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Lindecamp joins Port Manatee

March 21 - Florida’s Port Manatee has appointed Abby Lindecamp to the newly created position of deputy director of business administration and finance.
Views: 134

LEEA fine-tunes Technical Triage system

March 21 - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has fine-tuned its Technical Triage system, which aims to resolve questions within 48 hours.
Views: 117

ACS opens Shanghai office

March 21 - UK-based charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened a new office in Shanghai as part of its expansion in the Far East.
Views: 141

Mammoet strengthens UAE capabilities

March 21 - Heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has bolstered its presence in Abu Dhabi on the back of “an influx” of investment in the UAE’s oil and gas, power, water and transportation sectors.
Views: 146

DAKO delivers North Stream boilers

March 21 - DAKO Worldwide Transport coordinated the delivery of four boilers destined for the North Stream pipeline project.
Views: 181

SGRE picks Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for Yunlin

March 21 - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has selected Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for the transport and installation of wind turbines at the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
Views: 154

Interkran adds another Demag

March 20 - Swiss crane service provider Interkran has taken delivery of a Demag AC 300-6 – the second all-terrain crane from Demag in its fleet.
Views: 221

Prosetti joins TGP

March 20 - Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has appointed Walter Prosetti as global chartering director with immediate effect.
Views: 440

Entwistle steps down

March 20 - Janet Entwistle has stepped down as ceo of UK-based Ainscough Crane Hire.
Views: 346

Enerpac supplies trolley solution

March 20 - Enerpac has supplied DEME Offshore (formerly Geosea), with an integrated trolley system for loading transition pieces onto a jack-up vessel.
Views: 364

McFadden joins Trail King

March 20 - Trail King Industries has appointed Rod McFadden as a district sales manager. He will support sales and dealer relationships in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, USA.
Views: 290

Lunar lander touches down

March 20 - Mammoet’s crane services team in Louisiana, USA, recently completed the successful transport and lift of a lunar lander at the Infinity Science Center in Mississippi.
Views: 327

CMA nears 90 percent stake in Ceva

March 19 - France-headquartered container shipping line CMA CGM is on course to control 89.47 percent of the shares in Swiss freight forwarder Ceva Logistics following a public tender.
Views: 535

Straightpoint launches Bluelink

March 19 - Straightpoint has introduced its Bluelink load cell – a 6.5-tonne capacity mechanical force measurement cell that incorporates Bluetooth technology.
Views: 399

GMTC in re-export project

March 19 - Kuwait-based Gulf Maritime General Trading & Contracting (GMTC) has coordinated the re-export of 3,000 tonnes of out-of-gauge cargo (OOG) from Kuwait to Bangladesh.
Views: 429

Cometto makes trailer deliveries

March 19 - Cometto has delivered a 216-tonne payload capacity SYT 4/2 shipyard transporter to Italy’s Fincantieri.
Views: 546

BigLift teams up with CY

March 18 - The Netherlands-based BigLift Shipping has agreed to cooperate with South Korea’s Chung Yang Shipping (CY) in the heavy transport sector.
Views: 954

Hojland up at Saudia Cargo

March 18 - Saudia Cargo has appointed Per Hojland as executive director, cargo operations worldwide.
Views: 442

Charter rates hold steady

March 18 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained flat over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 576

Taqa picks Jumbo

March 18 - Taqa Energy has selected Jumbo to perform an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea.
Views: 654

BIMCO hosts Law Academy

March 18 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has introduced a week-long training course covering international maritime law and its relationship with international trade, shipping and marine insurance.
Views: 502

GAC lands GDW contracts

March 15 - GAC Marine has been awarded two contracts by Petronas Carigali to provide marine services for the development of the Garagol Deniz West (GDW) oilfield, offshore Turkmenistan.
Views: 806

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys

March 15 - DNV GL said that all of the vessels it classifies can now be surveyed remotely via its Veracity data platform.
Views: 918

Hamilton on acquisition trail

March 15 - Bermuda-based Hamilton Insurance Group has signed a definitive agreement with Liberty Mutual Group to acquire the Pembroke Managing Agency platform at Lloyd’s and Ironshore Europe DAC (IEDAC).
Views: 981

Sarens updates STCS tool

March 15 - Sarens has released an updated version of its SPMT stability calculation tool, designed to evaluate static and dynamic axle loading and tipping angles, as well as ground bearing pressures and trailer bending.
Views: 839

Pintsch Bubenzer expands US team 

March 15 - Pintsch Bubenzer has strengthened its sales team in the USA with the appointment of Mike Sparks and Jim Fields. 
Views: 745

ESTA and SC&RA find common ground in Texas

March 15 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes - ESTA - is looking across the Atlantic to learn from the experiences of abnormal load and heavy transport organisations in the USA.
Views: 739

Bolloré teams up with CLS in Ethiopia

March 14 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CLS Logistics that outlines plans to establish a joint venture in Ethiopia.
Views: 1348

