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Successful tow for Fairmount Marine

December 31 - December 31 - Fairmount Marine's super tug, Fairmount Sherpa has successfully towed the jack-up drilling rig Baharia I to its new position in the Zeit Bay oil field in the Gulf of Suez.
Views: 785
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WWPC names Manica Logistics for Namibia

December 30 - December 30 - Manica Logistics, part of the Manica Group in Namibia, has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 765
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Turkish Cargo offers freighter service to Libya

December 30 - December 30 - From January 8, 2012, Turkish Cargo is planning to launch scheduled freighter flights from Istanbul to the Libyan airport Mitiga, 8 km from Tripoli.
Views: 566
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Fairstar wins contract for rig transport

December 29 - December 29 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a USD2.6 million contract by Hercules Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig Hercules 185 from Pascagoula, Mississippi to West Africa in the first quarter of 2012 onboard Fairstar's open ster
Views: 766
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Grand Success for Steder Group

December 29 - December 29 - Steder Group FZE, Djibouti, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), recently completed the transport of five large pieces of earthmoving equipment from Djibouti Port to the Grand Renaissance Dam project in western Ethiopia, writ
Views: 451
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Fairstar wins rig transportation contract

December 19 - December 19 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a USD2.8 million contract by Northern Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig Energy Exerter from Malta to Northern Europe in January 2012.
Views: 603
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Generation industry powers Ahlers business

December 16 - December 16 - The needs of the global generating industry, both electricity generating and oil and gas production, are creating good opportunities for project cargo forwarder Ahlers, the company has revealed.
Views: 712
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African trade ministers highlight lack of infrastructure investment

December 7 - December 7 - A meeting of trade ministers from African Union (AU) members held in Ghana has been told of the importance of spending more time and investment in major and strategic infrastructure-oriented agreements that boost long-term prospects for the c
Views: 848
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Raising a glass of the cold stuff thanks to Vanguard

December 6 - December 6 - Thirsty South African beer drinkers will thank Vanguard, a heavy lifting and plant installation specialist, which has completed the second phase of Heineken's Sedibeng, Gauteng province development project by rigging of several pieces of spec
Views: 703
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Famous Pacific Shipping targets new members in new markets

November 28 - November 28 - Following its recent AGM, the Famous Pacific Shipping Group has resolved to increase membership of the worldwide network of forwarders in specific geographical areas, to further strengthen the group's claims to be a leading player in the glo
Views: 830
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New image for Maximus Air as it seeks to expand activities

November 28 - November 28 - Middle East regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft ACMI lease operator Maximus Air Cargo has been renamed Maximus Air as the Abu Dhabi-based carrier's president and CEO announced a significant growth strategy.
Views: 551
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On the road with ALE Heavylift SA

November 25 - November 25 - South Africa's road system saw significant high and heavy movements handled by ALE Heavylift SA.
Views: 475
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PNG LNG Project fuels PNG heavy lift growth

November 24 - November 24 - German materials handling equipment manufacturer Demag Cranes has supplied its first Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) to Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Views: 990
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Ghana's Macro Group joins the WPA Network

November 24 - November 24 - Ghanaian transport operator, The Macro Group, which includes Macro Shipping and Macro Logistics, has joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders, including those with
Views: 612
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ALE SA looks to power Africa

November 22 - November 22 - Africa's power requirements has seen ALE Heavylift SA undertake a range of projects involving the generation and distribution of power.
Views: 710
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ATC Group taken over by Militzer & M

November 21 - November 21 - Turkish project cargo forwarder ATC Group has been taken over by Swiss freight forwarder group Militzer & M
Views: 714
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PCN names first Nigerian member

November 16 - November 16 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has signed up its first member in Nigeria, International Express Logistics Services Ltd (INTEX), based in Lagos.
Views: 1042
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2011 Breakbulk Americas event sets record

November 9 - November 9 - This year's Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition set a company record for New Orleans attendance recently with a strong turnout of 3,342 attendees and 238 exhibitors.
Views: 983
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M+M Libya back on track

November 9 - November 9 - M&M Libya, which has offices in Tripoli, Misurata, Ras Lanuf / Brega and Benghazi, has confirmed that all of its offices have now re-opened and are fully operational, with most of the company's staff back at their desks.
Views: 458
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WWPC adds exclusive members in Paraguay and Cyprus

