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Sectors News from December 2011

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Successful tow for Fairmount Marine

December 31 - December 31 - Fairmount Marine's super tug, Fairmount Sherpa has successfully towed the jack-up drilling rig Baharia I to its new position in the Zeit Bay oil field in the Gulf of Suez.
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Second time on the podium for Express Transport

December 30 - December 30 - Mumbai-based OOG and heavy lift project forwarder Express Transport (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has added 10 additional equipment items, including two 250-tonne Kobelco crawler cranes.
Views: 1007
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WWPC names Manica Logistics for Namibia

December 30 - December 30 - Manica Logistics, part of the Manica Group in Namibia, has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 775
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Turkish Cargo offers freighter service to Libya

December 30 - December 30 - From January 8, 2012, Turkish Cargo is planning to launch scheduled freighter flights from Istanbul to the Libyan airport Mitiga, 8 km from Tripoli.
Views: 570
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Tuscor Lloyds cements concrete equipment shipment

December 30 - December 30 - Tuscor Lloyds was called in by the manufacturer of a mobile concrete batching plant (pictured below) after it struggled to find an appropriate vessel which could reach the destination within the limited timeframe.
Views: 512
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Tiong Woon in rights issue

December 29 - December 29 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (TWC), an integrated services specialist and provider of infrastructure businesses, supporting oil and gas, petrochemical, power and construction sectors through the planning and design of heavy
Views: 892
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Grand Success for Steder Group

December 29 - December 29 - Steder Group FZE, Djibouti, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), recently completed the transport of five large pieces of earthmoving equipment from Djibouti Port to the Grand Renaissance Dam project in western Ethiopia, writ
Views: 459
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SBS Group acquires stake in Atlas Logistics

December 23 - December 23 - Japan's SBS Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in Atlas Logistics, a leading Bangalore, India-based provider of integrated and comprehensive global transportation solutions.
Views: 660
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Logitrans 2011 exhibition exceeds expectations in Istanbul

December 21 - December 21 - The fifth transport logistics exhibition, Logitrans held this month in Istanbul, has exceeded the expectations of its organisers, with more than 12,000 visitors, which represented an increase of 37 percent over 2010.
Views: 1182
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Nice dozen for Dockwise

December 21 - December 21 - Dockwise has revealed 12 new awards totaling USD55 million, of which six, to the value of more than USD15 million, are for execution in Q4 2011. The remaining contracts are for execution in 2012 and 2013.
Views: 645
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Holleman beats the drum

December 21 - December 21 - Holleman Transport OOO, the Serbia and Montenegro member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has moved some small absorbers and a large tail drum to a refinery in Pan
Views: 472
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ASCO wins North Sea logistics contracts

December 20 - December 20 - ASCO, a leading oil and gas logistics company has retained three significant long-term North Sea contracts - two with Nexen Petroleum UK Limited and one with Centrica Energy Upstream - with a total value in excess of GBP90 million (USD140 mi
Views: 812
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Van Leusden has new HQ

December 20 - December 20 - The Dutch company, Van Leusden, which tailor makes hoist and lift solutions with maritime, offshore and heavy industrial applications has relocated its main office.
Views: 455
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ABP establishes new funding platform

December 20 - December 20 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has established a new funding platform to enable it to access a variety of funding markets over time. ABP has raised GBP2.36 billion (USD3.67 billion) of senior bank and bond debt to refinance the pr
Views: 853
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PPG now has Central America covered with Aimar Group

December 20 - December 20 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, says it now has a one-stop expert business contact servicing Central America following the appointment of Aimar Group as a new member.
Views: 1100
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Fairmount Alpine helps refloat Ikan Sepat

December 19 - December 19 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tug, Fairmount Alpine has successfully assisted in the refloating of the grounded Ikan Sepat just offshore Puerto Cort
Views: 444
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Wiesbauer adds Liebherr crane

December 19 - December 19 - German crane and heavy haulage company, Wiesbauer, has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler crane.
Views: 1133
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Fairstar wins rig transportation contract

December 19 - December 19 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a USD2.8 million contract by Northern Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig Energy Exerter from Malta to Northern Europe in January 2012.
Views: 612
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Generation industry powers Ahlers business

December 16 - December 16 - The needs of the global generating industry, both electricity generating and oil and gas production, are creating good opportunities for project cargo forwarder Ahlers, the company has revealed.
Views: 724
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Shipping confidence picks up despite eurozone fears

