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Cosco places semi-sub order 

June 26 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has placed an order with Guangzhou Shipyard International for the construction of a semi-submersible vessel. 
Views: 220

Former Hansa duo to lead LOC Hamburg

June 26 - Marine and engineering consultancy LOC has opened an office in Hamburg as it aims to develop its renewables and shipping services in Europe. 
Views: 245

Conceptum handles mining equipment

June 26 - Conceptum Logistics has coordinated the shipment of 2,000 freight tons of conveyor equipment from China to a mine in Ecuador.
Views: 198

Dan-Czech presses ahead

June 26 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has delivered press parts from Hamburg, Germany to Sungwoo’s factory in Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
Views: 262

Verhage joins DB Schenker

June 26 - DB Schenker has appointed Hessel Verhage as its ceo for the Americas region, effective August 1, 2019.
Views: 295

Connor to lead AAPA 

June 25 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has appointed Christopher J. Connor to succeed Kurt Nagle as president and ceo. 
Views: 417

ACS expands Australian presence

June 25 - Having opened its doors in Australia three years ago, Air Charter Service (ACS) has expanded its operation in Sydney as the company prepares for future growth.
Views: 364

SAL appoints Brazilian agents

June 25 - SAL Heavy Lift has appointed BrazGlobal Projects Shipping & Logistics and Over Projects as commercial agents in Brazil. 
Views: 746

Damen ships multiple hulls with Boskalis

June 25 - Royal Boskalis Westminster’s heavy lift vessel Black Marlin has departed Shanghai loaded with 18 Concordia Damen hulls and a crane barge.
Views: 464

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail

June 24 - Germany is seeing more project cargoes switching to rail as road regulations are more strictly enforced, while in Russia the sheer distances involved ensure the economic advantages of rail, writes Yvonne Mulder.
Views: 484

Qatar Airways boosts B777 capacity

June 24 - Qatar Airways Cargo has placed an order for five Boeing 777 freighters, enabling it to establish additional trade routes and increase capacity on key trade lanes.
Views: 525

APL adds RBH service

June 24 - APL has introduced its Bangkok Haiphong (RBH) service that will provide a weekly connection between South China, Thailand and Vietnam.
Views: 357

Hareket calls on Enerpac for thermal project

June 24 - Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation has installed two sets of gas turbines and generators at the Takhiatash thermal power plant in Uzbekistan using an Enerpac SBL1100 telescopic hydraulic gantry.
Views: 507

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Positive prospects for decommissioning

June 21 - A growing need to decommission older non-renewable power plants, particularly nuclear, is set to create increasing business opportunities for heavy lift service providers over the next few years, writes Phil Hastings.
Views: 588

Duke steps up at Grieg Star

June 21 - Matt Duke is to succeed Camilla Grieg as ceo of Grieg Star, effective July 1, 2019. 
Views: 671

DSV nominates Panalpina board members

June 21 - DSV has nominated Kurt K. Larsen, Thomas Plenborg, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens H. Lund for election to the Panalpina board of directors.
Views: 1080

Mammoet in Core partnership

June 21 - Mammoet USA has partnered with Core Industries, the owner and operator of Theodore Industrial Port near Mobile, Alabama.
Views: 775

Modern adds to fleet

June 21 - Ontario-based Modern Crane has received Canada’s first 300-tonne capacity Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain crane.
Views: 572

Schmidbauer moves crawler crane for BLG

June 20 - Schmidbauer has mobilised a Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane to the BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven where it will be used to handle project cargo.
Views: 811

Enerpac launches SCJ-50 cube jack

June 20 - Enerpac has introduced the SCJ-50 self-locking cube jack for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads.
Views: 789

High five for Barrus

June 20 - Barrus Projects has delivered five oversized units from the port of Kuryk, Kazakhstan to the Oltin Yo’l gas-to-liquid refinery in Uzbekistan.
Views: 829

Shipping confidence impacted by trade wars

June 20 - Ongoing concerns over trade wars and increased regulations are having an adverse effect on confidence in the shipping industry, according to the latest survey from BDO (formerly Moore Stephens).
Views: 717

