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Bishop acquires Delta

March 28 - March 28 - SBP Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bishop Lifting Products, has completed the acquisition of Houston headquartered Delta Rigging & Tools.
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DHL appoints Davel

March 27 - March 27 - DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Jannie Davel as its new senior vice president of air freight for DHL Global Forwarding, Americas.
Views: 772
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Esbjerg breaks records for third year running

March 26 - March 26 - Denmark's Port of Esbjerg reported record-breaking revenue and profit for the third consecutive year in 2013, reflecting high activity in its three main business areas - ro-ro, oil and gas and offshore wind.
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Cargolux appoints Reich

March 26 - March 26 - Cargolux International Airlines S.A. has appointed Dirk Reich as its president and chief executive officer.
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Gebr

March 26 - March 26 - Despite volatile market conditions, Gebr
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Agility posts 2013 results

March 25 - March 25 - For the full year ended December 31, 2013, Agility's net profits stood at KD46.2 million (USD164.1 million), which is an increase of 37 percent over the full year of 2012.
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Canaveral extension starts in April

March 25 - March 25 - The widening and deepening of Canaveral Harbor will begin during April and is scheduled for completion during November 2014.
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EPC round up - March 21, 2014

March 21 - March 21 - Here is a round up of some of the most important developments in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) sector from the past week.
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CSA urges ice breaker investment

March 21 - March 21 - The Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) is extremely concerned that Canada's ice breaker fleet will not be able to create and maintain the routes needed to move key cargo to Canadian and American industries.
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MeteoGroup rebrands globally

March 21 - March 21 - MeteoGroup, a leading global weather business, has revealed a new logo and tagline "Empowering the world to master the weather" as part of its company rebrand.
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Roethig appointed to WWPC board

March 20 - March 20 - During the Worldwide Project Consortium's (WWPC) 14th membership conference in Phuket, General Transport's Fritz Mumenthaler resigned from the network's board of advisors and was replaced by Dirk Roethig of LS Cargo International.
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WSS invests in Asia

March 19 - March 19 - Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) is expanding it network of supply points across Asia in response to an increasing level of oil and gas exploration and production in the region.
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AGM regulations for North American entry

March 19 - March 19 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has advised on Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) regulations for vessels arriving at North American ports during summer 2014, as issued by the US Department of Agriculture and Canadian Food Inspection Agency,
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Lagasee heads up Zeeland

March 18 - March 18 - Jan Lagasee has been appointed interim ceo of NV Zeeland Seaports.
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BNSF to invest USD5 billion

March 17 - March 17 - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has revealed a USD5 billion capital commitment plan for 2014, up USD1 billion over its 2013 capital spend.
Views: 485
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Air Partner names interim cfo

March 17 - March 17 - UK based charter broker Air Partner has named Neil Morris as interim chief financial officer (cfo) with effect from April 1, 2014.
Views: 465
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chartersphere strengthens cargo team

March 14 - March 14 - Air broker, chartersphere, has appointed Nacho Carretero its cargo sales manager, to help meet growing demand for its services worldwide.
Views: 328
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Ports name regional reps

March 14 - March 14 - The Port of Antwerp is expanding its representation in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) with two new port representatives: Robert Giraud and Hans Knigs, who with Dr Dieter Lindenblatt complete Antwerp's team of German representatives.
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Boskalis breaks records in 2013

March 13 - March 13 - Royal Boskalis Westminster - the Netherlands based dredging and marine contractor - posted a record net profit of EUR366 million (USD511 million) in 2013, up from EUR249 million (USD347.7 million) in 2012.
Views: 895
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Ahlers sees Indian potential

March 13 - March 13 - Ahlers India has celebrated 10 years of successful trading in the country by generating revenues of USD24.75 million during its 2013 financial year.
Views: 832
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ISS appoints Lavau-Wira

March 12 - March 12 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Olivier Lavau-Wira as vice president of sales, marine solutions, for its South and Central America region.
Views: 670
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Royal Arctic Line reports deficit

March 12 - March 12 - A 9.1 percent decrease in freight volumes to and from Greenland has resulted in Royal Arctic Line posting a loss before tax and minority interests of DKK20 million (USD3.7 million) and DKK14million (USD2.6 million) after tax for 2013.
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Sea Star and Horizon face the music

