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Shipping confidence picks up despite eurozone fears

December 16 - December 16 - Overall confidence levels and the likelihood of major new investments in the shipping industry in the next 12 months picked up marginally in the quarter ended November 2011, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from accountant
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BBC Chartering shipment is out of this world

December 13 - December 13 - Leading German heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering won a contract to transport radio telescope antennas for what is currently the largest cosmic project on earth, the ALMA observatory in the Chilean Andes.
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Roll-Lift rolls into action

December 8 - December 8 - Senior managers at Roll-Lift have confirmed that the Dutch-based company is now fully operational with a significant fleet of mobile and heavy lift crawler cranes, as well as self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and conventional trailers
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Cargofast Logistics joins PCN for Brazil

December 2 - December 2 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has its second official member in Brazil following the approval Cargofast Logistics do Brasil Ltda's application.
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Famous Pacific Shipping targets new members in new markets

November 28 - November 28 - Following its recent AGM, the Famous Pacific Shipping Group has resolved to increase membership of the worldwide network of forwarders in specific geographical areas, to further strengthen the group's claims to be a leading player in the glo
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New image for Maximus Air as it seeks to expand activities

November 28 - November 28 - Middle East regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft ACMI lease operator Maximus Air Cargo has been renamed Maximus Air as the Abu Dhabi-based carrier's president and CEO announced a significant growth strategy.
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Don't miss out on reduced fees, say Breakbulk South America organisers

November 24 - November 24 - Organisers of the first Breakbulk South America Congress 2011, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from December on 6-7 are asking heavy lift and project forwarders interested in attending the event not to lose the opportunity totake advantage o
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Intermarine adds new tonnage to US-Flag service

November 22 - November 22 - Intermarine has added a new ship, Ocean Freedom, to its US-flagged multipurpose and heavy lift fleet, stating that this underlines the shipping line's role in serving the increasing demand for modern and versatile tonnage.
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World's largest heavy lift vessel to be classed by DNV

November 18 - November 18 - Dockwise's new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tonnes.
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North Sea decommissioning costs could exceed GBP47.5 billion

November 17 - November 17 - A GBP47.5 billion (USD74.7) business opportunity is opening up for companies in decommissioning the North Sea's huge infrastructure of offshore oil and gas fields according to new research to be published by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood.
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Marcon brokers ocean flat deck barge sale

November 17 - November 17 - The 10,000 dwt, Vanuatu-flagged ocean flat deck barge, DRC/Blake 1 (ex- Eide Barge 35, Pacific Horizon, MB-100, SLB-1 and SLB-2) has been sold to private South American buyers, marking the second time that Marcon International, Inc of Coupev
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Dealers gather for Shuttlelift demonstrations

November 17 - November 17 - Global mobile gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift has debuted its newest line of double-beam mobile gantry cranes during an international dealer meeting.
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World record claim for Mammoet

November 14 - November 14 - Mammoet has announced the successful test of one of its new PTC (Platform Twin-ring Containerised) Super Heavy Lift cranes.
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Gulf oil and gas demand drives new CaytransBBC service

November 11 - November 11 - CaytransBBC, a service managed by New Orleans-based Dan-Gulf shipping, has commenced regular sailings of breakbulk vessels from the US Gulf to Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago, twice a month.
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2011 Breakbulk Americas event sets record

November 9 - November 9 - This year's Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition set a company record for New Orleans attendance recently with a strong turnout of 3,342 attendees and 238 exhibitors.
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Tiong Woon reports increased revenues but drop in profit

November 9 - November 9 - For the first quarter 2011, ended 30 September 2011, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has recorded revenues of SGD36.0 million (USD28.1 million), up 25 percent from SGD28.8 million (USD21.8 million) from the previous corresponding qua
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WWPC adds exclusive members in Paraguay and Cyprus

November 7 - November 7 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity, has announced the appointment of Consorcio Trade & Ship Brokers SRL for Paraguay, a well-established f
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Logwin opens office in Hyderabad

November 3 - November 3 - Global logistics service provider Logwin is expanding in India with the opening of an office in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
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PCN welcomes a trio of new members

November 1 - November 1 - The geographical spread of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) is demonstrated by a trio of new signings in Kenya, Greece and Ecuador.
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Drewry forecasts container overcapacity to last few years

