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Modulift launches new training division

April 30 - April 30 - In response to global demand for professionally trained riggers and lifting managers, Modulift has launched a training division to provide expert advice and instruction to the lifting industry and companies operating a lifting division.
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Spliethoff appoints commercial representative in Brazil

April 30 - April 30 - The Spliethoff Group of companies, Amsterdam, have appointed BrazGlobal Projects Shipping and Logistics as commercial representative for all imported project cargo into Brazil from May 2010.
Views: 1057
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Hovertrans Solutions to debut hoverbarge next month

April 30 - April 30 - Hovertrans Solutions, a newly-created designer and manufacturer of hoverbarges for heavy lift operations in difficult terrain in the global oil and gas, and specialist transportation industries, is to make its debut at the Offshore Technology C
Views: 986
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Netfrate shaves 1,700 km off Siberian delivery

April 29 - April 29 - US-owned freight forwarder Netfrate has organised the trucking, packaging, survey and ocean transport of an MD Explorer helicopter from the Port of Houston to St Petersburg, Russia with on-carriage to Novokuznetsk, Siberia.
Views: 523
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An-225 in debut Chinese charter

April 28 - April 28 - The sole An-225, now operated by Antonov Airlines, has performed its first charter from China, carrying a full load of general cargo.
Views: 537
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Forwarder builds on two decades in Russian expansion

April 27 - April 27 - Full service logistics and heavy lift project cargo provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has established two new offices in the northwest and far eastern Russia, at Murmansk and Nogliki, in order to strengthen its activities in the region and to parti
Views: 744
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Another chance to catch Singapore safety seminar

April 27 - April 27 - Heavy lift safety specialist Richard Krabbendam was so overwhelmed by the response to his two day seminar in Singapore on March 31 and April 1 giving a detailed overview on aspects of the safe handling of heavy loads that he has planned a furth
Views: 709
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Siemens transfers more shipments to rail

April 26 - April 26 - Under contract to Siemens, DB Schenker Rail has started to transport bogies manufactured in Graz from Passau to Hamburg. From there, they will continue by ship to China, where they are to be installed in high-speed passenger trains.
Views: 498
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Peters & May names agent in Dubai

April 26 - April 26 - Marine logistics provider, Peters & May has appointed Consolidated Shipping Services L.L.C as its agent for the Middle East.
Views: 918
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All hands on deck for press movement

April 23 - April 23 - On March 29, our website carried the news of two industrial forging presses moving from Montenegro to Georgia in the USA.
Views: 815
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Quality for WWPC

April 23 - April 23 - Quality Freight Corp has joined the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) as its exclusive member for Panama.
Views: 648
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No rest for Magdenli

April 23 - April 23 - Cargo Equipment Experts' member in Turkey, Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, has been extremely busy recently moving heavy components for various power plant projects in Turkey.
Views: 1048
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Next heavy transport and lifting seminars unveiled

April 23 - April 23 - The last two of a series of five seminars presented by HLPFI safety correspondent, Richard Krabbendam and sponsored by Van Beest Greenpin are about to take place in Houston from May 7-8, 2010 and Frankfurt from June 25-26, 2010.
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Modulift engineers a successful expansion

April 22 - April 22 - In a time of financial uncertainty and with a decline in engineering orders, global engineering company Modulift is experiencing its busiest period ever, and as a result is expanding its production division, alongside developing new distributio
Views: 429
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Four drivers earn SC&RA million miler awards

April 21 - April 21 - Four drivers in the specialised carrier industry received a Million Miler Award for Safety Excellence from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) during its recent 2010 Annual Conference.
Views: 425
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Heavy lift and project cargoes need not apply

April 21 - April 21 - Applications are being sought by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) for the designation of "marine highways" and related projects for preferential US federal government funding. Applications are due by June 11, 2010.
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service takes full ownership of Japanese JV

April 20 - April 20 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has purchased the remaining 49 percent of Aall & Company's interest, and established complete 100 percent ownership in Wilhelmsen Aall Ships Service Pte Ltd, in Japan, absorbing what was previously a joint venture compa
Views: 770
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Ainscough strengthens its sales team

April 20 - April 20 - Ainscough Crane Hire has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of three new area sales managers. The trio bring almost a century of industry experience between them, says the UK crane hire company.
Views: 931
Bellville Rodair takes to the water to move energy equipment thumbnail image

Bellville Rodair takes to the water to move energy equipment

April 20 - April 20 - Full service freight forwarder Bellville Rodair International has turned to Europe's inland waterway system to avoid the administrative delays and headaches associated with the road transport of alternative energy generating equipment.
Views: 836
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Chapman Freeborn issues volcano backlog traffic update

