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AAL heads to Port Hedland

December 23 - December 23 - AAL has loaded a 410-tonne air cooled condenser (ACC) unit on board its vessel AAL Nanjing in Changsu, China destined for Australia's Port Hedland.
Views: 669
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Swire links China to Pacific

December 17 - December 17 - Effective January 1, 2016, Swire Shipping is enhancing its Bali Hai service from North Asia to the South Pacific.
Views: 747
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Westlink tracks mining move

December 17 - December 17 - Westlink Logistics has completed the initial shipment of 120 rail wagons out of a total consignment of 562 wagons from China to Pilbara, Western Australia for a large mining company.
Views: 717
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The Freight Co boils over

December 16 - December 16 - The Freight Co has coordinated the transport of a boiler from its manufacturing plant in Thailand's Chachoengsao province to the Port of Sri Racha in Chonburi.
Views: 953
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Jumbo in Prelude pile up

December 15 - December 15 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessels Jumbo Jubilee and Fairpartner have shipped 16 piles for the Prelude field from Aviles in Spain to Batam, Indonesia.
Views: 699
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Universal bridges gap in tandem lift

December 15 - December 15 - Universal Cranes has used a 450-tonne capacity Grove GMK7450 all-terrain crane and a 275-tonne capacity Manitowoc M-250T lattice boom truck crane to install a new bridge over Duck Creek in New South Wales, Australia.
Views: 769
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Terex quartet heads down under

December 14 - December 14 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has strengthened its position in the Asia Pacific with the delivery of four mobile harbour cranes to the region.
Views: 1022
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AAL in Swire tie-up

December 7 - December 7 - Effective December 14, AAL is entering a space sharing agreement with Swire Shipping that aims to further strengthen its breakbulk liner service between Asia and the East Coast of Australia.
Views: 915
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Carisbrooke doubles up

December 3 - December 3 - Carisbrooke Shipping has appointed Heiko Hinrichs, formerly of Ocean 5, and Joschka Boeddeling, most recently of Jumbo Shipping, to its chartering desk.
Views: 863
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Australian cabotage reforms rejected

November 26 - November 26 - Australia's senate has rejected proposed changes to coastal shipping laws that would have allowed foreign-flagged vessels more access to the country's ports.
Views: 670
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Tutt Bryant raises game

November 19 - November 19 - Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift has taken delivery of Australia's first Manitowoc MLC650 crawler crane, equipped with variable position counterweight (VPC) technology.
Views: 836
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Kennards Hire and Modulift partner

November 17 - November 17 - A new partnership with Modulift aims to expand the equipment range and value offering of all Kennards Hire Lift & Shift branches across Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 428
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Townsville inks Indonesian tie-up

November 17 - November 17 - Australia's Port of Townsville has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) to strengthen trade and development opportunities between the respective countries.
Views: 802
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CP Ships' Ray Miles dies

November 9 - November 9 - Raymond R Miles, who during his 43-year international transport career helped steer the course of container shipping as it evolved through its second generation, died on Friday November 6, 2015 after a brief illness. He was 71.
Views: 1128
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Höegh extends SCH deal

November 4 - November 4 - Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has signed a new contract with ro-ro shipping line Höegh Autoliners to continue servicing its vessel calls at the UK gateway for a three-year period.
Views: 701
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Van der Vlist reaches out

November 2 - November 2 - In Australia, Van der Vlist arranged the transport of 22 reach stackers that had been shipped in to Fremantle, Adelaide and Melbourne from Holland and Belgium.
Views: 576
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Surfacing work starts at Townsville

October 29 - October 29 - In Australia, surfacing work to lay bitumen has commenced at the Port of Townsville's (POTL) new 30,000 sq m cargo laydown area.
Views: 468
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Panalpina names Energy Services head

October 27 - October 27 - Effective January 1, 2016, Michel Dubois will become global head of Energy Solutions at Panalpina, replacing Hans Toggweiler.
Views: 908
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ALE opens in China

October 26 - October 26 - ALE has opened its first branch in Tianjin, China, as part of a general expansion of its footprint throughout Asia.
Views: 1085
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ALE inks Santos contract

October 22 - October 22 - ALE has been awarded a heavy haulage contract by Santos Queensland Upstream Developments for the Santos GLNG project in Australia.
Views: 995
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Soon up at GAC

October 20 - October 20 - GAC has strengthened its focus on the Asia Pacific energy sector with the appointment of Lailah Soon as regional business development manager, oil and gas.
Views: 825
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ALE ups Australian operations

