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All time high for shipping confidence, says Moore Stephens

December 20 - December 20 - According to the latest shipping confidence survey from Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for more than three years over the three-month period to November, 2013.
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Hansa doubles up on Northern Sea Route

December 18 - December 18 - Hansa Heavy Lift's HHL Lagos and HHL Hong Kong have delivered infrastructure cargo and large tugs from the Russian Baltic to the Far East using the Northern Sea Route before its winter closure this month.
Views: 1007
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December 13 - December 13 - Gebr
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December 12 - December 12 - V. Alexander and MTS Logistics have collaborated to handle the transportation of two large presses from Germany to Turkey.
Views: 958
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Caspian expansion for Terex distributor

December 10 - December 10 - Istanbul headquartered DAS Otomotiv, which has been an authorised distributor of Terex Cranes in Turkey for over 16 years, has expanded its distribution territory to include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Views: 756
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Volga-Dnepr flies SPMTs

December 10 - December 10 - Volga-Dnepr has delivered two large self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs), with a total weight of 51 tonnes, from Austria to Khabarovsk, Russia, on behalf of the Russian company SWTrans.
Views: 998
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NWSC leads with new heavy lift capacity

December 9 - December 9 - The 7,150 dwt dry cargo carrier, NEVA LEADER 7, built by Nevsky Shipyard LLC for Russia's North-Western Shipping Company (NWSC), has embarked on sea trials.
Views: 1107
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Volga-Dnepr and Chapman Freeborn in bus flight

December 9 - December 9 - Chapman Freeborn has chartered one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' IL-76TD-90VD freighters to transport an 18 m long Irisbus Citelis bus from Turin, Italy to Astana, Kazakhstan.
Views: 934
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The Friday Flyer - December 6th 2013

December 6 - There are mixed messages and no little confusion for shipping lines from this week's International Maritime Organization's (IMO) plenary approval of the resolution for the Ballast Water Management Convention. The convention will see all shipping designed
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Last minute deal on Russian TIR carnets

December 2 - December 2 - We previously notified visitors to our website that Russia would leave the TIR Convention on the December 1, 2013, however, negotiations continued and a last minute deal has been struck that will see the present system continue.
Views: 290
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Volga-Dnepr in first Russian landing

December 2 - December 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has landed the first AN-124-100 freighter in the Russian city of Salekhard, delivering a 26-tonne turbine for the Salekhard electric power station.
Views: 603
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Fast Lines adds ship for St Petersburg run

December 2 - December 2 - Antwerp-based Fast Lines has time-chartered the Flinterbright to operate between Antwerp and St Petersburg for the next six months.
Views: 388
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The Friday Flyer - November 29th 2013

November 29 - Are liner shipping lines hiding their cartels in plain sight? When the European Commission's (EC) lawmakers turned their sights on anti-competitive activity in 2011, the most obvious characteristic of a cartel was clandestine cloak-and-dagger meetings bet
Views: 1875
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Dissaco joins GPLN

November 29 - November 29 - Antwerp, Belgium headquartered Dissaco N.V. has become the latest organisation to join the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 1055
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DB Schenker to assist IPC

November 25 - November 25 - DB Schenker has extended the agreement to provide the Boon, Germany headquartered International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with logistics, freight forwarding and Customs clearance services for the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia 2014 and R
Views: 804
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The Friday Flyer - November 22nd 2013

November 25 - The embattled STX Group has seen its biggest creditor become its biggest shareholder after the state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) traded debt for equity in the troubled shipbuilder and its affiliated shipping company STX Pan Ocean. The move by the K
Views: 1682
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GTE overcomes adversity in Russia

November 21 - November 21 - Garant Trans Express (GTE) Logistics has completed the relocation of geological machinery and equipment, from Kharasavay to Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Russia.
Views: 906
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Nurminen handles materials handlers

November 20 - November 20 - Nurminen Logistics has handled the transportation of a total of 1,500 cu m of dismantled materials handling machines from Finland to Murmansk in Russia.
Views: 1048
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Donbasstransitservice utilises TMI-4 pontoon

