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ACL to order ships in 2011

December 31 - December 31 - Atlantic Container Line is reported to be ready to order new ships in 2011 to replace its aging fleet of five ro-ro vessels operating between North America and North Europe.
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IMO records 27 ship robberies in West African region

December 30 - December 30 - Local media reports based on International Maritime Organisation (IMO) information suggest that there were 27 incidents involving piracy and armed robbery against ships engaged in international shipping within the first to third quarters of
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Six scrubber shipment for FPS in Australia

December 29 - December 29 - Famous Pacific Shipping recently shipped six scrubber units via a ro-ro vessel from the USA to Australia, working with its US agent, Oakland-based Sea Shipping Lines (SSL) Lines
Views: 708
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Three up for ALE

December 28 - December 28 - ALE has completed a brace of jobs in the last few days.
Views: 1071
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Allport merges with CS Logistics

December 24 - December 24 - Allport, one of the UK's largest freight forwarding and logistics companies, is merging with CS Logistics Holdings Limited, the parent company of Cargo Services Far East Limited, and based in Hong Kong and China.
Views: 3942
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Liebherr celebrates milestone delivery

December 23 - December 23 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr is celebrating the delivery of its 300th LTM 1500-8.1, described by the company as the most successful telescopic crane of its class, anywhere in the world.
Views: 1161
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Reel deal for Tuscor Lloyds

December 13 - December 13 - Tuscor Lloyds, the UK-based heavy lift specialist freight forwarder and shipping agent, recently undertook the movement of a large cable reel on behalf of a large shipping agent in Scotland.
Views: 1224
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Trade associations team up to fight against overweight containers

December 6 - December 6 - The World Shipping Council (WSC) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to establish an international legal requirement that all loaded containers be weighed at the marine port
Views: 796
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Brace of Cargolux movements to South Africa

December 3 - December 3 - South African mining and oil industry interests created two recent movements for maindeck capacity provider Cargolux to the country.
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CP Rail breaks its own record in heavy weight shipments

November 30 - November 30 - CP Rail has undertaken the heaviest direct single-line rail cargo in the history of the railway with the movement of two 300 tonne transformers moved from Europe to Lethbridge, Alberta.
Views: 789
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Help shape the contents of our next issue

November 30 - November 30 - The 17th edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, which should be landing on your desks over the next few days, delivers a comprehensive update of the latest developments in the over dimensional cargo business.
Views: 1926
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PIL adds ships to West Africa multi-purpose service

November 26 - November 26 - Pacific International Lines (PIL) has confirmed reports that it has introduced four 17,500-dwt vessels, acquired secondhand from Schoeller Holdings of Germany, to the multi purpose service that it reintroduced earlier this year in the trade
Views: 1454
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Teras and BBC JV established ... BBC Houston to fly US flag

November 19 - November 19 - Teras Cargo Transport (America), LLC, a full-service marine transport and logistics service provider and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, which delivers tailor-made shipping solutions for both heavy lift and project cargoes, have ent
Views: 1261
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Handle with care: Allseas handles glass factory relocation

November 19 - November 19 - Glass is a commodity that certainly needs to be handled with care and Allseas Global Logistics showed its willingness to adhere to that rule during the recent relocation of a glass factory from Birmingham to Brazil.
Views: 1820
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SBS Worldwide and Blue Water Shipping sign agency agreement

November 12 - November 12 - SBS Worldwide and Blue Water Shipping have signed an agency agreement which covers all sea and air freight activities between the Nordic countries and the USA for general cargo, strengthening the global network for both forwarders and also h
Views: 1005
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A monumental job for Yarbrough

November 11 - November 11 - North Carolina's Yarbrough Transfer Company is performing a significant project for the North Carolina Granite Corp., moving approximately 70 granite blocks from Mount Airy, NC to Jersey City, NJ.
Views: 923
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Project cargo terminal software launched

November 10 - November 10 - Seattle-based software house Tideworks Technology has released Mainsail Vanguard, its next-generation terminal operating system (TOS), which has applications for project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift terminal operations.
Views: 861
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Q3 results boosted by cargo mix and efficiencies

November 10 - November 10 - Shipping group Wilh. Wilhelmsen (WW) has recorded a significant increase in operating profit and total income for Q3 2010 and credits "an improved cargo mix and operational efficiencies" as key drivers behind the solid results, says the grou
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Battle over Idaho permits rumbles on

