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Business News from October 2014

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Growth strategy at Port of Sheerness

October 31 - October 31 - Peel Ports has announced a 20-year strategy for growth at the Port of Sheerness as part of a Master Plan which details options for expansion on the port estate.
Views: 938
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New German head at Mammoet

October 31 - October 31 - Mammoet Germany has appointed Jens Krawczynski as managing director, effective November 1.
Views: 1079
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Infrastructure vital for SOHAR's success

October 31 - October 31 - SOHAR executive commercial manager Edwin Lammers has emphasised the importance of pressing forward with national infrastructure projects that will allow the port to offer better connectivity across the GCC region.
Views: 1280
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Rotterdam on a high

October 30 - October 30 - The Port of Rotterdam has seen a surge in ro-ro and general cargo throughput during 2014.
Views: 979
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Chin up at WSS

October 30 - October 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Jason Chin as ships agency service manager, Singapore.
Views: 1205
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Kelly joins CFNR

October 28 - October 28 - Peter Kelly has been appointed to head up CFNR Dordrecht, succeeding Cees van Putten who has been with the company for ten years.
Views: 806
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Malaysia eyes ABP stake

October 28 - October 28 - GS Infrastructure Partners and Infracapital Partners have commenced a process that could lead to the sale of their 33.3 percent stake in the UK's largest port operator - Associated British Ports (ABP).
Views: 1001
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Able gets energy park go-ahead

October 27 - October 27 - Despite petitions made by Associated British Ports (ABP) against the development, a Joint Parliamentary Committee has cleared the way for the multi-million pound Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on the south bank of the Humber.
Views: 931
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Euroports appoints Standaert

October 27 - October 27 - Euroports Benelux and France has appointed Rik Standaert as its new commercial director.
Views: 1438
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UTi expands team

October 27 - October 27 - UTi Worldwide has appointed Hessel Verhage as president, freight forwarding for the Americas, and Keith Pienaar as president, contract logistics and distribution.
Views: 1052
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Vessel operating costs set to rise

October 27 - October 27 - According to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens, vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 2.9 percent in both 2014 and 2015.
Views: 1417
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Antwerp on course for record year

October 24 - October 24 - The Port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of 148,344,168 tonnes during the first nine months of this year, which is 3.7 percent more than the same period of 2013.
Views: 1047
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Shippers call for clarification on sulphur

October 24 - October 24 - The Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) is calling for more information regarding the impact of low sulphur fuel, ahead of the implementation of the emission control areas (ECAs) from January 1, 2015.
Views: 1147
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CP ends merger talks with CSX

October 22 - October 22 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has confirmed that exploratory talks held with CSX Corp about a possible merger have been terminated.
Views: 1037
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Clearlake acquires AmQuip

October 21 - October 21 - Clearlake Capital Group has completed its acquisition of crane rental and lifting solutions provider AmQuip.
Views: 1120
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Cutting-edge counterweight concept

October 21 - October 21 - Liebherr has developed an innovative concept for erecting its 600-tonne capacity LR 1600/2 crawler cranes with long wind power boom systems.
Views: 1306
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Indiana's wind recovery

October 21 - October 21 - The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has handled its first shipment of windmill blades and towers for more than three years, as cargo traffic picked up on the Great Lakes.
Views: 1128
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Slingmax appoints D'Elia

October 21 - October 21 - Slingmax Rigging Solutions has appointed Gregory D'Elia as its new engineering manager.
Views: 756
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Panalpina maintains stability

October 21 - October 21 - "We have managed to keep up profitability in the first nine months of the year," says Panalpina ceo Peter Ulber.
Views: 1121
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A foxy dozen down Rio way

October 20 - October 20 - Fox Cargo do Brasil has project managed the transportation of 12 new electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Zhangzhou, China to the Libra Terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Views: 1723
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ABC adds AirLink

October 17 - October 17 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has appointed AirLink Cargo as its general sales agent in the Pacific northwest region of the United States.
Views: 1337
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Hamilton adds warehouse

