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Sectors News from March 2019

Mottola steps down from Bechtel thumbnail image

Mottola steps down from Bechtel

March 29 - Dennis Mottola, Corporate Manager of Logistics and Manager of Bechtel Global Logistics (BGL) retired on March 1, 2019, after more than 21 years of service with Bechtel and an illustrious career in the project logistics supply chain.
Views: 2357
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Mammoet delivers Edmonton rail spans

March 28 - Mammoet has installed two concrete bridge spans as part of the 13 km Valley Line LRT light rail guideway project in Edmonton, Alberta.
Views: 2150
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Cometto develops BladeMAX 650

March 28 - Cometto has developed a wind turbine blade lifter that is capable of transporting the latest generation of blades through built-up areas, narrow streets or mountainous regions.
Views: 1866
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Scholte to leave Jan de Rijk

March 28 - Sebastiaan Scholte is stepping down as ceo of Jan de Rijk Logistics after nine years with the company. 
Views: 2088
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PCN members on the move

March 28 - Turkey’s Bati Group, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has handled the delivery of three 50-ton (45.4-tonne) kiln tyres from the port of Derince to Düzce.
Views: 1778
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Mining equipment sails with WW Ocean

March 27 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has transported a filtration system, destined for an Australian coal mine, from Germany to Brisbane.
Views: 2114
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ESTA receives MEP backing

March 27 - Caroline Nagtegaal, a Dutch member of the European parliament (MEP), has penned a letter to the European Commission (EC) in support of ESTA's calls to develop heavy transport corridors and harmonise the permit issuing process across Europe.
Views: 1865
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Agence Maritime reels it in

March 27 - Agence Maritime Mohab has handled the transport of several heavy reels of coiled tubing in Tunisia.
Views: 1915
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Cook steps up at deugro

March 26 - deugro has appointed Emma Cook as business development director – Oceania.
Views: 2398
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DHL details supply chain risks

March 26 - DHL’s Resilience360 has released its first annual risk report, examining last year’s major supply chain challenges while identifying trends that will shape the risk landscape in 2019.
Views: 2312
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Shipping confidence remains resilient

March 26 - Despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, confidence in the shipping industry has risen in the last three months, according to the latest shipping confidence survey from shipping adviser and accountant BDO.
Views: 2080
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Dynamic delivery with Faymonville equipment

March 26 - USA-based Dynamic Specialized has utilised its fleet of modular axle lines from Faymonville to move a transformer for a local substation project in Newport News, Virginia.
Views: 1956
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MacGregor's TTS deal delayed

March 26 - MacGregor’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group has been postponed to the second quarter of 2019.
Views: 2038
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Volga-Dnepr in helicopter shipments

March 25 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, on behalf of Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina, has delivered two helicopters from the UK to Melbourne, Australia for Babcock International.
Views: 2016
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Platforms in place at Johan Sverdrup

March 25 - Allseas’ installation and decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has lifted the two final topsides at Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup project, offshore Norway.
Views: 1940
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Hegmann invests with Nooteboom

March 25 - Germany’s Hegmann Transit, member of the BigMove group, has added Nooteboom EURO-PX low-loaders and Manoovr semi low-loaders to its fleet.
Views: 2095
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B&H opens in Prague

March 25 - Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide has opened a branch in Prague, Czech Republic. It has appointed Jakub Ptacnik as business development manager to head up the office.
Views: 1884
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Elbe Project Cargo Line launched

March 22 - Sächsische Binnenhäfen Oberelbe, in cooperation with Deutsche Binnenreederei, launched the Elbe Project Cargo Line (EPCL) – a liner service for oversize and heavy project cargoes.
Views: 2199
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Mammoet moves for Mitsubishi

March 22 - Mammoet has delivered and installed 120 pressure vessels and modules for the construction of the Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) plant in La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago.
Views: 3501
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Noatum in MIQ takeover

March 22 - Noatum Logistics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire USA-based MIQ Logistics. The agreement is expected to close in the coming weeks. 
Views: 2452
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Lindecamp joins Port Manatee

March 21 - Florida’s Port Manatee has appointed Abby Lindecamp to the newly created position of deputy director of business administration and finance.
Views: 2098
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ACS opens Shanghai office

March 21 - UK-based charter broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has opened a new office in Shanghai as part of its expansion in the Far East.
Views: 2034
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Lunar lander touches down

