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Business News from March 2019

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Mottola steps down from Bechtel

March 29 - Dennis Mottola, Corporate Manager of Logistics and Manager of Bechtel Global Logistics (BGL) retired on March 1, 2019, after more than 21 years of service with Bechtel and an illustrious career in the project logistics supply chain.
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Scholte to leave Jan de Rijk

March 28 - Sebastiaan Scholte is stepping down as ceo of Jan de Rijk Logistics after nine years with the company. 
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UK P&I sets up Dutch operation

March 28 - In preparation for the UK's departure from the European Union (EU), the UK P&I Club has gained approval from financial regulators in the Netherlands to establish a Rotterdam-based subsidiary, UK P&I Club N.V. (UKNV).
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ESTA receives MEP backing

March 27 - Caroline Nagtegaal, a Dutch member of the European parliament (MEP), has penned a letter to the European Commission (EC) in support of ESTA's calls to develop heavy transport corridors and harmonise the permit issuing process across Europe.
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Cook steps up at deugro

March 26 - deugro has appointed Emma Cook as business development director – Oceania.
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DHL details supply chain risks

March 26 - DHL’s Resilience360 has released its first annual risk report, examining last year’s major supply chain challenges while identifying trends that will shape the risk landscape in 2019.
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B&H opens in Prague

March 25 - Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide has opened a branch in Prague, Czech Republic. It has appointed Jakub Ptacnik as business development manager to head up the office.
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Lindecamp joins Port Manatee

March 21 - Florida’s Port Manatee has appointed Abby Lindecamp to the newly created position of deputy director of business administration and finance.
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Mammoet strengthens UAE capabilities

March 21 - Heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has bolstered its presence in Abu Dhabi on the back of “an influx” of investment in the UAE’s oil and gas, power, water and transportation sectors.
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Prosetti joins TGP

March 20 - Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has appointed Walter Prosetti as global chartering director with immediate effect.
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Entwistle steps down

March 20 - Janet Entwistle has stepped down as ceo of UK-based Ainscough Crane Hire.
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McFadden joins Trail King

March 20 - Trail King Industries has appointed Rod McFadden as a district sales manager. He will support sales and dealer relationships in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, USA.
Views: 2586
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CMA nears 90 percent stake in Ceva

March 19 - France-headquartered container shipping line CMA CGM is on course to control 89.47 percent of the shares in Swiss freight forwarder Ceva Logistics following a public tender.
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Hojland up at Saudia Cargo

March 18 - Saudia Cargo has appointed Per Hojland as executive director, cargo operations worldwide.
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Charter rates hold steady

March 18 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained flat over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
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Hamilton on acquisition trail

March 15 - Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group has signed a definitive agreement with Liberty Mutual Group to acquire the Pembroke Managing Agency platform at Lloyd’s and Ironshore Europe DAC (IEDAC).
Views: 2309
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Pintsch Bubenzer expands US team 

March 15 - Pintsch Bubenzer has strengthened its sales team in the USA with the appointment of Mike Sparks and Jim Fields. 
Views: 2440
Bolloré teams up with CLS in Ethiopia thumbnail image

Bolloré teams up with CLS in Ethiopia

March 14 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CLS Logistics that outlines plans to establish a joint venture in Ethiopia.
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Roll Group awarded Total contract

March 14 - Roll Group has secured a contract to transport 24 modules for Total’s ethane cracker project in the USA.
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Steel cut for OHT newbuild

March 13 - The first steel has been cut for Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) Ulstein-designed semi-submersible heavy lift crane vessel at China Merchant Heavy Industry’s (CMHI) yard in China.
Views: 2467
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Marmedsa expands Houston facilities

March 13 - Noatum Maritime, through its Marmedsa Oil & Gas division, has expanded its capacity in the USA by opening a larger warehouse in Houston.
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Bauckham returns to ACS thumbnail image

Bauckham returns to ACS

March 12 - Tony Bauckham, former ceo of Air Charter Service (ACS), has returned the charter broker as a Brexit consultant.
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UECC signs newbuilding contract

