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Sectors News from December 2017

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Metruck joins Port of Seattle

December 29 - December 29 - The Port of Seattle, USA, has appointed retired US Coast Guard (USCG) rear admiral, Stephen P. Metruck, as its executive director.
Views: 735
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Safmarine catches bus shipment

December 28 - December 28 - Nikhil Logistics has coordinated the delivery of 53 commercial busses from India to the Middle East Gulf region.
Views: 466
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PCN members on the move

December 28 - December 28 - Fortune International Transport, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has coordinated a shipment with fellow PCN members, C.H. Robinson Project Logistics and Cuchi Shipping.
Views: 5823
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Stevens tows the line with GE

December 27 - December 27 - Stevens Towing has delivered a second GE LMS100 gas turbine from South Carolina to Houston.
Views: 407
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Freja acquires Transcargo

December 27 - December 27 - Freja Transport & Logistics has signed an agreement for the acquisition of transport company Transcargo.
Views: 615
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Broekman delivers for MAN

December 27 - December 27 - Broekman Project Logistics has coordinated the delivery of eight MAN engines, weighing 325-tonnes each, from St. Nazaire, France to Rotterdam.
Views: 669
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Hutchison takes TMA stake

December 22 - December 22 - Hutchison Ports has acquired a 50 percent shareholding in TMA Logistics.
Views: 760
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AAPA pleased with final tax bill

December 22 - The US Congress has passed the final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation, including provisions related to tax-empt bond financing and wind energy production tax credits.
Views: 405
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ALE loads-out in Russia

December 22 - December 22 - ALE has completed the load-out of a satellite platform topside, weighing 3,200 tonnes, for the Korchagin oilfield development project in Russia.
Views: 423
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Panalpina partners with Al Rushaid

December 21 - December 21 - Panalpina has formed a joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Al Rushaid, combining its services in air and ocean freight, and Customs clearance, as well as warehousing and distribution.
Views: 503
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Corpus Christi increases capacity

December 21 - December 21 - Port Corpus Christi has approved a contract for the construction of an additional 25 acre (10.1 ha) laydown yard for the storage of wind turbine components and other breakbulk cargo.
Views: 435
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ALE lifts on the horizon

December 21 - December 21 - ALE has lifted the second section of a telescopic tower, weighing 260 tonnes, for a self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine in Gran Canaria.
Views: 432
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Schacht departs Europatrans

December 20 - December 20 - Europatrans, part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has appointed Michael Plewa as managing director, succeeding Andreas Schacht with immediate effect.
Views: 430
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Shipping confidence holds steady

December 20 - Shipping confidence held steady at its highest rating for the past three-and-a-half years in the three months to end-November 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore S
Views: 432
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Rickmers appoints Merchant Shipping

December 20 - December 20 - Rickmers-Line, part of the Zeaborn Group, has appointed Merchant Shipping Services in Mumbai as its agent in India, effective January 1, 2018.
Views: 727
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Ex-Im Bank on course for full lending

December 20 - December 20 - The US Senate Banking Committee has rejected President Trump's nominee to head the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
Views: 379
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ABC towers ahead

December 19 - December 19 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has established a control tower (CT) operation to monitor consignments of special cargoes and to proactively respond to service disruptions.
Views: 635
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Talbert introduces spread-axle trailer

December 19 - December 19 - USA-based Talbert Manufacturing has introduced the 60/65SA spread-axle trailer, designed to accommodate both tri-axle and tandem-axle jeeps.
Views: 590
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Milford Haven eyes renewable potential

December 19 - December 19 - The Port of Milford Haven's board of directors have approved funding for a major project that plans to make the Pembroke Dock a centre for marine renewable energy research and development.
Views: 371
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Damen and Concordia team up

December 19 - December 19 - Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement to cooperate in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels.
Views: 543
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Mayfair sells stake in DNV GL

December 18 - December 18 - Norway's Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas has assumed full ownership of quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, following the acquisition of Germany-based Mayfair's remaining shares in the company.
Views: 679
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Cargolux buoyed by China's wind energy

December 18 - December 18 - Cargolux, in cooperation with Globaltrans Internationale Logistik, has handled two shipments of oversized, German-made measuring buoys from Luxembourg to Xiamen, China.
Views: 365
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LaRue to step down at Corpus Christi

December 18 - December 18 - The Port of Corpus Christi's executive director, John LaRue, will step down from his duties on January 1, 2018 and officially retire from the port in June 2019.
Views: 532
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Thorco expands in Europe

December 18 - December 18 - Thorco Projects has opened offices in Italy and France, to enhance its global network and the company's commercial presence in the regional markets.
Views: 629
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Ziegler appointed at GAC

