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GPLN adds two more thumbnail image

GPLN adds two more

December 30 - December 30 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is ending 2010 on a high note with the appointment of new members in Egypt and Brazil.
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Sri Lankan freight company considers expansion

December 29 - December 29 - Sri Lankan freight forwarder FPS Lanka is considering setting up offices in the new southern port of Hambantota and in eastern Trincomalee harbour to handle an anticipated influx of cargo flows for post-war reconstruction.
Views: 899
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Allport merges with CS Logistics

December 24 - December 24 - Allport, one of the UK's largest freight forwarding and logistics companies, is merging with CS Logistics Holdings Limited, the parent company of Cargo Services Far East Limited, and based in Hong Kong and China.
Views: 2000
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Turners Shipping joins BDP Global Network

December 22 - December 22 - Turners Shipping (Pty) Ltd from South Africa has become a Premium Partner in the BDP Global Network - an alliance of small to mid-sized logistics companies.
Views: 1035
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American Commercial Lines goes Platinum

December 16 - December 16 - Further to our report on November 30, shareholders have approved the acquisition of American Commercial Lines (ACL) by an affiliate of Platinum Equity by an 80 percent margin.
Views: 752
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Braemar Seascope strengthens its research team

December 16 - December 16 - Braemar Seascope has added a new research manager to its London-based research team with the appointment of Mark Williams, a highly regarded economist and consultant.
Views: 793
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Amarcon confirms RollDock order

December 7 - December 7 - Amarcon has confirmed that RollDock has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard for its newbuild multipurpose heavy lift vessel, RollDock Sea which is due to be delivered soon. This vessel is a sister ship of RollDock Sun - pictured below - which has been in
Views: 706
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Scan Brasil to be auctioned

November 30 - November 30 - Advertisements placed in the specialist shipping media indicate that Scanscot Shipping's Scan Brasil which is currently under arrest in Durban Harbour will be sold by means of a judicial public auction.
Views: 569
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Help shape the contents of our next issue

November 30 - November 30 - The 17th edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, which should be landing on your desks over the next few days, delivers a comprehensive update of the latest developments in the over dimensional cargo business.
Views: 1130
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Turkish investment for CMA CGM

November 26 - November 26 - CMA CGM shareholders and the YILDIRIM Group of Turkey have reached an agreement which enables CMA CGM to strengthen its equity base and secure the financing of its investment plan.
Views: 597
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Dockwise special meeting okays newbuilding investment

November 23 - November 23 - A Special General Meeting of Dockwise shareholders, held today in Amsterdam, has authorised a proposed rights issue to part-finance the investment in a newbuilding to serve the emerging demand for ocean transports of more than 100,000 tonnes
Views: 606
Boskalis raises earnings outlook and offers solution to pension issues thumbnail image

Boskalis raises earnings outlook and offers solution to pension issues

November 22 - November 22 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, a global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has reported that Q3 2010 trading has risen, thanks in part to its contested takeover of SMIT this year.
Views: 985
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Port Authority subsidiary APEC wins People Development Award

November 22 - November 22 - The Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre, (APEC) a subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, scooped the inaugural People Development award at the annual International Bulk Journal Awards held in London.
Views: 780
Handle with care: Allseas handles glass factory relocation thumbnail image

Handle with care: Allseas handles glass factory relocation

November 19 - November 19 - Glass is a commodity that certainly needs to be handled with care and Allseas Global Logistics showed its willingness to adhere to that rule during the recent relocation of a glass factory from Birmingham to Brazil.
Views: 1083
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter names managers

November 17 - November 17 - After filling the post of general manager the Americas a few weeks ago, Lufthansa Cargo Charter has now also been appointed general managers for Asia Pacific as well as for the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
Views: 704
Decline in heavy lift activity lowers Tiong Woon results thumbnail image

Decline in heavy lift activity lowers Tiong Woon results

November 15 - November 15 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has cited lower revenue contributions from its heavy lift and haulage, fabrication and engineering, marine transportation and trading segments as a factor in lower results for its 2010-2011 firs
Views: 760
Grupo Libra marks 15 years as terminal concessionary at Port of Santos thumbnail image

Grupo Libra marks 15 years as terminal concessionary at Port of Santos

November 15 - November 15 - Grupo Libra, the first private company to manage a sea terminal in Brazil and one of the country's largest sea terminal and international logistics operators, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the country's port services privatisation.
Views: 644
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Pirates strike in Indian Ocean but leave empty-handed

November 15 - November 15 - As a British couple were celebrating being released after a year's captivity by Somali pirates, the Indian navy was foiling an attempt to hijack a heavylift ship and saving 14 crew members.
Views: 654
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SMIT hits EUR75 million

November 12 - November 12 - SMIT's net profit for the period until 30 September 2009 amounts to EUR75.1 million (USD112.24 million).
Views: 789
Intermarine outlines investments thumbnail image

Intermarine outlines investments

November 12 - November 12 - Intermarine plans to buy up to 15 new vessels by 2012, raising up to USD150 million with the help of its new Asset Management Platform (AMP).
Views: 878
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Yet another conference planned

November 11 - November 11 - The news that Lloyd's List DCN has scheduled a breakbulk and project cargo conference between May 16 - 17th in Perth, leaves us wondering just how many of these events this industry can sustain.
Views: 840
Wilh. Wilhelmsen Q3 results boosted by cargo mix and efficiencies thumbnail image

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Q3 results boosted by cargo mix and efficiencies

November 10 - November 10 - Shipping group Wilh. Wilhelmsen (WW) has recorded a significant increase in operating profit and total income for Q3 2010 and credits "an improved cargo mix and operational efficiencies" as key drivers behind the solid results, says the grou
Views: 747
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Logwin opens in Perth

November 8 - November 8 - Logwin has opened a new office in Perth, expanding the company's countrywide and regional network and providing additional support and services to customers in economically vibrant Western Australia.
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Dockwise new ship to cater for cargoes of 100,000 tonnes

November 8 - November 8 - Subject to approval by a Special General Meeting of shareholders to authorise the proposed USD100 million rights issue to part-finance the investment, Dockwise Ltd has announced its intention to commission a newbuild vessel to serve the emerg
Views: 477
FIATA to present forwarders' perspective at TIACA's Air Cargo Forum thumbnail image

FIATA to present forwarders' perspective at TIACA's Air Cargo Forum

November 3 - September 3 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has accepted an invitation from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to give a forwarders' perspective on logistics and supply chain issues at TIACA's 25th In
Views: 751
Heavy lift and project cargo ports bring fresh air to the industry thumbnail image

Heavy lift and project cargo ports bring fresh air to the industry

November 3 - November 3 - In January 2011, under the auspices of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) will introduce the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), an international standard for calculating emissions
Views: 893
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All eyes on Amsterdam for air cargo show

November 2 - November 2 - Billed as the world's biggest international air cargo exhibition, Amsterdam will be hosting the 25th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition (ACF) starting today and organised every other year by The International Air Cargo Association (TI
Views: 635
Braemar Marine merger into Braemar Falconer thumbnail image