October 28 - October 28 - Drewry's latest quarterly Container Forecaster emphasises that this year should have been much better for the industry. First half global demand growth was still running at an annual rate of percent and yet ocean carriers are losing money due
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Latin American demand lifts Liebherr mobile harbour crane sales

October 28 - October 28 - Bullish demand from the Americas has seen sales for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes (MHC) double this year compared with 2010 asdemand for investment in cargo handling equipment remains unbroken, says the global manufacturer.
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Breakbulk keynote speaker calls for creative solutions

October 26 - October 26 - Giga projects are the new landscape of the heavy lift marketplace, and logistics is "even more critical than ever before to EPC success", according to John Mika, senior vice president of procurement, CH2M HILL, reports HLPFI editor, Emma Murr
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Kuehne + Nagel sees earnings grow

October 19 - October 19 - Kuehne + Nagel reports that its earnings grew in first nine months of 2011 by 1.1 percent despite the softening freight market.
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Coordinadora helps Peru to step on the gas

October 14 - October 14 - Spain's Coordinadora Internacional de Cargas has managed the transport of five gas columns, each weighing 120 tonnes, plus associated accessories amounting to around 5.000 cu m from Tarragona and Leixoes to a gas fractionation plant on the ou
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Profits up at Air Partner but revenues tumble in freight division

October 14 - October 14 - In its results for the year ended July 31 2011, Air Partner said its focus on core broking has delivered strong results, despite a difficult trading environment, with profits before tax up by 93 percent to GBP5.3 million (USD8.3); and overall
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ALS handles huge pile driver

October 11 - October 11 - Global project specialists - ALS (Freight Management Group)'s - European project teams have worked together with their South American partners to successfully deliver a crawler crane, described as being "the biggest pile driving machine ever
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Fairmount Alpine delivers rig Ocean Yorktown in Gulf

October 7 - October 7 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Alpine has delivered the semi submergible drilling rig Ocean Yorktown safely in Brownsville, USA, after a 5,400 miles (8690.5 km) tow from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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National Airlines wins B747-400F operating authority

October 6 - October 6 - America's National Airlines, a unit of upstate New York's National Air Cargo Holdings, which provides military air freight to the Pentagon, has announced its initiation of Boeing 747-400F flight operations, having received regulatory certifica
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Significant membership increase for WPA Network

October 5 - October 5 - The Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders, including those with a project cargo and heavy lift expertise, has seen a significant expansion of membership across the world.
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Air Charter Service now open in Los Angeles

September 29 - September 29 - Air Charter Service, a leading aircraft charter specialist, continues its global expansion as it opens the cargo department of its second US office in Los Angeles - to complement its established operation in New York.
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GAC's new team to boost presence in Brazil

September 27 - September 27 - GAC is strengthening its logistics and oil & gas services in Latin America, with the announcement of two new appointments at GAC Brazil.
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Blank checks into ACS Frankfurt

September 21 - September 21 - UK-based air freight broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed a new cargo sales director at its Frankfurt office while the company has organised a vital relief goods flight into North Korea in response to the devastating floods in tha
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Transremo

September 19 - September 19 - Brazilian project forwarder and OOG transport company Transremo
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ALE breaks its own lifting record in Peru

September 16 - September 16 - UK-based global heavy transport and lifting company ALE developed an innovative self-erecting 60 m gantry system for the installation of a 51 m, 463 tonne deethanizer column in Peru, ALE's biggest piece ever lifted to date in that country.
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Antwerp port authority expands presence in South America

September 12 - September 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has expanded its presence in South America with the appointment of three new representatives: Fernando Bustamante, German Calderon (both in Chile) and Henrique Machado Rabelo (in Brazil), to promote the port across So
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A hamburger with triple BBC Chartering vessels

September 7 - September 7 - It was a case of once, twice, three times a vessel as a trio of leading German heavy lift operator BBC Chartering's vessels were in the port of Hamburg simultaneously.
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Up and under for Megatranz

September 7 - September 7 - If you can't go under, you have to go over: that was the message for transport managers when faced with the movement of three modules destined for a Brazilian oil and gas refinery.
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Chapman Freeborn expands its On Board Courier (OBC) service

