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Zeaborn forms JV with MPC thumbnail image

Zeaborn forms JV with MPC

September 18 - Zeaborn Group has formed a joint venture with MPC Capital Group to handle the chartering and commercial management of a fleet of more than 160 container and bulk carriers.
Views: 627
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DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
Views: 640
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ALE plans Swedish branch

September 18 - ALE will open an office in Sweden during the last quarter of 2019 as it looks to expand its operations in Scandinavia.
Views: 490
Ruud Gullit revealed as guest speaker at Heavy Lift Awards thumbnail image

Ruud Gullit revealed as guest speaker at Heavy Lift Awards

September 17 - HLPFI can exclusively reveal that Ruud Gullit - Ballon d'Or winner and former AC Milan, PSV, Chelsea, Feyenoord, and the Netherlands international football icon - will be kickstarting the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards 2019 ceremony.
Views: 536
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Shelala joins ALG board

September 17 - Compass Forwarding’s Robert Shelala has joined the board of Aerospace Logistics Group (ALG), a network of companies that specialise in the movement of aircraft parts and components.
Views: 440
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Port of Açu names José Firmo as CEO

September 16 - The port of Açu – a privately owned industrial complex in São João da Barra, Brazil – has appointed José Firmo as its ceo, effective November 1.
Views: 493
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XLP gathers in Dubai

September 13 - Almost 160 delegates from around the world gathered in Dubai last week for the XLProjects (XLP) annual general meeting (AGM).
Views: 654
Persson joins Kässbohrer thumbnail image

Persson joins Kässbohrer

September 13 - Kässbohrer has appointed Christian Persson as its key account manager for Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Views: 786
JAS takes to the skies thumbnail image

JAS takes to the skies

September 13 - JAS Worldwide has introduced an aerospace team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Views: 636
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TV company seeks spectacular shipments for new series

September 12 - back2back productions is keen to hear from companies moving anything unique, expensive, oversize or overweight that may want to showcase their services and expertise on the Mega Shippers 3 series.
Views: 638
Jan De Nul lands French renewables contract thumbnail image

Jan De Nul lands French renewables contract

September 12 - Jan De Nul Group’s French subsidiary, Sodraco International, will transport and install 80 wind turbines for the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.
Views: 894
Gutormsen named CEO at Höegh Autoliners thumbnail image

Gutormsen named CEO at Höegh Autoliners

September 10 - Ivar Myklebust has resigned as ceo at Norway-headquartered Höegh Autoliners, with Thor Jørgen Gutormsen appointed to take over the position.
Views: 1019
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Finnlines promotes from within

September 10 - Helsinki-headquartered ro-ro operator Finnlines has made a pair of managerial appointments.
Views: 873
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Hellmann adds to management team

September 9 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Sven Eisfeld as managing director, Germany and Volker Sauerborn as chief operating officer of the company’s contract logistics division.
Views: 1015
Multipurpose charter rates dip thumbnail image

Multipurpose charter rates dip

September 9 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have fallen slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 998
Antwerp forwarders team up thumbnail image

Antwerp forwarders team up

September 6 - Aneka and Edmond Van Dyck & Sons, two Antwerp-based freight forwarders, are merging their operations to create Steelduxx, a new entity that will be fully operational in 2020.
Views: 1277
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Airships and drones prepare for lift-off thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Airships and drones prepare for lift-off

September 5 - There have been calls for increased levels of innovation in the airfreight sector. Drones may find their calling for smaller deliveries on project sites, or in remote surveying; airships could carve a niche in inaccessible areas. Ian Putzger reports.
Views: 2514
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Tjallingii joins PRPA board

September 5 - The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has named Frans Tjallingii as chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately.
Views: 1137
Daseke restructures management thumbnail image

Daseke restructures management

September 5 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has initiated a comprehensive restructuring plan that includes a management reshuffle.
Views: 1199
TGP appoints Ollmann thumbnail image

