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Sectors News from June 2010

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Beluga delivers crane to Port Manatee

June 30 - June 30 - Port Manatee's second Gottwald mobile harbour crane has been successfully delivered from Germany onboard the Beluga Endeavour and is being assembled onsite by its sister crane, which was delivered in November 2007.
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Inaugural breakbulk education day seeks sponsors

June 30 - June 30 - A day-long programme of education courses aimed at developing the next generation of breakbulk executives will be held at the 21st Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition in October this year in Houston. This is the fi
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SDV establishes first Iraqi office

June 30 - June 30 - Global forwarder SDV has opened a representative office in Baghdad as well as branches in Zakho and Basra.
Views: 512
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GPLN adds to Chinese network

June 29 - June 29 - Qingdao Ocean Logistics Company has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 678
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Port of Long View signs lease for steel pipe centre

June 29 - June 29 - Further to the report here on June 25, the Port of Longview Commissioners has unanimously approved leases with IDM Longview, LLC and Skyline Steel to construct and operate a steel pipe manufacturing centre in the Port's West Industrial Park.
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McCain chips in with proposals to abolish Jones Act

June 28 - June 28 - In the USA last week, Senator John McCain introduced draft legislation to repeal the 90-year-old Jones Act law that requires ships transporting goods between states to have been built in the United States, be crewed and owned by US citizens and
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Submarine hitches a ride

June 28 - June 28 - Hindustan Cargo Ltd (HCL) has handled the shipment of submarine weighing 2,325 tonnes which is heading from Visakhapatnam Port to Severodvinsk, Russia for a refit.
Views: 593
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Breakbulk Americas conference comes of age in 2010

June 25 - June 25 - Attention of the project cargo and heavy lift sector will soon turn to the 21st Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition to be held in Houston, Texas between Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 14.
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Five of the best for WCAPN

June 25 - June 25 - The WCA Projects Network (WCAPN) has added three new members and five new offices to its global organisation.
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Port of Longview considers property lease

June 25 - June 25 - At a special meeting today, Port of Longview Commissioners will consider leasing 35 acres in the Port's West Industrial Park to IDM Longview, LLC and Skyline Steel, a subsidiary of the world's largest steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal.
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Antwerp assembly looks to port's future as tide turns

June 25 - June 25 - The first General Assembly of the port of Antwerp has produced a number of key initiatives to support the port's position as one of Europe's mainports as the global economy recovers.
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Hat-trick for WWPC

June 25 - June 25 - In a move which will hopefully be copied by Wayne Rooney on Sunday afternoon in South Africa, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has scored a hat-trick with the appointment of three new exclusive members.
Views: 783
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ABN Amro banks on craneless lift

June 24 - June 24 - Dutch specialised lifting company FG International has completed the installation of a rooftop sign for Dutch financial house ABN Amro.
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Enquiries pick up for Dockwise

June 24 - June 24 - An increase in customer enquires and strengthening tendering prospects have helped Dockwise secure some USD35 million of heavy lift and engineering projects from ten worldwide contracts.
Views: 802
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US authorities failing to implement Jones Act?

June 24 - June 24 - The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency and US Coast Guard have been accused of allowing foreign registered shipping to enter and leave US waters without being stopped, contrary to the provisions of the Jones Act.
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Be a winner and learn safe heavy lift handling

June 24 - June 24 - Tomorrow sees the latest two-day seminar on safe heavy transport and lifting by HLPFI safety expert Richard L. Krabbendam and the chance to win a new iPad.
Views: 591
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Etamad ships crane barge

June 23 - June 23 - Bucharest-based Ess & Etamad Group Sea & Land Transport has successfully managed the cross trade transport of a 3240 tonne sheer leg crane barge from Busan in Korea to Bandar Abass in Iran on behalf of Tidewater Middle East.
Views: 778
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Air Charter expands within Russia

June 23 - June 23 - Air Charter Service has opened its second Russian office - in St Petersburg - to capitalise on the ever expanding charter market in Russia and the CIS.
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GPLN boosts Spanish presence

June 23 - June 23 - Algeciras-based Total Logistic Services S.L. has joined the non-exclusive professional projects forwarder network, Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 573
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Cargo Equipment Experts names first Chinese member

June 23 - June 23 - Shanghai-based Intermax Logistics Solution has joined the fast-expanding Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) as its first Chinese member; registered in the network's haulage, stevedores and port operators service categories.
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Cool shipment for Albacor Shipping

June 23 - June 23 - Albacor Shipping USA has handled the transport of two huge cold boxes from the Port of Robinson, Canada to the construction site in Wloclawek / Poland via the Port of Gdansk.
Views: 818
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Tight delivery schedule for Steder Group

June 23 - June 23 - Steder Group of Rotterdam, a long-standing member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), recently executed a project consisting of large modules for a complete Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG).
Views: 552
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Latest rumour regarding restart for An-124 production

