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BNSF Logistics acquires Albacor Shipping

December 31 - December 31 - BNSF Logistics has acquired Albacor Shipping, the Toronto, Canada-based international global project and general cargo provider with locations across North America, Europe and Russia.
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US port strike averted for now

December 31 - December 31 - We end the year with some good news from the USA where the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) have agreed to a 30-day extension of the current labour contract and negotiations between them, thu
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Crowley announces management changes

December 28 - December 28 - Jacksonville-headquartered Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced more organisational changes within its shipping and logistics team.
Views: 933
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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Broker delivers steely performance

December 21 - December 21 - Chapman Freeborn recently transported 95 tonnes of seamless steel tubes and couplings from Osaka, Japan to Houston, USA for a client in the oil and gas industry.
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Port strike looks imminent in USA

December 20 - December 20 - Following the breakdown of talks between the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) union over the issue of container royalties, consignments being sent via oceanfreight to US east and gulf coast p
Views: 476
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Clipper Steel Services transports steel for the New York Freedom Tower

December 19 - December 19 - Clipper Steel Services - sister company of specialist heavy lift line Clipper Projects - has transported a number of steel beams for the New York Freedom Tower which will become the centrepiece of the new World Trade Centre in Lower Manhatta
Views: 763
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Samson rope expands R&D centre

December 19 - December 19 - US-based high-performance rope manufacturer Samson has started a major expansion project at its Ferndale, Washington manufacturing facility and corporate offices.
Views: 245
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Shipowners say too little time to install ballast treatment systems

December 18 - December 18 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80 percent of the world's merchant tonnage, has said that there is too little time to retrofit tens of thousands of vessels with ballast water treatment systems to comply with Uni
Views: 498
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COSCO Shipping confirms US and European joint ventures

December 17 - December 17 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, COSCO Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has confirmed that it has officially established joint ventures with NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors bv, of the Netherlands.
Views: 949
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
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Clipper Steel Services celebrates its 20th anniversary

December 14 - December 14 - Since it was formed In November 1992, Clipper Steel Services has made more than 800 voyages and says that 2012 will be a record year with more than 70 sailings from Europe to USA/Mexico.
Views: 949
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USD420 million contract for Keppel in Mexico

December 13 - December 13 - Marine manufacturer Keppel FELS - a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited - has won a USD420 million contract to build two KFELS B Class jackup rigs for PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion, a subsidiary of Mexico's national oil company P
Views: 690
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Intermarine reveals special consultant

December 13 - December 13 - Intermarine LLC, the New Orleans-headquartered marine logistics provider, has reported that John O Bomer IV will serve as special consultant to the ceo. His role will focus on the expansion of Intermarine's Africa service.
Views: 542
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Marilyn Monroe joins Elvis at Smith Maritime

December 11 - December 11 - Washington-based shipbroker and marine consultant, Marcon International, has announced that Foss Maritime Co has sold its US flag ocean deck barge, 'Foss 343', to Smith Maritime of Cove Springs, Florida. The ro-ro barge has been renamed 'Mar
Views: 717
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Qatar adds another C-17

December 11 - December 11 -Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has delivered a fourth heavy lift C-17 Globemaster cargo carrier to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
Views: 937
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Boost for WPA membership

December 11 - December 11 - Now Global Logistics of Adelaide, Australia has joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a network of independent transportation and logistics providers that specialise in air and ocean freight forwarding as well as niche/specialised ma
Views: 583
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Panama and Long Beach renew agreement

December 10 - December 10 - Officials from the Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal Authority have renewed an agreement that promotes more trade between Latin America and the US and facilitates the exchange of ideas for seaport engineering, dredging and environmenta
Views: 447
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Volga-Dnepr delivers satellites from Canada to Russia

December 10 - December 10 - Two IL-76TD-90VD freighters operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines have safely delivered highly-sensitive Express AM5 and Express AM6 satellites from Montreal in Canada, to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Views: 519
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World's largest heavy lift ship christened

December 4 - December 4 - Dockwise Vanguard - an ultra-large semi-submersible heavy lift ship constructed for Dutch shipping company, Dockwise was christened at the end of last week.
Views: 821
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 839
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Albacor ships Metro gear from the USA to Russia

December 3 - December 3 - Houston-based Albacor Shipping USA and Albacor Shipping Russia - both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) forwarder network - have together successfully delivered tunnel boring machinery between the Albany, New York port of Coe
Views: 856
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Barnhart expands with four new branches

December 3 - December 3 - Barnhart Crane and Rigging, the Memphis-headquartered heavy lift and transportation organisation, has continued to develop its US network with the opening of four new branches: Charleston, South Carolina; Owensboro, Kentucky; Richland, Washin
Views: 741
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Port of Corpus Christi promotes Frank Brogan to managing director

November 29 - November 29 - The Port of Corpus Christi - the fifth-largest port in the United States - has announced that Frank Brogan, former deputy port director - engineering, finance and administration services, has been installed as managing director, effective im
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Atlas Tubular appoints MIQ as North America logistics partner

November 29 - November 29 - MIQ Logistics, the Kansas USA-headquartered global logistics provider, has announced a multi-year service agreement with Atlas Tubular - a supplier of oil pipeline tubing and related oilfield equipment to the energy industry.
Views: 571
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A.R.T. Logistics opens global HQ in Hong Kong

November 27 - November 27 - A.R.T. Logistics, a leading project logistics company focused on Central Asia, Russia and the CIS, has opened its global headquarters in Hong Kong.
Views: 614
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Breaking news: Boskalis acquires 22 percent stake in Dockwise

November 26 - November 26 - Following on from this morning's developments, Royal Boskalis Westminster has today acquired 8.5 million shares in Bermuda-based Dockwise - representing just under 22 percent of the shares in the shipping services provider.
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The Friday Flyer

