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North America News from December 2012

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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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