November 7 - November 7 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity, has announced the appointment of Consorcio Trade & Ship Brokers SRL for Paraguay, a well-established f
Views: 842
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Shipping insurance industry pressure finally bears fruit

November 4 - November 4 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has welcomed two important indicators that the shipping industry's intense global lobbying to increase safety at sea is starting to bear fruit.
Views: 526
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Freight's big-hearted response to Turkish earthquake

November 1 - November 1 - The freight industry has worn its heart on its sleeve in its response to the humanitarian tragedy created by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Van province in eastern Turkey and killed around 500 people.
Views: 671
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PCN welcomes a trio of new members

November 1 - November 1 - The geographical spread of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) is demonstrated by a trio of new signings in Kenya, Greece and Ecuador.
Views: 1154
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Joint-move powers Senegal power generation

November 1 - November 1 - A multimodal joint American and Costa Rican move by two project freight forwarders is set to power Senegal's lights for the immediate future.
Views: 518
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Chapman Freeborn expands global network into Australia

October 31 - October 31 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is opening a new office in Melbourne, Australia, following the acquisition of Alltrans International - a logistics company with over 12 years experience in the Australian freight market.
Views: 985
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October 31 - October 31 - Mozambique's First Lady has named H
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Fairstar wins Oando Energy Services contract

October 31 - October 31 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a contract by Oando Energy Services, a leading indigenous, energy and energy services company in Nigeria to transport the drilling rig Respect from Lagos, Nigeria to Galveston, USA.
Views: 911
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Fairstar wins Nabors Drilling contract

October 26 - October 26 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been contracted by Nabors Drilling to transport its DB 301 from Port Gentil, Gabon to Pascagoula, Mississippi on the Fairstar semi-submersible vessel Fjell.
Views: 727
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Volga-Dnepr handles rotor for KOG Transport

October 25 - October 25 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has provided KOG Transport, the international project freight forwarder, with a comprehensive logistics service for the delivery of a 35 tonne rotor to a thermal electric power plant in Accra, Ghana.
Views: 504
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Profits up at Air Partner but revenues tumble in freight division

October 14 - October 14 - In its results for the year ended July 31 2011, Air Partner said its focus on core broking has delivered strong results, despite a difficult trading environment, with profits before tax up by 93 percent to GBP5.3 million (USD8.3); and overall
Views: 835
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India must up game on global piracy

October 12 - October 12 - Indian naval forces must be ready to increase shipping security in the Indian Ocean as the country's geographical location means that it has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle piracy head on.
Views: 745
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Fairmount tug positions FPSO Usan offshore Nigeria

October 11 - October 11- Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Usan, offshore Nigeria.
Views: 744
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National Airlines wins B747-400F operating authority

October 6 - October 6 - America's National Airlines, a unit of upstate New York's National Air Cargo Holdings, which provides military air freight to the Pentagon, has announced its initiation of Boeing 747-400F flight operations, having received regulatory certifica
Views: 693
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CEVA extends the scope of agreement with Seadrill

October 5 - October 4 - CEVA Logistics has extended its current freight management contract with offshore deepwater drilling company, Seadrill, to include the freight forwarding and supply chain logistics solutions for the Seadrill rigs operating in West Africa and t
Views: 745
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South Africa's Imperial buys German logistics company

October 5 - October 5 - South African transport group Imperial Holdings will pay USD368 million to buy a German logistics company, in a move that bulks up its presence in Europe, even as the region struggles with an uncertain outlook.
Views: 748
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Safmarine corporate functions to be incorporated into Maersk Line

October 4 - October 4 - Safmarine's internal support and management functions will be integrated into those of its sister company Maersk Line, with the closure of the former's HQ and the maintenance of the brand within the Maersk Liner Business portfolio.
Views: 667
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Upgraded shipping service will help boost African trade

September 30 - September 30 - Safmarine says the addition of Beira and an eastbound Toamasina call on its weekly shipping service between Southern Africa and Asia (the Safari 3 service)will help boost trade between southern Africa and Asia.
Views: 931
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Air Charter Service now open in Los Angeles

September 29 - September 29 - Air Charter Service, a leading aircraft charter specialist, continues its global expansion as it opens the cargo department of its second US office in Los Angeles - to complement its established operation in New York.
Views: 731
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New vessel for Universal Africa Lines

