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Wilhelmsen and Wallenius sign reshuffle agreement thumbnail image

Wilhelmsen and Wallenius sign reshuffle agreement

December 23 - December 23 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding and Wallenius Lines have signed an agreement leading to a new ownership structure for their jointly owned investments in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Eukor Car Carriers and American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier.
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Brunel adds Chinese rail link

December 22 - December 22 - Brunel Project Cargo says that it can now offer a rail service for containers between Yiwu, China to London, UK.
Views: 851
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M&M Bank opens doors

December 21 - December 21 - Maritime & Merchant Bank (M&M) - a Norwegian headquartered specialist bank for the shipping and offshore sector - has officially opened for business.
Views: 748
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Tampa Bay agrees new berth

December 21 - December 21 - The board of commissioners of Port Tampa Bay has agreed to award a construction contract to GLF Construction Company to build a second new cargo berth at Port Redwing (Berth 302).
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Shipping confidence hits 15-month high

December 21 - December 21 - Shipping confidence improved for the third successive quarter in the three months ending November 16, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 1114
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Steely move for Blue Water

December 20 - December 20 - Blue Water Shipping's terminal crew transported two steel structures weighing 99 tonnes and 65.5 tonnes respectively at the Port of Esbjerg.
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Genesee & Wyoming buys Pentalver

December 15 - December 15 - APM Terminals has reached an agreement to sell UK based container-related services provider Pentalver to US based railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming.
Views: 675
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DSV names divisional CCOs

December 14 - December 14 - DSV has appointed two new divisional chief commercial officers (CCOs), in addition those already appointed for Solutions and Sub Saharan Africa, giving all DSV divisions and Sub Saharan Africa their own cco.
Views: 785
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Gaylin opens in South Korea

December 13 - December 13 - Gaylin - the Singapore headquartered supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment - has opened a new facility in Busan, South Korea.
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Brownsville expects record year

December 9 - December 9 - The Port of Brownsville expects to set tonnage and revenue records for 2016, said Eduardo A. Campirano, port director and ceo.
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Appel gets a bigger bite

December 9 - December 9 - Deutsche Post AG has reappointed its chief executive officer, Frank Appel, to the Corporate Board of Management for another five years until October 2022.
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Germany aids Namibian logistics

December 9 - December 9 - The German government through its implementing agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Logistics Hub Project from the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) are partnering to implement the latter's Logistic
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Chinese shipping line rebrands

December 8 - December 8 - Heavy lift and project cargo shipping line, Cosco Shipping Company Limited (Coscol) has officially changed its name to Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co Ltd, during a ceremony attended by more than 200 people.
Views: 1042
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Get connected to build trade

December 8 - December 8 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a study identifying a quantitative link between a country's air cargo connectivity and its participation in global trade.
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Report shows consolidation impact

December 7 - December 7 - A recent report by VesselsValue gives a clear indication of the impact that container line consolidation is having on the total box ship fleet.
Views: 839
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Devereese joins UK P&I Club

December 6 - December 6 - The UK P&I Club has appointed George Devereese as loss prevention advisor in London, UK.
Views: 640
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TT Club in Russian liability warning

December 2 - December 2 - International freight and logistics insurer TT Club has warned forwarders and logistics operators offering services within Russia to consider their liabilities beyond just cargo protection.
Views: 722
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Hamilton Port names chief

December 1 - December 1 - Hamilton Port Authority's (HPA) board of directors has appointed Ian Hamilton as president and ceo of the Canadian port, with effect from January 1, 2017.
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First blade made at Green Port Hull

December 1 - December 1 - The first turbine blade has been manufactured at Siemens' new wind power factory at Green Port Hull on the UK Port of Hull's Alexandra Dock.
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Maersk to buy Hamburg Süd

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has reached an agreement to purchase German container shpping line Hamburg Süd from the Oetker Group.
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Huge investment planned for Philadelphia

November 29 - November 29 - Pennsylvania's governor Tom Wolf has announced a comprehensive capital investment programme at the Port of Philadelphia that will result in over USD300 million of investment in the port's infrastructure, warehousing and equipment through to
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HSH meets potential buyers

November 28 - November 28 - Reports on the Reuters website, suggest that German bank HSH Nordbank has been meeting with potential buyers in London ahead of its planned privatisation next year.
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Forth Ports names Booth

November 28 - November 28 - Forth Ports has appointed Gavin Booth as its new business development manager to focus on oil and gas support and decommissioning activity.
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EC green lights Hapag-Lloyd and UASC merger

November 25 - November 25 - The European Commission has approved the merger between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC - subject to certain conditions, including the latter withdrawing from the North Atlantic trade.
Views: 841
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Eye-watering loss for Nord/LB

November 25 - November 25 - German state bank Nord/LB, the country's second-largest ship financer, revealed a further decline in results on Thursday and indicated that its full-year losses would surpass an eye-watering EUR1 billion (USD1.05 billion).
Views: 849
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Misnak moves tank quartet

November 25 - November 25 - Misnak International has coordinated the relocation of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bullet tanks, weighing 450 tonnes each, at Port Reitz in Mombasa, Kenya.
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UECC's dual-fuel LNG ship named

November 24 - November 24 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) named the world's first dual-fuel LNG pure car truck carrier (PCTC), Auto Eco, at a ceremony at the Port of Zeebrugge earlier this week.
Views: 780
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Chapman adds managerial pair

November 24 - November 24 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has appointed Pierre van der Stichele to the role of group cargo operations director.
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Weinberg up at Canaveral

November 22 - November 22 - Tom Weinberg has been selected to serve as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority.
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BigMove makes Scheuerle buy

November 18 - November 18 - The BigMove network, which comprises 13 companies in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Poland, has ordered a total of 12 EuroAxle vehicles from trailer manufacturer Scheuerle.
Views: 826
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Müller joins Terex

November 17 - November 17 - Terex Cranes has appointed Jörg Müller as senior sales manager for the Middle East.
Views: 630
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Making the most of the downturn

November 16 - November 16 - GAC Group president Bengt Ekstrand noted during a recent managers' conference that the company is pushing for greater innovation and flexibility in order to cope with turbulent global markets, and has maintained a solid balance sheet despite
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GAC adds Indian manager

November 16 - November 16 - GAC Shipping (India) has appointed C Krishnakumar as general manager, logistics services for its Chennai office.
Views: 1070
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TTS predicts heavy lift challenges

November 15 - November 15 - TTS Group posted a NOK5 million (USD593,000) loss in EBITDA for the first nine months of 2016 in its multipurpose/general cargo business unit, which it attributed to customer-initiated delays in project deliveries combined with a slow market
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Changes at the top for PACC Offshore

November 15 - November 15 - Effective January 1, 2017, offshore marine services provider, PACC Offshore Services (POSH) is promoting current chief operating officer, Lee Keng Lin to the newly created role of deputy chief executive officer.
Views: 721
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Hapag-Lloyd ups profit

November 14 - November 14 - Hapag-Lloyd has closed the third quarter of 2016 with a net profit of EUR8.2 million (USD8.7 million), compared with EUR3.2 million (USD3.4 million) in the same period of 2015.
Views: 784
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Mediaco acquires SMMI Levage

November 14 - November 14 - In France, the Mediaco group, which specialises in crane rental and specialised transport engineering services has bought SMMI Levag.
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GAC wins SHL contract

November 14 - November 14 - GAC UK has been appointed by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide shipping services support for the construction and installation of 84 new turbines as part of a major wind farm expansion project in the UK, which will increase generating ca
Views: 1283
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Revenues up for Tiong Woon

November 11 - November 11 - Tiong Woon Corporation achieved revenue of SGD34.4 million (USD24.35 million) in first quarter of its 2016-2017 financial year ending September 30, an increase of SGD1.3 million (USD0.92 million) or 4 percent for the same period of 2015.
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Tampa names Kass

November 11 - November 11 - Florida's Port Tampa Bay has appointed Sal Kass as vice president of operations, with effect from January 1, 2017.
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Revenues decline at Rickmers

November 11 - November 11 - Rickmers Group generated consolidated revenues of EUR373.6 million (USD406.1 million) in the first nine months of 2016 - a 15 percent decline compared with the same period of 2015.
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Results down for Wilhelmsen

November 11 - November 11 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding (WWH) has reported a decrease in total income and operating profit compared with the previous quarter. During the quarter, the group made significant steps towards restructuring its shipping, logistics and maritime s
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No change for Boskalis outlook

November 11 - November 11 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) closed its third quarter of 2016 in line with expectations.
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Proctor up at OMA

November 11 - November 11 - OMA Group has appointed Neale Proctor as sales and commercial director, with immediate effect.
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Agility grows in 'challenging' market

November 10 - November 10 - Agility has posted a net profit of KWD15.17 million (USD49.9 million) for the third quarter of 2016, representing an 11 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2015.
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Sun shines for GLA

