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Sectors News from February 2019

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Multipurpose time charter rates fall

February 28 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have fallen over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2095
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Confusion over the UAE's Qatar embargo

February 28 - Port circulars from Abu Dhabi Port Authority and DP World appeared to ease the restrictions on maritime trade with Qatar, but the country’s Federal Transport Authority insists the announcements have been “misinterpreted”.
Views: 2654
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High five for Vladivostok

February 28 - The Commercial Port of Vladivostok, part of the Fesco Transportation Group, will receive five port cranes in 2020.
Views: 2995
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Toll Group unveils vessel duo

February 28 - Australia’s Toll Group has unveiled its latest general cargo vessel, Victorian Reliance II, at a naming ceremony at Webb Dock in Port Melbourne.
Views: 2430
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Ulstein unveils offshore heavy lifter

February 27 - Norway-headquartered shipbuilder Ulstein has unveiled a jack-up vessel design that is capable of handling and installing the next generation of offshore wind turbines.
Views: 2207
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Changes to K+N board of directors

February 27 - David Kamenetzky, chief strategy and external affairs officer and member of the executive board of management at consumer goods company Anheuser-Busch Inbev, has been proposed for election to the board of directors of Kuehne + Nagel (K+N).
Views: 2338
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Record unit at Bilbao

February 26 - The port of Bilbao, Spain, has loaded its heaviest-ever cargo: a 2,450-ton (2,223-tonne) ship-to-shore (STS) crane.
Views: 3981
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ABC adds Dhaka call

February 25 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has expanded its international network with the addition of Dhaka, Bangladesh to its Asian services.
Views: 2273
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CSA 2020 disappointed with EC scrubber proposal

February 22 - The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has expressed concerns over the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regarding the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Views: 2756
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ABC inks Jettainer agreement

February 22 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has signed a leasing agreement with Jettainer for the provision of unit load devices (ULD) to support the airline's transportation of special cargoes.
Views: 2275
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Air Charter Service on the up in LAX

February 22 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has expanded its office size in Los Angeles as it continues its investment in California, USA.
Views: 2782
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GEFCO Group appoints five 

February 22 - GEFCO Group has made five senior appointments as it continues to expand its global freight forwarding business division. 
Views: 3010
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Universal Transport delivers turbine

February 21 - In November 2018, Universal Transport Czech Republic handled the transport of a turbine from Pilsen to the port of Lovosice.
Views: 3089
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Forth Ports granted Tilbury expansion

February 21 - Forth Ports Group has received development consent from the UK’s secretary of state for transport to build Tilbury2 - a port terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre (376.4 ha) site in Thurrock.
Views: 2766
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Setramar sells multipurpose unit

February 21 - International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has confirmed that it advised Italy's Armamento Setramar, part of the Setramar Group, on the sale of its vessel Pietro Benedetti.
Views: 2600
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FOX presses ahead with machinery move

February 21 - FOX Brasil has handled the transport of heavy machinery from an automotive manufacturing plant, including four heavy presses and furnace equipment.
Views: 2704
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Antonov soars with satellite shipment

February 20 - Antonov Airlines has transported the GSAT-31 communication satellite for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on behalf of Flywell Aviation.
Views: 2608
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Enerpac picks, skids and drives

February 20 - Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has developed a ‘pick, skid and drive’ strand jack gantry system for power plant maintenance activities.
Views: 3297
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ESTA decides on ECOL management

February 20 - The final structure of ESTA’s planned European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) scheme is taking shape, as the organisation readies for its launch later this year.
Views: 3297
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Delta Cargo rebrands products

February 20 - Delta Cargo has rebranded its international product offering to align with global airline alliance SkyTeam Cargo, of which it is a member.
Views: 2175
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Peel Ports invests in Great Yarmouth

February 19 - The UK’s port of Great Yarmouth, part of the Peel Ports group, has taken delivery of an LHM280 mobile harbour crane from Liebherr.
Views: 3156
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Tiong Woon sets up in Bangladesh

February 19 - Singapore-headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation has established a wholly owned subsidiary in Bangladesh.
Views: 2564
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AAL delivers for Stockyard

February 19 - AAL has transported a 305-tonne Toshiba transformer for Australia’s Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria on behalf of Cargo Line International. 
Views: 2732
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Slowing growth threatens shipping

February 19 - As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revises its predictions for global growth in 2019 and 2020 - down to 3.5 percent and 3.6 percent respectively - BIMCO says the risks are piling up for the shipping industry.
Views: 2441
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ARRC names TSL as agent

February 18 - Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC) has appointed TSL Shipping & Trading as its sales agent in the US Gulf. 
Views: 2527
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Goldhofer to launch new product at bauma

February 18 - Goldhofer is preparing to launch a new product for the construction and heavy haulage industries at this year’s bauma exhibition, which takes place in Munich from April 8 - 14.
Views: 2692
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TRACE launches e-Gov portal

February 15 - Anti-bribery trade association TRACE International has launched its e-Gov Portal.
Views: 2897
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Bolloré and Cosco strengthen ties

February 15 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics and Cosco Shipping Lines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their commercial relationships, while exploring new opportunities for cooperation in transport, logistics and port infrastructure.
Views: 2743
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CMA CGM launches Ceva takeover

