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Sectors News from August 2018

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Long Beach names executives

August 31 - The port of Long Beach in the USA has named Richard D. Cameron and Dr. Noel Hacegaba as co-deputy executive directors, succeeding Duane Kenagy, who has served as interim deputy executive director since May 2017. 
Views: 2533
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MPV fleet faces regulation changes

August 31 - In just 16 months, the Sulphur 2020 regulations will come into effect and it could prove to be the tipping point for consolidation in the multipurpose fleet.
Views: 2668
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Binetti joins Ceva Logistics

August 31 - Ceva Logistics has appointed Laurent Binetti as chief commercial officer, effective September 1, 2018. 
Views: 2703
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Stink bug regulations to take effect

August 30 - The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) of New Zealand have announced regulations for the upcoming Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) season.
Views: 2613
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Rickmers awarded Sinotrans contract

August 30 - Rickmers-Line has signed a six-year contract with the project logistics division of Sinotrans for the ocean transportation of breakbulk and project cargoes, as part of a major infrastructure project.
Views: 3756
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Cuxport supports Bucht project

August 28 - The port of Cuxhaven’s berth no. 4 is supporting Northland Power’s Deutsche Bucht wind farm.
Views: 2655
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Multipurpose time charter rates edge up

August 27 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2524
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AAL doubles up on South China Sea

August 24 - Global multipurpose operator AAL is expanding its scheduled service on the South China Sea with the addition of a second vessel.
Views: 2920
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PhilaPort welcomes Warnow Sun

August 24 - Atlantic RoRo Carriers’s (ARRC) vessel, Warnow Sun, has completed its maiden call at the port of Philadelphia’s Tioga Marine Terminal. 
Views: 2798
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NCA considers fleet reduction

August 24 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) will revise the size of its freighter operations in response to the business improvement order received from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) in July.
Views: 2753
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First for Rhenus in New Zealand

August 23 - The Rhenus Group is expanding its services in Oceania through the establishment of its first branch in New Zealand.
Views: 2940
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Mississippi River deepening moves forward

August 22 - The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has signed a final economic justification report for the proposed Mississippi River Ship Channel deepening project.
Views: 2746
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Vekshin steps up at Volga-Dnepr

August 21 - Konstantin Vekshin has been appointed as executive president of charter cargo operations (CCO) at Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Views: 2809
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MOL increases PKT stake

August 21 - Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has completed the acquisition of 14.27 percent of the shares in Malaysia’s PKT Logistics Group.
Views: 3123
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Maersk rises to NSR challenge

August 21 - A.P. Møller Mærsk plans to carry out a one-off trial passage of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in September 2018.
Views: 3796
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Boskalis vessels heading for scrap

August 20 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has confirmed it will remove 11 of its “heavily loss-making" heavy transport vessels from service in the coming 12 months.
Views: 3462
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Double delivery for Faymonville

August 20 - Transportes Lalgy in Mozambique has taken delivery of a seven-axle CombiMAX low loader system from Faymonville.
Views: 3218
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Hinrichs joins Combi Lift

August 17 - Combi Lift has appointed Holger Hinrichs as managing director, joining Heiko Felderhoff in leading the Bremen-headquartered heavy lift shipping line.
Views: 3873
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XLP members on the move

August 15 - Westdijk has transported a 98-ton (88.9-tonne) transformer from Ludvika to port of Gothenburg, Sweden on behalf of ABB.
Views: 4235
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Boskalis names Heijermans 

August 15 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has appointed Bart Heijermans to the board of management. 
Views: 3129
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GeoSea's divine delivery

August 14 - GeoSea has taken delivery of the self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo.
Views: 3296
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Valleyfield secures funding

August 14 - The port of Valleyfield in Canada has received a CAD3.5 million (USD2.67 million) grant from the Québec government to support its marine transportation infrastructure investments.
Views: 3374
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DeLuca steps up at Duluth

August 14 - The Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DPSA) in the USA has appointed Deb DeLuca as executive director, effective August 16.
Views: 3312
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EU invests in Danube

