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Sectors News from April 2018

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Ambercor Shipping expands

April 30 - The recently established Ambercor Shipping has established a US-based subsidiary, Ambercor Shipping USA, based in New York.
Views: 4611
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Gulliver travels to Rotterdam

April 30 - The fully self-propelled DP2 crane vessel, Gulliver, has been delivered to Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors.
Views: 4279
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Boskalis renames Dockwise Vanguard

April 30 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has renamed its semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, as the company begins the process of rebranding of all of its business units under the Boskalis name.


Views: 4557
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HMC to focus on heavy lift

April 30 - Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) will discontinue its offshore pipe laying activities and will focus entirely on its heavy lift, decommissioning and renewable energy activities.
Views: 4461
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ESTA honours members with 2018 awards

April 27 - The ESTA Awards of Excellence 2018 had another successful year honouring and recognising members that have performed an outstanding achievement in their field of operations.
Views: 4572
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Swanson in at DHL

April 27 - Jake Swanson been appointed as global head, EPC projects sector - DGF Industrial Projects, a part of DHL Industrial Projects.
Views: 4350
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Goffin up at Sheerness

April 27 - Peel Ports has appointed Richard Goffin as port director at its London Medway Sheerness facility, as part of the company's plans to drive growth at the port.
Views: 4270
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Rotterdam launches Pronto

April 26 - The port of Rotterdam has launched its latest digital application, Pronto.
Views: 4358
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DFDS charters Stena RoRo newbuild

April 26 - Stena RoRo has ordered a fifth Stena E-Flexer RoPax class ship, which has been signed to a ten-year bareboat charter with DFDS.
Views: 4173
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Antonov boosts SALIS support

April 26 - Antonov Company will provide additional support to the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme.
Views: 4170
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Geodis opens in Uganda

April 26 - Geodis has opened an office in Kampala, Uganda that will initially cater to the surge in industrial projects currently taking place in the East Africa region.
Views: 4570
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Bolloré speaks out on chairman's arrest

April 25 - Vincent Bolloré, chairman and ceo of Bolloré, has reportedly been placed in police custody in Nanterre, France, as part of an investigation into how his company obtained contracts in Africa.
Views: 3906
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CLdN christens latest ro-ro

April 25 - CLdN has christened its shortsea ro-ro vessel Celine at Dublin Port in the Republic of Ireland.
Views: 3931
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Hapag-Lloyd expands PS8 service

April 25 - Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its Pacific South Loop 8 service (PS8) with the addition of Prince Rupert to its Canadian network.
Views: 3983
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APS names Mori

April 25 - APS Stevedoring has appointed Nick Mori as its sales and marketing manager.
Views: 4083
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GAC expands at Port Elizabeth

April 25 - GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch in the country to provide shipping services at Port Elizabeth and its neighbouring port Ngqura, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone.
Views: 4068
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Jaxport appoints McCague as CFO

April 25 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Beth McCague as its interim chief financial officer (cfo), effective May 7, 2018.
Views: 3988
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Crew member of FWN Rapide rescued

April 24 - One of the 12 missing crewmembers of ForestWave's vessel FWN Rapide, which was attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, has been found during a search of the vessel.
Views: 4007
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Hunt & Palmer soars with acquisition

April 24 - Hunt & Palmer (H&P) has acquired all of the shares in UK-based Aircraft Chartering Services, upon the retirement of its founder Mark Hugo.
Views: 4221
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Sealand launches Central America Service

April 24 - Sealand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, has launched a direct, all-water service connecting Central America, Panama and Colombia with the USA.
Views: 4049
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Freja strengthens in Norway

April 23 - Freja Transport & Logistics plans to expand and strengthen its services in Norway with the opening of an office in Alesund, in summer 2018.
Views: 3882
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ForestWave vessel suffers pirate attack

April 23 - Over the weekend, pirates attacked ForestWave's general cargo vessel FWN Rapide off the coast of Nigeria, taking 12 crew members hostage.
Views: 3942
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DFDS closes Zeebrugge-Rosyth route

April 23 - DFDS has announced the closure of its Zeebrugge-Rosyth freight route following a fire in the engine room of its ro-ro vessel Finlandia Seaways, which connects Belgium with the Scottish port.
Views: 3780
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Broekman names de Man

April 23 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Cor de Man as its general manager, responsible for Broekman's forwarding activities in the Netherlands and its specialised breakbulk-related project logistics activities.
Views: 3848
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Multipurpose rates continue to increase

April 23 - 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: 3800
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Drewry remains optimistic on multipurpose recovery