November 10 - November 10 - South Africa based Global Logistics Alliance (GLA) has signed two important contracts to handle the transport of cargo for solar farms that are being built in the country - Kathu Solar Park and Ilanga CSP 1.
Views: 891
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Investment floods into Antwerp

November 9 - November 9 - Massive investments in the Port of Antwerp will be welcome news to providers of heavy lift capacity, specialised transport engineering and project forwarding services, with various heavy and oversize cargoes being required for parts of the co
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Warriors see Fairplay

November 9 - November 9 - Denmark's Fairplay Shipping has completed the return of an important exhibition of China's first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Warriors to China.
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Appointments round up

November 9 - November 9 - CSX, has promoted Michael Rutherford to vice president, industrial products, to lead all sales and marketing activities for the US railroad company's recently-expanded industrial products portfolio, which includes housing and construction mat
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DPDHL hails successful Q3

November 9 - November 9 - Deutsche Post DHL Group has reported a significantly increased profit for the third quarter, "despite a weak economic tailwind" according to ceo Frank Appel.
Views: 725
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Columbia and Marlow explore merger

November 8 - November 8 - Columbia Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation have confirmed that they are discussing a potential merger or collaboration to extend their cooperation in the maritime training sector.
Views: 756
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Four into two for SRT

November 7 - November 7 - SRT Transportation Solutions has executed several interesting projects in the last few months, including two steam generators being relocated across the USA.
Views: 630
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Abis ships go under hammer

November 4 - November 4 - Sources close to the situation have told HLPFI that ships within Abis Shipping's fleet of multipurpose vessels are going under the hammer, after the bank pulled its financial support for the ships.
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Modulift names Mexican rep

November 3 - November 3 - Modulift has appointed below-the-hook equipment provider Cargo Lift as its first distributor in Mexico.
Views: 558
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DSV freight volumes grow

November 2 - November 2 - DSV's Air & Sea division has posted a 51 percent year-on-year increase in sea freight volumes for the first nine months of 2016, along with an 84 percent increase in airfreight volumes, when compared with the same period last year.
Views: 692
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Singapore to invest in offshore future

November 2 - November 2 - Singapore's minister of trade and industry, S. Iswaran, has stated that the government is studying the need for measures in the marine and offshore engineering sectors.
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Terex suffers in challenging market

November 2 - November 2 - Terex Corporation posted income from continuing operations of USD33.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared with USD30.3 million in the same period of 2015.
Views: 856
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ABC heads to Heathrow

November 2 - November 2 - London's Heathrow Airport has welcomed AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) as its second dedicated cargo-only service.
Views: 888
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Ship operating costs set to rise further

November 1 - November 1 - Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 1.9 percent in 2016 and 2.5 percent in 2017, according to the latest survey by shipping consultant Moore Stephens.
Views: 780
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Japanese lines to merge box operations

October 31 - October 31 - Three of Japan's largest shipping companies have announced that they plan to merge their container shipping and overseas terminal operations as the industry struggles with overcapacity and mounting losses.
Views: 923
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United Nations sets sulphur emission rules

October 28 - The United Nations has established global regulations to limit the amount of sulphur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from January 1, 2020.
Views: 871
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Parrott flies to top at Metro Ports

October 28 - October 28 - Metro Ports has appointed David Parrott as its new director of operations for the US Gulf and East Coast.
Views: 949
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IAG Cargo adds London-New Orleans route

October 27 - October 27 - Scheduled to commence in March 2017, IAG Cargo is adding a direct route between its hub at London Heathrow airport and New Orleans International airport.
Views: 747
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Basra Gateway expansion moves forward

October 27 - October 27 - International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has officially opened the first phase of its greenfield terminal development at the Basra Gateway Terminal in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
Views: 900
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C.H. Robinson sees profits fall

October 27 - October 27 - Earlier this week, large US logistics company CH Robinson said higher haulage costs and Hanjin'sbankruptcy were partly responsible for the fall in revenues and profits it recorded for third quarter.
Views: 978
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Agility invests in Africa

October 26 - October 26 - Agility has opened a distribution park near Ghana's Tema Port - the first in a network of logistics facilities it intends to build across Africa.
Views: 962
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Panalpina posts 'stable' figures

October 25 - October 25 - In the first nine months of 2016, Panalpina recorded a slight increase in EBIT and consolidated profit, when adjusted for a second-quarter restructuring provision of CHF26 million (USD26.1 million).
Views: 848
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German shortsea shipping merger formed

October 25 - October 25 - Leer based Hartmann Group and Papenburg headquartered Schulte & Bruns have agreed to expand their cooperation in shortsea shipping activities, with both parties taking a 50 percent share in Schulte & Bruns Chartering.
Views: 690
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Crowley progresses with Puerto Rico project

October 24 - October 24 - Crowley Maritime Corporation said it is progressing with the construction of two con-ro ships, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Views: 752
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Wind work starts at Great Yarmouth

October 21 - October 21 - Construction works to enhance port infrastructure for several offshore wind projects have begun at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth in the UK.
Views: 755
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GAC shuffles American management

October 21 - October 21 - GAC North America - Logistics has appointed Paul Fardy as managing director to succeed Claus Schensema, who has been named director, general freight.
Views: 909
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Flinter loses bank support

October 21 - October 21 - Dutch multipurpose shipping company Flinter has confirmed that ING Bank will no longer provide financing for nine of its vessels, leaving the line with no other option than to file for suspension of payments.
Views: 705
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Shipping costs continue to decline

October 20 - October 20 - Accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 2.4 percent year-on-year in 2015.
Views: 853
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Strong start for SCPA

October 20 - October 20 - South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported year-on-year non-containerised cargo growth during the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year.
Views: 591
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Aqualis Offshore awarded survey contracts

October 20 - October 20 - Aqualis Offshore has been awarded contracts to provide marine warranty services to three different floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) projects in Brazil.
Views: 677
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Grieg Star joins forces with Gearbulk

October 19 - October 19 - Grieg Star and Gearbulk have confirmed that they intend to enter into a joint venture to combine the companies' resources and expertise, as well as their combined fleet of open hatch, semi open hatch and conventional bulk vessels.
Views: 600
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Mustonen named NR Rail head

October 18 - October 18 - Harri Mustonen has been appointed managing director of NR Rail - the newly created company jointly owned by Finland's Nurminen Logistics and Russia based Rustranscom.
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Wasel makes ADDrive debut

October 17 - October 17 - German heavy haulage provider Wasel has transported a 290-tonne transformer from Bad Honnef to Ibbenbüren using a 14-axle Goldhofer trailer equipped with its new heavy-duty drive unit, the ADDrive.
Views: 1132
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Bannerman up at Cargolux

October 17 - October 17 - Cargolux has appointed Christoph Michael Bannerman as it new vice president, corporate development and strategy.
Views: 873
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Nine Boeing 767 conversions for Atlas Air

October 13 - October 13 - Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have announced an order to convert nine 767 passenger aircraft into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Four of the orders were previously announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attr
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Moody's warns on German lenders

October 13 - October 13 - In a report issued this week, Moody's Investors Service said that German ship lenders are facing increasing risks from the prolonged global shipping industry crisis, with their exposure to the industry remaining significantly higher than that
Views: 693
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ARC gets patriotic

October 13 - October 13 - American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) has christened its US-flag ro-ro vessel, Patriot.
Views: 785
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Blue Water names IT head

October 12 - October 12 - Blue Water Shipping has appointed Peter Matthiesen as its new chief information officer (cio).
Views: 697
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BOCS makes Bilbao home

October 12 - October 12 - According to Uniport Bilbao, German shipowner BOCS (Bremen Overseas Chartering and Shipping) has made Bilbao its home port for Spanish operations.
Views: 1235
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US clears Konecranes-Terex deal

October 11 - October 11 - Konecranes has received clearance from the committee on foreign investment in the USA for its pending acquisition of Terex's material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business.
Views: 936
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ACS gets new investors

October 11 - October 11 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has welcomed its first external investors after Alcuin Capital Partners purchased a minority stake in the UK air charter broker.
Views: 646
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Port NOLA strengthens Cuban ties

October 11 - October 11 - The Port of New Orleans has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cuba, which pledges to expand trade and commerce opportunities between Louisiana and the Caribbean nation.
Views: 659
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Williams Shipping aims high

October 10 - October 10 - Williams Shipping, an expanding marine and logistics firm based in Southampton, UK, has boosted its cargo handling capabilities with the investment in a powerful reach stacker and the development of a new one-acre cargo handling yard for its
Views: 895
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TPI Megaline loads Octopus

October 10 - October 10 - Korean heavy lift shipping company TPI Megaline has selected ABB's predictive Octopus marine software to ensure safe and efficient operations on one of its vessels.
Views: 1057
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ABC ups Boeing fleet

October 10 - October 10 - Volga-Dnepr Group has taken delivery of its latest Boeing 747-8 freighter, which will be employed in the fleet of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).
Views: 820
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Nielsen joins Cargolux

