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Coscol confirms shipping pool expansion ambitions

December 28 - December 28 - Cosco Shipping (Coscol) has confirmed that it is seeking to expand the pool of specialist semi-submersible vessels created earlier this year by adding ships from mainland Chinese or non-Chinese shipping companies.
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Combi Lift strengthens Australian team

December 28 - December 28 - Denmark-headquartered specialist project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has appointed Eike Hemp as operations manager within its Australia team.
Views: 1710
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Syon handles cement plant machinery

December 27 - December 27 - Syon Logistics, which recently joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Dubai, has played a key role in delivering out-of-gauge cargo to the biggest cement factory in the region.
Views: 1017
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MacGregor sees strong demand

December 24 - December 24 - MacGregor - subsidiary of equipment manufacturer Cargotec - in the last quarter secured a number of new winch orders. The equipment will serve the strong demand for maintenance, hook-up and commissioning services for existing oil platforms o
Views: 756
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State buys back Cargolux stake

December 24 - December 24 - In a statement issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, it has confirmed that it has re-acquired its 35 percent shareholding in freighter airline, Cargolux.
Views: 1101
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GAC Logistics strengthens West Africa network

December 24 - December 24 - Dubai-headquartered GAC Logistics has signed a Global Network Agency (GNA) agreement for ports in Ghana, Togo and Benin with Oil and Marine Agencies (OMA) Ltd.
Views: 1186
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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WCA members ship oversized cargoes

December 21 - December 21 - The WCA Family of Logistic Networks Ltd has seen two of its members ship heavy and oversized cargoes recently.
Views: 972
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Broker delivers steely performance

December 21 - December 21 - Chapman Freeborn recently transported 95 tonnes of seamless steel tubes and couplings from Osaka, Japan to Houston, USA for a client in the oil and gas industry.
Views: 1404
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Yachts on the move

December 20 - December 20 - Istanbul-headquartered Project Cargo & Yacht Transport recently handled the loading and unloading of yachts at ports in Turkey.
Views: 1041
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InterRail targets Caucasus region

December 20 - December 20 - InterRail Holding - the Switzerland-headquartered provider of rail-based freight services in the Euro-Asian corridor - is set to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Azerbaijan-based railway services provider, AzerRail Baku.
Views: 1785
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Project Partners welcomes Sonigo to forwarder network

December 20 - December 20 - Sonigo International Shipping of Israel has joined the Project Partners network - a division of Air & Ocean Partners. Sonigo will replace network member J Sassower Ltd with immediate effect.
Views: 1243
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DHL ships historic Vietnam War maps

December 18 - December 18 - DHL Global Forwarding - a sub-division of Deutsche Post DHL - participated in the transport of commemorative Vietnam War maps between Chicago and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Views: 857
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Ejar adds to crane fleet

December 18 - December 18 - Ejar Cranes & Equipment LLC - the Dubai-based crane rental company - has strengthened its fleet with the addition of Liebherr crawler cranes through the course of 2012: two LR 1300, six LR 1280, and two LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes.
Views: 899
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FPS Melbourne steels itself for coil cargoes

December 18 - December 18 - The Melbourne, Australia branch of Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS), has been awarded a contract to handle the import, unpacking and delivery of 52 containers loaded with 1,138 tonnes of steel coil.
Views: 1104
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Shipowners say too little time to install ballast treatment systems

December 18 - December 18 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80 percent of the world's merchant tonnage, has said that there is too little time to retrofit tens of thousands of vessels with ballast water treatment systems to comply with Uni
Views: 891
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Conquest unloads hulls at Flushing

December 17 - December 17 - Conquest Offshore - a Dutch joint venture between Concordia Offshore BV and Zwagerman Offshore Services BV - has used its Conquest MB I, 1,500 tonne offshore heavy lift crane barge to unload six ship hulls at Flushing, the Netherlands.
Views: 1184
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Rickmers-Linie to build two new multi-purpose ships

December 17 - December 17 - Rickmers Linie - the Germany-headquartered provider of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo transportation - has commissioned two 20,000 deadweight tonne newbuilds.
Views: 1344
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
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NYK-Hinode and NYK Global Bulk to merge

December 14 - December 14 - Tokyo-headquartered shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced that two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries - project and heavy cargo shipping line NYK-Hinode Line (Hinode), and bulk carrier NYK Global Bulk Corporation (NGB) - have a
Views: 1339
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Move One supports Kit Out Kids in Uganda

December 14 - December 14 - Dubai-headquartered forwarding concern Move One Logistics is working with charity - Kit Out Kids - to bring some holiday spirit to the children of Uganda.
Views: 1028
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STX Pan Ocean stake up for grabs?

December 13 - December 13 - According to reports on the Bloomberg website, South Korea's STX Group is considering the sale of its shareholding in STX Pan Ocean Co, South Korea's largest dry bulk ship operator, as part of a scheme to raise finance via asset sales to red
Views: 1670
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COSCOL confirms price paid for Guangzhou Ocean Shipping

December 12 - December 12 - Further to our report from earlier this week, COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has advised that its acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company on December 5, was completed wi
Views: 1302
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COSCOL confirms price paid for Guangzhou Ocean Shipping

December 12 - December 12 - Further to our report from earlier this week, COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has advised that its acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company on December 5, was completed wi
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Western Gulf joins Project Partners

December 12 - December 12 - Project Partners - an association of heavy lift and project forwarders around the world - has welcomed Doha, Qatar-based Western Gulf Agency (WGA) to its network.
Views: 1348
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WWPC members collaborate to ship paper equipment worldwide

December 11 - December 11 - Mercator Transport - French representative of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) - has completed the movement of several heavy and out-of-gauge components for the paper manufacturing industry.
Views: 1211
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Allcargo transports power plant equipment

December 11 - December 11 - Allcargo Logistics - part of the Avashya Group and member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network for India - has won a contract from Reliance International to handle and transport 66 units of super over dimension cargo (SODC) from port
Views: 995
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Qatar adds another C-17

December 11 - December 11 -Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered a fourth heavy lift C-17 Globemaster cargo carrier to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
Views: 1494
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Cosco Shipping confirms acquisition plans

December 11 - December 11 - COSCO Shipping Company (COSCOL) has confirmed that it plans to acquire full equity of Guangzhou Ocean Shipping from COSCO Group.
Views: 1625
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China Merchants acquires Jiangsu Haixin

December 10 - December 10 - China Merchants Group has signed an asset transfer deal with Jiangsu Haixin Heavy Industries to fully acquire the shipyard as a leading offshore centre in China.
Views: 816
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Government set to buy back Cargolux stake

December 10 - December 10 - The Luxembourg government is prepared to buy the 35 percent shareholding in the Duchy's home-based B747 freighter operator Cargolux after Qatar Airways said it would pull out of its stakeholding in the carrier.
Views: 606
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World's largest heavy lift ship christened

December 4 - December 4 - Dockwise Vanguard - an ultra-large semi-submersible heavy lift ship constructed for Dutch shipping company, Dockwise was christened at the end of last week.
Views: 1416
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 1403
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Gianti covers Georgia for PCN

December 4 - December 4 - Tbilisi, Georgia based Gianti Logistics has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) grouping of freight agents as the organisation's member in the country which is an important hub in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Views: 1439
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Allcargo powers inland with huge loads

December 4 - December 4 - India's Allcargo Logistics, part of the Avashya Group, is currently handling a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea for the heavy lift movement of seven transformers and accessories from Mumbai port to a power grid substation in Bina
Views: 1114
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Living quarter barge delivered to Kashagan oilfield

December 4 - December 4 - Last month, Wagenborg Offshore - the Dutch-based provider of offshore heavy lift services to the oil and gas industry - in cooperation with Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. and Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, delivered the living quarter barge 'Vivald
Views: 1285
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ACLA - a new logistics event for Asia

December 3 - December 3 - The STAT Media Group of India and Singapore based VFPR & Media Consultants have announced the launch of a new regional trade event for the air cargo and logistics industry in Asia and the Middle East.
Views: 966
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The Friday Flyer

