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Bilbao ups project cargo focus

March 31 - March 31 - According to Uniport Bilbao, SDW Shipping has begun a new monthly service linking the Spanish port with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Bolivia.
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Straightpoint names Indonesian rep

March 31 - March 31 - Straightpoint has appointed Indonesia based Rigspek Perkasa as a distributor of its force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell range in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Views: 1050
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Cargo begins arriving at RAPID

March 31 - March 31 - Three steam cracking modules have been delivered to the material offloading facility (MOLF) in Tanjung Setapa, Johor for Petronas' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Malaysia.
Views: 1438
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Mammoet inks P-76 contract

March 31 - March 31 - Mammoet Brazil has signed a contract with the consortium Techint-Technip (CTTP76) for the lifting of 20 modules onto the hull of the Petrobas P-76 floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Views: 1876
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CMA CGM carries Calypso

March 31 - March 31 - CMA CGM's freight forwarding arm, CMA CGM LOG, has coordinated the transport of Jacques Cousteau's legendary oceanographic ship Calypso from France to Turkey.
Views: 1871
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Instar in Bosch boiler move

March 30 - March 30 - Instar Logistics has coordinated the transport of five oversize boilers over 7,200 km from the Bosch factory in Germany to a site in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Views: 1325
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Clasquin up at Steder

March 30 - March 30 - Roger Clasquin has been appointed managing director of Rotterdam based Steder Group.
Views: 1607
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Arctic transit cargo slides

March 30 - March 30 - A sharp decline in transit shipping via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the past two years indicates a loss of interest from international shippers, suggests Platts.
Views: 1529
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Weiss-Röhlig opens in Dubai

March 30 - March 30 - Weiss-Röhlig has opened a new logistics facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, UAE.
Views: 914
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ACS calls for shorter lead times

March 30 - March 30 - Air Charter Service (ACS) ceo Justin Bowman has called for shorter lead times in obtaining vital charter flight permissions in certain regions at the recent Air Cargo India exhibition.
Views: 804
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Big tugs for Tork

March 30 - March 30 - Tork Industrial Logistics has transported six tugboats, each weighing over 800 tonnes, from a shipyard to a floating dock in Turkey.
Views: 1081
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ALE scoops Karbala contract

March 29 - March 29 - ALE's branch in Iraq has been awarded a heavy lifting and transport contract for the Karbala refinery project in the Middle Eastern nation.
Views: 1415
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Volga-Dnepr aids Sakhalin-2

March 24 - March 24 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124 and IL-76 freighters were called into action to ensure the repair of a compressor at Russia's Sakhalin-2 natural gas liquefaction plant.
Views: 1009
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Year of growth for Cargolux

March 24 - March 24 - Cargolux Group reported a net profit after tax of USD49 million for 2015, up from USD3 million in 2014, while increasing freight tonne kilometres flown by 8.7 percent.
Views: 1506
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New low in shipping confidence

March 24 - March 24 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to a record low in the three months to February 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from Moore Stephens.
Views: 1855
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AAL adds Stewart call

March 24 - March 24 - AAL has added a call at Stewart World Port in British Columbia, Canada to its Pacific service.
Views: 1472
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Hansa Meyer shuffles management

March 24 - March 24 - Germany headquartered forwarder Hansa Meyer Global has named Georg Bödecker as its new chief operating officer.
Views: 1643
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OPCA heads to Abu Dhabi

March 23 - March 23 - The Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) will hold its third annual general meeting (AGM) in Abu Dhabi, UAE from October 26-28, 2016.
Views: 651
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Hapag-Lloyd results on track

March 23 - March 23 - Hapag-Lloyd achieved a net profit of EUR114 million (USD127 million) in the 2015 financial year, compared with EUR -604 million (USD -674 million) in 2014.
Views: 1705
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2016: 'pivotal year' for offshore wind

March 23 - March 23 - Following a record year for the offshore wind industry, Douglas Westwood (DW) forecasts that there will be fewer capacity additions in 2016, but suggests that the level of projects entering construction and the diversity of locations expected t
Views: 1972
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EXG kicks into gear

March 23 - March 23 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has coordinated the shipment of a 75-tonne gearbox to Mumbai port for shipment to Jebel Ali, UAE.
Views: 1113
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XLP members on the move

March 22 - March 22 - XLProjects (XLP) network representative in Israel, Jacky Line, has completed the transport of ammunition for the Dutch defence ministry to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
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Turkish delight for BussErk

March 22 - March 22 - Buss Port Logistics' joint venture company with Erkport Lojistik, BussErk, has secured a two-year contract with Gübretas Terminal in southern Turkey, which covers the handling of bulk, general and project cargoes.
Views: 2076
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Shipping duo fined for false records

March 22 - March 22 - Farrell Lines and Damco have paid USD3.65 million to the USA in civil penalties regarding their failure to comply with certain terms of a contract with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).
Views: 1198
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Adriatic gets Algerian link

March 22 - March 22 - According to the Port of Koper in Slovenia, CNAN MED has begun a new service connecting Algeria with Adriatic ports.
Views: 1715
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Allcargo reveals logistics hub plans

