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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.
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Second time on the podium for Express Transport

December 30 - December 30 - Mumbai-based OOG and heavy lift project forwarder Express Transport (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has added 10 additional equipment items, including two 250-tonne Kobelco crawler cranes.
Views: 1647
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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: 980
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Tiong Woon in rights issue

December 29 - December 29 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (TWC), an integrated services specialist and provider of infrastructure businesses, supporting oil and gas, petrochemical, power and construction sectors through the planning and design of heavy
Views: 1430
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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: 1214
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SBS Group acquires stake in Atlas Logistics

December 23 - December 23 - Japan's SBS Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in Atlas Logistics, a leading Bangalore, India-based provider of integrated and comprehensive global transportation solutions.
Views: 1113
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Logitrans 2011 exhibition exceeds expectations in Istanbul

December 21 - December 21 - The fifth transport logistics exhibition, Logitrans held this month in Istanbul, has exceeded the expectations of its organisers, with more than 12,000 visitors, which represented an increase of 37 percent over 2010.
Views: 1950
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Nice dozen for Dockwise

December 21 - December 21 - Dockwise has revealed 12 new awards totaling USD55 million, of which six, to the value of more than USD15 million, are for execution in Q4 2011. The remaining contracts are for execution in 2012 and 2013.
Views: 1033
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ABP establishes new funding platform

December 20 - December 20 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has established a new funding platform to enable it to access a variety of funding markets over time. ABP has raised GBP2.36 billion (USD3.67 billion) of senior bank and bond debt to refinance the pr
Views: 1442
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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: 1157
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Shipping confidence picks up despite eurozone fears

December 16 - December 16 - Overall confidence levels and the likelihood of major new investments in the shipping industry in the next 12 months picked up marginally in the quarter ended November 2011, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from accountant
Views: 1931
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Ahlers loads with Singapore slings

December 15 - December 15 - Global project cargo forwarder Ahlers has seen two key project movements through the quay sides of Singapore, both inbound and export from this island state, as well as number of smaller movements.
Views: 1229
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Logwin goes for growth in China

December 15 - December 15 - The global logistics service provider Logwin is expanding its operational network in China.
Views: 1215
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Fairstar bridges financial gap

December 14 - December 14 - Fairstar Heavy Transport, the Oslo-listed heavy lift shipping specialist, has signed a USD30 million bridging loan facility for its newbuilding, Forte, with Bank of China.
Views: 1276
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Multitrade handles oil rig equipment

December 14 - December 14 - Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has arranged the transportation of a levelling tool used in the oil industry.
Views: 1429
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Oil and gas fuel Amytrans success in equipment shipment

December 13 - December 13 - Full service freight forwarder and ship broker Amytrans Corp in Vietnam, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has arranged for heavy and outsized oil and gas equipment to be moved by chartered ocean vessel from Busan,
Views: 966
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Long distance successes for Ahlers

December 13 - December 13 - Global offices of worldwide project cargo forwarder Ahlers have earned their Air Miles after organising two project movements that clocked up more than 15,000 km in distance.
Views: 1071
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BBC Chartering shipment is out of this world

December 13 - December 13 - Leading German heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering won a contract to transport radio telescope antennas for what is currently the largest cosmic project on earth, the ALMA observatory in the Chilean Andes.
Views: 1544
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Breakbulk events head for Shanghai

December 12 - December 12 - The inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference & Exhibition will be held February 28 - March 1, 2012, at the Intex Shanghai & Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai, China.
Views: 1145
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Trans Himalayan delivers for Nepal hydro power project

December 7 - December 7 - The photos contained in this report give a clear demonstration of the difficulties which faced Trans Himalayan Express, the Nepalese member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, during the recent delivery of two transformer unit
Views: 787
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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: 1452
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Sea Installer on track for A2SEA

December 6 - December 6 - The head of newbuilding at Danish off-shore wind farm installer A2SEA has returned from a visit to the Chinese shipyard constructing the 11-year old company's latest offshore wind turbine installation jack-up vessel, the Sea Installer.
Views: 1087
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Port of Hamburg opens office in Mumbai to strengthen ties

December 6 - December 6 - Project cargo and heavy lift traffic between one of the BRIC quartet of expanding economies and Europe's main manufacturing countries have been boosted by the opening of a new representative office by the port of Hamburg in Mumbai At the same
Views: 1916
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UAE superyacht takes to the waves, thanks to TTS

December 5 - December 5 - The float-off of the first yacht built to meet the strict requirements of the new UAE Large Yacht Code created for private vessels has been handled by TTS, the Dubai-based heavy handling, transportation and installation freight forwarder.
Views: 705
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Seaports of Niedersachsen sees strong interest at Amsterdam event

December 2 - December 2 - Port marketing company, Seaports of Niedersachsen, says it registered strong interest in port capacity and logistics solutions for the offshore wind energy industry at this week's international wind energy trade fair, EWEA offshore in Amsterd
Views: 1021
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New Horizon for AARAS

December 1 - December 1 - AARAS Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd of Pakistan has delivered port agency services for a vessel, New Horizon, which arrived at Karachi Port, Pakistan, carrying break bulk, heavy and project cargoes from more than 28 consignees.
Views: 1424
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Windy cargo for InterMax

