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PPG connects in Bangkok

November 30 - November 30 - Bangkok has been chosen as a strategic location for specialist project forwarding network the Project Professionals Group (PPG) to hold its annual meeting in 2012.
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PCN names new member in the Netherlands

November 30 - November 30 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has confirmed the appointment of its second official member in The Netherlands with the approval of Central Oceans Europe bv.
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November 30 - November 30 - German crane hire and heavy transport specialist, H
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Liebherr's crane for land and sea operation

November 29 - November 29 - Global crane manufacturer Liebherr has signed a contract for a new combined mobile harbour and offshore crane that is as home in offshore applications as it is on the quayside, and is set to be delivered by the end of 2012.
Views: 454
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Transcar Partnership Wins Barzan Gas Project In Qatar

November 29 - November 29 - Transcar Projects says that its successful partnership with Tatsumi Shokai in Japan has helped secure the turnkey logistics award for the USD10.3 billion Barzan Gas Project in Qatar from JGC.
Views: 715
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Havator names technical director

November 29 - November 29 - Kristian Nummelin (pictured below) has been appointed as technical director at Havator Group
Views: 968
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Famous Pacific Shipping targets new members in new markets

November 28 - November 28 - Following its recent AGM, the Famous Pacific Shipping Group has resolved to increase membership of the worldwide network of forwarders in specific geographical areas, to further strengthen the group's claims to be a leading player in the glo
Views: 829
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DHL Industrial Projects claims record at Indian port

November 25 - November 25 - The Industrial Projects arm of global forwarder DHL has undertaken the movement of a consignment of six items, each weighing between 165 and 850 tonnes, between South Korea and India utilising a self-propelled ro-ro barge. Three of the items
Views: 518
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Almajdouie invests in global forwarding venture

November 25 - November 25 - The Saudi Arabia-based Almajdouie Group has invested in a new freight forwarding venture, Maxx Global, which will target the project logistics and general cargo sectors.
Views: 817
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On the road with ALE Heavylift SA

November 25 - November 25 - South Africa's road system saw significant high and heavy movements handled by ALE Heavylift SA.
Views: 474
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Van der Vlist gets a grip with an offshore industry movement

November 25 - November 25 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist Special and Heavy Transport recently completed a convoy movement comprising of four vehicles to move a set of gripper rings for the offshore industry.
Views: 687
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Alstom plans two sites for production of offshore wind turbines

November 25 - November 25 - Following the call for tenders for offshore wind energy launched in July 2011 by the French Government, Alstom is planning to establish up to two sites dedicated to the production of components and to the assembly of 6 MW offshore wind turbi
Views: 740
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Don't miss out on reduced fees, say Breakbulk South America organisers

November 24 - November 24 - Organisers of the first Breakbulk South America Congress 2011, to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from December on 6-7 are asking heavy lift and project forwarders interested in attending the event not to lose the opportunity totake advantage o
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Will near-sourcing trends rewrite some project cargo business?

November 24 - November 24 - The move by global industrial equipment giant Caterpillar to open a new, 85,000 sq m facility in Victoria, Texas is the latest evidence of US manufacturers beginning to 'near source' manufacturing, a business trend that may have implications
Views: 567
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Damen Shipyards launches new website

November 24 - November 24 - Dutch shipyard group Damen Shipyards, a global company with 35 shipyards and employing over 6,000 people, has planted its flag on the world wide web with the launch of a new website - www.damen.nl
Views: 552
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PNG LNG Project fuels PNG heavy lift growth

November 24 - November 24 - German materials handling equipment manufacturer Demag Cranes has supplied its first Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) to Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Views: 989
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Ghana's Macro Group joins the WPA Network

November 24 - November 24 - Ghanaian transport operator, The Macro Group, which includes Macro Shipping and Macro Logistics, has joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of independently owned and operated freight forwarders, including those with
Views: 612
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FESCO Russian Pacific Line's first sailing departs from Tacoma

November 23 - November 23 - The first sailing of FESCO Russian Pacific Line's new direct all water service to Vladivostok has departed from the Port of Tacoma offering a direct fortnightly ro-ro service to Vladivostok and all points in the Russian Far East.
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Etihad Rail awards construction contract

