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Sectors News from July 2018

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dship names Orient Shipping

July 31 - dship Carriers has appointed Orient Project Shipping as its exclusive commercial agent in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, effective August 1, 2018.
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Barnhart on the acquisition trail

July 31 - Barnhart Crane and Rigging is set to acquire the crane and rigging operations, including all associated personnel and equipment, of Ohio-based Selinsky Force.
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Long Beach selects board

July 30 - The port of Long Beach in the USA has elected Tracy Egoscue as board president and Bonnie Lowenthal as vice president. 
Views: 3886
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Cosco recovers after cyber attack

July 30 - Cosco Shipping Lines has reclaimed control of its IT infrastructure after it’s US network fell victim to a cyber attack last week.
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Blyth ups capacity with Mammoet

July 30 - The port of Blyth in the UK has signed an agreement with international heavy lift and engineered transport specialist Mammoet that will see the latter base a 600-tonne capacity LR 1600 crawler crane at the port’s South Harbour terminal.
Views: 4239
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Mriya's dozen in Bolivia

July 27 - Antonov Airlines has transported 12 heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) modules from Chile to Bolivia using its AN-225 Mriya aircraft, on behalf of Hansa Meyer Global Transport.
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Ghent developing all-weather terminal

July 27 - ArcelorMittal Ghent, investment company Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV), Euroports and North Sea Port are collaborating on the construction of an all-weather terminal (AWT) in the Ghent port area.
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Bilbao opens Toro terminal

July 26 - Toro & Betolaza Group has opened its terminal on dock A3 at the port of Bilbao, Spain.
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Scan Global snaps up Macca Logistics

July 26 - Denmark-based Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has acquired 55 percent of Mali-based Macca Logistics, including its operations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
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K+N secures Petronas contract

July 26 - Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has been awarded a three-year logistics and supply chain contract with Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).
Views: 4437
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Ruest steps up at CN

July 25 - Canadian National Railway (CN) has appointed Jean-Jacques Ruest as president and ceo, effective immediately. 
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Construction begins at Canaveral

July 25 - Florida’s Orion Marine Group has started installing the 413 concrete piles for Port Canaveral’s multipurpose cargo berth.
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ESTA makes wind safety progress

July 24 - Best practice guidelines for the safe transportation and erection of onshore wind turbines could be published before the end of the year, according to ESTA, the European association for abnormal road transport and mobile cranes.
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WWPC members team up

July 24 - Bolk Transport has organised the delivery of heavy-duty cranes that will be used to erect 45 wind turbines at the Markbygden wind farm, near the northern Swedish city of Piteå.
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Multipurpose time charter rates fall

July 23 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have fallen over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.


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ABC connects to Ho Chi Minh

July 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has launched a freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, adding it to its international network of more than 30 destinations.
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NCA served with improvement order

July 23 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has received a business improvement order from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT), while the remainder of its fleet is undergoing inspection to confirm each aircraft’s airworthiness.
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El Coquí set to enter service

July 23 - Crowley Maritime has taken delivery of El Coquí, which it says is one of the world’s first con-ro vessels powered by LNG, from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine.
Views: 4301
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JAL links up with Silk Way

July 23 - Japanese airline JAL Cargo has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Silk Way West Airlines that will see the former share capacity on Silk Way West’s scheduled routes out of Europe.
Views: 4147
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ALE takes the road less travelled

July 20 - ALE has transported two transformers, weighing 75 tonnes each, along a challenging 2,000 km route to the Al Farsha Substation in Saudi Arabia.
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SC&RA moves for harmonisation in Canada

July 20 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has visited Ontario and Quebec, as part of a continuing effort to work toward harmonisation of heavy haulage regulations for its 116 Canadian members.
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Corpus Christi welcomes wind shipments

July 20 - Port of Corpus Christi’s recently developed breakbulk cargo laydown yard, the Rincon West Yard, has received its first shipment of wind turbine components.
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ICS welcomes sulphur cap efforts