September 29 - September 29 - UAL Africa has become the latest vessel to be added to Universal Africa Lines' fleet of 16 modern, multi-purpose geared vessels.
Views: 430
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Fairstar wins rig transport contract

September 28 - September 28 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a new transportation contract by Hercules Offshore to transport the Hercules 185 jack-up rig from Port Gentil, Gabon to either Pascagoula, Mississippi or Bahrain using the Fairstar semi-submersible
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ALS ships demolition equipment to Kiwi earthquake zone

September 28 - September 28 - The Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd project team in Hull, UK, has organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine for UK demolition company Coleman & Company.
Views: 966
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Blank checks into ACS Frankfurt

September 21 - September 21 - UK-based air freight broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed a new cargo sales director at its Frankfurt office while the company has organised a vital relief goods flight into North Korea in response to the devastating floods in tha
Views: 1111
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First in Libya for PCN

September 16 - September 16 - The fast-growing forwarder group, Project Cargo Network, has revealed its first member in Libya with the addition of Tripoli-based M&M Libya, bringing its membership to just short of 100.
Views: 612
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Sorgetti to succeed Sangaletti as FIATA CEO

September 14 - September 14 - HLPFI understads that Marco Sorgetti has been selected to fill the post of director general and chief executive of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) following the retirement of Marco Sangaletti.
Views: 647
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Antwerp port authority expands presence in South America

September 12 - September 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has expanded its presence in South America with the appointment of three new representatives: Fernando Bustamante, German Calderon (both in Chile) and Henrique Machado Rabelo (in Brazil), to promote the port across So
Views: 891
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Libya services resume as regime changes

September 9 - September 9 - Though fighting is still continuing in the country and Colonel Gadaffi remains at large, a degree of normality is returning to Libya.
Views: 630
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Nordana goes back to Libya

September 8 - September 8 - Nordana has restarted its regular direct ro-ro service from the US Gulf and East Coast into Libya, which has been suspended since February due to the unrest in the country.
Views: 865
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Liebherr delivers two to Onitsha River Port

September 7 - September 7 - Major investment in the ports on the Niger River in Nigeria to allow discharge and loading of heavy lift and breakbulk items has resulted in the acquisition of two Liebherr Harbour Mobile Cranes type LHM 180, allowing the handling of project
Views: 1043
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UN Security Council voices concern over maritime piracy in West Africa

September 5 - September 5 -The UN Security Council has voiced concern over increasing maritime piracy, armed robbery and reports of hostage-taking in the Gulf of Guinea, saying the crimes were having an adverse impact on security, trade and other economic activities in
Views: 675
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Concargo appoints oil and gas expert

September 2 - September 2 - Concargo (Pty) Ltd South Africa has appointed energy, oil and gas specialist Shawn Fraser to head up the company's Johannesburg branch and also to be national operations manager.
Views: 947
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British Airways provides East Africa relief flight

August 31 - August 31 - British Airways has flown a relief aircraft full of emergency supplies and equipment to victims of the food crisis in East Africa, where over half a million people are directly at risk of starvation.
Views: 419
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Africa West enhances services with additional aircraft

August 30 - August 30 - Togo-based Africa West Cargo has reinforced its fleet by leasing a second DC9 freighter, adding to the company's list of aircraft currently serving various destinations in West Africa and Central Africa.
Views: 1084
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Take five for H

August 26 - August 26 - Earlier this week, Bremerhaven, Germany, hosted five H
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Africa

August 24 - August 24 - Breakbulk Africa will take place from November 2-3, 2011 in Bremen, Germany and will feature a keynote speech from Klaus-Dieter Ruske, global transportation & logistics leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Views: 536
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Neeb & Schuch receive Liebherr mobile crane

August 24 - August 24 - The German based joint venture crane rental and transport company Neeb & Schuch has taken delivery of a new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 mobile crane.
Views: 794
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Pirates adopting new tactics says Neptune Maritime

August 22 - August 22 - Following a report filed on Sunday August 7th by the IMB Live Piracy Reporting Centre, which saw suspected Somali pirates at attempt to hijack a vessel off the coast of Eritrea in large numbers, Neptune Maritime Security raised concerns over t
Views: 452
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Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network

