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Sectors News from June 2018

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Fehn Pollux sets sail

June 29 - Fehn Ship Management’s 4,200 dwt general cargo vessel Fehn Pollux, which has been fitted with the Eco Flettner rotor has completed its sea trials in the North Sea.
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Shipping confidence holds steady

June 29 - Shipping confidence held steady at the four-year high of 6.4 out of 10 in the three months to the end of May 2018, according to the latest confidence survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 5023
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IATA predicts slower airfreight traffic ahead

June 29 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted a likely slowdown ahead for airfreight traffic, as traffic in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose by a slower 4 percent year-on-year during the three months ended April.
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ABP rolls to loading success

June 28 - A 121-tonne back up roll, used in the steel rolling process, was loaded onto Hartel Shipping’s vessel, Zuidvliet, at ABP’s port of Immingham in the UK for onward transportation to Mariupol, Ukraine. 
Views: 5107
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ARRC goes direct to Philadelphia

June 28 - Effective mid-July, Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC) will introduce a direct port call at Philadelphia’s Tioga Marine Terminal as part of its liner service operating between St. Petersburg, Russia and the US East Coast.
Views: 5240
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SMIT extends Mammoet partnership

June 27 - Mammoet has signed a framework agreement with Dutch manufacturer Royal SMIT Transformers, extending their partnership for a further five years.
Views: 5071
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BOCS names Cory Brothers in UK

June 26 - Cory Brothers has been appointed by Bremen-based BOCS as the general agent in England and Wales for the latter's services to West African ports.
Views: 5245
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CMA CGM founder passes away

June 25 - Jacques R. Saadé, the founding president of CMA CGM Group, passed away on June 24 at the age of 81.
Views: 5216
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Stevenson steps up at PRPA

June 22 - Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has appointed Shaun Stevenson as president and ceo.
Views: 5297
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HBB adds Vienna coverage

June 22 - German shipbroker Hanseatic Break Bulk (HBB) has opened an office in Vienna, increasing the company’s footprint in the Austrian market.
Views: 5276
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Panalpina secures solar contracts

June 22 - Panalpina has been awarded several logistics contracts for solar power projects in Australia. by a leading electrical and communications engineering solutions consortium.
Views: 5749
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SC&RA encourages weather preparedness

June 21 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has published Severe Weather Guidelines for the crane and rigging industry. 
Views: 5499
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Multipurpose rates continues to rise

June 21 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector continue to creep upwards, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 5109
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Moseley promoted at Port Houston

June 20 - Port Houston has named John Moseley as chief commercial officer, succeeding Ricky Kunz who has elected to retire.
Views: 5457
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Cosco wins Vito FPU contract

June 19 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has been awarded a transportation contract by Shell for the Vito floating production unit (FPU). 
Views: 5637
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Nippon Cargo grounds flights

June 19 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) says that its current suspension of flight operations could last for several more days.
Views: 5311
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Megalift stars in Jimah East project

June 19 - Megalift Malaysia has handled the offload and final delivery of a generator stator and a transformer for the HI-Toshiba-Hyundai consortium.
Views: 5707
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Newbuilds on horizon for OHT?

June 19 - According to reports in Splash 24/7, Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a newbuild semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.
Views: 5473
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WCA Projects to return to Hamburg

June 18 - Such was the success of the WCA Projects network’s 12th annual conference in Hamburg, Germany, recently that the group is planning to return to the city for its 2019 conference.
Views: 5500
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Malaga gets ready for new cranes

June 18 - The Noatum Terminal Malaga is set to take delivery of three new cranes and additional land-based equipment.
Views: 5521
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Varamar opens in Italy

June 18 - The Ukrainian maritime group Varamar has opened a new branch in Italy.
Views: 5796
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Double first for space programme

June 18 - The load-out of the AEOLUS satellite on the ro-ro ship Ciudad de Cadiz at the Montoir de Bretagne ro-ro terminal was a first in several ways. 
Views: 5657
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Managerial reshuffle at TOTE Maritime

June 18 - Tote Maritime has appointed Michael Noone as president at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico; Grace Greene will assume the role of president at TOTE Maritime Alaska.
Views: 5576
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HSH ready to invest

June 15 - Germany’s HSH Nordbank, once the world’s largest ship financier, is reportedly setting its sights on a return to maritime investments after years of financial turmoil.
Views: 5791
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Long Beach plans investment

June 15 - The port of Long Beach has approved a USD982 million budget for its upcoming fiscal year, with 70 percent of spending focused on modernisation and other construction projects at the port.
Views: 5848
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Flettner fitted on Fehn Pollux

June 15 - The Eco Flettner rotor, a newly developed sail propulsion system, has been installed on board Fehn Ship Management’s 4,200 dwt general cargo vessel, Fehn Pollux.
Views: 5763
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DFDS ups ro-ro orderbook

June 14 - DFDS has ordered an additional ro-ro vessel from the Chinese Jingling Shipyard, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2020.
Views: 5683
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APL ups services from China

June 14 - APL has launched its weekly China Australia Service 6 (CA6), connecting the central and southern Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian to the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Views: 5667
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Coda to succeed Cooper at Indiana

June 14 - Vanta E. Coda II will replace Rich Cooper as ceo at Ports of Indiana, effective July 1, 2018, following Cooper's retirement. 
Views: 5857
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Canaveral gains project funding

June 13 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has allocated USD14.76 million of funding towards Port Canaveral’s improvement projects.
Views: 5648
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Insourcing a key threat to forwarders

