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Dockwise secures significant new contracts

December 31 - December 31 - In a year end update, Dockwise has announced that since the contract awards statement issued on November 19, a further 11 near-term contract wins have been secured by its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of rigs, barges
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Transy powers turbine move in freezing weather

December 30 - December 30 - Transy, the Russian logistics operator that is a member of the the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has completed the shipment and installation of a GE gas turbine and generator onto a foundation in Sredneuralsk near Ekaterinburg in Russ
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CEE member assembles and ships continuous barge unloader

December 29 - December 29 - A leading Asian coal supplier has contracted WPC Marine & Offshore Services (WPCMOS) to assemble, transport and install a 600 tonne Continous Barge Unloader (CBU) to Bontang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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Busy year end for Wagenborg

December 29 - December 29 - Wagenborg Nedlift, Royal Wagenborg's specialist heavy transport. lifting and hoisting division has had a busy end of year.
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Largest wind turbine installation jackup to be built

December 28 - December 28 - According to reports in the international oil and gas media, Drydocks World Southeast Asia Pte Limited will build at its Drydocks World - Graha yard the GustoMSC NG-9000C-HPE wind turbine installation jackup vessel for an undisclosed client.
Views: 658
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Sea trials for Combi Dock IV

December 24 - December 24 - Combi Dock IV has undertaken sea-trials successfully prior to delivery and entry into service.
Views: 469
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A swell job for Jumbo Jubilee's maiden voyage

December 24 - December 24 - Jumbo Shipping's latest newbuilding, Jumbo Jubilee, completed its maiden voyage after successfully loading, transporting and installing two 1,250 tonne shiploaders for FL Smidth in challenging circumstances.
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Blue Water handles flywheel shipment

December 22 - December 22 - Cooperation between Blue Water Shipping's offices in Bremen and Copenhagen has resulted in the successful completion of a project transport shipment from the Czech Republic to Kalundborg in Denmark.
Views: 469
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Georgia Ports Authority protects Loggerhead Sea Turtles

December 22 - December 22 - As a sponsor of the Caretta Research Project, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is pleased to report a successful 2009 nesting season on Wassaw Island, protecting more than 63 loggerhead turtles and their nests. For the past five years, the
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Campayo helps Madrid high speed train

December 22 - December 22 - Despite winter conditions with ice and snow on the roads, Grupo Campayo of Spain has successfully completed two difficult shipments to help Madrid's AVE high speed train project.
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SNS completes logistics for new Tunis airport

December 21 - December 21 - The new Tunisian airport at Enfidha was declared open by the Tunisian subsidiary of its Turkish operator TAV earlier this month, writes Oliver Ward.
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Nordic Heavy Lift sheds contracts for Borealis construction

December 17 - December 17 - Rotterdam-based Nordic Heavy Lift (NHL) has sold the construction contracts for the heavy lift crane ship Borealis to a subsidiary of London-based Acergy Group, the seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor to the offshore oi
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Chipolbrok adds Adam Asnyk

December 16 - December 16 - Adam Asnyk, the first of six new, multipurpose, heavy lift ships which have been ordered by Chipolbrok from the COSCO Dalian Shipyard has entered into service
Views: 762
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Beluga forms joint venture agency with Peter W Lampke

December 15 - December 15 - Beluga Chartering GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based project cargo and heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping, has formed a new agency joint venture with independent liner agent, Peter W Lampke.
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Europeans sign up to Europe's first offshore wind grid

December 14 - December 14 - In what could be a significant boost to heavy lift operators servicing the offshore wind energy sector, nine European countries have signed up to an agreement to develop Europe's first offshore wind grid.
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Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift

December 10 - December 10 - Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next
Views: 1135
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Rickmers-re-certified to latest ISO standards

December 9 - December 9 - Rickmers-Linie has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.
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Boskalis - Smit merger on track

December 9 - December 9 - Royal Boskalis Westminster in The Netherlands says good progress is being made in preparation for the merger of the company with Smit Internationale NV (Smit).
Views: 531
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KAMAG and SCHEUERLE claim new world record

December 8 - December 8 - As part of a new project, more than 15,000 tonnes of installation equipment was moved on self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) using KAMAG and SCHEUERLE transport technology.
Views: 629
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Rickmers-Linie names Brunoni as Swiss agent

December 8 - December 8 - Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has appointed Zurich-based O Brunoni SA as its Swiss agent with effect from 1 January 2010.
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TBS shareholders approve changes in incorporation plans

December 7 - December 7 - Further to the report posted here on October 21st, TBS International Limited has now announced that its shareholders have approved a proposal to change the place of incorporation of the company to Ireland from Bermuda.
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ROLAND Spedition moves railtrack machinery

December 7 - December 7 - ROLAND Spedition has arranged the transportation of a complete train load of rail track construction machinery from Norway to Germany.
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Shipping.dk delivers on Spanish high speed train work

December 7 - December 7 - Project teams from Shipping.dk have transported a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine from Kehl in Germany to Barcelona in Spain where it will be used in the construction of the Girona AVE high speed train line.
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Nordana on the move in Spain

December 4 - December 4 - From January 1, 2010, Nordana will shift its Spanish operations from Valencia port to Sagunto port.
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Far East peak season soars for Air Charter

December 3 - December 3 - Air Charter Service's Hong Kong office has flourished in a peak season that, to many, has come as a pleasant surprise. Freight volumes moving on charters have dramatically increased since early October.
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Huge generator moves through Savannah

December 3 - December 3 - The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal received a 269 tonne item of heavy lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electricity plant in Jasper County.
Views: 753
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Dockwise shares trade on Euronext Amsterdam from tomorrow

December 2 - December 2 - Following earlier announcements regarding a secondary listing of Dockwise Ltd on Euronext Amsterdam, and about the issuance of new common shares, The listing and commencement of trading in the Euro Registry Shares on Euronext Amsterdam in Eur
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NEPA launches 'one-stop shop' for shipowners and investors

December 1 - December 1 - NEPA Projects and Investments is offering shipowners an integrated solution including managing their investments, ownership representation, commercial management, arranging technical management, dry docking supervision, newbuilding and conver
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ALE Heavylift generates power in Spain

November 30 - November 30 - ALE Heavylift has successfully completed the replacement of electrical generators in Unit 1 of Almaraz nuclear power plant, Spain using a 500 tonne skidding gantry.
Views: 398
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Busy quarter for Chapman Freeborn to finish year

November 30 - November 30 - During the last quarter of 2009, Chapman Freeborn's worldwide offices have been involved in a series of headline activities, including humanitarian activity, a business expansion into Africa and a series of high profile heavy lift movements.
Views: 883
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Wagenborg Nedlift handles giant transformer

November 27 - November 27 - Wagenborg Nedlift has managed the transportation of a 320 tonne giant transformer from the fabrication yard at Nijmegen to the Tennet electricity sub-station at Ens in the Netherlands.
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Advance International helps power Bulgarian shipbuilding

November 26 - November 26 - Global project cargo forwarder Advance International Transport Inc has commenced a three-year contract to provide heavy lift transport management services for Japanese-built ship engines destined for a multi bulk-carrier order being undertak
Views: 618
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Old meets new at SCHEURLE

November 26 - November 26 - SCHEURLE used the recent visit of two vintage prime movers belonging to Multilift Group shareholder, Helmut Alborn to arrange a 'classic meets high-tech' photoshoot.
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Breakbulk Asia sets out to charting the recovery

November 26 - November 26 - The 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition, a large and important gathering for companies involved in the shipping of heavy lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk will convene under the banner 'Charting the Recovery'.
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Heavy lifts for Danbrit Shipping