March 11 - March 11 - Sea Star Line LLC and Horizon Lines LLC will pay a USD3.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act when they knowingly fixed the price of government cargo transportation contracts between the USA and Pue
Views: 559
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ArcelorMittal chooses PKP for super-long lines

March 11 - March 11 - Poland headquartered rail freight specialist PKP Cargo Logistics has started handling 120 m long steel railway lines on behalf of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer.
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PSA Marine enters PB Sea-Tow talks

March 11 - March 11 - Hong Kong headquartered Pacific Basin Shipping Limited has entered into discussions with PSA Marine to divest its harbour towage, offshore towage and infrastructure support business, PB Sea-Tow.
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ISS appoints Ferguson

March 10 - March 10 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Michael Ferguson as vice president of cargo solutions, terminals and port infrastructure.
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Antwerp goes on the road with steel and breakbulk

March 10 - March 10 - The Port of Antwerp is taking its roadshow to China once more visiting Shenzhen, Shanghai and Ningbo with the emphasis on promoting its services for the steel and breakbulk sectors.
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ENTREC fixes funds

March 7 - March 7 - ENTREC Corporation has closed a new USD240 million senior secured asset-based credit facility, the ABL Facility, with a syndicate of lenders led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance Corporation Canada.
Views: 535
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Jumbo ramps up for Huisman

March 7 - March 7 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Jumbo Vision has carried a pipe laying ramp for Huisman from the manufacturer's quay in Schiedam, the Netherlands to Sovik in Norway.
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LA on hunt for port director

March 7 - March 7 - Los Angeles' mayor, Eric Garcetti, has announced that a global executive search to fill the position of executive director at the Port of Los Angeles has got underway.
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LOC welcomes Bidwell

March 6 - March 6 - Dr. Robin Bidwell CBE has been appointed non-executive chairman of global marine engineering consultancy, LOC Group.
Views: 620
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CNCo completes acquisition of Pacifica

March 6 - March 6 - The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has completed the purchase of Pacifica Shipping from New Zealand's Skeggs Group of companies.
Views: 965
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Mammoet opens in Cairo

March 6 - March 6 - Following the establishment of a new branch in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mammoet has also opened an office in Cairo, Egypt.
Views: 962
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Pan Ocean looking for merger or acquisition

March 6 - March 6 - Korean shipping company, Pan Ocean has appointed Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers as its advisor to provide guidance and support in a potential merger or acquisition operation.
Views: 689
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Intermarine appoints Johnson

March 5 - March 5 - Intermarine LLC has appointed Mark Johnson as vice president of global sales and marketing.
Views: 686
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Mohr to retire from Port of Everett

March 5 - March 5 - The Port of Everett's executive director, John Mohr, has announced that he plans to retire from the position in January 2015.
Views: 517
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President's FY 2015 budget harmful to seaports?

March 5 - March 5 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has expressed both encouragement and disappointment over the funding levels and programmatic changes in federal port-related programmes that were proposed in the President's FY 2015 budget.
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Panalpina EBIT on the up

March 5 - March 5 - International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina reported an earnings before interest or taxes (EBIT) of CHF48 million (USD54 million), or CHF108 million (USD121 million) when adjusted for non-recurring items, which is more than
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J. M

March 4 - March 4 - Following an eight percent decline in overall cargo volumes in 2013 through the port of Brake, the port's operator called for the River Weser to be improved to help improve its operational competitiveness.
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ABP petitions against ABLE renewables project

March 4 - March 4 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has petitioned against the decision by the British transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, to grant a Development Consent Order for the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), to the dismay of the park developer, ABLE, an
Views: 683
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AAPA welcomes Obama's bill

March 3 - March 3 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has commended steps taken by President Barack Obama toward increasing the investment in transportation infrastructure, including needed infrastructure in and connecting to America's seaports.
Views: 521
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Boskalis reaches agreement on Fairmount acquisition

March 3 - March 3 - Royal Boskalis Westminster nv has reached an agreement to acquire Fairmount Marine bv and Fairmount Ocean Towage Company bv from the French group Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.
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