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Sectors News from January 2018

Ostergaard steps up at Hapag-Lloyd thumbnail image

Ostergaard steps up at Hapag-Lloyd

January 31 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Uffe Ostergaard, former chief commercial officer at UASC, as president region North America, succeeding Wolfgang Freese.
Views: 719
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Air cargo growth remains strong

January 31 - The International Air Transport Association's (IATA) full-year 2017 data for global airfreight markets showed that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK), grew by 9 percent.
Views: 721
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Service upgrades at MSC

January 31 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has enhanced its Med-to-US East Coast service (MedUSEC) with a new port rotation, which is expected to cut transit times for cargo shipped from continental Europe.
Views: 818
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Finnlines extends Finnwave

January 30 - Finnlines' vessel Finnwave has been extended by 30 m. It is the second vessel to be extended as part of the company's ship lengthening programme.
Views: 474
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APL adds CSE service

January 30 - APL has enhanced its Intra-Asia network with the launch of its China Southeast Asia (CSE) service.
Views: 630
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Hapag-Lloyd launches EAS

January 29 - Hapag-Lloyd will introduce a weekly service between Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and the east coast of Africa in April, 2018.
Views: 749
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Rotterdam to host Project Cargo Summit

January 29 - The Netherlands is set to host a brand new event for the heavy lift and project forwarding sector in the shape of the Project Cargo Summit 2018, which is set to be held in Rotterdam from April 24-25 2018.
Views: 578
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Almajdouie expands presence

January 26 - Almajdouie Logistics has signed an agreement with Sinotrans, outlining expansion plans for its joint venture partnerships in the Middle East.
Views: 791
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Canaveral eyes heavy lift dock

January 26 - Canaveral Port Authority has approved the construction of a multipurpose berth, located on the port's north side.
Views: 715
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Strong growth for ABC

January 26 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 13 percent upsurge in total cargo carried in 2017, delivering more than 700,000 tonnes throughout its international network.
Views: 763
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Jaxport names Wong

January 25 - The Port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Frederick P. Wong Jr. as chief operating officer.
Views: 714
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Intermarine names Pla

January 25 - Project, breakbulk and heavy lift shipping line, Intermarine, has named Alejandro Pla as country manager for Mexico.
Views: 758
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Tenth Avenue modernisation starts

January 24 - The port of San Diego, USA, has started the USD24 million modernisation of its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
Views: 487
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Markets emerge stronger in 2018

January 24 - Growth prospects for emerging markets appear brighter than they have for years, according to the latest Emerging Market Logistics Index by Agility.
Views: 1397
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Müller steps up at Dachser

January 23 - Jochen Müller has assumed the position of chief operations officer (coo) of air and sea logistics at Dachser, replacing Thomas Reuter.
Views: 740
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Blyth banks expansion investment

January 23 - The port of Blyth in the UK has announced a GBP12 million (USD16 million) banking facility with Lloyds Bank that will enable the next phase of its expansion.
Views: 750
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MSC adds West Africa service

January 23 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has introduced a service to West Africa for rolling, project and breakbulk cargoes.
Views: 576
Antonov USA lifts off with satellite thumbnail image

Antonov USA lifts off with satellite

January 23 - Antonov Airlines has transported a communications satellite from the USA to French Guiana, for aerospace and defence manufacturer Orbital ATK.
Views: 835
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Calls for carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

January 23 - Environmental organisations have teamed up with international shipping associations to call for a carriage ban of non-compliant marine fuels when the global 0.5 percent sulphur cap takes effect in 2020.
Views: 679
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OOCL completes series

January 22 - OOCL has taken delivery of the sixth and final vessel in its series of 21,413 teu containerships.
Views: 697
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Superior scoops project freight award

January 22 - Superior Freight Services UK has been presented with the project forwarding award at the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) 2017 Freight Service Awards.
Views: 610
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BigLift handles its heaviest ship unloader

January 19 - BigLift Shipping's vessel, Happy Star, recently transported its heaviest ship unloader from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the port of Onahama, Japan.
Views: 668
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Dan-Czech handles Basrah cargoes

January 19 - Dan-Czech Special Transport has handled the shipment of two column sections, weighing 102 tonnes and 46 tonnes, from Hradec Králové to the port of Melnik.
Views: 740
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Kobelco unveils crawler trio

January 19 - Late last year, Kobelco Construction Machinery launched three models in its multipurpose hydraulic crawler crane range, featuring a maximum lifting capacity of 350 tonnes in the super heavy lift configuration.
Views: 870
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Mammoet strengthens in Spain

