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Busy year end for Wagenborg

December 29 - December 29 - Wagenborg Nedlift, Royal Wagenborg's specialist heavy transport. lifting and hoisting division has had a busy end of year.
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Largest wind turbine installation jackup to be built

December 28 - December 28 - According to reports in the international oil and gas media, Drydocks World Southeast Asia Pte Limited will build at its Drydocks World - Graha yard the GustoMSC NG-9000C-HPE wind turbine installation jackup vessel for an undisclosed client.
Views: 780
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Sea trials for Combi Dock IV

December 24 - December 24 - Combi Dock IV has undertaken sea-trials successfully prior to delivery and entry into service.
Views: 552
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A swell job for Jumbo Jubilee's maiden voyage

December 24 - December 24 - Jumbo Shipping's latest newbuilding, Jumbo Jubilee, completed its maiden voyage after successfully loading, transporting and installing two 1,250 tonne shiploaders for FL Smidth in challenging circumstances.
Views: 1101
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Project forwarding develops for FPS Group

December 23 - December 23 - One of the most exciting developments this year for the Famous Pacific Shipping Group (FPS Group) of freight forwarders has been the growth of interest by members of the network in providing project forwarding services for clients.
Views: 1266
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Nordic Heavy Lift sheds contracts for Borealis construction

December 17 - December 17 - Rotterdam-based Nordic Heavy Lift (NHL) has sold the construction contracts for the heavy lift crane ship Borealis to a subsidiary of London-based Acergy Group, the seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor to the offshore oi
Views: 1140
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SC&RA announces 2010 Annual Conference details

December 16 - December 16 - "Connect for Success" is the theme for the 2010 Annual Conference of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), April 6-10, in Orlando.
Views: 477
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Chipolbrok adds Adam Asnyk

December 16 - December 16 - Adam Asnyk, the first of six new, multipurpose, heavy lift ships which have been ordered by Chipolbrok from the COSCO Dalian Shipyard has entered into service
Views: 898
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Beluga forms joint venture agency with Peter W Lampke

December 15 - December 15 - Beluga Chartering GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based project cargo and heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping, has formed a new agency joint venture with independent liner agent, Peter W Lampke.
Views: 1058
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Maiden voyage for Beluga's new flagship

December 14 - December 14 - Beluga Houston, the first of 16 multipurpose heavy lift vessels of which the shipping line will take delivery by 2011 has made its maiden voyage.
Views: 785
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Europeans sign up to Europe's first offshore wind grid

December 14 - December 14 - In what could be a significant boost to heavy lift operators servicing the offshore wind energy sector, nine European countries have signed up to an agreement to develop Europe's first offshore wind grid.
Views: 616
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Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift

December 10 - December 10 - Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next
Views: 1346
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Tiong Woon starts JV with Asian Supply Base Sdn Bhd

December 10 - December 10 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd subsidiary, TW (Sabah) Pte Ltd (TW), has entered into a joint venture agreement with Asian Supply Base Sdn Bhd (ASB), a company incorporated in Malaysia, a state owned government agency, to establish a join
Views: 809
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Specialist heavy lift port for Kiel Canal

December 9 - December 9 - Over dimensional items for the wind energy industry are target cargoes for a new port being built on the Kiel Canal at Osterroenfeld, near Rendsburg.
Views: 498
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Rickmers-re-certified to latest ISO standards

December 9 - December 9 - Rickmers-Linie has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.
Views: 700
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KAMAG and SCHEUERLE claim new world record

December 8 - December 8 - As part of a new project, more than 15,000 tonnes of installation equipment was moved on self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) using KAMAG and SCHEUERLE transport technology.
Views: 740
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ROLAND Spedition moves railtrack machinery

December 7 - December 7 - ROLAND Spedition has arranged the transportation of a complete train load of rail track construction machinery from Norway to Germany.
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Shipping.dk delivers on Spanish high speed train work

December 7 - December 7 - Project teams from Shipping.dk have transported a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine from Kehl in Germany to Barcelona in Spain where it will be used in the construction of the Girona AVE high speed train line.
Views: 745
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Tradelossa adds girder bridge

December 4 - December 4 - Mexico's Tradelossa has acquired one of very few Goldhofer Girder Bridges which are available on the worldwide market
Views: 644
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Far East peak season soars for Air Charter

December 3 - December 3 - Air Charter Service's Hong Kong office has flourished in a peak season that, to many, has come as a pleasant surprise. Freight volumes moving on charters have dramatically increased since early October.
Views: 879
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Huge generator moves through Savannah

December 3 - December 3 - The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal received a 269 tonne item of heavy lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electricity plant in Jasper County.
Views: 883
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Huge turnout expected for POWER-GEN 2009

December 2 - December 2 - Many of North America's premier project transport professionals are heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas for POWER-GEN International 2009, writes Luke King.
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Busy quarter for Chapman Freeborn to finish year

November 30 - November 30 - During the last quarter of 2009, Chapman Freeborn's worldwide offices have been involved in a series of headline activities, including humanitarian activity, a business expansion into Africa and a series of high profile heavy lift movements.
Views: 1029
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Martin Bencher opens in Singapore

November 30 - November 30 - The Martin Bencher Group has opened a branch office in Singapore under the name MB Projects Pte Ltd and concentrating on project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargoes.
Views: 740
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Liebherr claims 'Crane of Year' award

November 27 - November 27 - Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH has been presented with the 'Crane of the Year' award for its LHM 280 crane at an awards event, organised by International Bulk Journal, and described as 'a salute to excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry'.
Views: 350
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Advance International helps power Bulgarian shipbuilding

November 26 - November 26 - Global project cargo forwarder Advance International Transport Inc has commenced a three-year contract to provide heavy lift transport management services for Japanese-built ship engines destined for a multi bulk-carrier order being undertak
Views: 728
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Breakbulk regional focus highlights 3PL opportunities

November 26 - November 26 - A regional market focus on Australia during the Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition from 26-27 January in Singapore next year will highlight the tremendous freight forwarding opportunities fuelled by AUD112.5 billion (USD10
Views: 935
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Breakbulk Asia sets out to charting the recovery

November 26 - November 26 - The 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition, a large and important gathering for companies involved in the shipping of heavy lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk will convene under the banner 'Charting the Recovery'.
Views: 1251
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Heavy lifts for Danbrit Shipping

November 25 - November 25 - Danbrit Shipping, which offers specialised handling of heavy cargoes through its terminals on the River Humber in the UK, recently handled the transport of a 100-tonne transformer from Germany to Lowestoft.
Views: 869
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BigLift names agent in China

November 25 - November 25 - BigLift Shipping has appointed Scan-Trans Beijing as its commercial representative for China.
Views: 1174
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ALS moves tunnel borer from Canada To Argentina

November 24 - November 24 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd (ALS) has completed the delivery of an ME310SE Series 24500 tunnel boring machine (TBM), plus back up system from Canada to Argentina on behalf of LOVAT Inc, Canada - a wholly owned division of Cate
Views: 1061
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ESDAL phase 4 goes live

November 23 - November 23 - Further to our previous report (18.11.09), phase Four of the UK Highways Agency's Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) service went live today.
Views: 523
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Younger Niche claims new overland record

November 20 - November 20 - China-based forwarder, Younger Niche (YNL) is staking a claim for the largest piece of equipment ever moved by road transport in ZhangJiaGang, Jiangsu Province.
Views: 963
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Albacor powers up Prairie States generating station

November 18 - November 18 - After eight months of careful preparation, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc arranged for safe transport and delivery of a much needed transformer.
Views: 901
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HUGO STINNES strengthens SANMEX service

November 17 - November 17 - HUGO STINNES SCHIFFAHRT is upgrading its monthly multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean and the US Gulf.
Views: 816
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Darka for Trading strikes gold in Eritrea

November 17 - November 17 - History was made in November when a project cargo consignment was moved for the first time across the Sudan/Eritrea border following landing at Port Sudan, Sudan. The consignment, an 82 tonne crane was destined for Bisha gold mine in Eritrea
Views: 770
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TRANSY moves space equipment

