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Damco names Meierkort

April 6 - Mike Meierkort has been appointed as head of Americas at freight forwarder Damco.
Views: 572
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Kota Bakat gets under way

April 6 - The 25,000 dwt Kota Bakat – operated by King Ocean Gulf Alliance (KOGA) Shipping – made its maiden voyage from Port Houston's CARE Terminal last week.
Views: 618
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Odyssey begins epic move

April 6 - S7 Space called on the project logistics industry to help relocate its Odyssey launch platform, part of the Sea Launch project, from the USA to the port of Slavyanka in Primorsky Krai, Russia.
Views: 636
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Caterpillar considers Covid-19 impact

March 30 - The magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic will be determined by its duration, geographic spread, business disruption and overall impact on the global economy, says equipment manufacturer Caterpillar.
Views: 1405
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Reynolds slides to success

March 27 - Reynolds Transfer and Storage has used Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding equipment to remove and replace a transformer in Madison, Wisconsin.
Views: 1402
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PMI plummets in USA and Europe

March 27 - The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a bellwether of economic health for the manufacturing and service sectors – has dropped to record lows in both the USA and eurozone during March.
Views: 1135
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SC&RA update on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

March 26 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is appealing to the US Department of Homeland Security to confirm that the crane, rigging, and specialised transportation industry is classified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
Views: 1220
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Duncan joins Long Beach

March 26 - The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in the USA has named Kenneth W. Duncan as managing director of commercial operations.
Views: 1133
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Ex-Im supports US exporters

March 24 - The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has introduced initial relief measures for US exporters and financial institutions to support American companies in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Views: 1489
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Crowley adds Hercules to fleet

March 23 - Crowley Maritime has entered into a bareboat charter agreement with Brusco Tug and Barge for a tractor tug that will serve Pacific Northwest and California ports with ship assist and harbour escort work.
Views: 1341
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BigLift completes STS delivery

March 20 - BigLift Barentsz has delivered three neo-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to the port of Savannah in the USA. 
Views: 2171
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UPDATED: JOC, Antwerp XL and ESTA cancel events

March 17 - The 2020 JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference, Antwerp XL exhibition, and the ESTA 2020 Awards of Excellence have joined the growing list of events that have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the rapid growth of global cases of Covid-19. 
Views: 1496
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Tonsager joins Patriot 

March 17 - Patriot Rail and Ports has appointed Paul Tonsager as its chief commercial officer. 
Views: 1775
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Entrec reports revenue uptick

March 13 - Entrec Corporation has reported a year-on-year revenue increase for 2019, thanks to organic growth in the USA and the acquisition of Capstan Hauling in October 2018.
Views: 1790
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Canaveral boosts ro-ro capability 

March 12 - Port Canaveral in the USA has assumed operational responsibility of its vehicle processing facility and launched a ro-ro division to support its existing customers. 
Views: 1463
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PCB exhibition postponed 

March 11 - The Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) will be postponed until June 17-18. 
Views: 1271
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BNSFL hauls to Houston

March 10 - USA-based BNSF Logistics has transported components of a mixed material storage system from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the port of Houston.
Views: 1332
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Mammoet-Haisla selected for LNG Canada

March 5 - The Mammoet-Haisla joint venture has been awarded heavy lift and heavy haul contracts for the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Views: 2284
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Wind energy boosts Longview revenue

March 2 - Imports of wind energy components and steel, as well as soda ash exports, helped the port of Longview in the USA exceed its 2019 budget projections.
Views: 1408
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GPA opts for Konecranes units

February 28 - Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has acquired two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes for its Ocean Terminal in the port of Savannah.
Views: 1280
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A1A introduces 3D Lift Vision

February 27 - A1A Software will launch a virtual-reality simulator for lift planning at the ConExpo-Con/Agg construction trade show that takes place in Las Vegas on March 10-14.
Views: 1290
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LOC lands LNG Canada deal

February 26 - LOC Group has signed a multi-year contract with LNG Canada to provide marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services and vessel quality assurance at the project in Kitimat.
Views: 1700
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DSV Panalpina opens China link

February 26 - DSV Panalpina has started operating a Boeing 747-8 freighter three times per week, east and westbound, between Huntsville, Alabama in the USA (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) to cope with capacity constraints caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Views: 1668
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Zuchowski joins Pintsch Bubenzer

February 24 - Pintsch Bubenzer USA has named Mike Zuchowski regional sales manager for ports in the western region of the USA and Canada.
Views: 1290
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Buckner boosts training programme

February 24 - Buckner Heavylift Cranes has added ITI Online's library of courses to supplement its monthly safety training curriculum.
Views: 1510
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Fitzgerald returns to Crowley 

February 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1. 
Views: 1535
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NTSB publishes report on Ingalls collision

February 21 - The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the collision between a heavy lift vessel, an unarmed barge and the destroyer Delbert D Black in Pascagoula, Mississippi last March.
Views: 1963
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Liebherr delivers a first in the USA

February 19 - North Carolina Ports (NCP) has added a Liebherr LPS 420 rail-mounted gantry harbour crane at its terminal at the port of Morehead City.
Views: 2076
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Canaveral secures funding for multipurpose berth

February 18 - Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded a USD14.1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Port Infrastructure Development Program to modernise and expand North Cargo Berth 3 (NCB3).
Views: 2179
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Apache aircraft soars with Antonov

February 18 - Antonov Airlines has transported four Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) in Arizona, USA to the Hindan Airforce Base in India.
Views: 2267
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Ambercor completes yankee move