November 18 - November 18 - Donbasstransitservice, based in Mariupol, Ukraine, has arranged the transportation of 830 tonnes of oil refinery equipment from Novorossiysk to Astrakhan in Russia.
Views: 1000
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Delayed super-oilfield starts to bear fruit

November 12 - November 12 - More than 13 years after its discovery the Kashagan super-giant oilfield, located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea close to Atyrau, Kazakhstan, started production last month, pumping approximately 40,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd).
Views: 1187
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Globalink goes for gold

November 11 - November 11 - Globalink has handled the delivery of three 650-tonne mills for a gold mine project from China to Balkhash, Kazakhstan.
Views: 971
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Column delivery for V. Alexander

November 7 - November 7 - V. Alexander International Logistics has transported an outsize column from Poland to Russia, as part of a larger project involving delivery of an air separation plant to Central Russia.
Views: 719
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The Friday Flyer - November 1st 2013

November 1 - November 1 - In the northern hemisphere, winter is upon us, as the nights draw in and thoughts turn to snow and ice on jobsites. There does seem to be a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, with improved economic prospects in sight in many markets.
Views: 2041
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Success for CLC Projects in KL

November 1 - November 1 - 54 project freight forwarders from 36 countries around the world attended the fourth global conference of CLC Projects Network, held October 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Views: 1496
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Success for CLC Projects in KL

October 31 - October 31 - 54 project freight forwarders from 36 countries around the world attended the fourth global conference of CLC Projects Network, held October 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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GBS helps towards 2018 World Cup

October 25 - October 25 - German company, Global Boat Shipping, has transported five pontoons from Rotterdam to Kaliningrad, Russia, for use in the construction of a new World Cup stadium.
Views: 1009
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R Group cements mixer move

October 25 - October 25 - Russian transportation company, R Group, was contracted to move equipment for concrete mixing factory from Germany to Khabarovsk in East Russia.
Views: 745
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Liebherr's latest crane model assembled

October 22 - October 22 - Liebherr's latest model, the TCC 14000-400 D Litronic combined offshore and mobile harbour crane, has been assembled at the port of Baku in Azerbaijan.
Views: 878
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The Friday Flyer - October 11th 2013

October 11 - October 11 - The news that a team of shipping, offshore and finance professionals based in Norway are to establish a bank especially structured to satisfy the funding needs of owners and operators active in the shipping and offshore industries worldwide c
Views: 1701
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GAC-OMA network adds Ivory Coast

October 11 - October 11 - GAC is further strengthening its presence in West Africa with the extension of the GAC-OMA network agreement to include the Ivory Coast, following the country's return to stability in late 2011.
Views: 929
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Arctic Circle attracts key industry figures

October 8 - October 8 - Industry leaders, key government figures and other significant stakeholders will gather to discuss critical Arctic issues such as climate change, economic development and new shipping lanes at the inaugural Arctic Circle assembly, October 12-1
Views: 1058
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ABC sees sustained growth

October 8 - October 8 - Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has transported 223,732 tonnes of cargo in the first eight months of 2013.
Views: 776
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Volga-Dnepr flies power plant into Kaliningrad

October 4 - October 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported an 80-tonne mobile gas turbine power plant from the Russian city of Abakan into Kaliningrad, for a government programme aimed at increasing the reliability of electricity supplies.
Views: 627
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The Friday Flyer - October 4th 2013

October 4 - Who is to blame for the US government's partial shutdown and a potentially more damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority, is best left to the political and economic classes.
Views: 1853
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Volga stars in satellite project

October 3 - October 3 - Three satellites were carried on board three Volga-Dnepr Airlines' IL-76TD-90VD freighter flights between Germany and Russia, for aerospace firm Astrium GmbH.
Views: 403
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Toasty work for ABL

October 3 - October 3 - Belgium-based ABL Forwarding has delivered a 109-tonne desolventiser-toaster from
Views: 996
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Volga-Dnepr flies oil gear