TGP appoints Ollmann

September 4 - Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has named Martin Ollmann as its second managing director in Germany.
Views: 1294
Rhenus acquires PSL thumbnail image

Rhenus acquires PSL

September 4 - Rhenus Logistics has acquired UK-headquartered PSL Group.
Views: 1338
MOL eyes Turkish steel market thumbnail image

MOL eyes Turkish steel market

September 3 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a memorandum of agreement with Turkish steel company, Tosyalı.
Views: 1180
Meriaura opens door for green shipping thumbnail image

Meriaura opens door for green shipping

September 3 - Finnish shipping company Meriaura has signed an agreement with Stockholm Exergi for the transport of wood chips and wood pellets using its biofuel-powered EcoCoaster vessels.
Views: 1419
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GAC Malaysia wins Petronas licence

September 2 - Petronas has awarded GAC Malaysia a licence to provide bunkering, freight forwarding, shipping and non-bonded warehousing services for the country’s oil and gas sector.
Views: 1584
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First joint shipment for DSV Panalpina

September 2 - Last week, DSV Panalpina delivered thrust reverser engine parts from Huntsville, USA to Luxembourg – the first shipment handled by the new organisation’s combined network.
Views: 1641
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PSA acquires Penn Terminals

September 2 - PSA International has acquired Penn Terminals, located on the Delaware River in the USA, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.
Views: 1382
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Montrose appoints Hutchison

September 2 - Montrose Port Authority in the UK has named Tom Hutchison as its ceo, effective immediately.
Views: 1190
Ceva expands in Vietnam thumbnail image

Ceva expands in Vietnam

August 30 - Ceva Logistics has doubled the size of its operation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with the opening of a new facility.
Views: 1292
Saporito joins SJPC thumbnail image

Saporito joins SJPC

August 28 - South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) has named Andrew Saporito as its executive director.
Views: 1380
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Ex-Im considers USD5 billion loan

August 27 - The US Export-Import Bank’s board intends to vote on a USD5 billion direct loan for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.
Views: 1312
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SeaRenergy acquires Elbe-1

August 27 - Hamburg-based offshore service provider SeaRenergy has acquired Elbe-1, an engineering company that offers consultancy services for the design, certification and approval of offshore wind projects.
Views: 1317
Duffy receives Demag thumbnail image

Duffy receives Demag

August 26 - Denver, Colorado-based Duffy Crane & Hauling has added a Demag AC 220-5 all-terrain crane to its fleet.
Views: 1383
Roll Group opens in Asia thumbnail image

Roll Group opens in Asia

August 23 - Roll Group has strengthened its presence in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market by opening offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea.
Views: 1737
Peel Ports prepares for Brexit thumbnail image

Peel Ports prepares for Brexit

August 23 - The UK’s Peel Ports Group has been accredited as an authorised economic operator (AEO) at all of its principal ports.
Views: 1496
Changing offshore landscape drives down Boskalis results thumbnail image

Changing offshore landscape drives down Boskalis results

August 22 - In announcing its half-year results, Royal Boskalis Westminster cited “operational and contractual issues on a limited number of offshore projects” as a key reason behind the drop in its six-month core earnings.
Views: 1294
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PPG counts down to 12th annual conference

August 22 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is preparing for its 12th annual conference, which will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from September 25-27, 2019.
Views: 1390
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Bondoux joins deugro group

August 22 - deugro group has appointed Antoine Bondoux as its corporate vice president – nuclear energy industry. 
Views: 1684
Trail King appoints LeBresh thumbnail image

Trail King appoints LeBresh

August 20 - North American trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries has named Joe LeBresh as a district sales manager.
Views: 1352
GE responds to fraud allegations thumbnail image

GE responds to fraud allegations

August 19 - General Electic (GE) has issued a statement in response to allegations that the company is engaging in accounting fraud worth USD38 billion.
Views: 1676
DSV completes Panalpina acquisition thumbnail image

DSV completes Panalpina acquisition

August 19 - DSV has completed the acquisition of Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina, creating one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies.
Views: 1784
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Pumping up power thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Pumping up power