Braemar Marine merger into Braemar Falconer

November 2 - November 2 - Braemar Shipping Services plc announced yesterday the merger of subsidiary Braemar Marine into the existing survey and risk control operations of Braemar Falconer.
Views: 823
Konecranes expands Moroccan company thumbnail image

Konecranes expands Moroccan company

November 2 - November 2 - Konecranes has acquired 100 percent of the shares in port crane service and modernisation company Techniplus S.A.R.L. in Morocco which has 120 employees and net sales of EUR7 million (2009) (USD9.7 million). The value of the acquisition has n
Views: 730
UK forwarders warn against knee-jerk reaction to air cargo security thumbnail image

UK forwarders warn against knee-jerk reaction to air cargo security

November 1 - November 1 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarders and other cargo interests, says that whilst the UK Government is likely to review all aspects of air cargo security following the incident a
Views: 558
Taking project forwarding acumen to a higher level thumbnail image

Taking project forwarding acumen to a higher level

November 1 - November 1 - Project cargo training designed to fast track skills that otherwise could take many years to acquire and aimed at "rising stars" in companies who want to strengthen team working in the heavy lift project forwarding sector, was held as part of
Views: 711
Toll chief Paul Little to step down thumbnail image

Toll chief Paul Little to step down

October 28 - October 28 - Toll Holdings Ltd has confirmed its managing director Paul Little will step down after a quarter of a century at the company, but will remain on the board as a non-executive director, with the logistics firm planning to replace him by January
Views: 785
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Port of Longview increases industrial property

October 25 - October 25 - The Port of Longview has bid successfully for 306 acres (123.8 ha) of undeveloped property near the port's existing facility on the Columbia River, almost doubling the port's existing 437 acres of industrial property, which is near capacity a
Views: 689
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Century for Project Professionals Group

October 25 - October 25 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group has passed the 100 member milestone as a result of recent appointments internationally.
Views: 846
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Safmarine takes delivery of first new, owned MPV

October 25 - October 25 - Safmarine has taken delivery of its first new multi purpose vessel (MPV) - Safmarine Sumba - since becoming a member of the AP Moller-Maersk Group more than eleven years ago.
Views: 772
Great news for Beluga as vessel freed thumbnail image

Great news for Beluga as vessel freed

October 25 - October 25 - Just one day after being captured and seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, Beluga Fortune and her crew of 16 are free again with no ransom payment.
Views: 845
Wilh. Wilhelmsen says finance in place for ro-ro vessels thumbnail image

Wilh. Wilhelmsen says finance in place for ro-ro vessels

October 22 - October 22 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WWASA) has achieved a favourable loan financing through a Japanese export agreement for its two ro-ro vessels currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan.
Views: 681
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Europeans on the march in Asia

October 22 - October 22 - Rhenus AG & Co. KG has signed an agreement with the Pro-Log Group based in Asia to acquire a majority shareholding in the group. This will enable Rhenus to further consolidate its own network in Asia.
Views: 857
Eide adds floating crane thumbnail image

Eide adds floating crane

October 21 - October 21 - Eide Lift 6 is the new name of the floating crane which Eide Marine Services has purchased from Aker Marine Contractors.
Views: 645
Able UK welcomes project's green light from planners thumbnail image

Able UK welcomes project's green light from planners

October 21 - October 21- Teesside-based Able UK, a specialist in the rehabilitation and development of disused sites and facilities, has welcomed approval for its GBP100 million (USD157.8) port-related logistics development in north east England.
Views: 847
Safmarine's first female engineer wins Seafarer of the Year Award thumbnail image

Safmarine's first female engineer wins Seafarer of the Year Award

October 20 - October 20 - Marine engineer Kelly Klaasen has won the 2010 SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) Seafarer of the Year Award - which aims to recognise the valuable contribution seafarers make to everyday life - was presented to Kelly's parents,
Views: 422
Hiring round marks industry's health thumbnail image

Hiring round marks industry's health

October 19 - October 19 - A round of worldwide hiring in the heavy lift and project shipping sectors suggest that pressure on bottom lines around the world is easing.
Views: 905
WWPC adds Aerobrasil for North Brazil and Amazonia thumbnail image

WWPC adds Aerobrasil for North Brazil and Amazonia

October 18 - October 18 - Specialist project forwarding network, the Worldwide Project Consortium, says that the growing number of significant infrastructure projects in Brazil will be important for its recently appointed new member in that country.
Views: 586
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Profit surge for Fairstar

October 14 - October 14 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has reported a rebound in EBITDA as well as net profits in the third quarter of 2010.
Views: 523
New study on green business trends from DHL thumbnail image

New study on green business trends from DHL

October 13 - October 13 - A new study by Deutsche Post DHL identifies key developments in sustainable logistics, including the fact that Asian consumers are ready to pay more for green products.
Views: 773
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DSV expands to South Africa

October 11 - October 11 - DSV Air & Sea Holding A/S (DSV) has established a South African subsidiary , which has concluded an agreement on the acquisition of the business activities of Transmedit Forwarding (Proprietary) Ltd, which currently is agent for DSV in South
Views: 554
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FleetWeather opens in Singapore

October 10 - October 10 - FleetWeather Ocean Services has opened an office in Singapore and will be exhibiting at this week's Breakbulk Americas Conference & Exhibition in Houston, TX.
Views: 612
Sarens Group has hectic summer thumbnail image

Sarens Group has hectic summer

October 8 - October 8 - Heavy lift crane contractor Sarens Group has enjoyed a hectic six months to October, says CEO Wim Sarens.
Views: 1024
Hallin focuses on Australia thumbnail image

Hallin focuses on Australia

October 7 - October 7 - Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd is focussing on Australia as it continues its growth plans.
Views: 630
New solutions for steel transport thumbnail image

New solutions for steel transport

October 6 - October 6 - Langh Ship Cargo Solutions' sales manager, Mika Saarinen, told at Metal Bulletin's Steel Logistics Conference about the new solutions that will facilitate the transportation of steel products together with other heavy cargoes.
Views: 481
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Independent forwarders go global

October 6 - October 6 - The 7th Annual Sino-International conference held at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong offered the perfect venue for over 1400 participants to assess how, in an international market where borders have thinned and economics rule, local independe
Views: 717
Heavy lift operators set to benefit for UK platform removal thumbnail image

Heavy lift operators set to benefit for UK platform removal

October 5 - October 5 - According to a new report by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood, decommissioning the 260-plus platforms off the ocast of the UK over the next three decades could cost over USD30 billion and exceed the capacities of both the current heavy lift vesse
Views: 678
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Steel cutting begins on new Fairstar ships

October 4 - October 4 - At Guangzhou Shipyard International, steel cutting has started on Fairstar Heavy Transport's 50,000 dwt semi-submersible heavy transport ship Forte.
Views: 568
ALS ships its longest piece of cargo thumbnail image

ALS ships its longest piece of cargo

September 29 - September 29 - ALS has shipped its longest single piece of cargo to date, moving a 71 m Mobile Offshore Production Unit riser from Dunkirk, France to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Views: 709
Long appointment strengthens GAC Australia thumbnail image

Long appointment strengthens GAC Australia

September 27 - September 27 - GAC Australia has appointed Gareth Long as commercial manager, to drive business development at all Australian ports and beyond the country's borders.
Views: 694
Dachser opens new logistics centre in Copenhagen thumbnail image