January 19 - Mammoet has entered into partnerships with Spanish heavy transport specialists Arbegui and Transmodal, with the aim of strengthening its presence in the Spanish market.
Views: 815
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BDP adds Kenyan locations

January 18 - Global logistics and transportation solutions provider BDP International has opened offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 993
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ONE gets the green light

January 18 - The joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) - Ocean Network Express (ONE) - has received all the necessary merger approvals from local competition authorities.
Views: 495
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G2 Ocean names Wallem

January 18 - Wallem Ship Agency has been appointed to provide ship agency services to all of G2 Ocean's vessels calling at Southeast Asian ports.
Views: 881
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Mammoet secures contract

January 18 - Mammoet has been awarded a contract to provide heavy lifting and transport solutions for the Dangote Oil Refinery in Lagos, Nigeria.
Views: 663
Maersk and IBM launch blockchain JV thumbnail image

Maersk and IBM launch blockchain JV

January 17 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk has announced a joint venture with technology giant IBM, with the intention of using blockchain technology to deliver a more efficient and secure method of trading.
Views: 1112
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Damen adds support in China

January 17 - January 17 - Damen Shipyards Group has opened Damen's China Support Company in Shanghai.
Views: 469
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Dan Czech moves in Lovosice

January 17 - January 17 - Last month, Dan Czech Special Transport handled the shipment of six project cargo modules, which will be used in the chemical industry, from Litvínov to Lovosice port in the Czech Republic.
Views: 530
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DB Schenker wins Shell contract

January 16 - DB Schenker has been awarded a five-year contract to provide international freight forwarding and Customs clearance services to Shell Australia.
Views: 811
Falcon and Tiger form hybrid thumbnail image

Falcon and Tiger form hybrid

January 16 - Falcon Maritime India, a subsidiary of New York-based Falcon Maritime and Aviation, has merged its operations with Tiger Logistics India.
Views: 903
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Container market remains competitive

January 15 - As the container market remains competitive, global shipping consultancy Drewry says there is potential for more merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.
Views: 512
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Crane Worldwide opens in Dammam

January 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 800
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Truck emission rules set to tighten

January 15 - From January 1, 2019, there will be a requirement that all newly produced trucks within the EU will have to have their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption determined and declared.
Views: 893
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Malin Integrated Solutions launches

January 12 - Scotland's Malin Group has formed a joint venture with Marint (Offshore Services) and Dixon Marine Consulting (DMC).
Views: 1199
Navantia powers up with Cometto thumbnail image

Navantia powers up with Cometto

January 12 - Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has taken delivery of nine modular combinations of Cometto's modular, self-propelled electronic (MSPE) platforms.
Views: 884
EPAS adds Liebherr duo thumbnail image

EPAS adds Liebherr duo

January 12 - EMS Ports Agency & Stevedoring (EPAS) has taken delivery of two Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour cranes in Emden, Germany.
Views: 782
Höegh set for service launch thumbnail image

Höegh set for service launch

January 12 - Höegh Autoliners has introduced a direct express service from Europe to the USA, Mexico and Oceania.
Views: 559
Halifax completes the Grimaldi trio thumbnail image

Halifax completes the Grimaldi trio

January 12 - The Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Halifax at the Jinling Shipyard in China.
Views: 637
Montejo moves with Goldhofer thumbnail image

Montejo moves with Goldhofer

January 11 - Transportes Montejo has recently transported an 800-ton (727.7-tonne) PC 8000 hydraulic excavator using its Goldhofer PST/SL modular transporter.
Views: 1188
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First BelugaXL rolls out

January 11 - This month has seen the first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL roll out of the assembly hangar in Toulouse, ready to start flying by mid-2018.
Views: 386
Air cargo growth remained strong in November thumbnail image

Air cargo growth remained strong in November

January 10 - Revealing its latest statistics, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that air cargo demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) remained strong in November 2017 with 8.8 per cent growth compared to the year-earlier p
Views: 600
New OOS vessel heads for Brazil thumbnail image

New OOS vessel heads for Brazil

January 10 - Netherlands-based heavy lift ship operator OOS International has introduced a new semi-submersible accommodation vessel to its fleet.
Views: 631
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Snoeck named at Broekman

January 10 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Frenk Snoeck as general manager Broekman Project Services.
Views: 852
Turkish Airlines takes Boeing trio thumbnail image

Turkish Airlines takes Boeing trio

January 9 - Turkish Airlines has ordered a further three Boeing 777 Freighters as part of the continued expansion of its freighter fleet.
Views: 386
Atlas adds to team thumbnail image