November 25 - November 25 - Danbrit Shipping, which offers specialised handling of heavy cargoes through its terminals on the River Humber in the UK, recently handled the transport of a 100-tonne transformer from Germany to Lowestoft.
Views: 742
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WWL opens in St Petersburg

November 23 - November 23 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened its own office in Russia.
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Weatherford International selects K + N

November 19 - November 19 - Global oil and gas industry services provider Houston-based Weatherford International has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a two-year contract to manage its North American export activities to 18 countries across Europe, the Middle East and West Afric
Views: 651
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HUGO STINNES strengthens SANMEX service

November 17 - November 17 - HUGO STINNES SCHIFFAHRT is upgrading its monthly multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean and the US Gulf.
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Target Logistics moves fertilizer plant

November 16 - November 16 - Pakistan project cargo forwarder Target Logistics has undertaken the successful transport of equipment for Pak American Fertilizers in Karachi.
Views: 495
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TRANSY moves space equipment

November 16 - November 16 - Transport Systems Ltd (TRANSY), the Russian member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, has transported consignments of space station equipment for the European Space Agency's Guiana Space Centre (GSC).
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Panalpina blows hot with oil and gas industry wins

November 13 - November 13 - According to a statement from Panalpina, Weatherford and Halliburton, two major global players in the oil and gas sector and long-time Panalpina customers have awarded significant new pieces of business to the global forwarding and logistics
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Barcelona Propeller Club honours founder

November 13 - November 13 - Edward Bacon is known throughout the heavy lift and project forwarding world as one of the most experienced operators in Spain, working with UTT, part of the ALG Group, reports Oliver Ward
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AN-225 visits EMA

November 13 - November 13 - The world's largest commercially available aircraft - the mighty Antonov AN-225 - visited East Midlands Airport recently.
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Boskalis and Smit announce merger

November 12 - November 12 - Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have reached agreement on a full merger of the two companies, whereby all the activities of Smit will be continued in the combined company (the Group).
Views: 841
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Spedition Kuebler load closes German highway

November 12 - November 12 - Spedition Kuebler has transported an abnormal load of heavy machinery destined for a moulding press which is being assembled in Volkingen, Germany.
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Neukirch moves power and turning machinery

November 10 - November 10 - Bremen-based project cargo forwarder F. W. Neukirch Internationale Spedition, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, recently transported a 61 tonne transformer for a North German power supply company.
Views: 578
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Bahwan Wagenborg sets sail in Oman

November 10 - November 10 - Established just last month, Bahwan Wagenborg Heavylift & Oilfield Services LLC is a strategic alliance between the Suhail Bahwan Group, one of Oman's foremost business houses and Royal Wagenborg from The Netherlands, a strong multi-discipli
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Toll completes hat-trick of 2009 acquisitions

November 9 - November 9 - Australian-based Toll Group has acquired Logistic Distribution Systems (LDS), one of the leading privately-owned international freight forwarding companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Views: 1191
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Multitrade Spain supports public transport investments

November 9 - November 9 - Barcelona-based project cargo forwarder Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has been involved in a range of heavy lift movements associated with passenger infrastructure projects in North Africa and South
Views: 924
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Flinter and Oy Nordic Chartering merge

November 9 - November 9 - Oy Nordic Chartering has been merged into Dutch shipping company, Flinter in a move which the latter said would strengthen its position in European markets.
Views: 397
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KCA DEUTAG awards global freight tender to Panalpina

November 8 - September 8 - Panalpina is likely to see significant heavy and over-dimensional shipments as part of the additional business that it has been awarded by KCA DEUTAG in the key countries of Angola, Gabon, Libya, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan over the next three
Views: 643
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Best in class project forwarders vie for UK Forwarders award

November 5 - November 5 - Four project cargo forwarders are vying for the honour of taking away the Project Forwarding Award at the 2009 Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org.
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Volga-Dnepr Airlines wins BACA award

November 4 - November 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted 'Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year 2009' by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA).
Views: 889
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BACA launches new standard for air charter brokers

November 4 - November 4 - BACA (Baltic Air Charter Association) is launching a 'BACA Standard' to promote higher trading standards and business ethics of the air charter brokers within its membership.
Views: 237
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Heavy Lift Group meets in Barcelona

November 4 - November 4 - Members of The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) are gathering for their 45th Conference at the Grand Marina Hotel in Barcelona starting with a reception and dinner on 6th November, writes Oliver Ward.
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Maximus highlights Middle East cargo advantages

November 2 - November 2 - Fathi Hilal Buhazza, president and CEO of Maximus Air Cargo (pictured below), has predicted that freight traffic will triple in the Middle East over the next 20 years and says that "a sound business model mean that Maximus Air Cargo is confid
Views: 526
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Zagrebtrans handles transformer for South Africa

October 30 - October 30 - Croatian heavy lift transport specialist, Zagrebtrans has successfully handled the shipment of a 500 MVA transformer from Zagreb through Port Rijeka to South Africa.
Views: 571
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Sarjak launches into Europe and Russia

October 28 - October 28 - Mumbai-based Sarjak Container Lines is set to start a new service via Riga, Klaipeda and St Petersburg, with the aim of entering the Russian import/export market for project and oversize cargoes.
Views: 564
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Forwarders see volumes up, but profits down

October 28 - October 28 - Two of the world's largest transport and logistics companies, both with a significant presence in the movement of heavy and OOG project cargoes have reported significant increases in transport volumes in the third quarter of 2009 compared to
Views: 766
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
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Nautical Institute addresses piracy, terrorism in November

October 27 - October 27 - Increasing acts of terrorism and piracy and their impact on the safety of crews and vessels are to be debated at the Nautical Institute's Terrorism, Piracy and War Risks seminar in Southampton November 6-7.
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Flinter returns boats

October 26 - October 26 - Flinter has completed the round trip carriage of some Dutch flat-bottomed daggerboard yachts.
Views: 470
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AirBridgeCargo adds Amsterdam - Tokyo option

October 23 - October 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines is launching a new weekly B747 freighter service from one of its European gateways at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Narita in Tokyo, Japan.
Views: 509
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UAL reaches halfway point of key cement contact

October 22 - October 22 - UAL-SA, the local subsidiary of global heavy lift line Universal Africa Lines (UAL), has reached the halfway point of a six-month contract to carry cement from Cape Town to Soyo, Angola where a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is under
Views: 616
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Zagrebtrans moves a monster crane

October 22 - October 22 - Zagreb-based Zagrebtrans has relocated a 725 tonne crane at the container terminal of Port Rijeka, Croatia to its final quayside location.
Views: 557
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Goldhofer names Swiss area sales manager

October 21 - October 21 - Robert Venier has joined Memmingen-based Goldhofer as a field sales executive with responsibility for growing business in Switzerland.
Views: 552
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TBS heads for Ireland

October 21 - October 21 - The decision by TBS International to move its corporate domicile from Bermuda to Ireland appears to be the result of US tax change proposals.
Views: 293
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BBC Chartering offers upright shipping for wind turbine towers

October 20 - October 20 - Wind turbine towers destined for the world's biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are ship
Views: 714
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Heavy lift seminars in 2009 and 2010

October 20 - October 20 - After the success of many previous heavy lift seminars related to safety in heavy lifting, Richard L Krabbendam, an expert in the field, has announced that many more seminars are yet to be held over the next few months in 2009 and 2010, write
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What's in Issue 11 of HLPFI?