October 7 - October 7 - Cargolux Airlines International has appointed Chris Nielsen as its vice president, sales.
Views: 732
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Drewry releases latest multipurpose report

October 7 - October 7 - According to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report published by Drewry, "the last three months have been some of the worst the multipurpose and project carrier sector has endured in living memory".
Views: 1276
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Two up at Terex

October 6 - October 6 - Terex Cranes has appointed Frank Schröder as director of product management, all terrain cranes, and Suresh Natarajan as director of product management, rough terrain cranes.
Views: 773
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Longview claims ship-to-rail first

October 6 - October 6 - The Port of Longview claims to be the first port in the USA to have discharged wind turbine blades directly from a vessel onto rail cars.
Views: 893
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Seaonus makes New Orleans appointments

October 6 - October 6 - Seaonus has named Bill Burns as director of business development and customer service and Joseph Lala as operations manager at its New Orleans location.
Views: 486
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ABB and Fluor ink power partnership

October 4 - October 4 - ABB and Fluor have formed a global strategic partnership for the execution of large turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for electrical substations.
Views: 644
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Coalition pushes for further Ex-Im bank action

October 3 - October 3 - Despite the fact that reauthorisation of the US Export Import Bank (Ex-Im) finally passed both houses of Congress with strong majorities last year, the ability of the American credit finance agency to regain full operational efficiency remains
Views: 840
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Longview seeks Bridgeview proposals

September 30 - September 30 - On the US West Coast, the Port of Longview is seeking proposals for available industrial waterfront property on the Columbia River.
Views: 604
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New chairman at Jurong

September 30 - September 30 - Jurong Port has appointed Ng Chee Keong as its new chairman effective October 1, 2016.
Views: 802
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Cargolux adds new 747-8F

September 30 - September 30 - Cargolux Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 747-8 freighter.
Views: 680
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Drewry 'even more pessimistic'

September 30 - September 30 - Drewry analyst Susan Oatway has said that she is even more pessimistic than she was six months ago about the outlook for the heavy lift and multipurpose market over the next couple of years.
Views: 952
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Bahri looks to US expansion

September 30 - September 30 - Bahri intends to develop and expand its business in the American market, with the opening of a second US office in Houston, Texas.
Views: 1114
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New CEO for Baltic Exchange

September 29 - September 29 - The Baltic Exchange Limited (Baltic Exchange) has named Mark Jackson as its next ceo.
Views: 818
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Six shipping lines raided in South Africa

September 29 - September 29 - South Africa's Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of six cargo shipping companies operating in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces.
Views: 943
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Revenues up at Air Partner

September 29 - September 29 - Air Partner reported strong first-half 2016 results, with revenues up 2.4 percent year-on-year over 2015 to GBP112.9 million (USD146.7 million).
Views: 533
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Mårtensson appointed Stena Line CEO

September 28 - September 28 - Effective September 28, 2016 Stena Line has promoted deputy ceo Niclas Mårtensson to the role of ceo.
Views: 617
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Hanjin Shipping: sale just one option

September 28 - September 28 - Reports in the international business media suggest that the South Korean court that is overseeing Hanjin Shipping's receivership process is considering multiple means of rehabilitating the world's seventh-largest container shipping line, w
Views: 777
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Mejia on board at Dan-Gulf

September 28 - September 28 - Dan-Gulf Shipping, which is based in New Orleans, USA, has appointed Alberto Mejia as vice president in the company's liner department.
Views: 773
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Shipping confidence rises

September 27 - September 27 - According to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from Moore Stephens, shipping confidence, notably on the part of charterers and managers, improved for the second successive quarter in the three months ending August 2016.
Views: 567
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Blue Water secures third TCO contract

September 26 - September 26 - Oil exploration company Tengizchevroil (TCO) has exercised an option for two additional module carrier vessels (MCVs) for its TCO FGP project in Kazakhstan.
Views: 1139
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"K" Line considers 'drastic structural reform'

September 23 - September 23 - In its 2016 report, "K" Line has said that its heavy lift shipping business, which is conducted by SAL Heavy Lift, is "striving to improve earnings by implementing various cost-cutting measures in addition to pursuing efficient fleet alloca
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APM Terminals gets new ceo

September 23 - September 23 - Morten Engelstoft, current chief executive of A.P. Moller Shipping Services has been appointed ceo of APM Terminals, with effect from November 1, 2016.
Views: 796
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Seaforth prototype ready for action

September 22 - September 22 - Ballast Water Containers (BWC), a company set up by Glasgow based Malin Group, has recently begun trials with its Seaforth containerised ballast water treatment system (BWTS).
Views: 1116
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Reduced income for marine cargo insurers

September 22 - September 22 - The International Union of Maritime Insurers (IUMI) said that global cargo premiums fell by 9 percent between 2014 and 2015 to USD15.8 billion.
Views: 805
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Drydock sails with ZOMC

September 21 - September 21 - ZPMC-OTL Marine Contractor (ZOMC) has transported an 883 ft x 174 ft (269 m x 53 m) drydock - dubbed Ex-Machinist (AFDB-8) - from Guam in Micronesia to Shanghai, China on board its heavy transport vessel Zhen Hua 28.
Views: 1034
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Long Beach names interim ceo

September 21 - September 21 - The Long Beach board of harbour commissioners is holding a meeting today to consider the appointment of Duane Kenagy as the Port of Long Beach's interim chief executive officer, following the resignation of Jon Slangerup.
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PEMA adds officers and members

September 20 - September 20 - The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has added two new members and appointed four new officers to its committees.
Views: 880
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Cargolux confirms Zehren

September 20 - September 20 - Following the resignation of Jason Holt last month, the Cargolux board of directors has confirmed the appointment of Claude Zehren as its new executive vice president and nominated person for flight operations.
Views: 557
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NWSA posts breakbulk slide

September 20 - September 20 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) recorded a 29 percent year-on-year drop in breakbulk volumes for the period covering January - August 2016.
Views: 649
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McAleese in administration

September 19 - September 19 - Australia's McAleese Group, which operates a heavy haulage and lifting business, has entered into voluntary administration.
Views: 896
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Baldwins outsources haulage operations

September 19 - September 19 - UK crane rental company Baldwins Crane Hire has inked an agreement with North Yorkshire based Metcalfe Farms Haulage for the outsourcing of its haulage operations.
Views: 866
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GPA names McCarthy

September 19 - September 19 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has appointed Ed McCarthy as its new chief operating officer.
Views: 797
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Indiana holds 14th logistics event

September 16 - September 16 - The 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit will take place at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis from November 16-17.
Views: 776
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C.H. Robinson in APC buy

September 15 - September 15 - C.H. Robinson has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a provider of freight forwarding and Customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 967
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Maxim acquires Essex Crane crawlers

September 15 - September 15 - Maxim Crane Works has acquired Essex Crane Rental's core fleet of crawler cranes, and added five new branches to its roster.
Views: 1053
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BWM convention to come into force in 2017

September 14 - September 14 - Following Finland's decision to ratify the convention, the IMO's ballast water management (BWM) convention is set to enter into force on September 8, 2017.
Views: 751
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New Flettner Freighter design revealed

September 14 - September 14 - Following the development of a 4,500 dwt vessel last year, C-Job Naval Architects has been contracted by the Switijnk family to design an 8,000 dwt Flettner Freighter, dubbed FF8000.
Views: 851
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ITI to launch crane simulator

September 9 - September 9 - Industrial Training International (ITI) is developing a virtual reality mobile crane simulator product, which it plans to unveil at Conexpo in March 2017.
Views: 736
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New chief at Ainscough

September 9 - September 9 - Ainscough Crane Hire has appointed Janet Entwistle to succeed Robin Richardson as ceo, following his decision to step down from the company.
Views: 726
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OHL becomes Geodis

September 8 - September 8 - After being acquired by Geodis in 2015, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) has now been fully rebranded under the Geodis name.
Views: 932
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Rotterdam names logistics manager

September 7 - September 7 - Matthijs van Doorn has been appointed the Port of Rotterdam Authority's new logistics manager.
Views: 713
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LOC in offshore wind first

September 6 - September 6 - London Offshore Consultants (LOC) in South Korea has been appointed the marine warranty surveying service provider for the Tamra wind farm project off the coast of Jeju Island.
Views: 707
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Wilhelmsen and Wallenius rejig partnership

September 5 - September 5 - By the first quarter of 2017, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA and Wallenius Lines AB intend to establish a new ownership structure for their jointly owned investments and majority of ships.
Views: 824
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Zhukov joins Volga-Dnepr

September 5 - September 5 - Vasiliy Zhukov has been appointed as Volga-Dnepr Group's new global director of energy and heavy machinery.
Views: 772
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Thomas up at Hill Dickinson

September 2 - September 2 - Hill Dickinson has appointed Caroline Thomas as a new partner at its Hong King practice, effective September 5, 2016.
Views: 956
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GAC rings the changes

