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Coscol confirms shipping pool expansion ambitions

December 28 - December 28 - Cosco Shipping (Coscol) has confirmed that it is seeking to expand the pool of specialist semi-submersible vessels created earlier this year by adding ships from mainland Chinese or non-Chinese shipping companies.
Views: 937
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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Broker delivers steely performance

December 21 - December 21 - Chapman Freeborn recently transported 95 tonnes of seamless steel tubes and couplings from Osaka, Japan to Houston, USA for a client in the oil and gas industry.
Views: 693
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Clipper Steel Services transports steel for the New York Freedom Tower

December 19 - December 19 - Clipper Steel Services - sister company of specialist heavy lift line Clipper Projects - has transported a number of steel beams for the New York Freedom Tower which will become the centrepiece of the new World Trade Centre in Lower Manhatta
Views: 691
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COSCO Shipping confirms US and European joint ventures

December 17 - December 17 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, COSCO Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has confirmed that it has officially established joint ventures with NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors bv, of the Netherlands.
Views: 855
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Liebherr to launch subsea crane

December 17 - December 17 - Liebherr will next month present its latest crane offering - the RL-K 7500 subsea crane.
Views: 476
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Rickmers-Linie to build two new multi-purpose ships

December 17 - December 17 - Rickmers Linie - the Germany-headquartered provider of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo transportation - has commissioned two 20,000 deadweight tonne newbuilds.
Views: 707
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
Views: 1325
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STX Pan Ocean stake up for grabs?

December 13 - December 13 - According to reports on the Bloomberg website, South Korea's STX Group is considering the sale of its shareholding in STX Pan Ocean Co, South Korea's largest dry bulk ship operator, as part of a scheme to raise finance via asset sales to red
Views: 897
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Western Gulf joins Project Partners

December 12 - December 12 - Project Partners - an association of heavy lift and project forwarders around the world - has welcomed Doha, Qatar-based Western Gulf Agency (WGA) to its network.
Views: 777
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Marilyn Monroe joins Elvis at Smith Maritime

December 11 - December 11 - Washington-based shipbroker and marine consultant, Marcon International, has announced that Foss Maritime Co has sold its US flag ocean deck barge, 'Foss 343', to Smith Maritime of Cove Springs, Florida. The ro-ro barge has been renamed 'Mar
Views: 653
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Qatar adds another C-17

December 11 - December 11 -Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered a fourth heavy lift C-17 Globemaster cargo carrier to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
Views: 865
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Cosco Shipping confirms acquisition plans

December 11 - December 11 - COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has confirmed that it plans to acquire full equity of Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from COSCO Group.
Views: 892
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Felbermayr and Terex keep production going

December 10 - December 10 - Hilden, Germany headquartered crane service provider Felbermayr recently replaced four gigantic whey tanks at the Leppersdorf facility of dairy company Sachsenmilch, where a Terex AC 1000, the world's most powerful all-terrain crane, proved
Views: 621
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ALE Mega Jack raises the roof

December 10 - December 10 - UK headquartered heavy lift and transport specialist ALE has completed its first project with the use of its Mega Jack System, utilising it to install a building roof at 4,000 metres above sea level in Argentina.
Views: 651
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World's largest heavy lift ship christened

December 4 - December 4 - Dockwise Vanguard - an ultra-large semi-submersible heavy lift ship constructed for Dutch shipping company, Dockwise was christened at the end of last week.
Views: 748
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 769
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Gianti covers Georgia for PCN

December 4 - December 4 - Tbilisi, Georgia based Gianti Logistics has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) grouping of freight agents as the organisation's member in the country which is an important hub in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Views: 826
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Allcargo powers inland with huge loads

December 4 - December 4 - India's Allcargo Logistics, part of the Avashya Group, is currently handling a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea for the heavy lift movement of seven transformers and accessories from Mumbai port to a power grid substation in Bina
Views: 618
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Living quarter barge delivered to Kashagan oilfield

December 4 - December 4 - Last month, Wagenborg Offshore - the Dutch-based provider of offshore heavy lift services to the oil and gas industry - in cooperation with Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. and Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, delivered the living quarter barge 'Vivald
Views: 703
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Jumbo transports 1,125 tonne shiploader crane

December 4 - December 4 - Jumbo Shipping, the Netherlands-headquartered provider of heavy marine transport, successfully completed the transport of a 1,125 tonne shiploader crane between Sines, Portugal and Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
Views: 676
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Volga-Dnepr adds third maintenance base in Moscow

December 3 - December 3 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr says its Volga-Dnepr Technics (VDT) division has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to open a line maintenance station at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
Views: 642
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Albacor ships Metro gear from the USA to Russia

December 3 - December 3 - Houston-based Albacor Shipping USA and Albacor Shipping Russia - both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) forwarder network - have together successfully delivered tunnel boring machinery between the Albany, New York port of Coe
Views: 788
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Barnhart expands with four new branches

December 3 - December 3 - Barnhart Crane and Rigging, the Memphis-headquartered heavy lift and transportation organisation, has continued to develop its US network with the opening of four new branches: Charleston, South Carolina; Owensboro, Kentucky; Richland, Washin
Views: 682
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The Friday Flyer

November 30 - November 30 - Staff in HLPFI's London office awoke this morning to the first sub-temperatures of Winter and a malfunctioning office heating system. Typing in an overcoat and mittens is no fun, but the author of this week's Friday Flyer delivers a neat sna
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Terex launches 650 tonne capacity crawler crane

November 30 - November 30 - Terex Corporation, the American-based diversified equipment manufacturer, has announced the launch of its Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane.
Views: 428
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Reporting heavy lift crane accidents

November 28 - November 28 - Heavy lift specialist Richard Krabbendam draws attention to a recent crawler crane accident in Vungtau, Vietnam, which left three men dead and two badly injured.
Views: 639
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Hydro Deck pontoon unveiled by AG&P ALE Ventures

November 27 - November 27 - AG&P ALE Ventures, an Australian consortium consisting of AG&P, an industrial process outsourcing company; and strategic heavy lift service provider ALE, have together developed Hydro Deck - an innovative transition pontoon.
Views: 365
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Boskalis goes for Dockwise in EUR682 million deal

November 26 - November 26 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, the Netherlands-headquartered provider of global marine services, has outlined its intention to purchase marine contactor and heavy-lift shipping services provider, Dockwise, for a total of EUR682 million (USD884.
Views: 713
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The Friday Flyer

November 23 - November 23 - It's Friday afternoon in a windswept London and so it must be time for this week's edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, delivering a neat snapshot of news from the last week for your to enjoy with your afternoon tea and slice of cake - lemon dri
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Combi Lift sets up Singapore office

November 23 - November 23 - Denmark headquartered heavy lift and project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has opened a new office in Singapore.
Views: 729
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HANSA handles Chile lift

November 23 - November 23 - Heavy lift and project cargo shipping line HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported two ship loading systems from Bremen to Punta Lackwater in Chile.
Views: 782
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Blansjaar invests in Terex Challengers

November 22 - November 22 - Netherlands based transport and heavy lift business Blansjaar has acquired three Terex Challenger 3160 all-terrain cranes.
Views: 670
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ALE handles Cumbria power lift

November 21 - November 21 - Global heavylift and transportation specialist ALE has completed the transportation of a 26-tonne cable reel for a local utilities company to restore power to a village near Wastwater Lake, Cumbria, UK after ten months without power due to a
Views: 438
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PCN declares conference success

November 21 - November 21 - Rachel Humphrey, chair of Project Cargo Network (PCN) has declared the grouping's second annual conference to be a great success.
Views: 615
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Pipe dream of a job for IGS Qatar

November 20 - November 20 - Doha, Qatar based Intergroup Shipping (IGS Qatar) has handled the delivery of a large shipment of pipes moved on special trailers from Doha port to a downtown construction site in the Qatari capital.
Views: 792
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Air Charter Service responds to Sandy

November 20 - November 20 - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, global broker Air Charter Service has been arranging aircraft charters to provide vital support to thousands of New Yorkers trying get their lives back to normal.
Views: 607
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Heavy lift master class

November 20 - November 20 - Having presented his two-day 'Heavy Transport & Lifting' seminar to more than thousand people in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the UAE and Singapore.
Views: 917
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The Friday Flyer

November 16 - November 16 - It's time again for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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Italy's first Terex Challengers join Vernazza

November 16 - November 16 - Vernazza Autogru, a lifting and transport company based in Genoa, has recently acquired a Terex Challenger 3160 and a Challenger 3180 All Terrain Crane with 55 and 60 tonnes of lifting capacity respectively.
Views: 555
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Boskalis raises earnings outlook

