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Combi Lift inks shipyard contract

April 29 - April 29 - Combi Lift has been awarded a contract for the transportation of ship sections from yards in Hamburg, Rostock and Gdansk to the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, where final assembly of the vessel will take place.
Views: 604
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Symphony Sun ready to shine

April 29 - April 29 - The 10,500 dwt multipurpose vessel, Symphony Sun, has been launched at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany.
Views: 811
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PCN members keep on moving

April 29 - April 29 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in India, Procam Logistics, has coordinated the shipment of 24 wind turbine blades from Quinhuangdao, China to the Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh via the Indian Port of Kandla.
Views: 1352
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Cory Brothers goes Dutch

April 29 - April 29 - With effect from May 1, 2016, Cory Brothers Shipping Agency has established a new operation based at the Port of Amsterdam.
Views: 633
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Autoclave rises in Wilhelmshaven

April 28 - April 28 - Nine oversize autoclave components have been loaded on board MSC Hamburg at Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven for shipment to Shanghai.
Views: 516
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Holleman in European locomotion

April 28 - April 28 - Holleman Bulgaria has transported a 50-tonne locomotive from Paracin, Serbia to Brindisi in Italy.
Views: 593
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Wisla river delivery for Best

April 28 - April 28 - Szczecin based Best Logistics has assisted in the delivery of a 475-tonne gas turbine and 450-tonne generator for a new power station at the Orlen refinery in Plock, Poland.
Views: 961
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Kassbohrer exec joins ESTA management

April 27 - April 27 - Kassbohrer's board member for business development, İffet Türken, has been elected as the vice president of ESTA's transport section.
Views: 577
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TTS avoids diversions in diverter move

April 27 - April 27 - UAE based heavy lift and transport specialist TTS International has assisted with the loading and transport of three 100-tonne diverter units within Jebel Ali Free Zone for the Mirfa independent water and power plant (IWPP) in Abu Dhabi.
Views: 873
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UECC in Auto Eco launch

April 25 - April 25 - The first of two new pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) for United European Car Carriers (UECC) has been launched at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China.
Views: 567
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Indiana welcomes first ship of season

April 25 - April 25 - The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor opened its 2016 international shipping season with the arrival of the bulk carrier, Lubie, which brought steel cargo to the US port from Ijmuiden, the Netherlands.
Views: 560
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German companies add to fleets

April 25 - April 25 - In Germany, Zimmermann Autokrane, Riga Mainz, Scholpp and Regel have all recently invested in new cranes for their respective fleets.
Views: 1125
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Bore is more for Spliethoff

April 22 - April 22 - Rettig Group is divesting its ro-ro shipping company Bore to Dutch shipping company Spliethoff Bevrachtingskantoor with all the activities of the Bore business transferring to Spliethoff, including the shipping line's employees; fleet of nine r
Views: 586
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European groups seek uniform approach on container weighing

April 22 - April 22 - A collective appeal has been made to national authorities by European shippers, freight forwarders, port authorities and terminal operators for a coordinated implementation of the International Maritime Organization's SOLAS convention, which re
Views: 515
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Arkas makes Hamburg debut

April 21 - April 21 - Turkish shipping line Arkas has made its maiden call at the Port of Hamburg with its vessel Wanda A, which is deployed on Hapag-Lloyd's West Africa Express Service (WAX).
Views: 898
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Scheuerle impresses at bauma

April 21 - April 21 - Scheuerle unveiled its new SPMT widening adaptor, strongest power pack unit (PPU) and innovative EuroAxle independent wheel suspension technology at bauma last week.
Views: 784
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Panalpina grows as oil business slows

April 21 - April 21 - Panalpina posted an EBIT of CHF24 million (USD24.6 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF17.3 million (USD17.8 million) for the first quarter of 2016, despite the continued contraction of the global oil and gas business.
Views: 721
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WWL takes third ro-ro ship

April 21 - April 21 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has seen the maiden voyage of Theben, a brand new High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) class vessel, in the Asia-Europe trade.
Views: 672
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Study shows US cross-border problems