November 30 - November 30 - Staff in HLPFI's London office awoke this morning to the first sub-temperatures of Winter and a malfunctioning office heating system. Typing in an overcoat and mittens is no fun, but the author of this week's Friday Flyer delivers a neat sna
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ACS opens Kazakhstan office

November 30 - November 30 - Air Charter Service, a global provider of aircraft charter brokerage services, has increased its presence in the CIS region by opening a new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, headed by Evgeny Galkin (pictured below right), who is moving from his
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Steam power generators moved into Pakistan

November 28 - November 28 - Aaras Project & Logistic Pakistan, one of Pakistan's leading shipping agents and member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, has completed the movement steam power generators and auxiliary equipment weighing 582.8 tonnes.
Views: 832
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Allcargo moves power plant equipment

November 28 - Novermber 28 - Allcargo Logistics, the India-based integrated forwarding services provider, has won a contract from Reliance Infrastructure Ltd to transport 66 units of super over dimension cargo (SODC) from points across India to its subsidiary, Sasan Po
Views: 790
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Reporting heavy lift crane accidents

November 28 - November 28 - Heavy lift specialist Richard Krabbendam draws attention to a recent crawler crane accident in Vungtau, Vietnam, which left three men dead and two badly injured.
Views: 1214
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A.R.T. Logistics opens global HQ in Hong Kong

November 27 - November 27 - A.R.T. Logistics, a leading project logistics company focused on Central Asia, Russia and the CIS, has opened its global headquarters in Hong Kong.
Views: 1103
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EES joins Project Partners in Singapore

November 27 - November 27 - EES Freight Services has joined the Project Partners network of specialists in the project business as the grouping's member in Singapore.
Views: 837
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Agility achieves AEO-F status in Hungary

November 26 - November 26 - Agility, the Kuwait-headquartered logistics services providers, has been achieved Authorized Economic Operator full (AEO-F) status in Hungary.
Views: 1391
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The Friday Flyer

November 23 - November 23 - It's Friday afternoon in a windswept London and so it must be time for this week's edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, delivering a neat snapshot of news from the last week for your to enjoy with your afternoon tea and slice of cake - lemon dri
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Combi Lift sets up Singapore office

November 23 - November 23 - Denmark headquartered heavy lift and project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has opened a new office in Singapore.
Views: 1328
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HANSA handles Chile lift

November 23 - November 23 - Heavy lift and project cargo shipping line HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported two ship loading systems from Bremen to Punta Lackwater in Chile.
Views: 1412
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APM Terminals reveals Nigerian mega-port proposal

November 23 - November 23 - APM Terminals and a number of consortium partners, has revealed plans to develop a new greenfield mega-port project and Free Trade Zone at Badagry in Nigeria's Lagos State, some 55 km west of Apapa and the Port of Lagos on the Benin-Lagos Ex
Views: 1639
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Logwin grows in China

November 22 - November 22 - Luxembourg headquartered global logistics services provider Logwin is continuing to expand its network of locations in China, with the opening of new sales offices in the industrial city of Wuhan in Central China as well as in Zhongshan in t
Views: 1376
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Jenkinson on the double

November 22 - November 22 - Jenkinson Logistics, the member in Ireland of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), reports being extremely busy with project work to Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1153
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PCN declares conference success

November 21 - November 21 - Rachel Humphrey, chair of Project Cargo Network (PCN) has declared the grouping's second annual conference to be a great success.
Views: 1112
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Pipe dream of a job for IGS Qatar

November 20 - November 20 - Doha, Qatar based Intergroup Shipping (IGS Qatar) has handled the delivery of a large shipment of pipes moved on special trailers from Doha port to a downtown construction site in the Qatari capital.
Views: 1437
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Heavy lift master class

November 20 - November 20 - Having presented his two-day 'Heavy Transport & Lifting' seminar to more than thousand people in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the UAE and Singapore.
Views: 1567
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Tribble named ceo at Cordstrap

November 20 - November 20 - Cordstrap, which specialises in cargo securing systems, has appointed Brad Tribble as the new ceo of the company.
Views: 1021
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Qatar pulls out of Cargolux

November 19 - November 19 - Luxembourg based freighter operator Cargolux Airlines International today confirmed that Qatar Airwaysintends to exit from its 35 percent shareholding in Cargolux.
Views: 591
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Last chance to register for project cargo training event

November 19 - November 19 - Registrations close on November 23 for the Project Professional Group's (PPG's) Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management professional development training in Dubai, which runs from December 3 to 4, 2012.
Views: 424
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The Friday Flyer

November 16 - November 16 - It's time again for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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GAC Pindar joins TNL in Australasia

November 16 - November 16 - GAC Pindar has announced a new venture with global freight forwarder TNL International, to offer specialist marine leisure logistics services to the growing Australasian market.
Views: 1343
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Boskalis raises earnings outlook

November 16 - November 16 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, a leading global services provider operating in the marine services area and providing heavy lift services through its SMIT subsidiary has reported a good third quarter to 2012.
Views: 1493
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WWPC partners handle Turkey to USA move

November 14 - November 14 - Albacor Shipping Mahwah of New Jersey, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the USA, has arranged for the transport of 3,000 cu m of cement-making equipment from the Turkish port of Izmir to Kansas, USA.
Views: 1113
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Container train travels China - Europe in 16 days

November 14 - November 14 - A container block train comprising 50 standard 40 ft containers has travelled from Wuhan in Central China to Pardubice, about 100 km east of the Czech capital Prague, in just 16 days.
Views: 804
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Agility posts strong increase

November 14 - November 14 - Global logistics provider Agility reports a net profit of KWD9.75 million (USD3.5 million) for the third quarter of 2012. Compared to a net profit of KWD8.05 million (USD2.9 million) in the same quarter of 2011, this is an increase of 21 per
Views: 1624
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Syon Logistics joins PCN in Dubai

November 13 - November 13 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Syon Logistics as the third and final member in Dubai, replacing Heavy Load Freight Services, which is no longer a PCN member.
Views: 1480
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Oniqua joins ASCO Group

November 13 - November 13 - The ASCO Group, a leading international oil and gas services company, has become the majority shareholder in Brisbane, Australia headquartered Oniqua MRO Analytics - a global analytics-based technology solutions company.
Views: 1029
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NEO opens in Turkey

November 13 - November 13 - NEO Air Charter - the European member of the Global Charter Alliance - has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey, headed by Mrs Ahu Ozturk (pictured below), as sales manager - Turkey.
Views: 1431
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Damco reports continued growth

November 12 - November 12 - Damco reports revenue growth of 11 percent in the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.
Views: 1658
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PCN adds member in Nepal

November 12 - November 12 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Inter Global Multi-Modal Transport as the new representative of the PCN grouping in Nepal.
Views: 1258
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Borusan Logistics acquires Balnak Lojistik

November 12 - November 12 - According to a statement issued by Borusan Logistics, it has agreed a deal to acquire Balnak Lojistik, and says this will create Turkey's leading logistics service provider in terms of staff numbers and revenues.
Views: 1426
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The Friday Flyer

November 9 - November 9 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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Heavy lift earnings boost Tiong Woon result

November 9 - November 9 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has posted results for its fiscal 2013 first quarter ended September 30, 2012 showing a net profit of SGD4.1 million (USD3.3 million), up fourfold from SGD1 million (USD816, 000) it achieved in t
Views: 1171
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Geodis Wilson sponsors Qatari defence logistics forum

November 9 - November 9 - Global multimodal service provider Geodis Wilson is to be one of the sponsors of this year's Defence Logistics & Support Forum, which takes place at the Oryx Rotana Hotel, Doha, Qatar from November 11-13, 2012.
Views: 871
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Armin joins PCN grouping

November 9 - November 9 - Armin Shipping & International Transport has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the grouping's third member in Iran.
Views: 1491
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GAC names new president

November 9 - November 9 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has appointed Bengt Ekstrand as its new group president.
Views: 1623
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ASGO lands contract in Australia

November 7 - November 7 - The ASCO Group, a leading international oil and gas services company, has been awarded a three-year contract by Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni for supply base services in Australia valued in excess of AUD20 million (USD20.9 mil
Views: 834
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Guangzhou Sunshine handles big move

