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CHOK-A-BLOK ties up Bendoro thumbnail image

CHOK-A-BLOK ties up Bendoro

March 30 - March 30 - CHOK-A-BLOK has appointed cargo safety equipment specialist, Bendoro, as the official CHOK-A-BLOK distributor within the Benelux transportation market.
Views: 561
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PPG powers up with renewable energy

March 30 - March 30 - Heavy lift project forwarding network the Project Professionals Group plans to power up its renewable energy transportation expertise during the Windpower Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, California, from May 22-25.
Views: 673
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PCN reveals new member in Qatar

March 30 - March 30 - Bin Yousef Cargo Express W.L.L. has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as a member in Qatar.
Views: 970
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First ship of the season for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

March 30 - March 30 - Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor celebrated the opening of its 41st international shipping season with the arrival of Wagenborg Shipping's Avonborg, carring 75 of the longest wind turbine blades in existence in North America on their journey from E
Views: 757
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Ter Linden takes charge of more Liebherr cranes

March 30 - March 30 - Ter Linden Craning bv has added a second Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 and two mobile cranes of the Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 type to the LTM 11200-9.1 that was delivered in mid-2010.
Views: 1022
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Logistique Commerciale d'Afrique joins Project Cargo Network

March 29 - March 29 - Following last week's news that it had joined the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Logistique Commerciale d'Afrique (LCA) has now also joined the Project Cargo Network in Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
Views: 506
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Crowley offers faster, direct sailings from south Florida

March 29 - March 29 - Crowley Maritime Corp has enhanced its liner container shipping services by adding a direct, fixed-day sailing from Port Everglades to St. Maarten in the Caribbean, cutting the time it takes to ship to St. Maarten from South Florida by one full
Views: 457
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ALE installs on drilling rig

March 29 - March 29 - ALE has installed the 402 tonne leg sections and the 575 tonne accommodation block of a jack up drilling rig for Swecomex in Tuxpan, Mexico, using the company's CC 8800-1 crane.
Views: 629
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ALE positions transformers at Algerian power plant

March 28 - March 28 - ALE Heavylift Iberica has worked on positioning three main transformers at the Koudiet Ed Draouch combined cycle power plant in El Tarf, Algeria. Each transformer arrived at the plant on hydraulic platforms and transport beams and was unloaded
Views: 414
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Ports America awarded for making the workplace safer

March 28 - March 28 - At the recent Pacific Maritime Association's 62nd Annual Safety Awards Banquets held at various locations on the US West Coast, Ports America picked up numerous awards for its achievements in workplace safety in 2010; including the 1st Place Co
Views: 259
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New management team at Neuenfelder Maschinenfabrik (NMF)

March 28 - March 28 - Hamburg-based, Neuenfelder Maschinenfabrik GmbH (NMF), a major player in the production of deck cranes with an emphasis on heavy-duty cranes, has appointed Ralf Ressel as ceo and Goran Curic as coo, in a move which has also seen the departure o
Views: 881
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Mega pump for Fukushima reactor

March 28 - March 28 - Local media report that the Shanghai International Ferry Co Ltd has shipped a giant pumping device to Japan for cooling the troubled reactor in Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Views: 411
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Ahlers scores hat-trick of successful project moves

March 28 - March 28 - Belgian heavy lift material handling company Ahlers is celebrating a trio of successful projects that have helped a power plant construction, European cargo bound for a Chinese nuclear plant and a steel plant in Indonesia.
Views: 785
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Freight Links checks in with offshore hotel project

March 25 - March 25 - Colombo-based Freight Links International, the Sri Lanka member of project forwarding network the Project Professionals Group, is providing logistics solutions for a luxury island resort six km off the island's north-west coast.
Views: 599
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Beluga gets visit from the police

March 25 - March 25 - An official spokesman for Beluga has confirmed that the German public prosecutor's office and police visited the company's Bremen HQ this week looking for evidence of possible fraud, but declined to comment on whether any evidence was either di
Views: 276
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Samson picks up award for outstanding service

