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Business News from February 2010

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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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