November 16 - November 16 - Transport Systems Ltd (TRANSY), the Russian member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, has transported consignments of space station equipment for the European Space Agency's Guiana Space Centre (GSC).
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WWPC reveals new members

November 16 - November 16 - With immediate effect, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) is exclusively represented in Mauritius by Relocation and Moving Solutions Ltd.
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Barcelona Propeller Club honours founder

November 13 - November 13 - Edward Bacon is known throughout the heavy lift and project forwarding world as one of the most experienced operators in Spain, working with UTT, part of the ALG Group, reports Oliver Ward
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Boskalis and Smit announce merger

November 12 - November 12 - Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have reached agreement on a full merger of the two companies, whereby all the activities of Smit will be continued in the combined company (the Group).
Views: 996
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Leighton, Saipem win Gorgon deal

November 12 - November 12 - Leighton Contractors, in consortium with Saipem, have been selected as the preferred proponent to develop the Chevron Gorgon LNG Jetty and Marine Structures project.
Views: 709
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Spedition Kuebler load closes German highway

November 12 - November 12 - Spedition Kuebler has transported an abnormal load of heavy machinery destined for a moulding press which is being assembled in Volkingen, Germany.
Views: 747
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Neukirch moves power and turning machinery

November 10 - November 10 - Bremen-based project cargo forwarder F. W. Neukirch Internationale Spedition, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, recently transported a 61 tonne transformer for a North German power supply company.
Views: 688
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Bahwan Wagenborg sets sail in Oman

November 10 - November 10 - Established just last month, Bahwan Wagenborg Heavylift & Oilfield Services LLC is a strategic alliance between the Suhail Bahwan Group, one of Oman's foremost business houses and Royal Wagenborg from The Netherlands, a strong multi-discipli
Views: 1008
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Multitrade Spain supports public transport investments

November 9 - November 9 - Barcelona-based project cargo forwarder Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has been involved in a range of heavy lift movements associated with passenger infrastructure projects in North Africa and South
Views: 1103
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Hat-trick for Magdenli

November 6 - November 6 - Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, a specialist heavy haulage and crane operator based in Turkey and a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has arranged the movement of three different industrial projects.
Views: 954
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Best in class project forwarders vie for UK Forwarders award

November 5 - November 5 - Four project cargo forwarders are vying for the honour of taking away the Project Forwarding Award at the 2009 Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org.
Views: 909
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Volga-Dnepr Airlines wins BACA award

November 4 - November 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted 'Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year 2009' by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA).
Views: 1053
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Heavy Lift Group meets in Barcelona

November 4 - November 4 - Members of The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) are gathering for their 45th Conference at the Grand Marina Hotel in Barcelona starting with a reception and dinner on 6th November, writes Oliver Ward.
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Last chance to book for Rio heavy lift mini-seminar

November 3 - November 3 - A last minute invitation to join a mini-seminar in Brazil this coming Friday (Nov 6) covering safety issues around heavy lift operations has been made by its organiser.
Views: 743
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Imperial takes delivery of third Sany crawler crane

November 3 - November 3 - Illinois-based US crane retailer and rental company Imperial Crane Services has taken delivery of its third crawler crane, a 285 tonne SCC2500C, from Chinese manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry.
Views: 325
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Agility Americas moves headquarters

November 3 - November 3 - Agility has moved its Americas regional headquarters to a new, improved facility located in Irving, California.
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A fair wind for heavy lift after Sino-US trade agreement thumbnail image

A fair wind for heavy lift after Sino-US trade agreement

November 3 - November 3 - The outcome of the Hangzhou meeting of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) has sent mixed messages to heavy lift and project cargo forwarders involved in the movement of wind farm components to China.
Views: 719
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Strategic alliance for PB Sea-Tow and Bok Seng Group

November 3 - November 3 - The Singapore-based Bok Seng Group and Auckland-based PB Sea-Tow have created a strategic alliance to offer one-stop project and heavy lift cargo transportation solutions in South East Asia.
Views: 948
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Heavy lift buoys Manitowoc

November 2 - November 2 - Reports in the international business media suggest that the heavy lift segment of Manitowoc's crane business is holding up well, mainly helped by considerable spending on infrastructure and energy in markets such as the Middle East, Brazil,
Views: 812
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Zagrebtrans handles transformer for South Africa

October 30 - October 30 - Croatian heavy lift transport specialist, Zagrebtrans has successfully handled the shipment of a 500 MVA transformer from Zagreb through Port Rijeka to South Africa.
Views: 674
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Prinsen off to Abu Dhabi

October 29 - October 29 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service's project logistics team has assisted in the loading of the Oslo-Nesodden ferry, the Prinsen, onto the Beluga Foundation for transport to its new home in Abu Dhabi.
Views: 575
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
Views: 1299
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Donjon Marine digs archaeology

October 26 - October 26 - Well known for its heavy lift services, Donjon Marine has been awarded two separate contracts for salvage work on archaeological sites in Texas and New York.
Views: 664
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UAL reaches halfway point of key cement contact

October 22 - October 22 - UAL-SA, the local subsidiary of global heavy lift line Universal Africa Lines (UAL), has reached the halfway point of a six-month contract to carry cement from Cape Town to Soyo, Angola where a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is under
Views: 734
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Borealis launched in China

October 22 - October 22 - The hull of the Nordic Heavy Lift line heavy lift/construction ship Borealis has been launched and is now afloat alongside at Nantong Yahua Shipyard in Nantong, China.
Views: 555
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Zagrebtrans moves a monster crane

October 22 - October 22 - Zagreb-based Zagrebtrans has relocated a 725 tonne crane at the container terminal of Port Rijeka, Croatia to its final quayside location.
Views: 663
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Goldhofer names Swiss area sales manager

October 21 - October 21 - Robert Venier has joined Memmingen-based Goldhofer as a field sales executive with responsibility for growing business in Switzerland.
Views: 658
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Breakbulk Asia roars into the Lion City

October 21 - October 21 - Singapore will be the location for the 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition. This event will take place between January 26-27, 2010 and will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Views: 1234
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BBC Chartering offers upright shipping for wind turbine towers

October 20 - October 20 - Wind turbine towers destined for the world's biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are ship
Views: 849
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Collett invests

October 20 - October 20 - Collett Transport has recently taken delivery of a new, bespoke 110-tonne lift capacity straddle carrier at its MISTRAL Point, Heavy Lift Terminal at Goole in the UK.
Views: 940
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Heavy lift seminars in 2009 and 2010

October 20 - October 20 - After the success of many previous heavy lift seminars related to safety in heavy lifting, Richard L Krabbendam, an expert in the field, has announced that many more seminars are yet to be held over the next few months in 2009 and 2010, write
Views: 820
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Rostock sets freight record in 2008

October 19 - January 19 - Last year saw a record cargo throughput at the Rostock ports, helped by increases in the handling of large pipes, cranes and wind energy generators, primarily driven by local production.
Views: 506
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China contract opens new market for Fairstar

October 16 - October 16 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has entered into a contract with Zhenhua Logistics Group, an operating subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd., for the transport of two self-propelled hopper barges and one crane barge from Jedda
Views: 730
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A less rosy future for project cargoes?

