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Middle East News from 2018

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First for Saudia Cargo

December 28 - Saudia Cargo has helped bring the Saudia Airlines-sponsored FIA’s Formula-E championship to Riyadh.
Views: 2634
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GAC adds warehouse in Middle East

December 27 - Effective January 2019, GAC will open a warehouse and open storage yard at the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), the Middle East’s largest industrial zone.
Views: 2818
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Dhofar construction under way

December 18 - UK-headquartered ALE has started delivering and installing components for the Dhofar wind farm, located in Oman.
Views: 3001
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Airline coordinates pump delivery

December 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kintetsu World Express France (KWE) have coordinated the delivery of an 11,000 hp Alstom pump from Paris-Vatry airport, France, to Damman, Saudi Arabia aboard an AN-124-100 freighter.
Views: 3352
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Turk Heavy Transport handles Alba cargo

December 4 - Turk Heavy Transport has delivered a 65-tonne silo on behalf of Ramsis Engineering, Fives Solios and Bechtel for the Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) pot line 6 expansion project.
Views: 3204
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Dutch contractor lands LTA deal

November 27 - Oil and gas major Saudi Aramco has selected Dutch marine contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) to work on its long-term agreement for offshore facilities (LTA) programme.
Views: 3126
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JSL in transformer move

November 23 - JSL Global has handled the delivery of four transformers, each weighing 42 tons (38.1 tonnes), from Hamad port to one of Qatar Electricity & Water Company's project sites.
Views: 2884
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Chipolbrok loads in Hamburg

November 19 - Chipolbrok has loaded its heavy lift vessel Leopold Staff with a variety of over-dimensional cargoes, including power plant equipment destined for Jordan, at the C. Steinweg Terminal in Hamburg.
Views: 3548
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Technip picks Jumbo for Leviathan project

November 6 - Technip has awarded Jumbo a contract for the transportation and installation of a 410-tonne subsea production manifold for the Leviathan development, located off the coast of Israel.
Views: 4365
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Coordinadora sails to Saudi Arabia

October 31 - Coordinadora has transported five slug catchers, weighing 2,008 tonnes each, from Gijón, Spain to the Fadhili gas plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 3890
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Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo

October 30 - Saudi Airlines Cargo has appointed Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak as chief ground handling officer for Saudia Cargo.
Views: 3491
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ALE deploys Mega Jack 300 in Kuwait

October 24 - ALE has utilised its Mega Jack 300 to lift pipe rack modules of varying weights and sizes for the Al Zour Refinery Project EPC 2 and 3 in Kuwait. 
Views: 3448
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Turkish Cargo eyes New Airport hub

October 15 - With Turkey’s Istanbul New Airport scheduled to open at the end of the month, Turkish Cargo is preparing to relocate some of its freighter operations in 2019.
Views: 3021
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Sweet success for Höegh in India

October 9 - Höegh Autoliners has transported a 54-tonne turbine destined for a sugar plant project from India to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 3040
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Al Faris doubles up

October 8 - Al Faris has transported and lifted the 426-tonne precast girders for Dubai’s Route 2020 metro extension project.
Views: 2862
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Nazzari joins Crane Worldwide

October 1 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Marco Nazzari as regional vice president for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA).
Views: 3088
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BDP adds fourth location in Egypt

September 26 - BDP International has expanded its presence in Egypt with the opening of an office in Port Said, its fourth office in the country, and 150th office worldwide.
Views: 2477
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RSA inaugurates Dubai terminal

September 24 - RSA National, the joint venture between USA-based National Air Cargo and UAE-based RSA Global, has opened its flagship air cargo terminal, located at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Views: 1999
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ALE lifts for Karbala

September 12 - ALE has deployed 24 cranes, with a lifting capacity ranging from 50 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes, for the Karbala Refinery project in Iraq. 
Views: 2228
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Höegh rolls to Bahrain

September 7 - Earlier this year, Höegh Autoliners, in cooperation with Kuehne + Nagel, transported a 43 m breakbulk unit from Turkey to Bahrain.
Views: 2256
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Turkish Cargo adds to network

September 4 - Turkish Cargo has launched direct flights to Kigali in Rwanda and Muscat in Oman from its hub in Istanbul, increasing the number of its cargo flight destinations to 85.
Views: 2398
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Al Faris hoists spud leg trio