March 21 - March 21 - Allcargo Logistics has unveiled plans to establish a logistics park in the Jhajjar district of Haryana, India.
Views: 1013
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High five for WCA projects

March 18 - March 18 - Five project moves have been executed recently by six members of the WCA Projects network.
Views: 1290
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Heavy work for PCN duo

March 18 - March 18 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Germany, Intertransport Gruber has completed the shipment of a number of crates from Taiwan to Germany.
Views: 1438
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Paul up at GAC

March 18 - March 18 - GAC has appointed John Paul as its group freight purchasing manager, responsible for both sea and air business.
Views: 1292
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Libraries set sail with MOL

March 18 - March 18 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will assist the South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative (Sapesi-Japan) with the shipment of seven mobile library vehicles from Japan to South Africa.
Views: 925
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FLS-KAA pipes up again

March 17 - March 17 - Fleet Line Shipping/Kamar Al-Ard (FLS-KAA) has coordinated the shipment of 21,000 tonnes of cement-coated pipes from the UAE to Iraq.
Views: 1187
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IRISL resumes European service

March 17 - March 17 - After its withdrawal in mid 2010 due to sanctions, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) has resumed its regular liner service - European Container Line (ECL) - between northern Europe and ports in the Middle East Gulf.
Views: 1313
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Indonesia looks to Antwerp

March 17 - March 17 - Antwerp Port Authority chairman Marc Van Peel has signed two framework agreements with IPC Corporate University - a subsidiary of the Indonesian Port Corporation - which will see the port provide training and consultancy services for Indonesian
Views: 1542
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Good year for Gebrüder Weiss

March 17 - March 17 - Gebrüder Weiss recorded a provisional net turnover of EUR1.28 billion (USD1.44 billion) in 2015, a 3 percent increase compared with EUR1.24 billion (USD1.4 billion) in 2014.
Views: 1717
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ALL Crane branches out

March 16 - March 16 - ALL Family of Companies has opened a new branch in Indianapolis, and expanded its facility in Mobile, Alabama.
Views: 1341
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RollDock returns to L&T

March 16 - March 16 - RollDock Shipping has purchased RollDock Sky from Larsen & Toubro India (L&T).
Views: 1371
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Swire ups Papua New Guinea coverage

March 16 - March 16 - Swire Shipping is launching a monthly direct call to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea from New Zealand and Fiji, with effect from May 4, 2016.
Views: 1358
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Sohar strengthens breakbulk focus

March 16 - March 16 - Speaking at the Breakbulk China exhibition in Shanghai, Sohar Port and Freezone's executive commercial manager Marc Evertse told delegates that the Omani port saw a 46 percent year-on-year increase in breakbulk cargo shipments in 2015.
Views: 1275
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Rickmers foresees tough 2016

March 15 - March 15 - Rickmers Group posted revenues of EUR587 million (USD652 million) in 2015, a 7.6 percent rise compared with EUR545.4 million (USD605 million) in 2014.
Views: 1508
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Royal Cargo powers ahead

March 15 - March 15 - Royal Cargo has coordinated the transport of heavy and oversize equipment for the 165 MW coal-fired Balingasag power plant in Misamis Oriental, the Philippines.
Views: 2195
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Asciano agrees joint consortium bid

March 15 - March 15 - Australian logistics provider Asciano has entered into binding documentation to sell the company to Brookfield Consortium and Qube Consortium.
Views: 1592
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Life's a beach for SAL

March 14 - March 14 - SAL Heavy Lift is currently engaged in the North Deck project for the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, which sees the German heavy lift line tasked with delivering a 10,000 sq m luxury platform from Finland.
Views: 1249
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Crane quartet arrives at Sohar

March 14 - March 14 - Four new ZPMC post-Panamax quay cranes have been shipped on board the semi-submersible vessel Zhen Hua 24 from Shanghai to Sohar Port and Freezone in Oman.
Views: 1377
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PCN members keep on moving

March 11 - March 11 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Oman, Khimji Ramdas Project & Logistics Group, has coordinated the transport of eight 33-tonne bitumen storage tanks from Sohar Port to a site in Rumez.
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Oil prices rise but worst not over

March 11 - March 11 - While oil prices have “recovered remarkably” in recent weeks, this should not “be taken as a definitive sign that the worst is necessarily over,” the International Energy Agency warned in its latest monthly report.
Views: 1402
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Kaleido winds up Mexican project

March 10 - March 10 - Kaleido has completed a project to transport components for 43 wind turbines from China, Vietnam and Spain to the Mexican Port of Altamira for installation at a wind farm site in Jalisco.
Views: 1422
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AAL and Peter Döhle line up

March 10 - March 10 - AAL and Peter Döhle (PD) have launched a new joint semi-liner service connecting Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Views: 1573
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Air charter broker signs exclusive deal

March 10 - March 10 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and RUS Aviation have signed an exclusive cargo sales agreement, which aims to provide clients with airfreight solutions from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding markets.
Views: 1501
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Hansa rides the waves