September 2 - September 2 - Integrated logistics, shipping and marine services provider, GAC Group, has made a swathe of managerial changes.
Views: 1092
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SBP Holdings shuffles the pack

September 2 - September 2 - SBP Holdings, including its Singer Equities and Bishop Lifting Products business units, have made a number of managerial changes.
Views: 483
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Krehbiel named Longview ceo

September 2 - September 2 - Norm Krehbiel has been elected as chief executive officer (ceo) at the Port of Longview, Washington state, USA.
Views: 697
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Mallory Alexander names admin chief

August 31 - August 31 - Robert E. Mallory has been appointed chief administrative officer of Mallory Alexander International Logistics.
Views: 860
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Rickmers releases half-year report

August 31 - August 31 - The Rickmers Group has issued its 2016 half-year report, which confirms consolidated revenues of EUR249.3 million (USD277.6 million) - a 13.9 percent decrease compared with the same period of 2015.
Views: 935
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Freja posts half-year growth

August 31 - August 31 - Freja Transport & Logistics posted year-on-year growth of 1 percent in turnover at EUR166 million (USD184 million) for the first half of 2016, with a 20 percent increase in EBIT to EUR4.2 million (USD4.6 million).
Views: 725
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Aqualis names Middle East head

August 30 - August 30 - Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has appointed Ben Lazenby as director of its Middle East operation.
Views: 743
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Karlsen up at ALE

August 30 - August 30 - ALE has appointed Paul Karlsen as commercial manager for its Scandinavia business.
Views: 796
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Combi Lift opens US hub

August 30 - August 30 - Combi Lift has established a US subsidiary - Combi Lift America - based in Houston, Texas.
Views: 1022
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Alliance and acquisition for Ritchie Bros

August 30 - August 30 - Ritchie Bros has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, and reached an agreement to acquire online marketplace IronPlanet.
Views: 337
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Rickmers cancels ship management merger

August 26 - August 26 - Rickmers Holding and E.R. Capital Holding have jointly decided not to pursue the merger of their ship management activities for the time being.
Views: 477
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Topkran ups crawler fleet

August 26 - August 26 - Moscow based crane hire company Topkran has taken delivery of its second 350-tonne capacity LR 1350/1 crawler crane.
Views: 718
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Global fleet growth expected

August 25 - August 25 - The heavy lift and multipurpose (HL/MPV) shipping sector is under extreme pressure. With desperately low commodity prices laying waste to new capital projects, and increasing competition from other shipping modes for cargoes, the HL/MPV sector
Views: 1271
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Stolberg trial nears completion?

August 24 - August 24 - Some of the German media reported that yesterday was a reasonable day in court for Niels Stolberg, the ex-head of the now defunct Beluga Group, when the presiding judges in Bremen's regional court ruled that one of three indictments against hi
Views: 696
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NORD/LB deal reduces shipping exposure

August 24 - August 24 - NORD/LB (Norddeutsche Landesbank) and KKR Credit have reached an agreement by which, subject to completion of certain conditions precedents, KKR Credit, together with a sovereign wealth fund, will acquire a portfolio of performing and non-perf
Views: 819
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Multi Marine and Conti7 strengthen alliance

August 23 - August 23 - Belgium's Conti7 shipping group and Italy's Multi Marine Services (MMS) have strengthened their short sea services partnership through a new joint operation, Conti Carwil Line, combining the respective services of Conti Med Line and Carwil Lin
Views: 796
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Refurb for Tulsa heavy lift crane



August 23 - August 23 - A total refurbishment and transplant of advanced materials handling technology into the 200-tonne capacity crane at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa will help this inland US port continue to serve its existing users cost-efficiently while introducing
Views: 1014
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JAXPORT gets heavy lift of its own

August 22 - August 22 - In the USA, JAXPORT's ongoing investment could be seen as three container cranes arrived at the port's Blount Island Marine Terminal aboard the ZPMC semi-submersible ship, Zhen Hua 14, which departed from Shanghai, China in early June. They wi
Views: 1194
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Changes at the top for Fednav

August 22 - August 22 - Effective September 10, Paul Pathy will assume responsibility as the sole chief executive officer of Fednav Limited and of Fednav International Ltd (FIL).
Views: 548
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Profits tumble at Boskalis

August 19 - August 19 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) realised a net profit of EUR147.5 million in the first half of 2016, less than half of the EUR 306.5 million it achieved in the corresponding period of 2015, with the spot market in its Offshore Energy dep
Views: 1003
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Pan Ocean back in the black

August 19 - August 19 - South Korean shipping company, Pan Ocean has reversed the loss it recorded in the first half of 2015, turning in a profit for the same period of this year.
Views: 747
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More mergers and acquisitions says Drewry

August 19 - August 19 - Poor first half results in container shipping in the first half make it more likely that more merger activity can be expected, says London's Drewry Maritime Research.
Views: 790
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All change at Dachser Air & Sea Logistics

August 18 - August 18 - Effective January 1, 2016, Jochen Müller will join the Dachser management team and will take over from Thomas Reuter as chief operations officer of the company's Air & Sea Logistics business on January 1, 2018
Views: 1226
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UK set for largest offshore wind farm

August 17 - August 17 - Companies active in providing logistics, transport and installation services for the renewable energy sector will be buoyed from the news that the UK Government has given planning consent to Dong Energy for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Views: 651
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Finnlines to delist and go private

August 17 - August 17 - Today, Finnlines Plc (Finnlines), part of the Grimaldi Group, will file a delisting application with Nasdaq Helsinki for the termination of trading in the Finnlines shares and for the delisting of the shares from the official list of that stoc
Views: 667
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Summer record for ACS

August 17 - August 17 - July saw aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, book 1,114 charter contracts, making it the company's best month on record.
Views: 663
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Crowley names strategy VP

August 16 - August 16 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted Eric Evans to vice president of strategy, a newly-created position that will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships, including mergers and acquisitions.
Views: 1036
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Veja Mate wind park on schedule

August 16 - August 16 - The Hamburg-based Buss Port Logistics has successfully completed the near-shore logistics and storage operations for the future Veja Mate offshore windpark. 

Views: 787
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BBC returns to Denmark

August 15 - August 15 - BBC Chartering has re-launched its presence in Denmark, opening a representative office in Esbjerg.
Views: 886
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Palfinger ends TTS takeover

August 15 - August 15 - The Austrian company Palfinger Marine has terminated its attempt to acquire all the shares in Norway, Bergen-based TTS Group.
Views: 776
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Maersk Group profit tumbles

August 12 - August 12 - Maersk Group recorded a profit of USD118 million in the second quarter of 2016, down from USD1.1 billion in the same period of 2015.
Views: 522
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DSV USA completes UTi merger

August 12 - August 12 - DSV Air & Sea in the USA has completed the office and IT integration of the former UTi freight forwarding division.
Views: 552
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Rickmers continues to weather market storm

August 12 - August 12 - Rickmers Group recorded consolidated revenues of EUR249.3 million (USD277.9 million) in the first half of 2016 - a 13.9 percent decrease compared with the same period of 2015.
Views: 622
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'Disappointing' start for Hapag-Lloyd

August 10 - August 10 - Subdued economic growth in many parts of the world, persistently tough competition in the liner shipping industry and further declines in freight rates have marked the first half of the 2016 business year for German shipping company Hapag-Lloy
Views: 713
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Briese and Auerbach in alliance

August 9 - August 9 - In response to the ongoing difficulties faced by shipping lines active in the multipurpose shipping sector, Briese Schiffahrts and Auerbach Schifffahrt have formed a strategic alliance and will cooperate more closely in the areas of project dev
Views: 935
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Foord up at JSA Global

August 9 - August 9 - UK based liner agency JSA Global has named John Foord as director, with immediate effect.
Views: 603
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New Zealand ports partner up

August 9 - August 9 - Ports of Auckland and Napier Ports have signed a strategic alliance, which they claim will allow them to optimise services for freight customers and achieve further scale and efficiencies in the supply chain.
Views: 691
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Thumbs up for Konecranes

August 9 - August 9 - Konecranes has received approval from the European Commission (EC) and the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) for its pending acquisition of Terex's material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business.
Views: 820
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Ups and downs for Agility

August 8 - August 8 - Despite a drop in revenue, Agility posted a net profit of KWD15 million (USD49.7 million) in the second quarter of 2016 - an 11 percent increase compared with the same period of 2015.
Views: 647
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Turkish delight for ALE

August 8 - August 8 - ALE's 4,300-tonne capacity AL.SK190 crane has performed its first lifts in Turkey, with the installation of two components at the greenfield SOCAR & Turcas Aegean Refinery site in Aliaga, Izmir province.
Views: 1168
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Combi Terminal opens at Jurong

August 8 - August 8 - Singapore's Jurong Port has commenced operations at its Combi Terminal, which has been designed to cater for multipurpose vessels carrying a variety of general cargoes.
Views: 1174
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United Heavy Lift welcomes VirVarenya