Dachser opens new logistics centre in Copenhagen

September 22 - September 22 - International logistics provider Dachser has opened its new Copenhagen logistics centre on a 70,000 square metre site in Hvidovre. The new facility marked its official opening with a ceremony earlier this month after operating began in mid-
Views: 632
Dockwise to raise finance for huge vessel thumbnail image

Dockwise to raise finance for huge vessel

September 21 - September 21 - The increasing demand for means of transportation for extremely large and heavy production platforms has prompted Dockwise Ltd to investigate the options of building a new semi-submersible vessel, larger than its Blue Marlin (73,000 tonnes)
Views: 581
Bertling Logistics appoints FPS Sri Lanka as agent thumbnail image

Bertling Logistics appoints FPS Sri Lanka as agent

September 20 - September 20 - Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka (FPS Sri Lanka) has been appointed as agent by Bertling Logistics India to offer wide-ranging point-to-point project cargo coverage to and from Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Views: 747
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Ports America announces VP, key account management

September 20 - September 20 - Ports America, the largest independent marine terminal operator in North America, providing terminal management and a full suite of stevedoring and related services, has appointed Curtis F. Flynn to the position of vice president, key accou
Views: 768
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Cuxhaven ideally suited for green generation traffic

September 17 - September 17 - The use of waterborne transport is the ideal method of moving the elements involved in the infrastructure developments for alternative energy production, believe managers at port handling company Cuxport, which is active at the port of Cuxh
Views: 550
Peters & May set to open in Hong Kong thumbnail image

Peters & May set to open in Hong Kong

September 14 - September 14 - Peters & May, a major player in the provision of marine logistics, continues to expand its global network and is opening a regional sales office in Hong Kong, effective 4th October 2010.
Views: 787
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New Board for SMIT

September 10 - September 10 - A new Board of Directors has been established for SMIT, in connection with with the recent SMIT-Boskalis merger, consisting of four members and replacing the Management Board as well as the Stratcom.
Views: 983
Acquisition and partnership in Puerto Rico for Crowley and Islandwide thumbnail image

Acquisition and partnership in Puerto Rico for Crowley and Islandwide

September 9 - September 9 - Project and heavy lift cargo operations are likely to be part of the value-added services provided to customers in Puerto Rico, following Crowley Maritime Corporation's logistics group acquisition of Islandwide Air and Ocean and agreement wi
Views: 891
Volga-Dnepr An-124 takes German aid to Pakistan flood victims thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr An-124 takes German aid to Pakistan flood victims

September 2 - September 2 - A generous gesture by the German Ministry of Defence in sending 94 tonnes of urgently needed relief supplies to Islamabad to help victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan has been made possible by a Volga-Dnepr Airlines' An-124-100 frei
Views: 636
WWL supports Port of Zeebrugge at 2010 World Expo thumbnail image

WWL supports Port of Zeebrugge at 2010 World Expo

September 2 - September 2 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is to support the Port of Zeebrugge at its open day in the Belgium-EU Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai later this month.
Views: 905
GAC acquires Finnish ship agency thumbnail image

GAC acquires Finnish ship agency

September 1 - September 1 - The GAC Group says it has strengthened its presence in the Baltic Sea region with the acquisition of Finnish ship agent, John Nurminen Navis Oy.
Views: 580
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Patton is appointed at GCM

August 26 - August 26 - Houston-based Gulf Coast Mats (GCM) has appointed Jason Patton to the position of business development.
Views: 529
Heavy lift in double-digit growth at GPA's Port of Brunswick thumbnail image

Heavy lift in double-digit growth at GPA's Port of Brunswick

August 26 - August 26 - While container traffic at the Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Port of Savannah exceeded a quarter million teu in July 2010, marking the best month ever in GPA's history and continuing eight consecutive months of double-digit growth, heavy lif
Views: 821
Echoes of a long-ago war in Donjon contract thumbnail image

Echoes of a long-ago war in Donjon contract

August 26 - August 26 - New Jersey-based global marine services provider Donjon Marine Co has served as the lead salvage contractor for a historic underwater archaeological effort to rescue a historic warship from the 1812 Anglo-American war.
Views: 252
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Heavy lift's lion share of TWC's revenue

August 25 - August 25 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (TWC) has reported that heavy lift and haulage contributed the largest share to total revenue over the last year.
Views: 841
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TII Group to meet customers at SMM in Hamburg

August 23 - August 23 - Next month, an expert team from materials handling and transport equipment manufacturer Scheuerle and sister companies Nicolas and Kamag, will attend the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology) 2010 trade fair in Hamburg from Septe
Views: 611
WWPC adds Libyan member thumbnail image

WWPC adds Libyan member

August 23 - August 23 - Tripoli-headquartered, Arroban International Shipping Co has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
Views: 916
NileDutch set to strengthen operations in Belgium and China thumbnail image

NileDutch set to strengthen operations in Belgium and China

August 20 - August 20 - From September 1, NileDutch Belgium will become an independent operating company as a subsidiary of NileDutch to optimising the services offered and strengthen the company's partnership with the trade. Antwerp is a strategic port for NileDutch
Views: 719
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Improvement for AP MOLLER-Maersk

August 19 - August 19 - AP MOLLER-Maersk has reported a more than satisfactory turnaround for the first half of 2010, after losses in 2009.
Views: 485
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Air Charter Service anticipates another strong peak season

August 18 - August 18 - Air Charter Service's Hong Kong office anticipates another strong peak season for shipments out of Asia, with signs that it could be better than the final quarter of last year, itself the office's busiest period in its history.
Views: 545
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Toll re-brands in China

August 16 - August 16 - The Australian-based Toll Group has launched a fully-owned and operated contract logistics operation in China after its integration into the Toll Global Logistics division.
Views: 767
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New president for Metro Ports

August 11 - August 11 - Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., has appointed James Dillman as president.
Views: 669
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UAE distributor for Modulift

August 10 - August 10 - Modulift, a leading supplier of spreader beams and heavy lifting equipment, has appointed Alnasr Technical Trading Agencies as exclusive distributor in the United Arab Emirates.
Views: 734
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Forwarders see revenues rise

August 5 - August 5 - Expeditors International registered second quarter gross revenue growth of 67 percent and increased net sales by 27 percent.
Views: 508
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DG Rigging expanding to Texas

August 4 - August 4 - Brookville, Ohia-based, DG Rigging has appointed Richard Flores as its new vice president of business development.
Views: 513
Agility launches operations in Cambodia thumbnail image

Agility launches operations in Cambodia

August 2 - August 2 - Agility is open for business in Cambodia and has opened an office in Phnom Penh, supporting the company's network growth strategy and further strengthening its operations in Indochina.
Views: 813
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Syria's Nazha & Darwish joins GPLN

August 2 - August 2 - Damascus-based Nazha & Darwish is the latest appointment for the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the non-exclusive network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements, as well as specialised lifts and hand
Views: 778
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Uniport Bilbao names new president

