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Sectors News from February 2018

First for BigLift Baffin in new livery thumbnail image

First for BigLift Baffin in new livery

February 28 - BigLift Baffin has delivered a crane boom and luffing frame from the Huisman wharf in Xiamen, China, to Singapore. The unit will be installed on Heerema Marine Contractor's new semi-submersible crane vessel, Sleipnir.
Views: 1477
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No delay for Sulphur Cap implementation

February 28 - Kim Yeon-tae, executive director of the Korean Register is unequivocal when he states that the chances of postponing the Sulphur Cap 2020, "are very, very small".
Views: 2196
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Conbit unveils Vickas

February 27 - Conbit, part of the ALE, has designed a re-usable sea-fastening solution for monopile transportation and installation.
Views: 1607
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BIMCO relaunches Shipping KPI

February 26 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has relaunched the ship benchmarking system, Shipping KPI, after two years of redesign.
Views: 1652
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Buyers found for HSH Nordbank

February 26 - The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that US private equity firms J.C. Flowers & Co and Cerberus Capital Management have agreed to buy German lender HSH Nordbank for up to EUR1 billion (USD1.2 billion).
Views: 1881
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WWPC pair powers into Argentina

February 23 - Two Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) members have collaborated to move an 88-tonne turbine from China to Argentina.
Views: 1899
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ALP wins Kaombo contract

February 23 - Interoil and Saipem have contracted ALP Maritime Services to provide tow assistance and heading control services for the Kaombo field development project, located in Block 32, offshore Angola.
Views: 1795
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KOG expands in Chicago

February 22 - The Swiss project logistics specialist, KOG Worldwide - part of the Rhenus Group - has opened a branch in Chicago, USA under the management of its subsidiary company, KOG Transport.
Views: 1849
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Ro-ro capacity rises in Rotterdam

February 22 - The renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort at the port of Rotterdam has officially started operations.
Views: 1760
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Symphony Space launched

February 22 - Leer, Germany-based shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched the Ecobox DP2 vessel Symphony Space, the last in a series of six that will be delivered to the Netherlands-headquartered Symphony Shipping.
Views: 1310
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EC fines cartel

February 21 - The European Commission (EC) has fined four shipping lines a total of EUR395 million (USD486.95 million) for colluding in the maritime transport of cars.
Views: 1587
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ACS' revenue soars

February 21 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has reported that the company's revenue was USD677 million in the financial year ending January 31, 2018, a 39 percent increase on the previous year.
Views: 1530
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Global growth boosts shipping, says BIMCO

February 21 - Economic growth around the world is supporting the shipping industry, says the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) in its latest macroeconomic assessment.
Views: 1611
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BACA names Weston

February 21 - The Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has appointed Nick Weston as deputy chairman.
Views: 1480
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Turkish Cargo lands at Liege

February 20 - Turkish Cargo, a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines, has introduced a weekly freighter call at Liege Airport, connecting the Belgian airport with Istanbul.
Views: 1403
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OOCL launches WM service

February 20 - OOCL has extended its Mediterranean service network to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, with the introduction of its Middle East/Pakistan/India - West Mediterranean service (WM3).
Views: 1631
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ABC eyes secondary hub potential

February 20 - Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is assessing the capabilities of European airports as part of potential plans to establish a secondary hub to complement its main Moscow base.
Views: 1607
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Damen duo delivered for Iskes

February 20 - Iskes Towage & Salvage has taken delivery of two Damen Azimuth stern drive (ASD) Tugs 2810.
Views: 1146
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Cascade launches AbHaulier LT

February 19 - Cascade Software has released AbHaulier LT, a free software tool that enables hauliers to submit abnormal load notifications to police and structure owning authorities in the UK.
Views: 2065
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Esmeralda gets a lift on semi-sub

February 19 - O&S Shipping has transported a 120-tonne yacht from Malta's Valletta harbour to the USA onboard DYT Yacht Transport's semi-submersible vessel Super Servant 4.
Views: 1742
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Verdict in sight in Stolberg trial

