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Olympic effort from FESCO Logistics

December 31 - December 31 - FESCO Logistics, a provider of worldwide logistics services and a division of FESCO North America, is busy with the shipment of a 100 tonne roadheader to Russia for use in the construction of the site of the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi
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Clipper Projects opens in Dubai

December 31 - December 31 - Effective January 1, 2010, Clipper Projects will have its own representative office in Dubai.
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Ahlers Dubai secures project move to Qeshm Island

December 22 - December 22 - Abu Dhabi based drilling company NSCC Drilltec has appointed Ahlers Dubai to move a shipment of drilling equipment from their Madham site in the UAE hinterland to Qeshm Island in Iran.
Views: 580
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SNS completes logistics for new Tunis airport

December 21 - December 21 - The new Tunisian airport at Enfidha was declared open by the Tunisian subsidiary of its Turkish operator TAV earlier this month, writes Oliver Ward.
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Beluga forms joint venture agency with Peter W Lampke

December 15 - December 15 - Beluga Chartering GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bremen-based project cargo and heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping, has formed a new agency joint venture with independent liner agent, Peter W Lampke.
Views: 986
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Project forwarder network names new member in Jebel Ali

December 15 - December 15 - Project forwarder network, the Worldwide Project Consortium has appointed a new member in Dubai, with the agreement of its existing long-standing member in Dubai, Triple Crown Logistics.
Views: 809
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Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift

December 10 - December 10 - Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next
Views: 1237
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Royal visit for GPLN

December 10 - December 10 - At the 5th Trans Middle East 2009 event, Gary Dale Cearley, executive director of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) had the pleasure of a royal visit at the projects logistics network's exhibition booth.
Views: 668
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Final Pacificat shipped to Abu Dhabi

December 10 - December 10 - The PacifiCat Explorer, the last of three British Columbia fast ferries to be exported to Abu Dhabi is on route from Vancouver to Abu Dhabi onboard Dockwise Shipping MV Swift.
Views: 761
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TBS shareholders approve changes in incorporation plans

December 7 - December 7 - Further to the report posted here on October 21st, TBS International Limited has now announced that its shareholders have approved a proposal to change the place of incorporation of the company to Ireland from Bermuda.
Views: 662
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Busy quarter for Chapman Freeborn to finish year

November 30 - November 30 - During the last quarter of 2009, Chapman Freeborn's worldwide offices have been involved in a series of headline activities, including humanitarian activity, a business expansion into Africa and a series of high profile heavy lift movements.
Views: 960
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WWL opens in St Petersburg

November 23 - November 23 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened its own office in Russia.
Views: 766
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GAC handles racing yacht duo

November 20 - November 20 - On behalf of Team Pindar, one of the world's leading independent sailing teams, GAC has successfully delivered two Volvo yachts to Bahrain, marking the first phase of the Sail Bahrain project. The two Volvo 60s, which weigh in at 30 tonnes,
Views: 549
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Weatherford International selects K + N

November 19 - November 19 - Global oil and gas industry services provider Houston-based Weatherford International has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a two-year contract to manage its North American export activities to 18 countries across Europe, the Middle East and West Afric
Views: 701
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Strong reaction from PWC / Agility over US indictment

November 18 - November 18 - The Public Warehousing Company, better known these days as Agility, has issued a strongly worded statement following indictments in the USA on multiple charges of alledged conspiracy and fraud relating to three major contracts to supply food
Views: 681
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Bahwan Wagenborg sets sail in Oman

November 10 - November 10 - Established just last month, Bahwan Wagenborg Heavylift & Oilfield Services LLC is a strategic alliance between the Suhail Bahwan Group, one of Oman's foremost business houses and Royal Wagenborg from The Netherlands, a strong multi-discipli
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Toll completes hat-trick of 2009 acquisitions

November 9 - November 9 - Australian-based Toll Group has acquired Logistic Distribution Systems (LDS), one of the leading privately-owned international freight forwarding companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Hat-trick for Magdenli

November 6 - November 6 - Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, a specialist heavy haulage and crane operator based in Turkey and a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has arranged the movement of three different industrial projects.
Views: 884
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Heavy lift buoys Manitowoc

November 2 - November 2 - Reports in the international business media suggest that the heavy lift segment of Manitowoc's crane business is holding up well, mainly helped by considerable spending on infrastructure and energy in markets such as the Middle East, Brazil,
Views: 752
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Maximus highlights Middle East cargo advantages