July 30 - July 30 - The new Board of Uniport Bilbao, the association/cluster for promotion and competitive improvement of the port of Bilbao, has appointed Gorka Ormaza Urtiaga as its new President.
Views: 474
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Abu Dhabi awards building works contract

July 30 - July 30 - Abu Dhabi Ports Company has awarded of an AED 1.03 billion contract to a joint venture between ED Zublin AG and Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting for its flagship Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project.
Views: 722
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Air cargo demand rises by more than a quarter

July 28 - July 28 - Air cargo demand jumped by more than a quarter in June compared with a year ago according to a monthly report from IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
Views: 939
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Logistics summit builds business bridges across Africa

July 27 - July 27 - Recognising the potentiality for business growth and partnerships in Africa is the key theme of the annual African Logistics Summit from March 10-12, next year, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.
Views: 861
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Baltic port investment for DB Schenker

July 26 - July 26 - DB Schenker Rail Polska is investing approximately EUR22.5 million (USD29.1 million) in expanding its facilities at the Szczecin and Swinoujscie Baltic Sea ports.
Views: 704
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G'day as Aussie mining plant shipped to DRC

July 26 - July 26 - An Australian gold processing plant purchased by Canadian mining company Banro for dismantling and reassembly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has begun arriving on site in the DRC.
Views: 603
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Dockwise sells Enterprise

July 23 - July 23 - Dockwise has sold the so-called type-IV vessel, Enterprise to optimise the composition of the company's fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes.
Views: 524
Beluga adds financial partner thumbnail image

Beluga adds financial partner

July 22 - July 22 - Beluga Shipping has taken onboard a strong partner, the American investment company Oaktree Capital Management LP (OCM) which will invest and provide financing for the project and heavy lift shipping company's strategic growth.
Views: 770
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Donjon Towing enjoys bullish project business

July 21 - July 21 - New Jersey-based tug boat operator Donjon Marine has reported a bullish period of recent marine transportation projects activity despite the economic troubles facing much of the shipping industry.
Views: 648
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GAC names president to head Houston energy arm

July 21 - July 21 - GAC Energy and Marine Services (GEMS), a subsidiary of the GAC Shipping (USA), has appointed Carlos Arrieta as its new president to drive the growth of its integrated logistics services for the oil, gas, marine and mining sectors.
Views: 700
Agility Expands Presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam thumbnail image

Agility Expands Presence in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 19 - July 19 - In Vietnam, Agility, which claims strong capabilities in project logistics activities, has relocated to a new modern facility in Ho Chi Minh City located close to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Views: 665
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Latest Drewry report published

July 16 - July 16 - After a 19 percent drop in demand for multi-purpose vessels (MPVs) in 2009, owners and managers will experience uncertainty in 2010 but growth should start to pick up from next year, continuing steadily at least until 2014.
Views: 739
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BDP acquisition in Spain will handle project cargoes

July 12 - July 12 - Whilst project cargoes are not the main competency of BDP International's recently acquired Spanish company Euromodal SA, Arnie Bornstein executive director - Marketing & Corporate Communications said that the company's project logistics arm wil
Views: 750
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Toll Group on acquisition trail

July 9 - July 9 - Integrated logistics company, Toll Group is continuing on the acquisition trial and is acquiring WT Sea Air Group (WT) and Genesis Forwarding Group (Genesis), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 771
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Port Corpus Christi promotes controller

July 9 - July 9 - Port Corpus Christi has promoted Dennis DeVries to director of finance, to replace Daniel Hodgkins, chief financial officer, who has retired, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 453
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Felbermayr adds senior manager

July 8 - July 8 - As a result of the company's Europe-wide expansion, specialist transport, lifting and civil engineering company Felbermayr has promoted Christoph N
Views: 627
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New MD for Coyne Airways in Dubai

July 8 - July 8 - Coyne Airways has appointed Darrin Quern as managing director of its hub operation in Dubai, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 685
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COSCOL strengthens Dutch team

July 7 - July 7 - China Overseas Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has strengthened its management team in Rotterdam.
Views: 896
Laninco lights up Costa Rican power project thumbnail image

Laninco lights up Costa Rican power project

June 30 - June 30 - The Anglo-Costa Rican company, Laninco SA has handled approximately 1,200 tonnes of project cargo from port side to the construction site at Las Pailas, where the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad is building a geothermal power station in
Views: 719
Topaz wins Gulf Petrochem contract thumbnail image

Topaz wins Gulf Petrochem contract

June 29 - June 29 - Topaz Engineering's fabrication and construction unit, through its subsidiary Nico International Hydrospace, has won a EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract worth USD 45 million from Gulf Petrochem.
Views: 699
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McCain chips in with proposals to abolish Jones Act

June 28 - June 28 - In the USA last week, Senator John McCain introduced draft legislation to repeal the 90-year-old Jones Act law that requires ships transporting goods between states to have been built in the United States, be crewed and owned by US citizens and
Views: 709
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Breakbulk Americas conference comes of age in 2010

June 25 - June 25 - Attention of the project cargo and heavy lift sector will soon turn to the 21st Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition to be held in Houston, Texas between Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 14.
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Antwerp assembly looks to port's future as tide turns

June 25 - June 25 - The first General Assembly of the port of Antwerp has produced a number of key initiatives to support the port's position as one of Europe's mainports as the global economy recovers.
Views: 623
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Hat-trick for WWPC

June 25 - June 25 - In a move which will hopefully be copied by Wayne Rooney on Sunday afternoon in South Africa, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has scored a hat-trick with the appointment of three new exclusive members.
Views: 785
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US authorities failing to implement Jones Act?

June 24 - June 24 - The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency and US Coast Guard have been accused of allowing foreign registered shipping to enter and leave US waters without being stopped, contrary to the provisions of the Jones Act.
Views: 663
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Latest rumour regarding restart for An-124 production

June 23 - June 23 - Staff at HLPFI don't know what is more repetitive. Watching the England football team struggle through the group stage of a World Cup final (thank goodness for John Terry's backside), or anticipating news that the manufacture of the AN-124 is ab
Views: 716
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Bremerhaven to get offshore harbour

June 22 - June 22 - Bremerhaven is to build a harbour for the shipment of plant for the offshore wind farms that are to be erected in the North Sea.
Views: 720
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Acergy and Subsea 7 to merge

June 22 - June 22 - In the first major consolidation in the oil services sector since the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico raised concerns of a regulatory clampdown on deepwater drilling activity, Acergy and Subsea 7 have agreed a USD5.4 billion merger.
Views: 732
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Magdenli handles a third of Turkish wind farm equipment

June 21 - June 21 - Over the years in which Turkey has been investing in wind power generating equipment, Ankara-based Magdenli Transport & Trade Co has played a significant role in supplying that equipment.
Views: 617
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Mauritius joins PPG network

June 15 - June 15 - The Project Professionals Group has made a strategic appointment in Mauritius - a key trading hub for the Eastern and Southern African region.
Views: 822
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Boom Logistics issues ststement on takeover rumours

June 11 - June 11 - In Australia, Boom Logistics has issued a formal statement in response to rumours of a takeover bid from special transport, lifting and services group McAleese Transport and Archer Capital.
Views: 749
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Steel and project cargo forum finalised

