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Business News from April 2013

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Agility's Q1 profit surge

April 30 - April 30 - Kuwait headquartered logistics provider Agility has reported Q1 2013 net profits of KWD10.1 million (USD35.49 million) - a year-on-year improvement of 46 percent over Q1 2012.
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Hill Dickinson adds shipping experience

April 30 - April 30 - International law firm Hill Dickinson has expanded its shipping team with the appointment of Ian MacLean as a partner to its London office.
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Panalpina execs join association boards

April 29 - April 29 - Swiss global forwarder Panalpina has seen two of its air freight executives elected to the boards of two air cargo associations.
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ACS adds new German gm

April 29 - April 29 - Stephan Blank has been appointed general manager Germany of global broker, Air Charter Service, effective May 1, 2013.
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The Friday Flyer - April 26th 2013

April 26 - German businesspeople seem less confident in prospects for the future and their nervousness may impact project cargo and heavy lift operators in the coming year. Think tank Ifo has noted that for a second consecutive month, German business confidence fell
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Cargotec's slow first quarter

April 26 - April 26 - Helsinki, Finland headquartered equipment manufacturer Cargotec Corporation has released its Q1 2013 performance figures.
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ABS elects new Council staff

April 25 - April 25 - The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has made a number of appointments to its Council and Offshore Technical Committees.
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Solid Q1 for Boeing

April 24 - April 24 - The Boeing Company has issued its first quarter 2013 financial results, reporting revenues of USD18.9 billion - down three percent year-on-year over 2012.
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Cargolux loses out in 2012

April 24 - April 24 - Luxembourg headquartered B747 freighter operator Cargolux International Airlines has reported a net loss of USD35.1 million for financial year 2012 off revenues of just under USD1.74 billion.
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Bahri sees Q1 slowdown

April 23 - April 23 - The National Shipping Line of Saudia Arabia (Bahri) has seen its net profit for the first three months of 2013 fall by 9.4 percent year-on-year over 2012 to SAR144.5 million (USD33.5 million).
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Boeing adjusts B747-8 production

April 22 - April 22 - Aircraft manufacturer Boeing will adjust production of its B747-8 aircraft downwards from two to 1.75 airplanes per month - a result of lower market demand for large passenger and freighter aircraft.
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ACG grounds freighter fleet

April 22 - April 22 - Frankfurt-Hahn based Air Cargo Germany (ACG) has suspended all of its flights.
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Ports America makes senior appointment

April 19 - April 19 - Marine terminal operator and stevedore company Ports America has promoted Chris Smith to vice president breakbulk, bulk and military.
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MOL delivers South African libraries

April 18 - April 18 - Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will assist the non-profit organisation South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative with the ocean transport of mobile libraries to the country.
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AV Dawson attracts offshore business

April 16 - April 16 - UK based specialist logistics firm AV Dawson has seen significant growth in its marine and offshore sectors.
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Learn from the shrimp fishermen, say German shipping companies

April 16 - April 16 - Two of Germany's leading ship owning and ship management companies have urged fellow shipowners to consider a concerted lay-up of ships in order to reduce capacity in the market to obtain a restoration of acceptable rates.
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Van der Vlist awarded AEO status

April 15 - April 15 - Heavy transport specialist Van der Vlist has seen its terminal in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, receive Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation. It is the second area of Van der Vlist's business to receive the award.
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Peters & May sees part-charter growth

April 15 - April 15 - Southampton, UK based yacht transportation specialist Peters & May has seen a significant boost in demand for its part-charter yacht shipping services.
Views: 812
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SCRA makes senior appointments

April 15 - April 15 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SCRA) used its annual conference last week to make a number of senior managerial appointments.
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The Friday Flyer - April 12th 2013 thumbnail image

The Friday Flyer - April 12th 2013

April 12 - April 12 - Anyone who has lived into their ninth decade, many in the public eye, will have made as many friends as enemies in that time.
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Megalift invests in in Liebherr mobile crane thumbnail image

Megalift invests in in Liebherr mobile crane

April 12 - April 12 - Bremen-Based Megalift GmbH has invested in a Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1, saying that 350-tonne capacity mobile crane is a great fit for the company's requirements.
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ABS eyes Singapore growth

