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Business News from September 2015

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Allelys makes maiden girder move

September 30 - September 30 - WWL ALS UK Int'l appointed the Allelys Group to transport a 300-tonne cable reel over 77 km by road from its production factory in Worksop to the UK port of Goole, using its 500-tonne capacity Goldhofer girder bridge for the first time.
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Intermarine makes the Call

September 30 - September 30 - Intermarine has promoted Chad Call to director of corporate finance.
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Combi Lift makes Big Blue partner

September 30 - September 30 - Germany based heavy lift and project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has appointed Big Blue Shipping Line Shanghai as its commercial agent and representative in China and Taiwan.
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Shipmymachinery.com is now Absolute

September 30 - September 30 - Absolute Worldwide Logistics has acquired Shipmymachinery.com, the online web portal providing transportation lead generation services to the transportation industry throughout North America relating to capital equipment and machinery, as w
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Tuscor builds on UK-Oman trade

September 29 - September 29 - Tuscor Lloyds has transported 11 heavy machine pump components from the UK Port of Tyne to Sohar Port in Oman.
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KOG founders hand over reins

September 29 - September 29 - Following its acquisition by the Rhenus Group and subsequent corporate transition, KOG Worldwide founders Rolf Gubler and Jürgen Osmers will be replaced by Carsten Schröter and Tobias König, both of whom join KOG from Rhenus Project Logisti
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Philadelphia boss to retire

September 29 - September 29 - James McDermott Jr. will retire from his position as executive director of Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) on April 15, 2016.
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WCTS to cover 'disruptive' changes

September 28 - September 28 - Mammoet ceo Jan Kleijn will use his keynote address at the upcoming World Crane & Transport Summit (WCTS) to ask if the industry is fully prepared for potentially "disruptive" changes in technology and business environments.
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Shipping confidence hits 2015 high

September 28 - September 28 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose in the three months ended August 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey by international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
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Gefco buys out IJS

September 28 - September 28 - Gefco has signed an agreement with the private equity fund Nimbus to acquire Dutch logistics company IJS Global.
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Miura joins Freeport

September 24 - September 24 - Port Freeport has welcomed Jason Miura as its new director of business and economic development.
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Sennebogen expands Straubing hub

September 23 - September 23 - Sennebogen is extending its production and warehouse area at its site in the German port of Straubing by around 35,000 sq m.
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Geodis adds projects duo

September 23 - September 23 - Geodis Freight Forwarding has appointed Michael Doerpinghaus as director of industrial projects, Southeast Asia Pacific (SEAP) and Igor Muñiz as director of industrial projects, Europe.
Views: 633
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Allseas asks Churchill

September 23 - September 23 - Allseas Global Logistics has appointed Terry Churchill as its new general manager, based in the UK.
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Huybrechts takes Rickmers reins

September 22 - September 22 - Wouter Huybrechts has been appointed new president and ceo of Rickmers-Linie (America).
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StreamLines appoints Scandi agent

September 22 - September 22 - Curaçao based specialist cargo carrier StreamLines has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics as its agent in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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MacGregor names Chinese VP

September 22 - September 22 - Equipment manufacturer MacGregor - a part of the Cargotec Corporation - has appointed Zhengyu Li (Frank) as vice president, head of China.
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Swire shuffles managerial pack

September 22 - September 22 - Ron Mathison has been appointed managing director of Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) in Singapore, effective September 21, 2015. He was also named as a director of John Swire & Sons (S.E. Asia), with effect from August 1, 2015.
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Bonnesen up at Intermarine

September 22 - September 22 - Effective immediately, Intermarine has named Lars Bonnesen as chartering director, Europe.
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ABP names Humber head

September 22 - September 22 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Simon Bird as the UK port operator's new director, Humber.
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AAL opens at Vancouver

September 21 - September 21 - AAL has continued its global expansion strategy by opening a new office in Canada, at the recently launched Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC).
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Jan De Nul buys jack-up

September 17 - September 17 - Jan De Nul Group has acquired the offshore jack-up heavy lift crane vessel, Vidar, from Hochtief.
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Meriaura adds ship and staff

September 17 - September 17 - Finnish shipping company Meriaura has added the 4,500 dwt general cargo vessel Steenbank to its fleet.
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First of ZPMC-Red Box module carriers leaves drydock

September 17 - September 17 - Audax, the first of the two PC-3/ARC7 Ice Class module carriers that were ordered by ZPMC-Red Box Energy Services from Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) last year has been floated out from its drydock.
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UTC calls for reinstatement of Ex-Im Bank

September 16 - September 16 - UTC Overseas has called on industry colleagues and US exporters to push for Congressional re-authorisation of the nation's Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which expired on July 1, 2015.
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Growth spurt at ABC