October 16 - October 16 - In the November/December issue of HLPFI, our regional profile will be on the economies within the Gulf Cooperation Council; whilst our individual country reports will be on South Africa, France and Argentina.
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Antwerp upgrades port information system

October 16 - October 16 - Antwerp Port Authority is currently developing a new version of APICS (Antwerp Port Information and Control System), an innovative software package which among other things supports vessel traffic controllers in drawing up the safest, most ef
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Success for project forwarders conference

October 15 - October 15 - A record number of 120 delegates from 40 countries attended the 3rd annual WCA Projects Network (WCAPN) Conference 2009 in Istanbul, writes HLPFI's Oliver Ward who also attended the event.
Views: 508
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Projects group strengthens supply chain networks

October 13 - October 13 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is getting a positive response from supply chain service providers to an initiative to expand membership categories.
Views: 1032
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Antwerp welcomes dredging go-ahead

October 12 - October 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has given a warm welcome to the Dutch government's implementation of the treaty on deepening the Scheldt estuary, hailing it as an important step. However, managers are keeping the Champagne on ice until the dredging is
Views: 589
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DSV drops interim name to return to old identity

October 12 - October 12 - Just 13 months after the corporate merger of DSV Air & Sea and ABX Logistics Air & Sea, described at the time by mangers as "the perfect match", the expanded company will now officially be known, with immediate effect, as DSV Air & Sea GmbH.
Views: 887
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Canadians sail in for PD Ports

October 9 - October 9 - PD Ports is to be bought by a Canadian asset management company as part of an AUD1.5bn-plus recapitalisation by Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (BBI), which has been under pressure to sell assets to reduce its debt.
Views: 387
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Model shipment for Kuehne + Nagel

October 8 - October 8 - K + N handled the logistics of a full size model of the AVE train that, in 2015, will link the capital of Grand Canaria with the South of the island in the first phase and the North in the second.
Views: 377
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Leipzig-Halle Airport to host TIACA

October 8 - October 8 - Leipzig-Halle Airport is to host The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting, which will take place on May 16-18, 2010. The German airport is served by 24 airlines flying to 17 countries and of
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Varamar builds its presence

October 7 - October 7 - Odessa based, Varamar is building its presence in the project and general cargo arena.
Views: 683
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New president for FIATA

October 6 - October 6 - Jean-Claude Delen from Belgium has been elected President of FIATA - the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations - for a term of office of two years.
Views: 348
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Hedge funds twice rebuffed by BBI

October 1 - October 1 - A refinancing proposal from a group of international hedge funds has been rejected by the board of Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (BBI), the majority shareholder of Luxembourg-based Euroports, writes James Graham.
Views: 359
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RMR Shipping rolls into Dublin

September 30 - September 30 - RMR Shipping has added the port of Dublin to one of its services between Europe and West Africa, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 760
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European Commission adopts new Block Exemption Regulation

September 28 - September 28 - The European Commission has adopted a new Block Exemption Regulation revising the current exemption for liner shipping consortia from the EC Treaty's ban on restrictive business practices (Article 81).
Views: 689
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Project forwarders help secure Vegas water supplies

September 28 - September 28 - Albacor Shipping of USA and LS-International Cargo from Germany, both exclusive members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), have organised the shipment of 3,500 cu m of project cargo, including heavy lifts of up to 112 tonnes from G
Views: 639
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Cory Logistics gets arty

September 25 - September 25 - Anish Kapoor's new sculpture, "Tall Tree and the Eye" is to be newly displayed in the courtyard of London's Royal Academy of Arts thanks to some carefully planned transport by Cory Logistics.
Views: 503
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Forwarders should invest in training, says PPG

September 25 - September 25 - The skills shortage in specialised parts of the freight forwarding industry will not be overcome unless businesses invest in training their employees. Without training, companies will also not be poised to maximise growth opportunities as e
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Beluga vessels on route through Northeast Passage

September 24 - August 24 - Following clearance by the authorities, Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight have left Vladivostok and both multipurpose heavy lift project carriers are now on route through the legendary Northeast Passage, their next destination being Novyy
Views: 558
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Beluga vessels on route through Northeast Passage

September 24 - August 24 - Following clearance by the authorities, Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight have left Vladivostok and both multipurpose heavy lift project carriers are now on route through the legendary Northeast Passage, their next destination being Novyy
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Rotterdam Rules OK?

September 23 - September 23 - All eyes are on Rotterdam as a new convention governing the movement of commercial cargo by sea is set to be signed in the Dutch seaport.
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Kuehne + Nagel moves Ben Hur epic

September 23 - September 23 - KN Expo Service, Kuehne + Nagel's business segment for fairs, exhibitions and events logistics, has won a contract for the transportation of Art Concerts' last musical highlight BEN HUR LIVE
Views: 424
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DAL beats the drums

September 23 - September 23 - Deutsche Afrika-Linien/John T. Essberger Group, known universally as DAL, beat the drums for the South African trade with an customer 'infotainment' evening in London.
Views: 669
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Coyne Airways picks first GSSA for Baltic States

September 22 - September 22 - Coyne Airways, the specialist carrier serving difficult markets such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has appointed Air Proxy as its first ever GSSA for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Views: 542
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Tuscor Lloyds in worldwide network expansion

September 18 - September 18 - International logistics and freight forwarding company, Tuscor Lloyds (UK), is expanding its Manchester-based global operations, following the opening of a number of offices worldwide.
Views: 600
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Grimaldi boosts West African services

September 18 - September 18 - Italian line Grimaldi has added a fifth ship for the carriage of wheeled cargo on its Southern Express service between northern Europe and West Africa. Grimaldi Lines ConRo ship Grande Benin made its inaugural call at Hamburg on its maiden
Views: 267
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Wind power project on top of the world

September 17 - September 17 - Finnish project forwarder Silvasti Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts global network, is managing a contract to arrange for safe and timely delivery of four 100 GWh windmills from Poland and Finland to a mountain top in Nort
Views: 478
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BBC Chartering Genoa set to sail

September 16 - September 16 - Further to the news item posted on March 27, from September 21st 2009, Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC) will be 1000wned by BBC Chartering and Logistic under the new name, BBC Chartering Genoa Srl.
Views: 460
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Mighty Servant 1 escorted

September 16 - September 16 - The Dockwise semi-submersible, heavy-marine transport vessel, Mighty Servant 1, has been safely escorted by EUNAVFOR warships through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden.
Views: 539
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Ovens strengthens Toll's EME team

September 15 - September 15 - Toll Global Forwarding, the forwarding and logistics arm of major Australian company Toll Holdings, has further strengthened its Europe and Middle East senior management team with the appointment of Volkwart Ovens to the newly-created post
Views: 717
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Maximus aims to maximise

September 15 - September 15 - In support of the old adage that the best time to increase marketing is during a recession, Maximus Air Cargo has appointed of Zed Communications to handle its local and international public relations activities.
Views: 931
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Flying down to Rio for safer heavy lift operations

September 15 - September 15 - An opportunity to learn more about the safe and secure handling of heavy lift consignments has now become available with the launch of a one-day Heavy Transport & Lifting mini-seminar to be held in November in Rio de Janeiro.
Views: 836
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Project Arabia appoints Arbour Shipping

September 14 - September 14 - Arbour Shipping, the recently-formed, Manchester-based NVOCC has been appointed sole North European sales agent for vessel charter and shipbroker, Project Arabia of Dubai.
Views: 872
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Campayo moves trains in Spain

September 14 - September 14 - Campayo SA, the newly-appointed member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) - the global network for Cargo Equipment Owners, stevedores and export packers, serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has handled the shipment of multiple
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More North Sea contracts for ASCO

September 10 - September 10 - Oil and gas logistics specialist, ASCO, has been awarded four contracts worth a combined value of approximately GBP30 million to provide logistics services to oil and gas operators, Mobil North Sea LLC, Total E&P UK Ltd, Chevron North Sea L
Views: 414
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Peters & May claims record

