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Business News from July 2014

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SOHAR, so good

July 31 - July 31 - SOHAR Port and Freezone has been declared the most important link in Oman's commercial logistics industry by its chief executive officer, Jamal Aziz.
Views: 1502
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DSV profit up

July 30 - July 30 - DSV has posted a growth in profit for the period covering January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.
Views: 1668
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ALE completes Carrington project

July 30 - July 30 - ALE has completed a turnkey project to transport and install heavy equipment for the Carrington CCGT power station in Manchester, UK.
Views: 1534
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MetOcean predicts offshore conditions

July 29 - July 29 - MetOcean Solutions is set to launch its Ocean Motion Forecasts system - a product that delivers hour-by-hour predictions on how wave, current and weather conditions affect floating offshore facilities.
Views: 1042
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Unexpected weak trading at Air Partner

July 28 - July 28 - Air Partner's freight division continues to show progress, albeit from a low base, but this was offset by weaker than expected group trading in the period since the company's AGM in June.
Views: 982
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GAC appoints Schensema

July 28 - July 28 - GAC has appointed Claus Schensema to take the helm of GAC North America Logistics in Houston, Texas.
Views: 1350
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Hegmann heavy terminal approved

July 24 - July 24 - Hegmann-Gruppe of Sonsbeck has received approval to construct a new multimodal heavy cargo terminal in Wesel.
Views: 1281
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ADPC sees general cargo growth

July 23 - July 23 - General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi Ports Company's (ADPC) commercial ports has increased by 37 percent this year.
Views: 1156
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AAPA elects new chair

July 22 - July 22 - The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) board of directors has elected Kristin Decas, ceo of California's Port of Hueneme, as incoming chair for its 2014-2015 activity year.
Views: 856
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ICS appeals to Paris MOU

July 22 - July 22 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has written to the Paris MOU (memorandum of understanding) in order to draw attention to the global shipping industry's serious concern with respect to the sulphur emission control area (ECA) implement
Views: 1168
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UTC ups Azeri operations

July 22 - July 22 - UTC Overseas has restructured its Baku-based Azerbaijan operation from UTC Overseas Ltd to UTC Caspian Ltd.
Views: 970
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Bad shipping loans threaten German banks

July 22 - July 22 - A report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims that bad loans in the shipping sector held by German banks pose a concern to the country's overall banking system, ahead of the European Central Bank's upcoming Comprehensive Ass
Views: 1129
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New leader for UK forwarders??

July 22 - July 22 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August.??
Views: 833
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ANL in for Perkins service

July 21 - July 21 - ANL has reached agreement with Toll to take over the Perkins International Service from Toll effective early August 2014. The service which currently runs two vessels between Darwin, Dili and Singapore carries a mixture of container, breakbulk a
Views: 1456
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Dachser takes over in South Korea

July 21 - July 21 - In South Korea, Dachser has rebranded as Dachser Korea Inc following its acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of the shares in MGI & Dachser Inc, which was established in 2006, and moved into new offices in Seoul.
Views: 1744
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Peel Ports names Walters

July 21 - July 21 - Peel Ports Group has appointed Patrick Walters as group commercial director.
Views: 1219
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ICHCA strengthens ISP panel

July 18 - July 18 - ICHCA International has appointed Jan Boermans of DP World and Bill Brassington of ETS Consulting as the new chair and deputy chair of its ISP technical panel.
Views: 910
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SOHAR looks to Singapore

July 17 - July 17 - SOHAR Port and Freezone has announced its intention to strengthen economic interests with global shipping powerhouse, Singapore.
Views: 1504
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Ainscough buys a dozen

July 17 - July 17 - UK based crane hire company Ainscough Crane Hire has added a mixture of 12 new Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 and LTM1100-5.2 cranes to its fleet as part of its ongoing investment and growth strategy.
Views: 1003
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Crane Worldwide expands presence

July 17 - July 17 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has begun further development in the EMEA region with new members of the team on board to assist with its forthcoming expansion plans.
Views: 1438
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More for TIACA