August 5 - August 5 - Hamburg headquartered United Heavy Lift has been appointed commercial manager for J.M. Baxi Group's newbuild deck carrier VirVarenya.
Views: 1130
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DHL forwarding division 'back on track'

August 4 - August 4 - DHL has noted that the performance of its Industrial Projects division in the first half of 2016 was considerably weaker than the same period in 2015, due in part to the conclusion of projects started in previous years and low oil prices reduci
Views: 348
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Atlas posts profit drop

August 4 - August 4 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has recorded an income from continuing operations of USD20.9 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared with USD28.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015.
Views: 612
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LBP names German agent

August 3 - August 3 - Licvem NBP (LBP) - a joint venture between Licvem Shipping & Trading and NYK Bulk & Projects - has appointed German Cargo Services (GCS) as its sales agent in Germany.
Views: 750
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RHA pursues truck cartel claim

August 2 - August 2 - The UK's Road Haulage Association (RHA) has sought legal advice and intends to pursue the case for compensation from the truck manufacturers that were identified as being involved in a coordinated truck price fixing cartel.
Views: 713
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Grants awarded to six US ports

August 1 - August 1 - Six TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants, totalling USD61.8 million, have been awarded to seaports in the USA or projects directly aiding the efficient movement of goods to and from the country's ports.
Views: 758
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Hernandez up at New Orleans

July 29 - July 29 - Tara C. Hernandez has been appointed to the board of commissioners at the Port of New Orleans.
Views: 521
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Vancouver extends Vanport lease

July 28 - July 28 - The Port of Vancouver USA's board of commissioners has approved a lease agreement with its long-term tenant Vanport Trucking at a recent meeting.
Views: 654
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Air Partner names US director

July 27 - July 27 - Air Partner has appointed Seth Rotman as director of business development in the USA.
Views: 715
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Long Beach re-elects Guzmán

July 27 - July 27 - Lori Ann Guzmán has been re-elected president of the board of harbour commissioners that oversee the Port of Long Beach, USA.
Views: 731
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Omni Specialized now in operation

July 27 - July 27 - In the USA, Omni Holdings has announced that its Omni Specialized subsidiary is now in full operation after it acquired the flatbed assets of Tennant Truck Lines.
Views: 671
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GAC expands in Russia

July 26 - July 25 - GAC Russia is expanding eastwards with the opening of new branches in Nakhodka and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Views: 1065
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K+N turnover down, profit up

July 25 - July 25 - Kuehne + Nagel International (K+N) posted a slight decrease in turnover for the first six months of 2016, while it recorded an 8 percent increase in gross profit to CHF3.25 billion (USD3.29 billion).
Views: 769
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Maersk welcomes US chief

July 25 - July 25 - Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) - the US-flag arm of Maersk Line - has appointed William (Bill) Woodhour as its new president, with effect from July 1.
Views: 651
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Two up at Chi Deh

July 22 - July 22 - Taiwanese crane contractor Chi Deh has added two new Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile cranes to its fleet.
Views: 782
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Throughput down in Rotterdam

July 21 - July 21 - The Port of Rotterdam handled 3 percent less cargo in the first half of 2016 than it did in the same period last year.
Views: 752
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New chief in at PRPA

July 21 - July 21 - The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) has appointed Jeff Theobald as its new ceo.
Views: 563
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Truck manufacturers fined for price fixing

July 21 - July 21 - The European Commission has found truck manufacturers - MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF - guilty of breaking EU antitrust rules, by colluding for 14 years on truck pricing and passing on the costs of compliance with stricter emission
Views: 704
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Panalpina responds to oil and gas slump

July 20 - July 20 - Due to the continuing slowdown in the oil and gas business, Panalpina recognised a restructuring cost of CHF26 million (USD26.3 million) in the second quarter of 2016, leaving it with an adjusted consolidated profit of CHF47.9 million (USD48.4 m
Views: 1033
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Breakbulk struggles at NWSA

July 20 - July 20 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) handled 93,975 tonnes of breakbulk cargo in June - a 36 percent decrease compared with the same period of 2015.
Views: 791
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Antwerp inks Iranian collaboration

July 19 - July 19 - The Antwerp Port Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding collaboration with Shahid Rajaee Port Authority, which controls the Port of Bandar Abbas in Iran.
Views: 970
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CS Leasing strengthens management

July 19 - July 19 - Container leasing company CARU Specialized Leasing (CS Leasing) has appointed Makoto Nose to head up operations in Asia, and named Linda Knight as marketing director based in Sydney, Australia.
Views: 928
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Liebherr makes Argentinian sale

July 18 - July 18 - Argentinian crane rental company Gruas Londres has taken delivery of a 200-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane.
Views: 857
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MeeMaken acquires Kenz Figee

July 18 - July 18 - Offshore crane and equipment manufacturer Kenz Figee has been acquired by investment company MeeMaken.
Views: 712
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Hapag-UASC merger agreed

July 18 - July 18 - Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have concluded a business combination agreement (BCA) to merge both companies, subject to the necessary regulatory and contractual approvals.
Views: 1012
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Silk Way orders AN-124

July 15 - July 15 - Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC) says it has signed an agreement with Silk Way Airlines, which will see the Baku, Azerbaijan based airline take delivery of an AN-124-100 freighter.
Views: 954
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Roll-Lift adds new agent

July 15 - July 15 - Roll-Lift has appointed Miguel Flórez de la Colina as its representative for clients based in Spain, Portugal and France, and undertaking projects outside of Europe.
Views: 841
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Bravo orders ten from Lockheed

July 14 - July 14 - Bravo Industries, the Brazilian logistics and defence group, has ordered ten new-generation 'Super Hercules' commercial freighters, which it plans to use to reach the country's 'underserved regions' that lack ground support and critical infrastr
Views: 908
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Benin port ups lifting capacity

July 14 - July 14 - APM Terminals Cotonou (Coman) has added two new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes to its terminal at the Port of Cotonou in Benin.
Views: 1071
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NWSA names two

July 13 - July 13 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has appointed Zachary Thomas to lead its operations service centre (OSC) and promoted Bob Meyer to head up port operations and manage safety.
Views: 691
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GAC wins Pacific Drilling

July 13 - July 13 - Pacific Drilling has appointed GAC North America - Logistics to provide centralised warehousing and distribution services to its two offshore rigs in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 809
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WWPC names Overseas Logistica

July 12 - July 12 - The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has appointed Overseas Logistica as its exclusive member in Brazil.
Views: 713
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Volga-Dnepr finalises Boeing order

July 12 - July 12 - Volga-Dnepr Group and Boeing have finalised terms for the acquisition of 20 B747-8 freighters, four of which have already been delivered.
Views: 557
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Qatar Airways flying high

July 11 - July 11 - Qatar Airways Cargo has reported a record 2016 fiscal year, growing to the third-largest cargo operator in the word and increasing its freighter destinations to 54.
Views: 867
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Boskalis to axe ships and staff

July 8 - July 8 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) is making good on its prediction in March and has announced that it will go ahead with plans to retire ships and make wholesale redundancies across the company.
Views: 743
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LaGrange named on DOT committee

July 8 - July 8 - The US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration has appointed Port of New Orleans president and ceo, Gary LaGrange, to its maritime transportation system national advisory committee.
Views: 606
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Vornholt to stay at Milwaukee

July 8 - July 8 - Paul Vornholt has secured an additional four-year term as director of the Port of Milwaukee, USA.
Views: 657
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Thompson breezes into Ainscough

July 6 - July 6 - UK based Ainscough Group division Ainscough Wind Energy Services has appointed Neil Thompson as head of operations.
Views: 502
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Damen on the double

July 6 - July 6 - Silverburn Shipping Group has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Pontoon 8916 ICE vessels.
Views: 888
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Newton up on the Tyne

July 6 - July 6 - Richard Newton has been appointed commercial director, logistics, for the UK's Port of Tyne, having previously been the port's commercial manager.
Views: 601
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RAPID receives record column

July 5 - July 5 - According to Petronas, the tallest and heaviest propylene fractionator process column for the steam cracker facility has arrived at the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project's Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Peng
Views: 946
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ISS named Neptune Lines agent

July 5 - July 5 - Neptune Lines has appointed Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) as agent for its new Middle East Gulf short sea service in Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar.
Views: 856
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Allcargo projects head steps down

July 4 - July 4 - Armin D. Kalyaniwalla has stepped down from his role as ceo of Allcargo Logistics' project logistics division after five years.
Views: 760
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Loomis sells to Rhenus

July 4 - July 4 - Rhenus Alpina has acquired the general cargo business of Sweden's Loomis Group, which includes the individual operating units of Mat Transport, Bonafide Logistic, Via Mat (France) and O.Lisboa Despachos Internacionais.
Views: 638
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Ti report predicts 'further consolidation'

July 1 - July 1 - Transport Intelligence's (Ti) new Global Freight Forwarding 2016 report suggests that while the market is estimated to have contracted by 1.6 percent in 2015, forwarders' revenues were not hit as hard as you might think.
Views: 644
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Northern UK ports join forces

