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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: 1513
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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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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: 972
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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.
Views: 2220
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Yacht Exports sees South Pacific growth

December 12 - December 12 - Yacht transport and logistics provider, Yacht Exports, has confirmed that demand for services to Australia and New Zealand is growing following record breaking bookings on the route.
Views: 683
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Boost for WPA membership

December 11 - December 11 - Now Global Logistics of Adelaide, Australia has joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a network of independent transportation and logistics providers that specialise in air and ocean freight forwarding as well as niche/specialised ma
Views: 863
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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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Hydro Deck pontoon unveiled by AG&P ALE Ventures

November 27 - November 27 - AG&P ALE Ventures, an Australian consortium consisting of AG&P, an industrial process outsourcing company; and strategic heavy lift service provider ALE, have together developed Hydro Deck - an innovative transition pontoon.
Views: 646
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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: 1412
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Australia creates world's biggest marine park

November 19 - November 19 - Australia has created the world's largest network of marine national parks, protecting a 2.3 million square km (888,035 sq mi) area of ocean roughly the size of Western Europe.
Views: 704
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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: 1176
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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: 927
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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: 1489
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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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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: 743
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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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BBC Chartering opens in Fremantle

November 2 - November 2 - BBC Chartering is strengthening its presence in the Australian market by establishing a local representation in Western Australia.
Views: 811
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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: 1439
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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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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: 832
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Shuttlelift crane for PCL

October 24 - October 24 - PCL Industrial Services, a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and in Australia, has purchased a Shuttlelift DB70 double-beam mobile gantry crane and a SB30 single-beam mobi
Views: 966
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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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Blue Marlin arrives in Australia with huge LHD load

October 19 - October 19 - The 217 m Dockwise heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin has completed the delivery from Spain of the new (Landing Helicopter Dock) LHD Canberra for the Royal Australian Navy into Port Phillip in southern Victoria, Australia.
Views: 1195
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New Liebherr crane leads Titan fleet upgrade

October 17 - October 17 - As it modernises its equipment fleet, New Zealand based crane hire company Titan Cranes has taken delivery of its first Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 all-terrain mobile crane.
Views: 602
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PPG adds Townley in Australia

October 16 - October 16 - Project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed Townley Group International its new member for Australia.
Views: 1144
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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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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: 1516
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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: 1479
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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: 1454
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Dockwise notes benefits of Fairstar acquisition

August 15 - August 15 - Headquartered at Breda, in the Netherlands, heavy marine transportation specialist Dockwise has posted revenues of USD216 million for the half-year period ended June 30, 2012, compared to USD198 million in the first half of the previous fiscal
Views: 1390
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Dockwise notes benefits of Fairstar acquisition

August 15 - August 15 - Headquartered at Breda, in the Netherlands, heavy marine transportation specialist Dockwise has posted revenues of USD216 million for the half-year period ended June 30, 2012, compared to USD198 million in the first half of the previous fiscal
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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: 1015
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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: 1387
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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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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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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: 1342
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Mining equipment imports remain strong for Australia

June 22 - June 22 - In its latest monthly shipping index, Skelton Sherborne reports that mining equipment imports remain resilient, whilst the import of smaller civil works equipment is down somewhat in some sectors.
Views: 1200
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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: 1633
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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: 1236
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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: 880
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Used machinery rejected at Australian borders in record numbers

April 24 - April 24 - According to statements received from Australian forwarders Freightplus and Skelton Sherborne, the Australian AQIS / DAFF Biosecurity teams have warned that used machinery is being imported contaminated with unacceptable levels of Biosecurity R
Views: 594
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Used machinery rejected at Australian borders in record numbers

April 24 - April 24 - According to statements received from Australian forwarders Freightplus and Skelton Sherborne, the Australian AQIS / DAFF Biosecurity teams have warned that used machinery is being imported contaminated with unacceptable levels of Biosecurity R
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Skelton Sherborne welcomes possible red tape cut