October 15 - October 15 - Having escaped the headline-grabbing drop in traffic levels suffered by the container shipping lines over the last two years, the prospects for the multipurpose, heavy lift cargo shipping is looking a little less rosy, writes James Graham.
Views: 982
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Projects group strengthens supply chain networks

October 13 - October 13 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is getting a positive response from supply chain service providers to an initiative to expand membership categories.
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Russia grounds cargo planes after accident

October 9 - October 9 - The Press Association has reported that the Russian air force has grounded all its Ilyushin Il-76 heavy lift cargo planes for checks, after an accident in which an engine broke off the wing of an aircraft just before take-off.
Views: 652
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Share issue for Tiong Woon

October 8 - October 8 - Up to 34 million ordinary shares are to be issued by Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC) raise funds for the acquisition of more heavy lifting equipment.
Views: 619
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Canadian truckers buy heavy lift haulage specialist

October 6 - October 6 - Challenger Motor Freight, of Cambridge, Ontario and has acquired most of the assets of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight, established ten years ag
Views: 773
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Conference focuses on heavy lift airships

October 5 - October 5 - Heavy lift cargo airships are the focus of the fifth annual Airships to the Arctic conference, to be held this week in Calgary.
Views: 724
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Crane order proves right for Ainscough

September 30 - September 30 - Ainscough Crane Hire has reported consistent demand for its recently increased fleet of heavy lift crawler cranes, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 830
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Success for Tiong Woon

September 28 - September 28 - Tiong Woon Corporation subsidiary, Tiong Woon Oil & Gas Services Pte Ltd, has successfully completed its portions for the construction of a 146.3 metre derrick pipelay barge for the owner and operator, NorCE Offshore Pte Ltd (NorCE), at its
Views: 545
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Project forwarders help secure Vegas water supplies

September 28 - September 28 - Albacor Shipping of USA and LS-International Cargo from Germany, both exclusive members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), have organised the shipment of 3,500 cu m of project cargo, including heavy lifts of up to 112 tonnes from G
Views: 766
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DHL hits 40

September 25 - September 25 - Today marks DHL's 40th birthday.
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Beluga vessels on route through Northeast Passage

September 24 - August 24 - Following clearance by the authorities, Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight have left Vladivostok and both multipurpose heavy lift project carriers are now on route through the legendary Northeast Passage, their next destination being Novyy
Views: 670
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Beluga vessels on route through Northeast Passage

September 24 - August 24 - Following clearance by the authorities, Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight have left Vladivostok and both multipurpose heavy lift project carriers are now on route through the legendary Northeast Passage, their next destination being Novyy
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40th Anniversary celebrations for Imperial Crane

September 24 - September 24 - Imperial Crane Services held a 40th Anniversary party recently at its Bridgeview location. Around 700 employees, customers, vendors and friends came to enjoy live entertainment and view the company's range of equipment on show.
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Flying down to Rio for safer heavy lift operations

September 15 - September 15 - An opportunity to learn more about the safe and secure handling of heavy lift consignments has now become available with the launch of a one-day Heavy Transport & Lifting mini-seminar to be held in November in Rio de Janeiro.
Views: 989
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Project Arabia appoints Arbour Shipping

September 14 - September 14 - Arbour Shipping, the recently-formed, Manchester-based NVOCC has been appointed sole North European sales agent for vessel charter and shipbroker, Project Arabia of Dubai.
Views: 1039
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Wismar port debuts heavy duty crane

September 14 - September 14 - On the Baltic Sea, the German port of Wismar has debuted a Liebherr mobile harbour crane with a lift capacity of 104 tonnes.
Views: 485
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Campayo moves trains in Spain

September 14 - September 14 - Campayo SA, the newly-appointed member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) - the global network for Cargo Equipment Owners, stevedores and export packers, serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has handled the shipment of multiple
Views: 1041
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New president for BBC Chartering US arm

September 10 - September 10 - BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co.KG has promoted Per Petersen to president of its US subsidiary, BBC Chartering USA.
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World first for Mammoet

September 8 - September 8 - A special Mercedes-Benz Actros 5-axle truck, type 5446, with a 70 tonne self-propelled telescoping crane was delivered to Mammoet's site in Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Views: 641
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Beluga Shipping conquers Northeast passage

September 8 - September 8 - Further to our reports of August 24 and September 4, it's mission accomplished for Beluga Shipping as its multipurpose heavy lift project ships Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight have reached their destination of Novyy Port / Yamburg in
Views: 941
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Liebherr continues dynamic growth in India

September 4 - September 4 - Liebherr group has delivered six mobile LHM 400 cranes to ABG Infralogistics Ltd for operations in the port of Haldia in India.
Views: 753
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Beluga vessels continue transit through Northeast Passage

September 4 - September 4 - Further to our report of August 24, the two vessels pioneering commercial transit by non-Russian flagged vessels through the Northeast Passage are 'proceeding thoroughly well' according to Niels Stolberg, president and CEO of German carrier
Views: 683
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Oleg Strashnov launched by IHC Merwede

September 3 - September 3 - Oleg Strashnov, the largest mono hull heavy lift ship currently afloat, designed for platform installation and removal, subsea construction, and special projects, has been launched by Dutch yard IHC Merwede for client Seaway Heavy Lifting; t
Views: 397
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Eagles swoop on extended GAC sponsorship

September 3 - September 3 - Never mind super-sized wind turbines, or five hundred tonne generators, a truly heavy lift is getting promoted to the English Premier League, world football's most glamorous and lucrative football league.
Views: 446
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Latest barge for Crowley

September 3 - September 3 - Crowley Maritime Corp has launched the latest in its series of heavy lift barges at Gunderson Marine Shipyard in Portland, Oregon.
Views: 529
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Heavy lift vessel Svanen at work for Belwind

September 2 - September 2 - Ballast Nedam's heavy lift vessel Svanen has been commissioned by Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors to drive 56 steel piles for the foundations of the Belwind offshore wind farm, off the Belgium coast. This is the first phase of the B
Views: 712
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US Congressman welcomes third US-flagged heavy lift ship

September 2 - September 2 - A short ceremony at Industrial Terminals in Houston, Texas saw a US Congressman direct the raising of the US flag as the 8,000 dwt Ocean Charger became only the third heavy lift ship flagged in the US.
Views: 869
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Industrial Terminals expands in Houston

September 1 - September 1 - Industrial Terminals, Intermarine's load centre in Houston, is about to complete an expansion of the terminal's main dock.
Views: 639
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Duo of crane orders for Gottwald

September 1 - September 1 - Hamburg port terminal operator Steinweg has inked a deal to acquire a Generation 5, G HMK 7608 mobile harbour crane (MHC) from Gottwald Port Technology for its multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Hamburg.
Views: 884
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Fifth birthday for Global Project Logistics Network

September 1 - September 1 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the large network of independent international project logistics specialists and charterers, has now turned five years old.
Views: 940
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Revised delivery schedule for RollDock newbuilds

August 29 - August 29 - RollDock, the Dutch heavy lift shipping company launched a couple of years ago, has issued a revised delivery schedule for the innovative new ships that it has on order at L&T Shipping in India.
Views: 971
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Heavy lift bonus for Panalpina

August 28 - August 28 - High and heavy activities are not a core activity for global forwarder Panalpina's airfreight arm but at present the sector is proving a lifeline in the current economic misery faced by the global freight forwarding industry.
Views: 1577
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Record profits for Tiong Woon

August 28 - August 28 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon, a leading, one-stop integrated services provider of infrastructure businesses for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power and construction industries, has announced record profits for its financial year ending 30 June
Views: 1054
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World Crane and Transport Summit 2009

August 27 - August 27 - The countdown has started for the inaugural World Crane and Transport Summit 2009 which will take place on 22 and 23 October 2009 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.
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Demag results slide

August 27 - August 27 - Demag Cranes AG has seen its results suffer a "dramatic decline" in the third quarter of its 2009 financial year.
Views: 776
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Kuehne + Nagel opens in Sochi

August 25 - August 25 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new facility in Sochi, Russia and anticipates that the new facility will be directly involved in providing logistics and transportation services to official contractors of the Olympic Winter Games 2014.
Views: 1091
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Hoist to equip new Pinto Terminal in Alabama

August 21 - August 21 - Two 50-ton Hoist forklifts will handle steel slabs for the Alabama State Port Authority at its new Pinto Terminal facility in Mobile, Alabama, which is currently under construction.
Views: 559
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Cargoes keep rolling for ALS

August 21 - August 21 - As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, ALS continues to see a diverse array of heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.
Views: 1106
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Everett seeks federal stimulus funds for development

August 20 - August 20 - Reports in the international media suggest the Port of Everett in Washington state is seeking a major injection of federal stimulus funds to kick-start a terminal development that will boost the existing wharf to handle more heavy lift cargoes
Views: 683
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Bye, bye, BC: thanks to Dockwise

August 20 - August 20 - Local Canadian media reports indicate that a Dockwise semi-submersible heavy lift ship will help draw a line under a political scandal in British Columbia.
Views: 718
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Project cargo forwarding network expands membership categories