February 16 - Reports in the German mainstream media suggest that a conclusion to the long-running trial of ex-Beluga Shipping chief Niels Stolberg is in sight.
Views: 1284
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XLP members on the move

February 16 - Freight Traders, member of the XLProjects network, has delivered vapourisers to a power station in New Zealand from the port of Tauranga.
Views: 1603
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WWL doubles Zeebrugge footprint

February 16 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has signed a concession agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 ha (121 acres) of land known as Bastenaken West.
Views: 1573
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Cosco overtakes BBC in multipurpose top spot

February 16 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has taken over, not for the first time, from BBC Chartering as the world's largest multipurpose operator by deadweight, according to Dynamar's latest report.
Views: 1509
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Indiana shipments on the up

February 15 - The Ports of Indiana handled 1.8 million tons (1.6 million tonnes) of cargo in 2017, a five percent increase over 2016.
Views: 1309
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Emirates lifts off with KhalifaSat

February 15 - Emirates SkyCargo has transported the KhalifaSat satellite - the first satellite developed and built by engineers in the UAE at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
Views: 1532
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Outdoor storage opens at Jaxport's FTZ

February 14 - North Florida Warehouse FTZ, a division of JZ Expedited Companies, has opened the port of Jacksonville's (Jaxport) Foreign Trade Zone No. 64's first outdoor storage facility.
Views: 1117
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AAPA pleased with Trump's infrastructure plan

February 14 - President Donald Trump has called on Congress to pass his long-awaited national infrastructure rebuilding plan, which proposes allocating USD200 billion for direct federal spending for US infrastructure over the next ten years.
Views: 1704
C-Job advances Flettner concept for Switijnk thumbnail image

C-Job advances Flettner concept for Switijnk

February 13 - C-Job Naval Architects has delivered a concept design to Switijnk Shipping for a wind-assisted general cargo vessel, known as a Flettner Freighter, that is expected to achieve fuel savings of approximately 13 percent.
Views: 842
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in heavy transport thumbnail image

Harmonising marking and lighting 
in heavy transport

February 13 - Moves to harmonise standards and regulations governing lighting and marking on heavy transport vehicles throughout Europe are underway following the inaugural meeting of a technical working group, organised by ESTA.
Views: 1510
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Scotline adds to fleet

February 13 - Scotline has signed a contract with Royal Bodewes Group in the Netherlands to build a multipurpose coaster vessel, 4785 DWAT Bodewes Trader, with the option for a second sister vessel.
Views: 872
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PCN members on the move

February 13 - First Global Logistics, Project Cargo Network (PCN) member in Egypt, has recently transported 44 components for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Views: 1010
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Destructive freight rate environment here to stay

February 12 - The container shipping industry is expected to continue to struggle with overcapacity and an inability to deliver value to shareholders, warns consultancy McKinsey & Company in its latest report.
Views: 1119
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IMO agrees carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

February 12 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to move forward with a ban on the carriage of fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with pending sulphur limits.
Views: 1352
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Onnen-Lübben to leave Niedersachsen

February 12 - Inke Onnen-Lübben will step down as ceo of the Seaports of Niedersachsen after 12 years with the company, effective April 30, 2018.
Views: 1160
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M&A activity on the table for DSV

February 12 - After the successful integration of UTi Worldwide, DSV says consolidation and merger and acquisitions (M&A) remain on its agenda for 2018.
Views: 982
APL launches JTX service thumbnail image

APL launches JTX service

February 9 - APL has enhanced its intra-Asia network with the launch of the Japan-Taiwan-Thailand Express (JTX) shortsea service.
Views: 1074
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Coalition of carriers launch joint services

February 9 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Hapag-Lloyd have entered a vessel sharing agreement that will see the carriers launch joint services.
Views: 1136
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HLI railcar on track

February 9 - HLI Rail & Rigging's 20-axle Schnabel railcar, which is currently under construction, will be available to carry cargo in June 2018.
Views: 927
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Mathias in at Brasporto

February 8 - Brazil's Brasporto Logistica e Assessoria Aduaneira has appointed Antonio Mathias as project manager.
Views: 1256
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Oxbo on track with Amtrak transport

