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Beeg joins BSM thumbnail image

Beeg joins BSM

April 6 - Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has appointed Stefan Beeg as its head of communications.
Views: 1314
Covid-19 shakes up Sulphur 2020 thumbnail image

Covid-19 shakes up Sulphur 2020

April 3 - The rapid spread of Covid-19 has had a multi-faceted impact on global shipping. HLPFI takes a look at how the outbreak has caused shockwaves in bunker prices and what this means for the implementation of the sulphur 2020 regulations.
Views: 1179
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AqualisBraemar taps northern talent

April 2 - Global marine, energy, and offshore consultancy service provider AqualisBraemar has established an office in the port of Tyne, to support growing services and clients in North East England.
Views: 639
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Boskalis issues Covid-19 update

April 2 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has suspended crew and project staff rotations in response to the outbreak of Covid-19, but cargo is still moving.
Views: 930
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A bleak economic picture

April 2 - As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has revised its growth forecasts for countries across the world.
Views: 735
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Onnen-Lübben joins Mosolf

March 30 - Mosolf Group has appointed Inke Onnen-Lübben as manager of its branch in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, effective April 1.
Views: 1240
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Africa faces debt crisis

March 27 - A research study by the Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) states that many poor African countries are already suffering from a debt crisis as a result of Covid-19.
Views: 1074
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BIFA calls to extend Brexit transition

March 27 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling on the UK government to request an extension to the Brexit transition period.
Views: 1347
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Flenzies appoints CEO

March 27 - Nicolai Rehn has been named ceo of digital platform Flenzies.
Views: 1582
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PMI plummets in USA and Europe

March 27 - The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a bellwether of economic health for the manufacturing and service sectors – has dropped to record lows in both the USA and eurozone during March.
Views: 1060
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Latin America: Behind the curve but preparing for the worst

March 26 - The Central and South America regions were among the last to be hit by Covid-19. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, but little can prevent the adverse impact coronavirus will have on the project logistics supply chain.
Views: 1344
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Duncan joins Long Beach

March 26 - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in the USA has named Kenneth W. Duncan as managing director of commercial operations.
Views: 960
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Multimodal 2020 rescheduled

March 26 - Multimodal 2020 has been rescheduled and will now take place from November 4-6 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
Views: 963
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Projects and investments curtailed

March 25 - There is uncertainty as to how Covid-19 will affect the project logistics sector in the long-term, but initial indicators are ominous given recent statements made by leading project developers around the world.
Views: 1689
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Tadano streamlines EMEAR approach

March 25 - Crane manufacturer Tadano has streamlined its sales and customer service approach in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia (EMEAR).
Views: 1184
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Force majeure declared

March 25 - DHL Global Forwarding has invoked force majeure as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1784
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Fred. Olsen secures CFXD contract

March 25 - CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering has contracted Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for the transport and installation of wind turbines for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms (CFXD) in Taiwan.
Views: 1046
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Covid-19 tightens global grip

March 24 - When China sneezes, the world turns to its sick bed. Although China is now in the recovery position and regaining strength, the rest of the world is battening down the hatches.
Views: 1893
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Penta-Ocean partners with DEME

March 24 - Penta-Ocean Construction and DEME Offshore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan.
Views: 1401
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Ex-Im supports US exporters

March 24 - The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has introduced initial relief measures for US exporters and financial institutions to support American companies in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Views: 1396
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Crosby names Dietvorst

March 24 - The Crosby Group has appointed Thomas Dietvorst as its general manager, load monitoring.
Views: 1185
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Damen appoints van Heyningen

March 24 - Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Marc van Heyningen as its chief operations officer, effective April 1.
Views: 994
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Fagioli president passes away

March 23 - Alessandro Fagioli, president of Italian heavy lift and project logistics specialist Fagioli, passed away on March 22.
Views: 1422
China: A beacon of hope amid Covid-19 crisis  thumbnail image

