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WWPC members team up for crane shipment

December 28 - Platetrade and Jiangsu Sunshine International Logistics have teamed up to transport a dismantled crawler crane and two extendable trailers from China to Argentina.
Views: 3189
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VIDEO: Dako's Colombian challenge

December 17 - Dako Worldwide Transport coordinated the movement of six heavy components, weighing around 100 tonnes each, as well as a further 10,000 freight tonnes from Europe to a 55 MW power plant in the Colombian mountains.
Views: 3162
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UAL's Caribbean expansion

December 14 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) will introduce a direct liner service connecting Europe with the Caribbean and the north coast of South America.
Views: 3712
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Blue Water active on MV31 project

December 13 - Having signed a master freight forwarding services agreement with MODEC Offshore Production Systems (MOPS) earlier this year, Blue Water Shipping has been providing logistics services on the FPSO Guanabara MV31 project.
Views: 3210
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Montecon orders third LHM 800

December 12 - Liebherr Maritime Cranes will deliver an LHM 800 mobile harbour crane to Montecon, a Uruguay-based terminal operator.
Views: 3404
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Dako delivers to the Caribbean

December 11 - Germany-headquartered Dako Worldwide Transport delivered a power plant from Europe to the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, which will replace a system that was damaged by extreme weather.
Views: 3319
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WW Ocean on track with Quito shipment

November 23 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has transported six 30.81-tonne railcars from Spain to Ecuador for the Metro de Quito (MDQ) project.
Views: 3033
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KMA delivers Colonia shipment

November 22 - KMA Uruguay has handled a project cargo shipment on behalf of the Administracion Nacional de Puertos for the Colonia ferry terminal.
Views: 3306
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Abkatun sets sail

November 16 - The 15,000 tonne PB-Abkatun-A2 oil and gas production platform has set sail from Altamira, Mexico.
Views: 2901
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Yilport takes Liebherr delivery

November 15 - Yilport Holding has taken delivery of two Liebherr LHM 600 mobile cranes for its recently acquired terminal in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala.
Views: 3327
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Yilport invests in Puerto Quetzal

November 6 - Yilport has signed a contract with Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala that will see the Turkish operator take a 55 percent share in the port and handle the multipurpose quay operations.
Views: 5452
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GRT topples STS crane

November 5 - USA-based engineered heavy lifting and transport company, Global Rigging & Transportation (GRT), has completed the demolition of a heavily corroded ship-to-shore (STS) crane at the port of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
Views: 3118
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Rotterdam invests in Pecém

October 26 - The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed an investment agreement with the port of Pecém in Brazil that will see the European port invest approximately EUR75 million (USD85 million) in Pecém’s port complex.
Views: 3492
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Chipolbrok delivers a dozen

October 24 - Chipolbrok has transported a dozen brand new motor yachts from Florida, USA and Golfito, Costa Rica to the Mexican ports of La Paz and Ensenada, as well as Yokohama in Japan on its heavy lift vessel, Władysław Orkan.
Views: 3485
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AAPA names new officers

October 23 - William D. Friedman, president and ceo of the port of Cleveland, has succeeded Steve Cernak as chairman of the board for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). 
Views: 3090
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Houston, we have a problem: Wood wasps

October 22 - C Logistics Solutions (CLS) has supported the delivery of equipment to a chemical plant in Houston after the US authorities found the packing to be contaminated with wood wasps and ordered the cargoes to be reloaded and the vessel ejected from the port.
Views: 3451
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Volga-Dnepr delivers for DHL

October 17 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a 38-ton (34.5-tonne) crankshaft from Mexico to India on its Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD aircraft.
Views: 3613
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GAC opens in Panama

October 16 - GAC has opened an office in Panama to provide a wide range of shipping services to vessels calling at Panamanian ports or transiting the Panama Canal.
Views: 2772
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Port crane set to come crashing down

October 12 - Later this month, the USA-based heavy lift and engineered transport company, Global Rigging and Transport (GRT) is set to use unconventional methods to remove a heavily corroded ship-to-shore (STS) crane at the port of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
Views: 3545
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ALE bridges the gap

October 4 - ALE is installing 538 concrete girders, weighing 230 tonnes each, over the San Martin railway in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Views: 2925
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TGP acquires Natco Germany

October 2 - UK-based Trans Global Projects (TGP) has acquired Germany’s Natco GmbH, effective October 1, 2018.
Views: 3899
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BDP expands in South America

October 2 - BDP International is expanding its presence in South America with the opening of an office in Montevideo, the company’s first location in Uruguay. 
Views: 3766
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Jumbo wins Sapura contract

September 24 - Sapura Energy has awarded Jumbo a contract to transport and install a mooring system for a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), as well as project management and engineering services, for the Porto de Sergipe project in Brazil.
Views: 2813
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Getting the beers in for Haiti

September 21 - Germany-based forwarder and Latin American specialist Schryver has handled a door-to-door delivery of bottling equipment for a brewery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Views: 2451
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ALE's space race success