October 2 - October 2 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' latest project saw it transport more than 90 tonnes of oilfield equipment from Calgary in Canada to the Russian city of Surgut, using one of its AN-124-100 freighters.
Views: 697
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Volga-Dnepr completes LNG project

September 30 - September 30 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed one of its biggest-ever air logistics projects, having delivered more than 6,000 tonnes of cargo on 88 flights to supply an ExxonMobil PNG-LNG project in Papua New Guinea.
Views: 1178
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A.R.T. gets CargoWise

September 30 - September 30 - Hong Kong headquartered A.R.T. Logistics - a provider of project logistics services focused on Central Asia, Russia and the CIS - has teamed with logistics software provider CargoWise to implement its ediEnterprise software solution.
Views: 664
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PCN duo reels-in South Korea

September 25 - September 25 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member V. Alexander International Logistics - representing Germany, Mongolia and Russia - along with Finnish representative Oy Hacklin Logistics, shipped special cable reels into Hamburg for on forwarding to Sout
Views: 845
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Luxembourg and HNCA discuss Cargolux

September 23 - September 23 - The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is in talks with Chinese investors relating to the sale of its 35 percent stake in all-cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines International.
Views: 1183
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Mammoet completes landmark jack-up

September 23 - September 23 - Netherlands headquartered heavy transportation specialist Mammoet has successfully performed its 25th jack-up project since the system was introduced in 2004.
Views: 1131
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Tight fit for giant rotor

September 12 - September 12 - Ruslan International arranged the transport of a rotor from Chengdu, China to
Views: 1015
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Globalink delivers on time in Kazakhstan

September 9 - September 9 - Globalink Logistics handled the overland transportation of an OOG separator from Kyzyl Orda to the Aryskum oilfield in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.
Views: 898
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The Friday Flyer - September 6th 2013

September 9 - September 9 - Expect plenty of ballyhoo in Rotterdam next week if COSCO's multi-purpose heavy lift ship, Yong Sheng, arrives on schedule on Monday.
Views: 1904
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Rosneft claims world-record transport operation

September 3 - September 3 - As part of the Achinsk Refinery Upgrade Project, Russian oil company Rosneft is carrying out a unique operation to transport hydrocracking units to the refinery's site.
Views: 638
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Volga-Dnepr fast tracks equipment to Russia

September 2 - September 2 - Volga-Dnepr has handled the delivery of 180 tonnes of oil and gas equipment from Italy to Brask, destined for the Talakan field in Russia, on behalf of STS Logistics.
Views: 954
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Finnlines adds connections

September 2 - September 2 - Earlier this year Finnlines announced its intention to launch several new routes for its Baltic and North Sea operations.
Views: 684
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Big Belarus move for Nurminen

September 2 - September 2 - Nurminen Logistics will handle the transport of all the machinery required for a new pulp mill being built by mechanical group, Andritz, in Svetlogorsk, Belarus.
Views: 847
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V. Alexander CIS moves OOG condensers

August 30 - August 30 - V. Alexander-CIS - a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Russia - recently handled a heavy project shipment consisting of out-of-gauge condensers
Views: 597
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Hot and cold shipments for GPLN members

August 28 - August 28 - GPLN member from Israel, Dynamic Shipping Services (DSS) Ltd, last week handled the discharge of two heavy power plant units at Ashdod port using two heavy duty mobile cranes.
Views: 1167
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JSC Transafe and Volga-Dnepr move oil gear

August 27 - August 27 - Russian logistics provider JSC Transafe chartered a Volga-Dnepr Airlines AN-124-100 freighter to deliver a 95-tonne oil refinery compressor from Vladivostok to Krasnoyarsk.
Views: 815
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Ro-ro refurb at Kiel

August 26 - August 26 - The Port of Kiel, Germany, has completely refurbished its ro-ro facility at Berth No.1.
Views: 917
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The Friday Flyer - August 23rd 2013