November 2 - November 2 - Fathi Hilal Buhazza, president and CEO of Maximus Air Cargo (pictured below), has predicted that freight traffic will triple in the Middle East over the next 20 years and says that "a sound business model mean that Maximus Air Cargo is confid
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Sarjak launches into Europe and Russia

October 28 - October 28 - Mumbai-based Sarjak Container Lines is set to start a new service via Riga, Klaipeda and St Petersburg, with the aim of entering the Russian import/export market for project and oversize cargoes.
Views: 621
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
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Success for project forwarders conference

October 15 - October 15 - A record number of 120 delegates from 40 countries attended the 3rd annual WCA Projects Network (WCAPN) Conference 2009 in Istanbul, writes HLPFI's Oliver Ward who also attended the event.
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UK freight forwarders alerted about US sanctions against Iran

October 13 - October 13 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - is urging its membership which includes most of the UK's freight forwarding companies to be aware that new sanctions being taken by the United States against Iran may make
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Projects group strengthens supply chain networks

October 13 - October 13 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is getting a positive response from supply chain service providers to an initiative to expand membership categories.
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DSV drops interim name to return to old identity

October 12 - October 12 - Just 13 months after the corporate merger of DSV Air & Sea and ABX Logistics Air & Sea, described at the time by mangers as "the perfect match", the expanded company will now officially be known, with immediate effect, as DSV Air & Sea GmbH.
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Lift & Shift claims Indian record

October 8 - October 8 - Lift and Shift India Pvt. Ltd (LSPL), part of the Natvar Parikh Group, claims to have transported India's largest and heaviest module.
Views: 403
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Genel on the move

October 2 - October 2 - Genel Transport Forwarding & Trade has a new HQ in Istanbul.
Views: 562
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Coyne Airways picks first GSSA for Baltic States

September 22 - September 22 - Coyne Airways, the specialist carrier serving difficult markets such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has appointed Air Proxy as its first ever GSSA for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Views: 595
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Ovens strengthens Toll's EME team

September 15 - September 15 - Toll Global Forwarding, the forwarding and logistics arm of major Australian company Toll Holdings, has further strengthened its Europe and Middle East senior management team with the appointment of Volkwart Ovens to the newly-created post
Views: 781
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Maximus aims to maximise

September 15 - September 15 - In support of the old adage that the best time to increase marketing is during a recession, Maximus Air Cargo has appointed of Zed Communications to handle its local and international public relations activities.
Views: 1017
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All eyes on Istanbul

September 14 - September 14 - Just three days to go before the start of the WCA Projects Network's (WCAPN) 3rd annual conference in Istanbul (Turkey) on 17th September.
Views: 520
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BDP Project Logistics opens in Abu Dhabi

August 27 - August 27 - BDP Project Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDP International based in Singapore, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi.
Views: 972
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Cargoes keep rolling for ALS

August 21 - August 21 - As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, ALS continues to see a diverse array of heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.
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Logwin carries tank on the Danube

August 18 - August 18 - Logwin, the international logistics service provider, has transported a special 13 tonne tank by barge from Regensburg in Germany to Cernavoda in Romania for manufacturer Passavant Roediger GmbH.
Views: 648
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Dockwise Secures new near-term contract awards

August 13 - August 13 - Dockwise Ltd. has announced 8 new near-term contract wins awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of a jack up drilling rig and port & marine infrastructure.
Views: 624
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Alpine shortcut for Admiral's Cup challenger

August 10 - August 10 - In a scene that mimicked the famous opening sequence of the 1960 classic Italian film, La Dolce Vita, where a plaster statue of Christ is suspended by cables from a helicopter as it flies past the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct, a giant ca
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WWPC names Romanian member

August 6 - August 6 - Lion Shipping & Chartering SRL has been appointed as the exclusive member in Romania of the project forwarder network - Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC).
Views: 1132
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Results show times are tough

August 6 - August 6 - A raft of Q2 and H1 2009 results published in the last few days has demonstrated a very clear trend in the industry that has reflected the wider global picture: while all companies are down, US-based companies are more down than the rest.
Views: 1202
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Maximus inks Etihad Airways deal

July 27 - July 27 - Abu Dhabi-based heavy lift and project cargo airline Maximus Air Cargo has started operating seven cargo flights a week for Etihad Airways between the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and East Africa.
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Dockwise secures more contracts

