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North America News from August 2017

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LGH lifts in LA

August 31 - August 31 - Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has provided 16 wireless compression load cells from Straightpoint for the benchmark weighing of ten ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Los Angeles, USA.
Views: 1075
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Trail King names Kolb

August 31 - August 31 - North American trailer manufacturer, Trail King Industries has appointed Joe Kolb as president.
Views: 624
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Blanchard in at APP

August 31 - August 31 - Elizabeth Blanchard, port commissioner at the Port of Stockton, USA has been named president of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP).
Views: 629
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TCS opens in Mexico

August 29 - August 29 - Air chartering specialist The Charter Store (TCS) has opened an office in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Views: 717
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MTL and UAL double up

August 25 - August 25 - Shipping lines, Maritime Transport Logistics (MTL) and Universal Africa Lines (UAL) have reached an agreement to cooperate with their services to Mauritania and Senegal.
Views: 1128
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Swire serves Micronesia

August 25 - August 25 - From September 2017, Swire Shipping will introduce a fixed weekly service to Guam and Saipan, in cooperation with American President Line (APL).
Views: 1178
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BNSF keeps on track

August 24 - August 24 - BNSF Logistics has transported four transformers by rail from the Port of Houston, Texas to Fairbanks, Indiana, USA.
Views: 823
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Atlas Air on the double

August 22 - August 22 - Atlas Air has agreed to operate a second Boeing 747-400 freighter for Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), with an opportunity for additional aircraft in the future.
Views: 740
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B&G skids in Louisiana

August 21 - August 21 - B&G Crane Service has removed and replaced five heat exchangers at a project in Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA.
Views: 742
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Semi-sub will move USS Fitzgerald

August 18 - August 18 - The US Navy has confirmed that it will use a heavy lift semi-submersible ship to transport the damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald from Japan back to the USA.
Views: 1033
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Chapman completes pipe move

August 16 - August 16 - Chapman Freeborn's Dubai office has coordinated the transport of 60 tons (54.4 tonnes) of pipe spooling from Sharjah, UAE to Houston, USA, on board a Boeing 747.
Views: 1071
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MACS adds Charleston to MTA

August 15 - August 15 - MACS has added the Port of Charleston in South Carolina, USA to its North West Continent to North America service (MTA).
Views: 1031
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UTC grows in Guyana

August 14 - August 14 - UTC Overseas has expanded its presence in Guyana with the appointment of Bob Stevens, the firm's Caribbean field director, to support its recently opened Guyanese office.
Views: 1284
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Mammoet moves multimodal

August 14 - August 14 - Mammoet has transported an 800,000-lbs (362.9-tonne) process vessel from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Robinson, Illinois, USA.
Views: 819
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Crowley and King Ocean expand services

August 14 - August 14 - Port Everglades, USA, has announced that King Ocean Services and Crowley Caribbean Services, both long-standing customers have entered into a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) that will expand their reach into Central America.
Views: 571
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BNSFL cement Smart project move

August 11 - August 11 - BNSFL Logistics and Smart Logistics have transported cement making equipment from the Port of Izmir, Turkey to the Port of Caldera, Costa Rica.
Views: 849
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BLRT's dock floats to Klaipeda

August 11 - August 11 - Earlier this month, BLRT Grupp's 11,000-ton (9,979-tonne) floating dock was loaded on board the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Dockwise Vanguard at the Adriatic Shipyard Bijela in Montenegro, for onward transportation to Klaipeda, Lithuani
Views: 926
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HHL assists Pirie project

August 9 - August 9 - Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL), on behalf of Geodis, has transported 13 modules, measuring over 147,124 cu m, from China to Australia to help with the redevelopment of the Nyrstar Smelter in Port Pirie.
Views: 1167
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CLA launches Mexico connection

August 9 - August 9 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) will launch its first scheduled cargo route on August 19, providing maindeck services connecting the UK and Mexico.
Views: 1504
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Breakbulk benefits from tolls restructure

August 9 - August 9 - The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama has officially approved a proposal to modify the Panama Canal tolls structure, following a recommendation from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors.
Views: 551
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Atlantic Coastal readies for launch

August 9 - August 9 - Later this year, Miami, USA-based Atlantic Coastal Shipping (ACS) plans to begin a regular weekly fixed-day shipping service on the US East Coast, as well as a regular fixed nine-day Caribbean feeder service.
Views: 689
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DICA pads out ICUEE line-up

August 8 - August 8 - DICA Outrigger Pads will showcase design updates to its ProStack interlocking cribbing system and introduce the Cavity Pad Plus range of outrigger pads at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), in Kentucky, USA,
Views: 493
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Indiana-Burns development on track

August 8 - August 8 - The US Department of Transportation has recommended to Congress that the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor receive one of 10 Fastlane small project grants for 2017.
Views: 883
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Volga-Dnepr eyes up AN-124 replacement

August 7 - August 7 - Volga-Dnepr is exploring the prospects for the development of a replacement super-heavy cargo transporter, which it hopes will be 35 - 40 percent more efficient than the Antonov AN-124, both technically and economically.
Views: 1414
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ZPMC confirms GPO stake

August 7 - August 7 - China's Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has confirmed that it is taking a 50 percent shareholding in Greenland Heavylift Holdings (Hong Kong).
Views: 1307
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Europe Cargo completes pipe project

August 4 - August 4 - Europe Cargo, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Belgium, has handled the unloading of 20 pipes, ranging in length from 39.2 m to 44 m, at the Port of Zeebrugge.
Views: 1271
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Crowley tow-out for US Gulf installation

August 3 - August 3 - Crowley Maritime's ocean class tugboats and 455-series high-deck strength barges recently played an integral role in the tow-out and installation of Hess' Stampede tension-leg platform (TLP) in the deep waters of the US Gulf.
Views: 431
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Leadership changes at Intermarine

August 3 - August 3 - Al Stanley has stepped down as president and ceo of project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargo carrier Intermarine, effective immediately.
Views: 1116
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Seaboard Marine enhances services

August 3 - August 3 - Effective August 23, 2017, Seaboard Marine will begin offering two weekly sailings from PortMiami to Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, both having a three day transit, one leaving Miami every Wednesday, the other every Friday.
Views: 811
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Bishop Lifting takes Matex Wire Rope

August 3 - August 3 - SBP Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bishop Lifting Products, has acquired Kilgore, USA-based, Matex Wire Rope.
Views: 1043
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ACS grows in Canada

August 2 - August 2 - The Canadian office of Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to larger premises in Toronto to facilitate its growth plans in the country.
Views: 679
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Crystal clear job for ALE

August 2 - August 2 - ALE's joint venture in Canada, ALE Roll-Lift, has transported a 258-tonne crystalliser for JNE Welding and Veolia Water Solutions in Saskatchewan.
Views: 608
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B747 trio to fly for Hong Kong Air Cargo

August 2 - August 2 - Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) has placed three Boeing 747-400 freighters with Hong Kong Air Cargo Carrier, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines, under an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement.
Views: 427
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Roberts named at Foss

August 2 - August 2 - Washington, USA-based Foss Maritime has appointed Will Roberts as chief commercial officer.
Views: 683
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Transaid trains Ugandan drivers

August 1 - August 1 - Transaid, the international development organisation, has started a major project to develop heavy goods vehicle and passenger service vehicle driver training in Uganda.
Views: 1052

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