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Business News from May 2013

ASCO Singapore shareholders seeks to go it alone thumbnail image

ASCO Singapore shareholders seeks to go it alone

May 31 - May 31 - Mangrove Holdings Pte Ltd has rejected an offer made by joint venture partner ASCO Holdings Ltd for the shares it holds in ASCO Freight Management Pte Ltd (ASCO Singapore) and says it has made a counter offer to acquire ASCO Holdings' majority sh
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Efficiency more important than ever, says WSS Japan

May 31 - May 31 - With shipowners and vessel operators facing a combination of increased regulation and pressure on budgets, the cost of products and services is more crucial than ever, according to Yoshihiro Iizuka, general manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Services (W
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Globalink - domestic and international projects

May 30 - May 30 - Globalink Logistics Group - a member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) representing Kazakhstan - has shipped a 50-tonne separator from the country capital Kyzyl Orda to Zheskasgan.
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ISS provides Australian agency services

May 30 - May 30 - Maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is providing support logistic services to the Belgium headquartered Jan De Nul Group, for an offshore energy project in Australia.
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Shipping lobby calls for balance on environment

May 29 - May 29 - Speaking at the recent OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the cost of environmental protection threaten sustainable shipping.
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TT Club calls for improved packing standards

May 29 - May 29 - Higher levels of training to maintain and improve the expertise of those employed by shippers, consolidators, warehouses and depots to pack containers is now a primary objective of a number of current industry initiatives.
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Lower Saxony ports exhibit strengths

May 28 - May 28 - Seaports of Niedersachsen - an association of nine Lower Saxony, Germany based ports including Brake, Cuxhaven, Emden, Leer, Nordenham, Oldenburg Papenburg, Stade and Wilhelmshaven - has visited a number of leading trade shows to exhibit its serv
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Solid Q1 for Subsea 7

May 28 - May 28 - Luxembourg registered offshore engineering company Subsea 7 has released its first quarter 2013 results, for the three-months ending March 31, 2013.
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Asia-Pacific O&G outlook positive

May 24 - May 24 - According to GL Noble Denton, large-scale oil and gas projects in Australia will drive growth across the industry in the wider Asia-Pacific region.
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German trio research offshore crane tech

May 24 - May 24 - Hochseeoperationen mit Kranen (HoOK) [Offshore Operations with Cranes] - a German joint project between Hamburg University of Technology, offshore engineer Mareval AG Hamburg and maritime engineers HeavyLift@Sea - has been launched to research an
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Strike action threat at Cargolux

May 23 - May 23 - A number of media outlets have reported that staff at Cargolux Airlines International have encouraged their unions to enter into a conciliation process - the first step towards full-scale industrial action.
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Damco sees revenue and gross profit gains

May 23 - May 23 - Damco has reported a 6 percent year-on-year revenue increase in Q1 2013 to USD773 million; with gross profit growing 5.4 percent to USD195 million. However, earnings before interest and tax during Q1 2013 totaled USD9 million - down 30.7 percent
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Napier acquires extra Terex lift

May 22 - May 22 - Terex Port Solutions has delivered two Gottwald Model 6 G HMK 6408 mobile harbour cranes to the Port of Napier, New Zealand.
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Drewry says slow-steaming to escalate

May 22 - May 22 - According to the latest Container Insight report from analyst Drewry, although slow-steaming continues to be a contentious issue with shippers, more is on the way as fuel prices remain stubbornly high and ocean carriers can no longer absorb the b
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Morris joins ISS

May 22 - May 22 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Les Morris its new senior vice president global sales.
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Private investment surge for Brazilian ports

May 21 - May 21 - According to international reports, port infrastructure in Brazil is set for significant development following president Dilma Rousseff winning congressional support for a plan to attract an estimated USD27 billion of investment from the private
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Lerwick outlines development plans

May 21 - May 21 - Lerwick Harbour of the Shetland Islands, UK has released its Strategy and Business Plan 2013, outlining the gateway's plans for the future.
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Salza joins CEOC