November 9 - November 9 - The Associated Press has reported that residents along US Highway 12 have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to conduct formal hearings before issuing any special permits allowing oil companies to transport huge loads of refinery equip
Views: 669
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Alabama lifting solutions workshop soon

November 4 - November 4 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is one of the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place early next month from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
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All eyes on Amsterdam for air cargo show

November 2 - November 2 - Billed as the world's biggest international air cargo exhibition, Amsterdam will be hosting the 25th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition (ACF) starting today and organised every other year by The International Air Cargo Association (TI
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Braemar Marine merger into Braemar Falconer

November 2 - November 2 - Braemar Shipping Services plc announced yesterday the merger of subsidiary Braemar Marine into the existing survey and risk control operations of Braemar Falconer.
Views: 1358
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Taking project forwarding acumen to a higher level

November 1 - November 1 - Project cargo training designed to fast track skills that otherwise could take many years to acquire and aimed at "rising stars" in companies who want to strengthen team working in the heavy lift project forwarding sector, was held as part of
Views: 1219
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Safmarine takes delivery of first new, owned MPV

October 25 - October 25 - Safmarine has taken delivery of its first new multi purpose vessel (MPV) - Safmarine Sumba - since becoming a member of the AP Moller-Maersk Group more than eleven years ago.
Views: 1334
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Bigge Crane establishes east coast HQ

October 20 - October 20 - Bigge Crane and Rigging is expanding again, this time relocating its Richmond, Virginia location to a complex more than twice the size of the current yard.
Views: 886
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Hiring round marks industry's health

October 19 - October 19 - A round of worldwide hiring in the heavy lift and project shipping sectors suggest that pressure on bottom lines around the world is easing.
Views: 1535
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Millionth ship for Panama Canal

October 15 - October 15 - A Chinese vessel has become the millionth vessel to transit the Panama Canal since it was built almost a century ago.
Views: 396
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Gulf drilling moratorium ends, but drilling must wait

October 14 - October 14 - Following this week's end of the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling, companies that are helping the industry meet new regulations are scrambling to keep up with increased business while oil-rig workers must remain idle until the new req
Views: 547
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Tandem lift for Beluga Stavanger

October 12 - October 12 - Kurt, a working civil engineering platform belonging to Tiefbau GmbH Unterweser (TAGU) 50 m long and 22 m wide, and weighing almost 1,000 tonnes proved a challenging cargo for the two cranes of the multipurpose heavy lift project vessel Belug
Views: 995
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Actuaries say true cost of maritime piracy is still uncertain

October 12 - October 12 - Despite attacks by Somali pirates on international shipping in the Gulf of Aden making headlines across the world, the true cost of these attacks to the maritime insurance industry are still uncertain, according to a new report published by t
Views: 669
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Sarens Group has hectic summer

October 8 - October 8 - Heavy lift crane contractor Sarens Group has enjoyed a hectic six months to October, says CEO Wim Sarens.
Views: 1726
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Canadian truckers buy heavy lift haulage specialist

October 6 - October 6 - Challenger Motor Freight, of Cambridge, Ontario and has acquired most of the assets of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight, established ten years ag
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Independent forwarders go global

October 6 - October 6 - The 7th Annual Sino-International conference held at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong offered the perfect venue for over 1400 participants to assess how, in an international market where borders have thinned and economics rule, local independe
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GPLN adds three

October 6 - October 6 - Casablanca-based, Fast Global Logistics - http://www.fglog.com/index.html - has been accepted into the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) as the project forwarder group's first member in Morocco.
Views: 1069
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Cleveland's heaviest load of all time

October 4 - October 4 - Jumbo Shipping's Stella Prima arrived at the Port of Cleveland carrying a shipment that included a 286 tonne transformer destined for an AEP power plant in East Brilliant, Ohio.
Views: 898
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Forwarders enter into plea agreement in U.S. Antitrust case

October 1 - October 1 - Both Panalpina and Kuehne + Nagel have announced the settlement of certain claims arising from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Views: 770
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Cross trade business for Etamad

October 1 - October 1 - Bucharest-based Etamad Grup Sea & Land Transport is currently involved in the cross trade transport of 10 locomotives from Busan in Korea to Bandar Abass in Iran on behalf of ANC Iran.
Views: 1030
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Mexican celebrations take off in France thanks to Volga-Dnepr

September 27 - September 27 - Main deck capacity provider Volga-Dnepr operated its first flight from an airfield in the Pyrenees in over a decade when it transported two Super Puma helicopters from France to take part in a military parade to mark Mexico's bicentenary ce
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Cargoitalia commences Shanghai flights