November 30 - November 30 - InterMax Logistics Solution (ITM), a Chinese member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has delivered two wind blade towers from Hengshui, Hebei to Wuchuan County, Hohhot City, in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China.
Views: 994
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PPG connects in Bangkok

November 30 - November 30 - Bangkok has been chosen as a strategic location for specialist project forwarding network the Project Professionals Group (PPG) to hold its annual meeting in 2012.
Views: 1306
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PCN names new member in the Netherlands

November 30 - November 30 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has confirmed the appointment of its second official member in The Netherlands with the approval of Central Oceans Europe bv.
Views: 1831
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Transcar Partnership Wins Barzan Gas Project In Qatar

November 29 - November 29 - Transcar Projects says that its successful partnership with Tatsumi Shokai in Japan has helped secure the turnkey logistics award for the USD10.3 billion Barzan Gas Project in Qatar from JGC.
Views: 1174
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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: 1369
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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: 905
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MSL Express joins the WPA Network

November 28 - November 28 - The New York, Shanghai and Chengdu offices of MSL Express have joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a rapidly expanding global network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders and other niche-market specialists, includ
Views: 1599
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DHL Industrial Projects claims record at Indian port

November 25 - November 25 - The Industrial Projects arm of global forwarder DHL has undertaken the movement of a consignment of six items, each weighing between 165 and 850 tonnes, between South Korea and India utilising a self-propelled ro-ro barge. Three of the items
Views: 874
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Almajdouie invests in global forwarding venture

November 25 - November 25 - The Saudi Arabia-based Almajdouie Group has invested in a new freight forwarding venture, Maxx Global, which will target the project logistics and general cargo sectors.
Views: 1404
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Don't miss out on reduced fees, say Breakbulk South America organisers

November 24 - November 24 - Organisers of the first Breakbulk South America Congress 2011, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from December on 6-7 are asking heavy lift and project forwarders interested in attending the event not to lose the opportunity totake advantage o
Views: 1490
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Will near-sourcing trends rewrite some project cargo business?

November 24 - November 24 - The move by global industrial equipment giant Caterpillar to open a new, 85,000 sq m facility in Victoria, Texas is the latest evidence of US manufacturers beginning to 'near source' manufacturing, a business trend that may have implications
Views: 984
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Etihad Rail awards construction contract

November 23 - November 23 - Etihad Rail - the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network - has awarded the Civil & Track Works works contract for the first stage of the network, that will link the western region cities of Habshan and Ruwais by
Views: 1611
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Tuscor Lloyds ships water treatment plant

November 23 - November 23 - Four wooden cases containing a water treatment plant have been loaded as breakbulk cargo and shipped by Tuscor Lloyds from Felixstowe, UK to Jebel Ali, UAE.
Views: 945
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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: 1264
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World's largest heavy lift vessel to be classed by DNV

November 18 - November 18 - Dockwise's new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tonnes.
Views: 1693
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Dealers gather for Shuttlelift demonstrations

November 17 - November 17 - Global mobile gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift has debuted its newest line of double-beam mobile gantry cranes during an international dealer meeting.
Views: 1596
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Going deeper at Krishnapatnam Port

November 16 - November 16 - Heavy lift and multi-purpose vessels with drafts of up to 17.5 m will now be able to use Krishnapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh following a strategic programme of dredging and other works which has made the port one of the deepest in India.
Views: 1106
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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: 1724
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3p Logistics adds office in Poland

November 15 - November 15 - 3p Logistics Group has opened for business in Poland and will represent the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in the country.
Views: 1699
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Dockwise presents mixed bag of results

November 14 - November 14 - In its latest financial statement, Dockwise has reported third quarter profits slipped as a rise in revenue was not enough to offset increased costs.
Views: 1160
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Ulustrans loads boilers

November 11 - November 11 - Ulustrans Turkey loaded four steam boilers in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, onto rail cars and moved them to Halifax Port to be loaded onto BBC Fuji earlier this month.
Views: 895
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PCN members all set for London

November 10 - November 10 - Over 85 senior managers from 46 countries will shortly be flying into London to attend the upcoming 1st PCN Annual Summit.
Views: 1976
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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: 1550
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Tiong Woon reports increased revenues but drop in profit

November 9 - November 9 - For the first quarter 2011, ended 30 September 2011, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has recorded revenues of SGD36.0 million (USD28.1 million), up 25 percent from SGD28.8 million (USD21.8 million) from the previous corresponding qua
Views: 2085
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World's largest hoverbarge sold

November 8 - November 8 - Marcon International from Coupeville, USA has completed the sale of the unfinished, newbuilding hover barge "Monty" by builder Sundial Marine Construction & Repair of Troutdale, USA to private buyers.
Views: 1561
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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: 1451
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PCN names Indonesia member

November 7 - November 7 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) reports that its latest member is MI Logistic Indonesia, a leading freight forwarder and heavy lift specialist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Views: 1754
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GPA sees growth despite uncertain economic times

November 4 - November 4 - Heavy automobile and machinery throughput at ports in Brunswick and Savannah ports has helped the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) enjoy a growth of five percent in Q1 of FY2012 to 6.5 million tonnes of cargo.
Views: 1310
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New CFO appointed by Toll Group

November 3 - November 3 - Toll Group, supplier of integrated logistics in the Asia region, has appointed Grant Devonport as the group's new chief financial officer (CFO).
Views: 1502
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Logwin opens office in Hyderabad