November 23 - November 23 - It's Friday afternoon in a windswept London and so it must be time for this week's edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, delivering a neat snapshot of news from the last week for your to enjoy with your afternoon tea and slice of cake - lemon dri
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IJS appoints McKisson

November 23 - November 23 - Logistics giant IJS Global has named Tim McKisson as vice president sales in the USA. Based at the company's Los Angeles office he becomes responsible for building and managing the sales team across the US as well as trade lane development.
Views: 593
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APM Terminals reveals Nigerian mega-port proposal

November 23 - November 23 - APM Terminals and a number of consortium partners, has revealed plans to develop a new greenfield mega-port project and Free Trade Zone at Badagry in Nigeria's Lagos State, some 55 km west of Apapa and the Port of Lagos on the Benin-Lagos Ex
Views: 980
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Surcharges loom as US port negotiations continue

November 22 - November 22 - The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) has called for full master contract wage scale meetings with the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) beginning on December 10, 2012.
Views: 490
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UK P&I Club welcomes S&P upgrade

November 21 - November 21 - The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda), generally known as the UK P&I Club, has welcomed an improvement of its Standard and Poor's (S&P) rating from 'Stable' to 'Positive'.
Views: 676
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Air Charter Service responds to Sandy

November 20 - November 20 - In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, global broker Air Charter Service has been arranging aircraft charters to provide vital support to thousands of New Yorkers trying get their lives back to normal.
Views: 663
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Heavy lift master class

November 20 - November 20 - Having presented his two-day 'Heavy Transport & Lifting' seminar to more than thousand people in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the UAE and Singapore.
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The Friday Flyer

November 16 - November 16 - It's time again for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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KAMAG takes US Space Shuttle on its final trip

November 16 - November 16 - The US Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final journey in October - a 20 km trip through the streets of Los Angeles carried on self-propelled modular trailers manufactured by Ulm, Germany based KAMAG.
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Corpus Christi acquires former US. Naval property

November 14 - November 14 - Texas, USA Port Corpus Christi and Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, have finalised the sale of the larger portion of the adjacent former US Ingleside Naval Station.
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WWPC partners handle Turkey to USA move

November 14 - November 14 - Albacor Shipping Mahwah of New Jersey, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the USA, has arranged for the transport of 3,000 cu m of cement-making equipment from the Turkish port of Izmir to Kansas, USA.
Views: 644
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Oniqua joins ASCO Group

November 13 - November 13 - The ASCO Group, a leading international oil and gas services company, has become the majority shareholder in Brisbane, Australia headquartered Oniqua MRO Analytics - a global analytics-based technology solutions company.
Views: 639
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BBC Chartering enhances South American frequency

November 13 - November 13 - BBC Chartering is adding shipping capacity to its Andino Express Line, a liner service that was launched in 2005 connecting Houston with the West Coast of South America.
Views: 790
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Borusan Logistics acquires Balnak Lojistik

November 12 - November 12 - According to a statement issued by Borusan Logistics, it has agreed a deal to acquire Balnak Lojistik, and says this will create Turkey's leading logistics service provider in terms of staff numbers and revenues.
Views: 815
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The Friday Flyer

November 9 - November 9 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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TIACA picks Paris for ACF 2016

November 8 - November 8 - Paris will stage the 28th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition from October 26-28, 2016 hosted by A
Views: 317
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Rayson moves drill rig to Durban

November 7 - November 7 - Rayson Shipping of South Africa, in cooperation with US partner Dartrans of Baltimore, USA has handled a drill rig shipment to South Africa.
Views: 537
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Heavy lift helicopters for the Amazon

November 7 - November 7 - Portland, USA based Erickson Air-Crane, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful Erickson S-64 Aircrane heavy lift helicopter, is set to acquire 14 helicopters and associated personnel and assets from HRT Participacoes em Petro
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US ports brace for second storm

November 7 - November 7 - Authorities working to restore port activity in New York and New Jersey after HurricaneSandy are bracing themselves for a further storm this week which could hamper restoration efforts.
Views: 741
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IAG Cargo targets forwarders through GLN

November 5 - November 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Global Logistics Network (GLN), a US headquartered network of 421 small and mediu
Views: 976
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The Friday Flyer

November 2 - November 2 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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Albacor handles USA - Saudi heavy lift

November 2 - November 2 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the USA, has handled the transport of two heavy chlorinators measuring 18.6 m x 7.7 m x 7.7 m in dimensions and weighing 129 tonnes each, plus miscellaneous p
Views: 853
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Seville giant on tow to Edinburgh

November 2 - November 2 - Seville, Spain-based industrial firms Tecade and Megusa have completed the construction of the largest structure ever to be transported from the port of Seville.
Views: 451
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PPG 2013 conference venue is Le Havre

November 2 - November 2 - The Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie (CCI) in the French port of Le Havre, will host the sixth annual Project Professionals Group (PPG) annual conference from May 20-22, 2013.
Views: 777
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Albacor project strikes gold in Canada

November 1 - November 1 - Toronto, Canada headquartered Albacor Shipping has successfully transported two grinding and crushing machines to the Detour Lake Gold Mine, some 190 km northeast of Cochrane, in Ontario, Canada.
Views: 999
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BDP gets social

November 1 - November 1 - Philadelphia, USA based global logistics services provider BDP International Inc. (BDP) has launched The BDP Social Experience, an online social network platform to engage its more than 4,000 customers, 3,400 worldwide employees, and other co
Views: 692
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England Logistics acquires Kampstra Transportation & Logistics

October 31 - October 31 -England Logistics, a full service transportation and logistics provider with offices in North America and mainland China, has acquired certain assets of Portland, Oregon based Kampstra Transportation and Logistics.
Views: 556
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The Friday Flyer

October 26 - October 26 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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Harbor Freight joins CEE network

October 26 - October 26 - Harbor Freight Transport Corp, a full service warehouse operator inside the Port of New York, USA has been appointed a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in the crane, haul, pack, rig, and skid, service categories.
Views: 1098
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Nautilus names new coo