April 20 - During a webinar earlier this week looking at the latest trends and outlook for the multipurpose shipping market, covering both breakbulk and project cargo sectors, Drewry repeated its optimistic forecast for the sector, predicting further rec
Views: 4867
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Grimaldi's latest newbuild christened

April 20 - Grimaldi Group's Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) newbuilding, Grande New York, has been christened at the Port of New York & New Jersey's FAPS Port Newark Auto Marine Terminal, USA, by Amanda Matilda Cuomo Cole - the granddaughter of former N
Views: 3622
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Double delivery for Drake

April 20 - Australia-based trailer manufacturer - the Drake Group - has recently manufactured and delivered trailers to two heavy haulage transport companies.
Views: 3835
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DSV UK wins aerospace contract

April 20 - May 1, 2018, will see DSV's UK business commence work on a three-year contract with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, which will further strengthen the logistics group's position in the aerospace market.
Views: 3883
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ALE follows in Cook's footsteps

April 20 - ALE Heavy Lift has recently completed the landmark relocation of one of only two full-size replicas of Captain James Cook's ship, HMS Endeavour, the bark commanded by Cook when he charted New Zealand and discovered the eastern coast of Australi
Views: 3738
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Nor Lines adds Rotterdam

April 19 - Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from the start of June.
Views: 3631
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AAL strengthens European footprint

April 19 - Multipurpose shipping line AAL has strengthened its European network with the appointment of new agents in Belgium, France and Spain, while adding new staff in Germany.
Views: 3653
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CLA committed to UK

April 18 - UK-headquartered freighter airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), has rebuffed media reports suggesting that it is planning to relocate its operations to Germany.
Views: 3692
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Synergy is stella for Jumbo

April 18 - Jumbo has decided to call its new DP2 heavy lift crane vessel (HLVC) Stella Synergy following an internal competition at the Dutch shipping and offshore group.
Views: 3522
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Chapman Freeborn and Antonov team up

April 18 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Antonov Airlines have transported two outsize drill rigs from Houston, USA to an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Views: 3520
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Kässbohrer presents new lowbed range

April 17 - Kässbohrer will develop a new lowbed trailer manufacturing plant in Turkey, has introduced an extended range of lowbed and specialist trailers, and is investing in various research and development initiatives.
Views: 3677
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Kerry Logistics names Biron and Cheah

April 17 - Asia-based Kerry Logistics Network has made two new appointments in a move to develop the company's international freight forwarding development activities.
Views: 3522
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Nooteboom ramps up for Manoovr

April 16 - Dutch trailer manufacturer Nooteboom has introduced 80-tonne capacity ramps for its Manoovr range.
Views: 3534
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Vroon reaches agreement with lenders

April 16 - Dutch shipping company, Vroon has reached an in principle agreement with all its lenders regarding the terms of its financial restructuring.
Views: 3573
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Another service upgrade for APL

April 13 - APL has enhanced its China Philippines Express 1 (CP1) service with additional calls at the Chinese port of Xiamen and Batangas in the Philippines.
Views: 3490
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IMO reaches landmark GHG agreement

April 13 - Delegates at the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) have agreed on a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy for the international shipping industry.
Views: 3565
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Air Partner review takes off

April 13 - Air Partner has released a statement claiming that the total cumulative impact for the accounting error between the financial years ended July 31, 2011 and January 31, 2018 will not exceed GBP4 million (USD5.7 million).
Views: 3551
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OMA teams up with 3PL Energy

April 13 - OMA Group has entered into a collaboration agreement with oil and gas supply chain specialist 3PL Energy, to strengthen its oil and gas capabilities in Senegal.
Views: 3887
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deugro celebrates UK golden jubilee

April 13 - The deugro Group's UK subsidiary is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the appointment of two senior members of staff and the relocation of its headquarters to a significantly larger office building.
Views: 3513
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Breakbulk Europe set for Bremen return in 2019

April 12 - In a move that will end current speculation, it has been revealed that Breakbulk Europe, the largest exhibition for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will return to Bremen, Germany in 2019, and not return to Antwerp, which had been the
Views: 3687
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Global standard for airfreight of animals launched

April 12 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently launched a new standardised global certification programme to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air.
Views: 3608
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DFDS acquires U.N. Ro-Ro

April 12 - Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has acquired 98.8 percent of the shares in Turkey's U.N. Ro-Ro, for approximately EUR950 million (USD1.7 billion).
Views: 3465
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BDP opens in Ireland

April 11 - BDP International has opened an office in Dublin, Ireland; its first location in the country.
Views: 3358
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ESTA nominates van Noort