November 5 - November 5 - Guangzhou Sunshine Int'l Logistics Co, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network in China, recently performed the delivery of oversized cargo for CNPC, which included a total of 48 pieces of cargo measuring over 7 metres, wi
Views: 944
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IAG Cargo targets forwarders through GLN

November 5 - November 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Global Logistics Network (GLN), a US headquartered network of 421 small and mediu
Views: 1642
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Terex adds new Toplift 360 truck crane

November 3 - December 3 - The new Toplift 036G truck crane built by Terex China in Luzhou, China boasts many of the same technological innovations found throughout the entire Terex family of cranes, the company says.
Views: 1065
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The Friday Flyer

November 2 - November 2 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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Albacor handles USA - Saudi heavy lift

November 2 - November 2 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the USA, has handled the transport of two heavy chlorinators measuring 18.6 m x 7.7 m x 7.7 m in dimensions and weighing 129 tonnes each, plus miscellaneous p
Views: 1463
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Cargotec supplies ro-ro access for Neptune

November 2 - November 2 - Cargotec is to supply MacGregor RoRo access equipment for two newbuild Neptune Line vessels, to ensure reliable operations and fast port turnaround times.
Views: 639
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Ahlers in hydro plant relocation

November 2 - November 2 - International logistic and maritime services provider Ahlers is handling a hydro plant relocation in multiple lots from China to Belarus. Whereas Europeans tend to ship such a project all at once, Ahlers says its Chinese customers prefer ship
Views: 589
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Chapman Freeborn handles Hanoi medical air lift

November 1 - November 1 - Global air charter company Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has worked in association with the St Anthony Health Foundation and Catholic Health Initiatives to organise the air transportation of surplus medical supplies from the US to Vietnam.
Views: 659
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Ahlers in hydro plant relocation

November 1 - November 2 - International logistic and maritime services provider Ahlers is handling a hydro plant relocation in multiple lots from China to Belarus. Whereas Europeans tend to ship such a project all at once, Ahlers says its Chinese customers prefer ship
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Volga-Dnepr flies heavy load to Afghanistan

November 1 - November 1 - A Volga-Dnepr Airlines IL-76TD-90VD freighter has delivered diesel generators weighing over 35 tonnes from East Midlands Airport in the UK to Bagram, Afghanistan.
Views: 975
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Dockwise opts to build Type 1 White Marlin

November 1 - November 1 - Breda, the Netherlands based Dockwise subsidiary Fairstar Heavy Transport has commissioned a new USD150million Type 1 vessel to be named White Marlin. With delivery scheduled in the fourth quarter 2014, the newbuild's capacity and capabilitie
Views: 1701
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Albacor project strikes gold in Canada

November 1 - November 1 - Toronto, Canada headquartered Albacor Shipping has successfully transported two grinding and crushing machines to the Detour Lake Gold Mine, some 190 km northeast of Cochrane, in Ontario, Canada.
Views: 1610
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PSP brings new Clipper 70 yachts to the UK

October 31 - October 31 - Worldwide freight forwarding and boat transportation company PSP has shipped the first of a new fleet ofChinese built 70-foot ocean racing yachts to the UK, marking the start of a new era for the 40,000 mi (64,374 km) Clipper Round the World
Views: 1009
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England Logistics acquires Kampstra Transportation & Logistics

October 31 - October 31 -England Logistics, a full service transportation and logistics provider with offices in North America and mainland China, has acquired certain assets of Portland, Oregon based Kampstra Transportation and Logistics.
Views: 1006
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Kocaman cuts its bridges

October 31 - October 31 - Heavy haulage specialist Kocaman Transport, headquartered in Mersin, Turkey has transported six 150 tonne boilers from Iskenderun on the Mediterranean coast of the country to Baiji, Iraq.
Views: 1277
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Cargotec: ro-ro cargo access for Messina

October 31 - October 31 - Cargotec has received an order to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for four newbuild 45,000 dwt container/ro-ro vessels owned by Italian container shipping specialist, Ignazio Messina.
Views: 828
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Dockwise kits out Vanguard

October 31 - October 31 - Following the successful launch on October 7, 2012 of the 275 m Dockwise Vanguard, the vessel has now been towed out of the dock to a quayside berth where commissioning work will continue.
Views: 831
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SHL to install North Sea weather stations

October 29 - October 29 - Cyprus based Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has acquired a transportation and installation contract in the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone from Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) of Aberdeen.
Views: 1291
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The Friday Flyer

October 26 - October 26 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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BBC Chartering strengthens in Turkey

October 26 - October 26 - Germany based BBC Chartering, a leading provider of multipurpose and heavy lift shipping services, has strengthen its commercial presence in the eastern Mediterranean by establishing a local representation in Istanbul, effective November 1, 2
Views: 1556
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Harbor Freight joins CEE network

October 26 - October 26 - Harbor Freight Transport Corp, a full service warehouse operator inside the Port of New York, USA has been appointed a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in the crane, haul, pack, rig, and skid, service categories.
Views: 1870
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Offshore Energy show attracts record attendance

October 26 - October 26 - A record number of 7,632 offshore industry professionals from around the world gathered in Amsterdam this week for the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2012.
Views: 844
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Rhenus handles rotor blades from China

October 25 - October 25 - Rhenus Project Logistics has organised the maritime shipment of 45 rotor blades from China to Cuxhaven, Germany on behalf of the componentmanufacturer.
Views: 934
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Austal goes with the wind

October 24 - October 24 - Australia-based shipbuilder Austal has secured contracts to design and construct three 27-metre catamaran wind farm support vessels.
Views: 926
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China to protect inland shipping

October 24 - October 24 - According to a Reuters report, China is set to prohibit domestic companies from operating foreign-made ships on domestic waterways and will block foreign shipping companies from selling services in China
Views: 884
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HANSA HEAVY LIFT sets new record in Mumbai

October 23 - October 23 - An engineering team from HANSA HEAVY LIFT (HHL) safely loaded five reactors - two weighing x 930 tonnes in Mumbai and three weighing 360 tonnes in Dahej on the southwest coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Cambay) onto the HHL vessel Richards Ba
Views: 1157
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Project forwarders course in Dubai

October 23 - October 23 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) of heavy lift and project cargo agents is to hold Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management professional development training courses in the Middle East.
Views: 1220
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team, drops into your in-box.
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Terex lifts giant jackup legs for offshore vessels

October 19 - October 19 - On behalf of Lloyd-Werft Bremerhaven, the Sarens Group recently lifted two sets of four gigantic jackup legs onto two offshore installation vessels belonging to RWE OLG, a logistics company that is part of RWE Innogy at the port of Bremerhave
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Cearley leaves GPLN

October 19 - October 19 - The Bangkok based Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) says that Gary Dale Cearley has relinquished his position of executive director and left GPLN with immediate effect.
Views: 907
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Logwin grows in Jakarta

October 19 - October 19 - Global logistics services provider Logwin has moved into larger offices located at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
Views: 992
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AVIC nets Deltamarin

October 18 - October 18 - AVIC International Investments has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the shares in Finland based consultancy, ship design and marine engineering company Deltamarin.
Views: 1328
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Militzer & M

October 17 - October 17 - Militzer & M
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First Global joins PCN in Egypt

October 17 - October 17 - First Global Logistics has joined Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the specialist platform's second representation in Egypt. Established since 1998, the company has three offices located in Alexandria, Cairo and Port Said.
Views: 1088
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Antwerp seeks to strengthen links with China

October 16 - October 16 -To emphasise the importance of Antwerp in world trade for the South China market too, the Belgian port is organising a road show that is currently visiting the southern Chinese ports of Shenzhen and Guangzhou from October 15 - 19, 2012.
Views: 782
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Lift and Shift Engineering now operational in Oman

October 12 - October 12 - Lift and Shift Engineering Middle East LLC (LSEME), a joint venture between FASTCO LLC, an OHI Group company and India's Apurva Parikh Group Company - known as Lift and Shift India Pvt Ltd, has started operations in Oman.
Views: 1421
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Damco acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

October 12 - October 12 - Damco is set to acquire PacNet, a leading freight forwarder in China and Australia, with almost 400 employees and a turnover of USD180 million in its last financial year (2011), as well as offices in Italy, India, the UK and the USA.
Views: 1705
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Guinness first for Almajdouie

