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Sectors News from December 2016

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Vandermeiren heads up Antwerp

December 30 - December 30 - Effective January 1, 2017, Jacques Vandermeiren will become chief executive officer and president of the Executive Committee of Antwerp Port Authority.
Views: 263
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RedBox claims NSR first

December 29 - December 29 - ZPMC RedBox Energy Services believes the current sailing of its vessel Audax from the Bering Straits to Sabetta on Russia's Yamal Peninsula is the first ever mid-winter transit of a module carrier on the Northern Sea Route.
Views: 501
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Antwerp achieves record year

December 29 - December 29 - The Port of Antwerp expected to close 2016 with a record cargo throughput of over 214 million tonnes, despite a year-on-year decline in conventional breakbulk and ro-ro volumes.
Views: 386
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Crane sails with Steder

December 29 - December 29 - Steder Group has completed the shipment of a knuckle boom crane and associated equipment via the Dutch inland waterways to the Port of Rotterdam, where the cargo was loaded on board a SAL Heavy Lift vessel for shipment to the Far East.
Views: 386
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Century move for Lift & Shift

December 29 - December 29 - Lift & Shift has completed the delivery of 100 modules for Zadco's Upper Zakum oilfield project in Abu Dhabi and Petrofac's Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) in Oman.
Views: 356
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FESCO adds to fleet

December 29 - December 29 - Effective January 2017, the 20-year-old container vessel FESCO Nagaevo will join the fleet of FESCO Transportation Group and operate in FESCO's Korsakov Direct Line.
Views: 183
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Volcanic move for ILS

December 28 - December 28 - ILS Chile has delivered a consignment of project cargo to the Cerro Pabellón geothermal plant, which is located at an altitude of 5,000 m in one of the South American country's volcanic areas.
Views: 472
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Papenburg carries crane couple

December 28 - December 28 - Combi Lift's multipurpose heavy deck carrier Papenburg has shipped an LHM 550 crane and an LHM 600 crane from Rostock, Germany to Antwerp.
Views: 479
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ARRC renews in Houston

December 28 - December 27 - Effective January 1, 2017, Atlantic RoRo Carriers (ARRC) will renew its partnership with Manchester Terminal at the Port of Houston giving it priority berthing and round-the-clock operations managed through Gulf Stream Marine.
Views: 273
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Wilhelmsen and Wallenius sign reshuffle agreement

December 23 - December 23 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding and Wallenius Lines have signed an agreement leading to a new ownership structure for their jointly owned investments in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Eukor Car Carriers and American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier.
Views: 427
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Brunel adds Chinese rail link

December 22 - December 22 - Brunel Project Cargo says that it can now offer a rail service for containers between Yiwu, China to London, UK.
Views: 446
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Gothenburg terminal gets operator

December 22 - December 22 - Sandahlsbolagen Sweden has signed a five-year agreement with Gothenburg Port Authority to operate the new intermodal terminal at the port, with effect from December 2017.
Views: 347
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Aberdeen inks expansion contract

December 22 - December 22 - Aberdeen Harbour Board has signed a contract with Dragados UK for the construction of additional facilities at Nigg Bay to the south of the existing harbour in Scotland.
Views: 248
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Winch gets a lift with RRS

December 22 - December 22 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has transhipped a 40-tonne winch for vehicle manufacturer Saab Seaeye using a 60-tonne capacity hydraulic gantry system.
Views: 372
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SOL opens new ro-ro route

December 22 - December 22 - Swedish Orient Line (SOL) is beginning a new ro-ro service between Ventpils (Latvia), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Tilbury (UK) from the end of January 2017.
Views: 254
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M&M Bank opens doors

December 21 - December 21 - Maritime & Merchant Bank (M&M) - a Norwegian headquartered specialist bank for the shipping and offshore sector - has officially opened for business.
Views: 338
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Qatar strengthens American links

