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WWPC duo cements project

December 31 - December 31 - BNSF Logistics, member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network in the USA, and Turkish member of the WWPC network, Smart Logistics, have handled a project shipment of cement mill equipment from Izmir, Turkey to Houston in the USA.
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Tradelossa on the boil (video)

December 24 - December 24 - Throughout 2013, Tradelossa has been working on one of the biggest oil and gas projects in Latin America at the Coatzacoalcos port.
Views: 776
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All time high for shipping confidence, says Moore Stephens

December 20 - December 20 - According to the latest shipping confidence survey from Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for more than three years over the three-month period to November, 2013.
Views: 1003
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Buoy oh buoy, Blue Water

December 19 - December 19 - The Brazilian division of Blue Water Shipping has completed the discharge, heavy lift and storage of two 860-tonne mooring buoys on behalf of the Netherlands headquartered Bluewater Energy Services BV.
Views: 1520
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BNSF wins wind farm contract

December 16 - December 16 - Through its Houston project group and in cooperation with its Brazilian JV partner in Belo Horizonte, BNSF Logistics has transported 28,000 cu m of wind farm equipment from India to Brazil.
Views: 1049
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Agility on the double in Gothenburg

December 11 - December 11 - Agility has managed the delivery of two 500-tonne energy modules, produced by Siemens AS, Oil & Gas Solutions for an offshore oil and gas rig in Brazil, from Sweden to Norway.
Views: 1041
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Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV in talks

December 5 - December 5 - German liner shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd and Chilean shipping company, CSAV are currently holding discussions over whether a business combination or some form of association would be of mutual interest.
Views: 722
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Addax chooses Nicolas capacity

December 3 - December 3 - Heavy equipment manufacturer Nicolas - a part of the TII Group - has delivered a 20 axle-line MHD G2 SPE trailer to Addax Petroleum in Nigeria.
Views: 878
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The Friday Flyer - November 29th 2013

November 29 - Are liner shipping lines hiding their cartels in plain sight? When the European Commission's (EC) lawmakers turned their sights on anti-competitive activity in 2011, the most obvious characteristic of a cartel was clandestine cloak-and-dagger meetings bet
Views: 2383
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PCN pair ship chassis to Brazil

November 29 - November 29 - Project Cargo Network's (PCN) Brazilian representative, Double Star Logistics, and fellow Czech Republic member, Zoom-Cargo, teamed-up to handle a ro-ro shipment of heavy-duty truck chassis from Czech Republic to Brazil.
Views: 776
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JasProjects wins BG Group

November 28 - November 28 - JasProjects has signed a strategic alliance confirming Jas Forwarding Worldwide as BG Group's primary freight forwarding partner for the next five years.
Views: 1147
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Rolitrans gets reels rolling

November 27 - November 27 - Rolitrans International, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, has shipped 11 large bobbins, weighing a total of 1,747 tonnes, from Brazil to Singapore.
Views: 677
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The Friday Flyer - November 22nd 2013

November 25 - The embattled STX Group has seen its biggest creditor become its biggest shareholder after the state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) traded debt for equity in the troubled shipbuilder and its affiliated shipping company STX Pan Ocean. The move by the K
Views: 2091
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JAXPORT appoints Schiappacasse

November 19 - November 19 - The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has named Rick Schiappacasse as its new director of Latin America sales.
Views: 780
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The Friday Flyer - November 15th 2013

November 18 - There has been plenty of media coverage this week about the opening of DP World's London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, which saw the arrival of its first scheduled call, by MOL Caledon, a container ship laden with fruit and wine from South Afri
Views: 2496
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Martin Bencher breaks own airfreight record

November 15 - November 15 - Martin Bencher Group's Brazilian and German business units joined forces to plan and execute the delivery of components for the oil and gas industry from Germany to Brazil.
Views: 741
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Port of Vancouver welcomes Shengking

November 15 - November 15 - The Port of Vancouver USA has welcomed The China Navigation Company's multi-purpose vessel, Shengking, on its maiden voyage to the United States.
Views: 1307
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ENTREC's revenue grows

November 15 - November 15 - ENTREC Corporation, provider of heavy lift and heavy haul services, has announced its third quarter 2013 financial results.
Views: 1465
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The Friday Flyer - November 8th 2013

