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Business News from October 2019

Atlas Air appoints Forbes thumbnail image

Atlas Air appoints Forbes

October 31 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has appointed James Forbes as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2020.
Views: 1779
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Developing LEO as a fuel for sustainable shipping

October 31 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen have teamed up with Copenhagen University and major customers to explore the environmental and commercial viability of LEO fuel – a blend of lignin and ethanol – for shipping.
Views: 1660
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ABC and CLA cut services

October 30 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) will cancel a total of 11 freighter connections as of November 1, according to HLPFI’s sister title DVZ.
Views: 1926
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POSH Terasea wound up

October 29 - POSH Terasea (PTPL) will be voluntarily liquidated having defaulted on a credit facility.
Views: 1769
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ICTSI inaugurates berths at BGT 

October 28 - International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has inaugurated two berths at the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. 
Views: 1685
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Bernhard Schulte forms joint venture with MidOcean

October 28 - Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BSO) and MidOcean Wind (MOW) have entered into a joint venture to build and operate support vessels for the USA’s offshore wind energy industry.
Views: 1908
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ITI updates VR training

October 25 - Industrial Training International (ITI) has updated the crane simulation library of its virtual reality (VR) training solution.
Views: 2008
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SGRE to buy Senvion assets

October 25 - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached agreement to acquire selected European assets of Senvion Group for EUR200 million (USD223.3 million).
Views: 2444
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JFT lands Rovuma EPC contract

October 24 - JFT – a consortium between JGC, Fluor and TechnipFMC – has been awarded an EPC contract by Mozambique Rovuma Venture (MRV). 
Views: 2581
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IMO looks at fuels of the future

October 24 - An International Maritime Organization (IMO) symposium held on October 18 considered the sulphur 2020 limit which comes into effect on January 1, 2020, as well as the longer term need to decarbonise shipping.
Views: 1912
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YIFFY: celebrating young professionals

October 24 - The 21st Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award – supported by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and TT Club – was announced at the FIATA World Congress, held in Cape Town on October 1-5.
Views: 1797
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Brexit and the impact for offshore renewables

October 24 - If the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal on the exit proceedings, there will be a significant effect on the offshore renewable energy market, said Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS).
Views: 1765
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Registration open for PPG master class

October 23 - Registration has opened for the Project Professionals Group (PPG) project cargo forwarding training course, which will be held at the AntwerpXL exhibition in April 2020.
Views: 1658
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Time charter rates on the up

October 23 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2078
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Chapman partners with AIA in Ireland 

October 23 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has entered a strategic cooperation with Airbridge International Agencies (AIA) Cargo to strengthen both companies’ service offering in Ireland.
Views: 1698
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Belgian gateways begin merger talks

October 21 - The port authorities of Antwerp and Zeebrugge will start negotiations with regard to a merger between the two gateways.
Views: 2259
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Wärtsilä partners with Norsepower

October 21 - Wärtsilä and Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement aimed at promoting the use of wind propulsion systems in shipping. 
Views: 1707
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Cory moves to Ipswich office

October 18 - UK-headquartered Cory Brothers has relocated its office in Felixstowe to Ipswich town centre.
Views: 1852
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Bichowski joins AMT

October 18 - Switzerland-headquartered logistics and supply chain specialist AMT has appointed Frank Bichowski as its chief commercial and operations officer.
Views: 1975
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Hughes-Hallett passes after long illness

October 18 - James Hughes-Hallett, former chairman of Hong Kong’s Swire Group and London-based shipbroker Clarksons, has passed away at the age of 70.
Views: 2065
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DPDHL and Total target sustainable logistics

October 18 - Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group) and Total have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to strengthen their collaboration on sustainable mobility, low-carbon energies, logistics and transport services.
Views: 2250
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US Ex-Im Bank signs MoU with Iraq

October 18 - The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Finance aimed at enhancing trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Views: 2362
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MSC rules out NSR

October 17 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has confirmed that it will not explore the use of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for container shipping between Europe and Asia.
Views: 1907
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Rotterdam strengthens presence in India

October 17 - The port of Rotterdam has appointed Broekman Logistics India as its representative team in the country, as the port looks to strengthen its activities in the region.
Views: 1741
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Our winners in pictures

October 17 - Congratulations to all of the winners of the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards 2019!
Views: 2518
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Winners revealed at Heavy Lift Awards