August 13 - The European Union (EU) plans to invest EUR59 million (USD67.4 million) in modernising the locks on the Danube-Black Sea and Midia Navodari–Porte canals in Romania.
Views: 3454
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Universal acquires Southern Counties

August 13 - Universal Logistics Holdings, a provider of customised transportation and logistics solutions, has acquired Southern Counties Express.
Views: 3361
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Miller Transfer adds to fleet

August 13 - North American specialised transport provider Miller Transfer has added five lowbed mini-deck trailers to its fleet.
Views: 3537
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Brave refit at Damen Shiprepair

August 10 - Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed a major refit on Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern.
Views: 3563
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Ace arrival at Vancouver USA

August 10 - The port of Vancouver USA has welcomed Mitsui OSK Line’s (MOL) ro-ro vessel Orca Ace on its maiden voyage.
Views: 3426
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Bristol Port recognised for nuclear power logistics role

August 10 - The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and power generation company EDF Energy, have recognised Bristol Port for its role in the logistics supply chain for EDF’s Hinckley Point C nuclear power plant.
Views: 3821
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CNCo opens Vancouver branch

August 10 - China Navigation Company (CNCo), part of the Swire Group, has expanded its presence in North America by establishing a branch office in Vancouver, Canada.
Views: 3458
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Volga-Dnepr inks BRI agreement

August 10 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a framework agreement with China’s Henan Airport Group and Zhongyuan Asset Management to strengthen their cooperation through the creation of a trans-Siberian air bridge.
Views: 3366
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Pasquinelli Ennio steps on the gas

August 9 - Pasquinelli Ennio has handled the movement of a 195-ton (176.9-tonne) gas drum from the shipper’s facility to the port of Marghera in Italy.
Views: 3490
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Changes at the top for Brownsville

August 9 - The port of Brownsville in the USA has appointed Lorena Hernandez as director of finance and Jose Herrera as special projects director.
Views: 3585
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Comerford steps up at Tyne

August 9 - The UK's port of Tyne has appointed Mike Comerford to its board as a non-executive director.
Views: 3527
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Arkon establishes AAC

August 8 - Arkon Shipping has founded Arkon Allied Container (AAC) in cooperation with shipping companies Jüngerhans, Wessels, HS Schiffahrt, Nordic and Jebsen as well as the chartering specialists Ole Gabs and Wolfgang Klodwig.
Views: 3410
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POSH benefits from improved market

August 7 - Offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has recorded a 95 percent revenue increase year-on-year for the three months to the end of June 30, 2018.
Views: 3449
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WWPC members on the move

August 7 - Bolk Transport is currently moving construction machinery from Europe to Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Views: 3874
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UAL adds Fortitude to roster

August 6 - The Netherlands-headquartered Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has added the multipurpose ship UAL Fortitude to its fleet of vessels serving the West African market.  
Views: 4011
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LCIA rules DP World contract ‘valid and binding’

August 3 - According to a statement from the government of Dubai, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has ruled that DP World’s port container terminal contract in Djibouti is “valid and binding”.
Views: 3912
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Giraffes go long haul

August 3 - In late July, Russian all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) moved 66 baby giraffes from Johannesburg, South Africa to Zhengzhou, China via Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Views: 3827
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XLP round-up

August 3 - Members of the XLProjects (XLP) network have been keeping busy recently, with a variety of projects.
Views: 3894
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Antwerp XL reveals initial exhibitor list

August 2 - Launched just eight weeks ago, the latest exhibition for the breakbulk sector, Antwerp XL, has already signed up some blue-chip names from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector as exhibitors.
Views: 4474
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RHA submits cartel compensation claim

August 2 - The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) has applied to the Competition Appeal Tribunal in respect of a claim against European truck manufacturers found to have colluded in a price-fixing cartel between 1997 and 2011.
Views: 3614
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Cosco completes OOCL takeover

August 1 - Cosco Shipping has completed the acquisition of Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) and its subsidiary Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
Views: 3858
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Singapore to host PPG training course

August 1 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) will host its Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate training course in Singapore from November 26-27, 2018.
Views: 3992
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WVFA project inaugurated

August 1 - The port of Vancouver, USA, has inaugurated its USD251 million West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA) rail project.
Views: 3778

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