April 11 - Mammoet's Wouter van Noort has joined the board of ESTA, the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes, as the representative of the Dutch crane association VVT.
Views: 3462
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Jaxport names Damiano

April 10 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in the USA has appointed Justin Damiano as director, government affairs.
Views: 3203
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Jota adding four aircraft

April 10 - UK-based charter airline, Jota Aviation has taken delivery of the first of four BAE 146-300 QT pure freighter aircraft.
Views: 3069
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MEPC 72 kicks off in London

April 9 - The International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) meeting is now under way at the IMO headquarters in London, discussing the adoption of an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy.
Views: 3894
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It's a gas for Malin Marine

April 9 - Malin Marine Consultants (MMC) and Linde Engineering have signed a three-year framework agreement covering the supply of technical support and marine assurance surveying services.
Views: 3067
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Fesco adds to fleet

April 9 - Fesco has increased the tonnage on its container service between Vladivostok and Sakhalin in Russia with the acquisition of the 511 teu general cargo vessel, Fesco Nevelsk.
Views: 3210
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Protectionist risks remain for airfreight

April 9 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released demand growth results for global airfreight markets for February 2018, showing a 6.8 percent increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) compared to the same peri
Views: 3654
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Shipping weighs on Grieg

April 6 - In reporting its annual results for 2017, the Grieg Group indicated that an increased loss at Grieg Star, was only partly offset by improved results within its seafood and investment activity arms.
Views: 3081
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Broekman connects A2B

April 6 - A2B-online has launched a shortsea service from the Broekman Distriport terminal in Rotterdam to PD Ports in Teesport, UK.
Views: 3189
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Re-export regime set to launch in Australia

April 6 - According to a customer advisory issued by Depth Logistics, The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) in Australia has announced a re-export regime coming into force under the Biosecurity Act 2015.
Views: 6934
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Cosco's OOCL acquisition on track

April 6 - Cosco Shipping's planned acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is on track to be completed by the end of June, according to Reuters.
Views: 3298
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Ambercor Shipping sets sail



April 6 - The launch of Ambercor Shipping by Gerald Hess heralds a return to independent operations for a senior transportation industry executive with 44 years of experience in project forwarding.


Views: 3225
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Choppers on the Horizon

April 6 - Horizon Terminal Services has handled the movement of two helicopters through Jaxport's heavy lift and oversize cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Views: 3161
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Air Partner shares tumble

April 5 - The Air Partner share price has continued to fall this week after the air charter broker announced on Tuesday a GBP3.3 million (USD4.64 million) accounting error dating back seven years.
Views: 3167
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Finnlines extends Bilbao service

April 5 - In cooperation with DFDS, Finnlines has extended its Spain-Sweden service to Scotland, with the addition of roundtrip sailings between Bilbao and Rosyth.
Views: 2987
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Drake delivers to BJC

April 5 - Australia's BJC Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of a custom-designed trailer from Drake Trailers.
Views: 3225
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Van der Vlist ups capacity

April 5 - Van der Vlist has invested in a Liebherr LHM-280 mobile harbour crane for its terminal in Moerdijk, the Netherlands.
Views: 2979
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ONE names senior executives

April 5 - Ocean Network Express (ONE), the joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), has appointed five senior executives.
Views: 2973
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Multipurpose shipping is ripe for recovery

April 4 - The multipurpose shipping sector is forecast to recover further in 2018 after starting the year on a confident footing, according to the latest edition of the Multipurpose Forecaster and Annual Review, published by global consultancy Drewry.
Views: 3021
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Meyer steps up at UTC

April 4 - UTC Overseas has appointed Hans J. Meyer as ceo, succeeding Brian Posthumus.
Views: 2906
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ABC explores US potential

April 3 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will introduce a scheduled service to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Ohio, USA.
Views: 2902
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LoPriore named at BDP

April 3 - BDP International has appointed Chris LoPriore as vice president, global sales and marketing.
Views: 2908
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Höegh increases Oceania service

April 3 - Höegh Autoliners has increased its direct services to Australia and New Zealand from the USA and Mexico to two sailings per month.
Views: 2853
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HHLA buys Transiidikeskuse terminal

April 3 - Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) has acquired Estonian terminal operator Transiidikeskuse, located close to the port of Muuga, near Tallinn.
Views: 2870
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Conbit lines up with Frames

April 3 - Conbit, a subsidiary of transport engineering company ALE, has formed a partnership with Frames - a supplier of equipment used in oil, gas and energy projects.
Views: 2899

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