October 25 - October 25 - Wilmington, California, USA based Nautilus International Holding has Michael F Giove as its chief operating officer, effective October 29, 2012.
Views: 665
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PAC joins C5C in Mexico

October 25 - October 25 - The Connecting 5 Continents network (C5C), part of the Gross Fuchs Group of Companies, has enrolled P.A.C. International in Mexico City, as a new member to the C5C network.
Views: 454
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SC Line extends along South American coast

October 24 - October 24 - Adding the 7,900 dwt vessel Monza Express to its fleet will enable ro/ro carrier SC Line to extend its Southtruck route from its hub in Cartagena, Colombia to the ports of Santos, Brazil and Zarate, Argentina.
Views: 556
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Dreamliner delivery moves aid to Ethiopia

October 24 - October 24 - Aircraft manufacturer Boeing joined with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach to deliver 9 tonnes of medical supplies to Ethiopia's largest hospital, using the delivery flight of Ethiopian's third B787 Dreamliner to carry the go
Views: 467
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Shuttlelift crane for PCL

October 24 - October 24 - PCL Industrial Services, a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and in Australia, has purchased a Shuttlelift DB70 double-beam mobile gantry crane and a SB30 single-beam mobi
Views: 660
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team, drops into your in-box.
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Port of Vancouver USA secures development grant

October 18 - October 18 - The Port of Vancouver USA has securedUSD5.7 million in grant funding that will be used to develop 58 acres of the port's Centennial Industrial Park.
Views: 704
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DYT lifts valuable yachts to South Florida

October 18 - October 18 - Two Dockwise semi-submersible ships, the 686 ft (209 m) Yacht Express and the smaller 556 ft (169.5 m) Super Servant 4, are carrying over 3,708 ft (1 130 m) of luxury yachts from Genoa, Italy, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Port Everglades i
Views: 491
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Canaveral to widen its approach

October 17 - October 17 -Port Canaveral in Florida, USA has received approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board to widen and deepen the port's access channel.
Views: 420
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Heavy lift load flies into Le Havre

October 16 - October 16 - A unique heavy lift cargo recently flew itself into the ro-ro terminal at the French port of Le Havre, when an EC 145 helicopter of the country's Civil Protection Service landed on the roof of the building.
Views: 819
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Terex pulls its weight on highway project

October 15 - October 15 - Three Terex crane models: a Terex RT 780 rough terrain; a Terex HC 110 hydraulic crawler; and a 230-tonne lift capacity Terex HC 230 crawler have been used to support construction efforts of the new Donald Bridge project on the Trans-Canada H
Views: 683
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Not all doom and gloom say project owners

October 15 - October 15 - Speaking in a conference session on the second day of the Breakbulk Americas event in Houston last week, representatives of five large EPC companies were upbeat on prospects for the project cargo industry, outlining that it was "not all gloom
Views: 787
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Damco acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

October 12 - October 12 - Damco is set to acquire PacNet, a leading freight forwarder in China and Australia, with almost 400 employees and a turnover of USD180 million in its last financial year (2011), as well as offices in Italy, India, the UK and the USA.
Views: 980
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Specialized Rail Transport's railcars in demand

October 10 - October 10 - Specialized Rail Transport says that its 20-axle railcar is on the move again and in higher demand than ever.SRT reports that it has handled the movement of a generator and turbine, totaling nearly 300 tonnes to a US power plant in the Caroli
Views: 385
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Cranes on route with Altius

October 8 - October 8 - The Projects Division of Altius, has been responsible for transporting four ship-to-shore cranes from Amsterdam to Vigo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Views: 703
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International Chamber of Shipping welcomes IMO comments

October 8 - October 8 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which claims to represent over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant
Views: 988
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Breakbulk event is all set for Houston

October 8 - October 8 - For only the second time in the event's 23-year history, the Port of Houston Authority will facilitate host port responsibilities for this year's Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hil
Views: 795
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Geodis Wilson leads logistics support for Panama Canal expansion

October 5 - October 5 - Further to our report on August 31 (Sarens set to ship new Panama lock gates), Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift specialist of Geodis, has advised that it is the lead contractor in the USD50 million contract awarded by steel
Views: 839
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Container weighing delayed

October 2 - October 2 - Last week saw two flag states raise concerns about container weighing proposals that will almost certainly delay efforts to bring in mandatory regulations, though not stop them altogether.
Views: 627
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Heavy transformer moved by Albacor Shipping

September 30 - September 30 - Albacor Shipping, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has handled the delivery of a transformer more than 28 m long and weighing more than 442 tonnes from the Port of Baltimore to Weirton, USA.
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MIQ Logistics adds district manager in Houston

September 9 - August 9 - Jerry Hnatiuk has joined MIQ Logistics' Truckload Brokerage team as a district manager based in the the company's Houston Global Logistics Centre.
Views: 527
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Massive caissons for sale

August 15 - August 15 - Marcon International of Coupeville, USA, has been chosen to market four massive concrete caisson sections constructed in 1981 to drill exploration wells under the shallow Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic.
Views: 257
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Massive caissons for sale

August 15 - August 15 - Marcon International of Coupeville, USA, has been chosen to market four massive concrete caisson sections constructed in 1981 to drill exploration wells under the shallow Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic.
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Intermarine and Scan-Trans merger

August 15 - August 15 - Denmark's Scan-Trans Holding A/S and the US-based Intermarine, LLC are merging their operations under the Intermarine brand name.
Views: 856
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PCN celebrates two-year bonanza

August 14 - August 14 - UK-headquartered Project Cargo Network (PCN) is marking the second anniversary since its foundation, having grown its presence over that time to now represent 148 members in 78 countries.
Views: 614
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Indian coastal shipping - off limits for foreign operators?

