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ABP and TransAtlantic UK sign new agreement at the port of Hull

August 31 - August 31 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Hull has recently signed a new ten-year agreement with TransAtlantic UK Ltd, which operates up to three sailings a week linking the Humber with Sweden, for a new bespoke ten-acre terminal in Hull.
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Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe

August 31 - August 31 - The Port of Felixstowe is accustomed to handling unusual and fragile loads, and this week was no exception with the arrival of Team New Zealand's Volvo Open 70 yacht on deck of the Skagen Maersk.
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Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities

August 30 - August 30 - The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered by the heavy lift specialist, BigLift, to Teesport, UK, are a key component of the current GBP16.7 million (USD27.3 million) expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent
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Africa West enhances services with additional aircraft

August 30 - August 30 - Togo-based Africa West Cargo has reinforced its fleet by leasing a second DC9 freighter, adding to the company's list of aircraft currently serving various destinations in West Africa and Central Africa.
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Soreidom's multipurpose service adds Rotterdam call

August 30 - August 30 - Further to the news story posted here on March 22, Martinique-based shipping company, Soreidom has advised that it will add a call at Rotterdam to its multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean.
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Royal rescue for Donjon Marine

August 29 - August 29 - Donjon Marine Co has salvaged and returned to its owner the passenger ferry, Royal Miss Belmar, which grounded on approach to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in early July.
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Fairmount tugs bring FPSO Skarv Idun to final position

August 29 - August 29 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have towed FPSO Skarv Idun to the field in the northern Norwegian Sea in which it will operate after it was completed and prepared in Norway.
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New anti-piracy water cannon video released by Unifire

August 26 - August 26 - Operators of heavy lift vessels, which have been a regular target for illegal pirate activity, will be interested in an exclusive new video which Unifire AB of Sweden (PirateSafe.com) has released of its Force 80 Anti-Pirate Water Cannon Syste
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Take five for H

August 26 - August 26 - Earlier this week, Bremerhaven, Germany, hosted five H
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New regional manager for Kuehne + Nagel in NW Europe

August 25 - August 25 - Effective October 1, 2011, Yngve Ruud will become the new regional manager North West Europe for Kuehne + Nagel, succeeding Tim Scharwath, who will become a member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG from September 1, 20
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Globalink helps with Kazak birthday celebrations

August 25 - August 25 - Globalink Logistics Group, the Kazakhstan member of leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has handled the delivery of concert equipment for a music festival held to celebrate th
Views: 780
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Africa

August 24 - August 24 - Breakbulk Africa will take place from November 2-3, 2011 in Bremen, Germany and will feature a keynote speech from Klaus-Dieter Ruske, global transportation & logistics leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Views: 546
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New member for Project Partners network

August 24 - August 24 - Catoni & Co from Varna, Bulgaria, is the latest recruit for the Project Partners network of forwarding companies specialising in the movement of heavy and over-dimensional items.
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Neeb & Schuch receive Liebherr mobile crane

August 24 - August 24 - The German based joint venture crane rental and transport company Neeb & Schuch has taken delivery of a new 500 tonne Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 mobile crane.
Views: 808
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service

August 23 - August 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia's largest scheduled all-cargo carrier, has launched a three-times a week Boeing 747-400 freighter service to Zhengzhou as it positions itself to support China's 12th five-year development plan.
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New Boeing 747-8 Freighter certified for entry into service

August 23 - August 23 - Boeing has received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its new 747-8 Freighter, passing two of the final landmarks on the aircraft's journey into service.
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SASI opens the door for Russian freighters

August 23 - August 23 - Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) and Russia's major state-owned aircraft manufacturing giant United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Russian-built freighter aircraft around
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Steder Group ships complete dredger across the Atlantic

August 23 - August 23 - Steder Group, the Dutch member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has executed the complete mobilisation of dredging equipment from the Netherlands for a project in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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Modulift's giant rig resolves wind turbine moves

August 23 - August 23 - Modulift has designed and manufactured the giant lifting rig used for the fast and efficient lifting and assembly of Repower's 5MW wind turbines at Harland and Wolff's yard in Northern Ireland.
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Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam

August 22 - August 22 - According to Hans Smits, chief executive officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, "the Port of Rotterdam's positive development is connected strongly to world trade, especially that related to China and Germany. I expect that throughput in
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Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter

August 19 - August 19 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Company of the Ukraine have reached an agreement to upgrade the first of Volga-Dnepr's fleet of AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighters to a modernised AN-124-111VD standard in the latest step towards relaunching
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Dockwise sees strongest ever quarter for contract wins

August 19 - August 19 - Breda, Netherlands-based heavy marine transport provider Dockwise has had its strongest ever quarter for contract wins, while at the same time seeing a new backlog record in the three month and half year periods ended June 30, 2011 says the co
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San Francisco welcomes windy cargoes

August 18 - August 18 - The Port of San Francisco recently welcomed the M/V Star Hansa, carrying wind turbine components for San Leandro, California-based Halus Power Systems.
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Festival gets a big lift

August 18 - August 18 - A Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane has been used by UK company, King Lifting Ltd to lift and place a footbridge for the Reading Festival in Berkshire, UK.
Views: 953
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Liebherr delivers quartet to Poland

August 17 - August 17 - Polish company Gastel Zurawie S.A. has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile cranes - two LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes, one LTM 1200-5.1, and one LTM 1250-6.1, adding to he company's existing fleet of 50 mobile units.
Views: 625
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Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network

August 17 - August 17 - With the appointment of Spain's Marmedsa Proyectos, the forwarder organisation, Project Cargo Network (PCN) says it now has 113 offices in 54 countries.
Views: 1049
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Insurers debate curse of piracy

August 16 - August 16 - When they meet next month in Paris, international marine underwriters will discuss all lines of marine insurance business.
Views: 640
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Propellor Club lands in Bilbao

August 16 - August 16 - A new branch of the Propeller Club has been created in Bilbao, Spain, with seven founding members.
Views: 924
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
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Demag Cranes expands training offer

August 15 - August 15 - Mobile crane specialist Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, is expanding the range of training courses it offers for crane operators.
Views: 702
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SAL set for further expansion

August 12 - August 12 - Having already opened new offices in France and Singapore earlier this year, SAL has confirmed that it will open additional offices in Rotterdam and Moscow from October 1, 2011.
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First of three for Maximus

August 11 - August 11 - Maximus Air Cargo has taken delivery of the first of three newly converted Airbus A300-600RP2F freighters.
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Luxembourg-based companies support UNICEF famine relief efforts

August 11 - August 11 - In recognition of the need for quick and efficient help for the famine and drought victims in the Horn of Africa, a group of Luxembourg-based companies including ArcelorMittal Foundation, Cargolux, CFL, Enovos, LuxairCARGO, Paul Wurth and SES
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Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

August 10 - August 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage company Van der Vlist has celebrated 10 years of operation in the UK with the ground-breaking for a new location at Burma Drive, Hull, the new location of Van der Vlist UK from 2012.
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Equipment owners network outlines expansion plans

August 8 - August 8 - Wolfgang Karau, director of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) used a recent visit to Finnish member, Nurminen Logistics to outline some of the network's plans for future development.
Views: 615
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Hansa Heavy Lift sets sail for Hamburg

August 5 - August 5 - The recently launched shipping line, Hansa Heavy Lift has revealed plans to move from Bremen to Hamburg at the beginning of 2012, stating that "the many good reasons substantiating this decision to move outweigh those arguments for remaining in
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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.
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Humanitarian aid flown to Horn of Africa

August 3 - August 3 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering's worldwide offices are involved in the effort to transport humanitarian relief supplies to help people affected by famine in the Horn of Africa.
Views: 470
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Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials

August 3 - August 3 - Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast-expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services provider, has donned its best sporting kit to start deliveries of railroad equipment from China to Brazil to support fans of the world's greatest sporting festiva
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Sugar is sweet for ALE

August 2 - August 2 - Global heavy lifting and transport company, ALE has successfully completed the transportation of two CO2 vessels to the UK's biggest sugar supplier, British Sugar. The 28 metre long vessels were required as part of a site upgrade at the firm's
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Octogenarian Otto blows out his birthday candles

August 1 - August 1 - German industrialist Otto Rettenmaier who has, since the 1950s built a number of industrial companies, including the heavy-duty and special vehicles manufacturer the TII Group, has celebrated his 85th birthday.
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