August 17 - August 17 - With the appointment of Spain's Marmedsa Proyectos, the forwarder organisation, Project Cargo Network (PCN) says it now has 113 offices in 54 countries.
Views: 1034
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Insurers debate curse of piracy

August 16 - August 16 - When they meet next month in Paris, international marine underwriters will discuss all lines of marine insurance business.
Views: 631
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Safmarine appoints Ben Line

August 16 - August 16 - Safmarine has appointed Ben Line Agencies in Asia to represent its Multi Purpose Vessel Services (MPV) business in this region.
Views: 1164
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
Views: 1048
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First of three for Maximus

August 11 - August 11 - Maximus Air Cargo has taken delivery of the first of three newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F freighters.
Views: 698
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Luxembourg-based companies support UNICEF famine relief efforts

August 11 - August 11 - In recognition of the need for quick and efficient help for the famine and drought victims in the Horn of Africa, a group of Luxembourg-based companies including ArcelorMittal Foundation, Cargolux, CFL, Enovos, LuxairCARGO, Paul Wurth and SES
Views: 491
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New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting

August 3 - August 3 - Gray Page, a leading specialist maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, has said that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee's (MSC) recently approved interim guidance on the employment of privately contracted armed sec
Views: 716
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Humanitarian aid flown to Horn of Africa

August 3 - August 3 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering's worldwide offices are involved in the effort to transport humanitarian relief supplies to help people affected by famine in the Horn of Africa.
Views: 459
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Sugar is sweet for ALE

August 2 - August 2 - Global heavy lifting and transport company, ALE has successfully completed the transportation of two CO2 vessels to the UK's biggest sugar supplier, British Sugar. The 28 metre long vessels were required as part of a site upgrade at the firm's
Views: 908
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Freight industry brings illiteracy to book

August 1 - August 1 - Global freight forwarder DHL and shipping line Safmarine have teamed up to boost literacy in Senegal. The two will create the first community library in Kolda, Senegal.
Views: 440
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Vanguard transports and installs monoblock press

July 29 - July 29 - Heavy lifting and plant relocation specialist, Vanguard, has handled the transport, rigging and installation of one of the largest monoblock blanking presses fabricated to date, for a leading South African steel supplier, Aveng Trident Steel.
Views: 751
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ACS arranges first relief charters into stricken Eastern Africa

July 26 - July 26 - Air Charter Service has seen a huge increase in demand for charters to carry desperately needed humanitarian aid for the starving people of Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, as The Horn of Africa suffers a crippling drought and famine.
Views: 266
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CSAL adds Charleston-Africa service

July 24 - June 24 - Canada States Africa Line (CSAL) is adding Charleston to the port rotation for its bulk, breakbulk and ro-ro service between North America and southern Africa.
Views: 645
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Steder Group to represent WWPC in Djibouti and Ethiopia

July 21 - July 21 - Steder Group FZE, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in The Netherlands, recently established an Office, Warehouse and Freezone land area in Djibouti, and in Ethiopia, to support their project cargo operations.
Views: 524
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Chapman Freeborn's special sledge delivers cost savings

July 19 - July 19 - The latest of several large movements in recent weeks saw global aircraft charter specialist, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, coordinate the air transportation of a giant piece of oil and gas equipment from Malaysia to Congo to support offshore
Views: 678
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Globalink's Air Freight Division takes off

July 14 - July 14 - Globalink Logistics Group was approached by the Civil Aviation Authorities in Kazakhstan to handle the movement of airport equipment from USA and France to Astana, Kazakhstan.
Views: 897
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Perth says aye, aye Cap'n to DB Schenker

July 11 - July 11 - DB Schenker has been appointed exclusive international transport and logistics services provider for the world sailing championships in Perth, Australia later this year.
Views: 979
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African demand for heavy lift set to grow beyond 2021

July 5 - July 5 - Africa is one of the few regions of the world where there is genuine expectation of large scale heavy lift growth in the next decade, claims global shipping forwarder and agent Tuscor Lloyds.
Views: 743
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The Italian job fails to defeat Tuscor Lloyds

July 4 - July 4 - A perfect storm of public holidays, unsafe and illegal material handling equipment as well as road works along the projected route greeted global project cargo specialists Tuscor Lloyds when it handled a significant high and heavy load after disc
Views: 475
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Dockwise to convert contract backlog to firm orders

