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UK P&I Club premium increase

October 31 - October 31 - The UK P&I Club, one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, has announced a general 7.5 percent increase on 2013 renewal premiums.
Views: 297
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England Logistics acquires Kampstra Transportation & Logistics

October 31 - October 31 -England Logistics, a full service transportation and logistics provider with offices in North America and mainland China, has acquired certain assets of Portland, Oregon based Kampstra Transportation and Logistics.
Views: 559
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Kocaman cuts its bridges

October 31 - October 31 - Heavy haulage specialist Kocaman Transport, headquartered in Mersin, Turkey has transported six 150 tonne boilers from Iskenderun on the Mediterranean coast of the country to Baiji, Iraq.
Views: 755
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Cargotec: ro-ro cargo access for Messina

October 31 - October 31 - Cargotec has received an order to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for four newbuild 45,000 dwt container/ro-ro vessels owned by Italian container shipping specialist, Ignazio Messina.
Views: 471
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Dockwise kits out Vanguard

October 31 - October 31 - Following the successful launch on October 7, 2012 of the 275 m Dockwise Vanguard, the vessel has now been towed out of the dock to a quayside berth where commissioning work will continue.
Views: 470
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BIL wins US government contract

October 31 - October 31 - Bennett International Logistics (BIL), a leading provider of third and fourth party logistics services, has been awarded a contract by the US General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government to provide fede
Views: 421
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Farcont opens project cargo department

October 30 - October 30 - Earlier this year, in response to market demands and increased shipping volumes, Ukrainian forwarding company, Farcont Ltd, set up a separate department and profit centre for its project cargo activities.
Views: 760
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UKICE to discuss UK infrastructure projects

October 29 - October 29 - Many of the UK's most respected infrastructure experts, main contractors and asset owners will meet in London in December to discuss the UK National Infrastructure Plan announced by the government in November 2011.
Views: 426
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SHL to install North Sea weather stations

October 29 - October 29 - Cyprus based Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has acquired a transportation and installation contract in the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone from Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) of Aberdeen.
Views: 762
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Vessel operating costs set to rise

October 29 - October 29 - The costs involved in operating a vessel are expected to rise by 3 percent in both 2012 and 2013 according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.
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Bechtel and Subsea 7 join forces

October 29 - October 29 - Engineering, construction and project management giant Bechtel and Subsea 7, a world leader in the construction of offshore projects, are to work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe.
Views: 469
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The Friday Flyer

October 26 - October 26 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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BBC Chartering strengthens in Turkey

October 26 - October 26 - Germany based BBC Chartering, a leading provider of multipurpose and heavy lift shipping services, has strengthen its commercial presence in the eastern Mediterranean by establishing a local representation in Istanbul, effective November 1, 2
Views: 971
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Harbor Freight joins CEE network

October 26 - October 26 - Harbor Freight Transport Corp, a full service warehouse operator inside the Port of New York, USA has been appointed a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in the crane, haul, pack, rig, and skid, service categories.
Views: 1099
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Offshore Energy show attracts record attendance

October 26 - October 26 - A record number of 7,632 offshore industry professionals from around the world gathered in Amsterdam this week for the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2012.
Views: 489
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Nautilus names new coo

October 25 - October 25 - Wilmington, California, USA based Nautilus International Holding has Michael F Giove as its chief operating officer, effective October 29, 2012.
Views: 665
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Rhenus handles rotor blades from China

October 25 - October 25 - Rhenus Project Logistics has organised the maritime shipment of 45 rotor blades from China to Cuxhaven, Germany on behalf of the componentmanufacturer.
Views: 550
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HeavyLift@Sea opens in Hamburg

October 25 - October 25 - A new engineering company - HeavyLift@Sea - has opened its doors in Hamburg to offer design and planning services for heavy lift shipping and offshore projects.
Views: 704
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GAC launches directory app for iPhone and Blackberry

October 25 - October 25 - GAC, the global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, has launched a free mobile phone application to give users instant access to a directory of GAC contact details, wherever they are.
Views: 556
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Megatranz offers big lift capacity

October 25 - October 25 - Brazil based heavy lift and oversized transportation specialist Megatranz has acquired a Scheuerle modular beam STB-1,000 transporter.
Views: 654
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Momect takes on high altitude Terex AC100/4l

October 25 - October 25 - Lifting and heavy transport contractor Momect in Switzerland has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane to perform maintenance tasks on hydro-electric dams in the Swiss Alps as well as other lifting projects.
Views: 661
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PAC joins C5C in Mexico

