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Business News from March 2018

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Liebherr expands in the USA

March 30 - Liebherr will invest USD45 million in the expansion of its Newport News facility in Virginia, USA.
Views: 4176
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Hapag-Lloyd restructures management

March 29 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Joachim Schlotfeldt as a member of the executive board and announced that Thorsten Haeser, chief commercial officer, will step down from his role.
Views: 3600
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Townsville opens upgraded berth

March 29 - The port of Townsville in Australia has completed the AUD40.7 million (USD31.2 million) upgrade of its Berth 4 container and general cargo facility.
Views: 3864
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Shipping confidence hits four-year high

March 29 - In the three months to end-February 2018, shipping confidence reached a four-year high, according to international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 3965
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ALE and Roll-Lift end JV

March 28 - ALE and Roll-Lift have ended their Canadian joint venture - ALE Roll-Lift Canada.
Views: 4405
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NordLB in privatisation talks

March 28 - Reports in the German media suggest that the owners of Hannover-based NordLB are in talks regarding the business model of the public-sector bank, and are considering the possibility of selling to private investors.
Views: 3793
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NAM urges approval of Ex-Im nominees

March 26 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has urged senators to approve President Trump's four nominees for the board of the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, following the resignation of the last remaining board member, Scott Schloegel.
Views: 3003
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DP World goes Bananas in DRC

March 26 - DP World has been awarded a 30-year concession agreement for the management and development of a greenfield multipurpose port project in Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Views: 3560
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Multipurpose rates continue to rise

March 22 - The multipurpose shipping sector has seen a further rise in time charter rates over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 3328
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Both sides appeal Stolberg sentence

March 22 - Reports in the German media indicate that Niels Stolberg has launched an appeal against the three-and-a-half year jail sentence handed to him by the Bremen District Court last week.
Views: 3172
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Rooney scores Forth Ports role

March 21 - Forth Ports, one of the UK's largest port groups, has appointed Ann Rooney as business development manager, who will focus on developing oil and gas support and decommissioning activities at its Scottish gateways.
Views: 3381
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Mammoet opens in Somerset

March 21 - Mammoet has opened an office in the southwest of the UK to provide localised support to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project.
Views: 3142
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Fesco and CJ Logistics team up

March 21 - Fesco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea's CJ Logistics, part of the CJ Group, to implement joint logistics projects in Russia, Central Asia and Turkey.
Views: 3929
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Blue Water lands Liza contract

March 21 - ExxonMobil has awarded Blue Water Shipping the logistics services contract for the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana.
Views: 3441
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Bibby steps up at UK Chamber

March 20 - The UK Chamber of Shipping has appointed Sir Michael Bibby as president, replacing Dr Grahaeme Henderson.
Views: 3438
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Rhenus rebrands KOG

March 20 - KOG Transport has been rebranded to Rhenus Project Logistics and fully integrated with the Rhenus Group.
Views: 3204
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HLPFI has moved

March 19 - HLPFI has moved. We are now based at 4 Cobden Court, Wimpole Close, Bromley, BR2 9JF, UK and our new phone is 020 8289 2362. Please amend your database to reflect this change of address.
Views: 2315
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DP World takes over Cosmos

March 19 - DP World has acquired Peruvian logistics provider Cosmos Agencia Maritima (CAM) for USD315.7 million.
Views: 3382
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Stolberg gets prison sentence

March 16 - Yesterday's verdict in the trial of Niels Stolberg and three co-defendents brought to a conclusion a long-running trial which began in January 2016
Views: 2798
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Devlin steps up at Geodis

March 15 - Geodis Freight Forwarding has appointed Dennis Devlin as director of industrial projects business development, capital projects North America.
Views: 3499
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen rebrands WWL

March 15 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen has rebranded Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) into two entities to reflect changes in its business strategy.
Views: 2913
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UK ports set for infrastructure investment

March 13 - The British Ports Association (BPA) has published research by infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol showing that UK ports and terminals have an estimated GBP1.7 billion (USD2.4 billion) of infrastructure investment in the development pipeline.
Views: 2938
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Boehringer steps up at Panalpina

March 12 - Panalpina has appointed Volker Boehringer, currently ceo for Europe, as global head of strategic customer development.
Views: 3049
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TGP opens in Turkey

March 12 - Trans Global Projects (TGP) has opened an office in Istanbul, Turkey.
Views: 3391
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Entrec reports revenue uptick

March 12 - Heavy haul transportation and crane solutions provider, Entrec, has reported a 30 percent revenue increase in 2017, up to USD148.7 million from USD114.1 million in 2016.
Views: 2874
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Mammoet invests in UK

March 9 - Heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet has revealed ambitious expansion plans in the north east of the UK.
Views: 3758
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ESTA joins IRU

March 9 - The European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has joined the International Road Transport Union (IRU) as an affiliate member.
Views: 3591
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End of the line for Dockwise brand

March 8 - In announcing a return to profitability in 2017, Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) also revealed that it will transition all of its brands to the Boskalis brand name during this year.
Views: 2914
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Sterling Global Marine acquires

March 8 - In the UK, Sterling Global Marine has acquired fellow marine surveying company, Geoff Waddington & Partners in a move it says will allow the company to significantly upscale its business across both the leisure and commercial industry sectors.
Views: 2076
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CN Rail CEO steps down

March 8 - Luc Jobin, the ceo of Canadian railway operator CN Rail, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Views: 2963
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Sode up at APL

March 7 - APL Logistics has appointed Jens Romer Sode as regional vice president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Views: 2604
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HHLA rebrands Polzug

March 5 - A part of the former company Polzug Intermodal, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), has been rebranded as HHLA Project Logistics.
Views: 2695
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Logistec expands with Gulf Stream Marine

March 2 - Canada-based Logistec has expanded its network of terminals with the acquisition of Gulf Stream Marine, a cargo handling and stevedoring specialist in the US Gulf Coast region.
Views: 2606
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Everett awards construction contracts

March 2 - The port of Everett has awarded approximately USD25 million in construction contracts for the second phase of its south terminal modernisation project.
Views: 2544
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Kerr takes helm at CLA

March 2 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has confirmed that Dmitry Grishin, who led the establishment and launch of the airline as well as its initial network development, has handed over his responsibilities to newly appointed ceo David Kerr.
Views: 2134
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Change at the top for GAC Americas

March 2 - Bob Bandos has been appointed GAC's group vice president - Americas, following the retirement of Lars Heisselberg who held the position since 2009.
Views: 2230
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HSH Nordbank privatised

March 1 - Germany's state-owned HSH Nordbank has been acquired by a consortium of private equity firms in a deal with an estimated value of approximately EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion).
Views: 2811
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Vasset joins Air Partner

March 1 - Air Partner has appointed Romain Vasset as freight charter sales manager for the French market.
Views: 2495

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