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Dockwise secures significant new contracts

December 31 - December 31 - In a year end update, Dockwise has announced that since the contract awards statement issued on November 19, a further 11 near-term contract wins have been secured by its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of rigs, barges
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CEE member assembles and ships continuous barge unloader

December 29 - December 29 - A leading Asian coal supplier has contracted WPC Marine & Offshore Services (WPCMOS) to assemble, transport and install a 600 tonne Continous Barge Unloader (CBU) to Bontang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Views: 645
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A swell job for Jumbo Jubilee's maiden voyage

December 24 - December 24 - Jumbo Shipping's latest newbuilding, Jumbo Jubilee, completed its maiden voyage after successfully loading, transporting and installing two 1,250 tonne shiploaders for FL Smidth in challenging circumstances.
Views: 1020
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ALE and Megatranz in 8,000 tonne load-out

December 18 - December 18 - ALE Heavylift Iberica and Megatranz Transportes has successfully performed the load out of a 55 m long, 30 m wide, 70 m high M02 module weighing and 8,000 tonnes at Mau
Views: 404
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Beluga forms joint venture agency with Peter W Lampke

December 15 - December 15 - Beluga Chartering GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based project cargo and heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping, has formed a new agency joint venture with independent liner agent, Peter W Lampke.
Views: 990
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Maiden voyage for Beluga's new flagship

December 14 - December 14 - Beluga Houston, the first of 16 multipurpose heavy lift vessels of which the shipping line will take delivery by 2011 has made its maiden voyage.
Views: 728
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Final Pacificat shipped to Abu Dhabi

December 10 - December 10 - The PacifiCat Explorer, the last of three British Columbia fast ferries to be exported to Abu Dhabi is on route from Vancouver to Abu Dhabi onboard Dockwise Shipping MV Swift.
Views: 769
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TBS shareholders approve changes in incorporation plans

December 7 - December 7 - Further to the report posted here on October 21st, TBS International Limited has now announced that its shareholders have approved a proposal to change the place of incorporation of the company to Ireland from Bermuda.
Views: 667
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Nordana on the move in Spain

December 4 - December 4 - From January 1, 2010, Nordana will shift its Spanish operations from Valencia port to Sagunto port.
Views: 762
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Busy quarter for Chapman Freeborn to finish year

November 30 - November 30 - During the last quarter of 2009, Chapman Freeborn's worldwide offices have been involved in a series of headline activities, including humanitarian activity, a business expansion into Africa and a series of high profile heavy lift movements.
Views: 963
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ALS moves tunnel borer from Canada To Argentina

November 24 - November 24 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd (ALS) has completed the delivery of an ME310SE Series 24500 tunnel boring machine (TBM), plus back up system from Canada to Argentina on behalf of LOVAT Inc, Canada - a wholly owned division of Cate
Views: 987
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Panalpina blows hot with oil and gas industry wins

November 13 - November 13 - According to a statement from Panalpina, Weatherford and Halliburton, two major global players in the oil and gas sector and long-time Panalpina customers have awarded significant new pieces of business to the global forwarding and logistics
Views: 1080
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Multitrade Spain supports public transport investments

November 9 - November 9 - Barcelona-based project cargo forwarder Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has been involved in a range of heavy lift movements associated with passenger infrastructure projects in North Africa and South
Views: 1019
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Last chance to book for Rio heavy lift mini-seminar

November 3 - November 3 - A last minute invitation to join a mini-seminar in Brazil this coming Friday (Nov 6) covering safety issues around heavy lift operations has been made by its organiser.
Views: 701
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Heavy lift buoys Manitowoc

November 2 - November 2 - Reports in the international business media suggest that the heavy lift segment of Manitowoc's crane business is holding up well, mainly helped by considerable spending on infrastructure and energy in markets such as the Middle East, Brazil,
Views: 755
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
Views: 1199
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Heavy lift seminars in 2009 and 2010

October 20 - October 20 - After the success of many previous heavy lift seminars related to safety in heavy lifting, Richard L Krabbendam, an expert in the field, has announced that many more seminars are yet to be held over the next few months in 2009 and 2010, write
Views: 767
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What's in Issue 11 of HLPFI?

