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It’s a steel … on both sides of the Atlantic thumbnail image

It’s a steel … on both sides of the Atlantic

December 31 - While the US port of Wilmington was welcoming its first load of SSAB/Swedish steel for the 2018-19 winter season, UK  logistics specialist AV Dawson secured a three-year extension to support British Steel’s steel rolling operations at two sites.
Views: 3203
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All change at Nurminen Logistics

December 31 - Following a warning about future profitability, Finland’s Nurminen Logistics is streamlining its organisation and making changes to the composition of its group management team.
Views: 3109
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Nola partners with Ports America

December 28 - Ports America has signed a 50-year lease with the port of New Orleans to continue to operate the port's Napoleon Avenue and Nashville Avenue Terminals.
Views: 3650
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Changes at the top for Zeaborn Ship Management

December 24 - Effective January 1, 2019, Holger Strack, former co-ceo, will step up as ceo of Zeaborn Ship Management, following Nils Aden's decision to leave the company in the new year. 
Views: 4186
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SGRE opts for Oostende for SeaMade

December 24 - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has selected the Renewable Energy Base Oostende (REBO) at the Belgium port for the construction of 58 wind turbines destined for the SeaMade offshore wind farm.
Views: 3306
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Wikborg Rein adds three

December 21 - International law firm, Wikborg Rein has appointed Renaud Barbier-Emery and Jonathan Goldfarb as partners, and Ina Lutchmiah as a senior lawyer. 
Views: 3783
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Grishkovets joins FESCO executive board

December 20 - Ekaterina Grishkovets joined the executive board of Russian transportation and logistics group FESCO, effective December 12, 2018.
Views: 3687
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Shipping confidence dips

December 17 - According to the latest survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens, shipping confidence dipped slightly in the three months to end-November 2018 falling to 6 out of a maximum score of 10.
Views: 3697
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Multipurpose charter rates continue to rise

December 17 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have marginally increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 3343
Sarens inks Zambian partnership thumbnail image

Sarens inks Zambian partnership

December 14 - Sarens South Africa has established a partnership with Shumba to serve the growing construction market in Zambia.
Views: 3410
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AAPA promotes Long and Martino

December 12 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has promoted Mary Beth Long to vice president of external affairs, and Meredith Martino to vice president of member engagement.
Views: 3098
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Koch set to crow for Coyne

December 12 - Effective January 2019, Tristan Koch will become managing director at Coyne Airways.
Views: 3293
Crane Worldwide opens in Savannah thumbnail image

Crane Worldwide opens in Savannah

December 12 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has opened a new facility in Savannah, Georgia, which will enhance its services on the USA’s East Coast.
Views: 3351
Dr. Peters CEO resigns  thumbnail image

Dr. Peters CEO resigns 

December 12 - Effective end of 2018, Anselm Gehling will resign as ceo of Dr. Peters Group, the Germany-based investment company that undertakes tailored asset management of aircraft, ship and real estate funds.
Views: 3317
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Beeton to the port of Tyne

December 11 - Effective January 7, 2019, Matt Beeton will become  ceo for the port of Tyne in the UK.
Views: 3593
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Hansa Heavy Lift files for insolvency

December 10 - Years of rumours and hearsay came to a dramatic climax today following confirmation that Hansa Heavy Lift has filed for insolvency.
Views: 6608
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Lomas joins Aqualis Offshore

December 10 - Mark Lomas has been appointed as director of European operations at international marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore.
Views: 3587
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Zeaborn backs technology investor

December 7 - Zeaborn Group has joined Bitstone Capital and Inno Real to invest in TecPier, a new maritime technology investor.
Views: 3813
BIMCO set to tackle cyber security thumbnail image

BIMCO set to tackle cyber security

December 6 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) expects to publish a cyber security clause in May 2019.
Views: 4286
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Coffey served at Atlas Air 

December 6 - Debora Coffey has been appointed as vice president and chief communications officer for Atlas Air Worldwide.  
Views: 3743
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Mammoet wins nuclear decommissioning contract

December 6 - Mammoet Germany will remove three steam generators and a pressure holder for German utility EnBW, as part of the dismantling of the Neckarwestheim I nuclear power plant (GKN I).
Views: 5991
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MSC readies for additional costs from Sulphur 2020 

December 6 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has estimated that the various changes it is making to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sulphur 2020 regulations will cost the shipping line in excess of USD2 billion per year. 
Views: 3883
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JOC launches new breakbulk conference

December 5 - The Journal of Commerce (JOC) has established a new breakbulk and project cargo conference, which will be held for the first time in New Orleans, USA next year from April 29 - May 2.
Views: 3631
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Costs set to rise as Sulphur 2020 looms thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Costs set to rise as Sulphur 2020 looms

December 5 - With the 2020 deadline looming for the IMO’s sulphur cap, the industry is still uncertain about the best path to take for compliance. One thing seems to be assured, however, and that is price hikes for shippers and beneficial cargo owners.
Views: 3906
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USA and China agree tariff delay

