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Jumbo wins Sapura contract

September 24 - Sapura Energy has awarded Jumbo a contract to transport and install a mooring system for a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), as well as project management and engineering services, for the Porto de Sergipe project in Brazil.
Views: 188

AAL names Morland in North America

September 24 - AAL has strengthened its North American expansion strategy with the appointment of Michael Morland as general manager Americas. 
Views: 136

RSA inaugurates Dubai terminal

September 24 - RSA National, the joint venture between USA-based National Air Cargo and UAE-based RSA Global, has opened its flagship air cargo terminal, located at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Views: 132

Blades flow through Gujarat

September 24 - NTC Logistics has handled the delivery of 48 wind turbine blades from Deendayal Port in Gujarat, India to Laem Chabang in Thailand.
Views: 140

Preparing for the 2020 Sulphur Cap

September 24 - Ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has produced comprehensive guidance on implementation planning to help ensure compliance with the regulatory game changer.
Views: 140

Floating wind farms face infrastructure challenges

September 24 - Analysis of 96 European ports has revealed that only a few ports are capable of accommodating the quayside manufacturing and assembly required for building and operating large-scale floating offshore wind farms, says LOC Renewables.
Views: 241

Getting the beers in for Haiti

September 21 - Germany-based forwarder and Latin American specialist Schryver has handled a door-to-door delivery of bottling equipment for a brewery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Views: 508

Turner named at IUMI

September 21 - Richard Turner, European director of global risk solutions at RSA Insurance, has been elected as the new president of the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), taking over from Dieter Berg who has completed his four-year term of office.
Views: 301

Multipurpose rates continue to rise

September 21 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 517

Fast footwork to Chechnya

September 21 - Abnormal load specialist Universal Transport has transported a heavy mill shell from Prerov in the Czech Republic to Chechnya.
Views: 327

DFDS to offer more project space from Norway

September 20 - Danish-owned ferry operator DFDS says it will be able to carry a wider range of out-of-gauge (OOG) and project cargo between Norway, Belgium and the UK from February 2019, when its enhanced service enters operation.
Views: 395

New crane to lift Venice port’s prospects

September 20 - The Italian port of Venice says it will shortly put a new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane into operation at its Multi Service Terminal.
Views: 421

Grubb grabs Demag crane

September 20 - USA-based WO Grubb Crane Rental has taken delivery of a Demag all-terrain AC 500-8 machine.
Views: 361

Hamburg deploys floating crane for prop lift

September 20 - Following road transport from a production facility in Waren an der Müritz in Germany, Hamburg port operator HHLA has overseen the loading of what is claimed to be the world's biggest ship propeller onto the Hyundai Supreme containership.
Views: 408

Equipment mover gets on the skids

September 20 - Edwards Moving & Rigging is using a variety of equipment, including a 150-tonne capacity Hydra-Slide skidding system to swap transformers at a high security power plant in the USA.
Views: 419

All change, but no change at AP Møller - Mærsk

September 20 - AP Møller - Mærsk (APMM) will maintain its Damco freight forwarding entity as a separate business under its own brand as part of a reorganisation that will see the Danish giant combine its ocean and supply chain offerings.
Views: 663

New ship for Scotline

September 19 - Multipurpose shipping operator Scotline has seen the launch of its latest newbuilding at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Views: 536

Silk Way ups China flights

September 19 - Silk Way West Airlines is to increase its service between Baku, Azerbaijan and Zhengzhou, China from four to six flights per week.
Views: 429

Wagenborg invests in new cranes

September 19 - Wagenborg Nedlift is investing in its equipment fleet with the acquisition of two mobile cranes from Terex - a Demag AC 500-8 and a Demag AC 160-5.
Views: 481

Newcastle gets on the rails

September 19 - Höegh Autoliners has moved the first six of a fleet of rail vehicles from Spain to Newcastle, Australia for the Newcastle Light Rail upgrade project.
Views: 488

New CEO for Wallem Group

September 19 - Frank Coles is to join Hong Kong-headquartered marine services company Wallem Group as chief executive officer.
Views: 454

Mammoet signs Samsung contracts

September 19 - Heavy lifting and engineered transport specialist Mammoet has signed two contracts with Samsung Engineering (Thailand) for petrochemical projects in Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province.
Views: 884

WW Solutions and Keen team up in Tacoma

September 19 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WW Solutions) is to consolidate its facility at the US west coast port of Tacoma with that of Keen Transport, the trucking company that it acquired in December 2017.
Views: 595

Liebherr to join ECOL

September 19 - Liebherr is to become an approved training centre for abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry association ESTA’s European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL), due to go live in early 2019.
Views: 587

LGH takes Straightpoint load cells

September 18 - US lifting equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) is overhauling its load cell fleet with an order for Straightpoint (SP) Radiolink plus units of up to 220,000-lb (99.8-tonne) capacity.
Views: 424