June 28 - June 28 - A backlog of multi-million dollar contracts worth more than USD40 million for the moving of offshore equipment and heavyweight barge movements will be completed by Q3 2011, says Dutch leading marine contractor Dockwise.
Views: 775
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Ahlers scores a quartet of successful project shipments

June 20 - June 20 - Antwerp-based Ahlers Forwarding has seen some recent significant movements from Asia to developing markets, highlighting the growing importance of Asia to the global project cargo business.
Views: 745
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Three-way partnership for emergency relief

June 16 - June 16 - World Vision, Agility and Advance Aid have created a three-way partnership that will enable African-produced emergency relief goods to be provided to assist in African emergencies- a first of its kind.
Views: 508
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PCN duo join forces to move vessel

June 13 - June 13 - Two members of the Project Cargo Network have worked together to oversee the movement of an MLB47 / Textron Vessel (an ex-US Coast Guard boat) from Livorno, Italy to Valletta , Malta.
Views: 521
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Qatar Airways buys into Cargolux

June 9 - June 9 - Cargolux has entered into a strategic partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways. The deal includes the acquisition by Qatar Airways of a 35 percent stake in Cargolux and a commercial cooperation.
Views: 856
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Dania Marine transfers ship to Varamar's management

June 9 - June 9 - Dania Marine, and its Danish bank, have transferred the commercial management of Thor Venture into the supervision of Ukrainian-based Varamar Ltd, representing White Whale Shipping, changing the ship's name to Venture Whale.
Views: 609
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Staffing agency points to potential future staff shortages

June 7 - June 7 - An employment and staffing agency that specialises in supplying hoisting and lifting, heavy lift and specialised transport personnel has passed its third anniversary and noted continuing industry trends that could lead to staff shortages in the n
Views: 1123
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Out of Africa as OTAL lowers its flag

June 7 - June 7 - It's the end of the line for a stalwart of container shipping for Africa as OT Africa Line, a CMA-CGM group company, is rebranded this month under the Delmas brand.
Views: 519
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Global corporations turn to independent agents claims WCA

June 2 - June 2 - There is growing evidence that the world's largest industrial manufacturers and distributors are turning to independent freight forwarders, especially those that are members of worldwide networks, to help fulfill their global logistics requiremen
Views: 541
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Terra firma provides business for Plate Logistics

June 2 - June 2 - Buenos Aires-based project forwarder Plate Logistics has undertaken a number of contracts that highlight the importance of underground exploration to the project cargo sector.
Views: 1019
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CEE members bag a brace of projects

June 1 - June 1 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) members are busy with a pair of high and heavy projects on different continents.
Views: 447
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Combi Lift handles anchor handling tug supply vessels

May 31 - May 31 - Two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels are currently being discharged in Lagos, Nigeria from Combi Lift's multipurpose vessel, Combi Lift IV, having been safely transported from Singapore.
Views: 775
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Fairstar wins fertilizer plant contract

May 24 - May 24 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has won a USD 28 million multi-voyage transportation contract to provide the marine transportation of 111 modules and 70 containers from the Agrium Fertilizer Plant in Kenai, Alaska to a greenfield site in Ossiomo, Nigeri
Views: 853
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Ethiopian Shipping Lines' vessels get MacGregor cranes

May 17 - May 17 - Cargotec has confirmed a new order for 21 MacGregor variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes to be installed on seven 28,000 dwt multipurpose cargo ships being built at Huanghai Shipbuilding in China for Ethiopian Shipping Lines, with the c
Views: 897
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Fairmount delivers FPSO

May 12 - May 12 - A specialised team lead by Fairmount Marine has completed successfully the tow, mooring and positioning hook-up of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Pazflor offshore Angola.
Views: 474
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DHL set to boost Africa's oil and energy sector

May 6 - May 6 - DHL Global Forwarding is to launch four oil and energy centres of excellence across Africa over the next 12 months in Cape Town, South Africa, Luanda, Angola, Accra, Ghana and Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 855
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Erfmann secures control of Swift Freight brand in Dubai