October 25 - October 25 - The Connecting 5 Continents network (C5C), part of the Gross Fuchs Group of Companies, has enrolled P.A.C. International in Mexico City, as a new member to the C5C network.
Views: 454
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Lombard takes over as ceo at Geodis

October 24 - October 24 - SNCF Geodis, the department of the French rail company responsible for freight transportation and logistics, has named Marie-Christine Lombard as chief executive officer of Geodis, effective from today (October 24, 2012).
Views: 619
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SC Line extends along South American coast

October 24 - October 24 - Adding the 7,900 dwt vessel Monza Express to its fleet will enable ro/ro carrier SC Line to extend its Southtruck route from its hub in Cartagena, Colombia to the ports of Santos, Brazil and Zarate, Argentina.
Views: 558
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Dreamliner delivery moves aid to Ethiopia

October 24 - October 24 - Aircraft manufacturer Boeing joined with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach to deliver 9 tonnes of medical supplies to Ethiopia's largest hospital, using the delivery flight of Ethiopian's third B787 Dreamliner to carry the go
Views: 470
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Austal goes with the wind

October 24 - October 24 - Australia-based shipbuilder Austal has secured contracts to design and construct three 27-metre catamaran wind farm support vessels.
Views: 569
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BaltShip transports world's longest wind turbine blade

October 24 - October 24 - International shipping and forwarder BaltShip has successfully transported the world's longest wind turbine blade from SSP Technology in Kirkeby, Denmark to Bremerhaven in Germany.
Views: 466
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China to protect inland shipping

October 24 - October 24 - According to a Reuters report, China is set to prohibit domestic companies from operating foreign-made ships on domestic waterways and will block foreign shipping companies from selling services in China
Views: 538
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Prangl - big lift in Austria

October 23 - October 23 - Austria based heavy lift specialist Prangl has handled the removal of a 135-tonne throughput stabiliser, which had to be dismantled and lifted out of a factory production room through the roof.
Views: 696
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ITIC notes that persistence pays

October 23 - October 23 - International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says persistence can pay off for shipping intermediaries looking to pursue legitimate claims in today's difficult financial climate. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC recounts th
Views: 612
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HANSA HEAVY LIFT sets new record in Mumbai

October 23 - October 23 - An engineering team from HANSA HEAVY LIFT (HHL) safely loaded five reactors - two weighing x 930 tonnes in Mumbai and three weighing 360 tonnes in Dahej on the southwest coast of Gujarat, in the Gulf of Cambay) onto the HHL vessel Richards Ba
Views: 660
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Project forwarders course in Dubai

October 23 - October 23 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) of heavy lift and project cargo agents is to hold Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management professional development training courses in the Middle East.
Views: 743
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Holleman moves heavy loads

October 23 - October 23 - Oversized transportation specialists Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE networks) of cargo agents, has transported a 75 tonne transformer measuring 7 m x 3 m x 3.9 m fro
Views: 759
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Van der Loos joins VDS

October 22 - October 22 - Robert van der Loos, who recently left Bow Terminal, is setting up a strategic partnership with steel and machinery construction company VDS Staal en Machinebouw in Vlissingen.
Views: 327
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Heavy lift cranes position to raise Costa Concordia

October 22 - October 22 - One of the world's biggest ever heavy lift operations is under way as savage workers prepare to raise the 114,500 dwt cruise liner Costa Concordia, which sank in the Mediterranean with the loss of 32 lives on January 13, 2012.
Views: 748
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Lloyds offers greener port seminar

October 22 - October 22 - The Managing Environmental Performance for Ports & Terminals Seminar being run by Lloyds Maritime Academy on January 29 - 30, 2013 in London, UK will discuss environmentally sustainable solutions for greener port operations.
Views: 439
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Liebherr heavy lift offshore crane joins InfraSea

October 22 - October 22 - A 1,500 tonne lifting capacity CAL 64000-1500 Litronic heavy lift offshore crane has been installed on the Innovation, a vessel owned by HGO InfraSea Solutions, and is ready to start work.
Views: 674
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, 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, drops into your in-box.
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DHL set to score with online game

October 19 - October 19 - Logistics giant DHL, the official logistics partner of Manchester United FC, has launched an online game in cooperation with the popular UK football club.
Views: 515
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Terex lifts giant jackup legs for offshore vessels

October 19 - October 19 - On behalf of Lloyd-Werft Bremerhaven, the Sarens Group recently lifted two sets of four gigantic jackup legs onto two offshore installation vessels belonging to RWE OLG, a logistics company that is part of RWE Innogy at the port of Bremerhave
Views: 864
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Blue Marlin arrives in Australia with huge LHD load