August 23 - For generations, children have enjoyed pirate stories - with romantic and thrilling tales of desert islands, gold bullion, walking the plank - leading to the Pirates of the Caribbean film series over the last few years. The reality, however, as experience
Views: 2017
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A.R.T. joins XLP in Lithuania and Kazakhstan

August 22 - August 22 - XLProjects (XLP) - the non-exclusive network of independent project forwarders and project charterers - has welcomed A.R.T. Logistics to its network, representing Lithuania and Kazakhstan.
Views: 728
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Ground broken on Turkmenistan seaport

August 20 - August 20 - The government of Turkmenistan has launched a USD2 billion project to build a new port on the Caspian Sea - the International Seaport City of Turkmenbashi.
Views: 1065
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The Friday Flyer - August 16th 2013

August 16 - Week 33 has seen ongoing developments on a number of issues that are likely to have a major impact on supply chains over the next few months.
Views: 1852
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Reshamsingh joins CEE

August 13 - August 13 - Reshamsingh & Co pvt, Ltd has become the exclusive member for the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in New Delhi, India, under the heavy haulage, cranes and barge categories.
Views: 928
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ABC moves space gear

August 12 - August 12 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported a 16-tonne satellite on board one of its B747-400 freighters from Toulouse, France to Krasnoyarsk in Russia.
Views: 643
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Russian Railways moves heavy gear

August 6 - August 6 - Russian Railways Logistics (RZDL) recently delivered 334 tonnes of processing equipment for the Ryazan Oil Refinery, near Moscow.
Views: 651
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PCN duo delivers heavy wind shipment

August 6 - August 6 - V. Alexander International Logistics - a Project Cargo Network (PCN) member representing Germany, Mongolia and Russia - paired up with Finnish PCN affiliate OY Hacklin Logistics to complete a successful project shipment.
Views: 670
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Faymonville builds Russian facility

August 1 - August 1 - Specialised trailer manufacturer Faymonville Group is building a new 2,535 sq m service hall in Noginsk, near Moscow, Russia.
Views: 522
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The Friday Flyer - July 19th 2013

July 19 - Economic black clouds are being seen over two of the BRIC countries that could spell stormy weather for operators in the heavy lift and project cargo markets.
Views: 2097
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Ukraine announces JV to build AN-124s

July 18 - July 18 - According to an announcement on the web portal of the Ukrainian government, one of the important results of Ukrainian-Russian meeting of Prime Ministers of the two countries, which was held on July 12, 2013 in Sochi, was an agreement to establis
Views: 861
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The Friday Flyer - July 12th 2013

July 12 - Issue 33 of HLPFI has been put to bed and the various reports it contains suggest that whilst growth has slowed in the project cargo business in Australia, Canada and Korea, there are signs of recovery in the UK and renewed optimism about prospects in the
Views: 1877
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Chapman and ACI charter AN-225

July 12 - July 12 - UK headquartered global air charter broker Chapman Freeborn and air freight forwarder Air Cargo International (ACI) have teamed-up to complete an AN-225 charter from South Korea to France.
Views: 1251
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Silk Way orders two 747-8 freighters

July 11 - July 11 - Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Airlines has ordered two Boeing 747-8 freighters valued at USD704 million, writes Louisa Beckett.
Views: 574
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Hansa loads heaviest cargo

July 9 - July 9 - Hansa Heavy Lift's vessels, HHL Valaparaiso has lifted the shipping line's heaviest item of cargo since the launch of the company in June 2011, writes Louisa Beckett.
Views: 923
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GPLN welcomes new members

July 8 - July 8 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added a number of new member offices and companies to its ranks.
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The Friday Flyer - July 5th 2013

July 5 - Events in Egypt are filling the news and political pages of the media around the world leaving HLPFI staff wondering whether the reverberations may yet wash out across the Suez Canal and into the world of project freight.
Views: 1820
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GAC relocates regional office

July 5 - July 5 - The GAC Group's regional office for Africa, Russia and Central Asia has relocated from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa.
Views: 722
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The Friday Flyer - June 28th 2013