October 16 - October 16 - In the November/December issue of HLPFI, our regional profile will be on the economies within the Gulf Cooperation Council; whilst our individual country reports will be on South Africa, France and Argentina.
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DSV drops interim name to return to old identity

October 12 - October 12 - Just 13 months after the corporate merger of DSV Air & Sea and ABX Logistics Air & Sea, described at the time by mangers as "the perfect match", the expanded company will now officially be known, with immediate effect, as DSV Air & Sea GmbH.
Views: 983
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Conference focuses on heavy lift airships

October 5 - October 5 - Heavy lift cargo airships are the focus of the fifth annual Airships to the Arctic conference, to be held this week in Calgary.
Views: 669
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BBC adds South America service

September 25 - September 25 - BBC Chartering USA is starting a new service from Florida to northern Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Views: 695
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DHL hits 40

September 25 - September 25 - Today marks DHL's 40th birthday.
Views: 903
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Tuscor Lloyds in worldwide network expansion

September 18 - September 18 - International logistics and freight forwarding company, Tuscor Lloyds (UK), is expanding its Manchester-based global operations, following the opening of a number of offices worldwide.
Views: 650
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Access Freight hits the road for copper mine project

September 16 - September 16 - In South Africa, Access Freight Projects is working on another project for the Brazilian company, U&M Mining and Construction, moving massive earth-moving machinery.
Views: 311
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Flying down to Rio for safer heavy lift operations

September 15 - September 15 - An opportunity to learn more about the safe and secure handling of heavy lift consignments has now become available with the launch of a one-day Heavy Transport & Lifting mini-seminar to be held in November in Rio de Janeiro.
Views: 927
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Fifth birthday for Global Project Logistics Network

September 1 - September 1 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the large network of independent international project logistics specialists and charterers, has now turned five years old.
Views: 877
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Heavy lift bonus for Panalpina

August 28 - August 28 - High and heavy activities are not a core activity for global forwarder Panalpina's airfreight arm but at present the sector is proving a lifeline in the current economic misery faced by the global freight forwarding industry.
Views: 1473
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BBC Chartering reduces South American tariffs

August 26 - August 26 - With effect of all sailings from September 14, BBC Chartering, the project cargo and breakbulk shipping line, will implement a 20 percent reduction in the tariff of its breakbulk liner routes serving the following trades:
Views: 441
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SkyHook heavy lift vehicle on track

July 29 - July 29 - The Boeing Company and SkyHook International has confirmed that the design of the SkyHook Heavy Lift Vehicle has reached the configuration freeze milestone, meaning the aircraft's overall performance and layout have been established.
Views: 817
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Damco introduces carbon emission dashboard

July 28 - July 28 - Damco has introduced a Supply Chain Carbon Dashboard, a graphical representation that allows customers to keep track of their carbon footprint throughout their supply chain.
Views: 382
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Trio of jobs shows ALE Heavylift's capabilities

July 24 - July 24 - Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has demonstrated its capabilities in regards to transportation, handling and installation of heavy, indivisible items with three separate projects across a number of industrial sectors.
Views: 826
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Intermarine has the Edge

July 19 - July 19 - Intermarine has taken delivery of Industrial Edge, the third in a series of four newbuildings entering the shipping line's fleet this year.
Views: 732
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Looking forward to Breakbulk in New Orleans

July 7 - July 7 - New Orleans, the famous Big Easy, is the venue of the 20th Annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition, between October 13-15, 2009.
Views: 711
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WWPC scores hat-trick with new members

July 3 - July 3 - A My Transportation Co., Ltd. (Amytrans) along with Transmares Logistica Integral S.A. (TMLI) and Transmares Costa Rica S.A. have been appointed as new members of the project forwarding network WWPC.
Views: 791
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First for Chapman Freeborn

June 30 - June 30 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has arranged the first ever charter on LAN Cargo's latest addition to its fleet - a new Boeing 777 Freighter only delivered to the Miami-based airline a few days prior to the flight.
Views: 353
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ALE in Mexican and Chilean heavyweight moves

June 29 - June 29 - Specialist over-dimensional cargo mover, ALE Heavylift has successfully moved and installed two exceptionally large cargoes: a chimney some 85 metres in height and a 55 metre long load-out jacket.
Views: 353
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Swire Shipping cuts RTW services, focuses on Asia Pacific

June 22 - June 22 - In a major restructuring of its regional and global network of liner shipping services and a decision to focus on the Asia - Pacific region, Swire Shipping is suspending its round-the-world multi-purpose liner services due to weak markets in the
Views: 1027
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Antwerp tries solar solution