February 17 - Canada-headquartered Ambercor Shipping has coordinated the delivery of a yankee dryer and two through-air dryer (TAD) rolls in Quebec.
Views: 1641
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Duluth awarded infrastructure grant

February 17 - The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated a USD10.5 million grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. 
Views: 1678
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Wm. O'Brien opens in the USA

February 17 - Ireland’s Wm. O'Brien is opening its first office in the USA, in Princeton, New Jersey.
Views: 1553
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ProLift acquires ARM

February 14 - ProLift Rigging has acquired Advanced Riggers & Millwrights (ARM), a rigging and plant relocation company based in Riverside, California.
Views: 2030
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Heavy lift cargo boosts volumes at Duluth

February 13 - Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million tons at the port of Duluth-Superior for the 2019 shipping season, ranking as the port’s third-highest throughput since 2015, reports Morgan McClean.
Views: 1734
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Caldwell launches TLC clamp

February 12 - The Caldwell Group has launched a clamp designed for lifting and turning curved plate or pipe from horizontal to vertical positions, and vice versa.
Views: 1521
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Easter named permanent ceo at Daseke 

February 11 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has appointed Chris Easter as its permanent ceo and a member of the board of director
Views: 1589
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HLI handles the pressure in yankee move 

February 11 - HLI Rail & Rigging has moved a yankee dryer – a pressure vessel used in the production of tissue paper – 300 miles (482.8 km) from Erie to Lock Haven in Pennsylvania. 
Views: 2112
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Intermarine begins operations

February 10 - Intermarine has commenced its Americas liner service, following the brand’s resurrection at the end of January.
Views: 2333
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KOGA Shipping launched

February 10 - King Ocean Gulf Alliance (KOGA) Shipping has been launched out of Houston, USA, and will focus on breakbulk, project, and bulk shipping throughout the Americas.
Views: 2846
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Onshore wind grows in the Americas

February 7 - The Americas and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW of onshore wind capacity in 2019, an increase of 12 percent on the previous year’s 11,892 MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
Views: 2082
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Port of Morrow wins federal funding

February 5 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded USD1.6 million to the port of Morrow for equipment and infrastructure improvements.
Views: 1829
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Talbert adds Modular 65SA range

February 4 - USA-based Talbert Manufacturing has added the Modular 65SA to its range of specialised trailers.
Views: 1583
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Devlin moves to Mærsk

February 3 - Dennis Devlin has joined A.P. Møller–Mærsk as the shipping company’s senior director for special project logistics in North America.
Views: 2299
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Intermarine brand revived

January 31 - HLPFI understands that Zeamarine has divested its Americas Liner business, which operates 10 multipurpose vessels serving customers in the US-South America trade. 
Views: 2523
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Ørsted partners with Virginia

January 30 - Ørsted has signed an agreement with the port of Virginia in the USA to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
Views: 1777
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UTC’s Poisler joins College of Technology

January 30 - UTC Overseas’ chief operating officer global energy and capital projects, Marco Poisler, has joined the College of Technology at the University of Houston as an adjunct professor.
Views: 2314
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Mammoet moves in Maine

January 30 - Mammoet has loaded 60 modules at Cianbro’s manufacturing facility in Brewer, Maine.
Views: 1935
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Winds of change in the USA

January 29 - Research from various industry analysts suggest that both the onshore and offshore wind energy sectors in the USA are on the cusp of receiving huge surges of investments.
Views: 2357
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Imperial upgrades fleet

January 29 - USA-based Imperial Crane Services has taken delivery of two Tadano GR-750XL rough-terrain cranes.
Views: 1463
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SC&RA outlines 2020 conference agenda

January 27 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has revealed the speakers for its 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held from April 14-18 at the Amelia Island Plantation in Florida, USA.
Views: 1736
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Cranes arrive in Brownsville

January 22 - BBC Chartering’s multipurpose vessel BBC Asia has delivered two mobile harbour cranes to the port of Brownsville in Texas.
Views: 1888
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Crowley shakes up marine services organisation

January 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has reorganised its marine services organisation into three business segments: offshore services, ship assist and tanker escort, and engineering services.
Views: 2111
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Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
Views: 2336
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AAL delivers to Port Miami

January 14 - AAL has delivered six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) from the port of Taicang, China to Port Miami, USA on its 31,000 dwt vessel AAL Newcastle.
Views: 2610
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NWSA names Henderson

January 10 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has appointed Dana Henderson as general counsel.
Views: 1942
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Miller joins Tacoma 

January 9 - The port of Tacoma in Washington has appointed Mark Miller to lead its information technology team. 
Views: 2615
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US and Japan agree trade deal

January 8 - The USA and Japan have reached a trade agreement regarding market access for certain agricultural and industrial goods.
Views: 1865
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USMCA moves forward

January 6 - On December 10, 2019, the USA, Canada and Mexico moved forward with the trilateral trade deal that is set to replace NAFTA, with the accord now in the hands of the US and Canadian legislatures for final approval.
Views: 2128
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Lurline gets ready for voyage

January 3 - Hawaii-headquartered Matson’s newest Kanaloa-class con-ro vessel is preparing to embark on its maiden voyage on January 9.
Views: 2246
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Entrec sells Canadian crane assets

January 3 - Entrec Corporation has completed the sale of its Canadian crane business and assets to Sterling Crane, part of Marmon Crane Services, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Views: 3575

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