July 24 - July 24 - Dockwise Shipping has secured eight new near-term contracts for the transportation of jack up drilling rigs, plus port and marine infrastructure, as well as a long-term contract for transport and installation on the Bonkot project in Thailand.
Views: 664
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Heavy machinery flies into Kabul

July 23 - July 23 - Two members of the Worldwide Project Consortium, a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders, have worked together to move three trucks and three telescopic handlers from Turkey to Afghanistan.
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines adds Kabul

July 20 - July 20 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has launched a charter freighter service to Kabul, Afghanistan, operating every Tuesday using Boeing 747-200/300 cargo aircraft and offering some 100 tonnes of capacity. The city will be used as a connection to ABC's exis
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Almajdouie named best land transport company

July 15 - July 15 - At the annual Middle East Logistics Awards (MELA) 2009, held recently in Dubai, Saudi Arabia's Al Majdouie Logistics scooped the award for "Best Land Transport Company".
Views: 618
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Another big project for Almajdouie

July 2 - July 2 - Saudi Arabia's Almajdouie, a member of the WWPC, recently moved heavy reactors and related parts for the Ras Tanura Project.
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Clipper Projects opens for business in Lion City

July 1 - July 1 - Today sees Clipper Projects opening its own representative office in Singapore following the recent decision to dissolve Asia Project Chartering, the partnership between Clipper Projects and BBC Chartering & Logistic.
Views: 522
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Big lifters unveiled

June 30 - June 30 - Mammoet has revealed plans for a massive new version of its platform ringer twin boom containerised crane, the PTC-120DS.
Views: 862
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Worldwide Project Consortium adds three new members

June 29 - June 29 - In Azerbaijan, Blue Water Caspian Ltd has joined the network. BWC is a subsidiary of the Danish Blue Water Shipping group, which was established in 1972. Companies within BWS supply transport solutions by road, rail, sea and air. More informatio
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BBC Chartering reinvigorates presence in Asia Pacific markets

June 11 - June 11 - Following the earlier announcement that Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) will be dissolved from the beginning of July, Leer-based BBC Chartering is undertaking a number of developments to reinvigorate and enhance its presence in Asia Pacifi
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Bollore Logistics sets sail

May 27 - May 27 - French Industrial and transport organisation, the Bollore Group has created the Bollore Logistics brand to assist the group's commercial brands in their development.
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More contracts for Dockwise

May 22 - May 22 - Dockwise Shipping has secured 11 near and longer term contracts for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersible rigs, as well as port and marine infrastructure, with a total revenue of around USD63 million.
Views: 1062
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Barge is best for Lift & Shift

May 20 - May 20 - Lift & Shift India Pvt Ltd has successfully transported eight large modules from Hazira in India to Das Island in the United Arab Emirates.
Views: 446
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Asia Project Chartering set to close

May 20 - May 20 - Effective July 1st, BBC Chartering and Logistic (BBC) and Clipper Projects (CP) has announced its intention to dissolve its joint venture Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) which was established five years ago to provide commercial management
Views: 631
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Accolade for Rickmers-Linie

May 14 - May 14 - Rickmers-Linie has won the 'Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo' award in the 2009 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
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Agility expands in Romania

May 11 - May 11 - Global forwarder Agility has expanded its coverage in Eastern Europe by opening a new subsidiary in Romania. This follows Agility's expansion into Poland, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia in 2008.
Views: 669
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Nordana adds ro-ro loop for the Med

May 6 - May 6 - Nordana Line has introduced a new dedicated intra-Mediterranean ro-ro service, adding to the string of ro-ro, multipurpose and container services that the shipping line operates between North and Latin America and the Mediterranean and West Africa
Views: 726
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Heavy lift helps Agility to weather economic downturn

May 5 - May 5 - Kuwait-based forwarder Agility enjoyed strong financial results in Q1 2009 despite the global financial slowdown, says Tarek Sultan, Agility chairman and managing director. Net profit before non-recurring items was KD 39.2m / USD 134.7m, a gain of
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Swiss celebration for KOG

April 30 - April 30 - Project forwarder KOG Transport AG is celebrating its 25th anniversary with clients, carriers and major suppliers.
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Sea trials for Jumbo Jubilee

April 29 - April 29 - Jumbo Shipping's new J-1800-class heavy lift vessel, Jumbo Jubilee, has left the Damen shipyard in Galatz, Romania, for sea trials, prior to delivery very soon.
Views: 809
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Mundra Port builds project cargo capabilities

