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Europe News from December 2016

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Vandermeiren heads up Antwerp

December 30 - December 30 - Effective January 1, 2017, Jacques Vandermeiren will become chief executive officer and president of the Executive Committee of Antwerp Port Authority.
Views: 550
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Antwerp achieves record year

December 29 - December 29 - The Port of Antwerp expected to close 2016 with a record cargo throughput of over 214 million tonnes, despite a year-on-year decline in conventional breakbulk and ro-ro volumes.
Views: 724
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Crane sails with Steder

December 29 - December 29 - Steder Group has completed the shipment of a knuckle boom crane and associated equipment via the Dutch inland waterways to the Port of Rotterdam, where the cargo was loaded on board a SAL Heavy Lift vessel for shipment to the Far East.
Views: 753
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Dutch ship management venture created

December 28 - December 28 - Thorco Shipping Holland has reached an agreement with Navigia and Feederlines to join forces in a new technical ship management venture, which will represent four brands: Thorco Projects, Navigia, Feederlines and Peak.
Views: 676
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Papenburg carries crane couple

December 28 - December 28 - Combi Lift's multipurpose heavy deck carrier Papenburg has shipped an LHM 550 crane and an LHM 600 crane from Rostock, Germany to Antwerp.
Views: 881
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ARRC renews in Houston

December 28 - December 27 - Effective January 1, 2017, Atlantic RoRo Carriers (ARRC) will renew its partnership with Manchester Terminal at the Port of Houston giving it priority berthing and round-the-clock operations managed through Gulf Stream Marine.
Views: 552
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Brunel adds Chinese rail link

December 22 - December 22 - Brunel Project Cargo says that it can now offer a rail service for containers between Yiwu, China to London, UK.
Views: 851
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Gothenburg terminal gets operator

December 22 - December 22 - Sandahlsbolagen Sweden has signed a five-year agreement with Gothenburg Port Authority to operate the new intermodal terminal at the port, with effect from December 2017.
Views: 693
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Aberdeen inks expansion contract

December 22 - December 22 - Aberdeen Harbour Board has signed a contract with Dragados UK for the construction of additional facilities at Nigg Bay to the south of the existing harbour in Scotland.
Views: 519
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Winch gets a lift with RRS

December 22 - December 22 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has transhipped a 40-tonne winch for vehicle manufacturer Saab Seaeye using a 60-tonne capacity hydraulic gantry system.
Views: 717
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SOL opens new ro-ro route

December 22 - December 22 - Swedish Orient Line (SOL) is beginning a new ro-ro service between Ventpils (Latvia), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Tilbury (UK) from the end of January 2017.
Views: 520
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M&M Bank opens doors

December 21 - December 21 - Maritime & Merchant Bank (M&M) - a Norwegian headquartered specialist bank for the shipping and offshore sector - has officially opened for business.
Views: 748
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Qatar strengthens American links

December 21 - December 21 - With effect from February 2017, Qatar Airways Cargo will commence freighter services to and from the South American destinations of Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito, as well as Miami in the USA.
Views: 762
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Shipping confidence hits 15-month high

December 21 - December 21 - Shipping confidence improved for the third successive quarter in the three months ending November 16, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 1114
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AME in boiler skid

December 20 - December 20 - Lifting and rigging specialist AME has used a 300-ton (272-tonne) capacity Hydra-Slide heavy track skidding system to position two 160,000 lb (72-tonne) boilers inside a packaging manufacturing facility in North Carolina, USA.
Views: 847
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Big barges sail with Hude

December 20 - December 20 - Denmark based E.W.v.d. Hude & Son has worked together with Peters & May in the UK to arrange the transport of nine barges - weighing a total of 3,080 tonnes - from Nantong, China to Rotterdam on board Saga Welco's vessel Optimana.
Views: 850
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ACS names French head

December 20 - December 20 - Air Charter Service's (ACS) French office has named François-Xavier Camus as managing director to oversee all three of the company's divisions.
Views: 296
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Ball valves make Milan flight