September 9 - September 9 - World leader in provision of marine logistics, Peters & May Ltd recently arranged what is believed to be the single largest shipment of luxury UK built motor yachts on Maersk Line's Rotterdam to Far East route, suggesting an increasing posit
Views: 467
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World first for Mammoet

September 8 - September 8 - A special Mercedes-Benz Actros 5-axle truck, type 5446, with a 70 tonne self-propelled telescoping crane was delivered to Mammoet's site in Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Views: 546
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Beluga Shipping conquers Northeast passage

September 8 - September 8 - Further to our reports of August 24 and September 4, it's mission accomplished for Beluga Shipping as its multipurpose heavy lift project ships Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight have reached their destination of Novyy Port / Yamburg in
Views: 795
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Eagles swoop on extended GAC sponsorship

September 3 - September 3 - Never mind super-sized wind turbines, or five hundred tonne generators, a truly heavy lift is getting promoted to the English Premier League, world football's most glamorous and lucrative football league.
Views: 384
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Heavy lift vessel Svanen at work for Belwind

September 2 - September 2 - Ballast Nedam's heavy lift vessel Svanen has been commissioned by Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors to drive 56 steel piles for the foundations of the Belwind offshore wind farm, off the Belgium coast. This is the first phase of the B
Views: 606
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US Congressman welcomes third US-flagged heavy lift ship

September 2 - September 2 - A short ceremony at Industrial Terminals in Houston, Texas saw a US Congressman direct the raising of the US flag as the 8,000 dwt Ocean Charger became only the third heavy lift ship flagged in the US.
Views: 730
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Scheuerle on track for client

September 2 - September 2 - A Croatian rail car manufacturer has ordered a rail car transporter from German manufacturer Scheurle for a new manufacturing plant to move rail cars and locomotives 'off the rail' within the factory.
Views: 399
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Duo of crane orders for Gottwald

September 1 - September 1 - Hamburg port terminal operator Steinweg has inked a deal to acquire a Generation 5, G HMK 7608 mobile harbour crane (MHC) from Gottwald Port Technology for its multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Hamburg.
Views: 736
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Fifth birthday for Global Project Logistics Network

September 1 - September 1 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the large network of independent international project logistics specialists and charterers, has now turned five years old.
Views: 805
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Kuebler's role in world record air freight uplift

September 1 - September 1 - Spedition Kuebler, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, helped Frankfurt-Hahn airport claim aviation history by dispatching the heaviest single cargo item seen via airfreight.
Views: 615
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Advance shows its bottle in Poland

August 28 - August 28 - International freight forwarder, Advance International Transport, is working on a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), shipping thousands of tonnes of machinery and material to support the c
Views: 850
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Heavy lift bonus for Panalpina

August 28 - August 28 - High and heavy activities are not a core activity for global forwarder Panalpina's airfreight arm but at present the sector is proving a lifeline in the current economic misery faced by the global freight forwarding industry.
Views: 1349
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World Crane and Transport Summit 2009

August 27 - August 27 - The countdown has started for the inaugural World Crane and Transport Summit 2009 which will take place on 22 and 23 October 2009 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.
Views: 658
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Demag results slide

August 27 - August 27 - Demag Cranes AG has seen its results suffer a "dramatic decline" in the third quarter of its 2009 financial year.
Views: 656
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POST holed

August 27 - August 27 - (By Dale Crisp) Asia-Australia breakbulk and project veteran Pacific Orient Sea Transport (POST) has ceased trading after falling victim to high period charter rates, aggressive competition and the regional impact of the global financial crisi
Views: 607
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BBC Chartering reduces South American tariffs

August 26 - August 26 - With effect of all sailings from September 14, BBC Chartering, the project cargo and breakbulk shipping line, will implement a 20 percent reduction in the tariff of its breakbulk liner routes serving the following trades:
Views: 400
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Brake hosts Lower Saxony ports day

August 24 - August 24 - European policy for strengthening ports will be on the agenda of the 19th Lower Saxony ports day which will be held this year in the port of Brake on September 4th.
Views: 713
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Cargoes keep rolling for ALS

August 21 - August 21 - As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, ALS continues to see a diverse array of heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.
Views: 944
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Logwin carries tank on the Danube

August 18 - August 18 - Logwin, the international logistics service provider, has transported a special 13 tonne tank by barge from Regensburg in Germany to Cernavoda in Romania for manufacturer Passavant Roediger GmbH.
Views: 591
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GAC opens Logistics and Maritime Service Centre in Rotterdam

August 18 - August 18 - GAC Netherlands has opened a Logistics and Maritime Service Centre to increase efficiency, improve customer services and bring its ship spares logistics and freight forwarding operations under one roof at a new 6,500 sq m office and warehouse
Views: 630
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ACL adds link to Casablanca

August 18 - August 18 - Atlantic Container Line has added a weekly ro-ro service between the USA, Canada and Casablanca, transhipping cargoes in Hamburg.
Views: 576
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Dockwise on course to meet expectations

August 17 - August 17 - Dockwise has announced a 35 percent increase in second quarter net profit compared to the same time one year ago, recording a net profit of USD17 million for the quarter ending June against USD13 million over the same period a year ago.
Views: 663
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Vestas factory closure threatens turbine shippers

August 12 - August 12 - Carriers and project forwarders involved in the shipment of wind turbines may have been dealt a blow today with the news that Vestas Wind Systems is to close its blade factory on the Isle of Wight, UK.
Views: 625
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Rickmers-Linie establishes UK liner agency

August 11 - August 11 - Hamburg-headquartered Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd.
Views: 837
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Northeast Passage opened by heavy lift shipping

August 10 - August 10 - While the famed North West passage across the top of North America is often discussed as a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, less well known is the potential 12,800 km Northeast Passage across the top of Russia.
Views: 883
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Gottwald's going Poti

August 7 - August 7 - The Black Sea port of Poti in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E mobile harbour cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 880
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WWPC names Romanian member

August 6 - August 6 - Lion Shipping & Chartering SRL has been appointed as the exclusive member in Romania of the project forwarder network - Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC).
Views: 1037
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Two new members for cargo equipment owners network

August 6 - August 6 - The recently founded network for cargo equipment owners, Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd, has named Barcelona-based Multitrade Spain SRL as its new member in Spain and Bremen-based F. W. Neukirch (GmbH & Co.) KG - Internationale Spedition as its ne
Views: 636
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Freight conference falls victim to swine flu

August 6 - August 6 - Organisers of a freight conference planned for Barcelona in October have cancelled the event over fears that the worsening swine flu pandemic has created international travel restrictions and travel warnings. It will be rescheduled for a date i
Views: 516
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Serving the Caspian

August 5 - August 5 - The St Petersburg-based North Western Shipping Company is, according to reports in the Russian media, towing a new non-propelled barge from St Petersburg to Ravenna in Italy where it will load equipment destined for the construction of an oil a
Views: 512
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Success for first PPG conference in USA

August 4 - August 4 - More than 90 freight movers and ship owners from 34 countries converged in Corpus Christi for the five-day Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference, which began last week
Views: 764
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SAL expands in Australasia

August 3 - August 3 - Heavy lift carrier Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) has opened a new office in Fremantle, western Australia, in an expansion of its Australasian operations.
Views: 825
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Co-hosted conferences for high and heavy operators

July 31 - July 31 - Two key co-hosted freight industry conferences with great relevance to high and heavy project operations are to be held at the World Trade Centre, Barcelona at the end of October.
Views: 862
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Panalpina delivers for Voith Hydro

July 31 - July 31 - The staff of Panalpina Vienna's project department have managed a very challenging shipment from St. P
Views: 368
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Volga-Dnepr assists Russian space programme

July 30 - July 30 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has assisted the Russian Space Programme by delivering Meteor-M satellite to its launch pad in Baikonour. The satellite together with its launch equipment amounted to a total cargo weight of 50 tons.
Views: 514
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CH2M HILL VP to deliver key Breakbulk conference address

