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Business News from October 2018

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Ocean Group secures investment

October 30 - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ have taken a minority stake in Canada’s Ocean Group, representing a total investment of CAD112 million (USD85.3 million).
Views: 3330
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Inglessis steps up at UK P&I

October 30 - The UK P&I Club has appointed Nicholas Inglessis as chairman, succeeding Alan Olivier.
Views: 4211
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Martin Bencher opens in Canada

October 30 - Martin Bencher Group has expanded its presence in North America with the opening of an office in Vancouver, Canada. 
Views: 3648
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Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo

October 30 - Saudi Airlines Cargo has appointed Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak as chief ground handling officer for Saudia Cargo.
Views: 3554
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IMO adopts carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

October 29 - To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a carriage ban of non-complaint fuel oil at the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 73rd meeting (MEPC 73).
Views: 3154
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PCN partners with WiseTech

October 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has partnered with WiseTech Global, the technology company behind the CargoWise One single-platform software.
Views: 2945
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Forwarders in line for an award

October 26 - 26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service-related categories of this year's British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) 2018 Freight Service Awards.
Views: 3446
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Car carriers on the up

October 26 - Increased focus on high and heavy as well as breakbulk and project cargo is providing some relief for car carriers, with operators ordering more flexible vessel designs in recent years, says global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Views: 3407
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Change at the top for Zeamarine

October 26 - Ulrich Ulrichs will step down from the managerial team at Zeamarine - the joint venture between Zeaborn and Intermarine - at the end of December 2018.
Views: 4271
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Jan De Nul names recent fleet addition

October 26 - Jan De Nul Group has held a naming ceremony at the port of Ostend in Belgium for the offshore installation vessel that it acquired from Vroon Group in July 2018.
Views: 3913
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CLA adds fourth Boeing

October 25 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 747 freighter. 
Views: 3248
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COLI opens Leer office

October 23 - The COLI Group has expanded its network with the opening of an office in Leer, Germany. 
Views: 3372
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Parrott steps up at Metro Ports

October 23 - Metro Ports has promoted David Parrott to vice president operations for its US Gulf Coast, East Coast and Great Lakes regions. 
Views: 3061
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AAPA names new officers

October 23 - William D. Friedman, president and ceo of the port of Cleveland, has succeeded Steve Cernak as chairman of the board for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). 
Views: 3166
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Smits to step down at Rotterdam

October 23 - Paul Smits will step down from his position as chief financial officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority on June 1, 2019, following the expiry of his term.
Views: 3152
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P&L adds Faymonville trailer

October 22 - South Africa’s P&L Machine Moving and Rigging has acquired a six-axle MultiMAX semi-trailer from Faymonville.
Views: 4115
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NHH handles dump truck delivery

October 22 - Australia’s National Heavy Haulage (NHH), part of the National Group, has delivered five Ultra-Class Liebherr T 282 C dump trucks to BHP Billiton’s Peak Downs mining site in Queensland.
Views: 3709
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LiftEx heads to Milton Keynes

October 19 - The LiftEx exhibition and LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) Awards 2018 will take place from November 14-15 at the Arena MK in Milton Keynes, UK.
Views: 3505
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Multipurpose rates edge up

October 19 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 3132
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Chapman Freeborn adds Canadian rep

October 19 - Chapman Freeborn has launched a partnership with GTA Air Solutions, which will see the Mississauga-based company act as the charter broker’s representative in the Canadian market.
Views: 3318
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Meriaura adds dry cargo duo

October 18 - Finland's VG-Shipping, part of the Meriaura Group, has acquired two 4,100 dwt dry cargo vessels.
Views: 3426
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Nagle set to retire from AAPA

October 18 - Kurt J. Nagle, president and ceo of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), will retire from the association in 2019 following more than 33 years of service.
Views: 3288
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ChartCo partners with MeteoGroup

October 17 - Global supplier of maritime and digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has selected MeteoGroup to provide its weather routing technology services through its OneOcean platform.
Views: 3088
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Rostock eyes heavy-duty berth

October 17 - Germany’s Rostock Port has received a grant worth approximately EUR5.4 million (USD6.24 million) for the construction of the heavy-duty berth 15, which will be able to accommodate heavier loads.
Views: 3278
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Merritts plans equipment investment

October 17 - Joseph Merritt Group is investing approximately GBP1.4 million (USD1.8 million) in lifting and transportation equipment as part of an ongoing strategy to expand its services across the UK.
Views: 3386
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GeoSea wins Borssele contract

October 16 - Ørsted has awarded GeoSea, part of the DEME Group, a contract for the transportation and installation of 94 foundations for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
Views: 21067
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GAC opens in Panama

October 16 - GAC has opened an office in Panama to provide a wide range of shipping services to vessels calling at Panamanian ports or transiting the Panama Canal.
Views: 2807
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Hellman restructures management

October 15 - Reiner Heiken is set to take over as ceo of Hellman Group, effective December 1, 2018, following a restructuring programme led by outgoing ceo Dr Thomas Knecht.
Views: 3321
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Able UK wins decommissioning contract

October 15 - Heerema Marine Contractors has awarded Able UK the contract to dismantle, recycle and dispose of ExxonMobil Canada’s offshore natural gas platforms, which have been operating off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Views: 3531
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CEVA names Sauzedde

October 15 - CEVA Logistics has appointed Guillaume Sauzedde as managing director of its Central and Eastern Europe cluster.
Views: 3335
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Conceptum opens in Toronto

October 15 - Conceptum Logistics has strengthened its presence in the North American market by opening an office in Toronto, Canada.
Views: 3544
FIATA offers advice on container demurrage and detention thumbnail image