November 23 - November 23 - Etihad Rail - the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network - has awarded the Civil & Track Works works contract for the first stage of the network, that will link the western region cities of Habshan and Ruwais by
Views: 978
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Tuscor Lloyds ships water treatment plant

November 23 - November 23 - Four wooden cases containing a water treatment plant have been loaded as breakbulk cargo and shipped by Tuscor Lloyds from Felixstowe, UK to Jebel Ali, UAE.
Views: 564
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High and heavy cargo with a police escort

November 22 - November 22 - Van der Vlist Poland has recently moved two large pieces of an industrial production line by road from Poreba, Poland through to Hamburg, Germany a journey of around 900 km.
Views: 677
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ALE SA looks to power Africa

November 22 - November 22 - Africa's power requirements has seen ALE Heavylift SA undertake a range of projects involving the generation and distribution of power.
Views: 710
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Chapman Freeborn on the move

November 22 - November 22 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering says it is gearing up for future growth in the UK with a move to brand new offices near London Gatwick Airport, in a development which is part of an award-winning complex and home to several blue chip corporati
Views: 490
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Intermarine adds new tonnage to US-Flag service

November 22 - November 22 - Intermarine has added a new ship, Ocean Freedom, to its US-flagged multipurpose and heavy lift fleet, stating that this underlines the shipping line's role in serving the increasing demand for modern and versatile tonnage.
Views: 1254
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Four more for the Charter Store

November 22 - November 22 - Fort Lauderdale, USA-based, The Charter Store, an experienced air charter broker, is expanding its service team in the USA.
Views: 571
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ATC Group taken over by Militzer & M

November 21 - November 21 - Turkish project cargo forwarder ATC Group has been taken over by Swiss freight forwarder group Militzer & M
Views: 712
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ALE SA rules the waves

November 18 - November 18 - ALE Heavylift SA became involved in two maritime projects when it handled the transport and launch of four specialised work vessels at the port of Cape Town.
Views: 516
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Van der Vlist on track for tram relocation project

November 18 - November 18 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist Modular is half way through a significant project movement to relocate fifty 32.5 m trams from southern France to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 736
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Farcont helps Ukraine kick off Euro 2012

November 18 - November 18 - Odessa-based project freight forwarder Farcont has been involved in the transportation of project cargoes that will prepare the Ukraine for its co-hosting of the Euro 2012 football championships.
Views: 524
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Sietas files insolvency petition

November 18 - November 18 - J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH u. Co. and J.J. Sietas Verwaltungs GmbH filed a petition for insolvency at the Municipal Court Hamburg yesterday (November 17).
Views: 677
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World's largest heavy lift vessel to be classed by DNV

November 18 - November 18 - Dockwise's new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tonnes.
Views: 985
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North Sea decommissioning costs could exceed GBP47.5 billion

November 17 - November 17 - A GBP47.5 billion (USD74.7) business opportunity is opening up for companies in decommissioning the North Sea's huge infrastructure of offshore oil and gas fields according to new research to be published by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood.
Views: 978
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Marcon brokers ocean flat deck barge sale

November 17 - November 17 - The 10,000 dwt, Vanuatu-flagged ocean flat deck barge, DRC/Blake 1 (ex- Eide Barge 35, Pacific Horizon, MB-100, SLB-1 and SLB-2) has been sold to private South American buyers, marking the second time that Marcon International, Inc of Coupev
Views: 568
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Dealers gather for Shuttlelift demonstrations

November 17 - November 17 - Global mobile gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift has debuted its newest line of double-beam mobile gantry cranes during an international dealer meeting.
Views: 990
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Airship conference more than hot air

November 17 - November 17 - Organisers of the sixth Airships to the Arctic conference, to be held in Seattle, USA, on December 5 and 6, 2011, have published changes and alterations to the programme of the two-day event.
Views: 916
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Militzer & M

November 16 - November 16 - Swiss-based Militzer & M
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Going deeper at Krishnapatnam Port

November 16 - November 16 - Heavy lift and multi-purpose vessels with drafts of up to 17.5 m will now be able to use Krishnapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh following a strategic programme of dredging and other works which has made the port one of the deepest in India.
Views: 704
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Lippitt assumes new role at PD Ports