November 16 - November 16 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, a leading global services provider operating in the marine services area and providing heavy lift services through its SMIT subsidiary has reported a good third quarter to 2012.
Views: 802
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Dockwise to appeal court ruling

November 16 - November 16 - Dockwise, the Netherlands-based marine transport company, has confirmed that it is appealing against its recent loss of a court case brought against the ex-ceo of Fairstar Heavy Transport, Philip Adkins, which sought to gain access to the la
Views: 874
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Dockwise wraps up Fairstar shares

November 15 - November 15 -Dockwise has reminded the shareholders in Fairstar Heavy Transport that 'squeeze out' procedures have been initiated for the remaining approximately 0.4 percent of the stakeholding in Fairstar.
Views: 473
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Hamburg holds steady

November 15 - November 15 - The Port of Hamburg's overall results for the first nine months have been characterised by export growth and an import downturn. In the first nine months of 2012 the German port achieved a total throughput of 98.1 million tonnes (down 0.8 pe
Views: 624
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Liebherr offshore cranes support Cygnus

November 14 - November 14 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr-Werk Nenzing in Austria has been awarded a contract to provide four RL 2650-25 D EX Litronic offshore cranes to GDF Suez E&P UK for the Cygnus gas field project.
Views: 604
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Syon Logistics joins PCN in Dubai

November 13 - November 13 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Syon Logistics as the third and final member in Dubai, replacing Heavy Load Freight Services, which is no longer a PCN member.
Views: 829
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BBC Chartering enhances South American frequency

November 13 - November 13 - BBC Chartering is adding shipping capacity to its Andino Express Line, a liner service that was launched in 2005 connecting Houston with the West Coast of South America.
Views: 724
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PCN adds member in Nepal

November 12 - November 12 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Inter Global Multi-Modal Transport as the new representative of the PCN grouping in Nepal.
Views: 694
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The Friday Flyer

November 9 - November 9 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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Heavy lift earnings boost Tiong Woon result

November 9 - November 9 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has posted results for its fiscal 2013 first quarter ended September 30, 2012 showing a net profit of SGD4.1 million (USD3.3 million), up fourfold from SGD1 million (USD816, 000) it achieved in t
Views: 586
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WWPC members handle Finland to Angola heavy lift

November 8 - November 8 - Three member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) active in the Angolan heavy lift market have cooperated to get 55 tonnes of jaw crusher parts from Finland to Angola.
Views: 615
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Dockwise posts sound results for combined group

November 8 - November 8 - Breda, the Netherlands based heavy lift ship operator Dockwise has posted its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012.
Views: 571
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Heavy lift helicopters for the Amazon

November 7 - November 7 - Portland, USA based Erickson Air-Crane, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful Erickson S-64 Aircrane heavy lift helicopter, is set to acquire 14 helicopters and associated personnel and assets from HRT Participacoes em Petro
Views: 1006
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Cargotec wins order in Ecuador

November 6 - November 6 - Cargotec has secured an order for two eight-wheel Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes, the first ever supplied to Ecuador.
Views: 391
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Denholm Global handles heavy moves

November 6 - November 6 - Denholm Global Logistics, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network for the United Kingdom, recently part chartered the HHL Mississippi to move two 155-tonne steel rolls from the port of Immingham to Rio de Janeiro as part o
Views: 809
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PCN adds Pol-Inowex in Poland

November 6 - November 6 - Lublin, Poland based relocation specialist Pol-Inowex has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the grouping's representative in Poland.
Views: 587
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Siro Trans joins Project Partners network in Chile

November 5 - November 5 - Siro Trans of Santiago de Chile has joined the Germany headquartered Project Partners network, a division of Air & Ocean Partners, replacing Acosta y Aguayo as the network member in Chile.
Views: 773
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Terex adds new Toplift 360 truck crane

November 3 - December 3 - The new Toplift 036G truck crane built by Terex China in Luzhou, China boasts many of the same technological innovations found throughout the entire Terex family of cranes, the company says.
Views: 574
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The Friday Flyer

November 2 - November 2 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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Albacor handles USA - Saudi heavy lift

November 2 - November 2 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the USA, has handled the transport of two heavy chlorinators measuring 18.6 m x 7.7 m x 7.7 m in dimensions and weighing 129 tonnes each, plus miscellaneous p
Views: 767
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Liebherr continues on high level in Latin America

November 2 - November 2 - The on-going economic development in Latin America is still driving the demand for advanced cargo handling equipment, says Europe based crane manufacturer Liebherr.
Views: 670
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Dockwise opts to build Type 1 White Marlin

November 1 - November 1 - Breda, the Netherlands based Dockwise subsidiary Fairstar Heavy Transport has commissioned a new USD150million Type 1 vessel to be named White Marlin. With delivery scheduled in the fourth quarter 2014, the newbuild's capacity and capabilitie
Views: 905
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Albacor project strikes gold in Canada

November 1 - November 1 - Toronto, Canada headquartered Albacor Shipping has successfully transported two grinding and crushing machines to the Detour Lake Gold Mine, some 190 km northeast of Cochrane, in Ontario, Canada.
Views: 919
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Vanguard completes Zambia heavy lift project

November 1 - November 1 - South Africa based heavy lift and plant relocation specialist Vanguard has recently completed the transportation of a second mill shell for supply chain solutions provider UTi Projects from South Africa to the Mopani Copper Mine in Zambia.
Views: 642
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Kocaman cuts its bridges

October 31 - October 31 - Heavy haulage specialist Kocaman Transport, headquartered in Mersin, Turkey has transported six 150 tonne boilers from Iskenderun on the Mediterranean coast of the country to Baiji, Iraq.
Views: 684
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Project Cargo Network adds member in Cote D'Ivoire

October 30 - October 30 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has announced new representation in Cote D'Ivoire with Ivoire Packing Shipping Services, a company which offers a full range of project cargo and heavy lift services from its hq in Abidjan.
Views: 707
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SHL to install North Sea weather stations

October 29 - October 29 - Cyprus based Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has acquired a transportation and installation contract in the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone from Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) of Aberdeen.
Views: 689
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The Friday Flyer

October 26 - October 26 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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BBC Chartering strengthens in Turkey

October 26 - October 26 - Germany based BBC Chartering, a leading provider of multipurpose and heavy lift shipping services, has strengthen its commercial presence in the eastern Mediterranean by establishing a local representation in Istanbul, effective November 1, 2
Views: 885
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Terex CC 6800 handles maiden lift for Shaanxi

October 26 - October 26 - Shaanxi Petroleum Chemical Engineering and Construction has carried out the maiden lift with its new Terex CC 6800 crawler crane at the Jingbian Energy and Chemical Engineering Industrial Park in the Chinese city of Yulin.
Views: 398
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Harbor Freight joins CEE network

October 26 - October 26 - Harbor Freight Transport Corp, a full service warehouse operator inside the Port of New York, USA has been appointed a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in the crane, haul, pack, rig, and skid, service categories.
Views: 990
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HeavyLift@Sea opens in Hamburg

October 25 - October 25 - A new engineering company - HeavyLift@Sea - has opened its doors in Hamburg to offer design and planning services for heavy lift shipping and offshore projects.
Views: 627
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Megatranz offers big lift capacity

October 25 - October 25 - Brazil based heavy lift and oversized transportation specialist Megatranz has acquired a Scheuerle modular beam STB-1,000 transporter.
Views: 591
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Momect takes on high altitude Terex AC100/4l

October 25 - October 25 - Lifting and heavy transport contractor Momect in Switzerland has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane to perform maintenance tasks on hydro-electric dams in the Swiss Alps as well as other lifting projects.
Views: 599
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Shuttlelift crane for PCL

October 24 - October 24 - PCL Industrial Services, a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and in Australia, has purchased a Shuttlelift DB70 double-beam mobile gantry crane and a SB30 single-beam mobi
Views: 600
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Prangl - big lift in Austria

October 23 - October 23 - Austria based heavy lift specialist Prangl has handled the removal of a 135-tonne throughput stabiliser, which had to be dismantled and lifted out of a factory production room through the roof.
Views: 617
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HANSA HEAVY LIFT sets new record in Mumbai

October 23 - October 23 - An engineering team from HANSA HEAVY LIFT (HHL) safely loaded five reactors - two weighing x 930 tonnes in Mumbai and three weighing 360 tonnes in Dahej on the southwest coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Cambay) onto the HHL vessel Richards Ba
Views: 593
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Project forwarders course in Dubai

October 23 - October 23 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) of heavy lift and project cargo agents is to hold Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management professional development training courses in the Middle East.
Views: 677
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Holleman moves heavy loads

October 23 - October 23 - Oversized transportation specialists Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE networks) of cargo agents, has transported a 75 tonne transformer measuring 7 m x 3 m x 3.9 m fro
Views: 690
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P+S Werft workers offered transfer platform

