August 30 - Combi Lift has established a US subsidiary - Combi Lift America - based in Houston, Texas.

Combi Lift has appointed Eric Schmid as vice president for the new Houston office.

"Having built up long-standing and reliable relations in this important region over the years, the opening of Combi Lift America is just the logical next step," commented the shipping line's ceo, Heiko Felderhoff.

Combi Lift is member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Germany.