September 22 - September 22 - Cargoitalia, Italy's all-cargo flag-carrier, has commenced direct scheduled services twice weekly to Shanghai Pudong airport from its Milan Malpensa hub, using its recently-delivered third 90-tonne payload MD11 freighter.
Views: 936
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Ports America announces VP, key account management

September 20 - September 20 - Ports America, the largest independent marine terminal operator in North America, providing terminal management and a full suite of stevedoring and related services, has appointed Curtis F. Flynn to the position of vice president, key accou
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Seaboard heads for Belize

September 14 - September 14 - Seaboard Marine has started a service to and from Belize via Miami, Houston and New Orleans, as well as Cristobal, Panama, and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.
Views: 919
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US Court blocks Idaho shipments

September 14 - September 14 - The battle over permits to move oil equipment through an area of Idaho, USA, continues as the Transportation Department of the US state and energy giant ConocoPhillips filed appeals against a ruling that bans outsize oil equipment shipments
Views: 695
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Nordana adds Manzanillo and Panama

September 13 - September 13 - Effective September 23rd, ro-ro and project shipping line, Nordana will offer service with multipurpose ro-ro vessels from its regular ports in the Mediterranean to Manzanillo in Mexico on its Mediterranean-Americas service.
Views: 1073
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Peters & May saves the day for Hydra-Sports boat

September 10 - September 10 - Last minute refinements by Peters & May meant that a cutting-edge 2500 VX Vector Series Fishing Boat was transported via air, road and sea to Southampton in the UK, just in time for the Southampton Boat Show.
Views: 673
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Acquisition and partnership in Puerto Rico for Crowley and Islandwide

September 9 - September 9 - Project and heavy lift cargo operations are likely to be part of the value-added services provided to customers in Puerto Rico, following Crowley Maritime Corporation's logistics group acquisition of Islandwide Air and Ocean and agreement wi
Views: 1519
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Panama Canal and Port of Antwerp ink partnership agreement

September 8 - September 8 - An agreement that could generate more heavy lift traffic to the West coast of South America from one of Europe's most important heavy lift and project ports via the Panama canal has been signed.
Views: 1158
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CCNI adds Bragus Service for bulk and project cargoes

September 7 - September 7 - As part of CCNI's growth strategy aimed at enhancing its presence within the Mexican Gulf and East coast of South America, the shipping line has launched its Bragus Service, with the first sailing departing from Houston earlier this month.
Views: 1036
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service completes major project contract in Saudi

August 30 - August 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service says it has completed a significant project in Saudi Arabia which saw the company move equipment and parts totalling 32,000 tonnes over difficult road networks destined for the construction site of the new Al Safwa cem
Views: 1188
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Jumbo assists in deepest-ever riser installation

August 23 - August 23 - Rotterdam-based Jumbo Offshore, part of the Jumbo shipping group, has been involved in the significant installation of the deepest Free Standing Hybrid Risers (FSHRs) in an ultra-deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico for a major oil industry
Views: 1109
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Bigge acquires third Manitowoc 16000 crawler

August 20 - August 20 - California-based crane rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has purchased a third Manitowoc 16000 and made it immediately available for hiring. The heavy-boom 16000 is optimised for wind turbine erection.
Views: 1264
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Albacor Shipping handles transformer

August 18 - August 18 - Albacor Shipping's branch office in Banning, California has managed the shipment of a 215-tonne transformer from the Port of Houston to Scurry in Texas.
Views: 818
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DHL shines light on CO2 reduction

August 17 - August 17 - Global forwarder DHL has launched an initiative to retrofit energy efficient lighting and equipment at its global forwarding units in the Americas region: initially to be rolled out in the United States before expanding to Canada and Mexico.
Views: 601
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Idaho residents sue to halt big oil trucks

August 17 - August 17 - According to reports in the US media, local residents opposed to giant truck shipments of oil equipment through Idaho's scenic Clearwater/Lochsa river canyon have filed a lawsuit to block the shipments, just a day before Idaho planned to issue
Views: 784
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Maximus throws a Ramadan lifeline to the starving in Chad

August 16 - August 16 - Maximus Air Cargo is deploying relief flights during the month of Ramadan to help the drought stricken West African state of Chad. Supplies, provided by the UAE Red Crescent, are being dispatched from Abu Dhabi to victims of the severe drought
Views: 809
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New president for Metro Ports