China: A beacon of hope amid Covid-19 crisis 

March 23 - With a slowing number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases and a moderate recovery of its manufacturing output, China is showing the rest of the world that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 
Views: 2197
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Obituary: Horst Felbermayr Senior

March 23 - Horst Felbermayr Senior, owner of Austrian crane, access and heavy transport company Felbermayr, passed away on March 13 at the age of 75.
Views: 1187
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Riddell joins Brookes Bell

March 23 - Marine consultancy Brookes Bell has appointed Michael Riddell as a senior master mariner.
Views: 911
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EBRD makes initial Covid-19 impact assessment

March 20 - Covid-19 will have a negative impact on economies across all European regions but the recovery could be robust once the outbreak is contained, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Views: 1446
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JCB halts UK production

March 20 - Industrial equipment manufacturer JCB has stopped production at all of its UK plants as disruption resulting from the coronavirus pandemic caused a huge reduction in global demand.
Views: 2069
Volga-Dnepr ready for market challenges thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr ready for market challenges

March 19 - HLPFI’s sister publication Air Cargo News spoke with Volga-Dnepr executive president, charter operations, Konstantin Vekshin to discuss how the group will meet the current challenges faced by the air cargo market.
Views: 1962
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Bilbao plans N-240 enhancement

March 19 - The Port Authority of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia plan to create up to 11 lay-by areas on the N-240 highway, which links Tarragona to Bilbao.
Views: 1752
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Tracking border delays with Sixfold

March 19 - EU leaders approved a complete shut down of the bloc's external borders to all non-essential travel, except truck deliveries, for the next 30 days to restrict the spread of Covid-19. Measures are being adopted to keep goods flowing within the EU too.
Views: 1602
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LEEA supports GLAD campaign

March 19 - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is supporting the Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), which takes place on July 9, 2020.
Views: 2090
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StormGeo and DNV GL deepen partnership

March 19 - StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of driving digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry.
Views: 1506
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UK Chamber of Shipping calls for support

March 18 - The UK Chamber of Shipping has called for a multi-million pound relief package to support the shipping sector during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1533
GPLN moves AGM to 2021 thumbnail image

GPLN moves AGM to 2021

March 18 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has rescheduled its 17th annual general meeting (AGM) to May 2021.
Views: 1709
UPDATED: JOC, Antwerp XL and ESTA cancel events thumbnail image

UPDATED: JOC, Antwerp XL and ESTA cancel events

March 17 - The 2020 JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference, Antwerp XL exhibition, and the ESTA 2020 Awards of Excellence have joined the growing list of events that have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the rapid growth of global cases of Covid-19. 
Views: 1474
Tonsager joins Patriot  thumbnail image

Tonsager joins Patriot 

March 17 - Patriot Rail and Ports has appointed Paul Tonsager as its chief commercial officer. 
Views: 1753
Konecranes secures Goliath order thumbnail image

Konecranes secures Goliath order

March 16 - St. Nazaire, France-based shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique has ordered a Konecranes Goliath gantry crane.
Views: 1366
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Heavy lift cargoes move through Tarragona

March 13 - 2019 proved to be a record year for the port of Tarragona in Spain, with revenue totalling EUR57.65 million (USD64.4 million) and cargo throughput reaching 33.3 million tonnes – including some notable heavy lift shipments.
Views: 1391
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Entrec reports revenue uptick

March 13 - Entrec Corporation has reported a year-on-year revenue increase for 2019, thanks to organic growth in the USA and the acquisition of Capstan Hauling in October 2018.
Views: 1768
Canaveral boosts ro-ro capability  thumbnail image

Canaveral boosts ro-ro capability 

March 12 - Port Canaveral in the USA has assumed operational responsibility of its vehicle processing facility and launched a ro-ro division to support its existing customers. 
Views: 1452
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4D offers Incoterms training 

March 12 - 4D Supply Chain Consulting has introduced an e-learning training programme that outlines the impact of the new Incoterms 2020. 
Views: 1856
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Buss Terminal to support Hornsea Two

