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Mallory Alexander names admin chief

August 31 - August 31 - Robert E. Mallory has been appointed chief administrative officer of Mallory Alexander International Logistics.
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Kässbohrer showcases new home

August 31 - August 31 - Kässbohrer has welcomed business partners from 15 different countries to its new production plant in Ulm, Germany.
Views: 521
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Hanjin to file for receivership

August 31 - August 31 - South Korea's Hanjin Shipping is to file for court receivership after losing the support of its banks.
Views: 2551
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Petrasco in chopper move

August 30 - August 30 - Petrasco Energy Logistics has coordinated the delivery of two helicopters from Eastern Europe to the UK.
Views: 715
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Karlsen up at ALE

August 30 - August 30 - ALE has appointed Paul Karlsen as commercial manager for its Scandinavia business.
Views: 959
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Combi Lift opens US hub

August 30 - August 30 - Combi Lift has established a US subsidiary - Combi Lift America - based in Houston, Texas.
Views: 1213
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Jurassic move for Jan de Rijk

August 26 - August 26 - Jan de Rijk Logistics has transported a 66-million-year-old skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to the city of Leiden in the Netherlands.
Views: 649
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DHL inks racing car contract

August 26 - August 26 - A new partnership agreement has been signed by DHL and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), which will see the logistics provider organise the shipment of the teams' motor sport materials and equipment to the overseas events.
Views: 1011
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Modules move with Blue Water

August 25 - August 25 - The special project department of Blue Water Shipping has been involved in the transport of two large accommodation modules, weighing up to 650 tonnes.
Views: 651
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Hydra-Slide adds UK distributor

August 25 - August 25 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has become the first distributor of Hydra-Slide's hydraulically powered skidding systems and other related products in the UK and Ireland.
Views: 390
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ALE navigates Atyrau streets

August 24 - August 24 - ALE has completed the transport of the heaviest out-of-gauge components for the Atyrau refinery in Kazakhstan.
Views: 1043
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Stolberg trial nears completion?

August 24 - August 24 - Some of the German media reported that yesterday was a reasonable day in court for Niels Stolberg, the ex-head of the now defunct Beluga Group, when the presiding judges in Bremen's regional court ruled that one of three indictments against hi
Views: 855
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Mobile crane lifts turbine part

August 24 - August 24 - Germany based crane rental company Sommer Kranverleih has used a 400-tonne capacity Grove GMK6400 mobile crane to replace a 1-tonne wind turbine generator at an onshore wind farm site near Bremen.
Views: 617
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Huisman wins heavy lift orders

August 24 - August 24 - Huisman has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around EUR300 million (USD338 million) from various contractors, including two 900-tonne capacity heavy lift ship cranes for BigLift Shipping.
Views: 1109
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Maiden project for Allseas ship

August 24 - August 24 - Allseas' single lift installation, decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit has executed its first heavy lift project, with the removal of the 13,500-tonne Yme mobile offshore production unit in the North Sea.
Views: 792
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NORD/LB deal reduces shipping exposure

August 24 - August 24 - NORD/LB (Norddeutsche Landesbank) and KKR Credit have reached an agreement by which, subject to completion of certain conditions precedents, KKR Credit, together with a sovereign wealth fund, will acquire a portfolio of performing and non-perf
Views: 1016
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Crane arrives at MGT

August 24 - August 24 - Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT) - the new container and general cargo terminal on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - has received the first of two new mobile harbour cranes from Terex Port Solutions.
Views: 975
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Long load for Combi Lift

August 23 - August 23 - Combi Lift's multipurpose vessel Palabora has loaded an oversize vacuum column and cooker fractionator in Masan, South Korea for delivery to the Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait.
Views: 844
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Straightpoint assists Speedy move

August 23 - August 23 - Speedy Services has used load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment from Straightpoint to weigh and calculate the centre of gravity of a 298-tonne flare stack bound for a BP oil rig in the North Sea.
Views: 589
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Multi Marine and Conti7 strengthen alliance

