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PCN members on the move

December 28 - December 28 - Fortune International Transport, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has coordinated a shipment with fellow PCN members, C.H. Robinson Project Logistics and Cuchi Shipping.
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FOX Brasil gets tunnel vision

December 12 - December 12 - FOX Brasil is transporting equipment and machinery from Brazil to the project site of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel project (PTST) at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia, USA.
Views: 1143
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Scheuerle lends a helping hand for Landshut

December 5 - December 5 - Kübler Spedition has utilised a two-axle Scheuerle UltralightCombi for the symbolic homecoming of the German aircraft Landshut, a Boeing 737 which was hijacked in 1977.
Views: 1146
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ALE leading the weigh

December 5 - December 5 - ALE has completed the jacking and weighing of a 2,570-tonne satellite platform topside for the Korchagin oil field development project in Astrakhan, Russia.
Views: 1826
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Sun shines with CSL Asia

November 30 - November 30 - CSL Asia Shipping has loaded three 915-tonne river push tugs, each measuring 47.7 m in length and 14.36 m in width, onboard Pan Ocean's semi-submersible vessel Sun Shine at Shanghai Baoshan North Anchorage.
Views: 1919
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Locar moves in Brazil

November 28 - November 28 - Locar Brazil, on behalf of Bertling Logistics Brazil, has transported a 361-ton (327.5-tonne) generator from the Port of Pelotas to the UTE Pampa Sul power plant in Candiota.
Views: 1728
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Container volumes set to break record

November 27 - November 27 - Container volume growth continues apace with loaded shipments on course to break 200 million teu in 2017, says global shipping consultancy Drewry.
Views: 1887
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PCN members keeping busy

November 27 - November 27 - C.H. Robinson Project Logistics, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has delivered 49 wind turbines to a project site near Bluff Point in Indiana, USA.
Views: 2605
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Shipowners welcome emissions agreement

November 24 - November 24 - Following intensive negotiations, which came to an end two weeks ago, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the reform of the emissions trading system, which has now
Views: 1116
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Maersk Line names president

November 22 - November 22 - Effective December 1, 2017, the veteran Maersk senior manager, Omar Shamsie (pictured below), will become president of Maersk Line in North America.
Views: 1241
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PCN Annual Summit opens in Prague

November 20 - November 20 - Project Cargo Network's (PCN) 2017 Annual Summit opened today in Prague in the Czech Republic.
Views: 2210
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ALE unveils trio of innovations

November 13 - November 13 - ALE has introduced three new innovations- the AL600 girder frame, a 1,000-tonne capacity TLG1000 telescopic lifting gantry and a route survey tool.
Views: 1236
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R&B goes for gold

October 31 - October 31 - R&B Global Projects is set to work with a Brazilian forwarding company, which is acting exclusively for an Australian-owned mining company, to transport over-dimensional cargoes, as well as containerised shipments, to the Amapari gold mine.
Views: 1231
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Jumbo deals direct in Canada

October 30 - October 30 - Jumbo Maritime has ended its exclusive agency agreement with Project Transport & Trading (PTT) in Canada.
Views: 1881
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Alanoca adds a Grove

October 23 - October 23 - El Alto, Bolivia-based transport and logistics company Alanoca has taken delivery of a 300-tonne capacity Grove GMK6300L all terrain crane.
Views: 1812
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GAC hits 10 in Brazil

October 18 - October 18 - Just two months after opening its northernmost office in São Luis, GAC Brazil has extended its reach southwards with the opening of a branch in Paranaguá, its first venture into the south of the country.
Views: 955
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XLP members on the move

October 16 - October 16 - Freight Traders, a member of the XLProjects (XLP) network in New Zealand, has loaded components for a power station project onboard a Spliethoff vessel in Israel.
Views: 4879
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Guindastes adds a Liebherr

October 6 - October 6 - Brazilian crane rental company I.V. Guindastes has purchased a used LR 1600/2-W crawler crane from Liebherr.
Views: 1506
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Lilama signs with Mammoet

October 2 - October 2 - Mammoet has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for heavy lift and transport services with Vietnamese construction company Lilama.
Views: 1557
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Landshut flies once more

September 28 - September 28 - Logistics Plus, in cooperation with Brazil-based Salco Logistics, has transported the German airplane Landshut, which was hijacked in 1977, from Fortaleza, Brazil to Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Views: 1297
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PCN members on the move

September 26 - September 26 - Fortune International Transport and Gebrüder Weiss, both members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), have coordinated the transport of a 60-tonne rotor from Italy to St. Petersburg, Russia.
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BDP names Grajales

September 22 - September 22 - Global logistics and transportation solutions provider BDP International has appointed Alberto Grajales as finance director for Latin America.
Views: 1760
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First for Goldhofer in Bangladesh