August 22 - Crane service provider Al Faris has utilised a Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane to lift three 130-tonne spud legs from a barge at the Hamriyah shipyard, UAE.
Views: 2949
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DHL boils over in Saudi Arabia

August 8 - DHL Industrial Projects is handling the delivery of four 140-tonne boilers from Germany to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 3901
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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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FLS-KAA lands oil and gas contract

July 30 - FLS-KAA has been awarded a contract to transport more than 11,000 freight tons of oil and gas equipment from the UAE to Iraq.
Views: 3925
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ALE takes the road less travelled

July 20 - ALE has transported two transformers, weighing 75 tonnes each, along a challenging 2,000 km route to the Al Farsha Substation in Saudi Arabia.
Views: 4566
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Al Faris’ heavy power lift

July 19 - Al Faris has utilised its 1,000-tonne capacity crawler crane to lift 12 generators at a power plant in Dubai.
Views: 4592
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APL enhances GA2 service

July 19 - APL has added the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq to its Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service. 
Views: 4364
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Khimji Ramdas delivers in Sohar

July 12 - Khimji Ramdas Shipping has delivered heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) to a project site 50 km from the port of Sohar in Oman.
Views: 5016
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EGL handles rail project

July 9 - EGL, part of the Kadmar Group, has transported equipment that will be used for the construction of an electric train line between Cairo and the proposed new capital of Egypt.
Views: 4969
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Höegh handles shunt reactor

July 2 - Höegh Autoliners has transported a shunt reactor from Jebel Ali, UAE, to Antwerp using its recently developed super-low roll trailer, designed to cater for higher breakbulk and project cargoes.
Views: 5434
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Mammoet strengthens Saudi presence

June 25 - Mammoet has strengthened its presence in Saudi Arabia with the opening of an operational hub in the city of Al Jubail.
Views: 5404
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First Al-Zour modules arrive in Kuwait

June 22 - The first 14 modules for the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company’s (KPIC) Al-Zour oil refinery project, manufactured by the Fluor-led joint venture FDH JV, have arrived in Kuwait.
Views: 6208
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Saudia Cargo set to expand in Jeddah

June 6 - Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.
Views: 6670
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Sarens plucks Makzume in Turkey

June 4 - Sarens has formed a joint venture with LAM - Lyonel A. Makzume Shipping Agencies (Makzume) to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries.
Views: 7407
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Record attendance for GPLN

May 28 - Over 200 delegates from member companies of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) attended the group’s 15th AGM in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 7099
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Slug catchers sail to Saudi Arabia

May 17 - Coordinadora has loaded two slug catchers, weighing 2,000 tonnes each, on board CY Shipping's deck carrier CY Interocean II, at the port of Gijón, Spain.
Views: 6038
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Antonov powers ahead in Pakistan

May 17 - Antonov Airlines has transported a power plant rotor from Italy to Pakistan on board one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.
Views: 6301
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Mammoet wins Kuwait contract

May 15 - Turkish construction company, Limak Insaat, has contracted Mammoet for the transportation and installation works for the USD4.3 billion terminal construction project at Kuwait International Airport.
Views: 5634
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Hapag-Lloyd names duo

May 7 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Lars Christiansen as senior managing director in Asia and Dheeraj Bhatia as senior managing director of the Middle East region.
Views: 5641
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Crane Worldwide charters AN-225

April 27 - Crane Worldwide Logistics chartered the world's largest freighter aircraft, the Antonov AN-225, in order to deliver 223 pallets of chemical drums to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 4764
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ALE rises to Shoaiba challenge

April 24 - ALE has handled the transport of a 5,134-tonne evaporator for the Shoaiba Desalination Plant project in Saudi Arabia.
Views: 4448
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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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Mammoet installs Liwa bullets

April 20 - Mammoet has completed the installation of four 1,180-tonne bullet tanks at the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) in Oman.
Views: 4143
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Khimji Ramdas delivers in Oman

April 17 - Khimji Ramdas Shipping - Worldwide Project Consortium member in Oman - has handled and delivered a consignment of air-cooled heat exchangers and accessories from the port of Duqm to the Yibal Khuff project site in Oman.
Views: 3877
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ILC lifts with Demag

