lifted by historically high total income and operating profit in the shipping segment.
Views: 357
MIQ Logistics awarded San Cristobal mining business thumbnail image

MIQ Logistics awarded San Cristobal mining business

May 14 - May 14 - US-based, MIQ Logistics has won a multi-year service agreement with Minera San Cristobal for logistics activities supporting mining operations in the province of Nor Lipez, Bolivia.
Views: 600
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Gebr

May 14 - May 14 - GWEast+, a division of Austrian logistics company Gebr
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Fairstar Heavy Transport re-opens and continues AGM

May 14 - May 14 - Commenting on the decision to re-open and continue its AGM earlier today, Frits van Riet, chairman of the Fairstar Heavy Transport Supervisory Board, commented: "Fairstar reconvened the AGM with the intention of providing our shareholders with th
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Earth is moving for Ocean & Sky

May 11 - May 11 - Ocean & Sky Logistics, which joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN in January 2011, has completed a multiple consignment of earth moving equipment from Malta to Morocco.
Views: 421
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Smit Marine Projects goes with Amarcon again

May 10 - May 10 - Smit Marine Projects has ordered Amarcon's OCTOPUS-Onboard software for the Taklift 7, having already installed the system on the Taklift 4 in 2010.
Views: 509
Singapore and back, thanks to SAL thumbnail image

Singapore and back, thanks to SAL

May 10 - May 10 - Two separate and significant heavy lift cargoes have been transported between Europe and Singapore to support the island state's industrial interest in the global oil and gas industry.
Views: 540
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All power to Power Logistics Asia

May 10 - May 10 - The first PowerLogistics Asia 2012 was a rousing success; say the organisers, with exhibition space oversubscribed by 20 percent.
Views: 330
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Weldex puts last tower in place for London cable car

May 9 - May 9 - A Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane owned by Scottish crane company Weldex has been used toerect the last and largest of the pylons for the modern cable car over the River Thames in London's Docklands.
Views: 467
Rising rates and falling sales dent Logwin's first quarter thumbnail image

Rising rates and falling sales dent Logwin's first quarter

May 9 - May 9 - Decreasing Q1 2012 sales for Grevenmacher, Luxembourg-based project cargo forwarder Logwin Group have been exacerbated by the high costs of transportation the company has seen in the same quarter, according to its quarterly results.
Views: 322
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Fairmount on the double

May 8 - May 8 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semi- submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for a drydock the Keppel-Verolme shipyard.
Views: 444
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Shipping agreement signed between EU and USA

May 7 - May 7 - Officials from the EU and the U.S.A have signed an agreement to mutually recognize each other's certified trusted traders (known shippers), a decision that will go into effect on July 1.
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Global Solar Council launches

May 7 - May 7 - Representatives of leading international companies in the solar photovoltaic industry have formed the Global Solar Council, a CEO-level industry coalition whose aim is to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost-compe
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Panalpina attributes Q1 loss to anti-trust fines

May 7 - May 7 - Panalpina has reported a loss in the first quarter 2012 as it set aside provisions for EU and Swiss anti-trust fines, but remains confident of meeting full-year targets, according to an official statement from the company.
Views: 653
5K Logistics completes furnace project thumbnail image

5K Logistics completes furnace project

May 7 - May 7 - 5K Logistics was brought in to provide heavy machinery transport for a new convection furnace which was to be installed at the Westlake Chemical Corporation styrene plant in Sulphur, Louisiana, USA.
Views: 576
Evaporator hat-trick for Almajdouie thumbnail image

Evaporator hat-trick for Almajdouie

May 7 - May 7 - Almajdouie recently safely executed the challenging job of simultaneously moving three huge evaporators in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 334
Sarilar buys Terex crane thumbnail image

Sarilar buys Terex crane

May 4 - May 4 - Turkish heavy lift and transport company Sarilar has ordered a 1,600 tonne Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane from Terex Cranes distributor Das Otomotiv.
Views: 848
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Jumbo handles transition pieces

May 4 - May 4 - Jumbo Shipping says its DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin has installed the first transition pieces (TPs) for the 400 MW Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark.
Views: 523
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Chapman Freeborn offers real-time tracking

May 3 - May 3 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has further strengthened its specialist On Board Courier (OBC) product with the introduction of a new online tool for tracking shipments globally.
Views: 203
Lieb concentrates management focus on DB Schenker Logistics thumbnail image

Lieb concentrates management focus on DB Schenker Logistics

May 2 - May 2 - Dr Thomas C. Lieb, chairman of the Board of Management of Schenker AG, has relinquished his responsibilities for air and ocean freight activities worldwide, and henceforth will focus his efforts on his position as chairman of the Board of Manageme
Views: 388
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TTS handles turbine and generator move

May 2 - May 2 - As part of a power generation project in Sokoto, Nigeria, Vulcan Elvaton of Nigeria, contracted European Freight Solutions, London to handle the shipment of a power generation set, from Masaood John Brown, in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Views: 602
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Kog turns 21 at AGM

May 2 - May 2 - Managers from all of Kog Transport's 21 offices around the globe attended the project forwarder's recent global meeting in Switzerland.
Views: 344
Hansa Heavy Lift names chief commercial officer thumbnail image

Hansa Heavy Lift names chief commercial officer

May 2 - May 2 - Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Joerg Roehl as its chief commercial officer responsible for the areas of global sales, strategic business development and marketing.
Views: 768
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Weiss R

May 1 - May 1 - German logistics firm Weiss R
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Donjon Marine names new UK MD

May 1 - May 1 - Donjon Marine, the multi-faceted marine services provider, has named John Noble (pictured below) as managing director - Donjon UK.
Views: 356
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Wagenborg Nedlift wins ESTA award

May 1 - May 1 - ESTA (the European Association of Heavy Transport and Lifting companies), has named Wagenborg Nedlift as the winner of its 'Lifting jobs up to 120 tons' award.
Views: 494
Dockwise ups ownership in Fairstar to 28 percent thumbnail image

Dockwise ups ownership in Fairstar to 28 percent

May 1 - May 1 - Further to our report from April 27, according to reports online, Dockwise Ltd - through its subsidiary Dockwise White Marlin - last week completed the acquisition of 19 percent of the shares in Fairstar Heavy Transport nv and has now waived the s
Views: 347
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Samskip acquires two containerships

May 1 - May 1 - Samskip, which offers services for breakbulk and project cargo on deck or on flat racks, within Europe as well as in Russia and Central Asia, has acquired two containerships, Arnarfell and Helgafell, both of which have been employed by the company
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