December 21 - December 21 - With effect from February 2017, Qatar Airways Cargo will commence freighter services to and from the South American destinations of Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito, as well as Miami in the USA.
Views: 416
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Tampa Bay agrees new berth

December 21 - December 21 - The board of commissioners of Port Tampa Bay has agreed to award a construction contract to GLF Construction Company to build a second new cargo berth at Port Redwing (Berth 302).
Views: 405
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Shipping confidence hits 15-month high

December 21 - December 21 - Shipping confidence improved for the third successive quarter in the three months ending November 16, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 541
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AME in boiler skid

December 20 - December 20 - Lifting and rigging specialist AME has used a 300-ton (272-tonne) capacity Hydra-Slide heavy track skidding system to position two 160,000 lb (72-tonne) boilers inside a packaging manufacturing facility in North Carolina, USA.
Views: 456
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Steely move for Blue Water

December 20 - December 20 - Blue Water Shipping's terminal crew transported two steel structures weighing 99 tonnes and 65.5 tonnes respectively at the Port of Esbjerg.
Views: 329
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Another day, another network

December 20 - December 20 - Just when you thought that there might not be room for another project forwarder network, a further one is launched.
Views: 262
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Big barges sail with Hude

December 20 - December 20 - Denmark based E.W.v.d. Hude & Son has worked together with Peters & May in the UK to arrange the transport of nine barges - weighing a total of 3,080 tonnes - from Nantong, China to Rotterdam on board Saga Welco's vessel Optimana.
Views: 463
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Ball valves make Milan flight

December 19 - December 19 - DB Schenker has coordinated the delivery of two ball valves from Australia to Italy using a combination of Volga-Dnepr's charter and scheduled cargo services.
Views: 393
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Transdata makes Amazon delivery

December 19 - December 19 - Heavy transport provider Transdata has completed the delivery of 14 transformers to the Xingu substation in the Brazilian Amazon region, which will help transform part of the high voltage energy produced by the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant
Views: 345
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Geodis wraps up contract duo

December 19 - December 19 - Geodis has completed a contract with Petrofac for the transportation of oil production modules, weighing up to 4,500 tonnes each, from several origins in Asia to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Views: 569
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Manatee ups project cargo capacity

December 19 - December 19 - Port Manatee has officially opened its newly expanded south gate complex, which features widened entry and exit lanes to facilitate the movement of oversize project cargoes.
Views: 167
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Hutchison in at Chornomorsk

December 19 - December 19 - Hutchison Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Ukraine for the development of Chornomorsk Port on the Black Sea.
Views: 254
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Shipping fears over new bank rules

December 16 - December 16 - According to a report in Reuters, bankers have suggested that the global shipping industry will hit a credit crunch if proposed new bank capital rules are implemented in a sector already weighed down by toxic debt.
Views: 333
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Chipolbrok completes newbuild programme

December 16 - December 16 - Chipolbrok has held a naming ceremony for its new heavy lift vessel, Paderewski, in Shanghai, China, marking the completion of its four-ship newbuild programme.
Views: 424
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KOG navigates Gotthard tunnel

December 16 - December 16 - KOG Transport has coordinated the delivery of a 48-tonne THF recovery plant unit from Basel, Switzerland to Patrica in Italy via the Gotthard road tunnel.
Views: 300
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Project cargo shines in Great Lakes

December 16 - December 16 - With strong project cargo volumes recorded in November, Betty Sutton, administrator of the US Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, anticipates a strong finish to the Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway's 2016 navigation season.
Views: 230
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Ceva to support CakeBoxx

December 16 - December 16 - Ceva Logistics is now receiving and storing CakeBoxx containers at select locations in the USA.
Views: 269
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ALE ties up Wikinger project

December 16 - December 16 - ALE has performed its final load-out for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project in Ferrol, Spain.
Views: 373
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Genesee & Wyoming buys Pentalver

