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ALE Mega Jack makes Spanish debut

February 27 - February 27 - ALE's Spanish office has handled the jacking of a ship-to-shore (STS) crane by 6.3 m at the TCB terminal in the Port of Barcelona.
Views: 688
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Martin Bencher on the move

February 26 - February 26 - Martin Bencher Sweden is relocating to a new location in the centre of Stockholm, effective March 2, 2015.
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IMC launches equipment tracking tool

February 26 - February 26 - The UK's IMC Group has launched a new product, Tracker, which monitors the condition of and pinpoints damage to high-risk equipment during transport.
Views: 434
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Tyre-some job for Van der Vlist

February 26 - February 26 - Van der Vlist has helped deliver equipment for a new car tyre manufacturing facility in Ulyanovsk in southwest Russia.
Views: 696
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Videotel launches project cargo programme

February 26 - February 26 - Videotel has produced a new training programme - Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes - which focuses on the complex handling issues involved in the loading and unloading of project and heavy lift cargoes.
Views: 535
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Another Jolly for Messina

February 25 - February 25 - The con-ro vessel Jolly Cobalto has been delivered to Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina from South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.
Views: 974
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Pacorini invests in Liebherr

February 24 - February 24 - Pacorini Metals has invested in a new Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour crane for its terminal in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
Views: 719
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ALE bridges the gap in Cadiz

February 24 - February 24 - ALE has lifted the largest and heaviest bridge sections as part of the final stages of the landmark Cadiz Bridge construction project in Spain.
Views: 670
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New Asian agent for BigLift

February 24 - February 24 - BigLift Shipping has named Asian Independent Shipbrokers (AIS) as its representative for the South East Asia region, covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Views: 896
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Nordana Sky makes a splash

February 24 - February 24 - The first in a series of six multipurpose ecobox-design vessels - Nordana Sky - has been launched by the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Leer, Germany.
Views: 907
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Blue Water enters Portugal

February 24 - February 24 - Effective March 1, 2015, Blue Water Shipping is opening a new office in the Portuguese capital Lisbon.
Views: 811
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Gefco steels the show

February 23 - February 23 - Gefco has delivered over 170 tonnes of material from China to the Kryvyi Rih steel plant in Ukraine for ArcelorMittal.
Views: 502
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Manston closure was a mistake, says BACA

February 23 - February 23 - The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has expressed its opinion that Manston Airport on the south coast of the UK should not have been allowed to close.
Views: 795
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TPS celebrates end-of-year success

February 23 - February 23 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) concluded 2014 with a high order intake for various Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane models.
Views: 780
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BBC delivers to Brazilian terminal

February 20 - February 20 - BBC Chartering's heavy lift vessel BBC Moonstone has shipped two mobile harbour cranes and two hoppers from Europe to Brazil's port of Rio Grande for use at the Yara Terminal.
Views: 725
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Name change at Broekman

February 20 - February 20 - Broekman Group has changed its name to Broekman Logistics, concluding the company's restructuring programme.
Views: 770
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Scaldis orders offshore construction vessel

February 19 - February 19 - Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors has placed an order with Royal OHC for a self-propelled DP2 crane ship with a lifting capacity of 4,000 tonnes.
Views: 723
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AGL motors by road

February 19 - February 19 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) completed a 3,000 km road haul as part of an ongoing project in Dzerzhinsk, Russia.
Views: 736
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Geodis Wilson promotes Hansen

February 19 - February 19 - Geodis Wilson has appointed Matthias Hansen as its new regional vice president, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with immediate effect.
Views: 777
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Lucky number 7 for Liburnia

February 18 - February 18 - Croatia's Liburnia Maritime successfully loaded seven barges, each weighing 750 tonnes and measuring 60 m x 16 m, in Rijeka on to a Dockwise semi-submersible vessel destined for Cartagena, Colombia.
Views: 451
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Saudia boosts Nairobi-Amsterdam capacity

February 18 - February 18 - Saudia Cargo will add at least six extra Boeing 747 freighter flights on its Nairobi - Amsterdam route to cater to heightened export demand into Europe during peak season.
Views: 399
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Volumes up at north German ports

February 18 - February 17 - Germany's Seaports of Niedersachsen has reported that at the multiple locations and business units of the nine ports within its organisation, total volumes handled grew one percent in 2014 to 46.4 million tonnes.
Views: 863
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Update on Jumbo Kinetic

February 17 - February 17 - A spokesman for Jumbo has confirmed reports first posted on the company's Facebook page - - that the cranes for its first K-Class ship, Jumbo Kinetic, were fitted at the end of January at a shipyard in China.
Views: 806
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Kaleido stars in steel shipment

February 17 - February 17 - Kaleido Ideas & Logistics recently delivered oversized steel beams form Vigo in Spain to Tema, Ghana.
Views: 622
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First of eight for Wijnne Barends

