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Port of Duluth goes nuts for Brazilian shipment thumbnail image

Port of Duluth goes nuts for Brazilian shipment

June 29 - June 29 - The Port of Duluth has claimd a stake in the global wind energy supply chain with the movement of 60 wind turbine blades manufactured in North Dakota being exported to Brazil aboard the Dutch-flagged Alamosborg.
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Green energy powers Tuscor Lloyds move

June 29 - June 29 - Global shipping agent and freight forwarder, Tuscor Lloyds has overseen a complex shipment of a biomass boiler from Lincoln, Nebraska through loading at the port in Houston, Texas, bound for Plymouth, UK.
Views: 886
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Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals form strategic partnership

June 29 - June 29 - Belgium-based Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals from Flushing, The Netherlands have entered into a strategic partnership to work intensively together for all onshore logistics related to offshore wind farm developments.
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Endgame for Sietas Group as buyers found

June 29 - June 29 - Eight months after HLPFI first reported on the filing of an insolvency petition by the Sietas Group (Nov 18, 2011) and five months since HLPFI (May, 2012) reported that five concrete offers have been received for the companies of the Hamburg-bas
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White Paper to explain index-linked contract

June 29 - June 29 - London-based shipping industry consultancy firm, Drewry and the World Container Index have published a White Paper that explains how index-linked contracts work, the first definitive guide on the subject since widespread adoption commenced two y
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Running rings around the Olympics

June 28 - June 28 - Olympic rings were lowered into position on London's iconic Tower Bridge in a ceremony attended by London mayor Boris Johnson and organiser Lord Coe who were strategically positioned on the Edwardian, a launched owned and operated by London-base
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Musaffah Port sets own record for heavy lift shipment

June 28 - June 28 - A record for the heaviest consignment to arrive at Musaffah Port, one of the key ports operated and managed by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), has been set with the recent arrival of two HP absorbers from Italy that weighed more than 2,600 tonnes.
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F1 nearly run off the road by French bureaucrats

June 28 - June 28 - A UK-based agent for bespoke abnormal load permit routes throughout Europe has revealed road freight law changes in France hit Formula 1 at the Monaco Grand Prix, last weekend.
Views: 933
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Fairstar Heavy Transport names CFO

June 28 - June 28 - Fairstar Heavy Transport have appoint Ingmar den Blanken as chief financial officer, succeeding Mark de Haas in the role.
Views: 863
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Rostocker Korrosionsschutz invests in Liebherr crane

June 27 - June 27 - A 500 tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 is the fourth new Liebherr mobile crane that corrosion protection company, Rostocker Korrosionsschutz, based in Rostock, Germany, has purchased in just two years.
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Van der Vlist gains AEO status

June 26 - June 26 - The Van der Vlist Transport Group is now an approved Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), adding to its portfolio of quality management systems, including ISO 9001:2008, 140001, AQAP 2120, OHSAS 18001 and ISPS.
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Isolde Liebherr awarded honorary doctorate

June 26 - June 26 - Isolde Liebherr, vice-president of the Supervisory Board of Liebherr-International AG of Bulle, Switzerland, the parent company of the Liebherr Group, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of Laws (LLD honoris causa) by the National University
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NEO appoints Dutch sales agent

June 26 - June 26 - NEO Air Charter, the recently-launched broker, and co-founder of the Global Charter Alliance - has appointed Active Airline Representatives as its sales agent covering the Netherlands.
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Machinery on the double for Logwin

June 26 - June 26 - Logwin has handled two large transportation projects for the Krefeld machinery and plant manufacturer Siempelkamp; delivering an entire factory for the production of MDF boards to Thailand, plus a machinery press for truck chassis beams to India
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Container weighing debate goes on and on

June 25 - June 25 - Last week saw the European Shipping Council (ESC) release a statement which included strong disagreement with the widespread belief in the shipping industry that weighing laden containers should be a requirement at terminals.
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Vestas takes the wind out of Sheerness

June 25 - June 25 - In the UK, the Port of Sheerness and Vestas have jointly announced that further development of a Vestas facility at the port will not proceed at this stage.
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Liebherr extends range of telescopic crawler cranes

June 25 - June 25 - Liebherr is extending its product range of telescopic crawler cranes and says its new LTR 1220 offers a maximum load capacity of 220 tonnes and a telescopic boom 60 m long, adding to a product line which has variants with load capacities of 60 a
Views: 749
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Chains and suction anchors bound for Israel from Bilbao

