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Europe News from December 2014

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Antwerp looks forward to record year

December 30 - December 30 - The port of Antwerp is expected to handle a total of 198.8 million tonnes of freight by the end of 2014 - a year-on-year increase of 4.2 percent and a new record for the Belgian gateway.
Views: 1029
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Drilling rig arrives in Emden

December 30 - December 30 - In Emden, Germany, a recently strengthened storage area used by EMS Port Agency and Stevedoring (EPAS) has received its first cargo.
Views: 512
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Multraship and Damen ink tug deal

December 29 - December 29 - Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group have confirmed an agreement for three new ASD tugs, all scheduled for delivery in 2015.
Views: 650
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Silk Way confirms 747-800 commitment

December 29 - December 29 - The Baku-based Silk Way Group has confirmed reports in the Azerbaijani and Russian media that it has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for the purchase of three 747-8 freighters.
Views: 755
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Cranes sail through Bosphorus

December 23 - December 23 - Hansa Heavy Lift's vessel HHL Venice has shipped three cranes from Split, Croatia to Yushny in Ukraine.
Views: 913
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WWL ALS opens in Dubai

December 22 - December 22 - WWL ALS has opened a new office in Dubai, close to Jebel Ali port and the Dubai World Central development.
Views: 573
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Universal moves gas tank trio

December 22 - December 22 - Universal Transport's office in Prague has coordinated the delivery of three gas storage tanks from D??
Views: 747
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Bertling transforms Argentina with Antonov

December 22 - December 22 - Bertling Logistics and Antonov Airlines have worked together to deliver nine outsize transformers from Porto, Portugal to the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires onboard three AN-124-100 flights.
Views: 1180
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Wagenborg bridges the gap

December 19 - December 19 - Wagenborg Nedlift has used its 750-tonne capacity LR1750 crawler crane to replace an old railway bridge in Bochum, Germany.
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ACS promotes Howe

December 19 - December 19 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Thomas Howe from vice president to president of its US West Coast operation.
Views: 421
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ETS on the double

December 19 - December 19 - Madrid based marine and cargo surveyors Eurotransport Solutions (ETS) has monitored the loading and securing of the first Vestas type V126 wind turbine blades onboard a vessel in Spain.
Views: 602
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DFDS attracts project loads

December 18 - December 18 - The DFDS Seaways terminal in Rotterdam has seen a surge in demand for heavy and project cargo handling services, says its operations manager.
Views: 784
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Schmidbauer adds Liebherr trio

December 18 - December 18 - German crane and heavy transport contractor Schmidbauer has taken delivery of three new Liebherr mobile cranes: a 100-tonne capacity LTM 1100-5.2; a 130-tonne capacity LTM 1130-5.1; and a 60-tonne capacity LTM 1130-5.1.
Views: 736
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Research provides a solution for GAC

December 18 - December 18 - GAC's project logistics team has coordinated the loading, transportation and delivery of an 18 m workboat from Sweden to Uruguay.
Views: 844
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Hungary ups Terex portfolio

December 18 - December 18 - Dunagep - the Danubian Building Machines Servicing Corporation - has taken delivery of its largest all-terrain crane: a 500-tonne capacity Terex AC 500-2.
Views: 830
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ALE claims Caspian record

December 17 - December 17 - ALE claims to have transported the heaviest load ever moved in the Caspian region - a 280-tonne gas turbine - from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan.
Views: 874
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Gefco adds 'High & Heavy' business

December 17 - December 17 - Gefco has won additional business for its 'High & Heavy' product, landing a contract with France's Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP), part of construction and public works giant, Vinci, to handle all transport and Customs clearance se
Views: 372
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Innovations on the double at Antwerp

December 17 - December 17 - The Port of Antwerp's Connectivity Platform - an online tool launched last year to provide information about the various possibilities for transport to and from the port - has been expanded and upgraded.
Views: 557
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Boskalis and Kotug merge towing activities

December 17 - December 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and Kotug International have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge their European harbour towage operations.
Views: 736
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Universal Transport doubles up