August 23 - August 23 - Belgium's Conti7 shipping group and Italy's Multi Marine Services (MMS) have strengthened their short sea services partnership through a new joint operation, Conti Carwil Line, combining the respective services of Conti Med Line and Carwil Lin
Views: 966
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Terex makes monumental move

August 22 - August 22 - Working alongside two other cranes, Germany's Steil Kranarbeiten has used a Terex AC 200 crane and a AC 350 crane to lift and install the 35 m long, 60-tonne observation deck for the Saarpolygon monument.
Views: 588
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Milwaukee steps up for Emmert

August 22 - August 22 - Emmert International has arranged for the transportation of a 295 tonnes (650,000 lbs) press from Canada on a McKeil Marine deck barge across the Great Lakes through the Port of Milwaukee to a Scot Forge plant in Illinois.
Views: 883
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JAXPORT gets heavy lift of its own

August 22 - August 22 - In the USA, JAXPORT's ongoing investment could be seen as three container cranes arrived at the port's Blount Island Marine Terminal aboard the ZPMC semi-submersible ship, Zhen Hua 14, which departed from Shanghai, China in early June. They wi
Views: 1416
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General cargoes up in Lower Saxony seaports

August 19 - August 18 - In the first half of 2016, the nine Lower Saxony seaports in Germany handled 23.8 million tonnes of cargo, slightly down on the same period of 2015 (25.7 million tonnes).
Views: 551
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Profits tumble at Boskalis

August 19 - August 19 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) realised a net profit of EUR147.5 million in the first half of 2016, less than half of the EUR 306.5 million it achieved in the corresponding period of 2015, with the spot market in its Offshore Energy dep
Views: 1205
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More mergers and acquisitions says Drewry

August 19 - August 19 - Poor first half results in container shipping in the first half make it more likely that more merger activity can be expected, says London's Drewry Maritime Research.
Views: 960
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Inchcape opens in Amsterdam

August 19 - August 19 - Maritime and logistics service provider, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has opened an office in Amsterdam - the company's second office in the Netherlands.
Views: 784
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All change at Dachser Air & Sea Logistics

August 18 - August 18 - Effective January 1, 2016, Jochen Müller will join the Dachser management team and will take over from Thomas Reuter as chief operations officer of the company's Air & Sea Logistics business on January 1, 2018
Views: 1486
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Grove crane in Paradise

August 17 - August 17 - Crane and heavy transport service provider, DCH Crane, has taken delivery of a Grove GMK5250L in a move to enhance the mobility of its fleet.
Views: 784
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Finnlines to delist and go private

August 17 - August 17 - Today, Finnlines Plc (Finnlines), part of the Grimaldi Group, will file a delisting application with Nasdaq Helsinki for the termination of trading in the Finnlines shares and for the delisting of the shares from the official list of that stoc
Views: 781
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Throughput down at Hamburg

August 17 - August 17 - The Port of Hamburg has reported that for the first half of 2016 total seaborne cargo throughput was down 0.9 percent on the previous year at 70.2 million tonnes.
Views: 827
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Summer record for ACS

August 17 - August 17 - July saw aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, book 1,114 charter contracts, making it the company's best month on record.
Views: 788
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Hapag-Lloyd carries trains to Peru

August 16 - August 16 - Today's loading of six metro cars onboard Hapag Lloyd's container ship Cerinthus at the port of Salerno, Italy, marks the first in a series of shipments that will see the shipping line carry a total of 42 trains consisting of 252 metro cars fr
Views: 960
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Offices take to the water

August 16 - August 16 - Port of Tilbury and S Walsh's new construction alliance - London Construction Link (LCL) - has started to carry out the waterborne delivery of the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) project offices to Central London.
Views: 590
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Veja Mate wind park on schedule

August 16 - August 16 - The Hamburg-based Buss Port Logistics has successfully completed the near-shore logistics and storage operations for the future Veja Mate offshore windpark. 