June 25 - June 25 - Further to our story June 11, the project cargo consignment consisting of chains built by Vicinay Cadenas and eight suction anchors manufactured by Navacel, has been shipped by barge from the port of Bilbao to a gas platform offshore that is bei
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Dockwise reveals major new contracts

June 22 - June 22 - Dockwise has announced backlog additions to new contracts with a value of almost USD85 million, bringing the total for the second quarter of 2012 to approximately USD102 million.
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Anglo Pacific project manages fibreglass horse shipment

June 22 - June 22 - International removals company Anglo Pacific has handled the transport of six life-size fibreglass horses from New York to the Museum of London. Now on permanent display in the City Gallery, the steeds arrived safely and are proving very popular
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Summa Group to take controlling stake in FESCO

June 22 - June 22 - Russia's Summa Group is purchasing a 56 percent stake in Far Eastern Shipping Company, OJSC (part of the FESCO Group) from the Industrial Investors Company.
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Mining equipment imports remain strong for Australia

June 22 - June 22 - In its latest monthly shipping index, Skelton Sherborne reports that mining equipment imports remain resilient, whilst the import of smaller civil works equipment is down somewhat in some sectors.
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DSV names new UK MD

June 22 - June 22 - DSV Air & Sea Limited has appointed Michael Hansen as its new managing director.
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Changes at the top for Intermarine

June 22 - June 22 - Alfred (Al) JV Stanley has joined Intermarine; replacing Andre Grikitis as president and chief executive officer, who will now assume the role of operating chairman.
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Blue Water Shipping claims Volga-Don record

June 21 - June 21 - Global transport and logistics company, Blue Water Shipping is claiming a record during a recent shipment to the Caspian and says it transported the widest cargo ever through the Volga-Don river system.
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Globalink double from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia

June 21 - June 21 - Globalink's Aktau team recently handled two massive projects for the transportation of out of gauge cargo of about 3,200 cu m from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 692
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Terex Challenger 3160 for Bruns

June 21 - June 21 - A compact design, long boom, and the ability to travel on public roads without the need for additional ballast transport vehicles were compelling reasons for Frank Bruns, general manager of Hannover, Germany-based J. Bruns GmbH to acquire a Tere
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Rhinos fly back to the wild

June 21 - June 21 - DHL has transported three critically endangered black rhinos, as part of a conservation initiative by The Aspinall Foundation, from Manston Airport, Kent, UK to the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania.
Views: 718
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CaroTrans opens in Le Havre

June 20 - June 20 - Global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator, CaroTrans, has opened a branch office in Le Havre, France; creating the foundation for future growth in the country.
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DB Schenker achieves Cargo 2000 Platinum status

June 20 - June 20 - Cargo 2000, the air cargo industry quality standard, has announced that DB Schenker Logistics has reached Platinum membership, one of only two logistics providers and five carriers in the world having reached this classification.
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Marseilles Fos posts growth

June 20 - June 20 - Whilst container throughput at the French cargo port of Marseilles Fos hit 431,718 teu to the end of May - up 14 percent on the first five months last year - conventional cargo business grew 21 percent to 1.1 million tonnes.
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Project Cargo Network adds three thumbnail image

Project Cargo Network adds three

June 20 - June 20 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has unveiled its first member in Ghana and Peru, and welcomed a third member in Qatar.
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Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding buys stake in NorSea Group

June 19 - June 19 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding Invest AS (WWHI), a fully owned subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA (WWH), has signed an agreement to acquire 35.4 percent of the shares in NorSea Group AS (NSG).
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Air Charter International sees upward trend in unusual charters

June 19 - June 19 - Air Charter International (ACI), the Dubai-based aircraft charter and leasing company, is experiencing an upward trend in the number of charters involving unusual or complicated requirements, along with an increase in charter requests from the A
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New heads for Scheuerle and Kamag

June 19 - June 19 - Susanne Schlegel and Andreas Kohler have taken up their positions as the new managing directors of Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik GmbH in Pfedelbach and the Ulm-based Kamag Transporttechnik GmbH & Co KG, both part of the TII Group (Transporter Industr
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Big news from TOC Europe

June 18 - June 18 - An exhibition is always a good opportunity for making a significant announcement and that was certainly the case at last week's TOC Europe exhibition in Antwerp.
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Dockwise increases stake in Fairstar by 0.4 percent

