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Europe News from June 2012

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Ahlers is busy with a range of projects

June 29 - June 29 - Antwerp-based Ahlers Forwarding has revealed a range of charters and shipments that neatly demonstrate its worldwide reach in sectors as diverse as oil and gas to the Winter Olympics 2014.
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Port of Duluth goes nuts for Brazilian shipment

June 29 - June 29 - The Port of Duluth has claimd a stake in the global wind energy supply chain with the movement of 60 wind turbine blades manufactured in North Dakota being exported to Brazil aboard the Dutch-flagged Alamosborg.
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Green energy powers Tuscor Lloyds move

June 29 - June 29 - Global shipping agent and freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds has overseen a complex shipment of a biomass boiler from Lincoln, Nebraska through loading at the port in Houston, Texas, bound for Plymouth, UK.
Views: 840
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Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals form strategic partnership

June 29 - June 29 - Belgium-based Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals from Flushing, The Netherlands have entered into a strategic partnership to work intensively together for all onshore logistics related to offshore wind farm developments.
Views: 864
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Endgame for Sietas Group as buyers found

June 29 - June 29 - Eight months after HLPFI first reported on the filing of an insolvency petition by the Sietas Group (Nov 18, 2011) and five months since HLPFI (May, 2012) reported that five concrete offers have been received for the companies of the Hamburg-bas
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White Paper to explain index-linked contract

June 29 - June 29 - London-based shipping industry consultancy firm, Drewry and the World Container Index have published a White Paper that explains how index-linked contracts work, the first definitive guide on the subject since widespread adoption commenced two y
Views: 515
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Running rings around the Olympics

June 28 - June 28 - Olympic rings were lowered into position on London's iconic Tower Bridge in a ceremony attended by London mayor Boris Johnson and organiser Lord Coe who were strategically positioned on the Edwardian, a launched owned and operated by London-base
Views: 442
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Musaffah Port sets own record for heavy lift shipment

June 28 - June 28 - A record for the heaviest consignment to arrive at Musaffah Port, one of the key ports operated and managed by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), has been set with the recent arrival of two HP absorbers from Italy that weighed more than 2,600 tonnes.
Views: 819
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F1 nearly run off the road by French bureaucrats

June 28 - June 28 - A UK-based agent for bespoke abnormal load permit routes throughout Europe has revealed road freight law changes in France hit Formula 1 at the Monaco Grand Prix, last weekend.
Views: 895
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Fairstar Heavy Transport names CFO

June 28 - June 28 - Fairstar Heavy Transport have appoint Ingmar den Blanken as chief financial officer, succeeding Mark de Haas in the role.
Views: 805
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Megalift gets Terex double

June 27 - June 27 - In Germany, Bremen-based Megalift has acquired two new Terex cranes: a fully-equipped Terex AC 40 City and a Challenger 3160, with Megalift general manager Bernd Preu
Views: 532
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Air Partner helps eagles soar

June 27 - June 27 - They were neither high, wide, nor heavy, but a recent project shipment by Air Partner, saw the air charter broker work with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland to fly a very different kind of important cargo; live sea e
Views: 814
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Rostocker Korrosionsschutz invests in Liebherr crane

June 27 - June 27 - A 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 is the fourth new Liebherr mobile crane that corrosion protection company, Rostocker Korrosionsschutz, based in Rostock, Germany, has purchased in just two years.
Views: 948
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Van der Vlist gains AEO status

June 26 - June 26 - The Van der Vlist Transport Group is now an approved Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), adding to its portfolio of quality management systems, including ISO 9001:2008, 140001, AQAP 2120, OHSAS 18001 and ISPS.
Views: 685
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Isolde Liebherr awarded honorary doctorate

June 26 - June 26 - Isolde Liebherr, vice-president of the Supervisory Board of Liebherr-International AG of Bulle, Switzerland, the parent company of the Liebherr Group, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD honoris causa) by the National University
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NEO appoints Dutch sales agent

