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Business News from March 2020

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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: 1245
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Caterpillar considers Covid-19 impact

March 30 - The magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic will be determined by its duration, geographic spread, business disruption and overall impact on the global economy, says equipment manufacturer Caterpillar.
Views: 1295
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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: 1078
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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: 1352
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Flenzies appoints CEO

March 27 - Nicolai Rehn has been named ceo of digital platform Flenzies.
Views: 1587
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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: 1347
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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: 965
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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: 1692
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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: 1788
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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: 1049
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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: 1896
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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: 1405
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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: 1398
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Crosby names Dietvorst

March 24 - The Crosby Group has appointed Thomas Dietvorst as its general manager, load monitoring.
Views: 1187
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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: 997
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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: 1424
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: 2200
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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: 1190
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Riddell joins Brookes Bell

March 23 - Marine consultancy Brookes Bell has appointed Michael Riddell as a senior master mariner.
Views: 915
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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: 1449
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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: 2073
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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: 1966
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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: 1754
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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: 1607
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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: 2093
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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: 1509
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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: 1536
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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: 1712
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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: 1477
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Tonsager joins Patriot 

March 17 - Patriot Rail and Ports has appointed Paul Tonsager as its chief commercial officer. 
Views: 1756
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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: 1769
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 1905
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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: 1750
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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
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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
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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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