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Business News from December 2019

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Confidence hits 18-month high

December 31 - Confidence in the shipping industry rose to its highest level for 18 months in the last quarter of 2019, according to BDO’s confidence survey.
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Looking back on 2019

December 24 - Reporting on the heavy lift and project forwarding sector over the course of 2019 has been a pleasure. Everyone at HLPFI would like to extend their gratitude to those that have continued to support this title in what has proven to be a tumultuous year.
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Boskalis doubles up

December 24 - Boskalis has secured a pair of contracts, one in El Salvador and a second in its home market of the Netherlands.
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Stolberg loses appeal

December 20 - German press reports state that Niels Stolberg, the former chief executive of Beluga Shipping, has lost his appeal against a 42-month prison sentence.
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Appointments at Finnlines

December 19 - Finnlines, a part of the Grimaldi Group, has made a pair of senior appointments
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BIMCO restructures committees

December 18 - BIMCO has divided its Marine Committee in two, to “facilitate a better handling of the many important topics on the environment, safety and security agendas”, according to Angus Frew, the association’s secretary general and ceo.
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Managerial changes at Thomas Miller

December 18 - Leo Kirchner will assume the role of president and ceo at Thomas Miller Americas when Mike Jarrett retires at the end of February 2020.
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RSS assists with vessel installation

December 17 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) provided equipment and personnel to help install a 50-tonne vessel at manufacturing plant in Scotland this month.
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Stehle leaves Zeamarine

December 13 - HLPFI understands that Dominik Stehle has resigned as chief commercial officer at multipurpose shipping line Zeamarine.
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Pohjanpalo promoted

December 13 - Iiris Pohjanpalo has been appointed as chief financial officer at Finland’s Nurminen Logistics.
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Fred. Olsen opens in Taipei

December 13 - Fred. Olsen Ocean has opened a branch office in Taipei, Taiwan to support the growing offshore wind business in the Asia Pacific region.
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Charter rates hold firm

December 12 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have slipped very slightly over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
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Seif joins Bansard

December 11 - Milad Seif has joined French logistics company Bansard International as global sales director.
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Bahri joins MACN

December 10 - Saudi Arabia’s Bahri has become an official member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).
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Sulphur 2020: A perfect storm?

December 9 - Low-sulphur fuel regulations have the potential to present the perfect storm for litigators dealing with disputes between owners, charterers and bunker suppliers in cases of non-compliance, warns Hill Dickinson.
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LNG projects move forward at Brownsville

December 9 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved proposals for new LNG projects, totalling USD38.75 billion, at the port of Brownsville, USA.
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Martin Bencher opens in Istanbul

December 6 - Denmark-headquartered project logistics specialist Martin Bencher is opening an office in Istanbul, Turkey. 
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CS Wind places Kalmar order 

December 6 - Kalmar will supply CS Wind Vietnam with two Super Gloria reachstackers, each with a lifting capacity of 100 tons (90.7 tonnes). 
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Sobering picture from DHL’s GTB

December 6 - The DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) indicates that world trade will contract over the next three months.
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New berth opens in Montrose 

December 5 - Montrose Port Authority in Scotland has completed the second phase of a quayside refurbishment project. 
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White to depart Baltimore

December 5 - James White will resign as executive director at the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), effective December 31.
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Networks attend sustainability summit 

December 4 - Representatives of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Priority Cargo Network attended the seventh Sustainable Ocean Summit in Paris during November. 
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Guthrie joins COLI 

December 4 - COLI Group has appointed Simon Guthrie as a senior broker at its Hamburg office. 
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Hollandia to call at Gothenburg

December 3 - DFDS will deploy its recently delivered newbuild ro-ro vessel Hollandia on its services from the port of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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DHL partners with Chinese wind turbine OEMs

December 3 - DHL Global Forwarding has signed cooperation agreements with several Chinese wind turbine manufacturers for the provision of its logistics services.
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Curnow steps up for Humber role 

December 3 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Ashley Curnow as the head of operations for its largest facility, Humber International Terminal (HIT).
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UWL deck carrier launched in Zhenjiang

December 2 - Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard has launched United Wind Logistics’ (UWL) specialised deck carrier at its shipyard in China. 
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UECC secures green financing 

December 2 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has secured a “green” financing package for three of its newbuild pure car truck carriers (PCTC) on order with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group.
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