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Cosco wins Vito FPU contract

June 19 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has been awarded a transportation contract by Shell for the Vito floating production unit (FPU). 

Nippon Cargo grounds flights

June 19 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) says that its current suspension of flight operations could last for several more days.

Megalift stars in Jimah East project

June 19 - Megalift Malaysia has handled the offload and final delivery of a generator stator and a transformer for the HI-Toshiba-Hyundai consortium.

Newbuilds on horizon for OHT?

June 19 - According to reports in Splash 24/7, Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a newbuild semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.

Modulift works with Siemens HTT on bespoke rigs

June 19 - Lifting equipment manufacturer Modulift teamed up with Siemens Heat Transfer Technology (Siemens HTT) to design bespoke rigs for lifting modules each weighing approximately 200 tonnes.

Cargolux sponsors Solar Arctic project

June 19 - Cargolux is providing transportation for a prototype solar-powered boat, between Luxembourg and Calgary, Canada, ahead of an Arctic expedition.

WCA Projects to return to Hamburg

June 18 - Such was the success of the WCA Projects network’s 12th annual conference in Hamburg, Germany, recently that the group is planning to return to the city for its 2019 conference.

Denzai boosts renewable energy fleet

June 18 - Japan-headquartered Denzai Group has added Goldhofer's ADDrive, the FTV 500 blade transporter and RA 4 tower adapters to its fleet of heavy-duty trailers.

Double first for space programme

June 18 - The load-out of the AEOLUS satellite on the ro-ro ship Ciudad de Cadiz at the Montoir de Bretagne ro-ro terminal was a first in several ways. 

Managerial reshuffle at TOTE Maritime

June 18 - Tote Maritime has appointed Michael Noone as president at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico; Grace Greene will assume the role of president at TOTE Maritime Alaska.

HSH ready to invest

June 15 - Germany’s HSH Nordbank, once the world’s largest ship financier, is reportedly setting its sights on a return to maritime investments after years of financial turmoil.

Van der Vlist delivers for Slufterdam

June 15 - Van der Vlist has handled the delivery of 14 wind turbines for the Windpark Slufterdam renewal project in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

Long Beach plans investment

June 15 - The port of Long Beach has approved a USD982 million budget for its upcoming fiscal year, with 70 percent of spending focused on modernisation and other construction projects at the port.

Flettner fitted on Fehn Pollux

June 15 - The Eco Flettner rotor, a newly developed sail propulsion system, has been installed on board Fehn Ship Management’s 4,200 dwt general cargo vessel, Fehn Pollux.

Jackets installed at East Anglia One

June 14 - The first of two jacket foundations have been successfully installed at the East Anglia One wind farm, located off the coast of Suffolk, UK.

DFDS ups ro-ro orderbook

June 14 - DFDS has ordered an additional ro-ro vessel from the Chinese Jingling Shipyard, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2020.

APL ups services from China

June 14 - APL has launched its weekly China Australia Service 6 (CA6), connecting the central and southern Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian to the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Coda to succeed Cooper at Indiana

June 14 - Vanta E. Coda II will replace Rich Cooper as ceo at Ports of Indiana, effective July 1, 2018, following Cooper's retirement. 

Canaveral gains project funding

June 13 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has allocated USD14.76 million of funding towards Port Canaveral’s improvement projects.

Insourcing a key threat to forwarders

June 13 - Logistics Trends & Insights has published its 2018 Evolving Freight Forwarding Market report, revealing that 54 percent of respondents think that shippers bringing their logistics functions in house is the biggest threat to the market.

Stena supports Irish routes

June 13 - Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new ro-pax ferries, currently under construction in China, is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route during early 2020.

ALE skids to Korchagin success

June 13 - ALE has completed the offshore skidding of a satellite platform topside, weighing 2,565 tonnes, for the Korchagin oil field development project in Russia.

