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Long Beach selects board thumbnail image

Long Beach selects board

July 30 - The port of Long Beach in the USA has elected Tracy Egoscue as board president and Bonnie Lowenthal as vice president. 
Views: 4386
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Ghent developing all-weather terminal

July 27 - ArcelorMittal Ghent, investment company Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV), Euroports and North Sea Port are collaborating on the construction of an all-weather terminal (AWT) in the Ghent port area.
Views: 4768
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Nautilus names Owens

July 27 - Nautilus International Holding has appointed Robert B. Owens as president and ceo, succeeding James R. Callahan who will remain as chairman.
Views: 4643
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Bilbao opens Toro terminal

July 26 - Toro & Betolaza Group has opened its terminal on dock A3 at the port of Bilbao, Spain.
Views: 4626
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Wurst set to join Panalpina

July 26 - Panalpina has appointed Christian Wurst as regional ceo for Europe, effective February 2019.
Views: 4729
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Scan Global snaps up Macca Logistics

July 26 - Denmark-based Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has acquired 55 percent of Mali-based Macca Logistics, including its operations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Views: 4912
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Ruest steps up at CN

July 25 - Canadian National Railway (CN) has appointed Jean-Jacques Ruest as president and ceo, effective immediately. 
Views: 4902
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Fracht partners with CargoX

July 24 - Switzerland’s Fracht Group has signed a partnership agreement with CargoX, the producer of the blockchain-based Smart Bill of Lading (B/L) solution.
Views: 4851
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Multipurpose time charter rates fall

July 23 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have fallen over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.

Views: 4616
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El Coquí set to enter service

July 23 - Crowley Maritime has taken delivery of El Coquí, which it says is one of the world’s first con-ro vessels powered by LNG, from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine.
Views: 4806
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Osprey adds Constructor to fleet

July 20 - UK-based heavy transport and marine specialists, Osprey, has added the Osprey Constructor to its fleet of barges. 
Views: 5003
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BelugaXL completes maiden flight

July 20 - The first BelugaXL aircraft has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France after completing its maiden flight over the south west of the country.
Views: 4310
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Shipping losses decline, but risks remain

July 19 - Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third (38 percent) over the past decade, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018.
Views: 5201
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Centurion in Triton takeover

July 18 - Australian heavy haulage provider Centurion has acquired Triton Transport Service, a specialist heavy haulage and general freight company based in Western Australia.
Views: 6352
Jan De Nul's latest discovery thumbnail image

Jan De Nul's latest discovery

July 18 - Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore’s jack-up crane vessel MPI Discovery, together with its crew and a number of MPI’s employees.
Views: 5806
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Mammoet invests in Kazakhstan

July 18 - Mammoet has expanded its presence in Kazakhstan with the opening of an office in Aktau, which will have 40 employees and operate under the Mammoet-Kasmashal banner.
Views: 5168
Volga-Dnepr signs MoU with Liège thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr signs MoU with Liège

July 18 - Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicAir (CLA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with Liège Airport, with the aim of strengthening their positions in the European market through the development of a regional hub.
Views: 4932
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SCS rebrands as Ox Heavy

July 17 - The Netherlands-based SCS Heavy Lifts & Transport has changed its name to OX Heavy.
Views: 4954
Volga-Dnepr places Boeing order thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr places Boeing order

July 17 - Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding have announced several agreements with Boeing at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.
Views: 4690
Taylor soars with HAV thumbnail image

Taylor soars with HAV

July 17 - Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind the development of the Airlander 10 aircraft, has appointed Kevin Taylor as chairman.
Views: 5528
OHT confirms semi-submersible order thumbnail image

OHT confirms semi-submersible order

July 17 - Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a newbuild semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel.
Views: 5920
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BIMCO expels ShipNext

July 17 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has expelled the recently-launched Ukrainian freight and shipping trading platform ShipNext from its membership saying that it “repeatedly and falsely” claimed that BIMCO supported its platform.
Views: 5396
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Oud joins BIFA board

July 16 - Susanne Oud has joined the British International Freight Association (BIFA) board of directors, replacing Roy Baker who has stepped down having been on the trade association's board since 2005.
Views: 4617
Antonov's revenue soars thumbnail image

Antonov's revenue soars

July 16 - Antonov Airlines has reported an 81 percent revenue increase in 2017 compared to the previous year, with aerospace shipments being one of the key sectors for the Ukrainian airline. 
Views: 5188
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Van Oord eyes MPI acquisition

July 16 - Van Oord has signed a letter of intent with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor.
Views: 5419
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Contracts roll in at Boskalis

July 13 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a letter of award from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MHB) for the transportation and installation of an offshore platform for the Bakor central processing platform redevelopment project in Malaysia.
Views: 5291
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Ranger expands headquarters

