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Project cargo activity can herald recovery

February 25 - February 25 - Argentinean heavy lift freight forwarder Plate Logistics is confident that there will be a resurgence of project cargo this year that will indicate a recovery in the world economy. Sectors that should see significant traffic will be oilfield
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UAE bans AN-12 after safety concerns

February 24 - February 24 - From Monday, March 1, AN-12 aircraft have been banned from UAE airspace in a move that the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) states is "aimed at raising safety standards in the civil aviation sector in the UAE".
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Technotex launches steel wire rope alternative

February 23 - February 23 - Netherlands-based heavy lift lashing and sling manufacturer Technotex Industrial Supply has worked with Dutch cable technology firm FibreMax to produce and distribute a number of Ultralift CableMax products.
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New transporter banishes cornering problems

February 23 - February 23 - Almost two decades after a Danish haulier commissioned German manufacturer Goldhofer's first tower adapter for the transportation of tower segments, the two companies have again worked to produce another first for the heavy cargo transport s
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ALE Ib

February 22 - February 22 - Heavy lift operator ALE Ib
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Dockwise upbeat on 2009 financial results

February 19 - February 19 - Managers at Dutch-based heavy lift operator Dockwise have identified a range of strategic and operational highlights for 2009 which meant the group finished the troubled year in good financial health, Andr
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Nothing boring about business for Aker Wirth shipment

February 19 - February 19 - A significant heavy lift consignment could be available to the market when tunnel boring machine manufacturer Aker Wirth delivers on a multi-million Euro contract to supply a TBM (tunnel boring machine) to a strategic Swiss hydroelectric pro
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Rotterdam targets more feeder cargoes

February 19 - February 19 - Whilst Rotterdam is well known as a hub for container traffic, the port is keen to increase this concept for the breakbulk and project cargoes sector.
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New name in Polish heavy lift market

February 19 - February 19 - EFH Zurawie Wiezowe SA and Gastel SA announced a merger that will create a new name in the Polish heavy haulage, lift and crane rental market.
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Europe Cargo racks up successful consignment handling

February 18 - February 18 - Antwerp-based project cargo forwarder, Europe Cargo handled the arrival of a consignment of 37 items of pre-assembled steel racking, lifting equipment and adjustable spreader bars weighing some 10,000 tonnes at the Belgian gateway. Its volum
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Synthetic latex move was real deal

February 18 - February 18 - Malaysia-based Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) member Trans International Logistics has worked with a client to complete the movement of a synthetic Latex plant from Europe to Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The project had a total weight of
Views: 863
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Answer blowing in the wind for PPG

February 18 - February 18 - TransProject/PPS (Project Professionals Group) is once again to exhibit at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) exhibition, the largest annual wind conference and exhibition in the world which last year featured over 23,000 attendees
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EC presses ahead with forwarder price fixing investigation

February 17 - February 17 - A Statement of Objections relating to a price-fixing investigation of their air freight forwarding activities has been sent by the European Union to a number of prominent freight forwarding companies.
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Bollore says Africa is a bright spot for business

February 17 - February 17 - The French Bollore Group said Africa is an area where business increased significantly in comparison with fiscal 2008, driven by the continent's buoyant economic activity, particularly in Central Africa; this growth also reflected the high c
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Port of Hamburg expects moderate growth for 2010

February 16 - February 16 - With 110 million tonnes of seaborne cargo handled in 2009, Germany's biggest universal port fell short of the previous year's result by around 30 million tonnes (- 21.4 per cent).
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BDP Project Logistics opens Aberdeen office

February 16 - February 16 - BDP Project Logistics has opened an office in Aberdeen, Scotland, to service the needs of UK project clients, including the important North Sea oil and gas industry.
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Dredging starts on Dutch Scheldt

February 15 - February 15 - There were plenty of smiling faces in Antwerp on Friday (February 12) as dredging finally got underway on the Dutch parts of the River Scheldt.
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ACL plans new multi-purpose ships

February 12 - February 12 - The Grimaldi Group's roll-on/roll-off carrier, Atlantic Container Line, says it does have long-term plans to order five new multi-purpose ships, but is yet to begin discussions with yards.
Views: 822
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Chris Chapman receives TIACA Hall of Fame award