September 21 - September 21 - Bangladesh-based heavy haulage company Shamolima has purchased a Goldhofer THP/SL 12 modular trailer with the patented ADDrive system.
Views: 1506
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Over Projects launched

September 14 - September 14 - Over Projects - a spin-off of Overseas Logistica's project department - has been launched formally.
Views: 896
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Eurogruas takes nine Liebherrs

September 5 - September 5 - The Eurogruas Group has added nine Liebherr mobile cranes to its Spanish fleet.
Views: 1414
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Hansa delivers in Turkey

August 21 - August 21 - Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has transported six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, each weighing 135 tonnes and measuring 28.9 m x 11.3 m x 26.6 m, from Japan to Turkey.
Views: 1660
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Hapag-Lloyd launches ECX service

August 18 - August 18 - Hamburg, Germany-headquartered Hapag-Lloyd has introduced its ECX service, consolidating the carrier's services from northern Europe to the east coast of South America.
Views: 1052
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Sarens lifts in Ptolemaida

August 17 - August 17 - Sarens has installed columns and K-bracings for the main steel structure of the Ptolemaida coal-fired power plant Unit V, currently under construction in northern Greece.
Views: 1721
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Dakotrans handles the heat

August 15 - August 15 - Dakotrans, a member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) in Russia, has transported Russian machinery and equipment to a thermal power plant in Vietnam.
Views: 1782
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UTC grows in Guyana

August 14 - August 14 - UTC Overseas has expanded its presence in Guyana with the appointment of Bob Stevens, the firm's Caribbean field director, to support its recently opened Guyanese office.
Views: 1773
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Seaboard Marine enhances services

August 3 - August 3 - Effective August 23, 2017, Seaboard Marine will begin offering two weekly sailings from PortMiami to Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, both having a three day transit, one leaving Miami every Wednesday, the other every Friday.
Views: 1157
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Brazil ends pact with Chile

August 1 - August 1 - Brazil's Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) has decided not to renew the maritime agreement with Chile, established in 1975, which stipulated that only Brazilian or Chilean flagged vessels could operate between the two countries.
Views: 942
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GAC expands in São Luis

August 1 - August 1 - GAC Brazil has continued its regional expansion with the opening of a ninth office in Brazil at São Luis.
Views: 988
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Antwerp invests in Açu

July 24 - July 24 - The Port of Antwerp, through its subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI), will invest USD10 million in the Port of Açu, a privately owned port complex in São João da Barra, Brazil.
Views: 1388
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Van der Linden in SkyTeam

July 14 - July 14 - SkyTeam Cargo, a global airline alliance, has appointed Nico Van der Linden as vice president of cargo alliance.
Views: 1411
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Japanese provide ONE details

July 14 - July 14 - Even though some jurisdictions have yet to approve the merger, Japan's three large container lines have set out details of their new Ocean Network Express (ONE) organisation.
Views: 1883
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IMO delays ballast water compliance dates

July 12 - July 12 - New resolutions on ballast water management and carbon dioxide emissions concluded the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 71st meeting.
Views: 1029
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Altius moves for Misicuni

July 12 - July 12 - Altius has transported a rotor and stator to the Misicuni Hydroelectric Plant in Bolivia, for Indar Electric.
Views: 1123
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Hellmann cements six

July 12 - July 12 - Hellmann Project Cargo has transported six over-dimensional components from Spain to Argentina.
Views: 1193
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DHL delivers in Brazil

July 6 - July 6 - Qatar Airways Cargo has transported over 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment on board its Boeing 777 freighter for DHL Global Forwarding.
Views: 1367
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ALP Keeper named

July 4 - July 4 - ALP Maritime Services has named its latest newbuild anchor handling salvage tug (AHST) ALP Keeper, at a ceremony in Japan.
Views: 903
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Cargolux adds Atlanta

June 30 - June 30 - Cargolux Airlines has added Atlanta, USA to its destinations served from Zhengzhou, China (CGO), becoming the second US-destination, after Chicago, to receive direct connections to and from Cargolux's Chinese hub.
Views: 923
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Industry bodies outline CO2 objectives

June 23 - June 23 - BIMCO, INTERCARGO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and INTERTANKO have made a joint proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector.
Views: 1133
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UAL launches Latin America service

June 21 - June 21 - Universal Americas Lines, a newly introduced brand within the Universal Africa Lines (UAL) Alliance, has announced a service to Latin America and the Caribbean, departing from the US Gulf with the first sailing scheduled for mid July.
Views: 798
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Politics hinders Ex-Im Bank

June 9 - June 9 - The ongoing drama surrounding the future of the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank - the government's official export credit agency (ECA) - has taken several dramatic twists recently. While its future has been secured, the bank remains hamstrung by a
Views: 2447
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Antonov flies for Hunt & Palmer