November 3 - November 3 - Global logistics service provider Logwin is expanding in India with the opening of an office in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Views: 1032
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Skelton Sherborne on the move in western Australia

November 3 - November 3 - Australian heavy equipment mover Skelton Sherborne has relocated its office in Western Australian from Fremantle to a new location in South Perth, effective immediately.
Views: 622
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Cargotec to deliver MacGregor ro-ro equipment

November 2 - November 2 - Cargotec has secured two contracts worth around EUR15 million (USD20.6 million) for complete MacGregor ro-ro access and transfer systems for deepsea container/ro-ro (ConRo) vessels.
Views: 653
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Tiong Woon seals two deals

November 2 - November 2 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd has signed contracts in Burma (Myanmar) and Malaysia to supply heavy equipment and marine transportation for oil and gas-related projects.
Views: 1579
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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: 1093
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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: 1825
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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: 1710
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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: 1521
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Drewry forecasts container overcapacity to last few years

October 28 - October 28 - Drewry's latest quarterly Container Forecaster emphasises that this year should have been much better for the industry. First half global demand growth was still running at an annual rate of percent and yet ocean carriers are losing money due
Views: 1657
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ALE establishes new offices in Iraq and Australia

October 26 - October 26 - After almost two decades in the Middle East, heavy lift material handling provider ALE has opened a new office in Basra, Iraq, its first in the country, just months after it expanded its Australian presence.
Views: 1772
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Saudi Arabian shipment for Altius

October 26 - October 26 - The project division of Spanish freight forwarder Altius has recently handled the movement of a significant consignment of industrial equipment, including coke drums, from Japan to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1120
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Busy end to 2011 for Medden

October 26 - October 26 - Turkish project cargo forwarder Medden is looking forward to a busy autumn and winter 2011, say managers at the Izmir-based company, as orders for its project freight services grow in the second half of the year.
Views: 924
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Breakbulk keynote speaker calls for creative solutions

October 26 - October 26 - Giga projects are the new landscape of the heavy lift marketplace, and logistics is "even more critical than ever before to EPC success", according to John Mika, senior vice president of procurement, CH2M HILL, reports HLPFI editor, Emma Murr
Views: 2095
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Ben Line Agencies hits century in Asia

October 21 - October 21 - Ben Line Agencies has opened its one-hundredth office in Asia and says that this further cements the company's position as a leading shipping services provider with a comprehensive office network in Asia.
Views: 1105
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Move One on the move

October 20 - October 20 - Move One's new office within Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan will provide a full range of logistics services.
Views: 1147
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Kuehne + Nagel sees earnings grow

October 19 - October 19 - Kuehne + Nagel reports that its earnings grew in first nine months of 2011 by 1.1 percent despite the softening freight market.
Views: 1592
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Dockwise newbuild books second voyage

October 14 - October 14 - Just one day after it announced the filing of a waiver request on a single covenant with its lender syndicate, which seeks consent for a temporary relaxation of the leverage ratio (net debt over EBITDA) for the period March 2012 until Septemb
Views: 1251
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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: 1420
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Fairstar balances loss with increase in future contract revenue

October 13 - October 13 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has said that during its third quarter it was awarded over USD40 million in new contracts for marine transportation services over the next two years and now has contracts in place totalling over USD220 million in tota
Views: 1473
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Express Transport bags award

October 13 - October 13 - Express Transport Pvt Ltd India (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has been named Project Cargo Mover of the Year Forwarder in this year's Maritime And Logistics Award.
Views: 1538
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Panalpina opens Ludhiana branch

October 13 - October 13 - Only two weeks after opening a branch in Jaipur, India, Panalpina has opened another branch in Ludhiana in the Punjab, and home to thousands of large and medium-sized companies.
Views: 862
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Hartel's Heenvliet on maiden voyage

October 12 - October 12 - Dutch shipping line Hartel Shipping has seen its latest vessel, Heenvliet, embark on its maiden voyage, further strengthening its Mediterranean and Black Sea services.
Views: 911
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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: 1281
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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: 1291
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Globalink delivers ahead of schedule

October 10 - October 10 - A thousand tonne consignment of oil field equipment has been moved from Dubai to Iraq almost two weeks ahead of deadline.
Views: 1493
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Tiong Woon inks contract with JGC Corporation

October 7 - October 7 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (Tiong Woon) has inked a contract for heavy lifting and installation works with leading global engineering company JGC Corporation at a Singapore refinery project related to an oil major.
Views: 1033
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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: 1144
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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: 1247
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Emirates SkyCargo flies its heaviest single item ever

October 5 - October 4 - Emirates SkyCargo came to the rescue of a ship undergoing repairs when it transported a 36 tonne rudder part - the heaviest single item ever carried by the freight division of Emirates Airline.
Views: 1097
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New contracts for Dockwise

October 5 - October 5 - New contract wins and variation orders, revised payment terms for the Vanguard, and advances from certain clients, announced today by Dockwise will materially improve the company's cash flows and working capital in 2011 and 2012, says the comp
Views: 1189
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Significant membership increase for WPA Network

October 5 - October 5 - The Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders, including those with a project cargo and heavy lift expertise, has seen a significant expansion of membership across the world.
Views: 1504
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SAL and Rolner Foundation digs deep for charity