March 12 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract for the construction of two new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard.
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DNV GL qualifies QUAD method

March 12 - Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has received a DNV GL technology qualification certificate for its QUAD lifting method, which has been established to install and/or remove oversized topsides or jackets.
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DP World commits to Kazakhstan

March 11 - Dubai-headquartered DP World has reaffirmed its intention to invest in new port and logistics infrastructure in Kazakhstan, following the signing of two framework agreements relating to special economic zones (SEZ) in Aktau and Khorgos.
Views: 2604
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Nurminen names new CEO

March 11 - Nurminen Logistics has appointed Ville Iho as ceo, effective March 18, 2019.
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ITI establishes UK subsidiary thumbnail image

ITI establishes UK subsidiary

March 8 - Industrial Training International (ITI) has established a Birmingham-headquartered subsidiary in the UK.
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins CSA 2020 thumbnail image

Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins CSA 2020

March 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen has joined the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation's membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2,500 vessels.
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Frölich steps up at Lankhorst

March 8 - Lankhorst Ropes, which manufactures and supplies a range of fibre ropes to the maritime, oil and gas, and crane industries, has appointed Mark Pieter Frölich as commercial director for its North American operations. 
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Maynard steps up at Terex

March 7 - Terex Cranes has appointed Lee Maynard as global sales director for its tower cranes business unit.
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SCC adds Polanco office

March 7 - Siem Car Carriers (SCC) has opened an office in Polanco, Mexico City.
Views: 2587
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Ivie joins ACS board of directors

March 7 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed its human resources director, Katie Ivie, to its board of directors, with immediate effect.
Views: 2511
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Opportunities in emerging markets

March 6 - The logistics industry forecasts that emerging markets will grow at a healthy rate of 5 percent in 2019 but many executives are bracing for a crisis, according to Agility’s emerging market index.
Views: 3008
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Conceptum names Kellet

March 6 - Conceptum Logistics has appointed Rachel Kellet as route development director - China and India. 
Views: 3410
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New sales manager at Hovago

March 6 - Hovago Cranes has appointed Tiemen Reitsma as the company’s international sales manager.
Views: 2852
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Carlile joins Toll Group

March 5 - Melbourne-headquartered logistics services company Toll Group has appointed Kate Carlile as chief legal officer, effective immediately.
Views: 2551
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GAC to focus on project logistics in India

March 5 - GAC Shipping (India) has appointed Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan as general manager, projects and breakbulk, as the company looks to tap into increasing demand for project logistics services in the country.
Views: 2992
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Smedegaard to step down from DFDS

March 4 - Niels Smedegaard will step down as ceo of DFDS at the end of April, after leading the company for more than 12 years.
Views: 2693
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Miller steps up at OXBO

March 4 - OXBO Mega Transport Solutions has appointed Richard Miller as chief operating officer.
Views: 2779
Mund+Bruns names Rieger in China thumbnail image

Mund+Bruns names Rieger in China

March 4 - Mund+Bruns has appointed David Rieger as country manager for its subsidiary Mund+Bruns Marine and Cargo Consulting (Shanghai) in China.
Views: 2283
Boskalis to sell Kotug Smit thumbnail image

Boskalis to sell Kotug Smit

March 4 - Royal Boskalis Westminster and Kotug International have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to sell its joint venture Kotug Smit Towage to the Boluda Group.
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C.H. Robinson acquires Space Cargo

March 1 - C.H. Robinson has acquired the Space Cargo Group, which provides freight forwarding, Customs brokerage and logistics services in Spain and Colombia, for approximately USD48 million. 
Views: 2989
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Laso opens in Germany

March 1 - Portugal’s Laso Transportes has established a German subsidiary, Laso Deutschland.
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Dutch court rules on Fairstar

March 1 - Last month, an Amsterdam court ruled that the former directors of Fairstar Heavy Transport must pay compensation to the owners of the company, following the purchase of a semi-submersible vessel.
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