December 16 - December 16 - Overall confidence levels and the likelihood of major new investments in the shipping industry in the next 12 months picked up marginally in the quarter ended November 2011, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from accountant
Views: 1157
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First lift for J D Neuhaus 100 tonne hoist

December 16 - December 16 - The inaugural lift for a Profi TI 100 tonne air operated hoist unit has been successfully accomplished at the St Fergus gas terminal located near Peterhead on the North East coast of Scotland.
Views: 700
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Ahlers loads with Singapore slings

December 15 - December 15 - Global project cargo forwarder Ahlers has seen two key project movements through the quay sides of Singapore, both inbound and export from this island state, as well as number of smaller movements.
Views: 755
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Maersk Line rescues Chinese sailing team entry

December 15 - December 15 - A rough experience for one yacht on the high seas gave Maersk Line the perfect opportunity to show how quickly it could respond to the most difficult of requests.
Views: 1032
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Experience counts says newcomer Derwent Shipping

December 15 - December 15 - Derwent Shipping & Logistics Ltd, based in Selby, UK, recently used a hydraulic lifting system to move three heater coils into position outside a customer's workshop, enabling cranes to access the coils for lifting (pictured below).
Views: 921
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Logwin goes for growth in China

December 15 - December 15 - The global logistics service provider Logwin is expanding its operational network in China.
Views: 735
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Fairstar bridges financial gap

December 14 - December 14 - Fairstar Heavy Transport, the Oslo-listed heavy lift shipping specialist, has signed a USD30 million bridging loan facility for its newbuilding, Forte, with Bank of China.
Views: 784
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Multitrade handles oil rig equipment

December 14 - December 14 - Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has arranged the transportation of a levelling tool used in the oil industry.
Views: 916
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Noatum names new commercial director

December 14 - December 14 - Kim Gadegaard has been appointed new commercial director for Noatum Terminals, one of Spain's leading maritime terminal and port operation services companies.
Views: 822
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US Naval Attach

December 14 - December 14 - During a call at the Port of Rostock, Intermarine's US-flagged heavy lift ship Ocean Titan was visited by Capt. William H. Suggs, United States Naval Attach
Views: 1175
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Ports and carriers united on the need to weigh loaded containers

December 13 - December 13 - The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) has joined with the World Shipping Council (WSC), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), and BIMCO in the effort to encourage the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to am
Views: 484
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Oil and gas fuel Amytrans success in equipment shipment

December 13 - December 13 - Full service freight forwarder and ship broker Amytrans Corp in Vietnam, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, has arranged for heavy and outsized oil and gas equipment to be moved by chartered ocean vessel from Busan,
Views: 582
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Long distance successes for Ahlers

December 13 - December 13 - Global offices of worldwide project cargo forwarder Ahlers have earned their Air Miles after organising two project movements that clocked up more than 15,000 km in distance.
Views: 657
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BBC Chartering shipment is out of this world

December 13 - December 13 - Leading German heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering won a contract to transport radio telescope antennas for what is currently the largest cosmic project on earth, the ALMA observatory in the Chilean Andes.
Views: 968
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Doug Tilden joins Brookfield Ports Team

December 12 - December 12 - Brookfield Infrastructure Group has announced that Doug Tilden (pictured below), former chief executive officer of Marine Terminals Corp, has joined the company as senior consultant for its ports business.
Views: 980
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Breakbulk events head for Shanghai

December 12 - December 12 - The inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference & Exhibition will be held February 28 - March 1, 2012, at the Intex Shanghai & Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao, Shanghai, China.
Views: 700
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Fairmount Expedition delivers Castor topside in Spain

December 12 - December 12 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tug Fairmount Expedition has safely delivered a 18,000 ton (16,329 tonnes) topside for process, utilities and living quarters for the Castor project offshore Spain. The topside was loaded onto Heerema's H-541 barg
Views: 817
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TT Club says freight forwarders face increasing liabilities

December 9 - December 9 - International transport liability insurer, TT Club is warning that freight forwarders and other transport intermediaries face increasingly significant liability risk, particularly in emerging markets, as they tackle additional supply chain se
Views: 545
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Roll-Lift rolls into action