October 5 - October 5 - SAL and the Rolner Foundation have donated EUR20,000 (USD26,350) to the International Seamen's Club Duckdalben in Hamburg, whilst the crew of Anne-Sofie has donated EUR9,000 (USD11,800) to projects in Germany and the Philippines.
Views: 1326
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GAC delivers tub collar to UAE

October 4 - October 3 - Preparation was the key to success when GAC handled a giant shipment from China to the United Arab Emirates.
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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: 1144
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GAC delivers tub collar to UAE

October 3 - October 3 - Preparation was the key to success when GAC handled a giant shipment from China to the United Arab Emirates.
Views: 1202
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Panalpina opens for business in Jaipur

September 30 - September 30 - Panalpina has opened in Jaipur, India and says that its new branch office is expected to play an important role in the company's global growth strategy.
Views: 1346
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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: 1555
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service expands network in China

September 30 - September 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened a new full service office in Ningbo, providing a comprehensive range of ships agency and maritime logistics services, giving the company five offices in mainland China.
Views: 981
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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: 1176
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LCL Logistix India Pvt Ltd joins PCN in India

September 29 - September 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has four members in India with the appointment of LCL Logistix India Pvt Ltd, further strengthening its representation in the region.
Views: 1684
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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: 719
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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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Keel laid for Fairstar's Finesse

September 27 - September 27 - The keel for the 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Finesse has been laid in Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI)'s Qidong shipyard, China where GSI is constructing both the Forte and the Finesse for Fairstar Heavy Transport.
Views: 731
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GPLN drives into oil and gas logistics training sector

September 27 - September 27 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) recently completed training sessions at two of the most important oil and gas industry events: SPE Offshore Europe 2011 and Indonesia Oil & Gas Expo 2011.
Views: 1461
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Confidence dips to all-time low as uncertainty fuels overtonnaging

September 26 - September 26 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to the latest shipping confidence survey by accountant and shipping adviser Moore Step
Views: 1937
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Century for Project Cargo Network

September 26 - September 26 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a major milestone in its development with 100 companies now on its membership roster.
Views: 1801
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Dredging set to start at Corpus Christi

September 26 - September 26 - Today, Port Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, is set to commence dredging operations for La Quinta Channel Extension project.
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PCN adds new member in Thailand

September 23 - September 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has broken new ground in Thailand with the approval of Centran International Corporation (Thailand) Ltd as its first member in the region.
Views: 980
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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: 1896
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Damco set to scale greater heights

September 21 - September 21 - Damco has transported a single piece compressor weighing 52 tonnes from Orissa via Kolkata airport in India to its final destination in Berlin, Germany.
Views: 952
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Etihad Rail hosts seminars for key stakeholders and industry partners

September 21 - September 21 - Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway - has hosted two seminars in Dubai designed to provide an opportunity for its team to share industry best practices and build relationships with potential customer
Views: 1159
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Fairstar's Forte achieves scheduled floatation milestone

September 21 - September 21 - Fairstar Heavy Transport reports that its 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Forte was floated away from the flooded drydock facility in Qidong, China on schedule, earlier this week.
Views: 760
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Duo of significant project moves for Express Transport

September 20 - September 20 - Mumbai-based project forwarder Express Transport (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has undertaken the shortsea coastal movement of a significant consignment from the west coast Indian port of Hazira in a 1,400 km
Views: 1338
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GAC Group makes a trio of significant management appointments

September 20 - September 20 - The GAC Group has announced two key management appointments in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for its group and local operations at the same time as the group has appointed a new group HSSE (Health Safety Security Environment) manager to drive
Views: 2016
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Boring machinery takes flight with Magdenli

September 19 - September 19 - Magdenli Transport & Trade Co recently completed the delicate loading and further inland transportation of heavy and oversized steel constructions from chartered cargo aircraft to inland destinations in Turkey.
Views: 1286
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NSCSA exercises options for two ro-cons

September 16 - September 16 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has exercised the option to build two ro-con vessels with Hyundai MIPO of South Korea.
Views: 1884
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Volga-Dnepr is big in Japan

September 16 - September 16 - Outsize and heavyweight air cargo specialist, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, is to open its own sales office in Japan reflecting the country's importance and strong growth in demand for its services.
Views: 817
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Wind power projects for Magdenli Transport

September 16 - September 16 - Turkish project forwarder Magdenli Transport and Trade has recently undertaken two major contracts associated with Turkey's burgeoning green energy power generating industry.
Views: 1203
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Turkish yacht transport goes against the flow

September 14 - September 14 - Turkish project cargo forwarder Project Cargo & Yacht Transport is claiming a record in the field of yacht transport as it moved three super-yachts and one coast guard boat to the Middle East.
Views: 1297
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Sai Maritime say operators face delays at majority of Indian ports

September 12 - September 12 - According to a communique from Sai Maritime & Management, only three Indian ports used by heavy lift shipping are currently reporting no delays in operations. In the remaining ports, delays ranging from one to 18 days are being experienced.
Views: 1188
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Air Charter International supports Afghan mine clearance

September 12 - September 12 - Air Charter International has handled the shipment of an outsized mine clearing machine and spare parts from Europe to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, to assist with the country's efforts to be free of Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) by 2013.
Views: 833
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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: 1076
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Jakarta next for heavy lift seminar