March 20 - Mammoet’s crane services team in Louisiana, USA, recently completed the successful transport and lift of a lunar lander at the Infinity Science Center in Mississippi.
Views: 1987
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Cometto makes trailer deliveries

March 19 - Cometto has delivered a 216-tonne payload capacity SYT 4/2 shipyard transporter to Italy’s Fincantieri.
Views: 2343
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BigLift teams up with CY

March 18 - The Netherlands-based BigLift Shipping has agreed to cooperate with South Korea’s Chung Yang Shipping (CY) in the heavy transport sector.
Views: 2777
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Hojland up at Saudia Cargo

March 18 - Saudia Cargo has appointed Per Hojland as executive director, cargo operations worldwide.
Views: 1970
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Charter rates hold steady

March 18 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained flat over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 1972
Taqa picks Jumbo thumbnail image

Taqa picks Jumbo

March 18 - Taqa Energy has selected Jumbo to perform an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea.
Views: 2325
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BIMCO hosts Law Academy

March 18 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has introduced a week-long training course covering international maritime law and its relationship with international trade, shipping and marine insurance.
Views: 2033
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GAC lands GDW contracts

March 15 - GAC Marine has been awarded two contracts by Petronas Carigali to provide marine services for the development of the Garagol Deniz West (GDW) oilfield, offshore Turkmenistan.
Views: 2069
DNV GL rolls out remote surveys thumbnail image

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys

March 15 - DNV GL said that all of the vessels it classifies can now be surveyed remotely via its Veracity data platform.
Views: 2505
Sarens updates STCS tool thumbnail image

Sarens updates STCS tool

March 15 - Sarens has released an updated version of its SPMT stability calculation tool, designed to evaluate static and dynamic axle loading and tipping angles, as well as ground bearing pressures and trailer bending.
Views: 2645
ESTA and SC&RA find common ground in Texas thumbnail image

ESTA and SC&RA find common ground in Texas

March 15 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes - ESTA - is looking across the Atlantic to learn from the experiences of abnormal load and heavy transport organisations in the USA.
Views: 2180
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Bolloré teams up with CLS in Ethiopia

March 14 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CLS Logistics that outlines plans to establish a joint venture in Ethiopia.
Views: 2941
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Jumbo hops to Kwinana

March 14 - In late 2018, Jumbo’s heavy lift vessel Fairpartner lifted and shipped two eco hoppers, each weighing 270 tonnes each, from Vlissingen in the Netherlands on behalf of machinery manufacturer Breston.
Views: 2698
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Roll Group awarded Total contract

March 14 - Roll Group has secured a contract to transport 24 modules for Total’s ethane cracker project in the USA.
Views: 2937
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Steel cut for OHT newbuild

March 13 - The first steel has been cut for Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) Ulstein-designed semi-submersible heavy lift crane vessel at China Merchant Heavy Industry’s (CMHI) yard in China.
Views: 2318
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Höegh handles shore crane shipment

March 13 - Höegh Autoliners has handled the shipment of a 400-tonne lifting capacity shore crane from the port of Ennore, India to port Freeport in the USA.
Views: 2729
ABC in motor move thumbnail image

ABC in motor move

March 13 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered an ABB motor from Västerås in Sweden to Shanghai, China, on behalf of Greencarrier Freight Services.
Views: 2687
Marmedsa expands Houston facilities thumbnail image

Marmedsa expands Houston facilities

March 13 - Noatum Maritime, through its Marmedsa Oil & Gas division, has expanded its capacity in the USA by opening a larger warehouse in Houston.
Views: 2468
Kandla increases port capacity thumbnail image

Kandla increases port capacity

March 13 - Two multipurpose berths have been inaugurated at Deendayal port in Kandla, India, according to Sai Shipping.
Views: 2105
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Blue Water on the double

March 12 - Blue Water Shipping has handled the transport of subsea equipment from Jubail, Saudi Arabia on behalf of offshore equipment supplier Menck.
Views: 2523
AAL completes 22 module shipment thumbnail image

AAL completes 22 module shipment

March 12 - AAL has shipped 22 petrochemical plant modules from Wison Heavy Industry’s facilities in China for an ethylene-glycol plant expansion project in Point Comfort, Texas on behalf of Pacific Ocean Group.
Views: 3611
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Bauckham returns to ACS

