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Europe News from February 2016

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Nordana Sea now in service

February 29 - February 29 - Earlier this month, Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit delivered the 10,550 dwt multipurpose cargo ship Nordana Sea to fellow shipping company Symphony Shipping.
Views: 762
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Museum piece for Prangl

February 29 - February 29 - Prangl has handled the transportation of an 80 tonne vintage excavator to the mining museum in Karlschacht, Austria.
Views: 510
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Projects rush in for PCN members

February 26 - February 26 - Intertransport Gruber, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Germany, has coordinated the shipment of a 135-tonne consignment of cement plant equipment from Poland to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1238
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NileDutch upgrades African network

February 26 - February 26 - Effective March 9, NileDutch is upgrading its existing West Europe - West Africa (WEWA) service to operate weekly sailings.
Views: 587
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Volga-Dnepr delivers space cargoes

February 26 - February 26 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed its latest aerospace project, utilising one of its IL-76TD-90VD freighters to deliver a spacecraft payload module from Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow to London Stansted.
Views: 507
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Caucasian partnership formed

February 26 - February 26 - Georgia's Logistics Solutions has joined forces with Turkish heavy haulier Hareket to execute projects together in the Caucasus region.
Views: 783
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Project cargo climbs at Walvis Bay

February 26 - February 26 - The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) has stated that part of its strategic initiative within its current five-year plan is to facilitate the growth of project cargo and abnormal loads through the Namibian Port of Walvis Bay.
Views: 1072
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PPG duo ships seven

February 25 - February 25 - TransProject and ScanGlobal have completed a three-year-long project to deliver seven 400-tonne transformers from Sweden to The Dalles in Oregon, USA.
Views: 872
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WDS readies telescope for the cold

February 25 - February 25 - World Distribution Services (WDS) has been awarded a contract by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) to help coordinate the transport of a new radio telescope from the USA to Greenland.
Views: 671
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Plastic plant move for SAL

February 25 - February 25 - SAL Heavy Lift's vessel Lone has completed the second shipment of cargo from Mai Lao, China, to Point Comfort in Texas, USA for a plastic plant expansion project.
Views: 978
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Steder propels forward

February 25 - February 25 - Steder Group has coordinated the transport of new propulsion system equipment from the European ports of Antwerp and Southampton to Charleston in the USA.
Views: 543
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PD Ports on right track

February 25 - February 25 - PD Ports says that it will handle the majority of Hitachi Transport System Europe's (HTSE) railcar imports destined for Hitachi's new rail vehicle manufacturing facility (RVMF) in Newton Aycliffe, UK.
Views: 651
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ALE crosses busy UK capital

February 23 - February 23 - ALE has completed a complex transportation project to deliver three 135-tonne transformers to the new National Grid substation in Highbury north London.
Views: 802
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Expansion on cards for Niedersachsen

February 23 - February 23 - Niedersachsen Ports has invested EUR36 million (USD39.6 million) in the construction of a fourth berth at the Port of Cuxhaven in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Views: 640
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Siemens powers ahead in Egypt

February 23 - February 23 - The first two Siemens gas turbines for the Beni Suef power plant project have begun their journey from Germany to Egypt.
Views: 953
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Cargolux makes for Mumbai

February 23 - February 23 - As part of the two airlines' cooperation agreement, Cargolux and Oman Air have introduced two weekly flights to Mumbai, with effect from March 8, 2016.
Views: 694
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Jones in at Straightpoint

February 22 - February 22 - Straightpoint has named ex-NMB Technologies ceo, Myron Jones, as its operations manager in the USA.
Views: 747
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Blue Water bridges the gap

February 22 - February 22 - Blue Water Shipping has coordinated that transport of a 335 m long bridge through the centre of Copenhagen.
Views: 862
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Ritchie Bros acquires Mascus

February 19 - February 19 - Industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros has acquired online equipment listing service Mascus International Holding.
Views: 538
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PCN quartet proves expertise

February 19 - February 19 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Greece and Serbia, Delta Maritime, has coordinated the shipment of two Caterpillar bulldozers from Piraeus port to Ashdod in Israel.
Views: 1004
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Cargolux adopts flight limitations

February 18 - February 18 - Cargolux has introduced the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) flight and duty time limitations, which have been adopted by the European Parliament.
Views: 282
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Breeddiep widening work begins

February 18 - February 18 - On behalf of the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Van Oord began work on the widening of the Breeddiep waterway from 75 m to 300 m on February 15.
Views: 616
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More losses at Nurminen

February 18 - February 18 - Against a backdrop of particularly challenging market conditions, Nurminen Logistics posted a negative net profit of EUR -4.4 million (USD -4.8 million) for 2015.
Views: 944
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Cargolux returns to Rio

February 17 - February 17 - Effective March 4, 2016, Cargolux Airlines International is returning to Rio de Janeiro with a weekly full freighter service to the Brazilian city.
Views: 347
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Dundee plans huge port investment

February 17 - February 17 - Forth Ports has unveiled plans to invest over GBP10 million (USD14.3 million) to create a new quayside with heavy lift capability at the UK's Port of Dundee.
Views: 883
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North Sea decommissioning: changes afoot?