September 8 - September 8 - The next seminar in a series of heavy lift and breakbulk cargo courses to be held by the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is to be hosted later this month at Oil & Gas Indonesia 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Views: 1340
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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: 1401
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Chapman Freeborn expands its On Board Courier (OBC) service

September 7 - September 7 - An old English expression has it that, for the want of a nail, the battle was lost. This sage wisdom sums up neatly the reality that even the biggest projects can flounder if an essential item stops working or is missing.
Views: 1027
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Bellville Rodair opens up in Shenzhen

September 6 - September 6 - Bellville Rodair International (BRI) says that the opening of a new office in Shenzhen yesterday marks the next step in its expansion plan for 2011.
Views: 1000
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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: 1191
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ASCO wins Statoil logistics contract

September 2 - September 2 - ASCO, a leading oil and gas logistic company, has won a contract worth over GBP 1.1 million (USD1.8 million) from Statoil ASA.
Views: 1196
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ALE introduces second AL.SK190 crane

September 2 - September 2 - The success of its first AL.SK190 over the past three years has prompted ALE to introduce its second machine of this kind.
Views: 1001
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Allseas arranges novel project freight transhipment via Felixstowe

September 2 - September 2 - Organising the transport from Scotland to South Korea of a heavy lift consignment measuring up to 7 metres in height required some detailed planning when a lengthy road trip from the point of manufacture in Aberdeen was never going to be an
Views: 1599
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Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe

August 31 - August 31 - The Port of Felixstowe is accustomed to handling unusual and fragile loads, and this week was no exception with the arrival of Team New Zealand's Volvo Open 70 yacht on deck of the Skagen Maersk.
Views: 1394
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TPI Mega Line reveals Mega Caravan II

August 31 - August 31 - South Korean heavy transportation company, TPI Mega Line has introduced the newest heavy lift deck carrier to its fleet, Mega Caravan II, which becomes one of three company ships contracted by the Gorgon Joint Venture in Australia.
Views: 1196
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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: 1889
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Horizon Lines offers refinancing deal

August 29 - August 29 - Horizon Lines has entered into a definitive agreement and secured commitments from holders of more than 99 percenr of its 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due in 2012 to move forward with a modified transaction that will refinance the com
Views: 1411
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Royal rescue for Donjon Marine

August 29 - August 29 - Donjon Marine Co has salvaged and returned to its owner the passenger ferry, Royal Miss Belmar, which grounded on approach to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in early July.
Views: 1268
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Fairmount tugs bring FPSO Skarv Idun to final position

August 29 - August 29 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have towed FPSO Skarv Idun to the field in the northern Norwegian Sea in which it will operate after it was completed and prepared in Norway.
Views: 1222
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Take five for H

August 26 - August 26 - Earlier this week, Bremerhaven, Germany, hosted five H
Views: 1058
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Globalink helps with Kazak birthday celebrations

August 25 - August 25 - Globalink Logistics Group, the Kazakhstan member of leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has handled the delivery of concert equipment for a music festival held to celebrate th
Views: 1282
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New member for Project Partners network

August 24 - August 24 - Catoni & Co from Varna, Bulgaria, is the latest recruit for the Project Partners network of forwarding companies specialising in the movement of heavy and over-dimensional items.
Views: 1053
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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: 1387
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service

August 23 - August 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia's largest scheduled all-cargo carrier, has launched a three-times a week Boeing 747-400 freighter service to Zhengzhou as it positions itself to support China's 12th five-year development plan.
Views: 1585
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Jumbo delivers critical items for Habshan 5

August 23 - August 23 - Jumbo Shipping recently completed three shipments for the Habshan 5 Process Plant Project near Abu Dhabi. These shipments executed by Jumbo Javelin and Jumbo Jubilee included some of the heaviest and largest items ever transported by Jumbo.
Views: 821
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WWPC reveals conference venue

August 22 - August 22 - The Sheraton WTC hotel in the centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil will be the venue for the 12th annual Membership Conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
Views: 1070
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Hanjin Pioneer moves RMQCs to Jakarta

August 22 - August 22 - Hanjin Transportation of South Korea, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has transported three heavy rail-mounted quay (RMQC) cranes from Taiwan to Jakarta by utilising its self-propelled barge Hanjin Pioneer.
Views: 1177
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Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam

August 22 - August 22 - According to Hans Smits, chief executive officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, "the Port of Rotterdam's positive development is connected strongly to world trade, especially that related to China and Germany. I expect that throughput in
Views: 1283
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Ship's engine flies with Intermarine

August 19 - August 19 - USA-based Intermarine has delivered a ship engine for a German owner from the manufacturer in Asia to the owner's vessel in the Dominican Republic.
Views: 1274
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Breakbulk tonnage up at South Carolina ports

August 18 - August 18 - Shipping volumes through South Carolina's ports (Port of Charleston and Port of Georgetown) increased significantly in financial year 2011 (ended June 30).
Views: 1223
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Strategic Asian-Pacific infrastructure projects listed

August 17 - August 17 - The inaugural preliminary list of the top 100 strategic infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific has been published by The Southeast Asia Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum.
Views: 1583
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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: 1034
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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: 1926
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Vanguard names senior VP of Specialised Cargo for Asia and Middle East