March 12 - The Buss Terminal in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, has been selected as the base port for the foundation structures that will be installed at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Views: 1326
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PCB exhibition postponed 

March 11 - The Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) will be postponed until June 17-18. 
Views: 1270
Atik joins BATI as project head  thumbnail image

Atik joins BATI as project head 

March 11 - BATI Group has appointed Erman Atik as its project director and head of breakbulk and project cargo forwarding at BATI Innovative Logistics. 
Views: 1196
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MOL targets Mozambique and South Africa 

March 11 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has appointed Mitsuru Fukushima as its chief country representative for Mozambique and South Africa, effective April 1, 2020. 
Views: 1485
HFW boosts shipping practice  thumbnail image

HFW boosts shipping practice 

March 11 - International law firm HFW has made a series of senior appointments to its shipping practice. 
Views: 1114
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C-Job plans expansion in Greece

March 10 - Ship design and engineering specialist C-Job Naval Architects is expanding its network with the opening of an office in Athens, Greece.
Views: 1905
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Changes at Agility GIL

March 10 - Essa Al-Saleh, ceo of Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) business unit, will step down on May 1, 2020. He will be succeeded by Chris Price.
Views: 1793
UECC to test biofuel oil thumbnail image

UECC to test biofuel oil

March 9 - Short-sea ro-ro shipping line UECC will trial the use of GoodFuels’ biofuel oil on its vessel Autosky.
Views: 1412
Covid-19 outbreak restricts multipurpose recovery thumbnail image

Covid-19 outbreak restricts multipurpose recovery

March 6 - The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is expected to lead to weaker than expected full-year cargo demand growth for multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, according to Drewry.
Views: 2472
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Boskalis ends 2019 well despite earnings dip

March 6 - Boskalis ended 2019 on a positive note and is back in the black, despite a slight dip in earnings. The Netherlands-headquartered maritime group said the outlook for 2020 is more favourable compared to last year.
Views: 1710
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INO Summit cancelled

March 6 - The INO Summit – a joint conference that brings together the Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network (3F), Freight Midpoint International Forwarders Network (FM) and Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) – has been cancelled.
Views: 1403
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Armstrong joins ABP

March 6 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Lee Armstrong to the newly created role of group head of commercial (rail).
Views: 1392
Mammoet-Haisla selected for LNG Canada thumbnail image

Mammoet-Haisla selected for LNG Canada

March 5 - The Mammoet-Haisla joint venture has been awarded heavy lift and heavy haul contracts for the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Views: 2275
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Tadano progresses with Demag integration 

March 5 - Tadano has appointed Christian Schroeder to lead its sales activities in a number of European territories, as it continues the integration of the Demag and Tadano brands. 
Views: 1415
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Roll Group gains yard in APAC

March 4 - Roll Group has signed an agreement to become an exclusive partner at Bintan Offshore Marine Center’s (BOMC) facilities in Indonesia.
Views: 1744
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Changes at the top of MHEA

March 4 - The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has appointed James Bullock as its vice president.
Views: 1679
Ebbesberg to join DNV GL  thumbnail image

Ebbesberg to join DNV GL 

March 4 - DNV GL has appointed Kjetil M. Ebbesberg as its group chief financial officer, effective July 1, 2020. 
Views: 1943
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Wright steps up at A-Plant

March 4 - UK-based equipment rental company A-Plant has appointed Andy Wright as its chief executive officer. 
Views: 1481
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Rhenus expands in New Zealand

March 4 - The Rhenus Group will acquire 100 percent of the shares of the operating companies in Auckland-headquartered Malcom Total Logistics Group.
Views: 1663
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Carriage ban enters force

March 3 - To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ban on the carriage on non-compliant fuel oil entered force on March 1.
Views: 1904
CLA suspends services thumbnail image

CLA suspends services

March 3 - UK freighter operator CargoLogicAir (CLA) has confirmed to HLPFI’s sister publication Air Cargo News that it has suspended operations.
Views: 1749
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Tyne joins Connected Ports Partnership