December 4 - The USA has agreed to suspend the increase of tariffs on USD200 billion worth of Chinese goods, which was scheduled to enter force on January 1, 2019, as the two nations take a step towards the development of a longer-term trade accord.
Views: 3445
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Crowley integrates liner division

November 30 - Crowley Maritime Corporation will complete the merger of its liner services group into Crowley Logistics on January 1, 2019.
Views: 3712
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Verdicts announced in fraud trial

November 28 - On November 27, verdicts were announced at the UK's Southwark Crown Court regarding logistics activities relating to ConocoPhillips' Jasmine North Sea oil exploration project.
Views: 4239
Franklin Offshore ties up with Lankhorst Ropes thumbnail image

Franklin Offshore ties up with Lankhorst Ropes

November 28 - Franklin Offshore International and Lankhorst Ropes (part of WireCo WorldGroup) will collaborate to develop the market for fibre rope slings for heavy lift offshore projects in Southeast Asia.
Views: 3676
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EC approves German bank sale

November 27 - The European Commission (EC) has approved the privatisation of German state-owned HSH Nordbank to a consortium of private equity funds led by J.C. Flowers and Cerberus.
Views: 3298
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Protectionism tops shipping industry concerns

November 26 - A study developed by the BPI Network, in partnership with Navis, has revealed that trade tensions, cyber security and uncertainty surrounding fuel costs are causing concern for leading executives in the global maritime industry.
Views: 3094
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Röhlig restructures executive board

November 26 - Philip W. Herwig, managing partner and chief sales officer at Röhlig Logistics, has been elected as chairman of the company’s executive board.
Views: 3140
Cosco orders pulp carriers thumbnail image

Cosco orders pulp carriers

November 26 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has ordered five 62,000 dwt multipurpose vessels, plus four options, which will be built at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) in China.
Views: 3566
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New sulphur regulations for Hong Kong and Taiwan

November 23 - Hong Kong and Taiwan will implement a local 0.5 percent sulphur cap from January 1, 2019, one year ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur 2020 regulations, according to insurance provider Gard.
Views: 3812
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Lim secures second term as head of IMO

November 23 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as secretary general of the organisation for a second four-year term.
Views: 3167
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Crawler crane market set for growth

November 23 - Shipments of crawler cranes are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 4 percent according to a new research report by Global Market Insights (GMI).
Views: 3551
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CEVA expands managerial team

November 22 - CEVA Logistics has appointed Milton Tadeau Pimenta as managing director for Australia and New Zealand, effective January 2019.
Views: 3560
Visser steps up at Buss Eemshaven thumbnail image

Visser steps up at Buss Eemshaven

November 22 - Buss Terminal Eemshaven in the Netherlands has appointed Reindert-Jan Visser as managing director, joining Martin van den Heuvel.
Views: 3529
ODS plans Dundee opening thumbnail image

ODS plans Dundee opening

November 22 - Following its establishment by a team of oil and gas professionals in 2017, Offshore Decommissioning Services (ODS) is set to open its UK headquarters in Dundee in early 2019.
Views: 4500
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Heavy-duty transport emissions set to decline

November 21 - Reaching net-zero carbon emissions for heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century – 2050 in developed countries and 2060 in developing countries - according to the Energy Transitions Commission.
Views: 4068
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Orion launched in China

November 21 - DEME’s offshore installation vessel, Orion, has been launched at the Cosco Qidong shipyard in China.
Views: 4932
ALE partners with Dundee and OM Heavy Lift thumbnail image

ALE partners with Dundee and OM Heavy Lift

November 21 - ALE has entered an agreement with the port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift, a subsidiary of OilMac, to provide port services for the renewable energy sector.
Views: 4530
Fednav inks additional Optimarin order thumbnail image

Fednav inks additional Optimarin order

November 21 - Optimarin has signed a contract to supply Canada-based shipping line Fednav with seven of its US Coast Guard (USCG) approved ballast water treatment systems.
Views: 3201
Companies prepare for Brexit thumbnail image

Companies prepare for Brexit

November 20 - While Germany's Cuxhaven Port Association plans to intensify its preparations for the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) next year, industrial relocation logistics company Modpack Group is optimistic about the opportunities Brexit will bring.
Views: 4590
Lucina heads for auction thumbnail image

Lucina heads for auction

November 20 - Eggar Forrester is auctioning off the multipurpose vessel Lucina in Amsterdam on December 14, on behalf of mortgagees Caterpillar Financial Services.
Views: 3353
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Conbit knuckles down with boom crane

November 20 - Conbit, a subsidiary of transport engineering company ALE, has acquired a telescopic knuckle boom crane designed for offshore lifting – the CK050F.
Views: 3643
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Ulber set to leave Panalpina

