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Ball valves make Milan flight

December 19 - December 19 - DB Schenker has coordinated the delivery of two ball valves from Australia to Italy using a combination of Volga-Dnepr's charter and scheduled cargo services.
Views: 805
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BBC begins new APAC service

December 14 - December 14 - BBC Chartering has launched a new monthly service between Thailand and New Zealand, calling at ports in Southeast Asia and Australasia, with effect from mid December.
Views: 672
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WWL scores with shearer delivery

December 7 - December 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has delivered a super-heavy longwall shearer from Europe to a coalmine in Australia.
Views: 811
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Maersk to buy Hamburg Süd

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has reached an agreement to purchase German container shpping line Hamburg Süd from the Oetker Group.
Views: 891
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Höegh Trotter christened

November 30 - November 30 - The sixth vessel in Höegh Autoliner's New Horizon class of pure car truck carriers (PCTC) was named Höegh Trotter.
Views: 458
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“K” Line ups Thailand-Australia link

November 25 - November 25 - “K” Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) has enhanced its ro-ro service in the Thailand-Australia trade by commencing a new anti-clockwise route in addition to its existing clockwise trade lane.
Views: 845
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Blue Water delivers to White Rock

November 22 - November 22 - Blue Water Shipping has coordinated the first shipment of wind turbines for the White Rock wind farm in New South Wales from China to the Port of Newcastle in Australia.
Views: 1104
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ITIC warns over misread tariffs

November 21 - November 22 - According to the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC), the misreading of tariffs in shipping documentation is a common cause of costly claims.
Views: 681
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Traveller visits Southampton

November 14 - November 14 - Höegh Autoliners' pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Höegh Traveller has made its maiden call at the Port of Southampton in the UK.
Views: 767
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C.H. Robinson sees profits fall

October 27 - October 27 - Earlier this week, large US logistics company CH Robinson said higher haulage costs and Hanjin'sbankruptcy were partly responsible for the fall in revenues and profits it recorded for third quarter.
Views: 1094
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ALE wraps up Ichthys work

October 25 - October 25 - ALE has completed its scope of work at the Ichthys project's onshore LNG facilities in Darwin, Australia.
Views: 603
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Bannerman up at Cargolux

October 17 - October 17 - Cargolux has appointed Christoph Michael Bannerman as it new vice president, corporate development and strategy.
Views: 953
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White Rock turbines start moving

October 17 - October 17 - Eight wind turbines for the White Rock wind farm in New England, New South Wales have arrived at Australia's Port of Newcastle on board the multipurpose vessel Erna Oldendorff.
Views: 828
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AAL loads luxury superyacht

October 13 - October 13 - AAL has loaded a luxury superyacht weighing 200 tonnes at the Dubai port of Jebel Ali.
Views: 728
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Drydock sails with ZOMC

September 21 - September 21 - ZPMC-OTL Marine Contractor (ZOMC) has transported an 883 ft x 174 ft (269 m x 53 m) drydock - dubbed Ex-Machinist (AFDB-8) - from Guam in Micronesia to Shanghai, China on board its heavy transport vessel Zhen Hua 28.
Views: 1145
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McAleese in administration

September 19 - September 19 - Australia's McAleese Group, which operates a heavy haulage and lifting business, has entered into voluntary administration.
Views: 995
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C.H. Robinson in APC buy

September 15 - September 15 - C.H. Robinson has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a provider of freight forwarding and Customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 1064
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More moves for PCN members

September 15 - September 15 - Turk Logistics and Heavy Transport - member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Bahrain - has signed an agreement to become Gulf Air's cargo sales agent, and been awarded a logistics services contract by Olayan Kimberly Clark Bahrain.
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Nyrstar receives record component

September 14 - September 14 - Geodis' industrial projects division has worked together with AAL to deliver a large electrostatic precipitator module to Nyrstar's smelting facility in Port Pirie, South Australia.
Views: 682
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RollDock Sun wraps up Gorgon work

September 13 - September 13 - DB Schenker has bid farewell to RollDock's semi-submersible vessel RollDock Sun, after more than four years of work on the Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia.
Views: 935
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Agility appoints management duo

August 23 - August 23 - Agility has named Richard Strollo as managing director, Malaysia, and Frank Guerra as chief executive officer for Australasia, giving him responsibility for operations in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
Views: 698
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PPG milestone

August 19 - August 19 - Project forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG), is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary on August 27.
Views: 686
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Summer record for ACS

August 17 - August 17 - July saw aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, book 1,114 charter contracts, making it the company's best month on record.
Views: 729
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NASA balloon recovered by BNSFL

August 11 - August 11 - BNSF Logistics' (BNSFL) global project centre in Houston has recovered a NASA super pressure balloon from a site close to the city of Arequipa in Peru.
Views: 732
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Stripper sails with Combi Lift