July 1 - July 1 - PD Ports has signed an agreement with other major ports across the north of the UK, forming a collaboration to ensure its unified voice is heard by government to improve freight and transport links across the region.
Views: 635
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Mallory Alexander names Onofrio

July 1 - July 1 - Claudio Onofrio has been appointed vice president of global business development for Mallory Alexander International Logistics.
Views: 785
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Raiss up at Ritchie Bros

June 30 - June 30 - Ritchie Bros has appointed Sarah Raiss as a director on its board, with effect from July 1.
Views: 497
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Chapman strengthens Indian team

June 29 - June 29 - Chapman Freeborn has enhanced its on board courier (OBC) business in India with the appointment of Franklin Henry and Paraq Joshi to its business development team in the country.
Views: 643
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MPV sector improvement 'some way off'

June 29 - June 29 - According to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report published by Drewry, the demand outlook for the multipurpose fleet has not improved since the first quarter of 2016.
Views: 780
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Hapag board approves UASC merger

June 29 - June 29 - Hapag-Lloyd's supervisory board has approved the merger of the German container line with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).
Views: 693
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Air Charter Service rebrands

June 29 - June 29 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has unveiled a new logo - its first rebranding in over a decade.
Views: 361
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Freja strengthens project team

June 24 - June 24 - Following investment in its project forwarding business in the past year and as a response to the increasing amount of jobs, FREJA Group has employed Kari Samuelsen Moldeklev as area sales manager.
Views: 708
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Skou moves up at Maersk

June 24 - June 24 - Effective July 1, Søren Skou will become the new chief executive officer of A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S, replacing Nils S. Andersen, who will leave the Maersk Group.
Views: 391
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Buckerfield in at Virgin

June 24 - June 24 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Steve Buckerfield as vice president sales.
Views: 965
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UAFL names Simba

June 23 - June 23 - United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL) has appointed Simba Africa Maritime (SAM) to be its agents in South Africa from August 1 this year, replacing Seaclad Maritime.
Views: 1037
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Lingohr in at Agility

June 22 - June 22 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has appointed Markus Lingohr to be managing director for Area Central Europe, giving him responsibility for its operations in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland.
Views: 744
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'Small rise' in shipping confidence

June 21 - June 21 - According to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose slightly in the three months to May 2016.
Views: 1000
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Geodis targets oil and gas resupply

June 21 - June 21 - International logistics provider Geodis is presently opening a new office in Aberdeen, UK, focusing on the oil and gas resupply business.
Views: 1070
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K+N in European reshuffle

June 21 - June 21 - With effect from October 1, Kuehne + Nagel is establishing two organisational units focusing on central and eastern Europe, and western Europe respectively.
Views: 843
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Siemens and Gamesa to merge

June 21 - June 21 - Siemens has signed a binding agreement to merge its wind power business with Gamesa to create what it claims will become “a leading global wind power player”.
Views: 904
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Scheuerle trailer in Alaskan haul

June 20 - June 20 - Alaska West Express - part of the Lynden group of companies - acquired a Scheuerle trailer last year, which has recently played a key role in an Alaskan pipeline project.
Views: 512
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Grieg Star completes refinancing

June 17 - June 17 - Grieg Star has completed a senior debt refinancing, involving extended maturities for the financing of 23 vessels in its fleet.
Views: 710
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Fesco shuffles board of directors

June 17 - June 17 - Fesco's vice president, legal and corporate affairs, Dmitry Shokhin, is leaving the company and resigning from the management board.
Views: 652
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Modulift names I&I Sling

June 17 - June 17 - Modulift has appointed I&I Sling as its latest North American distributor, offering coverage of eastern regions of the USA from facilities in Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.
Views: 644
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ABC serves six in China

June 16 - June 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has added its sixth destination in China with the launch of flights to Chongqing.
Views: 1279
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Dunkerque names board member

June 16 - June 16 - The board of trustees of Dunkerque-Port have appointed the port's chief commercial officer, Daniel Deschodt, as a member of the executive board.
Views: 583
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Liebherr turnover growth continues

June 15 - June 15 - Liebherr Group recorded a turnover of EUR9.2 billion (USD10.3 billion) in 2015, a 4.7 percent year-on-year increase.
Views: 989
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Kieldrecht Lock ready for business

June 15 - June 15 - Grimaldi's vessel Grande Lagos has become the first ship to enter the new Kieldrecht Lock in Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 865
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Geodis adds Indian head

June 15 - June 15 - Geodis India has appointed Sushma Fulsunge as regional director, western region.
Views: 886
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Wikborg Rein appoints three

June 14 - June 14 - International law firm Wikborg Rein has appointed Nick Shepherd and Mike Stewart as partners, and Mary Lindsay as senior lawyer.
Views: 781
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Chipolbrok celebrates 65 years

June 14 - June 14 - The Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company (Chipolbrok), which celebrates its 65th anniversary tomorrow, says that, in spite of the "ongoing shipping crisis since 2008, the latest mergers, cooperations and startups", the company has dealt w
Views: 1335
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High five for training course

June 13 - June 13 - The Project Forwarders Certificate in Project Cargo Management celebrates its fifth anniversary in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education programme from September 26-27.
Views: 1047
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BDP expands into Morocco

June 10 - June 10 - BDP International is opening a new office in Casablanca, Morocco.
Views: 1202
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Great Lakes ports kick-start shipping season

June 9 - June 9 - During the first nine weeks of the 2016 navigation season, a number of ships have delivered high-value project cargoes to ports in the Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway system.
Views: 1162
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Ecuador port deal agreed

June 8 - June 8 - DP World has been awarded a 50-year concession for the development of a greenfield multipurpose port project in Posorja, Ecuador, 65 km from Guayaquil.
Views: 825
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WWPC director wins recognition

June 7 - June 7 - Wolfgang Karau, owner and managing director of Finnish project forwarder Procargo and director of operations at the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has been awarded the Diamond Cross from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises in recognition
Views: 855
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Straightpoint adds NY distributor

June 7 - June 7 - Straightpoint has appointed New York, USA based Electromatic Equipment Co as a distributor of its force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment.
Views: 683
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Juul takes helm at dship

June 7 - June 7 - Martin Juul has been appointed to replace Finn Rasmussen as president of dship Carriers (Americas).
Views: 682
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AAL optimistic about Japan

June 7 - June 7 - At AAL Japan's one-year anniversary celebrations in Tokyo, almost 200 industry stakeholders came together to share cautious optimism about Japan's economic outlook and the future for the country's project cargo exports.
Views: 1191
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K+N names airfreight head

June 6 - June 6 - Kuehne + Nagel International has appointed Yngve Ruud to its management board to assume responsibility for the company's airfreight business.
Views: 691
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RiverOak continues Manston fight

June 6 - June 6 - RiverOak Investments has appointed a team of legal, aviation, planning, environmental impact and public affairs specialists to support its application for a development consent order (DCO) in relation to the UK's Manston Airport.
Views: 794
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Lubbers to take on Wagenborg division

June 6 - June 6 - Dutch specialised transport services provider Lubbers Logistics Group intends to acquire the special road transport division of Wagenborg Nedlift, with effect from July 1.
Views: 775
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It's Allgood at GPA

June 6 - June 6 - James L. Allgood has been elected chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), while Griff Lynch will replace Curtis Foltz as executive director of the authority.
Views: 690
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Lifting first for Balmer

June 6 - June 6 - Balmer Spedition und LKW-Service has purchased its first mobile crane - a five-axle Liebherr LTM 1160-5.2.
Views: 942
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Gebrüder Weiss targets Iran

June 3 - June 3 - Gebrüder Weiss sees its recent introduction of a direct consolidated freight link between Sofia in Bulgaria and the Iranian capital of Tehran, as the start of the expansion of its portfolio of services for the country, including FCL transport and
Views: 753
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CEA expands in SE Asia

June 3 - June 3 - CEA Project Logistics Thailand has opened two new logistics bases in Laos and Vietnam.
Views: 859
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ALE signs huge Siemens deal

June 3 - June 3 - Siemens has awarded a four-year crane framework agreement to ALE for the supply and deployment of cranes, specialised transport equipment and personnel to the manufacturer's harbour-based offshore wind sites in the UK and Germany.
Views: 954
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Poulsson named ICS chair

June 2 - June 2 - Esben Poulsson, president of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), has been elected as the new chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 820
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Rickmers takes on Nordana's project line

June 1 - June 1 - Consolidation in the multipurpose shipping sector took a further step forward today with the news that Rickmers-Linie is set to take over Nordana Project & Chartering.
Views: 953
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AKD names transport specialist

June 1 - June 1 - Rotterdam based law firm AKD has appointed Annemieke Spijker as a partner in its transport and energy team.
Views: 740
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Crowley continues Puerto Rican investment

June 1 - June 1 - Crowley Puerto Rico Services is going ahead with an additional USD21 million construction contract for improvements and upgrades at its Isla Grande port terminal in San Juan.
Views: 789
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Konecranes wins Siemens order