March 25 - March 25 - Samson, a manufacturer of high-performance cordage, has been given the Professional Mariner's Samuel Plimsoll Award for outstanding service by an organisation for 2011.
Views: 253
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ALE breaks its own records in Indonesia

March 25 - March 25 - The heaviest SPMT load-out performed by UK-based heavy lift handler and transporter ALE in Indonesia and the tallest vertical load-out it has handled in South East Asia were two record-breaking achievements the 28-year old company reached in a
Views: 658
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Etihad Rail on track with new identity

March 25 - March 25 - Union Railway, the company behind UAE's rail development, has unveiled its new corporate identity and announced important updates on the implementation phases of the UAE's railway network. It will now be known as Etihad Rail.
Views: 760
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Alsace traffic boosts Antwerp as French gateway

March 25 - March 25 - The level of French project cargo, as well as other cargoes, handled at the port of Antwerp is so significant that French president Nicolas Sarkozy has quipped that Antwerp is the largest French port.
Views: 501
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Going Dutch is no problem for ALS

March 25 - March 25 - ALS (Freight Management Nederland) BV's sea freight team based in Moerdijk, Netherlands arranged the loading of two transformers with a combined weight of 330 tonnes along with 950 cu m of ancillary equipment for movement between Croatia and th
Views: 798
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SC&RA on the look out for workshop papers

March 25 - March 25 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has issued a call for papers to be presented during the Crane & Rigging Workshop, September 21-23, Sheraton Philadelphia City Centre, Philadelphia.
Views: 561
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Air Partner and An-225 join Japan relief efforts

March 24 - March 24 - The giant Antonov An-225 - the world's largest freighter aircraft - has joined the international effort to provide relief supplies to Japan in the wake of the country's recent earthquake and tsunami.
Views: 462
PD Ports and Rickmers-Linie find mining Joy at Teesport thumbnail image

PD Ports and Rickmers-Linie find mining Joy at Teesport

March 24 - March 24 - In the UK, Teesport was temporarily transformed into a scene resembling a science fiction film earlier this month when more than 180 futuristic-looking mine arches, each weighing in excess of 27 tonnes, were loaded onto a Rickmers-Linie vessel
Views: 711
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Hyundai ramps up in project forwarding

March 24 - March 24 - Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is ramping up its exposure in the project forwarding business on the back of vast deals being concluded between South Korean construction firms in the Middle East. Sam Chambers reports from Seoul.
Views: 1105
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Intermarine revises BSC

March 24 - March 24 - Intermarine, the agent for Industrial Maritime Carriers and West Coast Industrial Express has announced that the carriers will revise the bunker surcharges on all their services to/from South America, Mexico and the Caribbean effective April 22
Views: 702
Project Cargo Network adds two thumbnail image

Project Cargo Network adds two

March 23 - March 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Spark Global Logistics PTY Ltd as its new member in Australia. along with Casmal Cargo & Projects in Mexico.
Views: 989
Prangl helps Pummerin get new lease of life thumbnail image

Prangl helps Pummerin get new lease of life

March 23 - March 23 - Equipment hire and special transport company, Prangl has helped extend the life of Austria's biggest and most important bell through the installation of a new clapper which is 273 kg lighter than the previous one.
Views: 567
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Savannah handles gas turbine

March 23 - March 23 - Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal in Savannah has handled a 166 tonne gas turbine - one of five heavy lift items in a shipment that also included 50 crates.
Views: 924
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More Beluga Group companies file for insolvency

March 22 - March 22 - Beluga Fleet Management Beteiligungs GmbH, Beluga Fleet Management GmbH & Co KG, Beluga Marine Service GmbH & Co KG, Beluga Offshore Crewing GmbH, Beluga Sea Academy GmbH file have all filed for insolvency today, according to a company statemen
Views: 667
Kitchen delivers Cometto trailers to Oswalt thumbnail image

Kitchen delivers Cometto trailers to Oswalt

March 22 - March 22 - J. E. Oswalt & Sons, based in Batesburg, has increased the capacity and size of its hydraulic trailer fleet with the purchase of 12 lines of Cometto 1MS hydraulic trailers from Kitchen's Crane and Equipment.
Views: 692
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WWPC adds four in Africa