November 16 - November 16 - PD Ports has appointed Geoff Lippitt as business development director. Geoff also joins the company's executive committee team, reporting to CEO David Robinson.
Views: 493
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PCN names first Nigerian member

November 16 - November 16 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has signed up its first member in Nigeria, International Express Logistics Services Ltd (INTEX), based in Lagos.
Views: 1039
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3p Logistics adds office in Poland

November 15 - November 15 - 3p Logistics Group has opened for business in Poland and will represent the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in the country.
Views: 991
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PD Ports appoints business development director

November 14 - November 14 - In the UK, PD Ports has appointed Geoff Lippitt as business development director. He also joins the company's executive committee team, reporting to chief executive officer, David Robinson
Views: 609
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Montana ready to issue permits

November 14 - November 14 - In the USA, the long-running saga over the movement of oversized loads for the Kearl Oil Sands project in north east Alberta, Canada, has taken its latest twist.
Views: 414
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New CFO for the Rickmers Group

November 14 - November 14 - Dr Ignace Van Meenen has taken up the position of chief financial officer (CFO) of the Rickmers Group in a role that will see him press ahead with the realignment of the group of companies to enable it to respond faster and more flexibly to
Views: 846
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Dockwise presents mixed bag of results

November 14 - November 14 - In its latest financial statement, Dockwise has reported third quarter profits slipped as a rise in revenue was not enough to offset increased costs.
Views: 701
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Gulf oil and gas demand drives new CaytransBBC service

November 11 - November 11 - CaytransBBC, a service managed by New Orleans-based Dan-Gulf shipping, has commenced regular sailings of breakbulk vessels from the US Gulf to Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago, twice a month.
Views: 747
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Ulustrans loads boilers

November 11 - November 11 - Ulustrans Turkey loaded four steam boilers in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, onto rail cars and moved them to Halifax Port to be loaded onto BBC Fuji earlier this month.
Views: 587
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Big questions over TBS International's future following announcement

November 10 - November 10 - In its latest financial results, TBS International has reported that its equity in the eyes of its lenders has 'no value' leaving uncertainty over the company's future in light of its ongoing difficulties in complying with all financial cove
Views: 738
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PCN members all set for London

November 10 - November 10 - Over 85 senior managers from 46 countries will shortly be flying into London to attend the upcoming 1st PCN Annual Summit.
Views: 1188
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2011 Breakbulk Americas event sets record

November 9 - November 9 - This year's Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition set a company record for New Orleans attendance recently with a strong turnout of 3,342 attendees and 238 exhibitors.
Views: 982
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M+M Libya back on track

November 9 - November 9 - M&M Libya, which has offices in Tripoli, Misurata, Ras Lanuf / Brega and Benghazi, has confirmed that all of its offices have now re-opened and are fully operational, with most of the company's staff back at their desks.
Views: 458
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Tiong Woon reports increased revenues but drop in profit

November 9 - November 9 - For the first quarter 2011, ended 30 September 2011, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has recorded revenues of SGD36.0 million (USD28.1 million), up 25 percent from SGD28.8 million (USD21.8 million) from the previous corresponding qua
Views: 1228
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Strategic alliance between Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP in Bilbao

November 8 - November 8 - Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP have made an agreement whereby SLP will acquire 50 percent of Agemasa, the port of Bilbao's general cargo stevedore, whilst Marmedsa Noatum Maritime will acquire 24 percent of SLP, the port's bulk terminal.
Views: 716
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World's largest hoverbarge sold

November 8 - November 8 - Marcon International from Coupeville, USA has completed the sale of the unfinished, newbuilding hover barge "Monty" by builder Sundial Marine Construction & Repair of Troutdale, USA to private buyers.
Views: 913
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Rotor motors with Fracht

November 8 - November 8 - Fracht USA has handled the delivery of a Siemens 4-pole generator rotor and two fan assemblies to the Hydro One Networks facility in Pickering, Canada.
Views: 579
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Dockwise to sell yacht transport arm

