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Sectors News from November 2009

ALE Heavylift generates power in Spain thumbnail image

ALE Heavylift generates power in Spain

November 30 - November 30 - ALE Heavylift has successfully completed the replacement of electrical generators in Unit 1 of Almaraz nuclear power plant, Spain using a 500 tonne skidding gantry.
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Busy quarter for Chapman Freeborn to finish year

November 30 - November 30 - During the last quarter of 2009, Chapman Freeborn's worldwide offices have been involved in a series of headline activities, including humanitarian activity, a business expansion into Africa and a series of high profile heavy lift movements.
Views: 873
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Martin Bencher opens in Singapore

November 30 - November 30 - The Martin Bencher Group has opened a branch office in Singapore under the name MB Projects Pte Ltd and concentrating on project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargoes.
Views: 617
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Wagenborg Nedlift handles giant transformer

November 27 - November 27 - Wagenborg Nedlift has managed the transportation of a 320 tonne giant transformer from the fabrication yard at Nijmegen to the Tennet electricity sub-station at Ens in the Netherlands.
Views: 342
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Advance International helps power Bulgarian shipbuilding

November 26 - November 26 - Global project cargo forwarder Advance International Transport Inc has commenced a three-year contract to provide heavy lift transport management services for Japanese-built ship engines destined for a multi bulk-carrier order being undertak
Views: 613
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Breakbulk Asia sets out to charting the recovery

November 26 - November 26 - The 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition, a large and important gathering for companies involved in the shipping of heavy lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk will convene under the banner 'Charting the Recovery'.
Views: 1050
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Goldhofer unveils expandable trailer

November 25 - November 25 - Goldhofer, the specialist manufacturer of trailers for heavy and over-dimensional cargoes, has unveiled a new heavy-duty expandable semi-trailer, designed for specialist heavy hauliers which also do more routine work with a wide range of pay
Views: 261
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BigLift names agent in China

November 25 - November 25 - BigLift Shipping has appointed Scan-Trans Beijing as its commercial representative for China.
Views: 989
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ALS moves tunnel borer from Canada To Argentina

November 24 - November 24 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd (ALS) has completed the delivery of an ME310SE Series 24500 tunnel boring machine (TBM), plus back up system from Canada to Argentina on behalf of LOVAT Inc, Canada - a wholly owned division of Cate
Views: 885
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ESDAL phase 4 goes live

November 23 - November 23 - Further to our previous report (18.11.09), phase Four of the UK Highways Agency's Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) service went live today.
Views: 441
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WWL opens in St Petersburg

November 23 - November 23 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened its own office in Russia.
Views: 701
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US seaports braced for Panama Canal expansion impact

November 20 - November 20 - Considered to be one of the most important and game changing public works projects of the century, completion of a third set of Panama Canal ship locks in 2014 will provide many of the world's largest vessels a crucial "intercontinental shor
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History created at Nhava Sheva

November 20 - November 20 - History was created at Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal when Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member Hindustan Cargo shipped out two heat exchangers with dimensions of 26.5 m x 3.33 m x 3.33 m weighing 27 tonnes on two flat be
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GAC handles racing yacht duo

November 20 - November 20 - On behalf of Team Pindar, one of the world's leading independent sailing teams, GAC has successfully delivered two Volvo yachts to Bahrain, marking the first phase of the Sail Bahrain project. The two Volvo 60s, which weigh in at 30 tonnes,
Views: 504
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Younger Niche claims new overland record

November 20 - November 20 - China-based forwarder, Younger Niche (YNL) is staking a claim for the largest piece of equipment ever moved by road transport in ZhangJiaGang, Jiangsu Province.
Views: 825
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Prices to rise at Houston

November 19 - November 19 - From January 1, 2010, tariffs at the Port of Houston will increase; three percent for container cargo and two percent for general cargo to help offset an expected eight percent increase in operating costs.
Views: 494
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Weatherford International selects K + N

November 19 - November 19 - Global oil and gas industry services provider Houston-based Weatherford International has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a two-year contract to manage its North American export activities to 18 countries across Europe, the Middle East and West Afric
Views: 648
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Lack of infrastructure threatens Lekki port project