December 8 - December 8 - Senior managers at Roll-Lift have confirmed that the Dutch-based company is now fully operational with a significant fleet of mobile and heavy lift crawler cranes, as well as self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and conventional trailers
Views: 957
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Volga-Dnepr aids mission to Mars

December 8 - December 8 - Parts of the launch vehicle for NASA's most ambitious rover mission to Mars, successfully launched into orbit on November 26, were delivered to the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida by Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Views: 423
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Trans Himalayan delivers for Nepal hydro power project

December 7 - December 7 - The photos contained in this report give a clear demonstration of the difficulties which faced Trans Himalayan Express, the Nepalese member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, during the recent delivery of two transformer unit
Views: 480
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New heavy-duty crane boosts Wallmann & Co's capabilities

December 7 - December 7 - Wallmann & Co's Multi-Purpose Terminal on Reiherstieg in the Port of Hamburg, Germany, has been boosted by the arrival of a new LHM 600 Litronic port crane for handling heavy and project cargoes.
Views: 612
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African trade ministers highlight lack of infrastructure investment

December 7 - December 7 - A meeting of trade ministers from African Union (AU) members held in Ghana has been told of the importance of spending more time and investment in major and strategic infrastructure-oriented agreements that boost long-term prospects for the c
Views: 865
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Terex cultivates future skills to counter future shortage

December 7 - December 7 - Global heavy lift crane and material handling equipment manufacturer Terex is staking its future supply of skilled technicians on apprenticeship and training schemes to counter potential future shortages of skilled labour.
Views: 724
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Raising a glass of the cold stuff thanks to Vanguard

December 6 - December 6 - Thirsty South African beer drinkers will thank Vanguard, a heavy lifting and plant installation specialist, which has completed the second phase of Heineken's Sedibeng, Gauteng province development project by rigging of several pieces of spec
Views: 712
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Sea Installer on track for A2SEA

December 6 - December 6 - The head of newbuilding at Danish off-shore wind farm installer A2SEA has returned from a visit to the Chinese shipyard constructing the 11-year old company's latest offshore wind turbine installation jack-up vessel, the Sea Installer.
Views: 696
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The Ocean Wave takes to the waves for Crowley Maritime

December 6 - December 6 - The first of four Ocean Class tugboats under construction at Bollinger Shipyards in Amelia, Louisiana for Lake Charles, Louisiana-based Crowley Maritime Corp has been launched.
Views: 464
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Port of Hamburg opens office in Mumbai to strengthen ties

December 6 - December 6 - Project cargo and heavy lift traffic between one of the BRIC quartet of expanding economies and Europe's main manufacturing countries have been boosted by the opening of a new representative office by the port of Hamburg in Mumbai At the same
Views: 1159
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TBS International secures breathing space from creditors

December 5 - December 5 - TBS International, the global heavylift multipurpose tweendeckers and handysize/handymax bulk carrier operator, has been handed a two-month breathing space by its creditors into the New Year.
Views: 678
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UAE superyacht takes to the waves, thanks to TTS

December 5 - December 5 - The float-off of the first yacht built to meet the strict requirements of the new UAE Large Yacht Code created for private vessels has been handled by TTS, the Dubai-based heavy handling, transportation and installation freight forwarder.
Views: 448
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Noatum Ports open new offices in Valencia

December 5 - December 5 - Noatum Ports, the largest maritime terminal operator in Spain, has celebrated the opening of new offices in Valencia, Spain, in a landmark local building.
Views: 879
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Cargofast Logistics joins PCN for Brazil

December 2 - December 2 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has its second official member in Brazil following the approval Cargofast Logistics do Brasil Ltda's application.
Views: 490
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Seaports of Niedersachsen sees strong interest at Amsterdam event

December 2 - December 2 - Port marketing company, Seaports of Niedersachsen, says it registered strong interest in port capacity and logistics solutions for the offshore wind energy industry at this week's international wind energy trade fair, EWEA offshore in Amsterd
Views: 650
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New Horizon for AARAS

December 1 - December 1 - AARAS Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd of Pakistan has delivered port agency services for a vessel, New Horizon, which arrived at Karachi Port, Pakistan, carrying break bulk, heavy and project cargoes from more than 28 consignees.
Views: 890
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WWPC names one; CEE names another

December 1 - December 1 - Founded in Copenhagen in 1975, Airland Logistics A/S and its project division, Airland Project A/S has been appointed as the exclusive member for Denmark for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
Views: 1042

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