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GPLN names new Chinese member thumbnail image

GPLN names new Chinese member

August 31 - August 31 - Westfracht China has become a member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service completes major project contract in Saudi thumbnail image

Wilhelmsen Ships Service completes major project contract in Saudi

August 30 - August 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service says it has completed a significant project in Saudi Arabia which saw the company move equipment and parts totalling 32,000 tonnes over difficult road networks destined for the construction site of the new Al Safwa cem
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Mediaco Maxilift wins an award for bridging the gap thumbnail image

Mediaco Maxilift wins an award for bridging the gap

August 27 - August 27 - Marseilles-based materials handling and lifting company Mediaco Maxilift has won an ESTA Award by the European Association for Heavy Transport and Mobile Cranes for work it undertook on a significant bridge contract in Landevennes, France.
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Heavy lift in double-digit growth at GPA's Port of Brunswick thumbnail image

Heavy lift in double-digit growth at GPA's Port of Brunswick

August 26 - August 26 - While container traffic at the Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Port of Savannah exceeded a quarter million teu in July 2010, marking the best month ever in GPA's history and continuing eight consecutive months of double-digit growth, heavy lif
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First F-Class vessel for Intermarine thumbnail image

First F-Class vessel for Intermarine

August 25 - August 25 - Intermarine is taking delivery of Industrial Freedom, the first of its next generation of multipurpose heavy lift ships.
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Cargo network adds Shanghai thumbnail image

Cargo network adds Shanghai

August 25 - August 25 - Asia Imperial Cargo Logistics Co Ltd has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE).
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Logwin claws back loss on rising turnover thumbnail image

Logwin claws back loss on rising turnover

August 23 - August 23 - International logistics company Logwin has succeeded in markedly boosting its first half 2010 turnover compared to the same period in 2009 and significantly reducing its interim trading loss.
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Jumbo assists in deepest-ever riser installation

August 23 - August 23 - Rotterdam-based Jumbo Offshore, part of the Jumbo shipping group, has been involved in the significant installation of the deepest Free Standing Hybrid Risers (FSHRs) in an ultra-deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico for a major oil industry
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LogSys software goes live at three bulk terminals

August 23 - August 23 - Belgian software house LogSys has installed its LGS.Stevedore browser-based application designed and developed to manage port terminals at three Belgian cargo terminals.
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TII Group to meet customers at SMM in Hamburg thumbnail image

TII Group to meet customers at SMM in Hamburg

August 23 - August 23 - Next month, an expert team from materials handling and transport equipment manufacturer Scheuerle and sister companies Nicolas and Kamag, will attend the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology) 2010 trade fair in Hamburg from Septe
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Jurong Shipyard chooses Aveva for legacy data management thumbnail image

Jurong Shipyard chooses Aveva for legacy data management

August 23 - August 23 - Singapore-based shipbuilder Jurong Shipyard (JSPL), a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has selected Aveva Marine (12 Series) as an engineering and design solution for major marine and offshore projects.
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Heavy lift and project cargoes rising in Hamburg thumbnail image

Heavy lift and project cargoes rising in Hamburg

August 23 - August 23 - In the first six months of 2010, non-containerised general cargo, including heavy lift and project cargoes, rose by almost three percent to 1.2 million tonnes at the Port of Hamburg, according to official figures.
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WWPC adds Libyan member thumbnail image

WWPC adds Libyan member

August 23 - August 23 - Tripoli-headquartered, Arroban International Shipping Co has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
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Intermarine Opens Bogota Office

August 21 - August 21 - Intermarine's Fernando Maruri, general manager for South America, will relocate from the shipping line's Caracas office in Venezuela to Bogota, Colombia where he will oversee the opening of a new Regional Control Office.
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The Freight Co steps in at the last minute thumbnail image

The Freight Co steps in at the last minute

August 20 - August 20 - When production of two 30m, 80-tonne cryogenic tanks was recently delayed at the factory in Thailand, Bangkok-based forwarder The Freight Co was required to charter last minute capacity to transport the vessels to Australia.
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Bigge acquires third Manitowoc 16000 crawler thumbnail image

Bigge acquires third Manitowoc 16000 crawler

August 20 - August 20 - California-based crane rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has purchased a third Manitowoc 16000 and made it immediately available for hiring. The heavy-boom 16000 is optimised for wind turbine erection.
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Upgrade for UK abnormal loads website thumbnail image

Upgrade for UK abnormal loads website

August 20 - August 20 - In the UK, the Highways Agency has upgraded its free online service for hauliers which provides a quick and easy route planning and notification system for transporting abnormal loads, in the interests of maximising road safety and reducing co
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Senior Bechtel executive to deliver keynote speech in Houston thumbnail image

Senior Bechtel executive to deliver keynote speech in Houston

August 20 - August 20 - David Hammerle, Bechtel Corp's corporate manager of procurement and contracts and principal vice president, will deliver the keynote address at the 21st annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 12-
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Indian ports not fully open thumbnail image