August 1 - November 27 - Reports in the Indian shipping media suggest that the Indian Ministry of Shipping is considering a proposal to prevent foreign-flagged ships and foreign-owned vessels from operating in the Indian coastal trade.
Views: 813
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Sarens Group acquires Canada Crane Services

July 31 - March 18 - Sarens North America Holding Inc, a member of the Sarens Group, has acquired Canada Crane Services Inc., headquartered in Nisku, Alberta.
Views: 751
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ICS seeks crucial changes to IMO ballast water regime

July 30 - July 30 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents all sectors and trades and over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, has called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address some critical issues concerning the immi
Views: 769
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Nippon Cargo Airlines' first Boeing 747-8 Freighter delayed

July 30 - July 30 - Contrary to earlier announcements by both the airlines and the manufacturer, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has not taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter and has advised over the weekend that the revised delivery schedule will be revea
Views: 292
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The Friday Flyer

July 27 - July 27 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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MIQ Logistics among Kansas' top 100 companies

July 27 - July 27 - Just a decade after being founded US business magazine Ingram's identified Kansas-based MIQ Logistics as one of the Kansas City area's top 100 privately held companies for the second consecutive year. Based on annual revenue, the company is rank
Views: 840
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CaroTrans increases Trans Pacific capacity

July 26 - July 26 - Project cargo forwarders handling containerised cargo serving Japan from the US will benefit from a new, direct LCL export service from Seattle to Tokyo.
Views: 649
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CEE adds new member in Canada

July 24 - July 24 - ITN Logitics Group has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE) as the network's member in Canada.
Views: 785
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AAI+PEERS Inc joins PCN

July 23 - July 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomes their first representative in the Philippines, AAI+PEERS INC.
Views: 1125
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The Friday Flyer

July 20 - July 20 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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Coke ovens put the heat on BigLift Shipping

July 17 - July 16 - Last week, BigLift Shipping finished the last of two challenging shipments on its vessels Happy Diamond and Happy Dover for the US Steel Corporation in Clairton, USA, from Lubeck, Germany to Mobile, USA, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhan
Views: 778
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LaRue will represent the Texas Ports

July 4 - July 4 - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected executive director, John P. LaRue, Port Corpus Christi (POCCA), to represent the Texas ports in the newly formed Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
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Panama Canal delays toll hike

July 2 - July 2 - The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has published a revised tolls proposal that defers the implementation date of new Canal tolls to October 2012 and October 2013.
Views: 503
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Green energy powers Tuscor Lloyds move

June 29 - June 29 - Global shipping agent and freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds has overseen a complex shipment of a biomass boiler from Lincoln, Nebraska through loading at the port in Houston, Texas, bound for Plymouth, UK.
Views: 778
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ITI webinar diary released

June 28 - June 28 - Crane and rigging training consultancy Industrial Training International (ITI) has announced the upcoming summer episodes of the ITI Showcase Webinar Series.
Views: 456
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Musaffah Port sets own record for heavy lift shipment

June 28 - June 28 - A record for the heaviest consignment to arrive at Musaffah Port, one of the key ports operated and managed by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), has been set with the recent arrival of two HP absorbers from Italy that weighed more than 2,600 tonnes.
Views: 761
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F1 nearly run off the road by French bureaucrats

June 28 - June 28 - A UK-based agent for bespoke abnormal load permit routes throughout Europe has revealed road freight law changes in France hit Formula 1 at the Monaco Grand Prix, last weekend.
Views: 836
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Isolde Liebherr awarded honorary doctorate

June 26 - June 26 - Isolde Liebherr, vice-president of the Supervisory Board of Liebherr-International AG of Bulle, Switzerland, the parent company of the Liebherr Group, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD honoris causa) by the National University
Views: 855
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Container weighing debate goes on and on

June 25 - June 25 - Last week saw the European Shipping Council (ESC) release a statement which included strong disagreement with the widespread belief in the shipping industry that weighing laden containers should be a requirement at terminals.
Views: 520
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Anglo Pacific project manages fibreglass horse shipment

June 22 - June 22 - International removals company Anglo Pacific has handled the transport of six life-size fibreglass horses from New York to the Museum of London. Now on permanent display in the City Gallery, the steeds arrived safely and are proving very popular
Views: 469
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Summa Group to take controlling stake in FESCO

June 22 - June 22 - Russia's Summa Group is purchasing a 56 percent stake in Far Eastern Shipping Company, OJSC (part of the FESCO Group) from the Industrial Investors Company.
Views: 989
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Changes at the top for Intermarine

June 22 - June 22 - Alfred (Al) JV Stanley has joined Intermarine; replacing Andre Grikitis as president and chief executive officer, who will now assume the role of operating chairman.
Views: 1053
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CaroTrans opens in Le Havre

June 20 - June 20 - Global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator, CaroTrans, has opened a branch office in Le Havre, France; creating the foundation for future growth in the country.
Views: 734
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding buys stake in NorSea Group

June 19 - June 19 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding Invest AS (WWHI), a fully owned subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH), has signed an agreement to acquire 35.4 percent of the shares in NorSea Group AS (NSG).
Views: 1153
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New heads for Scheuerle and Kamag

June 19 - June 19 - Susanne Schlegel and Andreas Kohler have taken up their positions as the new managing directors of Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik GmbH in Pfedelbach and the Ulm-based Kamag Transporttechnik GmbH & Co KG, both part of the TII Group (Transporter Industr
Views: 397
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Training on the agenda

June 18 - June 18 - The next issue of HLPFI takes an in-depth look at training within the heavy lift and project forwarding sector and we have noted a number of forthcoming training opportunities.
Views: 779
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Maersk Illinois makes historic call in Milwaukee

June 13 - June 13 - Cargo ships are a common sight at the Port of Milwaukee, but the arrival of the Maersk Illinois recently stood out amongst the port's typical marine traffic as the ship, a US-flag multipurpose vessel with heavy lift cranes, became the first Amer
Views: 1267
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World Bank Logistics report