July 29 - July 29 - John F. Mika, senior vice president Procurement at CH2M HILL, will deliver the keynote speech at the 20th Annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition which will take place between October 13th and 15th at the Ernest N. Morial Conve
Views: 779
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SkyHook heavy lift vehicle on track

July 29 - July 29 - The Boeing Company and SkyHook International has confirmed that the design of the SkyHook Heavy Lift Vehicle has reached the configuration freeze milestone, meaning the aircraft's overall performance and layout have been established.
Views: 735
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Silvasti Logistics sees double

July 27 - July 27 - Silvasti Logistics, the Finnish abnormal load transport company, which is a member of the CEE global network of equipment owners, has moved eight evaporators, weighing from 150 to 200 tonnes, by barge from Varkaus in Finland to V
Views: 666
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SAL commissions two heavy lift vessels

July 27 - July 27 - SAL - Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land, has placed an Euros 120 million order with the Sietas shipyard for the construction of two heavy lift vessels to be built in the Hamburg Neuenfelde shipyard.
Views: 862
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Maximus inks Etihad Airways deal

July 27 - July 27 - Abu Dhabi-based heavy lift and project cargo airline Maximus Air Cargo has started operating seven cargo flights a week for Etihad Airways between the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and East Africa.
Views: 586
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Trio of jobs shows ALE Heavylift's capabilities

July 24 - July 24 - Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has demonstrated its capabilities in regards to transportation, handling and installation of heavy, indivisible items with three separate projects across a number of industrial sectors.
Views: 752
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Rolf Riedl GmbH named top supplier by AREVA

July 23 - July 23 - Leading global energy company, AREVA has named German heavy lift shipping specialist Rolf Riedl GmbH as one of its top suppliers out of more than 8000 suppliers in Germany.
Views: 595
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Dublin airport lift for PPG members

July 21 - July 21 - Quality Freight Group (QFG) and TransGroup Worldwide Logistics are combining forces to deliver a shipment of 19 aircraft Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs) along with their component parts from Utah to Dublin Airport's new Terminal 2.
Views: 658
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Traffic falls at Antwerp

July 20 - July 20 - The port of Antwerp has said that one of the reasons for the significant fall in freight volumes in the first six months of 2009 was the fact that tonnages in 2008 were inflated partially by the industrial dispute in Le Havre which saw cargo tra
Views: 588
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Kuehne + Nagel doesn't expect market recovery just yet

July 20 - July 20 - Kuehne + Nagel says that its half-year results confirm the Group's dual strategy of counteracting the economic crisis through strict cost management and a commitment to market share expansion.
Views: 946
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds Kabul

July 20 - July 20 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has launched a charter freighter service to Kabul, Afghanistan, operating every Tuesday using Boeing 747-200/300 cargo aircraft and offering some 100 tonnes of capacity. The city will be used as a connection to ABC's exis
Views: 548
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Volga-Dnepr reveals first half tonnage results

July 19 - July 19 - Volga-Dnepr Group, the Russian scheduled and charter cargo airline has reported a five percent fall in tonnage to 835,000 ton/kilometres during the first six months of this year.
Views: 691
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Intermarine has the Edge

July 19 - July 19 - Intermarine has taken delivery of Industrial Edge, the third in a series of four newbuildings entering the shipping line's fleet this year.
Views: 661
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Jack-Up Barge installs first German offshore wind turbine

July 16 - July 16 - Jack-Up Barge BV, a leading supplier of jack-up services for the oil and gas, energy and wind turbines, as well as heavy civil construction markets, has recently taken delivery of two newbuild jack-up barges - JB-114 and JB-115 from Indonesia.
Views: 630
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Aalborg gears up with Gottwald order

July 15 - July 15 - In Denmark, the Port of Aalborg has ordered a HMK 7608 B Mobile Harbour Crane from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 548
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Sai Maritime claims another Indian record

July 13 - July 13 - Sai Maritime & Management, the exclusive agent of SAL in India, is claiming a record for the single heaviest item shipped through the port of Mumbai on behalf of the Logistics Division of Larsen & Toubro Hazira.
Views: 459
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Kuehne + Nagel opens Chongqing office

July 9 - July 9 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new branch office in Chongqing in central China and confirmed that it will be involved in the management of project cargoes with inquiries being organised in close coordination with the company's project competence cen
Views: 797
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Solid earth for PD Ports?

July 7 - July 7 - Speculation continues about the future ownership of PD Ports with reports in the financial media suggesting that Terra Firma, a leading British buyout firm, is preparing a bid for the subsidiary of Babcock & Brown Infrastructure.
Views: 562
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PPG heads for Corpus Christi

July 7 - July 7 - A record number of sponsors and over 100 freight forwarding executives from 34 countries are expected to attend the Project Professionals Group annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, later this month.
Views: 947
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AirBridgeCargo adds service from Milan to Moscow

July 1 - July 1 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Volga-Dnepr Group's scheduled cargo airline, is expanding its freighter services from Europe to Russia with a new route between Milan and Moscow.
Views: 719
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Big lifters unveiled

June 30 - June 30 - Mammoet has revealed plans for a massive new version of its platform ringer twin boom containerised crane, the PTC-120DS.
Views: 787
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Worldwide Project Consortium adds three new members

June 29 - June 29 - In Azerbaijan, Blue Water Caspian Ltd has joined the network. BWC is a subsidiary of the Danish Blue Water Shipping group, which was established in 1972. Companies within BWS supply transport solutions by road, rail, sea and air. More informatio
Views: 684
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Collett powers Bahamas electricity generation

June 26 - June 26 - British heavy lift company R Collett & Sons (Transport) has recently handled two significant global shipments of diesel engines, utilising the company's heavy lift terminal to consolidate the cargo.
Views: 627
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Last chance to attend heavy lift seminar

June 23 - June 23 - Richard Krabbendam, HLPFI columnist and a 36-year veteran of the high and heavy industry, reports that there has been significant interest in his next two-day seminar, and there are just a few places left. Anyone who would like to attend is enco
Views: 536
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Swire Shipping cuts RTW services, focuses on Asia Pacific

June 22 - June 22 - In a major restructuring of its regional and global network of liner shipping services and a decision to focus on the Asia - Pacific region, Swire Shipping is suspending its round-the-world multi-purpose liner services due to weak markets in the
Views: 942
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Wind turbines for Port of Indiana

June 22 - June 22 - Ninety-four giant wind turbine blades have been shipped through the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor for one of the world's largest wind farms under construction in northwestern Indiana.
Views: 664
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Rotterdam remains upbeat on prospects

June 18 - June 18 - Despite the gloom about the state of the global economy, the Port of Rotterdam remains upbeat about prospects for breakbulk and heavy lift activities in the long term.
Views: 800
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Panprojects on track with premier Indian shipment

June 16 - June 16 - Panprojects, the projects division of the global forwarder Panalpina Group, has been involved in its first shipment of railway rolling stock to India that will power a massive expansion of the Delhi metro.
Views: 442
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Rickmers donates one million Euros to World Future Council

June 15 - June 15 - The Hamburg-based shipowners of Rickmers, including Bertram and Erck Rickmers, have donated EUR1.4 million to the World Future Council (WFC) as part of the shipping group's 175th anniversary celebrations.
Views: 638
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Beluga backs maritime research centre

June 15 - June 15 - Heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping has stepped forward as the private enterprise partner supporting the work of the Centre of Maritime Research in Elsfleth which officially opened on June 4. The centre is part of the Elsfleth Maritime
Views: 623
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New Wallenius Wilhelmsen ship named

