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Six scrubber shipment for FPS in Australia

December 29 - December 29 - Famous Pacific Shipping recently shipped six scrubber units via a ro-ro vessel from the USA to Australia, working with its US agent, Oakland-based Sea Shipping Lines (SSL) Lines
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Allport merges with CS Logistics

December 24 - December 24 - Allport, one of the UK's largest freight forwarding and logistics companies, is merging with CS Logistics Holdings Limited, the parent company of Cargo Services Far East Limited, and based in Hong Kong and China.
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Australia is still a prime market say Volga-Dnepr

December 16 - December 16 - Rules which came into force in Australia in September with the aim of preventing 'marginally noise-compliant' aircraft from flying in or out of the country's main airport - see page 21 of HLPFI Issue 16 - do not appear to be having a major i
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PIL adds ships to West Africa multi-purpose service

November 26 - November 26 - Pacific International Lines (PIL) has confirmed reports that it has introduced four 17,500-dwt vessels, acquired secondhand from Schoeller Holdings of Germany, to the multi purpose service that it reintroduced earlier this year in the trade
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter names managers

November 17 - November 17 - After filling the post of general manager the Americas a few weeks ago, Lufthansa Cargo Charter has now also been appointed general managers for Asia Pacific as well as for the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
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ISAF Sailing World Championships sets sail with DB Schenker

November 15 - November 15 - The Sports Events team at Schenker Australia is moving approximately 350 boats and sailing equipment to Western Australia for the Perth International Regatta which will take place from 16 - 21 November 2010.
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service moves 11 tonne rudder

November 12 - November 12 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service moved a new 11 tonne rudder and stock literally across the world when one of Pacifica Shipping's fleet damaged its rudder.
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Yet another conference planned

November 11 - November 11 - The news that Lloyd's List DCN has scheduled a breakbulk and project cargo conference between May 16 - 17th in Perth, leaves us wondering just how many of these events this industry can sustain.
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DB Schenker to handle 2011 Avalon Airshow

November 9 - November 9 - Since 1992, Schenker Australia Pty Ltd has been the official logistics provider and exclusive onsite handling agent for the Australian International Airshow. Every two years this impressive event takes place and attracts attention from nation
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Logwin opens in Perth

November 8 - November 8 - Logwin has opened a new office in Perth, expanding the company's countrywide and regional network and providing additional support and services to customers in economically vibrant Western Australia.
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Toll chief Paul Little to step down

October 28 - October 28 - Toll Holdings Ltd has confirmed its managing director Paul Little will step down after a quarter of a century at the company, but will remain on the board as a non-executive director, with the logistics firm planning to replace him by January
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Hiring round marks industry's health

October 19 - October 19 - A round of worldwide hiring in the heavy lift and project shipping sectors suggest that pressure on bottom lines around the world is easing.
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Profit surge for Fairstar

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

October 14 - October 14 - It might have come from the set designers of Star Wars or the pen of sci-fi genius HG Wells but an Australian proposal to construct a 150 m-diameter flying saucer-like balloon could be the next big thing in heavy lift operations.
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New ships for Sea Swift

October 12 - October 12 - Sea Swift has taken delivery of a new tug-and-barge team - Cronus and Arion - launched in a gala ceremony in the company's home town of Cairns, Australia.
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Fairstar on the double

October 12 - October 12 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a transportation contract by Van Oord Ship Management following last week's contract win from Fugro Seacore.
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Hallin focuses on Australia

October 7 - October 7 - Hallin Marine Subsea International Ltd is focussing on Australia as it continues its growth plans.
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Steel cutting begins on new Fairstar ships

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

October 1 - October 1 - Both Panalpina and Kuehne + Nagel have announced the settlement of certain claims arising from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
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Long appointment strengthens GAC Australia

September 27 - September 27 - GAC Australia has appointed Gareth Long as commercial manager, to drive business development at all Australian ports and beyond the country's borders.
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Coyne Airways backs soccer push by Pacific islands

September 8 - September 8 - UK-based all-cargo airline Coyne Airlines is placing its logo on the shirts of a national football team as it takes its first steps towards being recognised on the world football map.
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The Freight Co steps in at the last minute

August 20 - August 20 - When production of two 30m, 80-tonne cryogenic tanks was recently delayed at the factory in Thailand, Bangkok-based forwarder The Freight Co was required to charter last minute capacity to transport the vessels to Australia.
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Toll re-brands in China

August 16 - August 16 - The Australian-based Toll Group has launched a fully-owned and operated contract logistics operation in China after its integration into the Toll Global Logistics division.
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DHL gets all salty in Australia

July 29 - July 29 - DHL Global Forwarding has become the logistics partner of a new EUR 2.4 billion (USD 3.8 billion) desalination plant to be built on the southern coast of Australia.
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G'day as Aussie mining plant shipped to DRC

July 26 - July 26 - An Australian gold processing plant purchased by Canadian mining company Banro for dismantling and reassembly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has begun arriving on site in the DRC.
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Jumbo Offshore opens in Perth

July 2 - July 2 - With several deepwater projects successfully completed over the last few years and in recognition of the growth potential in South East Asia, Jumbo Offshore has opened a new Regional Office in Perth, Australia, headed by Sjoerd Meijer, business d
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Hat-trick for WWPC