November 11 - There has been plenty of media coverage this week about the opening of DP World's London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, which saw the arrival of its first scheduled call, by MOL Caledon, a container ship laden with fruit and wine from South Afri
Views: 2429
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Thorco opens in Chile

November 6 - November 6 - Multipurpose project shipping line Thorco Shipping has opened a new office in Santiago, Chile, trading as Thorco Shipping Chile.
Views: 882
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The Friday Flyer - November 1st 2013

November 1 - November 1 - In the northern hemisphere, winter is upon us, as the nights draw in and thoughts turn to snow and ice on jobsites. There does seem to be a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, with improved economic prospects in sight in many markets.
Views: 2557
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Success for CLC Projects in KL

November 1 - November 1 - 54 project freight forwarders from 36 countries around the world attended the fourth global conference of CLC Projects Network, held October 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Views: 1904
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Crowley and Seaboard unite in Latin America

October 31 - October 31 - Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group and Seaboard Marine Ltd have entered into a vessel sharing agreement that will provide customers with a weekly service between South Florida, Costa Rica and Panama.
Views: 706
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Success for CLC Projects in KL

October 31 - October 31 - 54 project freight forwarders from 36 countries around the world attended the fourth global conference of CLC Projects Network, held October 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Italian banks support Fagioli

October 29 - October 29 - Fagioli has secured new credit facilities from the group's existing pool of main Italian banks to support a three-year international growth plan and investments in new equipment.
Views: 1139
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The Friday Flyer - October 25th 2013

October 25 - When is an auction not an auction? When a sole buyer turns up with a chequebook to make the lowest bid possible, especially when that buyer seems to be a group of potential competitors.
Views: 2312
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BWS' contract with Keppel gets under way

October 25 - October 25 - Blue Water Shipping has transported two pontoons from the Philippines to Singapore, as part of a contract with Keppel FELS.
Views: 912
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Fairmount tugs assist FPSO installation

October 22 - October 22 - Fairmount Marine was contracted by Boskalis Offshore to play a part in the installation of the FPSO OSX3 in the Tubarao Martelo oilfield in offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Views: 647
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DHL relocates Ecuadorian airport (video)

October 21 - October 21 - DHL Industrial Projects, Ecuador carried out a huge relocation project, moving the 53-year-old Mariscal Sucre International Airport to its new site in Tababela, 18 km away from its former site in the capital city of Quito.
Views: 764
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The Friday Flyer - October 18th 2013

October 18 - To misquote US Secretary of State Dean Rusk, lawmakers in Washington were 'eyeball to eyeball, and then the other side just blinked' this week when the US Congress passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the USD16.7 trillion federal debt limit. T
Views: 2171
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SBM and Blue Water Shipping partner up

October 15 - October 15 - SBM Offshore has chosen Blue Water Shipping as the logistics provider for two FPSO projects, the largest contracts in SBM's history.
Views: 1031
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First for Frankfurt Hahn thanks to ACS

October 14 - October 14 - A recent charter by Air Charter Service (ACS) resulted in the first landing of a Boeing 747-8 freighter at Hahn Airport, Germany.
Views: 807
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The Friday Flyer - October 11th 2013

October 11 - October 11 - The news that a team of shipping, offshore and finance professionals based in Norway are to establish a bank especially structured to satisfy the funding needs of owners and operators active in the shipping and offshore industries worldwide c
Views: 2182
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Waiver moves Latin wind equipment

October 10 - October 10 - Waiver Logistics is coordinating a large wind power project taking place in Cochabamba, Bolivia, roughly 330 km from La Paz.
Views: 884
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Arctic Circle attracts key industry figures

October 8 - October 8 - Industry leaders, key government figures and other significant stakeholders will gather to discuss critical Arctic issues such as climate change, economic development and new shipping lanes at the inaugural Arctic Circle assembly, October 12-1
Views: 1326
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Terex team in stadium build

October 7 - October 7 - A trio of Brazilian crane rental and construction firms are using their combined expertise, along with a fleet of Terex machinery, to build the 45,000 capacity Arena da Amazonia stadium in Manaus.
Views: 1447
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The Friday Flyer - October 4th 2013

October 4 - Who is to blame for the US government's partial shutdown and a potentially more damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority, is best left to the political and economic classes.
Views: 2329
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Volga-Dnepr completes LNG project