July 20 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is encouraged by efforts made to resolve some pressing practical challenges of the global implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in fuel cap, which comes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Views: 4280
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Osprey adds Constructor to fleet

July 20 - UK-based heavy transport and marine specialists, Osprey, has added the Osprey Constructor to its fleet of barges. 
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BelugaXL completes maiden flight

July 20 - The first BelugaXL aircraft has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France after completing its maiden flight over the south west of the country.
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APL enhances GA2 service

July 19 - APL has added the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq to its Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service. 
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Shipping losses decline, but risks remain

July 19 - Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third (38 percent) over the past decade, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018.
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DB Schenker innovates for Airbus

July 18 - Airbus has partnered with DB Schenker to develop a logistics plan to transport components of the A320 range of aircraft from Hamburg, Germany to the manufacturer’s US facility in Mobile, Alabama.
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Centurion in Triton takeover

July 18 - Australian heavy haulage provider Centurion has acquired Triton Transport Service, a specialist heavy haulage and general freight company based in Western Australia.
Views: 5698
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Jan De Nul's latest discovery

July 18 - Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore’s jack-up crane vessel MPI Discovery, together with its crew and a number of MPI’s employees.
Views: 5193
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Mammoet invests in Kazakhstan

July 18 - Mammoet has expanded its presence in Kazakhstan with the opening of an office in Aktau, which will have 40 employees and operate under the Mammoet-Kasmashal banner.
Views: 4705
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Volga-Dnepr signs MoU with Liège

July 18 - Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicAir (CLA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with Liège Airport, with the aim of strengthening their positions in the European market through the development of a regional hub.
Views: 4481
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SCS rebrands as Ox Heavy

July 17 - The Netherlands-based SCS Heavy Lifts & Transport has changed its name to OX Heavy.
Views: 4553
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Volga-Dnepr places Boeing order

July 17 - Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding have announced several agreements with Boeing at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.
Views: 4362
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Taylor soars with HAV

July 17 - Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind the development of the Airlander 10 aircraft, has appointed Kevin Taylor as chairman.
Views: 5064
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OHT confirms semi-submersible order

July 17 - Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a newbuild semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel.
Views: 5109
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BIMCO expels ShipNext

July 17 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has expelled the recently-launched Ukrainian freight and shipping trading platform ShipNext from its membership saying that it “repeatedly and falsely” claimed that BIMCO supported its platform.
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Antonov's revenue soars

July 16 - Antonov Airlines has reported an 81 percent revenue increase in 2017 compared to the previous year, with aerospace shipments being one of the key sectors for the Ukrainian airline. 
Views: 4745
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Van Oord eyes MPI acquisition

July 16 - Van Oord has signed a letter of intent with Vroon Group to acquire MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor.
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APL adds to WAX service

July 16 - APL has added the ports of Xingang, China; Busan, South Korea; and Sohar, Oman to its West Asia Express (WAX) service. 
Views: 4498
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Contracts roll in at Boskalis

July 13 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a letter of award from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MHB) for the transportation and installation of an offshore platform for the Bakor central processing platform redevelopment project in Malaysia.
Views: 4840
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Wind energy powers Kaleido

July 13 - Spain’s Kaleido Logistics has opened an office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, expanding the company’s presence in the Americas. 
Views: 5134
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Volga-Dnepr delivers GE engine

July 13 - On behalf of GE Aviation, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a GE9X jet engine from Victorville, California to Ohio for additional testing.
Views: 4772
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Breakbulk rebrands in Asia

July 13 - ITE, the organisation behind the Breakbulk exhibitions, has renamed Breakbulk China to Breakbulk Asia to represent the growing number of Asian and Southeast Asian companies entering China’s core markets.
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Hapag-Lloyd declines CMA CGM offer

July 13 - French shipping line CMA CGM has reportedly approached German rival Hapag-Lloyd over a possible non-cash merger.
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Virginia wins USACE approval

July 12 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has authorised the port of Virginia’s plan to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels serving Norfolk Harbor.
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POSH Kerry Renewables opens in Taiwan