December 15 - December 15 - Patrik Ziegler has been appointed managing director of GAC North America - logistics (GNAL).
Views: 527
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Amrus transports trucks to Russia

December 15 - December 15 - Amrus Logistics has transported eight Komatsu 730 E dump trucks from Houston, USA to Magadan, Russia.
Views: 532
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Ghent and Zeeland set to merge

December 15 - December 15 - January 1, 2018 will see the commencement of North Sea Port, the entity that has been created by the merger between the port authorities of Zeeland Seaports in the Netherlands and the Port of Ghent in Belgium.
Views: 517
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Collett blows in to Irish wind farms

December 15 - December 15 - Collett (Ireland) has completed the delivery of turbine components for two wind farms in the Republic of Ireland.
Views: 376
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NorSea invests in ro-ro facility

December 15 - December 15 - NorSea Group will invest NOK60 million (USD7.2 million) in the construction of a ro-ro facility at its Polarbase supply base, Norway.
Views: 516
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Aldubaikhi named Bahri boss

December 14 - Dececmber 14 - Saudi Arabia's transportation and logistics company, Bahri, has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as ceo, effective January 1, 2018.
Views: 731
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Kaleido gets Smart with airport project

December 14 - December 14 - In an ongoing project, Spain's Kaleido Logistics and Turkey's Smart Lojistik are handling the transport of 143 passenger boarding bridges for the new Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), Turkey.
Views: 622
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Boskalis floats for Statoil

December 14 - December 14 - Boskalis has completed a complex operation to float-over and install a 22,000-tonne topside onto a 41,700-tonne spar hull.
Views: 452
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HLPFI's Barnes scoops Newcomer gong

December 13 - December 13 - International freight networking group, the Seahorse Club, presented HLPFI staff writer Sophie Barnes with the prestigious Newcomer of the Year award, at yesterday's Journalists Awards.
Views: 388
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Blue Water acquires Frede Matzen

December 13 - December 13 - Effective January 1, 2018, Ribe, Denmark-based haulier and freight forwarder Frede Matzen will be acquired by Blue Water Shipping.
Views: 483
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APL launches NAS

December 13 - December 13 - APL has launched the North Atlantic Service (NAS), connecting major north European markets and the US East Coast.
Views: 519
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Strogen named at Vancouver

December 13 - December 13 - The Port of Vancouver USA has appointed Alex Strogen as chief commercial officer.
Views: 493
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Cargoes get the 'edge' in the Big Easy

December 13 - December 13 - The second of five heavy project cargo modules, manufactured in Louisiana, was exported through the Port of New Orleans (Port Nola), in cooperation with multipurpose shipping line Intermarine and marine construction company Chet Morrison Con
Views: 500
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FOX Brasil gets tunnel vision

December 12 - December 12 - FOX Brasil is transporting equipment and machinery from Brazil to the project site of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel project (PTST) at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia, USA.
Views: 491
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Wasel doubles up with Liebherr

December 12 - December 12 - Germany-based Wasel Schwerlastlogistik has taken delivery of two rough-terrain cranes from the Liebherr LRT series.
Views: 569
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LOC wins Tengiz contract

December 11 - December 11 - International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group, has been appointed to provide marine warranty services (MWS) for Tengizchevroil's future growth project-wellhead pressure management project.
Views: 774
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Hilpert steps down at deugro

December 11 - December 11 - Klaus Hilpert has retired as executive vice president of the deugro Group.
Views: 557
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EXG presses ahead in India

December 11 - December 11 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has transported a brick manufacturing press from Shanghai to Siliguri, India.
Views: 526
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Logistec inks TRPA deal

December 8 - December 8 - Logistec Stevedoring has entered into an agreement with the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) in Québec, Canada, for the leasing and operation of its general cargo terminal.
Views: 780
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BIMCO boss extends contract

December 8 - Angus Frew will extend his contract as secretary general and ceo of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) to the end of 2022.
Views: 534
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MACS parent acquires Hugo Stinnes

December 8 - December 8 - Vineta, the holding company of Hamburg-based multipurpose shipping line MACS, has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Rostock-based Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt.
Views: 825
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Jumbo orders innovative heavy lift vessel

December 8 - December 8 - Dutch shipping giant Jumbo has signed a letter of intent with China Merchants Industry Holdings to purchase a DP2 heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV).
Views: 683
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Benchmark set for wind farm shipment

December 8 - December 8 - Martin Bencher has shipped 60 transition pieces for the Arkona offshore wind farm on behalf of manufacturer Bladt Industries.
Views: 402
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OOCL adds to Intra-Asia services

December 8 - December 8 - OOCL has enhanced its Intra-Asia network with the introduction of the KTX7 service, providing more comprehensive network coverage of the markets between Japan and Vietnam.
Views: 373
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LOC expands in Egypt

December 7 - December 7 - Global marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has opened an office in Cairo, Egypt to increase the company's presence across North Africa and the Middle East.
Views: 788
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LASO invests with Actros 


December 7 - December 7 - Portugal-headquartered LASO Transportes has invested EUR5 million (USD5.8 million) in its specialised equipment fleet in 2017, including the purchase of six Mercedes Actros units. 