June 11 - June 11 - Questions to be addressed at the forthcoming Steel and Project Cargo forum in London include whether overseas steel production will be the future going forward?
Views: 739
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Coyne Airways boosts US sales activity

June 8 - June 8 - Maindeck heavy lift cargo operator Coyne Airways has appointed a dedicated sales team in the USA to market its extensive network of air cargo delivery services to the Caspian region, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Views: 1136
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PPG names new member in Thailand

June 8 - June 8 - Heavy lift freight forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed leading multimodal transport specialist Sea-Concert (Thailand) as a project support member.
Views: 843
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PPG names new member in Thailand

June 8 - June 8 - Heavy lift freight forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed leading multimodal transport specialist Sea-Concert (Thailand) as a project support member.
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New president for Fesco Agencies North America

June 8 - June 8 - Fesco has appointed Mike Evans, a 20-year veteran of the company, to the role of president of Seattle-based Fesco Agencies North America, effective immediately.
Views: 907
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New UK representative for TII Group

June 8 - June 8 - Following internal re-organisation, Rainer Sasse has been appointed as TII Group area sales representative in the UK.
Views: 328
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Global expansion for Braemar Marine

June 4 - June 4 - Braemar Marine Inc, the marine claims and risk assessment specialist, has expanded its operations in both London and Singapore via a series of key appointments.
Views: 830
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Magdenli on track for transit boom

June 4 - June 4 - Ankara-based full service freight forwarder Magdenli is benefiting from a wave of Turkish public transport infrastructure investment.
Views: 719
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Logwin opens in Kenya

June 4 - June 4 - Cross-border transportation to neighbouring East African countries, including the delivery of aid supplies, plus project management will be services offered by Logwin's new subsidiary in Kenya.
Views: 684
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GAC sponsorship scores as Crystal Palace saved from liquidation

June 3 - June 3 - Dubai-based forwarder GAC's sponsorship of English football club Crystal Palace was secure this week when the club was saved from liquidation at the 11th hour by a fans' takeover which took a full three months to negotiate.
Views: 445
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Aveva makes acquisitions

June 3 - June 3 - Cambridge-based engineering industry software provider Aveva Group has acquired Logimatic's MARS business from Logimatic Holdings.
Views: 557
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Management changes at Peters and May as Jones takes charge

June 3 - June 3 - Angus Bruce Jones has been appointed managing director of international yacht logistics solutions provider Peters & May Ltd and assumes responsibility for the company's global, non-US operations. He replaces Gerald Price.
Views: 582
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Fairstar signs for two

June 3 - June 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has contracted Guangzhou Shipyards International to build two 50,000 DWT open stern, semi-submersible vessels at a fixed cost of just under USD102 million per ship.
Views: 842
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Slowdown in US wind energy installations forecast

June 1 - June 1 - A study from IHS Emerging Energy Research forecasts that 6.3 to 7.1 GW of wind energy installations could be installed in the USA in 2010, 40 to 60 percent lower than the 9.8 GW installed last year.
Views: 968
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Corpus Christi strengthens communications

May 28 - May 28 - The Port of Corpus Christi has promoted Patricia Cardenas, formerly marketing and public affairs manager, to lead a newly created Communications Department as director of communications.
Views: 675
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Record attendance at Breakbulk Europe

May 27 - May 27 - Having finally filed all the contacts made at last week's Breakbulk Europe 2010 conference and exhibition, it comes as no surprise to hear from the organisers that the event posted a record turnout of 3,300 attendees and 125 exhibitors, an increa
Views: 734
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Third new generation IL-76TD-90VD for Volga-Dnepr

May 27 - May 27 - A third new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter, built to order at the Tashkent Chkalov Aviation Factory, has joined Volga-Dnepr Airlines' fleet and successfully completed its first commercial flight on May 24th.
Views: 797
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Georgia's deepwater ports help state through recession

May 26 - May 26 - According to Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz, the results of a recent study confirm that Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtual
Views: 814
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Intels Nigeria adds hybrid terminal truck

May 25 - May 25 - Intels Nigeria Ltd has added a pluggable hybrid electric terminal tractor (PHETT) into its operations fleet at the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in Nigeria.
Views: 689
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Agility refocuses to combat profit decline

May 19 - May 19 - According to chairman Tarek Sultan, Agility will increasingly focus on its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) division in the face of declining profitability over the course of the next four quarters.
Views: 894
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CapMan to invest in Havator

May 17 - May 17 - Finnish Institutional investor CapMan Buyout IX has taken a significant stake in the Havator Group, one of the Nordic region's leading suppliers of crane services, special transports, section assembly and harbour crane services.
Views: 852
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Breakbulk Europe starts next week

May 14 - May 14 - Has the progress in the recovery of the breakbulk and project sectors been significant enough to return the industry to sustainable levels of shipping?
Views: 1026
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Vanguard crane rises to the occasion

May 14 - May 14 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, has used its latest major capital investment - a GTK 1100 crane - to install a wind turbine as part of the first phase of the first commercial wind farm at Port Elizabeth.
Views: 817
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PPG flies high with Air Cargo Group in China

May 12 - May 12 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group has appointed international air freight wholesaler Air Cargo Group in China as a Project Support Member.
Views: 1031
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Advance powers marine engine shipments

May 12 - May 12 - Advance International Transport is nearing the mid-way point of a significant contract to move engines to power eight 56,000 dwt multipurpose ships being constructed in Bulgaria.
Views: 914
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Something's cooking in Kitchen's

May 12 - May 12 - Kitchen's Crane & Equipment has immediate availability on a Royal Tractor Rig'N'Lift 40/60 forklift.
Views: 681
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Lower profit for Tiong Woon in third quarter

May 11 - May 11 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has announced a net profit after tax and non-controlling interest of SGD9.6 million (USD 7.1) for the third quarter of its financial year ended 31 March 2010 - an increase of 35 percent over the SGD7.1 mil
Views: 879
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TBS sees improvements

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has seen a significant improvement to its results for the first quarter of 2010.
Views: 702
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Dollars to flow to Savannah Harbour improvements

May 7 - May 7 - Funding has been approved by the Georgia General Assembly for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), as well as significant infrastructure improvements, that will enhance access to the Port of Savannah and increase Georgia's role in global
Views: 864
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Figures turn red for Dockwise

May 6 - May 6 - Dockwise had a very cautious start to the year and the company saw a 25 percent drop in operating income, leading to a loss for the first quarter.
Views: 330
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Clipper adds tonnage

May 6 - May 6 - ELMIRA Shipping and Trading has appointed Clipper Projects as commercial managers for MPP Shield, MPP Arrow and MPP Triumph.
Views: 597
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Spliethoff appoints commercial representative in Brazil

April 30 - April 30 - The Spliethoff Group of companies, Amsterdam, have appointed BrazGlobal Projects Shipping and Logistics as commercial representative for all imported project cargo into Brazil from May 2010.
Views: 875
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Hovertrans Solutions to debut hoverbarge next month

April 30 - April 30 - Hovertrans Solutions, a newly-created designer and manufacturer of hoverbarges for heavy lift operations in difficult terrain in the global oil and gas, and specialist transportation industries, is to make its debut at the Offshore Technology C
Views: 812
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Intermarine names Intermare as Italian agent