May 20 - May 20 - Paolo Salza, chief technical officer of ship classification, testing and certification company RINA Services, has been appointed to the board of directors of the International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations (CEOC).
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Chapman Freeborn places L382 down under

May 20 - May 20 - UK headquartered charter broker Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has signed a long-term lease agreement with Safair to place and manage a L382 Hercules freighter aircraft in Australia.
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Evergreen acquires five aircraft

May 20 - May 20 - Evergreen Helicopters - the wholly owned subsidiary of Portland, Oregon headquartered Erickson Air-Crane - has purchased five aircraft for USD10.1 million.
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The Friday Flyer - May 17th 2013

May 20 - Two stories this week reiterate the importance of developing staff potential throughout the heavy lift and supply chain industries through training and education.
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Successful 2012 for TT Club

May 17 - May 17 - The TT Club - a liability insurer for the international transport and logistics industry - has issued its performance figures for year ending December 21, 2012.
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CEE completes conference

May 16 - May 16 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network concluded its 4th annual membership conference in Antwerp, Belgium, May 12-13, 2013.
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Cargolux gets new B747-8F

May 15 - May 15 - Luxembourg headquartered all-cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines International has taken delivery of a new B747-8 freighter - the second of its kind that the carrier has accepted during 2013.
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Strong 2012 for R

May 13 - May 13 - Bremen, Germany based freight and project forwarder R
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New deputy ceo at Seattle

May 13 - May 13 - Kurt Beckett has been promoted to deputy chief executive officer at the Port of Seattle, USA.
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The Friday Flyer - May 10th 2013

May 10 - The Arctic is changing and future transport opportunities in the economy of the North have probably been one of the drivers behind this week's decision by BigLift Shipping and RollDock Shipping to create a joint company, BigRoll.
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Q1 slowdown at IAG

May 10 - May 10 - IAG Cargo - the air freight division of the International Airlines Group - has seen its revenue for Q1 2013 drop by 7.2 percent year-on-year to EUR270 million (USD350.9 million).
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Energy Industries Council loses CEO

May 10 - May 10 - HLPFI understands that the chief executive of the Energy Industries Council, Ian Stokes, stepped down and left the organisation at the end of last month.
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Tiong Woon performs in 2013

May 9 - May 9 - Singapore headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has issued its financial results for the nine months ending March 31, 2013.
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Panalpina sees Q1 2013 profit

May 8 - May 8 - Switzerland headquartered international forwarder Panalpina has achieved a consolidated profit of CHF14 million (USD14.97 million) in the first quarter of 2013 - in Q1 2012 the company reported net loses of CHF41 million (USD43.83 million).
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen sees 2013 slowdown

May 8 - May 8 - Norwegian shipping line and maritime logistics service provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Holding (WWH) has seen operating profit and revenues drop in Q1 2013.
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Hull Blyth makes African acquisitions

May 7 - May 7 - Ship agency specialist in West Africa, Hull Blyth, has acquired Mainport Africa Shipping and Kestrel Maritime in South Africa.
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The Friday Flyer - May 3rd 2013

May 3 - This week saw CEVA Group announce the successful recapitalisation of its balance sheet, which may put an end to the intense speculation there has been about the company's future. That speculation began after a downgrade by Standard & Poor's to CEVA's cred
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Evergreen Helicopters fly with Erickson

May 3 - May 3 - Oregon, USA based Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has closed its acquisition of Evergreen Helicopters (EHI) from Evergreen International Aviation.
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Houston calling for Spliethoff

May 3 - May 3 - Amsterdam based Spliethoff Group - whose subsidiaries include BigLift Shipping, Sevenstar, Wijnne Barends and Transfennica - is opening a new branch office in Houston, USA.
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Maersk makes senior appointment

May 2 - May 2 - Maersk Line has appointed Stephen Richard Schueler as its chief commercial officer, effective May 27, 2013.
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Areva barges generators to USA

May 1 - May 1 - Paris headquartered industrial manufacturer Areva has delivered two steam generators to the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA.
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