March 22 - March 22 - Following the decision of Logistique Commerciale d'Afrique (LCA) to join the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), the project forwarding network is now represented in Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger.
Views: 594
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Stolberg fights back

March 21 - March 21 - For the first time since his 'leave of absence' was announced Beluga founder, Niels Stolberg, went onto the offensive late last week.
Views: 282
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Sarens' worldwide menu of heavy lifts

March 21 - March 21 - In a bi-annual message to its heavy lift industry clients, Belgium-based heavy lift multi-purpose contractor Sarens Group has revealed the range of recent lifting operations it has been involved in as well its acquisition of a new Canadian memb
Views: 1241
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Vanguard expands storage capability at Richards Bay

March 21 - March 21 - South Africa-based heavy lift and plant relocation specialist Vanguard has extended its in-harbour capabilities with the acquisition of a 2,800 sq m handling and storage yard in the busy Richards Bay port to complement the multi-axle service it
Views: 823
Balnak Group names new board member thumbnail image

Balnak Group names new board member

March 18 - March 18 - leading Turkish logistics company, the Balnak Group has named experience logistics and transport industry expert, Wolfgang W. D
Views: 789
BDP names new senior managers, Crowley names Larkin as VP thumbnail image

BDP names new senior managers, Crowley names Larkin as VP

March 18 - March 18 - BDP International has promoted John Bolte to the newly created position of chief strategy and development officer, and Michael Andaloro has been promoted to global chief operating officer. Both will report to president and ceo Richard J Bolte J
Views: 1011
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Second Beluga Group company files for insolvency

March 18 - March 18 - Following the announcement that its chartering division had filed for insolvency, the Beluga Group has confirmed that its shipping division, Beluga Shipping, which also includes ship management and ship owning, has followed suit.
Views: 466
Dinnadge joins CSS Group as vice president thumbnail image

Dinnadge joins CSS Group as vice president

March 18 - March 18 - Dubai-based CSS Group (Consolidated Shipping Services Group) has appointed Kenneth A. Dinnadge, vice president business development. He will be responsible for the CSS Group's business development aspirations in the MENA and Sub-continent regio
Views: 1252
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Boskalis sees 2011 as a year of transition

March 18 - March 18 - Dutch maritime services company, Royal Boskalis Westminster has announced a 36 percent increase in net profits for 2010 and cited the acquisition of Smit Internationale, an improved performance from its Dredging business and an exceptional gain
Views: 1107
Seaway Heavy Lifting wins Sheringham Shoal deal thumbnail image

Seaway Heavy Lifting wins Sheringham Shoal deal

March 17 - March 17 - Seaway Heavy Lifting Contracting Ltd has been awarded a contract by Scira Energy Offshore Limited for installation of the two offshore substations and the remaining number of foundations at Sheringham Shoal Offshore Windfarm operated by Scira L
Views: 579
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Thunderbolt Global Logistics joins GPLN

March 17 - March 17 - Thunderbolt Global Logistics LLC is the latest company to join flourishing project forwarder network, Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 568
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Beluga Chartering GmbH files for insolvency

March 16 - March 16 - The management board of Beluga Chartering GmbH ("Chartering") has announced that they were advised to petition for the opening of insolvency proceedings and have done so at the local court in Bremen, Germany, earlier today (March 16th).
Views: 443
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Japan takes stock

March 16 - March 16 - Reverberations across global supply chains are certain following last Friday's earthquake in Japan and the devastating impact of the resulting tsunami on the costal region north of Tokyo.
Views: 451
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Heavy steel for InterMax Logistics

March 15 - March 15 - InterMax Logistics Solution (ITM), a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Shanghai, recently signed a long term contract to handle a customer's supply chain management of imported spare parts, as well as main sections for stee
Views: 519
Safmarine supports new Kakinada maritime and seafarer centre thumbnail image

Safmarine supports new Kakinada maritime and seafarer centre

March 15 - March 15 - Safmarine recently celebrated the double opening of the Kakinada Maritime Community Centre and the ITF Seafarer Centre at Kakinada port. The centres aim to equip the local seafaring community with the necessary resources needed in the maritime
Views: 505
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Swire orders second windfarm installation vessel