April 13 - Integrated Logistics Company (ILC) has transported pre-assembled concrete supports for the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway project in Kuwait.
Views: 4102
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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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Choppers on the Horizon

April 6 - Horizon Terminal Services has handled the movement of two helicopters through Jaxport's heavy lift and oversize cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Views: 3810
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Dozen Demags for JTC

March 30 - Kuwait's Jassim Transport & Stevedoring (JTC) has placed an order for six Demag all-terrain cranes.
Views: 3303
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Ten crane order for Terex

March 16 - Saudi Arabian crane rental company, Arabian Consolidated Trading (ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment), is expanding its crane fleet through a recent order for four Demag AC 160-5 units, two AC 300-6 all terrain cranes and four Terex RT 90 rough terrai
Views: 2550
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Rail wagons roll to Dammam

March 9 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported 1,186 rail wagons from a factory in Poland to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 2273
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WCA members on the move

March 6 - Pasquinelli Ennio, a member of the WCA Projects network in Italy, has handled a shipment of 17 components from Italy to the Middle East Gulf.
Views: 2168
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Demag duo delivered to ILC

February 22 - Integrated Logistics Company (ILC) has taken delivery of two Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain cranes.
Views: 1682
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OOCL launches WM service

February 20 - OOCL has extended its Mediterranean service network to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, with the introduction of its Middle East/Pakistan/India - West Mediterranean service (WM3).
Views: 1703
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Emirates lifts off with KhalifaSat

February 15 - Emirates SkyCargo has transported the KhalifaSat satellite - the first satellite developed and built by engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
Views: 1605
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Atlas handles Hadera cargo

January 30 - Atlas Logistics has handled the transport of heavy and out-of-gauge (OOG) components for the GE 140 MW gas turbine power plant project in Hadera, Israel on behalf of General Electric.
Views: 997
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APL adds CSE service

January 30 - APL has enhanced its Intra-Asia network with the launch of its China Southeast Asia (CSE) service.
Views: 797
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FLS in gantry move

January 30 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported a gantry, measuring 8.9 m x 4.5 m x 7.5 m from Ras al-Khaimah to Jebel Ali port in the UAE.
Views: 824
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Finnlines gains Europalink

January 30 - January 30 - Rederi Aktiebolaget Nordö-Link, Finnlines' fully owned Swedish subsidiary, has purchased the ro-pax vessel Europalink from the Grimaldi Grou=
Views: 597
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Hapag-Lloyd launches EAS

January 29 - Hapag-Lloyd will introduce a weekly service between Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and the east coast of Africa in April, 2018.
Views: 952
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Almajdouie expands presence

January 26 - Almajdouie Logistics has signed an agreement with Sinotrans, outlining expansion plans for its joint venture partnerships in the Middle East.
Views: 1047
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ALE handles cable reel and tanks

January 26 - ALE has completed the transportation of a 22-tonne cable reel and three 223-280-tonne cable tanks at a port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 849
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Fleet Line handles the heat

January 26 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported an oil heater, measuring 15 m x 4.2 m x 5.1 m, overland from Abu Dhabi to Jebel Ali port in the UAE.
Views: 591
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Associations respond to maritime threat

January 25 - In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Intertanko have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and in the Bab al-Mandeb.
Views: 718
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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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Turk Heavy Transport delivers

January 16 - International project forwarding services provider Turk Logistics and Heavy Transport (THT) was recently selected to transport a shipment of wind farm components to Bahrain.
Views: 727
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Crane Worldwide opens in Dammam

January 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1074
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Mammoet bridges the gap in Dubai

January 11 - Mammoet has lifted and installed 16 steel girders for the fountain view link bridge under construction at the Dubai Mall, on behalf of Eversendai.
Views: 603
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Florida is key for BNSF

January 3 - January 3 - BNSF Logistics has established a new office in St. Petersburg, USA.
Views: 858
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Polytra ships to Oman

January 2 - January 2 - Belgium-based Polytra has organised the delivery of two transformers from Mechelen to Oman, along with 2,000 freight tonnes of other breakbulk cargoes.
Views: 914

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