November 20 - Peter Ulber will not stand for re-election as chairman of the board of Panalpina at the company’s next annual general meeting on May 9, 2019. 
Views: 3188
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Stolberg hires new representation

November 20 - Reports in the German media indicate that Niels Stolberg, former chief executive of Beluga Shipping, has hired a new lawyer in an attempt to avoid his 42-month prison sentence.
Views: 3150
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Mammoet adds Hamburg office

November 19 - Mammoet Germany intends to open a branch office in Hamburg on December 13, 2018.
Views: 3794
ALE expands jacking capacity in Europe thumbnail image

ALE expands jacking capacity in Europe

November 19 - ALE is expanding its fleet of jacking solutions with the delivery of a multi-point Mega Jack 300 system to its UK branch, bringing the total number of towers in the company’s global fleet to over 20.
Views: 4012
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Everett adopts 2019 budget

November 16 - The port of Everett has adopted its operating budget for 2019, earmarking USD58.7 million for new capital investment.
Views: 3343
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Entries open for 2019 ESTA awards

November 16 - Entries are now being accepted for the European crane and heavy transport industry’s 2019 ESTA Awards.
Views: 3466
Sarens opens Russian depot thumbnail image

Sarens opens Russian depot

November 15 - In order to support the regional oil and gas sector, Sarens has opened a crane depot in Tyumen, Russia.
Views: 4223
Can the market sustain USD100 oil? thumbnail image

Can the market sustain USD100 oil?

November 15 - With oil prices hovering around USD80 per barrel, industry analyst McKinsey suggests that a combination of factors could tighten oil markets further and propel the commodity past USD100.
Views: 3267
NYK confirms NCA fleet reduction thumbnail image

NYK confirms NCA fleet reduction

November 14 - NYK Group, the parent company of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), has confirmed that the airline will scale down the size of its freighter fleet to only one variation of Boeing 747.
Views: 3500
Sarens set for Mozambique branch thumbnail image

Sarens set for Mozambique branch

November 14 - Heavy lift and engineered transport provider, Sarens, is set to open a branch and depot in Mozambique.
Views: 4069
BIMCO develops bunker clauses ahead of Sulphur 2020 thumbnail image

BIMCO develops bunker clauses ahead of Sulphur 2020

November 13 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has developed two bunker clauses to support the implementation of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur 2020 regulations, which come into force on January 1, 2020. 
Views: 3862
Fesco wins Rooppur nuclear contract thumbnail image

Fesco wins Rooppur nuclear contract

November 12 - Atomstroyexport has contracted Fesco Transportation Group to deliver equipment for the construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
Views: 4286
First Boskalis vessels to be scrapped thumbnail image

First Boskalis vessels to be scrapped

November 9 - In its third quarter results, Royal Boskalis Westminster confirmed that the first of its 11 “heavily loss-making” heavy transport vessels will be scrapped in the fourth quarter.
Views: 3689
Positive outlook for Entrec thumbnail image

Positive outlook for Entrec

November 8 - In announcing its third quarter financial results, specialised transportation and crane services provider Entrec has outlined its strategy and outlook for 2019.
Views: 3877
Hiab completes Effer acquisition thumbnail image

Hiab completes Effer acquisition

November 8 - Hiab, has acquired knuckle-boom crane manufacturer Effer from CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR50 million (USD57.1 million).
Views: 3889
Ominous future for the oil and gas industry thumbnail image

Ominous future for the oil and gas industry

November 8 - Major oil and gas producing economies will need to diversify and demonstrate a renewed commitment to reform, if they are to cope with the changing dynamics of global energy.
Views: 3210
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Somers steps down from Geodis

November 7 - Philippe Somers has stepped down from his role as senior vice president of Industrial Projects at Geodis, as the company reorganises its project logistics and oil and gas activities.
Views: 5105
Virginia gets the go-ahead thumbnail image

Virginia gets the go-ahead

November 7 - The port of Virginia has secured full federal authorisation for its project to deepen and widen Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels.
Views: 3501
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AAL opens in Genoa

November 6 - AAL has opened an office in Genoa, Italy, strengthening the carrier’s European network.
Views: 3727
Lochmann steps up at Geodis Germany thumbnail image

Lochmann steps up at Geodis Germany

November 6 - Geodis has appointed Antje Lochmann as managing director of Geodis Freight Forwarding Germany, effective November 1, 2018.
Views: 3966
Technip picks Jumbo for Leviathan project thumbnail image

Technip picks Jumbo for Leviathan project

November 6 - Technip has awarded Jumbo a contract for the transportation and installation of a 410-tonne subsea production manifold for the Leviathan development, located off the coast of Israel.
Views: 4416
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Yilport invests in Puerto Quetzal

November 6 - Yilport has signed a contract with Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala that will see the Turkish operator take a 55 percent share in the port and handle the multipurpose quay operations.
Views: 5839
MacGregor moves forward with TTS acquisition thumbnail image

