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Business News from June 2018

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Shipping confidence holds steady

June 29 - Shipping confidence held steady at the four-year high of 6.4 out of 10 in the three months to the end of May 2018, according to the latest confidence survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 5818
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Fairplay relocates in Germany

June 29 - Fairplay Towage has moved its corporate headquarters following last year’s acquisition of Bugsier Reederei.
Views: 5830
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Trail King names Heschke 

June 27 - North American trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries has appointed Mike Heschke as director of international market development. 
Views: 5603
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SMIT extends Mammoet partnership

June 27 - Mammoet has signed a framework agreement with Dutch manufacturer Royal SMIT Transformers, extending their partnership for a further five years.
Views: 5992
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BOCS names Cory Brothers in UK

June 26 - Cory Brothers has been appointed by Bremen-based BOCS as the general agent in England and Wales for the latter's services to West African ports.
Views: 6261
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Modulift partners with Maxirig

June 26 - Australia’s Maxirig has signed a deal with below-the-hook equipment manufacturer, Modulift, to stock its full range of standard modular spreader beams.
Views: 6363
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CMA CGM founder passes away

June 25 - Jacques R. Saadé, the founding president of CMA CGM Group, passed away on June 24 at the age of 81.
Views: 5870
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HBB adds Vienna coverage

June 22 - German shipbroker Hanseatic Break Bulk (HBB) has opened an office in Vienna, increasing the company’s footprint in the Austrian market.
Views: 6109
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Hevile names Paulino in Rio

June 22 - Brazilian freight forwarder Hevile has appointed Guilherme Paulino as commercial director of its new location in Rio de Janeiro. 
Views: 6224
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Panalpina secures solar contracts

June 22 - Panalpina has been awarded several logistics contracts for solar power projects in Australia. by a leading electrical and communications engineering solutions consortium.
Views: 6541
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Moseley promoted at Port Houston

June 20 - Port Houston has named John Moseley as chief commercial officer, succeeding Ricky Kunz who has elected to retire.
Views: 6453
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Varamar opens in Italy

June 18 - The Ukrainian maritime group Varamar has opened a new branch in Italy.
Views: 6791
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Managerial reshuffle at TOTE Maritime

June 18 - Tote Maritime has appointed Michael Noone as president at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico; Grace Greene will assume the role of president at TOTE Maritime Alaska.
Views: 6607
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HSH ready to invest

June 15 - Germany’s HSH Nordbank, once the world’s largest ship financier, is reportedly setting its sights on a return to maritime investments after years of financial turmoil.
Views: 6755
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Long Beach plans investment

June 15 - The port of Long Beach has approved a USD982 million budget for its upcoming fiscal year, with 70 percent of spending focused on modernisation and other construction projects at the port.
Views: 6784
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DFDS ups ro-ro orderbook

June 14 - DFDS has ordered an additional ro-ro vessel from the Chinese Jingling Shipyard, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2020.
Views: 6408
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Coda to succeed Cooper at Indiana

June 14 - Vanta E. Coda II will replace Rich Cooper as ceo at Ports of Indiana, effective July 1, 2018, following Cooper's retirement. 
Views: 6731
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Insourcing a key threat to forwarders

June 13 - Logistics Trends & Insights has published its 2018 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market report, revealing that 54 percent of respondents think that shippers bringing their logistics functions in house is the biggest threat to the market.
Views: 6956
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Air Partner opens in LA

June 13 - UK-headquartered charter broker Air Partner has opened a new office in Los Angeles, USA, which will serve the southern Californian and broader West Coast markets.
Views: 6585
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deugro opens Vietnam office

June 12 - deugro has opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, expanding its footprint in Southeast Asia.
Views: 6711
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AN-124 designer passes away

June 12 - Victor Tolmachev, designer of the landmark AN-124 Ruslan heavy lift aircraft, has passed away.
Views: 6209
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Montrose secures grant

June 11 - Montrose Port Authority has received a GBP1.5 million (USD2 million) Ports Mode Shift Grant (PMSG) from the Scottish Government.
Views: 6793
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Gates soars into Amerijet role

June 11 - Amerijet International has appointed Glen Gates as director of charter sales, responsible for the growth and diversification of the airline’s charter activities.
Views: 6488
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DeMarco steps up at Jaxport

June 11 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Kristen DeMarco as chief commercial officer, who will be responsible for leading the port’s international cargo sales.
Views: 6756
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Chipolbrok eyes newbuilding programme

June 8 - The Chinese-Polish multipurpose carrier Chipolbrok is considering a newbuilding programme as it continues to transition its fleet from smaller to large multipurpose tweendeck vessels.
Views: 6890
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GlobalTranz goes to Jordan

June 8 - USA-based freight broker GlobalTranz Enterprises has been sold to private equity firm The Jordan Company.
Views: 6677
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UHL adds to fleet and representation

June 7 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) has added the newly-built deck carrier vessel Zhi Xian Zhi Xing to its roster of managed vessels.
Views: 8743
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Freight lobby calls for end to carrier surcharges

June 6 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the calls it has made previously for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.
Views: 6551
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Facelift for Port Canaveral

June 6 - Port Canaveral has renovated its North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 as part of an infrastructure improvement plan to maximise the usability of existing space at the port.
Views: 7051
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Saudia Cargo set to expand in Jeddah

June 6 - Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
Views: 7108
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LOC appoints Cummins

June 6 - Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Ian Cummins as its energy projects development director.
Views: 6342
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ABB inks OCTOPUS extension

June 5 - ABB has launched a new functionality for the ABB Ability Marine Advisory System - OCTOPUS, designed to help ships carrying heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes to be more fuel efficient and safer.
Views: 7483
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New CFO for Ports America

June 4 - Ports America Group (Ports America) has named Richard Surett as the company's chief financial officer.
Views: 7336
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Ontario takes escorts private

June 4 - Effective July 1, 2018, all superload permit moves in Ontario, which previously required provincial police escorts, will require newly certified private pilot escorts through the Certified Superload Escort Program.
Views: 7253
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Sarens plucks Makzume in Turkey

June 4 - Sarens has formed a joint venture with LAM - Lyonel A. Makzume Shipping Agencies (Makzume) to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries.
Views: 7985
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Noatum gets on track with rail division

June 4 - Noatum Logistics has launched a division specialising in railway equipment transport, focussing on providing services to railway equipment manufacturers.
Views: 6536
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GAC Nigeria names new boss

June 1 - Rudi van Niekerk has been appointed GAC Nigeria’s new managing director, charged with continuing the development of its core shipping and liner agency business and building on four decades of operational presence in the country.
Views: 7033
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Carmody steps up at Newcastle

June 1 - The Australian port of Newcastle has appointed Craig Carmody as ceo, tasked with driving growth and progressing the port’s diversification agenda.
Views: 7302
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Krabbendam teams up with TWD

June 1 - Heavy lift specialist Richard Krabbendam has joined forces with Temporary Works Design (TWD) in Schiedam, the Netherlands.
Views: 6160
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Hunt & Palmer names Farquharson

June 1 - Hunt & Palmer has named Karen Farquharson as director of business development, responsible for developing the company’s US operations and activities in the air charter markets in the Americas and Caribbean.
Views: 7123
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Mood is upbeat, but challenges to overcome

June 1 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, during a discussion session on ocean-going issues, participants heard that companies on all sides of the supply chain still face many challenges.
Views: 7483

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