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Concession is close for Nigerian ports

January 31 - January 31 - The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) is closer to beginning the concessioning process of the Onitsha, Lokoja, Baro and Oguta River ports in Nigeria, after receiving a certificate of compliance.
Views: 524
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Greencarrier opens in Polarbase

January 31 - January 31 - Greencarrier Freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, a hub for oil and gas related activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge.
Views: 584
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Bolloré on the double in Africa

January 31 - January 31 - Bolloré Logistics has completed the transport of a floating production unit (FPU) for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in the Republic of Congo and has been contracted by Siemens to coordinate transport and logistics operations for the Azura Ed
Views: 1155
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Sinotrans Shipping forecasts losses

January 31 - January 31 - Hong Kong-based Sinotrans Shipping has issued a warning that it expects a substantial increase in net losses for the 12 months ending December 31, 2016, compared to the deficit recorded in 2015.
Views: 966
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Brunoni wins UAL business

January 31 - January 31 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has appointed O. Brunoni as its agent in Switzerland.
Views: 1501
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Crane Worldwide invests

January 31 - January 31 - Houston-based, Crane Worldwide has opened an additional logistics facility at Amsterdam airport in the Netherlands, which will function as its country head office.
Views: 940
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Confindustria calls for action

January 30 - January 30 - Confindustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, has asked for the problems connected with the issue of authorisations for exceptional load transport by road to be solved, following the accident in Lecco last autumn.
Views: 594
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EXG transports air accessories

January 30 - January 30 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has handled the transportation of an air filter and air receiver tank from Mumbai, India to Jebel Ali in the UAE, with the assistance of General Transport.
Views: 739
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Rivet rises from McAleese's ashes

January 27 - January 27 - Mark Rowsthorn, major shareholder and co-founder of McAleese, has set up a new company in Australia called Rivet, a provider of specialised transport and logistics solutions.
Views: 901
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UniportBilbao names Jaber Bringas

January 26 - January 26 - F. (Jimmy) Jaber Bringas - founding partner and ceo of Sparber Group - has been elected president of UniportBilbao in Spain.
Views: 729
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Industrial Terminals activated as FTZ

January 26 - January 26 - Intermarine's Industrial Terminals has been activated as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) under Foreign Trade Zone Board (FTZB) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations.
Views: 486
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ScottishPower takes a BOW

January 26 - January 26 - ScottishPower Renewables has contracted BOW Terminal Vlissingen for the provision of a marshalling yard for the East Anglia ONE Project.
Views: 864
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Bolloré cements reputation with African projects

January 26 - January 26 - Bolloré Logistics has secured two cement plant construction projects in Nigeria and South Africa with one of the largest cement plant production companies in China.
Views: 579
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A Spanish affair

January 25 - January 25 - Altius, part of the Spanish group Grupo Davila, has shipped five ship-blocks from Cadiz to Ferrol Port, on a gearless coaster vessel.
Views: 387
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Marler makes the cut

January 25 - January 25 - The Port of Vancouver, USA has appointed Julianna Marler as permanent chief executive officer (ceo).
Views: 943
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Blue Water Shipping joins forces with BREB

January 25 - January 25 - Blue Water Shipping and Bremer Reederei E&B (BREB) have founded a new joint venture, Blue Water BREB, with the main focus on servicing the wind energy industry in Germany.
Views: 806
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Seajacks Scylla's stay with ROG

January 25 - January 25 - Seajacks Scylla has visited the Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) terminal in the Waalhaven, after her first successful assignment on phase 1 of the Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project.
Views: 698
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Airfreight prepare for takeoff at Luxembourg

January 24 - January 24 - The growth of airfreight at Luxembourg Airport continued increasing by 8.2 percent compared with 2015, with an 8.5 percent growth in oversized shipments.
Views: 895
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Index reveals positive signs, underpinned by concern

January 24 - January 24 - According to the 2017 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, 43 percent of logistics professionals consider the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) markets growth forecast of 4.6 percent to be too optimistic.
Views: 1100
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A tale of two Marcs

January 24 - January 24 - Marc Smet, ceo of Gosselin Group and Marc Rombouts, ceo of Heavy Group, have signed an owner buyout contract for Heavy.
Views: 680
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A rapid response to Hydra-Slide's skidding system

