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US port strike averted for now

December 31 - December 31 - We end the year with some good news from the USA where the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) have agreed to a 30-day extension of the current labour contract and negotiations between them, thu
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Mill is no grind for HEAVY Logistics

December 31 - December 31 - HEAVY Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Belgium, recently organised a multimodal transport using 10 Goldhofer SPMT axle lines and a hired barge, to move a grinding mill from Tournai to Antwerp, Belgium.
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Happy New Year

December 31 - December 31 - To all visitors to the HLPFI website, readers of the magazine, advertisers, supporters and contributors.
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Coscol confirms shipping pool expansion ambitions

December 28 - December 28 - Cosco Shipping (Coscol) has confirmed that it is seeking to expand the pool of specialist semi-submersible vessels created earlier this year by adding ships from mainland Chinese or non-Chinese shipping companies.
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Crowley announces management changes

December 28 - December 28 - Jacksonville-headquartered Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced more organisational changes within its shipping and logistics team.
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Combi Lift strengthens Australian team

December 28 - December 28 - Denmark-headquartered specialist project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has appointed Eike Hemp as operations manager within its Australia team.
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NICOLAS launches 350 tonne side girder deck

December 28 - December 28 - French vehicle manufacturer NICOLAS has launched a new 350 tonne side girder deck, with Norwegian transport company Statnett Transport taking delivery of the first deck off the production line.
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Virgin delivers Xmas cheer to cruise ship

December 28 - December 28 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has transported a seven metre Christmas tree and 15 smaller consignments for Hapag Lloyd Cruises, owner of the cruise ship MS Europa.
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Syon handles cement plant machinery

December 27 - December 27 - Syon Logistics, which recently joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Dubai, has played a key role in delivering out-of-gauge cargo to the biggest cement factory in the region.
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MacGregor sees strong demand

December 24 - December 24 - MacGregor - subsidiary of equipment manufacturer Cargotec - in the last quarter secured a number of new winch orders. The equipment will serve the strong demand for maintenance, hook-up and commissioning services for existing oil platforms o
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State buys back Cargolux stake

December 24 - December 24 - In a statement issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, it has confirmed that it has re-acquired its 35 percent shareholding in freighter airline, Cargolux.
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GAC Logistics strengthens West Africa network

December 24 - December 24 - Dubai-headquartered GAC Logistics has signed a Global Network Agency (GNA) agreement for ports in Ghana, Togo and Benin with Oil and Marine Agencies (OMA) Ltd.
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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DNV and GL join forces

December 21 - December 21 - An agreement has been signed to merge Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Hamburg-based Germanischer Lloyd SE (GL). The new entity will be called DNV GL Group.
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Boskalis Dockwise takeover update

December 21 - December 21 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has made a further voluntary all-cash offer of EUR18.5 per share for the issued and outstanding shares in Dutch shipping line, Dockwise.
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WCA members ship oversized cargoes

December 21 - December 21 - The WCA Family of Logistic Networks Ltd has seen two of its members ship heavy and oversized cargoes recently.
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Broker delivers steely performance

December 21 - December 21 - Chapman Freeborn recently transported 95 tonnes of seamless steel tubes and couplings from Osaka, Japan to Houston, USA for a client in the oil and gas industry.
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H.Essers CEO resigns

December 21 - December 21 - H.Essers' ceo, Ivo Marechal has resigned and will leave the Belgian transport and logistics group in the first quarter of 2013.
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Port strike looks imminent in USA

December 20 - December 20 - Following the breakdown of talks between the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) union over the issue of container royalties, consignments being sent via oceanfreight to US east and gulf coast p
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Yachts on the move

December 20 - December 20 - Istanbul-headquartered Project Cargo & Yacht Transport recently handled the loading and unloading of yachts at ports in Turkey.
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Damen acquires Arno Dunkerque

December 20 - December 20 - Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards this week acquired French ship repair yard, Arno Dunkerque.
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InterRail targets Caucasus region

December 20 - December 20 - InterRail Holding - the Switzerland-headquartered provider of rail-based freight services in the Euro-Asian corridor - is set to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Azerbaijan-based railway services provider, AzerRail Baku.
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Project Partners welcomes Sonigo to forwarder network

