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Business News from November 2012

Boskalis offer undervalues Dockwise, says Board thumbnail image

Boskalis offer undervalues Dockwise, says Board

November 30 - November 30 - Some 25 percent of Dockwise shareholders are dissatisfied with the price offered by Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) earlier this week, says the company that has gone from diner to dinner.
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Discovery Air adds duo to management team

November 30 - November 30 - Discovery Air, the Canadian-headquartered aviation services provider, has announced two new appointments to its management team.
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Port of Corpus Christi promotes Frank Brogan to managing director

November 29 - November 29 - The Port of Corpus Christi - the fifth-largest port in the United States - has announced that Frank Brogan, former deputy port director - engineering, finance and administration services, has been installed as managing director, effective im
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ETAL invests in fleet expansion

November 29 - November 29 - Egyptian Transportation and Logistics (ETAL), a subsidiary of Egytrans, has recently doubled its fleet with the acquisition of a new Scheuerle hydraulic low-bed with 40 axles, three MAN tractors and two Scheuerle turn tables.
Views: 779
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UKMPG chairman damns red tape

November 28 - November 28 - In a speech made last week, UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) group chairman and Forth Ports CEO, Charles Hammond, criticised excessive regulation that has been imposed on the industryfrom the UK and the European Union.
Views: 577
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Agility achieves AEO-F status in Hungary

November 26 - November 26 - Agility, the Kuwait-headquartered logistics services providers, has been achieved Authorized Economic Operator full (AEO-F) status in Hungary.
Views: 718
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GAC supports Burundi exploration logistics

November 23 - November 23 - GAC UK & GAC-Seaforth have overcome challenges to complete the successful delivery of a complex collection of cargo to Lake Tanganyika, Burundi, to support explorations by Surestream Petroleum (UK).
Views: 787
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APM Terminals reveals Nigerian mega-port proposal

November 23 - November 23 - APM Terminals and a number of consortium partners, has revealed plans to develop a new greenfield mega-port project and Free Trade Zone at Badagry in Nigeria's Lagos State, some 55 km west of Apapa and the Port of Lagos on the Benin-Lagos Ex
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Logwin grows in China

November 22 - November 22 - Luxembourg headquartered global logistics services provider Logwin is continuing to expand its network of locations in China, with the opening of new sales offices in the industrial city of Wuhan in Central China as well as in Zhongshan in t
Views: 758
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UK P&I Club welcomes S&P upgrade

November 21 - November 21 - The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda), generally known as the UK P&I Club, has welcomed an improvement of its Standard and Poor's (S&P) rating from 'Stable' to 'Positive'.
Views: 611
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Maersk plans to back off shipping

November 20 - November 20 - The UK based Financial Times newspaper has reported that Danish oil and shipping group AP Moller-Maersk will not invest significantly in its shipping business over the next five years and will focus on its oil, drilling rigs and ports.
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Mississippi closures threatened

November 20 - November 20 - The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the US tugboat and barge industry, is calling on Congress to address a developing situation on the Mississippi which could effectively bring commerce on the
Views: 452
Tribble named ceo at Cordstrap thumbnail image

Tribble named ceo at Cordstrap

November 20 - November 20 - Cordstrap, which specialises in cargo securing systems, has appointed Brad Tribble as the new ceo of the company.
Views: 495
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Agility appoints road freight director, Europe

November 19 - November 19 - Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has appointed Claus Duval as road freight regional director for Europe. Based in Agility's Basel, Switzerland office, Duval will be responsible for leading the development of the company's Europe
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The Friday Flyer

November 16 - November 16 - It's time again for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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GAC Pindar joins TNL in Australasia

November 16 - November 16 - GAC Pindar has announced a new venture with global freight forwarder TNL International, to offer specialist marine leisure logistics services to the growing Australasian market.
Views: 688
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Chapman strengthens Moscow team

November 16 - November 16 - Global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has strengthened its position in the Russian market with two new senior managerial appointments.
Views: 453
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Boskalis raises earnings outlook

November 16 - November 16 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, a leading global services provider operating in the marine services area and providing heavy lift services through its SMIT subsidiary has reported a good third quarter to 2012.
Views: 802
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Dockwise to appeal court ruling

November 16 - November 16 - Dockwise, the Netherlands-based marine transport company, has confirmed that it is appealing against its recent loss of a court case brought against the ex-ceo of Fairstar Heavy Transport, Philip Adkins, which sought to gain access to the la
Views: 873
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Project Professionals Group enrolls Stella Group

November 16 - November 16 - Project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has appointed Stella Group as its new Project Support member for Finland, the Baltics and Russia.
Views: 861
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Agility posts strong increase