September 30 - September 30 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed one of its biggest-ever air logistics projects, having delivered more than 6,000 tonnes of cargo on 88 flights to supply an ExxonMobil PNG-LNG project in Papua New Guinea.
Views: 1460
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GateLog joins PPL

September 27 - September 27 - Sao Paulo based GateLog Logistics has joined the Pacific Power Logistics Network (PPL) representing Brazil.
Views: 973
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PCN teams-up in stadium build

September 23 - September 23 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) members Olicargo (Portugal) and Doublestar (Brazil) teamed up to complete a long-term project contract.
Views: 967
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New ro-ro terminal for Port Manatee

September 23 - September 23 - Florida, USA based Port Manatee together with The Pasha Group will develop and market a full-service multipurpose ro-ro terminal near the entrance of Tampa Bay.
Views: 1239
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The Friday Flyer - September 20th 2013

September 20 - September 20 - A keynote address at next week's Breakbulk Americas conference poses the stark question: What is the future of the breakbulk industry?
Views: 2350
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It's a winch for BigLift

September 18 - September 18 - BigLift Shipping's Happy Dynamic was contracted by Subsea 7's London office for Africa, Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean, to reposition a subsea winch and its associated equipment from Rio de Janeiro to Sonils' base in the Angolan port
Views: 1092
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Bellville buy expands OIA's network

September 18 - September 18 - Portland, Oregon based OIA Global has purchased majority control of Bellville International Ltd, headquartered in London, UK.
Views: 1480
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More rail cars for Multitrade

September 18 - September 18 - Multitrade Spain has arranged the transportation of about 50 train cars from Bilbao, Spain to San Antonio, Chile.
Views: 888
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Liburnia claims Croatian record (video)

September 16 - September 16 - Liburnia Maritime Agency is claiming a record Croatian heavy lift performance following the recent lift and transport of two new build asphalt barges from Rijeka to Colombia.
Views: 1420
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The Friday Flyer - September 6th 2013

September 9 - September 9 - Expect plenty of ballyhoo in Rotterdam next week if COSCO's multi-purpose heavy lift ship, Yong Sheng, arrives on schedule on Monday.
Views: 2391
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Press call for Albacor

September 5 - September 5 - Albacor Shipping handled the transport of a heavy press from Cleveland to Ohio and steel plant equipment from China to Brazil.
Views: 1054
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Erickson confirms Air Amazonia deal

September 5 - September 5 - Erickson Air-Crane Inc has confirmed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Air Amazonia Servi
Views: 1480
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IFT carries crane to Thailand

September 4 - September 4 - International Freight Transport Inc. (IFT) has shipped a Link-Belt HSP-8050 crane from Utah to Lat Krabang, Thailand.
Views: 1142
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Intermax ships hoppers

September 2 - September 2 - Intermax Logistics Solutions has handled the shipment of 200 hopper railcars from Shanghai to Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.
Views: 933
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The Friday Flyer - August 30th 2013

August 30 - A debate has started as to whether dredging at ports on the United States East Coast (USEC) may turn out to be the key factor driving long-term US container port call strategies on both Suez and Panama all-water services.
Views: 2532
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Damco names new American chief

August 27 - August 27 - Third party logistics services provider Damco has named Samuel Israel its new regional ceo for Latin America.
Views: 920
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The Friday Flyer - August 23rd 2013

August 23 - For generations, children have enjoyed pirate stories - with romantic and thrilling tales of desert islands, gold bullion, walking the plank - leading to the Pirates of the Caribbean film series over the last few years. The reality, however, as experience
Views: 2540
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Intermax delivers hoppers

August 23 - August 23 - Intermax Logistics Solutions Ltd, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in China, was contracted to deliver 200 hopper railcars to Venezuela by CSR Meishan Co Ltd.
Views: 905
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Entec acquires Terex lift

August 22 - August 22 - Manaus, Brazil based crane and heavy machinery rental firm Entec Longhi & Cia has taken delivery of a new Terex AC 500-2 all-terrain crane (ATC).
Views: 1179
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Kerry buys Cargo Master's Group

August 12 - August 12 - Hong Kong headquartered logistics services provider Kerry Logistics has acquired a majority stake in Cargo Master's Group (CMG) - a Mexico based logistics and freight forwarding concern.
Views: 1347
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Rickmers-Linie names South China agent