June 23 - June 23 - Staff at HLPFI don't know what is more repetitive. Watching the England football team struggle through the group stage of a World Cup final (thank goodness for John Terry's backside), or anticipating news that the manufacture of the AN-124 is ab
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Bremerhaven to get offshore harbour

June 22 - June 22 - Bremerhaven is to build a harbour for the shipment of plant for the offshore wind farms that are to be erected in the North Sea.
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Acergy and Subsea 7 to merge

June 22 - June 22 - In the first major consolidation in the oil services sector since the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico raised concerns of a regulatory clampdown on deepwater drilling activity, Acergy and Subsea 7 have agreed a USD5.4 billion merger.
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GPLN names new Indian member

June 21 - June 21 - Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies, has named a new member in India.
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Magdenli handles a third of Turkish wind farm equipment

June 21 - June 21 - Over the years in which Turkey has been investing in wind power generating equipment, Ankara-based Magdenli Transport & Trade Co has played a significant role in supplying that equipment.
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CEE debuts in Egypt

June 21 - June 21 - Cairo-based, National Transport & Overseas Services Co (NOSCO) has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network as its first Egyptian member.
Views: 815
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SC&RA to hold financial & risk management forum

June 21 - June 21 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its 2010 Financial & Risk Management Forum, October 27-28, at The Westin Park Central, Dallas, Texas.
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SAL on the double

June 21 - June 21 - On behalf of SVITZER Sverige AB, SAL has transported two brand-new tug boats, each weighing 500 tonnes from Gothenburg in Sweden to Newcastle in Australia.
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Arshiya Logistics doubles up

June 18 - June 18 - Two recently completed projects by Arshiya Logistics of Qatar have seen the global logistics service provider move a 750 tonne crane from Qatar to Korea, followed by a consignment of used construction equipment to Malaysia.
Views: 795
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BDP establishes new subsidiary in Vietnam

June 18 - June 18 - US-based transport and logistics provider BDP International (BDP) is set to become a major player in Vietnam's logistics sector following the establishment of BDP International (Vietnam), a new subsidiary company headquartered in Ho Chi Minh Cit
Views: 776
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Bigge hoists led to a bridge over troubled waters

June 18 - June 18 - Bigge Crane and Rigging's crane rental division was contracted to lay girders on a construction project to widen the American River Bridge at Sacramento, California.
Views: 393
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Chapman Freeborn wins top cargo charter award

June 16 - June 16 - For the fourth consecutive year Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has won the Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year prize at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards.
Views: 537
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Quay move for Felixstowe South cranes

June 16 - June 16 - The first three ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe's new Felixstowe South development.
Views: 600
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Mauritius joins PPG network

June 15 - June 15 - The Project Professionals Group has made a strategic appointment in Mauritius - a key trading hub for the Eastern and Southern African region.
Views: 817
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Port of Albany gets further stimulus

June 15 - June 15 - Further to our news item of April 28, reports in the local media suggest that the Port of Albany has secured USD5 million in federal stimulus funding to pay for the next phase of a wharf replacement project.
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Rickmers-Linie wins again

June 15 - June 15 - For the second year in a row, Rickmers-Linie has won the category Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo in the annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA).
Views: 472
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Boom Logistics issues ststement on takeover rumours

June 11 - June 11 - In Australia, Boom Logistics has issued a formal statement in response to rumours of a takeover bid from special transport, lifting and services group McAleese Transport and Archer Capital.
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GAC Brazil establishes shipping agency

June 11 - June 11 - The importance of Brazil in the shipping and oil & gas sector has prompted the GAC Group to establish its latest port agency operation, with its coordination office at Rio de Janeiro.
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Steel and project cargo forum finalised

June 11 - June 11 - Questions to be addressed at the forthcoming Steel and Project Cargo forum in London include whether overseas steel production will be the future going forward?
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Seaports of Niedersachsen show off wind energy expertise

June 11 - June 11 - Following its first visit to a trade fair in China, Seaports of Niedersachsen reports significant interest from participants in the group's capabilities to handle wind energy project cargoes.
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Europa Worldwide Logistics launches project forwarding division

June 11 - June 11 - UK transport and logistics company, Europa Worldwide Logistics has created a project forwarding division to provide specialist logistics solutions for any size of cargo, from urgent airfreight shipments to entire large-scale, heavy lift projects
Views: 596
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Trio of lifts for ALE

June 10 - June 10 - Heavy lift specialist, ALE has successfully performed the transport and installation of a trio of heavy equipment items at a new paper mill for Portuguese papermaker Soporcel at Figueira Foz, Portugal.
Views: 567
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Ships spares service launched by Wilhelmsen Ships Service