October 16 - Almost 400 guests gathered at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards ceremony last night at the Hilton Old Town hotel in Antwerp to celebrate the achievements of the heavy lift, specialised transport and project logistics sector.
Views: 4165
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Marguisa teams up with NileDutch

October 16 - Marguisa has signed an agreement with NileDutch that will see the company’s Calabar service expanded with additional port calls in the Republic of the Congo and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Views: 1960
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DSV warns of cuts at Panalpina

October 15 - Corporate functions and positions at Panalpina may be cut or relocated to DSV’s headquarters in Denmark, as the companies continue with the integration process.
Views: 3039
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Seville prepares for more project cargo

October 15 - The port of Seville revealed that it will make a series of infrastructure improvements aimed at attracting industrial traffic and project cargoes.
Views: 1953
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Webster appointed at Barnhart

October 15 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has appointed David Webster as senior vice president – operations.
Views: 1689
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Caldwell calls on Peacock

October 11 - USA-based Caldwell Group has appointed Malcolm Peacock as a business development specialist as the company looks to expand in the Middle East.
Views: 2747
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Trade wars take their toll on confidence

October 10 - Confidence in the shipping industry has fallen to its lowest level for two-and-a-half years, according to the latest survey from BDO.
Views: 2018
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Kotug International and Horizon join forces

October 10 - Kotug International and Horizon Maritime Services have formed Kotug Canada, a joint venture that will offer terminal and harbour towage services across Canada.
Views: 2309
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Franke joins COLI

October 8 - Ralf Franke has joined COLI Schiffahrt and Transport.
Views: 2112
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ECS Group builds for the future

October 8 - Robert van de Weg has joined Paris-based airline general sales and services agent (GSSA) ECS Group, following his departure from Cargo Logic Management.
Views: 1860
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European Shipping Week scheduled for mid-February

October 8 - Europe’s shipowners will connect with the European Parliament, Council and European Commission at European Shipping Week, which will be hosted in Brussels from February 17-21, 2020.  
Views: 1679
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New York looks for port investment opportunities

October 7 - Ports and terminals in New York have been invited to submit proposals if they are interested in upgrading and investing in facilities that would support the state’s burgeoning offshore wind energy industry.
Views: 1880
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WW Ocean strengthens breakbulk team

October 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has appointed Vedran Muratbegovic as its senior manager for global breakbulk business development.
Views: 2128
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PACE progresses with Poti project

October 7 - PACE Group is progressing with the development and construction of a new marine terminal at the port of Poti in Georgia.
Views: 1993
4D Supply Chain Consulting enters the market thumbnail image

4D Supply Chain Consulting enters the market

October 4 - 4D Supply Chain Consulting (4D) has been launched with the aim of providing end-to-end logistics and supply chain solutions to specialised industries such as wind energy, power, oil and gas, and mining, amongst others.
Views: 2786
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AAL adds four MPVs

October 2 - Singapore-headquartered carrier AAL will add 133,000 dwt of multipurpose tonnage to its fleet.
Views: 2560
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Van Dam harnessing wind power

October 2 - Van Dam Shipping plans to install a wind-assisted propulsion system, developed by eConowind, on its 3,600 dwt general cargo vessel, Ankie.
Views: 1971
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Subsea 7 awarded Caspian contracts

October 2 - BP Exploration has awarded Subsea 7 two contracts for offshore works at the Azeri Central East (ACE) project in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field in the Caspian Sea.
Views: 1906
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Collett secures Mansfield work

October 2 - Mansfield Pollard selected Collett & Sons to transport over 300 specialist handling systems from the manufacturer’s facility in Bedford.
Views: 1971
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New CFO for Zeamarine

October 2 - Chad Call will succeed Michael Dumas as chief financial officer (cfo) of Zeamarine, effective immediately.
Views: 2301
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GIS ready for record year

October 1 - More than 400 exhibitors will gather in Italy this week for the GIS exhibition, which will showcase mobile and tower cranes along with port handling equipment and specialised transport vehicles, among others.
Views: 2081
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M&M in Serbian JV 

October 1 - Militzer & Münch Group (M&M) has formed a joint venture in Serbia with Invictus System Transport & Logistics.
Views: 2045
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Ostend buys up REBO terminal

October 1 - DEME has decided to sell its 30 percent stake in the Renewable Energy Base Ostend (REBO) terminal in Belgium.
Views: 1916
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Van Brink joins Spierings

October 1 - Spierings Mobile Cranes has named Maarten van Brink as sales engineer for the Netherlands and the UK.
Views: 1932

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