Demag delivers for W. Mayer

June 13 - Zweibrücken, Germany-based heavy transport and crane service provider, W. Mayer, has taken delivery of a Demag AC 130-5 all-terrain crane.

SAL inks Horns Rev 3 deal

June 13 - SAL Heavy Lift has signed a contract with Geosea that will see the Hamburg-headquartered shipping line transport 49 transition pieces for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm.

Air Partner opens in LA

June 13 - UK-headquartered charter broker Air Partner has opened a new office in Los Angeles, USA, which will serve the southern Californian and broader West Coast markets.

HACTL’s dual ABC challenge

June 13 - Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) has safely handled two charter flights for AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).

US ports secure funding

June 12 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded ports across the USA with funding for improvement projects.

deugro opens Vietnam office

June 12 - deugro has opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, expanding its footprint in Southeast Asia.

Luna banned from Australian ports

June 12 - The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna after it was detained for a third time this year for consistently failing to meet international standards.

Kamag set to electrify Wiesel range

June 12 - German manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles Kamag, part of the TII Group, has partnered with Alelion Energy Systems in the development of autonomous vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.

Townsville handles wind shipment

June 12 - Wind turbine blades measuring 70 m in length have passed through the port of Townsville in Australia, bound for the Kennedy Energy Park in Hughenden.

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Super-heavy sector adapts

June 11 - The heavy lift and semi-submersible side of the shipping sector is certainly in a state of flux. Ian Matheson discusses the changes witnessed at those shipping lines serving the super-heavy cargo end of the spectrum. 

Montrose secures grant

June 11 - Montrose Port Authority has received a GBP1.5 million (USD2 million) Ports Mode Shift Grant (PMSG) from the Scottish Government.

WW Ocean expands fleet with Titus

June 11 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has added the large car and truck carrier (LCTC), Titus, built at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) shipyard in Xingang, to its fleet of neo-Panamax vessels.

Gates soars into Amerijet role

June 11 - Amerijet International has appointed Glen Gates as director of charter sales, responsible for the growth and diversification of the airline’s charter activities.

Swire boosts North Asia-Pacific services

June 11 - Effective July 2018, Swire Shipping will upgrade its multipurpose liner shipping services between North Asia and the Pacific, adding direct calls at the Chinese ports of Nansha and Ningbo.

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Navigating changes to anti-bribery enforcement

June 11 - With the US Department of Justice providing incentives for companies to voluntarily disclose any corruption they uncover, there is a stronger reason for companies to self-police, explains Robert Clark of TRACE International in HLPFI's July/August edition.

DeMarco steps up at Jaxport

June 11 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Kristen DeMarco as chief commercial officer, who will be responsible for leading the port’s international cargo sales.

FROM THE MAGAZINE: A new era?

June 11 - Taken from HLPFI’s 10th anniversary edition, David Kershaw investigates the application of new technology in the heavy lift and project forwarding industry. 

Mammoet launches battleship

June 8 - Mammoet has launched a replica of Russia’s first 54-gun battleship, Poltava, at the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea.

Chipolbrok eyes newbuilding programme

June 8 - The Chinese-Polish multipurpose carrier Chipolbrok is considering a newbuilding programme as it continues to transition its fleet from smaller to large multipurpose tweendeck vessels.

Liebherr wins Set order

June 8 - Hong Kong-based Set Win Group has taken delivery of a 450-tonne capacity LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane from Liebherr.

New Airbus BelugaXL on route to maiden flight

June 8 - In preparation for its upcoming maiden flight, Airbus’ first BelugaXL is now in its heavy ground test phase – which focuses on the highly modified airframe for this next-generation oversize cargo airlifter.

GlobalTranz goes to Jordan

June 8 - USA-based freight broker GlobalTranz Enterprises has been sold to private equity firm The Jordan Company.

Crane Norway places Demag order

June 7 - Crane Norway Group has placed an order for ten Demag all-terrain cranes and a 650-tonne capacity Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane.