June 28 - While politicians and eco-warriors might battle over the question 'to frack or not to frack', the heavy lift and project cargo community are no doubt considering whether the business of fracking for shale gas is good or bad for their bottom lines.
Views: 1830
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Geodis adds rail in China

June 27 - June 27 - Geodis Wilson has expanded its Asia-Pacific operations to include domestic rail freight services in China, with intercontinental services between China and Europe planned for the future.
Views: 783
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PCN fills house in Iraq and Georgia

June 25 - June 25 - Specialized Shipping and Logistics has become the Project Cargo Network's (PCN) third and final member in Iraq.
Views: 977
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St Petersburg handles large shipment

June 21 - June 21 - Russia's JSC Sea Ports of Saint Petersburg (SP SPb), together with Universal Forwarder, has handled heavy components destined for the Siemens power station "Juzhnouralsk GRES power plant-2" in the Chelyabinsk region.
Views: 792
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Volga-Dnepr flies power unit to Sochi

June 21 - June 21 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has deployed one of its AN-124-100 freighters to transport an 80 tonne mobile gas turbine power plant from Krasnoyarsk to the Russian city of Sochi - host city of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Views: 597
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Volga-Dnepr in AN-124 wing shipment

June 20 - June 20 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported aircraft wings for the new Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' from Japan to Everett, USA, on board one of its AN-124-100 freighters.
Views: 915
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PCN duo delivers African consignment

June 19 - June 19 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member for Germany, Mongolia and Russia - V. Alexander - teamed-up with Spanish PCN member Merzcargo Forwarding to move steel units and pontoons from La Coruna to Dakar, Senegal.
Views: 650
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Volga-Dnepr flies Ukrainian satellite

June 14 - June 14 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the Ukrainian Lybid satellite payload from Montreal, Canada to Krasnoyarsk, Russia using one of its IL-77-90VD freighters.
Views: 633
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The Friday Flyer - June 7th 2013

June 7 - In normal business cycles, some companies prosper and some companies fail. These are not normal business times so it is difficult to know whether STX Pan Ocean, South Korea's largest commodities shipping line, might have filed for court receivership even
Views: 1712
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ICS lobbies for unified Arctic approach

June 6 - June 6 - Board members from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have met with ministers from shipping nations around the world and the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to discuss Arctic shipping.
Views: 1001
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Air Partner adds Sochi charter capacity

June 5 - June 5 - UK headquartered charter broker Air Partner will launch a new weekly B747-400 freighter service from Frankfurt to Sochi, Russia, to meet growing demand for air freight capacity ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Views: 524
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RINA and RS share skills

June 5 - June 5 - RINA Group's certification subsidiary, RINA Services (RINA) and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) have agreed to share skills and expertise in order to boost performance in the Russian and Arctic markets.
Views: 649
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V. Alexander relocates asphalt plant to Russia

May 31 - May 31 - V. Alexander Germany - in coordination with staff at its St Petersburg based division V. Alexander CIS - has shipped a 1,500 tonne consignment from Ravenna, Italy to Rostov-on-Don, Russia for on forwarding to Moscow.
Views: 548
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ART launches SE Asia multimodal service

May 31 - May 31 - Kazakhstan headquartered A.R.T. Logistics - a leading player in the oil and gas projects logistics sector in Central Asia and Russia - has launched a new multimodal freight forwarding service connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ta
Views: 681
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Globalink - domestic and international projects

May 30 - May 30 - Globalink Logistics Group - a member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) representing Kazakhstan - has shipped a 50-tonne separator from the country capital Kyzyl Orda to Zheskasgan.
Views: 1254
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ALE's record-breaking jack up

May 29 - May 29 - UK headquartered ALE has successfully completed the jack-up of the Arkutun Dagi Topside at the shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea.
Views: 552
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Lower Saxony ports exhibit strengths

May 28 - May 28 - Seaports of Niedersachsen - an association of nine Lower Saxony, Germany based ports including Brake, Cuxhaven, Emden, Leer, Nordenham, Oldenburg Papenburg, Stade and Wilhelmshaven - has visited a number of leading trade shows to exhibit its serv
Views: 953
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Wishy washy shipment for DB Schenker