December 19 - December 19 - DB Schenker has coordinated the delivery of two ball valves from Australia to Italy using a combination of Volga-Dnepr's charter and scheduled cargo services.
Views: 734
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Geodis wraps up contract duo

December 19 - December 19 - Geodis has completed a contract with Petrofac for the transportation of oil production modules, weighing up to 4,500 tonnes each, from several origins in Asia to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Views: 1080
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Hutchison in at Chornomorsk

December 19 - December 19 - Hutchison Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Ukraine for the development of Chornomorsk Port on the Black Sea.
Views: 505
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Chipolbrok completes newbuild programme

December 16 - December 16 - Chipolbrok has held a naming ceremony for its new heavy lift vessel, Paderewski, in Shanghai, China, marking the completion of its four-ship newbuild programme.
Views: 777
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KOG navigates Gotthard tunnel

December 16 - December 16 - KOG Transport has coordinated the delivery of a 48-tonne THF recovery plant unit from Basel, Switzerland to Patrica in Italy via the Gotthard road tunnel.
Views: 566
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ALE ties up Wikinger project

December 16 - December 16 - ALE has performed its final load-out for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project in Ferrol, Spain.
Views: 699
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Genesee & Wyoming buys Pentalver

December 15 - December 15 - APM Terminals has reached an agreement to sell UK based container-related services provider Pentalver to US based railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming.
Views: 676
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Weiss-Röhlig venture dissolved

December 15 - December 15 - Gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig have confirmed that their joint venture Weiss-Röhlig will be phased out in 2017, with both companies expressing their desire to operate in the market under their respective brand names.
Views: 615
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Terex makes site and staff cuts

December 15 - December 15 - Terex Cranes has revealed plans to sell its components and parts facility in Pecs, Hungary, consolidate its three manufacturing operations in Zweibrücken, Germany into two, and reduce its global workforce by around 30 percent.
Views: 870
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Cranes sail into Savannah

December 14 - December 14 - Dockwise's semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Teal has transported four new ship-to-shore cranes from Finland to the Port of Savannah in Georgia, USA.
Views: 871
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Romanian task for Faymonville

December 14 - December 14 - Romanian heavy haulage and crane rental services provider Deme Macarale has been using its two new FlexMAX self-steering trailers from Faymonville to transport concrete beams across the country.
Views: 854
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ACS names cargo head

December 14 - December 14 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Dan Morgan-Evans from London cargo director to global cargo director, with immediate effect.
Views: 290
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Mammoet inks Lutelandet partnership

December 13 - December 13 - Mammoet Norway has signed a collaboration agreement with Lutelandet Offshore (LLOF) - the company responsible for developing and operating the offshore supply base on the Norwegian island of Lutelandet.
Views: 733
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Lightweight service crane launched

December 13 - December 13 - ALE has launched a new lightweight service crane at a client-only event in Breda, the Netherlands.
Views: 647
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GAC offers EU solution to shipowners

December 13 - December 13 - GAC has introduced a new centralised service to help shipowners navigate the paperwork required for the import of cargoes to European Union ports from outside the union.
Views: 494
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Gruber delivers Christmas to the Vatican

December 13 - December 13 - Intertransport Gruber has transported a 25 m high spruce tree from the Trentino region of northern Italy to the Vatican City.
Views: 597
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TIBA handles huge nacelle

December 13 - December 13 - Spanish freight forwarder TIBA has managed the shipment of a prototype wind turbine nacelle from the manufacturer's premises in Japan to a specialised laboratory in Sangüesa (Navarra), Spain.
Views: 666
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Best powers ahead in Poland

December 12 - December 12 - Best Logistics, part of the Felbermayr group of companies, has coordinated the delivery of a Siemens generator stator from Mülheim, Germany to the Jaworzno power plant site in Poland via the Oder river.
Views: 601
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Allseas wins TurkStream contract

December 12 - December 12 - South Stream Transport has awarded the Allseas Group a contract to lay the first line of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline in the Black Sea, with an option for laying the second line. According to the contract, Allseas is to lay more than
Views: 474
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Woo's who for Hansa in Asia

