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North America News from March 2017

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Jergens joins Crane Worldwide

March 31 - March 31 - John Jergens has joined Crane Worldwide as vice president global sales, based in Dallas, USA.
Views: 1286
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SEKO names Barnes

March 31 - March 31 - SEKO Logistics has named Tony Barnes as chief operating officer (coo) Asia Pacific.
Views: 1781
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Mexico Natie score more machines

March 30 - March 30 - Mexico Natie has ordered two reach stackers and six forklifts from Konecranes, which will bring its fleet of Konecranes lift trucks to 20 machines.
Views: 1411
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It's a gas for Tradelossa

March 30 - March 30 - Tradelossa has completed the transportation and installation of a gas turbine and generator for a combined cycle power plant in Altamira, Mexico.
Views: 806
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PCN members on the move

March 29 - March 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have completed several projects, transporting oversized cargo around the world.
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Recovery in sight, says Drewry

March 29 - March 29 - Following another poor year for multipurpose shipping with further erosion of rates making it the worst market in over 10 years, signs of recovery are now evident with momentum expected to build over the next few years, according to global ship
Views: 1687
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Portland picks O'Hollaren

March 28 - March 28 - Ken O'Hollaren has been appointed as marine marketing director at the Port of Portland, USA.
Views: 1181
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Panama's metro gets a Liebherr lift

March 27 - March 27 - Colombian crane contractor, Mamut de Colombia, has utilised several Liebherr mobile cranes in the construction of metro line 2 in Panama City.
Views: 974
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Crowley's cranes make history

March 27 - March 27 - Crowley Puerto Rico Services has taken delivery of three Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan.
Views: 2033
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Trailer Bridge ups service

March 27 - March 27 - Trailer Bridge is offering an additional service from the Port of Jacksonville's (Jaxport) Blount Island Marine Terminal to the Dominican Republic's Santo Domingo port.
Views: 1107
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New media for pilot car escort vehicle training launched

March 24 - March 24 - In the USA, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations has developed a number of publications in collaboration with the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and the Commercial Vehicle Saf
Views: 976
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All change at the top at Daimler

March 24 - March 24 - Following February's resignation of Dr Wolfgang Bernhard at the world's largest heavy truck manufacturer, Daimler Truck and Bus has appointed his successor and announced a new ceo for its North American operation.
Views: 1895
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Shipping not a picnic, says accountant

March 23 - March 23 - Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
Views: 1669
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Subpoenas for shipping lines


March 22 - March 22 - Reports in the mainstream business media indicate that top executives of several container shipping companies have been subpoenaed by US Justice Department investigators as part of an investigation into price fixing and violation of anti-trust
Views: 1162
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2017 shipping season starts on Great Lakes

March 22 - March 22 - The Port of Hamilton, Canada, has marked the beginning of the 2017 commercial shipping season by welcoming the Calusa Coast tug vessel and its specialised tank barge, the first vessel of the season.
Views: 1009
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Kenworth T880 gets factory fitted AWD option

March 22 - March 22 - US truck manufacturer, Kenworth has announced that its heavy duty truck, the T880, is now available with a driven front steering axle, writes HLPFI correspondent, Peter Shakespeare.
Views: 1115
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Crowley steps on the gas with ship launch

March 22 - March 22 - ­ Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine have launched Crowley's new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world's first combination ro-ro ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, USA
Views: 1902
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Riyadh's metro on track with DHL

March 21 - March 21 - DHL Industrial Projects is undertaking the delivery of 47 Bombardier train sets destined for Riyadh's new metro line from a production site in Mexico to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1309
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Panama Canal launches scheduling system

March 20 - March 20 - In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal Authority has announced that it will launch a vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system aimed at optimising costs, improving safety and increasing the overall
Views: 518
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Peterson strengthens BP ties

March 20 - March 20 - BP Trinidad and Tobago has awarded Peterson a five-year contract to provide integrated logistics services for its operations in Trinidad and Tobago.
Views: 942
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GPA hits the high notes

March 20 - March 20 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled 2.94 million tons (2.68 million tonnes) of cargo across all of its docks during February 2017 - a 10 percent increase over February 2016.
Views: 1425
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EC re-adopts air cartel decision

March 17 - March 17 - The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine totalling EUR776.465 million (USD834.5 million) for operating a price-fixing cartel.
Views: 1728
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Houston is calling for Bahri

March 17 - March 17 - Saudi Arabia-based Bahri has officially opened an office for Bahri Logistics in Houston and says it will help to expand its breakbulk and project cargo business through a key US gateway.
Views: 1356
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PCN duo on the move

March 16 - March 16 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have transported oversized cargo around the world.
Views: 1642
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XLP members keeping busy