June 8 - June 8 - Antonov Airlines has transported two mining filtration units for Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina on board one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.
Views: 987
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Goliath sets sail to China

May 31 - May 31 - DEME and Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers are partnering in a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China, with the former's DP2 jack-up vessel Goliath being deployed for the first projects.
Views: 2144
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Cranes on the double

May 31 - May 31 - Intermarine's recent delivery of two mobile harbour cranes marked the start of Yilport Holding's investment in Ecuador's Puerto Bolivar container terminal.
Views: 1731
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Transformers travel two by two

May 19 - May 19 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 11 generators onboard a series of six An-124-100 freighter flights from Mauritius to Antananarivo, Madagascar on behalf of Kupa Proje Tasimacilik Ve Lojistik, a Turkish freight forwarder.
Views: 1039
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Siemens' turbines hike the Andes

May 12 - May 12 - Two industrial gas turbines, manufactured by Siemens, are being transported 16,000 km from Sweden to the Termoeléctrica del Sur power plant in Bolivia.
Views: 1592
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CSL champions flo-flo in China

May 12 - May 12 - CSL Asia Shipping has handled the shipment of two tugboats on a semi-submersible ship from China to South America.
Views: 2924
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XLP members keeping busy

May 4 - May 4 - FLS Projects in Taiwan, a member of the XLProjects (XLP) network, has delivered an oversized plastic forming machine, with accessories, from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Busan, South Korea.
Views: 2379
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Key shipping issues come under scrutiny

May 3 - May 3 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched its latest Annual Review, ahead of the ICS Annual General Meeting in Istanbul next week.
Views: 1737
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PCN members on the move

May 2 - May 2 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) have completed several project cargo moves across the globe.
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Gruas Maule adds a Demag

May 1 - May 1 - Chilean crane rental company Gruas Maule has ordered a Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane.
Views: 908
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Technip chosen for Liza

April 26 - April 26 - Technip has been awarded a contract by an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation for the engineering, manufacture and delivery of the subsea equipment for the proposed Liza deep water project in Guyana.
Views: 957
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G2 Ocean to go live

April 24 - April 24 - The joint venture between Gearbulk and Grieg Star - G2 Ocean - will begin operations on May 1, 2017.
Views: 2098
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Simões heads up Sindipesa

April 20 - April 20 - Julio Eduardo Simões has been appointed as president of the National Association of Heavy Goods and Exceptional Cargo and Transport Companies (Sindipesa) In Brazil.
Views: 1539
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Locar lifts with Liebherr

April 19 - April 19 - Crane, heavy haulage and aerial platform contractor Locar Guindastes e Transportes Intermodais, has added four Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile cranes to its fleet.
Views: 1468
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Liebherr expands in Buenos Aires

April 12 - April 12 - Liebherr-Argentina, a subsidiary of Liebherr, has opened a 314 sq m office in Buenos Aires, expanding the group's activities in Argentina and Uruguay, primarily in the areas of mining, mobile cranes, and port and harbour cranes.
Views: 1581
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Ryan in as ABC vice president

April 10 - April 10 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has promoted Vince Ryan to the post of vice president, North and South America.
Views: 1419
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WaterFront expands

April 7 - April 7 - Global ship agency WaterFront Maritime Services (WaterFront) has expanded by adding five new network partners across North and South America as well as the UK, in a move that provide it with a further 57 offices and access to more than 400 staff
Views: 1799
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Altius gets tunnel visions

April 6 - April 6 - Altius has completed the delivery of tunnel walkways from Spain to Bolivia for two airport expansion projects.
Views: 1450
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ALE repositions Talara cargoes

April 6 - April 6 - ALE was called upon to repositiion two pieces of refinery equipment inside the hold of BigLift Shipping's Happy Buccaneer heavy lift vessel at the Port of Avilés, Spain to allow other heavy cargoes to be accommodated
Views: 1587
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Spliethoff off to Veracruz

April 6 - April 6 - Following the end of Nordana/Weco's 60 year-old service from the Mediterranean to the Americas, shipping line Spliethoff has revealed that it is extending its Medliner service to include a direct call at Veracruz in Mexico.
Views: 1793
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ALE completes record-breaking lift

March 31 - March 31 - ALE has utilised its AL.SK350 crane to lift a 3,000-tonne module whilst executing an FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) integration project in Brazil.
Views: 1146
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PCN members on the move

March 29 - March 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have completed several projects, transporting oversized cargo around the world.
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Panama's metro gets a Liebherr lift

March 27 - March 27 - Colombian crane contractor, Mamut de Colombia, has utilised several Liebherr mobile cranes in the construction of metro line 2 in Panama City.
Views: 960
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EC re-adopts air cartel decision