August 19 - As nations reduce their reliance on fossil-fuelled power generation, hydropower projects – in particular pumped storage schemes – will play a key role in supplementing wind and solar energy developments.
Views: 1716
Jan De Nul secures Kriegers Flak work thumbnail image

Jan De Nul secures Kriegers Flak work

August 16 - Jan De Nul Group will transport and install 72 Siemens wind turbine generators – with a capacity of 8.4 MW each – for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark.
Views: 1835
The scrubber solution for GHG emissions thumbnail image

The scrubber solution for GHG emissions

August 16 - Advocates of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) are championing the use of the technology as a way to reduce global CO2 emissions, as well as complying with the looming IMO sulphur 2020 regulations.
Views: 1614
Easter takes on Daseke interim CEO role thumbnail image

Easter takes on Daseke interim CEO role

August 16 - Chris Easter has been appointed interim ceo of North American specialised transport provider Daseke following the retirement of Don Daseke.
Views: 1593
SAL Heavy Lift Day returns thumbnail image

SAL Heavy Lift Day returns

August 15 - The fourth SAL Heavy Lift Day will be held at the Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg on September 18, 2019.
Views: 1996
Conceptum opens in Montreal thumbnail image

Conceptum opens in Montreal

August 15 - Conceptum Logistics has strengthened its presence in the Canadian market with the opening of an office in Montreal, Quebec.
Views: 1655
RRS plans open house event thumbnail image

RRS plans open house event

August 14 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) will showcase the entire range of Hydra-Slide skidding equipment at its Portsmouth, UK facility on September 10, 2019.
Views: 1586
Anetsberger steps up at Geodis thumbnail image

Anetsberger steps up at Geodis

August 14 - Geodis Freight Forwarding has appointed Peter Anetsberger as director of its industrial projects division in Germany.
Views: 1688
HFW opens in Monaco thumbnail image

HFW opens in Monaco

August 14 - International law firm HFW is opening an office in Monaco.
Views: 1312
Confessore to head up Mallory project division thumbnail image

Confessore to head up Mallory project division

August 13 - Tennessee-headquartered Mallory Alexander International Logistics has appointed Michael Confessore to head up its recently launched project freight division.
Views: 1599
Trade war effects hit the West Coast thumbnail image

Trade war effects hit the West Coast

August 13 - Protracted trade tension between the USA and China has hit the bottom lines of ports and terminals active on the US West Coast. Predicting how volumes will develop in the coming months is proving difficult.
Views: 1889
Houston readies for PCB 2020 thumbnail image

Houston readies for PCB 2020

August 13 - The Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) – a new event for the project logistics supply chain – will take place in Houston during April next year.
Views: 1690
Multipurpose charter rates rise thumbnail image

Multipurpose charter rates rise

August 13 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have improved slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 1715
Desel steps up as Crosby CEO thumbnail image

Desel steps up as Crosby CEO

August 13 - Crosby Group has named Robert Desel as its chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Views: 1524
Nahas joins Silk Way Airlines USA thumbnail image

Nahas joins Silk Way Airlines USA

August 12 - Silk Way Airlines USA has appointed Fadi Nahas as the company’s vice president for the Americas region.
Views: 1642
Caspian tug delivered  thumbnail image

Caspian tug delivered 

August 12 - Caspian Offshore Construction has taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606 in Kazakhstan. 
Views: 1496
NWSA requests Terminal 46 proposals thumbnail image

NWSA requests Terminal 46 proposals

August 12 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) is inviting companies interested in operating Terminal 46, a 50 acre (20.2 ha) deepwater marine terminal, to submit proposals.
Views: 1585
Fernandina opts for Octopi thumbnail image

Fernandina opts for Octopi

August 12 - Florida’s Worldwide Terminals Fernandina has selected the Octopi terminal operating system (TOS) as it modernises its port infrastructure.
Views: 1840
Fesco approves management board thumbnail image