July 16 - July 16 - The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Amar More, senior vice president of Kale Logistics Solutions, to its board in order to help support wider adoption of e-freight.
Views: 1264
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TNT acquires Rent-A-Crane

July 16 - July 16 - TNT Crane & Rigging has purchased the assets of Oklahoma based Rent-A-Crane.
Views: 1739
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Sarens rebrands in America

July 15 - July 15 - Sarens USA and Sarens Canada have become the official trade names under which the Sarens Group will market its services in North America, replacing the previous names of Rigging International and Canada Crane Services.
Views: 1586
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Wind power growth stable

July 15 - July 15 - New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute shows that double-digit growth continued in the global wind energy market in 2013.
Views: 1077
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Blue Water and DONG cooperate

July 14 - July 14 - DONG Energy has entered into an agreement with Blue Water Shipping to expand the two companies' existing lease agreement in the Port of Esbjerg.
Views: 972
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ISS appoints Schlaepfer

July 14 - July 14 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Henrique Schlaepfer as its new managing director in Brazil.
Views: 1502
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UTC promotes Knezevic

July 11 - July 11 - UTC Overseas has appointed Mirko Knezevic to the newly created position of global chief operating officer.
Views: 1109
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New semi-sub for Coscol

July 11 - July 11 - Coscol (HK) Investment and Development Co. has signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. for the construction of a new 90,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel.
Views: 1288
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Total chooses GAC

July 8 - July 8 - Total E&P has appointed GAC South Africa to provide shipping and logistics support for its drilling project off the coast of South Africa, which began in June.
Views: 1287
Nicaragua Canal route unveiled thumbnail image

Nicaragua Canal route unveiled

July 8 - July 8 - The Nicaraguan government and the company behind plans to build the proposed canal to link the Pacific and Atlantic, Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND) Investment Co., have settled on a route.
Views: 1082
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ThyssenKrupp steels the show

July 7 - July 7 - ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe has begun the modernisation of its Duisburg-Bruckhausen steel plant.
Views: 1119
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KVH acquires Videotel

July 4 - July 4 - KVH Industries has acquired Videotel, a market leader in the provision of maritime training services via video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT) and interactive distance learning courses.
Views: 796
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Damco appoints Knudsen

July 4 - July 4 - Global freight forwarder and logistics provider Damco has appointed Thomas Knudsen as regional head of its Asia business.
Views: 1217
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Outlook for air cargo stabilises

July 4 - July 4 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo growth accelerated in May, with 4.7 percent growth compared to a year ago.
Views: 1590
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Bahri-Vela merger approved

July 4 - July 4 - General cargo carrier National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has obtained the approval of its extraordinary general assembly to merge with the fleet and operations of Vela International Marine Limited.
Views: 1295
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Terex gives boom a boost

July 3 - July 3 - Terex has officially unveiled its new Boom Booster kit for its CC 8800-1 crawler crane, which increases the crane's lifting capacity by up to 90 percent.
Views: 1183
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Drewry: cost reductions are priority

July 3 - July 3 - As box carriers battle with the pressure of falling rates, Drewry Maritime Research's Q2 2014 Container Forecaster highlights that there is a widening gap between the positive financials of the few carriers focused on cutting costs and the rest o
Views: 1426
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North American first for Hamburg

July 3 - July 3 - Canada's Port of Halifax has joined the Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) organisation as its first member from North America.
Views: 1272
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Perfect foil for GAC Pindar

July 3 - July 3 - Marine and sport leisure logistics company GAC Pindar has been appointed the official logistics provider for the new Foiling Week event, which takes place ion Lake Garda, Italy from July 4-10.
Views: 1075
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NCSG gets new investor

July 2 - July 2 - NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation has signed an agreement that will allow Northwest Capital Appreciation (NCA) and TriWest Capital Partners (TriWest) to purchase a majority interest in the company.
Views: 993
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New officers at JAXPORT

July 1 - July 1 - The JAXPORT board of directors has elected a new chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary, all of whom will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Views: 803

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