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Sectors News from June 2009

Toll Group set to manage Gorgon Project's Barrow Island thumbnail image

Toll Group set to manage Gorgon Project's Barrow Island

June 30 - June 30 - Toll Group, a leading provider of integrated logistics services, has won a A$180 million (USD145 million) three year contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd's (Chevron) to manage and provide logistics services for the Barrow Island Supply Base.
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Worldwide Project Consortium adds three new members

June 29 - June 29 - In Azerbaijan, Blue Water Caspian Ltd has joined the network. BWC is a subsidiary of the Danish Blue Water Shipping group, which was established in 1972. Companies within BWS supply transport solutions by road, rail, sea and air. More informatio
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Donjon makes progress on Fedra removal

June 29 - June 29 - Off Gibraltar, Donjon Marine continues work on the wreck removal and disposal of the remnants of the Fedra which grounded and partially sank during a storm late last year.
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Gottwald appoints Philippines agent

June 26 - June 26 - Dusseldorf-based Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Crane, has appointed Translift Port Equipment Services as its new local representative in the Philippines.
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Neptune Pacific launches to Solomon Islands

June 26 - June 26 - Brisbane-based Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) has launched a scheduled over-dimensional cargo and bulk liner shipping service from Australia to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The line has also appointed Sullivans (SI) Limited Shipping In Honiara a
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Collett powers Bahamas electricity generation

June 26 - June 26 - British heavy lift company R Collett & Sons (Transport) has recently handled two significant global shipments of diesel engines, utilising the company's heavy lift terminal to consolidate the cargo.
Views: 620
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Last chance to attend heavy lift seminar

June 23 - June 23 - Richard Krabbendam, HLPFI columnist and a 36-year veteran of the high and heavy industry, reports that there has been significant interest in his next two-day seminar, and there are just a few places left. Anyone who would like to attend is enco
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Swire Shipping cuts RTW services, focuses on Asia Pacific thumbnail image

Swire Shipping cuts RTW services, focuses on Asia Pacific

June 22 - June 22 - In a major restructuring of its regional and global network of liner shipping services and a decision to focus on the Asia - Pacific region, Swire Shipping is suspending its round-the-world multi-purpose liner services due to weak markets in the
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Another huge shipment for Chipolbrok

June 22 - June 22 - An ammonia converter, weighing 575 tonnes, is being shipped from Mumbai Port to Shanghai, China onboard Chipolbrok's CP Sun on behalf of engineering conglomerate, Larsen & Toubro.
Views: 529
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Ocean-going barge lands platform jacket at Teeside

June 19 - June 19 - One of the largest ocean-going barges in the world arrived at Able UK's TERRC (Teesside Environmental Reclamation and Recycling Centre) facility at Able Seaton Port, Graythorp, carrying sections of an oil platform for recycling.
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Barge movement beats road restrictions in Singapore

June 19 - June 19 - The oil and energy project division of Blue Water Shipping Singapore has delivered a large pedestal crane unit from Plimsoll MacGregor, Singapore to Jurong shipyard, Singapore for installation onto an oil rig.
Views: 582
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Rotterdam remains upbeat on prospects

June 18 - June 18 - Despite the gloom about the state of the global economy, the Port of Rotterdam remains upbeat about prospects for breakbulk and heavy lift activities in the long term.
Views: 782
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Toll takes on Perkins

June 16 - June 16 - The Toll Group has reached agreement for the purchase of 1000f the shares in Perkins Group Holdings Pty Limited, the parent of the Perkins Shipping Group. The conditions for the transaction include competition clearance.
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Brunei Syabus targets express project cargoes

June 16 - June 16 - Brunei Syabas Aviation says that its recently launched twice-weekly scheduled air cargo service between the sultanate and Singapore will use Antonov freighters and target express project cargo for the petroleum and oil sectors, as well as transh
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Panprojects on track with premier Indian shipment

June 16 - June 16 - Panprojects, the projects division of the global forwarder Panalpina Group, has been involved in its first shipment of railway rolling stock to India that will power a massive expansion of the Delhi metro.
Views: 437
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Rickmers donates one million Euros to World Future Council

June 15 - June 15 - The Hamburg-based shipowners of Rickmers, including Bertram and Erck Rickmers, have donated EUR1.4 million to the World Future Council (WFC) as part of the shipping group's 175th anniversary celebrations.
Views: 626
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Beluga backs maritime research centre

