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Sectors News from May 2009

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Peters & May acquires Complete Freight

May 29 - May 29 - Peters & May, a significant customer for shipping lines that target over-dimensional cargoes, has acquired UK-based yacht and motorboat logistics provider, Complete Freight.
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Upbeat assessment of industry fundamentals

May 28 - May 28 - Presenting on the opening day of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp, keynote speaker Dirk Visser, senior shipping consultant with Dynamar BV forecast that operators of multi-purpose and heavy lift vessels would weather the current economi
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Shipping lines form Heavy Lift Club

May 27 - May 27 - Meeting prior to the start of the Breakbulk Europe Conference in Antwerp, ocean carriers involved with the international transport of project and heavy lift cargoes announced the founding of the International Council of Heavy Lift and Project Car
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Bollore Logistics sets sail

May 27 - May 27 - French Industrial and transport organisation, the Bollore Group has created the Bollore Logistics brand to assist the group's commercial brands in their development.
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Agility to work on Australia gas project

May 25 - May 25 - Agility Project Logistics says it has entered into an agreement with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to provide supply base operations and transportation services for the Gorgon Project - a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (
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Owners back Rotterdam Rules

May 24 - May 24 - According to a report on Maritime Global Net, national shipowners' associations have endorsed an International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) campaign to encourage governments to ratify the new Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of
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Crowley heavy lift newbuild sets sail

May 21 - May 21 - Crowley has Maritime Corp has christened its latest heavy lift series deck barge 455-5 at Gunderson Marine Shipyard in Portland, Oregon.
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Liebherr recognised for its UK exports

May 21 - May 21 - Liebherr Sunderland Works has won a prestigious award for business enterprise, 20 years after it was established in the North East of England.
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Barge is best for Lift & Shift

May 20 - May 20 - Lift & Shift India Pvt Ltd has successfully transported eight large modules from Hazira in India to Das Island in the United Arab Emirates.
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ASCO Enters Asia Pacific Market

May 20 - May 20 - ASCO, the Aberdeen based oil and gas logistics specialist, has entered the Asia Pacific market with the opening of ASCO Freight Management in Singapore.
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Asia Project Chartering set to close

May 20 - May 20 - Effective July 1st, BBC Chartering and Logistic (BBC) and Clipper Projects (CP) has announced its intention to dissolve its joint venture Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) which was established five years ago to provide commercial management
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B&B's US port interests transfer to SteelRiver

May 20 - May 20 - In the face of the ongoing financial problems facing by Babcock & Brown Infrastructure, executives at Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Fund North America (BBIFNA), working with John Hancock Life Insurance, have acquired the fund's USD1.8 billion as
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Project cargoes are a bright spot for Hamburg

May 20 - May 20 - Whilst the volume of oceanfreight passing through the Port of Hamburg was significantly lower in the first quarter of 2009 than in the corresponding period of last year, heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes bucked the trend.
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Fairstar Fjell receives DNV class certification

May 19 - May 19 - The submersion test of Fairstar Heavy Transport's self-propelled semi-submersible vessel Fjell was successful and DNV has issued Certificates of Class enabling the ship to operate as a fully-certified semi-submersible heavy transport vessel.
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Bad year for safety at sea

May 19 - May 19 - An international maritime safety body has produced statistics to show that pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia so far this year have already exceeded 2008's total.
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Jumbo Shipping bangs the drums in Antwerp

May 18 - May 18 - Jumbo Shipping's Fairplayer successfully loaded several heavy items, among them two 625 tonne coke drums, each 42m long and with a diameter of 10m, at the port of Antwerp.
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Reactor parts landed at Gdansk

May 18 - May 18 - BigLift's Traveller has unloaded a consignment of heavy engineering items at the Oliwskie quay in the Port of Gdansk, which is keen to develop its involvement in handling over-dimensional and heavy cargoes.
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Go-ahead for the London Array

May 18 - May 18 - In the UK, Gordon Brown's government has welcomed the fact that investors have given the go-ahead for the world's largest offshore wind farm to be constructed in the Thames Estuary. The 1GW London Array wind farm will generate sufficient electric
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Thunder Bay eyes more project cargo

May 15 - May 15 - The Port of Thunder Bay is confident it will attract more project cargoes as it establishes itself as a gateway for abnormal loads bound for western Canada.
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Growth of Renewables Transforms Global Energy Picture

May 15 - May 15 - According to Reuters, a report released by REN21 this week indicates that in 2008 for the first time, more renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States, showing a "fundamental transition
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Accolade for Rickmers-Linie

May 14 - May 14 - Rickmers-Linie has won the 'Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo' award in the 2009 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
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New appointment for Buss Group

May 14 - May 14 - The German-based Buss Group has strengthened its management team with the appointment of an industry veteran.
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Dockwise profits up