April 15 - April 15 - India's Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (MPSEZL) is developing as a facility for the handling of over dimensional and heavy project cargoes in India.
Views: 960
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Focus on civil engineering

April 15 - April 15 - In the upcoming May / June edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding, we will analyse developments in the civil engineering environment that are impacting on the demand and supply of heavy lift shipping capacity.
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Linde walks like an Egyptian at Legoland Windsor

April 9 - April 9 - Thousands of years after the ancient Egyptians took two decades, thousands of man hours and brute force to build the Great Pyramid at Giza, logistics planners turned to more modern equipment when an Egyptian Pharaoh was required to stand guard a
Views: 538
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Almajdouie moves evaporators for Marafiq Project

April 3 - April 3 - Almajdouie Heavy Lift Transport and Engineering (MHL) has transported super heavy and oversize evaporator modules from Bilfal Heavy Industry to Marafiq IWPP Project Site in Jubail.
Views: 686
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SAL opens representative office in Italy

March 31 - March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.
Views: 708
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SAL opens representative office in Italy

March 31 - March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.
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SAL delivers for Liebherr

March 18 - March 18 - SAL has undertaken a shipment of four LHM 500 mobile harbour cranes, two
Views: 664
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Dockwise secures nine contracts

March 17 - March 17 - Dockwise Shipping has been awarded nine near-term contracts to the value of approximately USD42 million.
Views: 806
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NSCSA to commence Charlotte heavy lift and project cargo call

March 13 - March 13 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has confirmed to HLPFI that the Saudi Tabuk V 140 is now scheduled in Charleston on April 1st for the start of a new service from key East Coast US and Canada ports to Saudi Arabia, India an
Views: 779
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Heavy lift and transport helps Smit exceed 2007's record results

March 6 - March 06 - Rotterdam-based Smit Internationale has enjoyed bullish results in 2008, thanks in part to heavy lift and transport activities, achieving the marked increase in net results for the second half of 2008 that was predicted in August last year.
Views: 1088
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Toll Global Forwarding completes BALtrans integration

March 3 - March 03 - Australian-based Toll Global Forwarding (TGF) has completed the integration of BALtrans Logistics Worldwide and will use its new Asian forwarding and logistics operations as a platform to strengthen the TGF network in the Middle East, South Afr
Views: 639
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ALE Projects sees light of day

February 23 - February -23-Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) of the UK has formed a new company - ALE Projects - to combine the current heavy lifting and international projects divisions. ALE Projects will focus on international heavy lifting and transport projects.
Views: 848
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Heavy roller on its way to China

February 20 - February -20- Hamburg-based general and project cargo specialist, Rickmers-Linie, has sent a 250 tonne roller on its way from Germany to China.
Views: 777
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BSLE Malta expands into India

February 19 - February -19- BLSE Malta is expanding its breakbulk services to the Indian sub continent, with regular calls at Mumbai and Chennai / Mundra on inducement.
Views: 917
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'Bahrain gateway' looking forward to April opening

February 6 - February 06 - The newly-developed Khalifa bin Salman port (KBSP) in Bahrain, dubbed the Bahrain gateway, which was scheduled to come into operation in January, will now commence operations in April.
Views: 440
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Swire Shipping upgrades services

January 21 - January 21 - Swire Shipping has enhanced its Eastabout round-the-world service linking North American ports with the Middle East and India.
Views: 904
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Hysea Shipping selects Port Manatee

January 19 - January 19 - Ft. Lauderdale-based HySea Shipping has selected Port Manatee for its new container, breakbulk and project cargo service between Port Manatee and Puerto Cortes, Honduras which is expected to commence sailings on January 22nd, calling on Port
Views: 603
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Pirates release Clipper Projects vessel

January 17 - January 17 - Clipper Projects A/S, operators of CEC Future, has confirmed that the vessel has been released by the pirates who had hijacked the vessel whilst it was transiting the Gulf of Aden on the November 7th last year.
Views: 419
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GAC announces management reshuffle

January 14 - January 14 - Dubai-based global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has reported a series of management changes relating to its operations in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa.
Views: 1062
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Heavy lift experts to speak at Middle East Cranes conference

January 14 - January 14 - Ludo Sarens, managing director of Belgian heavy lift giant Sarens, and Alex Mullins, general manager of Al Jaber Heavy Lift are just two of the experts scheduled to speak at Cranes Today's two-day conference in Dubai, Middle East Cranes.
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