August 11 - August 11 - Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., has appointed James Dillman as president.
Views: 1110
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NATREX scores a Mexican hatrick

August 6 - August 6 - The Moscow-based NATREX Group has handled the delivery of a hydroelectric generator, plus auxiliary items to be installed at 750-megawatt La Yesca power station in Mexico.
Views: 1036
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DG Rigging expanding to Texas

August 4 - August 4 - Brookville, Ohia-based, DG Rigging has appointed Richard Flores as its new vice president of business development.
Views: 853
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Agility launches operations in Cambodia

August 2 - August 2 - Agility is open for business in Cambodia and has opened an office in Phnom Penh, supporting the company's network growth strategy and further strengthening its operations in Indochina.
Views: 1368
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TT Club continues support for FIATA's training initiative

July 28 - July 28 - FIATA has revealed the names of the four regional finalists who will be competing for the title of Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year 2010 and a prize that includes hands-on training experience at one of TT Club's regional centres
Views: 850
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Air cargo demand rises by more than a quarter

July 28 - July 28 - Air cargo demand jumped by more than a quarter in June compared with a year ago according to a monthly report from IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
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Fairmount sets record under Heerema contract

July 23 - July 23 - Under contract to Heerema Marine Contractors, Fairmount Alpine and Fairmount Sherpa towed the SSCV Balder from Trinidad to West Africa at a record breaking speed.
Views: 607
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Dockwise wins contracts worth USD45 million

July 22 - July 22 - Dockwise Ltd has been awarded four contracts for heavy marine transport projects that include an FPSO, two jack-up rigs and a power barge.
Views: 1177
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Donjon Towing enjoys bullish project business

July 21 - July 21 - New Jersey-based tug boat operator Donjon Marine has reported a bullish period of recent marine transportation projects activity despite the economic troubles facing much of the shipping industry.
Views: 1102
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GAC names president to head Houston energy arm

July 21 - July 21 - GAC Energy and Marine Services (GEMS), a subsidiary of the GAC Shipping (USA), has appointed Carlos Arrieta as its new president to drive the growth of its integrated logistics services for the oil, gas, marine and mining sectors.
Views: 1185
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Assessing the impact of the new offshore oil moratorium

July 15 - July 15 - The specific impact on the project cargo business of the Obama administration's new moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is difficult to predict, but some have said it could result in the loss of 3,000 to 6,000 Louisia
Views: 524
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Toll Group on acquisition trail

July 9 - July 9 - Integrated logistics company, Toll Group is continuing on the acquisition trial and is acquiring WT Sea Air Group (WT) and Genesis Forwarding Group (Genesis), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 1236
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Magnificent seven for Chapman Freeborn

July 7 - July 7 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Inc has delivered seven skimmer boats to help tackle the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 823
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Jumbo Offshore opens in Perth

July 2 - July 2 - With several deepwater projects successfully completed over the last few years and in recognition of the growth potential in South East Asia, Jumbo Offshore has opened a new Regional Office in Perth, Australia, headed by Sjoerd Meijer, business d
Views: 796
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Trans-United picks up grand award

July 1 - July 1 - OOG and heavylift road haulier Trans-United, Inc of Burns Harbor, Indiana has been named the Overall Grand Safety Winner in the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) 2009 Fleet Safety Contest.
Views: 464
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Laninco lights up Costa Rican power project

June 30 - June 30 - The Anglo-Costa Rican company, Laninco SA has handled approximately 1,200 tonnes of project cargo from port side to the construction site at Las Pailas, where the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad is building a geothermal power station in
Views: 1200
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Beluga delivers crane to Port Manatee

June 30 - June 30 - Port Manatee's second Gottwald mobile harbour crane has been successfully delivered from Germany onboard the Beluga Endeavour and is being assembled onsite by its sister crane, which was delivered in November 2007.
Views: 1070
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GPLN adds to Chinese network

June 29 - June 29 - Qingdao Ocean Logistics Company has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 1126
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Port of Long View signs lease for steel pipe centre

June 29 - June 29 - Further to the report here on June 25, the Port of Longview Commissioners has unanimously approved leases with IDM Longview, LLC and Skyline Steel to construct and operate a steel pipe manufacturing centre in the Port's West Industrial Park.
Views: 881
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McCain chips in with proposals to abolish Jones Act

June 28 - June 28 - In the USA last week, Senator John McCain introduced draft legislation to repeal the 90-year-old Jones Act law that requires ships transporting goods between states to have been built in the United States, be crewed and owned by US citizens and
Views: 1220
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Kuehne + Nagel puts its foot on the gas in the Sahara

June 28 - June 28 - SNC-Lavalin, one of the world's leading engineering and construction groups, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for global logistics services related to its EUR785 million (USD972) project with Sonatrach, Algeria's national oil and gas compan
Views: 1324
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Breakbulk Americas conference comes of age in 2010

June 25 - June 25 - Attention of the project cargo and heavy lift sector will soon turn to the 21st Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition to be held in Houston, Texas between Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 14.
Views: 1474
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US authorities failing to implement Jones Act?