June 13 - Logistics Trends & Insights has published its 2018 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market report, revealing that 54 percent of respondents think that shippers bringing their logistics functions in house is the biggest threat to the market.
Views: 6028
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Stena supports Irish routes

June 13 - Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new ro-pax ferries, currently under construction in China, is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route during early 2020.
Views: 5775
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Air Partner opens in LA

June 13 - UK-headquartered charter broker Air Partner has opened a new office in Los Angeles, USA, which will serve the southern Californian and broader West Coast markets.
Views: 5788
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HACTL’s dual ABC challenge

June 13 - Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) has safely handled two charter flights for AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).
Views: 5734
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US ports secure funding

June 12 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded ports across the USA with funding for improvement projects.
Views: 5686
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Luna banned from Australian ports

June 12 - The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna after it was detained for a third time this year for consistently failing to meet international standards.
Views: 5804
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Kamag set to electrify Wiesel range

June 12 - German manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles Kamag, part of the TII Group, has partnered with Alelion Energy Systems in the development of autonomous vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.
Views: 5999
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AN-124 designer passes away

June 12 - Victor Tolmachev, designer of the landmark AN-124 Ruslan heavy lift aircraft, has passed away.
Views: 5635
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Montrose secures grant

June 11 - Montrose Port Authority has received a GBP1.5 million (USD2 million) Ports Mode Shift Grant (PMSG) from the Scottish Government.
Views: 5918
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WW Ocean expands fleet with Titus

June 11 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has added the large car and truck carrier (LCTC), Titus, built at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) shipyard in Xingang, to its fleet of neo-Panamax vessels.
Views: 5834
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Gates soars into Amerijet role

June 11 - Amerijet International has appointed Glen Gates as director of charter sales, responsible for the growth and diversification of the airline’s charter activities.
Views: 5743
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Swire boosts North Asia-Pacific services

June 11 - Effective July 2018, Swire Shipping will upgrade its multipurpose liner shipping services between North Asia and the Pacific, adding direct calls at the Chinese ports of Nansha and Ningbo.
Views: 5779
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DeMarco steps up at Jaxport

June 11 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Kristen DeMarco as chief commercial officer, who will be responsible for leading the port’s international cargo sales.
Views: 5865
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Chipolbrok eyes newbuilding programme

June 8 - The Chinese-Polish multipurpose carrier Chipolbrok is considering a newbuilding programme as it continues to transition its fleet from smaller to large multipurpose tweendeck vessels.
Views: 6127
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New Airbus BelugaXL on route to maiden flight

June 8 - In preparation for its upcoming maiden flight, Airbus’ first BelugaXL is now in its heavy ground test phase – which focuses on the highly modified airframe for this next-generation oversize cargo airlifter.
Views: 5951
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UHL adds to fleet and representation

June 7 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) has added the newly-built deck carrier vessel Zhi Xian Zhi Xing to its roster of managed vessels.
Views: 6425
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Hercules on show at RHB terminal

June 7 - The 5,000-ton (4,535.9-tonne) capacity floating sheerleg crane, Asian Hercules III, is seen during a fleeting visit to RHB Stevedoring’s independent terminal at the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 6137
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Freight lobby calls for end to carrier surcharges

June 6 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the calls it has made previously for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.
Views: 5958
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Facelift for Port Canaveral

June 6 - Port Canaveral has renovated its North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 as part of an infrastructure improvement plan to maximise the usability of existing space at the port.
Views: 6155
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Saudia Cargo set to expand in Jeddah

June 6 - Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
Views: 6204
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First modules move for Tengiz oilfield

June 5 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has loaded the first modular cargo at Shinhan, South Korea for Tengizchevroil's (TCO) Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FPG-WPMP).
Views: 6581
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Flatbed truck demand soars in the USA

June 5 - Demand for flatbed trucks in the USA has steadily increased over the past two years, with the national average flatbed truck rates hitting the highest levels since 2010, according to DAT RateView.
Views: 6356
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ABB inks OCTOPUS extension

June 5 - ABB has launched a new functionality for the ABB Ability Marine Advisory System - OCTOPUS, designed to help ships carrying heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes to be more fuel efficient and safer.
Views: 6538
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New CFO for Ports America

June 4 - Ports America Group (Ports America) has named Richard Surett as the company's chief financial officer.
Views: 6441
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Fehn sets sail with next phase of Eco Flettner

June 4 - Fehn Ship Management’s 4,200 dwt general cargo vessel Fehn Pollux has arrived in Leer for the next stage in the installation of a newly developed sail propulsion system, the Eco Flettner.
Views: 6255
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Ontario takes escorts private

June 4 - Effective July 1, 2018, all superload permit moves in Ontario, which previously required provincial police escorts, will require newly certified private pilot escorts through the Certified Superload Escort Program.
Views: 6389
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Sarens plucks Makzume in Turkey

June 4 - Sarens has formed a joint venture with LAM - Lyonel A. Makzume Shipping Agencies (Makzume) to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries.
Views: 6771
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Carmody steps up at Newcastle

June 1 - The Australian port of Newcastle has appointed Craig Carmody as ceo, tasked with driving growth and progressing the port’s diversification agenda.
Views: 6421
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Hunt & Palmer names Farquharson

June 1 - Hunt & Palmer has named Karen Farquharson as director of business development, responsible for developing the company’s US operations and activities in the air charter markets in the Americas and Caribbean.
Views: 6305
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Mood is upbeat, but challenges to overcome

June 1 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, during a discussion session on ocean-going issues, participants heard that companies on all sides of the supply chain still face many challenges.
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