Crane Worldwide opens in Guyana

June 19 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has opened an office in Guyana as it aims to capitalise on the country’s growing energy and oil and gas sectors.
Views: 1063

Volga-Dnepr to expand at Leipzig

June 19 - Volga-Dnepr Group and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen (MFAG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand their partnership at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
Views: 827

Jan De Nul lands Formosa 2 contract

June 19 - Jan De Nul Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for Taiwan’s Formosa 2 offshore wind farm.
Views: 859

Bravo for Pioneering Spirit

June 19 - Allseas’ installation and decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has removed the 25,000-tonne Brent Bravo topsides from the North Sea.
Views: 769

Brett joins port of Tyne

June 18 - Simon Brett has joined the UK’s port of Tyne as commercial director of port services.
Views: 892

Apollo completes refit at DSDu

June 18 - DEME Offshore’s latest heavy lift jack-up vessel Apollo has completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu).
Views: 760

Allcargo exits ship-ownership

June 18 - Mumbai-headquartered Allcargo Logistics has exited the shipowning and coastal shipping business by selling its last vessel.
Views: 965

Cargolux adds Santiago call

June 18 - B747 operator Cargolux Airlines has re-introduced Santiago de Chile as a call on its South American service.
Views: 859

Ian Martin Jones passes away

June 17 - We are sad to report that Ian Martin Jones, ex-HLPFI editor, passed away peacefully earlier today.
Views: 876

Brown joins SAL in the USA

June 17 - Phillip Brown has been appointed as vice president – projects for SAL Heavy Lift in the USA, effective July 1, 2019.
Views: 1599

Multipurpose TOS introduced

June 17 - CyberLogitec has introduced OPUS Terminal M, a multipurpose terminal operating system (TOS) that can coordinate containers, breakbulk, project, bulk and ro-ro cargoes.
Views: 936

Mohembo bridge parts move in Namibia

June 17 - 10,720 tonnes of project cargo, destined for the Mohembo bridge project in Botswana, has moved through the port of Walvis Bay in Namibia.
Views: 972

GALA completes TAP scope

June 17 - German Albanian Logistics Agency (GALA) has unloaded and stored 2,800 tons (2,540 tonnes) of sheet piles for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP).
Views: 891

Collett’s cold delivery

June 17 - Collett & Sons has delivered three cold box sections from Eggborough in North Yorkshire to the West Midlands, UK.
Views: 994

Boskalis salvages Oman tankers

June 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has been contracted to salvage and recover the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week.
Views: 881

Mammoet moves for Sergipe project

June 17 - Mammoet has teamed up with Fracht to transport oversized cargo for the Usina Termoelétrica Porto de Sergipe combined-cycle power plant in Brazil.
Views: 919

Baumann expands crane fleet

June 14 - Bornheim, Germany-based Viktor Baumann has added a Demag AC 45 City crane to its fleet.
Views: 1075

DP World eyes NSR port operations

June 14 - Multinational port operator DP World has confirmed that it wants to operate a network of ports that Russia intends to build along the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Views: 1185

AET places Kalmar order

June 14 - Antwerp Euroterminal (AET) has placed an order for six Kalmar forklifts, including a fully electric model. 
Views: 1166

Multipurpose charter rates remain stable

June 14 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained stable over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 1256

Buss launches JV with Idea

June 14 - Hamburg-based Buss Offshore Solutions and French logistics provider Idea established a joint venture that will serve the offshore market in France.
Views: 1228

ALS moves in Hull

June 14 - UK-headquartered Abnormal Load Services (ALS) is relocating to larger premises in Hull.
Views: 1181

Seville ships Haliade towers

June 14 - Tower sections that will make up General Electric’s (GE) Haliade-X offshore wind turbine have been loaded onto the multipurpose vessel Palmerton at the port of Sevilla, Spain.
Views: 1227

Jumbo lands Yunlin contract

June 13 - Jumbo has been awarded the contract to transport and install wind turbine structures for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
Views: 1350

Gantry on the move

June 13 - Collett & Sons loaded a 100-tonne gantry onto double bogie trailers ahead of a 250 mile (402.3 km) journey from the heavy haulier's depot in Goole to Gatwick, UK.
Views: 1153

