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Everett adopts 2019 budget

November 16 - The port of Everett has adopted its operating budget for 2019, earmarking USD58.7 million for new capital investment.
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Entries open for 2019 ESTA awards

November 16 - Entries are now being accepted for the European crane and heavy transport industry’s 2019 ESTA Awards.
Views: 254

Straddle carriers make for Le Havre

November 16 - Denmark-headquartered forwarder Marin Bencher has coordinated the delivery of 12 fully-assembled straddle carriers from Poland to the GMP container terminal in Le Havre, France.
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Abkatun sets sail

November 16 - The 15,000 tonne PB-Abkatun-A2 oil and gas production platform has set sail from Altamira, Mexico.
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Sarens opens Russian depot

November 15 - In order to support the regional oil and gas sector, Sarens has opened a crane depot in Tyumen, Russia.
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Multipurpose rates edge up

November 15 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have marginally increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
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Yilport takes Liebherr delivery

November 15 - Yilport Holding has taken delivery of two Liebherr LHM 600 mobile cranes for its recently acquired terminal in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.
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Can the market sustain USD100 oil?

November 15 - With oil prices hovering around USD80 per barrel, industry analyst McKinsey suggests that a combination of factors could tighten oil markets further and propel the commodity past USD100.
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Omega Morgan powers through Washington

November 14 - Heavy rigging and transportation specialist Omega Morgan has handled the delivery of a 209-tonne transformer for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Rock Creek substation. 
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Dan-Czech completes multimodal move

November 14 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has delivered three 73-tonne oxygen vessels from Kreuztal in Germany to Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
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NYK confirms NCA fleet reduction

November 14 - NYK Group, the parent company of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), has confirmed that the airline will scale down the size of its freighter fleet to only one variation of Boeing 747.
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Sarens set for Mozambique branch

November 14 - Heavy lift and engineered transport provider, Sarens, is set to open a branch and depot in Mozambique.
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BIMCO develops bunker clauses ahead of Sulphur 2020

November 13 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has developed two bunker clauses to support the implementation of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur 2020 regulations, which come into force on January 1, 2020. 
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SAL completes Horns Rev 3 shipments

November 13 - SAL Heavy Lift has handled the transport of 49 transition pieces for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm on behalf of GeoSea.
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Out of this world shipment for Volga-Dnepr 

November 13 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Bolloré Logistics have delivered one of the first European Service Modules (ESM) for the Orion space programme, which aims to transport astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. 
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Class 8 orders on the up

November 13 - Freight Transportation Research (FTR) has reported continued growth in North American Class 8 heavy-duty truck orders for October 2018, standing at 43,000 units.
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Fagioli moves in Marghera

November 13 - Fagioli has moved two hydrocracking reactors, with a combined total weight of more than 3,000 tonnes, at the port of Marghera, Italy.
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Mammoet starts ring road work

November 12 - Heavy lift and engineered transport provider Mammoet has started work on the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project in Canada.
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Damen delivery for Smit Lamnalco

November 12 - Rotterdam-headquartered Smit Lamnalco has taken delivery of the final two ASD Tugs 3212 in its series of newbuilds from Damen.
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Oxbo on the double

November 12 - Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions has coordinated the delivery and installation of ten engines and ten generators for a power plant project in southwest USA.
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Fesco wins Rooppur nuclear contract

November 12 - Atomstroyexport has contracted Fesco Transportation Group to deliver equipment for the construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
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Sarens unveils Big Carl

November 9 - Sarens, the Belgium-headquartered heavy lift and engineered transport specialist, has christened its SGC 250 – a ring-based heavy lift crane boasting a maximum lifting moment of 250,000 tonne/metres.
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First Boskalis vessels to be scrapped

November 9 - In its third quarter results, Royal Boskalis Westminster confirmed that the first of its 11 “heavily loss-making” heavy transport vessels will be scrapped in the fourth quarter.
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Banks reduce shipping exposure

November 9 - As banks continue to distance themselves from the shipping sector, two of Germany’s prominent lenders - Commerzbank and Nord/LB - have announced further reductions in their shipping portfolios.
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LD Seaplane handles engine move

November 9 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs subsidiary, LD Seaplane, has loaded the second batch of 28 engines for the Dassault Mirage F1 fighter aircraft in Montoir, France.
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Positive outlook for Entrec

