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Pretty in pink for TGP

August 16 - Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has delivered 62 modules to a mining site near Newman, Australia.
Views: 373
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Trams roll to Mauritius

August 16 - Höegh Autoliners has transported 18 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Spain to Mauritius on its ro-ro vessel Höegh Antwerp.
Views: 372
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The scrubber solution for GHG emissions

August 16 - Advocates of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) are championing the use of the technology as a way to reduce global CO2 emissions, as well as complying with the looming IMO sulphur 2020 regulations.
Views: 332
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Easter takes on Daseke interim CEO role

August 16 - Chris Easter has been appointed interim ceo of North American specialised transport provider Daseke following the retirement of Don Daseke.
Views: 347
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SAL Heavy Lift Day returns

August 15 - The fourth SAL Heavy Lift Day will be held at the Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg on September 18, 2019.
Views: 682
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Conceptum opens in Montreal

August 15 - Conceptum Logistics has strengthened its presence in the Canadian market with the opening of an office in Montreal, Quebec.
Views: 541
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Black Marlin arrives in Rotterdam

August 14 - Royal Boskalis Westminster’s heavy lift vessel Black Marlin has arrived at the port of Rotterdam to offload 18 Concordia Damen hulls and a crane barge.
Views: 711
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Anetsberger steps up at Geodis

August 14 - Geodis Freight Forwarding has appointed Peter Anetsberger as director of its industrial projects division in Germany.
Views: 617
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Air Partner flies aid to Juba

August 14 - Over the course of three weeks, Air Partner chartered 18 flights from the USA to deliver more than 400 tonnes of non-perishable food to Juba in South Sudan.
Views: 562
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Jumbo moves for Formosa 1

August 14 - Jumbo has transported 20 transition pieces for Taiwan’s Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm on behalf of Jan De Nul Group and Multi Marine Chartering.
Views: 547
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Mammoet keeps it clean in Texas

August 13 - Mammoet has introduced a wash facility to clean its fleet of heavy equipment at its facility in Rosharon, Texas.
Views: 894
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Trade war effects hit the West Coast

August 13 - Protracted trade tension between the USA and China has hit the bottom lines of ports and terminals active on the US West Coast. Predicting how volumes will develop in the coming months is proving difficult.
Views: 731
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Logistics Plus delivers to Kuwait 

August 13 - Logistics Plus has coordinated the delivery of ship lift and transfer systems from Iskenderun, Turkey to Kuwait. 
Views: 684
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Houston readies for PCB 2020

August 13 - The Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) – a new event for the project logistics supply chain – will take place in Houston during April next year.
Views: 755
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Multipurpose charter rates rise

August 13 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have improved slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 777
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Krey acquires two MPVs

August 12 - Shipowner Krey Schiffahrts has expanded its fleet to ten vessels with the acquisition of two multipurpose ships.
Views: 738
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Caspian tug delivered 

August 12 - Caspian Offshore Construction has taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606 in Kazakhstan. 
Views: 698
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NWSA requests Terminal 46 proposals

August 12 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) is inviting companies interested in operating Terminal 46, a 50 acre (20.2 ha) deepwater marine terminal, to submit proposals.
Views: 807
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Fernandina opts for Octopi

August 12 - Florida’s Worldwide Terminals Fernandina has selected the Octopi terminal operating system (TOS) as it modernises its port infrastructure.
Views: 935
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Hill completes exchanger swap

August 12 - Hill Crane & Rigging (HCR) has used a 500-ton (453.6-tonne) capacity heavy track HT500 hydraulic skidding system from Hydra-Slide to replace a stacked heat exchanger at a refinery in Carson, California.
Views: 747
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UAL introduces Warri service 

August 9 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has partnered with multipurpose terminal operator Julius Berger Services Nigeria (JBSN) to launch a direct liner service to Warri, Nigeria. 
Views: 978
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Punishing mis-declarers

August 9 - Container shipping lines Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and OOCL, among others, have introduced fines for shippers that mis-declare hazardous cargoes.
Views: 917
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Nurminen CEO to step down

August 9 - Ville Iho has resigned as ceo of Nurminen Logistics – a position he has held since March 2019 – and will leave the company in February 2020.
Views: 933
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Mixed fortunes in North America 

