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Business News from June 2019

Slower growth hits oil markets thumbnail image

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
Former Hansa duo to lead LOC Hamburg thumbnail image

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: 2311
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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: 2972
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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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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
Duke steps up at Grieg Star thumbnail image

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
DSV nominates Panalpina board members thumbnail image

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: 2374
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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: 2012
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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
Brown joins SAL in the USA thumbnail image

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: 2718
Boskalis salvages Oman tankers thumbnail image

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
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DP World eyes NSR port operations

June 14 - Multinational port operator DP World has confirmed that it wants to operate a network of ports that Russia intends to build along the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Views: 2710
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Multipurpose charter rates remain stable

June 14 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained stable over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2067
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Buss launches JV with Idea

June 14 - Hamburg-based Buss Offshore Solutions and French logistics provider Idea established a joint venture that will serve the offshore market in France.
Views: 2185
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ALS moves in Hull

June 14 - UK-headquartered Abnormal Load Services (ALS) is relocating to larger premises in Hull.
Views: 1997
Jumbo lands Yunlin contract thumbnail image

Jumbo lands Yunlin contract

June 13 - Jumbo has been awarded the contract to transport and install wind turbine structures for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
Views: 2261
Heavy Lift Awards shortlist announced thumbnail image

Heavy Lift Awards shortlist announced

June 12 - After a rigorous judging process by our panel of industry experts, the shortlist has been revealed for the Heavy Lift Awards 2019.
Views: 2592
CargoGulf teams up with Kestrel thumbnail image

CargoGulf teams up with Kestrel

June 12 - CargoGulf is expanding its services in the UK with the appointment of Kestrel Liner Agencies as its agent in the country.
Views: 2796
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Let’s go fly a “K”ite

June 11 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is installing an automated kite system onto one of its bulkers.
Views: 2268
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Andreone joins PRPA board

June 11 - Rita Andreone has been appointed to the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) board of directors for a term of three years, effective June 2, 2019.
Views: 1968
DHL launches online booking tool thumbnail image

DHL launches online booking tool

June 10 - DHL Global Forwarding has launched an online service for comparing quotations and making instant bookings for air and ocean freight, as well as door-to-door shipments.
Views: 2372
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Hynekamp appointed WW Solutions COO

June 10 - Mike Hynekamp has been named chief operating officer at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WW Solutions), replacing Ray Fitzgerald.
Views: 2156
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Going green with Wagenborg

June 10 - Royal Wagenborg has made a series of ‘green improvements’ to its ro-ro ship Bothniaborg during the vessel’s 15-year renewal survey at a shipyard in Tallinn, Estonia.
Views: 1989
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Kalala steps up at Bolloré

June 10 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics has appointed Éric Kalala as its chief executive officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Views: 1995
Broshuis wins EUR50 mn trailer order thumbnail image

Broshuis wins EUR50 mn trailer order

June 7 - US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), in collaboration with Oshkosh Defense, placed an order with Broshuis for 170 PL2 pendular axle semi-low loaders.
Views: 1954
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Berth construction finalised for Odessa

June 7 - The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine and Brooklyn-Kyiv have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of Berth 1-z at the port of Odessa.
Views: 2116
Chipolbrok watches the market ahead of newbuild order thumbnail image

Chipolbrok watches the market ahead of newbuild order

June 6 - In the midst of challenging times for the multipurpose shipping industry, Chinese-Polish carrier Chipolbrok is observing the market developments closely as it discusses the addition of four vessels to its fleet. 
Views: 2821
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Leipzig/Halle eyes investment programme

June 6 - Leipzig/Halle Airport has confirmed that it will develop new apron areas, logistics and office buildings, as well as a second dedicated freight centre. 
Views: 2159
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RRS continues rapid expansion

June 5 - Portsmouth, UK-based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has acquired Aberdeen-based Plantshifters. 
Views: 2468
Omega Morgan partners with Morrow for wind shipment thumbnail image

Omega Morgan partners with Morrow for wind shipment

June 5 - The port of Morrow, located on the Columbia River near Boardman, Oregon, is teaming up with Omega Morgan to handle the movement of wind turbine blades to the Montague Wind Power facility near Arlington. 
Views: 2312
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FH Bertling Ltd fined by SFO

June 4 - FH Bertling Ltd, the former subsidiary of Bertling Logistics, was handed a GBP850,000 (USD1 million) fine for its involvement in the bribery case relating to an oil exploration project in Angola.
Views: 2158
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HLPFI heads to transport logistic

June 4 - Executives from the global logistics industry are gathering in Munich this week for transport logistic and HLPFI hopes to see you there.
Views: 1842
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Navigating challenging times thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Navigating challenging times

June 4 - As risks to the global market economy stack up, HLPFI highlights some of the major challenges facing forwarders and shipping lines operating in the project logistics sector.
Views: 2164
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Trio joins Daseke board

June 4 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has appointed Ena Williams, Chuck Serianni and Kim Warmbier to its board of directors.
Views: 2457
ABC and CLA go digital with cargo.one thumbnail image

ABC and CLA go digital with cargo.one

June 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) are entering into a global partnership with the online booking platform cargo.one.
Views: 2722
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Khan joins dship

June 3 - dship Carriers has appointed Ibrahim Khan as its chartering manager in Mumbai, India.
Views: 2288
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Lantin joins PRPA board

June 3 - Peter Lantin has joined Canada’s Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) board of directors for a three-year term, replacing board member Bud Smith. 
Views: 2036
Marguisa and UHL target West Africa thumbnail image

Marguisa and UHL target West Africa

June 3 - Spain’s Marguisa Shipping Lines is teaming up with United Heavy Lift (UHL) to offer a joint multipurpose service to West Africa. 
Views: 2332
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Horizon Terminals expands at Freeport

June 3 - Horizon Terminal Services is expanding its operations at Port Freeport in Texas with 20 acres (8.1 ha) of space for additional automobiles and ro-ro cargo.
Views: 2050
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Cosco opens European office

June 3 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has set up a European office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 
Views: 2079

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