May 24 - May 24 - DB Schenker has been contracted to transport a laundry facility from Minden, Germany to Russian city of Sochi in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Views: 617
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Volga's AN-124 starts in Papua

May 15 - May 15 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Airlines has commenced a contract to operate AN-124-100 freighter flights to a new natural gas field in Papua New Guinea.
Views: 940
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Volga moves space shipment

May 8 - May 8 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 80 tonnes of satellite and launch support equipment to Kazakhstan onboard an AN-124 freighter.
Views: 650
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Volga delivers Turkmenistan equipment

May 1 - May 1 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 90 tonnes of oil and gas equipment from Singapore to Turkmenistan on board an AN-124-100 freighter.
Views: 531
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PCN duo delivers Turkish load

April 29 - April 29 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member for the UK Advantage Worldwide and Turkish PCN member MTS Logistics, have teamed-up to move a 19 tonne furnace from Liverpool, UK to Port Istanbul, Turkey.
Views: 1206
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WWPC duo moves exploration gear

April 22 - April 22 - Malaysian Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network member CNC Freight Services recently arranged two charter flights using an AN-124 freighter out of Singapore to Turkmenistan.
Views: 994
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ACG grounds freighter fleet

April 22 - April 22 - Frankfurt-Hahn based Air Cargo Germany (ACG) has suspended all of its flights.
Views: 984
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New Russian member joins PCN

April 18 - April 18 - Translogistics LLC has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Russia.
Views: 859
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Slow first quarter for Saint Petersburg

April 18 - April 18 - JSC Sea Port of Saint Petersburg (SP of SPb) has handled 1.8 million tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2013, a year-on-year fall of 16 percent.
Views: 477
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Ruslan moves exceptional load

April 17 - April 17 - Ruslan International has arranged the shipment of a 101 tonne oil platform component from Bergen, Norway to Busan, South Korea, on an AN-124 freighter flight.
Views: 800
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The Friday Flyer - April 12th 2013

April 12 - April 12 - Anyone who has lived into their ninth decade, many in the public eye, will have made as many friends as enemies in that time.
Views: 1955
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Volga-Dnepr wins Wings of Russia awards

April 11 - April 11 - Volga-Dnepr Group has won two top prizes at the Wings of Russia National Aviation Awards, presented at a ceremony at Moscow.
Views: 315
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Van der Vlist's 1,250 km Russian delivery

April 11 - April 11 - Out-of-gauge transport specialist Van der Vlist's St Petersburg branch recently received a shipment of dryers from China that required shipping 1,250 km to Efremov, 100 km south of Tula, Russia.
Views: 786
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Russian trek for Germany's V. Alexander

April 10 - April 10 - V. Alexander - a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network representing Germany - has completed a 1,500 ton (1360.7 tonne) project shipment from various points across Germany to the Russian city of Izhavsk.
Views: 520
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EFIS flies rocket to Guyana

April 10 - April 10 - EFIS Air - the aviation project and charter division of general sales and services agent ECS Group - has delivered the fourth and last stage of the Ariane rocket from Paris Vatry airport to Cayenne, Guyana.
Views: 874
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It's a gas for Transafe Logistics

April 9 - April 9 - JSC Transafe Logistics, in cooperation Aviacon Zitotrans, has airfreighted a 46 tonne gas turbine rotor between Russia and Korea using an IL-76TD freighter.
Views: 805
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Volga adds to US management team

April 9 - April 9 - Russian freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Sergey Reznikov as vice president, Volga-Dnepr unique air cargo (USA).
Views: 644
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The Friday Flyer - April 5th 2013

April 5 - Could this week's news that three Hamburg-based shipowners - F. Laiesz, Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt and Rickmers Reederei have established a programme to financially stabilise loss-making cargo ships - Frachtschiff-Kontor (F-K) - be good for the bele
Views: 1790
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The Friday Flyer - March 29th 2013