February 17 - February 17 - Dutch shipping company, Wijnne Barends, which is based in Delfzijl, has seen the launch of the first of its recent order for eight identical newbuildings from Groningen Shipyard in Waterhuizen.
Views: 524
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Arctic station shipped by air

February 16 - February 16 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and logistics partners GAC Norway and POLOG have delivered a pre-fabricated Arctic research station to northern Greenland.
Views: 562
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Explore private equity, says Moore Stephens

February 16 - February 16 - International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the time is right for shipping to seek financial backing from the private equity sector to help fund investment in innovative products and services designed to keep the indust
Views: 709
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Liner shipping reliability falls to record low

February 16 - February 16 - Liner service reliability fell to a record low in January as the effects of US West Coast congestion and the phasing-in of new alliance services took their toll, according to the Carrier Performance Insight, published online every month by g
Views: 480
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Antwerp offers expertise in India

February 13 - February 13 - The port of Antwerp is offering training for port professionals in India in a new specially equipped training centre at Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
Views: 436
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NWSC sees volume slip

February 13 - February 13 - North-Western Shipping Company's (NWSC) cargo volumes fell by 13 percent year-on-year in 2014 to 5.6 million tonnes.
Views: 782
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Quick response from Volga-Dnepr

February 13 - February 13 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' offices in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted have combined forces to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment, weighing 35 tonnes, from Scotland to Turkey.
Views: 957
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Altius delivers for Optara

February 13 - February 13 - Altius has transported various heavy and over-dimensional cargoes for the ongoing development and expansion of Total's Optara refinery in Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 685
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Tension rises at Steder Group

February 12 - February 12 - Steder Group has transported a 318-tonne tensioner for a client in the construction business from the Netherlands to China.
Views: 609
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Hill Dickinson appoints Hoyland

February 12 - February 12 - Rachel Hoyland has joined international law firm Hill Dickinson as a senior associate in its shipping team.
Views: 543
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Mammoet targets crane training

February 12 - February 12 - Mammoet has added a new custom-built simulator for its largest crane - the PTC 140/200 DS - to its training centre in the Netherlands.
Views: 641
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Antwerp port house rises

February 12 - February 12 - A huge steel structure has been installed on top of a building as part of the construction of Antwerp Port Authority's striking new headquarters, which were designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
Views: 909
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Emirates adds second freighter from France

February 11 - February 11 - Emirates SkyCargo has introduced a new weekly B777F service between Paris and Dubai, following the launch of a frequency between Lyon and Dubai back in 2013.
Views: 223
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Saudia Cargo adds Duggan

February 11 - February 11 - Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (Saudia Cargo) has appointed Mike Duggan as its director of charter sales.
Views: 536
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UASC expands in South America

February 10 - February 10 - United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has appointed the Ultramar Group as its local liner shipping agency partner in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Views: 819
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Lloyd Fonds set to own ships

February 10 - February 10 - Lloyd Fonds, the shipping and property funds manager, seems set to realign its business as a listed shipping company.
Views: 795
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Hamburg sees fall in project and heavy cargoes

February 10 - February 10 - Whilst the total throughput of cargo at the port of Hamburg was up 4.8 percent at 145.7 million tonnes in 2014 - its best-ever result - project and heavy cargoes fell by 5 percent to 610,000 tonnes, made up of 134,000 tonnes of imports and 4
Views: 468
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Tight squeeze for Riga-Mainz

February 10 - February 10 - Riga-Mainz has used a Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane to install a massive railway bridge for Deutsche Bahn in extremely constricted conditions on a site in Bad Wimpfen, Germany.
Views: 754
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New Terneuzen lock takes step forward

February 10 - February 10 - Flemish minister Ben Weyts and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen have signed a treaty between the Netherlands and Flanders for the construction of a new lock, which aims to improve access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen.
Views: 671
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Katoen Natie opts for Liebherr quartet

February 10 - February 10 - Katoen Natie has invested in three new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes - one LHM 550 and two LHM 600s - in the port of Antwerp, as well as reinforcing its operations in Radicatel, France with a new LHM 420 crane.
Views: 923
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Van der Vlist keeps construction on schedule

February 9 - February 9 - Van der Vlist coordinated the delivery of five out-of-gauge piling rigs used in a Volkswagen factory construction project from northeastern Germany to Poznan in Poland.
Views: 225
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Able breathes 'sigh of relief' at ABP step down

February 9 - February 9 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has decided to abandon its attempts to challenge the government's approval of plans for the development of the Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the Humber.
Views: 635
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Heroic launch for WWL

February 9 - February 9 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has welcomed the first of its new generation of post-Panamax HERO (high-efficiency ro-ro) PCTC vessels, Thermopylae, into operation.
Views: 722
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Dockwise takes giant Goliat onboard

February 9 - February 9 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has advised that the ENI Goliat FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) has been loaded onboard the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Dockwise Vanguard.
Views: 659
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Thai canal plan resurfaces