September 7 - September 7 - An old English expression has it that, for the want of a nail, the battle was lost. This sage wisdom sums up neatly the reality that even the biggest projects can flounder if an essential item stops working or is missing.
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BigLift Shipping names new rep for Brazil

September 5 - September 5 - Effective September 1 2011, BigLift Shipping appointed BrazGlobal Project Shipping and Logistics Ltda as the shipping line's representative in Brazil.
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Soreidom's multipurpose service adds Rotterdam call

August 30 - August 30 - Further to the news story posted here on March 22, Martinique-based shipping company, Soreidom has advised that it will add a call at Rotterdam to its multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean.
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WWPC reveals conference venue

August 22 - August 22 - The Sheraton WTC hotel in the centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil will be the venue for the 12th annual Membership Conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
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Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam

August 22 - August 22 - According to Hans Smits, chief executive officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, "the Port of Rotterdam's positive development is connected strongly to world trade, especially that related to China and Germany. I expect that throughput in
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Project network names member in Venezuela

August 16 - August 16 - Totalviax C.A. has been confirmed as an official Project Cargo Network (PCN) member in Venezuela, becoming the network's second member in the region.
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
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First in Argentina for PCN

August 10 - August 10 - The fast-growing forwarder group, Project Cargo Network, has revealed its first member in Argentina with the addition of Argenex.
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WWPC names new member for Venezuela

August 9 - August 9 - With immediate effect, TotalViax, based in Caracas, Venezuela has been appointed as the exclusive Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in that country.
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Equipment owners network outlines expansion plans

August 8 - August 8 - Wolfgang Karau, director of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) used a recent visit to Finnish member, Nurminen Logistics to outline some of the network's plans for future development.
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Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent

August 4 - August 4 - Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo has appointed Tecnoil Comercio e Representacoes Ltda as its agent in Brazil.
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Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials

August 3 - August 3 - Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast-expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services provider, has donned its best sporting kit to start deliveries of railroad equipment from China to Brazil to support fans of the world's greatest sporting festiva
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Sugar is sweet for ALE

August 2 - August 2 - Global heavy lifting and transport company, ALE has successfully completed the transportation of two CO2 vessels to the UK's biggest sugar supplier, British Sugar. The 28 metre long vessels were required as part of a site upgrade at the firm's
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100 percent for Fairstar duo

July 18 - July 18 - Fairstar Heavy Transport reports that it achieved 100 percent utilisation of its two-ship fleet - Fjord and Fjell - in the second quarter of 2012.
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Dockwise to convert contract backlog to firm orders

June 28 - June 28 - A backlog of multi-million dollar contracts worth more than USD40 million for the moving of offshore equipment and heavyweight barge movements will be completed by Q3 2011, says Dutch leading marine contractor Dockwise.
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Costa Rica's Laninco joins GPLN

June 24 - June 24 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Laninco S.A. as its latest member in Costa Rica
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Rawcliffe ships pair of castings

June 23 - June 23 - JB Rawcliffe & Sons from Skelmersdale, UK has transported two 300 tonne castings for Sheffield Forgemasters International.
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StederGroup links two European seas with South America

June 22 - June 22 - StederGroup Liner Agency has launched a breakbulk, liner service with vessels from 15,000 dwt up to 30,000 dwt and geared with 20 ton cranes between the Black Sea and Mediterranean ports and South American east and west coast ports.
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SAL handles heaviest load ever

June 22 - June 22 - On its maiden voyage, SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land's latest newbuilding Lone, undertook the heaviest lift ever in the company's history.
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Air Partner celebrates half century

June 21 - June 21 - Air Partner plc, a world leading provider of private aviation services, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
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From Brazil to Bangkok for PPG

June 20 - June 20 - Delegates at last week's fourth annual conference of the Project Professionals Group in Rio de Janeiro endorsed Bangkok as the 2012 annual conference venue for the specialist project forwarding network.
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Kuehne + Nagel renews Cameron contract

June 16 - June 16 - Cameron, a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries, has re-awarded Kuehne + Nagel with a global contract to handle the company's air logistics, sea logistics as well as road
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Qatar Airways buys into Cargolux