December 20 - December 20 - Sonigo International Shipping of Israel has joined the Project Partners network - a division of Air & Ocean Partners. Sonigo will replace network member J Sassower Ltd with immediate effect.
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Clipper Steel Services transports steel for the New York Freedom Tower

December 19 - December 19 - Clipper Steel Services - sister company of specialist heavy lift line Clipper Projects - has transported a number of steel beams for the New York Freedom Tower which will become the centrepiece of the new World Trade Centre in Lower Manhatta
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Top European ports body executive jumps ship

December 19 - December 19 - Patrick Verhoeven is to leave his role as secretary-general at the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO). He will be joining another Brussels-based maritime industry lobby, the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA).
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Stemcor chooses Antwerp as Central European hub

December 18 - December 18 - UK-headquartered Stemcor - one of the world's largest independent steel handlers - has signed a long-term deal with Katoen Natie for handling and storage of steel at the Port of Antwerp.
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ADT redirects container traffic to Khalifa Port

December 18 - December 18 - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the redirection of container traffic from Mina Zayed Port in downtown Abu Dhabi to the region's brand new Khalifa Port - 60 km east of the city centre.
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DHL ships historic Vietnam War maps

December 18 - December 18 - DHL Global Forwarding - a sub-division of Deutsche Post DHL - participated in the transport of commemorative Vietnam War maps between Chicago and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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FPS Melbourne steels itself for coil cargoes

December 18 - December 18 - The Melbourne, Australia branch of Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS), has been awarded a contract to handle the import, unpacking and delivery of 52 containers loaded with 1,138 tonnes of steel coil.
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Shipowners say too little time to install ballast treatment systems

December 18 - December 18 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80 percent of the world's merchant tonnage, has said that there is too little time to retrofit tens of thousands of vessels with ballast water treatment systems to comply with Uni
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Octopus gets on board Vanguard

December 18 - December 18 - Amarcon, a member of the ABB group and a leader in vessel motion prediction solutions, has received an order to install its Octopus-Onboard sensor motion measurement equipment on the Dockwise Vanguard.
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COSCO Shipping confirms US and European joint ventures

December 17 - December 17 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, COSCO Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has confirmed that it has officially established joint ventures with NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors bv, of the Netherlands.
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Liebherr to launch subsea crane

December 17 - December 17 - Liebherr will next month present its latest crane offering - the RL-K 7500 subsea crane.
Views: 395
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Conquest unloads hulls at Flushing

December 17 - December 17 - Conquest Offshore - a Dutch joint venture between Concordia Offshore BV and Zwagerman Offshore Services BV - has used its Conquest MB I, 1,500 tonne offshore heavy lift crane barge to unload six ship hulls at Flushing, the Netherlands.
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Boskalis revises Dockwise offer

December 17 - December 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has revised its voluntary offer for all remaining shares in Dutch shipping company Dockwise - upping its bid by 5 percent to EUR18 per share.
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Rickmers-Linie to build two new multi-purpose ships

December 17 - December 17 - Rickmers Linie - the Germany-headquartered provider of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo transportation - has commissioned two 20,000 deadweight tonne newbuilds.
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French association reveals its 'Port of the Year'

December 17 - December 17 - HAROPA - a French grouping of ports from Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - has been named 'Port of the Year' by association BP2S - the French Bureau for Promotion of Short Sea Shipping and Intermodality.
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
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Peel Ports secures refinancing deal

December 14 - December 14 - UK port group, Peel Ports has successfully completed a GBP1.6 billion refinancing deal in order to fund its future growth plans.
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CH Robinson bids farewell to senior vice president

December 14 - December 14 - Global multimodal logistics services provider CH Robinson has announced that its senior vice president, Jim Butts, will retire after 34 years of service at the company.
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NYK-Hinode and NYK Global Bulk to merge thumbnail image

NYK-Hinode and NYK Global Bulk to merge

December 14 - December 14 - Tokyo-headquartered shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced that two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries - project and heavy cargo shipping line NYK-Hinode Line (Hinode), and bulk carrier NYK Global Bulk Corporation (NGB) - have a
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Move One supports Kit Out Kids in Uganda