April 30 - April 30 - Ship's agency Intermare SpA, is set to represent all the services operated by Intermarine's flagship line, Industrial Maritime Carriers, in the Italian market.
Views: 718
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Peters & May names agent in Dubai

April 26 - April 26 - Marine logistics provider, Peters & May has appointed Consolidated Shipping Services L.L.C as its agent for the Middle East.
Views: 751
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No rest for Magdenli

April 23 - April 23 - Cargo Equipment Experts' member in Turkey, Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, has been extremely busy recently moving heavy components for various power plant projects in Turkey.
Views: 861
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Modulift engineers a successful expansion

April 22 - April 22 - In a time of financial uncertainty and with a decline in engineering orders, global engineering company Modulift is experiencing its busiest period ever, and as a result is expanding its production division, alongside developing new distributio
Views: 345
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service takes full ownership of Japanese JV

April 20 - April 20 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has purchased the remaining 49 percent of Aall & Company's interest, and established complete 100 percent ownership in Wilhelmsen Aall Ships Service Pte Ltd, in Japan, absorbing what was previously a joint venture compa
Views: 637
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Ainscough strengthens its sales team

April 20 - April 20 - Ainscough Crane Hire has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of three new area sales managers. The trio bring almost a century of industry experience between them, says the UK crane hire company.
Views: 766
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Bellville Rodair takes to the water to move energy equipment

April 20 - April 20 - Full service freight forwarder Bellville Rodair International has turned to Europe's inland waterway system to avoid the administrative delays and headaches associated with the road transport of alternative energy generating equipment.
Views: 688
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Combi-Lift finds encouragement in Brazil

April 19 - April 19 - A flood of investment in the Brazilian energy sector has German heavylift carrier, Combi-Lift, eyeing long-term charter contracts for up to two of its Combi Dock I, II, III and IV, semi-submersible heavily vessels, writes Rainbow Nelson.
Views: 853
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IATA urges re-think of volcano measures

April 19 - April 19 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has sharply criticised European governments for their lack of leadership in handling airspace restrictions in light of the Icelandic volcano eruption and urged a re-think of the decision-making
Views: 540
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AirBridgeCargo fleet grows with arrival of new Boeing 747-400s

April 16 - April 16 - Less than two weeks after taking delivery of its fifth Boeing 747-400, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, has added a sixth B747-400ERF, increasing its total 747 fleet to nine.
Views: 605
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Vanguard invests in mobile crane

April 16 - April 16 - In South Africa, Vanguard, in a joint venture with Grindrod and private investors, has invested ZAR70 million (USD9.5 million) on a new mobile cranes.
Views: 842
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Actuant completes Integrated Solutions acquisitions

April 14 - April 14 - Actuant Corporation has expanded its Enerpac Integrated Solutions capabilities with the acquisitions of Team Hydrotec and Hydrospex. The combined businesses generate approximately USD30 million in annual revenue.
Views: 671
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Agility posts rise in net profits in 2009

April 12 - April 12 - Logistics major Agility posted an 11 percent increase in net profits over the course of last year, while revenues slipped by seven percent during the same period.
Views: 752
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BigLift for Coli Shipping in South East Asia

April 12 - April 12 - Effective April 1, BigLift Shipping appointed Coli Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd as its representative in the South East Asia region, including the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and M
Views: 832
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Shipping confidence hits fifteen-month high

April 9 - April 9 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry have risen to their highest levels for fifteen months, according to the latest Shipping Confidence survey by Moore Stephens.
Views: 731
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Fifth 747-400F for AirBridgeCargo

April 8 - April 8 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has added a fifth Boeing 747-400 freighter to its fleet to compensate for delivery delays of the Boeing 747-8 freighter.
Views: 460
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Expansion by Primax

April 8 - April 8 - Brazilian project forwarder, Primax Transportes Pesados, is set to continue its expansion throughout Latin America with the opening of offices in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela this year, reports Rainbow Nelson from the Intermodal exhibition in
Views: 809
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Dockwise Ltd Seven up for Dockwise

April 7 - April 7 - Dockwise has been awarded seven near-term contracts for the transportation of four jack-up rigs, jack-up construction vessels, supply boats and a floating crane barge, to be transported to Brazil, Egypt, the UAE, Singapore, The Netherlands, Iran
Views: 940
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Boskalis completes acquisition of SMIT

April 7 - April 7 - With more than 95 percent of shareholders having accepted the offer made by dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster to acquire heavy lift shipping, tug and salvage company SMIT International, the merger of the two is now set to go ahead.
Views: 669
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Isakson, Chambliss Seek Funds for Savannah Harbor Expansion

April 6 - April 6 - US Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss are seeking USD105 million in federal funds to continue the deepening of Savannah Harbour to help ensure that the port is able to accommodate larger cargo carriers.
Views: 632
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Madrid networks in South America

April 5 - April 5 - The Madrid Chamber of Commerce recently organised business networking opportunities for its members with counterparts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz, Bolivia, Asuncion, Paraguay and Montevideo, Uruguay writes Oliver Ward.
Views: 797
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Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Group, parent of heavy airfreight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines and scheduled air cargo operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said the carriers' combined traffic increased seven percent year-on-year in 2009 to 1.85 billion FTKs, which
Views: 849
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Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Group, parent of heavy airfreight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines and scheduled air cargo operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said the carriers' combined traffic increased seven percent year-on-year in 2009 to 1.85 billion FTKs, which
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9.5 percent trade growth forecast by WTO

April 1 - April 1 - World trade is set to grow in 2010 by 9.5 percent, according to WTO economists, after the sharpest decline in more than 70 years.
Views: 563
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CG/LA names top 100 infrastructure projects

April 1 - April 1 - Washington-based CG/LA Infrastructure has released a listing of the top 100 global strategic infrastructure projects for 2010, totalling nearly USD550 billion.
Views: 1126
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Green energy boost for Medden Shipping and Trading

March 30 - March 30 - Medden Shipping & Trading, the Turkish member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has had a busy start to 2010 with renewable energy projects stimulating business.
Views: 1100
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GAC Logistics handles giant transformers

March 30 - March 30 - GAC Logistics' Kuwaiti branch has completed delivery and placement of four 210 tonne transformers at the Jaber Al Ahmed "W" substation.
Views: 745
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Boskalis declares offer for Smit unconditional

March 30 - March 30 - In the latest news from the long-running Boskalis - Smit takeover, Royal Boskalis Westminster has declared its public offer for all of the shares in Smit Internationale unconditional.
Views: 566
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Chapman Freeborn signs cargo partnership agreement with Air Niugini

March 26 - March 26 - Urgent movements of oil rig equipment, a key contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a block bellyhold space agreement and a strategic US executive appointment are just the most recent activities that demonstrate the global nature of Chapman Freebo
Views: 803
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CARGO SHOP 2010 to open with Royal touch

March 25 - March 1 - The CARGO S.H.O.P. (Specialised, Heavyweight, ODC and Project) 2010 exposition in Mumbai at the end of this month is be opened by a member of Belgium's Royal family.
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Sun rises on Cargo Shop 2010