October 19 - October 19 - The 217 m Dockwise heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin has completed the delivery from Spain of the new (Landing Helicopter Dock) LHD Canberra for the Royal Australian Navy into Port Phillip in southern Victoria, Australia.
Views: 796
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Cearley leaves GPLN

October 19 - October 19 - The Bangkok based Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) says that Gary Dale Cearley has relinquished his position of executive director and left GPLN with immediate effect.
Views: 547
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Port of Liverpool plans expansion

October 19 - October 19 - The UK's Port of Liverpool is close to securing the licences it needs from the Marine Management Organisation to enable it to proceed with the construction of a GBP300 million (USD481.8 million) in-river container port to be known as Liverpoo
Views: 284
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Logwin grows in Jakarta

October 19 - October 19 - Global logistics services provider Logwin has moved into larger offices located at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
Views: 638
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Morter joins board at SEKO Logistics UK

October 18 - October 18 - Gary Morter has joined the board of SEKO Logistics UK as executive director to help realise the potential of the company's strategic growth and expansion programme.
Views: 507
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Gamma joins PCN

October 18 - October 18 - Gamma Cargo of Lima, Peru has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the second heavy lift and project cargo representative of the organisation in the South American country.With over 20 years' experience in the industry, Gamma cargo emplo
Views: 787
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Dockwise nets USD56 million in new contracts

October 18 - October 18 - Netherlands based Dockwise, which offers specialty services in the heavy marine transport and the oil and gas services industries, has been awarded 10 new contracts and contract extensions with a total value of USD56 million.
Views: 449
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Port of Vancouver USA secures development grant

October 18 - October 18 - The Port of Vancouver USA has securedUSD5.7 million in grant funding that will be used to develop 58 acres of the port's Centennial Industrial Park.
Views: 705
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Barcelona trade mission to visit Brazil

October 18 - October 18 - The Port of Barcelona, in collaboration with the city's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, is toconduct a trade mission to Brazil between 4 and 8 November 2012.
Views: 681
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Cory opens inland UK office

October 18 - October 18 - Cory Logistics has expanded with a new office in Birmingham to boost its capabilities through this central location in the heart of the UK.
Views: 579
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AVIC nets Deltamarin

October 18 - October 18 - AVIC International Investments has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the shares in Finland based consultancy, ship design and marine engineering company Deltamarin.
Views: 820
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DYT lifts valuable yachts to South Florida

October 18 - October 18 - Two Dockwise semi-submersible ships, the 686 ft (209 m) Yacht Express and the smaller 556 ft (169.5 m) Super Servant 4, are carrying over 3,708 ft (1 130 m) of luxury yachts from Genoa, Italy, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Port Everglades i
Views: 495
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Militzer & M

October 17 - October 17 - Militzer & M
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Hellmann UK partners with H. Essers

October 17 - October 17 - Leading logistics provider, Hellman Worldwide Logistics UK, has set up a new road freight partnership with H. Essers, Belgium's leading groupage logistics company, to provide a daily shuttle system between the UK and Belgium.
Views: 457
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Canaveral to widen its approach

October 17 - October 17 -Port Canaveral in Florida, USA has received approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board to widen and deepen the port's access channel.
Views: 421
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A2SEA appointment

October 17 - October 17 - Offshore wind installation and service solutions provider A2SEA has appointed Sascha Wiesner as regional manager for Germany, to replace Martin Huss, who has just taken over a new position as chief strategy officer of A2SEA (as reported in HL
Views: 705
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ALE delivers warship prefabs

October 17 - October 17 - Global heavy lift and transportation company ALE has started the mammoth task of weighing, transporting, loading-out and loading-in sections of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier being built for the UK's Royal Navy.
Views: 767
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First Global joins PCN in Egypt

October 17 - October 17 - First Global Logistics has joined Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the specialist platform's second representation in Egypt. Established since 1998, the company has three offices located in Alexandria, Cairo and Port Said.
Views: 690
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Outgrow paper, GACAG tells WCO members

October 16 - October 16 - Members of the World Customs Organization (WCO) should embrace and implement the principles of the Revised Kyoto Convention and shift from a dependency on paper documents to a full e-Customs environment, says the Global Air Cargo Advisory Gro
Views: 645
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Antwerp seeks to strengthen links with China

October 16 - October 16 -To emphasise the importance of Antwerp in world trade for the South China market too, the Belgian port is organising a road show that is currently visiting the southern Chinese ports of Shenzhen and Guangzhou from October 15 - 19, 2012.
Views: 495
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ILA / USMX talks update