June 15 - June 15 - Heavy lift shipping company, Beluga Shipping has stepped forward as the private enterprise partner supporting the work of the Centre of Maritime Research in Elsfleth which officially opened on June 4. The centre is part of the Elsfleth Maritime
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SC&RA and NBIS strengthen property and casualty insurance cover thumbnail image

SC&RA and NBIS strengthen property and casualty insurance cover

June 12 - June 12 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has worked with partner NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS), an insurance underwriter for the heavy construction equipment and related transport industries, to form an alliance with To
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New links from the UK to West Africa

June 12 - June 12 - Shippers between the UK and West Africa will be interested to hear that OT Africa Line (OTAL) has added two additional port calls in the UK.
Views: 454
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Rickmers anniversary marked in Hamburg

June 12 - June 12 - A landmark anniversary for the Rickmers group of companies, including heavy lift liner shipping company Rickmers-Linie, is being marked by a family celebration and an international business symposium.
Views: 757
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SC&RA recognises outstanding performance

June 12 - June 12 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has given a series of awards to mark outstanding hauling and rigging performance in the US, Canada, central America and Italy.
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Aaras Shipping Agencies joins GPLN

June 12 - June 12 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has announced that Aaras Shipping Agencies is the network's new member for Pakistan.
Views: 680
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Collett invests in heavy lift equipment

June 11 - June 11 - Collett Transport says that it continues to experience a significant demand for its specialist services, with the recession appearing to have little impact on a number of market sectors.
Views: 713
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Antwerp tries solar solution

June 11 - June 11 - Antwerp Port Authority has decided to permit the installation of photovoltaic systems within the port area, under certain conditions.
Views: 653
BBC Chartering reinvigorates presence in Asia Pacific markets thumbnail image

BBC Chartering reinvigorates presence in Asia Pacific markets

June 11 - June 11 - Following the earlier announcement that Asia Project Chartering Pte Ltd (APC) will be dissolved from the beginning of July, Leer-based BBC Chartering is undertaking a number of developments to reinvigorate and enhance its presence in Asia Pacifi
Views: 769
WWPC names Sri Lankan member thumbnail image

WWPC names Sri Lankan member

June 10 - June 10 - Network Cargo Services (Ceylon) PVT LTD has been appointed as the exclusive member of project forwarding network WWPC.
Views: 590
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European forwarders oppose new liability rules regime

June 9 - June 9 - The debate over the Rotterdam Rules, the proposed new cargo liability rules, is getting increasing vocal and Europe's freight forwarders, via trade association Clecat, has joined the fray claiming the regulations unduly benefit carriers.
Views: 392
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Dockwise to commence debt buyback programme

June 8 - June 8 - Dockwise intends to utilise up to USD50 million to buy back a portion of its syndicated debt in a reverse Dutch auction to be conducted by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Views: 336
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Ivens Transport & Kraanbedrijf on the move

June 8 - June 8 - Ivens Transport & Kraanbedrijf (ITK), a subsidiary of Ivens Constructiebedrijf, is on the move in the port of Antwerp to a new 24,000 cu m facility which will house the company's fleet of specialist heavy lift vehicles.
Views: 594
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New MD for Andersen Shipping Company

June 8 - June 8 - Christina Andersen-Martin has been promoted to the new managing director of Singapore-based Andersen Shipping Company, succeeding her younger brother Oliver Andersen (33) at the family-controlled business
Views: 852
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Huge tanks demonstrate Colletts abilities

June 5 - June 5 - R. Collett & Sons (Transport), one of the UK's leading heavy lift transport companies, says that despite the downturn in the market for heavy and over-dimensional cargoes, it is busier than ever.
Views: 786
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WWPC names new Board of Advisors member

June 5 - June 5 - During the annual conference of the WWPC, Mohamed Osman was elected as a new member for the project forwarding network's Board of Advisors.
Views: 399
Turner Bros commissions huge mobile hydraulic crane thumbnail image

Turner Bros commissions huge mobile hydraulic crane

June 5 - June 5 - Oklahoma-based Turner Bros LLC, a leading provider of integrated lifting and specialised transportation solutions to industrial, energy and windpower companies, has commissioned a new flagship crane, the Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1.
Views: 378
Maersk Logistics and Damco to market under one brand thumbnail image