April 21 - April 21 - In the USA, as part of a study on multi-state, multimodal oversize/overweight (OS/OW) transportation for the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the management consulting firm CPCS indexed 72 unique OS/OW regulations, operational restrictions,
Views: 834
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Gulliver travels with Scaldis

April 21 - April 21 - Gulliver will be the name of the Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors DP2 heavy lift vessel that is currently under construction in China, as it eyes deployment in European waters after its scheduled delivery in the spring of next year.
Views: 986
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Another container alliance formed

April 20 - April 20 - CMA CGM, Cosco Container Lines, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a new container shipping alliance covering the Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-Red Sea, Asia-Middle
Views: 732
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Kobelco giants join MIC

April 20 - April 20 - Kobelco Construction Machinery celebrated the handover of three 1,250-tonne capacity SL16000J-H crawler cranes to its longstanding customer, Japan's MIC Corporation, at the bauma exhibition in Munich last week.
Views: 1083
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Liburnia pushes the boats out

April 20 - April 20 - Liburnia Maritime Agency has handled the shipment of a 1,350-tonne tanker from the Port of Rotterdam to Nueva Palmira, Uruguay on board the semi-submersible vessel RollDock Sea.
Views: 518
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First for Rapid Response

April 20 - April 20 - UK based Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has taken delivery of a 300-tonne capacity hydraulic skidding system, the only one of its kind in Europe, from Canadian manufacturer Hydra-Slide.
Views: 803
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Work starts on Khalifa pipes facility

April 19 - April 19 - Al Gharbia Pipe Company (Al Gharbia) has started construction of a new pipe manufacturing facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad).
Views: 1048
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Jaxport steels ahead

April 19 - April 19 - Stevedoring company Portus has handled the discharge of 42 oversize steel pieces that will form a northeast Florida manufacturing facility at Jaxport's Blount Island Marine Terminal's heavy lift berth.
Views: 833
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DOLL unveils panther upgrades

April 19 - April 19 - DOLL has displayed a four-axle semi low loader trailer from its panther series at the bauma exhibition, which is equipped with a steerable dolly axle fixed to the gooseneck.
Views: 470
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Blue Water plays Wikinger role

April 19 - April 19 - Blue Water Shipping is providing port handling, stevedoring and agency services in Lindo and Aalborg for 41 jackets and a number of piles destined for the 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Baltic Sea.
Views: 580
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Volga-Dnepr in the frame

April 19 - April 19 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC) designed a transportation frame to move a 59-tonne compressor from Zurich, Switzerland to Singapore on board an AN-124-100 freighter.
Views: 643
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Hitachi debuts new crawler

April 18 - April 18 - Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane (HSC) debuted its 350-tonne capacity SCX3500-3 crawler crane at the bauma show in Munich.
Views: 645
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Take two for Chipolbrok

April 18 - April 18 - Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping (Chipolbrok) has taken delivery of the second sister ship in a series of four newbuild heavy lift general cargo vessels from Shanghai Shipyard.
Views: 902
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Goldhofer launches ADDrive

April 18 - April 18 - Goldhofer unveiled its first heavy-duty drive unit - the ADDrive - at the bauma exhibition in Munich last week, which it claims combines the benefits of a towed module and self-propelled module.
Views: 771
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ESTA awards celebrate innovation

April 18 - April 18 - Around 500 industry professionals attended the ESTA Awards of Excellence 2016, which was held on April 14 alongside the bauma exhibition at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany.
Views: 582
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EMS turns on the TAP

April 18 - April 18 - EMS-Fehn-Group has begun delivering pipes for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, which is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Views: 776
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Kässbohrer back 'home'

April 15 - April 15 - 23 years after it ceased operations in the city, Kässbohrer has announced that it is re-establishing its presence in its once home town of Ulm, Germany.
Views: 620
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Strong start for Antwerp

April 15 - April 15 - Freight traffic at the Port of Antwerp got off to a flying start in 2016, the gateway having handled 53.26 million tonnes of cargoes during the first three months of the year, up 3.9 percent over 2015 levels.
Views: 415
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PCN round up