November 18 - November 18 - The Nigerian media is reporting that the promoters of the proposed N1.2 trillion (USD8 billion) Lekki port are urging the federal and state governments to help in the provision of basic infrastructure that would make their huge investment in
Views: 785
Albacor powers up Prairie States generating station thumbnail image

Albacor powers up Prairie States generating station

November 18 - November 18 - After eight months of careful preparation, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc arranged for safe transport and delivery of a much needed transformer.
Views: 758
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HUGO STINNES strengthens SANMEX service

November 17 - November 17 - HUGO STINNES SCHIFFAHRT is upgrading its monthly multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean and the US Gulf.
Views: 700
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Nooteboom introduces new low loader

November 17 - November 17 - Having delivered more than 1000 pendle-axle lines since the introduction of its Pendel-X low loader in 2005, Nooteboom has modified some important features of the equipment and relaunched it as the PX2 Pendel-X low-loader.
Views: 238
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WWPC names new member in Thailand

November 17 - November 17 - Leo Global Logistics Ltd, has been appointed as the exclusive member for Thailand of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders.
Views: 701
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Darka for Trading strikes gold in Eritrea

November 17 - November 17 - History was made in November when a project cargo consignment was moved for the first time across the Sudan/Eritrea border following landing at Port Sudan, Sudan. The consignment, an 82 tonne crane was destined for Bisha gold mine in Eritrea
Views: 647
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Target Logistics moves fertilizer plant

November 16 - November 16 - Pakistan project cargo forwarder Target Logistics has undertaken the successful transport of equipment for Pak American Fertilizers in Karachi.
Views: 492
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TRANSY moves space equipment

November 16 - November 16 - Transport Systems Ltd (TRANSY), the Russian member of the Worldwide Project Consortium, has transported consignments of space station equipment for the European Space Agency's Guiana Space Centre (GSC).
Views: 686
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WWPC reveals new members

November 16 - November 16 - With immediate effect, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) is exclusively represented in Mauritius by Relocation and Moving Solutions Ltd.
Views: 709
Panalpina blows hot with oil and gas industry wins thumbnail image

Panalpina blows hot with oil and gas industry wins

November 13 - November 13 - According to a statement from Panalpina, Weatherford and Halliburton, two major global players in the oil and gas sector and long-time Panalpina customers have awarded significant new pieces of business to the global forwarding and logistics
Views: 979
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Barcelona Propeller Club honours founder

November 13 - November 13 - Edward Bacon is known throughout the heavy lift and project forwarding world as one of the most experienced operators in Spain, working with UTT, part of the ALG Group, reports Oliver Ward
Views: 595
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AN-225 visits EMA

November 13 - November 13 - The world's largest commercially available aircraft - the mighty Antonov AN-225 - visited East Midlands Airport recently.
Views: 486
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Ahlers trades pipes

November 13 - November 13 - Ahlers Forwarding has handled the shipment of 596 bundles of steel pipes from Shanghai to Onne Port, Nigeria onboard Safmarine Lualaba.
Views: 844
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Boskalis and Smit announce merger

November 12 - November 12 - Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have reached agreement on a full merger of the two companies, whereby all the activities of Smit will be continued in the combined company (the Group).
Views: 831
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Leighton, Saipem win Gorgon deal

November 12 - November 12 - Leighton Contractors, in consortium with Saipem, have been selected as the preferred proponent to develop the Chevron Gorgon LNG Jetty and Marine Structures project.
Views: 595
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Spedition Kuebler load closes German highway

November 12 - November 12 - Spedition Kuebler has transported an abnormal load of heavy machinery destined for a moulding press which is being assembled in Volkingen, Germany.
Views: 616
Neukirch moves power and turning machinery thumbnail image

Neukirch moves power and turning machinery

November 10 - November 10 - Bremen-based project cargo forwarder F. W. Neukirch Internationale Spedition, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, recently transported a 61 tonne transformer for a North German power supply company.
Views: 573
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Bahwan Wagenborg sets sail in Oman

