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Shipping losses decline, but risks remain

July 19 - Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third (38 percent) over the past decade, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018.

DB Schenker innovates for Airbus

July 18 - Airbus has partnered with DB Schenker to develop a logistics plan to transport components of the A320 range of aircraft from Hamburg, Germany to the manufacturer’s US facility in Mobile, Alabama.

Centurion in Triton takeover

July 18 - Australian heavy haulage provider Centurion has acquired Triton Transport Service, a specialist heavy haulage and general freight company based in Western Australia.

Jan De Nul's latest discovery

July 18 - Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore’s jack-up crane vessel MPI Discovery, together with its crew and a number of MPI’s employees.

Mammoet invests in Kazakhstan

July 18 - Mammoet has expanded its presence in Kazakhstan with the opening of an office in Aktau, which will have 40 employees and operate under the Mammoet-Kasmashal banner.

Volga-Dnepr signs MoU with Liège

July 18 - Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicAir (CLA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with Liège Airport, with the aim of strengthening their positions in the European market through the development of a regional hub.

Business | Mergers and acquisitions | Forecasts | Investments | Appointments | Archive

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SCS rebrands as Ox Heavy

July 17 - The Netherlands-based SCS Heavy Lifts & Transport has changed its name to OX Heavy.
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Volga-Dnepr places Boeing order

July 17 - Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding have announced several agreements with Boeing at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

Sectors | Shipping | Overland | Logistics | Airfreight | Ports and terminals | Networks | Archive

Taylor soars with HAV

July 17 - Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind the development of the Airlander 10 aircraft, has appointed Kevin Taylor as chairman.

OHT confirms semi-submersible order

July 17 - Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a newbuild semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel.

BIMCO expels ShipNext

July 17 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has expelled the recently-launched Ukrainian freight and shipping trading platform ShipNext from its membership saying that it “repeatedly and falsely” claimed that BIMCO supported its platform.

Projects | Archive 

Mammoet transports Island tug duo

July 17 - Heavy transport specialist Mammoet has completed the transport of two 430-ton (390-tonne) tugboats from the Island Tug and Barge (ITB) Annacis Island facility to Vancouver harbour.

EFG lifts off in Sweden

July 16 - EFG Scandinavia, part of the EMS-Fehn Group, has installed the first wind turbine at a project site in the north of Sweden.

Wagenborg busy with wind shipments

July 16 - Wagenborg Shipping Sweden has transported wind turbine components from Terneuzen in the Netherlands to Piteå in Sweden on behalf of General Electric (GE).

Volga-Dnepr delivers GE engine

July 13 - On behalf of GE Aviation, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a GE9X jet engine from Victorville, California to Ohio for additional testing.

Insight | Archive

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Commodities outlook improves

July 17 - Commodity prices are rising and new projects are being approved around the world as energy majors, having driven down costs, begin to invest some of their cash stockpiles, writes David Kershaw.

Trade war steams ahead

July 3 - The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop, said the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).

Equipment

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Ranger expands headquarters

July 13 - Australia’s Ranger Lifting will mark 20 years in the lifting and rigging industry by opening a facility in Prestons, Sydney.

Ust-Luga adds capacity

July 10 - The Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga in Russia has taken delivery of a rail-mounted gantry (RMG) container re-loader, with a lifting capacity of 50 tons (45.4 tonnes).

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