Fesco approves management board

August 12 - Fesco has expanded its management board with the addition of Yuri Plotnikov, vice president of security.
Views: 1738
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Punishing mis-declarers

August 9 - Container shipping lines Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and OOCL, among others, have introduced fines for shippers that mis-declare hazardous cargoes.
Views: 1631
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Tariffs taking their toll

August 9 - Last week, US President Donald Trump said that an additional 10 percent tariff will be imposed on Chinese-origin goods effective September 1, 2019.
Views: 1827
Nurminen CEO to step down thumbnail image

Nurminen CEO to step down

August 9 - Ville Iho has resigned as ceo of Nurminen Logistics – a position he has held since March 2019 – and will leave the company in February 2020.
Views: 1742
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Mixed fortunes in North America 

August 8 - In announcing its second-quarter financial results, heavy haulage and crane solutions provider, Entrec, said the outlook for its business in the USA continues to be positive, but warns that a more cautious approach is needed in Canada. 
Views: 1736
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HOPA names leadership team

August 7 - The combined port authorities of Hamilton and Oshawa in Canada has named its board of directors and senior executive team.
Views: 1495
UK looks to free ports as post-Brexit solution thumbnail image

UK looks to free ports as post-Brexit solution

August 7 - New plans unveiled by the UK government suggests that up to 10 free ports (also known as free-trade zones) could be established following the country’s exit from the European Union (EU).
Views: 1663
Filipov steps down from Terex thumbnail image

Filipov steps down from Terex

August 7 - Following the sale of the Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano, Terex Cranes president Steve Filipov has stepped down from his role with the company.
Views: 2807
Notus secures Duqm contract thumbnail image

Notus secures Duqm contract

August 7 - Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver lifting, transportation and consultancy services at the Duqm Refinery project in Oman.
Views: 1929
Panalpina approves DSV’s board nominations thumbnail image

Panalpina approves DSV’s board nominations

August 6 - Panalpina has approved the appointment of Kurt K. Larsen, Thomas Plenborg, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens H. Lund to its board of directors at its extraordinary general meeting.
Views: 2583
Juergens moves to deugro USA thumbnail image

Juergens moves to deugro USA

August 6 - deugro USA has appointed Richard Juergens as vice president projects in North America.
Views: 2132
Crane Worldwide appoints Boehler thumbnail image

Crane Worldwide appoints Boehler

August 6 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Stefan Boehler as vice president of operations for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).
Views: 1686
Fairplay adds to tug fleet thumbnail image

Fairplay adds to tug fleet

August 5 - Hamburg-based Fairplay Towage has signed a bareboat charter contract for an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug.
Views: 1687
Fredriksson steps up at GAC Americas thumbnail image

Fredriksson steps up at GAC Americas

August 5 - GAC Group has named Pontus Fredriksson as vice president of the Americas region, following the retirement of Bob Bandos.
Views: 1486
DSV adds to US offices thumbnail image

DSV adds to US offices

August 2 - DSV Air & Sea has opened an office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – its 36th office in the USA.
Views: 1978
Jones joins HFW in Singapore thumbnail image

Jones joins HFW in Singapore

August 2 - Christopher Jones will join HFW as a consultant at the law firm’s Singapore office, effective August 1, 2019.
Views: 1888
TTS Group deal completes thumbnail image

TTS Group deal completes

August 2 - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has completed the acquisition of TTS Group’s marine and offshore businesses units.
Views: 1698
Boskalis completes sale of Kotug Smit thumbnail image

Boskalis completes sale of Kotug Smit

August 2 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, together with its co-shareholder Kotug International, completed the sale of Kotug Smit Towage to Boluda Group.
Views: 2001
MIQ to rebrand as Noatum Logistics thumbnail image

MIQ to rebrand as Noatum Logistics

August 2 - MIQ Logistics will be rebranded as Noatum Logistics, as the companies progress with the post-takeover transition.
Views: 1909
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Heightened security risks take their toll