October 23 - October 23 - A transfer company is being set up for all 1,750 employees of insolvent German shipbuilder P+S Werften?by the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, representatives of the works council at P+S Werften, and IG Metall, the dominant metal worke
Views: 482
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Heavy lift cranes position to raise Costa Concordia

October 22 - October 22 - One of the world's biggest ever heavy lift operations is under way as savage workers prepare to raise the 114,500 dwt cruise liner Costa Concordia, which sank in the Mediterranean with the loss of 32 lives on January 13, 2012.
Views: 678
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Liebherr heavy lift offshore crane joins InfraSea

October 22 - October 22 - A 1,500 tonne lifting capacity CAL 64000-1500 Litronic heavy lift offshore crane has been installed on the Innovation, a vessel owned by HGO InfraSea Solutions, and is ready to start work.
Views: 615
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team, drops into your in-box.
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Terex lifts giant jackup legs for offshore vessels

October 19 - October 19 - On behalf of Lloyd-Werft Bremerhaven, the Sarens Group recently lifted two sets of four gigantic jackup legs onto two offshore installation vessels belonging to RWE OLG, a logistics company that is part of RWE Innogy at the port of Bremerhave
Views: 784
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Blue Marlin arrives in Australia with huge LHD load

October 19 - October 19 - The 217 m Dockwise heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin has completed the delivery from Spain of the new (Landing Helicopter Dock) LHD Canberra for the Royal Australian Navy into Port Phillip in southern Victoria, Australia.
Views: 733
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ITI online training webinars

October 19 - October 19 - Zack Parnell, vice president and coo of Industrial Training International (ITI), informs that the training company is following up today's webinar with two further online events later this year.
Views: 320
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Gamma joins PCN

October 18 - October 18 - Gamma Cargo of Lima, Peru has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the second heavy lift and project cargo representative of the organisation in the South American country.With over 20 years' experience in the industry, Gamma cargo emplo
Views: 723
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New Liebherr crane leads Titan fleet upgrade

October 17 - October 17 - As it modernises its equipment fleet, New Zealand based crane hire company Titan Cranes has taken delivery of its first Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 all-terrain mobile crane.
Views: 348
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ALE delivers warship prefabs

October 17 - October 17 - Global heavy lift and transportation company ALE has started the mammoth task of weighing, transporting, loading-out and loading-in sections of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier being built for the UK's Royal Navy.
Views: 707
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Heavy lift load flies into Le Havre

October 16 - October 16 - A unique heavy lift cargo recently flew itself into the ro-ro terminal at the French port of Le Havre, when an EC 145 helicopter of the country's Civil Protection Service landed on the roof of the building.
Views: 746
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Terex pulls its weight on highway project

October 15 - October 15 - Three Terex crane models: a Terex RT 780 rough terrain; a Terex HC 110 hydraulic crawler; and a 230-tonne lift capacity Terex HC 230 crawler have been used to support construction efforts of the new Donald Bridge project on the Trans-Canada H
Views: 625
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Cuxhaven opens new heavy-duty berth

October 15 - October 15 - Following a EUR65 million (USD839.8 million) investment, a second offshore port terminal has been opened in Cuxhaven, Germany.
Views: 936
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Not all doom and gloom say project owners

October 15 - October 15 - Speaking in a conference session on the second day of the Breakbulk Americas event in Houston last week, representatives of five large EPC companies were upbeat on prospects for the project cargo industry, outlining that it was "not all gloom
Views: 718
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Lift and Shift Engineering now operational in Oman

October 12 - October 12 - Lift and Shift Engineering Middle East LLC (LSEME), a joint venture between FASTCO LLC, an OHI Group company and India's Apurva Parikh Group Company - known as Lift and Shift India Pvt Ltd, has started operations in Oman.
Views: 786
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Nurminen wins Outotec's business for delivery to Russia

October 11 - October 11 - Outotec has selected Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Finland, as its partner for the delivery of a concentrating plant to the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Views: 733
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Shipping boss ponders on industry prospects

October 11 - October 11 - In a keynote address to delegates of the 2012 Breakbulk Americas conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on October 10, 2012, Ron Widdows, CEO of Germany-based Rickmers-Linie, queried when there would be an economic pic
Views: 902
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Cranes on route with Altius

October 8 - October 8 - The Projects Division of Altius, has been responsible for transporting four ship-to-shore cranes from Amsterdam to Vigo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Views: 646
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Erickson Air-Crane buys back chopper

October 8 - October 8 - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, has bought back the Sun Bird Aircraft and associated spare parts inventory and accessories from San Die
Views: 684
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Breakbulk event is all set for Houston

October 8 - October 8 - For only the second time in the event's 23-year history, the Port of Houston Authority will facilitate host port responsibilities for this year's Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hil
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Geodis Wilson leads logistics support for Panama Canal expansion

October 5 - October 5 - Further to our report on August 31 (Sarens set to ship new Panama lock gates), Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift specialist of Geodis, has advised that it is the lead contractor in the USD50 million contract awarded by steel
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Bati ships crane from Turkey to Australia

October 3 - October 3 - Afghanistan-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) member, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics Ltd (an affiliated company of Bati Group) successfully moved a heavyweight Manitowac 16000 crawler crane with all its rigging equipment to Brisbane, Aust
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Breakbulk China 2013 to focus on developments, transport solutions

October 3 - October 3 - Breakbulk China 2013 will attract 150 exhibitors and 5,000 qualified participants to the expo and two-day conference to network and discuss the future development of the industry and transportation solutions, say the organisers.
Views: 825
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Liebherr crawler crane duo in complex tandem hoist

October 2 - October 2 - At the ABC-Halbinsel offshore terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany, a jacket representing the underlying substation platform structure of the "Borkum West II" offshore wind park was fitted using two 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler cranes.
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ALS takes exhibits to final home

October 1 - October 1 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS) has project managed the latest phase of Angela Palmer's Ghost Forest Project, handling the logistics involved in moving the exhibits from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, UK to the National
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Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane is in demand

August 15 - August 15 - In germany, North Rhine-Westphalia based Montra - Klingenberg has invested in a compact LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane from specialist manufacturer Liebherr, informs Detlef Kalny, manager of the Montra branch in M
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Legs for the Caspian Sea

August 15 - August 15 - Danish-owned global transport and logistics company Blue Water Shipping has moved 11,936 cu m of leg sections for a jack-up oil rig to Mariupol in the south-eastern Ukraine on the chartered heavy lift vessel Annette.
Views: 829
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Cranes and Equipment Asia joins CEE in Thailand

August 13 - August 13 - Operating cranes, heavy duty trailers and equipment to rig and skid heavy items, the Laem Chabang-based company Cranes and Equipment Asia Co Ltd has been appointed a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) with immediate effect.
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Boats fly with Volga-Dnepr

August 13 - August 13 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two Mangust patrol boats from Moscow to Vladivostok to help maintain security during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit being held in the Russian city next month.
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ALS moving waste recovery unit

August 2 - January 30 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) is moving a 215-tonne waste recovery unit from the north of England to India.
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BBC Chartering opens office in Antwerp

August 1 - August 01 - German multipurpose and heavy lift operator BBC Chartering has opened a new commercial office in Antwerp, Belgium, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 976
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Tuscor Lloyds beats the weather

July 31 - July 31 - Tuscor Lloyds had to charter a heavy lift ship to transport a crane designed for an jack-up rig from Xaimen, China, to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 744
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Triple V Worldwide Logistics joins PPL Pronet

July 31 - July 31 - Triple V Worldwide Logistics (TVWLI), based in Cebu City, the Philippines, has joined Pacific Power Logistics (PPL PRO), writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 748
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Sarens Group acquires Canada Crane Services

July 31 - March 18 - Sarens North America Holding Inc, a member of the Sarens Group, has acquired Canada Crane Services Inc., headquartered in Nisku, Alberta.
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The Friday Flyer

July 27 - July 27 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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Sarens Group steels itself for a successful lift

July 27 - July 27 - The Sarens Group, one of the world's leading providers of crane and heavy-load transportation services, has been involved lifting a new bridge at a steel mill in Saarland operated by Europe's leading heavy plate producer Dillinger H
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Six months of West African sailing for ACM

July 26 - July 26 - Argo Coral Maritime (ACM) shipping line based in the Netherlands is celebrating six months of operating a regular parcel service, with its main focus on serving Luanda and Lobito in Angola as well as serving other ports in West Africa.
Views: 842
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Pilot ladder safety target of revised brochure

