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Samson tests and proves synthetic heavy lift slings

October 29 - October 29 - Samson, a world leader in performance cordage, has recently completed extensive testing on high-performance synthetic rope slings, resulting in a greater understanding of the critical elements that affect sling performance in a variety of con
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GAC kicks off second soccer contest

October 28 - October 28 - The GAC, a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, has kicked off its second football E-tipping contest, following the success of the inaugural 'Kick-it with GAC FA Cup' competition.
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Toll chief Paul Little to step down

October 28 - October 28 - Toll Holdings Ltd has confirmed its managing director Paul Little will step down after a quarter of a century at the company, but will remain on the board as a non-executive director, with the logistics firm planning to replace him by January
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Trains are no strain for Allfort

October 28 - October 28 - Allfort Co Inc, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Japan, has successfully delivered 10 train carriages from Kawasaki in Japan to Manila in the Philippines.
Views: 639
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Paper chase for V. Alexander

October 27 - October 27 - V. Alexander, Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) member in Bremen, Germany, has been busy this year exporting significant volumes of machinery from various European suppliers such as Voith and Siemens for a complete paper production factory near I
Views: 706
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Volga-Dnepr flies off with top award

October 27 - October 27 - Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has announced the winners of its annual charter aviation awards with a maindeck, heavylift carrier taking top spot in the cargo charter category.
Views: 544
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Ahlers on the starting bloc for project cargo gold medal

October 27 - October 27 - Ahlers recently put its best athletic kit and running shoes on to assist in the staging of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. After working to move material from the Shanghai Expo, managers turned their attention to the gathering of sportspeopl
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It's a steel for Silvasti

October 26 - October 26 - Finland's Silvasti Ltd has transported five massive steel structures from Kalajoki to Kasn
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All eyes on Incoterms seminar in Rotterdam

October 26 - October 26 - Anyone still looking for information about the new Incoterms 2010 should consider attending the seminar which is being held by Heavy Transport Training and Consultancy (HTTC) next week in Holland.
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Port of Longview increases industrial property

October 25 - October 25 - The Port of Longview has bid successfully for 306 acres (123.8 ha) of undeveloped property near the port's existing facility on the Columbia River, almost doubling the port's existing 437 acres of industrial property, which is near capacity a
Views: 776
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Century for Project Professionals Group

October 25 - October 25 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group has passed the 100 member milestone as a result of recent appointments internationally.
Views: 937
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Safmarine takes delivery of first new, owned MPV

October 25 - October 25 - Safmarine has taken delivery of its first new multi purpose vessel (MPV) - Safmarine Sumba - since becoming a member of the AP Moller-Maersk Group more than eleven years ago.
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Great news for Beluga as vessel freed

October 25 - October 25 - Just one day after being captured and seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, Beluga Fortune and her crew of 16 are free again with no ransom payment.
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen says finance in place for ro-ro vessels

October 22 - October 22 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WWASA) has achieved a favourable loan financing through a Japanese export agreement for its two ro-ro vessels currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan.
Views: 761
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Europeans on the march in Asia

October 22 - October 22 - Rhenus AG & Co. KG has signed an agreement with the Pro-Log Group based in Asia to acquire a majority shareholding in the group. This will enable Rhenus to further consolidate its own network in Asia.
Views: 946
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Volga-Dnepr president spells out importance of Russian air cargo

October 22 - October 22 - Russia's fast-growing air cargo industry will play an increasingly important role in helping to develop a thriving economy as long as the country continues to develop its airport infrastructure to manage the growth in throughput, Volga-Dnepr
Views: 343
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ALE toasts reactor lift

October 21 - October 21 - ALE has successfully executed the installation of a 718 tonne reactor which was 33 m long and had a 4.2 m diameter at a petroleum refinery in Sines, Portugal.
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Eide adds floating crane

October 21 - October 21 - Eide Lift 6 is the new name of the floating crane which Eide Marine Services has purchased from Aker Marine Contractors.
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Antwerp Port organises St Petersburg breakbulk forum

October 21 - October 21 - Antwerp Port Authority has organised a breakbulk forum at St Petersburg in recognition of the St Petersburg region's importance as a growth market for breakbulk and project cargo.
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Able UK welcomes project's green light from planners

October 21 - October 21- Teesside-based Able UK, a specialist in the rehabilitation and development of disused sites and facilities, has welcomed approval for its GBP100 million (USD157.8) port-related logistics development in north east England.
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Bigge Crane establishes east coast HQ

October 20 - October 20 - Bigge Crane and Rigging is expanding again, this time relocating its Richmond, Virginia location to a complex more than twice the size of the current yard.
Views: 562
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Antwerp bucks downturn in first nine months

October 20 - October 20 - During the first nine months of this year, the port of Antwerp handled more than 132.19 million tonnes of freight, up 13.2 percent compared with the same period last year, when the volume was almost 117 million tonnes.
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Pirates intensify attacks in new areas

October 20 - October 20 - Somali pirates intensified attacks away from their own coast and were responsible for 44 percent of the 289 piracy incidents on the world 's seas in the first nine months of 2010, according to a report published by the International Chamber o
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Safmarine's first female engineer wins Seafarer of the Year Award