August 9 - August 9 - Combi Lift's heavy lift ship Palau has loaded a 540-tonne stripper, measuring 95 m long, in Masan, South Korea for delivery to Johor in Malaysia.
Views: 898
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New Zealand ports partner up

August 9 - August 9 - Ports of Auckland and Napier Ports have signed a strategic alliance, which they claim will allow them to optimise services for freight customers and achieve further scale and efficiencies in the supply chain.
Views: 770
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Combi Terminal opens at Jurong

August 8 - August 8 - Singapore's Jurong Port has commenced operations at its Combi Terminal, which has been designed to cater for multipurpose vessels carrying a variety of general cargoes.
Views: 1293
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Bolloré delivers Ichthys modules

July 28 - July 28 - Bolloré Logistics has coordinated the shipment of two oversize prefabricated modules from Batam, Indonesia to the module offloading facility at the Ichthys LNG project site in Darwin, Australia.
Views: 615
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CS Leasing strengthens management

July 19 - July 19 - Container leasing company CARU Specialized Leasing (CS Leasing) has appointed Makoto Nose to head up operations in Asia, and named Linda Knight as marketing director based in Sydney, Australia.
Views: 1017
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NYK pleads guilty to cartel charge

July 18 - July 18 - Following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel conduct in the Federal Court.
Views: 475
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White Rock job for Blue Water

July 7 - July 7 - Blue Water Shipping is beginning the delivery of 70 Goldwind G121 wind turbines for the White Rock wind farm in Australia.
Views: 672
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Haropa welcomes PIL

July 5 - July 5 - Pacific International Lines (PIL) has introduced a weekly service from Haropa's Port of Le Havre in France to the South Pacific region.
Views: 772
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ALE busy at Spanish ports

July 1 - July 1 - ALE has conducted the weighing and load-out of four modules, weighing in between 40 and 780 tonnes, at the Port of Tarragona, Spain.
Views: 850
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AAL delivers huge crane consignment

June 30 - June 30 - AAL has completed the transport of the first ten of 20 automated stacking cranes (ASC) in several shipments from Shanghai to Melbourne, for final delivery to Victoria International Container Terminal.
Views: 960
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Geodis on track for Bombardier

June 29 - June 29 - Geodis is currently handling the delivery of 75 trains from India to Australia for Bombardier Transportation.
Views: 676
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Swire launches Pacific Islands service

June 21 - June 21 - Effective July 1, Swire Shipping is launching a new twice-monthly direct multipurpose liner service from Australia to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
Views: 815
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Australian biosecurity act introduced

June 17 - June 17 - Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has advised that, as of June 16, the Biosecurity Act 2015 replaces the Quarantine Act 1908.
Views: 551
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Qatar Airways plans expansion

June 16 - June 16 - Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann, has announced that the Middle Eastern airline plans to become a major player in three new markets - transpacific, Australia and South America - over the next nine months.
Views: 861
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AAL to sponsor PPG meeting

June 16 - June 16 - AAL will join BBC Chartering Australia and Port Corpus Christi as sponsors of the Project Professionals Group's (PPG) tenth anniversary conference in Melbourne, Australia from September 6-8.
Views: 946
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Liebherr turnover growth continues

June 15 - June 15 - Liebherr Group recorded a turnover of EUR9.2 billion (USD10.3 billion) in 2015, a 4.7 percent year-on-year increase.
Views: 1092
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Straightpoint names HES

June 9 - June 9 - Straightpoint has named Hoisting Equipment Specialists (HES) as its distributor in Australia.
Views: 329
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Höegh Trapper named

June 7 - June 7 - The fourth vessel in Höegh Autoliners' series of New Horizon class pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) has been named Höegh Trapper during a naming ceremony at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China.
Views: 769
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Australian import requirements amended

June 6 - June 6 - Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has informed that, from June 16 onwards, an import permit will no longer be required for used machinery, used equipment and used parts.
Views: 616
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ALE adds widening trailers in UK

May 30 - May 30 - Having worked with trailer manufacturer Goldhofer to develop a new range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from their basic 3 m width, ALE has now introduced the units into the UK.
Views: 1232
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XLP updates

May 16 - May 16 - XL Projects (XLP) network member in Oman, Khimji Ramdas, provided freight management services at the Port of Sohar, handling the delivery of a 100-tonne ABB transformer measuring 6.4 m x 3.5 m x 3.8 m.
Views: 962
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Siemens reaches turbine milestone

May 11 - May 11 - The Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin, Germany is getting ready to ship its 1,000th turbine manufactured at the plant to the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar.
Views: 1000
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Thomas Miller Law opens in Sydney

May 11 - May 11 - Thomas Miller Law is expanding the geographical coverage of its maritime and logistics legal services, which will now be available to operators and insurers doing business in the Australasian region.
Views: 888
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Boskalis results 'as expected'

