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Business News from February 2018

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No delay for Sulphur Cap implementation

February 28 - Kim Yeon-tae, executive director of the Korean Register is unequivocal when he states that the chances of postponing the Sulphur Cap 2020, "are very, very small".
Views: 2682
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Buyers found for HSH Nordbank

February 26 - The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that US private equity firms J.C. Flowers & Co and Cerberus Capital Management have agreed to buy German lender HSH Nordbank for up to EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion).
Views: 2481
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ALP wins Kaombo contract

February 23 - Interoil and Saipem have contracted ALP Maritime Services to provide tow assistance and heading control services for the Kaombo field development project, located in Block 32, offshore Angola.
Views: 2326
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Nola names Langenstein

February 23 - The port of New Orleans (Port Nola) has appointed William H. Langenstein III to the board of commissioners.
Views: 2339
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O'Brien steps up at Cory

February 22 - Cory Brothers has appointed Sean O'Brien as head of agency operations - UK.
Views: 1842
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Ro-ro capacity rises in Rotterdam

February 22 - The renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort at the port of Rotterdam has officially started operations.
Views: 2286
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Global growth boosts shipping, says BIMCO

February 21 - Economic growth around the world is supporting the shipping industry, says the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) in its latest macroeconomic assessment.
Views: 2056
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BACA names Weston

February 21 - The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has appointed Nick Weston as deputy chairman.
Views: 1870
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Gustav Seeland names Evers

February 20 - Gustav Seeland has appointed Johann Evers as managing director, joining Frank Beckedorf, who, as managing partner, will focus on company finance and management control.
Views: 2245
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Cascade launches AbHaulier LT

February 19 - Cascade Software has released AbHaulier LT, a free software tool that enables hauliers to submit abnormal load notifications to police and structure owning authorities in the UK.
Views: 2686
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Verdict in sight in Stolberg trial

February 16 - Reports in the German mainstream media suggest that a conclusion to the long-running trial of ex-Beluga Shipping chief Niels Stolberg is in sight.
Views: 1680
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WWL doubles Zeebrugge footprint

February 16 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has signed a concession agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 ha (121 acres) of land known as Bastenaken West.
Views: 2093
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Cosco overtakes BBC in multipurpose top spot

February 16 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has taken over, not for the first time, from BBC Chartering as the world's largest multipurpose operator by deadweight, according to Dynamar's latest report.
Views: 1970
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Dogotch steps down at Tadano

February 15 - Ron Dogotch, senior vice president at Tadano, has announced his retirement from the company.
Views: 1862
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AAPA pleased with Trump's infrastructure plan

February 14 - President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his long-awaited national infrastructure rebuilding plan, which proposes allocating USD200 billion for direct federal spending for US infrastructure over the next ten years.
Views: 2334
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Destructive freight rate environment here to stay

February 12 - The container shipping industry is expected to continue to struggle with overcapacity and an inability to deliver value to shareholders, warns consultancy McKinsey & Company in its latest report.
Views: 1549
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IMO agrees carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

February 12 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to move forward with a ban on the carriage of fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with pending sulphur limits.
Views: 1846
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Onnen-Lübben to leave Niedersachsen

February 12 - Inke Onnen-Lübben will step down as ceo of the Seaports of Niedersachsen after 12 years with the company, effective April 30, 2018.
Views: 1667
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M&A activity on the table for DSV

February 12 - After the successful integration of UTi Worldwide, DSV says consolidation and merger and acquisitions (M&A) remain on its agenda for 2018.
Views: 1426
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MacGregor in TTS deal

February 9 - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has entered into an agreement to acquire the marine and offshore business activities of TTS Group, a global provider of cargo handling equipment, for EUR87 million (USD106 million).
Views: 1711
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Mathias in at Brasporto

February 8 - Brazil's Brasporto Logistica e Assessoria Aduaneira has appointed Antonio Mathias as project manager.
Views: 1802
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Optimarin hit the heights in 2017

February 8 - Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, Optimarin, delivered more than 60 units of its Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) in 2017, making it the company's most successful year to date.
Views: 1180
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RightShip names new boss

February 8 - Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, RightShip, has appointed Martin Crawford-Brunt as its new ceo.
Views: 1381
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Able wins Hornsea contract

February 8 - Working with Orsted (formerly DONG Energy) and GeoSea, Able Seaton Port is providing the installation base and associated services for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
Views: 1682
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Environmental approval for Townsville

February 7 - The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Townsville Port Expansion Project has been approved by the federal government.
Views: 1584
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Hapag-Lloyd opens in Ghana

February 7 - Hapag-Lloyd has opened an office in Tema, Ghana and will be represented at the local level by its own customer service staff, effective immediately.
Views: 1788
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Curtis named at BNSF

February 7 - Third-party logistics service provider BNSF Logistics has appointed Dan Curtis as president, effective immediately.
Views: 1596
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AAL and HMM link up

February 6 - AAL and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) are set to launch a joint Far East - Middle East multipurpose liner service.
Views: 1271
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Zeaborn gobbles up E.R. Schiffahrt

February 5 - Consolidation in the German ship management sector is gaining momentum with Bremen-based Zeaborn Group acquiring 100 percent of the shares in ship management company E.R. Schiffahrt for an undisclosed amount.
Views: 1173
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ALE opens in Melbourne

February 5 - Transport engineering specialist ALE has opened an office in Melbourne, Australia.
Views: 1410
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ACS expands US presence

February 2 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened an office in Manhattan, its second operation in New York and sixth in North America.
Views: 1441
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Drewry - brighter future for MPVs

February 2 - According to Drewry Maritime Research, the economics suggest that the multipurpose (MPV) shipping sector should be performing much better than it actually is. Demand growth has been steady, outstripping the supply of new vessels. However, own
Views: 1480
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Boluda expands in Europe

February 1 - Boluda Lines, part of Boluda Corporación Marítima, has expanded its ro-ro and project cargo logistics services in northern Europe through strategic alliances with maritime companies operating in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.
Views: 1421

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