December 15 - December 15 - APM Terminals has reached an agreement to sell UK based container-related services provider Pentalver to US based railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming.
Views: 321
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Enercon turbines rise in Swiss Alps

December 15 - December 15 - Swiss heavy lift and specialised transport provider Welti-Furrer Pneukran & Spezialtransporte has used a Terex TC 2800-1 lattice boom truck crane to lift three Enercon E-92 wind turbines at the Gries Pass in the Swiss Alps.
Views: 361
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Coordinadora scoops Hail contract award

December 15 - December 15 - Coordinadora has been awarded a transportation contract for the Hail Surface Facilities EPS project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Views: 293
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Pangea appoints Atouani

December 15 - December 15 - Mohamed Atouani has joined Pangea Shipping Group as commercial manager.
Views: 238
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Final lift at Burbo Bank

December 15 - December 15 - A2SEA's vessel Sea Installer has completed the installation of 32 Vestas 8 MW turbines at Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension off the coast of the UK in the Irish Sea.
Views: 134
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Weiss-Röhlig venture dissolved

December 15 - December 15 - Gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig have confirmed that their joint venture Weiss-Röhlig will be phased out in 2017, with both companies expressing their desire to operate in the market under their respective brand names.
Views: 282
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Terex makes site and staff cuts

December 15 - December 15 - Terex Cranes has revealed plans to sell its components and parts facility in Pecs, Hungary, consolidate its three manufacturing operations in Zweibrücken, Germany into two, and reduce its global workforce by around 30 percent.
Views: 428
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BBC begins new APAC service

December 14 - December 14 - BBC Chartering has launched a new monthly service between Thailand and New Zealand, calling at ports in Southeast Asia and Australasia, with effect from mid December.
Views: 333
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Master Voss moves tanks

December 14 - December 14 - India's Master Voss International Projects has relocated four spherical LPG tanks, salvaged from a ship being scrapped at the Alang ship breaking yard in India to an offshore anchorage near Ghogha port, where fabrication work could take plac
Views: 362
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Cranes sail into Savannah

December 14 - December 14 - Dockwise's semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Teal has transported four new ship-to-shore cranes from Finland to the Port of Savannah in Georgia, USA.
Views: 459
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DSV names divisional CCOs

December 14 - December 14 - DSV has appointed two new divisional chief commercial officers (CCOs), in addition those already appointed for Solutions and Sub Saharan Africa, giving all DSV divisions and Sub Saharan Africa their own cco.
Views: 394
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Romanian task for Faymonville

December 14 - December 14 - Romanian heavy haulage and crane rental services provider Deme Macarale has been using its two new FlexMAX self-steering trailers from Faymonville to transport concrete beams across the country.
Views: 440
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BigRoll Baffin delivered

December 14 - December 14 - According to China's Cosco Shipyard, the heavy-duty module carrier BigRoll Baffin has been delivered to Dutch operator BigRoll Shipping.
Views: 355
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Gaylin opens in South Korea

December 13 - December 13 - Gaylin - the Singapore headquartered supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment - has opened a new facility in Busan, South Korea.
Views: 610
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Mammoet inks Lutelandet partnership

December 13 - December 13 - Mammoet Norway has signed a collaboration agreement with Lutelandet Offshore (LLOF) - the company responsible for developing and operating the offshore supply base on the Norwegian island of Lutelandet.
Views: 335
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Lightweight service crane launched

December 13 - December 13 - ALE has launched a new lightweight service crane at a client-only event in Breda, the Netherlands.
Views: 323
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GAC offers EU solution to shipowners

December 13 - December 13 - GAC has introduced a new centralised service to help shipowners navigate the paperwork required for the import of cargoes to European Union ports from outside the union.
Views: 234
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Gruber delivers Christmas to the Vatican

December 13 - December 13 - Intertransport Gruber has transported a 25 m high spruce tree from the Trentino region of northern Italy to the Vatican City.
Views: 292
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ALE nears Zakum project completion