March 3 - The UK’s port of Tyne has joined the Connected Ports Partnership – a global data and resource sharing initiative that includes the ports of Rotterdam, Gdansk, Helsinki, Hamburg and Los Angeles.
Views: 1249
FROM THE MAGAZINE: How proposed changes will clarify lashing rules  thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: How proposed changes will clarify lashing rules 

March 3 - Paul Hoogenhout, senior project engineer at RollDock, discusses some of the proposed changes to Annex 13 of the IMO Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS-Code), which provides guidance for the lashing and securing of project cargo. 
Views: 1721
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Project Partners gathered in Dubai

March 2 - The Project Partners network held its 12th annual conference at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City in the UAE last week.
Views: 1406
Jumbo wins Hornsea contract thumbnail image

Jumbo wins Hornsea contract

March 2 - Jumbo will transport 165 monopiles and 135 transition pieces for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, on behalf of DEME Offshore.
Views: 1774
SAL refines bunker strategy with Inatech thumbnail image

SAL refines bunker strategy with Inatech

March 2 - SAL Heavy Lift has partnered with Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to ensure compliance with the 0.5 percent sulphur cap and optimise bunker strategies.
Views: 1885
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EMS APO partners with University of Durrës

March 2 - EMS Albanian Port Operator (EMS APO) has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Durrës, Faculty of Professional Sciences that will see the company provide internship opportunities for students.
Views: 1440
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Wind energy boosts Longview revenue

March 2 - Imports of wind energy components and steel, as well as soda ash exports, helped the port of Longview in the USA exceed its 2019 budget projections.
Views: 1401
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UPDATE: Zeamarine insolvency proceedings

February 28 - Zeamarine’s German booking and operating divisions – Zeamarine Bremen, Zeamarine Germany and Zeamarine Chartering – have filed for insolvency at the Bremen District Court.
Views: 5764
Bulkchain prepares for launch thumbnail image

Bulkchain prepares for launch

February 28 - Antwerp-based NxtPort and Port+ will launch the Bulkchain central collaboration platform on March 5.
Views: 1576
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Rodionov to join Fesco board

February 28 - Ilya Rodionov will join Fesco’s management board as vice president of legal and corporate affairs on March 2.
Views: 1528
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Lim steps up at G2 Ocean

February 28 - G2 Ocean has appointed Sim Keat Lim as its vice president, Pacific, effective March 2.
Views: 2013
ESTA campaign receives EC boost thumbnail image

ESTA campaign receives EC boost

February 28 - ESTA is “cautiously optimistic” that the organisation’s long-running campaign for the introduction of heavy transport and abnormal load corridors across Europe is beginning to bear fruit.
Views: 1290
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AF Marine launched

February 26 - Deepsea towage operators Augustea Group and transport engineering specialist Fagioli have established a 50-50 joint venture, AF Marine.
Views: 1826
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Blue Water Shipping opens in Trinidad

February 26 - Blue Water Shipping will open an office in Trinidad & Tobago to service the growing oil and gas sector in the Caribbean and the north-eastern region of South America.
Views: 2124
LOC lands LNG Canada deal thumbnail image

LOC lands LNG Canada deal

February 26 - LOC Group has signed a multi-year contract with LNG Canada to provide marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services and vessel quality assurance at the project in Kitimat.
Views: 1695
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DSV Panalpina opens China link

February 26 - DSV Panalpina has started operating a Boeing 747-8 freighter three times per week, east and westbound, between Huntsville, Alabama in the USA (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) to cope with capacity constraints caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Views: 1660
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ALP wins FLNG towage contract

February 25 - The Netherlands-headquartered ALP Maritime Services has secured towing and positioning contracts for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) platform, which will enter service offshore Mozambique.
Views: 1702
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POSH lands PFLNG Dua charters

February 25 - Petronas has awarded PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) two contracts related to the Petronas Floating Liquefied Natural Gas 2 (PFLNG Dua) project in Malaysia.
Views: 1594
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CEVA lands Airbus spares contract