July 31 - Assaults on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, including attacks on six tankers and the seizure of the UK-operated vessel Stena Impero, have raised concerns about navigation through the world’s busiest shipping channels.
Views: 1867
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RSP buys Manston Airport

July 31 - RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) has completed the acquisition of Kent, UK-based Manston Airport from Stone Hill Park for GBP 16.5 million (USD20.3 million).
Views: 1889
 New face of breakbulk at Rotterdam thumbnail image

New face of breakbulk at Rotterdam

July 31 - Twan Romeijn has been appointed as business manager breakbulk at the port of Rotterdam following the departure of Robert Jan Timmers.
Views: 1912
Zeamarine secures BHP contract thumbnail image

Zeamarine secures BHP contract

July 30 - Schenker Australia has awarded Zeamarine a transportation contract for the BHP South Flank project in Western Australia.
Views: 2216
Ørsted to develop wind energy centre in Maryland thumbnail image

Ørsted to develop wind energy centre in Maryland

July 29 - Ørsted US Offshore Wind has signed an agreement to develop Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging centre at Tradepoint Atlantic to support the construction of the Skipjack wind farm.
Views: 2221
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Scotline places newbuild order

July 26 - Scotline Marine Holdings has ordered a third vessel from the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Views: 1940
APM invests in MOST thumbnail image

APM invests in MOST

July 25 - APM Terminals Callao has introduced the MOST customer platform to log, streamline and coordinate general cargo operations at the Peruvian port.
Views: 1995
Mammoet to acquire ALE thumbnail image

Mammoet to acquire ALE

July 25 - Mammoet has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based competitor ALE.
Views: 3464
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Lowenthal elected at Long Beach

July 24 - The board of harbour commissioners at California’s port of Long Beach has appointed Bonnie Lowenthal as president.
Views: 1956
Heerema awarded Changhua contract thumbnail image

Heerema awarded Changhua contract

July 24 - Heerema Marine Contractors will deploy its heavy lift vessel Aegir to install 21 jacket foundations for the offshore Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project – the company’s first wind energy contract in Taiwan.
Views: 2057
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Intercargo warns of Sulphur 2020 safety issues

July 24 - The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has expressed growing concern about the implementation of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap and the availability of safe, compliant fuels. 
Views: 2024
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Timmers to leave Rotterdam

July 23 - Robert Jan Timmers is stepping down as business developer and business manager for breakbulk at the port of Rotterdam after more than ten years in the role.
Views: 2118
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Hulst steps up at Pecém

July 22 - Corné Hulst has been named as operational director at the port of Pecém, Brazil.
Views: 1926
Sims Crane appoints Lester thumbnail image

Sims Crane appoints Lester

July 19 - Florida’s Sims Crane & Equipment has named Jared Lester as its business development manager. 
Views: 2046
ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre thumbnail image

ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre

July 19 - Florida Handling Systems (FHS), a Mazzella Company, and Industrial Training International (ITI) have confirmed that they will develop a training centre in Bartow, Florida.
Views: 2144
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Meyer steps down from Zeaborn

July 18 - Ove Meyer, co-founder of Zeaborn, has resigned as managing director, including his role at Zeamarine.
Views: 3104
Bishop takes AWRS thumbnail image

Bishop takes AWRS

July 18 - Bishop Lifting Products has completed the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS), a leading provider of rigging, lifting and overhead crane solutions.
Views: 2435
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Sutton steps up at Crowley

July 18 - Crowley Maritime has appointed Peter Sutton as vice president of operations integrity and health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) for its shipping business unit.
Views: 2037
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CITB readies for Alaska’s ice-free season

July 18 - Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB), a subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company, has announced that the 2019 ice-free season on Alaska’s North Slope are under way.
Views: 1942
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Guzmán to depart Long Beach

July 18 - Lori Ann Guzmán is stepping down as harbour commissioner at the port of Long Beach, California.
Views: 2005
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Vangard in office move

