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Sectors News from March 2010

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Green energy boost for Medden Shipping and Trading

March 30 - March 30 - Medden Shipping & Trading, the Turkish member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has had a busy start to 2010 with renewable energy projects stimulating business.
Views: 1098
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New platform trailer from Kamag and Scheuerle

March 30 - March 30 - German special heavy lift vehicle manufacturer Kamag and sister company Scheuerle are presenting the new K25 platform trailer, available as a trailing unit or self-propelled and based on the new universal development platform of the TII Group,
Views: 433
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Heavy lift capacity grows in south Pacific

March 30 - March 30 - Local media reports are suggesting that heavy lift shipping capacity is set to increase in Fiji and the south Pacific following a major expansion of the shipping arm of the Australia-based Carpenters Group.
Views: 621
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WWL expands North America to Middle East service

March 30 - March 30 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has announced significant enhancements to its ocean service from North America to the Middle East due to increased in demand within the region.
Views: 511
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GAC Logistics handles giant transformers

March 30 - March 30 - GAC Logistics' Kuwaiti branch has completed delivery and placement of four 210 tonne transformers at the Jaber Al Ahmed "W" substation.
Views: 742
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Boskalis declares offer for Smit unconditional

March 30 - March 30 - In the latest news from the long-running Boskalis - Smit takeover, Royal Boskalis Westminster has declared its public offer for all of the shares in Smit Internationale unconditional.
Views: 559
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Blade transport needs prompts Scheuerle design work

March 29 - March 29 - The TII Group (consisting of Scheuerle, Nicolas and Kamag) has identified the alternative power generating industry as a growth sector and designed a range of equipment for the transport of offshore and onshore plants for this challenging indus
Views: 514
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Chapman Freeborn signs cargo partnership agreement with Air Niugini

March 26 - March 26 - Urgent movements of oil rig equipment, a key contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a block bellyhold space agreement and a strategic US executive appointment are just the most recent activities that demonstrate the global nature of Chapman Freebo
Views: 802
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CEE celebrates 1st birthday

March 26 - March 26 - The global network for equipment owners and asset based companies within the heavy cargo transport market, Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), is marking its first year of operation.
Views: 861
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CARGO SHOP 2010 to open with Royal touch

March 25 - March 1 - The CARGO S.H.O.P. (Specialised, Heavyweight, ODC and Project) 2010 exposition in Mumbai at the end of this month is be opened by a member of Belgium's Royal family.
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Intermodal South America: Two weeks to go

March 25 - March 25 - Intermodal South America is the largest and most important event in the Americas for the transport, logistics and international trade sectors.
Views: 362
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Sun rises on Cargo Shop 2010

March 25 - March 25 - South Asia's authoritative international exposition and conference focusing on breakbulk, heavy lift and project forwarding, started today at Mumbai's World Trade Centre and Hotel Taj President.
Views: 837
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Ports America announces new CEO

March 25 - March 25 - Ports America Group (Ports America) has named Michael F. Hassing as the company's president and chief executive officer.
Views: 446
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Ports America announces new CEO

March 25 - March 25 - Ports America Group (Ports America) has named Michael F. Hassing as the company's president and chief executive officer.
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Stedergroup handles port construction equipment

March 25 - March 25 - StederGroup, the Dutch member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has managed the transport of port construction and dredging equipment from the Netherlands to two UK ports.
Views: 562
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CEE gains new member and a sponsor

March 24 - March 24 - Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd CEE, a global network for transport providers that own or operate equipment, has a new member in Pakistan, as well as a new sponsor.
Views: 546
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Chile ports are operational, line says

March 23 - March 23 - Chilean shipping line CCNI says ports in the earthquake-stricken country are operational, with berths at San Antonio and Valparaiso working as normal.
Views: 391
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Network to form recovery plan

March 23 - March 23 - Freight executives attending the Combined Logistics Networks' annual meeting, to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from May 25-30, are set to discuss ways of recovering from the global economic crisis.
Views: 784
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Contract boost for India's Direct Logistics

