Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Business News from December 2014

Antwerp looks forward to record year thumbnail image

Antwerp looks forward to record year

December 30 - December 30 - The port of Antwerp is expected to handle a total of 198.8 million tonnes of freight by the end of 2014 - a year-on-year increase of 4.2 percent and a new record for the Belgian gateway.
Views: 1155
Containership scrapping is below forecast thumbnail image

Containership scrapping is below forecast

December 30 - December 30 - According to shipping research company, Alphaliner, containership scrapping will barely reach 400,000 teu in 2014, substantially short from the 500,000 teu forecast at the beginning of the year.
Views: 1145
Give us a break, says Archard thumbnail image

Give us a break, says Archard

December 30 - December 30 - "Owners are due a break - but I don't think it will come in 2015," says Justin Archard managing director, Asia Pacific & Oceania at SAL Heavy Lift Singapore Pte Ltd.
Views: 1191
Emirates SkyCargo names senior VP thumbnail image

Emirates SkyCargo names senior VP

December 29 - December 29 - Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Henrik Ambak to the position of senior vice president, cargo operations worldwide.
Views: 973
Breakbulk Exhibitions sold thumbnail image

Breakbulk Exhibitions sold

December 24 - December 24 - AXIO Data Group (AXIO) has sold Breakbulk Exhibitions to ITE Group plc (ITE), the leading exhibitions group, for a maximum consideration of USD42 million.
Views: 978
Gefco enters Algerian market thumbnail image

Gefco enters Algerian market

December 23 - December 23 - Gefco has expanded its North African network by setting up a subsidiary in Algeria.
Views: 998
AAPA urges federal intervention in West Coast negotiations thumbnail image

AAPA urges federal intervention in West Coast negotiations

December 23 - December 23 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has urged President Obama to assign federal mediators to help resolve ongoing contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime A
Views: 680
WSS appoints Lau thumbnail image

WSS appoints Lau

December 19 - December 19 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Adrian Lau as regional human resources and organisation development director for Asia Pacific.
Views: 844
Congress strengthens support for Jones Act thumbnail image

Congress strengthens support for Jones Act

December 18 - December 18 - The United States Congress has enacted the strongest statement of support for the Jones Act and the American domestic maritime industry since the Merchant Maritime Act of 1936.
Views: 601
Collett in speedy car relocation thumbnail image

Collett in speedy car relocation

December 17 - December 17 - Collett Transport has relocated what is claimed to be the world's fastest car, Thrust SSC, and its predecessor, Thrust 2, whilst a redevelopment project is taking place at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK.
Views: 1088
Boskalis and Kotug merge towing activities thumbnail image

Boskalis and Kotug merge towing activities

December 17 - December 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and Kotug International have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge their European harbour towage operations.
Views: 825
Enerpac appoints Silveri thumbnail image

Enerpac appoints Silveri

December 16 - December 16 - Enerpac, a division of Actuant Corp, has appointed Rob Silveri as its new Australia and New Zealand integrated solutions manager.
Views: 1000
New African expert at ISS thumbnail image

New African expert at ISS

December 16 - December 16 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Peter Nielsen as vice president, Africa.
Views: 974
Milwaukee sees record year for steel thumbnail image

Milwaukee sees record year for steel

December 16 - December 16 - Workers at the Port of Milwaukee are busy unloading the final shipment of steel for 2014, culminating in one of the gateway's busiest seasons for steel in recent decades.
Views: 788
RINA snaps up Hayes Stuart stake thumbnail image

RINA snaps up Hayes Stuart stake

December 15 - December 15 - Italy's growing engineering, testing, marine services and ship classification group RINA has acquired a majority stake in Montreal-based marine survey company Hayes Stuart.
Views: 938
CTU Code takes leap forward, says FIATA thumbnail image

CTU Code takes leap forward, says FIATA

December 12 - December 12 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has welcomed steps taken by international trade associations to bring about the full adoption of the CTU Code.
Views: 649
DYT supports shark studies thumbnail image

DYT supports shark studies

December 12 - December 12 - DYT Yacht Transport's semi-submersible vessel Yacht Express has shipped the 126 ft (38.4 m) research vessel Ocearch from Port Everglades to Brisbane in Australia.
Views: 894
Final nail for Manston Airport? thumbnail image

Final nail for Manston Airport?