December 13 - December 13 - ALE is approaching the final stages of its load-out operations for the Upper Zakum 750 Island Surface Facilities (UZ750) project located offshore Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Views: 222
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TIBA handles huge nacelle

December 13 - December 13 - Spanish freight forwarder TIBA has managed the shipment of a prototype wind turbine nacelle from the manufacturer's premises in Japan to a specialised laboratory in Sangüesa (Navarra), Spain.
Views: 373
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Best powers ahead in Poland

December 12 - December 12 - Best Logistics, part of the Felbermayr group of companies, has coordinated the delivery of a Siemens generator stator from Mülheim, Germany to the Jaworzno power plant site in Poland via the Oder river.
Views: 290
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BWC gets USCG approved

December 12 - December 12 - Ballast Water Containers' (BWC) patent pending BWC SEAFORTH and BWC BUTE mobile ballast water management systems are now available with full US Coast Guard (USCG) approved technologies, including components from manufacturers Optimarin and W
Views: 251
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Biggest lift for AV Dawson

December 12 - December 12 - The transportation and export of a refinery substation built at AV Dawson's North Sea Supply Base in Middlesbrough, UK, marks the site's biggest lift of the year.
Views: 493
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Allseas wins TurkStream contract

December 12 - December 12 - South Stream Transport has awarded the Allseas Group a contract to lay the first line of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline in the Black Sea, with an option for laying the second line. According to the contract, Allseas is to lay more than
Views: 234
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New MD at Broekman

December 12 - December 12 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Willem Jan van Amersfoort to take over from Jacques Klein Kramer as managing director, warehousing and distribution.
Views: 348
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Woo's who for Hansa in Asia

December 9 - December 9 - Henry Woo is to head up the Asia-Pacific (APAC) division at Hansa Heavy Lift, taking over from Joerg Roehl, who is moving back to Europe and taking an advisory role with the shipping company.
Views: 346
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15K for Combi Lift

December 9 - December 9 - Combi Lift's Palabora has transported 15,000 cu m of refinery equipment from Ulsan and Masan in Korea to Umm Qasr in Iraq and Shuaiba in Kuwait for the two oil companies, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Refinery of Karbala Corpor
Views: 354
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Xin Guang Hua delivered

December 9 - December 9 - The recently rebranded Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co has taken delivery of China's newest and largest semi-submersible heavy lift ship, Xin Guang Hua.
Views: 441
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Mammoet completes recovery work

December 9 - December 9 - Mammoet Europe has completed its role in the Nordergründe offshore wind energy project in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Views: 280
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Schenker reorganises

December 9 - December 9 - Effective January 1, 2017, the Management Board of Schenker AG will be reorganised.
Views: 297
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Brownsville expects record year

December 9 - December 9 - The Port of Brownsville expects to set tonnage and revenue records for 2016, said Eduardo A. Campirano, port director and ceo.
Views: 443
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Germany aids Namibian logistics

December 9 - December 9 - The German government through its implementing agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Logistics Hub Project from the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) are partnering to implement the latter's Logistic
Views: 472
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Cometto and Fagioli deliver TBM

December 8 - December 8 - Fagioli utilised Cometto trailers to transport the tunnel boring machine (TBM) Santa Lucia from Germany to Italy.
Views: 383
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Chinese shipping line rebrands

December 8 - December 8 - Heavy lift and project cargo shipping line, Cosco Shipping Company Limited (Coscol) has officially changed its name to Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co Ltd, during a ceremony attended by more than 200 people.
Views: 515
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Airfreight demand picks up pace

December 8 - December 8 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in October 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 8.2 percent year-on-year in October, the fastest pace of gr
Views: 226
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Transformer moves with Cosmatos

December 8 - December 8 - Cosmatos Shipping Services has delivered a transformer along with 150,000 cu m of auxiliary equipment from Istanbul, Turkey, to Syros in Greece.
Views: 417
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Get connected to build trade