June 8 - June 8 - The latest survey on the efficient global movement of goods by the World Bank suggests that high income economies are better at logistics efficiency.
Views: 993
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Direct Logistics uses multiple modes to move turbine

June 8 - June 8 - Direct Logistics' Project Division, the GPLN member based in India, arranged multimodal operations to move a 280 tonne gas turbine from Charleston, USA to the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation power plant which is being built in the Indian stat
Views: 518
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 8 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team. This week's edition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects division, which prom
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 08 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team.
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Key component of James Webb Space Telescope transported safely

June 7 - June 7 - IAG Cargo, in conjunction with UK-based forwarder, Pinnacle International Freight, has transported the Mid Infra Red Instrument (MIRI) - a key component of the James Webb Space Telescope - from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK to NASA
Views: 474
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Canadian submarine heads inland for museum role

June 6 - June 6 - HMCS Ojibwa completed its 12-day journey across Canada from Halifax to Hamilton with a little help from Heddle Marine Service Inc and McKeil Marine Limited.
Views: 619
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Sarens giant leaves USA for China

June 6 - June 6 - Sarens will bring its SGC-120 giant crane into action during the construction of a new drilling platform in Nantong, China, as part of its participation in the Cheviot Octabouy project.
Views: 802
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Fairstar takes delivery of Forte

June 1 - June 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has taken delivery of its latest new building, Forte, with the closing documentation completed to the satisfaction of Fairstar's bankers, classification society and the Dutch Flag State.
Views: 671
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Erik Lindbergh joins Air Charter Service

June 1 - June 1 - Erik Lindbergh, the renowned aviator and grandson of world famous Charles Lindbergh, has joined global aircraft charter specialists Air Charter Service as a brand ambassador.
Views: 435
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Stockton gets grant funding for deep water channel maintenance

May 31 - May 31 - The Port of Stockton has been awarded USD7.2 million to be spent on annual maintenance of the port's minimum 35 ft (10.6 m) mean low tide depth in the Stockton Deep Water Channel as well as performing overdraft dredging to deepen parts to 37 ft (
Views: 414
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Geodis Wilson committed to growth

May 31 - May 31 - Describing the Industrial Projects division of Geodis Wilson as the 'smallest of the big players'; Philippe Somers, senior vice president of Geodis Wilson's Industrial Projects group, said that the company is making progress in bridging the gap o
Views: 888
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Panama Canal toll rises are unacceptable, say shipowners

May 28 - May 28 - Plans to increase toll charges for the Panama Canal are 'rushed, excessive and likely to cause further problems for shipping companies' given the fragile state of economic recovery, say shipowners.
Views: 729
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Crowley Maritime disposes of heavy lift tug

May 21 - May 21 - Seattle, Washington-based Crowley Maritime has sold its 33.5 m, 40-year old twin-screw Seneca Class tug Sioux to Island Tug & Barge, also of Seattle. Sioux is to be renamed Island Venture by its new owner and is presently being painted in the new
Views: 504
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Oil rig transportation bonanza for Fairmount Marine

May 18 - May 18 - Three trans-ocean towage operations by marine contractor Fairmount Marine demonstrate the global reach of the Rotterdam-based heavy lift transportation operator's five modern long distance 250-tonne bollard pull super tugs.
Views: 969
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Shipping agreement signed between EU and USA

May 7 - May 7 - Officials from the EU and the U.S.A have signed an agreement to mutually recognize each other's certified trusted traders (known shippers), a decision that will go into effect on July 1.
Views: 820
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5K Logistics completes furnace project

May 7 - May 7 - 5K Logistics was brought in to provide heavy machinery transport for a new convection furnace which was to be installed at the Westlake Chemical Corporation styrene plant in Sulphur, Louisiana, USA.
Views: 776
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Hartmann Project Lines sets sail

April 30 - April 30 - The Hartmann Group of Leer, Germany has now launched its new Hartmann Project Lines service, as initially reported on the HLPFI website on March 16.
Views: 598
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First Kuwaiti member for PCN

April 27 - April 27 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added DMC Global Logistics to its network, as its first representative in Kuwait.
Views: 857
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Fairstar postpones AGM as acrimony over Dockwise bid grows

April 27 - April 27 - The developing business storm between Fairstar Heavy Transport and Dockwise has continued with the suspension of Fairstar's AGM amid accusations that Dockwise's moves do not conform with rules governing takeovers of publicly listed companies in
Views: 1011
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Piracy increasing in West Africa, latest report shows

April 25 - April 25 - 102 incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released this week in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Inter
Views: 684
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Dockwise to convert Black Marlin

April 24 - April 24 - Dockwise says it will convert its Type 2 vessel, the Black Marlin, to a Type 1 vessel similar to its sister ship, the Blue Marlin.
Views: 472
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GAAC Commerz takes two from Terex

April 24 - April 24 - GAAC Commerz GmbH, based in Germany, has taken delivery of two cranes, an AC 100/4L and a Challenger 3160, from Terex, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 735
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Double hit for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

April 23 - April 23 - The recent Intermodal South America event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, provided to be the perfect place for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to sustain its efforts to develop its presence in South American countries, which are all emerging mark
Views: 1108
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Fesco expands service out of port of Everett

April 20 - April 20 - In the USA, the port of Everett's major shipping line, FESCO Transportation Group, which has made the Port of Everett its Pacific Northwest shipping hub for Russian cargoes, will be expanding its export service to include ro-ro ships, according
Views: 939
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Europe and US edge forward on air cargo security

April 19 - April 19 - Europe's leading network carriers, represented by the Association of European Airlines (AEA), are urging US regulators to fully recognise European air cargo security standards and accelerate progress towards a mutual recognition agreement.
Views: 599
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Drewy and CargoSmart to deliver new box shipping KPIs

April 18 - April 18 - Drewry Maritime Research and CargoSmart Limited have entered into a cooperation agreement that will introduce a wider range of container Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help importers and exporters benchmark their carriers' service levels.
Views: 483
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SBM Offshore selects Blue Water Shipping