Views: 940
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European first for Mega Jack system

August 15 - August 15 - ALE has used the revolutionary Mega Jack system for the first time in Europe as part of works for the Albert Kanaal Project.
Views: 358
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BBC returns to Denmark

August 15 - August 15 - BBC Chartering has re-launched its presence in Denmark, opening a representative office in Esbjerg.
Views: 1056
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SeaWorks handles Amazonian cargoes

August 15 - August 15 - Earlier this summer, SeaWorks' multipurpose heavy lift ship, SCL Angela sailed from Belem, North Brazil to Moerdijk, The Netherlands with a full cargo of used rolling stock, including dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, water trucks and compact
Views: 786
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Palfinger ends TTS takeover

August 15 - August 15 - The Austrian company Palfinger Marine has terminated its attempt to acquire all the shares in Norway, Bergen-based TTS Group.
Views: 920
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Worldwide success for PCN members

August 12 - August 12 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Poland, Scandinavian Express has completed the transport of six bridge sections, each measuring 7.5 m wide, from Poland to Sweden.
Views: 1206
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High five for big blade shipment

August 12 - August 12 - Hamburg based shipbroker Hanseatic Break Bulk (HBB) has worked together with liner agent Nepa Shipping to arrange the transport of 150 individual wind turbine blades from China to the USA on board the newbuild heavy lift vessel Chipolbrok Atla
Views: 1037
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St Lawrence Seaway traffic down

August 11 - August 11 - Falling coal and iron ore volumes on the St Lawrence Seaway contributed to an 11 percent reduction in total tonnage in the first quarter, while steel slabs - up 214 percent - were one of the few cargoes to show growth.
Views: 875
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Siemens continues Egypt power project

August 11 - August 11 - The modules for the first heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for the Siemens mega project in Egypt have been loaded at the Port of Ulsan, South Korea for their journey to the Beni Suef power plant.
Views: 753
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NWSA benefits from widened Panama Canal

August 11 - August 11 - Officials at the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) have welcomed the first call of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL)'s ro-ro vessel Thalatta as an excellent example of how the ports of Seattle and Tacoma will benefit from the widening o
Views: 748
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First ships for Hull's windmill port

August 11 - August 11 - Berths at the Green Port Hull development at Alexandra Dock in the UK have carried out their first task - handling ships delivering crushed stone, which will be used to surface the wind turbine factory site that is being built by Siemens.
Views: 515
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Chipolbrok set for third newbuild

August 10 - August 10 - Chipolbrok's third newbuild heavy lift vessel, Chipolbrok Atlantic, is set to make its maiden call at the Port of Hamburg's C. Steinweg terminal at the end of September.
Views: 848
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Holleman begins mill move

August 10 - August 10 - Holleman Bulgaria is transporting eight over-dimensional mill supports and frames from Bulgaria to Poland.
Views: 732
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Turbine travels through Strasbourg

August 10 - August 10 - A 370-tonne gas turbine, manufactured at GE's factory in Belfort, has been handled by Rhine Europe Terminals (RET) in Strasbourg.
Views: 1027
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First lift for Pioneering Spirit

August 10 - August 10 - Allseas' installation and decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has successfully installed the 5,500-tonne test platform topside on its substructure at the K-13 field in the North Sea.
Views: 447
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Briese and Auerbach in alliance

August 9 - August 9 - In response to the ongoing difficulties faced by shipping lines active in the multipurpose shipping sector, Briese Schiffahrts and Auerbach Schifffahrt have formed a strategic alliance and will cooperate more closely in the areas of project dev
Views: 1131
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Manitowoc relocates crawler production

August 9 - August 9 - The Manitowoc Company intends to relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to its existing facility in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, claiming the move will allow the company to reallocate resources to invest in
Views: 700
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Stripper sails with Combi Lift

August 9 - August 9 - Combi Lift's heavy lift ship Palau has loaded a 540-tonne stripper, measuring 95 m long, in Masan, South Korea for delivery to Johor in Malaysia.
Views: 971
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Thumbs up for Konecranes