February 25 - CEVA Logistics has been awarded a five-year contract to manage spare parts and components for Airbus at the manufacturer's site in Hamburg, Germany.
Views: 1200
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Zuchowski joins Pintsch Bubenzer

February 24 - Pintsch Bubenzer USA has named Mike Zuchowski regional sales manager for ports in the western region of the USA and Canada.
Views: 1281
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West P&I to acquire NMI stake

February 24 - West of England P&I Club has signed an agreement to acquire a significant stake in Nordic Marine Insurance (NMI).
Views: 1771
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Fitzgerald returns to Crowley 

February 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1. 
Views: 1530
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Camperi joins Tadano in Italy

February 21 - Tadano has appointed Davide Camperi to lead the Demag business, sales and service efforts in the Italian market.
Views: 1560
Antwerp XL outlines conference agenda  thumbnail image

Antwerp XL outlines conference agenda 

February 19 - Antwerp XL has finalised the conference programme for its 2020 event, which will take place on April 21-23 at the Antwerp Expo.
Views: 1709
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Liebherr delivers a first in the USA

February 19 - North Carolina Ports (NCP) has added a Liebherr LPS 420 rail-mounted gantry harbour crane at its terminal at the port of Morehead City.
Views: 2067
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Charter rates remain steady 

February 18 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained steady over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport. 
Views: 1939
Canaveral secures funding for multipurpose berth thumbnail image

Canaveral secures funding for multipurpose berth

February 18 - Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded a USD14.1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Port Infrastructure Development Program to modernise and expand North Cargo Berth 3 (NCB3).
Views: 2173
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Ambercor completes yankee move

February 17 - Canada-headquartered Ambercor Shipping has coordinated the delivery of a yankee dryer and two through-air dryer (TAD) rolls in Quebec.
Views: 1626
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Duluth awarded infrastructure grant

February 17 - The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated a USD10.5 million grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. 
Views: 1673
Wm. O'Brien opens in the USA thumbnail image

Wm. O'Brien opens in the USA

February 17 - Ireland’s Wm. O'Brien is opening its first office in the USA, in Princeton, New Jersey.
Views: 1546
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RWG expands in Hanoi 

February 14 - Vietnam-based Red Wolf Global (RWG) has opened an office in Hanoi to serve the northern part of the country.
Views: 1671
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ProLift acquires ARM

February 14 - ProLift Rigging has acquired Advanced Riggers & Millwrights (ARM), a rigging and plant relocation company based in Riverside, California.
Views: 2015
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HTA adds training courses

February 14 - The UK’s Heavy Transport Association (HTA) has launched two abnormal load escort training programmes.
Views: 1588
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Mærsk names Jany as CFO

February 14 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk has appointed Patrick Jany as its chief financial officer and member of the executive board, effective May 1, 2020.
Views: 1858
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Heavy lift cargo boosts volumes at Duluth

February 13 - Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million tons at the port of Duluth-Superior for the 2019 shipping season, ranking as the port’s third-highest throughput since 2015, reports Morgan McClean.
Views: 1730
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Antonov HQ to take over GSSA role

February 13 - Following the end of the general sales and service agent (GSSA) agreement with UK-based Dreamlifts, Antonov Airlines has confirmed that these tasks will be handled in-house at its headquarters in Ukraine.
Views: 1668
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Straddle carriers arrive in Grangemouth

February 13 - The port of Grangemouth in Scotland has taken delivery of five Kalmar straddle carriers as part of a multi-million-pound investment in its terminal equipment.
Views: 1966
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Breakbulk Asia postponed

February 13 - Breakbulk Asia, which was originally scheduled to take place from March 18-19 in Shanghai, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1920
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Logistics industry braces for a global slowdown

February 13 - The majority of logistics executives surveyed in Agility’s 2020 Emerging Markets Index expect a recession in the next 12 months, amid concerns about downward pressure on global trade volumes.
Views: 2511
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DKT boosts commercial team