August 12 - August 12 - German heavy lift shipping line Rickmers-Linie has named Ben Line Agencies (HK) as its sales agent in Southern China, effective August 1, 2013.
Views: 1263
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The Friday Flyer - August 9th 2013

August 9 - The new VAT rules issued by Beijing applicable to ocean transport services is in danger of turning into an exercise of Chinese whispers as confusion reigns among shipping lines.
Views: 2045
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UTC promotes Loll

August 9 - August 9 - Houston, USA headquartered international forwarder UTC Overseas has promoted Matthias Loll to vice president project development North America.
Views: 753
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PCN celebrates 3rd birthday

August 9 - August 9 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is celebrating its third anniversary. Today, PCN has an international presence that includes 197 members spanning more than 700 worldwide offices in 93 countries.
Views: 1537
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PCN's exhibition tie-ups

August 9 - August 9 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is a platform for project cargo specialists to increase their business by liaising and working with like-minded professionals.
Views: 1503
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Rickmers-Linie adds Pavao

August 8 - August 8 - Hamburg, Germany headquartered Rickmers-Linie has appointed a new representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Celso H V Pavao has assumed the role of owner's representative - South America.
Views: 1231
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PCN makes its three in Chile

August 1 - August 1 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has welcomed its third and final member in Chile, Faser Cargo Chile y Compa
Views: 953
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Geodis Wilson names USA boss

July 30 - July 30 - Michael Greco has been appointed managing director of Geodis Wilson (GW) in the USA.
Views: 1295
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Erickson adds Crespo to sales team

July 30 - July 30 - Oregon, USA headquartered Erickson Air-Crane has named Santiago Crespo its vice president of global sales and marketing, effective July 31, 2013.
Views: 1470
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Strong Q2 at Panalpina

July 29 - July 29 - Panalpina Group has seen Q2 2013 gross profit grow by 10 percent year-on-year to CHF399 million (UAD430.1 million). Revenue during that time grew by 3.53 percent to CHF1.72 billion (USD1.85 billion).
Views: 1504
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The Friday Flyer - July 26th 2013

July 26 - This week Cosco Shipping confirmed that its Hong Kong subsidiary has placed an order for a further four multipurpose vessels with Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.
Views: 2005
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Columbia completes ski slope project

July 25 - July 25 - Portland, Oregon based Columbia Helicopters has deployed one of its heavy lift aircraft in support of a ski lift refurbishment project in North-Central Washington State, USA.
Views: 1078
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Erickson expands with Air Amazonia

July 23 - July 23 - Oregon, USA headquartered Erickson Air-Crane has signed a definitive purchase agreement for Brazil based Air Amazonia Servi
Views: 1420
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Cargolux reconnects with Santiago de Chile

July 22 - July 22 - Luxembourg headquartered all-cargo airline Cargolux International will reinstate its weekly B747 freighter service to Santiago de Chile, as of July 28, 2013.
Views: 741
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The Friday Flyer - July 19th 2013

July 19 - Economic black clouds are being seen over two of the BRIC countries that could spell stormy weather for operators in the heavy lift and project cargo markets.
Views: 2691
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Swissport appoints Livingston

July 17 - July 17 - Aviation ground services provider Swissport International has appointed Stan Livingston as senior vice president global key account management ground handling.
Views: 1274
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Kerry acquires Braservice

July 16 - July 16 - Hong Kong based global logistics services provider Kerry Logistics has acquired a minority stake in Braservice - a Brazil based logistics and Customs brokerage firm.
Views: 1254
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The Friday Flyer - July 12th 2013

July 12 - Issue 33 of HLPFI has been put to bed and the various reports it contains suggest that whilst growth has slowed in the project cargo business in Australia, Canada and Korea, there are signs of recovery in the UK and renewed optimism about prospects in the
Views: 2309
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Fairmount tows Congo rig

July 12 - July 12 - Rotterdam, the Netherlands headquartered contractor Fairmount Marine has delivered a semi-submersible drilling rig from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Pointe-Noire in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Views: 853
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Nicolas delivers ESPT-H

July 12 - July 12 - Heavy equipment manufacturer Nicolas - a division of the TII Group - has supplied an ESPT-H self-propelled transporter to Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Views: 632
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Discovery adds Grasty to BoD