March 25 - March 25 - South Asia's authoritative international exposition and conference focusing on breakbulk, heavy lift and project forwarding, started today at Mumbai's World Trade Centre and Hotel Taj President.
Views: 840
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Network to form recovery plan

March 23 - March 23 - Freight executives attending the Combined Logistics Networks' annual meeting, to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from May 25-30, are set to discuss ways of recovering from the global economic crisis.
Views: 787
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Port of Antwerp to invest on a world scale

March 19 - March 19 - Antwerp is aiming to strengthen the port's competitive position on a world scale by developing activities globally, especially in growth regions with the potential to generate cargo for the port.
Views: 973
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TBS International says 2009 was 'challenging'

March 17 - March 17 - Reporting its Q4 and December 31, 2009 year end financial results, TBS International chairman and CEO and president, Joseph E. Royce, stated: "2009 was a particularly challenging year for the global economy and shipping, especially for the dry
Views: 951
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Freight Summit delivers one-stop solutions shop

March 17 - March 17 - This year's Freight Summit in Macao from September 21-26 aims to be a one-stop solutions provider for independent freight forwarders from around the world, says the organiser.
Views: 580
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Aussie forwarder sees in the new year - Chinese-style

March 17 - March 17 - Whilst many freight and logistics groups are crying into their beers, the Melbourne partner of the Famous Pacific Shipping Group invited over 100 favoured guests to a slap up meal at one of the city's best Cantonese restaurants.
Views: 926
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen to float off segments in company restructuring

March 16 - March 16 - Shareholders in Wilh. Wilhelmsen are to be asked to allow a restructuring of the company that will see the company's shipping and logistics segment separated from the maritime services under the control of a new group parent company.
Views: 714
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Integra Port Services orders another Gottwald crane

March 15 - March 15 - Integra Port Services has ordered another HMK 260 E mobile harbour crane from Gottwald Port Technology for its operations within the public terminal in the river port of Paramaribo, Suriname.
Views: 724
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Tough times for Panalpina

March 15 - March 15 - In 2009, Basle-based global forwarder Panalpina transported lower volumes and generated a smaller gross profit compared to 2008, for a variety of reasons, including harsh economic environment and a very volatile market. Trade global volumes dro
Views: 667
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BDP launches Indian JV to offer project services

March 10 - March 10 - US-based logistics operator BDP International (BDP) has established an Indian joint venture company which will target India's expanding chemicals, life-sciences, healthcare, retail, telecom and manufacturing industries.
Views: 755
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Project cargo team ensures success in Libya

March 9 - March 9 - Members of the Project Professionals Group (PPG) have teamed up to deliver a consignment of 18 transformers and associated equipment to remote desert locations along the Libyan, Tunisian and Algerian borders.
Views: 759
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Coyne Airways extends Iraq coverage

March 9 - March 9 - Coyne Airways has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent in the UK and Ireland for RUS Aviation, giving freight forwarders direct access to an extensive route network into Iraq.
Views: 740
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Successful start to 2010 for Ahlers

March 8 - March 8 - Global project and breakbulk operator Ahlers had a positive start to 2010, despite the global economic hardships.
Views: 769
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SMIT achieves solid results

March 5 - March 5 - According to the company CEO, SMIT continued to realise good financial results in 2009 despite the worldwide recession which impacted on its business.
Views: 892
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Sarah Spivey takes the helm at Modulift

March 5 - March 5 - UK-based global engineering company Modulift has appointed Sarah Spivey as group managing director. Spivey plans to make expansion of the company a priority.
Views: 759
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Bulgaria and Serbia members for WWPC

March 4 - March 4 - Two branches of Romanian heavy lift operator Holleman Special Transport & Project Cargo Srl have joined the Worldwide Project Consortium as exclusive members in Bulgaria and Serbia.
Views: 904
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Hickler takes over at Agility as CEO Asia Pacific

March 3 - March 3 - Hans Hickler has joined global logistics group Agility as new CEO for the Asia Pacific, replacing Wolfgang Hollermann who is to work in a global advisory role to Essa Al-Saleh, Agility president and CEO.
Views: 828
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CARGO SHOP 2010 to open with Royal touch

March 1 - March 1 - The CARGO S.H.O.P. (Specialised, Heavyweight, ODC and Project) 2010 exposition in Mumbai at the end of this month is be opened by a member of Belgium's Royal family.
Views: 968
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UK companies look to offshore wind turbine opportunities

March 1 - March 1 - A strategic investment of up to USD150 million in the UK offshore wine turbine R&D could lead to significant opportunities for offshore and onshore heavy lift operators and project cargo forwarders in the coming years, industry observers predict
Views: 738
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Hong Kong member for WWPC

February 26 - February 26 - The World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC) has appointed a new member to exclusively serve the Hong Kong market.
Views: 874
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TIGER fails to roar for Aker Philadelphia

February 24 - February 24 - Reports in the financial press indicate that Aker Philadelphia could eye wind turbine installation ships after its current contract to construct a series of product tankers is completed in 2012.
Views: 482
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New transporter banishes cornering problems

February 23 - February 23 - Almost two decades after a Danish haulier commissioned German manufacturer Goldhofer's first tower adapter for the transportation of tower segments, the two companies have again worked to produce another first for the heavy cargo transport s
Views: 543
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Dockwise upbeat on 2009 financial results

February 19 - February 19 - Managers at Dutch-based heavy lift operator Dockwise have identified a range of strategic and operational highlights for 2009 which meant the group finished the troubled year in good financial health, Andr
Views: 896
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New name in Polish heavy lift market

February 19 - February 19 - EFH Zurawie Wiezowe SA and Gastel SA announced a merger that will create a new name in the Polish heavy haulage, lift and crane rental market.
Views: 802
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EC presses ahead with forwarder price fixing investigation

February 17 - February 17 - A Statement of Objections relating to a price-fixing investigation of their air freight forwarding activities has been sent by the European Union to a number of prominent freight forwarding companies.
Views: 989
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Tutt Bryant and Fagioli form JV

February 17 - February 17 - Tutt Bryant Group Limited has joined forces with Fagioli SpA to form TBF Oceania Pty Ltd (Tutt Bryant Fagioli), a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company.
Views: 872
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Bollore says Africa is a bright spot for business

February 17 - February 17 - The French Bollore Group said Africa is an area where business increased significantly in comparison with fiscal 2008, driven by the continent's buoyant economic activity, particularly in Central Africa; this growth also reflected the high c
Views: 677
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Chinese project cargo delivered to India's new Dhamra port

February 16 - February 16 - The new port of Dhamra in the Indian state of Orissa has taken delivery of a ship loader and unloaders, over-dimensional project cargoes carried from Shanghai that will become part of the port's infrastructure.
Views: 547
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Port of Hamburg expects moderate growth for 2010

February 16 - February 16 - With 110 million tonnes of seaborne cargo handled in 2009, Germany's biggest universal port fell short of the previous year's result by around 30 million tonnes (- 21.4 per cent).
Views: 707
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Record profit for Fairstar

February 15 - February 15 - Fairstar Heavy Transport achieved record profits of USD12.4 million in 2009.
Views: 521
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New CEO for Rickmers (Japan)