May 31 - May 31 - Konecranes has received a major order from Siemens Wind Power & Renewables in Germany for 18 industrial cranes and one gantry crane, which will be put to use at the manufacturer's wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven.
Views: 791
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Kaleido adds Mexican head

May 31 - May 31 - Kaleido Logistics has appointed Hans C. Wurche as general manager of its Mexican operation.
Views: 834
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Terex ends Zoomlion talks

May 31 - May 31 - Terex has confirmed that discussions with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology regarding the potential purchase of the US headquartered manufacturer have been terminated.
Views: 734
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Pasha goes green in LA

May 30 - May 30 - Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal, which they cl
Views: 1228
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ALE adds widening trailers in UK

May 30 - May 30 - Having worked with trailer manufacturer Goldhofer to develop a new range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from their basic 3 m width, ALE has now introduced the units into the UK.
Views: 1104
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Yusen names Mexican head

May 27 - May 27 - Yusen Logistics Mexico has appointed Jordan Dewart as its new president.
Views: 940
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NSC names Alpha Maritime

May 27 - May 27 - Russian multipurpose ship operator Northern Shipping Company (NSC) has appointed Alpha Maritime Services as its liner agent in Italy.
Views: 951
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AAL handles shiploader

May 26 - May 26 - In a series of shipments, multipurpose liner shipping company AAL has completed the delivery of a mobile grain shiploader to Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) where it will be installed at the port's Pacific Terminal, which is run by Canada's largest gr
Views: 1030
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Oil majors must remain integrated

May 26 - May 26 - The best way for oil companies to survive the current low prices is to remain integrated, according to Ed Osterwald, senior partner, CEG Europe. Oil companies such as BP that sell refineries when margins are low will suffer more and might not eve
Views: 766
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Hapag-Lloyd postpones AGM

May 25 - May 25 - The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of Hapag-Lloyd have cancelled the company's Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled for June 1, 2016.
Views: 840
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Kalhagen joins Metro Ports

May 24 - May 24 - Metro Ports has named Geir-Eilif Kalhagen to the newly-created position of director of northern California and Pacific Northwest.
Views: 576
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OMA appoints finance head

May 24 - May 24 - OMA Group has appointed Gerrit van der Merwe as group finance and administration director.
Views: 662
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GPLN celebrates success in Brussels

May 24 - May 24 - Approximately 170 delegates from around the world attended the Global Project Logistics Network's (GPLN) annual general meeting, which was held at the Marriott Hotel Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium from May 21-23.
Views: 1186
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MeteoGroup turns the tide

May 20 - May 20 - MeteoGroup has developed and integrated its own tidal currents model into its SPOS Onboard and RouteGuard services, which it claims will improve situational awareness and ETA planning.
Views: 523
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Gode farm comes together

May 20 - May 20 - A2SEA's vessel Sea Challenger has completed the installation of 97 Siemens 6 MW turbines at Dong Energy's Gode Wind 2+1 offshore wind farm in the German section of the North Sea.
Views: 470
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Rickmers credit rating lowered

May 20 - May 20 - Creditreform has revised its rating for Rickmers Holding - parent company of the Rickmers Group - from B- to CCC.
Views: 516
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Walpole up at Schenker

May 18 - May 18 - DB Schenker has appointed Robert Walpole as ceo of its US business, Schenker Inc.
Views: 780
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GAC names South American head

May 18 - May 18 - GAC North America has appointed Carlos Arrieta as regional commercial director, oil and gas in South America.
Views: 864
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Breakbulk slides at NWSA

May 18 - May 18 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has posted a 36 percent year-on-year decline in breakbulk cargo volumes during January-April 2016.
Views: 803
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DHL names forwarding chief

May 18 - May 18 - The supervisory board of Deutsche Post has appointed Tim Scharwath to head up its DHL Global Forwarding, Freight division.
Views: 964
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AAL adds Chinese agent

May 17 - May 17 - AAL has appointed project freight forwarder Central Oceans as its commercial agent representing Hong Kong and South China.
Views: 893
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Terex agrees Konecranes sale

May 17 - May 17 - Terex Corporation has agreed with Konecranes to terminate its original merger plans and instead sell its material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business to the Finnish company for USD1.3 billion.
Views: 755
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CEA and Fagioli team up in Southeast Asia

May 16 - May 16 - CEA Project Logistics and Fagioli have entered into a consortium agreement that will see the two companies deliver services throughout Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Views: 1039
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Challenging times ahead, says WWH

May 13 - May 13 - Shipping and integrated logistics group Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding (WWH) reported an operating profit of USD143 million for Q1 2016, on the back of revenues totalling USD848 million during the quarter.
Views: 862
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Container lines form THE Alliance

May 13 - May 13 - Hanjin Shipping, Hapag-Lloyd, "K"Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) and Yang Ming have partnered to form THE Alliance - a new container shipping alliance covering East-West trade lanes.
Views: 1737
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Rickmers Group sees first quarter slide

May 13 - May 13 - Rickmers Group generated revenues of EUR129.3 million (USD146.74 million) during the first quarter of 2016 - a decline of 7.1 percent year-on-year in comparison with the same period of 2015.
Views: 930
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K-100 rope hits Middle East

May 11 - May 11 - A Grove RT880E has been the first crane in the Middle East to be fitted with Samson's innovative K-100 synthetic hoist rope.
Views: 803
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BNSF targets Mexico

May 11 - May 11 - BNSF Logistics has established a new subsidiary in Mexico - BNSF Railway Servicios de Logistica.
Views: 715
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Thomas Miller Law opens in Sydney

May 11 - May 11 - Thomas Miller Law is expanding the geographical coverage of its maritime and logistics legal services, which will now be available to operators and insurers doing business in the Australasian region.
Views: 808
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Boskalis results 'as expected'

May 10 - May 10 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) closed the first quarter of 2016 in line with expectations, with EBITDA margins down compared with the same period of 2015 and the order book showing slight year-on-year increases.
Views: 914
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Rutler joins LOC Group

May 10 - May 10 - LOC Group has appointed Jerome Rutler to the newly created post of group chief operating officer.
Views: 678
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OIA looks to India

May 10 - May 10 - OIA Global has opened a new operation in Chennai, India.
Views: 702
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OCTRA expanding in Montoir

May 10 - May 10 - The Montoir de Bretagne (St Nazaire) division of French transport engineering and project forwarding company OCTRA will undertake commercial and operational representation for two of the largest heavy transport and rigging operators in France.
Views: 1089
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Profit up, revenue down at Agility

May 9 - May 9 - Agility posted a net profit of KWD13.1 million (USD43.4 million) for the first quarter of 2016, which is an increase of 10.9 percent; and a revenue of KWD298.8 million (USD991.7 million) - a 6.1 percent decrease compared with the same period of 20
Views: 824
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Armitt in at Thamesport

May 9 - May 9 - UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company, The Armitt Group, has signed a long term agreement to build a 120,000 sq ft (11,148 sq m) multimodal terminal at London Thamesport with the port's owners Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group.
Views: 1273
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ALE concludes major wind energy project

May 9 - May 9 - ALE is close to finishing a major contract for the transportation, lifting and installation of 24 x 2.5 MW turbines on a project site in Khao Kho and another 30 x 2.5 MW turbines at Watabak, Thailand.
Views: 959
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Modern Cranes buys Grove unit

May 9 - May 9 - Modern Cranes, a crane rental company based in Hyderabad, India, has expanded its crane fleet with its biggest acquisition yet - a Grove GMK6300L.
Views: 963
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Straightpoint adds African rep

May 6 - May 6 - Straightpoint has appointed Anchor Industries as a distributor of its force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Views: 605
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Owner to offer stake in DB Schenker

May 6 - May 6 - Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced plans to move forward with the sale of a stake in its DB Schenker forwarding and logistics business.
Views: 712
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BBC shows PPG support

May 5 - May 5 - BBC Chartering Australia has been named the first major sponsor for the Project Professionals Group's (PPG) tenth anniversary annual conference in Melbourne next year.
Views: 1107
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ALE on track in Saudi Arabia

May 5 - May 5 - ALE has been awarded a contract to transport 1,186 railcars from Poland to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 887
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FMT makes big investment

May 4 - May 4 - Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) is investing USD3.7 million in 2016, which will see it acquire a new USD1.7 million crane for its Cleveland terminal and 11 heavy-duty forklifts for Burns Harbor, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Hamilton.
Views: 672
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Work starts on Cuxhaven berth

May 4 - May 4 - Daniela Behrens, Secretary of State of Niedersachsen's Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport (Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Transport) has ceremonially started the construction of Berth 4 at the Port of Cuxh
Views: 668
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Hill climbs at Air Partner

May 4 - May 4 - Air Partner has appointed Mike Hill as director of freight, with responsibility for freight across the entire Air Partner Group.
Views: 621
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Port Manatee offers workshops

