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Business News from July 2019

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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).
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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: 2046
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Zeamarine secures BHP contract

July 30 - Schenker Australia has awarded Zeamarine a transportation contract for the BHP South Flank project in Western Australia.
Views: 2471
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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: 2394
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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: 2067
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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: 2188
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Mammoet to acquire ALE

July 25 - Mammoet has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based competitor ALE.
Views: 3828
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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: 2214
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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: 2162
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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: 2260
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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: 2121
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Sims Crane appoints Lester

July 19 - Florida’s Sims Crane & Equipment has named Jared Lester as its business development manager. 
Views: 2193
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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: 2347
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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: 3260
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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: 2685
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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: 2182
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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: 2084
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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: 2154
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Vangard in office move

July 18 - Chennai-based Vangard Logistics has relocated to larger premises within the city.
Views: 2066
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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: 2104
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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: 2198
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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: 2568
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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: 2841
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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: 3090
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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: 3373
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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: 2369
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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: 2344
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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: 2267
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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: 2361
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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: 2351
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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: 2558
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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: 2233
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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: 2482
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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: 3163
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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: 2491
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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: 4182
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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: 2228
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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: 2303
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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: 1997
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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: 2218
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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: 2620
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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: 10817
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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: 3130
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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: 3023
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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: 2417
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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: 2637
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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: 2067
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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: 2253
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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: 2613
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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: 2417
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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: 2371
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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: 2568
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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: 2104
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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: 2263
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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: 2425
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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: 2365
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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: 2269
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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: 2783
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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: 2209
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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: 2340
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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: 2231

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