February 12 - De Keyser Thornton Group (DKT) – exclusive agent for AAL in the Benelux region – has appointed Kurt Lyssens and Peter De Boer to its commercial team.
Views: 1904
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Laso rebrands GTE in Mozambique

February 12 - Mozambique-based GTE-Gruas E Transportes Especiais, a subsidiary of Laso Transportes, has rebranded as Laso Moçambique.
Views: 1841
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UK launches consultation of free ports

February 11 - The UK is moving ahead with plans to establish up to ten free ports (also known as free-trade zones) in a bid to unlock post-Brexit opportunities and support logistics supply chains.
Views: 1946
Easter named permanent ceo at Daseke  thumbnail image

Easter named permanent ceo at Daseke 

February 11 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has appointed Chris Easter as its permanent ceo and a member of the board of director
Views: 1585
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Rhenus Group acquires LTK

February 10 - Rhenus Group has finalised the acquisition of Spanish logistics company LTK.
Views: 1882
Intermarine begins operations thumbnail image

Intermarine begins operations

February 10 - Intermarine has commenced its Americas liner service, following the brand’s resurrection at the end of January.
Views: 2324
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Dreamlifts ends partnership with Antonov

February 10 - UK-based Dreamlifts will no longer act as the worldwide general sales and service agent for Antonov Airlines, effective March 1, 2020.
Views: 1918
KOGA Shipping launched thumbnail image

KOGA Shipping launched

February 10 - King Ocean Gulf Alliance (KOGA) Shipping has been launched out of Houston, USA, and will focus on breakbulk, project, and bulk shipping throughout the Americas.
Views: 2829
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Sarens adds Orléans base

February 7 - Sarens has opened a crane depot in Orléans, France, which will supply cranes on a rental basis for clients in the nuclear energy and civil engineering sectors.
Views: 2034
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Onshore wind grows in the Americas

February 7 - The Americas and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW of onshore wind capacity in 2019, an increase of 12 percent on the previous year’s 11,892 MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Views: 2078
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CEE merges with Priority Cargo Network

February 6 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Priority Cargo Network – both part of the Quality Cargo Networks group – are merging their operations.
Views: 1772
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Leadership changes at Konecranes

February 6 - Konecranes has appointed Carolin Paulus as its executive vice president for the industrial equipment division, effective March 1, 2020.
Views: 6699
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Port of Morrow wins federal funding

February 5 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded USD1.6 million to the port of Morrow for equipment and infrastructure improvements.
Views: 1826
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ShipNext and SEDNA join forces

February 5 - ShipNext has formed a partnership with SEDNA, which develops cloud-based transaction management software.
Views: 2023
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North P&I updates platform to reflect coronavirus risk

February 5 - North P&I Club has developed its MyGlobeView platform so that it can provide live updates as to the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, countries at risk and what to look out for.
Views: 1728
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DHL Industrial Projects names Tite

February 4 - DHL Industrial Projects has appointed Andy Tite as its head of business development for industrial projects in Europe.
Views: 2226
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MOL outlines restructuring plan

February 3 - Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has detailed a restructuring plan that will be implemented on April 1, 2020.
Views: 1908
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Devlin moves to Mærsk

February 3 - Dennis Devlin has joined A.P. Møller–Mærsk as the shipping company’s senior director for special project logistics in North America.
Views: 2294
Intermarine brand revived thumbnail image

Intermarine brand revived

January 31 - HLPFI understands that Zeamarine has divested its Americas Liner business, which operates 10 multipurpose vessels serving customers in the US-South America trade. 
Views: 2520
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Bahri reports strong growth

January 31 - Saudia Arabia-headquartered Bahri has reported a fourth-quarter profit of SAR249.08 million (USD66.4 million) for 2019, a 172.5 percent increase compared to the same period of 2018.
Views: 1663
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Jol steps up at AqualisBraemar