June 26 - June 26 - NEO Air Charter, the recently-launched broker, and co-founder of the Global Charter Alliance - has appointed Active Airline Representatives as its sales agent covering the Netherlands.
Views: 942
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Machinery on the double for Logwin

June 26 - June 26 - Logwin has handled two large transportation projects for the Krefeld machinery and plant manufacturer Siempelkamp; delivering an entire factory for the production of MDF boards to Thailand, plus a machinery press for truck chassis beams to India
Views: 994
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Container weighing debate goes on and on

June 25 - June 25 - Last week saw the European Shipping Council (ESC) release a statement which included strong disagreement with the widespread belief in the shipping industry that weighing laden containers should be a requirement at terminals.
Views: 553
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Liebherr extends range of telescopic crawler cranes

June 25 - June 25 - Liebherr is extending its product range of telescopic crawler cranes and says its new LTR 1220 offers a maximum load capacity of 220 tonnes and a telescopic boom 60 m long, adding to a product line which has variants with load capacities of 60 a
Views: 704
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Anglo Pacific project manages fibreglass horse shipment

June 22 - June 22 - International removals company Anglo Pacific has handled the transport of six life-size fibreglass horses from New York to the Museum of London. Now on permanent display in the City Gallery, the steeds arrived safely and are proving very popular
Views: 500
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Blue Water Shipping claims Volga-Don record

June 21 - June 21 - Global transport and logistics company, Blue Water Shipping is claiming a record during a recent shipment to the Caspian and says it transported the widest cargo ever through the Volga-Don river system.
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Globalink double from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia

June 21 - June 21 - Globalink's Aktau team recently handled two massive projects for the transportation of out of gauge cargo of about 3,200 cu m from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 654
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Terex Challenger 3160 for Bruns

June 21 - June 21 - A compact design, long boom, and the ability to travel on public roads without the need for additional ballast transport vehicles were compelling reasons for Frank Bruns, general manager of Hannover, Germany-based J. Bruns GmbH to acquire a Tere
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Rhinos fly back to the wild

June 21 - June 21 - DHL has transported three critically endangered black rhinos, as part of a conservation initiative by The Aspinall Foundation, from Manston Airport, Kent, UK to the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania.
Views: 676
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CaroTrans opens in Le Havre

June 20 - June 20 - Global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator, CaroTrans, has opened a branch office in Le Havre, France; creating the foundation for future growth in the country.
Views: 781
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding buys stake in NorSea Group

June 19 - June 19 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding Invest AS (WWHI), a fully owned subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH), has signed an agreement to acquire 35.4 percent of the shares in NorSea Group AS (NSG).
Views: 1246
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Air Charter International sees upward trend in unusual charters

June 19 - June 19 - Air Charter International (ACI), the Dubai-based aircraft charter and leasing company, is experiencing an upward trend in the number of charters involving unusual or complicated requirements, along with an increase in charter requests from the A
Views: 542
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Big news from TOC Europe

June 18 - June 18 - An exhibition is always a good opportunity for making a significant announcement and that was certainly the case at last week's TOC Europe exhibition in Antwerp.
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Shanghai stays top for container handling

June 18 - June 18 - According to an Alphaliner report, the world's top 25 container ports handled an estimated 75 million teu in the first quarter, up six per cent year on year.
Views: 510
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All over for Jade Cargo

June 18 - June 18 - With reports that Germany's Lufthansa has advised that a troubled Chinese freight venture was being wound up, it would appear to be all over for Jade Cargo International.
Views: 553
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Sweet Success for Van der Vlist Polen

June 15 - June 15 - Van der Vlist Polen has been very active in the Polish sugar Industry, with two recent shipments from Northern Europe involving every aspect of oversize transport planning and operations.
Views: 409
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Conbit handles accommodation lift

June 14 - June 14 - Conbit, the Dutch special lifting and structural engineering experts, has completed its most challenging lifting job to date.
Views: 261
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Conbit handles accommodation lift

June 14 - June 14 - Conbit, the Dutch special lifting and structural engineering experts, has completed its most challenging lifting job to date.
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CEE members double up to move oversized boiler