March 14 - March 14 - Swire Blue Ocean's parent company, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd, has executed its option with Samsung Heavy Industries (Samsung) in Korea to build a second windfarm installation vessel.
Views: 796
Maximus Air Cargo seeks to strengthen African foothold thumbnail image

Maximus Air Cargo seeks to strengthen African foothold

March 14 - March 14 - With the first of its three new A300-600RF's set to join the fleet in the next few months, Maximus Air Cargo - the UAE's largest dedicated cargo aircraft operator - is setting its sights on Africa as a region that represents great opportunity f
Views: 1045
Asia Imperial delivers power plant to Argentina thumbnail image

Asia Imperial delivers power plant to Argentina

March 11 - March 11 - Between 2009 and today, Asia Imperial Cargo Logistics (AICL) has been undertaking the transportation of machinery and equipment from Shanghai, Tianjin and Huangpu in China to Punta Quilla in Argentina for a coal-fired power plant project locate
Views: 814
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Customs licence for Hellmann East Europe

March 11 - March 11 - Hellmann East Europe has gained the Customs Representative Licence for Russia (previously known as the Customs Broker Licence) which enables the company to offer customs clearance services under its own private licence.
Views: 797
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Steel cut for Fairstar's second newbuild

March 11 - March 11 - Steel cutting for the second of Fairstar's newbuild 50,000 dwt open-stern semi-submersible vessels, Finesse has taken place, marked by a ceremony at the ASIC facility in Nantong, China attended by representatives of Det Norsk Veritas, Guangzhou
Views: 659
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Priority Cargo Network launched

March 11 - March 11 - The management team behind the successful project forwarder network, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the equipment owners network, the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), have founded Priority Cargo Network for general freight forwarders
Views: 331
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New sales strategist onboard at Beluga

March 11 - March 11 - Beluga Shipping's ongoing restructuring continues apace and the heavy lift shipping specialist has announced the appointment of a new global chief sales officer, Joerg Roehl.
Views: 907
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Intermediaries post positive results

March 10 - March 10 - The HLPFI editorial inbox has been inundated with results statements from freight intermediaries which paint quite a positive picture.
Views: 959
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Broadwind sells off transport unit

March 10 - March 10 - Broadwind Energy, an industrial company focused on the wind energy industry, has completed the sale of its Badger Transport subsidiary to BTI Logistics.
Views: 282
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Corpus Christi completes property sale to Canyon

March 10 - March 10 - Further to our report on February 23, the Port Corpus Christi commissioners have approved a letter of intent with Canyon Supply & Logistics for the sale of its Ingleside Facility, formerly known as U.S. Naval Station Ingleside, for USD102.1 mil
Views: 674
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NSCSA contracts for new ships

March 9 - March 9 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has signed four shipbuilding contracts, plus two additional optional contracts with Hyundai MIPO of South Korea.
Views: 854
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Antwerp pilots barge ID system

March 9 - March 9 - Effective March 1, Antwerp Port Authority has started the pilot phase of its Inland Automatic Identification System (AIS) for barges in the port area.
Views: 399
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BMT on the move

March 8 - March 8 - The London headquarters of the worldwide network of offices under the umbrella of BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd, a member of BMT Group Ltd, is on the move across the City of London.
Views: 588
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Tuscor Lloyds offers advice on Mexico

March 8 - March 8 - Tuscor Lloyds gave a keynote presentation at a recent Mexico Matters seminar given by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) department, in a workshop which covered crossdock, distribution, warehousing and transport security and other related inform
Views: 613
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Rotterdam reports good year

March 8 - March 8 - 2010 has been a good year for the port of Rotterdam, says the port's director of Breakbulk, Jouke Schaap.
Views: 458
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GAC helps deliver Goliath crane to Rosyth

March 7 - March 7 - Careful coordination, meticulous handling and perfect timing by GAC Shipping UK's Leith office, acting as port agent, helped deliver the Goliath crane under the Forth Bridge on its way to Rosyth shipyard.
Views: 700
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Wind blows into Harwich International Port

