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Bad year for safety at sea

May 19 - An international maritime safety body has produced statistics to show that pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia so far this year have already exceeded 2008's total.

Figures released by the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre show that by early May there had been 114 attempted attacks, three more than in the whole of 2008, with 29 successful kidnappings in 2009 compared with 2008's 42 successful attempts.


The IMO puts the drop in successful attacks down to heightened international naval presence.

Heavy lift ships have not been immune to attack or hijacking: in September last year, the BBC Trinidad and its crew of 13 was seized and detained for three weeks before release.

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GPLN delegates convene in Bremen

May 23 - More than 180 delegates of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) convened at the Dorint Park Hotel in Bremen earlier this week for the group’s 16th annual meeting.
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Big Carl arrives at Bristol Port

May 23 - Sarens’ SGC 250 crane is presently in storage at Bristol Port, UK ahead of its delivery to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.
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CakeBoxx enters coil market

May 22 - CakeBoxx Technologies has launched the 20 ft CoilBoxx container, specifically designed for the transportation of steel and aluminium coils.
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Mammoet in Meyer takeover

May 22 - Mammoet has agreed to acquire heavy lifting, installation and assembly specialist Meyer Anlagenbau.
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