March 22 - March 22 - GPLN member Direct Logistics India Pvt Ltd has been awarded a contract to handle the inbound logistics for fortune 500 entity Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited - one of India's largest and fastest-growing public sector engineering giants.
Views: 688
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Port of Antwerp to invest on a world scale

March 19 - March 19 - Antwerp is aiming to strengthen the port's competitive position on a world scale by developing activities globally, especially in growth regions with the potential to generate cargo for the port.
Views: 970
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GPLN adds Globalink for Kazakhstan

March 18 - March 18 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Almaty-based Globalink Logistics Group as a member in Kazakhstan.
Views: 584
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TBS International says 2009 was 'challenging'

March 17 - March 17 - Reporting its Q4 and December 31, 2009 year end financial results, TBS International chairman and CEO and president, Joseph E. Royce, stated: "2009 was a particularly challenging year for the global economy and shipping, especially for the dry
Views: 945
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Cosco set to add multipurpose ships

March 17 - March 17 - Unconfirmed reports in the international financial media indicate that Cosco Shipping Co., controlled by China's biggest shipping company, plans to raise almost YUAN4 billion (USD586 million) in a rights offer to buy new vessels amid a recovery
Views: 412
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Cold boxes no problem for Intermarine

March 17 - March 17 - Intermarine's Industrial Achiever, recently loaded two massive cold boxes for an LNG plant under construction in West Africa.
Views: 371
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Freight Summit delivers one-stop solutions shop

March 17 - March 17 - This year's Freight Summit in Macao from September 21-26 aims to be a one-stop solutions provider for independent freight forwarders from around the world, says the organiser.
Views: 574
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Aussie forwarder sees in the new year - Chinese-style

March 17 - March 17 - Whilst many freight and logistics groups are crying into their beers, the Melbourne partner of the Famous Pacific Shipping Group invited over 100 favoured guests to a slap up meal at one of the city's best Cantonese restaurants.
Views: 921
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen to float off segments in company restructuring

March 16 - March 16 - Shareholders in Wilh. Wilhelmsen are to be asked to allow a restructuring of the company that will see the company's shipping and logistics segment separated from the maritime services under the control of a new group parent company.
Views: 710
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A new member in Australia for GPLN

March 16 - March 16 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has added Townley Group International Pty Ltd to its list of members.
Views: 509
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SAL handles Peregrino Project cargoes

March 15 - March 15 - SAL successfully completed the loading, transportation and transfer of offshore equipment for the Brazilian Peregrino Project, a Campos Basin-based oil and gas exploration and production project.
Views: 403
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Integra Port Services orders another Gottwald crane

March 15 - March 15 - Integra Port Services has ordered another HMK 260 E mobile harbour crane from Gottwald Port Technology for its operations within the public terminal in the river port of Paramaribo, Suriname.
Views: 719
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Tough times for Panalpina

March 15 - March 15 - In 2009, Basle-based global forwarder Panalpina transported lower volumes and generated a smaller gross profit compared to 2008, for a variety of reasons, including harsh economic environment and a very volatile market. Trade global volumes dro
Views: 662
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Trio of new members enlist in CEE network

March 15 - March 15 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) has named three more companies that have enlisted into the network for equipment owners and supporting industry.
Views: 580
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Order book fills for Dockwise Shipping

March 15 - March 15 - Multi-million dollar contracts have been signed by Dockwise Shipping, securing work for the Dutch operator into 2012.
Views: 526
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Just days left before Perth heavy lift seminar

March 15 - March 15 - Readers are reminded that there are just days remaining before the first in a series of two-day heavy transport and lifting seminars being given by heavy list specialist and HLPFI columnist, Richard L Krabbendam.
Views: 683
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Hattrick of reactors handled by SAL

March 12 - March 12 - In Kandla port, India, SAL's Anne-Sofie discharged three reactors weighing 703 tonnes, 724 tonnes and 848 tonnes, respectively and all more than 30 m in length.
Views: 603
Reports of STX Pan Ocean MOU with China's Zhenhua Logistics Group thumbnail image