February 8 - Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions won the contract for the transport of the Amtrak Cascades passenger train that derailed on December 18, 2017 in Washington, USA.
Views: 1092
Xin Hwa adds Goldhofer modules thumbnail image

Xin Hwa adds Goldhofer modules

February 8 - Xin Hwa Holdings has placed an order with Goldhofer for over one hundred THP/SL axle lines with extendable spacers.
Views: 1181
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Optimarin hit the heights in 2017

February 8 - Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, Optimarin, delivered more than 60 units of its Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) in 2017, making it the company's most successful year to date.
Views: 869
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RightShip names new boss

February 8 - Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, RightShip, has appointed Martin Crawford-Brunt as its new ceo.
Views: 971
Able wins Hornsea contract thumbnail image

Able wins Hornsea contract

February 8 - Working with Orsted (formerly DONG Energy) and GeoSea, Able Seaton Port is providing the installation base and associated services for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
Views: 1153
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Environmental approval for Townsville

February 7 - The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Townsville Port Expansion Project has been approved by the federal government.
Views: 1119
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Hapag-Lloyd opens in Ghana

February 7 - Hapag-Lloyd has opened an office in Tema, Ghana and will be represented at the local level by its own customer service staff, effective immediately.
Views: 1226
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Curtis named at BNSF

February 7 - Third-party logistics service provider BNSF Logistics has appointed Dan Curtis as president, effective immediately.
Views: 1120
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Emirates eyes Maastricht service

February 6 - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is expanding its footprint in Europe with the launch of scheduled freighter services to Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Views: 860
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Stena Line vessels take shape

February 6 - An official keel-laying ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China has marked the beginning of the construction phase of the hull and exterior parts of Stena Line's new ro-pax vessels.
Views: 835
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Siemens transformer enroute to China

February 6 - Züst & Bachmeier Project has handled the transport of a 535.5-tonne Siemens transformer from the Siemens production facilities in Nuremberg to bayernhafen Nürnberg, Germany for onward transportation to China.
Views: 1094
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AAL and HMM link up

February 6 - AAL and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) are set to launch a joint Far East - Middle East multipurpose liner service.
Views: 785
Zeaborn gobbles up E.R. Schiffahrt thumbnail image

Zeaborn gobbles up E.R. Schiffahrt

February 5 - Consolidation in the German ship management sector is gaining momentum with Bremen-based Zeaborn Group acquiring 100 percent of the shares in ship management company E.R. Schiffahrt for an undisclosed amount.
Views: 719
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Cargo flies high at Luxembourg airport

February 5 - After announcing strong passenger figures for 2017, Luxembourg Airport is looking back on its most successful year yet for cargo.
Views: 739
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Cargow names Frigg in Rotterdam

February 5 - Dutch shipping line Cargow has christened its multipurpose vessel, Frigg W, at the port of Rotterdam's Wilhelminakade.
Views: 722
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Insurers warn on sulphur cap

February 5 - As the IMO's 2020 sulphur cap draws closer, insurance broker Marsh has emphasised that non-compliance with the regulations could allow a ship to be declared unseaworthy, threatening to invalidate liability insurance cover.
Views: 804
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ALE opens in Melbourne

February 5 - Transport engineering specialist ALE has opened an office in Melbourne, Australia.
Views: 904
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ACS expands US presence

February 2 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened an office in Manhattan, its second operation in New York and sixth in North America.
Views: 956
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Drewry - brighter future for MPVs

February 2 - According to Drewry Maritime Research, the economics suggest that the multipurpose (MPV) shipping sector should be performing much better than it actually is. Demand growth has been steady, outstripping the supply of new vessels. However, own
Views: 970
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Boluda expands in Europe

February 1 - Boluda Lines, part of Boluda Corporación Marítima, has expanded its ro-ro and project cargo logistics services in northern Europe through strategic alliances with maritime companies operating in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.
Views: 878
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Baltic Exchange updates BDI

February 1 - Following consultation with its members, the Baltic Exchange will be implementing previously announced changes to the Baltic Dry Index (BDI).
Views: 377

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