August 20 - August 20 - Transport equipment owners, operators and other service providers have been invited to join the Project Professionals Group following the overdimensional freight forwarding network's decision to introduce new membership categories.
Views: 715
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GAC opens Logistics and Maritime Service Centre in Rotterdam

August 18 - August 18 - GAC Netherlands has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Centre to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 sq m office and warehouse
Views: 741
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Air Charter International eyes prospects of emerging markets

August 18 - August 18 - Commenting on Boeing's recent World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), Air Charter International has expressed its confidence that it is well-placed to capitalise on the projected tripling of world air cargo traffic over the next 20 years.
Views: 1162
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New equipment delivered to new Vietnam gateway

August 17 - August 17 - Saigon Premier Container Terminal (SPCT) has taken delivery of four rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two quay cranes, the first of three major deliveries expected from Shanghai-based crane manufacture Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, for
Views: 798
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Huisman launches customised range of wind turbine installation cranes

August 17 - August 17 - Huisman, the Dutch-based manufacturer of lifting, drilling and subsea equipment, has expanded its heavy lifting product range with a range of wind turbine installation cranes which can be customised. The company has designed the tailor-made cr
Views: 529
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Positive results for CEE network

August 11 - August 11 - Service providers all over the world have positively welcomed the June 2009 start-up of Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE).
Views: 637
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Rickmers-Linie establishes UK liner agency

August 11 - August 11 - Hamburg-headquartered Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd.
Views: 995
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Russian forwarder sees wind power potential

August 10 - August 10 - Russia could breathe new life into the country's project forwarding sector by investing in wind power technology, according to one local operator.
Views: 959
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Northeast Passage opened by heavy lift shipping

August 10 - August 10 - While the famed North West passage across the top of North America is often discussed as a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, less well known is the potential 12,800 km Northeast Passage across the top of Russia.
Views: 1036
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Gottwald's going Poti

August 7 - August 7 - The Black Sea port of Poti in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E mobile harbour cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 1045
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WWPC names Romanian member

August 6 - August 6 - Lion Shipping & Chartering SRL has been appointed as the exclusive member in Romania of the project forwarder network - Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC).
Views: 1223
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Two new members for cargo equipment owners network

August 6 - August 6 - The recently founded network for cargo equipment owners, Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd, has named Barcelona-based Multitrade Spain SRL as its new member in Spain and Bremen-based F. W. Neukirch (GmbH & Co.) KG - Internationale Spedition as its ne
Views: 744
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Results show times are tough

August 6 - August 6 - A raft of Q2 and H1 2009 results published in the last few days has demonstrated a very clear trend in the industry that has reflected the wider global picture: while all companies are down, US-based companies are more down than the rest.
Views: 1300
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Beluga carries world's largest buoy

August 5 - August 5 - It took the combined skills of shipping line, client and manufacturer to move a buoy some 27 metres high and weighing more than 1100 tons from Indonesia to an offshore location in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 902
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SAL expands in Australasia

August 3 - August 3 - Heavy lift carrier Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) has opened a new office in Fremantle, western Australia, in an expansion of its Australasian operations.
Views: 978
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Co-hosted conferences for high and heavy operators

July 31 - July 31 - Two key co-hosted freight industry conferences with great relevance to high and heavy project operations are to be held at the World Trade Centre, Barcelona at the end of October.
Views: 1004
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Ainscough promotion for Kesterton

July 31 - July 31 - UK crane hire company, Ainscough Crane Hire intends to combine its national sales effort under the leadership of George Kesterton, previously sales director with responsibility for the Northern Region.
Views: 593
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Platform installed on Jumbo Javelin to deliver TPs

July 30 - July 30 - One of Jumbo Offshore's heavy lift and installation ships, Jumbo Javelin, is preparing to deliver installation services for offshore wind farms, thanks to the installation of a specialised ship-based, self-stabilising platform.
Views: 511
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SC&RA to hold crane and rigging workshop

July 30 - July 30 - In the United States, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has announced details of its forthcoming crane and rigging workshop.
Views: 284
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SkyHook heavy lift vehicle on track

July 29 - July 29 - The Boeing Company and SkyHook International has confirmed that the design of the SkyHook Heavy Lift Vehicle has reached the configuration freeze milestone, meaning the aircraft's overall performance and layout have been established.
Views: 876
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Terex finalises Fantuzzi deal.

July 29 - July 29 - Terex Corporation has completed the acquisition of the port equipment businesses of Fantuzzi Industries and Noell Crane for around Euros 155 million.
Views: 732
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Jumping on the bandwagon

July 28 - July 28 - There is an old saying that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
Views: 622
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Silvasti Logistics sees double

July 27 - July 27 - Silvasti Logistics, the Finnish abnormal load transport company, which is a member of the CEE global network of equipment owners, has moved eight evaporators, weighing from 150 to 200 tonnes, by barge from Varkaus in Finland to V
Views: 792
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SAL commissions two heavy lift vessels

July 27 - July 27 - SAL - Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land, has placed an Euros 120 million order with the Sietas shipyard for the construction of two heavy lift vessels to be built in the Hamburg Neuenfelde shipyard.
Views: 1051
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Maximus inks Etihad Airways deal

July 27 - July 27 - Abu Dhabi-based heavy lift and project cargo airline Maximus Air Cargo has started operating seven cargo flights a week for Etihad Airways between the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and East Africa.
Views: 694
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Trio of jobs shows ALE Heavylift's capabilities

July 24 - July 24 - Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has demonstrated its capabilities in regards to transportation, handling and installation of heavy, indivisible items with three separate projects across a number of industrial sectors.
Views: 882
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Rolf Riedl GmbH named top supplier by AREVA

July 23 - July 23 - Leading global energy company, AREVA has named German heavy lift shipping specialist Rolf Riedl GmbH as one of its top suppliers out of more than 8000 suppliers in Germany.
Views: 707
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Jumbo helps Technip with North Amethyst project

July 21 - July 21 - Technip, supported by Jumbo Offshore, has completed the installation of four subsea structures including two Module Support Frames each weighing approximately 150 tonnes.
Views: 500
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Traffic falls at Antwerp

July 20 - July 20 - The port of Antwerp has said that one of the reasons for the significant fall in freight volumes in the first six months of 2009 was the fact that tonnages in 2008 were inflated partially by the industrial dispute in Le Havre which saw cargo tra
Views: 700
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Volga-Dnepr reveals first half tonnage results

July 19 - July 19 - Volga-Dnepr Group, the Russian scheduled and charter cargo airline has reported a five percent fall in tonnage to 835,000 ton/kilometres during the first six months of this year.
Views: 824
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Intermarine has the Edge

July 19 - July 19 - Intermarine has taken delivery of Industrial Edge, the third in a series of four newbuildings entering the shipping line's fleet this year.
Views: 784
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Gottwald goes down Mexico way

July 17 - July 17 - In Mexico, Corporation Integral de Comercio Exterior, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo CICE) is modernising its fleet of mobile harbour cranes at the terminal which it operates in the Port of Veracruz.
Views: 664
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Crowley launches launches latest heavy lift deck barge

July 16 - July 16 - Crowley Maritime Corp has launched its newest heavy lift deck barge, the 455-6, from the Gunderson Marine shipyard in Portland. (See news item posted on the HLPFI website in May - http://www.heavyliftpfi.com/content/SearchItem.aspx?id=403
Views: 511
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Jack-Up Barge installs first German offshore wind turbine

July 16 - July 16 - Jack-Up Barge BV, a leading supplier of jack-up services for the oil and gas, energy and wind turbines, as well as heavy civil construction markets, has recently taken delivery of two newbuild jack-up barges - JB-114 and JB-115 from Indonesia.
Views: 751
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Aalborg gears up with Gottwald order

July 15 - July 15 - In Denmark, the Port of Aalborg has ordered a HMK 7608 B Mobile Harbour Crane from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 659
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Record breaker for Lufthansa Cargo Charter

July 13 - July 13 - Working with Geodis Wilson and Jade Cargo International, Lufthansa Cargo Charter has airfreighted an intermediate shaft weighing 45 tonnes and measuring nine metres in length and two metres in height and breadth from Helsinki to Seoul.
Views: 698
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Jumbo Shipping and Volgo-Baltic Logistic

