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Sectors News from September 2018

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Multipurpose operators restructure

September 28 - Samskip is restructuring its multipurpose cargo and reefer services connecting the North Sea and Baltic ports to Norway, in a move that adds capacity, frequency and new port options.
Views: 2339
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dship ups newbuild order

September 27 - dship Carriers has decided to place an order for a further two F-500 Eco Trader multipurpose ships with Taizhou Sanfu Shipbuilding.
Views: 2510
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Mukran inks Blue Water BREB deal 

September 27 - German port service provider Mukran Port Terminals and Blue Water BREB have signed a partnership agreement that will see the latter become a shareholder of the Sassnitz-based company.
Views: 2262
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Airland handles chimney shipment

September 26 - Airland Logistics has handled the delivery of two chimneys, destined for an oil refinery in Iraq, from Esbjerg in Denmark to Hamburg in Germany. 
Views: 2092
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ACL christens Atlantic Star in Baltimore

September 26 - Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has held a formal christening ceremony for one of its fourth generation container/ro-ro (con-ro) vessel, Atlantic Star, at the port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal.
Views: 2121
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Mammoet wins Australian wind projects

September 26 - Mammoet and Goldwind Australia have signed a multi-year framework agreement that will initially see the Dutch heavy lift specialist handle the transport and installation work for the 530 MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in western Victoria.
Views: 2116
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Happy upgrade for BigLift vessel

September 26 - BigLift Shipping has enhanced the lifting capacities of the two mast cranes on its heavy lift vessel Happy Star to offer a combined lifting capacity of 2,200 tonnes. 
Views: 1958
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Confidence slips marginally on geopolitical fears

September 25 - Concerns about geopolitical factors have taken their toll on shipping confidence in Moore Stephens' latest survey, with confidence levels slipping from the four-year high of 6.4 out of a maximum of 10.
Views: 1728
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RSA inaugurates Dubai terminal

September 24 - RSA National, the joint venture between USA-based National Air Cargo and UAE-based RSA Global, has opened its flagship air cargo terminal, located at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Views: 1690
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Jumbo wins Sapura contract

September 24 - Sapura Energy has awarded Jumbo a contract to transport and install a mooring system for a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), as well as project management and engineering services, for the Porto de Sergipe project in Brazil.
Views: 2304
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Floating wind farms face infrastructure challenges

September 24 - Analysis of 96 European ports has revealed that only a few ports are capable of accommodating the quayside manufacturing and assembly required for building and operating large-scale floating offshore wind farms, says LOC Renewables.
Views: 1977
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Multipurpose rates continue to rise

September 21 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 1870
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DFDS to offer more project space from Norway

September 20 - Danish-owned ferry operator DFDS says it will be able to carry a wider range of out-of-gauge (OOG) and project cargo between Norway, Belgium and the UK from February 2019, when its enhanced service enters operation.
Views: 1661
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New crane to lift Venice port’s prospects

September 20 - The Italian port of Venice says it will shortly put a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane into operation at its Multi Service Terminal.
Views: 1819
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All change, but no change at AP Møller - Mærsk

September 20 - AP Møller - Mærsk (APMM) will maintain its Damco freight forwarding entity as a separate business under its own brand as part of a reorganisation that will see the Danish giant combine its ocean and supply chain offerings.
Views: 2045
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New ship for Scotline

September 19 - Multipurpose shipping operator Scotline has seen the launch of its latest newbuilding at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Views: 1929
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Silk Way ups China flights

September 19 - Silk Way West Airlines is to increase its service between Baku, Azerbaijan and Zhengzhou, China from four to six flights per week.
Views: 1521
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New CEO for Wallem Group

September 19 - Frank Coles is to join Hong Kong-headquartered marine services company Wallem Group as chief executive officer.
Views: 1547
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WW Solutions and Keen team up in Tacoma

September 19 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WW Solutions) is to consolidate its facility at the US west coast port of Tacoma with that of Keen Transport, the trucking company that it acquired in December 2017.
Views: 1598
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Project Cargo Summit set to return in 2019

September 18 - Having made its debut this year, the Project Cargo Summit is set to return to Rotterdam next year, as the organisers announce dates for 2019.
Views: 1659
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Sulphur cap set to raise shipping costs

September 17 - Maersk Line is to introduce a new bunker adjustment factor (BAF) surcharge ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions which enters into force on January 1, 2020.
Views: 1521
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Air Charter Service open for Swiss freight