November 14 - November 14 - Global logistics provider Agility reports a net profit of KWD9.75 million (USD3.5 million) for the third quarter of 2012. Compared to a net profit of KWD8.05 million (USD2.9 million) in the same quarter of 2011, this is an increase of 21 per
Views: 861
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NEO opens in Turkey

November 13 - November 13 - NEO Air Charter - the European member of the Global Charter Alliance - has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey, headed by Mrs Ahu Ozturk (pictured below), as sales manager - Turkey.
Views: 782
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Toll promotes Partridge

November 12 - November 12 - Logistics giant Toll Global Forwarding (TGF) has promoted Geoff Partridge to the post of managing director of its South African operation.
Views: 624
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Damco reports continued growth

November 12 - November 12 - Damco reports revenue growth of 11 percent in the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.
Views: 894
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ABP announces new chief executive

November 12 - November 12 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that, after completing six years at the helm, chief executive Peter Jones has said that he will retire at the end of March 2013. He will be succeeded by James Cooper, who has served as
Views: 767
Borusan Logistics acquires Balnak Lojistik thumbnail image

Borusan Logistics acquires Balnak Lojistik

November 12 - November 12 - According to a statement issued by Borusan Logistics, it has agreed a deal to acquire Balnak Lojistik, and says this will create Turkey's leading logistics service provider in terms of staff numbers and revenues.
Views: 741
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The Friday Flyer

November 9 - November 9 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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Heavy lift earnings boost Tiong Woon result

November 9 - November 9 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has posted results for its fiscal 2013 first quarter ended September 30, 2012 showing a net profit of SGD4.1 million (USD3.3 million), up fourfold from SGD1 million (USD816, 000) it achieved in t
Views: 586
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GAC names new president

November 9 - November 9 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has appointed Bengt Ekstrand as its new group president.
Views: 894
Donche-Gay to head new Bureau Veritas division thumbnail image

Donche-Gay to head new Bureau Veritas division

November 8 - November 8 - Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has restructured its marine and offshore activities following the retirement of Bernard Anne from his position as executive vice president and managing director of the Marine divisio
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Skeptical outlook from HSH Nordbank

November 8 - November 8 - The continuing euro sovereign debt crisis and the general economic downturn in the maritime freight sector has prompted German bank HSH Nordbank to state that it needs much higher provisions for losses on its shipping loans.
Views: 508
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DHL holds 'solid' in volatile environment

November 8 - November 8 - Releasing financial figures for the third quarter of 2012 Frank Appel, ceo of logistics services giant Deutsche Post DHL, commented that despite challenging market conditions, the group delivered "a solid performance in the third quarter and
Views: 531
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Heavy lift helicopters for the Amazon

November 7 - November 7 - Portland, USA based Erickson Air-Crane, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful Erickson S-64 Aircrane heavy lift helicopter, is set to acquire 14 helicopters and associated personnel and assets from HRT Participacoes em Petro
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US ports brace for second storm

November 7 - November 7 - Authorities working to restore port activity in New York and New Jersey after HurricaneSandy are bracing themselves for a further storm this week which could hamper restoration efforts.
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IAG Cargo targets forwarders through GLN

November 5 - November 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Global Logistics Network (GLN), a US headquartered network of 421 small and mediu
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The Friday Flyer thumbnail image

The Friday Flyer

November 2 - November 2 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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PSP opens in Cowes

November 2 - November 2 - Southampton, UK-based marine forwarder PSP Worldwide Logistics has opened a branch on the Isle of Wight, the company's third office in the UK.
Views: 558
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Liebherr continues on high level in Latin America

November 2 - November 2 - The on-going economic development in Latin America is still driving the demand for advanced cargo handling equipment, says Europe based crane manufacturer Liebherr.
Views: 669
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PPG 2013 conference venue is Le Havre

November 2 - November 2 - The Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie (CCI) in the French port of Le Havre, will host the sixth annual Project Professionals Group (PPG) annual conference from May 20-22, 2013.
Views: 702
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Drewry counsels prudence

November 1 - November 1 - Supply chain advisors Drewry says there has been remarkable turnaround in fortunes that has seen the shipping industry fight back from a huge first quarter loss to a tidy profit in the second quarter.
Views: 495
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Dockwise opts to build Type 1 White Marlin

November 1 - November 1 - Breda, the Netherlands based Dockwise subsidiary Fairstar Heavy Transport has commissioned a new USD150million Type 1 vessel to be named White Marlin. With delivery scheduled in the fourth quarter 2014, the newbuild's capacity and capabilitie
Views: 905
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Safmarine forum on sustainable solutions

November 1 - November 1 - Shipping line Safmarine has successfully introduced a new forum aimed at assisting its customers in finding solutions to business-critical challenges.
Views: 736

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