January 23 - January 23 - Hydra-Slide has launched its third low profile hydraulic skidding system- the LP350, which has already been used on two projects by Rapid Response Solutions (RRS).
Views: 270
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Subsea 7 makes offer for Seaway Heavy Lifting

January 23 - January 23 - A wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7 has made an offer to acquire the 50 percent shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting, which is currently owned by its joint venture partner K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus).
Views: 1018
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GPO Heavylift prepares for action

January 23 - January 23 - The launch of GPO Grace, GPO Heavylift's first 65,000-dwt semi-submersible newbuilding, in December last year at China Shipbuilding Corp's (CSBC) Kaohsiung shipyard in Taiwan was a major turn of events for the heavy lift sector of the shippin
Views: 1412
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Jurong's plan to upskill workforce

January 20 - January 20 - Jurong Port has launched its new academy located at the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (e2i) in the heart of Jurong Gateway.
Views: 516
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Putting the can in Mexican clean fuel

January 20 - January 20 - Tradelossa has completed the delivery of three reactors from the Port of Altamira, Tamaulipas to Salamanca, Guanajuato in Mexico.
Views: 599
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Yamal project buoys breakbulk at Zeebrugge

January 20 - January 20 - The Port of Zeebrugge reported strong growth in breakbulk traffic having handled 1.49 million tonnes of cargo during 2016 - an increase of 27.5 percent year-on-year.
Views: 712
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Universal moves like an Egyptian

January 20 - January 20 - Universal Transport has invested in 32 modular axle lines from the Faymonville G-SL series for the transport of various power plant components to Egyptian sites.
Views: 792
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Growth in Great Lakes

January 19 - January 19 - The Port of Hamilton revealed its 2016 figures for heavy lift items, showing a 6.7 percent increase on the five-year average.
Views: 819
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Better days lie ahead, says Concargo

January 19 - January 19 - David Kruyer, founder of Cape Town based Concargo, believes better days lie ahead providing the South African government make the necessary infrastructural investments as soon as possible.
Views: 1258
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Leman expands its facilities

January 19 - January 19 - Leman has opened new 99,100 sq ft (9,207 sq m) warehouse facilities in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, USA.
Views: 644
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Ucargo scoops project freight award

January 19 - January 19 - Ucargo has been presented with the project forwarding award at the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) 2016 Freight Service Awards.
Views: 520
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Demag duo lifts drive system

January 19 - January 19 - MSG Krandienst has loaded a 200-tonne drive system for a tunnel boring machine from a heavy goods vehicle onto a ship at the German Port of Kehl, relying on the lifting power of two Demag all terrain cranes.
Views: 713
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Peters & May adds load system duo

January 18 - Peters & May Group has acquired two patented load systems - Flat Rail and Cat Cradle - from Marine Invest.
Views: 819
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Rail vehicle sails to Malaysia

January 18 - January 18 - Allfort has shipped a track tamping machine from Yokohama port, Japan to Port Klang, Malaysia.
Views: 819
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Italians seek uniform haulage rules

January 18 - January 18 - Paolo Uggè, head of the Italian road haulage association Conftrasporto, has sent a letter to the Italian transport minister Graziano Delrio asking for clear and precise rules for transport of out-of-gauge (OOG) cargoes on the nation's road ne
Views: 766
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Petro Sea Logistics invests in all-terrain crane

January 18 - January 18 - Petro Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium's Sea-Invest and Ivory Coast's Petroci, has added a Manitowoc Cranes' Grove GMK6400 crane to its fleet.
Views: 1032
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ROG's big upgrade

January 18 - January 18 - Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) has started to upgrade its facilities in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.
Views: 392
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Industry prepares for widespread consolidation

January 17 - Consolidation was the word on everybody's lips at the Breakbulk Americas 2016 exhibition held from September 26-29 in Houston, USA. Annie Roberts reports from the show.
Views: 1245
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Antwerp finishes 2016 with growth

January 17 - January 17 - The Port of Antwerp handled a total freight volume of 214.06 million tonnes in 2016, up 2.7 percent on the previous year.
Views: 571
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Italy's Navemar hits the buffers

January 17 - January 17 - Navemar of Italy is the latest company to fall victim to the shipping downturn, writes HLPFI's Italian correspondent, Nicola Capuzzo.
Views: 576
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Thorco Projects and MC-Schiffahrt form shipping pool