July 10 - July 10 - Canadian airline Discovery Air has appointed Michael Grasty to its board of directors.
Views: 763
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Dockwise wins new contracts

July 9 - July 9 - Dockwise has revealed numerous new contracts, a total value of approximately USD175 million, for heavy marine transport as well as transport and installation (T&I) services, writes Louisa Beckett.
Views: 943
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The Friday Flyer - July 5th 2013

July 5 - Events in Egypt are filling the news and political pages of the media around the world leaving HLPFI staff wondering whether the reverberations may yet wash out across the Suez Canal and into the world of project freight.
Views: 2238
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PCN adds CGLogistics in Latin America

July 4 - July 4 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named its third and final members in Ecuador and Peru, with the addition of CGLogistics Group to its ranks.
Views: 849
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The Friday Flyer - June 28th 2013

June 28 - While politicians and eco-warriors might battle over the question 'to frack or not to frack', the heavy lift and project cargo community are no doubt considering whether the business of fracking for shale gas is good or bad for their bottom lines.
Views: 2248
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Iceland and bremenports in port development

June 26 - June 26 - Iceland has outlined plans to build a new port in the Arctic Ocean, and will cooperate with planning experts at Germany's bremenports to make it a reality.
Views: 1496
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PCN makes it three in Venezuela

June 24 - June 24 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) continues to expand its coverage with the addition of the third and final member representing Venezuela - Interlogistic.
Views: 1125
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DSV acquires Columbian agent

June 24 - June 24 - Denmark headquartered freight forwarder DSV has acquired its Columbian agent, Airmar Cargo S.A. in a move to further strengthen its foothold in South America.
Views: 1262
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PCN names new members

June 24 - June 24 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Trafimar as its third and final representative in Morocco.
Views: 1176
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The Friday Flyer - June 21st 2013

June 21 - If you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing, you don't need an economist to help you understand the implications of PWC's suggestion this week that half of Germany's maritime shipping companies plan to enter alliances with peers o
Views: 1941
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Cargolux connects Oman

June 20 - June 20 - Cargolux Airlines International has added another new destination to its freighter network - Muscat, Oman. Effective June 29, 2013 the new route will be served by one of Cargolux's B747-8 freighters.
Views: 1527
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Terex renovates Angkor Wat

June 20 - June 20 - Terex Cranes has deployed its CBR self-erecting tower crane to help sensitive restoration works at Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia.
Views: 829
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IAG delivers security goods

June 19 - June 19 - IAG Cargo has transported a large shipment of high-value specialist security equipment from across its global network for use at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.
Views: 738
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Liebherr opens new US hub

June 17 - June 17 - Germany headquartered crane and construction equipment manufacturer Liebherr has opened a new 40,000 sq m sales and service centre in Miami, USA.
Views: 1193
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Metro Ports handles 53 m blades

June 10 - June 10 - Metro Ports will provide handling and stevedore services for 53 m wind turbine blades through the Port of Galveston, for Siemens Energy Inc.
Views: 717
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PCN adds new Nicaraguan member

June 7 - June 7 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has widened its representation with the addition of Seal Trading Supplies in Nicaragua.
Views: 1259
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Costs could rise USD500 billion, says ICS

June 4 - June 4 - The shipping industry faces USD500 billion in additional costs as a result of impending environmental legislation, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 1262
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The Friday Flyer - May 31st 2013

May 31 - Rivet-beating will start at Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry in H2 2013 on four 12,500 dwt multipurpose heavy lift vessels for an unnamed German client according to reports in the international media.
Views: 1955
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Etihad Cargo launches RTW service

May 31 - May 31 - Etihad Cargo - the freight division of Etihad Airlines - has launched its first-ever round-the-world freighter service, using a 138-tonne payload B747-8 freighter on a multi-year ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) basis from Atlas A
Views: 1073
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Heavyweight doubles up in Latin America

May 31 - May 31 - Cargo general sales and services agent (GSSA) Heavyweight Air Express has made two steps to strengthen its foothold in the Latin American market.
Views: 734
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Breakbulk targets South America

May 29 - May 29 - Breakbulk South America Congress 2013 will bring together cargo owners, forwarders, carriers and ports that have a common interest in South America's project and breakbulk cargo industry.
Views: 1172
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Shipping lobby calls for balance on environment

May 29 - May 29 - Speaking at the recent OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the cost of environmental protection threaten sustainable shipping.
Views: 1438
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The Friday Flyer - May 24th 2013