July 8 - July 8 - LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia's largest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Jumbo Shipping and becomes the heavy lift shipping company's exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independen
Views: 759
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Safmarine adds Safari options

July 3 - July 3 - Yesterday the first sailing of a new string dedicated to the Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique on Safmarine's existing Safari (Southern Africa-Far East) service and the line says that it will accept heavy lift and out of gauge cargo subject to
Views: 775
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Cryogenic tanks shipped from Russia to Guiana

July 3 - July 3 - Worldwide Project Consortium member, Transy has managed the transportation of five cryogenic tanks from Russia to the Soyuz-ST LV launch complex in the Guiana Space Centre.
Views: 794
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PD Ports gets all heavy in Hull

July 3 - July 3 - PD Ports has handled some specialist project cargo through the Hull Container Terminal (HCT) which it has operated since 1990.
Views: 641
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Duluth handles high-pressure vessel

July 1 - July 1 - Under normal circumstances, high-pressure containers used in oil and gasification projects are built in Japan and brought into the port of Duluth on a heavy lift ship.
Views: 646
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Big lifters unveiled

June 30 - June 30 - Mammoet has revealed plans for a massive new version of its platform ringer twin boom containerised crane, the PTC-120DS.
Views: 928
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Donjon makes progress on Fedra removal

June 29 - June 29 - Off Gibraltar, Donjon Marine continues work on the wreck removal and disposal of the remnants of the Fedra which grounded and partially sank during a storm late last year.
Views: 663
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Imperial Cranes makes room for new purchases

June 26 - June 26 - US full-service crane rental and sales company, Imperial Crane is helping to assemble a new hydrogen plant for Linde Gas North America supplying hydrogen to the adjacent Citgo refinery.
Views: 468
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Gottwald appoints Philippines agent

June 26 - June 26 - Dusseldorf-based Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Crane, has appointed Translift Port Equipment Services as its new local representative in the Philippines.
Views: 891
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Collett powers Bahamas electricity generation

June 26 - June 26 - British heavy lift company R Collett & Sons (Transport) has recently handled two significant global shipments of diesel engines, utilising the company's heavy lift terminal to consolidate the cargo.
Views: 735
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Last chance to attend heavy lift seminar

June 23 - June 23 - Richard Krabbendam, HLPFI columnist and a 36-year veteran of the high and heavy industry, reports that there has been significant interest in his next two-day seminar, and there are just a few places left. Anyone who would like to attend is enco
Views: 658
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Wind turbines for Port of Indiana

June 22 - June 22 - Ninety-four giant wind turbine blades have been shipped through the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world's largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana.
Views: 783
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Another huge shipment for Chipolbrok

June 22 - June 22 - An ammonia converter, weighing 575 tonnes, is being shipped from Mumbai Port to Shanghai, China onboard Chipolbrok's CP Sun on behalf of engineering conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro.
Views: 641
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Barge movement beats road restrictions in Singapore

June 19 - June 19 - The oil and energy project division of Blue Water Shipping Singapore has delivered a large pedestal crane unit from Plimsoll MacGregor, Singapore to Jurong shipyard, Singapore for installation onto an oil rig.
Views: 712
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Rotterdam remains upbeat on prospects

June 18 - June 18 - Despite the gloom about the state of the global economy, the Port of Rotterdam remains upbeat about prospects for breakbulk and heavy lift activities in the long term.
Views: 956
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Brunei Syabus targets express project cargoes

June 16 - June 16 - Brunei Syabas Aviation says that its recently launched twice-weekly scheduled air cargo service between the sultanate and Singapore will use Antonov freighters and target express project cargo for the petroleum and oil sectors, as well as transh
Views: 650
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Rickmers donates one million Euros to World Future Council

June 15 - June 15 - The Hamburg-based shipowners of Rickmers, including Bertram and Erck Rickmers, have donated EUR1.4 million to the World Future Council (WFC) as part of the shipping group's 175th anniversary celebrations.
Views: 750
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Beluga backs maritime research centre

June 15 - June 15 - Heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping has stepped forward as the private enterprise partner supporting the work of the Centre of Maritime Research in Elsfleth which officially opened on June 4. The centre is part of the Elsfleth Maritime
Views: 736
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Rickmers anniversary marked in Hamburg

June 12 - June 12 - A landmark anniversary for the Rickmers group of companies, including heavy lift liner shipping company Rickmers-Linie, is being marked by a family celebration and an international business symposium.
Views: 930
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SC&RA recognises outstanding performance

June 12 - June 12 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has given a series of awards to mark outstanding hauling and rigging performance in the US, Canada, central America and Italy.
Views: 729
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Aaras Shipping Agencies joins GPLN

June 12 - June 12 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has announced that Aaras Shipping Agencies is the network's new member for Pakistan.
Views: 805
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Collett invests in heavy lift equipment

June 11 - June 11 - Collett Transport says that it continues to experience a significant demand for its specialist services, with the recession appearing to have little impact on a number of market sectors.
Views: 864
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Antwerp tries solar solution

June 11 - June 11 - Antwerp Port Authority has decided to permit the installation of photovoltaic systems within the port area, under certain conditions.
Views: 787
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BBC Chartering reinvigorates presence in Asia Pacific markets

June 11 - June 11 - Following the earlier announcement that Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) will be dissolved from the beginning of July, Leer-based BBC Chartering is undertaking a number of developments to reinvigorate and enhance its presence in Asia Pacifi
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Ivens Transport & Kraanbedrijf on the move

June 8 - June 8 - Ivens Transport & Kraanbedrijf (ITK), a subsidiary of Ivens Constructiebedrijf, is on the move in the port of Antwerp to a new 24,000 cu m facility which will house the company's fleet of specialist heavy lift vehicles.
Views: 714
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New MD for Andersen Shipping Company

June 8 - June 8 - Christina Andersen-Martin has been promoted to the new managing director of Singapore-based Andersen Shipping Company, succeeding her younger brother Oliver Andersen (33) at the family-controlled business
Views: 1005
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Huge tanks demonstrate Colletts abilities

June 5 - June 5 - R. Collett & Sons (Transport), one of the UK's leading heavy lift transport companies, says that despite the downturn in the market for heavy and over-dimensional cargoes, it is busier than ever.
Views: 957
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Turner Bros commissions huge mobile hydraulic crane

June 5 - June 5 - Oklahoma-based Turner Bros LLC, a leading provider of integrated lifting and specialised transportation solutions to industrial, energy and windpower companies, has commissioned a new flagship crane, the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1.
Views: 460
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Mitsubishi Heavy targets higher sales

June 4 - June 4 - According to a report on www.tradingmarkets.com Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is aiming to boost sales in the energy and environment fields to Yen3 trillion (USD31.19 billion) as early as fiscal 2012, up from the 2 trillion yen targeted for fis
Views: 998
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Heavy lift airline flies in to help fight pirates

June 3 - June 3 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported supplies and equipment for Japan's Ministry of Defense (JGSDF) from Sendai, Japan to the Republic of Djibouti as part of a major multinational action to address sea piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Views: 667
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Project cargo falling at Chennai

June 2 - June 2 - According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, the slowdown in the manufacturing sector is hitting throughput of project cargoes at Chennai, one of India's largest project cargo handling ports.
Views: 773
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New transport solution for 2 MW nacelles

June 2 - June 2 - Nooteboom Special Products has invented a system for loading and unloading the extremely heavy generator units of large wind turbines, which avoids the need for a mobile crane. The first three systems have been delivered to the specialised windmi
Views: 530
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Gottwald strengthens sales and service organisation in Oceania

June 1 - June 1 - Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) has appointed Clark Equipment Australia Pty Ltd. (Clark Equipment), based in Sydney, Australia, as its new sales and service representative for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
Views: 827
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Upbeat assessment of industry fundamentals

May 28 - May 28 - Presenting on the opening day of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp, keynote speaker Dirk Visser, senior shipping consultant with Dynamar BV forecast that operators of multi-purpose and heavy lift vessels would weather the current economi
Views: 1096
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Shipping lines form Heavy Lift Club