March 9 - March 9 - Hansa Heavy Lift has shipped a BioPower Systems (BPS) pilot unit and retrieval rig, weighing a total of 698 tonnes, for a new wave power plant from Vũng Tàu, Vietnam to Australia on board HHL Fremantle.
Views: 1537
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GW expands in Kazakhstan

March 9 - March 9 - Gebrüder Weiss has acquired the subsidiary branches of freight forwarding company Brockmüller in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Views: 1184
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UOL partner raises columns

March 9 - March 9 - United Ocean Lines' (UOL) agent and network partner in the UAE, Carriers Mercantile and Marine, has shipped four 41.4-tonne columns from Mumbai, India to the UAE for the Fujairah crude oil refinery project.
Views: 925
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Chipolbrok loads for Qatar

March 9 - March 9 - Four gas turbines and generators are being loaded on the heavy lift ship Wladyslaw Orkan, which is owned by Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company (Chipolbrok), at the Broekman Breakbulk Terminal in Rotterdam.
Views: 1975
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M&M in German reshuffle

March 9 - March 9 - Militzer & Münch has restructured its German operations to bring M&M Militzer & Münch, M&M air sea cargo and M&M Militzer & Münch Deutsche Holding under one managerial unit.
Views: 925
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NileDutch upgrades Far East trade

March 8 - March 8 - NileDutch has increased the frequency of its Far East - West Africa service to weekly, and added three new ports of call at Chiwan (China), Port Klang (Malaysia) and Cape Town (South Africa).
Views: 883
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Etchart leaves Manitowoc

March 8 - March 8 - Eric Etchart has retired from Manitowoc after 33 years with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, business development at the group.
Views: 1127
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Projects roll in for ALE

March 7 - March 7 - ALE has completed a year-long transportation and installation project in Oman, which involved delivering 268 heavy lift cargoes to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in the Sohar Industrial Area.
Views: 1786
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Thorco Lohas launched

March 7 - March 7 - The tenth and final ship in Thorco Shipping's newbuilding programme, Thorco Lohas, has been launched by Honda Heavy Industries in Japan.
Views: 1302
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UTC in Mexican power move

March 7 - March 7 - UTC Overseas has coordinated the delivery of an engine and generator to a Mexican power utility on behalf of a Spain based EPC contractor.
Views: 1508
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XLP members double up

March 4 - March 4 - Members of the XLProjects (XLP) network, International Freight Transport and Sacema Project Shipping, recently joined forces to transport a series of oversize cargoes from New Jersey, USA to Singapore.
Views: 1618
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WCA quartet prove expertise

March 4 - March 4 - WCA Projects network member, Altius, has completed the transportation of the final three 151-tonne transformers from Ilo port to the Nodo Energetico del Sur project site in Peru.
Views: 2125
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PCN members make moves

March 4 - March 4 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Germany, Russia and Mongolia, Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), has coordinated the shipment of 2,000 freight tonnes of cargo from Sharjah, UAE to Apapa in Nigeria.
Views: 1957
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Lando makes hospital trip

March 4 - March 4 - German logistics service provider Lando Eurasia has coordinated the transport of eight concrete modules from Thüringen to Aachen for use in the construction of a new building wing at a local hospital.
Views: 1438
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K+N profit up in 2015

March 3 - March 3 - Despite recording a 4.4 percent year-on-year drop in turnover for 2015 at CHF16.7 billion (USD16.72 billion), Kuehne + Nagel posted EBITDA of CHF1.04 billion (USD1.041 billion) - a 3.6 percent increase compared with 2014.
Views: 1827
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Hapag-Lloyd targets heavy cargoes

March 3 - March 3 - As part of an increased focus on obtaining heavy and over-dimensional cargoes for its container ships, Hapag-Lloyd has established special cargo teams for the major markets in Asia and the Americas, in addition to its special cargo division at i
Views: 2291
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Boiler duo sets sail from Venice

March 3 - March 3 - Two large boilers, manufactured by Sofinter Group subsidiary Macchi, have been loaded on BigLift Shipping'ss vessel Happy Dynamic at the Port of Venice's Multiservice terminal for delivery to Kuwait.
Views: 1545
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Bahri makes for the UK

March 3 - March 3 - UK liner agency DKT Allseas - a 50/50 joint venture between Allseas Global and De Keyser Thornton (DKT) - held a customer event to mark the maiden call of Bahri's con-ro (container/ro-ro) ship Bahri Jeddah at the Port of Tilbury.
Views: 4049
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FSM expands in Caucasus

March 2 - March 2 - F.S. Mackenzie Group (FSM) has opened a new office Tbilisi, Georgia, which it says will act as a gateway for imports to the Caucasus region.
Views: 1121
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Rickmers-Linie hits the gas

March 2 - March 2 - Rickmers-Linie and Bertling Logistics have teamed up to transport the largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens from Germany to Turkey.
Views: 1553
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Qatar flies high in 2015

March 1 - March 1 - Qatar Airways Cargo increased its tonnage by 37.5 percent year-on-year in 2015 to 1.52 million tonnes.
Views: 961

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