April 20 - April 20 - Air charter and aviation support company Chapman Freeborn has seen an "eruption in demand" for charters since the end of last week - including key routes to and from the Middle East, North America and worldwide, says the company.
Views: 492
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Combi-Lift finds encouragement in Brazil

April 19 - April 19 - A flood of investment in the Brazilian energy sector has German heavylift carrier, Combi-Lift, eyeing long-term charter contracts for up to two of its Combi Dock I, II, III and IV, semi-submersible heavily vessels, writes Rainbow Nelson.
Views: 1016
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IATA urges re-think of volcano measures

April 19 - April 19 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has sharply criticised European governments for their lack of leadership in handling airspace restrictions in light of the Icelandic volcano eruption and urged a re-think of the decision-making
Views: 655
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AirBridgeCargo fleet grows with arrival of new Boeing 747-400s

April 16 - April 16 - Less than two weeks after taking delivery of its fifth Boeing 747-400, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, has added a sixth B747-400ERF, increasing its total 747 fleet to nine.
Views: 729
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Vanguard invests in mobile crane

April 16 - April 16 - In South Africa, Vanguard, in a joint venture with Grindrod and private investors, has invested ZAR70 million (USD9.5 million) on a new mobile cranes.
Views: 1006
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TRANSY moves heavy turbine runner

April 15 - April 15 - Transport Systems TRANSY, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Russia and Ukraine, handled the difficult movement of an 80 tonne heavy turbine runner from the Ukraine port of Illychevsk to Tianjin in China.
Views: 807
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Revived Farrell Lines calls at Beaumont

April 14 - April 14 - The Port of Beaumont has welcomed Farrell Lines' Alliance Beaumont, the vessel's first call at the port since Maersk announced in March that it would be reviving the Farrell Lines brand - see HLPFI website item of March 10.
Views: 431
Holleman moves large industrial tanks through Bulgarian winter thumbnail image

Holleman moves large industrial tanks through Bulgarian winter

April 14 - April 14 - During harsh winter conditions earlier this year Holleman Bulgaria O.O.D., a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), organised the transportation of six large tanks for a chemical plant from Hask
Views: 481
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Rickmers signs fleet satcom deal

April 13 - April 13 - The Rickmers Group has agreed a deal with the Telemar Group, through its German subsidiary Telemar GmbH, to install broadband satellite systems across its fleet of more than 100 vessels.
Views: 289
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Near 100 percent growth for Krishnapatnam Port

April 12 - April 12 - It has been a year of setting numerous records for Krishnapatnam Port in only its second year of operations, with cargo throughput of 16.1 million tonnes for the last financial year compared to 8.2 million tonnes in the previous year.
Views: 205
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Agility posts rise in net profits in 2009

April 12 - April 12 - Logistics major Agility posted an 11 percent increase in net profits over the course of last year, while revenues slipped by seven percent during the same period.
Views: 903
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BigLift for Coli Shipping in South East Asia

April 12 - April 12 - Effective April 1, BigLift Shipping appointed Coli Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd as its representative in the South East Asia region, including the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and M
Views: 1007
Panalpina charters plane for China heavy lift thumbnail image

Panalpina charters plane for China heavy lift

April 12 - April 12 - Panalpina chartered an Antonov AN 225 freighter to ensure the safe and smooth transportation of high-tech machinery from Hamburg, Germany to Shijiazhuang, China.
Views: 738
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Shipping confidence hits fifteen-month high

April 9 - April 9 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry have risen to their highest levels for fifteen months, according to the latest Shipping Confidence survey by Moore Stephens.
Views: 888
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Agility continues negotiations

April 9 - April 9 - Trading of shares in Agility, the Kuwait logistics company, remains suspended and the company is reported to have further delayed the release of its 2009 financial results until April 11, pending whether it can resolve "a legal dispute with the
Views: 569
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Expansion by Primax

April 8 - April 8 - Brazilian project forwarder, Primax Transportes Pesados, is set to continue its expansion throughout Latin America with the opening of offices in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela this year, reports Rainbow Nelson from the Intermodal exhibition in
Views: 962
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Hyundai Heavy enters Chinese wind turbine market

April 8 - April 8 - Hyundai Heavy has signed an MOU to construct a wind turbine manufacturing plant jointly with Datang Shandong Power Generation Co., Ltd. and Weihai City Government.
Views: 568
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Dockwise Ltd Seven up for Dockwise

April 7 - April 7 - Dockwise has been awarded seven near-term contracts for the transportation of four jack-up rigs, jack-up construction vessels, supply boats and a floating crane barge, to be transported to Brazil, Egypt, the UAE, Singapore, The Netherlands, Iran
Views: 1119
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Boskalis completes acquisition of SMIT