June 9 - June 9 - Cargolux has entered into a strategic partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways. The deal includes the acquisition by Qatar Airways of a 35 percent stake in Cargolux and a commercial cooperation.
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Dania Marine transfers ship to Varamar's management

June 9 - June 9 - Dania Marine, and its Danish bank, have transferred the commercial management of Thor Venture into the supervision of Ukrainian-based Varamar Ltd, representing White Whale Shipping, changing the ship's name to Venture Whale.
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Staffing agency points to potential future staff shortages

June 7 - June 7 - An employment and staffing agency that specialises in supplying hoisting and lifting, heavy lift and specialised transport personnel has passed its third anniversary and noted continuing industry trends that could lead to staff shortages in the n
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Europe Caribbean Line makes its debut in Aberdeen

June 6 - June 6 - Baltic & European Shipping, a monthly service operated by Europe Caribbean Line between Ipswich, UK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad, has made its first call at Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Terra firma provides business for Plate Logistics

June 2 - June 2 - Buenos Aires-based project forwarder Plate Logistics has undertaken a number of contracts that highlight the importance of underground exploration to the project cargo sector.
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Four project movements display industry's variety

June 1 - June 1 - A quarter of heavy lift and project cargo operations undertaken by members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) demonstrate the wide variety of operations in this industry.
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Brazil hosts project cargo training

May 25 - May 25 - A training course for project forwarders that focuses on interactive real-world scenarios will be held in Brazil for the first time from June 13-14, 2011.
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Fairstar wins fertilizer plant contract

May 24 - May 24 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has won a USD 28 million multi-voyage transportation contract to provide the marine transportation of 111 modules and 70 containers from the Agrium Fertilizer Plant in Kenai, Alaska to a greenfield site in Ossiomo, Nigeri
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Blue Water Shipping takes on a series project transports

May 16 - May 16 - As part of an agreement with Dutch company SBM Offshore for all logistics in connection with the FPSO Cidade de Paraty project in Brazil, Blue Water Shipping in Aberdeen recently arranged part of a series of project transports.
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Martin Bencher now open in Sao Paulo

May 13 - May 13 - The Martin Bencher Group has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, managed by Mikkel Kristensen, former manager of Martin Bencher Germany.
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Heavy lift comes to the small screen

May 12 - May 12 - Viewers of a TV documentary series on the global aviation industry will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a recent heavy lift maindeck shipment made on an AN-124 freighter.
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DB Schenker debuts Eco Solutions for greener transport

May 12 - May 12 - DB Schenker has exhibited its new portfolio of services at the Transport Logistic 2011 trade fair in Munich. This includes its Eco Solutions, the forwarder's range of climate-friendly transportation and logistics services.
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Allseas and Synergy relocate factory

May 9 - May 9 - The relocation of an entire paper processing plant from the UK to Bangladesh gave heavy lift specialist Allseas Global Logistics the opportunity to demonstrate its experience and expertise in handling this type of complex project.
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Munich hosts successful GPLN conference

May 9 - May 9 - The Global Project Logistics Network's (GPLN's) conference in Munich last week brought together 136 project cargo experts and independent project logistics specialist companies from around the world.
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Dockwise reveals more big contracts

May 4 - May 4 - Dockwise has reveals six new heavy marine transport contracts for its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total contract value of more than USD 34 million.
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Asia Shipping launches project cargo service and opens new offices

April 18 - April 18 - Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais, a Brazilian company which specialises in freight forwarding for ocean and air transportation, is launching a project cargo service and has announced two new offices to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
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GAC and Ultramar Logistics join forces

April 15 - April 15 - GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS) and Ultramar Logistics (U-LOG) have joined forces to offer integrated logistics solutions to the oil, gas and mining sectors.
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Port cities investigate maximum use of renewable energy

April 13 - April 13 - Nine European cities and universities, confronted with the challenge of making greater use of renewable energies to power the industrial and logistics activities which take place in their ports, have joined forces to develop a model that makes
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PPG powers up with renewable energy

March 30 - March 30 - Heavy lift project forwarding network the Project Professionals Group plans to power up its renewable energy transportation expertise during the Windpower Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, California, from May 22-25.
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Intermarine revises BSC