February 14 - France-based container shipping giant CMA CGM launched its USD1.65 billion public tender offer for Switzerland-headquartered Ceva Logistics on February 12.
Views: 2927
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Seafox 5 turns Blue

February 14 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has renamed the jack-up vessel Seafox 5 to Blue Tern.
Views: 2399
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End in sight for Hansa Heavy Lift

February 12 - Dr. Christoph Morgen, preliminary insolvency administrator of Hansa Heavy Lift, has confirmed that the Hamburg-headquartered shipping line "will no longer have a business model at its disposal from March 2019 onwards".
Views: 4039
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Expect delays at port of Antwerp

February 12 - Three Belgian trade unions have called for a 24-hour general strike to take place on Wednesday February 13, 2019, effective 06:00.
Views: 2879
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Mammoet lands B747 at Corendon hotel

February 12 - Mammoet transported a Boeing 747 from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to the Corendon Village hotel, the Netherlands, over the course of five days.
Views: 2656
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WW Ocean rolls transformers to the States

February 12 - Royal Smit Transformers has used Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) ro-ro vessels to ship five transformers from Zeebrugge, Belgium to the ports of Savannah and Hueneme in the USA.
Views: 3375
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UHL in huge Vestas shipment

February 12 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) is delivering a huge 142,000 cu m shipment of wind turbine blades from China to Spain aboard the deck carrier Zhi Xian Zhi Xing.
Views: 3858
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Blue Water appointed at Anaklia

February 12 - Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) is investing USD2.5 billion to develop a deepsea port at Anaklia, Georgia.
Views: 2405
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FMT extends Indiana-Burns agreement

February 11 - The port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, located in the USA, has extended its partnership with stevedore and marine terminal operating company, Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), until at least 2023.
Views: 2222
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ECL adds Hull to service

February 11 - Europe Caribbean Line (ECL) made its first call at the port of Hull this month, handling more than 300 tonnes of heavy vehicles and industrial components destined for Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad.
Views: 3207
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ABC implements digital claims platform

February 8 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has teamed up with quality and compliance platform CargoHub to offer its customers with a digital tool to manage their claims and pre-claims requests.
Views: 3069
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Tacoma names commission officers

February 8 - Clare Petrich has been appointed commission president at the port of Tacoma in Washington, USA, succeeding Don Meyer.
Views: 2875
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dship partners with ISLA

February 8 - dship Carriers has appointed Italian Shipping & Logistics Agency (ISLA) as its exclusive commercial agent in Italy. 
Views: 3296
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Woehrel to step down from Marseille Fos

February 8 - Christine Cabau Woehrel will step down from her position as ceo at Marseille Fos port authority upon completion of her five-year term in March.
Views: 3082
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Year three for Etihad

February 6 - EEM World, a leading organiser of equestrian events, has contracted Etihad Cargo to transport 68 horses from Belgium to Hong Kong ahead of the annual Longines Masters of Hong Kong. 
Views: 2621
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Robert Wynn and Sons transports history 

February 6 - UK-based specialist shipping company Robert Wynn and Sons has delivered a historic vessel from Southampton to the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) in Hartlepool.
Views: 2672
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Cats fly with Osprey - Updated

February 5 - UK-based Osprey Heavy Lift has made a second visit to the Isle of Wight to assist Wight Shipyard Company relocate a catamaran, weighing 72 tonnes, from its fabrication shed to the River Medina.
Views: 5052
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Nord/LB ties up with DSGV

February 5 - Nord/LB has rejected a joint offer from two financial investors for a minority stake in the bank, as it focuses on a joint solution with the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV). 
Views: 3287
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Chipolbrok loads in Hamburg

February 5 - Several oversized cargoes, including generator shafts and a used diesel locomotive, were recently loaded on board Chipolbrok’s heavy lift vessel Pacific in Hamburg, Germany.
Views: 2788
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Nooteboom secures patent

February 5 - Nooteboom has received a European patent for a lift adapter developed for its Mega Windmill Transporter (MWT).
Views: 2778
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BigMove establishes forwarding arm

February 5 - BigMove, a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies, has established a project forwarding arm, BigMove Projekt.
Views: 2955
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Jumbo pays tribute to founder

February 5 - Jumbo Maritime has released a tribute video on YouTube in honour of the late Hans Kahn, who founded the company in 1968.
Views: 2604
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BDO completes Moore Stephens merger

February 5 - International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has completed its partial merger with advisory BDO.
Views: 2616
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TII Group readies for bauma

February 4 - The TII Group is set to showcase its range of heavy-duty vehicles at this year’s bauma exhibition, which takes place in Munich from April 8 - 14.
Views: 2994
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Ainscough builds upon safety culture

February 4 - In 2018, Ainscough Group launched an employee engagement application designed to improve communications between its workforce and build upon the company’s safety culture.
Views: 2994
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Van Weezel in at ABP

February 4 - UK port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Harm van Weezel as the group’s chief information officer.
Views: 2461
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Arndt joins deugro

February 1 - deugro has appointed Christian Arndt as senior vice president – oil and gas logistics. 
Views: 3444
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Optimarin hits century in 2018

February 1 - Ballast water treatment system manufacturer Optimarin sold more than 100 systems during 2018 and reported record revenues for the year.
Views: 2314

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