February 17 - February 17 - Douglas Westwood's (DW) new publication, the North Sea Decommissioning Market Forecast 2016-2040, considers whether offshore decommissioning will continue to be carried out using heavy lift vessels.
Views: 932
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ABC finds way into Africa

February 16 - February 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has begun twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services to Africa under an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) contract with the new British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA).
Views: 513
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Crane Worldwide names Barnes

February 15 - February 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Andrew Barnes as its new UK sales director, with effect from April 1, 2016.
Views: 903
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CLA operates first flights

February 15 - February 15 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has completed its first series of charter flights after receiving its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
Views: 443
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Finnish rep for Flensborg

February 15 - February 15 - Flensborg and Associates has appointed Jari Pirhonen as its Finnish representative.
Views: 795
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Tanks travel with Europatrans

February 15 - February 15 - Europatrans has delivered eight military tanks, weighing 65 tonnes each, from Eksjö in Sweden to Kiel, Germany.
Views: 466
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PFN heads to Amsterdam

February 15 - February 15 - New project forwarder network Project Freight Net (PFN) will hold its first annual conference from November 8-9 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 438
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DFDS names terminals manager

February 12 - February 12 - In the UK, DFDS has appointed John Kendall as project cargo manager - terminals.
Views: 749
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Big moves for PCN members

February 12 - February 12 - CEA Projects, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Thailand, has coordinated the unloading and transport of 13 Komatsu 830E haul trucks in Thailand.
Views: 914
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Super six for Tschudi

February 12 - February 12 - Tschudi Project Transports will open its sixth office at Lilla Bommen in Gothenburg, Sweden on February 15.
Views: 509
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UK offshore site on the market

February 12 - February 12 - Bilfinger GVA has been instructed to market a former shipyard at Hadrian Road on the north bank of the River Tyne, Wallsend, in the UK.
Views: 532
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Kaarlaid makes it 50

February 12 - February 12 - Estonian transport company Kaarlaid is to take delivery of its 50th Faymonville trailer.
Views: 569
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Time for Sommer at Gruber

February 11 - February 11 - Intertransport Gruber has appointed Patrick Sommer as its new project manager.
Views: 850
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Oversize cargo slides in Hamburg

February 11 - February 11 - The Port of Hamburg handled 1.7 million tonnes of non-containerised general cargo, including out-of-gauge and ro-ro cargoes, in 2015 - a 14 percent decrease compared with 2014.
Views: 776
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Dan-Czech moves tank trio

February 10 - February 10 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has handled the delivery of three giant cryogenic storage tanks, manufactured by Chart Industries in Czech Republic, from their production facility in Decin to the Port of Hamburg.
Views: 606
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Faktor 5 for Lee & Muirhead

February 10 - February 10 - Indian logistics and transport company Lee & Muirhead has invested in a Faktor 5 high girder bridge from Goldhofer for use in power generation projects.
Views: 708
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BDP 'bullish' on Egypt

February 10 - February 10 - BDP International is to open an office in Cairo, Egypt this month, which will be overseen by country manager, Emad Tawfik.
Views: 891
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Port of Venice looks to Iran

February 10 - February 10 - Following the visit of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to Italy, the Port of Venice has travelled to Iran to examine the opportunities available for the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
Views: 735
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Höegh makes Pipavav call

February 10 - February 10 - Höegh Autoliners' vessel Höegh Antwerp has made its first call at India's Pipavav Port, which is operated by APM Terminals.
Views: 418
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Bremerhaven terminal gains operator

February 9 - February 9 - BLG Logistics and bremenports have signed an operating contract for the 25 ha Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB), which is expected to have an annual handling capacity of up to 160 wind turbines and foundation elements.
Views: 541
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SafmarineMPV down to one trade

February 8 - February 8 - Following the recent sale of its South Africa - West Africa multipurpose service to Cape Town based Fairseas International and the withdrawal of the line from the West Africa - US Gulf trade in early January 2016, multipurpose operator Safmar
Views: 890
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Scheuerle delivers big to ALE

February 8 - February 8 - ALE has taken delivery of 240 axle lines of Scheuerle's new generation of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT).
Views: 698
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PPG enjoys Mumbai meeting

February 8 - February 8 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) held its ninth annual conference in Mumbai, India from February 3-5, which PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said was a "very successful event".
Views: 967
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XLP members power-up

February 5 - February 5 - XL Projects Network (XLP) members in China and Pakistan have been busy handling a number of complex project shipments.
Views: 1080
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PCN members remain active

February 5 - February 5 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Bangladesh, Portugal and Australia have coordinated a number of complex project shipments around the world.
Views: 989
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Project cargo soars at Indiana-Burns

February 5 - February 5 - The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor handled 96 percent more heavy lift and project cargo shipments in 2015 than it did during the previous year.
Views: 733
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Konecranes to scale back