July 18 - Chennai-based Vangard Logistics has relocated to larger premises within the city.
Views: 1950
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Cargolux calls at Incheon

July 17 - Cargolux Italia has launched a Boeing 747 service between Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy and Incheon, South Korea.
Views: 1975
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BigMove goes digital for licenses

July 17 - BigMove – a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies – is introducing digital driving licenses for its network of 1,000 drivers.
Views: 2026
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ESTA joins EC best practice project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.
Views: 2392
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LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
Views: 2754
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Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
Views: 2912
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Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
Views: 3156
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Gulf of Guinea still piracy hot spot

July 15 - Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom worldwide this year so far, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon – according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Views: 2211
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Samskip appoints Laaksonen

July 15 - Samskip has appointed Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as its ceo, with effect from August 1, 2019.
Views: 2204
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Lifting Gear Hire rebrands as LGH

July 15 - Equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire has rebranded as LGH in order to standardise its corporate identity across the group’s 36 locations.
Views: 2107
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Spark Global opens in Perth

July 12 - Sydney-headquartered Spark Global Logistics is expanding its network in Australia with the opening of an office in Perth.
Views: 2164
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Sims Crane names Baldree

July 12 - Florida’s Sims Crane & Equipment has appointed Thomas Baldree as vice president of the company’s operations/utility division.
Views: 2178
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UAL adds Houston port call

July 12 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has added the port of Houston to its liner service that connects the US Gulf and Mexico with West Africa.
Views: 2393
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Illinois passes USD45 bn construction bill

July 11 - The US state of Illinois is to spend USD45 billion on the construction and refurbishment of roads, sewers, schools and parks over the next six years.
Views: 2071
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Bansard and ISS in mutual representation deal

July 11 - The Bansard International Group and ISS Global Forwarding have concluded a mutual representation contract that will allow the companies to benefit from each other’s networks.
Views: 2327
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Emirates SkyCargo names managers

July 11 - Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli as cargo managers in Oman and Kuwait, respectively.
Views: 3000
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Mammoet searches for green SPMTs

July 10 - Mammoet is partnering with German technology company Keyou to explore potential designs of emission-free engines for SPMTs.
Views: 2309
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Maersk sets ambitious logistics goals

July 10 - A.P. Møller Mærsk reportedly wants half of its earnings to come form inland logistics, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Views: 3986
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Cargolux increases calls to Xiamen

July 9 - Cargolux has increased the frequency of its calls to Xiamen, China to three flights per week using one of its Boeing 747 freighters.
Views: 2077
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Modulift names Danish distributor

July 9 - UK-based below-the-hook lifting equipment manufacturer, Modulift, has appointed Certex Danmark as one of its distributors.
Views: 2136
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GAC Denmark opens in Kalundborg

July 9 - GAC Denmark has established a new office at Kalundborg – a location that the company describes as key for liquid and dry bulk cargoes.
Views: 1890
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Multipurpose charter rates fall

July 8 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have dropped slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2139
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Buss Group in SSC takeover

July 8 - Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind – a technical services provider to the wind energy sector.
Views: 2396
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Mammoet in advanced acquisition talks with ALE

July 8 - Mammoet has confirmed that it is in advanced discussions with ALE regarding a purchase agreement, under which Mammoet will acquire the UK-headquartered heavy lift and specialist transport provider.
Views: 10523
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Bleaker outlook for multipurpose sector 

July 5 - Drewry has downgraded its outlook for the multipurpose shipping market in light of weaker projected global economic growth, greater competition from dry bulk and container sectors, and a lack of ship demolition activity.
Views: 2942
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Samskip in Navoi success

July 5 - Last year, Samskip shipped components for the Navoi combined-cycle power plant in Uzbekistan – contributing to one of 2018’s largest projects in the Caspian region.
Views: 2829
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Networks join clean ocean initiative

July 5 - The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Priority Cargo Network and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) networks have joined the World Ocean Council (WOC).
Views: 2295
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Logistics confidence in the UK drops