April 20 - April 20 - Following our news report earlier this week (April 17) that the Western Australian Government would aim to cut red tape to assist heavy haulage industry; Skelton Sherborne has said that when the one-stop shop does start it will be a vast improv
Views: 983
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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: 1483
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WA Government cuts red tape to assist heavy haulage industry

April 17 - April 17 - According to a statement from Government of Western Australia, the heavy haulage industry will benefit from a new 'one stop shop' for heavy vehicle permit matters and a AUD250,000 (USD259,020) State Government initiative to bury power lines ove
Views: 1118
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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: 1211
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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: 1601
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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: 840
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Magnone takes the helm at Skelton Sherborne

March 30 - March 30 - Australia's largest freight forwarder of mining and construction equipment, Skelton Sherborne, has appointed Julie Magnone as chief executive officer (CEO).
Views: 1910
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Sea plane flies with Sevenstar Yacht Transport

March 29 - March 29 - A rare 30 passenger sea plane flew into the Port of Palm Beach and was successfully loaded onto the Spliethoff Group's Suomigracht for on carriage to Australia by Sevenstar Yacht Transport.
Views: 774
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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: 542
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It's a gas for Toll

March 14 - March 14 - In Australia, Toll Energy, part of the Toll Group, has commenced operations on a USD45 million transport and storage contract, which is part of coal seam gas explorer QGC's major Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) project.
Views: 653
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Sarens reports wide range of heavy lift project activity

March 9 - March 9 - A range of projects across most continents has demonstrated the breadth of heavy lift operations undertaken worldwide by Sarens Group, the Wolvertem, Belgium-based heavy lifting and engineered transport provider.
Views: 1320
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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: 1183
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SI Logistics Australia Pty Ltd joins PCN

March 7 - March 7 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its third member in Australia with the addition of SI Logistics Australia Pty Ltd, which has a team of dedicated experts focussed on servicing the steel, energy andresources sectors.
Views: 820
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Big win for DHL's Industrial Projects group

March 5 - March 5 - DHL IP in Brisbane, Australia, have been awarded the APLNG (a partnership between ConocoPhillips, Origin Energy and Sinopec) upstream gas gathering contract - shipments have commenced already and will continue for the next three years.
Views: 645
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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: 710
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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: 1841
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Project Cargo Network celebrates country membership milestone

February 13 - February 13 - The UK-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a milestone with the addition of Dublin-based Curtis and Lees Ltd to bring to 70 the number of countries in its global network. The network now comprises of 126 heavy lift specialist compa
Views: 1270
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Carriage Global buoyant on East Africa shipment

February 1 - February 1 - Singapore-based project cargo ship broker Carriage Global organised the movement of a single buoy mooring, plem, and accessories on a significant shipment at the beginning of January.
Views: 1262
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Australia sees falling machinery shipments in December

January 31 - January 31 - In its latest monthly shipping index, Skelton Sherborne reports that machinery import volumes in Australia in December decreased by 28 percent to 2,469 units compared to the previous month.
Views: 833
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PCN welcomes Hawk Customs & Freight

January 25 - January 25 - Hawk Customs & Freight (NZ) Ltd has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as a member in New Zealand.
Views: 1341
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ALS helps in Kiwi earthquake clean-up

January 23 - January 23 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS') project team in Hull, UK organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine to New Zealand to assist in clear-up efforts following last year's earthquake.
Views: 1365
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Dockwise Yacht Transport ship heads for South Pacific

January 18 - January 18 - Brisbane, Australia will welcome Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) Super Servant 4 when the 169.49 m semi-submersible ship berths at Fisherman's Island Terminal to unload a cargo of yachts with a total value of approximately USD35 million.
Views: 910
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Schenker contracts with Combi Lift for Gorgon

January 11 - January 10 - Combi Lift has announced a contract with Schenker which will see two of the shipping line's semi-submersible ships being deployed on the Gorgon LNG project in Australia.
Views: 1389
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Hartmann Asia Line adds fourth ship

January 3 - January 3 - H.S.A Chartering has added a fourth ship into the round-the-world (RTW) service operated by Hartmann Asia Line.
Views: 1345

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