October 11 - October 11 - The Almajdouie Group LLC, a member of both the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) networks in Saudi Arabia, has become the first Saudi private company to appear in Guinness Book of World Records.
Views: 1070
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Clipper Group celebrates 40 years

October 11 - October 11 - October 1972 witnessed the founding of the first Clipper company by Torben G. Jensen and the company is now celebrating its 40th anniversary in shipping.
Views: 878
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Cardinal Maritime restructures ownership

October 10 - October 10 - Manchester, UK-based freight logistics provider, Cardinal Maritime Group, has completed a deal with founder Brian Hay that has delivered control of the business to the management team.
Views: 1743
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International Chamber of Shipping welcomes IMO comments

October 8 - October 8 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which claims to represent over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant
Views: 1672
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Bati ships crane from Turkey to Australia

October 3 - October 3 - Afghanistan-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) member, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics Ltd (an affiliated company of Bati Group) successfully moved a heavyweight Manitowac 16000 crawler crane with all its rigging equipment to Brisbane, Aust
Views: 1646
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Breakbulk China 2013 to focus on developments, transport solutions

October 3 - October 3 - Breakbulk China 2013 will attract 150 exhibitors and 5,000 qualified participants to the expo and two-day conference to network and discuss the future development of the industry and transportation solutions, say the organisers.
Views: 1535
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Container weighing delayed

October 2 - October 2 - Last week saw two flag states raise concerns about container weighing proposals that will almost certainly delay efforts to bring in mandatory regulations, though not stop them altogether.
Views: 977
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Massive cargoes for King Fahd Industrial Port

October 1 - October 1 - King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia has handled two huge adapters carried from Korea onboard Hanjin Pioneer and belonging to the Marafiq company.
Views: 1034
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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.
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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.
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Chapman Freeborn organises first aid flight for Syrian refugees

August 16 - August 16 - London-based global aircraft charter specialist, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has worked in co-operation with the German charity Luftfahrt hone Grenzen (Wings of Help) to organise the first aid flight for Syrian refugees fleeing across the b
Views: 1108
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Chapman Freeborn organises first aid flight for Syrian refugees

August 16 - August 16 - London-based global aircraft charter specialist, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has worked in co-operation with the German charity Luftfahrt hone Grenzen (Wings of Help) to organise the first aid flight for Syrian refugees fleeing across the b
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PCN celebrates two-year bonanza

August 14 - August 14 - UK-headquartered Project Cargo Network (PCN) is marking the second anniversary since its foundation, having grown its presence over that time to now represent 148 members in 78 countries.
Views: 1012
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Swire Shipping strengthens Pacific liner services

August 14 - August 14 - Swire Shipping, the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Company, has strengthened its Pacific network with the launch of the new Asia Pacific Australasia ("APA") service operating between North, East and South-East Asia, Australia
Views: 1151
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Cranes and Equipment Asia joins CEE in Thailand

August 13 - August 13 - Operating cranes, heavy duty trailers and equipment to rig and skid heavy items, the Laem Chabang-based company Cranes and Equipment Asia Co Ltd has been appointed a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) with immediate effect.
Views: 2009
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Boats fly with Volga-Dnepr

August 13 - August 13 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two Mangust patrol boats from Moscow to Vladivostok to help maintain security during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit being held in the Russian city next month.
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Famous five for ACL

August 13 - August 13 - After months of speculation, Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has confirmed plans to build five combination ro-ro / container carriers (Conro).
Views: 1416
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ALS moving waste recovery unit

August 2 - January 30 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) is moving a 215-tonne waste recovery unit from the north of England to India.
Views: 1329
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Dockwise wins USD42 million in near-term contracts

August 2 - January 30 - Eight near-term contracts with a total value of USD42 million have been awarded to Dockwise Shipping for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, dredging equipment and various other cargoes.
Views: 1269
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Indian coastal shipping - off limits for foreign operators?

August 1 - November 27 - Reports in the Indian shipping media suggest that the Indian Ministry of Shipping is considering a proposal to prevent foreign-flagged ships and foreign-owned vessels from operating in the Indian coastal trade.
Views: 1408
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UTC Overseas is Baku-bound

July 31 - July 31 - UTC Overseas has opened up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where its new office will be managed by Elnur Mammadov who has served as UTC's Azerbaijan-region field representative since July 2010.
Views: 1770
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Tuscor Lloyds beats the weather

July 31 - July 31 - Tuscor Lloyds had to charter a heavy lift ship to transport a crane designed for an jack-up rig from Xaimen, China, to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 1370
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Triple V Worldwide Logistics joins PPL Pronet

July 31 - July 31 - Triple V Worldwide Logistics (TVWLI), based in Cebu City, the Philippines, has joined Pacific Power Logistics (PPL PRO), writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 1370
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Peter Dohle appoints agent

July 30 - July 30 - Effective August 1, Peter Doehle Schiffahrts will be represented in Singapore by Orient Project Shipping, as its exclusive commercial agent for all the ASEAN nations, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 1549
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MeteoGroup opens in Singapore

July 30 - July 30 - The launch of MeteoGroup Singapore signals a significant expansion in Southeast Asia for one of Europe's leading independent weather companies, it claims.
Views: 1041
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Nippon Cargo Airlines' first Boeing 747-8 Freighter delayed

July 30 - July 30 - Contrary to earlier announcements by both the airlines and the manufacturer, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has not taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter and has advised over the weekend that the revised delivery schedule will be revea
Views: 490
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The Friday Flyer

July 27 - July 27 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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MIQ Logistics among Kansas' top 100 companies

July 27 - July 27 - Just a decade after being founded US business magazine Ingram's identified Kansas-based MIQ Logistics as one of the Kansas City area's top 100 privately held companies for the second consecutive year. Based on annual revenue, the company is rank
Views: 1318
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Six months of West African sailing for ACM

July 26 - July 26 - Argo Coral Maritime (ACM) shipping line based in the Netherlands is celebrating six months of operating a regular parcel service, with its main focus on serving Luanda and Lobito in Angola as well as serving other ports in West Africa.
Views: 1547
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CaroTrans increases Trans Pacific capacity

July 26 - July 26 - Project cargo forwarders handling containerised cargo serving Japan from the US will benefit from a new, direct LCL export service from Seattle to Tokyo.
Views: 1068
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Global Cargo Line joins PCN

July 26 - July 26 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomes Global Cargo Line as a representative in the Lebanon.
Views: 1529
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AAI+PEERS Inc joins PCN

July 23 - July 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomes their first representative in the Philippines, AAI+PEERS INC.
Views: 1870
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The Friday Flyer

July 20 - July 20 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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It's a gas for Geodis Wilson

July 20 - July 20 - Geodis Wilson Italia has begun the delivery of four absorber reactors from Italy to the Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Ltd (AI Husn Gas) Shah Project Site, a new facility 250 km south of Abu Dhabi, UAE, where a large natural gas extraction an
Views: 1155
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Questions raised over Fairstar's fifth semi-sub

July 19 - July 19 - Whilst the battle for ownership of Fairstar Heavy Transport was effectively concluded earlier this week, the intrigue surrounding Dockwise's hostile takeover goes.
Views: 1188
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CNC busy with hydro project

July 6 - Malaysia-based CNC Freight is handling turbine components and other mechanical equipment for the Bakun Hydroelectric Project in Sarawak.
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Urmila handles 1,000 tonnes for Godrej & Boyce

July 4 - July 4 - Urmila Project Services recently handled a 1,000 tonne DHDS reactor using a newly-built Goldhofer self-propelled modular trailer (SPMT), writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 1125
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Peregrine flies into the Lion City's jaws

July 4 - July 4 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered the drillship Peregrine 1 owned by LaPatagonia Offshore from Salvador in Brazil to Singapore, writes Sylvana Vilca-Melendez.
Views: 886
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Pressure vessels are no problem for SCS

July 4 - July 4 - SCS Heavy Lifts & Transports from Ootmarsum, the Netherlands, was contracted to jack up, transport and ship several high pressure vessels weighing more than 225 tonnes each, from Germany to Korea, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 1329
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Intertransport hits the road to China