July 13 - Australia’s Ranger Lifting will mark 20 years in the lifting and rigging industry by opening a facility in Prestons, Sydney.
Views: 5309
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Mammoet opens in Teesside

July 13 - Mammoet UK has opened its base in Teesside to support the company’s growth in the region.
Views: 4941
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Wind energy powers Kaleido

July 13 - Spain’s Kaleido Logistics has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, expanding the company’s presence in the Americas. 
Views: 5614
Hapag-Lloyd declines CMA CGM offer thumbnail image

Hapag-Lloyd declines CMA CGM offer

July 13 - French shipping line CMA CGM has reportedly approached German rival Hapag-Lloyd over a possible non-cash merger.
Views: 5405
Virginia wins USACE approval thumbnail image

Virginia wins USACE approval

July 12 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has authorised the port of Virginia’s plan to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels serving Norfolk Harbor.
Views: 5810
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POSH Kerry Renewables opens in Taiwan

July 12 - Offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holding (POSH) and Kerry TJ Logistics have formed a joint venture in Taiwan - POSH Kerry Renewables - targeting the offshore renewables market in the region.
Views: 7119
Ogiermann flies into Volga-Dnepr thumbnail image

Ogiermann flies into Volga-Dnepr

July 10 - Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Ulrich Ogiermann as senior vice president for operations and deputy general director for CargoLogicManagement.
Views: 5046
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Culzean cargoes depart Lowestoft

July 6 - Two bridge sections with a combined weight of almost 2,000 tonnes have departed the port of Lowestoft, UK, destined for Maersk Oil’s Culzean offshore energy project in the North Sea.
Views: 4866
Haropa confirms Le Havre investment thumbnail image

Haropa confirms Le Havre investment

July 6 - The port of Le Havre in France intends to invest approximately EUR500 million (USD582.1 million) over the coming years in development projects.
Views: 5292
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Unlimited expansion for BNSF

July 5 - BNSF Logistics has acquired Texas-based third-party logistics provider Unlimited Freight.
Views: 5812
Terex expands sales team thumbnail image

Terex expands sales team

July 5 - Terex Cranes has expanded its sales team in Germany and Austria with the appointment of Ulrich Wagner and Thomas Keckeis.
Views: 6205
Globalink signs MoU in Anaklia thumbnail image

Globalink signs MoU in Anaklia

July 5 - Globalink Logistics, part of the Kerry Logistics Network, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Georgia’s Anaklia City to cooperate on the development of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port and special economic zone (SEZ).
Views: 5947
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Maersk names its decommissioning JV

July 4 - Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service have named their decommissioning joint venture, which was established in April 2018, Maersk Decom.
Views: 5490
ACS opens office in San Francisco thumbnail image

ACS opens office in San Francisco

July 4 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has strengthened its US West Coast presence by opening a new office in San Francisco.
Views: 5735
ESL eyes AtoB@C acquisition thumbnail image

ESL eyes AtoB@C acquisition

July 4 - Finland’s ESL Shipping is set to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Swedish AtoB@C Shipping and AtoB@C Holding for approximately EUR30 million (USD34.9 million).
Views: 5864
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Trade war steams ahead

July 3 - The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop, said the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).
Views: 5933
Scan Global Logistics expands in Australia  thumbnail image

Scan Global Logistics expands in Australia 

July 3 - Effective July 2, 2018, Scan Global Logistics Australia acquired the Australia-based freight forwarder Kestrel Freight & Customs, writes Erin Bossick. 
Views: 5716
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TII names Karch as CEO

July 3 - The TII Group has appointed Dr. Gerald Karch as ceo and chairman of the management board.
Views: 5654
Daseke snaps up Aveda Transportation thumbnail image

Daseke snaps up Aveda Transportation

July 3 - Texas-based flatbed and specialised haulage company, Daseke, has completed the acquisition of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.
Views: 6196
LBH and Rhenus target waterway market thumbnail image

LBH and Rhenus target waterway market

July 3 - Port services provider LBH Group is planning to form a joint venture with logistics service provider Rhenus in the European inland waterway shipping sector.
Views: 5904
Fracht takes over Polytra thumbnail image

Fracht takes over Polytra

July 2 - Effective July 1, 2018, the Switzerland-based Fracht group has acquired the Belgium-based forwarding company Polytra.
Views: 6092
Adani takes Kattupalli stake thumbnail image

Adani takes Kattupalli stake

July 2 - Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has acquired 97 percent of the shares of Marine Infrastructure Developer Private Limited (MIDPL), the developer and operator of Kattupalli port in India.
Views: 5928
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Jensen joins Port Nola

July 2 - The port of New Orleans has appointed Jack C. Jensen Jr to the board of commissioners. He will serve a five-year term, succeeding Robert R. Barkerding Jr. 
Views: 6036

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