February 15 - February 15 - Rickmers-Linie has appointed Richard Stinchcombe as CEO and representative director of Rickmers (Japan) Inc.
Views: 661
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Wind farm installation ships ordered

February 15 - February 15 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has placed an order with the Lamprell Energy Ltd shipyard in Dubai for two self elevating vessels for installation of offshore wind turbines.
Views: 691
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ACL plans new multi-purpose ships

February 12 - February 12 - The Grimaldi Group's roll-on/roll-off carrier, Atlantic Container Line, says it does have long-term plans to order five new multi-purpose ships, but is yet to begin discussions with yards.
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Tiong Woon sees early signs of markets picking up

February 10 - February 10 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC), an integrated services provider for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries specialising in heavy lift and installation of process equipment, has seen a net profit after tax and non-controll
Views: 625
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ALP Maritime opens for business

February 9 - February 9 - ALP Maritime Services has been established in Rotterdam by three former members of the Fairmount Marine management team.
Views: 809
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First test flights for Boeing 747-8

February 9 - February 9 - Boeing's new 747-8 freighter successfully conducted its first test flight yesterday at the start of the new models test program.
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Vancouver port projects strong 2010

February 5 - February 5 - Larry Paulson, executive director of the port of Vancouver USA forecast a return to growth in 2010 following a year in which an increase in business from the wind energy industry helped offset losses elsewhere.
Views: 545
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Boskalis offer too low say some Smit shareholders

February 5 - February 5 - According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, in an open letter to Smit management, holders of 7.2 percent of the company's outstanding shares have expressed their dissatisfaction with Boskalis' EUR62.50 per share bid.
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Inchcape up for sale?

February 4 - February 4 - According to a report in the Financial Times, the investment arm of Dubai World has put Inchcape Shipping Services up for sale.
Views: 870
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GAC names new MDs in Thailand and Abu Dhabi

February 1 - February 1 - The GAC Group has named industry veterans Mark Delaney and Ronnie Knowles as managing directors of its operations in Thailand and Abu Dhabi, respectively.
Views: 731
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Panalpina scoops UK forwarders award

January 28 - January 28 - Panalpina World Transport won the Project Forwarding category of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards, the UK's most prestigious logistics and supply chain industry awards.
Views: 803
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UAL opens Angolan office

January 28 - January 28 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL), which offers specialist shipping services in West Africa's 'oil and gas theatre', has added a new office in Luandam with Monique Gubler, formerly chief operating officer of a global logistics provider, appointed
Views: 1082
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BRIC to drive industry growth

January 28 - January 28 - At this week Breakbulk Asia Conference and Exhibition in Singapore, Goldman Sachs (Asia) regional transportation research executive director Thomas Kim said that China's expected growth rate of 11.4 percent for the year and a shift in trading
Views: 964
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Smit Internationale loses supervisory board member

January 27 - January 27 - Monday's news that Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies seems to be behind the decision of Mr W Cordia to leave the Smit Internationale
Views: 481
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Karl Gross achieves AEO certification

January 26 - January 26 - Germany based Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH has been granted certification as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).
Views: 1005
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Smit and Boskalis sign merger potocol

January 25 - January 25 - Further to the news uploaded here in December, Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have announced that they have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies.
Views: 630
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Breakbulk Asia roars into the Lion City

January 25 - January 25 - We're just a few hours away from the start of the second Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference and Exhibition which will be held at the Suntec Singapore international Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Bidder places price tag on Monrovia Freeport

January 22 - January 22 - According to reports in the local press, the minimum investment to construct and outfit a Freeport for Monrovia, Liberia, will be at least USD200 million. This price tag includes the construction infrastructure costs and port equipment provis
Views: 813
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Heavy lift looks to African wind generating opportunities

January 19 - January 19 - Demand for heavy lift and project forwarding activity in Africa could grow from large-scale wind turbine development as economic growth in African states threatens to outstrip the capabilities of traditional power generation means to satisfy
Views: 883
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Maximus enjoys bullish 2009

January 18 - January 18 - Maximus Air Cargo, the UAE's largest dedicated cargo aircraft operator, enjoyed a bullish 2009 in the face of a turbulent business year.
Views: 696
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Iranian member for WWPC

January 18 - January 18 - The World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC) has appointed a new member to exclusively serve the Iranian market.
Views: 760
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Tuscor Lloyds moves huge underwater substructures

January 15 - January 15 - Tuscor Lloyds was called upon by aspecialist manufacturing company that needed to move some large and cumbersome cargo for the offshore industry from the east coast of Scotland to Melbourne, Australia.
Views: 792
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Port Corpus Christi names Carrell as chairman

January 15 - January 15 - Mike Carrell has been unanimously elected chairman of the Port Corpus Christi Commission, with Judy Hawley and Robert "Bob" Kostelnik sworn in as new port commissioners.
Views: 482
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ST Engineering signs JV to form Hovertrans Solutions

January 13 - January 13 - Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) subsidiary, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) has signed a joint venture agreement with Hovertransport Consultants Ltd (Hovertransport) and Clearstone Investments LLC (Clears
Views: 831
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Intermarine forecasts tough 12 months

January 12 - January 12 - Andre Grikitis, president and chief executive of Intermarine, says that in 2010 we can expect a very complex and demanding marketplace where only the well-experienced and well-financed will be able to ultimately satisfy the requirements of sh
Views: 840
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WWPC boosts presence in Africa

January 12 - January 12 - M+R Spedag has been appointed as project forwarder network, WWPC's exclusive member for Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.
Views: 685
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Amsterdam is flying high for Bellville Rodair

January 12 - January 12 - Whilst 2009 ranks as one of the most difficult on record for the freight industry, Bellville Rodair International (BRI) says that its Amsterdam office achieved a record 91 percent increase in revenue and 118 percent increase in gross profit,
Views: 594
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PD Ports says no further job cuts at Teesport

January 11 - January 11 - At the beginning of December 2009, Corus announced its intentions to mothball some of its Teesside Cast Products (TCP) operations with effect from the end of January 2010.
Views: 618
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New senior management at Metro Ports

January 8 - January 8 - Metro Ports has named Patrick Furrow, senior VP HR & administrative services; Kenneth Keane, director, safety; and Steve Mathis, director, business development.
Views: 909
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BaltShip opens for business in China

January 7 - January 7 - Danish-based and owned BaltShip A/S, has created Baltship (China) Co Ltd, headquartered in Beijing, strengthening its presence in one of the most important markets for project cargoes in the world, reports Claus Holk Poulsen, director Internat
Views: 756
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DB Schenker wins

January 6 - January 6 - DB Schenker is the latest logistics company to win benefitial business from Australia's massive Gorgon project, the major gas production development.
Views: 723
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GAC restructures UK operations

January 5 - January 5 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has announced the merger of its UK operations.
Views: 1036
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Breakbulk Asia keynote address speakers revealed

January 5 - January 5 - Mark Marian Siegert, managing director Asia-Pacific at Agility Project Logistics, and Thomas Kim, executive director, Regional Transportation Research at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, will be the keynote speakers on January 26th and 27th, respecti
Views: 1063

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