October 16 - October 16 - Contract talks between the ILA (International Longshoremen's Association) and the USMX (United States Maritime Alliance) are making good progress on a number of difficult issues at the full committee and subcommittee levels.
Views: 331
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Heavy lift load flies into Le Havre

October 16 - October 16 - A unique heavy lift cargo recently flew itself into the ro-ro terminal at the French port of Le Havre, when an EC 145 helicopter of the country's Civil Protection Service landed on the roof of the building.
Views: 822
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PPG adds Townley in Australia

October 16 - October 16 - Project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed Townley Group International its new member for Australia.
Views: 756
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Shipowners' Club pegs premium rise

October 15 - October 15 - A developing trend in the number and quantum of higher value claims has led smaller tonnage specialist the Shipowners' Club to announce a general increase in premiums of 5 percent from February 20, 2013.
Views: 285
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Cory plans for The Coldest Journey

October 15 - October 15 - UK based logistics experts Cory Brothers is providing agency and logistic services while the research ship Aghulas is berthed on the River Thames before embarking on a Transantarcticexpedition in December.
Views: 285
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HAROPA visits Hamburg

October 15 - October 15 - HAROPA - the joint promotional effort of the French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - is continuing its international marketing tour with a presentation tomorrow October 16, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany
Views: 564
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Terex pulls its weight on highway project

October 15 - October 15 - Three Terex crane models: a Terex RT 780 rough terrain; a Terex HC 110 hydraulic crawler; and a 230-tonne lift capacity Terex HC 230 crawler have been used to support construction efforts of the new Donald Bridge project on the Trans-Canada H
Views: 685
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Cuxhaven opens new heavy-duty berth

October 15 - October 15 - Following a EUR65 million (USD839.8 million) investment, a second offshore port terminal has been opened in Cuxhaven, Germany.
Views: 1042
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Not all doom and gloom say project owners

October 15 - October 15 - Speaking in a conference session on the second day of the Breakbulk Americas event in Houston last week, representatives of five large EPC companies were upbeat on prospects for the project cargo industry, outlining that it was "not all gloom
Views: 788
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Lift and Shift Engineering now operational in Oman

October 12 - October 12 - Lift and Shift Engineering Middle East LLC (LSEME), a joint venture between FASTCO LLC, an OHI Group company and India's Apurva Parikh Group Company - known as Lift and Shift India Pvt Ltd, has started operations in Oman.
Views: 856
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Clipper Projects invests in Brazil

October 12 - October 12 - In Brazil, Tropical Comercial Maritima, which has been operating as a commercial office for Clipper Lines since 1990, has changed its name to Clipper Projects Brasil Transportes Mar
Views: 483
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Damco acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

October 12 - October 12 - Damco is set to acquire PacNet, a leading freight forwarder in China and Australia, with almost 400 employees and a turnover of USD180 million in its last financial year (2011), as well as offices in Italy, India, the UK and the USA.
Views: 987
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Air Partner revamps website

October 12 - October 12 - Air Partner has unveiled a new website and refreshed its branding, with each division given sub-marques to, in the words of the company's PR company, 'help distinguish the diversity of the group's product offering'.
Views: 306
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Nurminen wins Outotec's business for delivery to Russia

October 11 - October 11 - Outotec has selected Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Finland, as its partner for the delivery of a concentrating plant to the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Views: 809
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Guinness first for Almajdouie

October 11 - October 11 - The Almajdouie Group LLC, a member of both the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) networks in Saudi Arabia, has become the first Saudi private company to appear in Guinness Book of World Records.
Views: 639
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Shipping boss ponders on industry prospects

October 11 - October 11 - In a keynote address to delegates of the 2012 Breakbulk Americas conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on October 10, 2012, Ron Widdows, CEO of Germany-based Rickmers-Linie, queried when there would be an economic pic
Views: 1008
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Clipper Group celebrates 40 years

October 11 - October 11 - October 1972 witnessed the founding of the first Clipper company by Torben G. Jensen and the company is now celebrating its 40th anniversary in shipping.
Views: 538
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Holleman braves early winter weather

October 11 - October 11 - Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worlwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Bulgaria, has transported a heavy turbine housing, plus accessories from Pleven, Bulgaria to Tydal, Norway.
Views: 445
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Cardinal Maritime restructures ownership

October 10 - October 10 - Manchester, UK-based freight logistics provider, Cardinal Maritime Group, has completed a deal with founder Brian Hay that has delivered control of the business to the management team.
Views: 1011
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Specialized Rail Transport's railcars in demand

October 10 - October 10 - Specialized Rail Transport says that its 20-axle railcar is on the move again and in higher demand than ever.SRT reports that it has handled the movement of a generator and turbine, totaling nearly 300 tonnes to a US power plant in the Caroli
Views: 386
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Great Yarmouth targets offshore energy industry

