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Drilling tower sails to Hong Kong

July 7 - Van der Vlist has arranged the shipment of an enormous geotechnical drilling tower, from its manufacturer in the Netherlands to Hong Kong, writes Isabel Freedman.

The drilling rig, which weighed 250 tonnes, had to be dismantled before shipment. Even after being dismantled, it could not be moved by road and so was barged to Rotterdam.

The pieces were to travel directly to a shipyard in Hong Kong, but due to draft restrictions, could not be delivered using a liner vessel so were shipped by a chartered vessel from Rotterdam.

Customs was arranged in the arrival port, and following this the drilling rig pieces were unloaded using the ship's gear onto the quay.

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ACE Belgium readies for launch

April 25 - ACE Belgium Freighters is preparing to launch its scheduled and charter services out of Liège Airport after receiving its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority.
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Carrick joins ACS board

April 25 - UK-headquartered charter specialist Air Charter Service (ACS) has named Richard Carrick as a non-executive director to its group board.
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Baltimore sets cargo record

April 24 - Combined international cargo throughput at the state-owned and privately owned marine terminals at the port of Baltimore totalled a record 43 million tons in 2018.
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