Indian ports not fully open

August 20 - August 20 - Nhava Sheva and Mumbai are still not fully operational following the collision of a containership and a bulk vessel more than a week ago and the Indian navy continues to guide ships in and out of the ports to prevent them from colliding with c
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NileDutch set to strengthen operations in Belgium and China thumbnail image

NileDutch set to strengthen operations in Belgium and China

August 20 - August 20 - From September 1, NileDutch Belgium will become an independent operating company as a subsidiary of NileDutch to optimising the services offered and strengthen the company's partnership with the trade. Antwerp is a strategic port for NileDutch
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Improvement for AP MOLLER-Maersk thumbnail image

Improvement for AP MOLLER-Maersk

August 19 - August 19 - AP MOLLER-Maersk has reported a more than satisfactory turnaround for the first half of 2010, after losses in 2009.
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Allfort deliver hatch covers

August 19 - August 19 - Japanese forwarder, Allfort Co Inc has successfully delivered 40 hatch covers, totally over 5,000 cu m in volume and over 1,100 tonnes in weight from Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan to Varna, Bulgaria.
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Seaports of Niedersachsen sees gradual recovery thumbnail image

Seaports of Niedersachsen sees gradual recovery

August 18 - August 18 - The Seaports of Niedersachsen GmbH, which represents nine Lower Saxon seaports including numerous port handling and logistics service companies on the rivers Elbe, Weser, Jade and Ems, reports a slow recovery in cargo handling is taking place.
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Albacor Shipping handles transformer thumbnail image

Albacor Shipping handles transformer

August 18 - August 18 - Albacor Shipping's branch office in Banning, California has managed the shipment of a 215-tonne transformer from the Port of Houston to Scurry in Texas.
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Beluga sponsors project cargo training course thumbnail image

Beluga sponsors project cargo training course

August 17 - August 17 - It's decision time for anyone wishing to attend the two-day training programme being run as part of the forthcoming Breakbulk Americas transportation conference and exhibition in Houston.
Views: 367
Immediate success for Scheuerle's InterCombi PB thumbnail image

Immediate success for Scheuerle's InterCombi PB

August 17 - August 17- A sixty-tonne processing machine 13m long, 3m wide and 3.4m is one of the latest heavy lift movements to utilise German handling equipment manufacturer Scheuerle's InterCombi PB (Power Booster) with shiftable drive axles.
Views: 673
Idaho residents sue to halt big oil trucks thumbnail image

Idaho residents sue to halt big oil trucks

August 17 - August 17 - According to reports in the US media, local residents opposed to giant truck shipments of oil equipment through Idaho's scenic Clearwater/Lochsa river canyon have filed a lawsuit to block the shipments, just a day before Idaho planned to issue
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Konecranes restructures regions thumbnail image

Konecranes restructures regions

August 17 - August 17 - Effective September 1, Konecranes will combine its South Asia Pacific (SAP) and Northeast Asia (NEA) regions into a new Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region, headed by Ryan Flynn who has been senior vice president and head of Konecranes' operations in t
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Heavy lift and project work holds up for Agility thumbnail image

Heavy lift and project work holds up for Agility

August 16 - August 16 - Second quarter results for 2010 continue to reflect a pivotal year for Agility as the US troop drawdown in Iraq continues and some of its large US government contracts enter their final option year.
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Magdenli handles Turkish power plant duo thumbnail image

Magdenli handles Turkish power plant duo

August 16 - August 16 - Ankara-based freight forwarder Magdenli Transport and Trade Co has safely handled the transportation of abnormal loads for two major Turkish power plant projects.
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Fairplayer deployed for Mangalore expansion thumbnail image

Fairplayer deployed for Mangalore expansion

August 16 - August 16 - A Jumbo Shipping J-class ship has been involved in the movement of the first tranche of heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargoes from Hazira, India to New Mangalore Port for the Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) expansion project.
Views: 768
Toll re-brands in China thumbnail image

Toll re-brands in China

August 16 - August 16 - The Australian-based Toll Group has launched a fully-owned and operated contract logistics operation in China after its integration into the Toll Global Logistics division.
Views: 843
Maximus throws a Ramadan lifeline to the starving in Chad thumbnail image

Maximus throws a Ramadan lifeline to the starving in Chad

August 16 - August 16 - Maximus Air Cargo is deploying relief flights during the month of Ramadan to help the drought stricken West African state of Chad. Supplies, provided by the UAE Red Crescent, are being dispatched from Abu Dhabi to victims of the severe drought
Views: 539
Volga-Dnepr Group launches 20th Anniversary photographic contest thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr Group launches 20th Anniversary photographic contest