March 17 - March 17 - The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine totalling EUR776.465 million (USD834.5 million) for operating a price-fixing cartel.
Views: 1714
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Bolloré and Volga-Dnepr deliver for spaceport

March 17 - March 17 - Bolloré Logistics and Volga-Dnepr have transported two telecommunications satellites, built by Thales Alenia Space, from Nice in France, to the Guiana Space Centre, on the northeast coast of South America.
Views: 1144
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XLP members keeping busy

March 16 - March 16 - XLProjects (XLP) members have completed several project cargo shipments.
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Volga-Dnepr helps fight Chilean wildfires

March 16 - March 16 - Helicopter Express, based in Georgia, USA, contracted Volga-Dnepr Airlines to transport four helicopters to fight the outbreak of wildfires in the Chilean countryside.
Views: 1169
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Greencarrier and JAS form alliance

March 9 - March 9 - Greencarrier Freight Services and JAS Worldwide have formed an alliance to provide freight and logistics services through JAS' global network and Greencarrier's operations in the Nordic and Baltic areas, representing each other exclusively in th
Views: 2071
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Faymonville acquires Cometto

March 8 - March 8 - Luxembourg headquartered trailer manufacturer Faymonville has reached an agreement to purchase 100 percent of the shares in Italian trailer manufacturer Industrie Cometto.
Views: 1538
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Pangea names Zeimer VP

February 28 - February 28 - Pangea Shipping Group (PSG) has appointed Nicolas Zeimer as vice president.
Views: 1554
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BDP grows in Peru

February 20 - February 20 - BDP International has opened an office in Lima, Peru, supporting the logistics and transportation company's efforts to grow its Latin American presence.
Views: 1823
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Altius moves for PMRT

February 17 - February 17 - Altius has transported various items of breakbulk and project cargo from China and Taiwan to Peru, for the Talara Refinery Modernisation Project (PMRT).
Views: 1395
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Bolloré handles massive loads

February 15 - February 15 - Bolloré Logistics Chile has handled the transportation of a 155-ton (140.6-tonne) transformer from São Paulo, Brazil, to Santiago in Chile using the Antonov AN-225 aircraft.
Views: 1586
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Mammoet moves modules

February 15 - February 15 - Mammoet has transported and lifted 30 modules for the P-76 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) platform in Brazil.
Views: 1144
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Axis transports ten trucks

February 15 - February 15 - Axis Projects & Special Logistics has transported ten disassembled off-road trucks from Jebel Ali, UAE to the Port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Views: 1190
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Better prospects for dry bulk

February 10 - February 10 - Drewry's latest report on the dry bulk shipping market could be good news for those owning and operating multipurpose and heavy lift ships.
Views: 1844
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Blue Water moves on land and sea

February 8 - February 8 - Blue Water Shipping has completed the transport of 13 bridge sections for the Landgangen project in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Views: 1174
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Nicolas debuts cask transporter

February 6 - February 6 - Nicolas, part of the Transporter Industry International (TII) Group, has developed a self-propelled cask transporter, to transport spent nuclear fuel casks vertically in extreme climate conditions, while keeping mechanical stress on the casks
Views: 1011
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Worldwide slide for clean energy investment

February 3 - February 3 - According to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report, new investment in clean energy worldwide fell by 18 percent last year to USD287.5 billion despite a record year for offshore wind finance.
Views: 2016
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An ACE deal for OIA

February 2 - February 2 - OIA Global has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), which it believes will help expand its North American logistics and supply chain services.
Views: 1749
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Rigmarine anticipates Kazakh growth

February 2 - February 2 - Rigmarine has said that it sees potential in the mining and power industries in Kazakhstan, and is looking to meet the increasing demand from this sector via its Aktau, Kazakhstan facility.
Views: 2250
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XLP trio on the move

February 2 - February 2 - Three members of the XLProjects (XLP) network have completed project cargo deliveries to destinations across the world, including Slovakia, Colombia, Vietnam and the USA.
Views: 1887
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Index reveals positive signs, underpinned by concern

January 24 - January 24 - According to the 2017 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, 43 percent of logistics professionals consider the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) markets growth forecast of 4.6 percent to be too optimistic.
Views: 1645
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Schedule change for Streamlines

January 16 - January 16 - From January 18, the European schedule of Streamlines' Blue Stream service will change; calling at Tilbury before Rotterdam.
Views: 1173
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World Bank forecasts higher growth

January 12 - January 12 - The world economy is expected to expand 2.7 percent this year, recovering from a post-crisis low in 2016, thanks to rising commodity prices and Donald Trump's stimulus, the World Bank said in its latest Global Economics Prospects report.
Views: 1451
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Gearbulk-Grieg venture named

January 3 - January 3 - Gearbulk and Grieg Star have confirmed that their new joint venture company will be named G2 Ocean.
Views: 1346

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