June 24 - June 24 - The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency and US Coast Guard have been accused of allowing foreign registered shipping to enter and leave US waters without being stopped, contrary to the provisions of the Jones Act.
Views: 1165
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Etamad ships crane barge

June 23 - June 23 - Bucharest-based Ess & Etamad Group Sea & Land Transport has successfully managed the cross trade transport of a 3240 tonne sheer leg crane barge from Busan in Korea to Bandar Abass in Iran on behalf of Tidewater Middle East.
Views: 1257
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Cool shipment for Albacor Shipping

June 23 - June 23 - Albacor Shipping USA has handled the transport of two huge cold boxes from the Port of Robinson, Canada to the construction site in Wloclawek / Poland via the Port of Gdansk.
Views: 1329
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Acergy and Subsea 7 to merge

June 22 - June 22 - In the first major consolidation in the oil services sector since the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico raised concerns of a regulatory clampdown on deepwater drilling activity, Acergy and Subsea 7 have agreed a USD5.4 billion merger.
Views: 1213
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SC&RA to hold financial & risk management forum

June 21 - June 21 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its 2010 Financial & Risk Management Forum, October 27-28, at The Westin Park Central, Dallas, Texas.
Views: 893
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Dockwise comes to aid of Gulf clean-up efforts

June 18 - June 18 - Leading marine contractor Dockwise has despatched its semi-submersible heavy lift ship Mighty Servant 3 to the clean-up operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 719
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Date announced for crane and rigging workshop

June 16 - June 16 - Hundreds of attendees from around the world are expected at the Crane & Rigging Workshop to be held by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), September 22-24 at The Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, USA.
Views: 783
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Chapman Freeborn wins top cargo charter award

June 16 - June 16 - For the fourth consecutive year Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has won the Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year prize at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards.
Views: 859
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Steel and project cargo forum finalised

June 11 - June 11 - Questions to be addressed at the forthcoming Steel and Project Cargo forum in London include whether overseas steel production will be the future going forward?
Views: 1265
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First glimpse of Cargolux's new era

June 9 - June 9 - Boeing has rolled out the first B747-8F for Cargolux from its paint hangar in Seattle. The aircraft sports a new livery that will be applied to the entire Cargolux 747-8F fleet.
Views: 1070
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Coyne Airways boosts US sales activity

June 8 - June 8 - Maindeck heavy lift cargo operator Coyne Airways has appointed a dedicated sales team in the USA to market its extensive network of air cargo delivery services to the Caspian region, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Views: 1839
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New president for Fesco Agencies North America

June 8 - June 8 - Fesco has appointed Mike Evans, a 20-year veteran of the company, to the role of president of Seattle-based Fesco Agencies North America, effective immediately.
Views: 1465
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Out with the old, in with the new

June 4 - June 4 - ALE recently helped with the replacement of an old with a new stator at the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant project in Mexico.
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Global expansion for Braemar Marine

June 4 - June 4 - Braemar Marine Inc, the marine claims and risk assessment specialist, has expanded its operations in both London and Singapore via a series of key appointments.
Views: 1372
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Slowdown in US wind energy installations forecast

June 1 - June 1 - A study from IHS Emerging Energy Research forecasts that 6.3 to 7.1 GW of wind energy installations could be installed in the USA in 2010, 40 to 60 percent lower than the 9.8 GW installed last year.
Views: 1643
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Fair wind blows for project group members

May 31 - May 31 - A fair wind is blowing for members of the project cargo specialist network, the Project Professionals Group in the wind energy sector.
Views: 1384
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SAL goes alone in Houston

May 28 - May 28 - Following the end of its agency agreement with Scan-Trans Houston earlier this month, SAL has joined forces with "K" Line in Houston and will open a new SAL USA office on June 1.
Views: 650
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Corpus Christi strengthens communications