Pipeline shipment for Dimerco

June 13 - Dimerco has delivered 33 tons (30 tonnes) of valves for an aviation fuel pipeline that will connect with the under-construction Beijing Daxing International Airport.
Views: 1112

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Europe’s divided approach to China

June 13 - The Chinese investment effort that seeks to deepen infrastructure links across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is a step closer to expanding its influence in Europe. Sophie Barnes reports.
Views: 1207

Heavy Lift Awards shortlist announced

June 12 - After a rigorous judging process by our panel of industry experts, the shortlist has been revealed for the Heavy Lift Awards 2019.
Views: 1696

Vestas places TII order

June 12 - Vestas has ordered nine wind turbine blade transport systems from TII Group.
Views: 1515

SAL flies high with jib extension

June 12 - SAL Heavy Lift has acquired a fly jib crane extension that can be installed on its Type 183 vessels, Lone and Svenja.
Views: 1372

Fagioli skids in Kazakhstan

June 12 - Fagioli has weighed and transported an offshore module, measuring 80 m x 9.7 m x 11 m, in Kazakhstan.
Views: 1181

CargoGulf teams up with Kestrel

June 12 - CargoGulf is expanding its services in the UK with the appointment of Kestrel Liner Agencies as its agent in the country.
Views: 1386

Ainscough raises the roof for Vinci

June 12 - Ainscough Crane Hire has utilised a 300-tonne capacity crane to assist with the construction of intu Trafford Centre’s Barton Square in the UK.
Views: 1074

EGL delivers for Benban

June 11 - Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL) has transported three transformers for the Benban solar power project, located in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert.
Views: 1237

Saudia wrestles with WWE shipment

June 11 - Saudia Airlines Cargo has transported 175 tons (158.6 tonnes) of equipment from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Views: 1344

Let’s go fly a “K”ite

June 11 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is installing an automated kite system onto one of its bulkers.
Views: 1564

Andreone joins PRPA board

June 11 - Rita Andreone has been appointed to the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) board of directors for a term of three years, effective June 2, 2019.
Views: 1301

DHL launches online booking tool

June 10 - DHL Global Forwarding has launched an online service for comparing quotations and making instant bookings for air and ocean freight, as well as door-to-door shipments.
Views: 1608

Hynekamp appointed WW Solutions COO

June 10 - Mike Hynekamp has been named chief operating officer at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions (WW Solutions), replacing Ray Fitzgerald.
Views: 1575

Going green with Wagenborg

June 10 - Royal Wagenborg has made a series of ‘green improvements’ to its ro-ro ship Bothniaborg during the vessel’s 15-year renewal survey at a shipyard in Tallinn, Estonia.
Views: 1442

FROM THE MAGAZINE: China funds Africa’s age of opportunity

June 10 - With the population of Africa forecast to double by 2050, there is increasing demand for new infrastructure. Much of this is being funded by China, which has a huge appetite for the raw materials that are found on the continent, writes David Kershaw.
Views: 1611

Kalala steps up at Bolloré

June 10 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics has appointed Éric Kalala as its chief executive officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Views: 1421

Broshuis wins EUR50 mn trailer order

June 7 - US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), in collaboration with Oshkosh Defense, placed an order with Broshuis for 170 PL2 pendular axle semi-low loaders.
Views: 1600

WCA hosts 13th annual conference

June 7 - WCA Projects welcomed 180 attendees for its 13th annual conference at the Hilton Amsterdam Hotel between May 24-26.
Views: 1593

Friderici places Liebherr order

June 7 - Switzerland-based crane and heavy haulage provider Friderici Spécial has placed an order for an eight-axle Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane.
Views: 1612

Berth construction finalised for Odessa

June 7 - The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine and Brooklyn-Kyiv have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of Berth 1-z at the port of Odessa.
Views: 1679

APL launches JMV service

June 7 - APL has introduced a Japan Malaysia Vietnam (JMV) service that will provide weekly connectivity between North and South East Asia.
Views: 1473