January 17 - January 17 - Thorco Projects has teamed up with MC-Schiffahrt to create a new shipping pool, which starts with a fleet of 14 ships - six 10,500 dwt multipurpose vessels from the latter and eight comparable vessels from the former.
Views: 859
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Chipolbrok trio busy in Europe

January 16 - January 16 - Nowowiejski, one of Chipolbrok's newest vessels, has recently made its maiden call at the German ports of Hamburg and Rostock having transported crane parts, machinery and project cargo from US ports.
Views: 715
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Modulift unveils even bigger beam

January 16 - January 16 - Modulift says that it has manufactured its largest ever spreader beam, which can lift 1,500 tonnes at a span of 20 m, for Netherlands based equipment and service provider to the marine industry, Safe Lifting Europe.
Views: 1121
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Schedule change for Streamlines

January 16 - January 16 - From January 18, the European schedule of Streamlines' Blue Stream service will change; calling at Tilbury before Rotterdam.
Views: 824
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TPI opens in Lyon

January 16 - January 16 - French forwarding agent, Transport Paris International - Groupe Worms (TPI) has opened a new agency office in Lyon.
Views: 631
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Alibaba and WCA network partner up

January 13 - January 13 - Global logistics network WCA and global wholesale trading platform, Alibaba.com have concluded a co-operation agreement that will see approved WCA member companies integrated into the Alibaba.com logistics platform for cross-border e-commerce
Views: 922
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Rumours fuel OOCL share price rise

January 13 - January 13 - The share price of Orient Overseas International (OOIL), the parent company of shipping line Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), has jumped more than 25 percent since the end of 2016, reaching a 52-week high of HKD39.70 (USD5.12) on Wednes
Views: 888
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Wood Mackenzie predicts upstream growth

January 13 - January 13 - Wood Mackenzie is forecasting that the investment cycle in the upstream oil and gas industry will show the first signs of growth in 2017 since 2014 and final investment decisions (FIDs) will double, compared with 2016.
Views: 708
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Bladt and Blue contract at Lindo

January 13 - January 13 - Blue Water Shipping has been contracted by Bladt Industries to handle all of the company's heavy load transports at its Lindo site in Denmark.
Views: 669
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Gantry first for Enerpac

January 13 - January 13 - Enerpac has developed a 450-ton (408-tonne) capacity lift and rotation strand jack gantry, which it claims is the first of its kind to feature a rotating unit, enabling the lift and rotation of large turbine equipment during power plant insta
Views: 875
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Veolia and Peterson win decommissioning contract

January 13 - January 13 - A partnership between Paris-based Veolia and Netherlands-based logistics firm Peterson has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth.
Views: 627
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World Bank forecasts higher growth

January 12 - January 12 - The world economy is expected to expand 2.7 percent this year, recovering from a post-crisis low in 2016, thanks to rising commodity prices and Donald Trump's stimulus, the World Bank said in its latest Global Economics Prospects report.
Views: 999
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Sarens debuts new jacking system

January 12 - January 12 - Sarens has used its new CS1000 jacking system for the first time to install a 2,000-tonne, 120 m long segment of the new Schierstein Bridge in Germany.
Views: 729
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NEM Energy chooses to roll the cargo

January 12 - January 12 - Roll Group has transported two boiler blocks, each weighing nearly 2,000 tons (1,814 tonnes) and two combustor units, as well as air fan ducting structures and multiple steel frames from Taiwan to Malaysia for NEM Energy.
Views: 807
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Encouraging signs for airfreight

January 11 - January 11 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global airfreight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), rose 6.8 percent in November 2016 compared to the previous year.
Views: 410
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ABC achieves 1,000

January 11 - January 11 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) exceeded 1,000 Boeing 747 freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports for the first time in 2016.
Views: 446
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Revenue record for ACS

January 11 - January 11 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has reported that the company's revenue in November was more than GBP40 million (USD49 million), making it a record month in its history.
Views: 364
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New installation at Newfoundland

January 11 - January 11- Fagioli has partnered with RINA Services on the installation of the topsides for the platform at the Hebron oil field, located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Views: 856
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Kestrel flies with Carpenters

January 10 - January 10 - Kestrel Liner Agencies has been appointed liner agent in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA for MBf Carpenters Shipping, and can now offer a weekly service to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Views: 1398
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IMO speaks out on emissions trading

