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Sectors News from March 2018

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Volga-Dnepr delivers for Yamal LNG

March 30 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 130 tonnes of industrial equipment from Novy Urengoy to Sabetta in Russia for the Yamal LNG project.
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SC&RA launches UPT2021 initiative

March 29 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has launched the Uniform Permit Transport 2021 (UPT2021) initiative, which aims to establish harmonisation in weight allowances and permitting systems across all 50 US states.


Views: 3275
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Hapag-Lloyd restructures management

March 29 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Joachim Schlotfeldt as a member of the executive board and announced that Thorsten Haeser, chief commercial officer, will step down from his role.
Views: 3040
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Townsville opens upgraded berth

March 29 - The port of Townsville in Australia has completed the AUD40.7 million (USD31.2 million) upgrade of its Berth 4 container and general cargo facility.
Views: 3163
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Shipping confidence hits four-year high

March 29 - In the three months to end-February 2018, shipping confidence reached a four-year high, according to international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 3304
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Silk Way extends European network

March 28 - Silk Way West Airlines has reintroduced scheduled Boeing 747 freighter flights to Budapest, Hungary, from its hub in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Views: 2875
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ALE and Roll-Lift end JV

March 28 - ALE and Roll-Lift have ended their Canadian joint venture - ALE Roll-Lift Canada.
Views: 3405
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NordLB in privatisation talks

March 28 - Reports in the German media suggest that the owners of Hannover-based NordLB are in talks regarding the business model of the public-sector bank, and are considering the possibility of selling to private investors.
Views: 3098
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Kuebler invests in Mannheim

March 27 - Construction is nearing completion on the multipurpose hall that Kübler Spedition is having built at its tri-modal terminal in Mannheim, Germany.
Views: 2906
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SAL introduces service to Africa

March 26 - SAL Heavy Lift will introduce a regular semi-liner service linking West, South and East Africa with Northern Europe, the Middle East Gulf and the Indian Subcontinent.
Views: 2778
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DP World goes Bananas in DRC

March 26 - DP World has been awarded a 30-year concession agreement for the management and development of a greenfield multipurpose port project in Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Views: 2905
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Steel tariffs threaten global shipping

March 23 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has warned that while the USA's metals tariff will have a limited impact on most international bulk trades, it could have a negative impact on global shipping.
Views: 2869
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Boluda names agents

March 23 - Boluda Corporación Marítima, the Spanish shipping company, has appointed a number of shipping agents operating in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
Views: 2782
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Multipurpose rates continue to rise

March 22 - The multipurpose shipping sector has seen a further rise in time charter rates over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2805
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Both sides appeal Stolberg sentence

March 22 - Reports in the German media indicate that Niels Stolberg has launched an appeal against the three-and-a-half year jail sentence handed to him by the Bremen District Court last week.
Views: 2672
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Varamar triumphs with new beaux

March 22 - Vertom Shipping has appointed Odessa-headquartered Varamar as its commercial agent for two of its 7,200 dwt geared vessels - Beautriumph and Beautrophy.
Views: 2452
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Rooney scores Forth Ports role

March 21 - Forth Ports, one of the UK's largest port groups, has appointed Ann Rooney as business development manager, who will focus on developing oil and gas support and decommissioning activities at its Scottish gateways.
Views: 2719
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Fesco and CJ Logistics team up

March 21 - Fesco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea's CJ Logistics, part of the CJ Group, to implement joint logistics projects in Russia, Central Asia and Turkey.
Views: 3182
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Blue Water lands Liza contract

March 21 - ExxonMobil has awarded Blue Water Shipping the logistics services contract for the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana.
Views: 2779
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Bibby steps up at UK Chamber

March 20 - The UK Chamber of Shipping has appointed Sir Michael Bibby as president, replacing Dr Grahaeme Henderson.
Views: 2785
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Rhenus rebrands KOG

March 20 - KOG Transport has been rebranded to Rhenus Project Logistics and fully integrated with the Rhenus Group.
Views: 2575
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XLP members on the move

March 19 - Freight Traders and Flogis International, both members of the XLProjects (XLP) network, have handled the loading of 18 coolers, weighing 41 tonnes each, in South Korea.
Views: 2603
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DP World takes over Cosmos

March 19 - DP World has acquired Peruvian logistics provider Cosmos Agencia Maritima (CAM) for USD315.7 million.
Views: 2703
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Jumbo teams up with Huisman

March 16 - Jumbo has appointed Huisman Equipment to design and construct two offshore mast cranes for its new DP2 heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV) for delivery in 2020.
Views: 2418
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Stolberg gets prison sentence

March 16 - Yesterday's verdict in the trial of Niels Stolberg and three co-defendents brought to a conclusion a long-running trial which began in January 2016
Views: 2381
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Devlin steps up at Geodis

March 15 - Geodis Freight Forwarding has appointed Dennis Devlin as director of industrial projects business development, capital projects North America.
Views: 2753
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IATA outlines air cargo agenda

March 15 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has outlined four priorities for the future success of the air cargo industry, including accelerating the digitalisation of the supply chain, enforcing regulations for lithium batteries, more e
Views: 2244
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen rebrands WWL

March 15 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen has rebranded Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) into two entities to reflect changes in its business strategy.
Views: 2410
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MOL welcomes Beluga Ace

March 15 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of Beluga Ace, the first car carrier in the shipping line's next-generation Flexie series.
Views: 2197
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Stratolaunch continues taxi tests

March 13 - The Stratolaunch aircraft, the world's largest aircraft by wingspan, started the latest phase of taxi testing last month in California, reaching a top speed 46 mph (74 km/h).
Views: 2079
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IMO's fuel data reporting now in force