June 12 - May 12 - Tijuca, the latest edition to Wallenius Wilhelmsen's fleet of car and truck carrying vessels, has been named in Melbourne.
Views: 439
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New links from the UK to West Africa

June 12 - June 12 - Shippers between the UK and West Africa will be interested to hear that OT Africa Line (OTAL) has added two additional port calls in the UK.
Views: 461
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Rickmers anniversary marked in Hamburg

June 12 - June 12 - A landmark anniversary for the Rickmers group of companies, including heavy lift liner shipping company Rickmers-Linie, is being marked by a family celebration and an international business symposium.
Views: 768
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SC&RA recognises outstanding performance

June 12 - June 12 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has given a series of awards to mark outstanding hauling and rigging performance in the US, Canada, central America and Italy.
Views: 603
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Antwerp tries solar solution

June 11 - June 11 - Antwerp Port Authority has decided to permit the installation of photovoltaic systems within the port area, under certain conditions.
Views: 664
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European forwarders oppose new liability rules regime

June 9 - June 9 - The debate over the Rotterdam Rules, the proposed new cargo liability rules, is getting increasing vocal and Europe's freight forwarders, via trade association Clecat, has joined the fray claiming the regulations unduly benefit carriers.
Views: 397
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Dockwise to commence debt buyback programme

June 8 - June 8 - Dockwise intends to utilise up to USD50 million to buy back a portion of its syndicated debt in a reverse Dutch auction to be conducted by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Views: 341
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Ivens Transport & Kraanbedrijf on the move

June 8 - June 8 - Ivens Transport & Kraanbedrijf (ITK), a subsidiary of Ivens Constructiebedrijf, is on the move in the port of Antwerp to a new 24,000 cu m facility which will house the company's fleet of specialist heavy lift vehicles.
Views: 603
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Huge tanks demonstrate Colletts abilities

June 5 - June 5 - R. Collett & Sons (Transport), one of the UK's leading heavy lift transport companies, says that despite the downturn in the market for heavy and over-dimensional cargoes, it is busier than ever.
Views: 798
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OTAL goes Banana(s) in West Africa

June 5 - June 5 - OT Africa Line (OTAL) has added the Port of Banana in the Democratic Republic of Congo to its West feeder Service.
Views: 421
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A dhow in the hand

June 4 - June 4 - In addition to the usual giveaways, HLPFI editorial director Ian Matheson left the recent Breakbulk Europe conference with his very own ancient dhow ... or at least in model form.
Views: 396
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Mitsubishi Heavy targets higher sales

June 4 - June 4 - According to a report on www.tradingmarkets.com Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is aiming to boost sales in the energy and environment fields to Yen3 trillion (USD31.19 billion) as early as fiscal 2012, up from the 2 trillion yen targeted for fis
Views: 831
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New database for shippers to and from the UK

June 3 - June 3 - Freight by Water, the promotional body for water-based freight transport in the UK, has launched the first phase of its upgraded database, a one-stop-shop and free of charge to those looking to move goods by water.
Views: 350
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ASCO acquires Seletar

June 3 - June 3 - ASCO Marine, a subsidiary of the Aberdeen-based international oil and gas logistics specialist ASCO Group, has acquired Seletar Shipping, which is also Aberdeen-based and provides ships agency and related services to clients in the offshore, frei
Views: 631
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Another regional rep for Cargo Equipment Owners network

June 2 - June 2 - The recently founded network for cargo equipment owners, Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd has appointed J.Philip Tomlinson as its regional representative to help market the CEE in North America and Canada.
Views: 659
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Piracy high on the agenda

June 2 - June 2 - At conferences across Europe, maritime piracy has been high on the agenda.
Views: 541
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Magnificent seven for SDV in India

June 2 - June 2 - In India, SDV International Logistics has managed the transportation of various items of power plant equipment for a leading company in the power and automation technologies.
Views: 434
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Project cargo falling at Chennai

June 2 - June 2 - According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, the slowdown in the manufacturing sector is hitting throughput of project cargoes at Chennai, one of India's largest project cargo handling ports.
Views: 650
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OTAL extends services between Europe and West Africa

June 1 - June 1 - OT Africa Line (OTAL)part of the CMA CGM group, has strengthened its position in the Europe/West Africa trade with the launch of a new direct service to Cape Verde and Mauritania. The line says that the new fortnightly link is geared to importers
Views: 367
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Upbeat assessment of industry fundamentals

May 28 - May 28 - Presenting on the opening day of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp, keynote speaker Dirk Visser, senior shipping consultant with Dynamar BV forecast that operators of multi-purpose and heavy lift vessels would weather the current economi
Views: 913
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Shipping lines form Heavy Lift Club

May 27 - May 27 - Meeting prior to the start of the Breakbulk Europe Conference in Antwerp, ocean carriers involved with the international transport of project and heavy lift cargoes announced the founding of the International Council of Heavy Lift and Project Car
Views: 1234
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Owners back Rotterdam Rules

May 24 - May 24 - According to a report on Maritime Global Net, national shipowners' associations have endorsed an International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) campaign to encourage governments to ratify the new Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of
Views: 696
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4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference & Exhibition

May 22 - May 22 - All eyes are now focused on Antwerp where the cream of the world's heavy lift and project forwarding community will gather next week for the 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference and Exhibition.
Views: 378
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More contracts for Dockwise

May 22 - May 22 - Dockwise Shipping has secured 11 near and longer term contracts for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersible rigs, as well as port and marine infrastructure, with a total revenue of around USD63 million.
Views: 972
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Liebherr recognised for its UK exports

May 21 - May 21 - Liebherr Sunderland Works has won a prestigious award for business enterprise, 20 years after it was established in the North East of England.
Views: 660
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ASCO Enters Asia Pacific Market

May 20 - May 20 - ASCO, the Aberdeen based oil and gas logistics specialist, has entered the Asia Pacific market with the opening of ASCO Freight Management in Singapore.
Views: 870
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B&B's US port interests transfer to SteelRiver

May 20 - May 20 - In the face of the ongoing financial problems facing by Babcock & Brown Infrastructure, executives at Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Fund North America (BBIFNA), working with John Hancock Life Insurance, have acquired the fund's USD1.8 billion as
Views: 799
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Project cargoes are a bright spot for Hamburg

May 20 - May 20 - Whilst the volume of oceanfreight passing through the Port of Hamburg was significantly lower in the first quarter of 2009 than in the corresponding period of last year, heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes bucked the trend.
Views: 633
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Fairstar Fjell receives DNV class certification

May 19 - May 19 - The submersion test of Fairstar Heavy Transport's self-propelled semi-submersible vessel Fjell was successful and DNV has issued Certificates of Class enabling the ship to operate as a fully-certified semi-submersible heavy transport vessel.
Views: 552
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Jumbo Shipping bangs the drums in Antwerp

May 18 - May 18 - Jumbo Shipping's Fairplayer successfully loaded several heavy items, among them two 625 tonne coke drums, each 42m long and with a diameter of 10m, at the port of Antwerp.
Views: 458
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Go-ahead for the London Array

May 18 - May 18 - In the UK, Gordon Brown's government has welcomed the fact that investors have given the go-ahead for the world's largest offshore wind farm to be constructed in the Thames Estuary. The 1GW London Array wind farm will generate sufficient electric
Views: 749
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Growth of Renewables Transforms Global Energy Picture

May 15 - May 15 - According to Reuters, a report released by REN21 this week indicates that in 2008 for the first time, more renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States, showing a "fundamental transition
Views: 485
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Accolade for Rickmers-Linie

May 14 - May 14 - Rickmers-Linie has won the 'Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo' award in the 2009 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
Views: 721
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New appointment for Buss Group

May 14 - May 14 - The German-based Buss Group has strengthened its management team with the appointment of an industry veteran.
Views: 723
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Sea trials for Fairstar Fjell