Jumbo hops to Kwinana

March 14 - In late 2018, Jumbo’s heavy lift vessel Fairpartner lifted and shipped two eco hoppers, each weighing 270 tonnes each, from Vlissingen in the Netherlands on behalf of machinery manufacturer Breston.
Views: 1151

Roll Group awarded Total contract

March 14 - Roll Group has secured a contract to transport 24 modules for Total’s ethane cracker project in the USA.
Views: 1170

Steel cut for OHT newbuild

March 13 - The first steel has been cut for Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) Ulstein-designed semi-submersible heavy lift crane vessel at China Merchant Heavy Industry’s (CMHI) yard in China.
Views: 942

Höegh handles shore crane shipment

March 13 - Höegh Autoliners has handled the shipment of a 400-tonne lifting capacity shore crane from the port of Ennore, India to port Freeport in the USA.
Views: 1153

ABC in motor move

March 13 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered an ABB motor from Västerås in Sweden to Shanghai, China, on behalf of Greencarrier Freight Services.
Views: 1151

Marmedsa expands Houston facilities

March 13 - Noatum Maritime, through its Marmedsa Oil & Gas division, has expanded its capacity in the USA by opening a larger warehouse in Houston.
Views: 976

Kandla increases port capacity

March 13 - Two multipurpose berths have been inaugurated at Deendayal port in Kandla, India, according to Sai Shipping.
Views: 882

ALE's historic delivery

March 12 - ALE has handled the jacking and road transport of a Coastal Forces vessel in Hartlepool, UK, which was used during the Second World War.
Views: 1132

Blue Water on the double

March 12 - Blue Water Shipping has handled the transport of subsea equipment from Jubail, Saudi Arabia on behalf of offshore equipment supplier Menck.
Views: 1202

AAL completes 22 module shipment

March 12 - AAL has shipped 22 petrochemical plant modules from Wison Heavy Industry’s facilities in China for an ethylene-glycol plant expansion project in Point Comfort, Texas on behalf of Pacific Ocean Group.
Views: 1680

Bauckham returns to ACS

March 12 - Tony Bauckham, former ceo of Air Charter Service (ACS), has returned the charter broker as a Brexit consultant.
Views: 1151

Mammoet moves for Dangote

March 12 - Mammoet has transported various heavy components for the Dangote oil refinery project in Lagos, Nigeria.
Views: 1089

UECC signs newbuilding contract

March 12 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract for the construction of two new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard.
Views: 1078

High five for Kalmar and SLP

March 12 - Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to supply Bilbao-based port operator Servicios Logisticos Portuarios (SLP) with five heavy-duty forklift trucks. 
Views: 1065

DNV GL qualifies QUAD method

March 12 - Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has received a DNV GL technology qualification certificate for its QUAD lifting method, which has been established to install and/or remove oversized topsides or jackets.
Views: 1124

DP World commits to Kazakhstan

March 11 - Dubai-headquartered DP World has reaffirmed its intention to invest in new port and logistics infrastructure in Kazakhstan, following the signing of two framework agreements relating to special economic zones (SEZ) in Aktau and Khorgos.
Views: 1148

Nurminen names new CEO

March 11 - Nurminen Logistics has appointed Ville Iho as ceo, effective March 18, 2019.
Views: 1164

ALE skids in Italy 

March 11 - ALE has utilised its fleet of skid shoes and SPMTs to assist with a ship lengthening operation in Palermo, Italy. 
Views: 1162

Helge Ingstad recovered

March 11 - Scaldis, in cooperation with BOA Offshore, has salvaged the Norwegian warship Helge Ingstad.
Views: 1055

ITI establishes UK subsidiary

March 8 - Industrial Training International (ITI) has established a Birmingham-headquartered subsidiary in the UK.
Views: 1289

Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins CSA 2020

March 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen has joined the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation's membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2,500 vessels.
Views: 1883

Aertssen adds Demag duo

March 8 - Aertssen Machinery Services (AMS) has expanded its fleet of cranes in the Middle East with the addition of Demag CC 2400-1 and CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes. 
Views: 1183

Hye weighs in with Straightpoint

March 8 - Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has supplied four Straightpoint compression load cells to weigh a bridge structure during a repair operation in Belgium. 
Views: 1291

Frölich steps up at Lankhorst

March 8 - Lankhorst Ropes, which manufactures and supplies a range of fibre ropes to the maritime, oil and gas, and crane industries, has appointed Mark Pieter Frölich as commercial director for its North American operations. 
Views: 1459

Liebherr delivers Stage V-compliant LHM crane

March 7 - Liebherr has delivered its first LHM 420 mobile harbour crane fitted with the new exhaust gas cleaning system to comply with the EU Stage V emissions standard at the port of Passau, Germany.
Views: 1549

Maynard steps up at Terex

March 7 - Terex Cranes has appointed Lee Maynard as global sales director for its tower cranes business unit.
Views: 1660