March 13 - The mandatory fuel consumption data collection system for international shipping, adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in October 2017, has now entered into force, requiring ships above 5,000 gwt to start collecting and repo
Views: 2423
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UK ports set for infrastructure investment

March 13 - The British Ports Association (BPA) has published research by infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol showing that UK ports and terminals have an estimated GBP1.7 billion (USD2.4 billion) of infrastructure investment in the development pipeline.
Views: 2332
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Boehringer steps up at Panalpina

March 12 - Panalpina has appointed Volker Boehringer, currently ceo for Europe, as global head of strategic customer development.
Views: 2441
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Faymonville flips in North America

March 12 - Trailer manufacturer Faymonville has introduced a fourth pin-on flip axle as the latest option for the MegaMAX double drop trailer in North America.
Views: 2460
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MSC adds ro-ro service

March 12 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has introduced a ro-ro service from Turkey to Italy, primarily aimed at transporting trailers, containers, project and breakbulk cargo.
Views: 2228
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TGP opens in Turkey

March 12 - Trans Global Projects (TGP) has opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey.
Views: 2575
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Entrec reports revenue uptick

March 12 - Heavy haul transportation and crane solutions provider, Entrec, has reported a 30 percent revenue increase in 2017, up to USD148.7 million from USD114.1 million in 2016.
Views: 2317
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Kahl calls in Goldhofer for transformer move

March 12 - Germany-headquartered Kahl Group utilised two Goldhofer modules and a high girder bridge to transport the world's most powerful transformer, a Siemens 1100 kV UHVDC, which had a deadweight of 535 tons (485 tonnes).
Views: 2316
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Mammoet invests in UK

March 9 - Heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet has revealed ambitious expansion plans in the north east of the UK.
Views: 2832
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ESTA joins IRU

March 9 - The European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has joined the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as an affiliate member.
Views: 2770
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End of the line for Dockwise brand

March 8 - In announcing a return to profitability in 2017, Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) also revealed that it will transition all of its brands to the Boskalis brand name during this year.
Views: 2255
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ESTA and FEM summit puts safety in focus

March 8 - The third ESTA and FEM Experts Summit, held in Hamburg on March 6, brought together industry speakers from across the wind energy supply chain to discuss the safety and standards in onshore wind farm construction.
Views: 2476
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CN Rail CEO steps down

March 8 - Luc Jobin, the ceo of Canadian railway operator CN Rail, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Views: 2293
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Heavy lift crane vessel makes progress

March 7 - OOS International, the Dutch company which offers specialist offshore decommissioning, ship management and heavy lift services reports that construction of its newbuild semi-submersible heavy lift crane vessel OOS Serooskerke is making good progress.
Views: 1652
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Sode up at APL

March 7 - APL Logistics has appointed Jens Romer Sode as regional vice president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Views: 2042
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VTG sends to Siberia

March 7 - VTG, the German rail logistics company, has handled the shipment of around 35,000 tons (31,751 tonnes) of cargo, from Asia, Europe, and the USA, to Tobolsk, Siberia.
Views: 2064
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Erickson flies poles into position

March 6 - 140 new composite poles, which will connect the Dorenell wind farm to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks' (SSEN) Blackhillock substation, near Keith, Scotland, have been installed with the help of a specialist helicopter.
Views: 1990
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WCA members on the move

March 6 - Pasquinelli Ennio, a member of the WCA Projects network in Italy, has handled a shipment of 17 components from Italy to the Middle East Gulf.
Views: 1958
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HHLA rebrands Polzug

March 5 - A part of the former company Polzug Intermodal, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has been rebranded as HHLA Project Logistics.
Views: 2088
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Cuxport handles Borkum cargoes

March 5 - Terminal operator Cuxport is handling offshore wind foundations, destined for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, at the port of Cuxhaven.
Views: 2168
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STS cranes arrive at Wando Welch

March 2 - Two ship-to-shore cranes have arrived at the port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal in South Carolina, USA and will enhance the handling of neo-Panamax vessels.
Views: 1889
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Logistec expands with Gulf Stream Marine

March 2 - Canada-based Logistec has expanded its network of terminals with the acquisition of Gulf Stream Marine, a cargo handling and stevedoring specialist in the US Gulf Coast region.
Views: 2008
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Laso invests in wind blade transporter

March 2 - In Portugal, Laso Transportes has taken delivery of equipment that will allow it to handle the transportation of wind turbine blades measuring up to 74 m in length.
Views: 1749
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Everett awards construction contracts

March 2 - The port of Everett has awarded approximately USD25 million in construction contracts for the second phase of its south terminal modernisation project.
Views: 1906
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Kerr takes helm at CLA

March 2 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has confirmed that Dmitry Grishin, who led the establishment and launch of the airline as well as its initial network development, has handed over his responsibilities to newly appointed ceo David Kerr.
Views: 1705
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Specialized Transport Symposium under way

March 1 - Marcia Taylor, ceo at Bennett International Group and Ellen Voie, Women in Trucking's ceo, kicked off the Specialized Transportation Symposium in St. Louis, USA, yesterday.
Views: 1712
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HSH Nordbank privatised

March 1 - Germany's state-owned HSH Nordbank has been acquired by a consortium of private equity firms in a deal with an estimated value of approximately EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion).
Views: 2067
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Vasset joins Air Partner

March 1 - Air Partner has appointed Romain Vasset as freight charter sales manager for the French market.
Views: 1903
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DPFZA responds to DP World

March 1 - The Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority (DPFZA) has denied DP World's allegations that it illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT).
Views: 1512

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