August 15 - August 15 - Vanguard Logistics Services has appointed Kurt Breinlinger senior vice president of Specialised Cargo for Asia and the Middle East, tasked with introducing the Vanguard network to the newly created Specialised Cargo Division for Asia and the M
Views: 1451
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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: 1733
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Korea Express obtains AEO accreditation

August 15 - August 15 - Integrated logistics company, Korea Express, which is eagerly anticipating the delivery of two 15,000 dwt self-propelled vessels from the Weihai Dockyard, Weihai, Shandong, China, to reinforce its marine transportation capabilities for heavy l
Views: 1374
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SAL set for further expansion

August 12 - August 12 - Having already opened new offices in France and Singapore earlier this year, SAL has confirmed that it will open additional offices in Rotterdam and Moscow from October 1, 2011.
Views: 643
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Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition

August 11 - August 11 - Further to our report on February 21, Konecranes has now completed the second phase of its acquisition of WMI Cranes Ltd increasing its ownership from 51 to 100 percent.
Views: 1518
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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: 1236
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Deep sea shipments lift Wilh. Wilhelmsen's results

August 11 - August 11 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen results were lifted by continued increase in deep sea transport volumes and the group reports positive underlying developments in its activities.
Views: 1122
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Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

August 10 - August 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage company Van der Vlist has celebrated 10 years of operation in the UK with the ground-breaking for a new location at Burma Drive, Hull, the new location of Van der Vlist UK from 2012.
Views: 1637
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Etihad Rail signs deal with Emirates Steel

August 8 - August 8 - Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, and Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel manufacturer in the UAE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use rail as the primary method fo
Views: 1213
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Kita delivers for Turkish energy

August 8 - August 8 - Turkey's Kita Logistics has delivered the components of a new 775 MW combined cycle power plant located in Denizli, Western Turkey, considered to be one of the two largest investments in the power industry to be transported in 2011.
Views: 1598
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Success for first PPG conference in USA

August 4 - August 4 - More than 90 freight movers and ship owners from 34 countries converged in Corpus Christi for the five-day Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference, which began last week.
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BBC Chartering introduces transpacific service

August 4 - August 4 - BBC Chartering has launched a new monthly liner service that connects Asia with North America with the aim of further strengthening its position in the liner segment of the global project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift market.
Views: 811
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Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials

August 3 - August 3 - Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast-expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services provider, has donned its best sporting kit to start deliveries of railroad equipment from China to Brazil to support fans of the world's greatest sporting festiva
Views: 1596
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Rising star in China sees fourth office opening

August 2 - August 2 - Global Star Logistics (China), which recently changed its name from Global Star Logistics, has opened its fourth office in the country with a new location in Chongqing covering for west of China.
Views: 810
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Alliance in the city of brotherly love

August 1 - August 1 - The US arm of Dubai-based logistics company GAC has formed a strategic alliance with a 30-year old shipping agency based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Views: 974
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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: 779
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Toll Group buys German forwarder

July 29 - July 29 - Toll Group is expanding its global forwarding business with the purchase of German ocean forwarder Andree & Wilkerling (AWG). Toll says that AWG
Views: 1631
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GAC strengthens marketing presence in Europe

July 28 - July 28 - GAC is expanding its regional Shipping Marketing team with the appointment of Niko Steindamm, as marketing manager, shipping, based in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 1406
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Gandhi appointed JNPT trustee

July 27 - July 27 - Nailesh Gandhi, director of India's Express Transport Pvt Ltd, has been appointed a trustee on the board of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for a two-year term.
Views: 1219
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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: 501
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PCN awarded ISO certification

July 26 - July 26 - UK-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems certification, one of the first project cargo networks to be granted this accreditation.
Views: 1396
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First contract for Dockwise newbuilding

July 25 - July 25 - Dockwise has confirmed the first contract for its new 'Type 0' ship which is due to be delivered at the end of 2012 from the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Korea.
Views: 832
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Trains fly through Saint-Petersburg

July 20 - July 20 - Specialists from within the group of companies "Sea port of Saint-Petersburg" have successfully discharged Uzbekistan's first high speed train.
Views: 1047
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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: 1157
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PCN's famous five US members

July 18 - July 18 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has filled its US membership quota with the signing of its fifth US member, says Martin Pain, PCN network manager.
Views: 917
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Maximus new aircraft conversions on schedule

July 18 - July 18 - The conversion of a new Airbus A300-600 regional freighter, purchased by Maximus Air Cargo at the start of this year, and part of a of AED350 million (USD92.2million) expansion programme, is on schedule for its mid-summer entry into the company'
Views: 476
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100 percent for Fairstar duo

July 18 - July 18 - Fairstar Heavy Transport reports that it achieved 100 percent utilisation of its two-ship fleet - Fjord and Fjell - in the second quarter of 2012.
Views: 1352
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GSL's NVOCC license

July 15 - July 15 - Shanghai-based Global Star Logistics (China) Co., Ltd. has been accredited with a full NVOCC license from China's Ministry of Transport.
Views: 839
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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: 1439
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TTS Handling Systems win Saudi contract

July 14 - July 14 - TTS Handling Systems has agreed a contract with the Zamil Offshore Services company in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, for the design, associated engineering and supply of a transfer system for the latter's newly planned shipyard in Dammam Port, writes Ja
Views: 904
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Around the world in three heavy lift seminars