September 16 - September 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported approximately 300,000 tonnes of cargo during the first eight months of 2015 - a 17 percent year-on-year rise.
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Everett backs AAPA campaign

September 15 - September 15 - The Port of Everett has expressed its support for the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) call for U.S. Congress to support critical freight mobility provisions in a major transportation bill that will be deliberated this autum
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SCPA inks five-year plan

September 15 - September 15 - The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has pledged to sustain above-market container volume growth, achieve the deepest harbour on the East Coast, invest in infrastructure and expand its cargo base as part of its five-year initiatives.
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Sturm in at Samson

September 15 - September 15 - Andrea Sturm has been appointed to replace Tony Bon as president and ceo of Samson when he retires on January 1, 2016.
Views: 497
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Maersk Line signs with MeteoGroup

September 15 - September 15 - MeteoGroup, the weather forecasting business, has in partnership with ABB agreed on a contract with Maersk Line to equip 140 container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping.
Views: 434
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Broekman inaugurates heavy lift centre

September 14 - September 14 - The Offshore & Heavy Lift Centre at the Broekman breakbulk terminal on the Waalhaven in Rotterdam became operational today, September 14, 2015.
Views: 1307
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Thiele joins Cargolux

September 14 - September 14 - Cargolux Airlines International has appointed Christian Thiele as its country manager in Germany. He succeeds Tony McNichol in the role.
Views: 501
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Vanguard in Namibian jack-up

September 11 - September 11 - Johannesburg headquartered heavy lift specialist Vanguard used its heavy lift strand jacking system to install a conveyor gantry 30 m above ground level, in Namibia.
Views: 856
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LoadLine names three

September 9 - September 9 - LoadLine has appointed three new members of staff to its team, including Mohamed Joudane as its new airfreight manager.
Views: 860
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Noble named at Ceva

September 8 - September 8 - Clayton Noble has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics' Australia and New Zealand operations.
Views: 767
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Nurminen in staff rejig

September 7 - September 7 - Olli Pohjanvirta, who recently stepped down as president and ceo of Nurminen Logistics, has been elected as chairman of the Finnish company's board of directors.
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Pipe dream for FLS-KAA

September 7 - September 7 - FLS-KAA has arranged the shipment of 440 sections of cement pipe, each weighing 3 tonnes, from Antwerp to Al Ain in the UAE.
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Energy glut could postpone LNG developments

September 7 - September 7 - A global oversupply of LNG, in addition to a spate of new LNG projects due for final investment decision (FID) in 2015/16, could depress the market for LNG in Asia until 2025, says analyst Wood Mackenzie.
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Zeaborn appoints two

September 4 - September 4 - Effective December 2015, Zeaborn has appointed Nicki Schumacher as chartering director and Matthias Kremser as senior chartering manger to help expand the company's commercial ship management team.
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Looking up at Lloyd Fonds

September 4 - September 4 - Lloyd Fonds generated EUR700,000 (USD779,000) in consolidated net profit for the first half of 2015, with sales up 20 percent compared with the first half of 2014.
Views: 523
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Aqua-Dragon in OKI delivery

September 4 - September 4 - Chinese forwarder Aqua-Dragon Logistic (ADL) has transported around 18,000 cu m of cargo from Shanghai to Palembang, Indonesia, on behalf of PT. Asia Paper and Pulp (APP).
Views: 752
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Pakistan strike ends pending tax review

September 4 - September 4 - Industrial action across Pakistan's logistics sector has ended with immediate effect, after logistics industry associations and the government reached an accord over tax legislation.
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'Unjust' tax halts Pakistani freight

September 3 - September 3 - Pakistan's seaports, airports and bonded container freight stations closed on September 2 as a result of strike action by members of the Pakistan Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) and the Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan (ACAAP)
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Svensson to shoot off 23rd BUSINESSrun

September 3 - September 3 - Flensborg and Associates, the Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced that Peter Svensson, senior vice president and head of Clipper Americas will fire the starting pistol at the 23rd Breakbulk BUSINESSrun in Houston.
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High Wind picks up speed

September 3 - September 3 - High Wind has appointed Ole Jacob Wang Nielsen to serve as the company's head of business development, and continue the commercialisation of its new product, Boom Lock.
Views: 483
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BIFA sets conference date

September 2 - September 2 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is organising a one day conference on November 26, 2015 to address two of the most pressing issues facing its members and international trade in general.
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Rotterdam opens heavy lift hub

September 2 - September 2 - The Offshore & Heavy Lift Centre at the Broekman breakbulk terminal in the Port of Rotterdam has been officially opened.
Views: 1313
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C.H. Robinson names Europe head

September 2 - September 2 - C.H. Robinson Worldwide has appointed Jeroen Eijsink as president of C.H. Robinson Europe.
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