April 4 - April 4 - Barloworld Logistics (BWL) Middle East & Asia has sold a recently created entity Swift Freight LLC to the former ceo of Swift Freight International LLC, three years after it acquired the latter company along with its branch network in Africa and
Views: 910
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Cargo rallied in 2010 for Cargolux in year of 'comeback'

March 31 - March 31 - Following the severe global economic disturbances of 2009, external environmental issues faced maindeck airfreight capacity provider Cargolux in 2010 just as the market's financial conditions gave the airline mixed messages, according to its re
Views: 934
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Logistique Commerciale d'Afrique joins Project Cargo Network

March 29 - March 29 - Following last week's news that it had joined the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Logistique Commerciale d'Afrique (LCA) has now also joined the Project Cargo Network in Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
Views: 506
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GPLN boosts membership in Egypt

March 29 - March 29 - Alexandria-based, Marine & Engineering Services Company (MESCO) has become a member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) for Egypt.
Views: 772
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ALE positions transformers at Algerian power plant

March 28 - March 28 - ALE Heavylift Iberica has worked on positioning three main transformers at the Koudiet Ed Draouch combined cycle power plant in El Tarf, Algeria. Each transformer arrived at the plant on hydraulic platforms and transport beams and was unloaded
Views: 414
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WWPC adds four in Africa

March 22 - March 22 - Following the decision of Logistique Commerciale d'Afrique (LCA) to join the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), the project forwarding network is now represented in Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger.
Views: 594
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Sarens' worldwide menu of heavy lifts

March 21 - March 21 - In a bi-annual message to its heavy lift industry clients, Belgium-based heavy lift multi-purpose contractor Sarens Group has revealed the range of recent lifting operations it has been involved in as well its acquisition of a new Canadian memb
Views: 1244
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Vanguard expands storage capability at Richards Bay

March 21 - March 21 - South Africa-based heavy lift and plant relocation specialist Vanguard has extended its in-harbour capabilities with the acquisition of a 2,800 sq m handling and storage yard in the busy Richards Bay port to complement the multi-axle service it
Views: 824
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Boskalis sees 2011 as a year of transition

March 18 - March 18 - Dutch maritime services company, Royal Boskalis Westminster has announced a 36 percent increase in net profits for 2010 and cited the acquisition of Smit Internationale, an improved performance from its Dredging business and an exceptional gain
Views: 1107
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Maximus Air Cargo seeks to strengthen African foothold

March 14 - March 14 - With the first of its three new A300-600RF's set to join the fleet in the next few months, Maximus Air Cargo - the UAE's largest dedicated cargo aircraft operator - is setting its sights on Africa as a region that represents great opportunity f
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Wilhelmsen names new area director

March 10 - March 10 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Prean Pather to the position of area director of East and South Africa area, covering Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and the Islands off East Africa.
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Vanguard on the move with auto plant relocation

March 4 - March 4 - Vanguard has completed a turnkey two-phase project for Benteler Automotive, involving the complete relocation and installation of a 2,600 tonne press and a hot forming line from Goshen in Indiana, USA to Uitenhage in South Africa.
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Vanguard on the move with auto plant relocation

March 4 - March 4 - Vanguard has completed a turnkey two-phase project for Benteler Automotive, involving the complete relocation and installation of a 2,600 tonne press and a hot forming line from Goshen in Indiana, USA to Uitenhage in South Africa.
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New semi-sub breaks records on maiden voyage

March 2 - March 2 - The maiden voyage of COSCOL's new semi-submersible vessel, Xiang Yun Kou, featured the largest deadweight tonnage in the history of the company's semi-submersible vessel fleet.
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Flynt Group now Barloworld Logistics

March 1 - March 1 - Barloworld Logistics, which acquired the Hong Kong-based Flynt Group of companies in 2008, has confirmed that in line with its corporate brand strategy, all the Flynt Group companies are now merged and consolidated under the brand Barloworld Log
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Cargolux and Chapman Freeborn take plaudits

February 28 - February 28 - During Air Cargo Africa 2011, organised by STAT TIMES, Cargolux took the 'International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo' in the category 'International All-Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa', whilst Chapman Freeborn landed the Air Charte
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Alternate energy blows some wind into Bati's sales

February 22 - February 22 - Having underpinned the company's activities in 2010, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics expects that wind power plants and renewable energy projects, particulary wind turbines, will keep it busy with Turkey's energy ministry planning 15,000
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Beluga confirms anti-piracy guards to be deployed

