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Kiel Canal set for new lock

March 22 - At a parliamentary evening in Berlin - organised by the Port of Hamburg Marketing and attended by Pater Ramsauer, minister of transport for Germany, and 150 high-ranking representatives of politics, business and trade associations - the threat

A key discussion was the Kiel Canal (NOK), one of the world's most heavily used artificial waterway, and how it was completely barred for one week to vessels over 125 m in length due to damage on one of its large lock gates.
With regard to the closure Ramsauer noted that that steps were taken to "effect emergency repairs at the highest possible speed."
He also had good news of the construction of the urgently needed fifth lock chamber at Brunsbüttel, on to the North Sea - the German parliamentary budgetary committee has given the go-ahead for building costs that have been increased by EUR65 million. Ramsauer invited tenders for the new lock construction with immediate effect.

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Marine insurance: Reducing costs and capacity

September 19 - Marine insurance providers are commoditising their products in order to reduce costs. The result, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), is a loss of expertise.
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Zeaborn forms JV with MPC

September 18 - Zeaborn Group has formed a joint venture with MPC Capital Group to handle the chartering and commercial management of a fleet of more than 160 container and bulk carriers.
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DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
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ALE plans Swedish branch

September 18 - ALE will open an office in Sweden during the last quarter of 2019 as it looks to expand its operations in Scandinavia.
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