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Business News from August 2011

Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities thumbnail image

Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities

August 30 - August 30 - The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered by the heavy lift specialist, BigLift, to Teesport, UK, are a key component of the current GBP16.7 million (USD27.3 million) expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent
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Africa West enhances services with additional aircraft

August 30 - August 30 - Togo-based Africa West Cargo has reinforced its fleet by leasing a second DC9 freighter, adding to the company's list of aircraft currently serving various destinations in West Africa and Central Africa.
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Horizon Lines offers refinancing deal

August 29 - August 29 - Horizon Lines has entered into a definitive agreement and secured commitments from holders of more than 99 percenr of its 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due in 2012 to move forward with a modified transaction that will refinance the com
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service thumbnail image

AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service

August 23 - August 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia's largest scheduled all-cargo carrier, has launched a three-times a week Boeing 747-400 freighter service to Zhengzhou as it positions itself to support China's 12th five-year development plan.
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Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter

August 19 - August 19 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Company of the Ukraine have reached an agreement to upgrade the first of Volga-Dnepr's fleet of AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighters to a modernised AN-124-111VD standard in the latest step towards relaunching
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Dockwise sees strongest ever quarter for contract wins

August 19 - August 19 - Breda, Netherlands-based heavy marine transport provider Dockwise has had its strongest ever quarter for contract wins, while at the same time seeing a new backlog record in the three month and half year periods ended June 30, 2011 says the co
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Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network thumbnail image

Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network

August 17 - August 17 - With the appointment of Spain's Marmedsa Proyectos, the forwarder organisation, Project Cargo Network (PCN) says it now has 113 offices in 54 countries.
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Propellor Club lands in Bilbao thumbnail image

Propellor Club lands in Bilbao

August 16 - August 16 - A new branch of the Propeller Club has been created in Bilbao, Spain, with seven founding members.
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Safmarine appoints Ben Line thumbnail image

Safmarine appoints Ben Line

August 16 - August 16 - Safmarine has appointed Ben Line Agencies in Asia to represent its Multi Purpose Vessel Services (MPV) business in this region.
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Vanguard names senior VP of Specialised Cargo for Asia and Middle East thumbnail image

Vanguard names senior VP of Specialised Cargo for Asia and Middle East

August 15 - August 15 - Vanguard Logistics Services has appointed Kurt Breinlinger senior vice president of Specialised Cargo for Asia and the Middle East, tasked with introducing the Vanguard network to the newly created Specialised Cargo Division for Asia and the M
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference thumbnail image

Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
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Korea Express obtains AEO accreditation

August 15 - August 15 - Integrated logistics company, Korea Express, which is eagerly anticipating the delivery of two 15,000 dwt self-propelled vessels from the Weihai Dockyard, Weihai, Shandong, China, to reinforce its marine transportation capabilities for heavy l
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Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition thumbnail image

Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition

August 11 - August 11 - Further to our report on February 21, Konecranes has now completed the second phase of its acquisition of WMI Cranes Ltd increasing its ownership from 51 to 100 percent.
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Deep sea shipments lift Wilh. Wilhelmsen's results thumbnail image

Deep sea shipments lift Wilh. Wilhelmsen's results

August 11 - August 11 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen results were lifted by continued increase in deep sea transport volumes and the group reports positive underlying developments in its activities.
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BaltShip is AEO-F certified thumbnail image

BaltShip is AEO-F certified

August 10 - August 10 - BaltShip is now certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (Customs Simplification" + "Safety and Security).
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Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location thumbnail image

Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

August 10 - August 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage company Van der Vlist has celebrated 10 years of operation in the UK with the ground-breaking for a new location at Burma Drive, Hull, the new location of Van der Vlist UK from 2012.
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Thinking outside cargo's box

August 9 - August 9 - Helping project forwarders to improve efficiency by thinking 'outside the box' is a key objective of a two-day training course in New Orleans during the Breakbulk Americas week from October 24-27.
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Macro trends scupper TBS results thumbnail image

Macro trends scupper TBS results

August 9 - August 9 - Shipping line TBS International has faced uncertain business conditions in 2011 created by three major macroeconomic factors which negatively affected TBS' financial results for Q2 and H1 2011, reveals Joseph E. Royce, chairman, chief executive
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WWPC names new member for Venezuela

August 9 - August 9 - With immediate effect, TotalViax, based in Caracas, Venezuela has been appointed as the exclusive Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in that country.
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Etihad Rail signs deal with Emirates Steel

August 8 - August 8 - Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, and Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel manufacturer in the UAE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use rail as the primary method fo
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Kita delivers for Turkish energy

August 8 - August 8 - Turkey's Kita Logistics has delivered the components of a new 775 MW combined cycle power plant located in Denizli, Western Turkey, considered to be one of the two largest investments in the power industry to be transported in 2011.
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Toll names new MD thumbnail image

Toll names new MD

August 4 - August 4 - Brian Kruger will become Toll's managing director on January 1, 2012.
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Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent thumbnail image

Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent

August 4 - August 4 - Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo has appointed Tecnoil Comercio e Representacoes Ltda as its agent in Brazil.
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New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting thumbnail image

New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting

August 3 - August 3 - Gray Page, a leading specialist maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, has said that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee's (MSC) recently approved interim guidance on the employment of privately contracted armed sec
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Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials thumbnail image

Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials

August 3 - August 3 - Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast-expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services provider, has donned its best sporting kit to start deliveries of railroad equipment from China to Brazil to support fans of the world's greatest sporting festiva
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Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field thumbnail image

Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field

August 2 - August 2 - A deep-water jack-up rig vital for the development of the Bentley oil discovery located in Block 9/3b in the North Sea, 160 km east of Shetland Isles on the western edge of the Viking Graben, has been delivered on time by the Keppel FELS shipya
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Octogenarian Otto blows out his birthday candles thumbnail image

Octogenarian Otto blows out his birthday candles

August 1 - August 1 - German industrialist Otto Rettenmaier who has, since the 1950s built a number of industrial companies, including the heavy-duty and special vehicles manufacturer the TII Group, has celebrated his 85th birthday.
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