October 15 - October 15 - ALE has formed a dedicated unit to serve the onshore oil and gas sector in Australia, by recruiting specialist personnel and investing in bespoke equipment.
Views: 1083
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Darwin gets new operator

October 15 - October 15 - The Northern Territory government has signed an agreement to lease the Port of Darwin to Chinese-owned Landbridge Group for the next 99 years.
Views: 878
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Swire ups Tasmanian coverage

October 9 - October 9 - Swire Shipping will expand its multipurpose liner service coverage in Tasmania with an additional call at Hobart.
Views: 651
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Cargolux JV targets heavy and OOG

October 6 - October 6 - Cargolux is targeting heavy and outsize cargo as a likely significant traffic for a planned new joint venture Chinese international all-cargo airline it is now close to setting up, writes HLPFI correspondent, Phil Hastings.
Views: 1289
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Cement job shows Rotterdam's capabilities

October 5 - October 5 - Several of Rotterdam's well-known project logistics specialists have been involved in the latest heavy lift shipment through the port.
Views: 807
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Jumbo gets ball rolling

September 25 - September 25 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Fairpartner has transported a 600-tonne spherical tank from a fabrication yard in Sattahip, Thailand to the Ichthys project's onshore LNG facility in Darwin, Australia.
Views: 738
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Trams travel to Ecuador

September 22 - September 22 - SDV Industrial Projects and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have worked together to transport 14 Alstom trams from France to Ecuador, for use in the Cuenca UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Views: 908
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ICSA meeting promotes crane safety

September 17 - September 17 - Earlier this month, 20 organisations from seven countries participated in the International Crane Stakeholders Assembly's (ICSA) annual meeting in Burswood, Western Australia.
Views: 701
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UTi lends hand to Sedgman

September 11 - September 11 - UTi Worldwide is joining forces with Sedgman to transport a mineral processing plant from China to the USA.
Views: 513
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Big claims against Trans Global Projects Pty Ltd

September 11 - September 11 - Claims against the Australian company, Trans Global Projects Pty Ltd, when it was placed into voluntary administration on July 30 amounted to more than AUD24 million (USD16.9 million) according to a creditor list seen by HLPFI.
Views: 496
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Höegh pulls the Trigger

September 10 - September 10 - Höegh Autoliners has named the second vessel in its New Horizon series, Höegh Trigger, at a naming ceremony held at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China.
Views: 412
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Noble named at Ceva

September 8 - September 8 - Clayton Noble has been appointed managing director of Ceva Logistics' Australia and New Zealand operations.
Views: 822
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Yacht goes Direct to Australia

September 1 - September 1 - Direct Worldwide Logistics has shipped a brand new yacht from Xiamen, China to the Australian port of Newcastle.
Views: 561
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Delta handles Cats in Piraeus

September 1 - September 1 - Delta Maritime has transhipped two Caterpillar D10T vehicles - each weighing 54 tonnes and measuring 7.1 m x 16 m x 3.23 m - from one ro-ro vessel to another at the Greek port of Piraeus.
Views: 640
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Asia Pacific expansion for Swire

September 1 - September 1 - Swire Shipping is upgrading its multipurpose liner service coverage in the Asia Pacific region.
Views: 768
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ABC shines in solar car flight

August 28 - August 28 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported a Nuna Solar car, which is competing in the 2015 World Solar Challenge in Australia, from Amsterdam to Hong Kong onboard one of its B747 freighter flights.
Views: 684
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Townsville and Qinzhou join forces

August 24 - August 24 - Tomorrow, August 25, the Port of Townsville, Australia, will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Qinzhou in China.
Views: 660
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CEA scores helicopter hat trick

August 10 - August 10 - CEA Project Logistics has transported a third Seahawk helicopter for the Royal Thai Navy.
Views: 805
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Jumbo serves subsea diners

August 6 - August 6 - GAC Sweden has awarded Jumbo a contract for the transportation and installation of an underwater restaurant in the Maldives.
Views: 638
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TGP in trouble in Australia

August 5 - August 5 - According to reports in the Australian media, Trans Global Projects Pty Ltd, the Australian arm of one of the industry's most well-respected brands has entered voluntary administration.
Views: 668
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BHSI makes marine move down under

August 4 - August 4 - Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) has begun underwriting marine insurance in Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 323
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Octo-bus travels with AAL

August 4 - August 4 - AAL has transported eight newly-built airport shuttle buses from Xingang in China to Melbourne, Australia for JC Trans Shanghai.
Views: 872
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DYT's largest semi-sub heads south