December 16 - December 16 - Germany headquartered Universal Transport recently executed a brace of project shipments: the delivery of an out-of-gauge turbine from Muelheim an der Ruhr to Taiwan; and the domestic transport of a 48.9 m column.
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PowerBoom debut for LR 11000

December 16 - December 16 - Liebherr's PowerBoom has been used for the first time on its 1,000-tonne capacity LR 11000 crawler crane during the installation of a 220-tonne machine room on a wind turbine tower in northern Germany.
Views: 988
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NBR in mega monopile move

December 16 - December 16 - Steelwind Nordenham has safely transported a 1,000 tonne monopile foundation using four NBR C250 heavy-duty trailers, developed by Switzerland headquartered NBR Offshore Logistics.
Views: 676
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Final gate crosses Panama Canal

December 16 - December 16 - The final gate for the new locks of the Panama Canal expansion project has been transported through the canal for installation on its Pacific side.
Views: 806
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Milwaukee sees record year for steel

December 16 - December 16 - Workers at the Port of Milwaukee are busy unloading the final shipment of steel for 2014, culminating in one of the gateway's busiest seasons for steel in recent decades.
Views: 703
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Blue Water in the frame

December 15 - December 15 - Blue Water Shipping has handled the logistics of 11 large components for a jacking frame currently being installed on an offshore production platform in the South Arne oilfield, off the west coast of Esbjerg.
Views: 666
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RINA snaps up Hayes Stuart stake

December 15 - December 15 - Italy's growing engineering, testing, marine services and ship classification group RINA has acquired a majority stake in Montreal-based marine survey company Hayes Stuart.
Views: 848
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Fleet Line steels ahead

December 15 - December 15 - Fleet Line Shipping has coordinated the transport of 1,200 tonnes of steel plates from Ukraine to Iraq.
Views: 759
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Final nail for Manston Airport?

December 12 - December 12 - Manston Airport on the south coast of the UK looks set to close for good after Thanet district councilors voted against pursuing a compulsory purchase order for the gateway.
Views: 786
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Rig moves out of Albanian mountains

December 11 - December 11 - German Albanian Logistics Agency (GALA), part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, is in the process of shipping a drilling rig from Albania to Emden in Germany.
Views: 575
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Talbert debuts trailer

December 11 - December 11 - The latest addition to Talbert Manufacturing's Traveling Axle Series of trailers is ideal for hauliers who need the flexibility of a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equi
Views: 739
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Good crowd for crane and transport summit

December 11 - December 11 - This year's World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Miami brought together 260 delegates to hear from transport and lifting professionals.
Views: 824
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Long haul for Scandinavian Express

December 10 - December 10 - Scandinavian Express Poland has transported a steel footbridge, weighing 48 tonnes, from Gydnia in Poland to Malm
Views: 539
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Logistics sector looks set for more M&As

December 10 - December 10 - Transport Intelligence has said that the talks between DSV and UTi Worldwide which were revealed in the media last week show that there is an undiminished appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the global logistics industry.
Views: 1354
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Beck & Pollitzer spruces up London

December 10 - December 10 - For the tenth year in a row, Beck & Pollitzer has transported and installed London's legendary Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.
Views: 682
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Maersk & Hamburg Sud lead Drewry's new carrier reliability rankings

December 10 - December 10 - According to performance rankings published in the new online version of the Carrier Performance Insight published by shipping consultancy Drewry, Maersk Line and Hamburg Sud are ranked as the two most reliable container shipping carriers.
Views: 582
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Good start for Baltic shuttle

December 9 - December 9 - Following a lengthy trial period, the Baltic Cargo Shuttle (BCS) is now fully established.
Views: 894
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2015 - a year of shelved oil projects?