May 12 - May 12 - Off Malta, Fairstar's semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell has successfully completed a series of tests and manoeuvres required by classification society, DNV prior to achieving Class approval.
Views: 462
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Agility expands in Romania

May 11 - May 11 - Global forwarder Agility has expanded its coverage in Eastern Europe by opening a new subsidiary in Romania. This follows Agility's expansion into Poland, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia in 2008.
Views: 614
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Siemens powers Singapore, thanks to Rickmers

May 11 - May 11 - The second largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens was recently loaded on the breakbulk ship Rickmers Jakarta at the Wallmann Terminal, Hamburg for shipment to Singapore.
Views: 704
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Mammoet Road Cargo named best managed company

May 8 - May 8 - Mammoet Road Cargo has been chosen as one of the 50 best managed companies in The Netherlands in a competition organised by accountants Deloitte and a number of academic and business organisations.
Views: 432
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BBC delivers first turbines at Coquimbo

May 7 - May 7 - BBC Chartering has delivered blades and towers for the construction of 10 wind turbines at Barrick's Punta Colorada wind farm at the Port of Coquimbo, Chile.
Views: 567
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Nordana adds ro-ro loop for the Med

May 6 - May 6 - Nordana Line has introduced a new dedicated intra-Mediterranean ro-ro service, adding to the string of ro-ro, multipurpose and container services that the shipping line operates between North and Latin America and the Mediterranean and West Africa
Views: 663
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Chapman Freeborn founder given lifetime achievement award

May 6 - May 6 - Chris Chapman, chairman and founder of Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Air Cargo News Awards in London last week, in recognition of his contribution to the air charter industry.
Views: 398
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New president for SC&RA

April 30 - April 30 - The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) appointed a new president during its annual conference, which took place in La Quinta, California last week.
Views: 810
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Confident Cory on the move in the UK

April 30 - April 30 - Project specialist Cory Brothers says it is optimistic about the future as it opens new UK offices to accommodate the company's growth.
Views: 689
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Swiss celebration for KOG

April 30 - April 30 - Project forwarder KOG Transport AG is celebrating its 25th anniversary with clients, carriers and major suppliers.
Views: 530
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MACS clarifies Alphaliner story

April 29 - April 29 - Following a report by AXS Alphaliner that MACS has removed two ships from its Europe-South Africa multi-purpose and breakbulk service, a spokesman for MACS has moved to reassure customers that there will be little impact on the frequency or spa
Views: 864
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Sea trials for Jumbo Jubilee

April 29 - April 29 - Jumbo Shipping's new J-1800-class heavy lift vessel, Jumbo Jubilee, has left the Damen shipyard in Galatz, Romania, for sea trials, prior to delivery very soon.
Views: 735
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Babcock & Brown Infrastructure gives update on asset sale

April 28 - April 28 - In a trading and asset sell-down update, Babcock & Brown Infrastructure of Sydney says that it expects to have binding bids for all or part of PD Ports by the early autumn, whilst the proposed sale of 29.70f Euroports remains subject to satisfa
Views: 334
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Nooteboom unveils latest transport solutions

April 27 - April 27 - Nooteboom continues to remain innovative in its development and production of transport solutions as it unveils its latest models, The Ballast Semi-trailer and The Masttransporter.
Views: 743
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Expert panel canvases Transhipment Markets in Northern Europe

April 27 - April 27 - Transhipment volumes and initiatives to improve supply chain relay services between the Baltic region and northern Europe will be a key point of discussion during the 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference and Exhibition from 26-28 May, in Antw
Views: 640
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Expert hosts heavy lift seminars

April 20 - April 20 - A one-day seminar, Heavy Lift Transport & Lifting, is to be held in Houston on the 8th May 2009 on the 'do's and don'ts' of the heavy lift industry, hosted by Richard L Krabbendam, a 36-year veteran of the high and heavy industry.
Views: 581
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Industry portal queries shippers competence

April 20 - April 20 - Do exporters, importers, manufacturers and others who ship goods around the world know what they are doing? Are they adding costs instead of adding value?
Views: 418
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WWPC members join forces to move giant modules

April 17 - April 17 - LS Cargo Logistics GmbH from Germany and Albacor Shipping Inc of Canada, both members of the World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC), arranged the road transport of nine convection units each about 12 m long, 7.40 m wide and up to 5 m high, each w
Views: 505
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Winder drums delivered

April 16 - April 16 - Project Management Logistics (Pty) Ltd, the South African member of the WWPC forwarding network, has undertaken the transport of over-dimensional winder drums for a mine hoist from Poland to a mine in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Views: 550
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Charles Gee in heavy haulage division launch

April 16 - April 16 - UK transport company and freight forwarder Charles Gee Group is in the process of launching a specialist heavy haulage division, to be based at London Heathrow, in order to serve the complex project and out of gauge cargo markets.
Views: 645
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Focus on civil engineering

April 15 - April 15 - In the upcoming May / June edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding, we will analyse developments in the civil engineering environment that are impacting on the demand and supply of heavy lift shipping capacity.
Views: 728
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HMS Endurance returns to the UK

April 9 - April 9 - HMS Endurance has arrived back in the UK onboard Dockwise heavy lift semi-submersible vessel, Target.
Views: 671
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Advance International Transport cements heavy shipment

April 7 - April 7 - International project freight forwarder, Advance International Transport has undertaken the shipment of a cement-making machine and ancillary equipment from the United States to Turkmenistan.
Views: 629
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New face for Buss Group's corporate communications

April 3 - April 3 - Melanie Moriz has been named as manager, Corporate Communications in the Buss Group, becoming responsible for internal and external communications of the Buss Group which includes Buss Ports, Buss Safelox and Ixocon.
Views: 389
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Vestas blows with Kalmar

April 1 - April 1 - Cargotec's Kalmar business unit has been awarded a contract to provide eight lifting and handling machines for Vestas Towers A/S' new production facility in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. The equipment will be delivered during April 2009.
Views: 249
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SAL opens representative office in Italy

March 31 - March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.
Views: 643
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SAL opens representative office in Italy

March 31 - March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.
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SBS Worldwide meets over-dimensional challenge

March 30 - March 30 - Independent forwarder and logistics company, SBS Worldwide rose to the challenge when an existing client in Scotland advised of an over-dimensional consignment that needed to be moved to Singapore.
Views: 669
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Commercial team boosted

March 27 - March 27 - Feedback from our readership, which includes over 7,000 shippers, shipping lines, ports and project freight forwarders all over the world, indicates that Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International is establishing itself as the must-read publ
Views: 980
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BDP Project Logistics is quality accredited in Nuremberg

March 26 - March 26 - The European regional headquarters office of BDP Project Logistics in Nuremberg has been certified to the requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System for project forwarding and transport engineering.
Views: 426
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Two for Fairstar

March 26 - March 26 - Fairstar Heavy Transport NV has signed a contract with Cantiere Navale Di Trapani S.P.A. (CNT) to transport and launch the chemical product tanker "Marettimo M".
Views: 536
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New boss for Buss Ports

March 20 - March 20 - From May 1st, Heinrich Ahlers will join the Buss group's executive management team where he will take responsibility for the Buss Ports business unit.
Views: 395
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BME joins SmartWay environmental initiative

March 18 - March 18 - Georgia-based heavy lift and over-dimensional trucking firm Bennett Motor Express (BME) has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry to increase energy
Views: 656
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Babcock & Brown Infrastructure seeks to reassure users

March 16 - March -16- Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (BBI), the ports and terminals owner, which has around 20 bulk, breakbulk and project cargo terminals in various ports across Europe, has sought to reassure its users that it is operating normally despite the appo
Views: 623
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Wind farms put winds in Ballast Nedam's sails