Chipolbrok completes epic voyage

September 18 - Chipolbrok has completed a two-and-half month voyage from Asia to Europe, transporting a variety of oversized cargoes.
Views: 569

Project Cargo Summit set to return in 2019

September 18 - Having made its debut this year, the Project Cargo Summit is set to return to Rotterdam next year, as the organisers announce dates for 2019.
Views: 562

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Shock monitoring in transformer transportation

September 18 - Damage to transformers during transit can go unnoticed until after installation. However, impact monitoring during the move can highlight problems and save considerable time and expense, according to impact monitoring equipment manufacturer SpotSee. 
Views: 374

The beer tanks are on us, says Indiana-Burns

September 17 - The port of Indiana-Burns recently took delivery of 12 brewery tanks destined for a Michigan beer producer, on board Fednav’s bulk carrier Federal Mackinac.
Views: 548

Sulphur cap set to raise shipping costs

September 17 - Maersk Line is to introduce a new bunker adjustment factor (BAF) surcharge ahead of the global sulphur cap on marine emissions which enters into force on January 1, 2020.
Views: 567

Air Charter Service open for Swiss freight

September 17 - Air Charter Service’s (ACS) Geneva office has opened a cargo department, in addition to its existing private jet and group travel divisions.
Views: 589

Volga-Dnepr cuts out brokers

September 17 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines intends to discontinue its relationship with charter brokers and has decided to target direct sales instead.
Views: 544

Insourcing: a threat to project forwarders?

September 14 - At the inaugural Project Cargo Summit, held at Rotterdam’s Onderzeebootloods this week, questions were raised about the future role of freight forwarders in the project cargo supply chain, as shippers start to bring their transport activities in-house.
Views: 1212

Meriaura expands fleet with Airisto

September 14 - Meriaura has signed a long-term contract with Aalto Shipping Company for the time charter of the dry cargo vessel Airisto, which has a ice-class 1A rating.
Views: 769

Faymonville gets ready for IAA Hannover

September 14 - Faymonville is set to showcase its range of semi-trailers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles event, taking place in Hannover from September 20 - 27.
Views: 672

Sinotrans-Sarens adds capacity in China

September 14 - Sarens is relocating one of the largest cranes in its fleet - the 1,600-tonne capacity Terex CC8800-1 crawler crane - to China as part of its Sinotrans-Sarens joint venture (SSJV).
Views: 837

CLA expands management teams

September 13 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has expanded its executive and management teams as it prepares to take delivery of its next Boeing 747 freighter. 
Views: 815

Gosselin restructures logistics unit

September 13 - Walter Van Mechelen has joined the executive board of Antwerp-based logistics group Gosselin and will no longer be managing the operations of Gosselin Logistics.
Views: 831

Huisman and ATC develop offshore training

September 12 - Huisman and Australasian Training Company (ATC) have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of offshore crane training packages in Singapore.
Views: 839

Jakobs steps up at Terex

September 12 - Terex Cranes has appointed Guntram Jakobs as director of customer support - mobile cranes for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR). 
Views: 1184

Antonov tests critical response

September 12 - Antonov Airlines has collaborated with Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) to test the airborne transport of equipment used by the oil industry in the event of an oil spill.
Views: 750

ALE lifts for Karbala

September 12 - ALE has deployed 24 cranes, with a lifting capacity ranging from 50 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes, for the Karbala Refinery project in Iraq. 
Views: 912

Turbines put wind in O'Neill’s sales

September 11 - O’Neill’s Heavy Haulage has transported six wind turbine blades, measuring 50 m in length, from the port of Galway to the Ballincurry wind farm, Ireland.
Views: 897

LMA launches SOMWS

September 11 - Lloyds Market Association (LMA) plans to launch the Society of Offshore Marine Warranty Surveyors (SOMWS) on September 18.
Views: 807

Weserport welcomes Gottwald crane

September 11 - Bremen-based terminal operator Weserport, part of the Rhenus Group, has replaced its gantry slewing crane with a Konecranes Gottwald model 6 mobile harbour crane.
Views: 905

Mund + Bruns renames in the USA

September 11 - Houston-based Jaeckel Mund + Bruns has rebranded to correspond with its Bremen-headquartered parent company and will operate as Mund + Bruns.
Views: 818

Uni-top adds European coverage

September 11 - Uni-top Airlines has introduced a freighter service connecting Liège, Belgium to Wuhan, China, using a Boeing 747-400F.
Views: 895

Gruber and Gebrüder handle cooler

September 10 - Gruber Logistics and Gebrüder Weiss have transported a cooler component, weighing 80 tonnes, from Hungary to Austria.
Views: 943

Kerry expands in Pakistan

September 10 - Kerry Logistics Network has formed a subsidiary in Pakistan in order to extend its footprint in the region and tap into the increasing trade in South Asia.
Views: 901