August 9 - August 9 - Konecranes has received approval from the European Commission (EC) and the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) for its pending acquisition of Terex's material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business.
Views: 986
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Pioneering Spirit leaves Rotterdam

August 8 - August 8 - Allseas' installation and decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has departed Rotterdam and is on its way to the North Sea, where it will perform offshore trials.
Views: 544
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Biomass plant arrives in Brunswick

August 8 - August 8 - Grieg Star's multipurpose vessel Star Lygra has delivered equipment for a biomass plant under construction in Albany to the Port of Brunswick in Georgia, USA.
Views: 742
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Queen B makes Manatee call

August 8 - August 8 - Port Manatee has welcomed World Direct Shipping's new vessel Queen B on its maiden voyage from Mexico to the USA.
Views: 910
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HeavyLift@Sea designs for Burbo Bank

August 5 - August 5 - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind contracted Hamburg based design and engineering company HeavyLift@Sea to design grillages for the sea fastening of wind turbine blades built for Dong Energy's 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension project.
Views: 469
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United Heavy Lift welcomes VirVarenya

August 5 - August 5 - Hamburg headquartered United Heavy Lift has been appointed commercial manager for J.M. Baxi Group's newbuild deck carrier VirVarenya.
Views: 1331
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Mill moves with Stute

August 4 - August 4 - Stute Logistics has coordinated the transport of a cement mill from Slavonski Brod in Croatia to the Port of Antwerp, for onward delivery to Jordan.
Views: 929
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Protea extends crane range

August 4 - August 4 - Poland based equipment manufacturer Protea is expanding its product range to include heavy lift cargo ship cranes.
Views: 670
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LBP names German agent

August 3 - August 3 - Licvem NBP (LBP) - a joint venture between Licvem Shipping & Trading and NYK Bulk & Projects - has appointed German Cargo Services (GCS) as its sales agent in Germany.
Views: 890
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Combi Lift delivers Alaskan barge

August 3 - August 3 - Combi Lift has employed Pan Ocean's semi-submersible deck carrier Sun Rise to transport the 5,000-tonne accommodation barge, Swissco 48, from Singapore to Alaska.
Views: 703
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Steder powers ahead in Zimbabwe

August 3 - August 3 - Steder Group - member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the Netherlands, Djibouti and Ethipioa - has coordinated the delivery of power plant equipment to Zimbabwe.
Views: 973
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Ritchie Bros makes Petrowsky buy

August 3 - August 3 - Industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros has acquired the business of North Frankin, Connecticut based Petrowsky Auctioneers for USD7 million.
Views: 573
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BOW partners with SIF

August 3 - August 3 - Dutch companies BOW Terminal Vlissingen and SIF Group have signed an agreement to renew their cooperation.
Views: 690
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RHA pursues truck cartel claim

August 2 - August 2 - The UK's Road Haulage Association (RHA) has sought legal advice and intends to pursue the case for compensation from the truck manufacturers that were identified as being involved in a coordinated truck price fixing cartel.
Views: 852
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CLC Projects members kept busy

August 2 - August 2 - Member of CLC Projects representing Malta and Libya, Carmelo Caruana Company, has moved a vast amount of cargo for an LNG power station, writes Yasmin Sinclair.
Views: 1137
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RRS in yacht mast lift

August 2 - August 2 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has overseen the lifting and transport of three bespoke carbon composite masts for a superyacht at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth, UK.
Views: 954
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Pioneering Spirit prepares for first job

August 2 - August 2 - Allseas has completed commissioning of the topsides lift system and a major part of the harbour test programme on its installation, decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 475
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Holt steps down from Cargolux

August 2 - August 2 - Claude Zehren has been named interim executive vice president for flight operations at Cargolux, following Jason Holt's decision to step down from the airline with immediate effect.
Views: 568
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Coscol makes Yamal delivery

August 1 - August 1 - Coscol's semi-submersible vessel, Xia Zhi Yuan, has shipped four LNG modules from China's Port of Tianjin to the Port of Sabetta in Russia for the Yamal LNG project.
Views: 825

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