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Sectors News from January 2009

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Jumbo Offshore wins Cascade and Chinook contract

January 29 - January 29 - Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract by Technip USA in connection with the Cascade and Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
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SRT positive about prospects in 2009

January 27 - January 27 - Bob Felix, president, has moved to reassure the market that its business sector remains bullish and the company staff are confident in the immediate future prospects of the company.
Views: 675
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Houston port chief retiring

January 27 - January 27 - Tom Kornegay, the executive director at the Port of Houston Authority for the past 17 years, is retiring, effective February 1st.
Views: 327
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Express powers Indian transformer move

January 27 - January 27 - Mumbai-based project cargo forwarder Express Transport has undertaken the export and return of vital electrical equipment to India for manufacturer ABB.
Views: 488
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One in 20 box ships to be mothballed by February

January 26 - January 26 - More than one in twenty containerships are likely to be laid up in February as a result of significant declines in box traffic, taking significant capacity from the market.
Views: 852
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London Array future questioned by consortium member

January 23 - January 23 - One of the three parties in the consortium behind a GBP3 billion scheme to build the world's largest offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary is reported to have questioned the viability of the project.
Views: 678
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GPLN signs on Westfracht

January 21 - January 21 - GPLN, the global project logistics network, recently welcomed the German service provider Westfracht Spezialverkehre International as the newest member.
Views: 640
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Flinterrachel is launched

January 21 - January 21 - The Flinterrachel, the second of a pair of 5,500 dwt multi-purpose heavy lift ships has been launched.
Views: 652
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Swire Shipping upgrades services

January 21 - January 21 - Swire Shipping has enhanced its Eastabout round-the-world service linking North American ports with the Middle East and India.
Views: 890
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MFC Transport strengthens business development

January 20 - January 20 - In India, Mukesh Sharma, formerly head of business development at Reliance Logistics Ltd, has joined MFC Transport Pvt. Ltd as vice president of Business Development.
Views: 512
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BigLift Shipping fleet just gets bigger

January 20 - January 20 - Amsterdam-based BigLift is set to bring five more heavy lift ships into service in 2010. The D-4 types will be 17,500 dwt and offer two 400 tonne cranes, offering 800 tonnes of lifting capacity in tandem, and one 12 tonne crane.
Views: 706
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Hudson heavy lift recovers US Airways A320

January 20 - January 20 - The recovery of the crashed US Airways A320 from New York's Hudson River involved one of the largest floating cranes in operation on the US East Coast.
Views: 741
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PPG adds Indian member

January 20 - January 20 - International project cargo network, Project Professionals Group, is continuing to ensure a smooth ride along the 'Silk Road' with a new member for eastern India.
Views: 940
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Hysea Shipping selects Port Manatee

January 19 - January 19 - Ft. Lauderdale-based HySea Shipping has selected Port Manatee for its new container, breakbulk and project cargo service between Port Manatee and Puerto Cortes, Honduras which is expected to commence sailings on January 22nd, calling on Port
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DSV buys stake in DFDS

January 16 - January 16 - Through an agreement with investment company JL-Fondet (which owns tanker and reefer shipping line J. Lauritzen), fast-expanding Danish global forwarder and logistics service provider DSV has purchased a quarter of Scandinavian ro-ro shipping
Views: 829
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Fairstar lifts Energy Exerter on Fjord

January 16 - January 16 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has successfully loaded the drilling rig, Energy Exerter onto its heavy transport vessel Fjord in Kirkenes, Norway.
Views: 468
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Fagioli PSC completes 50th boiler drum lifting project

January 15 - January 15 - Fagioli PSC India, a joint venture of the Gemini Group, Fagioli and Fagioli UK has successfully completed its 50th boiler drum lifting project for JSW Energy at the four 300MW coal-based thermal power station project at Jaigad, India.
Views: 696
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GAC announces management reshuffle

January 14 - January 14 - Dubai-based global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has reported a series of management changes relating to its operations in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa.
Views: 1051
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Heavy lift experts to speak at Middle East Cranes conference

January 14 - January 14 - Ludo Sarens, managing director of Belgian heavy lift giant Sarens, and Alex Mullins, general manager of Al Jaber Heavy Lift are just two of the experts scheduled to speak at Cranes Today's two-day conference in Dubai, Middle East Cranes.
Views: 802
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Nordana enhances Libyan service

January 13 - January 13 - Nordana has expanded its oceanfreight service to Libya with the addition of calls to the port of Misurata.
Views: 473
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Catamarans Nigeria-Bound thanks to Beko

January 12 - January 12 - Dutch heavy lift specialists Beko Transport Consultants is to move three catamarans, each 33 m in length and weighing 55 tonnes, from the UAE to Nigeria.
Views: 681
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MacGregor crane uses fibre rope

January 12 - January 12 - Cargotec's MacGREGOR will this month deliver the world's first subsea knuckle-jib crane equipped with a system which uses fibre rope rather than steel wire rope for handling.
Views: 455
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Eagle lands plaque

January 6 - January 06 - Industrial Eagle, Intermarine's newest heavy lift vessel was recently presented with a Maiden voyage plaque to celebrate the first call of the vessel at Industrial Terminals in Houston.
Views: 535
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DSV moves Kawasaki compressor

January 6 - January 06 - DSV's Project Forwarding Division has successfully completed the shipment of a Kawasaki compressor from Osaka to Mumbai.
Views: 571
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Breadbox to West Africa

January 6 - January 06 - Breadbox Shipping Lines, headquartered at Schiedam in the Netherlands now offers a new service from North Continental Europe to ports in West Africa which has the capacity to handle project cargoes on deck.
Views: 552
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Project cargoes defy breakbulk trend in Antwerp

January 6 - January 06 - By the end of 2008, the port of Antwerp handled around 190 million tonnes of freight, which represents growth of four percent compared with 2007 - the seventh record year in a row.
Views: 655
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Truckers strike in India

January 5 - January 05 - Trucks were noticably absent from the the roads today (Monday) after talks with officials to cut taxes and diesel prices broke down.
Views: 479
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Four companies vie for BIFA's project forwarding trophy

January 5 - January 05 - Entries for the Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org - have reached a record level, demonstrating the high level of interest in the 2008 competition, which is celebrating its
Views: 488
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Lehnkering and ArcelorMittal sign deal

January 5 - January 05 - Lehnkering Steel Transport und Services GmbH, which is a significant operator logistics services including semi-finished products and project loads, has signed a five-year deal with steel corporation, ArcelorMittal Eisenh
Views: 324
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Deadline nears for new trade Data requirements for US importers

January 2 - January 02 - U.S. importers already contending with one of the most severe economic downturns of the past century will face yet another challenge beginning later this month, with the start of new regulations requiring additional information about shipment
Views: 733
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Jumbo Shipping supports Van Gogh project

January 2 - January 02 - On behalf of Acergy Australia, Jumbo Shipping has successfully completed the transportation of a massive disconnectable turret-mooring (DTM) buoy from Singapore to the Exmouth Gulf.
Views: 734

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