May 4 - May 4 - The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee has started a series of workshops aimed at encouraging innovative commercial ties with European and Latin American businesses.
Views: 926
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New HQ for Multitrade Spain

May 4 - May 4 - Multitrade Spain has moved to a new headquarters in Barcelona and is now starting a new service for wine logistics, following last year's investment by Balguerie Groupe in the company.
Views: 779
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AmQuip and Maxim to merge

May 3 - May 3 - North American private equity firm Apollo Global Management has signed agreements to acquire and merge together AmQuip Crane Rental and Maxim Crane Works.
Views: 1170
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Roll Group adds Japanese rep

May 3 - May 3 - Roll Group has appointed Shinichi Matsuya as its owner's representative for Japan.
Views: 918
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Strong 2015 for ACS

April 28 - April 28 - Air Charter Service (ACS) posted a 10 percent year-on-year increase in turnover in its 2015 financial year at USD480 million; and a 28 percent increase in gross profit to USD60.2 million.
Views: 705
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Dongbang in Iranian first

April 28 - April 28 - Dongbang Transport Logistics has carried eight fabricated deck modules on one of its heavy load carriers, Dongbang Giant No. 2, from Ulsan, South Korea, to Khorramshahr in Iran.
Views: 1223
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Vanguard ready for power in Africa

April 27 - April 27 - Constrained power supply holds back economic growth in Africa, but capacity is steadily being built to feed this electricity-hungry region.
Views: 1045
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Dundee development gets under way

April 26 - April 26 - Site survey works are under way at the Port of Dundee for the proposed new GBP10 million (USD14.6 million) quayside development.
Views: 767
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BACA adds four to council

April 25 - April 25 - The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has appointed four executives to its governing council to strengthen the governing body of the association and reflect the makeup of the association's membership.
Views: 368
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Eidesvik in at TTS

April 25 - April 25 - With immediate effect, Toril Eidesvik has been appointed ceo of TTS Group ASA, succeeding Björn Andersson.
Views: 574
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GAC promotes two

April 25 - April 25 - GAC has appointed Hakan Wester as its new group vice president - strategy and planning, and named Mikael Leijonberg as the group's new chief financial officer.
Views: 874
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Hapag discusses UASC merger

April 21 - April 21 - Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that it is currently discussing forms of cooperation with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), including a potential combination of the two parties' mutual container shipping operations.
Views: 607
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Panalpina grows as oil business slows

April 21 - April 21 - Panalpina posted an EBIT of CHF24 million (USD24.6 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF17.3 million (USD17.8 million) for the first quarter of 2016, despite the continued contraction of the global oil and gas business.
Views: 721
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Study shows US cross-border problems

April 21 - April 21 - In the USA, as part of a study on multi-state, multimodal oversize/overweight (OS/OW) transportation for the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the management consulting firm CPCS indexed 72 unique OS/OW regulations, operational restrictions,
Views: 834
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Soares in at Jaxport

April 20 - April 20 - Jaxport has appointed Paul Soares as its new senior director, facilities development.
Views: 546
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Kobelco giants join MIC

April 20 - April 20 - Kobelco Construction Machinery celebrated the handover of three 1,250-tonne capacity SL16000J-H crawler cranes to its longstanding customer, Japan's MIC Corporation, at the bauma exhibition in Munich last week.
Views: 1083
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First for Rapid Response

April 20 - April 20 - UK based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has taken delivery of a 300-tonne capacity hydraulic skidding system, the only one of its kind in Europe, from Canadian manufacturer Hydra-Slide.
Views: 803
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Work starts on Khalifa pipes facility

April 19 - April 19 - Al Gharbia Pipe Company (Al Gharbia) has started construction of a new pipe manufacturing facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
Views: 1048
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'Difficult times' for Grieg Star

April 19 - April 19 - Grieg Star states that its open hatch shipping business delivered better results than expected in 2015, posting a loss of USD7 million.
Views: 677
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Goldhofer launches ADDrive

April 18 - April 18 - Goldhofer unveiled its first heavy-duty drive unit - the ADDrive - at the bauma exhibition in Munich last week, which it claims combines the benefits of a towed module and self-propelled module.
Views: 771
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Rickmers considers ship management merger

April 18 - April 18 - Rickmers Holding and E.R. Capital Holding are reviewing a potential merger of their respective ship management units - Rickmers Maritime Services and E.R. Schiffahrt.
Views: 417
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GAC studies Northern Sea Route

April 15 - April 15 - GAC Russia has teamed up with the Far East Development Fund to address the challenges faced by international shipping companies transiting the Northern Sea Route (NSR), and to make this transport corridor more attractive to ship and cargo owner
Views: 917
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Kässbohrer back 'home'

April 15 - April 15 - 23 years after it ceased operations in the city, Kässbohrer has announced that it is re-establishing its presence in its once home town of Ulm, Germany.
Views: 620
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Another two years of misery, says Drewry

April 14 - April 14 - Drewry predicts that the multipurpose shipping market is not expected to recover until the end of 2017, when it is anticipated that there will be more bulk demand for Handysize tonnage and therefore more breakbulk cargoes for multipurpose vesse
Views: 883
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Vallianz buys out Holmen

April 12 - April 12 - Through its wholly owned subsidiary Vallianz International, Vallianz Holding has acquired a 75 percent shareholding in Holmen Heavylift Offshore for USD6 million.
Views: 700
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Zeaborn expands fleet to 34

April 11 - April 11 - Further to the news reported by HLPFI last week regarding the company's cooperation with Carisbrooke Shipping, Zeaborn has acquired a majority shareholding in the shipping-related companies of the HC Group.
Views: 644
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EMS gains Fehn Lyra

April 11 - April 11 - The 4,500 dwt vessel Fehn Lyra (ex-Fluvius Tamar) has joined the fleet of Fehn Ship Management and will subsequently be chartered by EMS Chartering.
Views: 615
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Freeport finds new chief

April 11 - April 11 - After several months of searching, Phyllis Saathoff has been appointed executive port director and ceo of Port Freeport.
Views: 470
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DSV says UTi takeover going well

April 11 - April 11 - Following its acquisition of UTi, DSV says that its 100 largest clients have all committed to continuing business with the combined group.
Views: 353
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Braid Logistics penalised for bribery

April 8 - April 8 - Glasgow based logistics company, Braid Logistics, is to pay GBP2.2 million (USD3.09 million) after self-reporting over bribery and failure to prevent bribery, according to the Civil Recovery Unit of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Views: 734
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ABC exec joins BARIG

April 8 - April 8 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines' (ABC) regional operations and ground handling director for EMEA, Ivan Santoro, has been appointed co-chairman of Board of Airline Representatives in Germany's (BARIG) cargo committee alongside Michael Hoppe.
Views: 815
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Atlas completes Southern swoop

April 8 - April 8 - In a deal worth USD110 million, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has completed its acquisition of Southern Air Holdings.
Views: 648
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Eller joins Talbert

April 7 - April 7 - Indiana, USA headquartered Talbert Manufacturing has appointed Jim Eller as its new west region sales manager.
Views: 772
OMA appoints two thumbnail image

OMA appoints two

April 6 - April 6 - Neale Proctor has joined OMA (West Africa) Group as a consultant, while OMA Togo has appointed Desmond Vorster as general manager.
Views: 1106
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Martin Bencher names Hougaard

April 6 - April 6 - Martin Bencher has appointed Joergen Hougaard as its group chief operating officer (coo).
Views: 531
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Duo joins DPH

April 6 - April 6 - US based stevedoring and terminal service organisation Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) - parent company of Seaonus and Portus - has appointed Chris May as chief process officer and Troy Gouger as president of operations.
Views: 632
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Carisbrooke in Zeaborn tie-up

April 5 - April 5 - With effect from April 1, Carisbrooke Shipping's fleet of 17 multipurpose vessels - the 12,900 dwt and Vectis type ships - will be commercially managed by Zeaborn Chartering in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 1110
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ABP names Southampton head

April 5 - April 5 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Alastair Welch to replace Nick Ridehalgh as director of the UK Port of Southampton.
Views: 716
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Delaney up at GAC

April 4 - April 4 - Mark Delaney has been appointed managing director of GAC India, following the retirement of Paul Haegeman, who has held the position since 2004.
Views: 945
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HMM takes step in right direction

April 1 - April 1 - According to reports in the international media, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is making progress with plans to rescue the South Korean shipping line from bankruptcy.
Views: 825
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Bilbao ups project cargo focus

March 31 - March 31 - According to Uniport Bilbao, SDW Shipping has begun a new monthly service linking the Spanish port with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Bolivia.
Views: 1400
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Straightpoint names Indonesian rep

March 31 - March 31 - Straightpoint has appointed Indonesia based Rigspek Perkasa as a distributor of its force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell range in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Views: 560
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Lockheed lands first airship sale

March 31 - March 31 - Straightline Aviation (SLA) has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin hybrid airships with a potential value of approximately USD480 million.
Views: 533