November 8 - November 8 - Following last week's announcement of the granting of a grants waiver request by its lending syndicate, Dockwise Ltd has announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to Coby En
Views: 765
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WWPC adds exclusive members in Paraguay and Cyprus

November 7 - November 7 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity, has announced the appointment of Consorcio Trade & Ship Brokers SRL for Paraguay, a well-established f
Views: 842
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John Good Group launches The Matthew Good Foundation

November 7 - November 7 - The John Good Group has launched The Matthew Good Foundation, a charitable trust in commemoration of former joint managing director, Matthew Good (pictured below), who passed away on earlier this year, aged 32, whilst running a UK half marath
Views: 791
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PCN names Indonesia member

November 7 - November 7 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) reports that its latest member is MI Logistic Indonesia, a leading freight forwarder and heavy lift specialist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Views: 1068
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Alabama lifting solutions workshop soon

November 4 - November 4 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is one of the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place early next month from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Views: 898
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Beer and wind powers Hamilton's traffic

November 4 - November 4 - Canadian thirsts for alternative green energy production and a refreshing cold beer are drivers of growth in project cargo at the Port of Hamilton, Ontario.
Views: 695
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Shipping insurance industry pressure finally bears fruit

November 4 - November 4 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has welcomed two important indicators that the shipping industry's intense global lobbying to increase safety at sea is starting to bear fruit.
Views: 525
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GPA sees growth despite uncertain economic times

November 4 - November 4 - Heavy automobile and machinery throughput at ports in Brunswick and Savannah ports has helped the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) enjoy a growth of five percent in Q1 of FY2012 to 6.5 million tonnes of cargo.
Views: 790
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New CFO appointed by Toll Group

November 3 - November 3 - Toll Group, supplier of integrated logistics in the Asia region, has appointed Grant Devonport as the group's new chief financial officer (CFO).
Views: 936
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Logwin opens office in Hyderabad

November 3 - November 3 - Global logistics service provider Logwin is expanding in India with the opening of an office in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Views: 608
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Gebr

November 3 - November 3 - Austrian-based global project forwarder Gebr
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Project Cargo Network welcomes General Transport

November 3 - November 3 - Fast-growing Project Cargo Network (PCN) has approved the application of General Transport AG, the Basel, Switzerland-based company formed by A. Max Bombis over 60 years ago and which has evolved into a general contractor for logistics soluti
Views: 562
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Next stop Poznan for Bellville Rodair

November 2 - November 2 - It's been quite a year for Bellville Rodair International (BRI), one which has seen the opening of four new offices already, with Poznan operational from today, and another slated to be up and running by the beginning of 2012.
Views: 663
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Tiong Woon seals two deals

November 2 - November 2 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd has signed contracts in Burma (Myanmar) and Malaysia to supply heavy equipment and marine transportation for oil and gas-related projects.
Views: 972
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Tiaca warns of high cost of night flight bans

November 1 - November 1 - The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca) has warned that night-time flight bans at major airports will come at a high economic and environmental price.
Views: 642
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New rail product creates opportunities for industrial products

November 1 - November 1 - Canadian Pacific will be the exclusive Canadian rail transportation provider for Contrans, using innovative Raildecks multimodal flat rack containers. The agreement extends the long-haul efficiencies of rail to a markets currently served by t
Views: 604
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Freight's big-hearted response to Turkish earthquake

November 1 - November 1 - The freight industry has worn its heart on its sleeve in its response to the humanitarian tragedy created by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Van province in eastern Turkey and killed around 500 people.
Views: 669
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PCN welcomes a trio of new members

November 1 - November 1 - The geographical spread of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) is demonstrated by a trio of new signings in Kenya, Greece and Ecuador.
Views: 1154
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Joint-move powers Senegal power generation

November 1 - November 1 - A multimodal joint American and Costa Rican move by two project freight forwarders is set to power Senegal's lights for the immediate future.
Views: 517
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Second of four ro-ro ferry newbuildings launched for Seatruck

November 1 - November 1 - UK shortsea ferry operator, Seatruck, a division of the Danish shipping giant Clipper Group, is set to receive the second of four new ro-ro vessels to serve its Irish Sea routes including options for rolling project cargo and heavy lift items
Views: 773

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