March 13 - March 13 - Dutch-based construction services company Ballast Nedam is crediting the use of the heavy lift ship Svanen with the group's growing success in the offshore wind farm sector.
Views: 588
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FMC license for BDP/Project Logistics

March 12 - March 12 - The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has granted a license to BDP/Project Logistics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDP International, to operate as an ocean transportation intermediary, providing freight forwarding services for shipments ove
Views: 634
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Antwerp breakbulk agency remains confident

March 10 - March 10 - A neutral breakbulk and heavy lift shipping agency, launched last year in Antwerp, remains in buoyant mood despite the current choppy waters facing much of the global marketplace.
Views: 679
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Beluga Projects opens for business in Norway

March 9 - March 09 - Under the name, Beluga Projects (Norway) AS, German heavy lift shipping line, Beluga Shipping GmbH has opened its first Nordic branch office in Stavanger.
Views: 694
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Exports to fall in 2009, warns WTO director general

March 6 - March 06 - The WTO did not succeed in reaching a final agreement on modalities for agriculture and industry - two key pillars of the Doha Round - at the end of last year, WTO director general Pascal Lamy told a press conference in Canberra.
Views: 673
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Heavy lift and transport helps Smit exceed 2007's record results

March 6 - March 06 - Rotterdam-based Smit Internationale has enjoyed bullish results in 2008, thanks in part to heavy lift and transport activities, achieving the marked increase in net results for the second half of 2008 that was predicted in August last year.
Views: 990
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AN-124 on line in Delhi

February 27 - February -27- An Antonov Airlines AN-124 delivered the first Bombardier Movia Metro to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for its Phase II expansion. It was transported directly from Germany to India and arrived in a media scrum at Delhi airport.
Views: 463
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Coordinated efforts in JAXPORT

February 26 - February -26- Expert support from blue chip names from across the industry was required during a recent shipment of more than 15,000 tonnes of heavy industry equipment through the Port of Jacksonville's Talleyrand Marine Terminal, says JAXPORT terminal di
Views: 840
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New arrival at Hamburg for Grimaldi Lines

February 26 - February -26- When Grande Ghana, Grimaldi Lines' new ConRo ship arrived in Hamburg on its maiden voyage, it marked the strengthening of the line's service between the German port and West Africa.
Views: 431
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MacGREGOR's offshore deliveries aided by floating testbed

February 26 - February -26-MacGREGOR's Offshore division is expanding its equipment testing capabilities in Kristiansand, Norway to handle business growth and a large number of active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes and other subsea load-handling equipment.
Views: 731
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Saltwater fails to damage turbine rotors

February 24 - February -24- Two 107 tonne turbine rotors worth CDN10 million destined for a Canadian power plant refit that spent five days on the seabed of St Johns, Nova Scotia harbour in October last year have received a clean bill of health.
Views: 369
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Heavy roller on its way to China

February 20 - February -20- Hamburg-based general and project cargo specialist, Rickmers-Linie, has sent a 250 tonne roller on its way from Germany to China.
Views: 718
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BSLE Malta expands into India

February 19 - February -19- BLSE Malta is expanding its breakbulk services to the Indian sub continent, with regular calls at Mumbai and Chennai / Mundra on inducement.
Views: 844
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Clean bill of health at Jumbo Shipping

February 17 - February -17- The office organisation and13 heavy lift ships of Jumbo Shipping have achieved certification to the internationally recognised Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001).
Views: 568
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Jumbo oils developments in Gulf of Mexico

February 17 - February -17-Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 654
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Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition

February 16 - February -16- Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International magazine readers who are attending the BreakBulk Asia Exhibition at the Suntec, Singapore on February 17 and 18 are invited to visit the stands of the exhibitors at the show as listed below.
Views: 708
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Combi Dock III named

February 16 - February -16- The Combi Dock III, the third of a series of 11,000 dwt multipurpose tweendeckers with three electro-hydraulic cranes offering a single lift capacity of up to 350 and 700 tonnes, has been named at in Bremerhaven.
Views: 808
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Antwerp cultivates project cargo interest

February 13 - March 13 - As part of its programme of regular meetings with ports in the European hinterland, Antwerp Port Authority held a Port Day in Valenciennes, northern France, organised in collaboration with the chambers of commerce in Valenciennes, Avesnes and C
Views: 447
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GAC Russia restructures to serve new markets

February 13 - February -13-Global forwarding company GAC Group has made strategic organisational changes to its Russian operations to improve the services it offers to the country's fast growing offshore sector.
Views: 606
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Dockwise helps UK's Royal Navy

February 11 - February -11- An ill-fated UK Royal Navy ship is to be returned to the UK for repair by heavy lift shipping line, Dockwise.
Views: 692
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Eurotunnel fully reopen

February 11 - February -11-After only three and a half months of work, Eurotunnel is, once again, fully open.
Views: 417
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Hamburg nears double-digit export growth in 2008

February 9 - February -9- The Port of Hamburg enjoyed bullish project cargo activity last year, recording growth in both import and export movements leading to an overall increase in volume over 2007's total.
Views: 385
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Arnaud wins chemical factory project work

February 9 - February -9- Lisbon-based forwarder Arnaud Logis SA will provide project logistics services for the construction of a chemical factory in Sines, Portugal.
Views: 425
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Jumbo Offshore wins Cascade and Chinook contract

January 29 - January 29 - Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 744
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Express powers Indian transformer move

January 27 - January 27 - Mumbai-based project cargo forwarder Express Transport has undertaken the export and return of vital electrical equipment to India for manufacturer ABB.
Views: 451
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One in 20 box ships to be mothballed by February

January 26 - January 26 - More than one in twenty containerships are likely to be laid up in February as a result of significant declines in box traffic, taking significant capacity from the market.
Views: 790
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London Array future questioned by consortium member

January 23 - January 23 - One of the three parties in the consortium behind a GBP3 billion scheme to build the world's largest offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary is reported to have questioned the viability of the project.
Views: 620
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Flinterrachel is launched

January 21 - January 21 - The Flinterrachel, the second of a pair of 5,500 dwt multi-purpose heavy lift ships has been launched.
Views: 606
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BigLift Shipping fleet just gets bigger

January 20 - January 20 - Amsterdam-based BigLift is set to bring five more heavy lift ships into service in 2010. The D-4 types will be 17,500 dwt and offer two 400 tonne cranes, offering 800 tonnes of lifting capacity in tandem, and one 12 tonne crane.
Views: 653
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DSV buys stake in DFDS

January 16 - January 16 - Through an agreement with investment company JL-Fondet (which owns tanker and reefer shipping line J. Lauritzen), fast-expanding Danish global forwarder and logistics service provider DSV has purchased a quarter of Scandinavian ro-ro shipping
Views: 772
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Fairstar lifts Energy Exerter on Fjord

January 16 - January 16 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has successfully loaded the drilling rig, Energy Exerter onto its heavy transport vessel Fjord in Kirkenes, Norway.
Views: 430
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Breadbox to West Africa

January 6 - January 06 - Breadbox Shipping Lines, headquartered at Schiedam in the Netherlands now offers a new service from North Continental Europe to ports in West Africa which has the capacity to handle project cargoes on deck.
Views: 513
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Project cargoes defy breakbulk trend in Antwerp

January 6 - January 06 - By the end of 2008, the port of Antwerp handled around 190 million tonnes of freight, which represents growth of four percent compared with 2007 - the seventh record year in a row.
Views: 597
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Four companies vie for BIFA's project forwarding trophy

January 5 - January 05 - Entries for the Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - have reached a record level, demonstrating the high level of interest in the 2008 competition, which is celebrating its
Views: 447

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