MacGregor moves forward with TTS acquisition

November 6 - MacGregor has received clearance from the German competition authorities regarding the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore business units of TTS Group.
Views: 3546
Beaumont secures Main Street grant thumbnail image

Beaumont secures Main Street grant

November 5 - The port of Beaumont in Texas has been awarded a USD5 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration for the construction of the first phase of the Main Street Terminal 1 project.
Views: 3871
Höegh calls on Optimarin thumbnail image

Höegh calls on Optimarin

November 5 - Höegh Autoliners has placed an order with ballast water treatment system manufacturer Optimarin for ten retrofitted units.
Views: 3139
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Ognedal joins WaterFront

November 2 - Global ship agency WaterFront Maritime Services has appointed Tormod Ognedal as business development manager for Europe.
Views: 3491
Scrubbers come under fire thumbnail image

Scrubbers come under fire

November 2 - As shipowners decide on how to comply with Sulphur 2020 regulations, Euronav ceo, Paddy Rodgers, has spoken out against the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems or “scrubbers”.
Views: 3324
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Bellingham partners with Ports America

November 2 - The port of Bellingham in Washington, USA, has signed a three-year service contract with Ports America, with the option for two additional three-year terms.
Views: 3735
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Specialized Transportation Symposium registration opens

November 1 - Registration opens today, November 1, for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) Specialized Transportation Symposium, which takes place next year from February 19-22 in Houston, Texas.
Views: 3506
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Stehle set to join Zeamarine

November 1 - Zeamarine has appointed Dominik Stehle, former executive vice president of deugro Group, as chief commercial officer, effective February 1, 2019.
Views: 4163
BBC partners with Seaboard for joint service thumbnail image

BBC partners with Seaboard for joint service

October 30 - BBC Chartering has entered a strategic cooperation with Seaboard Marine to improve its services between the US Gulf Coast, Jamaica and ports in Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Views: 5721
Ocean Group secures investment thumbnail image

Ocean Group secures investment

October 30 - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ have taken a minority stake in Canada’s Ocean Group, representing a total investment of CAD112 million (USD85.3 million).
Views: 3336
Inglessis steps up at UK P&I thumbnail image

Inglessis steps up at UK P&I

October 30 - The UK P&I Club has appointed Nicholas Inglessis as chairman, succeeding Alan Olivier.
Views: 4219
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Martin Bencher opens in Canada

October 30 - Martin Bencher Group has expanded its presence in North America with the opening of an office in Vancouver, Canada. 
Views: 3653
Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo thumbnail image

Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo

October 30 - Saudi Airlines Cargo has appointed Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak as chief ground handling officer for Saudia Cargo.
Views: 3559
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IMO adopts carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

October 29 - To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a carriage ban of non-complaint fuel oil at the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 73rd meeting (MEPC 73).
Views: 3158
PCN partners with WiseTech thumbnail image

PCN partners with WiseTech

October 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has partnered with WiseTech Global, the technology company behind the CargoWise One single-platform software.
Views: 2949
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Tiong Woon says hi to Brunei

October 29 - Singapore-headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in Brunei.
Views: 3195
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Forwarders in line for an award

October 26 - 26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service-related categories of this year's British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) 2018 Freight Service Awards.
Views: 3451
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Car carriers on the up

October 26 - Increased focus on high and heavy as well as breakbulk and project cargo is providing some relief for car carriers, with operators ordering more flexible vessel designs in recent years, says global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Views: 3414
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Rotterdam invests in Pecém

October 26 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed an investment agreement with the port of Pecém in Brazil that will see the European port invest approximately EUR75 million (USD85 million) in Pecém’s port complex.
Views: 3572
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Change at the top for Zeamarine

October 26 - Ulrich Ulrichs will step down from the managerial team at Zeamarine - the joint venture between Zeaborn and Intermarine - at the end of December 2018.
Views: 4280
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Jan De Nul names recent fleet addition

October 26 - Jan De Nul Group has held a naming ceremony at the port of Ostend in Belgium for the offshore installation vessel that it acquired from Vroon Group in July 2018.
Views: 3918
CEVA and CMA CGM deepen partnership thumbnail image

CEVA and CMA CGM deepen partnership

October 25 - CEVA Logistics plans to broaden its partnership with CMA CGM through the acquisition of the latter’s freight management business and the provision of an exit option for CEVA shareholders.
Views: 3573
CLA adds fourth Boeing thumbnail image

CLA adds fourth Boeing

October 25 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 747 freighter. 
Views: 3251
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COLI opens Leer office

October 23 - The COLI Group has expanded its network with the opening of an office in Leer, Germany. 
Views: 3376
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Parrott steps up at Metro Ports

October 23 - Metro Ports has promoted David Parrott to vice president operations for its US Gulf Coast, East Coast and Great Lakes regions. 
Views: 3069
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AAPA names new officers