Joyce Krane places Liebherr order

September 10 - Australian heavy lift and logistics company Joyce Krane has placed an order for an LHM 280 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr.
Views: 912

Cosco transits the Polar Silk Road

September 7 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers’ heavy lift, ice-class vessel Tian En, has crossed the Bering Strait to deliver wind turbine components from Lianyungang, China to ports in France, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Views: 1163

Höegh rolls to Bahrain

September 7 - Earlier this year, Höegh Autoliners, in cooperation with Kuehne + Nagel, transported a 43 m breakbulk unit from Turkey to Bahrain.
Views: 1130

Panalpina expands executive board

September 7 - Panalpina has added to its executive board with the appointment of Lucas Kuehner and Peder Winther, in order to represent the company’s core services – airfreight, oceanfreight and logistics. 
Views: 1138

XLP AGM welcomes record number of attendees

September 7 - Over 140 delegates from around the world have gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the XLProjects (XLP) network’s 6th annual general meeting (AGM).
Views: 1078

Bolloré Ports eyes La Rochelle terminal

September 7 - Bolloré Ports La Rochelle has signed a terminal agreement to operate the future Chef de Baie 4 terminal with Atlantic Port La Rochelle, France.
Views: 1146

MOL CY delivers heavy-duty truck

September 7 - Belgian truck and trailer manufacturer, MOL CY, has delivered a HF5066 heavy-duty truck to Hong Kong.
Views: 1104

Bergé handles Haizea shipment

September 6 - Terminal operator Bergé Logistics has handled the first international shipment of wind towers from the Haizea Wind turbine tower and offshore foundation manufacturing facility at the port of Bilbao, Spain.
Views: 1056

Jaxport names officers

September 6 - The port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in the USA has appointed John Falconetti as chairman of the board of directors.
Views: 1058

Fesco steams ahead

September 6 - Fesco Transportation Group has delivered oversized equipment, with a total weight of almost 4,000 tons (3,628.7 tonnes), to the Afipsky oil refinery in Krasnodar, Russia.
Views: 1118

Sarilar lifts in Adana

September 6 - Crane service provider Sarilar has utilised a CC 6800-1 lattice boom crawler crane from Terex to erect a building at the Adana Sugözü coal-fired power plant, on behalf of Termokimik.
Views: 1074

MacGregor optimises stowage plans

September 5 - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced the Breakbulk Optimiser cargo stowage solution, which enables ship operators to optimally plan the stowage of a variety of cargoes.
Views: 1267

ALE's space race success

September 5 - ALE has transported the 12-tonne satellite, SAOCOM 1A, for Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales.
Views: 1132

CMA CGM handles yacht shipment

September 5 - CMA CGM’s project cargo division has handled the transport of yachts, worth approximately USD14 million, in a single shipment from Australia to Fort Lauderdale, USA.
Views: 1237

Marko retires at Longview

September 5 - Larry Marko has retired as manager of marine terminals at the port of Longview, following a career that spanned more than three decades.
Views: 1088

Enerpac supplies GeoSea trolley

September 4 - Enerpac has supplied GeoSea, part of the DEME Group, with an integrated trolley system for loading transition pieces onto a jack-up vessel.
Views: 1385

BWS wins wind contract

September 4 - Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has been awarded the logistics contract for the Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
Views: 1406

More infrastructure required for Arctic sailings

September 4 - As the Northern Sea Route (NSR) becomes an increasingly attractive shipping lane, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) says more support is required to facilitate the provision of adequate insurance for Arctic sailings.
Views: 1335

Grimsby lands Triton deal

September 4 - Associated British Ports’ (ABP) port of Grimsby in Lincolnshire has signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with energy giant, innogy, to develop a base location for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project.
Views: 1627

Townsville gets the go ahead

September 4 - The port of Townsville in Australia has secured a AUD75 million (USD53 million) contribution towards its channel widening project from the federal government.
Views: 1164

Turkish Cargo adds to network

September 4 - Turkish Cargo has launched direct flights to Kigali in Rwanda and Muscat in Oman from its hub in Istanbul, increasing the number of its cargo flight destinations to 85.
Views: 1181

Ibarrondo eyes Liebherr boom system

September 3 - Spain’s Ibarrondo Group has purchased a 750-tonne lifting capacity Liebherr LG 1750 mobile crane with a SL20F2 boom system.
Views: 1258

Centurion closes its doors

September 3 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has revoked Miami-based Centurion Air Cargo’s air carrier operating certificate (AOC). 
Views: 1303

Zeamarine gets the go ahead

September 3 - The proposed joint venture between Zeaborn and Intermarine – Zeamarine – has received governmental and agency approvals.
Views: 1575

Seaway awarded Triton contract

September 3 - Seaway Heavy Lifting, part of the Subsea 7 Renewables and Heavy Lifting business unit, has been awarded a transport and installation contract for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
Views: 1221

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