August 8 - In announcing its second-quarter financial results, heavy haulage and crane solutions provider, Entrec, said the outlook for its business in the USA continues to be positive, but warns that a more cautious approach is needed in Canada. 
Views: 1059
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Marc places Damen pontoon order

August 8 - French civil works company Marc has placed an order with Damen Shipyards for a pontoon that will be used to support activities at the port of Brest.
Views: 877
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Giant move for Jumbo

August 7 - Jumbo has moved a 1,929-tonne wash tower from Pyeongtaek, South Korea to Jubail, Saudi Arabia on behalf of Samsung Engineering.
Views: 1008
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HOPA names leadership team

August 7 - The combined port authorities of Hamilton and Oshawa in Canada has named its board of directors and senior executive team.
Views: 951
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UK looks to free ports as post-Brexit solution

August 7 - New plans unveiled by the UK government suggests that up to 10 free ports (also known as free-trade zones) could be established following the country’s exit from the European Union (EU).
Views: 1078
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ALE on the double in Mauritania

August 6 - ALE has transported and installed two transformers for the Boulenouar wind farm project in Mauritania.
Views: 1321
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Blades arrive in Wilmington

August 6 - GT USA Wilmington has handled 39 wind turbine blades at its Delaware terminal on behalf of GE Renewable Energy.
Views: 1300
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Höegh breaks Ennore record

August 6 - Höegh Autoliners has transported a wind turbine blade from Ennore port, India to Shanghai, China on its ro-ro vessel Höegh Antwerp.
Views: 1151
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Antonov flies for Kübler

August 6 - Antonov Airlines, in collaboration with Kübler Spedition, has transported the EDRS-C satellite on behalf of German manufacturer OHB System.
Views: 1107
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Fairplay adds to tug fleet

August 5 - Hamburg-based Fairplay Towage has signed a bareboat charter contract for an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug.
Views: 1166
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Merritts adds Nooteboom equipment

August 5 - Heavy machinery moving specialist Joseph Merritt Group has acquired a Nooteboom trailer that will be used to transport the company’s fleet of Versa-Lift 60/80 forklift trucks.
Views: 1278
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DSV adds to US offices

August 2 - DSV Air & Sea has opened an office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – its 36th office in the USA.
Views: 1559
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Jones joins HFW in Singapore

August 2 - Christopher Jones will join HFW as a consultant at the law firm’s Singapore office, effective August 1, 2019.
Views: 1454
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Boskalis completes sale of Kotug Smit

August 2 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, together with its co-shareholder Kotug International, completed the sale of Kotug Smit Towage to Boluda Group.
Views: 1537
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MIQ to rebrand as Noatum Logistics

August 2 - MIQ Logistics will be rebranded as Noatum Logistics, as the companies progress with the post-takeover transition.
Views: 1461
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Quality Freight moves transformers

August 1 - Quality Freight, in its role as receiving agent at the port of Cristobal, Panama, has handled two 84-ton (76.2-tonne) transformers.
Views: 1593
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SCH signs stevedore deal with Neptune

August 1 - Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has signed an agreement with Neptune Lines that will see the terminal operator load and discharge all of the shipping line's ro-ro vessels that call at the port of Southampton, UK.
Views: 1473
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Cosco sets sail via Northeast Passage

August 1 - On July 20, Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers’ ice-class ship Tian En, loaded with wind energy cargoes, departed the port of Taicang in China, marking the beginning of its voyage via the Northeast Passage.
Views: 1598
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Gdynia prepares for offshore wind projects

August 1 - The port of Gdynia, the district of Kosakowo and the cities of Rumia and Gdynia have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to develop and operate landside infrastructure to support offshore wind energy projects.
Views: 1579
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Heightened security risks take their toll

July 31 - Assaults on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, including attacks on six tankers and the seizure of the UK-operated vessel Stena Impero, have raised concerns about navigation through the world’s busiest shipping channels.
Views: 1532
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ALS in military moves

July 31 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has transported 400 truckloads of military equipment from Germany to the Netherlands.
Views: 1499
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Osprey barges to Hinkley

July 31 - UK-based heavy transport and marine specialist Osprey has supported the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset with the delivery of several heavy and oversized components, including two tunnel boring machines (TBM).
Views: 2373
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Mediaco acquires AltéAd assets