January 31 - AqualisBraemar has appointed Dirk Jol to head up the group’s adjusting division in the Middle East and India.
Views: 1646
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Ørsted partners with Virginia

January 30 - Ørsted has signed an agreement with the port of Virginia in the USA to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
Views: 1775
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UTC’s Poisler joins College of Technology

January 30 - UTC Overseas’ chief operating officer global energy and capital projects, Marco Poisler, has joined the College of Technology at the University of Houston as an adjunct professor.
Views: 2308
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GAC Sharjah adds office 

January 30 - UAE-based GAC Sharjah has opened an office in the Hamriyah Free Zone that will provide a range of shipping, logistics and warehousing services. 
Views: 1641
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Winds of change in the USA

January 29 - Research from various industry analysts suggest that both the onshore and offshore wind energy sectors in the USA are on the cusp of receiving huge surges of investments.
Views: 2354
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Heavy Lift Awards heads to London for 2020

January 27 - HLPFI is pleased to announce that the Heavy Lift Awards 2020 will take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on October 21 this year.
Views: 1688
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Navigating Sulphur 2020

January 24 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has praised the implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur cap on marine fuel, claiming that, so far, the transition has been “relatively smooth”, although charter party disputes are expected to emerge soon.
Views: 1844
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UHL boosts fleet with 12 ships

January 23 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) has updated its fleet list to include nine Eco Lifter multipurpose vessels that were previously delivered to Zeamarine. 
Views: 3228
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BDP names Harper 

January 23 - BDP International has appointed Katherine Harper as its chief financial officer (cfo). 
Views: 1843
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LADOL partners with Mammoet

January 23 - The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL) in Nigeria has signed a collaboration agreement with engineered transport and heavy lift specialist Mammoet.
Views: 2297
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Decarbonising shipping comes at a USD1 tn cost

January 22 - At least USD1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to reach the 2050 goal of reducing shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent of 2008 levels.
Views: 2140
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Freightplus sells stake in Thailand JV

January 22 - Freightplus (Australia) has sold its 50 percent stake in its logistics business in Thailand to its joint venture partners. 
Views: 1901
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Blue Water opens office in Guyana

January 21 - Blue Water Shipping has opened an office in Guyana in order to offer support to the country’s oil industry.
Views: 2231
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Crowley shakes up marine services organisation

January 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has reorganised its marine services organisation into three business segments: offshore services, ship assist and tanker escort, and engineering services.
Views: 2102
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SAAM acquires shares in Intertug 

January 21 - Sociedad Matriz SAAM has acquired a 70 percent stake in Intertug, a towage operator in Colombia, Mexico and Central America. 
Views: 2154
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Consortium to develop ro-ro terminal in Port Saïd 

January 20 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) plan to invest USD150 million to develop and operate a ro-ro terminal in Port Saïd, Egypt. 
Views: 2077
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Senior appointments at Kaleido 

January 20 - Spain-based Kaleido Logistics has appointed Xosé Martínez as its general director and Beatriz Alvarado as its sales director. 
Views: 2320
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MOL boosts services in Thailand

January 20 - MOL Logistics Thailand (MLG Thailand) is boosting its services in the country to cover inland transport and Customs clearance.
Views: 1783
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Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
Views: 1852
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Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion systems.
Views: 2167
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Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
Views: 2326
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DSV opens in Muscat

January 17 - DSV has widened its footprint in the Middle East by opening an office in Muscat, Oman.
Views: 2135
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Charter rates fall in January 

January 17 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have dropped over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2399
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Spatial Global lands BIFA award

January 17 - Spatial Global secured the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Project Forwarding Award 2019 at a glittering ceremony in London yesterday.
Views: 2150
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Blue Water opens in Milan

January 16 - Blue Water Shipping has opened an office in Milan, Italy that will initially serve clients in the oil and gas, power generation, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.
Views: 2662
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NYK partners with Van Oord

January 16 - NYK and Van Oord have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag.
Views: 2317
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O’Hara joins port of Tyne 

