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Europe News from October 2012

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PSP brings new Clipper 70 yachts to the UK

October 31 - October 31 - Worldwide freight forwarding and boat transportation company PSP has shipped the first of a new fleet ofChinese built 70-foot ocean racing yachts to the UK, marking the start of a new era for the 40,000 mi (64,374 km) Clipper Round the World
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England Logistics acquires Kampstra Transportation & Logistics

October 31 - October 31 -England Logistics, a full service transportation and logistics provider with offices in North America and mainland China, has acquired certain assets of Portland, Oregon based Kampstra Transportation and Logistics.
Views: 599
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Farcont opens project cargo department

October 30 - October 30 - Earlier this year, in response to market demands and increased shipping volumes, Ukrainian forwarding company, Farcont Ltd, set up a separate department and profit centre for its project cargo activities.
Views: 813
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UKICE to discuss UK infrastructure projects

October 29 - October 29 - Many of the UK's most respected infrastructure experts, main contractors and asset owners will meet in London in December to discuss the UK National Infrastructure Plan announced by the government in November 2011.
Views: 458
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SHL to install North Sea weather stations

October 29 - October 29 - Cyprus based Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has acquired a transportation and installation contract in the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone from Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) of Aberdeen.
Views: 814
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Bechtel and Subsea 7 join forces

October 29 - October 29 - Engineering, construction and project management giant Bechtel and Subsea 7, a world leader in the construction of offshore projects, are to work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe.
Views: 498
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The Friday Flyer

October 26 - October 26 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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BBC Chartering strengthens in Turkey

October 26 - October 26 - Germany based BBC Chartering, a leading provider of multipurpose and heavy lift shipping services, has strengthen its commercial presence in the eastern Mediterranean by establishing a local representation in Istanbul, effective November 1, 2
Views: 1028
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Offshore Energy show attracts record attendance

October 26 - October 26 - A record number of 7,632 offshore industry professionals from around the world gathered in Amsterdam this week for the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2012.
Views: 528
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Rhenus handles rotor blades from China

October 25 - October 25 - Rhenus Project Logistics has organised the maritime shipment of 45 rotor blades from China to Cuxhaven, Germany on behalf of the componentmanufacturer.
Views: 591
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HeavyLift@Sea opens in Hamburg

October 25 - October 25 - A new engineering company - HeavyLift@Sea - has opened its doors in Hamburg to offer design and planning services for heavy lift shipping and offshore projects.
Views: 766
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Momect takes on high altitude Terex AC100/4l

October 25 - October 25 - Lifting and heavy transport contractor Momect in Switzerland has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane to perform maintenance tasks on hydro-electric dams in the Swiss Alps as well as other lifting projects.
Views: 708
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Austal goes with the wind

October 24 - October 24 - Australia-based shipbuilder Austal has secured contracts to design and construct three 27-metre catamaran wind farm support vessels.
Views: 608
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Shuttlelift crane for PCL

October 24 - October 24 - PCL Industrial Services, a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and in Australia, has purchased a Shuttlelift DB70 double-beam mobile gantry crane and a SB30 single-beam mobi
Views: 708
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BaltShip transports world's longest wind turbine blade

October 24 - October 24 - International shipping and forwarder BaltShip has successfully transported the world's longest wind turbine blade from SSP Technology in Kirkeby, Denmark to Bremerhaven in Germany.
Views: 500
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Prangl - big lift in Austria

October 23 - October 23 - Austria based heavy lift specialist Prangl has handled the removal of a 135-tonne throughput stabiliser, which had to be dismantled and lifted out of a factory production room through the roof.
Views: 749
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Holleman moves heavy loads

October 23 - October 23 - Oversized transportation specialists Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE networks) of cargo agents, has transported a 75 tonne transformer measuring 7 m x 3 m x 3.9 m fro
Views: 818
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Heavy lift cranes position to raise Costa Concordia

October 22 - October 22 - One of the world's biggest ever heavy lift operations is under way as savage workers prepare to raise the 114,500 dwt cruise liner Costa Concordia, which sank in the Mediterranean with the loss of 32 lives on January 13, 2012.
Views: 802
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Lloyds offers greener port seminar

October 22 - October 22 - The Managing Environmental Performance for Ports & Terminals Seminar being run by Lloyds Maritime Academy on January 29 - 30, 2013 in London, UK will discuss environmentally sustainable solutions for greener port operations.
Views: 472
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Liebherr heavy lift offshore crane joins InfraSea