Reports of STX Pan Ocean MOU with China's Zhenhua Logistics Group

March 12 - March 12 - STX Pan Ocean, South Korea's largest bulk shipping line, is reported to have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zhenhua Logistics Group covering heavy lift transportation services closely connected to offshore engineering projects.
Views: 642
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CSL publishes further Chile transport infrastructure update

March 12 - March 12 - CSL, a marine insurance industry provider of professional claims, risk control and recovery services has released a further update of conditions in Chilean ports and hinterland, two weeks after the country was rocked by a major earthquake on Fe
Views: 520
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CSL publishes Chile transport infrastructure update

March 11 - March 11 - CSL, a provider of professional claims, risk control and recovery services to the marine insurance industry, has released an update of conditions of ports and hinterland connections in Chile two weeks after the country was rocked by a major ear
Views: 472
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Forwarders are increasingly attractive to ocean shippers

March 11 - March 11 - A keynote industry report that shows shippers are increasingly looking towards using the services of a professional freight forwarder. A key driver has been the increasingly fraught relationship between shippers and carriers that has become mor
Views: 409
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Chile ports update

March 10 - March 10 - According to reports from CCNI and Agunsa, its Spanish agents, the Chilean port of Valparaiso is almost fully operational after the recent devastating earthquake that hit the country.
Views: 301
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BDP launches Indian JV to offer project services

March 10 - March 10 - US-based logistics operator BDP International (BDP) has established an Indian joint venture company which will target India's expanding chemicals, life-sciences, healthcare, retail, telecom and manufacturing industries.
Views: 750
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New member for Militzer & M

March 10 - March 10 - Hamburg-based full service forwarder and logistics specialist Militzer & M
Views: 1008
Maersk relaunches Farrell Lines thumbnail image

Maersk relaunches Farrell Lines

March 10 - March 10 - Maersk Line has revived the once well-known Farrell Lines brand, an American shipping line with deep history in the African trade, writes Kirsten Shepherd.
Views: 407
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Project cargo team ensures success in Libya

March 9 - March 9 - Members of the Project Professionals Group (PPG) have teamed up to deliver a consignment of 18 transformers and associated equipment to remote desert locations along the Libyan, Tunisian and Algerian borders.
Views: 754
Cory Logistics delivers steel production line to India thumbnail image

Cory Logistics delivers steel production line to India

March 9 - March 9 - Cory Logistics is concluding the first phase of a three month assignment to transport an entire steel production plant to India from the UK. The movement has entailed loading and shipping 140 feus plus 4,500 tonnes of breakbulk cargo and OOG ite
Views: 566
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Coyne Airways extends Iraq coverage

March 9 - March 9 - Coyne Airways has been appointed as the exclusive sales agent in the UK and Ireland for RUS Aviation, giving freight forwarders direct access to an extensive route network into Iraq.
Views: 735
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Successful start to 2010 for Ahlers thumbnail image

Successful start to 2010 for Ahlers

March 8 - March 8 - Global project and breakbulk operator Ahlers had a positive start to 2010, despite the global economic hardships.
Views: 766
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Seajacks to double fleet in 2012

March 8 - March 8 - Seajacks International has entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide the basic design package for two or more newbuild wind farm installation jack-up vessels.
Views: 316
Sloman Neptun launches Italy-Algeria link thumbnail image

Sloman Neptun launches Italy-Algeria link

March 8 - March 8 - A new shipping link between Italy and Algeria is set to launch later this month, operated by Sloman Neptun Shipping and Transport, writes Kirsten Shepherd.
Views: 767
napa service adds direct calls at Osaka and Shanghai thumbnail image

napa service adds direct calls at Osaka and Shanghai

March 7 - March 7 - The companies which operate the napa service have announced that with the sailing of the Silverstone Express from Los Angeles on April 25th and Grays Harbor on April 28th, regular direct calls will be added at Osaki and Shanghai to the triangula
Views: 626
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Emmert moves TBM