July 14 - July 14 - A trio of heavy lift seminars for project cargo professionals who are interested in honing their oversized and out-of-gauge cargo handling skills is to be held in the UK, US and Indonesia in September.
Views: 1309
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Integrated Logistics expands on the double

July 13 - July 13 - Terex Cranes delivered two RT 100 Rough Terrain cranes to Integrated Logistics of Kuwait for maintenance tasks in the petro-chemical and gas refinery sectors, writes Jamie May.
Views: 1315
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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: 1670
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Paradip's largest cargo to date

July 7 - July 7 - Continuing its march forward in handling of projects and heavy lift cargo, Direct Logistics India moved a heavy lift shipment weighing 262 tonnes for the Indian Oil Corporation as a part of the company's refinery project near Paradip, India, writ
Views: 1108
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China set to tap shale gas

July 5 - July 5 - Senior managers from the world's leading oil companies are set to descend on China this summer, as the country holds its first licensing round for the production of shale gas, which could be good news for project logistics companies focussing on
Views: 1143
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Largest crane yet for Bin Quraya

July 4 - July 4 - Bin Quraya Est has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane from the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH plant. The 500-tonne crane is now the largest unit in the 250-strong crane fleet of the Saudi Arabian company, writes Jamie May.
Views: 851
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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: 815
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Project cargo powers double-digit growth at Bilbao

July 1 - July 1 - General conventional goods at Bilbao port, helped by project cargo activity, rose by 14 percent in the first three months of the year. Project cargo at the Spanish Atlantic port includes machinery, wind energy equipment, rail carriages, buses, pa
Views: 1655
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InterMax busy with China projects

June 30 - June 30 - Shanghai-based InterMax Logistics Solution (ITM) is busy with various project cargo shipments, handling construction cranes, gantry cranes and windmill equipment.
Views: 1196
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Cruz doubles up IL-76TD flights for significant client

June 29 - June 29 - Almaty, Kazakhstan-based project cargo forwarder Cruz Logistics recently required two IL-76TD journeys on consecutive days to move four load banks from Fujairah, UAE to Uralsk, Kazakhstan for a significant customer.
Views: 1038
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New ship deal for NSCSA

June 29 - June 29 - The National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia has signed a 'murabaha' financing agreement with the Saudi British Bank (SABB) and the National Commercial Bank for SR822.6 million (USD219.3 million) that will finance 80 percent of the cost to construc
Views: 1859
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To Russia with love through Novorossiysk

June 28 - June 28 - Novorossiysk Port Terminal, in Russia's main port on the Black Sea, has recently played host to two significant high and heavy movements.
Views: 1227
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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: 1320
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Cargotec to deliver MacGregor equipment to South Korean

June 27 - June 27 - Cargotec has signed a contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea to deliver MacGregor ro-ro equipment for four con-ro ships to be built for a Saudi Arabian owner, with delivery scheduled for 2012 - 2013.
Views: 482
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Broekman Group opens new head office

June 24 - May 24 - Broekman Group has centralised its different operations within a new head office in 'PortCity 1', the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.
Views: 1002
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TTS International in UAE nitrogen tank move

June 23 - June 23 - Dubai-based project cargo forwarder Transport Technics and Services International (TTS International) has completed the shipment of a 49 m nitrogen tank.
Views: 1111
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SAL handles heaviest load ever

June 22 - June 22 - On its maiden voyage, SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land's latest newbuilding Lone, undertook the heaviest lift ever in the company's history.
Views: 1288
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Air Partner celebrates half century

June 21 - June 21 - Air Partner plc, a world leading provider of private aviation services, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
Views: 989
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From Brazil to Bangkok for PPG

June 20 - June 20 - Delegates at last week's fourth annual conference of the Project Professionals Group in Rio de Janeiro endorsed Bangkok as the 2012 annual conference venue for the specialist project forwarding network.
Views: 1276
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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: 1298
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Awards on both sides

June 17 - June 17 - Trans-United Inc, of Burns Harbor, Indianapolis, USA, is celebrating after being named a winner of the Indiana Fleet Safety Contest.
Views: 916
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Hansa Heavy Lift website sets sail

June 17 - June 17 - Just two weeks after the shipping line launched, Hansa Heavy Lift is taking to the digital wavelengths with the launch of a website.
Views: 1605
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OIG boosted by half a billion investment

June 17 - June 17 - The Harren & Partner Group and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (GSCP) have invested USD500 million in Singapore-based OIG Offshore Installation Group to provide the financing for the company's strategic growth and the acquisition of additional ve
Views: 1333
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A Chinese epic takeaway the weather couldn't halt

June 17 - June 17 - A biomass boiler destined for green power generation in Italy presented Tuscor Lloyds with problems large in size as the company undertook an extremely difficult and complex multimodal shipment from Hunan province deep inside China through to Tr
Views: 1116
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Kuehne + Nagel renews Cameron contract

June 16 - June 16 - Cameron, a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries, has re-awarded Kuehne + Nagel with a global contract to handle the company's air logistics, sea logistics as well as road
Views: 1100
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Cargo equipment network names new member

June 13 - June 13 - Fiza Logistics Pvt Ltd, which has offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, as well as Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan, has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) in the service categories export packer and air cargo handlers.
Views: 1146
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Modern Freight joins GPLN

June 13 - June 13 - The UAE's Modern Freight Company has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 1096
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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: 1496
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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: 997
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter flies generators to Japan

