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Polynesia Line goes direct to Tonga

February 29 - February 29 - Polynesia Line is adding a direct monthly call into Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga to its service from the US West Coast ports of Long Beach and Oakland.
Views: 735
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Project cargo climbs at Walvis Bay

February 26 - February 26 - The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) has stated that part of its strategic initiative within its current five-year plan is to facilitate the growth of project cargo and abnormal loads through the Namibian Port of Walvis Bay.
Views: 1181
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PPG duo ships seven

February 25 - February 25 - TransProject and ScanGlobal have completed a three-year-long project to deliver seven 400-tonne transformers from Sweden to The Dalles in Oregon, USA.
Views: 969
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WDS readies telescope for the cold

February 25 - February 25 - World Distribution Services (WDS) has been awarded a contract by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) to help coordinate the transport of a new radio telescope from the USA to Greenland.
Views: 752
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Plastic plant move for SAL

February 25 - February 25 - SAL Heavy Lift's vessel Lone has completed the second shipment of cargo from Mai Lao, China, to Point Comfort in Texas, USA for a plastic plant expansion project.
Views: 1100
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Steder propels forward

February 25 - February 25 - Steder Group has coordinated the transport of new propulsion system equipment from the European ports of Antwerp and Southampton to Charleston in the USA.
Views: 610
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ACS expands LA premises

February 24 - February 24 - Air Charter Service's (ACS) Los Angeles operation has moved into newer and larger premises on Santa Monica Boulevard, following a record year for the company and its US west coast office.
Views: 346
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Locomotion at ABP Newport

February 24 - February 24 - The last shipment of seven class 66 locomotives has arrived at ABP's Port of Newport from Indiana, USA on BigLift Shipping's vessel Happy Dragon.
Views: 779
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Challenging market harms Terex

February 23 - February 23 - Terex has recorded an income from continuing operations of USD142.5 million in 2015, compared with USD259 million in 2014.
Views: 1083
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Cargolux makes for Mumbai

February 23 - February 23 - As part of the two airlines' cooperation agreement, Cargolux and Oman Air have introduced two weekly flights to Mumbai, with effect from March 8, 2016.
Views: 762
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Jones in at Straightpoint

February 22 - February 22 - Straightpoint has named ex-NMB Technologies ceo, Myron Jones, as its operations manager in the USA.
Views: 835
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Mixed results for NWSA

February 19 - February 19 - While international container volumes at the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) climbed 25 percent year-on-year in January, breakbulk cargo volumes declined.
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Louisiana calls for Gulf Stream Marine

February 19 - February 19 - Gulf Stream Marine has expanded into Louisiana, after being awarded a stevedoring license by the Port of Lake Charles.
Views: 1097
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Houston adds African link

February 19 - February 19 - Grimaldi Lines has added a call at the Port of Houston to its East Coast - West Africa ro-ro service - the first direct service between the US gateway and the African region.
Views: 723
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Steady start for ABC

February 17 - February 17 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has recorded a 30 percent year-on-year increase in tonnage for January 2016, transporting 43,605 tonnes of cargo on board its Boeing freighter fleet.
Views: 840
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Straightpoint puts two to the test

February 16 - February 16 - Straightpoint has installed two new load cell test machines - a 100-tonne capacity unit at its Hampshire, UK headquarters and a 55-tonne capacity system at its North American facility in Camarillo, California.
Views: 326
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Finnish rep for Flensborg

February 15 - February 15 - Flensborg and Associates has appointed Jari Pirhonen as its Finnish representative.
Views: 878
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Edwards debuts Faktor 5

February 12 - February 12 - Edwards Moving & Rigging has used its new 500-tonne capacity Goldhofer Faktor 5 high girder bridge for the first time in the delivery of a 490,817 lb (222-tonne) steam generator turbine in northern Virginia.
Views: 526
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Indiana sets shipping record

February 12 - February 12 - The Ports of Indiana handled over 12.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2015, surpassing 2014's record volume by nearly 18 percent.
Views: 901
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Last day for regular registration to SC&RA symposium