Views: 611
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Keen Transport sold

December 7 - December 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL ASA) has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in USA-based Keen Transport.
Views: 796
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Crowley commits to Taíno

December 7 - December 7 - Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine have launched Crowley's second Commitment Class ship, Taíno, one of the world's first combination container/ro-ro (con-ro) vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Views: 435
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King's Lynn handles the heat

December 7 - December 7 - The Port of King's Lynn in the UK has welcomed the delivery of two 110-tonne heat exchangers, which will be used for the re-powering of Centrica's power station in Norfolk.
Views: 255
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Able digs deep to upgrade Seaton Port

December 7 - December 7 - The Able Group has completed a GBP6 million (USD8 million) project to upgrade its Able Seaton Port (ASP) facility in Teesside, North East England.
Views: 619
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Overcapacity lingers in shipping outlook

December 6 - December 6 - The outlook for global shipping in 2018 remains negative, as lingering overcapacity continues to restrict material improvement in market fundamentals, says Fitch Ratings.
Views: 559
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Straightpoint names Milne

December 6 - December 6 - Straightpoint has appointed Kyle Milne as technical sales engineer, based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Views: 463
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BIMCO and FONASBA launch agency agreement

December 6 - December 6 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and FONASBA, the worldwide organisation representing shipbrokers and ship agents, have launched a general agency agreement for port agents, shipowners and ship operators contracting port a
Views: 453
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Belgium granted maritime tax extension

December 6 - December 6 - Belgium has received approval from the European Commission (EC) to prolong its existing tax measures for maritime transport until the end of 2022.
Views: 630
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QuattroR completes Fagioli investment

December 5 - December 5 - QuattroR, the private equity fund that invests in mid-sized and large Italian companies, has completed its initial investment in Fagioli.
Views: 719
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B & B moves in Burkina Faso

December 5 - December 5 - B & B International has completed the delivery of cargo for the construction of an electrical network spreading over 800 km (497 miles) in the north of Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.
Views: 439
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Scheuerle lends a helping hand for Landshut

December 5 - December 5 - Kübler Spedition has utilised a two-axle Scheuerle UltralightCombi for the symbolic homecoming of the German aircraft Landshut, a Boeing 737 which was hijacked in 1977.
Views: 470
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ALE leading the weigh

December 5 - December 5 - ALE has completed the jacking and weighing of a 2,570-tonne satellite platform topside for the Korchagin oil field development project in Astrakhan, Russia.
Views: 742
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ABS lights a fire under its digital strategy

December 5 - December 5 - Classification and technical services provider, ABS, has appointed Howard Fireman, previously the organisation's chief technology officer, as chief digital officer.
Views: 371
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Tug trio sails with Hansa

December 4 - December 4 - Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has transported three tugs from Singapore to Russia onboard its heavy lift vessel HHL New York.
Views: 816
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Volga-Dnepr eyes up Leipzig launch

December 4 - December 4 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr is considering the launch of a new Leipzig, Germany-based airline by the end of 2018.
Views: 423
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First Great Wall shipment for Fesco

December 4 - December 4 - Fesco Transportation Group has delivered the first batch of equipment to the Haval car plant under construction in the Tula region of Russia.
Views: 604
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Blue Water brings the wind

December 4 - December 4 - Blue Water Shipping, on behalf of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, has supplied transport and logistics services for the 75 MW Sidrap wind farm in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Views: 616
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Steder Group knuckles down

December 1 - December 1 - Steder Group has arranged the loading and transport of a knuckle boom crane from the shipper's premises in Drachten to the Port of Rotterdam.
Views: 633
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Clarksons hit by cyber attack

December 1 - December 1 - Clarksons, one of the world's largest shipbrokers and provider of integrated services for the shipping and offshore markets, has become the latest high-profile victim of a cyber attack.
Views: 320
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Maersk gets the green light

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has obtained the final regulatory approval for the acquisition of German shipping line Hamburg Süd.
Views: 551

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