April 16 - April 16 - SBM Offshore has chosen Blue Water Shipping, a company with which it already holds a longstanding business relationship, to undertake the task of providing logistics for materials and equipment to China and Brazil, where the conversion of the f
Views: 823
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter extends sales reach in the USA

April 16 - April 16 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH has extended the contract which it signed with general sales agent, Platinum Air Cargo covering Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, almost a year ago, to cover additionally California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and
Views: 491
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New Canadian member for PCN

April 13 - April 13 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added Convoy Logistics Provider (CLP) to its network, as its third representative in Canada.
Views: 486
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WWPC partners combine efforts to move boiler

April 12 - April 12 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has worked in conjunction with the project forwarder network's Vienna-based Austrian partner, Procargo Spedition, to handle the transport of parts of a biomass
Views: 661
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Guam senator seeks Jones Act exemption

April 11 - April 11 - Senator Frank F. Blas, Jr. introduced a resolution that requests Guam's Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce legislation to exempt Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska from the U.S. Build provision of the Maritime Shippin
Views: 515
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Albacor undertakes solo and joint ventures

April 10 - April 10 - Albacor Shipping (USA), the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) based in Mahwah, New Jersey, has worked with its WWPC partner LS-Cargo, based in Bremen, Germany, to handle the shipment of a 19 x 4.7 x 4.7m ball mill weighing ap
Views: 583
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Port Everglades adds new shipping service to Venezuela and Colombia

April 10 - April 10 - Port Everglades, USA, has a new shipping service to Venezuela and Colombia with Naviera Master Line de Venezuela C.A. moving heavy equipment and machinery/rolling stock on a fortnightly basis from the port, with plans to offer a weekly service
Views: 509
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Faststream opens Perth office

April 10 - April 10 - International maritime, oil & gas and mining industry recruiter Faststream has opened an office in Perth, Australia, which will focus on filling positions for shipping companies, oil majors and mining companies active in the region.
Views: 820
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ACE Winches exports Scotland's heaviest air cargo

April 6 - April 6 - ACE Winches staff recently celebrated the completion of their largest manufacturing contract, worth GBP4.2 million (USD6.67 million) for Superior Energy Services, based in Houston, USA, which was partly delivered on the world's largest plane, th
Views: 506
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Shuttlelift wins C-Tech Oilwell Technologies business

April 4 - April 4 - Edmonton, Canada-based C-Tech Oilwell Technologies has purchased a Shuttlelift single-beam mobile gantry crane to use with its portable factories that produce a sucker rod for oil pumping facilities.
Views: 681
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BDP adds second service centre in South Asia

April 4 - April 4 - BDP International has opened another Global Services Centre (GSC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The US-based, global logistics and transportation services firm opened its first such centre in Kuala Lumpur in March 2008.
Views: 943
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End of the line for Hartmann Asia RTW Line

April 4 - April 4 - HLPFI understands that Hartmann Asia RTW Line Pte Ltd has been placed into provisional liquidation with accountancy practice, Lau Chin Huat & Co of Singapore, appointed as the provisional liquidator of the company.
Views: 1056
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Volga-Dnepr on starting grid for Honda reconstruction

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried over 200 tonnes of project cargo from Japan to Thailand to help with the reconstruction of Honda's assembly facilities after they were severely damaged in floods at the end of 2011.
Views: 510
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines receives second Boeing 747-8F

April 2 - April 2 - Jeff Klemann, vice president Everett Field Ops & Delivery/AOG/747/767/777/787 Programs for Boeing is seen with Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines on the steps of the Russian cargo airline's second Boeing 747-8 Frei
Views: 619
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Shining a light on better safety

March 30 - March 30 - A British clothing manufacturer has created an innovative clothing range that it claims brings added safety to heavy lift and project cargo personnel.
Views: 475
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Rolitrans offers bridging solution

March 29 - March 29 - Rolitrans International has recently introduced the Rolitrans Heavy Lift Fly Over Bridge System (RFOBS) to expand its asset base and safe working practices, whilst aiming to introduce a universal transport solution, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 1109
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European Commission issues huge fines on airfreight companies

March 29 - March 29 - Yesterday, the European Commission issued USD225 million penalties on a number of airfreight companies, including Kuehne + Nagel, UPS, and Expeditors for what the regulatory body said was a breach of E.U. antitrust rules during the years 2002-2
Views: 666
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Volga-Dnepr says Boeing 747 charters are flying high

March 28 - March 28 - Volga-Dnepr Group says that its commitment to offering customers a 'Cargo Supermarket' of air logistics solutions has resulted in a significant increase in demand for Boeing 747F charter flights for the transportation of non-standard cargoes.
Views: 765
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Log on to lift safely

March 28 - March 28 - Industrial Training International (ITI) is to host a series of webinars on the subjects of crane and rigging.
Views: 526
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Drewry delivers latest review of multipurpose shipping market

March 28 - March 28 - Drewry Maritime Research's latest Annual Multipurpose Market Review & Forecast reports on the current state of the multipurpose fleet, the demand for the cargo space on those vessels and the outlook for the markets they trade in
Views: 1061
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Rickmers names trio of new agents

March 27 - March 27 - Hamburg based heavy lift and project cargo transporter Rickmers-Linie is now serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, which has necessitated the appointment of new agents in the two countries.
Views: 1133
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Gas plant shipments are natural for ACS

March 26 - March 26 - Air Charter Service's (ACS) New York office recently chartered an AN-225 aircraft to freight equipment and components destined for a natural gas plant in Nigeria.
Views: 488
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Third Boeing 747-8 Freighter for Cargolux

March 23 - March 23 - Cargolux has accepted its third Boeing 747-8 Freighter today and will fly the aircraft from Seattle to Luxembourg, where it joins a fleet currently consisting of Boeing 747 aircraft including nine 747-400F, three 747-400BCF and two 747-8F.
Views: 541
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China Navigation orders four handysize bulk carriers