September 5 - ALE has transported the 12-tonne satellite, SAOCOM 1A, for Argentina’s Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales.
Views: 2308
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WW Ocean rolls into Cartagena

August 24 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has utilised its global network of liner services to transport an 80-tonne transformer from Thailand to Cartagena, Colombia.
Views: 2832
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ALS dumps in Panama

August 21 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported an excavator and six T284 Liebherr dump trucks to a remote copper mine in Panama.
Views: 2904
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Montcalm expands with Liebherr

August 9 - Brazil’s Montcalm Montagens Industriais has taken delivery of a 250-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane.
Views: 3470
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WWPC members on the move

August 7 - Bolk Transport is currently moving construction machinery from Europe to Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Views: 3970
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Transportes Muciño powers up in Mexico

August 3 - Transportes Muciño used its Goldhofer Faktor 5 girder bridge, along with an ADDrive heavy-duty drive unit, to deliver 13 gas turbines in Mexico.
Views: 4115
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Mriya's dozen in Bolivia

July 27 - Antonov Airlines has transported 12 heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) modules from Chile to Bolivia using its AN-225 Mriya aircraft, on behalf of Hansa Meyer Global Transport.
Views: 4204
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Wind energy powers Kaleido

July 13 - Spain’s Kaleido Logistics has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, expanding the company’s presence in the Americas. 
Views: 5145
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Hevile names Paulino in Rio

June 22 - Brazilian freight forwarder Hevile has appointed Guilherme Paulino as commercial director of its new location in Rio de Janeiro. 
Views: 5792
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Intermarine appoints Argentinian agent

May 8 - Intermarine has appointed Buenos Aires-based Americana Shipping Group, led by Gabriel Califano, as its shipping agent in Argentina.
Views: 5400
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Sealand launches Central America Service

April 24 - Sealand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, has launched a direct, all-water service connecting Central America, Panama and Colombia with the USA.
Views: 4582
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Drewry remains optimistic on multipurpose recovery

April 20 - During a webinar earlier this week looking at the latest trends and outlook for the multipurpose shipping market, covering both breakbulk and project cargo sectors, Drewry repeated its optimistic forecast for the sector, predicting further rec
Views: 6103
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MEPC 72 kicks off in London

April 9 - The International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) meeting is now under way at the IMO headquarters in London, discussing the adoption of an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy.
Views: 5005
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Protectionist risks remain for airfreight

April 9 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released demand growth results for global airfreight markets for February 2018, showing a 6.8 percent increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) compared to the same peri
Views: 4622
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FOX powers ahead in Panama

April 4 - FOX Brasil has completed a two-year project transporting components for a biomass power plant in Chiriqui, Panama.
Views: 3424
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Blue Water lands Liza contract

March 21 - ExxonMobil has awarded Blue Water Shipping the logistics services contract for the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana.
Views: 3018
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DP World takes over Cosmos

March 19 - DP World has acquired Peruvian logistics provider Cosmos Agencia Maritima (CAM) for USD315.7 million.
Views: 2953
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Demag delivers for Gruas Maule

March 13 - Chile-based Gruas Maule has expanded into the crane rental business with the acquisition of a Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane.
Views: 2507
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ALE goes for gold in Argentina

March 5 - ALE has recently completed the installation of a roof for the Olympic Parque Roca swimming pool in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Views: 2192
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Grove supersizes Burger's fleet

February 27 - Burger Crane Company, a Chilean crane rental firm, has taken delivery of a Grove GHC130 from Manitowoc.
Views: 1582
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WWPC pair powers into Argentina

February 23 - Two Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) members have collaborated to move an 88-tonne turbine from China to Argentina.
Views: 1978
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Panalpina presses ahead in Brazil

February 14 - Panalpina Energy and Project Solutions has transported an industrial mill and a hydraulic press from Genoa, Italy to Paranagua, Brazil on behalf of one of Brazil's leading ceramics manufacturer.
Views: 1375
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Coalition of carriers launch joint services

February 9 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Hapag-Lloyd have entered a vessel sharing agreement that will see the carriers launch joint services.
Views: 1202
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Mathias in at Brasporto

February 8 - Brazil's Brasporto Logistica e Assessoria Aduaneira has appointed Antonio Mathias as project manager.
Views: 1350
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AESA goes for Goldhofer

January 26 - AESA, one of Argentina's largest EPC companies, has taken delivery of 12 STHP/SL axle lines and two ADDrive trailers from Goldhofer.
Views: 729
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Markets emerge stronger in 2018

January 24 - Growth prospects for emerging markets appear brighter than they have for years, according to the latest Emerging Market Logistics Index by Agility.
Views: 1784
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Antonov USA lifts off with satellite

January 23 - Antonov Airlines has transported a communications satellite from the USA to French Guiana, for aerospace and defence manufacturer Orbital ATK.
Views: 1079
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Montejo moves with Goldhofer

January 11 - Transportes Montejo has recently transported an 800-ton (727.7-tonne) PC 8000 hydraulic excavator using its Goldhofer PST/SL modular transporter.
Views: 1744

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