October 23 - William D. Friedman, president and ceo of the port of Cleveland, has succeeded Steve Cernak as chairman of the board for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). 
Views: 3172
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Smits to step down at Rotterdam

October 23 - Paul Smits will step down from his position as chief financial officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority on June 1, 2019, following the expiry of his term.
Views: 3158
P&L adds Faymonville trailer thumbnail image

P&L adds Faymonville trailer

October 22 - South Africa’s P&L Machine Moving and Rigging has acquired a six-axle MultiMAX semi-trailer from Faymonville.
Views: 4125
NHH handles dump truck delivery thumbnail image

NHH handles dump truck delivery

October 22 - Australia’s National Heavy Haulage (NHH), part of the National Group, has delivered five Ultra-Class Liebherr T 282 C dump trucks to BHP Billiton’s Peak Downs mining site in Queensland.
Views: 3715
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LiftEx heads to Milton Keynes

October 19 - The LiftEx exhibition and LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) Awards 2018 will take place from November 14-15 at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes, UK.
Views: 3510
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Multipurpose rates edge up

October 19 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 3137
Chapman Freeborn adds Canadian rep thumbnail image

Chapman Freeborn adds Canadian rep

October 19 - Chapman Freeborn has launched a partnership with GTA Air Solutions, which will see the Mississauga-based company act as the charter broker’s representative in the Canadian market.
Views: 3323
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Meriaura adds dry cargo duo

October 18 - Finland's VG-Shipping, part of the Meriaura Group, has acquired two 4,100 dwt dry cargo vessels.
Views: 3433
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Nagle set to retire from AAPA

October 18 - Kurt J. Nagle, president and ceo of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), will retire from the association in 2019 following more than 33 years of service.
Views: 3293
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ChartCo partners with MeteoGroup

October 17 - Global supplier of maritime and digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has selected MeteoGroup to provide its weather routing technology services through its OneOcean platform.
Views: 3092
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Rostock eyes heavy-duty berth

October 17 - Germany’s Rostock Port has received a grant worth approximately EUR5.4 million (USD6.24 million) for the construction of the heavy-duty berth 15, which will be able to accommodate heavier loads.
Views: 3282
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Merritts plans equipment investment

October 17 - Joseph Merritt Group is investing approximately GBP1.4 million (USD1.8 million) in lifting and transportation equipment as part of an ongoing strategy to expand its services across the UK.
Views: 3393
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GeoSea wins Borssele contract

October 16 - Ørsted has awarded GeoSea, part of the DEME Group, a contract for the transportation and installation of 94 foundations for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
Views: 21101
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GAC opens in Panama

October 16 - GAC has opened an office in Panama to provide a wide range of shipping services to vessels calling at Panamanian ports or transiting the Panama Canal.
Views: 2811
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Hellman restructures management

October 15 - Reiner Heiken is set to take over as ceo of Hellman Group, effective December 1, 2018, following a restructuring programme led by outgoing ceo Dr Thomas Knecht.
Views: 3328
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Able UK wins decommissioning contract

October 15 - Heerema Marine Contractors has awarded Able UK the contract to dismantle, recycle and dispose of ExxonMobil Canada’s offshore natural gas platforms, which have been operating off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Views: 3536
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CEVA names Sauzedde

October 15 - CEVA Logistics has appointed Guillaume Sauzedde as managing director of its Central and Eastern Europe cluster.
Views: 3341
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Conceptum opens in Toronto

October 15 - Conceptum Logistics has strengthened its presence in the North American market by opening an office in Toronto, Canada.
Views: 3546
FIATA offers advice on container demurrage and detention thumbnail image

FIATA offers advice on container demurrage and detention

October 12 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association's (FIATA) Multimodal Transport Institute Working Group Sea has released its first best practice guide focusing on the charging of demurrage and detention.
Views: 3418
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Harren & Partner sells CFS

October 12 - Spain’s Pérez y Cía is set to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services from German shipping company Harren & Partner.
Views: 4433
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DSV confirms offer to CEVA Logistics was rejected

October 11 - Denmark’s fast-growing logistics group DSV has issued an official statement confirming that its recent offer to takeover CEVA Logistics was rejected by the CEVA board.
Views: 4420
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Boskalis nominates van Noort

October 11 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has nominated Carlo van Noort for appointment as its chief financial officer (cfo).
Views: 3227
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Lucky seven for Gruas Aguilar

October 11 - Spain-based crane and heavy haulage contractor Gruas Aguilar has modernised its fleet with the purchase of seven Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes.
Views: 3464
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New partners at Forth Ports

October 11 - Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has sold minority stakes in UK port owner and operator Forth Ports to its investment partners GLIL Infrastructure (GLIL), First State Super, and Construction and Building Unions Superannuation (Cbus
Views: 3725
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ABC picks Liège for European hub

October 11 - Russian freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a ten-year lease agreement with Liège Airport that will see it set up its European hub at the Belgian gateway.
Views: 3324
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Sarens enters Taiwanese market

