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BNSF Logistics acquires Albacor Shipping

December 31 - December 31 - BNSF Logistics has acquired Albacor Shipping, the Toronto, Canada-based international global project and general cargo provider with locations across North America, Europe and Russia.
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Mill is no grind for HEAVY Logistics

December 31 - December 31 - HEAVY Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Belgium, recently organised a multimodal transport using 10 Goldhofer SPMT axle lines and a hired barge, to move a grinding mill from Tournai to Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 883
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Combi Lift strengthens Australian team

December 28 - December 28 - Denmark-headquartered specialist project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has appointed Eike Hemp as operations manager within its Australia team.
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Breakbulk drops sharply at Antwerp

December 28 - December 28 - Belgium's Port of Antwerp has released its provisional performance figures for 2012. Conventional breakbulk at the port dropped by 14.9 percent year-on-year to 10,804,408 tonnes, due to what it says is a decline in the amount of steel handle
Views: 535
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Virgin delivers Xmas cheer to cruise ship

December 28 - December 28 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has transported a seven metre Christmas tree and 15 smaller consignments for Hapag Lloyd Cruises, owner of the cruise ship MS Europa.
Views: 722
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Panalpina expects goodwill impairment

December 28 - December 28 - Due to the loss of a major customer in Norway, Switzerland-headquartered forwarder Panalpina has reviewed the goodwill position relating to its acquisition of Norwegian company Grieg Logistics in 2011.
Views: 705
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UAL's new ship sets sail

December 27 - December 27 - Universal Africa Lines' (UAL) latest fleet addition, UAL Houston, recently left the Scottish port of Aberdeen on her first commercial voyage.
Views: 529
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State buys back Cargolux stake

December 24 - December 24 - In a statement issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, it has confirmed that it has re-acquired its 35 percent shareholding in freighter airline, Cargolux.
Views: 689
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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DNV and GL join forces

December 21 - December 21 - An agreement has been signed to merge Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Hamburg-based Germanischer Lloyd SE (GL). The new entity will be called DNV GL Group.
Views: 507
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WCA members ship oversized cargoes

December 21 - December 21 - The WCA Family of Logistic Networks Ltd has seen two of its members ship heavy and oversized cargoes recently.
Views: 566
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Port strike looks imminent in USA

December 20 - December 20 - Following the breakdown of talks between the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) union over the issue of container royalties, consignments being sent via oceanfreight to US east and gulf coast p
Views: 477
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Yachts on the move

December 20 - December 20 - Istanbul-headquartered Project Cargo & Yacht Transport recently handled the loading and unloading of yachts at ports in Turkey.
Views: 633
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Damen acquires Arno Dunkerque

December 20 - December 20 - Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards this week acquired French ship repair yard, Arno Dunkerque.
Views: 577
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InterRail targets Caucasus region

December 20 - December 20 - InterRail Holding - the Switzerland-headquartered provider of rail-based freight services in the Euro-Asian corridor - is set to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Azerbaijan-based railway services provider, AzerRail Baku.
Views: 1094
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Clipper Steel Services transports steel for the New York Freedom Tower

December 19 - December 19 - Clipper Steel Services - sister company of specialist heavy lift line Clipper Projects - has transported a number of steel beams for the New York Freedom Tower which will become the centrepiece of the new World Trade Centre in Lower Manhatta
Views: 773
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Samson rope expands R&D centre

December 19 - December 19 - US-based high-performance rope manufacturer Samson has started a major expansion project at its Ferndale, Washington manufacturing facility and corporate offices.
Views: 247
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Top European ports body executive jumps ship

December 19 - December 19 - Patrick Verhoeven is to leave his role as secretary-general at the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO). He will be joining another Brussels-based maritime industry lobby, the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA).
Views: 396
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Stemcor chooses Antwerp as Central European hub

December 18 - December 18 - UK-headquartered Stemcor - one of the world's largest independent steel handlers - has signed a long-term deal with Katoen Natie for handling and storage of steel at the Port of Antwerp.
Views: 520
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ADT redirects container traffic to Khalifa Port

December 18 - December 18 - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the redirection of container traffic from Mina Zayed Port in downtown Abu Dhabi to the region's brand new Khalifa Port - 60 km east of the city centre.
Views: 478
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COSCO Shipping confirms US and European joint ventures

December 17 - December 17 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, COSCO Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has confirmed that it has officially established joint ventures with NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors bv, of the Netherlands.
Views: 954
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Conquest unloads hulls at Flushing