January 15 - The port of Tyne in the UK has welcomed Kate O’Hara to its business development team as commercial director.
Views: 2349
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French offshore contractors appointed

January 15 - EDF Renewables selected a consortium of Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE Grid Solutions and DEME Offshore to deliver offshore substations for French offshore projects.
Views: 2098
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Crosby expands with Feubo acquisition

January 15 - The Crosby Group has acquired Germany-headquartered Feubo, a manufacturer of offshore mooring components for the oil, gas and wind energy markets.
Views: 2716
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Brighter signs for multipurpose shipping

January 14 - The outlook for multipurpose shipping, comprising both breakbulk and heavy lift vessels, is brightening despite rising geopolitical risks and economic uncertainty, according to maritime consultancy Drewry.
Views: 2957
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Senior appointments at SAL

January 14 - Claas Matthies, managing director at SAL Heavy Lift, is taking on additional responsibilities as the group’s chief information officer.
Views: 2359
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TGP appoints Suvaal

January 13 - Trans Global Projects (TGP) has appointed Ard Suvaal as group operations manager.
Views: 2655
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Loosley named as Frew successor

January 13 - David Loosley will succeed Angus Frew as secretary general and ceo of BIMCO, effective June 2020.
Views: 2015
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Xellz eyes Irish potential

January 10 - Xellz Operations is investigating the potential of an offshore supply base in the south and southeast of Ireland that would serve future offshore wind energy projects.
Views: 2057
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NWSA names Henderson

January 10 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has appointed Dana Henderson as general counsel.
Views: 1938
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Cardinal rebrand for Origin

January 10 - UK-based Origin Logistics, part of the Cardinal Maritime Group, has rebranded as Cardinal – The Logistics People. 
Views: 1810
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Harvey soars into EMA role

January 9 - East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK has appointed Steven Harvey as its vice president of cargo.
Views: 2042
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Miller joins Tacoma 

January 9 - The port of Tacoma in Washington has appointed Mark Miller to lead its information technology team. 
Views: 2612
US and Japan agree trade deal thumbnail image

US and Japan agree trade deal

January 8 - The USA and Japan have reached a trade agreement regarding market access for certain agricultural and industrial goods.
Views: 1859
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Mammoet completes ALE takeover

January 8 - Mammoet has completed the acquisition of UK-headquartered ALE – a merger that creates the industry’s largest global provider of engineered heavy lifting and transport services.
Views: 3219
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GSF calls for scrutiny of sulphur surcharges 

January 7 - The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) is encouraging ocean freight customers to scrutinise surcharges from shipping lines designed to cover the cost of compliance with the IMO’s sulphur emissions regulations. 
Views: 2076
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Steelduxx starts operations 

January 7 - Antwerp-based Edmond Van Dyck & Sons and Aneka have officially merged their operations to create Steelduxx. 
Views: 2274
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Kuok moves ahead with POSH acquisition

January 6 - PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has filed to leave the Singapore Exchange as the Kuok Group moves forward with its takeover.
Views: 2484
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USMCA moves forward

January 6 - On December 10, 2019, the USA, Canada and Mexico moved forward with the trilateral trade deal that is set to replace NAFTA, with the accord now in the hands of the US and Canadian legislatures for final approval.
Views: 2122
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Entrec sells Canadian crane assets

January 3 - Entrec Corporation has completed the sale of its Canadian crane business and assets to Sterling Crane, part of Marmon Crane Services, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Views: 3560
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SAAM to assist EDP project

January 2 - SAAM Towage will provide three tugs for the Energía del Pacífico (EDP) project at the port of Acajutla in El Salvador.
Views: 2495
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Somers launches ACE 54

January 2 - Philippe Somers has launched ACE 54 Project Management – a Dubai-headquartered company that will enable niche and medium-sized international project forwarders to participate in African door-to-door tenders.
Views: 3912
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Borealis contract awarded

January 2 - Borealis has contracted Mammoet as its heavy lift and transport partner for the propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Kallo, Belgium.
Views: 2378

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