December 8 - December 8 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a study identifying a quantitative link between a country's air cargo connectivity and its participation in global trade.
Views: 311
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Orchid ships crusher plant

December 7 - December 7 - Orchid Shipping has shipped a soybean crusher plant to Alexandria, Egypt from Mumbai, India on behalf of Oilex.
Views: 304
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GAC-SMHI targets vessel safety

December 7 - December 7 - GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions has been working with the European Union to improve weather routing and vessel monitoring.
Views: 305
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WWL scores with shearer delivery

December 7 - December 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has delivered a super-heavy longwall shearer from Europe to a coalmine in Australia.
Views: 420
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Report shows consolidation impact

December 7 - December 7 - A recent report by VesselsValue gives a clear indication of the impact that container line consolidation is having on the total box ship fleet.
Views: 418
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ALE completes offshore project

December 7 - December 7 - Over the course of 2016, ALE has completed a complicated contract involving the load-out, installation and mooring for the offshore installation of a utility platform, weighing 3,500 tonnes, as well as a living quarter platform, weighing 4,00
Views: 265
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Terex tops ten in Japan

December 7 - December 7 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will supply a Model 2 mobile harbour crane to the Port of Otake in Japan.
Views: 351
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Aqualis wins wind farm work

December 7 - December 7 - Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by A2SEA to perform engineering consultancy services for its offshore wind farm installation work at the Horns Rev 3 wind farm offshore Denmark.
Views: 280
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Devereese joins UK P&I Club

December 6 - December 6 - The UK P&I Club has appointed George Devereese as loss prevention advisor in London, UK.
Views: 316
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Longitude widens monopile installation windows

December 6 - December 6 - Longitude Engineering has been working with Rampion and its contractors to develop a new analysis and modelling process to understand why large monopiles oscillate in relatively small wave heights.
Views: 234
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SCH hits milestone

December 5 - December 5 - Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has handled its 200,000 ro-ro unit of the year through the Port of Southampton, UK.
Views: 182
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OWC lands Taiwan contract

December 5 - December 5 - Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has been awarded a contract to provide consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different wind turbine and site locations in Taiwan.
Views: 291
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Siemens unveils Rotra Vente

December 2 - December 2 - Siemens Wind Power has commissioned its first specialised transport vessel, Rotra Vente, which has been designed to deliver nacelles for the manufacturer's offshore wind turbines.
Views: 459
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Wassermann reels it in

December 2 - December 2 - Having acquired two Scheuerle InterCombi vehicle combinations in 2015, Wassermann Group has been putting the trailers to use on the expansion of a high-pressure pumped storage power station at Lake Vermunt in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.
Views: 280
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TT Club in Russian liability warning

December 2 - December 2 - International freight and logistics insurer TT Club has warned forwarders and logistics operators offering services within Russia to consider their liabilities beyond just cargo protection.
Views: 361
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Hamilton Port names chief

December 1 - December 1 - Hamilton Port Authority's (HPA) board of directors has appointed Ian Hamilton as president and ceo of the Canadian port, with effect from January 1, 2017.
Views: 427
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PCN duo ships to the UK

December 1 - December 1 - 3p Logistics and Kentco Logistics - both members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) - have worked together to ship a consignment of project cargo from Poland to the UK.
Views: 370
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Machine moves with InterMax

December 1 - December 1 - InterMax China has coordinated the delivery and installation of a heavy machine from the Port of Antwerp to Changzhou, China.
Views: 394
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First blade made at Green Port Hull

December 1 - December 1 - The first turbine blade has been manufactured at Siemens' new wind power factory at Green Port Hull on the UK Port of Hull's Alexandra Dock.
Views: 457
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Maersk to buy Hamburg Süd

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has reached an agreement to purchase German container shpping line Hamburg Süd from the Oetker Group.
Views: 414

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