May 28 - May 28 - The Port of Corpus Christi has promoted Patricia Cardenas, formerly marketing and public affairs manager, to lead a newly created Communications Department as director of communications.
Views: 1187
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Helicopter flies with Tuscor Lloyds

May 25 - May 25 - Tuscor Lloyds has completed the export of a helicopter from Europe to Mexico on behalf of a Mexican-based company which has an air chartering operation in North America.
Views: 998
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Logistics providers eye US wind power show

May 24 - May 24 - The 2010 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Conference in Dallas, Texas, May 23-26, 2010 is proving very interesting for project forwarders and others involved in the logistics of wind farm development.
Views: 1032
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Hovercraft museum comes of age with red plaque

May 21 - May 21 - One of the United Kingdom's most historical and notable transport locations has been recognised by the award of a striking commemorative plaque to a museum in the south of England which now occupies the site.
Views: 1134
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Heavy lift goes on line at St John

May 21 - May 21 - The Saint John Port Authority in Canada has launched a website to provide "one stop shopping for those looking to ship breakbulk and project cargo," says the authority.
Views: 1024
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Chapman Freeborn reacts to Deepwater Horizon spill

May 20 - May 20 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has coordinated a series of aircraft charters to New Orleans, USA, to help tackle the leak from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 870
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Agility refocuses to combat profit decline

May 19 - May 19 - According to chairman Tarek Sultan, Agility will increasingly focus on its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) division in the face of declining profitability over the course of the next four quarters.
Views: 1485
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Erickson Air-Crane in USD 75 million IPO move

May 18 - May 18 - Heavy-lift helicopter manufacturer and operator Erickson Air-Crane Inc has filed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) worth USD 75 million on the NASDAQ exchange in New York.
Views: 1126
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Corpus Christi enhances wind turbine movements by rail

May 7 - May 7 - US Class-I rail services from the three major rail companies can now be offered at the Port of Corpus Christi to move wind turbine components following last week's move by Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSRof its their first wind tower tra
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Dollars to flow to Savannah Harbour improvements

May 7 - May 7 - Funding has been approved by the Georgia General Assembly for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), as well as significant infrastructure improvements, that will enhance access to the Port of Savannah and increase Georgia's role in global
Views: 1483
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Vanguard relocates automotive line from Indiana to South Africa

May 7 - May 7 - South African project cargo forwarder Vanguard is completing a two-phase move for Benteler Automotive involving the complete relocation and installation of a hot forming line and 2,600 tonne Fagor press from Indiana, USA to a motor manufacturer in
Views: 768
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Hovertrans Solutions to debut hoverbarge next month

April 30 - April 30 - Hovertrans Solutions, a newly-created designer and manufacturer of hoverbarges for heavy lift operations in difficult terrain in the global oil and gas, and specialist transportation industries, is to make its debut at the Offshore Technology C
Views: 1400
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Port of Everett installs rail loading ramp

April 29 - April 29 - In the USA, the Port of Everett has built a new 70-tonne capaicty rail loading ramp to assist with the loading and unloading of wheeled cargo, such as military tanks, farming and mining equipment, onto and off rail cars.
Views: 597
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Netfrate shaves 1,700 km off Siberian delivery

April 29 - April 29 - US-owned freight forwarder Netfrate has organised the trucking, packaging, survey and ocean transport of an MD Explorer helicopter from the Port of Houston to St Petersburg, Russia with on-carriage to Novokuznetsk, Siberia.
Views: 768
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All hands on deck for press movement

April 23 - April 23 - On March 29, our website carried the news of two industrial forging presses moving from Montenegro to Georgia in the USA.
Views: 1151
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Quality for WWPC

April 23 - April 23 - Quality Freight Corp has joined the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) as its exclusive member for Panama.
Views: 867
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Chapman Freeborn issues volcano backlog traffic update

April 20 - April 20 - Air charter and aviation support company Chapman Freeborn has seen an "eruption in demand" for charters since the end of last week - including key routes to and from the Middle East, North America and worldwide, says the company.
Views: 708
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Combi-Lift finds encouragement in Brazil

April 19 - April 19 - A flood of investment in the Brazilian energy sector has German heavylift carrier, Combi-Lift, eyeing long-term charter contracts for up to two of its Combi Dock I, II, III and IV, semi-submersible heavily vessels, writes Rainbow Nelson.
Views: 1436
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Shipping confidence hits fifteen-month high

April 9 - April 9 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry have risen to their highest levels for fifteen months, according to the latest Shipping Confidence survey by Moore Stephens.
Views: 1210
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Expansion by Primax