March 7 - March 7 - In the UK, Harwich International Port has landed a new contract with Aarsleff Bilfinger Berger Joint Venture (ABJV) to act as as ABJV's UK installation port for phase 1 of the London Array offshore wind farm.
Views: 633
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Union Railway issues first tenders for UAE railway

March 7 - March 7 - In what could be a major fillip for the region's project cargo business, Union Railway, the main developer and operator of the national rail network in the UAE, has issued to pre-qualified companies, tenders for the rolling stock of the railway
Views: 709
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Vanguard on the move with auto plant relocation

March 4 - March 4 - Vanguard has completed a turnkey two-phase project for Benteler Automotive, involving the complete relocation and installation of a 2,600 tonne press and a hot forming line from Goshen in Indiana, USA to Uitenhage in South Africa.
Views: 686
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Cory Brothers opens for business in Gibraltar

March 4 - March 4 - Cory Brothers Shipping Agency now offers shipping agency services in Gibraltar in conjunction with its partner, the Gibunco Ship Agency, part of the Gibunco Group.
Views: 601
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Vanguard on the move with auto plant relocation

March 4 - March 4 - Vanguard has completed a turnkey two-phase project for Benteler Automotive, involving the complete relocation and installation of a 2,600 tonne press and a hot forming line from Goshen in Indiana, USA to Uitenhage in South Africa.
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires Eurokor Logistics

March 3 - March 3 - Effective April 1, Wilhelmsen Ships Service has agreed to acquire Eurokor Logistics, a ships agency, logistics and forwarding company with operations in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Views: 717
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Beluga Shipping announces restructuring

March 3 - March 3 - Beluga Shipping has responded to reports that its future ownership structure is in question with the announcement that the group is to undertake a comprehensive financial restructuring.
Views: 873
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Kuehne + Nagel benefits from recovery

March 3 - March 3 - The Kuehne + Nagel Group says that it benefitted from the recovery of world trade in its last financial year - 2010.
Views: 885
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New semi-sub breaks records on maiden voyage

March 2 - March 2 - The maiden voyage of COSCOL's new semi-submersible vessel, Xiang Yun Kou, featured the largest deadweight tonnage in the history of the company's semi-submersible vessel fleet.
Views: 400
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Mammoet adds to Kobelco crawler crane order thumbnail image

Mammoet adds to Kobelco crawler crane order

March 2 - March 2 - Since placing an initial order for five Kobelco CKE2500-2, 250-tonne capacity crawler cranes (for operations in Brazil, Sakhalin and the Middle East) in 2010, leading international heavy lift specialist, Mammoet, has progressively increased its
Views: 967
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Maritime Logistics is prodigal for GPLN

March 2 - March 2 - Miami- based Maritime Logistics Group, a former member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), has decided to resume its membership for 2011, reinvigorating the network's strength with specialist charters to Latin America, and in particu
Views: 507
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Fairmount tugs deliver Skarv Idun

March 2 - March 2 - Fairmount Marine's tugs, Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit, have delivered FPSO Skarv Idun to the port of Stord in Norway.
Views: 450
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Flynt Group now Barloworld Logistics

March 1 - March 1 - Barloworld Logistics, which acquired the Hong Kong-based Flynt Group of companies in 2008, has confirmed that in line with its corporate brand strategy, all the Flynt Group companies are now merged and consolidated under the brand Barloworld Log
Views: 767
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GAC extends global agency network to the Bahamas.

March 1 - March 1 - Effective today, GAC's global shipping network has been further strengthened with the signing of an alliance agreement with Bahamian agency Elnet Maritime Co Ltd to form GAC-Elnet.
Views: 479
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Vive le Havre for Damco

March 1 - March 1 - Damco has said 'bonjour' to Le Havre with a new office that says that the development gives it a good chance of competing against other freight forwarding companies in the area.
Views: 466
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Albacor Shipping opens in Edmonton

March 1 - March 1 - Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in Canada, Albacor Shipping has opened an office in Edmonton, Canada.
Views: 398

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