March 20 - March 20 - The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo), the deep seashipping arm of the Swire group, has placed a order for four B.Delta37 handysize bulk carrier ships of 39,500 dwt each at Chengxi Shipyard Co. Ltd, Jiangyin, China, to be delivered betwee
Views: 1181
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Hartmann Group launches projectliner service

March 16 - March 16 - From this month, Hartmann Project Line is a new regular scheduled service offering a breakbulk and project cargo liner operation connecting Australasia with the North American continent.
Views: 391
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Zeebrugge sees boost for project cargoes

March 16 - March 16 - Transfennica's service between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Bilbao, Spain, has seen a significant increase in capacity since January 2012.
Views: 289
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US President gets close up of Sarens crane at work

March 15 - March 15 - The SGC-120, a giant crane built by Belgium-based Sarens Group, is currently executing its first job in Phoenix, USA, executing heavy lifting jobs for the construction of an enormous production hall for the steel industry.
Views: 844
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Liebherr hits mobile harbour crane milestone

March 15 - March 15 - Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is celebrating an order for its thousandth mobile harbour crane, which will be delivered in the second half of 2012 to Montoir Bulk Terminal in France.
Views: 665
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Fairmount Alpine in escort service

March 14 - March 14 - The Fairmount Marine tug, Fairmount Alpine has performed escort services for a bulk carrier at the request of international salvage company, Smit Salvage.
Views: 416
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More rail for Stockton

March 14 - March 14 - The Port of Stockton, USA, in a public-private partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Metro Ports, has added 5,825 ft (1,775.46 m) of new track to the east port interchange tracks, forming a loop that will allow inbound and outbound trains
Views: 553
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Inchcape Shipping has ambitious plans for Canada

March 14 - March 14 - Inchcape Shipping Services yesterday announced an ambitious three year plan to expand its logistics and supply chain business within the Canadian marketplace whilst ramping up its east and west coast marine service business.
Views: 781
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Steel business boosts ports

March 14 - March 14 - Ratner Steel Supply Co, a producer of steel products, recently announced plans to locate a new facility at the Port of Indiana, USA.
Views: 1025
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TT Club analysis pinpoints risk hot spots

March 14 - March 14 - Speaking at the freight industry forum, TOC Container Supply Chain Asia in Hong Kong, TT Club's director of global risk assessment, Laurence Jones highlighted the key factors that cause disruption throughout the global supply chain and spoke of
Views: 801
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Msharib Shipping & Logistics joins PCN

March 12 - March 12 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has its second member in Afghanistan with the addition of Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL), and says that the company has a specialisation in SDDC (Surface Deployment Distribution Command), a very specialis
Views: 651
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TransBorder joins WWPC

March 12 - March 12 - TransBorder S.A.S, which is based in Bogota, Colombia has been appointed as exclusive member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Colombia.
Views: 936
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Sarens reports wide range of heavy lift project activity

March 9 - March 9 - A range of projects across most continents has demonstrated the breadth of heavy lift operations undertaken worldwide by Sarens Group, the Wolvertem, Belgium-based heavy lifting and engineered transport provider.
Views: 896
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Bishop Lifting Products adds Oklahoma City

March 7 - March 7 - Bishop Lifting Products (BLP), a fabricator and distributor of slings and rigging supplies, has opened a regional office in Oklahoma City, USA, with the intention of being a 'one-stop source for servicing the oilfield rigging needs in the Mid-Co
Views: 388
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Santo Domingo on track, thanks to Multitrade Spain

March 7 - March 7 - Multitrade Spain, a Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network member, worked with its Dominican company Multitrade Dominicana to be awarded a second contract of 45 metro cars, for the second metro line in Santo Domingo, Domenica.
Views: 712
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Mammoet's new PTC completes test programme

March 7 - March 7 - Global tailor-made heavy lifting and transport solutions manufacturer Mammoet has completed the test programme of its three new PTC 140/200 DS (Platform, Twin ring, Containerised) cranes at Westdorpe, The Netherlands.
Views: 753
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AN-124 documentary reaches film festival final

March 6 - March 6 - A documentary produced in association with Volga-Dnepr Group that charts the history of the Antonov AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighter aircraft is a finalist in this year's New York Festivals (NYF) International Television & Film Awards.
Views: 456
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Gulf Stream Marine recapitalised

March 2 - March 2 - The CapStreet Group, LLC and Crutchfield Capital Corporation has reported the majority recapitalisation of Gulf Stream Marine, Inc by CapStreet Group. Crutchfield served as the exclusive financial advisor to Gulf Stream Marine throughout the tra
Views: 794
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Chinese market coming of age

March 1 - March 1 - US management consulting firm A.T. Kearney is "very optimistic" about the prospects for China's breakbulk market, saying important structural changes in the country's economy and a growing sophistication among Chinese shippers suggest opportunit
Views: 1228
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February 29 - February 29 - AVEVA has opened a new office in Charlotte, USA, to support the growing global nuclear energy market.
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Georgia on Caterpillar's mind

February 22 - February 22 - The ease of accessing the major ports of Savannah and Charleston on the US East Coast has been cited by construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar as a major factor in its decision to site a new manufacturing facility in Georgia.
Views: 580
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Sensitive projects hat trick for Rhenus Logistics

February 20 - February 20 - The French Industrial Project department of Rhenus Logistics (former Wincanton Mondia) has completed three sensitive projects in Russia, France and Qatar.
Views: 711
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Widdows to take over from Steffens at Rickmers

February 16 - February 16 - After ten very successful years with the Rickmers Group and especially, with Rickmers-Linie, Jan B Steffens will, by 31 March 2012, step down from the twin positions of CEO of Rickmers Holding and of Rickmers-Linie although he will continue
Views: 794
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SRT on track

