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Machine moves with Multitrade

July 29 - July 29 - Multitrade Spain has coordinated the shipment of a large tunnel boring machine (TBM) from Noblejas, Spain to Catania in Italy.
Views: 656
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Trepka takes Liebherr milestone

July 29 - July 29 - Liebherr has delivered its 1,000th LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane to Austrian construction contractor Alfred Trepka.
Views: 783
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Collett powers up to Drax

July 29 - July 29 - Multimodal logistics operator Collett & Sons has successfully transported nine 185-tonne transformers from Dartford, Greater London to the Drax power station in Selby, North Yorkshire, UK.
Views: 962
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Ekin in Georgian transformation

July 27 - July 27 - Ekin Heavy & Project Cargo Transportation has delivered seven transformers 2,000 km overland from Turkey to Georgia.
Views: 980
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EMS in turbine river run

July 27 - July 27 - EMS Chartering is currently shipping seven wind turbines from Germany to the UK on board the multipurpose vessels, Nortrader and Fehn Caledonia.
Views: 1029
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NileDutch adds Douala call

July 27 - July 27 - NileDutch has added a twice-weekly port call at Douala, Cameroon to its West Europe - West Africa (WEWA) service.
Views: 898
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HMM continues restructuring

July 26 - July 26 - According to reports in the international media, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed an agreement with its creditors to commence its business normalisation plans.
Views: 954
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Volumes soar at Leipzig/Halle

July 26 - July 26 - Freight volumes at Germany's Leipzig/Halle Airport rose by 6.7 percent year-on-year to around 512,613 tonnes in the first half of 2016.
Views: 852
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SAL in Lone record smash

July 26 - July 26 - SAL Heavy Lift's vessel Lone has transported a 1,100-tonne submerged turret production buoy from Batam, Indonesia to the Firth of Forth in Scotland - a 8,733 nautical mile (16,173 km) journey that took just 20 days to complete.
Views: 984
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GAC expands in Russia

July 26 - July 25 - GAC Russia is expanding eastwards with the opening of new branches in Nakhodka and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Views: 1292
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DHL signs Madagascan mine deal

July 26 - July 26 - DHL Global Forwarding has entered into a three-year global freight forwarding agreement with Madagascan mining enterprise Ambatovy - a joint venture between Sherritt International Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Korea Resources Corporation
Views: 1001
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GAC inks Team Britannia deal

July 25 - July 25 - GAC has been named official shipping and logistics partner of Team Britannia, which is attempting to break the round-the-world powerboat record later this year.
Views: 960
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Ermin buys from Andover

July 25 - July 25 - UK based Ermin Plant Hire has taken delivery of a new Atego tractor unit from Mercedes-Benz and a plant body from Andover Trailers.
Views: 568
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Eineder chooses Terex

July 22 - July 22 - Having acquired a Terex Explorer 5800 last year, Germany based Autodienst Eineder has taken delivery of a new Terex AC 100/4L crane.
Views: 623
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Pole dance for Chapman Freeborn

July 22 - July 22 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has promoted Radoslaw (Radek) Puchalski to head up its business in Poland.
Views: 328
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Boskalis wins Aberdeen contract

July 22 - July 22 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded the offshore balance of plant contract by Vattenfall for the construction of an offshore wind farm in Aberdeen, dubbed European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Views: 824
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ESTA welcomes engine emissions agreement

July 22 - July 22 - The European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry, ESTA, has welcomed news that the European Parliament has agreed to extend the timetable for the introduction of new Stage V engine emissions regulations.
Views: 763
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Splitter sets sail to US Gulf

July 21 - July 21 - LPL Projects Logistics in Spain has worked together with US headquartered TransProject to load a 275-tonne splitter in Tarragona for delivery to a refinery in Houston.
Views: 1084
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Throughput down in Rotterdam

July 21 - July 21 - The Port of Rotterdam handled 3 percent less cargo in the first half of 2016 than it did in the same period last year.
Views: 891
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Truck manufacturers fined for price fixing

July 21 - July 21 - The European Commission has found truck manufacturers - MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF - guilty of breaking EU antitrust rules, by colluding for 14 years on truck pricing and passing on the costs of compliance with stricter emission
Views: 832
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Big blade makes maiden journey

July 21 - July 21 - A wind turbine blade manufactured by LM Wind Power - claimed to be the world's longest at 88.4 m - has been transported from Lunderskov to Aalborg in Denmark.
Views: 588
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Jumbo loads barge quartet

July 20 - July 20 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Jumbo Kinetic has loaded four Damen barges - weighing 1,100 tonnes each - at the Port of Rotterdam for delivery to Russia's Port of Sabetta.
Views: 973
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Silvasti in Baltic tank tow