July 26 - July 26 - Heavy lift shipping lines and pilots of heavy lift vessels are the target of authors of a revised brochure aimed at shipping companies and seafarers, reminding them of the vital need to ensure that ladders used for pilot transfers are safe and a
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SC&RA on the move

July 25 - July 25 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is relocating next week.
Views: 620
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CEE adds new member in Canada

July 24 - July 24 - ITN Logitics Group has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE) as the network's member in Canada.
Views: 705
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AAI+PEERS Inc joins PCN

July 23 - July 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomes their first representative in the Philippines, AAI+PEERS INC.
Views: 1010
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The Friday Flyer

July 20 - July 20 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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Coke ovens put the heat on BigLift Shipping

July 17 - July 16 - Last week, BigLift Shipping finished the last of two challenging shipments on its vessels Happy Diamond and Happy Dover for the US Steel Corporation in Clairton, USA, from Lubeck, Germany to Mobile, USA, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhan
Views: 711
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Prangl puts bridge over rail tracks

July 9 - July 9 - Prangl recently transported and lifted a footbridge with a length of 36 m, a height of 3.61 m, and weighing 27 tonnes, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 588
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Offshore goes onshore at Eemshaven

July 5 - July 5 - Two wind turbines of a type to be located off the Dutch-German shore are to be erected onshore for testing and development purposes at Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
Views: 699
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Urmila handles 1,000 tonnes for Godrej & Boyce

July 4 - July 4 - Urmila Project Services recently handled a 1,000 tonne DHDS reactor using a newly-built Goldhofer self-propelled modular trailer (SPMT), writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 592
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Sochi cargo port development completed

July 4 - July 4 - Basic Element Group, a diversified business group from Russia, has completed construction of the Imeretinskiy cargo port in Sochi in a investment of more than USD200 million.
Views: 833
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Pressure vessels are no problem for SCS

July 4 - July 4 - SCS Heavy Lifts & Transports from Ootmarsum, the Netherlands, was contracted to jack up, transport and ship several high pressure vessels weighing more than 225 tonnes each, from Germany to Korea, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 714
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Turk Heavy Transport offloads a bending machine

July 3 - July 3 - Bahrain-based Turk Heavy Transport (THT) has organised the movement of a 10 m long bending machine weighing 155 tonnes at Khalifa Bin Salman Port for RMA Middle East SPC from the ship's hook onto its 12-axle hydraulic lowbed.
Views: 773
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Sanko Steamship files for reorganisation

July 3 - July 3 - Sanko Steamship, one of Japan's oldest shipping companies, has finally given up on an out-of-court accounts settlement process it had pursued since March, and chosen to seek protection from its creditors by filing a petition with the Tokyo Distri
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Spanish step up for Clipper Projects

July 2 - July 2 - Clipper Projects and Maritima del Oriente have entered into an agreement covering commercial and port agency representation in Spain, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 733
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Ahlers is busy with a range of projects

June 29 - June 29 - Antwerp-based Ahlers Forwarding has revealed a range of charters and shipments that neatly demonstrate its worldwide reach in sectors as diverse as oil and gas to the Winter Olympics 2014.
Views: 946
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Green energy powers Tuscor Lloyds move

June 29 - June 29 - Global shipping agent and freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds has overseen a complex shipment of a biomass boiler from Lincoln, Nebraska through loading at the port in Houston, Texas, bound for Plymouth, UK.
Views: 716
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Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals form strategic partnership

June 29 - June 29 - Belgium-based Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals from Flushing, The Netherlands have entered into a strategic partnership to work intensively together for all onshore logistics related to offshore wind farm developments.
Views: 728
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ITI webinar diary released

June 28 - June 28 - Crane and rigging training consultancy Industrial Training International (ITI) has announced the upcoming summer episodes of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series.
Views: 419
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Terex's eye for the Main chance

June 28 - June 28 - A team from Scholpp Kran- & Transport's Heilbronn branch has lifted the lock gates at the Klingenberg and Freudenberg locks on the Main river on behalf of the Aschaffenburg Water and Shipping Authority for inspection and replacement. The Stuttga
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Musaffah Port sets own record for heavy lift shipment

June 28 - June 28 - A record for the heaviest consignment to arrive at Musaffah Port, one of the key ports operated and managed by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), has been set with the recent arrival of two HP absorbers from Italy that weighed more than 2,600 tonnes.
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F1 nearly run off the road by French bureaucrats

June 28 - June 28 - A UK-based agent for bespoke abnormal load permit routes throughout Europe has revealed road freight law changes in France hit Formula 1 at the Monaco Grand Prix, last weekend.
Views: 770
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Megalift gets Terex double

June 27 - June 27 - In Germany, Bremen-based Megalift has acquired two new Terex cranes: a fully-equipped Terex AC 40 City and a Challenger 3160, with Megalift general manager Bernd Preu
Views: 457
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Rostocker Korrosionsschutz invests in Liebherr crane

June 27 - June 27 - A 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 is the fourth new Liebherr mobile crane that corrosion protection company, Rostocker Korrosionsschutz, based in Rostock, Germany, has purchased in just two years.
Views: 786
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Isolde Liebherr awarded honorary doctorate

June 26 - June 26 - Isolde Liebherr, vice-president of the Supervisory Board of Liebherr-International AG of Bulle, Switzerland, the parent company of the Liebherr Group, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD honoris causa) by the National University
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NEO appoints Dutch sales agent

June 26 - June 26 - NEO Air Charter, the recently-launched broker, and co-founder of the Global Charter Alliance - has appointed Active Airline Representatives as its sales agent covering the Netherlands.
Views: 781
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Machinery on the double for Logwin

June 26 - June 26 - Logwin has handled two large transportation projects for the Krefeld machinery and plant manufacturer Siempelkamp; delivering an entire factory for the production of MDF boards to Thailand, plus a machinery press for truck chassis beams to India
Views: 857
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Liebherr extends range of telescopic crawler cranes

June 25 - June 25 - Liebherr is extending its product range of telescopic crawler cranes and says its new LTR 1220 offers a maximum load capacity of 220 tonnes and a telescopic boom 60 m long, adding to a product line which has variants with load capacities of 60 a
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Mining equipment imports remain strong for Australia

June 22 - June 22 - In its latest monthly shipping index, Skelton Sherborne reports that mining equipment imports remain resilient, whilst the import of smaller civil works equipment is down somewhat in some sectors.
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Blue Water Shipping claims Volga-Don record

June 21 - June 21 - Global transport and logistics company, Blue Water Shipping is claiming a record during a recent shipment to the Caspian and says it transported the widest cargo ever through the Volga-Don river system.
Views: 974
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Terex Challenger 3160 for Bruns

June 21 - June 21 - A compact design, long boom, and the ability to travel on public roads without the need for additional ballast transport vehicles were compelling reasons for Frank Bruns, general manager of Hannover, Germany-based J. Bruns GmbH to acquire a Tere
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Project Cargo Network adds three

June 20 - June 20 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has unveiled its first member in Ghana and Peru, and welcomed a third member in Qatar.
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding buys stake in NorSea Group

June 19 - June 19 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding Invest AS (WWHI), a fully owned subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH), has signed an agreement to acquire 35.4 percent of the shares in NorSea Group AS (NSG).
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Big news from TOC Europe

June 18 - June 18 - An exhibition is always a good opportunity for making a significant announcement and that was certainly the case at last week's TOC Europe exhibition in Antwerp.
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Training on the agenda

June 18 - June 18 - The next issue of HLPFI takes an in-depth look at training within the heavy lift and project forwarding sector and we have noted a number of forthcoming training opportunities.
Views: 702
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SASCO set to call at the port of Everett

June 15 - June 15 - From July, Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO) will begin service from the Port of Everett to support the mining industry in the Russian Arctic.
Views: 853
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Vanguard moves container crane with unusual trailer configuration

June 15 - June 15 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, recently designed a unique trailer and steer configuration to relocate a 220-tonne, 16 m high and 32 m long container-handling crane for a large freight logistics company.
Views: 757
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PCN goes Bati in Afghanistan

June 15 - June 15 - The Project Cargo Network has completed its representation in Afghanistan with the approval of Bati Shipping and Trading as a member.
Views: 991
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PCN adds member in Chile

June 14 - June 14 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added Integral Chile SA as its second member in Chile.
Views: 1069
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Maersk Illinois makes historic call in Milwaukee

June 13 - June 13 - Cargo ships are a common sight at the Port of Milwaukee, but the arrival of the Maersk Illinois recently stood out amongst the port's typical marine traffic as the ship, a US-flag multipurpose vessel with heavy lift cranes, became the first Amer
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ABB wins order for Rickmers Linie ships

June 12 - June 12 - ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won an order from Germany's Rickmers Group to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimisation and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose ships operated by Group subsidiary, Ric
Views: 556
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BDP adds project logistics capabilities in UK