July 5 - Optimism in the UK’s logistics industry has fallen to its lowest level on record, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.
Views: 2441
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Caldana takes reins at THLG

July 5 - The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) has appointed Murilo Caldana as the network’s president.
Views: 1955
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Neoline signs LOI with Neopolia

July 4 - French shipowner Neoline has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the construction of two wind-powered ro-ro vessels with Loire-based Neopolia.
Views: 2142
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Chi Deh picks Goldhofer blade transport device

July 4 - Taiwan-headquartered Chi Deh Crane Engineering Co has ordered a Goldhofer FTV 550 blade transporter in response to growing demand from the wind energy industry in East Asia.
Views: 2439
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Carnival Vista's floating drydock

July 4 - Boskalis will deploy its semi-submersible heavy lift ship BOKA Vanguard to lift and transport an enormous cruise ship to a yard in Freeport, the Bahamas.
Views: 2231
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Chinese terminals merge

July 3 - Cosco Shipping Ports has entered into a merger agreement with Tianjin Port Holdings and China Merchants International Terminals, according to media reports.
Views: 2251
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Changes at the top for Atlas Air

July 3 - William (Bill) Flynn will retire as president and ceo of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings on January 1, 2020, when he will become chairman of the board.
Views: 2464
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HMM joins THE Alliance

July 3 - South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has confirmed that it will join THE Alliance as a full member on April 1, 2020.
Views: 2014
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DP World acquires Topaz

July 3 - Port terminal operator DP World has entered the oilfield services sector having acquired Topaz Energy and Marine in a deal valued at nearly USD1.1 billion.
Views: 2151
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ALE partners with Murphy

July 2 - ALE and J Murphy & Sons have formed a partnership to offer winch hire, pipe pulling and installation engineering services worldwide.
Views: 2300
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Canada approves ELD mandate

July 2 - Last month, Canada’s transport ministry finalised an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that will come into force on June 12, 2021, aligning the country’s vehicle regulations with the USA.
Views: 2230
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ICS updates sulphur 2020 guidance

July 1 - With six months to go until the implementation of the global sulphur cap on marine fuel, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has updated its guidance for shipping companies.
Views: 2145
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Tschudi set to open Maputo office

July 1 - Tschudi Logistics is opening an office in Mozambique as it aims to capitalise on the country’s growing oil and gas sector.
Views: 2647
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Anyone for golf?

July 1 - The Southern Heavy Industrial Transport Society's Golf Society is set to rise, phoenix-like, from the ashes with a golf day in Surrey.
Views: 2139
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Menoyo steps up at Crowley

July 1 - Crowley Logistics has promoted Sal Menoyo to vice president, Caribbean logistics, succeeding Jose Ayala who is leaving the company later this year.
Views: 2178
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Canada invests in Belledune

July 1 - The Canadian government is investing approximately CAD17 million (USD12.98 million) in infrastructure projects at the port of Belledune.
Views: 2102
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Global trade barometer falling says DHL

June 28 - For the first time since its launch in January 2018, the DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) indicates a slight contraction of worldwide trade for the next three months.
Views: 2037
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Slower growth hits oil markets

June 28 - World trade growth has fallen back to its slowest pace since the financial crisis ten years ago and the consequences for oil demand are becoming apparent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Views: 1847
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Consortium buys Euroports

June 28 - A consortium consisting of R-Logitech (a subsidiary of Monaco Resources Group), as well as Belgian investment firms PMV and FPIM, has acquired port operator Euroports Holdings.
Views: 2402
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Cargolux launches Jakarta B747F link

June 28 - Cargolux has expanded its Asia-Pacific network with the addition of weekly Boeing 747 freighter flights to Jakarta, Indonesia.
Views: 2439
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Maintenance buoys non-renewable market thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Maintenance buoys non-renewable market

June 27 - The need to maintain, rebuild or upgrade existing power plants to ensure they remain cost-effective and environmentally acceptable is generating significant logistics work for heavy lift service providers and project forwarders, writes Phil Hastings.
Views: 1801
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Ukraine court orders AN-124 arrest