March 16 - March 16 - XLProjects (XLP) members have completed several project cargo shipments.
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IATA launches cargo handling manual

March 16 - March 16 - IATA has launched a Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) in order to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency in air cargo operations.
Views: 936
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Volga-Dnepr helps fight Chilean wildfires

March 16 - March 16 - Helicopter Express, based in Georgia, USA, contracted Volga-Dnepr Airlines to transport four helicopters to fight the outbreak of wildfires in the Chilean countryside.
Views: 1177
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WWL transports deaeration unit

March 15 - March 15 - British logistics company Central Freight has worked with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to transport a 46-tonne deaeration unit from Sheffield, UK to the USA, utilising a customised ro-ro solution.
Views: 1151
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MIQ opens in Atlanta

March 14 - March 14 - MIQ Logistics has opened a global logistics facility in Atlanta, USA
Views: 1208
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Clipper adds second ship

March 14 - March 14 - Clipper Steel Services has added a second ship into the shuttle service that it launched between the Port of Mobile, USA and Tampico, Mexico in 2014.
Views: 1524
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Tadano unveils rough terrain crane



March 13 - March 13 - Tadano has extended its product range with the GR-1200XL/GR-1100EX, its largest 2-axle model in its rough terrain crane line-up.
Views: 1070
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Scheuerle promotes North American range

March 13 - March 13 - Germany-headquartered specialised trailer manufacturer TII Group has used the CoxExpo convention to promote its range of trailers and specialised handling equipment geared to the North American market.
Views: 1381
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Orders roll in for Link-Belt

March 13 - March 13 - Kentucky-headquartered construction equipment manufacturer Link-Belt sold a number of cranes on the third day of the ConExpo convention in Las Vegas.
Views: 809
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WWPC raises record in Cebu

March 10 - March 10 - Members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) raised USD43,500 for the Filipino children's charity Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation at its 17th annual conference at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu, the Philippines.
Views: 1838
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Logistec in at Cleveland

March 10 - March 10 - Logistec USA Inc (Logistec), a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation, has signed a 10-year agreement with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority to operate the Cleveland Bulk Terminal from April 2017.
Views: 1170
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Dynamometer receives a Stute handling

March 9 - March 9 - Stute Logistics was contracted to provide multimodal project services for the transport of a hydraulic dynamometer from Korea to Russia.
Views: 1393
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Greencarrier and JAS form alliance

March 9 - March 9 - Greencarrier Freight Services and JAS Worldwide have formed an alliance to provide freight and logistics services through JAS' global network and Greencarrier's operations in the Nordic and Baltic areas, representing each other exclusively in th
Views: 2096
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Jaxport goes Green

March 9 - March 9 - The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida, USA, has appointed Eric Green, the organisation's senior director of government affairs, as its acting ceo.
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Manitowoc sees business at ConExpo

March 8 - March 8 - ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, got off to a quick start from Manitowoc, with several crane purchases being celebrated at the company's booth.
Views: 974
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Results round up

March 8 - March 8 - Gebrüder Weiss has reported total revenues of EUR1.36 billion (USD1.435 billion) for its 2016 financial year, up 6.4 percent in comparison to EUR1.278 billion (USD1.348 billion) achieved in 2015.
Views: 1814
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FLS Projects transports pontoons

March 7 - March 7 - FLS Projects has transported two pontoons, each weighing 126 tons (114.3 tonnes), two link spans and four struts from Vietnam to Australian waters on board a Spliethoff heavy lift ship.
Views: 1643
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Record January for Baltimore

March 7 - March 7 - The Port of Baltimore, USA has reported a record month for general cargo and containers in January 2017.
Views: 1193
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Liberty Global Logistics christens ship

March 7 - March 7 - Liberty Global Logistics (LGL) of Lake Success, New York, has held a naming ceremony at the Port of Beaumont, Texas for the newest US-flag ro-ro ship, Liberty Passion.
Views: 1203
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Mammoet will move for MHIA

March 6 - March 6 - Mammoet has been awarded a contract by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) to support a large polymer production plant expansion project on the US Gulf Coast in Texas.
Views: 1307
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AMI buys into Manica

March 6 - March 6 - AMI International of Mauritius has acquired the Bidvest Group's shareholding in Manica Holdings of South Africa.
Views: 3733
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Alistair steels into Zambia

March 1 - March 1 - Alistair Group has transported oversize steel frames from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Lusaka, Zambia, for use in the construction of a 1 million tonne per year cement plant.
Views: 1078
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New EMEA head at UK P&I

March 1 - March 1 - The UK P&I Club has appointed Susanne Murphy as its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional director.
Views: 1210
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Gamette promoted at Long Beach

March 1 - March 1 - The Port of Long Beach has appointed Sean Gamette as managing director of engineering services.
Views: 1159

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