October 17 - October 17 - Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has added a warehousing asset to its portfolio of logistics-focused real estate.
Views: 1164
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GeoSea buys Hochtief assets

October 16 - October 16 - International construction group Hochtief is selling its offshore assets to marine contractor and long-term partner, GeoSea.
Views: 1235
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ABC adds sixth B747-8F

October 16 - October 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has celebrated the delivery of its sixth new Boeing 747-8 freighter.
Views: 1377
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European ports want open dialogue with EC

October 15 - October 15 - A group of ports in northwest Europe have called for an open dialogue with the European Commission about the allocation of future funding, rather than 'publishing more paper'.
Views: 1320
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Mollett in GAC move

October 15 - October 15 - Integrated shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC UK has appointed Anthony Mollett as business development manager.
Views: 984
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Hewitt joins Kalmar

October 15 - October 15 - Greg Hewitt has been appointed executive vice president for the Americas region in Kalmar, part of Cargotec.
Views: 865
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Daewon Logipia completes acquisition

October 14 - October 14 - South Korea's Daewon Logipia has completed the acquisition of logistics consulting and service company, Korea Logistics Consulting & Service.
Views: 1469
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October 14 - October 15 - Hylton Gray has been appointed to R
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RollDock appoints new chief

October 13 - October 13 - RollDock has appointed Ben van der Hoeven as the company's chief commercial officer.
Views: 755
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Lufthansa Cargo remains optimistic

October 10 - October 10 - Lufthansa Cargo says it is cautiously optimistic for the fourth quarter of 2014 and expects a seasonal upturn in demand during the Christmas period.
Views: 1283
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Jumbo executes offshore works

October 10 - October 10 - On behalf of Ithaca Energy, Jumbo successfully completed the mooring system pre-installation for the Greater Stella Area (GSA) development in the North Sea.
Views: 795
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The Friday Flyer - October 10, 2014

October 10 - At the Breakbulk Americas event in Houston, Ed Osterwald, a partner at CEG-Europe, gave a fascinating insight into why the oil and gas business is one of the largest - and most poorly understood - industries in the world.
Views: 2175
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MeteoGroup delivers for Shell

October 9 - October 9 - MeteoGroup is to provide a weather forecasting service to Shell offshore operations in the UK, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands.
Views: 1431
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Seattle and Tacoma form alliance

October 8 - October 8 - The US ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to unify the management of the two gateway's marine cargo terminals and related functions under a single Seaport Alliance.
Views: 1113
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Nicolas delivers to Capelle

October 7 - October 7 - Nicolas has sold a K25 platform trailer combination from Scheuerle-Kamag to Ales, France based transport company Capelle.
Views: 1075
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Bore to focus on ro-ro

October 7 - October 7 - Finnish shipping company Bore plans to sell six general cargo vessels, while it concentrates on strengthening its position in the ro-ro sector.
Views: 887
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New VP for A2SEA

October 6 - October 6 - A2SEA has appointed Henri Schumann as its new vice president for commercial.
Views: 788
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Lone Star joins Daseke

October 6 - October 6 - Fort Worth, Texas based Lone Star Transportation is merging with the Daseke family of open-deck and specialty carriers.
Views: 1087
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Allport in board reshuffle

October 6 - October 6 - Allport Cargo Services has appointed Charles McGurin as joint managing director, replacing Jerry Gray who is retiring in January 2015 and taking up a non-executive director position at the company.
Views: 976
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Sloman Neptun appoints Swedish agent

October 6 - October 6 - Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics as its new agent in Sweden.
Views: 1882
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Immingham ups lifting capacity

October 6 - October 6 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Immingham has expanded its crane fleet with the addition of a Terex / Gottwald HMK 170 EG mobile harbour crane.
Views: 1252
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Pan Ocean for sale

October 2 - October 2 - Having received approval from the relevant court, Korean shipowner Pan Ocean has put itself up for auction.
Views: 1270
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11th B747 for Cargolux

October 1 - October 1 - Cargolux Airlines International has added the 11th Boeing 747-8 freighter to its fleet.
Views: 931

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