June 27 - The Podilskyi District Court in Kiev, Ukraine, has ordered the seizure of five AN-124 aircraft owned by Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Views: 2174
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Mozambique green-lights first LNG project

June 27 - After years of delays and setbacks, US oil and natural gas exploration and production company, Anadarko, has been given the go-ahead to develop Mozambique’s first onshore LNG facility. 
Views: 2554
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Cosco places semi-sub order 

June 26 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has placed an order with Guangzhou Shipyard International for the construction of a semi-submersible vessel. 
Views: 2462
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Former Hansa duo to lead LOC Hamburg

June 26 - Marine and engineering consultancy LOC has opened an office in Hamburg as it aims to develop its renewables and shipping services in Europe. 
Views: 2312
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Verhage joins DB Schenker

June 26 - DB Schenker has appointed Hessel Verhage as its ceo for the Americas region, effective August 1, 2019.
Views: 2973
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Connor to lead AAPA 

June 25 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has appointed Christopher J. Connor to succeed Kurt Nagle as president and ceo. 
Views: 2162
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ACS expands Australian presence

June 25 - Having opened its doors in Australia three years ago, Air Charter Service (ACS) has expanded its operation in Sydney as the company prepares for future growth.
Views: 2163
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SAL appoints Brazilian agents

June 25 - SAL Heavy Lift has appointed BrazGlobal Projects Shipping & Logistics and Over Projects as commercial agents in Brazil. 
Views: 2741
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Qatar Airways boosts B777 capacity

June 24 - Qatar Airways Cargo has placed an order for five Boeing 777 freighters, enabling it to establish additional trade routes and increase capacity on key trade lanes.
Views: 2044
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Positive prospects for decommissioning

June 21 - A growing need to decommission older non-renewable power plants, particularly nuclear, is set to create increasing business opportunities for heavy lift service providers over the next few years, writes Phil Hastings.
Views: 1864
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Duke steps up at Grieg Star

June 21 - Matt Duke is to succeed Camilla Grieg as ceo of Grieg Star, effective July 1, 2019. 
Views: 2617
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DSV nominates Panalpina board members

June 21 - DSV has nominated Kurt K. Larsen, Thomas Plenborg, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens H. Lund for election to the Panalpina board of directors.
Views: 3169
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Mammoet in Core partnership

June 21 - Mammoet USA has partnered with Core Industries, the owner and operator of Theodore Industrial Port near Mobile, Alabama.
Views: 2301
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Shipping confidence impacted by trade wars

June 20 - Ongoing concerns over trade wars and increased regulations are having an adverse effect on confidence in the shipping industry, according to the latest survey from BDO (formerly Moore Stephens).
Views: 1974
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Crane Worldwide opens in Guyana

June 19 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has opened an office in Guyana as it aims to capitalise on the country’s growing energy and oil and gas sectors.
Views: 2375
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Volga-Dnepr to expand at Leipzig

June 19 - Volga-Dnepr Group and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen (MFAG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their partnership at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
Views: 2013
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Jan De Nul lands Formosa 2 contract

June 19 - Jan De Nul Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for Taiwan’s Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.
Views: 2115
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Brett joins port of Tyne

June 18 - Simon Brett has joined the UK’s port of Tyne as commercial director of port services.
Views: 2002
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Allcargo exits ship-ownership

June 18 - Mumbai-headquartered Allcargo Logistics has exited the shipowning and coastal shipping business by selling its last vessel.
Views: 2057
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Ian Martin Jones passes away

June 17 - We are sad to report that Ian Martin Jones, ex-HLPFI editor, passed away peacefully earlier today.
Views: 1883
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Brown joins SAL in the USA

June 17 - Phillip Brown has been appointed as vice president – projects for SAL Heavy Lift in the USA, effective July 1, 2019.
Views: 2719
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Boskalis salvages Oman tankers

June 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has been contracted to salvage and recover the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week.
Views: 1944