May 10 - May 10 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) closed the first quarter of 2016 in line with expectations, with EBITDA margins down compared with the same period of 2015 and the order book showing slight year-on-year increases.
Views: 1014
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Manitowoc partners with TRT

May 6 - May 6 - Manitowoc Cranes has joined forces with New Zealand based Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) to provide crane service and support to customers in Australia.
Views: 661
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BBC shows PPG support

May 5 - May 5 - BBC Chartering Australia has been named the first major sponsor for the Project Professionals Group's (PPG) tenth anniversary annual conference in Melbourne next year.
Views: 1207
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Crane issues discussed at ICSA

May 5 - May 5 - Industry representatives gathered for the 2016 meeting of the International Crane Stakeholder Assembly (ICSA) at the Novotel Munchen Messe in Munich, Germany on April 13, 2016.
Views: 739
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PCN members keep on moving

April 29 - April 29 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in India, Procam Logistics, has coordinated the shipment of 24 wind turbine blades from Quinhuangdao, China to the Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh via the Indian Port of Kandla.
Views: 1472
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Bahri and Rickmers-Linie agree space charter

April 22 - April 22 - Rickmers-Linie and the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (trading as Bahri Liner) have recently signed a space charter agreement in the trade between the USA, the Red Sea and the Middle East.
Views: 982
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McDermott christens DLV 2000

April 14 - April 14 - McDermott International has christened its new derrick lay vessel at a ceremony held at the Keppel Singmarine Shipyard in Singapore.
Views: 1018
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PCN round up

April 14 - April 14 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) members from across the globe have been busy executing a wide range of project cargo shipments recently.
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Australia plans heavy vehicle health check

April 8 - April 8 - According to Australia's National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), consultation is under way to assess the health of the country's 520,000-strong heavy vehicle fleet.
Views: 447
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Australia eases trucking permit rules

April 1 - April 1 - More than 400 local councils and territory governments will now have access to new guidelines to better assess and apply conditions to permits for heavy vehicles, through the release of two guidance documents.
Views: 294
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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: 625
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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: 871
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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: 947
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Fate of McAleese in the balance

March 14 - March 14 - Australian heavy haulage provider McAleese Group has suspended trading in its shares and deferred the release of its 2015 financial results, as it considers recapitalisation plans.
Views: 800
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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: 965
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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: 988
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Polynesia Line goes direct to Tonga

February 29 - February 29 - Polynesia Line is adding a direct monthly call into Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga to its service from the US West Coast ports of Long Beach and Oakland.
Views: 724
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Subsea restaurant on the move

February 26 - February 26 - GAC is coordinating the transport of the acrylic and steel structure for the world's biggest underwater restaurant from New Zealand to the Maldives.
Views: 960
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PCN quartet proves expertise

February 19 - February 19 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Greece and Serbia, Delta Maritime, has coordinated the shipment of two Caterpillar bulldozers from Piraeus port to Ashdod in Israel.
Views: 1075
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Container weighing goes portable

February 16 - February 16 - With the subject of container weighing being heavily debated in the world's media, New Zealand based company BISON has invented a portable container weighing scale.
Views: 726
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Time for Sommer at Gruber

February 11 - February 11 - Intertransport Gruber has appointed Patrick Sommer as its new project manager.
Views: 935
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PPG enjoys Mumbai meeting

February 8 - February 8 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) held its ninth annual conference in Mumbai, India from February 3-5, which PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said was a "very successful event".
Views: 1057
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PCN members remain active

February 5 - February 5 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Bangladesh, Portugal and Australia have coordinated a number of complex project shipments around the world.
Views: 1069
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HLPFI adds Associate Editor

February 2 - February 2 - Yvonne Mulder, a communications specialist in the freight and supply chain industry for more than 25 years, has joined the Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International team as Associate Editor.
Views: 1131
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Höegh names number three

February 1 - February 1 - The third vessel in Höegh Autoliners' New Horizon class of pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) has been named Höegh Tracer during a ceremony at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China.
Views: 533
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Pacific Forum in Polynesian merger

January 29 - January 29 - Polynesian Shipping Line (PSL), which is owned by Neptune Pacific Line, has concluded an agreement to merge with Pacific Forum Line (PFL) with effect from January 31, 2016.
Views: 1018
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Posh inks Prelude tow deal

January 25 - January 25 - Posh Terasea secured the contract to tow and position the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform from South Korea to Australia.
Views: 509
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ALE wraps up Ichthys project

January 21 - January 21 - ALE has completed the final module load-out in Thailand for the Ichthys LNG project's onshore facilities.
Views: 612
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ALE widens trailer range

January 19 - January 19 - ALE has worked together with trailer manufacturer Goldhofer to develop a new range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from 3 m up to the desired width for a certain project.
Views: 616
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Uganda bridge rises with Emirates

January 4 - January 4 - Emirates SkyCargo has flown heavy and oversize equipment and machinery for a new bridge over the Nile River from Japan to Uganda.
Views: 601

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