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Europe News from December 2010

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ACL to order ships in 2011

December 31 - December 31 - Atlantic Container Line is reported to be ready to order new ships in 2011 to replace its aging fleet of five ro-ro vessels operating between North America and North Europe.
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ABS offers guide for offshore wind turbine installations

December 30 - December 30 - Classification society ABS has released a Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Wind Turbine Installations, which addresses design considerations for the bottom founded support structure of an offshore wind turbine situated in tropical st
Views: 510
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IMO records 27 ship robberies in West African region

December 30 - December 30 - Local media reports based on International Maritime Organisation (IMO) information suggest that there were 27 incidents involving piracy and armed robbery against ships engaged in international shipping within the first to third quarters of
Views: 700
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Damco hires Europe COO

December 30 - December 30 - Damco Europe has a new chief operations officer, Charles van der Steene.
Views: 505
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GPLN adds two more

December 30 - December 30 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is ending 2010 on a high note with the appointment of new members in Egypt and Brazil.
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Steder Group handles dredging equipment

December 28 - December 28 - Steder Group from The Netherlands, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has successfully demobilised and returned dredging equipment from Trapani in Italy to Zeebrugge in Belgium.
Views: 456
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Three up for ALE

December 28 - December 28 - ALE has completed a brace of jobs in the last few days.
Views: 714
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Note from the HLPFI Team

December 24 - December 24 - Greetings dear readers from a freezing cold south of England. It being so close to Christmas, we do not intend to tax readers with a great deal of professional reading today.
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The show will go on, thanks to Volga-Dnepr

December 23 - December 23 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines arranged two AN-124-100 freighter flights from Vatry, France to Dakar, Senegal, carrying theatrical stage and sound equipment for the Festival Mondial des Arts N
Views: 306
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Konecranes agrees refinancing package

December 22 - December 22 - Konecranes has signed a new EUR200 million (USD262 million) five-year Revolving Credit Facility with its core relationship banks.
Views: 634
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Lerwick starts next development phase

December 22 - December 22 - In Scotland, Lerwick Port Authority's continuing development of its harbour is moving into the next phase following the award of a GBP4.6 million (USD7.12 million) contract to create a new berth and related improvements at Greenhead Base.
Views: 483
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WWPC quartet teams up for Turkmen contract

December 22 - December 22 - CNC Freight Services of Malaysia as lead contractor, and DGT Logistics of Turkmenistan as the local contractor in country, has worked with two other members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) on a logistics contract for a Malaysia co
Views: 745
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Turners Shipping joins BDP Global Network

December 22 - December 22 - Turners Shipping (Pty) Ltd from South Africa has become a Premium Partner in the BDP Global Network - an alliance of small to mid-sized logistics companies.
Views: 1130
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines takes the honours at Frankfurt

December 21 - December 21 - Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has presented AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) with its 'Best Cargo Performer 2010' award after the airline increased its freight volume through Frankfurt Airport by nearly 50 percent.
Views: 611
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NTN EST AS joins GPLN

December 20 - December 20 - NTN EST AS is the latest member to join the Global Projects Logistics Network (GPLN) and becomes a member for Estonia.
Views: 635
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VGG Transports 57 nacelles from Bilbao to Salvador

December 20 - December 20 -Vasco Gallega Group, the Spanish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has organised the transport of 57 windmill nacelles from Bilbao in Spain to Salvador in Brazil, providing export customs clearance, heavy lift handling of the
Views: 774
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First customer for Traxon Europe in Russia

December 20 - December 20 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has become Traxon Europe's first customer in Russia after the two companies signed an agreement for the provision of cargo information services.
Views: 501
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American Commercial Lines goes Platinum

December 16 - December 16 - Further to our report on November 30, shareholders have approved the acquisition of American Commercial Lines (ACL) by an affiliate of Platinum Equity by an 80 percent margin.
Views: 829
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Braemar Seascope strengthens its research team

December 16 - December 16 - Braemar Seascope has added a new research manager to its London-based research team with the appointment of Mark Williams, a highly regarded economist and consultant.
Views: 879
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DB Schenker opens in Bern

December 16 - December 16 - DB Schenker Logistics will be operational in Bern from the beginning of next year with an office that will initially specialise in global air and ocean freight forwarding.
Views: 579
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Reel deal for Tuscor Lloyds

December 13 - December 13 - Tuscor Lloyds, the UK-based heavy lift specialist freight forwarder and shipping agent, recently undertook the movement of a large cable reel on behalf of a large shipping agent in Scotland.
Views: 814
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Ahlers moves filtration systems

December 9 - December 9 - Ahlers Belgium and Ahlers China worked together to move 2,100 tonnes of filtration systems from Wuhan, via Nantong to Blyth in the UK.
Views: 609
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GAC expands UK network

December 8 - December 8 - Sheffield has given a rousing welcome to the latest addition to the GAC Logistics UK network, which has opened its doors for business in the city.
Views: 596
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Trade associations team up to fight against overweight containers

December 6 - December 6 - The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port
Views: 515
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Every (snow) cloud has a silver lining, says Air Charter Service

December 6 - December 6 - With the UK caught in the middle of wintery conditions that are playing havoc with all modes of transport, Air Charter Service says that icy road conditions, and the closure of many major UK airports, has meant that aircraft charters for time
Views: 412
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Brace of Cargolux movements to South Africa

December 3 - December 3 - South African mining and oil industry interests created two recent movements for maindeck capacity provider Cargolux to the country.
Views: 426
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BIMCO publishes advance cargo declaration clauses

December 2 - December 2 - Two new standard clauses to address the impending EU Rules on advance cargo declaration which are due to come into force on 1 January 2011 have been issued by BIMCO.
Views: 487
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Forwarders says Nigerian cargo fee is unjustified

December 2 - December 2 - Nigerian Ports Authority's (NPA) introduction of the cargo tracking note (CTN) system to bolster cargo security and safety is a continuing source of controversy amid claims that the system is having "dire consequences" on the country's import
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