June 9 - June 9 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter, together with customer Agility, has arranged the shipment of two gas-driven generators on an Antonov 124 freighter from Frankfurt Hahn Airport to Tokyo Narita Airport.
Views: 791
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Dockwise hints at leaving Dutch flag

June 8 - June 8 - Dockwise is urging the Dutch government to allow for better protection on its vessels to counteract piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
Views: 662
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Van der Vlist Projecten's Chinese takeaway

June 8 - June 8 - European heavy lift haulage company Van der Vlist Projecten has recently supervised the successful ex-works shipment of two crated 130 tonne cranes from the Netherlands, via Antwerp, to the Seaport Terminal China.
Views: 1141
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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: 1887
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Speaking up for project cargo

June 6 - June 6 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has announced two key industry speakers for its 2011 Annual Summit, which will be held from 19-20 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London.
Views: 1030
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Austral Asia Line sets up Projects and Tramp Shipping Division

June 6 - June 6 - Austral Asia Line (AAL) has established a dedicated Project and Tramp Shipping division, based at its head office in Singapore, and engaged a team of four project shipping, chartering and heavy lift cargo specialists, headed by Namir Khanbabi who
Views: 1865
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Jumbo Shipping handles Vijay Tanks project

June 3 - June 3 - In India, Jumbo Shipping has handled two significant modules for Vijay Tanks and Vessels Ltd, an international engineering, procurement, fabrications and construction company and one of the world's leading service providers for storage and proces
Views: 1200
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Super heavy Chinese takeaway for Hanjin

June 3 - June 3 - Korean logistics company, Hanjin Transportation Co Ltd has utilised the Hanjin Pioneer, a self-propelled barge, to transport significant ship assemblies from China to India.
Views: 1103
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WWL appoints India MD

June 2 - June 2 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has appointed Gur Prasad Kohli as managing director for India.
Views: 1323
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Four project movements display industry's variety

June 1 - June 1 - A quarter of heavy lift and project cargo operations undertaken by members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) demonstrate the wide variety of operations in this industry.
Views: 2627
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PCN grows in new territories

June 1 - June 1 - The Project Cargo Network has broken ground in two new territories and expanded in an existing territory as it grows its global reach.
Views: 1086
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Hansa Heavy Lift launches tomorrow

May 31 - May 31 - The newly formed, Bremen based maritime shipping company, Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the international investment enterprise Oaktree Capital Management, which commences its business operations tomorrow, has revealed its f
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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: 1289
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Roll up, roll up as RollDock doubles up

May 26 - May 26 - The semi-submersible RollDock Sea has been delivered by her builders to Dutch heavy lift shipping company RollDock, doubling the Ijssel-based company's current fleet.
Views: 1155
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Fairstar satisfied with Forte's progress

May 26 - May 26 - Just a month after HLPFI reported the keel laying of Fairstar Heavy Transport's 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Forte (April 21) at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) facility in Qidong, China, senior Fairstar executives are more t
Views: 1102
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Brazil hosts project cargo training

May 25 - May 25 - A training course for project forwarders that focuses on interactive real-world scenarios will be held in Brazil for the first time from June 13-14, 2011.
Views: 1429
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Jade Cargo International selects Traxon Europe

May 25 - May 25 - The Chinese all cargo airline Jade Cargo International has signed an agreement with the e-communications provider Traxon Europe for the implementation of the AWB Data Capture application.
Views: 1233
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Study shows mixed messages for container supply for project cargo

May 24 - May 24 - Project cargo forwarders who rely on containerised traffic are facing mixed messages as to the supply of ocean containers - a decline in the manufacture of new containers, an excess of idle containers and a forecasted upturn in global trade that
Views: 1286
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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: 1468
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UK liner agency enters into administration

May 20 - May 20 - Long-established UK liner shipping agency Johnson Stevens Agencies has entered into administration with the administrators, accountancy firm PKF, already agreeing deals shipping industry entrepreneur, Andrew Thorne to acquire certain assets from
Views: 1963
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Don't miss out on HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011 early-bird offer

May 17 - May 17 - There are just three days left to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount of USD300 for the Heavy Asia Pacific 2011 event (July 26 - 27 in Singapore). The special discount closes on May 20.
Views: 1129
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Harwich welcome largest jack-up ship

May 17 - May 17 - Harwich International Port in the UK has welcomed the maiden call of MPI Adventure in readiness for its participation in operations at the London Array offshore wind farm project.
Views: 821
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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
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IGS handles Mumbai-bound consignment of construction equipment

May 17 - May 17 - Qatari freight forwarder Intergroup Shipping (IGS), working with Mumbai-based Keel Logistics, has won an order to ship secondhand construction equipment and accessories from Doha to Mumbai for a Qatar-based Chinese company.
Views: 1006
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Freight Wings handles significant loadout

May 13 - May 13 - Heavy lift transportation and erection company, Freight Wings has completed a project involving critical logistics and engineering after handling a significant loadout of over-dimensional cargo at the Kattupalli yard of Larsen & Toubro Ltd near E
Views: 1299
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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: 777
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HLPFI partners industry conference

May 12 - May 12 - HLPFI is continuing its partnership with Hanson Wade as official media partner for HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011, which takes place from 26-27 July in Singapore.