February 13 - February 13 - Houston, Texas-based over-dimensional railroad car operator Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) undertook significant rail movements at the end of last year, including one movement that required a total logistics package, involving lifting, loa
Views: 497
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Mui-Fong Goh to deliver keynote Breakbulk China address

February 10 - February 10 - Global management consultant Mui-Fong Goh, a partner at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Breakbulk China conference and exhibition later this month.
Views: 617
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ICS board meeting focuses on piracy and emissions

February 8 - February 8 - The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners' associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, met in London earlier his week.
Views: 910
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ACL's starts weekly ro-ro service to Russia and Finland

February 8 - February 8 - Atlantic Container Line is set to start a new, weekly ro-ro service from the USA and Canada to Russia and Finland and says it will be the fastest and most frequent service available in the market.
Views: 479
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First for Demag Cranes in Bermuda

February 7 - February 7 - A Gottwald HMK 170 Ewill be taking up commercial operations in the spring of 2012 at the port of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, where it will be handling containers and general cargo.
Views: 978
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Seventh Breakbulk business run set for Shanghai

February 6 - February 6 - Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced the seventh Break-Bulk Business Run, which will take place in Shanghai in February 2012, and the expansion of the Business Run circuit to include additional eve
Views: 859
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Seven Seas ships heat exchangers

February 6 - February 6 - Seven Seas Shipping Co, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Jordan and Iraq, has successfully completed the transport of two heavy heat exchangers for a Jordanian phosphate mining company's sulphuric acid plant; as well as
Views: 1118
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Discovery Air Innovations launches student competition

February 2 - February 2 - Discovery Air Innovations (DAI), in collaboration with the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, has announced the first annual Hybrid Air Vehicle (HAV) student paper competition.
Views: 988
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Liebherr looks back at 2011

February 2 - February 2 - Significant orders for Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) in 2011 from emerging economies, as well as the market introduction of the new LHM 420 model, helped Liebherr-Werk Nenzing stabilise its bottom-line in what it describes as a "challenging" wo
Views: 1126
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Braemar names regional director

February 1 - February 1 - Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Richard Gayton to the key role of regional director, Americas.
Views: 717
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SC&RA 2012 annual conference announced

January 30 - January 30 - The 2012 Annual Conference of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), April 17-21, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Austin, Texas, USA, features a program that includes educational sessions, networking events and committee mee
Views: 980
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Ports America HQ on the move

January 27 - January 27 - Ports America has relocated its group office from Iselin to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.
Views: 457
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ALE bridges the gap

January 27 - January 27 - A pair of bridge placement contracts has shown the sort of strategic heavy-lift, transport and installation services that UK-based ALE is capable of.
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Damen Shipyards receives three orders for five pontoons

January 26 - January 26 - Damen Pontoons & Barges has signed three contracts for a total of five purpose-built Damen Stan Pontoons (SPo): two Damen Stan Pontoons 6511 for Mammoet Maritime (The Netherlands), two Stan Pontoons 8916 ICE for Silverburn Shipping (I.O.M.) L
Views: 1180
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Clipper Projects opens for business in Mumbai

January 23 - January 23 - Clipper Projects has opened a new office in Mumbai; India and sees the opening of Clipper Projects India as part of a strategic goal to move closer to its clients in the important and developing Indian market.
Views: 705
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ALS helps in Kiwi earthquake clean-up

January 23 - January 23 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS') project team in Hull, UK organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine to New Zealand to assist in clear-up efforts following last year's earthquake.
Views: 894
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Triple Success in Tripoli

January 20 - January 20 - Three shipments to Libya signal Move One's commitment to the country's reconstruction process.
Views: 643
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Albacor Shipping moves heavy transformer

January 19 - January 19 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), through their branch in Banning, USA, has handled the transportation of transformer measuring 42 x 12 x 16 ft from the Port of Newark, USA to Cranberry, USA
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Tuscor Lloyds packs case for Mexico

January 19 - January 19 - Tuscor Lloyds arranged a multimodal transport of a large breakbulk case, originating in the English Midlands and going to the port of Veracruz, Mexico.
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Dockwise Yacht Transport ship heads for South Pacific

January 18 - January 18 - Brisbane, Australia will welcome Dockwise Yacht Transport's (DYT) Super Servant 4 when the 169.49 m semi-submersible ship berths at Fisherman's Island Terminal to unload a cargo of yachts with a total value of approximately USD35 million.
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Grieg Star adds capacity on the Atlantic

January 11 - January 11 - GRIEG Star Shipping, a leading provider of specialised sea-transportation, has introduced a fifth ship into its North Atlantic service.
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New year, new faces at the Port Corpus Christi Commission

January 11 - January 11 - Port Corpus Christi Commission began its first meeting of 2012 with the administration of the public service oath to Al Jones and Charles W. Zahn Jr. to replace Robert Gonzalez Jr. and Francis I. Gandy Jr. and to re-appoint Richard M. Borchar
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SAL Heavy Lift ship gets DP upgrade

January 9 - January 9 - SAL Heavy Lift has confirmed that its ship, Lone, has completed its upgrade from DP class I to DP Class II.
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Intermarine opens Brazilian office to ramp up service

January 9 - January 9 - Heavy lift shipping line Intermarine has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil to oversee all commercial activity in Brazil and the Mercosur Region. Carlos Morino, Intermarine's director of east coast South America (ECSA), will manage the l
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Dahlman Rose predicts 9.3 percent increase in global energy E&P

January 4 - January 4 - According to a report in the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch, investment bank Dahlman Rose & Co is predicting that global energy companies are expected to continue spending more for exploration and production this year, despite sluggish econ
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Advance manifest system now in force in Turkey

January 4 - January 4 - Turkish Customs has instigated an Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) or advance manifest system for containerised inbound or transit cargo on vessels, effective January 1, 2012.
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Hartmann Asia Line adds fourth ship

January 3 - January 3 - H.S.A Chartering has added a fourth ship into the round-the-world (RTW) service operated by Hartmann Asia Line.
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Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.