March 29 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, we are digesting the latest report from shipping industry consultant Drewry. It starkly shows that for the next few years the multipurpose sector will be in choppy waters. In the long-term, prospects are good, accord
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Mercator uses WWPC network to deliver

March 28 - March 28 - Mercator Transport, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has teamed up with WWPC partners in China and Portugal to deliver a number of heavy project shipments.
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Volga delivers sports gear

March 27 - March 27 - Russian freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed a series of flights delivering sports equipment for the 2012/13 Biathlon World Cup from Holmenkollen, Norway to Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
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Canadian bison fly Russian

March 26 - March 26 - Russian freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Airlines has shipped 30 bison calves from Edmonton, Canada to Yakutia, Russia onboard an IL-76TD-90VD.
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The Friday Flyer

March 22 - March 22 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, agency wires are humming with news from Cyprus. In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have told MPs that she wanted Cyprus to remain within the euro, but that it must realise its business m
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The Friday Flyer

March 22 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, agency wires are humming with news from Cyprus. In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have told MPs that she wanted Cyprus to remain within the euro, but that it must realise its business model is dea
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Chinese jumbo nears completion

March 22 - March 22 - China's first domestically developed jumbo freighter aircraft is ready to launch into official service, according to reports in the Chinese media.
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Agility moves in project loads to Caspian

March 20 - March 20 - Global logistics provider, Agility has successfully completed the first delivery of equipment for the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, the largest multi-stakeholder organisation operating an investment pipeline project in Russia.
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Globalink uses coverage to deliver

March 19 - March 19 - Globalink has delivered two over-dimensional transformers from Turkey to North Buzachi, Kazakhstan, in a project crossing three countries and the Caspian Sea.
Views: 637
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Gypsy Moth alert

March 18 - March 18 - Maritime services providers Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and GAC Group have both issued advice regarding Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) regulations for vessels arriving at North American ports this summer, as highlighted by the US Department of Agr
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A.R.T. serves Mongolian demand

March 13 - March 13 - A.R.T. Logistics has launched a twice-monthly LTL service connecting Europe and Mongolia.
Views: 668
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Rolitrans delivers Bangladesh equipment

March 11 - March 11 - Jakarta, Indonesia headquartered forwarder Rolitrans International has delivered an 80MW gas turbine power plant to Bangladesh.
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The Friday Flyer

March 8 - March 8 - The fact that today is International Women's Day casts a spotlight on the growing number of female managers and executives in the global supply chain.
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ABC ups Milan lift

March 8 - March 8 - Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has increased its number of flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo International airport to Milan to three times-a-week.
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Jurtransa by the dozen

March 7 - March 7 - Lithuania's Jurtransa worked with partners from Finland and Poland to manage the transportation of 34 modules (produced by CMEC, China) from Klaipeda, Lithuania to two power stations in Novolukoml and Beooozersk in Belorussia.
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Mulgimov joins ACS

March 6 - March 6 - Global charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed Azat Mulgimov as general director of its Moscow office.
Views: 656
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The Friday Flyer - March 1st 2013

March 1 - As this is the first day of March, HLPFI staff would like to wish "Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapu - Happy St David's Day" to all our Welsh speaking readers.
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Volga flies fuselage

March 1 - March 1 - Volga-Dnepr has used one of its AN-124-100 freighters to transport a fuselage section for the new Irkut MS-21 passenger aircraft.
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ABC adds CHAMP IT system

February 26 - February 26 - Moscow headquartered AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has adopted CHAMP Cargosystems' Weight & Balance solution.
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Environmental investment at Saint Petersburg

February 25 - February 25 - During 2012, JSC Sea Port of Saint Petersburg (SP of SPb) contributed RUB56.7 million (USD1.87 million) towards minimising the impact of the gateway on nearby ecological systems.
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Blue Water signs contract with Keppel FELS

February 21 - February 21 - Singapore based offshore group Keppel FELS, has awarded a significant contract to Blue Water Shipping for the heavy-lift transportation of five semi-submersible rigs in prefabricated structure.
Views: 881
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The Friday Flyer - February 15th 2013