July 30 - July 30 - Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) will mobilise its largest semi-submersible yacht carrier to Australia later this year, following changes in legislation making it easier for foreign flagged vessels to operate in Australian waters.
Views: 334
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BBC rebrands inducement service

July 28 - July 28 - BBC Chartering is launching a new apac (any port, any cargo) service, which covers inducement calls for project, breakbulk and general cargo.
Views: 826
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Drake acquires O'Phee

July 28 - July 28 - Australian heavy haulage trailer manufacturer Drake Group has acquired O'Phee Trailers.
Views: 554
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ABP reopens Lowestoft quay

July 22 - July 22 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has invested GBP4.5 million (USD7 million) in the reconstruction of Town Quay at the UK's Port of Lowestoft.
Views: 439
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Townsville adds laydown area

July 16 - July 16 - The Australian port of Townsville is making space for growing new trades, such as imported vehicles, project cargo, breakbulk and general cargo, with a new AUD1.73 million (USD740,000), 30,000 sq m cargo laydown area.
Views: 375
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HHA folds after no investor found

July 14 - July 14 - Heavy Haulage Australia (HHA) is to be formally wound up after failing to attract an investor willing to operate it as a going concern.
Views: 661
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Australian shipping partnership opposed

July 10 - July 10 - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opposed the proposed acquisition by Sea Swift of Toll Marine Logistics' business in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland.
Views: 774
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ALE completes Bechtel project

July 8 - July 8 - As part of the Australia Pacific LNG project, ALE has completed transportation, load-out, and load-in operations for Bechtel in Indonesia and at the LNG facility on Curtis Island offshore Gladstone, Australia, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 493
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Asciano confirms Brookfield offer

July 1 - July 1- Recent media speculation has prompted Australia's Asciano, which owns ports and terminals group Patrick, to confirm that it has received a proposal from Brookfield Infrastructure Group (Brookfield) to acquire 100 percent of Asciano's shares, write
Views: 414
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China Navigation names four

June 19 - June 19 - The China Navigation Company (CNCo) has held an official naming ceremony for four of its vessels at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding, in Zhoushan, China.
Views: 904
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Orient Project Shipping wins United Heavy Lift

June 17 - June 17 - Orient Project Shipping has announced that it will be the exclusive commercial agent of United Heavy Lift (UHL) for the countries of the ASEAN group, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 1131
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GAC returns racing boat to water

June 9 - June 9 - GAC Pindar - official logistics supplier of the Volvo Ocean Race - transported the Team Vestas Wind yacht from the Indian Ocean to Lisbon, after it was seriously damaged while racing in November 2014.
Views: 669
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Liebherr sees slight drop in turnover

June 8 - June 8 - Liebherr Group posted a total turnover of EUR8.823 billion (USD9.826 billion) in 2014, which is 1.6 percent below the amount achieved in 2013.
Views: 1246
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Swire Shipping and Rickmers-Linie partner up

June 8 - June 8 - The latest partnership among the established names in the multipurpose sector of the shipping industry sees Swire Shipping launch a connecting carrier partnership with Rickmers-Linie.
Views: 1103
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Views: 1920
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Beginning of new life for Toll

May 29 - May 29 - Toll Group today celebrates its first official day as part of Japan Post, after a USD5.1 billion takeover deal was agreed.
Views: 811
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Sailing on high thanks to Kennards

May 12 - May 12 - To lift a large 75ft (22.8 m) Riviera motor yacht onto a container ship, Australian stevedoring specialist Patrick hired a 145-tonne capacity spreader beam and two 80-tonne capacity round slings from Kennards Hire Lift & Shift.
Views: 638
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Terex makes deliveries

May 7 - May 7 - Doha based Aertssen Machinery Services Middle East has taken delivery of a Terex CC 2400-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
Views: 721
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Terex makes deliveries

May 7 - May 7 - Doha based Aertssen Machinery Services Middle East has taken delivery of a Terex CC 2400-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
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Ocean 7 chooses Kestrel

May 7 - May 7 - Ocean 7 has appointed Kestrel Maritime Asia as its agent in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, effective May 1, 2015.
Views: 1170
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Allport names leader

May 6 - May 6 - Allport Cargo Services (ACS) has named incumbent managing director, Charles McGurin, as its new chief executive officer (ceo).
Views: 633
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Swire Shipping adds service

May 6 - May 6 - Swire Shipping will launch a new express service between North Asia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia in July 2015, employing two modern, highly fuel-efficient multipurpose Chief class vessels.
Views: 832
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ALE completes Roy Hill move