May 24 - The global dash for gas and an oil price that remains resolutely north of USD100 a barrel has powered Australian megaprojects for oil and gas exploration and exploitation, according to a report from industry consultant GL Noble Denton.
Views: 2149
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Asia-Pacific O&G outlook positive

May 24 - May 24 - According to GL Noble Denton, large-scale oil and gas projects in Australia will drive growth across the industry in the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Views: 1124
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Drewry says slow-steaming to escalate

May 22 - May 22 - According to the latest Container Insight report from analyst Drewry, although slow-steaming continues to be a contentious issue with shippers, more is on the way as fuel prices remain stubbornly high and ocean carriers can no longer absorb the b
Views: 1134
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Private investment surge for Brazilian ports

May 21 - May 21 - According to international reports, port infrastructure in Brazil is set for significant development following president Dilma Rousseff winning congressional support for a plan to attract an estimated USD27 billion of investment from the private
Views: 1224
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New carrier connects continents

May 16 - May 16 - Aerospace One S.A. Greece - a new all-cargo airline that made its maiden flight in April 2013 - will be officially unveiled at Air Cargo Europe 2013 in Munich, June 2013.
Views: 777
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WWPC springs into Prague

May 10 - May 10 - Earlier today, the Worldwide Project Consortium's (WWPC) 13th annual membership conference in Prague opened with presentations from two of the event's main sponsors, Rickmers-Linie and Ruslan International.
Views: 842
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Extra adds web platform

May 7 - May 7 - North American logistics provider Extra Logistics has launched its web-based ocean/air freight booking service.
Views: 1293
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Evergreen Helicopters fly with Erickson

May 3 - May 3 - Oregon, USA based Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has closed its acquisition of Evergreen Helicopters (EHI) from Evergreen International Aviation.
Views: 1558
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Q1 growth at Amsterdam Schiphol

April 30 - April 30 - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen its Q1 2013 freight levels grow by 2.25 percent year-on-year to 366,269 tonnes.
Views: 1006
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The Friday Flyer - April 26th 2013

April 26 - German businesspeople seem less confident in prospects for the future and their nervousness may impact project cargo and heavy lift operators in the coming year. Think tank Ifo has noted that for a second consecutive month, German business confidence fell
Views: 2405
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Brazilian JV wins ESTA award

April 26 - April 26 - Transdata Fagioli do Brasil (TFB) - a joint venture between Italian project forwarder Fagioli and Transdata - has won the award for the best 'SPMT transport job of the year' at the ESTA Awards of Excellence 2013.
Views: 1122
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ISS opens new Amazon office

April 24 - April 24 - Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is opening a new office in Santar
Views: 926
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DB Schenker acquires Panamanian forwarder

April 18 - April 18 - Global logistics specialist DB Schenker has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Euro-Line Panamericana - a Panamanian freight forwarder and ocean import specialist.
Views: 884
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The Friday Flyer - April 12th 2013

April 12 - April 12 - Anyone who has lived into their ninth decade, many in the public eye, will have made as many friends as enemies in that time.
Views: 2469
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APP Portonave invests for future

April 11 - April 11 - APP Portonave, a port located in Santa Carina, Brazil, is making a number of infrastructure investments to improve its terminal facilities.
Views: 1301
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EFIS flies rocket to Guyana

April 10 - April 10 - EFIS Air - the aviation project and charter division of general sales and services agent ECS Group - has delivered the fourth and last stage of the Ariane rocket from Paris Vatry airport to Cayenne, Guyana.
Views: 1078
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WWPC member hauls heavy shipment

April 8 - April 8 - Tecniproject has shifted a complete ammonia plant from Puerto Mejillones, Chile to Xingang, China.
Views: 1286
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The Friday Flyer - April 5th 2013

April 5 - Could this week's news that three Hamburg-based shipowners - F. Laiesz, Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt and Rickmers Reederei have established a programme to financially stabilise loss-making cargo ships - Frachtschiff-Kontor (F-K) - be good for the bele
Views: 2232
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Antwerp signs Brazil deal

April 4 - April 4 - The port of Antwerp has signed a collaboration agreement with Brazilian state Sao Paulo with the goal of strengthening trade relations between the two.
Views: 897
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Fairmount tugs from Brazil to Spain