October 20 - October 20 - Marine engineer Kelly Klaasen has won the 2010 SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) Seafarer of the Year Award - which aims to recognise the valuable contribution seafarers make to everyday life - was presented to Kelly's parents,
Views: 466
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Hiring round marks industry's health

October 19 - October 19 - A round of worldwide hiring in the heavy lift and project shipping sectors suggest that pressure on bottom lines around the world is easing.
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Third time still lucky for Agility in Asia

October 19 - October 19 - Project cargo and heavy lift operator Agility has won the prestigious Logistics Award for the third year in a row at the Lloyd's List Asia Awards ceremony in Singapore.
Views: 662
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FG International performs rapid riser hose replacement

October 18 - October 18 - Dutch specialist lifting company FG International Holland has worked closely with partner CR Asia to replace the riser hose that forms the centrepiece of the Arthit and Bongkot gas concessions in the Gulf of Thailand for client PTTEP Thailand
Views: 602
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WWPC adds Aerobrasil for North Brazil and Amazonia

October 18 - October 18 - Specialist project forwarding network, the Worldwide Project Consortium, says that the growing number of significant infrastructure projects in Brazil will be important for its recently appointed new member in that country.
Views: 648
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Millionth ship for Panama Canal

October 15 - October 15 - A Chinese vessel has become the millionth vessel to transit the Panama Canal since it was built almost a century ago.
Views: 274
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German ports come together to market project cargo capabilities

October 15 - October 15 - At this week's Breakbulk event in Houston the Germany seaports of Bremen, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein came together under the 'Seaports of Germany' banner to market their collective expertise and capabilities to handle heavy and out-o
Views: 369
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Going underground to set world tunnel record

October 15 - October 15 - After almost a decade-and-a-half of drilling, a giant machine has broken through the final section of the St. Gotthard area Alpine rock to complete the world's longest tunnel.
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Tschudi Project boxes clever on boiler shipment

October 15 - October 15 - Project shipping company, Tschudi Project Transports has recently successfully completed the shipment of a major consignment from Asia to a construction site in northwest Europe.
Views: 787
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Gulf drilling moratorium ends, but drilling must wait

October 14 - October 14 - Following this week's end of the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling, companies that are helping the industry meet new regulations are scrambling to keep up with increased business while oil-rig workers must remain idle until the new req
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Profit surge for Fairstar

October 14 - October 14 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has reported a rebound in EBITDA as well as net profits in the third quarter of 2010.
Views: 581
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Is heavylift cargo airship more than hot air?

October 14 - October 14 - It might have come from the set designers of Star Wars or the pen of sci-fi genius HG Wells but an Australian proposal to construct a 150 m-diameter flying saucer-like balloon could be the next big thing in heavy lift operations.
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA and Wallenius place newbuilding order in Japan

October 14 - October 14 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WWASA) and Wallenius Lines have agreed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) to build two new pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs). WWASA will take delivery of the first vessel, which will commence service in 2012.
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SDV expands into Polish market

October 13 - October 13 - SDV International Logistics Poland has been launched to target the Polish freight market. Warsaw-headquartered SDV Poland will start with two operational offices, one at Warsaw airport specialising in airfreight, the other in Gdynia for ocean
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Records set all round by SNS cargo consignment

October 13 - October 13 - A recent shipment of vital equipment for a Turkmenistani gas plant has set new records for freight shipments on the Black Sea and Volga River and out of a Turkish port, claims SNS International Transport.
Views: 412
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New study on green business trends from DHL

October 13 - October 13 - A new study by Deutsche Post DHL identifies key developments in sustainable logistics, including the fact that Asian consumers are ready to pay more for green products.
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Upturn in the automotive market sees ACS re-introduce managed fleet

October 12 - October 12 - Air Charter Service has recently re-introduced its managed fleet, initially taking on one European registered Antonov 26 with the air charter specialist reporting that after only a week of operation the aircraft has already hit its target for
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New ships for Sea Swift

October 12 - October 12 - Sea Swift has taken delivery of a new tug-and-barge team - Cronus and Arion - launched in a gala ceremony in the company's home town of Cairns, Australia.
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Tandem lift for Beluga Stavanger

October 12 - October 12 - Kurt, a working civil engineering platform belonging to Tiefbau GmbH Unterweser (TAGU) 50 m long and 22 m wide, and weighing almost 1,000 tonnes proved a challenging cargo for the two cranes of the multipurpose heavy lift project vessel Belug
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Actuaries say true cost of maritime piracy is still uncertain

October 12 - October 12 - Despite attacks by Somali pirates on international shipping in the Gulf of Aden making headlines across the world, the true cost of these attacks to the maritime insurance industry are still uncertain, according to a new report published by t
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Fairstar on the double

October 12 - October 12 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a transportation contract by Van Oord Ship Management following last week's contract win from Fugro Seacore.
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DSV expands to South Africa