June 10 - June 10 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service, part of the Wilh. Wilhelmsen group, has launched a ships spares logistics service with a single point of contact for managing the delivery of spare parts from manufacturer to ship.
Views: 444
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DB Schenker offers intermodal service for building logistics

June 9 - June 9 - Working to a just-in-time schedule, DB Schenker is set to transport approximately 12,500 tonnes of prefabricated concrete walls from Neubrandenburg to Sweden between now and next spring for the construction of apartment blocks.
Views: 445
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First glimpse of Cargolux's new era

June 9 - June 9 - Boeing has rolled out the first B747-8F for Cargolux from its paint hangar in Seattle. The aircraft sports a new livery that will be applied to the entire Cargolux 747-8F fleet.
Views: 655
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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.
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Coyne Airways boosts US sales activity

June 8 - June 8 - Maindeck heavy lift cargo operator Coyne Airways has appointed a dedicated sales team in the USA to market its extensive network of air cargo delivery services to the Caspian region, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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PPG names new member in Thailand

June 8 - June 8 - Heavy lift freight forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed leading multimodal transport specialist Sea-Concert (Thailand) as a project support member.
Views: 840
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PPG names new member in Thailand

June 8 - June 8 - Heavy lift freight forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed leading multimodal transport specialist Sea-Concert (Thailand) as a project support member.
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New president for Fesco Agencies North America

June 8 - June 8 - Fesco has appointed Mike Evans, a 20-year veteran of the company, to the role of president of Seattle-based Fesco Agencies North America, effective immediately.
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Buhazza wins public vote to enter SCATA Hall of Fame

June 7 - June 7 - Maximus Air Cargo, the UAE's largest dedicated aircraft operator, walked away from the 2010 Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) held at Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai with a brace of awards.
Views: 414
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Gruber Logistics expands in Russia

June 7 - June 7 - Italian project freight forwarder Gruber Logistics has expanded its Russian market presence with the opening of a new branch in St Petersburg.
Views: 509
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Beluga ships twins to Africa

June 7 - June 7 - Two car ferries, each capable of carrying 1,500 passengers and up to 65 cars, are being shipped on a two-week voyage from Germany to Kenya on a vessel from the Beluga fleet.
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Chain up with the future at the steel and project cargo forum

June 4 - June 4 - Anyone who wants to find out more about the Port of Antwerp's strengths in the field of steel and project cargo should consider attending the Steel and Project Cargo Forum which takes place in London on Friday, 25th June from 9.30 am at the Insti
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Out with the old, in with the new

June 4 - June 4 - ALE recently helped with the replacement of an old with a new stator at the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant project in Mexico.
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Global expansion for Braemar Marine

June 4 - June 4 - Braemar Marine Inc, the marine claims and risk assessment specialist, has expanded its operations in both London and Singapore via a series of key appointments.
Views: 826
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Magdenli on track for transit boom

June 4 - June 4 - Ankara-based full service freight forwarder Magdenli is benefiting from a wave of Turkish public transport infrastructure investment.
Views: 718
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Logwin opens in Kenya

June 4 - June 4 - Cross-border transportation to neighbouring East African countries, including the delivery of aid supplies, plus project management will be services offered by Logwin's new subsidiary in Kenya.
Views: 680
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DSV launches Entertainment Logistics division

June 3 - June 3 - DSV Entertainment Logistics is a new division of the DSV Group that will provide transport and logistics solutions across the entertainment industries with a particular focus on the music industry.
Views: 478
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Management changes at Peters and May as Jones takes charge

June 3 - June 3 - Angus Bruce Jones has been appointed managing director of international yacht logistics solutions provider Peters & May Ltd and assumes responsibility for the company's global, non-US operations. He replaces Gerald Price.
Views: 579
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Fairstar signs for two

June 3 - June 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has contracted Guangzhou Shipyards International to build two 50,000 DWT open stern, semi-submersible vessels at a fixed cost of just under USD102 million per ship.
Views: 838
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Independent firm to manage eight Saudi ports

June 2 - June 2 - Reports in the international media indicate that Saudi Arabia is planning to create an independent firm that will manage the kingdom's eight ports under a gradual privatisation process.
Views: 456
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GPLN names new Indian member

June 1 - June 1 - In India, Teamglobal Logistics Pvt Ltd has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies.
Views: 548
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Maxlines at the double

June 1 - June 1 - Maxlines Forwarder Co Ltd, the exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Taiwan, recently handled two notable projects.
Views: 356
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Fairstar wins Gorgon duet

June 1 - June 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded two transportation contracts by the companies involved in developing and operating the Gorgon LNG Project.
Views: 475
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Slowdown in US wind energy installations forecast

June 1 - June 1 - A study from IHS Emerging Energy Research forecasts that 6.3 to 7.1 GW of wind energy installations could be installed in the USA in 2010, 40 to 60 percent lower than the 9.8 GW installed last year.
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