FIATA offers advice on container demurrage and detention

October 12 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association's (FIATA) Multimodal Transport Institute Working Group Sea has released its first best practice guide focusing on the charging of demurrage and detention.
Views: 3415
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Harren & Partner sells CFS

October 12 - Spain’s Pérez y Cía is set to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services from German shipping company Harren & Partner.
Views: 4426
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DSV confirms offer to CEVA Logistics was rejected

October 11 - Denmark’s fast-growing logistics group DSV has issued an official statement confirming that its recent offer to takeover CEVA Logistics was rejected by the CEVA board.
Views: 4413
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Boskalis nominates van Noort

October 11 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has nominated Carlo van Noort for appointment as its chief financial officer (cfo).
Views: 3224
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Lucky seven for Gruas Aguilar

October 11 - Spain-based crane and heavy haulage contractor Gruas Aguilar has modernised its fleet with the purchase of seven Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes.
Views: 3457
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New partners at Forth Ports

October 11 - Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has sold minority stakes in UK port owner and operator Forth Ports to its investment partners GLIL Infrastructure (GLIL), First State Super, and Construction and Building Unions Superannuation (Cbus
Views: 3719
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ABC picks Liège for European hub

October 11 - Russian freighter operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a ten-year lease agreement with Liège Airport that will see it set up its European hub at the Belgian gateway.
Views: 3318
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Sarens enters Taiwanese market

October 10 - In a bid to capitalise on the country’s emerging wind energy industry, Sarens has established a new company in Taiwan.
Views: 3296
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C.H. Robinson opens in Cologne

October 9 - C.H. Robinson has expanded its footprint in Germany with the opening of an office in Cologne, its sixth location in the country.
Views: 3323
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DEME names Vandenbulcke

October 9 - Luc Vandenbulcke will succeed Alain Bernard as ceo of the DEME Group, effective January 1, 2019.
Views: 3268
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Yusen wins Spirit contract

October 9 - Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) has awarded Yusen Logistics UK a contract to handle the warehousing and inbound freight, as well as onward distribution of aerospace components.
Views: 3459
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Nautilus names Johnson

October 8 - Nautilus International has appointed Brian J. Johnson as chief commercial officer.
Views: 2825
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Arcus sells Forth Ports stake

October 5 - Arcus European Infrastructure Fund is set to sell its shares in Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments).
Views: 3289
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TRACE upgrades TASA programme

October 5 - TRACE International has updated its TASA anti-bribery specialist accreditation, including new course content and specialisations.
Views: 2514
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GT USA invests in Wilmington

October 5 - GT USA, a subsidiary of UAE-based Gulftainer, is investing approximately USD600 million in the port of Wilmington as part of a 50-year concession agreement.
Views: 3171
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Coal comes under pressure

October 5 - While US President Donald Trump continues his efforts to revive the coal industry, governments across the Atlantic are vowing to crack down on greenhouse gas pollution and stop the use of the fossil fuel.
Views: 3686
Grieg gains another star thumbnail image

Grieg gains another star

October 4 - Grieg Star has expanded its fleet with the acquisition of the semi-open hatch vessel, Star Majesty.
Views: 3222
Mammoet teams up in Kitimat thumbnail image

Mammoet teams up in Kitimat

October 4 - Mammoet Canada has partnered with the Haisla Nation in the north coast region of British Columbia to open a Mammoet-Haisla branch office in Kitimat.
Views: 3115
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Inward-looking policies threaten shipping's outlook

October 4 - Uncertainty arising from wide-ranging geopolitical, economic and trade policy risks is redefining the maritime transport landscape and shaping the sector’s outlook, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Views: 3119
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Industry seeks clarity ahead of Sulphur 2020

October 3 - A survey conducted by global shipping consultancy Drewry reveals that there is considerable unease among global shippers/beneficial cargo owners (BCO) and freight forwarders ahead of the IMO’s sulphur 2020 emissions regulations.
Views: 3494
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Entrec closes Capstan deal

October 3 - Entrec has completed the acquisition of Capstan Hauling, a heavy haul transportation provider that serves the oil and natural gas industry in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia.
Views: 3373
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AmWINS adds to insurance offering

October 3 - Insurance broker AmWINS Group has formed two specialty managing general agencies focused on the marine industry, AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters (ASLU) and Sentinel Marine Underwriters (SMU).
Views: 3129
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The projects sector – is the tide turning?

October 3 - The standout session at this week's Breakbulk Americas must be the one on Thursday, during which experts from both sides of the project logistics supply chain will discuss the current prospects for the sector.
Views: 2836
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Buss cues up wind farm work

October 2 - Buss Group has signed an agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Senvion that will see the terminal operator support the development of the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm.
Views: 2807
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K+N sets sights on CIS

October 2 - With a primary focus on serving clients in the oil and gas as well as consumer goods industries, Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened offices in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, strengthening its logistics network in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Views: 3030
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TGP acquires Natco Germany

October 2 - UK-based Trans Global Projects (TGP) has acquired Germany’s Natco GmbH, effective October 1, 2018.
Views: 3969
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BDP expands in South America

October 2 - BDP International is expanding its presence in South America with the opening of an office in Montevideo, the company’s first location in Uruguay. 
Views: 3811
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Dickey takes helm at Metro Ports

October 2 - Metro Ports has appointed Robert Dickey as president, responsible for all terminal and stevedoring operations.
Views: 2748
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GAC UK opens Dundee office

October 1 - In response to increasing offshore and renewables activity in Scotland, GAC UK has opened an office in Dundee.
Views: 2605
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Houston readies for Breakbulk Americas

October 1 - Leading logistics professionals are heading to Houston, one of the world’s leading oil and gas centres, for Breakbulk Americas, which takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from October 2 - 4.
Views: 2343
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Nazzari joins Crane Worldwide

October 1 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Marco Nazzari as regional vice president for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).
Views: 3167

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