June 18 - June 18 - Last Friday, Dockwise announced that it had increased its shareholding in Fairstar Heavy Transport to approximately 60.4 percent, after its extended deadline for acceptance of the earlier mandatory offer had elapsed.
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Training on the agenda

June 18 - June 18 - The next issue of HLPFI takes an in-depth look at training within the heavy lift and project forwarding sector and we have noted a number of forthcoming training opportunities.
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Shanghai stays top for container handling

June 18 - June 18 - According to an Alphaliner report, the world's top 25 container ports handled an estimated 75 million teu in the first quarter, up six per cent year on year.
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All over for Jade Cargo

June 18 - June 18 - With reports that Germany's Lufthansa has advised that a troubled Chinese freight venture was being wound up, it would appear to be all over for Jade Cargo International.
Views: 584
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SASCO set to call at the port of Everett

June 15 - June 15 - From July, Sakhalin Shipping Company (SASCO) will begin service from the Port of Everett to support the mining industry in the Russian Arctic.
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Vanguard moves container crane with unusual trailer configuration

June 15 - June 15 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, recently designed a unique trailer and steer configuration to relocate a 220-tonne, 16 m high and 32 m long container-handling crane for a large freight logistics company.
Views: 937
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Sweet Success for Van der Vlist Polen

June 15 - June 15 - Van der Vlist Polen has been very active in the Polish sugar Industry, with two recent shipments from Northern Europe involving every aspect of oversize transport planning and operations.
Views: 432
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PCN goes Bati in Afghanistan

June 15 - June 15 - The Project Cargo Network has completed its representation in Afghanistan with the approval of Bati Shipping and Trading as a member.
Views: 1247
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PCN adds member in Chile

June 14 - June 14 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added Integral Chile SA as its second member in Chile.
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Maersk Illinois makes historic call in Milwaukee

June 13 - June 13 - Cargo ships are a common sight at the Port of Milwaukee, but the arrival of the Maersk Illinois recently stood out amongst the port's typical marine traffic as the ship, a US-flag multipurpose vessel with heavy lift cranes, became the first Amer
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CEE members double up to move oversized boiler

June 13 - June 13 - Holleman Bulgaria and Nurminen Logistics, both members of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, have completed a joint operation for the transport from Bulgaria to Finland of a boiler measuring 6.00 m by 3.00 m by 3.52 m and weighing 17 ton
Views: 564
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Projects FPS launches warehouse and 3PL operations

June 13 - June 13 - Projects FPS - the project forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka - has launched a dedicated logistics centre incorporating a document storage and archiving facility.
Views: 648
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UK initiative to introduce more young people to freight

June 13 - June 13 - Delivering your future is a new online resource which, launched by Skills for Logistics, which aims to get young people thinking about the logistics sector, and to learn about the exciting jobs and varied careers on offer.
Views: 362
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Dockwise reminds investors of mandatory offer deadline

June 12 - June 12 - In the latest installment of the proposed Dockwise takeover of rival Fairstar Heavy Transport, the former has issued an alert remindng shareholders that the period for the former's Dockwise White Marlin unconditional mandatory offer for all the
Views: 533
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ABB wins order for Rickmers Linie ships

June 12 - June 12 - ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won an order from Germany's Rickmers Group to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimisation and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose ships operated by Group subsidiary, Ric
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BDP adds project logistics capabilities in UK

June 12 - June 12 - US-based BDP International says it now offers customised logistics solutions that support construction, mining, power generation, chemical and other infrastructure projects through its office in Dartford, UK.
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Fagioli sells stake in none core subsidiary

June 11 - June 11 - KatoenNatie Group, a leading international logistic services provider, and Fagioli Finance Group, the Italian group operating in special transportation services (through Fagioli Group) and logistics services, (through InterportoRivaltaScrivia Sp
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Fagioli sells stake in none core subsidiary

June 11 - June 11 - KatoenNatie Group, a leading international logistic services provider, and Fagioli Finance Group, the Italian group operating in special transportation services (through Fagioli Group) and logistics services, (through InterportoRivaltaScrivia Sp
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World Bank Logistics report

June 8 - June 8 - The latest survey on the efficient global movement of goods by the World Bank suggests that high income economies are better at logistics efficiency.
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Direct Logistics uses multiple modes to move turbine