June 25 - June 25 - In a move which will hopefully be copied by Wayne Rooney on Sunday afternoon in South Africa, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has scored a hat-trick with the appointment of three new exclusive members.
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SAL on the double

June 21 - June 21 - On behalf of SVITZER Sverige AB, SAL has transported two brand-new tug boats, each weighing 500 tonnes from Gothenburg in Sweden to Newcastle in Australia.
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Boom Logistics issues ststement on takeover rumours

June 11 - June 11 - In Australia, Boom Logistics has issued a formal statement in response to rumours of a takeover bid from special transport, lifting and services group McAleese Transport and Archer Capital.
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New president for Fesco Agencies North America

June 8 - June 8 - Fesco has appointed Mike Evans, a 20-year veteran of the company, to the role of president of Seattle-based Fesco Agencies North America, effective immediately.
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Fairstar wins Gorgon duet

June 1 - June 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded two transportation contracts by the companies involved in developing and operating the Gorgon LNG Project.
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Heavy lift capacity grows in south Pacific

March 30 - March 30 - Local media reports are suggesting that heavy lift shipping capacity is set to increase in Fiji and the south Pacific following a major expansion of the shipping arm of the Australia-based Carpenters Group.
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Chapman Freeborn signs cargo partnership agreement with Air Niugini

March 26 - March 26 - Urgent movements of oil rig equipment, a key contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a block bellyhold space agreement and a strategic US executive appointment are just the most recent activities that demonstrate the global nature of Chapman Freebo
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A new member in Australia for GPLN

March 16 - March 16 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Townley Group International Pty Ltd to its list of members.
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Order book fills for Dockwise Shipping

March 15 - March 15 - Multi-million dollar contracts have been signed by Dockwise Shipping, securing work for the Dutch operator into 2012.
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Just days left before Perth heavy lift seminar

March 15 - March 15 - Readers are reminded that there are just days remaining before the first in a series of two-day heavy transport and lifting seminars being given by heavy list specialist and HLPFI columnist, Richard L Krabbendam.
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napa service adds direct calls at Osaka and Shanghai

March 7 - March 7 - The companies which operate the napa service have announced that with the sailing of the Silverstone Express from Los Angeles on April 25th and Grays Harbor on April 28th, regular direct calls will be added at Osaki and Shanghai to the triangula
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Aussie boost for CEE as three new members join

March 4 - March 4 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), a global network for cargo equipment owners, stevedores and export packers serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has welcomed its first Australian members as the network expands 'Down Under'.
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EC presses ahead with forwarder price fixing investigation

February 17 - February 17 - A Statement of Objections relating to a price-fixing investigation of their air freight forwarding activities has been sent by the European Union to a number of prominent freight forwarding companies.
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Tutt Bryant and Fagioli form JV

February 17 - February 17 - Tutt Bryant Group Limited has joined forces with Fagioli SpA to form TBF Oceania Pty Ltd (Tutt Bryant Fagioli), a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company.
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South Seas success for SAL

February 10 - February 10 - SAL Shipping and its local agent Sai Maritime & Management Ltd will host a booth at the Cargo Shop South Asia 2010 in Mumbai's World Trade Centre in late March. Its presence highlights the growing importance of Asian business to the German h
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Panalpina receives Statement of Objections from the EC

February 10 - February 10 - Global freight forwarder Panalpina has been served with a Statement of Objections by the European Commission as part of a multinational probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
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Fairstar wins Aussie contracts

February 1 - February 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a USD9.5 million contract with Thiess Pty Ltd to provide the transportation of a Jack-Up Barge from Rotterdam to Melbourne, Australia in August 2010 and then return the Jack-Up Barge to Rotterdam in early 2
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Breakbulk Asia roars into the Lion City

January 25 - January 25 - We're just a few hours away from the start of the second Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference and Exhibition which will be held at the Suntec Singapore international Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Heavy cargoes mark rebirth of BHP wharf in Newcastle harbour

January 21 - January 21 - The arrival of a vessel with a heavy delivery for the Bayswater power station marked the completion of the multi-million dollar refurbishment of a berth at the former BHP steelworks site in Newcastle harbour, Australia.
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Global boat transportation alliance aims to make waves

January 21 - January 21 - PSP, a Southampton, UK-based freight forwarder with experience of moving boats and cruisers, is heading up a new global boat transportation alliance. The aim of the alliance is to give customers "an ever-improving, seamless global service, as
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Tuscor Lloyds moves huge underwater substructures

January 15 - January 15 - Tuscor Lloyds was called upon by aspecialist manufacturing company that needed to move some large and cumbersome cargo for the offshore industry from the east coast of Scotland to Melbourne, Australia.
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DB Schenker wins

January 6 - January 6 - DB Schenker is the latest logistics company to win benefitial business from Australia's massive Gorgon project, the major gas production development.
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Breakbulk Asia keynote address speakers revealed

January 5 - January 5 - Mark Marian Siegert, managing director Asia-Pacific at Agility Project Logistics, and Thomas Kim, executive director, Regional Transportation Research at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, will be the keynote speakers on January 26th and 27th, respecti
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