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Loco motion for Steder

March 31 - March 31 - Steder Group FZCO - the Djibouti-based subsidiary of Netherlands headquartered Steder Group bv - has transported five heavy locomotives for new railway projects in Ethiopia.
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Projects and contracts - March 28th 2014

March 28 - This week we have seen major developments in the oil and gas sector in Russia, a conflicted outlook for the future of Scottish renewables and the first step in China's shale gas journey - and much more.
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Seaway Heavy Lifting opens Rotterdam yard

March 28 - March 28 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has agreed a deal with Rhenus Logistics to rent warehouse facilities, an open storage area and quayside space for 10 years in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam.
Views: 612
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GBS loads quartet

March 28 - March 28 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has loaded four super yachts on board the Dutch vessel Eeendracht for shipment from Poole to Nice and Malta.
Views: 531
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BMT designs heavy lift jetty

March 28 - March 28 - BMT Asia Pacific has completed a concept jetty design for Petroliam Nasional Berhad's (Petronas) proposed Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex in southeast Johor, Malaysia.
Views: 551
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DHL appoints Davel

March 27 - March 27 - DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Jannie Davel as its new senior vice president of air freight for DHL Global Forwarding, Americas.
Views: 753
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Esbjerg breaks records for third year running

March 26 - March 26 - Denmark's Port of Esbjerg reported record-breaking revenue and profit for the third consecutive year in 2013, reflecting high activity in its three main business areas - ro-ro, oil and gas and offshore wind.
Views: 616
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Panprojects sees revenue surge

March 26 - March 26 - Panprojects - the specialised project cargo division of international freight forwarder Panalpina - saw its turnover grow 20 percent year-on-year during 2013.
Views: 592
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WWL ALS opens in Aberdeen

March 26 - March 26 - WWL ALS (Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services) has opened a new office in Aberdeen, Scotland, which will be headed up by senior manager of projects and shipping, Richard Platts, who is currently based in Hull.
Views: 814
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De Jonghe to shoot off 18th BUSINESSrun

March 26 - March 26 - Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced that TEJO's founder, Ingrid De Jonghe, will fire the starting pistol the 18th Breakbulk BUSINESSrun in Antwerp.
Views: 795
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New office for FPS Australia

March 26 - March 26 - Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Australia has opened a new sales office in Albury, New South Wales, to serve the growing economy in the area.
Views: 536
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Alexander wins plant project

March 26 - March 26 - Alexander Global Logistics GmbH has secured a new transportation project for a pipe and tube production plant from Europe, India, Thailand and China to Houston in the USA.
Views: 687
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Port of Hull gets the green light

March 26 - March 26 - Siemens has confirmed that it will be investing GBP160 million (USD264 million) in wind turbine production and installation facilities at Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Hull.
Views: 732
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ABC ups US lift

March 25 - March 25 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched a new twice-weekly B747-8 freighter service connecting Dallas/Fort Worth with Amsterdam and Moscow.
Views: 526
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Tuscor Lloyds celebrates 20 years

March 25 - March 25 - 2014 marks 20 years of operation for global shipping agent and freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds.
Views: 639
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New Norwegian office for Martin Bencher

March 25 - March 25 - Martin Bencher has opened a new office in Kristiansand, Norway, which will be managed by business development manager, Hongyi Niu.
Views: 394
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Polytra on the double

March 24 - March 24 - Polytra bv has shipped 80 bulk wagons from Romanian to Casablanca in Morocco, and 12,000 freight tonnes of pre-assembled steel structures from Moravski Krumlov in the Czech Republic to Germany's port of Hamburg.
Views: 1127
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Mining move for R&B

March 24 - March 24 - Croatia's R&B Global Projects has handled the shipment of a series of dismantled dump trucks and spare vehicle bodies for the mining industry from Yokohoma in Japan to Guinea's port of Conakry.
Views: 652
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52 tonne compressor shipped

March 24 - March 24 - The UK and German members of the project forwarding network, Project Professionals Group, have worked together to transport an over-dimensional compressor weighing 52 tonnes from Scotland to Mexico via Antwerp.
Views: 677
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Maersk-Rickmers discontinued - official statement

March 22 - March 22 - Following the news reported on the HLPFI website on March 20 that the Maersk-Rickmers U.S. Flag Project Carrier joint venture is being discontinued, the two partners in the jv, Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) and Rickmers-Linie (Americas) have issue
Views: 468
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DNV GL opens new Vietnam office

March 21 - March 21 - DNV GL - a ship classification society and risk and sustainability service provider - has moved into a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Views: 360
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Manston could close in three weeks

March 21 - March 21 - According to a BBC report, Kent's Manston Airport could be closed as early as April 9, 2014 says its chief executive Charles Buchanan.
Views: 671
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Polet aircraft arrested

March 21 - March 21 - According to reports in the international media, Polet Airlines' second AN-124 has been arrested in the UK.
Views: 508
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Delta carries construction equipment