April 29 - April 29 - ALE has delivered the largest items for the Roy Hill iron ore mine construction project in Australia.
Views: 499
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Toll opens Ichthys base

April 16 - April 16 - Australian logistics service provider Toll Group had officially opened its offshore logistics base in Darwin for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.
Views: 541
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Pollock in tandem drum lift

April 15 - April 15 - Pollock & Sons Crane Hire has supplied two six-axle Grove all-terrain cranes to help hoist an 84-tonne barking drum at the Tasman Mill site in Kawerau on New Zealand's north island.
Views: 688
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McAleese suspends shares

April 15 - April 15 - As the McAleese Group works out the financial impact of Atlas Iron's decision to shut down its iron ore mines, shares in the Australian transport contractor have been suspended from trade.
Views: 423
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CEA in Seahawk shipment

April 7 - April 7 - CEA Projects has handled the transportation of a Seahawk helicopter from Thailand to Australia for the Royal Thai Navy.
Views: 805
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Cameron LNG win for Mammoet

April 2 - April 1 - Mammoet has been awarded the heavy lift and heavy haulage contract for the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana.
Views: 925
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Swire Tasmania deal falls through

April 1 - April 1 - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Tasmanian government and Swire Shipping has expired, due to the economic case for a direct international service linking Tasmania to global markets no longer being sustainable.
Views: 750
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Agility posts profits

March 30 - March 30 - Kuwait headquartered logistics services provider Agility posted a net profit of KD50.84 million (USD169.19 million) for its full financial year 2014 - a 10 percent year-on-year improvement over 2013.
Views: 1247
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Swire changes North Asia rotation

March 24 - March 24 - Swire Shipping's North Asia service will now call at the Japanese ports of Yokohama and Osaka before arriving at Busan, South Korea.
Views: 593
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Ritchie in record Montreal auction

March 20 - March 20 - Ritchie Bros. sold more than CAD44 million (USD34 million) of heavy equipment and trucks at an unreserved public auction held in Montreal from March 18-19.
Views: 489
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LOC opens in Sydney

March 12 - March 12 - London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has expanded its Australian operations with the opening of a new office in Sydney.
Views: 575
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Toll acquires ODT

March 12 - March 12 - Toll Group has acquired mining and industrial services provider ODT Australis.
Views: 746
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BBC ships to Darwin

March 6 - March 6 - BBC Chartering is currently engaged in the delivery of large air cooled condensers (ACC) from Phu My in Vietnam to Darwin, Australia, which will form a key part of the Ichthys LNG project.
Views: 737
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Contracts rush in for ASCO

February 27 - February 27 - ASCO has been awarded the contract to manage the supply base for BP's upcoming exploration programme in the Great Australian Bight, as well as winning two long-term oilfield services contracts from Statoil (UK) for the Mariner field, located
Views: 458
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McAleese on track

February 25 - February 25 - McAleese, the Australia-based specialised transport and logistics provider, has reported a AUD52.5 million (USD41.4 million) net profit after tax for the first half year ended December 31, 2014, which is a great improvement on last year's AU
Views: 969
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New Asian agent for BigLift

February 24 - February 24 - BigLift Shipping has named Asian Independent Shipbrokers (AIS) as its representative for the South East Asia region, covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Views: 896
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Toll to get posted to Japan?

February 18 - February 18 - Toll Holdings has entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed (SID) with Japan Post, under which it is proposed that Japan Post will acquire all of the Toll shares by way of a scheme of arrangement in a deal which could be worth over USD5 bill
Views: 799
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Noronha joins Shipping Australia

February 10 - February 10 - Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) has appointed Captain Melwyn Noronha as general manager technical services and industry policy.
Views: 685
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ISS assists HMM in Australia

February 2 - February 2 - Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has appointed Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) to handle its Australian container liner business.
Views: 721
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AAL opens Japanese division

January 28 - January 28 - Breakbulk and heavy lift shipping line, Austral Asia Line (AAL), has established a new division in Tokyo, Japan.
Views: 1021
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Two bidders vie for Fremantle terminal

January 22 - January 22 - Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) and Victoria Quay International RoRo Terminal (VQIRT) have been shortlisted as bidders to operate the Port of Fremantle's ro-ro and automotive terminal.
Views: 689
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Thorco ship under tow

January 13 - January 13 - The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is continuing to coordinate the response to a general cargo vessel experiencing mechanical issues near the Great Barrier Reef.
Views: 679

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