Hercules on show at RHB terminal

June 7 - The 5,000-ton (4,535.9-tonne) capacity floating sheerleg crane, Asian Hercules III, is seen during a fleeting visit to RHB Stevedoring’s independent terminal at the port of Rotterdam.

Mammoet gears up for Australian wind projects

June 7 - Mammoet has added a 750-tonne capacity LG1750 lattice boom mobile crane to its fleet in Australia, in order to meet the growing demands from the wind energy market in the region.

Freight lobby calls for end to carrier surcharges

June 6 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is repeating the calls it has made previously for an end to surcharges imposed by shipping lines.

Facelift for Port Canaveral

June 6 - Port Canaveral has renovated its North Cargo Piers 1 and 2 as part of an infrastructure improvement plan to maximise the usability of existing space at the port.

Saudia Cargo set to expand in Jeddah

June 6 - Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.

LOC appoints Cummins

June 6 - Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has appointed Ian Cummins as its energy projects development director.

First modules move for Tengiz oilfield

June 5 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has loaded the first modular cargo at Shinhan, South Korea for Tengizchevroil's (TCO) Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FPG-WPMP).

Flatbed truck demand soars in the USA

June 5 - Demand for flatbed trucks in the USA has steadily increased over the past two years, with the national average flatbed truck rates hitting the highest levels since 2010, according to DAT RateView.

ABB inks OCTOPUS extension

June 5 - ABB has launched a new functionality for the ABB Ability Marine Advisory System - OCTOPUS, designed to help ships carrying heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes to be more fuel efficient and safer.

First for pioneering Spirit

June 5 - Allseas’ installation and decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has installed the 22,000-tonne drilling platform topsides for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup development on the Norwegian continental shelf.

New CFO for Ports America

June 4 - Ports America Group (Ports America) has named Richard Surett as the company's chief financial officer.

Fincantieri adds with Cometto

June 4 - Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has taken delivery of a self-propelled ETH5/4E steelwork transporter from Cometto.

Fehn sets sail with next phase of Eco Flettner

June 4 - Fehn Ship Management’s 4,200 dwt general cargo vessel Fehn Pollux has arrived in Leer for the next stage in the installation of a newly developed sail propulsion system, the Eco Flettner.

Ontario takes escorts private

June 4 - Effective July 1, 2018, all superload permit moves in Ontario, which previously required provincial police escorts, will require newly certified private pilot escorts through the Certified Superload Escort Program.

Sarens plucks Makzume in Turkey

June 4 - Sarens has formed a joint venture with LAM - Lyonel A. Makzume Shipping Agencies (Makzume) to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

Noatum gets on track with rail division

June 4 - Noatum Logistics has launched a division specialising in railway equipment transport, focussing on providing services to railway equipment manufacturers.

GAC Nigeria names new boss

June 1 - Rudi van Niekerk has been appointed GAC Nigeria’s new managing director, charged with continuing the development of its core shipping and liner agency business and building on four decades of operational presence in the country.

Carmody steps up at Newcastle

June 1 - The Australian port of Newcastle has appointed Craig Carmody as ceo, tasked with driving growth and progressing the port’s diversification agenda.

Krabbendam teams up with TWD

June 1 - Heavy lift specialist Richard Krabbendam has joined forces with Temporary Works Design (TWD) in Schiedam, the Netherlands.

Hunt & Palmer names Farquharson

June 1 - Hunt & Palmer has named Karen Farquharson as director of business development, responsible for developing the company’s US operations and activities in the air charter markets in the Americas and Caribbean.

DeMase moves with Faymonville

June 1 - USA-based DeMase Trucking & Rigging has transported a 1946 Gloster meteor aircraft using a three-axle double drop trailer from Faymonville.

Mood is upbeat, but challenges to overcome

June 1 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, during a discussion session on ocean-going issues, participants heard that companies on all sides of the supply chain still face many challenges.

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