March 21 - March 21 - Delta Maritime has arranged the road transportation of 30 lots of equipment from Poland to the Platamonas, Koropi and Shimatari construction sites in Greece.
Views: 394
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GBS enters Genoa

March 21 - March 21 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS) Yacht Transport has opened a new office in Genoa, Italy, which will be headed up by Alessandra Terzi.
Views: 462
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EPC round up - March 21, 2014

March 21 - March 21 - Here is a round up of some of the most important developments in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) sector from the past week.
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Rollit keeps cool

March 21 - March 21 - Belgian project cargo specialist, Rollit Cargo, has transported seven air coolers from Montoir, France to Langelo near Norg in the Netherlands.
Views: 544
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P3 network receives FMC approval

March 21 - March 21 - The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has given the official go ahead for the P3 network, comprising Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and CMA-CGM, to become effective from March 24, 2014.
Views: 541
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MeteoGroup rebrands globally

March 21 - March 21 - MeteoGroup, a leading global weather business, has revealed a new logo and tagline "Empowering the world to master the weather" as part of its company rebrand.
Views: 576
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Helicopters fly over Atlantic

March 19 - March 19 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has flown four helicopters from Italy's Milano Malpensa Airport to Los Angeles Airport for the Heli Expo in Los Angeles on board one of its AN-124-100 freighters.
Views: 474
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Komatsu move for WWL ALS

March 19 - March 19 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services (WWL ALS) Deutschland GmbH has arranged the transportation of a Komatsu WA600 from its factory in Hannover, Germnay to Beverwijk in the Netherlands.
Views: 686
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Jumbo waves goodbye to Daniella

March 19 - March 19 - After many years of service, Jumbo's multipurpose vessel Daniella is to be recycled at the ??m?ekler ship recycling facility in Al?a?a, Turkey.
Views: 517
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Lagasee heads up Zeeland

March 18 - March 18 - Jan Lagasee has been appointed interim ceo of NV Zeeland Seaports.
Views: 683
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Fairmount completes Castoro Sei tow

March 18 - March 18 - Fairmount Marine has towed the pipelay vessel Castoro Sei from Genoa in Italy to Rotterdam, using its tug Fairmount Glacier.
Views: 375
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Jumbo secures Subsea 7 deal

March 18 - March 18 - Netherlands headquartered Jumbo has signed a contract with Subsea 7 for the provision of FPSO mooring piles and ground chain installations for the Dana Western Isles Development Project (WIDP) in the North Sea.
Views: 647
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Terex adds Headden

March 18 - March 18 - Terex Cranes North America has named Steve Headden its vice president of sales.
Views: 624
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WWPC breaks record in Phuket

March 17 - March 17 - The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) raised an impressive USD31,000 for the Hanseatic School for Life during the charity auction at its 14th annual conference in Phuket - the largest amount the network has raised at one of its conferences so
Views: 844
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Giant propeller leaves Hamburg

March 17 - March 17 - A giant propeller weighing 113 tonnes and measuring 10.3 m wide was loaded at Container Terminal Werder on the container ship Hyundai Together at the Port of Hamburg.
Views: 685
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Air Partner names interim cfo

March 17 - March 17 - UK based charter broker Air Partner has named Neil Morris as interim chief financial officer (cfo) with effect from April 1, 2014.
Views: 455
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Alexander moves heat gear to Egypt

March 17 - March 17 - Alexander Global Logistics has moved two over-dimensional spare-part units for heat exchangers between Germany and Egypt.
Views: 699
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WWL ALS moves flanges

March 14 - March 14 - WWL ALS UK International has coordinated the transport of two 7 m wide flanges from St Helens to Hartlepool in the UK.
Views: 547
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Ports name regional reps

March 14 - March 14 - The Port of Antwerp is expanding its representation in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) with two new port representatives: Robert Giraud and Hans Knigs, who with Dr Dieter Lindenblatt complete Antwerp's team of German representatives.
Views: 779
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Oversize crane departs Antwerp

March 13 - March 13 - A 69 m tall container crane destined for Norway has been loaded on board a pontoon in the Delwaide dock at the port of Antwerp.
Views: 597
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Boskalis breaks records in 2013

March 13 - March 13 - Royal Boskalis Westminster - the Netherlands based dredging and marine contractor - posted a record net profit of EUR366 million (USD511 million) in 2013, up from EUR249 million (USD347.7 million) in 2012.
Views: 881
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NileDutch ups West Africa capacity

March 13 - March 13 - Netherlands headquartered shipping line NileDutch has enhanced its Asia-West Africa container service by chartering a 4,250 teu vessel onto the route.
Views: 1038
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Blue Water renews Kazakh contract

March 12 - March 12 - Blue Water Shipping's Aktau facility has renewed a contract to provide domestic freight services for the Kazakhstan branch of Halliburton International Inc.
Views: 532
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Spriggs turns to Hiab for Bloodhound move