October 22 - October 22 - A 1,500 tonne lifting capacity CAL 64000-1500 Litronic heavy lift offshore crane has been installed on the Innovation, a vessel owned by HGO InfraSea Solutions, and is ready to start work.
Views: 722
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, 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, drops into your in-box.
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DHL set to score with online game

October 19 - October 19 - Logistics giant DHL, the official logistics partner of Manchester United FC, has launched an online game in cooperation with the popular UK football club.
Views: 547
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Terex lifts giant jackup legs for offshore vessels

October 19 - October 19 - On behalf of Lloyd-Werft Bremerhaven, the Sarens Group recently lifted two sets of four gigantic jackup legs onto two offshore installation vessels belonging to RWE OLG, a logistics company that is part of RWE Innogy at the port of Bremerhave
Views: 919
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Blue Marlin arrives in Australia with huge LHD load

October 19 - October 19 - The 217 m Dockwise heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin has completed the delivery from Spain of the new (Landing Helicopter Dock) LHD Canberra for the Royal Australian Navy into Port Phillip in southern Victoria, Australia.
Views: 856
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Morter joins board at SEKO Logistics UK

October 18 - October 18 - Gary Morter has joined the board of SEKO Logistics UK as executive director to help realise the potential of the company's strategic growth and expansion programme.
Views: 549
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Dockwise nets USD56 million in new contracts

October 18 - October 18 - Netherlands based Dockwise, which offers specialty services in the heavy marine transport and the oil and gas services industries, has been awarded 10 new contracts and contract extensions with a total value of USD56 million.
Views: 478
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Barcelona trade mission to visit Brazil

October 18 - October 18 - The Port of Barcelona, in collaboration with the city's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, is toconduct a trade mission to Brazil between 4 and 8 November 2012.
Views: 718
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Cory opens inland UK office

October 18 - October 18 - Cory Logistics has expanded with a new office in Birmingham to boost its capabilities through this central location in the heart of the UK.
Views: 613
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AVIC nets Deltamarin

October 18 - October 18 - AVIC International Investments has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the shares in Finland based consultancy, ship design and marine engineering company Deltamarin.
Views: 874
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DYT lifts valuable yachts to South Florida

October 18 - October 18 - Two Dockwise semi-submersible ships, the 686 ft (209 m) Yacht Express and the smaller 556 ft (169.5 m) Super Servant 4, are carrying over 3,708 ft (1 130 m) of luxury yachts from Genoa, Italy, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Port Everglades i
Views: 527
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Collins elected as president of FONASBA

October 18 - October 18 - Shipbroker Marygrace Collins of US based Bulkore Chartering was elected as the new president of The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) at the organisation's 43rd Annual Meeting in Venice on October 12, 201
Views: 269
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Militzer & M

October 17 - October 17 - Militzer & M
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Hellmann UK partners with H. Essers

October 17 - October 17 - Leading logistics provider, Hellman Worldwide Logistics UK, has set up a new road freight partnership with H. Essers, Belgium's leading groupage logistics company, to provide a daily shuttle system between the UK and Belgium.
Views: 483
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A2SEA appointment

October 17 - October 17 - Offshore wind installation and service solutions provider A2SEA has appointed Sascha Wiesner as regional manager for Germany, to replace Martin Huss, who has just taken over a new position as chief strategy officer of A2SEA (as reported in HL
Views: 753
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ALE delivers warship prefabs

October 17 - October 17 - Global heavy lift and transportation company ALE has started the mammoth task of weighing, transporting, loading-out and loading-in sections of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier being built for the UK's Royal Navy.
Views: 819
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Antwerp seeks to strengthen links with China

October 16 - October 16 -To emphasise the importance of Antwerp in world trade for the South China market too, the Belgian port is organising a road show that is currently visiting the southern Chinese ports of Shenzhen and Guangzhou from October 15 - 19, 2012.
Views: 529
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Heavy lift load flies into Le Havre

October 16 - October 16 - A unique heavy lift cargo recently flew itself into the ro-ro terminal at the French port of Le Havre, when an EC 145 helicopter of the country's Civil Protection Service landed on the roof of the building.
Views: 882
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HAROPA visits Hamburg

