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Business News from March 2016

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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.
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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.
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Clasquin up at Steder

March 30 - March 30 - Roger Clasquin has been appointed managing director of Rotterdam based Steder Group.
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Lagasse takes Zeeland helm

March 29 - March 29 - Effective May 1, Zeeland Seaports has appointed Jan Lagasse as ceo of the Dutch gateway after two years in an interim role.
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Agility prepares for challenges

March 29 - March 29 - Agility recorded a net profit of KWD53 million (USD175 million) in the 2015 financial year, a 5 percent increase compared with 2014.
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New low in shipping confidence

March 24 - March 24 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to a record low in the three months to February 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from Moore Stephens.
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Zoomlion ups Terex offer

March 24 - March 24 - Terex Corporation has received a revised non-binding proposal from Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology to acquire all of the company's outstanding shares for USD31 per share.
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Hapag-Lloyd results on track

March 23 - March 23 - Hapag-Lloyd achieved a net profit of EUR114 million (USD127 million) in the 2015 financial year, compared with EUR -604 million (USD -674 million) in 2014.
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2016: 'pivotal year' for offshore wind

March 23 - March 23 - Following a record year for the offshore wind industry, Douglas Westwood (DW) forecasts that there will be fewer capacity additions in 2016, but suggests that the level of projects entering construction and the diversity of locations expected t
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Rotterdam names breakbulk manager

March 23 - March 23 - Danny Levenswaard has been appointed manager of the Port of Rotterdam Authority's breakbulk department, with effect from April 11, 2016.
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Hansa Meyer sets up in USA

March 22 - March 22 - Hansa Meyer Global has established its own company in the USA - Hansa Meyer Heavy Haul & Rigging - which has already undertaken a number of specialised transportation projects.
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Turkish delight for BussErk

March 22 - March 22 - Buss Port Logistics' joint venture company with Erkport Lojistik, BussErk, has secured a two-year contract with Gübretas Terminal in southern Turkey, which covers the handling of bulk, general and project cargoes.
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Dutch ports appeal new tax rule

March 21 - March 21 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Amsterdam Port Authority, Groningen Seaports, Moerdijk Port Authority, Port of Den Helder and Zeeland Seaports are appealing against the European Commission's decision, which states that Dutch seaports must pay
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Poland gets road network upgrade

March 21 - March 21 - The European Commission has approved ten TEN-T major projects worth EUR3.3 billion (USD3.7 billion) for the construction of approximately 330 km of new roads in Poland.
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Shipping losses continue to decline

March 21 - March 21 - According to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's (AGCS) Safety and Shipping Review 2016, shipping losses continued their long-term downward trend in 2015, with 85 total losses reported worldwide last year.
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Paul up at GAC

March 18 - March 18 - GAC has appointed John Paul as its group freight purchasing manager, responsible for both sea and air business.
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MHI Vestas invests in Esbjerg

March 17 - March 17 - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed an agreement with the Port of Esbjerg, more than doubling the area of land it leases at the Danish port for the pre-assembly and shipment of offshore wind turbine components.
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Indonesia looks to Antwerp

March 17 - March 17 - Antwerp Port Authority chairman Marc Van Peel has signed two framework agreements with IPC Corporate University - a subsidiary of the Indonesian Port Corporation - which will see the port provide training and consultancy services for Indonesian
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Good year for Gebrüder Weiss

March 17 - March 17 - Gebrüder Weiss recorded a provisional net turnover of EUR1.28 billion (USD1.44 billion) in 2015, a 3 percent increase compared with EUR1.24 billion (USD1.4 billion) in 2014.
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ALL Crane branches out

March 16 - March 16 - ALL Family of Companies has opened a new branch in Indianapolis, and expanded its facility in Mobile, Alabama.
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RollDock returns to L&T

March 16 - March 16 - RollDock Shipping has purchased RollDock Sky from Larsen & Toubro India (L&T).
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Sohar strengthens breakbulk focus

March 16 - March 16 - Speaking at the Breakbulk China exhibition in Shanghai, Sohar Port and Freezone's executive commercial manager Marc Evertse told delegates that the Omani port saw a 46 percent year-on-year increase in breakbulk cargo shipments in 2015.
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Rickmers foresees tough 2016