December 14 - December 14 - Dubai-headquartered forwarding concern Move One Logistics is working with charity - Kit Out Kids - to bring some holiday spirit to the children of Uganda.
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Clipper Steel Services celebrates its 20th anniversary

December 14 - December 14 - Since it was formed In November 1992, Clipper Steel Services has made more than 800 voyages and says that 2012 will be a record year with more than 70 sailings from Europe to USA/Mexico.
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USD420 million contract for Keppel in Mexico

December 13 - December 13 - Marine manufacturer Keppel FELS - a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited - has won a USD420 million contract to build two KFELS B Class jackup rigs for PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion, a subsidiary of Mexico's national oil company P
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Heavy heat exchangers moved to Tartastan

December 13 - December 13 - V Alexander International Logistics - an international project forwarder and German member of the Cargo Equipment Experts network (CEE) - has successfully delivered two oversized heat exchangers from Berlin to Nizhnekamsk, Tartastan, 2,000 k
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Intermarine reveals special consultant

December 13 - December 13 - Intermarine LLC, the New Orleans-headquartered marine logistics provider, has reported that John O Bomer IV will serve as special consultant to the ceo. His role will focus on the expansion of Intermarine's Africa service.
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STX Pan Ocean stake up for grabs?

December 13 - December 13 - According to reports on the Bloomberg website, South Korea's STX Group is considering the sale of its shareholding in STX Pan Ocean Co, South Korea's largest dry bulk ship operator, as part of a scheme to raise finance via asset sales to red
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COSCOL confirms price paid for Guangzhou Ocean Shipping

December 12 - December 12 - Further to our report from earlier this week, COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has advised that its acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company on December 5, was completed wi
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COSCOL confirms price paid for Guangzhou Ocean Shipping

December 12 - December 12 - Further to our report from earlier this week, COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has advised that its acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company on December 5, was completed wi
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Golden shipments for Volga-Dnepr

December 12 - December 12 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the Russian-based oversize and heavy cargo specialist, has transported more the 300 tonnes of gold mining equipment between Ostrava, Czech Republic and Nairobi, Kenya.
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ELITE forwarder network endorsed by IATA

December 12 - December 12 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has backed a new network representing the interests of the independent freight forwarding sector - the Elite Association of Logistics Networks (ELITE).
Views: 520
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Yacht Exports sees South Pacific growth

December 12 - December 12 - Yacht transport and logistics provider, Yacht Exports, has confirmed that demand for services to Australia and New Zealand is growing following record breaking bookings on the route.
Views: 342
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Western Gulf joins Project Partners

December 12 - December 12 - Project Partners - an association of heavy lift and project forwarders around the world - has welcomed Doha, Qatar-based Western Gulf Agency (WGA) to its network.
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Metal cow finishes in the UK

December 12 - December 12 - Nurminen Logistics has transported the 'Shy Black', an artwork by Finnish sculptress Miina
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WWPC members collaborate to ship paper equipment worldwide

December 11 - December 11 - Mercator Transport - French representative of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) - has completed the movement of several heavy and out-of-gauge components for the paper manufacturing industry.
Views: 567
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Marilyn Monroe joins Elvis at Smith Maritime

December 11 - December 11 - Washington-based shipbroker and marine consultant, Marcon International, has announced that Foss Maritime Co has sold its US flag ocean deck barge, 'Foss 343', to Smith Maritime of Cove Springs, Florida. The ro-ro barge has been renamed 'Mar
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Allcargo transports power plant equipment

December 11 - December 11 - Allcargo Logistics - part of the Avashya Group and member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network for India - has won a contract from Reliance International to handle and transport 66 units of super over dimension cargo (SODC) from port
Views: 433
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Qatar adds another C-17

December 11 - December 11 -Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered a fourth heavy lift C-17 Globemaster cargo carrier to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
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Boost for WPA membership

December 11 - December 11 - Now Global Logistics of Adelaide, Australia has joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a network of independent transportation and logistics providers that specialise in air and ocean freight forwarding as well as niche/specialised ma
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Cosco Shipping confirms acquisition plans

December 11 - December 11 - COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has confirmed that it plans to acquire full equity of Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from COSCO Group.
Views: 712
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Sinergy opens terminal