October 15 - October 15 - HAROPA - the joint promotional effort of the French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - is continuing its international marketing tour with a presentation tomorrow October 16, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany
Views: 595
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Cuxhaven opens new heavy-duty berth

October 15 - October 15 - Following a EUR65 million (USD839.8 million) investment, a second offshore port terminal has been opened in Cuxhaven, Germany.
Views: 1119
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Damco acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

October 12 - October 12 - Damco is set to acquire PacNet, a leading freight forwarder in China and Australia, with almost 400 employees and a turnover of USD180 million in its last financial year (2011), as well as offices in Italy, India, the UK and the USA.
Views: 1061
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Nurminen wins Outotec's business for delivery to Russia

October 11 - October 11 - Outotec has selected Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Finland, as its partner for the delivery of a concentrating plant to the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Views: 871
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Shipping boss ponders on industry prospects

October 11 - October 11 - In a keynote address to delegates of the 2012 Breakbulk Americas conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on October 10, 2012, Ron Widdows, CEO of Germany-based Rickmers-Linie, queried when there would be an economic pic
Views: 1083
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Holleman braves early winter weather

October 11 - October 11 - Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worlwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Bulgaria, has transported a heavy turbine housing, plus accessories from Pleven, Bulgaria to Tydal, Norway.
Views: 478
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Cardinal Maritime restructures ownership

October 10 - October 10 - Manchester, UK-based freight logistics provider, Cardinal Maritime Group, has completed a deal with founder Brian Hay that has delivered control of the business to the management team.
Views: 1089
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Inchcape Shipping Services partners Palumbo

October 9 - October 9 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with offshore logistics and freight forwarding specialist Palumbo SpA. to form ISS Palumbo Srl.
Views: 801
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DB Schenker Logistics opens new hq London Heathrow

October 9 - October 9 - Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics, has opened its new headquarters building at London Heathrow airport.The 9,900 sq m facility, which will also be the company's main airfreight hub for the UK.
Views: 682
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Winds of change at A2SEA

October 9 - October 9 - Kaj Lindvig, who has played a major role in A2SEA since the company's launch in 2000, including ceo and most recently as chief strategy officer (cso), is being replaced by Martin Huss, currently the company's regional manager for Germany and t
Views: 562
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130 photographers compete for Volga-Dnepr Group awards

October 8 - October 8 - Over 130 professional and amateur photographers from 23 countries submitted entries to a special photographic competition organised by Volga-Dnepr Group to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Antonov AN-124 freighter's maiden flight.
Views: 590
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Cranes on route with Altius

October 8 - October 8 - The Projects Division of Altius, has been responsible for transporting four ship-to-shore cranes from Amsterdam to Vigo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Views: 752
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International Chamber of Shipping welcomes IMO comments

October 8 - October 8 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which claims to represent over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant
Views: 1054
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Geodis Wilson leads logistics support for Panama Canal expansion

October 5 - October 5 - Further to our report on August 31 (Sarens set to ship new Panama lock gates), Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift specialist of Geodis, has advised that it is the lead contractor in the USD50 million contract awarded by steel
Views: 890
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Artworks fly with IAG Cargo

October 5 - October 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business unit of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has transported 50 oil paintings belonging to the Fundaci
Views: 553
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Breakbulk China 2013 to focus on developments, transport solutions

October 3 - October 3 - Breakbulk China 2013 will attract 150 exhibitors and 5,000 qualified participants to the expo and two-day conference to network and discuss the future development of the industry and transportation solutions, say the organisers.
Views: 973
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Container weighing delayed

October 2 - October 2 - Last week saw two flag states raise concerns about container weighing proposals that will almost certainly delay efforts to bring in mandatory regulations, though not stop them altogether.
Views: 670
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Liebherr crawler crane duo in complex tandem hoist

October 2 - October 2 - At the ABC-Halbinsel offshore terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany, a jacket representing the underlying substation platform structure of the "Borkum West II" offshore wind park was fitted using two 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler cranes.
Views: 840
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New head for Blue Water Shipping

October 1 - October 1 - Blue Water Shipping's founder and managing director, Kurt Skov, is stepping down and will entrust the chief executive position to Kim Hedegaard S
Views: 596
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ALS takes exhibits to final home

October 1 - October 1 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS) has project managed the latest phase of Angela Palmer's Ghost Forest Project, handling the logistics involved in moving the exhibits from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, UK to the National
Views: 991

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