August 12 - August 12 - As part of celebrations to marks its 20th anniversary, Volga-Dnepr Group is launching an international contest for professional and amateur photographers that have captured images of its unique aircraft fleet over two decades of global operati
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ACS flies tricky load to Nigerian FPSO thumbnail image

ACS flies tricky load to Nigerian FPSO

August 12 - August 12 - Air Charter Service's (ACS) London office recently arranged two charters for a very awkward load from France into Nigeria.
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Milwaukee's award after tonnage leap thumbnail image

Milwaukee's award after tonnage leap

August 11 - August 11 - The Port of Milwaukee will today collect an award from the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation in recognition of a significant increase in international tonnage moved through the Seaway in 2009.
Views: 198
New president for Metro Ports thumbnail image

New president for Metro Ports

August 11 - August 11 - Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., has appointed James Dillman as president.
Views: 734
Newbuild hulls boost Rotterdam project cargoes thumbnail image

Newbuild hulls boost Rotterdam project cargoes

August 11 - August 11 - HLPFI has been advised that in the first six months of 2010 the port of Rotterdam has handled 245,000 tonnes of 'other general cargo' at the buoys in the Waalhaven basin.
Views: 691
Mega Passion collects mid-ship blocks thumbnail image

Mega Passion collects mid-ship blocks

August 9 - August 9 - Mega Passion, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship, successfully delivered to TPI Mega Line by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in June, is seen loaded with midship blocks for Heerema collected from the DSSC Yantai Yard in China.
Views: 612
BEST Logistics on the move thumbnail image

BEST Logistics on the move

August 9 - August 9 - BEST Logistics, a joint venture between Haeger & Schmidt International of Duisburg, Felbermayr of Wels, and Andreas H
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Flinter strengthens its financial position thumbnail image

Flinter strengthens its financial position

August 6 - August 6 - Shipping company Flinter says that it has successfully completed negotiations with its bankers to extend its credit facilities, thus creating a sound financial basis that will enable the company to make the most of the improving market.
Views: 437
NATREX scores a Mexican hatrick thumbnail image

NATREX scores a Mexican hatrick

August 6 - August 6 - The Moscow-based NATREX Group has handled the delivery of a hydroelectric generator, plus auxiliary items to be installed at 750-megawatt La Yesca power station in Mexico.
Views: 698
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Forwarders see revenues rise

August 5 - August 5 - Expeditors International registered second quarter gross revenue growth of 67 percent and increased net sales by 27 percent.
Views: 574
Panalpina settles civil complaint with US authorities thumbnail image

Panalpina settles civil complaint with US authorities

August 3 - August 3 - According to an agreement reached with the US Authorities, Panalpina will pay USD375,000 to settle a civil complaint regarding aledged violations by one of the company's former employees of the US False Claims Act.
Views: 243
JSC Transafe Logistics contracts Volga-Dnepr Airlines thumbnail image

JSC Transafe Logistics contracts Volga-Dnepr Airlines

August 3 - August 3 - Russian logistics provider, JSC Transafe Logistics called in Volga-Dnepr Airlines to meet a short deadline for the delivery of a complex out-of-gauge shipment of oil refinery equipment.
Views: 561
Industrial Echo calls Houston thumbnail image

Industrial Echo calls Houston

August 3 - August 3 - In July, Industrial Echo - the most recent addition to Intermarine's fleet, which was delivered in mid January, made its the first call at Industrial Terminals in Houston joining the shipping line's South Americas service.
Views: 682
3PL network urges strategic approach to project cargo training thumbnail image

3PL network urges strategic approach to project cargo training

August 2 - August 2 - Further to the news uploaded on July 8, over dimensional cargo freight forwarders are being urged to take a strategic approach to training and register key employees for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management available durin
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Official launch for Shuttlelift's new SB Series thumbnail image

Official launch for Shuttlelift's new SB Series

August 2 - August 2 - Shuttlelift has officially unveiled its new SB Series, a new line of single-beam, rubber-tyred gantry cranes designed to provide state-of-the-art lifting solutions and a broad range of cost-saving benefits.
Views: 401
JDR Cable Systems expands in Hartlepool thumbnail image

JDR Cable Systems expands in Hartlepool

August 2 - August 2 - JDR Cable Systems, a major supplier to the offshore energy sector, is to more than double its facility at Hartlepool dock, and is backed by UK Government funding to help continue its groundbreaking work in wind farm development.
Views: 483
Agility launches operations in Cambodia thumbnail image

Agility launches operations in Cambodia

August 2 - August 2 - Agility is open for business in Cambodia and has opened an office in Phnom Penh, supporting the company's network growth strategy and further strengthening its operations in Indochina.
Views: 898
Syria's Nazha & Darwish joins GPLN thumbnail image

Syria's Nazha & Darwish joins GPLN

August 2 - August 2 - Damascus-based Nazha & Darwish is the latest appointment for the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the non-exclusive network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements, as well as specialised lifts and hand
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