February 11 - February 11 - Following the terrible hijacking of its ship, Beluga Nomination, Beluga Shipping has confirmed that it is deploying private security guards aboard some of its ships off the Somali coast and rerouting other vessels.
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Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag

February 8 - February 8 - The actions of a number of leading heavy lift shipping lines, including Beluga, BBC, NSC and Rickmers, in registering their ships under the Liberian flag has helped the West Africa state to double the size of its flagged fleet in the ten year
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Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag

February 8 - February 8 - The actions of a number of leading heavy lift shipping lines, including Beluga, BBC, NSC and Rickmers, in registering their ships under the Liberian flag has helped the West Africa state to double the size of its flagged fleet in the ten year
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Legs eleven for WWPC

February 4 - February 4 - At the 11th annual membership conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), held recently in Mumbai, the current Board of Advisors were re-elected for another year of service.
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Fairstar wins new contract for FJORD

January 25 - January 25 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a contract by Grinaker - LTA Construction Nigeria, a member of the Worley Parsons Group which has resulted in the company's semi-submersible vessel, FJORD departing from its home port in Rotterdam and
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Allseas scoops project forwarding gong at UK freight awards

January 24 - January 24 - Now in their 22nd year, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards were presented in in London last week when the nominees and sponsors plus shipping and logistics personalities gathered to celebrate the event. The event was
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Damco and General Holding join forces in Abu Dhabi

January 21 - January 21 - Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller, and General Holding Corporation have formed a joint venture, Damco Abu Dhabi, to provide logistics and forwarding services to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Nordana makes Savannah a fixed port of call

January 20 - January 20 - Danish shipping line Nordana has added Savannah, Georgia to its Mediterranean/Americas service, effective immediately. As a result, the Mediterranean/Americas service will no longer be calling on a regular basis into Jacksonville, Florida whi
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Logwin expands African network

January 20 - January 20 - Luxembourg-based global logistics service provider Logwin has strengthened its presence in Africa by opening its second Kenyan location in Mombasa and expanding its warehousing capacity in South Africa at its locations in Johannesburg and Cap
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Vanguard creates a heavy lift gate in an international border

January 19 - January 19 - A Goldhofer modular trailer, supplemented by additional axles and a 4.5 m deck in the middle, was required by South African project cargo handler Vanguard to manage the transportation and rigging of three transformers from Richards Bay harbou
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Energy market powers CEVA expansion in West Africa and Central Asia

January 19 - January 19 - Expansive growth in the energy sector has persuaded CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, to increase its presence in West Africa and Central Asia, areas which will be managed under CEVA's Southern Europe, Middle E
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Fairmount Marine tows FPSO Pazflor

January 19 - January 19 - Three Fairmount-Class tugs have departed from Korea to tow the FPSO Pazflor from Korea to Angola
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Ro-ro rationalisation adds fifth OT Africa Line ship

January 18 - January 18 - OT Africa Line, a CMA-CGM group company, has restructured its ro-ro services, adding a fifth ship which allows the line to offer an improved service frequency with sailings departing Europe every 10 days.
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Safmarine and Antwerp bosses celebrate cooperation

January 14 - January 14 - At an unveiling ceremony held at the headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, Safmarine CEO Tomas Dyrbye presented a ship model of Safmarine Kuramo to CEO Eddy Bruyninckx as a gesture of thanks for the many years of close cooperation betwe
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Blue Water Shipping transports Catamaran ferry

January 6 - January 6 - The year 2010 closed for Blue Water Shipping Brest with the transportation of a large catamaran from Fremantle, Australia to Aqaba in Jordan.as the company's new CEO, effective January 1, 2012.
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GAC restructures UK operations

January 5 - January 5 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has announced the merger of its UK operations.
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ALE installs generator and a gas turbine

January 4 - January 4 - ALE has installed a gas turbine weighing 350 tonnes and a generator weighing 410 tonnes in the Koudiet Ed Draouch Combined Cycle Power Plant (El Tarf Algeria).
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Fairstar's Fjord wins CLOV FPSO contract

January 3 - January 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a contract with DSME to transport FPSO components from Angola to Korea for the CLOV FPSO.
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