July 20 - July 20 - Finnish heavy transport company Silvasti has assisted with the delivery of a 136-tonne pressure vessel from Estonia to Finland.
Views: 644
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WWL keeps railcars rolling

July 20 - July 20 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has been awarded a contract to ship a series of railcars from Spain to Chile for the expansion of the Santiago metro network.
Views: 1070
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Panalpina responds to oil and gas slump

July 20 - July 20 - Due to the continuing slowdown in the oil and gas business, Panalpina recognised a restructuring cost of CHF26 million (USD26.3 million) in the second quarter of 2016, leaving it with an adjusted consolidated profit of CHF47.9 million (USD48.4 m
Views: 1224
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Antwerp inks Iranian collaboration

July 19 - July 19 - The Antwerp Port Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding collaboration with Shahid Rajaee Port Authority, which controls the Port of Bandar Abbas in Iran.
Views: 1149
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Qatar adds American flights

July 19 - July 19 - Qatar Airways Cargo has launched freighter services to New York (JFK), USA and Halifax, Canada.
Views: 628
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Strong half for Schiphol

July 19 - July 19 - Freight volumes at Schiphol Cargo - the cargo department of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands - reached 796,801 tonnes in the first six months of 2016, representing a 1.6 percent year-on-year increase.
Views: 874
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Straightpoint provides for boat hoist

July 19 - July 19 - Four wireless load shackles and a multi-load cell monitoring and logging system from Straightpoint have been installed on a 25-tonne capacity mobile boat hoist at the Brise-Lames marina in Port Anglet, southwest France.
Views: 496
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WWL welcomes Themis

July 19 - July 19 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added its fourth neo-Panamax class newbuild vessel, Themis, to its fleet.
Views: 679
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Fehn Pollux readies for rotor

July 19 - July 19 - Scientists from the Emden-Leer University in Germany have visited Fehn Ship Management's general cargo vessel Fehn Pollux in preparation for the installation of a Flettner rotor.
Views: 344
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Hapag-UASC merger agreed

July 18 - July 18 - Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have concluded a business combination agreement (BCA) to merge both companies, subject to the necessary regulatory and contractual approvals.
Views: 1210
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Terex works in tandem

July 15 - July 15 - Sarens Group has used two Terex AC 700 all-terrain cranes to lift a 145-tonne spreader bar onto a huge offshore module at Fabric's Hoboken facility in Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 943
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Silk Way orders AN-124

July 15 - July 15 - Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC) says it has signed an agreement with Silk Way Airlines, which will see the Baku, Azerbaijan based airline take delivery of an AN-124-100 freighter.
Views: 1119
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Roll-Lift adds new agent

July 15 - July 15 - Roll-Lift has appointed Miguel Flórez de la Colina as its representative for clients based in Spain, Portugal and France, and undertaking projects outside of Europe.
Views: 1016
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Chipolbrok moves to C. Steinweg

July 15 - July 15 - In light of the upcoming closure of Buss Hansa Terminal, Chipolbrok has decided to nominate C. Steinweg (Süd-West Terminal) as its new Hamburg terminal, with effect from September 1.
Views: 914
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Breakbulk down in Antwerp

July 14 - July 14 - Despite handling over 108 million tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2016 - 3.6 percent more than the same period of 2015 - the Port of Antwerp posted a 1.7 percent year-on-year decline in breakbulk cargo volumes to 4.7 million tonnes.
Views: 532
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CLA receives second freighter

July 14 - July 14 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 freighter at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016.
Views: 703
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Kässbohrer upgrades after-sales service

July 14 - July 14 - Kässbohrer has launched a new after-sales service - K-Advance Care - during its Summerfest 2016, which was held at its German headquarters in June.
Views: 238
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Jumbo loads crane giants

July 14 - July 14 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Fairlane has loaded two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes in Rostock, Germany.
Views: 1109
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Bryn Thomas opens fourth depot

July 14 - July 14 - UK based crane hire company Bryn Thomas Cranes has opened its fourth depot in Manchester.
Views: 827
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F.H. Bertling charged by UK's fraud office

July 14 - July 14 - The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged F.H. Bertling Ltd, together with seven former and current employees with one count of making corrupt payments contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
Views: 279
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Van der Vlist in Volvo move

July 13 - July 13 - Van der Vlist has transported a 70-tonne Volvo excavator to Iceland via the Port of Rotterdam.
Views: 904
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Hellmann handles six silos

July 13 - July 13 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has managed the shipment of six silos from Spain to Hong Kong.
Views: 678
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RollDock appoints Bati

July 13 - July 13 - RollDock has named Bati Shipping & Trading as its commercial agent for Turkey.
Views: 999
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Collett brings girder to London

July 12 - July 12 - Collett Transport has delivered an 87-tonne steel plate girder from manufacturer William Hare's facility in the northeast of the UK to the Bishopsgate construction site in London.
Views: 778
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UECC celebrates sea trial success