October 10 - In a bid to capitalise on the country’s emerging wind energy industry, Sarens has established a new company in Taiwan.
Views: 3300
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C.H. Robinson opens in Cologne

October 9 - C.H. Robinson has expanded its footprint in Germany with the opening of an office in Cologne, its sixth location in the country.
Views: 3329
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DEME names Vandenbulcke

October 9 - Luc Vandenbulcke will succeed Alain Bernard as ceo of the DEME Group, effective January 1, 2019.
Views: 3273
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Yusen wins Spirit contract

October 9 - Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) has awarded Yusen Logistics UK a contract to handle the warehousing and inbound freight, as well as onward distribution of aerospace components.
Views: 3466
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Nautilus names Johnson

October 8 - Nautilus International has appointed Brian J. Johnson as chief commercial officer.
Views: 2834
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Arcus sells Forth Ports stake

October 5 - Arcus European Infrastructure Fund is set to sell its shares in Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments).
Views: 3297
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TRACE upgrades TASA programme

October 5 - TRACE International has updated its TASA anti-bribery specialist accreditation, including new course content and specialisations.
Views: 2515
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GT USA invests in Wilmington

October 5 - GT USA, a subsidiary of UAE-based Gulftainer, is investing approximately USD600 million in the port of Wilmington as part of a 50-year concession agreement.
Views: 3177
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Coal comes under pressure

October 5 - While US President Donald Trump continues his efforts to revive the coal industry, governments across the Atlantic are vowing to crack down on greenhouse gas pollution and stop the use of the fossil fuel.
Views: 3690
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Grieg gains another star

October 4 - Grieg Star has expanded its fleet with the acquisition of the semi-open hatch vessel, Star Majesty.
Views: 3228
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Mammoet teams up in Kitimat

October 4 - Mammoet Canada has partnered with the Haisla Nation in the north coast region of British Columbia to open a Mammoet-Haisla branch office in Kitimat.
Views: 3120
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Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook

October 4 - Uncertainty arising from wide-ranging geopolitical, economic and trade policy risks is redefining the maritime transport landscape and shaping the sector’s outlook, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Views: 3126
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Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020

October 3 - A survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry reveals that there is considerable unease among global shippers/beneficial cargo owners (BCO) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s sulphur 2020 emissions regulations.
Views: 3501
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Entrec closes Capstan deal

October 3 - Entrec has completed the acquisition of Capstan Hauling, a heavy haul transportation provider that serves the oil and natural gas industry in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia.
Views: 3379
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AmWINS adds to insurance offering

October 3 - Insurance broker AmWINS Group has formed two specialty managing general agencies focused on the marine industry, AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters (ASLU) and Sentinel Marine Underwriters (SMU).
Views: 3132
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The projects sector – is the tide turning?

October 3 - The standout session at this week's Breakbulk Americas must be the one on Thursday, during which experts from both sides of the project logistics supply chain will discuss the current prospects for the sector.
Views: 2841
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Buss cues up wind farm work

October 2 - Buss Group has signed an agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Senvion that will see the terminal operator support the development of the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm.
Views: 2812
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K+N sets sights on CIS

October 2 - With a primary focus on serving clients in the oil and gas as well as consumer goods industries, Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened offices in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, strengthening its logistics network in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Views: 3036
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TGP acquires Natco Germany

October 2 - UK-based Trans Global Projects (TGP) has acquired Germany’s Natco GmbH, effective October 1, 2018.
Views: 3974
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BDP expands in South America

October 2 - BDP International is expanding its presence in South America with the opening of an office in Montevideo, the company’s first location in Uruguay. 
Views: 3815
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Dickey takes helm at Metro Ports

October 2 - Metro Ports has appointed Robert Dickey as president, responsible for all terminal and stevedoring operations.
Views: 2754
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GAC UK opens Dundee office

October 1 - In response to increasing offshore and renewables activity in Scotland, GAC UK has opened an office in Dundee.
Views: 2613
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Houston readies for Breakbulk Americas

October 1 - Leading logistics professionals are heading to Houston, one of the world’s leading oil and gas centres, for Breakbulk Americas, which takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from October 2 - 4.
Views: 2347
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Nazzari joins Crane Worldwide

October 1 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Marco Nazzari as regional vice president for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).
Views: 3171
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Multipurpose operators restructure

September 28 - Samskip is restructuring its multipurpose cargo and reefer services connecting the North Sea and Baltic ports to Norway, in a move that adds capacity, frequency and new port options.
Views: 2867
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dship ups newbuild order

September 27 - dship Carriers has decided to place an order for a further two F-500 Eco Trader multipurpose ships with Taizhou Sanfu Shipbuilding.
Views: 3138
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DHL predicts slower trade growth