May 27 - May 27 - Meeting prior to the start of the Breakbulk Europe Conference in Antwerp, ocean carriers involved with the international transport of project and heavy lift cargoes announced the founding of the International Council of Heavy Lift and Project Car
Views: 1390
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Owners back Rotterdam Rules

May 24 - May 24 - According to a report on Maritime Global Net, national shipowners' associations have endorsed an International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) campaign to encourage governments to ratify the new Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of
Views: 807
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4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference & Exhibition

May 22 - May 22 - All eyes are now focused on Antwerp where the cream of the world's heavy lift and project forwarding community will gather next week for the 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference and Exhibition.
Views: 450
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More contracts for Dockwise

May 22 - May 22 - Dockwise Shipping has secured 11 near and longer term contracts for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersible rigs, as well as port and marine infrastructure, with a total revenue of around USD63 million.
Views: 1131
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Crowley heavy lift newbuild sets sail

May 21 - May 21 - Crowley has Maritime Corp has christened its latest heavy lift series deck barge 455-5 at Gunderson Marine Shipyard in Portland, Oregon.
Views: 559
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Liebherr recognised for its UK exports

May 21 - May 21 - Liebherr Sunderland Works has won a prestigious award for business enterprise, 20 years after it was established in the North East of England.
Views: 776
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Project cargoes are a bright spot for Hamburg

May 20 - May 20 - Whilst the volume of oceanfreight passing through the Port of Hamburg was significantly lower in the first quarter of 2009 than in the corresponding period of last year, heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes bucked the trend.
Views: 743
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Bad year for safety at sea

May 19 - May 19 - An international maritime safety body has produced statistics to show that pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia so far this year have already exceeded 2008's total.
Views: 758
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Reactor parts landed at Gdansk

May 18 - May 18 - BigLift's Traveller has unloaded a consignment of heavy engineering items at the Oliwskie quay in the Port of Gdansk, which is keen to develop its involvement in handling over-dimensional and heavy cargoes.
Views: 553
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Thunder Bay eyes more project cargo

May 15 - May 15 - The Port of Thunder Bay is confident it will attract more project cargoes as it establishes itself as a gateway for abnormal loads bound for western Canada.
Views: 747
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Accolade for Rickmers-Linie

May 14 - May 14 - Rickmers-Linie has won the 'Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo' award in the 2009 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
Views: 846
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SMIT achieves net profit of EUR 28 million in first quarter

May 14 - May 14 - Net profit for SMIT in the first quarter of 2009 amounted to EUR 28 million, including a net contribution of EUR 10 million from the financial settlement of the 'Thunderhorse' project, without which, net profit from normal operating activities sh
Views: 962
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Heavy lift efforts take Spanish navy to Persian Gulf

May 11 - May 11 - In March, Vasco Gallega de Consignaciones undertook the movement of a consignment of two Spanish naval patrol boats from the Port of Vigo to the Persian Gulf to support international naval operations in the region.
Views: 540
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Siemens powers Singapore, thanks to Rickmers

May 11 - May 11 - The second largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens was recently loaded on the breakbulk ship Rickmers Jakarta at the Wallmann Terminal, Hamburg for shipment to Singapore.
Views: 826
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TBS International swings to Q1 loss

May 8 - May 8 - In its first quarter results, TBS International swung to loss, hurt by a drop in freight rates, sending its shares down as much as 18 percent.
Views: 776
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Donjon Marine crosses Atlantic for salvage work

May 7 - May 7 - Later this month, New Jersey-based marine salvage and heavy lift company, Donjon Marine is set to begin salvage operations to raise and dispose of the remnants of the Fedra, which grounded and sank in seven metres of water off the eastern side of
Views: 339
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R&L Canada in tough rig move

May 6 - May 6 - Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada, in which Geodis-Wilson has a 50 percent shareholding, has won a major contract to move a drilling rig.
Views: 726
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Heavy lift helps Agility to weather economic downturn

May 5 - May 5 - Kuwait-based forwarder Agility enjoyed strong financial results in Q1 2009 despite the global financial slowdown, says Tarek Sultan, Agility chairman and managing director. Net profit before non-recurring items was KD 39.2m / USD 134.7m, a gain of
Views: 1204
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New president for SC&RA

April 30 - April 30 - The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) appointed a new president during its annual conference, which took place in La Quinta, California last week.
Views: 973
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MACS clarifies Alphaliner story

April 29 - April 29 - Following a report by AXS Alphaliner that MACS has removed two ships from its Europe-South Africa multi-purpose and breakbulk service, a spokesman for MACS has moved to reassure customers that there will be little impact on the frequency or spa
Views: 1021
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Sea trials for Jumbo Jubilee

April 29 - April 29 - Jumbo Shipping's new J-1800-class heavy lift vessel, Jumbo Jubilee, has left the Damen shipyard in Galatz, Romania, for sea trials, prior to delivery very soon.
Views: 879
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Albany upgrades

April 28 - April 28 - HLPFI understands that the Port of Albany in the USA is about to begin a multi-million dollar construction project to replace a large portion of its old wooden wharf system.
Views: 731
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Freeport golf tournament tees-up dollars for children's charity

April 28 - April 28 - Port Freeport has raised almost 15,000 dollars for Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps (BACHS), a charitable organisation which provides care and treatment for disabled children and their families.
Views: 633
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Nooteboom unveils latest transport solutions

April 27 - April 27 - Nooteboom continues to remain innovative in its development and production of transport solutions as it unveils its latest models, The Ballast Semi-trailer and The Masttransporter.
Views: 896
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Boosting Brazilian presence

April 24 - April 24 - HLPFI South American correspondent, Rainbow Nelson reports from the Intermodal South America event which took place in Sao Paulo this week.
Views: 1057
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Expert hosts heavy lift seminars

April 20 - April 20 - A one-day seminar, Heavy Lift Transport & Lifting, is to be held in Houston on the 8th May 2009 on the 'do's and don'ts' of the heavy lift industry, hosted by Richard L Krabbendam, a 36-year veteran of the high and heavy industry.
Views: 687
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Additional Goldhofer axle lines for Berard

April 17 - April 17 - Berard Transportation Inc of Louisiana has invested in a further 20 Goldhofer axle lines with two power packs of type PST/ES-E in an effort to reinforce its leading market position in the US heavy-load sector.
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Success Down Under for Volga-Dnepr first

April 16 - April 16 - Volga-Dnepr's first IL-76TD-90VD flight from Australia has successfully completed an emergency shipment of 10m pipes bound for Noumea in New Caledonia. The charter required a 72 hour response over the course of a weekend and called for the use
Views: 503
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Charles Gee in heavy haulage division launch

April 16 - April 16 - UK transport company and freight forwarder Charles Gee Group is in the process of launching a specialist heavy haulage division, to be based at London Heathrow, in order to serve the complex project and out of gauge cargo markets.
Views: 785
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Mundra Port builds project cargo capabilities

April 15 - April 15 - India's Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (MPSEZL) is developing as a facility for the handling of over dimensional and heavy project cargoes in India.
Views: 1048
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Focus on civil engineering

April 15 - April 15 - In the upcoming May / June edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding, we will analyse developments in the civil engineering environment that are impacting on the demand and supply of heavy lift shipping capacity.
Views: 861
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Rail is the answer for SRT

April 13 - April 13 - The services of Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) were recently required by two clients, one wishing to transport a rotary dryer from USA to Canada and the other requiring two 14' storage vessels weighing a total of 563 tonnes lbs to be taken to
Views: 711
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Cometto names US rep

April 10 - April 10 - Kitchen's Crane & Equipment has been appointed US dealer for the Italian Cometto range of specialised heavy lift transport equipment.
Views: 887
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Atlantic Street Capital Acquires EZE Trucking

April 9 - April 9 - Atlantic Street Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle-market special situation and deep value investments, has acquired EZE Trucking, a leading provider of specialist logistics services for the infrastructure market.
Views: 1160
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Krabbendam takes seminar to Houston

April 9 - April 9 - Anyone planning to visit next month's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, may wish to consider extending their stay and attending Richard Krabbendam's mini-Seminar on heavy transport and lifting on May 8th.
Views: 510
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HMS Endurance returns to the UK