March 5 - March 5 - Emmert International has successfully completed the relocation of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) components for Kiewit Bilfinger Berger (KBB) for the Portland, Oregon East Side CSO Tunnel (ESCSO) Project.
Views: 199
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Bennett Motor Express Honours drivers

March 5 - March 5 - Specialised freight transporter Bennett Motor Express (BME) has announced the winners of its 2009 Drivers of the Year awards. The annual awards honour the company's owner-operators who achieve the highest safety and performance ratings throughou
Views: 209
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SMIT achieves solid results

March 5 - March 5 - According to the company CEO, SMIT continued to realise good financial results in 2009 despite the worldwide recession which impacted on its business.
Views: 885
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Sarah Spivey takes the helm at Modulift

March 5 - March 5 - UK-based global engineering company Modulift has appointed Sarah Spivey as group managing director. Spivey plans to make expansion of the company a priority.
Views: 754
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BIMCO Reflections 2010 announced

March 4 - March 4 - The compelling need to prevent shipping regulation becoming fragmented, the importance of recognising IMO as the agency to govern shipping's response to greenhouse gas emissions, the contribution of the human component and the need for positive
Views: 465
Verbrugge Zeeland's vital link in Greater Gabbard's supply chain thumbnail image

Verbrugge Zeeland's vital link in Greater Gabbard's supply chain

March 4 - March 4 - Verbrugge Zeeland Terminal, located at the port of Vlissingen at the mouth of the Western Scheldt estuary, is playing a pivotal role in the development of the offshore Greater Gabbard wind farm, slated for completion in 2012.
Views: 413
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Bulgaria and Serbia members for WWPC

March 4 - March 4 - Two branches of Romanian heavy lift operator Holleman Special Transport & Project Cargo Srl have joined the Worldwide Project Consortium as exclusive members in Bulgaria and Serbia.
Views: 900
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Aussie boost for CEE as three new members join

March 4 - March 4 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), a global network for cargo equipment owners, stevedores and export packers serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has welcomed its first Australian members as the network expands 'Down Under'.
Views: 397
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Maximus Air Cargo fully backs UAE air safety initiative

March 3 - March 3 - Maximus Air Cargo is putting its full weight behind the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority's (GCAA) drive for safety as well as hosting and sponsoring a number of safety-orientated events in the Emirate.
Views: 306
Hickler takes over at Agility as CEO Asia Pacific thumbnail image

Hickler takes over at Agility as CEO Asia Pacific

March 3 - March 3 - Hans Hickler has joined global logistics group Agility as new CEO for the Asia Pacific, replacing Wolfgang Hollermann who is to work in a global advisory role to Essa Al-Saleh, Agility president and CEO.
Views: 824
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Shift in attitudes could bring opportunities for forwarders

March 2 - March 2 - A shift in attitudes from shippers is seeing an increasing number contracting with freight forwarders for ocean and air transport procurement needs. This reverses the trend where major shippers took such activity in-house, cutting out the forwar
Views: 211
CARGO SHOP 2010 to open with Royal touch thumbnail image

CARGO SHOP 2010 to open with Royal touch

March 1 - March 1 - The CARGO S.H.O.P. (Specialised, Heavyweight, ODC and Project) 2010 exposition in Mumbai at the end of this month is be opened by a member of Belgium's Royal family.
Views: 963
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Bisso Marine reels in success with lift

March 1 - March 1 - Houston-based marine and energy services specialist Bisso Marine has loaded a 281 tonne umbilical reel onto an offshore installation ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 608
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UK companies look to offshore wind turbine opportunities

March 1 - March 1 - A strategic investment of up to USD150 million in the UK offshore wine turbine R&D could lead to significant opportunities for offshore and onshore heavy lift operators and project cargo forwarders in the coming years, industry observers predict
Views: 734
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KOG delivers a wagon load of fun

March 1 - March 1 - HLPFI's publishing executive, Luke King went on the road to join KOG Transport for a 'Gruenkohl Party' in Achim, northern Germany.
Views: 389

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