Maersk Logistics and Damco to market under one brand

June 5 - June 5 - Effective September 7th 2009, the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group will merge its supply chain management activities branded as Maersk Logistics and its freight forwarding activities branded as Damco, under the single brand name 'Damco'.
Views: 223
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OTAL goes Banana(s) in West Africa thumbnail image

OTAL goes Banana(s) in West Africa

June 5 - June 5 - OT Africa Line (OTAL) has added the Port of Banana in the Democratic Republic of Congo to its West feeder Service.
Views: 416
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M&M Militzer & M

June 4 - May 4 - Effective June 1st, M&M Militzer & M
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Dachser sets up own operation in Brazil thumbnail image

Dachser sets up own operation in Brazil

June 4 - June 4 - Dachser and Logimasters, joint venture partners in Brazil, have re-organised their business in that country and as a result have terminated their mutual joint venture.
Views: 525
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A dhow in the hand

June 4 - June 4 - In addition to the usual giveaways, HLPFI editorial director Ian Matheson left the recent Breakbulk Europe conference with his very own ancient dhow ... or at least in model form.
Views: 394
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Mitsubishi Heavy targets higher sales

June 4 - June 4 - According to a report on www.tradingmarkets.com Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is aiming to boost sales in the energy and environment fields to Yen3 trillion (USD31.19 billion) as early as fiscal 2012, up from the 2 trillion yen targeted for fis
Views: 817
Trafinsa becomes Agility in Mexico thumbnail image

Trafinsa becomes Agility in Mexico

June 3 - June 3 - Agility Logistics has acquired its longstanding partner in Mexico, Trafinsa, plus the company's US affiliate, Trafinsa International, to strengthen its presence in the country.
Views: 702
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New database for shippers to and from the UK

June 3 - June 3 - Freight by Water, the promotional body for water-based freight transport in the UK, has launched the first phase of its upgraded database, a one-stop-shop and free of charge to those looking to move goods by water.
Views: 348
Heavy lift airline flies in to help fight pirates thumbnail image

Heavy lift airline flies in to help fight pirates

June 3 - June 3 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported supplies and equipment for Japan's Ministry of Defense (JGSDF) from Sendai, Japan to the Republic of Djibouti as part of a major multinational action to address sea piracy off the coast of Somalia.
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ASCO acquires Seletar

June 3 - June 3 - ASCO Marine, a subsidiary of the Aberdeen-based international oil and gas logistics specialist ASCO Group, has acquired Seletar Shipping, which is also Aberdeen-based and provides ships agency and related services to clients in the offshore, frei
Views: 624
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Another regional rep for Cargo Equipment Owners network

June 2 - June 2 - The recently founded network for cargo equipment owners, Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd has appointed J.Philip Tomlinson as its regional representative to help market the CEE in North America and Canada.
Views: 648
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Piracy high on the agenda

June 2 - June 2 - At conferences across Europe, maritime piracy has been high on the agenda.
Views: 534
Magnificent seven for SDV in India thumbnail image

Magnificent seven for SDV in India

June 2 - June 2 - In India, SDV International Logistics has managed the transportation of various items of power plant equipment for a leading company in the power and automation technologies.
Views: 429
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Project cargo falling at Chennai

June 2 - June 2 - According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, the slowdown in the manufacturing sector is hitting throughput of project cargoes at Chennai, one of India's largest project cargo handling ports.
Views: 643
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New transport solution for 2 MW nacelles

June 2 - June 2 - Nooteboom Special Products has invented a system for loading and unloading the extremely heavy generator units of large wind turbines, which avoids the need for a mobile crane. The first three systems have been delivered to the specialised windmi
Views: 444
Gottwald strengthens sales and service organisation in Oceania thumbnail image

Gottwald strengthens sales and service organisation in Oceania

June 1 - June 1 - Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) has appointed Clark Equipment Australia Pty Ltd. (Clark Equipment), based in Sydney, Australia, as its new sales and service representative for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
Views: 674
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OTAL extends services between Europe and West Africa

June 1 - June 1 - OT Africa Line (OTAL)part of the CMA CGM group, has strengthened its position in the Europe/West Africa trade with the launch of a new direct service to Cape Verde and Mauritania. The line says that the new fortnightly link is geared to importers
Views: 362
TT Club offers book on cargo law thumbnail image

TT Club offers book on cargo law

June 1 - June 1 - Specialist transport and logistics insurance company, the TT Club, has published a new handbook on the conventions for the international carriage of goods.
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