Atlas adds to team

January 9 - Atlas Air has appointed Richard Broekman as senior vice president global sales and commercial development, and named Alvin Tay vice president sales and marketing for the Asia-Pacific region.
Views: 605
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Tegeler in at Buss Group

January 9 - The Hamburg-based Buss Group has appointed Carsten Tegeler as chief financial officer (cfo). He will also manage the group with Dr Johann Killinger.
Views: 741
TBM treated to a Thames river tour thumbnail image

TBM treated to a Thames river tour

January 9 - Late last year, Mammoet delivered the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London.
Views: 786
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Zeus tows out of Ostend

January 8 - Two gravity based foundations, built by the Jan De Nul Group and Smulders, have departed from the port of Ostend, destined for the Danish offshore wind farm Kreigers Flak.
Views: 771
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Bristol freighter returns to the UK

January 8 - A historic Bristol Type 170 freighter aircraft has been transported from New Zealand to the Aerospace Bristol museum in the UK.
Views: 608
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Expanded services at WWL

January 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the port of Vigo in Spain to its Atlantic Ocean ro-ro service.
Views: 509
Cranes set sail with Steder thumbnail image

Cranes set sail with Steder

January 8 - Steder Group, on behalf of Platetrade, has delivered two dismantled cranes from Rotterdam to Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
Views: 561
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DFDS completes Alphatrans deal

January 5 - DFDS has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of the Dutch Alphatrans Group, following the approval by the German competition authority.
Views: 628
Lefeber steps up at Everett thumbnail image

Lefeber steps up at Everett

January 5 - Lisa Lefeber has been selected as acting ceo of the Port of Everett during the absence of Les Reardanz, who is being deployed to Afghanistan, effective February 2018.
Views: 523
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Coalition urges US port investment

January 5 - Letters have been sent by the Coalition for More Efficient Ports to President Donald Trump and senior politicians calling for greater investment in port infrastructure, as part of the much publicised US infrastructure investment plan first ann
Views: 716
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PCN members keeping busy

January 5 - Tandem Logistics, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has recently undertaken the transportation of a Qualistock Deodoriser and Maturator, shipped as breakbulk on a part-chartered vessel.
Views: 341
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BIMCO advises cautious optimism

January 5 - The Baltic International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has warned that while 2017 was a year of change, much of it for the better, a cautious approach is still needed for 2018 to maintain the progress already achieved.
Views: 591
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Optimism could be triumphant

January 4 - International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens expects optimism to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next twelve months.
Views: 595
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Yang Kee completes Fliway acquisition

January 4 - Yang Kee Logistics has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in New Zealand's Fliway Group for SGD52.1 million (USD39.2 million).
Views: 583
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BDP opens Copenhagen office

January 4 - BDP Logistics has established a new location at Copenhagen, catering to clients based in Denmark and southern Sweden.
Views: 828
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Blades travel through Emden

January 3 - EPAS Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring has handled the offloading of 24 wind turbine blades at the Seaports of Niedersachsen's north quay in Emden, on behalf of turbine manufacturer Enercon.
Views: 528
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Florida is key for BNSF

January 3 - January 3 - BNSF Logistics has established a new office in St. Petersburg, USA.
Views: 686
Greek port congestion leads to CMA CGM surcharge thumbnail image

Greek port congestion leads to CMA CGM surcharge

January 3 - January 3 - At the Greek Port of Thessaloniki, increased operational costs and service disruptions generated by ongoing traffic congestion are forcing CMA CGM to implement an Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS).
Views: 425
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France's first floating turbine installed

January 2 - January 2 - ALE has completed the installation of wind turbine components for France's first floating wind turbine, located at Saint Nazaire.
Views: 592
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Chabrillac completes spacecraft delivery

January 2 - January 2 - Transports Chabrillac utilised its Cometto 2+3 trailer to deliver the SES-14 spacecraft to Toulouse-Blagnac airport, France.
Views: 460
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Tilbury2 application filed

January 2 - January 2 - The port of Tilbury has applied to the UK's Planning Inspectorate for a development consent order (DCO) to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port in Thurrock.
Views: 493
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Polytra ships to Oman

January 2 - January 2 - Belgium-based Polytra has organised the delivery of two transformers from Mechelen to Oman, along with 2,000 freight tonnes of other breakbulk cargoes.
Views: 745
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Alistair completes Tanzanian lifts

January 2 - January 2 - Alistair Group has stepped up its involvement in two power plant projects in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Views: 840

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