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Business News from May 2012

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Geodis Wilson committed to growth

May 31 - May 31 - Describing the Industrial Projects division of Geodis Wilson as the 'smallest of the big players'; Philippe Somers, senior vice president of Geodis Wilson's Industrial Projects group, said that the company is making progress in bridging the gap o
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European bank funding running out for shipping lines

May 29 - May 29 - Traditional sources of bank business finance and capital in Europe are drying up for shipping lines in the face of global credit and austerity programmes, leading many to new sources of investment such as private equity funds.
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Panama Canal toll rises are unacceptable, say shipowners

May 28 - May 28 - Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are 'rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies' given the fragile state of economic recovery, say shipowners.
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Broekman and Rotterdam invest in project cargoes

May 25 - May 25 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group announced their intention to renovate and redesign the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven.
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Safmarine welcomes new WAFMAX vessel

May 22 - May 22 - Safmarine Chachai, a new 4,500 teu, Safmarine-branded WAFMAX containership, was delivered to Safmarine yesterday.
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New regional director for Braemar

May 17 - May 17 - Braemar Technical Services (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Graeme Temple to the role of regional director for its Far East region, with responsibility for strengthening the company's surveyor network in this important region
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Business as usual, says Fairstar

May 17 - May 17 - Facing a hostile and unwelcome takeover by heavy lift giant Dockwise, business at Fairstar might seem anything but usual.
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Agility name Jaeger as MD Area West, in Europe

May 16 - May 16 - Agility has appointed Patrick Jaeger as managing director of Area West in Europe, responsible for defining growth strategies and identifying development opportunities in Switzerland and France.
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AV Dawson's quay to success

May 16 - May 16 - Work is due to start on the second phase of the GBP10 million (USD15.9 million) development of AV Dawson's 60 acre site in Middlesbrough, UK, with the creation of a new deepwater quay.
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New crane expands lift capacity

May 15 - May 15 - The UK's AV Dawson has strengthened its lifting capacity by investing in a new EUR2 million (USD2.57 million) mobile harbour crane.
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Good first quarter for Wilh Wilhelmsen Holding

May 14 - May 14 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH) has delivered top line and profit growth lifted by historically high total income and operating profit in the shipping segment.
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MIQ Logistics awarded San Cristobal mining business

May 14 - May 14 - US-based, MIQ Logistics has won a multi-year service agreement with Minera San Cristobal for logistics activities supporting mining operations in the province of Nor Lipez, Bolivia.
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Fairstar Heavy Transport re-opens and continues AGM

May 14 - May 14 - Commenting on the decision to re-open and continue its AGM earlier today, Frits van Riet, chairman of the Fairstar Heavy Transport Supervisory Board, commented: "Fairstar reconvened the AGM with the intention of providing our shareholders with th
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Smit Marine Projects goes with Amarcon again

May 10 - May 10 - Smit Marine Projects has ordered Amarcon's OCTOPUS-Onboard software for the Taklift 7, having already installed the system on the Taklift 4 in 2010.
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Shipping agreement signed between EU and USA

May 7 - May 7 - Officials from the EU and the U.S.A have signed an agreement to mutually recognize each other's certified trusted traders (known shippers), a decision that will go into effect on July 1.
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Global Solar Council launches

May 7 - May 7 - Representatives of leading international companies in the solar photovoltaic industry have formed the Global Solar Council, a CEO-level industry coalition whose aim is to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost-compe
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Panalpina attributes Q1 loss to anti-trust fines

May 7 - May 7 - Panalpina has reported a loss in the first quarter 2012 as it set aside provisions for EU and Swiss anti-trust fines, but remains confident of meeting full-year targets, according to an official statement from the company.
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5K Logistics completes furnace project

May 7 - May 7 - 5K Logistics was brought in to provide heavy machinery transport for a new convection furnace which was to be installed at the Westlake Chemical Corporation styrene plant in Sulphur, Louisiana, USA.
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Sarilar buys Terex crane

May 4 - May 4 - Turkish heavy lift and transport company Sarilar has ordered a 1,600 tonne Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane from Terex Cranes distributor Das Otomotiv.
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Hansa Heavy Lift names chief commercial officer

May 2 - May 2 - Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Joerg Roehl as its chief commercial officer responsible for the areas of global sales, strategic business development and marketing.
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Dockwise ups ownership in Fairstar to 28 percent

May 1 - May 1 - Further to our report from April 27, according to reports online, Dockwise Ltd - through its subsidiary Dockwise White Marlin - last week completed the acquisition of 19 percent of the shares in Fairstar Heavy Transport nv and has now waived the s
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Samskip acquires two containerships

May 1 - May 1 - Samskip, which offers services for breakbulk and project cargo on deck or on flat racks, within Europe as well as in Russia and Central Asia, has acquired two containerships, Arnarfell and Helgafell, both of which have been employed by the company
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