May 14 - May 14 - Dockwise has posted revenue of USD33 million for the first quarter of 2009, a 120% rise from USD15 million in the quarter last year, on the back of increased rig shipments.
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SMIT achieves net profit of EUR 28 million in first quarter

May 14 - May 14 - Net profit for SMIT in the first quarter of 2009 amounted to EUR 28 million, including a net contribution of EUR 10 million from the financial settlement of the 'Thunderhorse' project, without which, net profit from normal operating activities sh
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Braemar Shipping Services: Best year ever

May 13 - May 13 - In reporting its best ever annual results ending February 28th, Braemar Shipping Services identified its Cory Brothers, Fred Olsen and Freight Action business units for particular praise.
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Big lift for Mundra

May 12 - May 12 - A little bit of history was created at Mundra Port when Panalpina World Transport India Pvt Ltd.'s specialised business division, Panprojects worked with Sai Maritime & Management Pvt Ltd - exclusive agent in India for SAL Shipping - to move a hu
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Sea trials for Fairstar Fjell

May 12 - May 12 - Off Malta, Fairstar's semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell has successfully completed a series of tests and manoeuvres required by classification society, DNV prior to achieving Class approval.
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Agility expands in Romania

May 11 - May 11 - Global forwarder Agility has expanded its coverage in Eastern Europe by opening a new subsidiary in Romania. This follows Agility's expansion into Poland, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia in 2008.
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Heavy lift efforts take Spanish navy to Persian Gulf

May 11 - May 11 - In March, Vasco Gallega de Consignaciones undertook the movement of a consignment of two Spanish naval patrol boats from the Port of Vigo to the Persian Gulf to support international naval operations in the region.
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Siemens powers Singapore, thanks to Rickmers

May 11 - May 11 - The second largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens was recently loaded on the breakbulk ship Rickmers Jakarta at the Wallmann Terminal, Hamburg for shipment to Singapore.
Views: 694
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TBS International swings to Q1 loss

May 8 - May 8 - In its first quarter results, TBS International swung to loss, hurt by a drop in freight rates, sending its shares down as much as 18 percent.
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Mammoet Road Cargo named best managed company

May 8 - May 8 - Mammoet Road Cargo has been chosen as one of the 50 best managed companies in The Netherlands in a competition organised by accountants Deloitte and a number of academic and business organisations.
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BBC delivers first turbines at Coquimbo

May 7 - May 7 - BBC Chartering has delivered blades and towers for the construction of 10 wind turbines at Barrick's Punta Colorada wind farm at the Port of Coquimbo, Chile.
Views: 561
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Famous Pacific Shipping hauls 60 tonne spud legs

May 6 - May 6 - In Sri Lanka, Famous Pacific Shipping has transported four spud legs, each 24 metres in length, from the port of Colombo to the construction site of two new wastewater disposal systems outside the capital.
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Nordana adds ro-ro loop for the Med

May 6 - May 6 - Nordana Line has introduced a new dedicated intra-Mediterranean ro-ro service, adding to the string of ro-ro, multipurpose and container services that the shipping line operates between North and Latin America and the Mediterranean and West Africa
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R&L Canada in tough rig move

May 6 - May 6 - Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada, in which Geodis-Wilson has a 50 percent shareholding, has won a major contract to move a drilling rig.
Views: 600
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Chapman Freeborn founder given lifetime achievement award

May 6 - May 6 - Chris Chapman, chairman and founder of Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Air Cargo News Awards in London last week, in recognition of his contribution to the air charter industry.
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Heavy lift helps Agility to weather economic downturn

May 5 - May 5 - Kuwait-based forwarder Agility enjoyed strong financial results in Q1 2009 despite the global financial slowdown, says Tarek Sultan, Agility chairman and managing director. Net profit before non-recurring items was KD 39.2m / USD 134.7m, a gain of
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Project shippers head for North Africa

May 5 - May 5 - This year's AGM and conference of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), will be held in Tunis from May 20th - 22nd 2009, the first time that the group, one of the largest networks of independent project logistics companies which specialise
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Keppel Singmarine loses offshore rig contract

May 4 - May 4 - Keppel Corp, parent company of Keppel Singmarine, has received notice to terminate work on a USD122 million multipurpose offshore drilling vessel from the contracting oil group GSP Titan Ltd.
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Eastport sees first turbine blades

May 3 - May 3 - The Port of Eastport, Maine, USA,, has welcomed a shipment of wind turbine blades that could be the first of many as the burgeoning wind energy industry gathers speed.
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SDV handles Learjet 85 Mock Up Tour

May 1 - May 01 - SDV's Aerospace and Project Department teams in the USA will be responsible for handling the logistics involved during the Learjet 85 Mock Up Tour project.
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