March 15 - March 15 - Rickmers Group posted revenues of EUR587 million (USD652 million) in 2015, a 7.6 percent rise compared with EUR545.4 million (USD605 million) in 2014.
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Asciano agrees joint consortium bid

March 15 - March 15 - Australian logistics provider Asciano has entered into binding documentation to sell the company to Brookfield Consortium and Qube Consortium.
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CP boss faces battle

March 11 - March 11 - Canadian Pacific Railway ceo Hunter Harrison is facing an uphill battle to convince CSX - not just Norfolk Southern - of the merits of a merger.
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Oil prices rise but worst not over

March 11 - March 11 - While oil prices have “recovered remarkably” in recent weeks, this should not “be taken as a definitive sign that the worst is necessarily over,” the International Energy Agency warned in its latest monthly report.
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Intermarine trio undergoes retrofit

March 10 - March 10 - Carbon War Room (CWR) has joined forces with shipowner Hammonia Reederei and operator Intermarine to retrofit three sister vessels - Industrial Ruby, Industrial Royal, and Industrial Revolution - with efficiency technologies, intended to produc
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DHL meets 2015 forecast

March 9 - March 9 - Deutsche Post DHL Group posted a consolidated EBIT for 2015 of EUR2.41 billion (USD2.64 billion), which was in line with its forecast.
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Boskalis weathers the storm

March 9 - March 9 - While the company's revenue rose 2.3 percent year-on-year in 2015, Royal Boskalis Westminster achieved a net profit of EUR440 million (USD482 million), compared with EUR490 million (USD537 million) in 2014.
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Cannavo up at Flensborg

March 7 - March 7 - With immediate effect, Rob Cannavo has taken over representation of Flensborg and Associates in South Africa.
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Peel Ports in offshore wind win

March 4 - March 4 - Peel Ports Great Yarmouth has been selected as the port for construction and installation activities for ScottishPower Renewables' GBP2.5 billion (USD3.53 billion) East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
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Tilbury set for expansion

March 4 - March 4 - Forth Ports has entered into an agreement to purchase 152 acres (61.5 ha) of land, including a deepwater jetty, to the east of the UK's Port of Tilbury.
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PD Ports appoints duo

March 3 - March 3 - PD Ports has appointed Michael Parker as business development manager, and Alfred van Wyk as general manager, business development.
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Broekman acquires DMI

March 3 - March 3 - Broekman Logistics has acquired Distribution Masters International (DMI).
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K+N profit up in 2015

March 3 - March 3 - Despite recording a 4.4 percent year-on-year drop in turnover for 2015 at CHF16.7 billion (USD16.72 billion), Kuehne + Nagel posted EBITDA of CHF1.04 billion (USD1.041 billion) - a 3.6 percent increase compared with 2014.
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Hapag-Lloyd targets heavy cargoes

March 3 - March 3 - As part of an increased focus on obtaining heavy and over-dimensional cargoes for its container ships, Hapag-Lloyd has established special cargo teams for the major markets in Asia and the Americas, in addition to its special cargo division at i
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Brunel adds project director

March 2 - March 2 - Brunel Project Cargo has appointed James Philpott as its new project director.
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Whitehouse joins Allianz

March 2 - March 2 - Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Andrew Whitehouse as regional unit London (RUL) head of marine.
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SCH ups lifting capacity

March 1 - March 1 - Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has expanded its fleet of project cargo handling equipment with the acquisition of a 72-tonne capacity modular spreader beam from Tilbury, UK based supplier Delphini.
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Ceva maintains 'strong' year

March 1 - March 1 - Ceva Logistics has posted a revenue of USD6.9 billion for its 2015 financial year, a 10.3 percent drop compared with USD7.7 billion in 2014.
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Panalpina results 'prove resilience'

March 1 - March 1 - Panalpina's gross profit for 2015 decreased 7.1 percent year-on-year to CHF1.47 billion (USD1.46 billion), while its EBIT was slightly up compared with 2014 at CHF117.2 million (USD117.1 million).
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