April 2 - April 2 - Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Sherpa, has safely towed the GSF Arctic I rig from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Views: 457
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Damco makes Latin appointments

April 2 - April 2 - International forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has made a number of senior appointments to its Latin American management team.
Views: 1566
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The Friday Flyer - March 29th 2013

March 29 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, we are digesting the latest report from shipping industry consultant Drewry. It starkly shows that for the next few years the multipurpose sector will be in choppy waters. In the long-term, prospects are good, accord
Views: 2362
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Rolldock delivers damaged boat

March 25 - March 25 - Earlier this month, Dutch heavy lift shipping line Rolldock delivered Venezuelan patrol boat Warao to the Arsenal of the Brazilian Navy, Rio de Janeiro.
Views: 1089
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OSRL speeds-up oil response

March 21 - March 21 - Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) has launched its new well-capping equipment. The cutting edge technology can be deployed in the event of a subsea well control incident.
Views: 1033
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PCN is best for best

March 19 - March 19 - Best Services International Freight of Hong Kong has become the latest company to join the Project Cargo Network (PCN).
Views: 801
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Hat trick for PCN

March 18 - March 18 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member Base spa, representing Italy, has handled a large project shipment at port Livorno.
Views: 2133
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FWPL performs heavy transport at Adani port

March 18 - March 18 - Two oversized cargoes manufactured by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have been shipped from Adani Port, India to Suriname. It was the heaviest-ever shipment handled at the Adani gateway, according to Indian forwarder Freight Wings Pvt (FWPL).
Views: 1301
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The Friday Flyer - March 15 2013

March 15 - Two appointments under very different conditions this week have made global headlines, though arguably only one is likely to have any impact on the heavy lift and project forwarding industry. In the Vatican, white smoke heralded a new era for the Catholic
Views: 2371
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Rickmers-Linie launches new service

March 14 - March 14 - Hamburg, Germany headquartered shipping line Rickmers-Linie has launched a new westbound round-the-world service.
Views: 1226
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PCN pair shift project cargoes

March 14 - March 14 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) members Cargofast Logistics do Brasil and 3P Logistics of Poland are in the process of shifting heavy breakbulk pieces to Rio de Janeiro.
Views: 895
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Erickson Air-Crane flies in 2012

March 13 - March 13 - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has reported strong revenue and profit growth for its financial year 2012, ending December 2012.
Views: 1441
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The Friday Flyer

March 8 - March 8 - The fact that today is International Women's Day casts a spotlight on the growing number of female managers and executives in the global supply chain.
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Wembley gates set for Chile

March 4 - March 4 - London headquartered forwarder Anglo Pacific has been tasked with an unusual shipment - the famous Wembley Stadium royal tunnel gates to a museum in Chile.
Views: 933
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The Friday Flyer - March 1st 2013

March 1 - As this is the first day of March, HLPFI staff would like to wish "Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapu - Happy St David's Day" to all our Welsh speaking readers.
Views: 2416
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WWPC names Airland in Mongolia

February 27 - February 27 - Airland Logistics has become the exclusive representative of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network in Mongolia.
Views: 1056
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The Friday Flyer

February 22 - February 22 - While the on-off strike that threatened to close the US East and Gulf coast, further south another country is facing a blockade by striking longshoreman.
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Blue Water signs contract with Keppel FELS

February 21 - February 21 - Singapore based offshore group Keppel FELS, has awarded a significant contract to Blue Water Shipping for the heavy-lift transportation of five semi-submersible rigs in prefabricated structure.
Views: 1076
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Strike - dockers occupy heavy lift vessel

February 20 - February 20 - In a dawn raid on Monday February 18, dock workers at South America's largest port invaded the Chinese heavy lift vessel, Zhen Hua 10.
Views: 1046
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LLX appoints ASCO at Acu Superport

February 20 - February 20 - The ASCO Group, an international oil and gas service company, has signed an agreement with Brazilian logistics firm LLX to support the development of Acu Superport.
Views: 783
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ISF calls for visa relaxation

February 18 - February 18 - The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, is calling on port states to facilitate the right of seafarers to shore leave, in line with international treaty obligations.
Views: 1143
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The Friday Flyer - February 15th 2013

February 15 - HLPFI staff's Valentine's Day present was the launch of a new-look website that we hope will set the agenda for heavy lift and project cargo reporting for years to come.
Views: 1959
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WTS establishes Houston presence