October 11 - October 11 - DSV Air & Sea Holding A/S (DSV) has established a South African subsidiary , which has concluded an agreement on the acquisition of the business activities of Transmedit Forwarding (Proprietary) Ltd, which currently is agent for DSV in South
Views: 612
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Demag Cranes rejects Konecranes approach

October 11 - October 11 - Following recent press speculation and Demag Cranes AG's (Demag Cranes) announcement concerning a potential transaction, Konecranes Plc (Konecranes) has confirmed that it approached Demag Cranes on 8 September 2010 to discuss a potential comb
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Big lift at The Storage Place

October 11 - October 11 - Edinburgh-based Aquamarine Power has used The Storage Place to store a full scale test rig which had completed its initial trials at the NaREC (the National Renewable Energy Centre) in Blyth, UK and need to move to a temporary storage area.
Views: 622
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FleetWeather opens in Singapore

October 10 - October 10 - FleetWeather Ocean Services has opened an office in Singapore and will be exhibiting at this week's Breakbulk Americas Conference & Exhibition in Houston, TX.
Views: 677
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Ahlers reveals global scope of project cargo activity

October 8 - October 8 - Antwerp-based project cargo forwarder Ahlers Forwarding has revealed a range of heavy lift and project cargo activity that the company has undertaken in global markets; so far this year.
Views: 728
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Project cargo doubles at Rotterdam in first half

October 8 - October 8 - The first six months of 2010 saw project cargo tonnage at Rotterdam port double over the same period in 2009, say port managers, as the port witnessed some strategic improvements in heavy lift shipping at the port.
Views: 742
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Sarens Group has hectic summer

October 8 - October 8 - Heavy lift crane contractor Sarens Group has enjoyed a hectic six months to October, says CEO Wim Sarens.
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AirBridgeCargo 747 becomes an aircraft carrier!

October 7 - October 7 - One of AirBridgeCargo Airlines' Boeing 747-400 freighters has acted as an 'aircraft carrier' for four aerobatic aircraft travelling from the Netherlands to China.
Views: 423
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Mortrans handles condenser

October 7 - October 7 - Mortrans Ltd has handled the shipment of more than 200 individual consignments of a steam turbine power generation plant.
Views: 421
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Hallin focuses on Australia

October 7 - October 7 - Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd is focussing on Australia as it continues its growth plans.
Views: 695
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Canadian truckers buy heavy lift haulage specialist

October 6 - October 6 - Challenger Motor Freight, of Cambridge, Ontario and has acquired most of the assets of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight, established ten years ag
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More cargo aircraft rumours from Russia

October 6 - October 6 - This year has seen repeated reports of an imminent resumption in the production of the An -124, the world's largest cargo jet with the Pentagon reportedly signing contracts for An-124 planes for military transport purposes for years to come.
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Independent forwarders go global

October 6 - October 6 - The 7th Annual Sino-International conference held at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong offered the perfect venue for over 1400 participants to assess how, in an international market where borders have thinned and economics rule, local independe
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Cider with Ollie

October 6 - October 6 - Anyone who finds themselves in southern England this weekend should make a bee-line for the Old Rudgwick Cider Society's annual Apple Day which promises to be a very juicy apple fest for the whole family.
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GPLN adds three

October 6 - October 6 - Casablanca-based, Fast Global Logistics - http://www.fglog.com/index.html - has been accepted into the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) as the project forwarder group's first member in Morocco.
Views: 760
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Cleveland's heaviest load of all time

October 4 - October 4 - Jumbo Shipping's Stella Prima arrived at the Port of Cleveland carrying a shipment that included a 286 tonne transformer destined for an AEP power plant in East Brilliant, Ohio.
Views: 585
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ALE lifts dissolver in Portugal

October 4 - October 4 - ALE Heavylift has successfully installed a dissolver reactor weighing 242 tonnes in the Artenius petrochemical plant at Sines in Portugal.
Views: 578
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Steel cutting begins on new Fairstar ships

October 4 - October 4 - At Guangzhou Shipyard International, steel cutting has started on Fairstar Heavy Transport's 50,000 dwt semi-submersible heavy transport ship Forte.
Views: 624
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Forwarders enter into plea agreement in U.S. Antitrust case

October 1 - October 1 - Both Panalpina and Kuehne + Nagel have announced the settlement of certain claims arising from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Views: 517
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Special berth arranged for GAC heavy lift

October 1 - October 1 - A recent heavy lift move at Dubai's Jebel Ali port required managers to arrange a special berth to allow the 1,000 tonne consignment to be loaded in a timely and efficient manner.
Views: 830
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Cross trade business for Etamad

October 1 - October 1 - Bucharest-based Etamad Grup Sea & Land Transport is currently involved in the cross trade transport of 10 locomotives from Busan in Korea to Bandar Abass in Iran on behalf of ANC Iran.
Views: 690
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Air Charter Service tests its sea legs

October 1 - October 1 - Last weekend global aviation specialists, Air Charter Service, entered a team into the Great River Race - a gruelling 21 mile course down the Thames from London's Docklands to Richmond in Surrey.
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