July 31 - French crane rental company Mediaco has acquired the lifting business units of AltéAd, which went into administration during May.
Views: 1559
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Schottel selected for Seaspan newbuilds

July 31 - Propulsion system manufacturer Schottel will supply two combi drives and two transverse thrusters for Seaspan's newbuild ro-ro ferries, which are under construction at Damen Shipyards Mangalia in Romania.
Views: 1392
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RSP buys Manston Airport

July 31 - RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) has completed the acquisition of Kent, UK-based Manston Airport from Stone Hill Park for GBP 16.5 million (USD20.3 million).
Views: 1532
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New face of breakbulk at Rotterdam

July 31 - Twan Romeijn has been appointed as business manager breakbulk at the port of Rotterdam following the departure of Robert Jan Timmers.
Views: 1649
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Collett completes Clocaenog deliveries

July 30 - UK-based Collett & Sons has delivered 270 out-of-gauge wind turbine components to the Clocaenog Forest wind farm in North Wales.
Views: 1608
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Wilmington introduces IPOS

July 30 - GT USA Wilmington has implemented an integrated port operating system (IPOS) to upgrade and optimise the port’s IT system.
Views: 1646
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Matson christens con-ro

July 30 - Hawaii-headquartered Matson has taken delivery of its first Kanaloa-class con-ro vessel.
Views: 1622
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UWL moves for Formosa

July 30 - Earlier this year, United Wind Logistics (UWL) transported 20 foundation monopiles from Rostock, Germany to Taichung, Taiwan for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm.
Views: 2130
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Zeamarine secures BHP contract

July 30 - Schenker Australia has awarded Zeamarine a transportation contract for the BHP South Flank project in Western Australia.
Views: 1930
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Zeamarine outlines Sulphur 2020 surcharges

July 29 - Zeamarine will introduce a bunker adjustment clause on September 1, 2019 as it prepares for the implementation of the IMO Sulphur 2020 regulations.
Views: 1862
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Ørsted to develop wind energy centre in Maryland

July 29 - Ørsted US Offshore Wind has signed an agreement to develop Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging centre at Tradepoint Atlantic to support the construction of the Skipjack wind farm.
Views: 2042
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Breakbulk fleet in focus with Dynamar

July 29 - In its fifth publication, Breakbulk V - Operators, Fleets, Markets, Dynamar said that the current multipurpose fleet consists of 4,700 ships with a total deadweight of 63 million tons.
Views: 1676
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Atlas Air expands in Kentucky

July 29 - USA-based freighter airline Atlas Air is expanding its operations in northern Kentucky to support its growing global workforce.
Views: 1551
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Scotline places newbuild order

July 26 - Scotline Marine Holdings has ordered a third vessel from the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Views: 1774
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Fagioli moves in Modena

July 26 - Fagioli has transported a 245-ton (222.3-tonne) transformer from Modena to the Ostiglia river port in Italy.
Views: 1853
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APM invests in MOST

July 25 - APM Terminals Callao has introduced the MOST customer platform to log, streamline and coordinate general cargo operations at the Peruvian port.
Views: 1823
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Mammoet to acquire ALE

July 25 - Mammoet has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based competitor ALE.
Views: 3150
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Grindrod recovers 24 locomotives from Sierra Leone

July 25 - South Africa-headquartered Grindrod has recovered 24 of its locomotives from the Tonkilili mine, which ceased operations at the end of 2017, and relocated the units to Pepel port in Sierra Leone.
Views: 1845
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ALE coordinates power project

July 25 - ALE has lifted 29 modules at the Montgomery County power station construction project in Houston, Texas.
Views: 1693
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Lowenthal elected at Long Beach

July 24 - The board of harbour commissioners at California’s port of Long Beach has appointed Bonnie Lowenthal as president.
Views: 1848
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Heerema awarded Changhua contract

July 24 - Heerema Marine Contractors will deploy its heavy lift vessel Aegir to install 21 jacket foundations for the offshore Changhua Windfarm Phase 1 project – the company’s first wind energy contract in Taiwan.
Views: 1894
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Intercargo warns of Sulphur 2020 safety issues

July 24 - The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has expressed growing concern about the implementation of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap and the availability of safe, compliant fuels. 
Views: 1880
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BNSFL in transformer move 