Seaway renames vessels

March 7 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has renamed its vessels Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov to Seaway Yudin and Seaway Strashnov, respectively.
Views: 1622

Green Pin sizes up

March 7 - Green Pin has introduced three new sizes of the Green Pin Tycan lifting chain and accompanying grade 10 steel components.
Views: 1307

SCC adds Polanco office

March 7 - Siem Car Carriers (SCC) has opened an office in Polanco, Mexico City.
Views: 1418

OHT duo spotted in Singapore

March 7 - Last month, two semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels from Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) fleet - Eagle and Falcon - were spotted working in Singapore loading two jack-up rigs.
Views: 1454

Ivie joins ACS board of directors

March 7 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed its human resources director, Katie Ivie, to its board of directors, with immediate effect.
Views: 1441

Opportunities in emerging markets

March 6 - The logistics industry forecasts that emerging markets will grow at a healthy rate of 5 percent in 2019 but many executives are bracing for a crisis, according to Agility’s emerging market index.
Views: 1684

Conceptum names Kellet

March 6 - Conceptum Logistics has appointed Rachel Kellet as route development director - China and India. 
Views: 1828

ALE completes test run

March 6 - UK-headquartered heavy lift and transport engineering provider ALE has lifted three huge modules at a project in Texas, USA, using its AL.SK350 crane.
Views: 1771

PCN members on the move

March 6 - Turk Heavy Transport, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has handled the delivery of a steel structure for the Alba Power Station 5 project in Bahrain.
Views: 1390

JJ Curran completes tandem lift with Grove

March 6 - Crane rental and lifting service provider JJ Curran has utilised Grove GMK6300L and GMK6400 all-terrain cranes to lift a 116.5-ton (115.4-tonne) gas scrubber in Michigan, USA.
Views: 1591

New sales manager at Hovago

March 6 - Hovago Cranes has appointed Tiemen Reitsma as the company’s international sales manager.
Views: 1589

Carlile joins Toll Group

March 5 - Melbourne-headquartered logistics services company Toll Group has appointed Kate Carlile as chief legal officer, effective immediately.
Views: 1493

Port of Tyne refinances

March 5 - The UK’s port of Tyne has secured a GBP60 million (USD79.1 million) refinancing package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to support its investment programmes.
Views: 1471

Orders roll in for Demag

March 5 - Scholpp Kran & Transport has expanded its fleet with a Demag AC 300-6 and an AC 700-9 all-terrain crane.
Views: 1596

GAC to focus on project logistics in India

March 5 - GAC Shipping (India) has appointed Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan as general manager, projects and breakbulk, as the company looks to tap into increasing demand for project logistics services in the country.
Views: 1794

Yilport places Konecranes order

March 5 - Turkey-based Yilport Holding has placed an order with Konecranes for four Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour cranes, which will be mobilised at two of its terminals in Latin America.
Views: 1517

Smedegaard to step down from DFDS

March 4 - Niels Smedegaard will step down as ceo of DFDS at the end of April, after leading the company for more than 12 years.
Views: 1603

ING and EIB to finance Spliethoff scrubbers

March 4 - ING Group and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a EUR110 million (USD124.7 million) loan agreement with Spliethoff to finance the retrofitting of exhaust gas cleaning systems and ballast water management systems.
Views: 1887

Miller steps up at OXBO

March 4 - OXBO Mega Transport Solutions has appointed Richard Miller as chief operating officer.
Views: 1708

Mund+Bruns names Rieger in China

March 4 - Mund+Bruns has appointed David Rieger as country manager for its subsidiary Mund+Bruns Marine and Cargo Consulting (Shanghai) in China.
Views: 1486

Boskalis to sell Kotug Smit

March 4 - Royal Boskalis Westminster and Kotug International have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to sell its joint venture Kotug Smit Towage to the Boluda Group.
Views: 1721

C.H. Robinson acquires Space Cargo

March 1 - C.H. Robinson has acquired the Space Cargo Group, which provides freight forwarding, Customs brokerage and logistics services in Spain and Colombia, for approximately USD48 million. 
Views: 1923

Much work to be done says Clean Arctic Alliance

March 1 - As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) moves towards a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic shipping, the Clean Arctic Alliance has called for further action.
Views: 1828

Shipping lines cleared by DOJ

March 1 - Several of the world’s biggest container shipping lines, including Maersk and MSC, have been cleared of wrongdoing in a price fixing case in the USA.
Views: 2179

Laso opens in Germany

March 1 - Portugal’s Laso Transportes has established a German subsidiary, Laso Deutschland.
Views: 1844

Mammoet Germany expands

March 1 - Mammoet Germany has opened a new crane site at Industriepark Mitte in the north of Leipzig.
Views: 1810

Dutch court rules on Fairstar

March 1 - Last month, an Amsterdam court ruled that the former directors of Fairstar Heavy Transport must pay compensation to the owners of the company, following the purchase of a semi-submersible vessel.
Views: 2461

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