April 7 - April 7 - With more than 95 percent of shareholders having accepted the offer made by dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster to acquire heavy lift shipping, tug and salvage company SMIT International, the merger of the two is now set to go ahead.
Views: 805
Panalpina is green: it's official thumbnail image

Panalpina is green: it's official

April 7 - April 7 - Following an audit of 80 of Panalpina's country organisations, inspection and certification company SGS has accredited the global forwarding and logistics operator with the Global Environmental Certification to the standard ISO 14001:2004.
Views: 193
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Logitruck task force saves the day

April 7 - April 7 - Managers at Italian freight forwarder Logitruck encountered a perfect storm of transport headaches when a range of problems looked like they would prevent the shipment of a vital export cargo for a client.
Views: 456
Wilhelmsen Ships Service moves oil rig into Iraq thumbnail image

Wilhelmsen Ships Service moves oil rig into Iraq

April 7 - April 7 - The Maritime Logistics department at Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Kuwait has completed the delivery of a major oil rig - RIG 161 - and its camp from Ahmadi, Kuwait to the South Rumailah Oilfield in Iraq.
Views: 584
Isakson, Chambliss Seek Funds for Savannah Harbor Expansion thumbnail image

Isakson, Chambliss Seek Funds for Savannah Harbor Expansion

April 6 - April 6 - US Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss are seeking USD105 million in federal funds to continue the deepening of Savannah Harbour to help ensure that the port is able to accommodate larger cargo carriers.
Views: 763
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Thyke Logistics is open for business

April 6 - April 6 - Thyke Logistics is a relatively new name in the Turkish freight business, but is already providing full logistics services to customers and partners.
Views: 640
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Madrid networks in South America

April 5 - April 5 - The Madrid Chamber of Commerce recently organised business networking opportunities for its members with counterparts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz, Bolivia, Asuncion, Paraguay and Montevideo, Uruguay writes Oliver Ward.
Views: 952
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Quantum leap for Chipolbrok

April 5 - April 5 - Quantum BSO & Tech, a company has delivered its Q-VUETM MPP Business Intelligence product to Chipolbrok, the Chinese-Polish multipurpose shipping company.
Views: 291
Cargotec focuses on safety in cranes at BAUMA 2010 thumbnail image

Cargotec focuses on safety in cranes at BAUMA 2010

April 5 - April 5 - Cargotec, one of the world's leading providers of load handling equipment, is showing its range of products at Bauma 2010 to heavy lift and project cargo forwarder customers.
Views: 770
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Balnak on the double in North Africa

April 5 - April 5 - Balnak, one of Turkey's leading freight operators, is opening offices in Libya and Egypt, claiming to be the first Turkish logistics company to have offices in the former. The company also says it will open an office in Shanghai later this year.
Views: 640
Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Group, parent of heavy airfreight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines and scheduled air cargo operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said the carriers' combined traffic increased seven percent year-on-year in 2009 to 1.85 billion FTKs, which
Views: 1004
Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr Group out-performs industry average

April 2 - April 2 - Volga-Dnepr Group, parent of heavy airfreight specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines and scheduled air cargo operator AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said the carriers' combined traffic increased seven percent year-on-year in 2009 to 1.85 billion FTKs, which
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Seaports of Niedersachsen are nuts about Brazil

April 2 - April 2 - The Seaports of Niedersachsen has identified significant opportunities in Brazil and will being exhibiting at South America's largest logistics trade fair - Intermodal South America in Sao Paulo.
Views: 563
Daily Express wins top GE Energy safety award thumbnail image

Daily Express wins top GE Energy safety award

April 1 - April 1 - Daily Express, one of the USA's leading oversize load and wind energy trucking companies, has received the 2009 General Electric Energy Environmental Health and Safety Award (EHS) for achieving the highest safety results in the industry in an en
Views: 417
9.5 percent trade growth forecast by WTO thumbnail image

9.5 percent trade growth forecast by WTO

April 1 - April 1 - World trade is set to grow in 2010 by 9.5 percent, according to WTO economists, after the sharpest decline in more than 70 years.
Views: 680
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Washington shift could benefit heavy lift operators

April 1 - April 1 - Heavy lift operators servicing the oil and gas industries may be able to benefit from a loosening of restrictions on US domestic offshore drilling for oil signalled by President Obama in a recently announced bill to tackle climate change.
Views: 658
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CG/LA names top 100 infrastructure projects

April 1 - April 1 - Washington-based CG/LA Infrastructure has released a listing of the top 100 global strategic infrastructure projects for 2010, totalling nearly USD550 billion.
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