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Business News from December 2015

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Bergeron up at New Orleans

December 29 - December 29 - The board of commissioners at the Port of New Orleans has elected William T. Bergeron to succeed Scott H. Cooper as chairman.
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Mammoet turns on gas in Algeria

December 22 - December 22 - Mammoet has transported a 400-tonne Siemens gas turbine generator from Algiers port to the Cap Djinet power plant project site in Algeria.
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ETS doubles up

December 21 - December 21 - Marine survey agency ETS was appointed to complete a marine warranty survey for a project cargo loading operation in Japan and discharge in Saudi Arabia.
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Breakbulk shipping improvement 'some way off'

December 21 - December 21 - According to global shipping consultancy Drewry, although demand growth is expected to recover next year after a very poor 2015, and supply growth is likely to be minimal, competition from other sectors will maintain pressure on the breakbul
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New projects network launched

December 18 - December 18 - A new project freight forwarder network - Project Freight Net (PFN) - has been launched.
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SAL: 'Toughen up' in 2016

December 18 - December 18 - Hamburg headquartered shipping line, SAL Heavy Lift, said 2015 turned out to be a tough year. Despite completing a raft of technical projects, the tumbling oil price led to a steep downturn in the global offshore industry.
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Cargolux begins pilot recruitment

December 18 - December 18 - Following the adoption of a new collective work agreement (CWA), Cargolux Airlines has begun the hiring and training process for 100 new pilots in Luxembourg.
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Mammoet gets big fleet boost

December 18 - December 18 - Mammoet USA has invested in a 1,600-tonne capacity Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane to tackle several upcoming projects on the Gulf Coast.
Views: 724
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Aqualis finance chief moves on

December 17 - December 17 - Christian Opsahl has resigned as chief financial officer of energy consultancy firm Aqualis to pursue interests outside the company.
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JSL pipes up in Qatar

December 16 - December 16 - Recently appointed member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Qatar, JSL Global, has coordinated the shipment of oil and gas pipes from China to Doha.
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Peel Ports in at Great Yarmouth

December 16 - December 16 - Peel Ports Group has completed the acquisition of Great Yarmouth Port Company Limited (GYPC) from International Port Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
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ICS welcomes Paris agreement

December 14 - December 14 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing the global shipping industry, has welcomed the Paris climate change agreement, which was adopted unanimously on December 12 by 195 nations.
Views: 837
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Tote names Noone

December 14 - December 14 - Tote Maritime Alaska has appointed Michael Noone to replace John Parrott as the company's president, with effect from January 1, 2016.
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Braemar SA names Constable

December 11 - December 11 - Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Kevin Constable as its marine manager (Europe), ports and harbours.
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Chinese tie-up approved

December 11 - December 11 - A statement on China's State Council website suggests that the merger between China Ocean Shipping Group (Cosco) and China Shipping Group (CSCL) has been approved.
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Fitch cuts outlook for shipping

December 11 - December 11 - Credit ratings and research oufit, Fitch Ratings has revised its global shipping sector outlook for 2016 to negative from stable in 2015.
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UTC hails Ex-Im bank renewal

December 11 - December 11 - UTC Overseas has expressed its thanks to industry colleagues, supporters and associates for their combined efforts in winning Congressional reauthorisation of the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im).
Views: 675
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Permit harmoniser to leave AASHTO

December 11 - December 11 - Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has reported that Chris Smith, senior programme manager for freight at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has accepted a new position as director
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Cargolux CWA deal takes step backwards

December 10 - December 10 - Collective work agreement (CWA) talks between Cargolux management and the unions were cut short after LCGB backtracked on the principle agreement reached on December 1.
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Seajacks ship set for operation

December 10 - December 10 - Seajacks International, the offshore installation and maintenance contractor, has announced that its fifth self-propelled jack-up vessel, Seajacks Scylla, is set to enter service.
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March up at WCA

December 10 - December 10 - Dan March has been appointed ceo of the WCA network of independent logistics companies.
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US approves highway bill and EXIM Bank

December 9 - December 9 - After lengthy debate, the US Senate approved a five-year USD305 billion highway bill and revived the charter of the US Export-Import Bank.
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John Good reshuffles board

December 9 - December 9 - Effective January 1, 2016, Alan Platt will replace John Rutherford as chairman of UK based John Good Shipping, while Seamus Jennings will become managing director of the company.
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Imperial makes Speedway buy

December 9 - December 9 - Imperial Crane Services has acquired Speedway Crane, which it says will help accelerate its expansion into the Joliet region of Illinois, USA.
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TII Group enters India

December 8 - December 8 - Germany's TII Group has entered the Indian market after acquiring domestic trailer manufacturer Tratec and establishing an Indian subsidiary - TII India PvT. Ltd.
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AV Dawson picks Nettle

December 8 - December 8 - UK headquartered forwarder AV Dawson has appointed Charlie Nettle as its head of marketing and business development.
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Adams joins ALE

December 8 - December 8 - ALE has appointed Darren Adams as the new director for its UK business.
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Two more for Hansa Heavy Lift

December 7 - December 7 - Hansa Heavy Lift is continuing its global expansion programme with new offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), together with the appointment of a new commercial agent in Colombia.
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Chapman Freeborn opens in Katowice

December 3 - December 3- Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has established a new office in Katowice, Poland, to meet increasing demand for its services.
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Carisbrooke doubles up

December 3 - December 3 - Carisbrooke Shipping has appointed Heiko Hinrichs, formerly of Ocean 5, and Joschka Boeddeling, most recently of Jumbo Shipping, to its chartering desk.
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Lufthansa and ANA expand agreement

December 2 - December 2 - One year after its original launch, Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways Cargo (ANA) are expanding their network joint venture between Europe and Japan by adding Fukuoka and Sapporo as destinations.
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Metro Ports seeks US Gulf growth

December 1 - December 1 - Brent Mahana has been named Metro Ports vice president - business development, with a special emphasis on growth in the US Gulf region.
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