March 24 - March 24 - Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express has announced that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean effective April 22
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Sarens' worldwide menu of heavy lifts

March 21 - March 21 - In a bi-annual message to its heavy lift industry clients, Belgium-based heavy lift multi-purpose contractor Sarens Group has revealed the range of recent lifting operations it has been involved in as well its acquisition of a new Canadian memb
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BDP names new senior managers, Crowley names Larkin as VP

March 18 - March 18 - BDP International has promoted John Bolte to the newly created position of chief strategy and development officer, and Michael Andaloro has been promoted to global chief operating officer. Both will report to president and ceo Richard J Bolte J
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Boskalis sees 2011 as a year of transition

March 18 - March 18 - Dutch maritime services company, Royal Boskalis Westminster has announced a 36 percent increase in net profits for 2010 and cited the acquisition of Smit Internationale, an improved performance from its Dredging business and an exceptional gain
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Asia Imperial delivers power plant to Argentina

March 11 - March 11 - Between 2009 and today, Asia Imperial Cargo Logistics (AICL) has been undertaking the transportation of machinery and equipment from Shanghai, Tianjin and Huangpu in China to Punta Quilla in Argentina for a coal-fired power plant project locate
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Intermediaries post positive results

March 10 - March 10 - The HLPFI editorial inbox has been inundated with results statements from freight intermediaries which paint quite a positive picture.
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Cory Brothers opens for business in Gibraltar

March 4 - March 4 - Cory Brothers Shipping Agency now offers shipping agency services in Gibraltar in conjunction with its partner, the Gibunco Ship Agency, part of the Gibunco Group.
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Mammoet adds to Kobelco crawler crane order

March 2 - March 2 - Since placing an initial order for five Kobelco CKE2500-2, 250-tonne capacity crawler cranes (for operations in Brazil, Sakhalin and the Middle East) in 2010, leading international heavy lift specialist, Mammoet, has progressively increased its
Views: 1471
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Maritime Logistics is prodigal for GPLN

March 2 - March 2 - Miami- based Maritime Logistics Group, a former member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), has decided to resume its membership for 2011, reinvigorating the network's strength with specialist charters to Latin America, and in particu
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Offshore supply vessels for Topaz

February 24 - February 24 - Topaz Energy and Marine, an international oilfield services group, is set to acquire two offshore supply vessels in Brazil, for a total delivered price of USD40.4 million.
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Multitrade Spain to ship more metro trains

February 18 - February 18 - Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and a leading exponent in the logistics of moving new trains and rail cars, is in the process of moving over 300 metro rail cars for Las Adjuntas metro line in Venezuela.
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Mexican wave for Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain

February 4 - February 4 - Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain, part of the UK-based heavy lift specialist, freight forwarder and agent Tuscor Lloyds, has completed a heavy lift project shipment consisting of a 65 m, 210 tonne reactor platform from Aviles in northern Spain to
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Legs eleven for WWPC

February 4 - February 4 - At the 11th annual membership conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), held recently in Mumbai, the current Board of Advisors were re-elected for another year of service.
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Damco and General Holding join forces in Abu Dhabi

January 21 - January 21 - Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller, and General Holding Corporation have formed a joint venture, Damco Abu Dhabi, to provide logistics and forwarding services to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Intermarine adjusts bunker surcharges

January 18 - January 18 - Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express has announced that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all their services to and from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean, effective F
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Rickmers-Linie appoints Colombian agent

January 18 - January 18 - Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco, Bogota, as its agent in Colombia with immediate effect.
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Konecranes acquires company in South America

January 18 - January 18 - Earlier this month, Konecranes acquired Gruas Koman Limitada, the former licensee of Konecranes in Recoleta, Santiago, Chile. The acquisition also includes the Peruvian start-up subsidiary, Koman Gruas Peru S.R.L.
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Air Charter Service is upbeat

January 11 - January 11 - Air Charter Service (ACS) is optimistic that 2011 will be a strong year in the cargo charter market, after a record year in 2010 that was fuelled by the automotive and oil and gas sectors.
Views: 638
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Project Professionals Group starts 2011 strongly

January 7 - January 7 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) project forwarding network has started the New Year strongly with the appointment of two new project support members (PSM) and one project forwarder, says PPG general manger Kevin Stephens.
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