December 12 - December 12 - Manston Airport on the south coast of the UK looks set to close for good after Thanet district councilors voted against pursuing a compulsory purchase order for the gateway.
Views: 880
Pacific Basin sells towage business thumbnail image

Pacific Basin sells towage business

December 12 - December 12 - Pacific Basin Shipping has sold PB Towage Australia to Smit Lamnalco, a 50-percent owned associate of Royal Boskalis Westminster.
Views: 892
All over for Polet? thumbnail image

All over for Polet?

December 11 - December 11 - It appears that Polet Airlines has suspended its passenger and cargo operations, following an ongoing case involving Moscow Arbitration Court.
Views: 989
ISS appoints Schollaert thumbnail image

ISS appoints Schollaert

December 11 - December 11 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has added to its senior management team with the appointment of Steve Schollaert as executive vice president for North America.
Views: 847
Logistics sector looks set for more M&As thumbnail image

Logistics sector looks set for more M&As

December 10 - December 10 - Transport Intelligence has said that the talks between DSV and UTi Worldwide which were revealed in the media last week show that there is an undiminished appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the global logistics industry.
Views: 1516
ABP again challenges ABLE project thumbnail image

ABP again challenges ABLE project

December 9 - December 9 - Associated British Ports (ABP) is once again challenging the development of the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on the south bank of the Humber River.
Views: 681
2015 - a year of shelved oil projects? thumbnail image

2015 - a year of shelved oil projects?

December 9 - December 9 - The dramatic fall in the price of oil is causing major doubts about the viability of many oil and gas projects, says Rystad Energy.
Views: 951
Cargolux agrees Swissport tie up thumbnail image

Cargolux agrees Swissport tie up

December 8 - December 8 - Cargolux Airlines International has appointed Swissport International as its preferred ground services provider at selected stations worldwide.
Views: 838
Barge Master gets additional shareholder thumbnail image

Barge Master gets additional shareholder

December 8 - December 8 - Parcom Capital has become the majority shareholder and investor in Barge Master Holding bv, the company that is active in the field of motion compensation technology for the maritime and offshore industry.
Views: 806
Everett plans to strengthen wharf thumbnail image

Everett plans to strengthen wharf

December 5 - December 5 - Starting this month, IMCO General Construction will begin work on a USD2.55 million upgrade at the Port of Everett's South Terminal, strengthening the wharf in order to support heavier ro-ro cargo operations.
Views: 963
Lerwick strengthens management team thumbnail image

Lerwick strengthens management team

December 4 - December 4 - The board of Lerwick Port Authority is strengthening its senior management team in light of the continuing activity and development at the Scottish harbour.
Views: 603
Bremen seeks offshore terminal operator thumbnail image

Bremen seeks offshore terminal operator

December 4 - December 4 - The Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a Europe-wide tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB).
Views: 1207
UTi and DSV respond to acquisition rumours thumbnail image

UTi and DSV respond to acquisition rumours

December 4 - December 4 - DSV and UTi Worldwide have responded to a Bloomberg article published yesterday, which reported that the two companies have been evaluating the possibility of entering into an agreement concerning DSV's acquisition of UTi.
Views: 635
Broekman Group divests thumbnail image

Broekman Group divests

December 3 - December 3 - After 30 years, the Broekman Group is saying farewell to both its Car Terminal and the Broekman Automotive Division, which have both been acquired by C.RO Ports.
Views: 1360
Krandienst Schulz makes crawler debut thumbnail image

Krandienst Schulz makes crawler debut

December 2 - December 2 - Hamburg-based Krandienst Schulz has invested in its first crawler crane: a Liebherr LR 1600/2 equipped with the new SL13 boom system.
Views: 1069
John Good welcomes ro-ro partnership thumbnail image

John Good welcomes ro-ro partnership

December 1 - December 1 - John Good Shipping has formed a new partnership with Swedish Orient Line (SOL) following its appointment as UK liner agent for SOL's new ro-ro service between Finland and Tilbury.
Views: 888
Cargolux ups Vietnamese offering thumbnail image

Cargolux ups Vietnamese offering

December 1 - December 1 - Cargolux is expanding its cargo services to Vietnam with the introduction of a second weekly flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and a fourth frequency to Hanoi.
Views: 884

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.