March 12 - March 12 - UK based specialist haulage contractor Arthur Spriggs and Sons used Hiab equipment to help move a replica of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC) - a 13 m long, 3.5 m high supersonic rocket and jet-propelled vehicle.
Views: 580
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ArcelorMittal chooses PKP for super-long lines

March 11 - March 11 - Poland headquartered rail freight specialist PKP Cargo Logistics has started handling 120 m long steel railway lines on behalf of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer.
Views: 678
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Logwin revenue falls

March 11 - March 11 - In its 2013 financial year, the Logwin Group reported total revenues of EUR1.22 billion (USD1.68 billion) compared with EUR1.32 billion (USD1.82 billion) in 2012.
Views: 630
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Acta races with Coastal Chariot

March 10 - March 10 - Netherlands headquartered Acta Marine has taken delivery of Coastal Chariot - a DP1 multipurpose support vessel built by the Maritiem Cluster Friesland shipyard.
Views: 422
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Caterpillar move for Van der Vlist

March 10 - March 10 - Van der Vlist has transported two CAT 777F dump trucks from the its Zeebrugge site to the Bastenaken Terminal in Belgium for shipment to Port Hueneme in California, USA for Caterpillar Used Equipment Services International (CUESI).
Views: 444
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Antwerp goes on the road with steel and breakbulk

March 10 - March 10 - The Port of Antwerp is taking its roadshow to China once more visiting Shenzhen, Shanghai and Ningbo with the emphasis on promoting its services for the steel and breakbulk sectors.
Views: 743
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March 7 - March 7 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a deal to build two, dual-fuel LNG Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs).
Views: 516
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H&P chooses DNV GL

March 7 - March 7 - German shipowner Harren & Partner (H&P) is to implement DNV GL business intelligence software systems ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE for its entire fleet of 52 vessels.
Views: 636
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Jumbo ramps up for Huisman

March 7 - March 7 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Jumbo Vision has carried a pipe laying ramp for Huisman from the manufacturer's quay in Schiedam, the Netherlands to Sovik in Norway.
Views: 724
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Tuscor sails slitter case

March 7 - March 7 - Tuscor Lloyds has coordinated the shipment of a 35-tonne slitter case from Birmingham in the UK to Altamira, Mexico.
Views: 663
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GBS opens in Hamburg

March 7 - March 7 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has opened a new office in Hamburg, which will be headed up by Michael Wirt.
Views: 464
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Mammoet opens in Cairo

March 6 - March 6 - Following the establishment of a new branch in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mammoet has also opened an office in Cairo, Egypt.
Views: 943
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Merritts in power machinery move

March 4 - March 4 - Kirkby, Nottinghamshire based Merritts Machinery Logistics has completed the delivery and installation of industrial power plant fan casings at the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.
Views: 515
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Ulferts & Wittrock chooses Nooteboom

March 4 - March 4 - Oldenburg, Germany headquartered Ulferts & Wittrock has added several six-axle Nooteboom extendible semi low-loaders to its fleet, including the latest generation Nooteboom eight-line MCO-PX semi low-loader with detachable Multidolly.
Views: 491
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PCN duo on the case

March 4 - March 4 - Prime Cargo AS and INTERTRANSPORT Hohnholz GmbH have worked together to arrange the collection of two 33-tonne cases from their supplier's facility in Osnabr
Views: 600
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Aliani puts Nicolas to the test

March 4 - March 4 - Italy's Aliani Project has transported a transformer for the Terna power plant in Rosara on behalf of the Getra company, using a Nicolas MDED platform trailer and 230-tonne capacity Nicolas side girder deck combination.
Views: 376
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ABP petitions against ABLE renewables project

March 4 - March 4 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has petitioned against the decision by the British transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, to grant a Development Consent Order for the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), to the dismay of the park developer, ABLE, an
Views: 673
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BBC ships catamaran

March 4 - March 4 - The Damen-built catamaran, Liberdadi, has been transported from Jurong port in Singapore to Portugal's Mindelo port on board BBC Chartering's heavy lift vessel BBC Plata.
Views: 776
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Alstom barges in new power

March 3 - March 3 - International engineering, procurement and construction contractor Alstom accepted its first gas turbine for the Carrington Power Station, utilising the nearby Manchester Ship Canal.
Views: 526
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Hacklin gets steel tank moving

March 3 - March 3 - Hacklin Logistics Ltd has transported an 80-tonne steel tank from its manufacturer Japrotek's premises in Pietarsaari on the west coast of Finland to Norway.
Views: 643
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Fourth round for BigLift

March 3 - March 3 - This month, BigLift Shipping's Happy Dynamic will complete the fourth of four shipments of five automated rail mounted gantry cranes (ARMGs) for Konecranes, from Gydnia, Poland to Global Terminal in New Jersey.
Views: 782
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Volga-Dnepr on the run

March 3 - March 3 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a 73-tonne turbine runner to Russia's Bratsk hydroelectric power station for OJSC Irkutskenergo.
Views: 699

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