February 14 - February 14 - In response to client demand Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) has opened a new office in Houston, Texas, USA.
Views: 643
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World Bank backs Jamaica's hub dream

February 13 - February 13 - The World Bank Group has endorsed Jamaica's aim to become the logistics hub for the Caribbean, Latin America and US Gulf and East Coast area by pledging to help find funding for the pioneering project.
Views: 1243
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CEE duo handles Chinese tram shipment

February 11 - February 11 - The railway transportation specialist Multitrade Spain is working with Intermax Logistics Solutions in China, to handle a prototype tram being moved from the Spanish port of Tarragona to Chengdu via Shanghai, under a contract signed between
Views: 1346
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Transload enhances Project Partners membership

February 11 - February 11 - Argentina's Transload International is enhancing its existing membership of Project Partners by enrolling its branches in Brazil and Venezuela into the specialist network for project freight forwarders.
Views: 650
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The Friday Flyer

February 8 - February 8 - The old adage - talk is cheap - does not seem to apply in the EU's corridors of power in Brussels where agreement is being sought on a trillion-euro budget for the next seven years for the 27-nation union.
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Fairmount couple tow rig to Brazil

February 8 - February 8 - The super tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Expedition operated by Netherlands headquartered Fairmount Marine, have towed the drilling rig Noble Max Smith from the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.
Views: 663
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SeaWorks names Brazilian agent

February 6 - February 6 - SeaWorks bv, the Dutch company, which announced in January that is is the commercial agent of a new project carrier and liner service established under the name of C-Works Carriers (CWC) has announced the appointment of Seanet as general comm
Views: 1402
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London calling for ISS Palumbo

February 5 - February 5 - Following last October's news of a strategic partnership between Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and offshore project logistics and freight forwarding specialists, Palumbo SpA, HLPFI has learned that ISS Palumbo has opened an office in the U
Views: 1838
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Cargolux widens freighter network

February 5 - February 5 - Luxembourg all-cargo airline Cargolux has added three new destinations to its freighter network: Xiamen, China; Latacunga, Ecuador; and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. B747-8 freighters will serve the three destinations.
Views: 889
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The Friday Flyer

February 1 - February 1 - With just over a week to go before the Chinese New Year, HLPFI staff are beginning to break open the fortune cookies while looking forward to the lion parades near our London HQ.
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Slade completes oil and gas projects

January 24 - January 24 - US based logistics provider Slade Shipping, a member of the WCA Projects Network (WCAPN), has transported over-dimensional cargoes between the USA and India for a high profile oil and gas client.
Views: 1197
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Naviera Master Line adds Port Manatee

January 21 - January 21 - Naviera Master Line de Venezuela CA, a division of Master Line Shipping Company, has selected Port Manatee, USA, for a new container and breakbulk cargo service to Caribbean, Central and South American destinations.
Views: 810
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Dachser strengthens in Spain

January 21 - January 21 - Global logistics provider Dachser has acquired Spanish air and sea freight logistics provider, Transunion.
Views: 1563
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The Friday Flyer

January 18 - High winds, heavy snow and below average temperatures across Europe are creating headaches for transport planners as HLPFI heads into the weekend, whilst winds of a different sort have blown in some sobering news from the Sahara.
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Erickson deploys Aircrane to South America

January 15 - January 15, 2013 - Portland, Oregon-based Erickson Air-Crane Inc. has signed a deal with oil and gas company Pacific Rubiales Energy to provide heavy lift helicopter services in central Peru.
Views: 1054
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The Friday Flyer

January 11 - January 11 - Two weeks into the New Year and it is business as usual for most Friday Flyer readers.
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Le Havre helps EDF

January 7 - January 7 - It was an impressive end of year performance in Le Havre as a 377-tonne EDF transformer was transported by sea barge through the European inland waterway system from the Porcheville thermal power plant to Germany then France and back to German
Views: 897
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The Friday Flyer

January 4 - January 4 - While many are still recovering from New Year celebrations, our Asian readers have the Lunar New Year to look forward to next month.
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Management restructure at Lachmann

January 2 - January 2 - Maria Isabel von Lachmann is leaving her position as ceo of Brazil-headquartered Lachmann Companies to become chairman of the board of directors.
Views: 768

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