July 12 - July 12 - United European Car Carriers' (UECC) newbuild pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), Auto Eco, has concluded its first sea trial.
Views: 576
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GE delivers to Block Island

July 12 - July 12 - GE Renewable Energy's offshore wind turbine plant in Saint-Nazaire, France is completing the production of its first five Haliade offshore wind turbine nacelles, which will be shipped to the USA for installation at the Block Island offshore wind
Views: 528
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Second launch for UECC

July 11 - July 11 - United European Car Carriers' (UECC) second newbuild pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), Auto Energy, has been launched by the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China.
Views: 642
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LiftEx heads to Aberdeen

July 7 - July 7 - UK lifting exhibition, LiftEx, is taking place this year from November 23-24 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Scotland.
Views: 322
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EMS hails shortsea shipping

July 7 - July 7 - EMS-Fehn-Group managing director Manfred Müller has said that shortsea shipping has a “bright future”, agreeing that it is not only able to relieve road and rail from ever-increasing transport volumes but is also the best choice when it comes to
Views: 722
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Daher in transformational rail move

July 7 - July 7 - Daher in Germany has coordinated the delivery of a 240-tonne transformer from Halle, Leipzig to Grünstädtel by rail, using a historic locomotive and steam engine from the Deutsche Reichsbahn.
Views: 876
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Commission ends container antitrust case

July 7 - July 7 - The European Commission has concluded its investigation into antitrust pricing allegations against 14 container shipping companies.
Views: 542
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Collett forges university partnership

July 6 - July 6 - Collett & Sons has partnered with the UK's Leeds Beckett University to develop bespoke software intended to transform the way the transport provider does business.
Views: 624
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Delta ships vehicle quartet

July 6 - July 6 - Delta Maritime has transported two Tatra pipe trucks and two Liebherr excavators from Wels, Austria to Alexandroupolis in Greece for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.
Views: 587
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Krüger lands in Hamburg

July 6 - July 6 - Annette Krüger has joined the communications team at Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM), succeeding Sabine Zilski.
Views: 521
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PCN members keep busy

July 5 - July 5 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in the UAE, Syon Logistics, has shipped an oversize boiler and its associated parts to Jebel Ali, for final delivery by road to a factory in Abu Dhabi.
Views: 1524
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Modulift raises the roof in Spain

July 5 - July 5 - Spanish crane rental company Gruas Deca has used a mobile crane rigged with Modulift spreader beams to replace roof sections at Estadio Municipal de Balaídos - the stadium of La Liga football club Celta Vigo.
Views: 734
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New partnership to develop airship

July 5 - July 5 - Germany headquartered ultracapacitator developer Skeleton Technologies is joining forces with French company Flying Whales to build a 60-tonne capacity airship for the global transport market.
Views: 1001
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Haropa welcomes PIL

July 5 - July 5 - Pacific International Lines (PIL) has introduced a weekly service from Haropa's Port of Le Havre in France to the South Pacific region.
Views: 823
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Terex makes dual delivery

July 5 - July 5 - Scotland's Stoddart Crane Hire has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L all-terrain crane; while Canada based Guay has received a new Terex Crossover 8000 boom truck crane.
Views: 754
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Sonora in fibreglass move

July 4 - July 4 - Sonora has transported an oversize fibreglass structure from Saldus to Liepaja in Latvia.
Views: 622
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ABC adds Cambodian call

July 4 - July 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has introduced a weekly freighter service to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, with effect from July 5.
Views: 779
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Loomis sells to Rhenus

July 4 - July 4 - Rhenus Alpina has acquired the general cargo business of Sweden's Loomis Group, which includes the individual operating units of Mat Transport, Bonafide Logistic, Via Mat (France) and O.Lisboa Despachos Internacionais.
Views: 767
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ALE busy at Spanish ports

July 1 - July 1 - ALE has conducted the weighing and load-out of four modules, weighing in between 40 and 780 tonnes, at the Port of Tarragona, Spain.
Views: 908
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Volga-Dnepr cuts container loading time

July 1 - July 1 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported two power generators to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, using its new wing-lift system, which aims to reduce the loading time for large containers to less than 30 minutes.
Views: 619
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DSAm completes Sea Installer upgrade

July 1 - July 1 - Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has concluded major modification works, including the extension of the main boom, on A2SEA's offshore wind farm installation vessel Sea Installer.
Views: 667
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Cuxhaven expands capacity

July 1 - July 1 - Construction of a new ro-ro berth has begun at the Port of Cuxhaven in Germany.
Views: 748
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Mallory Alexander names Onofrio

July 1 - July 1 - Claudio Onofrio has been appointed vice president of global business development for Mallory Alexander International Logistics.
Views: 949

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