July 12 - Offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holding (POSH) and Kerry TJ Logistics have formed a joint venture in Taiwan - POSH Kerry Renewables - targeting the offshore renewables market in the region.
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H&P adds a giant to its fleet

July 11 - Harren & Partner (H&P) has acquired the offshore construction vessel Blue Giant for an undisclosed price from the UK-based operator, OIG Group.
Views: 4570
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Ust-Luga adds capacity

July 10 - The Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga in Russia has taken delivery of a rail-mounted gantry (RMG) container re-loader, with a lifting capacity of 50 tons (45.4 tonnes).
Views: 5005
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Ogiermann flies into Volga-Dnepr

July 10 - Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Ulrich Ogiermann as senior vice president for operations and deputy general director for CargoLogicManagement.
Views: 4737
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Calls for ELD study

July 10 - Kevin John Cramer, the US representative for North Dakota, has called on Congress to conduct a study about the impact of electronic logging devices (ELDs).
Views: 4975
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Lancaster buoy departs Lerwick

July 9 - A turret buoy mooring system, destined for Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster oil and gas field development project offshore the UK, has departed Lerwick Harbour in Scotland.
Views: 4913
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Haropa confirms Le Havre investment

July 6 - The port of Le Havre in France intends to invest approximately EUR500 million (USD582.1 million) over the coming years in development projects.
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ESTA’s SERT for the EU

July 5 - ESTA, the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes, is planning to relaunch its campaign for EU member states to adopt the European Best Practice Guidelines for Abnormal Road Transport.
Views: 5352
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Australia kicks off OSOM review

July 5 - Australia’s government has launched an independent review into why some heavy vehicle operators are experiencing delays in gaining Oversize Overmass (OSOM) special road access permits.
Views: 5045
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Unlimited expansion for BNSF

July 5 - BNSF Logistics has acquired Texas-based third-party logistics provider Unlimited Freight.
Views: 5377
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First NCA aircraft returns to the skies

July 5 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) said that its first aircraft would resume operations between Japan and China following an investigation into the maintenance records of its fleet of Boeing 747-8Fs.
Views: 4809
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Globalink signs MoU in Anaklia

July 5 - Globalink Logistics, part of the Kerry Logistics Network, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Georgia’s Anaklia City to cooperate on the development of the Anaklia Deep Sea Port and special economic zone (SEZ).
Views: 5540
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Maersk names its decommissioning JV

July 4 - Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service have named their decommissioning joint venture, which was established in April 2018, Maersk Decom.
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ACS opens office in San Francisco

July 4 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has strengthened its US West Coast presence by opening a new office in San Francisco.
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ESL eyes AtoB@C acquisition

July 4 - Finland’s ESL Shipping is set to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Swedish AtoB@C Shipping and AtoB@C Holding for approximately EUR30 million (USD34.9 million).
Views: 5385
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Trade war steams ahead

July 3 - The trade war is a speeding train, accelerating with every trade-restrictive retaliatory measure imposed and becoming ever more difficult to stop, said the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).
Views: 5471
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Daseke snaps up Aveda Transportation

July 3 - Texas-based flatbed and specialised haulage company, Daseke, has completed the acquisition of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.
Views: 5749
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LBH and Rhenus target waterway market

July 3 - Port services provider LBH Group is planning to form a joint venture with logistics service provider Rhenus in the European inland waterway shipping sector.
Views: 5451
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Fracht takes over Polytra

July 2 - Effective July 1, 2018, the Switzerland-based Fracht group has acquired the Belgium-based forwarding company Polytra.
Views: 5519
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Adani takes Kattupalli stake

July 2 - Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has acquired 97 percent of the shares of Marine Infrastructure Developer Private Limited (MIDPL), the developer and operator of Kattupalli port in India.
Views: 5502
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Jensen joins Port Nola

July 2 - The port of New Orleans has appointed Jack C. Jensen Jr to the board of commissioners. He will serve a five-year term, succeeding Robert R. Barkerding Jr. 
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