October 10 - October 10 - In the UK, the management of Great Yarmouth outer harbour say that it is taking steps to make it more attractive as a base for the offshore energy industry.
Views: 504
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Inchcape Shipping Services partners Palumbo

October 9 - October 9 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with offshore logistics and freight forwarding specialist Palumbo SpA. to form ISS Palumbo Srl.
Views: 758
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Crowley names leaders for logistics group

October 9 - October 9 - Following the news (HLPFI - October 4) that Jarvis International Freight, Crowley's Houston-based, freight forwarding, export packing and logistics division, has been absorbed into Crowley Maritime Corp, the company has announced leadership ch
Views: 353
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DB Schenker Logistics opens new hq London Heathrow

October 9 - October 9 - Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics, has opened its new headquarters building at London Heathrow airport.The 9,900 sq m facility, which will also be the company's main airfreight hub for the UK.
Views: 642
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Winds of change at A2SEA

October 9 - October 9 - Kaj Lindvig, who has played a major role in A2SEA since the company's launch in 2000, including ceo and most recently as chief strategy officer (cso), is being replaced by Martin Huss, currently the company's regional manager for Germany and t
Views: 534
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130 photographers compete for Volga-Dnepr Group awards

October 8 - October 8 - Over 130 professional and amateur photographers from 23 countries submitted entries to a special photographic competition organised by Volga-Dnepr Group to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Antonov AN-124 freighter's maiden flight.
Views: 555
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Cranes on route with Altius

October 8 - October 8 - The Projects Division of Altius, has been responsible for transporting four ship-to-shore cranes from Amsterdam to Vigo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Views: 707
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Erickson Air-Crane buys back chopper

October 8 - October 8 - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, has bought back the Sun Bird Aircraft and associated spare parts inventory and accessories from San Die
Views: 741
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International Chamber of Shipping welcomes IMO comments

October 8 - October 8 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which claims to represent over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant
Views: 991
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Breakbulk event is all set for Houston

October 8 - October 8 - For only the second time in the event's 23-year history, the Port of Houston Authority will facilitate host port responsibilities for this year's Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hil
Views: 799
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Geodis Wilson leads logistics support for Panama Canal expansion

October 5 - October 5 - Further to our report on August 31 (Sarens set to ship new Panama lock gates), Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift specialist of Geodis, has advised that it is the lead contractor in the USD50 million contract awarded by steel
Views: 841
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Artworks fly with IAG Cargo

October 5 - October 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business unit of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has transported 50 oil paintings belonging to the Fundaci
Views: 521
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Bati ships crane from Turkey to Australia

October 3 - October 3 - Afghanistan-based Project Cargo Network (PCN) member, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics Ltd (an affiliated company of Bati Group) successfully moved a heavyweight Manitowac 16000 crawler crane with all its rigging equipment to Brisbane, Aust
Views: 1010
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Breakbulk China 2013 to focus on developments, transport solutions

October 3 - October 3 - Breakbulk China 2013 will attract 150 exhibitors and 5,000 qualified participants to the expo and two-day conference to network and discuss the future development of the industry and transportation solutions, say the organisers.
Views: 910
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Container weighing delayed

October 2 - October 2 - Last week saw two flag states raise concerns about container weighing proposals that will almost certainly delay efforts to bring in mandatory regulations, though not stop them altogether.
Views: 631
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Liebherr crawler crane duo in complex tandem hoist

October 2 - October 2 - At the ABC-Halbinsel offshore terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany, a jacket representing the underlying substation platform structure of the "Borkum West II" offshore wind park was fitted using two 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler cranes.
Views: 787
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New head for Blue Water Shipping

October 1 - October 1 - Blue Water Shipping's founder and managing director, Kurt Skov, is stepping down and will entrust the chief executive position to Kim Hedegaard S
Views: 559
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WWL adds monthly to Chile

October 1 - October 1 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added Antofagasta, Chile, to its ocean service route along South America's West Coast, offering a monthly call in addition to its current service to the ports of Guayaquil, Ecuador and Callao, Peru.
Views: 516
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ALS takes exhibits to final home

October 1 - October 1 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS) has project managed the latest phase of Angela Palmer's Ghost Forest Project, handling the logistics involved in moving the exhibits from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, UK to the National
Views: 939
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Massive cargoes for King Fahd Industrial Port

October 1 - October 1 - King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia has handled two huge adapters carried from Korea onboard Hanjin Pioneer and belonging to the Marafiq company.
Views: 594

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