February 15 - HLPFI staff's Valentine's Day present was the launch of a new-look website that we hope will set the agenda for heavy lift and project cargo reporting for years to come.
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Van der Vlist delivers worldwide

February 14 - February 14 - Netherlands headquartered Van der Vlist Group has been busy expanding its global presence, whist executing projects worldwide.
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Antwerp and Rosmorport foster trade ties

February 14 - February 14 - Belgium's port of Antwerp will collaborate with Rosmorport - the state-owned company that represents the interests of all Russian seaports.
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Navitrans joins Project Partners

February 12 - February 12 - Turkey based Navitrans Shipping Agency has joined the Project Partners network of forwarding agents.
Views: 1152
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The Friday Flyer

February 8 - February 8 - The old adage - talk is cheap - does not seem to apply in the EU's corridors of power in Brussels where agreement is being sought on a trillion-euro budget for the next seven years for the 27-nation union.
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Olympic charters by ABC

February 7 - February 7 - Russia's largest all cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) - a part of the Volga-Dnepr Group - has completed the first of a series of charter flights between Frankfurt, Germany and Sochi, Russia. The B747-400F charter flight was loaded
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Tuesday Flyer

February 6 - February 5 - Welcome to the first edition of our Tuesday round-up, in which HLPFI staff writer David Kershaw, delivers a snap shot of general news from across the industry that has caught his eye today.
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BWS tasked with shipment of jack-up rig

February 6 - February 6 - Danish-owned global transport and logistics company Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has been selected by Lamprell Energy to transport a LeTourneau S116E jack-up rig from the UAE to Russia.
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The Friday Flyer

February 1 - February 1 - With just over a week to go before the Chinese New Year, HLPFI staff are beginning to break open the fortune cookies while looking forward to the lion parades near our London HQ.
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Agility and Rickmers-Linie in quality street

January 29 - January 29 - Global logistics provider Agility has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Area East region, which includes Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan; whilst Rickmers-Linie has undergone recertification according to the latest ISO
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The Friday Flyer

January 25 - January 25 - This week's Friday Flyer is again sponsored by Broekman Project Services, located in the Port of Rotterdam, which offers a total solution for handling and assembly of project cargoes - www.broekman-group.com/bps
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Gruber adds Italian offices

January 25 - January 25 - Italian project freight forwarder Gruber Logistics has opened a new office in Trieste, to serve what it calls the burgeoning trade route to Turkey.
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Saint Petersburg Sea Port sees cargo growth

January 22 - January 22 - In 2012 JSC Sea Port of Saint Petersburg recorded a cargo turnover of 8.7 million tons (7.89 million tonnes), an 18 percent year-on-year improvement over 2011.
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More mining business for Volga-Dnepr

January 22 - January 22 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a shipment weighing almost 100 tonnes, including a self-propelled Bauer BG28 mining drill to Magadan, Russia.
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The Friday Flyer

January 18 - High winds, heavy snow and below average temperatures across Europe are creating headaches for transport planners as HLPFI heads into the weekend, whilst winds of a different sort have blown in some sobering news from the Sahara.
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The Friday Flyer

January 11 - January 11 - Two weeks into the New Year and it is business as usual for most Friday Flyer readers.
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EU initiative targets African pirates

January 11 - January 11 - Pirates have been operating in waters off the coast of Africa, some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, for many years now. In recent times they have become increasingly sophisticated and aggressive when it comes to seizing vessels.
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ACS recovers marooned chopper

January 9 - January 9 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has rescued a Sea King helicopter which had been stranded on top of a mountain in the Arctic Circle.
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ABC takes delivery of third B747-8F

January 7 - January 7 - Moscow-headquartered AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery of its third B747-8 freighter. The new aircraft made its first commercial flight from Seattle - Moscow Sheremetyevo via Hong Kong.
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The Friday Flyer

January 4 - January 4 - While many are still recovering from New Year celebrations, our Asian readers have the Lunar New Year to look forward to next month.

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