April 11 - April 11 - Maritime classification service provider the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is set to make a significant investment in Singapore.
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APP Portonave invests for future

April 11 - April 11 - APP Portonave, a port located in Santa Carina, Brazil, is making a number of infrastructure investments to improve its terminal facilities.
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Liebherr sees revenue and profit gains

April 11 - April 11 - German equipment manufacturer Liebherr International Group has seen its turnover grow by 9 percent year-on-year in 2012 to EUR9.1 billion (USD8.9 billion).
Views: 734
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RollDock names new UK agent

April 11 - April 11 - RollDock Shipping BV has appointed Shearwater Shipping and Chartering Limited as its exclusive agent in the UK and Eire.
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Revenues up, but profits down for Coscol

April 10 - April 10 - Cosco Shipping (Coscol) saw its 2012 revenue grow by 22.1 percent to RMB6.3 billion (USD1.02 billion), although net profit fell to to RMB19.15 million (USD3.09 million).
Views: 898
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ACS adds evp North America

April 10 - April 10 - Richard Thompson has been appointed executive vice president of Air Charter Service's (ACS) North American offices.
Views: 564
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Plans agreed for Corpus Christi rail yard

April 10 - April 10 - The Port of Corpus Christi has approved an agreement with the Maritime Administration to develop the gateway's Nueces River Rail Yard (NRRY).
Views: 613
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RUD opens Australia plant

April 9 - April 9 - Lifting chain manufacturer RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz has opened a new 6,000 sq m plant in Brisbane, Australia.
Views: 833
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Volga adds to US management team

April 9 - April 9 - Russian freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Sergey Reznikov as vice president, Volga-Dnepr unique air cargo (USA).
Views: 571
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Dockwise AGM approves delisting

April 8 - April 8 - At the end of last week, Dutch semi-submersible heavy lift specialist Dockwise Ltd held its annual general meeting (AGM).
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The Friday Flyer - April 5th 2013 thumbnail image

The Friday Flyer - April 5th 2013

April 5 - Could this week's news that three Hamburg-based shipowners - F. Laiesz, Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt and Rickmers Reederei have established a programme to financially stabilise loss-making cargo ships - Frachtschiff-Kontor (F-K) - be good for the bele
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Anti-bribery recognition for GAC

April 5 - April 5 - Integrated logistics, shipping and marine services provider Gulf Agency Company (GAC) has seen two of its subsidiaries - GAC Cyprus and GAC Greece - awarded TRACE International certification.
Views: 1012
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CEVA pulls IPO on back of poor 2012

April 5 - April 5 - It has been reported that non-asset based logistics provider - CEVA Logistics - has withdrawn its plans for an initial public offering (IPO). The apparent reason for the U-turn is the company's unfavourable performance that would have adversely
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Stockton shuffles leadership pack

April 4 - April 4 - The Port of Stockton board of commissioners has a new chairman, new vice-chairman and a new board member.
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Sietas jack-up nears completion

April 3 - April 3 - Financially troubled Sietas shipyard, Hamburg is in the final stages of construction of the first jack-up vessel designed and built in Germany, for Dutch marine engineering concern, Van Oord.
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Murmann joins Schenker AG board

April 3 - April 3 - Heiner Murmann has been appointed to the management board of Schenker AG. He will be responsible for the global air and ocean freight business of DB Schenker Logistics.
Views: 530
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Hanssy and OXL enter JV

April 2 - April 2 - Heavy lift and multipurpose project shipping lines, Hanssy Shipping and OXL have entered into a joint venture cooperation.
Views: 1269
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Agility grows in 2012

April 2 - April 2 - Kuwait headquartered global logistics provider Agility has released its full year financial results for 2012.
Views: 860
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Damco makes Latin appointments

April 2 - April 2 - International forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has made a number of senior appointments to its Latin American management team.
Views: 1063
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NYK Line subsidiaries merged

April 1 - April 1 - NYK Line has confirmed that NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd will be created on October 1, 2013, as the home of the wholly owned subsidiary companies: NYK-Hinode Line Ltd and NYK Global Bulk Corporation; the merger of which was announced in Dece
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