June 12 - June 12 - US-based BDP International says it now offers customised logistics solutions that support construction, mining, power generation, chemical and other infrastructure projects through its office in Dartford, UK.
Views: 935
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 8 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team. This week's edition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects division, which prom
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 08 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team.
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Breakbulk under the spotlight in Africa

June 6 - June 6 - Following the success of the Breakbulk Europe event recently, the organisers are set to move to Africa with the Breakbulk Africa Congress which will take place from August 7-8, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Sarens giant leaves USA for China

June 6 - June 6 - Sarens will bring its SGC-120 giant crane into action during the construction of a new drilling platform in Nantong, China, as part of its participation in the Cheviot Octabouy project.
Views: 735
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Wagenborg Nedlift opens in Akersloot

June 4 - June 4 - Wagenborg Nedlift recently opened a new office in Akersloot, the Netherlands, and is targeting its crane and transport services to companies in the oil and gas sector in North Holland.
Views: 706
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Damen Shipyards unveils new tug type

June 4 - June 4 - A new tug suitable for offshore and deep sea heavy lift towage operations was unveiled by Damen Shipyards at the International Tug and Salvage Convention (ITS) in Barcelona, Spain.
Views: 980
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Barnhart webinar presentation to showcase engineering considerations

June 1 - June 1 - Industrial Training International's (ITI) showcase webinar on June 7 will feature Jim Yates, PE, Barnhart Crane & Rigging's senior vice president of engineering and technical services, for a live presentation entitled 'Heavy Intermodal Lift & Tra
Views: 595
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Three card trick for Magdenli

May 31 - May 31 - Turkish forwarder, Magdenli Nakliyat has completed three impressive heavy lift transport projects in recent weeks.
Views: 793
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Equipment owners network adds two service categories

May 31 - May 31 - Following the Breakbulk Europe event, which was very successful for the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), Wolfgang Karau, director for the equipment and manufacturers network revealed that two new areas - Rail Operators and Rigging & Skidding - woul
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Broekman and Rotterdam invest in project cargoes

May 25 - May 25 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group announced their intention to renovate and redesign the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven.
Views: 1178
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Boost delivered to Congo's mining power generation

May 23 - May 23 - A Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighter chartered by Chapman Freeborn has carried a 22-ton (22.35-tonne) multi-stage press coil to the Congo to help progress the modernisation of the country's power generation.
Views: 668
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BigLift transports five mobile cranes to Nigeria

May 23 - May 23 - BigLift Shipping has used its heavy lift ship, Happy Dragon, to transport five mobile cranes for leading crane manufacturers Liebherr and Gottwald from Germany and Belgium to Nigeria.
Views: 840
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Jumbo transports Gorgon caissons

May 22 - May 22 - Jumbo Jubilee has transported and discharged 14 of the 25 Material Offloading Facility (MOF) caissons for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, Australia.
Views: 774
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Crowley Maritime disposes of heavy lift tug

May 21 - May 21 - Seattle, Washington-based Crowley Maritime has sold its 33.5 m, 40-year old twin-screw Seneca Class tug Sioux to Island Tug & Barge, also of Seattle. Sioux is to be renamed Island Venture by its new owner and is presently being painted in the new
Views: 461
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Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander handles 100 tonne chimney

May 21 - May 21 - A steel chimney bound for a thermal power station in Morocco consisting of three pieces of 10 - 15 m in length and nearly 5 m in diameter, has been loaded by stevedore operator Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander as the company seeks to boost i
Views: 633
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Oil rig transportation bonanza for Fairmount Marine

May 18 - May 18 - Three trans-ocean towage operations by marine contractor Fairmount Marine demonstrate the global reach of the Rotterdam-based heavy lift transportation operator's five modern long distance 250-tonne bollard pull super tugs.
Views: 873
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Business as usual, says Fairstar

May 17 - May 17 - Facing a hostile and unwelcome takeover by heavy lift giant Dockwise, business at Fairstar might seem anything but usual.
Views: 973
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Port of Tyne sees project cargo growth

May 15 - May 15 - The UK's Port of Tyne is seeing increasing volumes of project cargo and recently enjoyed a visit by the Seven Oceans cable laying vessel, which berthed at the port's Riverside Quay, to load an offshore skidding system, weighing 120 tonnes and mea
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New crane expands lift capacity

May 15 - May 15 - The UK's AV Dawson has strengthened its lifting capacity by investing in a new EUR2 million (USD2.57 million) mobile harbour crane.
Views: 763
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Smit Marine Projects goes with Amarcon again

May 10 - May 10 - Smit Marine Projects has ordered Amarcon's OCTOPUS-Onboard software for the Taklift 7, having already installed the system on the Taklift 4 in 2010.
Views: 636
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Singapore and back, thanks to SAL

May 10 - May 10 - Two separate and significant heavy lift cargoes have been transported between Europe and Singapore to support the island state's industrial interest in the global oil and gas industry.
Views: 679
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Weldex puts last tower in place for London cable car

May 9 - May 9 - A Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane owned by Scottish crane company Weldex has been used toerect the last and largest of the pylons for the modern cable car over the River Thames in London's Docklands.
Views: 590
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Sarilar buys Terex crane

May 4 - May 4 - Turkish heavy lift and transport company Sarilar has ordered a 1,600 tonne Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane from Terex Cranes distributor Das Otomotiv.
Views: 1045
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Jumbo handles transition pieces

May 4 - May 4 - Jumbo Shipping says its DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin has installed the first transition pieces (TPs) for the 400 MW Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark.
Views: 664
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TTS handles turbine and generator move

May 2 - May 2 - As part of a power generation project in Sokoto, Nigeria, Vulcan Elvaton of Nigeria, contracted European Freight Solutions, London to handle the shipment of a power generation set, from Masaood John Brown, in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Views: 763
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Hansa Heavy Lift names chief commercial officer

May 2 - May 2 - Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Joerg Roehl as its chief commercial officer responsible for the areas of global sales, strategic business development and marketing.
Views: 967
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Wagenborg Nedlift wins ESTA award

May 1 - May 1 - ESTA (the European Association of Heavy Transport and Lifting companies), has named Wagenborg Nedlift as the winner of its 'Lifting jobs up to 120 tons' award.
Views: 609
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Growing outsize airfreight activity at Dubai

April 30 - April 30 - dnata, the world's fourth largest combined air services provider offering ground handling and cargo services across five continents, is reporting growing out-of-gauge and oversize airfreight at Dubai International Airport (DIA).
Views: 744
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Marshall aid for BDP International in Aberdeen

April 27 - April 27 - BDP International, a Philadelphia-based global logistics and transportation management firm, has significantly strengthened its presence in the UK market with the appointment of David Marshall, who has joined the firm as Aberdeen branch manager
Views: 921
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Copenhagen in inaugural Bilbao call

April 27 - April 27 - The first of a new series of tweendecker vessels from MLB-Manfred Lauterjung Befrachtung has made its inaugural call at Bilbao, Spain with ships agency operations being undertaken by Bilbao-based, MLB Spain.
Views: 622
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Fairstar postpones AGM as acrimony over Dockwise bid grows

April 27 - April 27 - The developing business storm between Fairstar Heavy Transport and Dockwise has continued with the suspension of Fairstar's AGM amid accusations that Dockwise's moves do not conform with rules governing takeovers of publicly listed companies in
Views: 912
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Port of Wilmington sees inaugural Repower consignment

April 26 - April 26 - The first shipment of wind turbine blades manufactured by REpower Systems has moved over the port of Wilmington, Delaware, 11 years after the US East Coast port handled its first wind power energy generating equipment.
Views: 597
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Liebherr extends lift and reach of LG1570

April 26 - April 26 - Eight years after Liebherr introduced the LG 1750, the most powerful lattice boom mobile crane in the world, the German crane manufacturer has introduced the SL12D2FB, a new and even more powerful boom system which allows erection of the new la
Views: 327
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GAAC Commerz takes two from Terex

April 24 - April 24 - GAAC Commerz GmbH, based in Germany, has taken delivery of two cranes, an AC 100/4L and a Challenger 3160, from Terex, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 672
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Double hit for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

April 23 - April 23 - The recent Intermodal South America event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, provided to be the perfect place for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to sustain its efforts to develop its presence in South American countries, which are all emerging mark
Views: 1013
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Jumbo trumpets order for second heavy lift ship

April 23 - April 23 - Jumbo Shipping has ordered a second K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet, and will upgrade the lifting capacity of the vessels from 1,300 to 1,500 tonnes, enabling tandem lifts of 3,000 tonnes.
Views: 984
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Fesco expands service out of port of Everett

