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Business News from August 2018

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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. 
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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: 3681
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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.
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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.
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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: 3073
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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.
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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: 5652
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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.
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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: 3007
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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: 3033
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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: 3469
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IUMI launches tutorial programme

August 21 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has launched an online cargo tutorial programme, specifically designed for intermediate-level cargo underwriters.
Views: 2881
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Boskalis vessels heading for scrap

August 20 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has confirmed it will remove 11 of its “heavily loss-making" heavy transport vessels from service in the coming 12 months.
Views: 3727
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Walker steps up at RSS

August 20 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has appointed Davey Walker as business development director (Scotland), effective August 20.
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Hinrichs joins Combi Lift

August 17 - Combi Lift has appointed Holger Hinrichs as managing director, joining Heiko Felderhoff in leading the Bremen-headquartered heavy lift shipping line.
Views: 4159
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Burt joins Air Partner

August 16 - Air Partner has appointed Jack Burt as vice president of its US cargo division.
Views: 3358
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Hecht takes the helm of Panalpina heliship

August 16 - Panalpina has appointed Ryan Hecht to lead its helicopter shipping (heliship) division, replacing Juerg Boschung who will retire after 25 years with the company. 
Views: 3140
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IUMI nominates Turner

August 15 - The International Union Marine Insurance (IUMI) has nominated Richard Turner, global marine director and European director of global risk solutions at RSA Insurance Group, for the role of president.
Views: 3350
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Boskalis names Heijermans 

August 15 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has appointed Bart Heijermans to the board of management. 
Views: 3385
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Valleyfield secures funding

August 14 - The port of Valleyfield in Canada has received a CAD3.5 million (USD2.67 million) grant from the Québec government to support its marine transportation infrastructure investments.
Views: 3660
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DeLuca steps up at Duluth

August 14 - The Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DPSA) in the USA has appointed Deb DeLuca as executive director, effective August 16.
Views: 3587
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EU invests in Danube

August 13 - The European Union (EU) plans to invest EUR59 million (USD67.4 million) in modernising the locks on the Danube-Black Sea and Midia Navodari–Porte canals in Romania.
Views: 3744
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Universal acquires Southern Counties

August 13 - Universal Logistics Holdings, a provider of customised transportation and logistics solutions, has acquired Southern Counties Express.
Views: 3641
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CNCo opens Vancouver branch

August 10 - China Navigation Company (CNCo), part of the Swire Group, has expanded its presence in North America by establishing a branch office in Vancouver, Canada.
Views: 3776
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Changes at the top for Brownsville

August 9 - The port of Brownsville in the USA has appointed Lorena Hernandez as director of finance and Jose Herrera as special projects director.
Views: 3877
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Comerford steps up at Tyne

August 9 - The UK's port of Tyne has appointed Mike Comerford to its board as a non-executive director.
Views: 3846
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Trade tariffs take hold…

August 8 - In its second-quarter analyst call, Caterpillar confirmed that the USA’s decision to impose import tariffs on steel and other metals will have a real effect on its businesses and customers in the second half of 2018.
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POSH benefits from improved market

August 7 - Offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has recorded a 95 percent revenue increase year-on-year for the three months to the end of June 30, 2018.
Views: 3679
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Strømmen joins G2 Ocean

August 6 - Leif Arne Strømmen has joined G2 Ocean as the company’s vice president for innovation.
Views: 4878
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Antwerp XL reveals initial exhibitor list

August 2 - Launched just eight weeks ago, the latest exhibition for the breakbulk sector, Antwerp XL, has already signed up some blue-chip names from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector as exhibitors.
Views: 5275
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Cosco completes OOCL takeover

August 1 - Cosco Shipping has completed the acquisition of Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) and its subsidiary Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
Views: 4118
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Technology to revolutionise freight forwarding

August 1 - While the fundamentals of freight forwarding remain unchanged, the short-term future of the sector will be characterised by the introduction of technologies that unlock value and enhance capability.
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