April 8 - April 8 - Brazilian project forwarder, Primax Transportes Pesados, is set to continue its expansion throughout Latin America with the opening of offices in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela this year, reports Rainbow Nelson from the Intermodal exhibition in
Views: 1330
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Intermarine revises bunker surcharges

April 8 - April 8 - Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express, has advised that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean with effective of Ma
Views: 395
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Latest Wagenborg vessel launched

April 6 - April 6 - Arubaborg, which is being built for Royal Wagenborg by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, has been launched with delivery expected in mid-June this year.
Views: 667
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Isakson, Chambliss Seek Funds for Savannah Harbor Expansion

April 6 - April 6 - US Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss are seeking USD105 million in federal funds to continue the deepening of Savannah Harbour to help ensure that the port is able to accommodate larger cargo carriers.
Views: 1077
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Thyke Logistics is open for business

April 6 - April 6 - Thyke Logistics is a relatively new name in the Turkish freight business, but is already providing full logistics services to customers and partners.
Views: 872
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Seaports of Niedersachsen are nuts about Brazil

April 2 - April 2 - The Seaports of Niedersachsen has identified significant opportunities in Brazil and will being exhibiting at South America's largest logistics trade fair - Intermodal South America in Sao Paulo.
Views: 761
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Daily Express wins top GE Energy safety award

April 1 - April 1 - Daily Express, one of the USA's leading oversize load and wind energy trucking companies, has received the 2009 General Electric Energy Environmental Health and Safety Award (EHS) for achieving the highest safety results in the industry in an en
Views: 598
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Washington shift could benefit heavy lift operators

April 1 - April 1 - Heavy lift operators servicing the oil and gas industries may be able to benefit from a loosening of restrictions on US domestic offshore drilling for oil signalled by President Obama in a recently announced bill to tackle climate change.
Views: 929
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CG/LA names top 100 infrastructure projects

April 1 - April 1 - Washington-based CG/LA Infrastructure has released a listing of the top 100 global strategic infrastructure projects for 2010, totalling nearly USD550 billion.
Views: 1855
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WWL expands North America to Middle East service

March 30 - March 30 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has announced significant enhancements to its ocean service from North America to the Middle East due to increased in demand within the region.
Views: 874
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Sea Star Line to call at Philly for its heavy lift crane

March 26 - March 26 - Sea Star Line, which describes itself as a "lift-on carrier for out-of-gauge cargoes" and operates container/ro-ro ships between Jacksonville, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region, will add a weekly call at Philadelphia in April.
Views: 1023
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TBS International says 2009 was 'challenging'

March 17 - March 17 - Reporting its Q4 and December 31, 2009 year end financial results, TBS International chairman and CEO and president, Joseph E. Royce, stated: "2009 was a particularly challenging year for the global economy and shipping, especially for the dry
Views: 1637
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Maersk relaunches Farrell Lines

March 10 - March 10 - Maersk Line has revived the once well-known Farrell Lines brand, an American shipping line with deep history in the African trade, writes Kirsten Shepherd.
Views: 656
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napa service adds direct calls at Osaka and Shanghai

March 7 - March 7 - The companies which operate the napa service have announced that with the sailing of the Silverstone Express from Los Angeles on April 25th and Grays Harbor on April 28th, regular direct calls will be added at Osaki and Shanghai to the triangula
Views: 1004
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Bisso Marine reels in success with lift

March 1 - March 1 - Houston-based marine and energy services specialist Bisso Marine has loaded a 281 tonne umbilical reel onto an offshore installation ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 996
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KOG delivers a wagon load of fun

March 1 - March 1 - HLPFI's publishing executive, Luke King went on the road to join KOG Transport for a 'Gruenkohl Party' in Achim, northern Germany.
Views: 644
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Russian heavyweight aircraft come to Haiti's aid

February 24 - February 24 - Ruslan International, the joint venture company which markets and manages the combined fleet of 17 An-124 aircraft belonging to its parents Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Airlines, has begun a programme of nine flights to Haiti carrying ur
Views: 822
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Rock-It rolls further into GPLN

February 19 - February 19 - It's one for the money, two for the show as two more offices of the Rock-It Cargo organisaton become the latest members of Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 1066
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EC presses ahead with forwarder price fixing investigation

February 17 - February 17 - A Statement of Objections relating to a price-fixing investigation of their air freight forwarding activities has been sent by the European Union to a number of prominent freight forwarding companies.
Views: 1609
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BDP Project Logistics opens Aberdeen office

