October 31 - The Heavy Lift Group appointed six new members during its 53rd conference, held last weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.

Joining the network are Holleman of Bulgaria, Lion Shipping of Romania, US-based Barnhart Crane and Rigging and Amathus Aegeas of Cyprus.
Also admitted were FLS Project Cargo of Thailand and Madras Freight Carriers of India.
Members paid tribute to THLG founder Doug Hird, who was praised for his guidance and contribution over many years. He continues to support the group, established over 25 years ago.