June 13 - June 13 - Holleman Bulgaria and Nurminen Logistics, both members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, have completed a joint operation for the transport from Bulgaria to Finland of a boiler measuring 6.00 m by 3.00 m by 3.52 m and weighing 17 ton
Views: 534
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ABB wins order for Rickmers Linie ships

June 12 - June 12 - ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won an order from Germany's Rickmers Group to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimisation and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose ships operated by Group subsidiary, Ric
Views: 658
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BDP adds project logistics capabilities in UK

June 12 - June 12 - US-based BDP International says it now offers customised logistics solutions that support construction, mining, power generation, chemical and other infrastructure projects through its office in Dartford, UK.
Views: 1094
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Fagioli sells stake in none core subsidiary

June 11 - June 11 - KatoenNatie Group, a leading international logistic services provider, and Fagioli Finance Group, the Italian group operating in special transportation services (through Fagioli Group) and logistics services, (through InterportoRivaltaScrivia Sp
Views: 869
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Fagioli sells stake in none core subsidiary

June 11 - June 11 - KatoenNatie Group, a leading international logistic services provider, and Fagioli Finance Group, the Italian group operating in special transportation services (through Fagioli Group) and logistics services, (through InterportoRivaltaScrivia Sp
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World Bank Logistics report

June 8 - June 8 - The latest survey on the efficient global movement of goods by the World Bank suggests that high income economies are better at logistics efficiency.
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 8 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team. This week's edition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects division, which prom
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 08 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team.
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Neo Air Charter helps cement keep flowing

June 7 - June 7 - Neo Air Charter - the founder and German member of the Global Charter Alliance - has handled the urgent transportation of two giant track rollers from Frankfurt Hahn airport, Germany to Islamabad, Pakistan.
Views: 461
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Key component of James Webb Space Telescope transported safely

June 7 - June 7 - IAG Cargo, in conjunction with UK-based forwarder, Pinnacle International Freight, has transported the Mid Infra Red Instrument (MIRI) - a key component of the James Webb Space Telescope - from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK to NASA
Views: 509
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More rail cars for Multitrade Spain

June 7 - June 7 - Further to our previous reports about Multitrade Spain, the member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network has been awarded the second contract to ship 108 rail cars for the new metro line in Santiago de Chile.
Views: 2002
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Breakbulk under the spotlight in Africa

June 6 - June 6 - Following the success of the Breakbulk Europe event recently, the organisers are set to move to Africa with the Breakbulk Africa Congress which will take place from August 7-8, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Sarens giant leaves USA for China

June 6 - June 6 - Sarens will bring its SGC-120 giant crane into action during the construction of a new drilling platform in Nantong, China, as part of its participation in the Cheviot Octabouy project.
Views: 861
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Dutch invention to end towline chaffing failure on tugboats

June 5 - June 5 - Rotterdam based shipping company Rotortug and ASD Ship Design from Alblasserdam, The Netherlands have invented a revolutionary tugboat technology to prevent towline failures from chafing against a tugboat's fixed towing point.
Views: 408
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Wagenborg Nedlift opens in Akersloot

June 4 - June 4 - Wagenborg Nedlift recently opened a new office in Akersloot, the Netherlands, and is targeting its crane and transport services to companies in the oil and gas sector in North Holland.
Views: 823
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Damen Shipyards unveils new tug type

June 4 - June 4 - A new tug suitable for offshore and deep sea heavy lift towage operations was unveiled by Damen Shipyards at the International Tug and Salvage Convention (ITS) in Barcelona, Spain.
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A freight movement 12 million years In the making

June 4 - June 4 - A life-like and full-sized reconstruction of the jawbone and mouth of a 12 million year old sea monster named after the author of Moby Dick, has been transported from South America to Europe by Rhoon, Netherlands-based Steder Group.
Views: 588
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Erik Lindbergh joins Air Charter Service

June 1 - June 1 - Erik Lindbergh, the renowned aviator and grandson of world famous Charles Lindbergh, has joined global aircraft charter specialists Air Charter Service as a brand ambassador.
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