February 6 - February 6 - Reports in the international media suggest that 200-year-old plans to build a canal through Thailand are gaining traction again, with rumours that the Chinese are willing to invest in the project.
Views: 439
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Jade for Abu Dhabi terminals

February 6 - February 6 - Jade Software is to supply its Master Terminal port management software to seven terminals within the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC).
Views: 573
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Liebherr in rental app launch

February 6 - February 6 - Liebherr is offering its customers in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France the chance to hire construction machines using its new rental services app.
Views: 608
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Wagenborg makes way to UK

February 6 - February 6 - Wagenborg has transported three giant compressor units from Breda in the Netherlands to the UK's Bacton Gas Terminal, with the help of its partner Collett Transport.
Views: 590
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Trireme opens in Sao Paolo

February 5 - February 5 - London-based shipbroking company, Trireme Maritime, has opened an office in Sao Paolo.
Views: 535
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Atomic job for Mammoet

February 5 - February 5 - Following the decommissioning of a nuclear pilot reactor in J
Views: 491
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Nooteboom offers 'optimal transport solution'

February 5 - February 5 - Netherlands-based construction company KWS Infra has put its first four-axle Nooteboom MCOS-58-04 (EB) hydraulically steered semi low-loader into operation.
Views: 465
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Crane quartet in highway performance

February 5 - February 5 - Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental has used four Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes in the assembly of several new overpass bridges, as part of a USD61 million highway project in Wisconsin, USA.
Views: 644
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O'Regan joins Birketts

February 5 - February 5 - Terry O'Regan has been appointed legal director of the specialist shipping, logistics and international services team at UK-based law firm Birketts.
Views: 747
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Kalmar adds heavy fork lift

February 5 - February 5 - Kalmar has introduced a heavy fork lift truck, the Kalmar DCG180-330, in the 18-33 tonne capacity sector, designed especially for heavy cargo handling in industrial applications, such as steel and manufacturing industry, as well as ports and
Views: 380
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Copenship files for bankruptcy

February 4 - February 4 - According to reports in the Danish media, shipping line Copenship AS, incorporating Copenship Bulkers, Copenship MPP and Copenship Singapore has filed for bankruptcy.
Views: 634
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Ocean Globe makes a splash

February 4 - February 4 - Intermarine LLC, through its US flag affiliate US Ocean LLC, has taken delivery of the 17,000 dwt multipurpose vessel Ocean Globe.
Views: 685
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Nurminen tackles the cold

February 4 - February 4 - Nurminen Logistics has delivered specially-coated paper machine rolls, ranging in weight from 7 to 80 tonnes, to Finland, Russia and Germany using its bespoke heated transport fleet.
Views: 599
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Three cheers for Gruber

February 4 - February 4 - Gruber Logistics has added three new project managers to the Intertransport Gruber team in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 761
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TT Club crowns King

February 3 - February 3 - International transport, freight and logistics insurance provider TT Club has appointed Kevin King as its regional director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Views: 892
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New trailer moves old truck

February 3 - February 3 - A new two-axle narrowbed low loader trailer, developed by Van der Vlist Group subsidiary Zwaar Transport Twente (ZTT), has made its debut with the transport of a vintage Mercedes emergency fire vehicle.
Views: 416
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Bencher gets Frank

February 3 - February 3 - Martin Bencher has named Jonas Frank as its new business development manager in Shanghai, China.
Views: 323
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The sky's the limit for Maximus Air

February 3 - February 3 - Maximus Air posted a profit increase of 20 percent year-on-year in 2014, which company chairman Homaid Al Shemmari described as an "exceptional year" for the oversized cargo specialists.
Views: 907
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Derwent rebrands

February 3 - February 3 - Five years after Derwent Shipping and Logistics was formed to provide freight forwarding services specialising in abnormal loads and project cargo, the company has rebranded and will now trade as DSL Global Freight.
Views: 831
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Project cargo safety guide launched

February 2 - February 2 - The UK P&I Club has joined forces with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) to publish new practical guidance for shipowners and operators on how to carry heavy lift and project cargo safely at sea.
Views: 684
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Wagenborg steps on the gas

February 2 - February 2 - Wagenborg has coordinated the transport of two giant LPG tanks from Belgium to the Netherlands, on behalf of Rotterdam-based Chemgas Shipping.
Views: 636
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BBC ships for Sadara

February 2 - February 2 - BBC Chartering has shipped a 400-tonne heat exchanger unit from Mumbai, India to Saudi Arabia for delivery to Sadara Chemical Company's complex in Jubail Industrial City.
Views: 378
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Delta Maritime moves machines

February 2 - February 2 - Delta Maritime has transported heavy and oversize equipment from central Poland to a construction site in the north of Greece.
Views: 414
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Chile acquisition for Logwin

February 2 - February 2 - International logistics service provider Logwin has expanded its activities in South America by acquiring all the shares in Logwin Air + Ocean Chile.
Views: 853

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