June 8 - June 8 - Direct Logistics' Project Division, the GPLN member based in India, arranged multimodal operations to move a 280 tonne gas turbine from Charleston, USA to the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation power plant which is being built in the Indian stat
Views: 599
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 8 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team. This week's edition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects division, which prom
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The Friday Flyer

June 8 - June 08 - Welcome to HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team.
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Neo Air Charter helps cement keep flowing

June 7 - June 7 - Neo Air Charter - the founder and German member of the Global Charter Alliance - has handled the urgent transportation of two giant track rollers from Frankfurt Hahn airport, Germany to Islamabad, Pakistan.
Views: 483
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Key component of James Webb Space Telescope transported safely

June 7 - June 7 - IAG Cargo, in conjunction with UK-based forwarder, Pinnacle International Freight, has transported the Mid Infra Red Instrument (MIRI) - a key component of the James Webb Space Telescope - from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK to NASA
Views: 537
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More rail cars for Multitrade Spain

June 7 - June 7 - Further to our previous reports about Multitrade Spain, the member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network has been awarded the second contract to ship 108 rail cars for the new metro line in Santiago de Chile.
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Care by Air delivers for Nepal

June 6 - June 6 - Ten groundbreaking humanitarian relief missions to Nepal have been successfully implemented by Care by Air, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) non-profit organisation charged with delivering transportation and logistics support for humanitarian cause
Views: 960
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Breakbulk under the spotlight in Africa

June 6 - June 6 - Following the success of the Breakbulk Europe event recently, the organisers are set to move to Africa with the Breakbulk Africa Congress which will take place from August 7-8, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Canadian submarine heads inland for museum role

June 6 - June 6 - HMCS Ojibwa completed its 12-day journey across Canada from Halifax to Hamilton with a little help from Heddle Marine Service Inc and McKeil Marine Limited.
Views: 691
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Sarens giant leaves USA for China

June 6 - June 6 - Sarens will bring its SGC-120 giant crane into action during the construction of a new drilling platform in Nantong, China, as part of its participation in the Cheviot Octabouy project.
Views: 903
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Shantanu Bhadkamkar elected IFCBA MD

June 5 - June 5 - Shantanu Bhadkamkar, chairman of Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations in India (FFFAI), has been elected as managing director of International Federation of Customs Brokers Association (IFCBA).
Views: 458
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Dutch invention to end towline chaffing failure on tugboats

June 5 - June 5 - Rotterdam based shipping company Rotortug and ASD Ship Design from Alblasserdam, The Netherlands have invented a revolutionary tugboat technology to prevent towline failures from chafing against a tugboat's fixed towing point.
Views: 432
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Wagenborg Nedlift opens in Akersloot

June 4 - June 4 - Wagenborg Nedlift recently opened a new office in Akersloot, the Netherlands, and is targeting its crane and transport services to companies in the oil and gas sector in North Holland.
Views: 865
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IATA welcomes AirBridgeCargo Airlines

June 4 - June 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest all-cargo carrier, has become an active member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Views: 451
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Damen Shipyards unveils new tug type

June 4 - June 4 - A new tug suitable for offshore and deep sea heavy lift towage operations was unveiled by Damen Shipyards at the International Tug and Salvage Convention (ITS) in Barcelona, Spain.
Views: 1232
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A freight movement 12 million years In the making

June 4 - June 4 - A life-like and full-sized reconstruction of the jawbone and mouth of a 12 million year old sea monster named after the author of Moby Dick, has been transported from South America to Europe by Rhoon, Netherlands-based Steder Group.
Views: 617
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Barnhart webinar presentation to showcase engineering considerations

June 1 - June 1 - Industrial Training International's (ITI) showcase webinar on June 7 will feature Jim Yates, PE, Barnhart Crane & Rigging's senior vice president of engineering and technical services, for a live presentation entitled 'Heavy Intermodal Lift & Tra
Views: 716
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Fairstar takes delivery of Forte

June 1 - June 1 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has taken delivery of its latest new building, Forte, with the closing documentation completed to the satisfaction of Fairstar's bankers, classification society and the Dutch Flag State.
Views: 766
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Erik Lindbergh joins Air Charter Service

June 1 - June 1 - Erik Lindbergh, the renowned aviator and grandson of world famous Charles Lindbergh, has joined global aircraft charter specialists Air Charter Service as a brand ambassador.
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