December 11 - December 11 - In Italy, Sinergy Cargo - the Italian member of the Famous Pacific Shipping forwarding network - has opened a multimodal container and bulk cargo handling and storage centre, at Arquata Scrivia, 40 km from Genoa port.
Views: 527
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Panama and Long Beach renew agreement

December 10 - December 10 - Officials from the Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal Authority have renewed an agreement that promotes more trade between Latin America and the US and facilitates the exchange of ideas for seaport engineering, dredging and environmenta
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China Merchants acquires Jiangsu Haixin

December 10 - December 10 - China Merchants Group has signed an asset transfer deal with Jiangsu Haixin Heavy Industries to fully acquire the shipyard as a leading offshore centre in China.
Views: 424
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Volga-Dnepr delivers satellites from Canada to Russia

December 10 - December 10 - Two IL-76TD-90VD freighters operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines have safely delivered highly-sensitive Express AM5 and Express AM6 satellites from Montreal in Canada, to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Views: 378
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Felbermayr and Terex keep production going

December 10 - December 10 - Hilden, Germany headquartered crane service provider Felbermayr recently replaced four gigantic whey tanks at the Leppersdorf facility of dairy company Sachsenmilch, where a Terex AC 1000, the world's most powerful all-terrain crane, proved
Views: 508
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ALE Mega Jack raises the roof

December 10 - December 10 - UK headquartered heavy lift and transport specialist ALE has completed its first project with the use of its Mega Jack System, utilising it to install a building roof at 4,000 metres above sea level in Argentina.
Views: 538
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World's largest heavy lift ship christened

December 4 - December 4 - Dockwise Vanguard - an ultra-large semi-submersible heavy lift ship constructed for Dutch shipping company, Dockwise was christened at the end of last week.
Views: 591
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 624
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Gianti covers Georgia for PCN

December 4 - December 4 - Tbilisi, Georgia based Gianti Logistics has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) grouping of freight agents as the organisation's member in the country which is an important hub in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Views: 676
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Martin Bencher opens Gothenburg office

December 4 - December 4 - The Martin Bencher Group, a shipping and forwarding service provider, has today opened a new office in Gothenburg.
Views: 357
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Allcargo powers inland with huge loads

December 4 - December 4 - India's Allcargo Logistics, part of the Avashya Group, is currently handling a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea for the heavy lift movement of seven transformers and accessories from Mumbai port to a power grid substation in Bina
Views: 510
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Living quarter barge delivered to Kashagan oilfield

December 4 - December 4 - Last month, Wagenborg Offshore - the Dutch-based provider of offshore heavy lift services to the oil and gas industry - in cooperation with Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. and Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, delivered the living quarter barge 'Vivald
Views: 565
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Jumbo transports 1,125 tonne shiploader crane

December 4 - December 4 - Jumbo Shipping, the Netherlands-headquartered provider of heavy marine transport, successfully completed the transport of a 1,125 tonne shiploader crane between Sines, Portugal and Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
Views: 528
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ACLA - a new logistics event for Asia

December 3 - December 3 - The STAT Media Group of India and Singapore based VFPR & Media Consultants have announced the launch of a new regional trade event for the air cargo and logistics industry in Asia and the Middle East.
Views: 417
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FONASBA publishes ship agents' guidance

December 3 - December 3 - The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) has published the Port Procedures Survey, an ambitious project that aims to provide shipowners, port users and regulators with a comprehensive and detailed overview o
Views: 206
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Volga-Dnepr adds third maintenance base in Moscow

December 3 - December 3 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr says its Volga-Dnepr Technics (VDT) division has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to open a line maintenance station at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
Views: 520
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Albacor ships Metro gear from the USA to Russia

December 3 - December 3 - Houston-based Albacor Shipping USA and Albacor Shipping Russia - both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) forwarder network - have together successfully delivered tunnel boring machinery between the Albany, New York port of Coe
Views: 644
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Barnhart expands with four new branches

December 3 - December 3 - Barnhart Crane and Rigging, the Memphis-headquartered heavy lift and transportation organisation, has continued to develop its US network with the opening of four new branches: Charleston, South Carolina; Owensboro, Kentucky; Richland, Washin
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