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Business News from August 2016

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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.
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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: 824
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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: 836
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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: 890
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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.
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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: 379
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).
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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
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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.
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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: 887
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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: 1378
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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: 876
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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: 987
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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: 776
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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.
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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: 720
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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: 1277
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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: 1300
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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.
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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
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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: 680
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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: 831
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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: 794
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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.
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