December 9 - December 9 - Henry Woo is to head up the Asia-Pacific (APAC) division at Hansa Heavy Lift, taking over from Joerg Roehl, who is moving back to Europe and taking an advisory role with the shipping company.
Views: 754
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Mammoet completes recovery work

December 9 - December 9 - Mammoet Europe has completed its role in the Nordergründe offshore wind energy project in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Views: 563
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Schenker reorganises

December 9 - December 9 - Effective January 1, 2017, the Management Board of Schenker AG will be reorganised.
Views: 563
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Germany aids Namibian logistics

December 9 - December 9 - The German government through its implementing agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Logistics Hub Project from the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) are partnering to implement the latter's Logistic
Views: 938
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Cometto and Fagioli deliver TBM

December 8 - December 8 - Fagioli utilised Cometto trailers to transport the tunnel boring machine (TBM) Santa Lucia from Germany to Italy.
Views: 712
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Chinese shipping line rebrands

December 8 - December 8 - Heavy lift and project cargo shipping line, Cosco Shipping Company Limited (Coscol) has officially changed its name to Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers Co Ltd, during a ceremony attended by more than 200 people.
Views: 1043
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Transformer moves with Cosmatos

December 8 - December 8 - Cosmatos Shipping Services has delivered a transformer along with 150,000 cu m of auxiliary equipment from Istanbul, Turkey, to Syros in Greece.
Views: 863
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GAC-SMHI targets vessel safety

December 7 - December 7 - GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions has been working with the European Union to improve weather routing and vessel monitoring.
Views: 579
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WWL scores with shearer delivery

December 7 - December 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has delivered a super-heavy longwall shearer from Europe to a coalmine in Australia.
Views: 752
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Report shows consolidation impact

December 7 - December 7 - A recent report by VesselsValue gives a clear indication of the impact that container line consolidation is having on the total box ship fleet.
Views: 839
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Aqualis wins wind farm work

December 7 - December 7 - Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by A2SEA to perform engineering consultancy services for its offshore wind farm installation work at the Horns Rev 3 wind farm offshore Denmark.
Views: 507
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Devereese joins UK P&I Club

December 6 - December 6 - The UK P&I Club has appointed George Devereese as loss prevention advisor in London, UK.
Views: 640
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OWC lands Taiwan contract

December 5 - December 5 - Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has been awarded a contract to provide consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different wind turbine and site locations in Taiwan.
Views: 494
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Siemens unveils Rotra Vente

December 2 - December 2 - Siemens Wind Power has commissioned its first specialised transport vessel, Rotra Vente, which has been designed to deliver nacelles for the manufacturer's offshore wind turbines.
Views: 828
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Wassermann reels it in

December 2 - December 2 - Having acquired two Scheuerle InterCombi vehicle combinations in 2015, Wassermann Group has been putting the trailers to use on the expansion of a high-pressure pumped storage power station at Lake Vermunt in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.
Views: 526
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Hamilton Port names chief

December 1 - December 1 - Hamilton Port Authority's (HPA) board of directors has appointed Ian Hamilton as president and ceo of the Canadian port, with effect from January 1, 2017.
Views: 815
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PCN duo ships to the UK

December 1 - December 1 - 3p Logistics and Kentco Logistics - both members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) - have worked together to ship a consignment of project cargo from Poland to the UK.
Views: 668
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Machine moves with InterMax

December 1 - December 1 - InterMax China has coordinated the delivery and installation of a heavy machine from the Port of Antwerp to Changzhou, China.
Views: 787
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First blade made at Green Port Hull

December 1 - December 1 - The first turbine blade has been manufactured at Siemens' new wind power factory at Green Port Hull on the UK Port of Hull's Alexandra Dock.
Views: 811
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Maersk to buy Hamburg Süd

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has reached an agreement to purchase German container shpping line Hamburg Süd from the Oetker Group.
Views: 798

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