Chipolbrok watches the market ahead of newbuild order

June 6 - In the midst of challenging times for the multipurpose shipping industry, Chinese-Polish carrier Chipolbrok is observing the market developments closely as it discusses the addition of four vessels to its fleet. 
Views: 1848

Bolloré completes Muara Laboh work

June 6 - Bolloré Logistics has coordinated 50 shipments for Sumitomo Corporation’s Muara Laboh geothermal power plant project in West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Views: 1661

Hudson calls on Modulift for tractor lift

June 6 - Hudson Lifting has utilised a Modulift spreader frame to lift a 6-tonne John Deere tractor in London for specialist construction and civil engineering company Keltbray.
Views: 1667

Leipzig/Halle eyes investment programme

June 6 - Leipzig/Halle Airport has confirmed that it will develop new apron areas, logistics and office buildings, as well as a second dedicated freight centre. 
Views: 1714

PCN adds to summit agenda

June 6 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is bolstering the agenda of its annual summit with four video sessions that have been produced by lifting and rigging industry expert Marco J. van Daal.
Views: 1619

RRS continues rapid expansion

June 5 - Portsmouth, UK-based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has acquired Aberdeen-based Plantshifters. 
Views: 1893

Mammoet completes four-year project

June 5 - Mammoet has completed its scope of work at Sasol’s Ethane Cracker and Derivatives project in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Views: 2153

Gdansk navigates digitalisation

June 5 - Navigate, the application developed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority that enables importers and exporters to select the best transport options for containers they want to ship, is now operational at the port of Gdansk, Poland.
Views: 1722

Ership welcomes Konecranes unit

June 5 - Ership has inaugurated a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane at its terminal in the Mediterranean port of Cartagena, Spain.
Views: 1932

Omega Morgan partners with Morrow for wind shipment

June 5 - The port of Morrow, located on the Columbia River near Boardman, Oregon, is teaming up with Omega Morgan to handle the movement of wind turbine blades to the Montague Wind Power facility near Arlington. 
Views: 1928

Scheuerle delivers for ICDAS

June 5 - Turkish steel producer ICDAS has taken delivery of four industrial lift trucks from Scheuerle. 
Views: 1500

FH Bertling Ltd fined by SFO

June 4 - FH Bertling Ltd, the former subsidiary of Bertling Logistics, was handed a GBP850,000 (USD1 million) fine for its involvement in the bribery case relating to an oil exploration project in Angola.
Views: 1924

HLPFI heads to transport logistic

June 4 - Executives from the global logistics industry are gathering in Munich this week for transport logistic and HLPFI hopes to see you there.
Views: 1632

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Navigating challenging times

June 4 - As risks to the global market economy stack up, HLPFI highlights some of the major challenges facing forwarders and shipping lines operating in the project logistics sector.
Views: 1845

Trio joins Daseke board

June 4 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has appointed Ena Williams, Chuck Serianni and Kim Warmbier to its board of directors.
Views: 1886

ABC and CLA go digital with cargo.one

June 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) are entering into a global partnership with the online booking platform cargo.one.
Views: 1914

Khan joins dship

June 3 - dship Carriers has appointed Ibrahim Khan as its chartering manager in Mumbai, India.
Views: 1929

Lantin joins PRPA board

June 3 - Peter Lantin has joined Canada’s Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) board of directors for a three-year term, replacing board member Bud Smith. 
Views: 1737

Pasquinelli handles loop shipment

June 3 - Pasquinelli Spa has coordinated the transport of two loop reactor units and two pressure vessels from the centre of Italy to Civitavecchia seaport.
Views: 1761

Marguisa and UHL target West Africa

June 3 - Spain’s Marguisa Shipping Lines is teaming up with United Heavy Lift (UHL) to offer a joint multipurpose service to West Africa. 
Views: 1956

Horizon Terminals expands at Freeport

June 3 - Horizon Terminal Services is expanding its operations at Port Freeport in Texas with 20 acres (8.1 ha) of space for additional automobiles and ro-ro cargo.
Views: 1706

Cosco opens European office

June 3 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has set up a European office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 
Views: 1756

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