April 14 - April 14 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) members from across the globe have been busy executing a wide range of project cargo shipments recently.
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BNSF handles cable reels

April 14 - April 14 - The Houston Global Project Center (GPC) of BNSF Logistics (BNSFL) has managed the shipment of six cable reels with a total weight of 184,000 lbs (83.46 tonnes) from Europe to a private jetty at the Jensen Beach, FL Power Plant in the USA.
Views: 584
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BWS funnels into France

April 13 - April 13 - Blue Water Shipping's (BWS) team in Turku, Finland, arranged two part-charters to deliver an exhaust funnel system for the world's largest cruise vessel, currently under construction in France.
Views: 538
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Globalink crosses the Caspian

April 13 - April 13 - Kazakhstan headquartered Globalink Logistics Group has coordinated the delivery of out-of-gauge machinery and construction equipment from Yolotan, Turkmenistan to an oilfield site across the Caspian Sea at Atyrau.
Views: 779
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Alpha moves thruster quartet

April 13 - April 13 - Alpha Maritime Services has coordinated the overland transport of four out-of-gauge thrusters from Trieste, Italy to Sestao in Spain.
Views: 507
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ABC chips in

April 12 - April 12 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) utilised two Boeing 747 freighter flights to transport microchip manufacturing units from Amsterdam to Dalian, China, on behalf of DB Schenker.
Views: 642
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Delta trucks to Albania

April 12 - April 12 - Delta Maritime delivered two separator units from the Port of Piraeus, Greece to the client's site in Fier, Albania.
Views: 634
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Airlander cleared for take-off

April 12 - April 12 - After unprecedented interest from the public for its crowdfunding, Hybrid Air Vehicles has received two key documents from its regulators, which are needed for the Airlander's first flight.
Views: 368
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Dual launch for Manitowoc

April 12 - April 12 - Manitowoc has launched two new Grove all-terrain cranes - the five-axle GMK5150 and GMK5150L - at the bauma exhibition in Munich.
Views: 521
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Terex brings back Demag

April 12 - April 12 - Terex has relaunched its Demag cranes brand at the bauma exhibition in Munich.
Views: 597
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MACS makes diamond buy

April 12 - April 12 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping has purchased the general cargo ship Diamond Land (previously called Calabria) through a group company.
Views: 759
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BUSINESSrun heads to bauma

April 11 - April 11 - Flensborg and Associates' 28th BUSINESSrun is being held alongside the bauma exhibition in Munich on Thursday, April 14.
Views: 442
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Spliethoff in Canadian reshuffle

April 11 - April 11 - Spliethoff Group is integrating BigLift Shipping's Toronto office into its Great Lakes department.
Views: 724
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Meriaura carrier gets converted

April 8 - April 8 - Meriaura Group's ship Aura is being returned to the company after being converted back into a multipurpose open-deck heavy cargo carrier from a cable laying vessel.
Views: 612
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Borusan makes Scheuerle buy

April 8 - April 8 - Turkish transport and logistics services provider Borusan Logistik has ordered a Scheuerle rotor blade adapter, which is designed to transport wind turbine blades under difficult conditions.
Views: 632
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PCN members ramp it up

April 8 - April 8 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Turkey, Element International Forwarding & Logistics, has coordinated the transport of a cryogenic LNG storage tank from Bursa in Turkey to Tehran, Iran.
Views: 1308
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Mammoet inks large Kobelco order

April 8 - April 8 - Mammoet has ordered 17 cranes from Kobelco, which will be officially handed over to the company at the bauma exhibition in Munich next week.
Views: 525
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Braid Logistics penalised for bribery

April 8 - April 8 - Glasgow based logistics company, Braid Logistics, is to pay GBP2.2 million (USD3.09 million) after self-reporting over bribery and failure to prevent bribery, according to the Civil Recovery Unit of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Views: 734
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ABC exec joins BARIG

April 8 - April 8 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines' (ABC) regional operations and ground handling director for EMEA, Ivan Santoro, has been appointed co-chairman of Board of Airline Representatives in Germany's (BARIG) cargo committee alongside Michael Hoppe.
Views: 816
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West of Scotland ups capacity

