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Europe News from May 2009

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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