April 9 - April 9 - HMS Endurance has arrived back in the UK onboard Dockwise heavy lift semi-submersible vessel, Target.
Views: 799
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Durban awaits gantry cranes

April 8 - April 8 - The specialist Chinese heavy lift vessel, Zhen Hua 23 is scehduled to enter Durban harbour on Friday morning loaded with two rail mounted gantry cranes for the South African port's Pier 1 rail terminal.
Views: 861
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MarineLink appoints Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada

April 7 - April 7 - MarineLink has announced the appointment of Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada as its non-exclusive agent to market and sell transportation services related to the former's vessel, MarineLink Explorer, as well as the tugs and barges in the MarineLink fle
Views: 1119
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Salazar plugs wind

April 7 - April 7 - According to reports in the international media, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has said that windmills off the U.S. East Coast could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not all, the coal-fired power plants in the United
Views: 600
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Historic UK shipyard equipment sails for India

April 6 - April 6 - The end of era is truly at hand, with the UK's Port of Tyne witnessing the final departure of the Swan Hunter floating drydock, which Fairstar Heavy Transport, working with Offshore Heavy Transport AS (OHT) successfully loaded at the weekend, al
Views: 1006
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WWPC off to Frankfurt

April 6 - April 6 - Heavy lift and project forwarder network, WWPC, will hold its 9th annual conference at the Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt, between May 28-30.
Views: 862
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Sri Lanka project lifts FPS outlook

April 6 - April 6 - Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (FPS) is seeing significant volumes of cargo beginning to move following its appointment as the preferred local freight partner by Danish contractor MT H
Views: 1080
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Dockwise gets its sub

April 3 - April 3 - According to reports in Canada's national press, HMCS Chicoutimi, one of the Canadian military's four submarines, is due to arrive in Victoria, BC, in about 30 days from Halifax aboard one of Dockwise USA's heavy lift ships. The value of the con
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Successful cooperation for WWPC members

April 3 - April 3 - WWPC members, Maxlines International and Shanghai Ocean Knight Shipping have cooperated during the shipment of a ship's steel block from Jiangyin port, China to a shipbuilding yard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Views: 728
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Almajdouie moves evaporators for Marafiq Project

April 3 - April 3 - Almajdouie Heavy Lift Transport and Engineering (MHL) has transported super heavy and oversize evaporator modules from Bilfal Heavy Industry to Marafiq IWPP Project Site in Jubail.
Views: 738
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SAL opens representative office in Italy

March 31 - March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.
Views: 767
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SAL opens representative office in Italy

March 31 - March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.
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SBS Worldwide meets over-dimensional challenge

March 30 - March 30 - Independent forwarder and logistics company, SBS Worldwide rose to the challenge when an existing client in Scotland advised of an over-dimensional consignment that needed to be moved to Singapore.
Views: 787
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First for Gottwald in the Dominican Republic

March 27 - March 27 - Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) has recently received its first ever order for the Dominican Republic. The order is for two G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbour Cranes, variants of the Model 6 series of Generation 5, Gottwald's current bestseller
Views: 674
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Commercial team boosted

March 27 - March 27 - Feedback from our readership, which includes over 7,000 shippers, shipping lines, ports and project freight forwarders all over the world, indicates that Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International is establishing itself as the must-read publ
Views: 1173
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Beluga anticipates new ships

March 27 - March 27 - Beluga Shipping will take delivery of a new class of heavy lift cargo ship later this year.
Views: 654
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Transy confirms presence at Multimodal

March 23 - March 23 - Transy, an international transport contractor and global provider of transport and logistics services dealing with heavy lift and project cargoes, has confirmed that it will be participating in the forthcoming Multimodal show in the UK - http:/
Views: 746
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Transy confirms presence at Multimodal

March 23 - March 23 - Transy, an international transport contractor and global provider of transport and logistics services dealing with heavy lift and project cargoes, has confirmed that it will be participating in the forthcoming Multimodal show in the UK - http:/
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Portland gets heavy lift boost

March 23 - March 23 - The Port of Portland will receive US$16.3 million in federal stimulus grants, with the largest grant, about US$8.9 million, going towards crane and wharf modernisation projects at the port's Terminal 6.
Views: 575
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New cranes for Salalah

March 23 - March 23 - Four super post panamax quay cranes have been delivered to the port of Salalah, bringing the total to eight cranes received in 2009 and completing the superstructure for the port's existing six berths.
Views: 791
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Bay Crane expands office network

March 19 - March 19 - New York-based Bay Crane Service has announced the opening of a new branch office in North Haven, Connecticut, its third office location and first outside its New York birthplace.
Views: 970
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BME joins SmartWay environmental initiative

March 18 - March 18 - Georgia-based heavy lift and over-dimensional trucking firm Bennett Motor Express (BME) has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry to increase energy
Views: 787
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SAL delivers for Liebherr

March 18 - March 18 - SAL has undertaken a shipment of four LHM 500 mobile harbour cranes, two
Views: 721
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Fairstar successfully closes equity issue

March 17 - March 17 - Oslo-listed heavy lift shipping line Fairstar has brought in NOK 54.97m (USD8.07m) from two rights issue of up to 10,000,000 new shares at subscription price NOK 5.0, of which 5,340,000 was underwritten by a syndicate of the Company's current s
Views: 497
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Dockwise secures nine contracts

March 17 - March 17 - Dockwise Shipping has been awarded nine near-term contracts to the value of approximately USD42 million.
Views: 867
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NSCSA to commence Charlotte heavy lift and project cargo call

March 13 - March 13 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has confirmed to HLPFI that the Saudi Tabuk V 140 is now scheduled in Charleston on April 1st for the start of a new service from key East Coast US and Canada ports to Saudi Arabia, India an
Views: 854
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Heavy lift operation to save historic coast guard boathouse

March 13 - March 13 - A combination of a 76m barge and a 60m crane worked to lift a 74-year-old former US Coast Guard boathouse off its pilings this week as conservationists moved it to a place of safety prior to a new permanent location being found for its preserva
Views: 558
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Wind farms put winds in Ballast Nedam's sails

March 13 - March 13 - Dutch-based construction services company Ballast Nedam is crediting the use of the heavy lift ship Svanen with the group's growing success in the offshore wind farm sector.
Views: 711
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FMC license for BDP/Project Logistics

March 12 - March 12 - The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has granted a license to BDP/Project Logistics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDP International, to operate as an ocean transportation intermediary, providing freight forwarding services for shipments ove
Views: 752
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TBS delays release of 2008 results

March 11 - March 11 - TBS International Ltd has decided to delay its earnings release and conference call for the fourth quarter and year-end 2008.
Views: 624
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Antwerp breakbulk agency remains confident

March 10 - March 10 - A neutral breakbulk and heavy lift shipping agency, launched last year in Antwerp, remains in buoyant mood despite the current choppy waters facing much of the global marketplace.
Views: 805
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Beluga Projects opens for business in Norway

March 9 - March 09 - Under the name, Beluga Projects (Norway) AS, German heavy lift shipping line, Beluga Shipping GmbH has opened its first Nordic branch office in Stavanger.
Views: 823
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Heavy lift and transport helps Smit exceed 2007's record results

March 6 - March 06 - Rotterdam-based Smit Internationale has enjoyed bullish results in 2008, thanks in part to heavy lift and transport activities, achieving the marked increase in net results for the second half of 2008 that was predicted in August last year.
Views: 1179
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Back to the drawing board

March 4 - March 04 - A redesigned Aspen 40 Ton 5-axle crane dolly has been delivered to Mammoet Crane in Edmonton, Alberta to connect to their Liebherr 1400 hydraulic
Views: 323
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Intermarine takes delivery of Industrial Egret

March 4 - March 04 - Intermarine has taken delivery of Industrial Egret, the second in a series of four newbuldings which will enter the shipping line's fleet over the next 12 months.
Views: 662
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Network launched for heavy lift equipment owners

March 4 - March 04 - A new network for owners of heavy haulage and abnormal loads equipment has been launched by the directors of WWPC complementing networks that already exist for global project cargo forwarders.
Views: 558
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Deltamarin wins contract from COOEC in China

