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Sectors News from April 2011

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ADM-THW gets to the dock on time

April 28 - April 28 - Project cargo forwarder ADM Team Heavy Weight (ADM-THW) transported two dryers measuring 10.0 x 3.30 x 4.0 m and weighing 78 tonnes from Lorient, France to the port of Antwerp, Belgium.
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Globalink transports dump trucks to Kazakhstan

April 28 - April 28 - Project cargo forwarder Globalink has recently handled the transportation of Hitachi dump trucks from the US to Kazakhstan. The consignment arrived at Paldiski port, Estonia where transloading from vessel onto low bed trailers was completed.
Views: 462
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Anchors aweigh for Blue Water

April 28 - April 28 - Blue Water's Danish project department handled the movement of a 42-tonne anchor from Bladt Aalborg to NKT Flexibles in Kalundborg.
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Nice pair of projects for TTS

April 27 - April 27 - UAE-based project forwarder TTS International successfully avoided making waves when it completed the transport of eight ferries for the RTA (Road & Transport Authority) in Dubai.
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Heat recovery units keep SRT busy

April 22 - April 22 - Specialized Rail Transport reports that during the first quarter of 2011, it has been kept busy with the movement of several Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)s with three separate shipments of 13 units each from the US east coast.
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Keel laying milestone for Fairstar's Forte

April 21 - April 21 - Fairstar Heavy Transport reports that the keel laying of its 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Forte has taken place at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) facility in Qidong, China.
Views: 367
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HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011

April 21 - April 21 - The optimisation of modularisation and development of innovative strategies for transport and lifting in the oil and gas industries will be the focus of the forthcoming HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011 conference in Singapore.
Views: 611
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Felbermayr adds ship

April 20 - April 20 - With the imminent commissioning of a new freight ship, Felbermayr's capabilities in regards to waterborne transport has received a considerable boost.
Views: 493
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Magdenli moves cement mill

April 20 - April 20 - Magdenli Transport and Trade from Ankara, Turkey, has used its own heavy equipment fleet to transport a cement mill module weighing over 121 tonnes.
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Excellent start for Antwerp, but heavy lifts still down

April 19 - April 19 - The port of Antwerp handled 47,374,451 tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, up by 12.7 percent on the same period of 2010, although heavy lift cargoes were down around 15 percent and machinery, engines, etc were down around
Views: 591
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New overland service for Iraq

April 19 - April 19 - Exporters looking to serve the Iraq oil and gas industry might be interested in the guaranteed twice-weekly express road trailer services between Western Europe and Iraq recently launched by independent freight forwarder F.S. Mackenzie.
Views: 618
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Towering delivery for SATI

April 18 - April 18 - SATI International Transport & Travel Co, one of Iran's leading heavy haulage companies has handled the transportation of a 650 tonne tower, 36 m in length and 6.1 m in diameter, from Bandar Abbas port to Shiraz in central Iran - a distance of
Views: 652
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Asia Shipping launches project cargo service and opens new offices

April 18 - April 18 - Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais, a Brazilian company which specialises in freight forwarding for ocean and air transportation, is launching a project cargo service and has announced two new offices to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
Views: 793
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GAC and Ultramar Logistics join forces

April 15 - April 15 - GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS) and Ultramar Logistics (U-LOG) have joined forces to offer integrated logistics solutions to the oil, gas and mining sectors.
Views: 813
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Magdenli moves tunnel boring machinery

April 15 - April 15 - Magdenli Transport and Trade from Ankara, Turkey, has used its own heavy equipment fleet to move almost 2,000 tonnes of tunnel boring machinery from Gemport to the Cengiz-IC Ictas-Belen consortium's jobsite on the high-speed railway which it is
Views: 731
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Dockwise sells Explorer

April 15 - April 15 - Dockwise Ltd says its sale of Explorer to an undisclosed buyer will optimise the composition of the company's fleet. The undisclosed buyer had earlier bought Dockwise's MV Enterprise.
Views: 510
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Port cities investigate maximum use of renewable energy

April 13 - April 13 - Nine European cities and universities, confronted with the challenge of making greater use of renewable energies to power the industrial and logistics activities which take place in their ports, have joined forces to develop a model that makes
Views: 530
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TT launches online cargo insurance

April 13 - April 13 - Specialist freight transport and logistics insurer TT Club has launched an online service providing swift, extensive cargo cover for freight forwarders and logistics operators globally.
Views: 295
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Massive test run starts on Highway 12

April 12 - April 12 - According to local news reports, in one of the USA's most hotly contested heavy lift transports of recent times, Montana and Idaho's departments of transportation have cleared the way for Exxon Mobile's Imperial Oil to haul a 225-tonne test mod
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Greencarrier acquires UK's PTS

April 12 - April 12 - The Swedish-headquartered logistics specialist Greencarrier, which has in recent years expanded substantially within the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, has signed an agreement today to acquire PTS UK Ltd, with the acquisition expected
Views: 452
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Euroports stays quiet

April 11 - April 11 - Euroports, one of the largest port operators in continental Europe, is remaining tight-lipped on reports in the Italian trade media that suggest it is trying to acquire a multi service terminal in Porto Marghera, Italy.
Views: 434
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Difficulties did not prevent TPL from delivering the goods

