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Business News from February 2020

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
Rodionov to join Fesco board thumbnail image

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: 1827
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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
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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
ALP wins FLNG towage contract thumbnail image

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: 1596
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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
Zuchowski joins Pintsch Bubenzer thumbnail image

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: 1282
West P&I to acquire NMI stake thumbnail image

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
Fitzgerald returns to Crowley  thumbnail image

Fitzgerald returns to Crowley 

February 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1. 
Views: 1531
Camperi joins Tadano in Italy thumbnail image

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: 1561
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: 1710
Liebherr delivers a first in the USA thumbnail image

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: 2068
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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: 1940
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
Ambercor completes yankee move thumbnail image

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: 1629
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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: 1674
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
RWG expands in Hanoi  thumbnail image

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
ProLift acquires ARM thumbnail image

ProLift acquires ARM

February 14 - ProLift Rigging has acquired Advanced Riggers & Millwrights (ARM), a rigging and plant relocation company based in Riverside, California.
Views: 2017
HTA adds training courses thumbnail image

HTA adds training courses

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

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: 1859
Heavy lift cargo boosts volumes at Duluth thumbnail image

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
Antonov HQ to take over GSSA role thumbnail image

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: 1968
Breakbulk Asia postponed thumbnail image

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
Logistics industry braces for a global slowdown thumbnail image

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
DKT boosts commercial team thumbnail image

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
Laso rebrands GTE in Mozambique thumbnail image

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
UK launches consultation of free ports thumbnail image

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: 1586
Rhenus Group acquires LTK thumbnail image

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: 2325
Dreamlifts ends partnership with Antonov thumbnail image

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
Sarens adds Orléans base thumbnail image

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
Onshore wind grows in the Americas thumbnail image

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
CEE merges with Priority Cargo Network thumbnail image

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
Leadership changes at Konecranes thumbnail image

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
Port of Morrow wins federal funding thumbnail image

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
ShipNext and SEDNA join forces thumbnail image

ShipNext and SEDNA join forces

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

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
DHL Industrial Projects names Tite thumbnail image

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
MOL outlines restructuring plan thumbnail image

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
Devlin moves to Mærsk thumbnail image

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

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