February 5 - February 5 - Konecranes intends to initiate actions aimed at annual cost savings of EUR25 million (USD27.9 million) by the end of 2017.
Views: 1017
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Tanks roll out of Rotterdam

February 4 - February 4 - Following fabrication at SJR Group's production facilities in the Netherlands, 13 storage tanks have been loaded on board a BigLift Shipping vessel in the Port of Rotterdam for delivery to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1260
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Blue Water in chopper flight

February 4 - February 4 - Blue Water Shipping has transported an Airbus EC120 helicopter from Norway to Malaysia by air.
Views: 796
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Flensborg appoints French rep

February 4 - February 4 - With immediate effect Chilean-born Don Whelan has been appointed French representative to Flensborg and Associates.
Views: 868
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Kran Saller erects turbines

February 4 - February 4 - Kran Saller GmbH based in Deggendorf, Germany has used a mobile crane to erecte five wind turbines over the course of five weeks at a wind energy farm in Dagebüll, Germany.
Views: 646
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Blast off for Streamlines in Canaveral

February 4 - February 4 - StreamLines' new Blue Stream liner service has become the first liner service to call at Port Canaveral's Canaveral Cargo Terminal, which is operated by Gulftainer USA.
Views: 797
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Foltz down at GPA

February 4 - February 4 - Curtis J. Foltz, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), will step down from his role at the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016.
Views: 523
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A2SEA vessel capsizes

February 4 - February 4 - A2SEA's wind turbine installation vessel Sea Worker has capsized during the night off the coast of Denmark, after the tow line between the vessel and tug boat broke last week and caused it to run aground.
Views: 474
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Grieg Star adds Swedish calls

February 3 - February 3 - With effect from this month, Grieg Star is adding a number of Swedish port calls to its Atlantic service to and from the US East Coast, US Gulf and Altamira, Mexico.
Views: 552
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Gebrüder Weiss slaloms to Caucasus

February 3 - February 3 - Gebrüder Weiss has delivered 1,000 tonnes of ski lift components to Georgia's winter capital Bakuriani.
Views: 567
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IUMI flags insurance concerns

February 3 - February 3 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) said that insured losses resulting from last year's explosion at Tianjin Port are likely to amount to USD5-6 billion.
Views: 746
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Dacotrans in Key merger

February 3 - February 3 - Dacotrans Sweden has merged with GH Transport and Key Logistics to form a medium-sized freight forwarding and logistics outfit.
Views: 969
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Steely six for Tuscor Lloyds

February 3 - February 3 - UK based forwarder Tuscor Lloyds has coordinated the shipment of six steel wire reels to Singapore from the UK and Germany.
Views: 461
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Atlas Breakbulk Alliance bags Pegg

February 2 - February 2 - Atlas Logistics Network (ALN) has formed a separate organisation dedicated to the breakbulk and project cargo industry - the Atlas Breakbulk Alliance - which will be headed up by well known industry personality, Albert Pegg.
Views: 1212
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HLPFI adds Associate Editor

February 2 - February 2 - Yvonne Mulder, a communications specialist in the freight and supply chain industry for more than 25 years, has joined the Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International team as Associate Editor.
Views: 1058
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Ahlers in ABA buy

February 2 - February 2 - Ahlers Belgium has acquired Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies (ABA).
Views: 850
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Japanese carriers brace for tough 2016

February 2 - February 2 - MOL has forecast a USD1.45 billion loss for its financial year ending March 31, 2016, as the Japanese line restructures its dry bulker and container shipping business areas.
Views: 1036
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HMM struggles to stay afloat

February 2 - February 2 - According to reports in the international media, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is resurrecting an asset sale plan in an effort to avoid bankruptcy as it struggles under a KRW7 trillion (USD5.8 billion) debt.
Views: 748
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Dako moves engine trio

February 2 - February 2 - Dako Worldwide has coordinated the shipment of three diesel engines from Italy to Panama.
Views: 853
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Collett winds up Muirhall project

February 2 - February 2 - Collett Transport has delivered three 145 m high wind turbines from the UK Port of Grangemouth to the Muirhall onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Views: 869
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CargoLogicAir takes off

February 2 - February 2 - The new British all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), has been awarded its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Views: 760
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Greenshields bags BIFA award

February 1 - February 1 - Greenshields Cowie & Co triumphed in the project forwarding category of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards.
Views: 358
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ZOMC sets lifting record

February 1 - February 1 - ZPMC-OTL Marine Contractor (ZOMC) says that its self-propelled single boom crane vessel, Zhen Hua 30, has successfully lifted 13,200 tonnes during testing.
Views: 974
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AAPA concerns despite cargo growth

February 1 - February 1 - According to a report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seaports in the USA are seeing a steady rise in waterborne cargo volumes with 2014 tonnage figures showing a 3.1 percent increase over 2013 totals.
Views: 559
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Höegh names number three

February 1 - February 1 - The third vessel in Höegh Autoliners' New Horizon class of pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) has been named Höegh Tracer during a ceremony at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China.
Views: 486

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