February 27 - February -27- The China Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd (COOEC) has awarded the Finnish engineering company Deltamarin Ltd the Basic Design and Engineering Contract for their 50,000 DWT Semi-Submersible Self-Propelled Heavy Lift Vessel (SSHLV 50000 DWT)
Views: 773
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Coordinated efforts in JAXPORT

February 26 - February -26- Expert support from blue chip names from across the industry was required during a recent shipment of more than 15,000 tonnes of heavy industry equipment through the Port of Jacksonville's Talleyrand Marine Terminal, says JAXPORT terminal di
Views: 980
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MacGREGOR's offshore deliveries aided by floating testbed

February 26 - February -26-MacGREGOR's Offshore division is expanding its equipment testing capabilities in Kristiansand, Norway to handle business growth and a large number of active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes and other subsea load-handling equipment.
Views: 881
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ALE Projects sees light of day

February 23 - February -23-Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) of the UK has formed a new company - ALE Projects - to combine the current heavy lifting and international projects divisions. ALE Projects will focus on international heavy lifting and transport projects.
Views: 911
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Heavy roller on its way to China

February 20 - February -20- Hamburg-based general and project cargo specialist, Rickmers-Linie, has sent a 250 tonne roller on its way from Germany to China.
Views: 829
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BSLE Malta expands into India

February 19 - February -19- BLSE Malta is expanding its breakbulk services to the Indian sub continent, with regular calls at Mumbai and Chennai / Mundra on inducement.
Views: 977
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PPG to push members' wind success at exhibition

February 19 - February -19-Project Professionals Group general manager Kevin Stephens claims the group will promote its members' successes in transporting renewable energy equipment at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Exhibition in Chicago from May 4 - 7, 20
Views: 537
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Clean bill of health at Jumbo Shipping

February 17 - February -17- The office organisation and13 heavy lift ships of Jumbo Shipping have achieved certification to the internationally recognised Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001).
Views: 691
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Jumbo oils developments in Gulf of Mexico

February 17 - February -17-Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 785
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Bayport warehouse opening for Gulf Winds

February 16 - February 16 - Heavy lift and over-dimensional cargo handler Gulf Winds is to open a 22,600 sq m cargo handling warehouse near the Port of Houston's Bayport Container Terminal in late March.
Views: 653
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Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition

February 16 - February -16- Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International magazine readers who are attending the BreakBulk Asia Exhibition at the Suntec, Singapore on February 17 and 18 are invited to visit the stands of the exhibitors at the show as listed below.
Views: 849
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Combi Dock III named

February 16 - February -16- The Combi Dock III, the third of a series of 11,000 dwt multipurpose tweendeckers with three electro-hydraulic cranes offering a single lift capacity of up to 350 and 700 tonnes, has been named at in Bremerhaven.
Views: 984
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Dockwise lightens heavy lift fleet

February 11 - February -11- Heavy lift shipping line, Dockwise has sold two type IV ships to re-align its fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes.
Views: 761
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Dockwise helps UK's Royal Navy

February 11 - February -11- An ill-fated UK Royal Navy ship is to be returned to the UK for repair by heavy lift shipping line, Dockwise.
Views: 823
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AFP cements success with project shipment to Tanzania

February 10 - February -10- Durban-based project cargo forwarder Access Freight Projects (AFP) has been involved in the delivery of a cement plant ex Mumbai to Tanga, Tanzania on behalf of a Kenyan mining and cement manufacturer.
Views: 924
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Bullish results for Volga-Dnepr Group

February 10 - February -10-Volga-Dnepr Group has announced a bullish result for 2008 after seeing a 46 0ncrease in sales over 2007 from its charter and scheduled air cargo services. Revenue for the year rose to USD 1.4 billion.
Views: 732
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February 06 - Eurosib-Logistics, the Russian member of the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has completed the shipment of a production line for car radiators from Japan and China to Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.
Views: 1001
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Combi Lift first with occupational health and safety

February 6 - February 6 - Heavy lift shipping company, Combi Lift is claiming a first having become the first company in the heavy lift sector to be certified for compliance with OHSAS 18001:2007.
Views: 572
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Coastal Bulk Shipping blames low-cost haulage

January 29 - January 29 - The availability of low-cost road haulage has been blamed for the recent entry into administration of UK coastal and shortsea bulk shipping operator, Coastal Bulk Shipping.
Views: 901
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Jumbo Offshore wins Cascade and Chinook contract

January 29 - January 29 - Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 880
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One in 20 box ships to be mothballed by February

January 26 - January 26 - More than one in twenty containerships are likely to be laid up in February as a result of significant declines in box traffic, taking significant capacity from the market.
Views: 922
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London Array future questioned by consortium member

January 23 - January 23 - One of the three parties in the consortium behind a GBP3 billion scheme to build the world's largest offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary is reported to have questioned the viability of the project.
Views: 743
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GPLN signs on Westfracht

January 21 - January 21 - GPLN, the global project logistics network, recently welcomed the German service provider Westfracht Spezialverkehre International as the newest member.
Views: 689
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Flinterrachel is launched

January 21 - January 21 - The Flinterrachel, the second of a pair of 5,500 dwt multi-purpose heavy lift ships has been launched.
Views: 717
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Swire Shipping upgrades services

January 21 - January 21 - Swire Shipping has enhanced its Eastabout round-the-world service linking North American ports with the Middle East and India.
Views: 974
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BigLift Shipping fleet just gets bigger

January 20 - January 20 - Amsterdam-based BigLift is set to bring five more heavy lift ships into service in 2010. The D-4 types will be 17,500 dwt and offer two 400 tonne cranes, offering 800 tonnes of lifting capacity in tandem, and one 12 tonne crane.
Views: 769
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Hudson heavy lift recovers US Airways A320

January 20 - January 20 - The recovery of the crashed US Airways A320 from New York's Hudson River involved one of the largest floating cranes in operation on the US East Coast.
Views: 797
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PPG adds Indian member

January 20 - January 20 - International project cargo network, Project Professionals Group, is continuing to ensure a smooth ride along the 'Silk Road' with a new member for eastern India.
Views: 1029
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Fagioli PSC completes 50th boiler drum lifting project

January 15 - January 15 - Fagioli PSC India, a joint venture of the Gemini Group, Fagioli and Fagioli UK has successfully completed its 50th boiler drum lifting project for JSW Energy at the four 300MW coal-based thermal power station project at Jaigad, India.
Views: 755
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Heavy lift experts to speak at Middle East Cranes conference

January 14 - January 14 - Ludo Sarens, managing director of Belgian heavy lift giant Sarens, and Alex Mullins, general manager of Al Jaber Heavy Lift are just two of the experts scheduled to speak at Cranes Today's two-day conference in Dubai, Middle East Cranes.
Views: 875
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Catamarans Nigeria-Bound thanks to Beko

January 12 - January 12 - Dutch heavy lift specialists Beko Transport Consultants is to move three catamarans, each 33 m in length and weighing 55 tonnes, from the UAE to Nigeria.
Views: 748
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MacGregor crane uses fibre rope

January 12 - January 12 - Cargotec's MacGREGOR will this month deliver the world's first subsea knuckle-jib crane equipped with a system which uses fibre rope rather than steel wire rope for handling.
Views: 493
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HLCV Borealis hull in final touches for launching

January 12 - October 12 - Nantong Yahua Shipyard in China has started final preparations for launching the hull of the HLCV Borealis for Norwegian line Nordic Heavy Lift. The launching is scheduled to take place by mid October.
Views: 583
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Eagle lands plaque

January 6 - January 06 - Industrial Eagle, Intermarine's newest heavy lift vessel was recently presented with a Maiden voyage plaque to celebrate the first call of the vessel at Industrial Terminals in Houston.
Views: 582
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Project cargoes defy breakbulk trend in Antwerp

January 6 - January 06 - By the end of 2008, the port of Antwerp handled around 190 million tonnes of freight, which represents growth of four percent compared with 2007 - the seventh record year in a row.
Views: 710
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Jumbo Shipping supports Van Gogh project

January 2 - January 02 - On behalf of Acergy Australia, Jumbo Shipping has successfully completed the transportation of a massive disconnectable turret-mooring (DTM) buoy from Singapore to the Exmouth Gulf.
Views: 800

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