July 3 - July 3 - A road recycler being transported from Germany to China has been handled by Intertransport Hohnholz of Germany, a member of the Project Cargo Network.
Views: 921
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Agility extends Gorgon business

July 3 - July 3 - Agility has a new scope of work to support the Gorgon natural gas project in Western Australia, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 1531
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Turk Heavy Transport offloads a bending machine

July 3 - July 3 - Bahrain-based Turk Heavy Transport (THT) has organised the movement of a 10 m long bending machine weighing 155 tonnes at Khalifa Bin Salman Port for RMA Middle East SPC from the ship's hook onto its 12-axle hydraulic lowbed.
Views: 1459
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Intertransport hits the road to China

July 3 - July 3 - A road recycler being transported from Germany to China has been handled by Intertransport Hohnholz of Germany, a member of the Project Cargo Network.
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Sanko Steamship files for reorganisation

July 3 - July 3 - Sanko Steamship, one of Japan's oldest shipping companies, has finally given up on an out-of-court accounts settlement process it had pursued since March, and chosen to seek protection from its creditors by filing a petition with the Tokyo Distri
Views: 1132
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Ahlers is busy with a range of projects

June 29 - June 29 - Antwerp-based Ahlers Forwarding has revealed a range of charters and shipments that neatly demonstrate its worldwide reach in sectors as diverse as oil and gas to the Winter Olympics 2014.
Views: 1692
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Green energy powers Tuscor Lloyds move

June 29 - June 29 - Global shipping agent and freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds has overseen a complex shipment of a biomass boiler from Lincoln, Nebraska through loading at the port in Houston, Texas, bound for Plymouth, UK.
Views: 1337
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White Paper to explain index-linked contract

June 29 - June 29 - London-based shipping industry consultancy firm, Drewry and the World Container Index have published a White Paper that explains how index-linked contracts work, the first definitive guide on the subject since widespread adoption commenced two y
Views: 860
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Helicopters fly with Sarr Freights

June 27 - June 27 - India's Sarr Freights has handled the shipment of three helicopters for the Ecuadorian Air Force and the Namibian Ministry of Defence.
Views: 652
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Machinery on the double for Logwin

June 26 - June 26 - Logwin has handled two large transportation projects for the Krefeld machinery and plant manufacturer Siempelkamp; delivering an entire factory for the production of MDF boards to Thailand, plus a machinery press for truck chassis beams to India
Views: 1523
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Chains and suction anchors bound for Israel from Bilbao

June 25 - June 25 - Further to our story June 11, the project cargo consignment consisting of chains built by Vicinay Cadenas and eight suction anchors manufactured by Navacel, has been shipped by barge from the port of Bilbao to a gas platform offshore that is bei
Views: 916
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Summa Group to take controlling stake in FESCO

June 22 - June 22 - Russia's Summa Group is purchasing a 56 percent stake in Far Eastern Shipping Company, OJSC (part of the FESCO Group) from the Industrial Investors Company.
Views: 1702
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Blue Water Shipping claims Volga-Don record

June 21 - June 21 - Global transport and logistics company, Blue Water Shipping is claiming a record during a recent shipment to the Caspian and says it transported the widest cargo ever through the Volga-Don river system.
Views: 1722
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Globalink double from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia

June 21 - June 21 - Globalink's Aktau team recently handled two massive projects for the transportation of out of gauge cargo of about 3,200 cu m from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1082
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CaroTrans opens in Le Havre

June 20 - June 20 - Global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator, CaroTrans, has opened a branch office in Le Havre, France; creating the foundation for future growth in the country.
Views: 1180
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Project Cargo Network adds three

June 20 - June 20 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has unveiled its first member in Ghana and Peru, and welcomed a third member in Qatar.
Views: 2315
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Air Charter International sees upward trend in unusual charters

June 19 - June 19 - Air Charter International (ACI), the Dubai-based aircraft charter and leasing company, is experiencing an upward trend in the number of charters involving unusual or complicated requirements, along with an increase in charter requests from the A
Views: 929
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Shanghai stays top for container handling

June 18 - June 18 - According to an Alphaliner report, the world's top 25 container ports handled an estimated 75 million teu in the first quarter, up six per cent year on year.
Views: 798
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All over for Jade Cargo

June 18 - June 18 - With reports that Germany's Lufthansa has advised that a troubled Chinese freight venture was being wound up, it would appear to be all over for Jade Cargo International.
Views: 867
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PCN goes Bati in Afghanistan

June 15 - June 15 - The Project Cargo Network has completed its representation in Afghanistan with the approval of Bati Shipping and Trading as a member.
Views: 1953
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Projects FPS launches warehouse and 3PL operations

June 13 - June 13 - Projects FPS - the project forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka - has launched a dedicated logistics centre incorporating a document storage and archiving facility.
Views: 961
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World Bank Logistics report

June 8 - June 8 - The latest survey on the efficient global movement of goods by the World Bank suggests that high income economies are better at logistics efficiency.
Views: 1638
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Direct Logistics uses multiple modes to move turbine

June 8 - June 8 - Direct Logistics' Project Division, the GPLN member based in India, arranged multimodal operations to move a 280 tonne gas turbine from Charleston, USA to the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation power plant which is being built in the Indian stat
Views: 918
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 8 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team. This week's edition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects division, which prom
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 08 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team.
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Neo Air Charter helps cement keep flowing

June 7 - June 7 - Neo Air Charter - the founder and German member of the Global Charter Alliance - has handled the urgent transportation of two giant track rollers from Frankfurt Hahn airport, Germany to Islamabad, Pakistan.
Views: 726
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Damen tugs oil Libyan recovery

June 6 - June 6 - Dutch shipbuilder Damen has despatched two tugs to Libya in its first consignment to the country since peace was restored.
Views: 621
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Care by Air delivers for Nepal

June 6 - June 6 - Ten groundbreaking humanitarian relief missions to Nepal have been successfully implemented by Care by Air, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) non-profit organisation charged with delivering transportation and logistics support for humanitarian cause
Views: 1417
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Sarens giant leaves USA for China

June 6 - June 6 - Sarens will bring its SGC-120 giant crane into action during the construction of a new drilling platform in Nantong, China, as part of its participation in the Cheviot Octabouy project.
Views: 1295
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Shantanu Bhadkamkar elected IFCBA MD

June 5 - June 5 - Shantanu Bhadkamkar, chairman of Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations in India (FFFAI), has been elected as managing director of International Federation of Customs Brokers Association (IFCBA).
Views: 695
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Wagenborg Nedlift opens in Akersloot

June 4 - June 4 - Wagenborg Nedlift recently opened a new office in Akersloot, the Netherlands, and is targeting its crane and transport services to companies in the oil and gas sector in North Holland.
Views: 1285
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Damen Shipyards unveils new tug type

June 4 - June 4 - A new tug suitable for offshore and deep sea heavy lift towage operations was unveiled by Damen Shipyards at the International Tug and Salvage Convention (ITS) in Barcelona, Spain.
Views: 1830
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Fairstar takes delivery of Forte

June 1 - June 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has taken delivery of its latest new building, Forte, with the closing documentation completed to the satisfaction of Fairstar's bankers, classification society and the Dutch Flag State.
Views: 1154
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Three card trick for Magdenli

May 31 - May 31 - Turkish forwarder, Magdenli Nakliyat has completed three impressive heavy lift transport projects in recent weeks.
Views: 1422
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China Leads growth in global wind power capacity

May 31 - May 31 - Global installed wind power capacity continued to grow in 2011, albeit at a slightly lower rate than in 2009 and 2010, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service.
Views: 1676
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Anchor chains away for Tuscor Lloyds

May 29 - May 29 - UK shipping agent and forwarder Tuscor Lloyds has recently completed the movement of a large and heavy consignment of anchor chain from China to the UK North Sea, under the highly pressured requirements of a particular customer.
Views: 1039
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GROUP7 'moooooves' dairy plant

May 28 - May 28 - Working with Mayan Group, its partner in Israel, GROUP7 used open top containers, flat racks, rolltrailers, 20-foot, 40-foot and high cube containers to transport various large and unwieldy processing plant components from Germany to Israel.
Views: 1171
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Projects FPS helps build a brewery