April 8 - April 8 - West of Scotland Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of a Manoovr trailer and a four-axle wind blade trailer from Nooteboom, alongside two new Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units.
Views: 666
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PrimoCargo reels in Suedkabel

April 7 - April 7 - PrimoCargo has been contracted by Mannheim, Germany based Suedkabel to transport 100 cable reels, each measuring 4.46 m x 2.85 m x 4.6 m and weighing 38 tonnes.
Views: 672
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RZD develops multimodal corridor

April 7 - April 7 - RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, and Azerbaijan Railways have struck an agreement to help develop the multimodal North-South Transport Corridor.
Views: 694
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Eller joins Talbert

April 7 - April 7 - Indiana, USA headquartered Talbert Manufacturing has appointed Jim Eller as its new west region sales manager.
Views: 772
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Mammoet adds Grove lift

April 7 - April 7 - The Netherlands headquartered industrial lifting and logistics provider Mammoet has purchased four Grove RT550E rough terrain cranes from Manitowoc.
Views: 798
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OMA appoints two

April 6 - April 6 - Neale Proctor has joined OMA (West Africa) Group as a consultant, while OMA Togo has appointed Desmond Vorster as general manager.
Views: 1106
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Martin Bencher names Hougaard

April 6 - April 6 - Martin Bencher has appointed Joergen Hougaard as its group chief operating officer (coo).
Views: 531
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Carisbrooke in Zeaborn tie-up

April 5 - April 5 - With effect from April 1, Carisbrooke Shipping's fleet of 17 multipurpose vessels - the 12,900 dwt and Vectis type ships - will be commercially managed by Zeaborn Chartering in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 1110
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Mammoet assists Zambian transformation

April 5 - April 5 - Mammoet has transported and installed six new transformers in a 1.2 km deep cave for the Kafue Gorge Upper hydroelectric power plant project in Zambia.
Views: 764
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ABP names Southampton head

April 5 - April 5 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Alastair Welch to replace Nick Ridehalgh as director of the UK Port of Southampton.
Views: 716
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Symphony orchestrates in Hamburg

April 5 - April 5 - Symphony Shipping has established a new chartering subsidiary in Hamburg, Germany, which will be headed up by owner's representative and chartering director, André Milschus.
Views: 881
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Roaring success for Pentalver

April 4 - April 4 - Pentalver has transported a fibreglass lion sculpture from DP World London Gateway to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, UK to celebrate the park's 50th anniversary.
Views: 647
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WWPC to gather in Panama

April 4 - April 4 - Members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) will gather at the Hard Rock Hotel in Panama from April 13-15 for the network's 16th annual membership conference.
Views: 645
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OIA sets up in Barcelona

April 4 - April 4 - OIA Global has decided to open a new office in Barcelona, Spain due to demand from several multinational customers.
Views: 443
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Bolloré restructures logistics divisions

April 1 - April 1 - Bolloré Group has grouped its transport and logistics businesses - SDV, SAGA, BLP, Bolloré Africa Logistics and Bolloré Energie - under one brand: Bolloré Transport & Logistics.
Views: 455
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HMM takes step in right direction

April 1 - April 1 - According to reports in the international media, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is making progress with plans to rescue the South Korean shipping line from bankruptcy.
Views: 825
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ABC ups Changi frequency

April 1 - April 1 - Effective today, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has added a third weekly Boeing 747 freighter call to Singapore.
Views: 673
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Dong cancels Hejre EPC contract

April 1 - April 1 - Dong Energy has terminated the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Technip France and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for the Hejre offshore platform, stating that the consortium has not been able to meet its c
Views: 458
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Boskalis inks Johan Sverdrup deal

April 1 - April 1 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has secured a USD40 million contract to transport topside modules for the Johan Sverdrup project from South Korea to Norway.
Views: 465
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Offshore wind consortium created

April 1 - April 1 - SMC, SeaRenergy and Con4Mare have joined forces to offer transport and installation, engineering, marine consultancy and warranty surveying services for offshore wind projects in the UK and Germany.
Views: 430

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