April 11 - April 11 - A catalogue of difficulties - permit denials, a missed sailing and a ten-week effort to secure the go-ahead from 13 French prefectures to permit surface transport - did not prevent freight forwarder Transport & Project Logistics Project (TPL) f
Views: 497
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Krabbendam goes digital for safety

April 11 - April 11 - HLPFI's handling industry expert columnist Richard L Krabbendam has made all 11 of his popular and educational two-day safety and loading seminars 'Heavy Transport & Lifting' available in digital pdf format in order to allow more and more perso
Views: 460
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NICOLAS INDUSTRIE builds bridges in China

April 11 - April 11 - Self-propelled transport vehicles supplied by NICOLAS INDUSTRIE of France have been involved in the movement of 25,500 tonnes of steel for the construction of a seven-km long bridge over the Yangtze River in China.
Views: 806
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GPLN welcomes Bedmet Logistics

April 8 - April 8 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has announced the addition of Bedmet Logistic Damian Bednarz Sp.k. for Southern Poland.
Views: 745
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FESCO ships monster crane

April 8 - April 8 - FESCO Transportation Group is transporting a 1,850-tonne Lampson Model LTL-2600B mobile crawler crane from Kennewick, Washington, through the Port of Everett to the Hunan province in China and will be discharged in Shanghai to assist in nuclear
Views: 734
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Damco appoints global marketing head

April 7 - April 7 - Third party logistics provider Damco has appointed Christian Bech Hoengaard as global head of marketing at Damco International, based at corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Views: 619
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PCN welcomes new USA member

April 6 - April 6 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has announced Roland International Freight, Inc. (Rolandfreight) as its 4th member in the USA.
Views: 515
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Pain in at Project Cargo Network

April 5 - April 5 - Martin Pain has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as office manager and will be taking on the day-to-day responsibilities involved with the running of the PCN HQ in the UK.
Views: 509
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Albacor barges heavy castings

April 4 - April 4 - Albacor Shipping, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has transported two castings from the port of Houston by barge to Chattanooga.
Views: 390
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Dockwise signs with Seadrill

April 4 - April 4 - Dockwise has entered into a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Seadrill Management AS to provide for the transportation requirements of all relevant rigs operated by the Seadrill group, including its subsidiaries.
Views: 494
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Greener offshore installation thanks to W

April 4 - April 4 - A greener offshore wind farm installation ship will be the outcome of the collaboration between Finnish marine industry equipment manufacturer W
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"K" Line completes SAL Group takeover

April 4 - April 4 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd ("K" Line), which has had a 50 percent stake in Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH (SAL Group) since 2007 has agreed to purchase the remaining shares in the SAL Group at the end of June 2011.
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Erfmann secures control of Swift Freight brand in Dubai

April 4 - April 4 - Barloworld Logistics (BWL) Middle East & Asia has sold a recently created entity Swift Freight LLC to the former ceo of Swift Freight International LLC, three years after it acquired the latter company along with its branch network in Africa and
Views: 827
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Drewry analyses MPV prospects as industry emerges from gloom

April 4 - April 4 - Drewry Maritime Research's latest Annual Multipurpose Market Review & Forecast details the state of the multipurpose (MPV) fleet, the demand for the cargo space on those ships and the outlook for the markets they trade in. Project carriers and h
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REpower sells logistics subsidiary

April 1 - April 1 - REpower Systems AG has sold the assets of its logistics subsidiary Windenergie Logistik GmbH (WEL) to Universal Windkraft Logistik GmbH.
Views: 738
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Tarros sets up joint venture for project cargoes

April 1 - April 1 - In Italy, Master Project & Logistics has been established as a 50:50 joint venture between Tarros SpA, Paolo Pellegrini and Gianni Lena, two shipping operators with more than 20 years of experience in the transportation of conventional and proje
Views: 563
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Sri Lankan peace dividend pays off with creation of Projects FPS

April 1 - April 1 - The ending of Sri Lanka's 30-year ethnic war in May 2009 has created an atmosphere so welcoming to infrastructure investments that FPS Sri Lanka, which has gained an unrivalled profile and reputation as a first-class member of the Famous Pacific
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PL Shipping & Logistics is now M+R Logistics (India)

April 1 - April 1 - With the takeover of its Indian agent PL Shipping & Logistics Pvt. Ltd. in September 2010, Swiss based M+R Spedag Group created a strong position in the Indian logistics market.
Views: 700
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Martin Bencher has opened a new office

April 1 - April 1 - The Martin Bencher Group has opened a new office in Marseille as a joint venture between Martin Bencher Denmark and Floris Schorsch.
Views: 423
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Dutch arbitrators rule against Fairstar

April 1 - April 1 - The final chapter in the long-running dispute between Fairmount Marine and Fairstar Heavy Transport would appear to have been written following yesterday's ruling by The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) rejecting Fairstar's 2008 claim tha
Views: 698
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Precision loading secures oil field delivery

April 1 - April 1 - Precision loading is one of the reasons Volga-Dnepr Airlines' technicians and loadmasters successfully handled the shipment of 100 tonnes of oilfield equipment carried onboard two flights from Luxembourg to Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Co
Views: 580
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Scheuerle drives success underground

April 1 - April 1 - Deep under the Austrian Alps, engineers tasked with the installation of a 220 tonne transformer in a power station cavern required massive yet delicate handling of the cargo by SPMTs.
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