April 20 - April 20 - In the USA, the port of Everett's major shipping line, FESCO Transportation Group, which has made the Port of Everett its Pacific Northwest shipping hub for Russian cargoes, will be expanding its export service to include ro-ro ships, according
Views: 871
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Skelton Sherborne welcomes possible red tape cut

April 20 - April 20 - Following our news report earlier this week (April 17) that the Western Australian Government would aim to cut red tape to assist heavy haulage industry; Skelton Sherborne has said that when the one-stop shop does start it will be a vast improv
Views: 576
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Moore Stephens says shipping is ill prepared for bank meetings

April 20 - April 20 - International accountancy firm and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned that some shipping companies are not adequately prepared to conduct successful negotiations with their banks which are likely to occur with increasing frequency.
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Cargo Equipment Experts make ready for Antwerp

April 20 - April 20 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network is making preparations for its third annual membership conference, which will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, straight after the Breakbulk Europe event, where CEE will be exhibiting.
Views: 731
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Agility to move railway wagons

April 19 - April 19 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has won a contract to transport 420 railway wagons from Spain to Kazakhstan for Talgo, a leading Spanish manufacturer of railway wagons and components.
Views: 780
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WA Government cuts red tape to assist heavy haulage industry

April 17 - April 17 - According to a statement from Government of Western Australia, the heavy haulage industry will benefit from a new 'one stop shop' for heavy vehicle permit matters and a AUD250,000 (USD259,020) State Government initiative to bury power lines ove
Views: 669
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Hansa Heavy Lift on the move in Singapore

April 16 - April 16 - Hansa Heavy Lift (Asia) Pte Ltd, the south east Asian subsidiary of the Hamburg-based heavy lift shipping line, has relocated in Singapore and has new contact numbers.
Views: 735
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Mediaco Maxilift relies on Terex carne for port crane lift

April 13 - April 13 - Marseille, France-based, crane services provider Mediaco Maxilift relied on a Terex CC 2800 lattice boom crawler crane during a recent lift of a dockside crane tour from its base in the French port of La Rochelle so maintenance work could be un
Views: 606
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ALE replaces ceramic filters

April 12 - April 12 - ALE Heavylift has carried out the replacement of two ceramic filters in the ELCOGAS thermal plant gasifier in Puetollano, Spain.
Views: 646
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Record breaking Intermodal South America gets underway

April 11 - April 11 - The biggest ever edition of the Intermodal South America transport, logistics and trade show kicked off yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil and all the political big guns in the transport and port sectors were there in an unprecedented show of force
Views: 961
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Scheuerle helps Voser put some wind into sails

April 11 - April 11 - Voser Transport, a Swiss based transportation company, moved three rotor blades and other components of an ENERCON E82 wind power plant through wooded terrain using transportation equipment from Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik, writes Charlotte Mathes
Views: 699
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Schmidbauer relies on Scheuerle SPMT

April 5 - April 5 - Schmidbauer, the German crane rental and specialised transportation company, has moved a large transformer through Wiesbaden's narrow streets, as well as tight passageways within an electricity substation.
Views: 476
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Shuttlelift wins C-Tech Oilwell Technologies business

April 4 - April 4 - Edmonton, Canada-based C-Tech Oilwell Technologies has purchased a Shuttlelift single-beam mobile gantry crane to use with its portable factories that produce a sucker rod for oil pumping facilities.
Views: 623
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End of the line for Hartmann Asia RTW Line

April 4 - April 4 - HLPFI understands that Hartmann Asia RTW Line Pte Ltd has been placed into provisional liquidation with accountancy practice, Lau Chin Huat & Co of Singapore, appointed as the provisional liquidator of the company.
Views: 961
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Agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 conference announced

April 3 - April 3 - UBM Global Trade's 7th annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition will take place May 22-24 at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium and will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets, says the organiser.
Views: 878
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Terex lifts footbridge in Metz, France

April 3 - April 3 - Belgian crane, lift and transportation service provider, Sarens, recently set a steel footbridge on its foundations in Metz, France.
Views: 565
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Ship out of water is no problem for ALE

April 2 - April 2 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE is claiming a world record with a recent project - the transport of a ship overland.
Views: 691
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Magnone takes the helm at Skelton Sherborne

March 30 - March 30 - Australia's largest freight forwarder of mining and construction equipment, Skelton Sherborne, has appointed Julie Magnone as chief executive officer (CEO).
Views: 1137
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Shining a light on better safety

March 30 - March 30 - A British clothing manufacturer has created an innovative clothing range that it claims brings added safety to heavy lift and project cargo personnel.
Views: 431
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Rolitrans offers bridging solution

March 29 - March 29 - Rolitrans International has recently introduced the Rolitrans Heavy Lift Fly Over Bridge System (RFOBS) to expand its asset base and safe working practices, whilst aiming to introduce a universal transport solution, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 1001
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Autodienst takes on a second Liebherr crane

March 29 - March 29 - Autodienst West Ganske of Frankfurt, Germany, has added another Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane and now has a fleet which is 100 percent equipped with Liebherr machines, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 515
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Log on to lift safely

March 28 - March 28 - Industrial Training International (ITI) is to host a series of webinars on the subjects of crane and rigging.
Views: 480
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Drewry delivers latest review of multipurpose shipping market

March 28 - March 28 - Drewry Maritime Research's latest Annual Multipurpose Market Review & Forecast reports on the current state of the multipurpose fleet, the demand for the cargo space on those vessels and the outlook for the markets they trade in
Views: 950
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Fairmount Marine collaborates with Stena Drilling

March 27 - March 27 - Fairmount Marine's vessel Fairmount Fuji has supported drillship Stena Forth, owned by Swedish company Stena Drilling, in performing several cargo runs between Cape Town port and Cape Town anchorage. With a 280 sq m deck, Fairmount Fuji has a l
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A2SEA invests in second jack-up vessel

March 27 - March 27 - A2SEA has signed a contract worth USD 155 million with Chinese company, COSCO Shipyard Group Co Ltd, for the construction of a new jack-up vessel designed for offshore wind turbine installation. It is expected to be delivered in 2014, writes Ch
Views: 652
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Rickmers names trio of new agents

March 27 - March 27 - Hamburg based heavy lift and project cargo transporter Rickmers-Linie is now serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, which has necessitated the appointment of new agents in the two countries.
Views: 1022
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Charleston to get new heavy lift crane

March 22 - March 22 - With increased demand in the South Carolina Ports Authority's non-container business, the SCPA Board has authorised contract negotiations with Charleston Heavy Lift on the construction of a new, barge-mounted heavy lift crane.
Views: 562
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Nuclear recycling transport first for ALE

March 22 - March 22 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE has successfully jacked, skidded and loaded five redundant boilers from the UK's inaugural nuclear power station prior to onward transportation.
Views: 589
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German duo for Demag

March 21 - March 21 - Demag Cranes will supply a Gottwald G HMK 6407 mobile harbour crane to Heilbronner Versorgungs GmbH for use in the Neckar port, as well as a G HMK 8610 and G HMK 3405 to Rendsburg Port Authority GmbH for its port in Osterr
Views: 512
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2K delivery for Liebherr

March 21 - March 21 - Liebherr has delivered a LTM 1030-2.1 crane to Willfried Lehmann, managing shareholder and partner of Warnowkran Kranservice GmbH, Rostock, Germany.
Views: 511
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China Navigation orders four handysize bulk carriers

March 20 - March 20 - The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo), the deep seashipping arm of the Swire group, has placed a order for four B.Delta37 handysize bulk carrier ships of 39,500 dwt each at Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd, Jiangyin, China, to be delivered betwee
Views: 1059
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PCN has reached full quota of 3 members in Indonesia

March 19 - March 19 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached its full quota of three members in Indonesia with the approval of Geo Energi Logistindo, which is headquartered in Jakarta, with branch offices in Bandung, Jawa Barat Surabaya and Jawa Timur.
Views: 782
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US President gets close up of Sarens crane at work

March 15 - March 15 - The SGC-120, a giant crane built by Belgium-based Sarens Group, is currently executing its first job in Phoenix, USA, executing heavy lifting jobs for the construction of an enormous production hall for the steel industry.
Views: 764
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Terex quartet lift drilling support module

March 15 - March 15 - Four Terex CC 2800-1 units owned by Turkish crane service provider Hareket were used to lift a drilling support module (DSM) for the West Chirag oil platform (WC-PDQ), which is part of the Chirag Oil Project being carried out in Baku, Azerbaija
Views: 973
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Liebherr hits mobile harbour crane milestone