September 27 - DHL’s latest Global Trade Barometer (GTB) index expects international trade to continue growing over the next three months, albeit at a slower pace.
Views: 2200
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Mukran inks Blue Water BREB deal 

September 27 - German port service provider Mukran Port Terminals and Blue Water BREB have signed a partnership agreement that will see the latter become a shareholder of the Sassnitz-based company.
Views: 2839
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Mammoet wins Australian wind projects

September 26 - Mammoet and Goldwind Australia have signed a multi-year framework agreement that will initially see the Dutch heavy lift specialist handle the transport and installation work for the 530 MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in western Victoria.
Views: 2649
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BDP adds fourth location in Egypt

September 26 - BDP International has expanded its presence in Egypt with the opening of an office in Port Said, its fourth office in the country, and 150th office worldwide.
Views: 2542
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Happy upgrade for BigLift vessel

September 26 - BigLift Shipping has enhanced the lifting capacities of the two mast cranes on its heavy lift vessel Happy Star to offer a combined lifting capacity of 2,200 tonnes. 
Views: 2487
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Confidence slips marginally on geopolitical fears

September 25 - Concerns about geopolitical factors have taken their toll on shipping confidence in Moore Stephens' latest survey, with confidence levels slipping from the four-year high of 6.4 out of a maximum of 10.
Views: 2127
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Express Mondor continues expansion

September 25 - Canada’s Express Mondor has completed the acquisition of Transport L’Épiphanie and integrated the entire team and assets into the Express Mondor Group.
Views: 2476
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AAL names Morland in North America

September 24 - AAL has strengthened its North American expansion strategy with the appointment of Michael Morland as general manager Americas. 
Views: 2466
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Jumbo wins Sapura contract

September 24 - Sapura Energy has awarded Jumbo a contract to transport and install a mooring system for a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), as well as project management and engineering services, for the Porto de Sergipe project in Brazil.
Views: 2882
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Preparing for the 2020 Sulphur Cap

September 24 - Ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced comprehensive guidance on implementation planning to help ensure compliance with the regulatory game changer.
Views: 2206
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Floating wind farms face infrastructure challenges

September 24 - Analysis of 96 European ports has revealed that only a few ports are capable of accommodating the quayside manufacturing and assembly required for building and operating large-scale floating offshore wind farms, says LOC Renewables.
Views: 2572
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Turner named at IUMI

September 21 - Richard Turner, European director of global risk solutions at RSA Insurance, has been elected as the new president of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), taking over from Dieter Berg who has completed his four-year term of office.
Views: 1808
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Multipurpose rates continue to rise

September 21 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2220
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All change, but no change at AP Møller - Mærsk

September 20 - AP Møller - Mærsk (APMM) will maintain its Damco freight forwarding entity as a separate business under its own brand as part of a reorganisation that will see the Danish giant combine its ocean and supply chain offerings.
Views: 2641
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New ship for Scotline

September 19 - Multipurpose shipping operator Scotline has seen the launch of its latest newbuilding at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Views: 2459
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New CEO for Wallem Group

September 19 - Frank Coles is to join Hong Kong-headquartered marine services company Wallem Group as chief executive officer.
Views: 2107
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Mammoet signs Samsung contracts

September 19 - Heavy lifting and engineered transport specialist Mammoet has signed two contracts with Samsung Engineering (Thailand) for petrochemical projects in Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province.
Views: 2420
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WW Solutions and Keen team up in Tacoma

September 19 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WW Solutions) is to consolidate its facility at the US west coast port of Tacoma with that of Keen Transport, the trucking company that it acquired in December 2017.
Views: 2068
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Project Cargo Summit set to return in 2019

September 18 - Having made its debut this year, the Project Cargo Summit is set to return to Rotterdam next year, as the organisers announce dates for 2019.
Views: 2182
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Sulphur cap set to raise shipping costs

September 17 - Maersk Line is to introduce a new bunker adjustment factor (BAF) surcharge ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions which enters into force on January 1, 2020.
Views: 1897
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Volga-Dnepr cuts out brokers

September 17 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines intends to discontinue its relationship with charter brokers and has decided to target direct sales instead.
Views: 1679
Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders? thumbnail image

Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

September 14 - At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.
Views: 2916
CLA expands management teams thumbnail image

CLA expands management teams

September 13 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has expanded its executive and management teams as it prepares to take delivery of its next Boeing 747 freighter. 
Views: 2239
Gosselin restructures logistics unit thumbnail image

Gosselin restructures logistics unit

September 13 - Walter Van Mechelen has joined the executive board of Antwerp-based logistics group Gosselin and will no longer be managing the operations of Gosselin Logistics.
Views: 2290
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Jakobs steps up at Terex

September 12 - Terex Cranes has appointed Guntram Jakobs as director of customer support - mobile cranes for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR). 
Views: 2444
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LMA launches SOMWS

September 11 - Lloyds Market Association (LMA) plans to launch the Society of Offshore Marine Warranty Surveyors (SOMWS) on September 18.
Views: 2157
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Mund + Bruns renames in the USA