February 16 - February 16 - BDP Project Logistics has opened an office in Aberdeen, Scotland, to service the needs of UK project clients, including the important North Sea oil and gas industry.
Views: 1198
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ACL plans new multi-purpose ships

February 12 - February 12 - The Grimaldi Group's roll-on/roll-off carrier, Atlantic Container Line, says it does have long-term plans to order five new multi-purpose ships, but is yet to begin discussions with yards.
Views: 1224
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Goldhofer set to trump at the bauma

February 11 - February 11 - Memmingen, Germany-based Goldhofer is set to unveil a new three-axle SPZ-P 3 AAA type flatbed semi-trailer at the 29th 'bauma' international exhibition in Munich in April.
Views: 687
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WWPC names new member to Board of Advisors

February 10 - February 10 - Patrick Lee, managing director of CNC Freight Services, Malaysia, a founding Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member, has joined the network's Board of Advisors (BoA) after a vote of the management and attending members during the recent
Views: 974
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Panalpina receives Statement of Objections from the EC

February 10 - February 10 - Global freight forwarder Panalpina has been served with a Statement of Objections by the European Commission as part of a multinational probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Views: 416
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Liebherr cranes help port attract wind turbine cargoes

February 9 - February 9 - As reported by on the HLPFI website on February 5th, the port of Vancouver USA anticipates a return to growth in 2010 following a year in which an increase in business from the wind energy industry helped offset losses elsewhere in 2009.
Views: 857
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Vancouver port projects strong 2010

February 5 - February 5 - Larry Paulson, executive director of the port of Vancouver USA forecast a return to growth in 2010 following a year in which an increase in business from the wind energy industry helped offset losses elsewhere.
Views: 968
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Port of Mobile welcomes heavy lift barge crane

February 5 - February 5 - From May 2010, the Alabama State Port Authority and Barnhart Crane & Rigging will provide heavy lift barge crane services to cargo customers at the Port of Mobile.
Views: 946
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Air Charter Service opens in Toronto

February 5 - February 5 - Air Charter Service has opened an office in Toronto to complement its existing operation in New York - bringing to ten the number of offices ACS now has worldwide.
Views: 298
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UAL opens Angolan office

January 28 - January 28 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL), which offers specialist shipping services in West Africa's 'oil and gas theatre', has added a new office in Luandam with Monique Gubler, formerly chief operating officer of a global logistics provider, appointed
Views: 1765
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Highways agency responds to criticism

January 22 - January 22 - The UK Highways Agency has responded to criticism of its new Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) programme
Views: 941
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Miller becomes WCIE commercial co-ordinator

January 21 - January 21 - Industry veteran Justin Miller has become the commercial co-ordinator for the West Coast Industrial Express (WCIE) joint service operated by Industrial Maritime Carriers and Associated Transport Line.
Views: 639
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Global boat transportation alliance aims to make waves

January 21 - January 21 - PSP, a Southampton, UK-based freight forwarder with experience of moving boats and cruisers, is heading up a new global boat transportation alliance. The aim of the alliance is to give customers "an ever-improving, seamless global service, as
Views: 1145
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Port of Everett secures final funding for rail expansion

January 15 - January 15 - The Port of Everett has secured the remaining USD1.168 million required to construct 762 m of new railway that will connect its piers and other facilities with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe's main line.
Views: 740
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Houston calling for Bigge

January 12 - January 12 - Bigge Crane & Rigging has opened for business in Houston, Texas.
Views: 953
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New senior management at Metro Ports

January 8 - January 8 - Metro Ports has named Patrick Furrow, senior VP HR & administrative services; Kenneth Keane, director, safety; and Steve Mathis, director, business development.
Views: 1459
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Breakbulk fundamentals online

January 7 - January 7 - Chennai-based Teledata Marine Solutions, in collaboration with the Breakbulk Institute, USA, is offering an interactive online course in Breakbulk Fundamentals.
Views: 1194
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Bellville Rodair celebrates the successes of the past decade

January 6 - January 6 - Writing in the latest issue of the company's magazine "View", Terry Walpole, group chief executive of Bellville Rodair gave an interesting account of the company's achievements in the last decade, by Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 987
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Maxlines aids post-typhoon road construction

January 4 - January 4 - Following the devastating aftermath of typhoon Morakot on Taiwan, Maxlines Forwarders recently arranged for the transportation of heavy construction equipment from Los Angeles to Taiwan to be used in rebuilding roads in Taidung in the east of
Views: 729

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