March 15 - March 15 - Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is celebrating an order for its thousandth mobile harbour crane, which will be delivered in the second half of 2012 to Montoir Bulk Terminal in France.
Views: 598
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SUMO-Shipping sets sail

March 13 - March 13 - The heavy lift shipping industry is set to welcome a new kid on what most would describe as a pretty overcrowded block.
Views: 1324
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SCALDIS orders crane ship with 4,000 tonnes hoisting capacity

March 9 - March 9 - Antwerp-based, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV has ordered a powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Korean shipbuilders STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The vessel will be built in STX's shipyard in Dalian and finished in Xiamen, China
Views: 723
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Sarens reports wide range of heavy lift project activity

March 9 - March 9 - A range of projects across most continents has demonstrated the breadth of heavy lift operations undertaken worldwide by Sarens Group, the Wolvertem, Belgium-based heavy lifting and engineered transport provider.
Views: 816
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Art for art's sake

March 8 - March 8 - An artwork, Max Bill's 66 tonne sculpture 'Continuity', has been lifted into place by a Terex mobile crane - but not an ordinary crane. It was the 200th unit of the AC 500-2 delivered from the Terex Cranes facility in Zweibr
Views: 765
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Three into one will go as Isotec joins CEE network

March 8 - March 8 - Singapore-based Isotec Project Logistics & Consulting Pte Ltd has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in three different locations, representing the following service categories:
Views: 757
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Santo Domingo on track, thanks to Multitrade Spain

March 7 - March 7 - Multitrade Spain, a Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network member, worked with its Dominican company Multitrade Dominicana to be awarded a second contract of 45 metro cars, for the second metro line in Santo Domingo, Domenica.
Views: 653
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Mammoet's new PTC completes test programme

March 7 - March 7 - Global tailor-made heavy lifting and transport solutions manufacturer Mammoet has completed the test programme of its three new PTC 140/200 DS (Platform, Twin ring, Containerised) cranes at Westdorpe, The Netherlands.
Views: 686
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New member for CEE in Turkey

March 6 - March 6 - Ekin Nakliyat from Istanbul, Turkey, has been appointed as a new member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Turkey, representing the service category: heavy haulage.
Views: 1169
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Barnhart and Goldhofer debut WesTrac system

March 5 - March 5 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has added WesTrac Transportation System to its equipment inventory. Barnhart's engineers designed WesTrac together with German company Goldhofer. The Wes Trac is a new class of dual-lane transporter with unique new featu
Views: 501
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Damen tugs hitch ride on heavy lift vessel to Morocco

March 5 - March 5 - Recently, two Damen stan tugs 2608, the Ibrahim 1 and the Jacques, were shipped from the anchorage of Halong Bay, Haiphong, Vietnam to Casablanca, Morocco by Atlantic Winter, a heavy lift ship with 800 tonne lift capacity chartered by Danish shi
Views: 735
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Van der Vlist on the move in the UK

March 2 - March 2 - Van der Vlist UK Ltd, part of the Dutch-owned Van der Vlist Transport Group, has relocated to a purpose-built site in Hull, UK.
Views: 657
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Chinese market coming of age

March 1 - March 1 - US management consulting firm A.T. Kearney is "very optimistic" about the prospects for China's breakbulk market, saying important structural changes in the country's economy and a growing sophistication among Chinese shippers suggest opportunit
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Four companies line up to ship stone

February 29 - February 29 - A new service has been launched by four companies, Stonetrans, Rickmers-Linie, Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies and DP World Breakbulk, to ship rough blocks of granite and sandstone from India to Antwerp.
Views: 771
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VGG transports 54 wind turbines

February 27 - February 27 - Vasco Gallega Group (VGG), the Spanish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has arranged the transport of 54 complete windmills from Vigo, Spain to Ethiopia, through Djibouti.
Views: 887
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Liebherr on the double

February 27 - February 27 - Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH has delivered a new LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane to crane hire specialist, Sommer Kranverleih GmbH, or Bremen, Germany.
Views: 664
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Vanguard positions large satellite dish

February 24 - February 24 - Heavy lifting and transportation specialist, Vanguard, was contracted to assist with the rigging of the single satellite dish 24 m off ground at the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS), located 100 km southwest of Windhoek in the Khomas H
Views: 638
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France Cargo International joins PCN

February 24 - February 24 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its second member in France with the addition of France Cargo International (FCI), which have been specialising in heavy lift and project cargo for over 20 years.
Views: 754
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Indian takeaway for cranes

February 22 - February 22 - V.Alexander of Germany and InterMax Logistic Solutions of China, both members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, successfully cooperated in a shipment of two cranes from China to India.
Views: 705
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Twaron in BigLift first

February 17 - February 17 - Heavy lift shipping line, BigLift has just completed its first job with a new super fly jib, equipped with special Twaron stay cables to lengthen the crane to a radius of 55 metres.
Views: 654
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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.
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Liebherr crane gives Bayswater a lift

February 15 - February 15 - Singapore's Bayswater Shipping & Forwarding Pte Ltd has taken delivery of a second LHM 180 Liebherr mobile harbour crane, providing a maximum lifting capacity of 64t and a maximum outreach of 35m.
Views: 724
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BBC Chartering adds three to fleet

February 14 - February 14 - German multipurpose and heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering has taken delivery of three newbuildings as part of the extensive fleet renewal and modernisation programme announced previously.
Views: 810
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Project Cargo Network celebrates country membership milestone

February 13 - February 13 - The UK-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a milestone with the addition of Dublin-based Curtis and Lees Ltd to bring to 70 the number of countries in its global network. The network now comprises of 126 heavy lift specialist compa
Views: 761
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Heavy lift technical workshop to be held at Breakbulk China 2012

February 10 - February 10 - Industry experts from the fields of logistics, rigging, engineering and naval architecture will present, in partnership with Breakbulk China 2012, a practical and learned heavy lift technical workshop at the Breakbulk conference in Shanghai
Views: 640
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Tiong Woon posts 36 percent jump in revenue

February 10 - February 10 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC) has announced its results for its first half 2012, with a 36 percent increase in revenue from SGD54.7 million (USD43.4 million) to SGD74.6 million (USD59.3 million) for the six months ended 31 Dec
Views: 838
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Black Sea freeze delays heavy lift shipping

February 9 - February 9 - Heavy lift shipping arriving or departing from Black Sea ports and stretches of the Danube in the region are facing disruption and berthing delays at ports and along the river.
Views: 636
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ASCO's Aberdeen and Peterhead teams show caring side

February 8 - February 8 - ASCO's Northern North Sea (NNS) business, which includes bases across a number of Aberdeen and Peterhead locations, has donated over GBP22,000 (USD35,019) to its chosen charity for 2011, CHILDREN 1ST.
Views: 560
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Prangl expands telescope boom fleet

February 7 - February 7 - Austrian crane and material handling hirer Prangl has acquired a further range of Liebherr mobile cranes with telescopic booms.
Views: 658
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First for Demag Cranes in Bermuda

February 7 - February 7 - A Gottwald HMK 170 Ewill be taking up commercial operations in the spring of 2012 at the port of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, where it will be handling containers and general cargo.
Views: 887
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February -6- 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.
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Eurosib-Logistics in production line move

February 6 - February 2012 - 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.
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Seventh Breakbulk business run set for Shanghai

February 6 - February 6 - Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced the seventh Break-Bulk Business Run, which will take place in Shanghai in February 2012, and the expansion of the Business Run circuit to include additional eve
Views: 781
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Van Oord renews jack-up order with Sietas

February 6 - February 6 - Van Oord has renewed an order for an offshore wind power transport and installation vessel from Sietas, and has an option for a second ship.
Views: 549
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Seven Seas ships heat exchangers

February 6 - February 6 - Seven Seas Shipping Co, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Jordan and Iraq, has successfully completed the transport of two heavy heat exchangers for a Jordanian phosphate mining company's sulphuric acid plant; as well as
Views: 1041
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Aaras Shipping moves 5,000 tonnes China to Pakistan

February 3 - February 3 - Aaras Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd, the Pakistani member to the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, chartered the Sino South to load and ship heavy cargoes and breakbulk items from Huangpu and Xingang, China for discharge at Karachi Port, P
Views: 693
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Discovery Air Innovations launches student competition

February 2 - February 2 - Discovery Air Innovations (DAI), in collaboration with the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, has announced the first annual Hybrid Air Vehicle (HAV) student paper competition.
Views: 889
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Liebherr looks back at 2011

February 2 - February 2 - Significant orders for Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) in 2011 from emerging economies, as well as the market introduction of the new LHM 420 model, helped Liebherr-Werk Nenzing stabilise its bottom-line in what it describes as a "challenging" wo
Views: 1020
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Trio of Terex sales show spread of crane use

