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Long Beach sees cargo slip

September 16 - Container cargo shipments at the Port of Long Beach declined by 9.1 percent year-on-year in August at 573,083 teus.

The port says that these figures reflect both early shipping by importers this year and the comparison to an August last year that was the port's busiest month since 2007.

Imports dropped 8.2 percent to 300,851 teus, while exports declined 17.7 percent to 126,856 teus.

The August downturn followed a surge in Long Beach from April through June 2014, when retailers shipped their products early ahead of the expiration of the longshore contract at the end of June.

The Port of Long Beach suggests that last year's August was very busy and started off the typical August through October "peak season" and that season may have occurred earlier this year.

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Tschudi delivers for Belgian paper mill

August 22 - Tschudi Logistics has coordinated the delivery of five digesters and a liquor accumulator for Burgo Ardennes’ paper mill in Belgium.
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ECOL gets certified

August 21 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) said that its European Crane Operators’ Licence (ECOL) has been awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification.
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ALS moves thruster

August 21 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported a 36-tonne thruster measuring 5.81 m x 5.81 m x 1.35 m from Poland to a hydroelectric power station in Wales, UK.
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