November 8 - In announcing its third quarter financial results, specialised transportation and crane services provider Entrec has outlined its strategy and outlook for 2019.
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Hiab completes Effer acquisition

November 8 - Hiab, has acquired knuckle-boom crane manufacturer Effer from CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR50 million (USD57.1 million).
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Ominous future for the oil and gas industry

November 8 - Major oil and gas producing economies will need to diversify and demonstrate a renewed commitment to reform, if they are to cope with the changing dynamics of global energy.
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Somers steps down from Geodis

November 7 - Philippe Somers has stepped down from his role as senior vice president of Industrial Projects at Geodis, as the company reorganises its project logistics and oil and gas activities.
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Virginia gets the go-ahead

November 7 - The port of Virginia has secured full federal authorisation for its project to deepen and widen Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels.
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Equipment flows through Jaxport

November 7 - State-of-the-art cancer treatment equipment, with a combined weight of nearly 200 tons (181.4 tonnes), has moved through the port of Jacksonville’s (Jaxport) Talleyrand Marine Terminal.
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AAL opens in Genoa

November 6 - AAL has opened an office in Genoa, Italy, strengthening the carrier’s European network.
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Lochmann steps up at Geodis Germany

November 6 - Geodis has appointed Antje Lochmann as managing director of Geodis Freight Forwarding Germany, effective November 1, 2018.
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Technip picks Jumbo for Leviathan project

November 6 - Technip has awarded Jumbo a contract for the transportation and installation of a 410-tonne subsea production manifold for the Leviathan development, located off the coast of Israel.
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Yilport invests in Puerto Quetzal

November 6 - Yilport has signed a contract with Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala that will see the Turkish operator take a 55 percent share in the port and handle the multipurpose quay operations.
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MacGregor moves forward with TTS acquisition

November 6 - MacGregor has received clearance from the German competition authorities regarding the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore business units of TTS Group.
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GRT topples STS crane

November 5 - USA-based engineered heavy lifting and transport company, Global Rigging & Transportation (GRT), has completed the demolition of a heavily corroded ship-to-shore (STS) crane at the port of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
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Beaumont secures Main Street grant

November 5 - The port of Beaumont in Texas has been awarded a USD5 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration for the construction of the first phase of the Main Street Terminal 1 project.
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Höegh calls on Optimarin

November 5 - Höegh Autoliners has placed an order with ballast water treatment system manufacturer Optimarin for ten retrofitted units.
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Rostock incident investigated

November 5 - HLPFI understands that investigations are continuing into an incident at the port of Rostock that occurred last week, which saw a wind turbine monopile foundation fall whilst being lifted on board a heavy lift vessel via the ship's crane.
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Ognedal joins WaterFront

November 2 - Global ship agency WaterFront Maritime Services has appointed Tormod Ognedal as business development manager for Europe.
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Scrubbers come under fire

November 2 - As shipowners decide on how to comply with Sulphur 2020 regulations, Euronav ceo, Paddy Rodgers, has spoken out against the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems or “scrubbers”.
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Volga-Dnepr's speedy solution

November 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has handled the urgent transportation of an 8-tonne engine, measuring 3 m wide, using one of its Ilyushin Il-76TD-90VD freighters.
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BNSF Logistics on track with railcar

November 2 - BNSF Logistics has expanded its fleet with the addition of a 20-axle railcar, the TEXX 900, which the USA-based logistics provider says provides more options for customers moving heavy and over-dimensional loads.
Views: 1910

Bellingham partners with Ports America

November 2 - The port of Bellingham in Washington, USA, has signed a three-year service contract with Ports America, with the option for two additional three-year terms.
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Specialized Transportation Symposium registration opens

November 1 - Registration opens today, November 1, for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) Specialized Transportation Symposium, which takes place next year from February 19-22 in Houston, Texas.
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Liebherr set for Karmsund delivery

November 1 - Norway-based port operator Karmsund Havn has signed a contract with Liebherr for a 154-tonne lifting capacity LHM 550 mobile harbour crane, with the option for four additional units.
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P&L skids to Kriel

November 1 - South Africa’s P&L Machine Moving and Rigging has used an Enerpac SBL500 gantry system to position a refurbished 60-ton (54.3-tonne) skid-mounted electrical substation in preparation for onward transportation to Kriel.
Views: 1621

Stehle set to join Zeamarine

November 1 - Zeamarine has appointed Dominik Stehle, former executive vice president of deugro Group, as chief commercial officer, effective February 1, 2019.
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