February 12 - February 12 - Today is the cut-off date for regular registration for the SC&RA 2016 Specialized Transportation Symposium, which takes place from March 1 to 4, at The Peabody, Memphis, USA.
Views: 602
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Metro Ports moves home

February 11 - February 11 - Metro Ports and its parent company Nautilus International Holding are moving into new headquarters in Long Beach, California on February 16.
Views: 517
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Whiting powers Michigan

February 11 - February 11 - Whiting Corporation has coordinated the installation of a 250-tonne capacity bridge crane at a nuclear power plant in Michigan, USA.
Views: 663
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Inspirational move for Beyel Bros

February 11 - February 11 - Beyel Brothers Crane and Rigging has transported a mock-up space shuttle, Inspiration, from the now closed Astronaut Hall of Fame site in Florida to its temporary home at the company's Merritt Island boat yard.
Views: 915
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Dan-Czech moves tank trio

February 10 - February 10 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has handled the delivery of three giant cryogenic storage tanks, manufactured by Chart Industries in Czech Republic, from their production facility in Decin to the Port of Hamburg.
Views: 674
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Shipping risk map launched

February 9 - February 9 - A new interactive map - RiskMap - has been launched so that shipowners and managers can easily view what security threats a country poses to shipping lines.
Views: 799
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WCA Projects members busy

February 5 - February 5 - Members of the WCA Projects network in Colombia, China, Peru and India have handled the transport of a number of out-of-gauge cargo shipments across the globe.
Views: 1373
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XLP members power-up

February 5 - February 5 - XL Projects Network (XLP) members in China and Pakistan have been busy handling a number of complex project shipments.
Views: 1186
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Blast off for Streamlines in Canaveral

February 4 - February 4 - StreamLines' new Blue Stream liner service has become the first liner service to call at Port Canaveral's Canaveral Cargo Terminal, which is operated by Gulftainer USA.
Views: 886
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Grieg Star adds Swedish calls

February 3 - February 3 - With effect from this month, Grieg Star is adding a number of Swedish port calls to its Atlantic service to and from the US East Coast, US Gulf and Altamira, Mexico.
Views: 621
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IUMI flags insurance concerns

February 3 - February 3 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) said that insured losses resulting from last year's explosion at Tianjin Port are likely to amount to USD5-6 billion.
Views: 836
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Atlas Breakbulk Alliance bags Pegg

February 2 - February 2 - Atlas Logistics Network (ALN) has formed a separate organisation dedicated to the breakbulk and project cargo industry - the Atlas Breakbulk Alliance - which will be headed up by well known industry personality, Albert Pegg.
Views: 1351
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HLPFI adds Associate Editor

February 2 - February 2 - Yvonne Mulder, a communications specialist in the freight and supply chain industry for more than 25 years, has joined the Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International team as Associate Editor.
Views: 1140
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Japanese carriers brace for tough 2016

February 2 - February 2 - MOL has forecast a USD1.45 billion loss for its financial year ending March 31, 2016, as the Japanese line restructures its dry bulker and container shipping business areas.
Views: 1153
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HMM struggles to stay afloat

February 2 - February 2 - According to reports in the international media, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is resurrecting an asset sale plan in an effort to avoid bankruptcy as it struggles under a KRW7 trillion (USD5.8 billion) debt.
Views: 834
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Dako moves engine trio

February 2 - February 2 - Dako Worldwide has coordinated the shipment of three diesel engines from Italy to Panama.
Views: 933
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AAPA concerns despite cargo growth

February 1 - February 1 - According to a report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seaports in the USA are seeing a steady rise in waterborne cargo volumes with 2014 tonnage figures showing a 3.1 percent increase over 2013 totals.
Views: 612
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Höegh names number three

February 1 - February 1 - The third vessel in Höegh Autoliners' New Horizon class of pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) has been named Höegh Tracer during a ceremony at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries in China.
Views: 537

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