May 25 - May 25 - Projects FPS - the project forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka - has cleared and delivered a 9,000 cu m shipment of outsize brewery equipment from Colombo Port to the site of a new brewery at Meegoda, Sri Lan
Views: 1120
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Logwin celebrates 40 years in Asia

May 25 - May 25 - Celebrating 40 years in Asia, Logwin says it has experienced strong growth and today is operational in almost 60 locations in eleven Asian countries.
Views: 1370
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CaroTrans adds specialised OOG team

May 24 - May 24 - CaroTrans, well known as a global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has created a specialised breakbulk, out-of-gauge (OOG) and ro-ro team that is positioned to serve local forwarders in all 14 of CaroTra
Views: 942
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Jumbo transports Gorgon caissons

May 22 - May 22 - Jumbo Jubilee has transported and discharged 14 of the 25 Material Offloading Facility (MOF) caissons for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, Australia.
Views: 1381
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Oil rig transportation bonanza for Fairmount Marine

May 18 - May 18 - Three trans-ocean towage operations by marine contractor Fairmount Marine demonstrate the global reach of the Rotterdam-based heavy lift transportation operator's five modern long distance 250-tonne bollard pull super tugs.
Views: 1620
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Cargolux adds Chongqing

May 18 - May 18 - Cargolux has launched twice weekly scheduled flights to Chongqing, China.
Views: 925
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New regional director for Braemar

May 17 - May 17 - Braemar Technical Services (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Graeme Temple to the role of regional director for its Far East region, with responsibility for strengthening the company's surveyor network in this important region
Views: 1250
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Business as usual, says Fairstar

May 17 - May 17 - Facing a hostile and unwelcome takeover by heavy lift giant Dockwise, business at Fairstar might seem anything but usual.
Views: 1895
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MIQ Logistics awarded San Cristobal mining business

May 14 - May 14 - US-based, MIQ Logistics has won a multi-year service agreement with Minera San Cristobal for logistics activities supporting mining operations in the province of Nor Lipez, Bolivia.
Views: 1456
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Gebr

May 14 - May 14 - GWEast+, a division of Austrian logistics company Gebr
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Singapore and back, thanks to SAL

May 10 - May 10 - Two separate and significant heavy lift cargoes have been transported between Europe and Singapore to support the island state's industrial interest in the global oil and gas industry.
Views: 1236
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All power to Power Logistics Asia

May 10 - May 10 - The first PowerLogistics Asia 2012 was a rousing success; say the organisers, with exhibition space oversubscribed by 20 percent.
Views: 686
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Shipping agreement signed between EU and USA

May 7 - May 7 - Officials from the EU and the U.S.A have signed an agreement to mutually recognize each other's certified trusted traders (known shippers), a decision that will go into effect on July 1.
Views: 1382
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5K Logistics completes furnace project

May 7 - May 7 - 5K Logistics was brought in to provide heavy machinery transport for a new convection furnace which was to be installed at the Westlake Chemical Corporation styrene plant in Sulphur, Louisiana, USA.
Views: 1345
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Evaporator hat-trick for Almajdouie

May 7 - May 7 - Almajdouie recently safely executed the challenging job of simultaneously moving three huge evaporators in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 755
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Sarilar buys Terex crane

May 4 - May 4 - Turkish heavy lift and transport company Sarilar has ordered a 1,600 tonne Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane from Terex Cranes distributor Das Otomotiv.
Views: 1908
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TTS handles turbine and generator move

May 2 - May 2 - As part of a power generation project in Sokoto, Nigeria, Vulcan Elvaton of Nigeria, contracted European Freight Solutions, London to handle the shipment of a power generation set, from Masaood John Brown, in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Views: 1350
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Hansa Heavy Lift names chief commercial officer

May 2 - May 2 - Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Joerg Roehl as its chief commercial officer responsible for the areas of global sales, strategic business development and marketing.
Views: 1794
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Weiss R

May 1 - May 1 - German logistics firm Weiss R
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Samskip acquires two containerships

May 1 - May 1 - Samskip, which offers services for breakbulk and project cargo on deck or on flat racks, within Europe as well as in Russia and Central Asia, has acquired two containerships, Arnarfell and Helgafell, both of which have been employed by the company
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Growing outsize airfreight activity at Dubai

April 30 - April 30 - dnata, the world's fourth largest combined air services provider offering ground handling and cargo services across five continents, is reporting growing out-of-gauge and oversize airfreight at Dubai International Airport (DIA).
Views: 1372
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Hartmann Project Lines sets sail

April 30 - April 30 - The Hartmann Group of Leer, Germany has now launched its new Hartmann Project Lines service, as initially reported on the HLPFI website on March 16.
Views: 991
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15-up for Ruslan

April 30 - April 30 - Ruslan International - the company which markets and manages the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Airlines - has completed a programme of 15 flights using an An-124 freighter aircraft, for the
Views: 1015
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TTS International assists in Abu Dhabi bridge removal

April 27 - April 27 - As part of the KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi) Infrastructure Development, two pipe-crossing bridges had to be removed in order to allow access roads to be widened from two lanes to four lanes in anticipation of heavier road traffic i
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Strategic progress in Q1 for Dockwise

April 27 - April 27 - A Chinese-built 50,000 dwt semi-submersible self-propelled Type 2 heavy life vessel, 'Hai Yang Hi You 278', has been contracted to Tianjin, China-based Offshore Oil Engineering Co, Ltd. (COOEC) by ship management company Dockwise for a five-yea
Views: 1381
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First Kuwaiti member for PCN

April 27 - April 27 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added DMC Global Logistics to its network, as its first representative in Kuwait.
Views: 1410
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Piracy increasing in West Africa, latest report shows

April 25 - April 25 - 102 incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released this week in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Inter
Views: 1114
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NSCSA now Bahri

April 24 - April 24 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has responded to what it calls a 'tumultuous' marketplace by reinventing itself as Bahri.
Views: 1435
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Port of Duqm handles first project cargo

April 24 - April 24 - Marking a new chapter in Oman's expanding maritime sector, the Port of Duqm has handled its first project cargo at its Commercial Quay.
Views: 1522
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Double hit for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

April 23 - April 23 - The recent Intermodal South America event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, provided to be the perfect place for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to sustain its efforts to develop its presence in South American countries, which are all emerging mark
Views: 1830
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Willis Marine forecasts another difficult year

April 19 - April 19 - After an inauspicious start, 2012 could well be "another difficult and uncertain year for the maritime industry faced with the aftermath of the Costa Concordia, further problems in the euro zone, pirate attacks and increased sanctions," accordi
Views: 1408
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Agility to move railway wagons

April 19 - April 19 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has won a contract to transport 420 railway wagons from Spain to Kazakhstan for Talgo, a leading Spanish manufacturer of railway wagons and components.
Views: 1424
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TT Club underwriting performance holds fast despite challenges

April 17 - April 17 - The TT Club, a leading provider of insurance and related risk management services for the international transport and logistics industry, has announced an 8.5 percent growth in premium income, resulting from new business, increase in volumes an
Views: 1679
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SBM Offshore selects Blue Water Shipping

April 16 - April 16 - SBM Offshore has chosen Blue Water Shipping, a company with which it already holds a longstanding business relationship, to undertake the task of providing logistics for materials and equipment to China and Brazil, where the conversion of the f
Views: 1333
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Hansa Heavy Lift on the move in Singapore

April 16 - April 16 - Hansa Heavy Lift (Asia) Pte Ltd, the south east Asian subsidiary of the Hamburg-based heavy lift shipping line, has relocated in Singapore and has new contact numbers.
Views: 1565
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Tarros upgrades in Med

April 13 - April 13 - Tarros, the specialist regional container line and multi-transport operator specialising in the Mediterranean Region, has upgraded its Great Pendulum Service which connects ports in the eastern and western Mediterranean via La Spezia, where the
Views: 1110
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Buy, buy, the Brazilian pie

April 12 - April 12 - Everybody, it seems, wants a piece of the Brazilian economic pie, and some who already have a small slice want a bit more, writes HLPFI's correspondent from the Intermodal South America event, Robert Ward.
Views: 1549
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Globalink busy with military cargoes

April 12 - April 12 - Working at short notice, Globalink Logistics Group had just 48 hours to complete a demanding project for Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence.
Views: 1102
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WWPC partners combine efforts to move boiler

