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Business News from February 2015

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Another executive turns head on Thorco

February 27 - February 27 - Hot on the heels of Clipper Group ceo Kristian Morch's decision to resign from the Thorco Shipping board, Kent Hedegaard, joint chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Thorco, has stepped down from the company.
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Martin delivers to Teichmann

February 27 - February 27 - Teichmann Plant Hire has taken delivery of a custom-made RGN 55 removable gooseneck lowbed trailer with an HD 50 single-axle dolly from Martin Trailer Company.
Views: 579
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Long Beach adds two

February 26 - February 26 - The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners has appointed industry veterans Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren to newly created management positions, introduced to enhance cargo flow and service at the Port of Long Beach.
Views: 697
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McAleese on track

February 25 - February 25 - McAleese, the Australia-based specialised transport and logistics provider, has reported a AUD52.5 million (USD41.4 million) net profit after tax for the first half year ended December 31, 2014, which is a great improvement on last year's AU
Views: 977
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Nordana Sky makes a splash

February 24 - February 24 - The first in a series of six multipurpose ecobox-design vessels - Nordana Sky - has been launched by the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Leer, Germany.
Views: 914
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Manston closure was a mistake, says BACA

February 23 - February 23 - The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has expressed its opinion that Manston Airport on the south coast of the UK should not have been allowed to close.
Views: 802
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Iraq gains power with CPP and NAWAH

February 23 - February 23 - China Petroleum Pipeline (CPP) and North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH) have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue potential energy sector development projects in Iraq.
Views: 906
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South Carolina adds BBC link

February 19 - February 19 - The South Carolina Ports Authority reported a seven percent year-on-year increase in non-containerised cargoes transiting its gateways in January 2015, just as it confirmed a new BBC Chartering service connecting Charleston and Asia.
Views: 1055
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Geodis Wilson promotes Hansen

February 19 - February 19 - Geodis Wilson has appointed Matthias Hansen as its new regional vice president, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with immediate effect.
Views: 784
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Volumes up at north German ports

February 18 - February 17 - Germany's Seaports of Niedersachsen has reported that at the multiple locations and business units of the nine ports within its organisation, total volumes handled grew one percent in 2014 to 46.4 million tonnes.
Views: 870
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Toll to get posted to Japan?

February 18 - February 18 - Toll Holdings has entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed (SID) with Japan Post, under which it is proposed that Japan Post will acquire all of the Toll shares by way of a scheme of arrangement in a deal which could be worth over USD5 bill
Views: 805
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Biggest ship to date for AV Dawson

February 18 - February 18 - AV Dawson has seen the largest ship to date visit the quayside of its North Sea Supply Base in Middlesbrough, UK, following a GBP3.2 million (USD4.91 million) investment in facilities there last year.
Views: 946
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Bureau Veritas wins LNG class contracts

February 17 - February 17 - International classification society Bureau Veritas has been chosen by Seaspan Ferries to class two hybrid LNG/diesel/battery powered ro-ro cargo ferries.
Views: 690
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MoryGlobal in receivership

February 16 - February 16 - Villepinte headquartered logistics services provider, MoryGlobal, has been placed into receivership by the French authorities.
Views: 522
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Explore private equity, says Moore Stephens

February 16 - February 16 - International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the time is right for shipping to seek financial backing from the private equity sector to help fund investment in innovative products and services designed to keep the indust
Views: 720
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Geodis appoints Indian sales head

February 13 - February 13 - Geodis India has appointed Martijn Tasma as its national sales manager, with responsibility for sales and the market development of its freight forwarding and logistics business in the country.
Views: 752
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Bollor

February 13 - February 13 - Bollor
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NWSC sees volume slip

February 13 - February 13 - North-Western Shipping Company's (NWSC) cargo volumes fell by 13 percent year-on-year in 2014 to 5.6 million tonnes.
Views: 789
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Saudia Cargo adds Duggan

February 11 - February 11 - Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) has appointed Mike Duggan as its director of charter sales.
Views: 539
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UASC expands in South America

February 10 - February 10 - United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has appointed the Ultramar Group as its local liner shipping agency partner in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Views: 827
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Lloyd Fonds set to own ships

February 10 - February 10 - Lloyd Fonds, the shipping and property funds manager, seems set to realign its business as a listed shipping company.
Views: 800
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Noronha joins Shipping Australia

February 10 - February 10 - Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) has appointed Captain Melwyn Noronha as general manager technical services and industry policy.
Views: 691
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New Terneuzen lock takes step forward

February 10 - February 10 - Flemish minister Ben Weyts and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen have signed a treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders for the construction of a new lock, which aims to improve access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen.
Views: 678
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GAC oils up (despite low prices)

February 10 - February 10 - GAC UK is sharpening its focus on the oil and gas sector with the appointment of two managers to serve clients with offshore operations.
Views: 665
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Katoen Natie opts for Liebherr quartet

February 10 - February 10 - Katoen Natie has invested in three new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes - one LHM 550 and two LHM 600s - in the port of Antwerp, as well as reinforcing its operations in Radicatel, France with a new LHM 420 crane.
Views: 931
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Able breathes 'sigh of relief' at ABP step down

February 9 - February 9 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has decided to abandon its attempts to challenge the government's approval of plans for the development of the Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the Humber.
Views: 645
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School of thought for Davies Turner

February 9 - February 9 - UK-based freight forwarder Davies Turner & Co has coordinated the delivery of an entire primary school from the UK to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Views: 742
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Obama's budget to benefit Manatee

February 6 - February 6 - Port Manatee and its stakeholders look to benefit from full federal funding of a feasibility study related to the deepening of its channel and harbour area in President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget.
Views: 586
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US ports will suffer under new budget, warns AAPA

February 6 - February 6 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has expressed disappointment over President Barack Obama's 2016 fiscal budget, and warns of the potential ramifications these measures will have on US federal ports - particularly concerning
Views: 670
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PD Ports steels the deal

February 5 - February 5 - PD Ports has signed a new seven-year deal with SSI UK for the handling of steel slab through Teesport in Middlesbrough, UK.
Views: 719
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O'Regan joins Birketts

February 5 - February 5 - Terry O'Regan has been appointed legal director of the specialist shipping, logistics and international services team at UK-based law firm Birketts.
Views: 754
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Three cheers for Gruber

February 4 - February 4 - Gruber Logistics has added three new project managers to the Intertransport Gruber team in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 766
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TT Club crowns King

February 3 - February 3 - International transport, freight and logistics insurance provider TT Club has appointed Kevin King as its regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Views: 897
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The sky's the limit for Maximus Air

February 3 - February 3 - Maximus Air posted a profit increase of 20 percent year-on-year in 2014, which company chairman Homaid Al Shemmari described as an "exceptional year" for the oversized cargo specialists.
Views: 914
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ISS assists HMM in Australia

February 2 - February 2 - Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has appointed Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) to handle its Australian container liner business.
Views: 726
Chile acquisition for Logwin thumbnail image

Chile acquisition for Logwin

February 2 - February 2 - International logistics service provider Logwin has expanded its activities in South America by acquiring all the shares in Logwin Air + Ocean Chile.
Views: 863

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