June 11 - June 11 - Antwerp Port Authority has decided to permit the installation of photovoltaic systems within the port area, under certain conditions.
Views: 726
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BBC Chartering reinvigorates presence in Asia Pacific markets

June 11 - June 11 - Following the earlier announcement that Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) will be dissolved from the beginning of July, Leer-based BBC Chartering is undertaking a number of developments to reinvigorate and enhance its presence in Asia Pacifi
Views: 863
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Dachser sets up own operation in Brazil

June 4 - June 4 - Dachser and Logimasters, joint venture partners in Brazil, have re-organised their business in that country and as a result have terminated their mutual joint venture.
Views: 582
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Trafinsa becomes Agility in Mexico

June 3 - June 3 - Agility Logistics has acquired its longstanding partner in Mexico, Trafinsa, plus the company's US affiliate, Trafinsa International, to strengthen its presence in the country.
Views: 797
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More contracts for Dockwise

May 22 - May 22 - Dockwise Shipping has secured 11 near and longer term contracts for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersible rigs, as well as port and marine infrastructure, with a total revenue of around USD63 million.
Views: 1066
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ASCO Enters Asia Pacific Market

May 20 - May 20 - ASCO, the Aberdeen based oil and gas logistics specialist, has entered the Asia Pacific market with the opening of ASCO Freight Management in Singapore.
Views: 959
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Go-ahead for the London Array

May 18 - May 18 - In the UK, Gordon Brown's government has welcomed the fact that investors have given the go-ahead for the world's largest offshore wind farm to be constructed in the Thames Estuary. The 1GW London Array wind farm will generate sufficient electric
Views: 823
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Growth of Renewables Transforms Global Energy Picture

May 15 - May 15 - According to Reuters, a report released by REN21 this week indicates that in 2008 for the first time, more renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States, showing a "fundamental transition
Views: 532
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BBC delivers first turbines at Coquimbo

May 7 - May 7 - BBC Chartering has delivered blades and towers for the construction of 10 wind turbines at Barrick's Punta Colorada wind farm at the Port of Coquimbo, Chile.
Views: 617
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Nordana adds ro-ro loop for the Med

May 6 - May 6 - Nordana Line has introduced a new dedicated intra-Mediterranean ro-ro service, adding to the string of ro-ro, multipurpose and container services that the shipping line operates between North and Latin America and the Mediterranean and West Africa
Views: 730
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Chapman Freeborn announces new shareholder structure

May 5 - May 5 - The Chapman Freeborn Group, the world's largest air charter broker, has introduced a new shareholder structure that will take over from current directors in moving the company forward and ensuring future growth.
Views: 580
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Eastport sees first turbine blades

May 3 - May 3 - The Port of Eastport, Maine, USA,, has welcomed a shipment of wind turbine blades that could be the first of many as the burgeoning wind energy industry gathers speed.
Views: 472
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Boosting Brazilian presence

April 24 - April 24 - HLPFI South American correspondent, Rainbow Nelson reports from the Intermodal South America event which took place in Sao Paulo this week.
Views: 977
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HMS Endurance returns to the UK

April 9 - April 9 - HMS Endurance has arrived back in the UK onboard Dockwise heavy lift semi-submersible vessel, Target.
Views: 742
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DSV in joint venture with LOS INKAS

March 31 - March 31 - In cooperation with the Santiago-based LOS INKAS group of companies, DSV Air & Sea is paving the way for expansion into the Central and South American markets.
Views: 602
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Intermarine takes delivery of Industrial Egret

March 4 - March 04 - Intermarine has taken delivery of Industrial Egret, the second in a series of four newbuldings which will enter the shipping line's fleet over the next 12 months.
Views: 618
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Aspen trails new 13-axle transporter

February 13 - February -13-Aspen's Custom Trailers' new 13-axle transporter is its most versatile heavy haul transporter ever, says a company spokesperson.
Views: 417
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Dockwise helps UK's Royal Navy

February 11 - February -11- An ill-fated UK Royal Navy ship is to be returned to the UK for repair by heavy lift shipping line, Dockwise.
Views: 768
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One in 20 box ships to be mothballed by February

January 26 - January 26 - More than one in twenty containerships are likely to be laid up in February as a result of significant declines in box traffic, taking significant capacity from the market.
Views: 866

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