April 12 - April 12 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has worked in conjunction with the project forwarder network's Vienna-based Austrian partner, Procargo Spedition, to handle the transport of parts of a biomass
Views: 1161
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Faststream opens Perth office

April 10 - April 10 - International maritime, oil & gas and mining industry recruiter Faststream has opened an office in Perth, Australia, which will focus on filling positions for shipping companies, oil majors and mining companies active in the region.
Views: 1356
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BDP adds second service centre in South Asia

April 4 - April 4 - BDP International has opened another Global Services Centre (GSC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The US-based, global logistics and transportation services firm opened its first such centre in Kuala Lumpur in March 2008.
Views: 1574
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End of the line for Hartmann Asia RTW Line

April 4 - April 4 - HLPFI understands that Hartmann Asia RTW Line Pte Ltd has been placed into provisional liquidation with accountancy practice, Lau Chin Huat & Co of Singapore, appointed as the provisional liquidator of the company.
Views: 1787
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Agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 conference announced

April 3 - April 3 - UBM Global Trade's 7th annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition will take place May 22-24 at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium and will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets, says the organiser.
Views: 1579
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Volga-Dnepr on starting grid for Honda reconstruction

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried over 200 tonnes of project cargo from Japan to Thailand to help with the reconstruction of Honda's assembly facilities after they were severely damaged in floods at the end of 2011.
Views: 819
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Ship out of water is no problem for ALE

April 2 - April 2 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE is claiming a world record with a recent project - the transport of a ship overland.
Views: 1217
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines receives second Boeing 747-8F

April 2 - April 2 - Jeff Klemann, vice president Everett Field Ops & Delivery/AOG/747/767/777/787 Programs for Boeing is seen with Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines on the steps of the Russian cargo airline's second Boeing 747-8 Frei
Views: 976
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Fairstar's Fjell is Nigeria-bound

March 30 - March 30 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a USD1.2 million contract with Aveon Offshore Ltd to provide marine transportation services for the Chevron OAGM project in Nigeria, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 961
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India's UGL to acquire LANS

March 30 - March 30 - India's Unique Global Logistics (UGL) is to acquire Mumbai-based LANS Projects Pvt Ltd in a bid to increase its share of the wind energy and oil and gas sectors.
Views: 1444
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Rolitrans offers bridging solution

March 29 - March 29 - Rolitrans International has recently introduced the Rolitrans Heavy Lift Fly Over Bridge System (RFOBS) to expand its asset base and safe working practices, whilst aiming to introduce a universal transport solution, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 1836
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European Commission issues huge fines on airfreight companies

March 29 - March 29 - Yesterday, the European Commission issued USD225 million penalties on a number of airfreight companies, including Kuehne + Nagel, UPS, and Expeditors for what the regulatory body said was a breach of E.U. antitrust rules during the years 2002-2
Views: 1111
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Volga-Dnepr says Boeing 747 charters are flying high

March 28 - March 28 - Volga-Dnepr Group says that its commitment to offering customers a 'Cargo Supermarket' of air logistics solutions has resulted in a significant increase in demand for Boeing 747F charter flights for the transportation of non-standard cargoes.
Views: 1287
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Growing forwarder network adds two project cargo specialists

March 28 - March 28 - Two new project cargo specialists, Armin Shipping and International Transport Company (ATC) and Occidental Innovative Logistic Services (OILS), have joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of air and ocean freight forward
Views: 1219
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New monthly survey reveals freight volumes expected to rise

March 27 - March 27 - A new monthly index launched by Stifel Nicolaus and based on a worldwide survey by Transport Intelligence provides an insight into the confidence of air and sea freight forwarders on key trade lanes.
Views: 1637
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Rickmers names trio of new agents

March 27 - March 27 - Hamburg based heavy lift and project cargo transporter Rickmers-Linie is now serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, which has necessitated the appointment of new agents in the two countries.
Views: 1891
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India to collect light dues on deck cargoes?

March 26 - March 26 - Indian Customs is likely to start collecting light dues of INR8 (USD0.2) per tonne for on-deck cargo after the Container Shipping Lines Association (CSLA)'s plea to exempt containers from the duty for ships engaged in international trade arrivi
Views: 1020
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WSS Middle East wins WCA award

March 23 - March 23 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has won the title of 'Best Partner 2011 - Middle East', presented this month by the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) at its annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 1040
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Cosco Shipping dredges up some nice business

March 23 - March 23 - Earlier this month, Cosco Shipping's Xiang Rui Kou, a recently delivered semi-submersible ship, delivered a dredger - Dong Xiang - to the Port of Ngqura, South Africa.
Views: 1026
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Maximus new livery on display

March 22 - March 22 - Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies' hangar in the UAE has seen the first aircraft to be painted in Maximus Air's new livery roll out.
Views: 509
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Yahsat oversees transport of second satellite

March 22 - March 22 - Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has overseen the transportation of its second satellite, Y1B, from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with part of the journey involving carriage
Views: 1046
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China Navigation orders four handysize bulk carriers

March 20 - March 20 - The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo), the deep seashipping arm of the Swire group, has placed a order for four B.Delta37 handysize bulk carrier ships of 39,500 dwt each at Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd, Jiangyin, China, to be delivered betwee
Views: 1995
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Over 2,000 forwarders attend WCA Family Week

March 20 - March 20 - Over 2,150 freight forwarders attended the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) Family Week Conference at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre earlier this month.
Views: 836
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Dockwise signs for six

March 20 - March 20 - Dockwise Ltd has revealed six contracts totalling USD57 million, for execution in 2012 and 2015.
Views: 1079
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PCN has reached full quota of 3 members in Indonesia

March 19 - March 19 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached its full quota of three members in Indonesia with the approval of Geo Energi Logistindo, which is headquartered in Jakarta, with branch offices in Bandung, Jawa Barat Surabaya and Jawa Timur.
Views: 1484
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21.5 percent contract growth for Ruslan International

March 16 - March 16 - Ruslan International - the company which markets and manages the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Volga Dnepr and Antonov Airlines - has reported its provisional performance for 2011.
Views: 1468
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Hartmann Group launches projectliner service

March 16 - March 16 - From this month, Hartmann Project Line is a new regular scheduled service offering a breakbulk and project cargo liner operation connecting Australasia with the North American continent.
Views: 614
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Terex quartet lift drilling support module

March 15 - March 15 - Four Terex CC 2800-1 units owned by Turkish crane service provider Hareket were used to lift a drilling support module (DSM) for the West Chirag oil platform (WC-PDQ), which is part of the Chirag Oil Project being carried out in Baku, Azerbaija
Views: 1805
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Steel business boosts ports

March 14 - March 14 - Ratner Steel Supply Co, a producer of steel products, recently announced plans to locate a new facility at the Port of Indiana, USA.
Views: 1695
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TT Club analysis pinpoints risk hot spots

March 14 - March 14 - Speaking at the freight industry forum, TOC Container Supply Chain Asia in Hong Kong, TT Club's director of global risk assessment, Laurence Jones highlighted the key factors that cause disruption throughout the global supply chain and spoke of
Views: 1351
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Breakbulk China makes strong debut

March 13 - March 13 - A crowd of more than 4,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors filled the INTEX Shanghai Exposition Center and Sheraton Hongqiao for the inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference and Exhibition recently, says the organisers.
Views: 1067
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SUMO-Shipping sets sail

March 13 - March 13 - The heavy lift shipping industry is set to welcome a new kid on what most would describe as a pretty overcrowded block.
Views: 2168
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Inaugural trip for ro-ro ship between Taiwan and China

March 12 - March 12 - According to China Daily, Cosco Star, a passenger and cargo ship that links Xiamen in Fujian province with coastal cities in Taiwan, made its inaugural trip carrying engineering vehicles to Taiwan last week.
Views: 666
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Msharib Shipping & Logistics joins PCN

March 12 - March 12 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its second member in Afghanistan with the addition of Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL), and says that the company has a specialisation in SDDC (Surface Deployment Distribution Command), a very specialis
Views: 1060
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TransBorder joins WWPC