September 17 - Air Charter Service’s (ACS) Geneva office has opened a cargo department, in addition to its existing private jet and group travel divisions.
Views: 1448
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Volga-Dnepr cuts out brokers

September 17 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines intends to discontinue its relationship with charter brokers and has decided to target direct sales instead.
Views: 1346
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Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

September 14 - At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.
Views: 2307
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Meriaura expands fleet with Airisto

September 14 - Meriaura has signed a long-term contract with Aalto Shipping Company for the time charter of the dry cargo vessel Airisto, which has a ice-class 1A rating.
Views: 1559
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CLA expands management teams

September 13 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has expanded its executive and management teams as it prepares to take delivery of its next Boeing 747 freighter. 
Views: 1686
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Gosselin restructures logistics unit

September 13 - Walter Van Mechelen has joined the executive board of Antwerp-based logistics group Gosselin and will no longer be managing the operations of Gosselin Logistics.
Views: 1728
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Antonov tests critical response

September 12 - Antonov Airlines has collaborated with Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) to test the airborne transport of equipment used by the oil industry in the event of an oil spill.
Views: 1452
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Weserport welcomes Gottwald crane

September 11 - Bremen-based terminal operator Weserport, part of the Rhenus Group, has replaced its gantry slewing crane with a Konecranes Gottwald model 6 mobile harbour crane.
Views: 1816
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Uni-top adds European coverage

September 11 - Uni-top Airlines has introduced a freighter service connecting Liège, Belgium to Wuhan, China, using a Boeing 747-400F.
Views: 1757
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Gruber and Gebrüder handle cooler

September 10 - Gruber Logistics and Gebrüder Weiss have transported a cooler component, weighing 80 tonnes, from Hungary to Austria.
Views: 1840
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Kerry expands in Pakistan

September 10 - Kerry Logistics Network has formed a subsidiary in Pakistan in order to extend its footprint in the region and tap into the increasing trade in South Asia.
Views: 1632
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XLP AGM welcomes record number of attendees

September 7 - Over 140 delegates from around the world have gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the XLProjects (XLP) network’s 6th annual general meeting (AGM).
Views: 1797
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Bolloré Ports eyes La Rochelle terminal

September 7 - Bolloré Ports La Rochelle has signed a terminal agreement to operate the future Chef de Baie 4 terminal with Atlantic Port La Rochelle, France.
Views: 2033
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Jaxport names officers

September 6 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in the USA has appointed John Falconetti as chairman of the board of directors.
Views: 1867
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MacGregor optimises stowage plans

September 5 - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced the Breakbulk Optimiser cargo stowage solution, which enables ship operators to optimally plan the stowage of a variety of cargoes.
Views: 2190
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Marko retires at Longview

September 5 - Larry Marko has retired as manager of marine terminals at the port of Longview, following a career that spanned more than three decades.
Views: 1893
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Enerpac supplies GeoSea trolley

September 4 - Enerpac has supplied GeoSea, part of the DEME Group, with an integrated trolley system for loading transition pieces onto a jack-up vessel.
Views: 2717
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BWS wins wind contract

September 4 - Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has been awarded the logistics contract for the Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
Views: 2332
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More infrastructure required for Arctic sailings

September 4 - As the Northern Sea Route (NSR) becomes an increasingly attractive shipping lane, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) says more support is required to facilitate the provision of adequate insurance for Arctic sailings.
Views: 2246
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Grimsby lands Triton deal

September 4 - Associated British Ports’ (ABP) port of Grimsby in Lincolnshire has signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with energy giant, innogy, to develop a base location for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project.
Views: 3013
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Townsville gets the go ahead

September 4 - The port of Townsville in Australia has secured a AUD75 million (USD53 million) contribution towards its channel widening project from the federal government.
Views: 1963
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Turkish Cargo adds to network

September 4 - Turkish Cargo has launched direct flights to Kigali in Rwanda and Muscat in Oman from its hub in Istanbul, increasing the number of its cargo flight destinations to 85.
Views: 2023
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Centurion closes its doors

September 3 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has revoked Miami-based Centurion Air Cargo’s air carrier operating certificate (AOC). 
Views: 2150
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Zeamarine gets the go ahead

September 3 - The proposed joint venture between Zeaborn and Intermarine – Zeamarine – has received governmental and agency approvals.
Views: 2381

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