February 12 - February 12 - Chris Chapman, founder and chairman of Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing is to be inducted into The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 'Hall of Fame' in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the
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Goldhofer set to trump at the bauma

February 11 - February 11 - Memmingen, Germany-based Goldhofer is set to unveil a new three-axle SPZ-P 3 AAA type flatbed semi-trailer at the 29th 'bauma' international exhibition in Munich in April.
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CTS undertakes waterborne delivery of a drawbridge

February 11 - February 11 - Ravenna-based Compagnia Trasporti e Spedizioni (CTS) has moved a new, 1,000 tonne drawbridge into place in Ravenna, Italy in a delicate operation that involved barge transport and was undertaken in front of cameras from a local TV station.
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South Seas success for SAL

February 10 - February 10 - SAL Shipping and its local agent Sai Maritime & Management Ltd will host a booth at the Cargo Shop South Asia 2010 in Mumbai's World Trade Centre in late March. Its presence highlights the growing importance of Asian business to the German h
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WWPC names new member to Board of Advisors

February 10 - February 10 - Patrick Lee, managing director of CNC Freight Services, Malaysia, a founding Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member, has joined the network's Board of Advisors (BoA) after a vote of the management and attending members during the recent
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Panalpina receives Statement of Objections from the EC

February 10 - February 10 - Global freight forwarder Panalpina has been served with a Statement of Objections by the European Commission as part of a multinational probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
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ALP Maritime opens for business

February 9 - February 9 - ALP Maritime Services has been established in Rotterdam by three former members of the Fairmount Marine management team.
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SAL adds dynamic positioning option to new ships

February 9 - February 9 - Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) has confirmed that the two new vessels currently under construction at the Sietas shipyard in Germany will each be equipped with a Dynamic Positioning I System (DP 1).
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CEE enjoys a membership boost at Asia Break Bulk

February 9 - February 9 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), a global network for cargo equipment owners, stevedores and export packers serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has revealed that its first attendance at the Asia BreakBulk Exhibition in Singapore last
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First test flights for Boeing 747-8

February 9 - February 9 - Boeing's new 747-8 freighter successfully conducted its first test flight yesterday at the start of the new models test program.
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Nurminen Logistics cooperates with Mongoltrans

February 8 - February 8 - Finland's Nurminen Logistics and the Mongolian logistics company Mongoltrans has signed a cooperation agreement, which will see the two companies representing each other in their respective markets.
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Boskalis offer too low say some Smit shareholders

February 5 - February 5 - According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, in an open letter to Smit management, holders of 7.2 percent of the company's outstanding shares have expressed their dissatisfaction with Boskalis' EUR62.50 per share bid.
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Record crowd for Breakbulk Asia

February 3 - February 3 - The global recession appears to have had little impact on the 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition that took place last week at the Suntec Convention & Exposition Centre in Singapore.
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Multimodal well booked in advance

February 1 - February 1 - One of the UK's younger freight logistics events, Multimodal, expects to increase visitor numbers and exhibitors as the western world emerges from recession.
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ALE handles splitter and deisobutanizer

February 1 - February 1 - ALE Heavylift has successfully handled the transport of a 47 metre long splitter weighing 96 tonnes and a 62 metre long deisobutanizer weighing 156 tonnes for Sines Refinery, Petrogal's largest production plant in Portugal.
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GAC names new MDs in Thailand and Abu Dhabi

February 1 - February 1 - The GAC Group has named industry veterans Mark Delaney and Ronnie Knowles as managing directors of its operations in Thailand and Abu Dhabi, respectively.
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Fairstar wins Aussie contracts

February 1 - February 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a USD9.5 million contract with Thiess Pty Ltd to provide the transportation of a Jack-Up Barge from Rotterdam to Melbourne, Australia in August 2010 and then return the Jack-Up Barge to Rotterdam in early 2
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HLPFI awards launched

February 1 - February 1 - HLPFI is celebrating excellence in the heavy lift and project forwarding industry with the launch of our first awards.
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