March 12 - March 12 - TransBorder S.A.S, which is based in Bogota, Colombia has been appointed as exclusive member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Colombia.
Views: 1516
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Lift and Shift moves monsters

March 9 - March 9 - Lift and Shift has transported and loaded out 20 modules for Larsen & Toubro (L&T), including deck, building modules, bridges, jackets, tripods, and process and technical platforms.
Views: 759
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SCALDIS orders crane ship with 4,000 tonnes hoisting capacity

March 9 - March 9 - Antwerp-based, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV has ordered a powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Korean shipbuilders STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The vessel will be built in STX's shipyard in Dalian and finished in Xiamen, China
Views: 1314
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New project network launched

March 9 - March 9 - A new network, CLC Projects, has been established to cater for smaller and medium sized project freight forwarders.
Views: 1322
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Three into one will go as Isotec joins CEE network

March 8 - March 8 - Singapore-based Isotec Project Logistics & Consulting Pte Ltd has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in three different locations, representing the following service categories:
Views: 1377
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New member for CEE in Turkey

March 6 - March 6 - Ekin Nakliyat from Istanbul, Turkey, has been appointed as a new member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Turkey, representing the service category: heavy haulage.
Views: 2193
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Chartersphere on the move

March 5 - March 5 - Air Charter specialist, Chartersphere has unveiled ambitious expansion plans following its recent move to new and larger premises in London, UK, following impressive growth over the previous year.
Views: 1433
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Damen tugs hitch ride on heavy lift vessel to Morocco

March 5 - March 5 - Recently, two Damen stan tugs 2608, the Ibrahim 1 and the Jacques, were shipped from the anchorage of Halong Bay, Haiphong, Vietnam to Casablanca, Morocco by Atlantic Winter, a heavy lift ship with 800 tonne lift capacity chartered by Danish shi
Views: 1321
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Fairstar wins Ichthys LNG Project contracts

March 5 - March 5 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded two contracts by the JKC Joint Venture (JKC) consisting of JGC and Chiyoda of Japan and KBR of the United States, to provide marine transportation services for the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australi
Views: 799
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Van der Vlist on the move in the UK

March 2 - March 2 - Van der Vlist UK Ltd, part of the Dutch-owned Van der Vlist Transport Group, has relocated to a purpose-built site in Hull, UK.
Views: 1199
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Chinese market coming of age

March 1 - March 1 - US management consulting firm A.T. Kearney is "very optimistic" about the prospects for China's breakbulk market, saying important structural changes in the country's economy and a growing sophistication among Chinese shippers suggest opportunit
Views: 2063
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Rickmers-Linie expands its China coverage

March 1 - March 1 - Rickmers-Linie is expanding its market coverage in China and is enhancing sales and marketing activities into central and southern China.
Views: 1833
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Jade Cargo in deal with UniTop

March 1 - March 1 - Jade Cargo, which grounded its fleet in January, came closer to flying once more after its owners agreed to work with UnitTop Group, a Chinese transportation company, to restructure the troubled carrier.
Views: 1299
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Fairmount Summit delivers drilling rig

March 1 - March 1 - Fairmount Summit has delivered the newbuild drilling rig ODN Delba III from the Middle East Gulf to a location offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a voyage of more than 10,625 miles (17,099 km) performed at an average speed of six knots.
Views: 860
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Four companies line up to ship stone

February 29 - February 29 - A new service has been launched by four companies, Stonetrans, Rickmers-Linie, Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies and DP World Breakbulk, to ship rough blocks of granite and sandstone from India to Antwerp.
Views: 1499
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Drewry Maritime Research opens for business in Shanghai, China.

February 27 - February 27 - Drewry, one of the leading independent advisory and analytical research organisation in the maritime sector, and a regular editorial contributor to HLPFI, has announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai.
Views: 1489
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VGG transports 54 wind turbines

February 27 - February 27 - Vasco Gallega Group (VGG), the Spanish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has arranged the transport of 54 complete windmills from Vigo, Spain to Ethiopia, through Djibouti.
Views: 1584
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Holleman on the boil

February 24 - February 24 - Holleman Bulgaria, a member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has completed the delivery of a large boiler measuring 16.16 m x 3.60 m x 3.84 m, with a weight of 83 tonnes, from Bucharest, Romania to Rousse, Bulgaria and rel
Views: 1018
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Four into seven for Tuscor Lloyds

February 23 - February 23 - The UK's Tuscor Lloyds has handled the shipment of four items of breakbulk cargo on seven out of gauge flat racks, as well as one standard freight container, from Felixstowe, UK to Haifa, Israel.
Views: 636
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Indian takeaway for cranes

February 22 - February 22 - V.Alexander of Germany and InterMax Logistic Solutions of China, both members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, successfully cooperated in a shipment of two cranes from China to India.
Views: 1255
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Georgia on Caterpillar's mind

February 22 - February 22 - The ease of accessing the major ports of Savannah and Charleston on the US East Coast has been cited by construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar as a major factor in its decision to site a new manufacturing facility in Georgia.
Views: 989
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Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

February 21 - February 21 - The Nautical Institute has published Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training to address confusion in regard to Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) training.
Views: 883
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Sensitive projects hat trick for Rhenus Logistics

February 20 - February 20 - The French Industrial Project department of Rhenus Logistics (former Wincanton Mondia) has completed three sensitive projects in Russia, France and Qatar.
Views: 1158
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CNC busy with hydro project

February 18 - Malaysia-based CNC Freight is handling turbine components and other mechanical equipment for the Bakun Hydroelectric Project in Sarawak.
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Widdows to take over from Steffens at Rickmers

February 16 - February 16 - After ten very successful years with the Rickmers Group and especially, with Rickmers-Linie, Jan B Steffens will, by 31 March 2012, step down from the twin positions of CEO of Rickmers Holding and of Rickmers-Linie although he will continue
Views: 1368
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Liebherr crane gives Bayswater a lift

February 15 - February 15 - Singapore's Bayswater Shipping & Forwarding Pte Ltd has taken delivery of a second LHM 180 Liebherr mobile harbour crane, providing a maximum lifting capacity of 64t and a maximum outreach of 35m.
Views: 1297
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COSCO Shipping initiates semi-sub pool

February 14 - February 14 - In signing an agreement with Guangzhou Salvage Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (GSBMT) to manage GSBMT's 30,000 dwt semi-submersible ship, Hua Hai Long, COSCO Shipping claims it has initiated the first 'pool model' among Chinese
Views: 950
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BBC Chartering adds three to fleet

February 14 - February 14 - German multipurpose and heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering has taken delivery of three newbuildings as part of the extensive fleet renewal and modernisation programme announced previously.
Views: 1453
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Govt award for Express Transport's Gandhi

February 14 - February 14 - Nailesh Gandhi, director of Mumbai-based Express Transport Pvt. Ltd., is pictured receiving the WCO Certificate of Merit, conferred by Pranab Mukherjee, India's Finance Minister, on February 2.
Views: 1250
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Safmarine name new ship in Savannah

February 13 - February 13 - Shipping line, Safmarine held a naming ceremony in Savannah for its newest vessel, Safmarine Sahara.
Views: 1640
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Heavy lift technical workshop to be held at Breakbulk China 2012

February 10 - February 10 - Industry experts from the fields of logistics, rigging, engineering and naval architecture will present, in partnership with Breakbulk China 2012, a practical and learned heavy lift technical workshop at the Breakbulk conference in Shanghai
Views: 1197
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Tiong Woon posts 36 percent jump in revenue

February 10 - February 10 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC) has announced its results for its first half 2012, with a 36 percent increase in revenue from SGD54.7 million (USD43.4 million) to SGD74.6 million (USD59.3 million) for the six months ended 31 Dec
Views: 1578
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Mui-Fong Goh to deliver keynote Breakbulk China address

February 10 - February 10 - Global management consultant Mui-Fong Goh, a partner at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Breakbulk China conference and exhibition later this month.
Views: 974
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Big boys toys entrusted to GAC Dubai

February 9 - February 9 - As the world's top manufacturers of luxury lifestyle products line up to showcase their gadgets and racing machines in Dubai, GAC has been gearing up to the task of delivering them to the region's leisure and entertainment capital.
Views: 1246