July 24 - BNSF Logistics (BNSFL) has transported a transformer from the port of Long Beach to Mojave, California. 
Views: 1980
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C-Job opens in Houston

July 23 - The Netherlands-headquartered C-Job Naval Architects is set to open an office in Houston, USA.
Views: 1956
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Timmers to leave Rotterdam

July 23 - Robert Jan Timmers is stepping down as business developer and business manager for breakbulk at the port of Rotterdam after more than ten years in the role.
Views: 1999
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Contargo combats low water levels

July 23 - Contargo has adapted its barges to cope with the low water levels that have plagued the River Rhine and reduced the volume of cargo that can be transported on the waterway.
Views: 1599
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Hellmann bridges the gap

July 23 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has coordinated the delivery of two fully assembled seaport passenger boarding bridges (SPBB) from Spain to Sydney, Australia.
Views: 1661
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Van Wieren expands with Nooteboom

July 22 - The Netherlands-based Van Wieren Special has expanded its trailer fleet with two Euro-PX low-loaders from Nooteboom.
Views: 1878
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Hulst steps up at Pecém

July 22 - Corné Hulst has been named as operational director at the port of Pecém, Brazil.
Views: 1786
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HEBO-Lift 9 back in service

July 22 - After a period of maintenance, HEBO Maritiemservice’s floating sheerleg crane, HEBO-Lift 9, is back in service, transporting and installing six storage tanks at the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 1895
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Collett delivers footbridge

July 19 - Collett & Sons has delivered six over-dimensional bridge components to Worcester in the UK.
Views: 1851
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ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre

July 19 - Florida Handling Systems (FHS), a Mazzella Company, and Industrial Training International (ITI) have confirmed that they will develop a training centre in Bartow, Florida.
Views: 1968
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Meyer steps down from Zeaborn

July 18 - Ove Meyer, co-founder of Zeaborn, has resigned as managing director, including his role at Zeamarine.
Views: 2965
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Bishop takes AWRS

July 18 - Bishop Lifting Products has completed the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS), a leading provider of rigging, lifting and overhead crane solutions.
Views: 2217
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Centauro crosses the Andes

July 18 - Centauro Argentina has coordinated the delivery of turbines for a hydroelectric energy project in Mendoza.
Views: 2010
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Sutton steps up at Crowley

July 18 - Crowley Maritime has appointed Peter Sutton as vice president of operations integrity and health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) for its shipping business unit.
Views: 1903
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CITB readies for Alaska’s ice-free season

July 18 - Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB), a subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company, has announced that the 2019 ice-free season on Alaska’s North Slope are under way.
Views: 1835
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Guzmán to depart Long Beach

July 18 - Lori Ann Guzmán is stepping down as harbour commissioner at the port of Long Beach, California.
Views: 1872
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Vangard in office move

July 18 - Chennai-based Vangard Logistics has relocated to larger premises within the city.
Views: 1857
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Cargolux calls at Incheon

July 17 - Cargolux Italia has launched a Boeing 747 service between Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy and Incheon, South Korea.
Views: 1843
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Express discharge at the port of Tyne

July 17 - Höegh Autoliners has transported five Hitachi TransPennine Express train carriages from Kobe, Japan to the port of Tyne in the UK. 
Views: 1944
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BigMove goes digital for licenses

July 17 - BigMove – a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies – is introducing digital driving licenses for its network of 1,000 drivers.
Views: 1896
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ALE’s Kazakhstan road trip

July 16 - ALE has completed a 3,400 km overland delivery in Kazakhstan – the longest road haul the company has performed in the country.
Views: 2703
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ESTA joins EC best practice project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.
Views: 2232
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LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
Views: 2670
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Rambiz installs Zeebrugge lock gate

July 16 - Jan De Nul’s heavy lift vessel Rambiz has installed the renovated lock gate of the Pierre Vandamme lock in Zeebrugge.
Views: 2506
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Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
Views: 2787
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Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
Views: 2841
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Gulf of Guinea still piracy hot spot

July 15 - Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom worldwide this year so far, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon – according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Views: 2051
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Samskip appoints Laaksonen

July 15 - Samskip has appointed Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as its ceo, with effect from August 1, 2019.
Views: 1922