January 10 - January 10 - Kitack Lim, secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), believes including international shipping in the European Union's Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissio
Views: 580
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Leading lights pass away

January 9 - January 9 - The new year has brought the sad news that two of the industry's leading lights have passed away.
Views: 501
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ALE transports art in blade form

January 9 - January 9 - ALE has transported a Siemens wind turbine blade, measuring 75 m long, as part of the Hull UK City of Culture programme.
Views: 658
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More moves for PCN members

January 9 - January 9 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member PrimoCargo has handled shipments to Sohar in Oman whilst members Delta Maritime and Steder Group Logistics have arranged a transhipment in Piraeus, Greece.
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First for Dudgeon

January 9 - January 9 - A2SEA has installed the first turbine on the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in the UK's North Sea.
Views: 365
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PCN members on the move

January 6 - January 6 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) have been busy moving oversized loads across the world.
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Osprey Heavy Lift secures funding

January 6 - January 6 - A joint venture created in 2015 between Osprey Maritime and the Allelys Group has secured a GBP7.5 million (USD9.3 million) financial package from HSBC.
Views: 991
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FLS skids into the New Year

January 5 - January 5 - Dubai based Fleet Line Shipping has handled two skids, measuring 14 m x 10 m x 10 m and weighing 95 tons (86.1 tonnes) each, at Hamriya port in Sharjah, UAE.
Views: 757
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Monopile moves at Maasvlakte 2

January 5 - January 5 - According to the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the first monopile has been loaded onto a sea-going vessel at Schmeitz Industriële Fabrikage's (Sif) new site at Maasvlakte 2.
Views: 549
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Enerpac unveils at Conexpo

January 5 - January 5 - Enerpac has unveiled its latest hydraulic tools and heavy lifting technology developments.
Views: 585
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Done deal for Konecranes and Terex

January 5 - January 5 - Konecranes has completed the acquisition of Terex's material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business.
Views: 816
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Shipping will find a way, Moore Stephens predicts

January 5 - January 5 - Moore Stephens says the shipping industry will use a mixture of experience and innovation to navigate what is likely to be another volatile year for the industry in 2017.
Views: 340
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Wolberg heads up Hamburg's Unikai

January 5 - January 5 - Hartmut Wolberg succeeds Michael Sieck as the new managing director of Unikai Lagerei- und Speditionsgesellschaft.
Views: 664
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IRISL boosts European liner service

January 4 - January 4 - Islamic Republic of Iran shipping lines (IRISL) has chartered two additional vessels for its breakbulk service between Antwerp and the Middle East.
Views: 974
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Recovery in sight says Drewry

January 4 - January 4 - According to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report, published by Drewry, the multipurpose shipping market will see the first signs of recovery by the end of 2017.
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Hansa Heavy Lift breaks ice on NSR

January 4 - January 4 - Hansa Heavy Lift claims to have transported, for the first time, ship-to-shore (STS) cranes via the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Views: 1149
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Big Easy goes Christian

January 4 - January 4 - Port of New Orleans has named Brandy D. Christian as the port's president and chief executive officer following her two-year tenure as its chief operating officer.
Views: 316
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GAC adds Taiwan office

January 3 - January 3 - GAC has set up an office in Kaohsiung, Taiwan to address a growing demand for ship agency services in the country.
Views: 541
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Kotug names Munir

January 3 - January 3 - The supervisory board of Kotug has appointed Osman Munir as its new chief commercial officer.
Views: 517
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Caribbean cargo carried through Jaxport

January 3 - January 3 - Stevedores employed by Seaonus at Jaxport's Talleyrand Marine Terminal in Jacksonville, Florida have moved four massive Caterpillar 770 specialty dump trucks onto a cargo ship bound for a Morton Salt facility in the southern Bahamas.
Views: 694
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Gearbulk-Grieg venture named

January 3 - January 3 - Gearbulk and Grieg Star have confirmed that their new joint venture company will be named G2 Ocean.
Views: 900
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Mammoet loads-out in one

January 3 - January 3 - Mammoet has completed the load-out of the 14,273-tonne integrated topside module (ITM) for the Jangkrik floating production unit (FPU) in Karimun Island, Indonesia.
Views: 471

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