February 2 - February 2 - Terex, a global material handling equipment manufacturer, has equipped three project cargo operations with a range of equipment that demonstrate both the range of activities its clients undertake and the geographical range of their locations.
Views: 712
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Blue Water to take jack up rig to the Caspian

February 1 - February 1 - Danish-based Blue Water Shipping has been contracted to move a jack up rig from the Middle East to the Caspian Sea in a movement over the Russian river system.
Views: 967
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Carriage Global buoyant on East Africa shipment

February 1 - February 1 - Singapore-based project cargo ship broker Carriage Global organised the movement of a single buoy mooring, plem, and accessories on a significant shipment at the beginning of January.
Views: 787
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Liebherr hits a century in Africa

January 31 - January 31 - With the impending delivery in March of its one hundredth mobile harbour crane for the African continent, Liebherr is set to celebrate a major milestone.
Views: 976
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Project cargo moves through Papenburg for Gabon

January 30 - January 30 - A 92 tonne machine which is used to empty rail wagons laden with mineral ores and was manufactured by Robert Nyblad GmbH of Papenburg, Germany, has moved through the city's port on route to Gabon.
Views: 760
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SC&RA 2012 annual conference announced

January 30 - January 30 - The 2012 Annual Conference of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), April 17-21, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Austin, Texas, USA, features a program that includes educational sessions, networking events and committee mee
Views: 877
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Join us on LinkedIn

January 27 - January 27 - The Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International LinkedIn group complements HLPFI in print and online and offers you the opportunity to discuss key issues and network with your peers and a wide cross-section of industry experts.
Views: 523
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Damen Shipyards receives three orders for five pontoons

January 26 - January 26 - Damen Pontoons & Barges has signed three contracts for a total of five purpose-built Damen Stan Pontoons (SPo): two Damen Stan Pontoons 6511 for Mammoet Maritime (The Netherlands), two Stan Pontoons 8916 ICE for Silverburn Shipping (I.O.M.) L
Views: 1058
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PCN welcomes Hawk Customs & Freight

January 25 - January 25 - Hawk Customs & Freight (NZ) Ltd has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as a member in New Zealand.
Views: 772
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ALS helps in Kiwi earthquake clean-up

January 23 - January 23 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS') project team in Hull, UK organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine to New Zealand to assist in clear-up efforts following last year's earthquake.
Views: 803
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Liebherr establishes mobile crane division in Argentina

January 20 - January 20 - As part of its worldwide policy to have its own direct sales and service organisation in all important markets, Liebherr has established a Mobile Crane Division within Liebherr Argentina.
Views: 714
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ALS piles on the success with largest crawler crane shipment to Brazil

January 20 - January 20 - European project teams from global project specialists ALS (Freight Management Group) have worked with their South American partners to successfully deliver a crawler crane, described as being "the biggest pile driving machine ever built of i
Views: 925
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B&M Logistica joins PCN

January 20 - January 20 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has three members in Brazil following the addition of B&M Log
Views: 847
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Albacor Shipping moves heavy transformer

January 19 - January 19 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), through their branch in Banning, USA, has handled the transportation of transformer measuring 42 x 12 x 16 ft from the Port of Newark, USA to Cranberry, USA
Views: 717
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Vanguard is on the ball with DRC mine installation

January 19 - January 19 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, has recently completed the installation of a semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) and ball mill for a renowned copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Views: 631
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ALS powers Scottish wind farm projects

January 19 - January 19 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has provided UK port and vessel agency services for three N80 R 60 wind turbines destined for Lairg Wind Farm near Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands and supported the importing of phase 1 material for Drone Hi
Views: 576
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PPG makes Indian appointment

January 16 - January 16 - Kolkata, India-based Reach Cargo Movers has been appointed as the new member for Northern and Eastern India in the heavy lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group (PPG). Reach also has a branch in New Delhi.
Views: 876
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New heavy lift joint venture launched

January 16 - January 16 - A new joint venture covering transport, shipping and installation of heavy and/or 'out-of-gauge' cargo has been established by three industry veterans.
Views: 708
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Polet in pair of Latin America firsts

January 16 - January 16 - Heavy lift aircraft owner and operator Polet Airlines has enjoyed two firsts while undertaking a cargo shipment from the UK's East Midlands airport to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Views: 657
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Trio of Terex ATCs delivered to Moroccan market

January 13 - January 13 - Three Terex AC 40 Optimax all terrain cranes have been delivered to customers in Morocco by Terex distributor Vemat. The AC 40 Optimax is a specially designed all-terrain crane for customers in North Africa.
Views: 771
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SK Shipping launches heavy and project cargo team

January 13 - January 13 - SK Shipping, based in Seoul, South Korea, has established a dedicated heavy lift and project cargo team to target ocean and inland transportation of heavy and project cargo for the offshore business.
Views: 690
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CaytransBBC expands service

January 13 - January 13 - CaytransBBC, a service managed by Dan-Gulf shipping, is adding a sixth vessel to its fleet, BBC Anglia, which will join the existing fleet that offers regular service between the US Gulf and the North Coast of South America.
Views: 773
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Barnhart appoints national logistics development manager

January 12 - January 12 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging, which offers solutions for complex lifting and transportation challenges faced by heavy industry, has appointed John Mickler as national logistics development manager.
Views: 814
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Schenker contracts with Combi Lift for Gorgon

January 11 - January 10 - Combi Lift has announced a contract with Schenker which will see two of the shipping line's semi-submersible ships being deployed on the Gorgon LNG project in Australia.
Views: 863
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Grieg Star adds capacity on the Atlantic

January 11 - January 11 - GRIEG Star Shipping, a leading provider of specialised sea-transportation, has introduced a fifth ship into its North Atlantic service.
Views: 768
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Donjon Marine raises barge lost to a violent Rhode Island storm

January 10 - January 10 - New Jersey-based marine salvage and heavy lift provider Donjon Marine is set to raise a 300-tonne barge used as a platform for painting supplies and disposal equipment that sank in 30 m of water after a violent storm near Newport Pell Bridge
Views: 536
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January 10 - January 10 - Industry veteran Marlis L
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SAL Heavy Lift ship gets DP upgrade

January 9 - January 9 - SAL Heavy Lift has confirmed that its ship, Lone, has completed its upgrade from DP class I to DP Class II.
Views: 810
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Intermarine opens Brazilian office to ramp up service

January 9 - January 9 - Heavy lift shipping line Intermarine has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to oversee all commercial activity in Brazil and the Mercosur Region. Carlos Morino, Intermarine's director of east coast South America (ECSA), will manage the l
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Volga-Dnepr delivers airport equipment to Vladivostok

January 9 - January 9 - One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighters has delivered equipment from Saint Petersburg to the Russian Far East in support of a project to modernise the infrastructure at Vladivostok Airport.
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FBK's Terex bridges the gap in D

January 9 - January 9 - In late 2011, German heavy lift crane provider Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung (FBK) has supplied its newly acquired Terex CC 2800-1 to a bridge construction project in the Oberkassel district of D
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Sarjak moves tanks

January 9 - January 9 - Mumbai-based, Sarjak Container Lines has completed the transport of five LPG storage tanks.
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FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift thumbnail image

FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift

January 6 - January 6 - Dutch cable manufacturer FibreMax has delivered a complete set of its lightweight aramid fibre stays to Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman-Itrec for a special-purpose 350-tonne fly-jib for the heavy lift mast cranes on shipping line's BigLift's
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FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift thumbnail image

FibreMax claims a first with Huisman-Itrec and Big-Lift

January 6 - January 6 - Dutch cable manufacturer FibreMax has delivered a complete set of its lightweight aramid fibre stays to Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman-Itrec for a special-purpose 350-tonne fly-jib for the heavy lift mast cranes on shipping line's BigLift's
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Tight stow for the Jumbo Javelin

January 5 - January 5 - Jumbo has transported two huge ship-to-shore (STS) Kalmar cranes from Taicang, China to Cartagena, Colombia for Cargotec.
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CEE adds new member in India

January 5 - January 5 - Allcargo Logistics has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE) as the network's member in India.
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A sub out of water, thanks to Jumbo thumbnail image

A sub out of water, thanks to Jumbo

January 4 - January 4 - A decommissioned submarine that will form a centrepiece of an eco-park in Malaysia has been transported above the waves from France to the country by Jumbo Shipping and its partners.
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Hartmann Asia Line adds fourth ship

January 3 - January 3 - H.S.A Chartering has added a fourth ship into the round-the-world (RTW) service operated by Hartmann Asia Line.
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Project Cargo Network doubles up in Iran

January 3 - January 3 - Saadat Sor'At International Transport has become the second official representative of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Iran, writes Charlotte Matheson.
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