December 9 - December 9 - The dramatic fall in the price of oil is causing major doubts about the viability of many oil and gas projects, says Rystad Energy.
Views: 845
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Cargolux agrees Swissport tie up

December 8 - December 8 - Cargolux Airlines International has appointed Swissport International as its preferred ground services provider at selected stations worldwide.
Views: 749
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New year, new start for Hansa Meyer

December 8 - December 8 - The new year will see some changes for Hansa Meyer, with HEGO Partner Holding being renamed into Hansa Meyer Global Holding within the framework of a single brand strategy.
Views: 785
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It's a gas for Wagenborg

December 5 - December 5 - Wagenborg has transported equipment for a gas treatment installation for the Donkerbroek-Hemrik development project in Friesland, the Netherlands.
Views: 641
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Lufthansa and ANA launch JV

December 4 - December 4 - All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Lufthansa Cargo have launched an air cargo joint venture, which will see both airlines execute joint sales of shipments on flights between Japan and Europe.
Views: 675
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Coordinadora plays its part in OPTARA project

December 4 - December 4 - Coordinadora has completed the second shipment of four modules, two weighing almost 1,000 tonnes, for the OPTARA oil refinery project in Antwerp.
Views: 584
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SC&RA sets symposium date

December 4 - December 4 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will host its 2015 Specialized Transportation Symposium at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia from March 3-6.
Views: 779
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Bremen seeks offshore terminal operator

December 4 - December 4 - The Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a Europe-wide tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB).
Views: 1088
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Delta doubles up

December 4 - December 4 - Delta Maritime, a Project Cargo Network (PCN) member representing Greece, Serbia and Romania, has handled two complex projects out of Greece.
Views: 856
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MACS in transatlantic service launch

December 4 - December 4 - MACS Maritime Carrier will begin a new multipurpose service connecting the UK and northwest Europe with the US Gulf, Mexico and US East Coast in January 2015.
Views: 560
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Leo launches in Myanmar

December 3 - December 3 - FPS Logistics Thailand (FPST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leo Global Logistics, has launched a new logistics operation in Myanmar.
Views: 1059
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Broekman Group divests

December 3 - December 3 - After 30 years, the Broekman Group is saying farewell to both its Car Terminal and the Broekman Automotive Division, which have both been acquired by C.RO Ports.
Views: 1248
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Washing towers on the double for EMS

December 3 - December 3 - EMS Log has transported two washing towers - each weighing 34 tonnes and measuring 40 m long, 4.4 m wide and 4.6 m high - across Germany from Lake Constance to Hamburg.
Views: 441
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It's a basket case for Tuscor Lloyds

December 3 - December 3 - Tuscor Lloyds has shipped thirty cargo baskets, with a total combined weight of 107.02 tonnes, from Gdansk in Poland to the UAE port of Jebel Ali.
Views: 772
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SP SPb on power trip

December 3 - December 3 - Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) has handled two 318-tonne steam generators and a 332-tonne reactor tank for the Tianwan atomic power station in China.
Views: 949
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Krandienst Schulz makes crawler debut

December 2 - December 2 - Hamburg-based Krandienst Schulz has invested in its first crawler crane: a Liebherr LR 1600/2 equipped with the new SL13 boom system.
Views: 944
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StederDelta puts two ships to use

December 1 - December 1 - StederDelta Group has transported a dismantled crane, weighing a total of 200 tonnes, from Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi port to Johor in Malaysia.
Views: 889
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BIMCO wants less IMO red tape for shipping

December 1 - December 1 - BIMCO supports a report identifying ways to reduce red tape for shipping, which will be presented to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) this week in London.
Views: 482
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Shipowners criticise EU pre-emptive strike on CO2

December 1 - December 1 - Following the recent informal agreement reached by EU co-legislators on the European Commission proposal for a regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions of maritime transport, the International Chamber of
Views: 599
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John Good welcomes ro-ro partnership

December 1 - December 1 - John Good Shipping has formed a new partnership with Swedish Orient Line (SOL) following its appointment as UK liner agent for SOL's new ro-ro service between Finland and Tilbury.
Views: 801
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Rolner leaves SAL

December 1 - December 1 - It's all change at the top of shipping line SAL Heavy Lift, following the departure of Lars Rolner as managing director and chief operating officer.
Views: 1207
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Cargolux ups Vietnamese offering

December 1 - December 1 - Cargolux is expanding its cargo services to Vietnam with the introduction of a second weekly flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and a fourth frequency to Hanoi.
Views: 794

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