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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.
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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.
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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
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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: 1482
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Yusen names Mexican head

May 27 - May 27 - Yusen Logistics Mexico has appointed Jordan Dewart as its new president.
Views: 1263
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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.
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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
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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: 1135
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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: 911
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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.
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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: 632
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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: 703
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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: 1041
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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: 1166
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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: 1081
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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: 1262
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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: 1171
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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: 991
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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: 1392
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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: 1181
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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.
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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: 1280
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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: 1054
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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: 945
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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: 1058
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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.
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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: 915
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OIA looks to India

May 10 - May 10 - OIA Global has opened a new operation in Chennai, India.
Views: 955
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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.
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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: 1109
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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: 1639
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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: 1276
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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: 1273
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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: 815
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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: 937
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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: 1404
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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: 1218
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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: 887
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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: 881
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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: 855
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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.
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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: 1029
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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: 1548
Roll Group adds Japanese rep thumbnail image

Roll Group adds Japanese rep

May 3 - May 3 - Roll Group has appointed Shinichi Matsuya as its owner's representative for Japan.
Views: 1206

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