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Business News from January 2020

Bahri reports strong growth thumbnail image

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.
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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: 2310
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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: 2355
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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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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: 2299
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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: 2142
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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
MOL boosts services in Thailand thumbnail image

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: 1853
Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds  thumbnail image

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
Methanex hat trick for Mammoet thumbnail image

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: 2329
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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: 2400
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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: 2663
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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: 2100
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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: 2718
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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: 2958
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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: 2360
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TGP appoints Suvaal

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

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
Xellz eyes Irish potential thumbnail image

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
NWSA names Henderson thumbnail image

NWSA names Henderson

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

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
Miller joins Tacoma  thumbnail image

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: 1860
Mammoet completes ALE takeover thumbnail image

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: 3222
GSF calls for scrutiny of sulphur surcharges  thumbnail image

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: 2077
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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
Kuok moves ahead with POSH acquisition thumbnail image

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: 2123
Entrec sells Canadian crane assets thumbnail image

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: 3562
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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: 3915
Borealis contract awarded thumbnail image

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: 2379

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