November 10 - November 10 - Established just last month, Bahwan Wagenborg Heavylift & Oilfield Services LLC is a strategic alliance between the Suhail Bahwan Group, one of Oman's foremost business houses and Royal Wagenborg from The Netherlands, a strong multi-discipli
Views: 852
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Volga-Dnepr rushes aid to Padang

November 10 - November 10 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed a series of eleven IL-76TD-90VD and IL-76 freighter flights carrying 391 tonnes of relief goods to earthquake victims in Indonesia.
Views: 375
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Singapore hosts project cargo training course

November 10 - November 10 - Singapore's reputation as one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world and its strategic location makes it an ideal venue for an international training course designed to fast track skills in project cargo management.
Views: 693
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Toll completes hat-trick of 2009 acquisitions

November 9 - November 9 - Australian-based Toll Group has acquired Logistic Distribution Systems (LDS), one of the leading privately-owned international freight forwarding companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Views: 1181
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Multitrade Spain supports public transport investments

November 9 - November 9 - Barcelona-based project cargo forwarder Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has been involved in a range of heavy lift movements associated with passenger infrastructure projects in North Africa and South
Views: 912
Flinter and Oy Nordic Chartering merge thumbnail image

Flinter and Oy Nordic Chartering merge

November 9 - November 9 - Oy Nordic Chartering has been merged into Dutch shipping company, Flinter in a move which the latter said would strengthen its position in European markets.
Views: 391
KCA DEUTAG awards global freight tender to Panalpina thumbnail image

KCA DEUTAG awards global freight tender to Panalpina

November 8 - September 8 - Panalpina is likely to see significant heavy and over-dimensional shipments as part of the additional business that it has been awarded by KCA DEUTAG in the key countries of Angola, Gabon, Libya, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan over the next three
Views: 639
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Hat-trick for Magdenli

November 6 - November 6 - Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, a specialist heavy haulage and crane operator based in Turkey and a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has arranged the movement of three different industrial projects.
Views: 810
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Best in class project forwarders vie for UK Forwarders award

November 5 - November 5 - Four project cargo forwarders are vying for the honour of taking away the Project Forwarding Award at the 2009 Freight Service Awards organised by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) - www.bifa.org.
Views: 771
Volga-Dnepr Airlines wins BACA award thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr Airlines wins BACA award

November 4 - November 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted 'Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year 2009' by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA).
Views: 879
Kuehne + Nagel wins Parker Drilling contract thumbnail image

Kuehne + Nagel wins Parker Drilling contract

November 4 - November 4 - Houston-based Parker Drilling, a contract drilling and project management company in the global energy industry, has entered into an agreement with Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) to manage comprehensive logistics requirements for Parker's international
Views: 302
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Heavy Lift Group meets in Barcelona

November 4 - November 4 - Members of The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) are gathering for their 45th Conference at the Grand Marina Hotel in Barcelona starting with a reception and dinner on 6th November, writes Oliver Ward.
Views: 669
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Last chance to book for Rio heavy lift mini-seminar

November 3 - November 3 - A last minute invitation to join a mini-seminar in Brazil this coming Friday (Nov 6) covering safety issues around heavy lift operations has been made by its organiser.
Views: 635
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Agility Americas moves headquarters

November 3 - November 3 - Agility has moved its Americas regional headquarters to a new, improved facility located in Irving, California.
Views: 484
Strategic alliance for PB Sea-Tow and Bok Seng Group thumbnail image

Strategic alliance for PB Sea-Tow and Bok Seng Group

November 3 - November 3 - The Singapore-based Bok Seng Group and Auckland-based PB Sea-Tow have created a strategic alliance to offer one-stop project and heavy lift cargo transportation solutions in South East Asia.
Views: 804
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Heavy lift buoys Manitowoc

November 2 - November 2 - Reports in the international business media suggest that the heavy lift segment of Manitowoc's crane business is holding up well, mainly helped by considerable spending on infrastructure and energy in markets such as the Middle East, Brazil,
Views: 680
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Maximus highlights Middle East cargo advantages

November 2 - November 2 - Fathi Hilal Buhazza, president and CEO of Maximus Air Cargo (pictured below), has predicted that freight traffic will triple in the Middle East over the next 20 years and says that "a sound business model mean that Maximus Air Cargo is confid
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