December 17 - December 17 - Conquest Offshore - a Dutch joint venture between Concordia Offshore BV and Zwagerman Offshore Services BV - has used its Conquest MB I, 1,500 tonne offshore heavy lift crane barge to unload six ship hulls at Flushing, the Netherlands.
Views: 707
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Boskalis revises Dockwise offer

December 17 - December 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has revised its voluntary offer for all remaining shares in Dutch shipping company Dockwise - upping its bid by 5 percent to EUR18 per share.
Views: 794
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Rickmers-Linie to build two new multi-purpose ships

December 17 - December 17 - Rickmers Linie - the Germany-headquartered provider of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo transportation - has commissioned two 20,000 deadweight tonne newbuilds.
Views: 777
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French association reveals its 'Port of the Year'

December 17 - December 17 - HAROPA - a French grouping of ports from Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - has been named 'Port of the Year' by association BP2S - the French Bureau for Promotion of Short Sea Shipping and Intermodality.
Views: 575
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
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Peel Ports secures refinancing deal

December 14 - December 14 - UK port group, Peel Ports has successfully completed a GBP1.6 billion refinancing deal in order to fund its future growth plans.
Views: 755
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Clipper Steel Services celebrates its 20th anniversary

December 14 - December 14 - Since it was formed In November 1992, Clipper Steel Services has made more than 800 voyages and says that 2012 will be a record year with more than 70 sailings from Europe to USA/Mexico.
Views: 955
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Heavy heat exchangers moved to Tartastan

December 13 - December 13 - V Alexander International Logistics - an international project forwarder and German member of the Cargo Equipment Experts network (CEE) - has successfully delivered two oversized heat exchangers from Berlin to Nizhnekamsk, Tartastan, 2,000 k
Views: 520
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Golden shipments for Volga-Dnepr

December 12 - December 12 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the Russian-based oversize and heavy cargo specialist, has transported more the 300 tonnes of gold mining equipment between Ostrava, Czech Republic and Nairobi, Kenya.
Views: 540
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WWPC members collaborate to ship paper equipment worldwide

December 11 - December 11 - Mercator Transport - French representative of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) - has completed the movement of several heavy and out-of-gauge components for the paper manufacturing industry.
Views: 764
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Sinergy opens terminal

December 11 - December 11 - In Italy, Sinergy Cargo - the Italian member of the Famous Pacific Shipping forwarding network - has opened a multimodal container and bulk cargo handling and storage centre, at Arquata Scrivia, 40 km from Genoa port.
Views: 718
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Government set to buy back Cargolux stake

December 10 - December 10 - The Luxembourg government is prepared to buy the 35 percent shareholding in the Duchy's home-based B747 freighter operator Cargolux after Qatar Airways said it would pull out of its stakeholding in the carrier.
Views: 370
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Felbermayr and Terex keep production going

December 10 - December 10 - Hilden, Germany headquartered crane service provider Felbermayr recently replaced four gigantic whey tanks at the Leppersdorf facility of dairy company Sachsenmilch, where a Terex AC 1000, the world's most powerful all-terrain crane, proved
Views: 689
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World's largest heavy lift ship christened

December 4 - December 4 - Dockwise Vanguard - an ultra-large semi-submersible heavy lift ship constructed for Dutch shipping company, Dockwise was christened at the end of last week.
Views: 826
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 841
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Gianti covers Georgia for PCN

December 4 - December 4 - Tbilisi, Georgia based Gianti Logistics has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) grouping of freight agents as the organisation's member in the country which is an important hub in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Views: 903
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Martin Bencher opens Gothenburg office

December 4 - December 4 - The Martin Bencher Group, a shipping and forwarding service provider, has today opened a new office in Gothenburg.
Views: 484
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Living quarter barge delivered to Kashagan oilfield

December 4 - December 4 - Last month, Wagenborg Offshore - the Dutch-based provider of offshore heavy lift services to the oil and gas industry - in cooperation with Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. and Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, delivered the living quarter barge 'Vivald
Views: 775
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Jumbo transports 1,125 tonne shiploader crane

December 4 - December 4 - Jumbo Shipping, the Netherlands-headquartered provider of heavy marine transport, successfully completed the transport of a 1,125 tonne shiploader crane between Sines, Portugal and Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
Views: 746
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Volga-Dnepr adds third maintenance base in Moscow

December 3 - December 3 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr says its Volga-Dnepr Technics (VDT) division has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to open a line maintenance station at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
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