September 11 - Houston-based Jaeckel Mund + Bruns has rebranded to correspond with its Bremen-headquartered parent company and will operate as Mund + Bruns.
Views: 1937
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Kerry expands in Pakistan

September 10 - Kerry Logistics Network has formed a subsidiary in Pakistan in order to extend its footprint in the region and tap into the increasing trade in South Asia.
Views: 1969
Panalpina expands executive board thumbnail image

Panalpina expands executive board

September 7 - Panalpina has added to its executive board with the appointment of Lucas Kuehner and Peder Winther, in order to represent the company’s core services – airfreight, oceanfreight and logistics. 
Views: 2453
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Bolloré Ports eyes La Rochelle terminal

September 7 - Bolloré Ports La Rochelle has signed a terminal agreement to operate the future Chef de Baie 4 terminal with Atlantic Port La Rochelle, France.
Views: 2564
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Jaxport names officers

September 6 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in the USA has appointed John Falconetti as chairman of the board of directors.
Views: 2287
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Marko retires at Longview

September 5 - Larry Marko has retired as manager of marine terminals at the port of Longview, following a career that spanned more than three decades.
Views: 2302
BWS wins wind contract thumbnail image

BWS wins wind contract

September 4 - Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has been awarded the logistics contract for the Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
Views: 2927
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More infrastructure required for Arctic sailings

September 4 - As the Northern Sea Route (NSR) becomes an increasingly attractive shipping lane, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) says more support is required to facilitate the provision of adequate insurance for Arctic sailings.
Views: 2736
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Centurion closes its doors

September 3 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has revoked Miami-based Centurion Air Cargo’s air carrier operating certificate (AOC). 
Views: 2591
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Zeamarine gets the go ahead

September 3 - The proposed joint venture between Zeaborn and Intermarine – Zeamarine – has received governmental and agency approvals.
Views: 2727
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Seaway awarded Triton contract

September 3 - Seaway Heavy Lifting, part of the Subsea 7 Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit, has been awarded a transport and installation contract for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
Views: 2468
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Sir Adrian Swire passes away

August 31 - Sir Adrian Swire, former chairman of the Swire Group, passed away on August 24, aged 86.
Views: 2418
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Long Beach names executives

August 31 - The port of Long Beach in the USA has named Richard D. Cameron and Dr. Noel Hacegaba as co-deputy executive directors, succeeding Duane Kenagy, who has served as interim deputy executive director since May 2017. 
Views: 2708
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Binetti joins Ceva Logistics

August 31 - Ceva Logistics has appointed Laurent Binetti as chief commercial officer, effective September 1, 2018. 
Views: 3546
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Stink bug regulations to take effect

August 30 - The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) of New Zealand have announced regulations for the upcoming Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season.
Views: 2739
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Rickmers awarded Sinotrans contract

August 30 - Rickmers-Line has signed a six-year contract with the project logistics division of Sinotrans for the ocean transportation of breakbulk and project cargoes, as part of a major infrastructure project.
Views: 3921
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Mammoet wins LTHE contract

August 29 - L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has awarded Mammoet a contract for heavy lift works as part of the Visakh refinery modernisation project in India, which is scheduled to take place in March 2019.
Views: 2937
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WeShip Projects eyes Danish market

August 29 - WeShip Projects, a specialist in the ocean transportation of project, breakbulk, and heavy lift cargoes, plans to open an office in Denmark later this year.
Views: 3267
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Cuxport supports Bucht project

August 28 - The port of Cuxhaven’s berth no. 4 is supporting Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht wind farm.
Views: 2775
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Mammoet and Scheuerle launch TPA

August 28 - Mammoet and Scheuerle, part of the TII Group, have launched the Trailer Power Assist (TPA) system, designed to improve transport efficiency and lower the carbon footprint of major projects.
Views: 5053
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Dundee extends project capacity

August 27 - The port of Dundee, part of the Forth Ports group, has extended its main project cargo berth – Prince Charles Wharf – to over 310 m.
Views: 3598
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Upstream delivery finally hits the mark

August 24 - According to industry analyst Wood Mackenzie, upstream oil and gas companies are increasingly delivering major capital projects on time and on budget.
Views: 2642
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NCA considers fleet reduction

August 24 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) will revise the size of its freighter operations in response to the business improvement order received from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) in July.
Views: 2886
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First for Rhenus in New Zealand

August 23 - The Rhenus Group is expanding its services in Oceania through the establishment of its first branch in New Zealand.
Views: 3097
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Vekshin steps up at Volga-Dnepr

August 21 - Konstantin Vekshin has been appointed as executive president of charter cargo operations (CCO) at Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Views: 2921
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MOL increases PKT stake

August 21 - Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has completed the acquisition of 14.27 percent of the shares in Malaysia’s PKT Logistics Group.
Views: 3309