March 12 - Tony Bauckham, former ceo of Air Charter Service (ACS), has returned the charter broker as a Brexit consultant.
Views: 2621
UECC signs newbuilding contract thumbnail image

UECC signs newbuilding contract

March 12 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract for the construction of two new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard.
Views: 2342
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High five for Kalmar and SLP

March 12 - Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to supply Bilbao-based port operator Servicios Logisticos Portuarios (SLP) with five heavy-duty forklift trucks. 
Views: 2339
Nurminen names new CEO thumbnail image

Nurminen names new CEO

March 11 - Nurminen Logistics has appointed Ville Iho as ceo, effective March 18, 2019.
Views: 2574
Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins CSA 2020 thumbnail image

Wallenius Wilhelmsen joins CSA 2020

March 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen has joined the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation's membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2,500 vessels.
Views: 3024
Liebherr delivers Stage V-compliant LHM crane thumbnail image

Liebherr delivers Stage V-compliant LHM crane

March 7 - Liebherr has delivered its first LHM 420 mobile harbour crane fitted with the new exhaust gas cleaning system to comply with the EU Stage V emissions standard at the port of Passau, Germany.
Views: 2748
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Seaway renames vessels

March 7 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has renamed its vessels Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov to Seaway Yudin and Seaway Strashnov, respectively.
Views: 2540
SCC adds Polanco office thumbnail image

SCC adds Polanco office

March 7 - Siem Car Carriers (SCC) has opened an office in Polanco, Mexico City.
Views: 2398
OHT duo spotted in Singapore thumbnail image

OHT duo spotted in Singapore

March 7 - Last month, two semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels from Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) fleet - Eagle and Falcon - were spotted working in Singapore loading two jack-up rigs.
Views: 2474
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Ivie joins ACS board of directors

March 7 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed its human resources director, Katie Ivie, to its board of directors, with immediate effect.
Views: 2365
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Opportunities in emerging markets

March 6 - The logistics industry forecasts that emerging markets will grow at a healthy rate of 5 percent in 2019 but many executives are bracing for a crisis, according to Agility’s emerging market index.
Views: 2800
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Conceptum names Kellet

March 6 - Conceptum Logistics has appointed Rachel Kellet as route development director - China and India. 
Views: 3155
ALE completes test run thumbnail image

ALE completes test run

March 6 - UK-headquartered heavy lift and transport engineering provider ALE has lifted three huge modules at a project in Texas, USA, using its AL.SK350 crane.
Views: 3012
PCN members on the move thumbnail image

PCN members on the move

March 6 - Turk Heavy Transport, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has handled the delivery of a steel structure for the Alba Power Station 5 project in Bahrain.
Views: 2340
JJ Curran completes tandem lift with Grove thumbnail image

JJ Curran completes tandem lift with Grove

March 6 - Crane rental and lifting service provider JJ Curran has utilised Grove GMK6300L and GMK6400 all-terrain cranes to lift a 116.5-ton (115.4-tonne) gas scrubber in Michigan, USA.
Views: 2660
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Port of Tyne refinances

March 5 - The UK’s port of Tyne has secured a GBP60 million (USD79.1 million) refinancing package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to support its investment programmes.
Views: 2236
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GAC to focus on project logistics in India

March 5 - GAC Shipping (India) has appointed Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan as general manager, projects and breakbulk, as the company looks to tap into increasing demand for project logistics services in the country.
Views: 2793
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Yilport places Konecranes order

March 5 - Turkey-based Yilport Holding has placed an order with Konecranes for four Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour cranes, which will be mobilised at two of its terminals in Latin America.
Views: 2499
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Smedegaard to step down from DFDS

March 4 - Niels Smedegaard will step down as ceo of DFDS at the end of April, after leading the company for more than 12 years.
Views: 2520
ING and EIB to finance Spliethoff scrubbers thumbnail image

ING and EIB to finance Spliethoff scrubbers

March 4 - ING Group and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a EUR110 million (USD124.7 million) loan agreement with Spliethoff to finance the retrofitting of exhaust gas cleaning systems and ballast water management systems.
Views: 2764
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Miller steps up at OXBO

March 4 - OXBO Mega Transport Solutions has appointed Richard Miller as chief operating officer.
Views: 2611
Boskalis to sell Kotug Smit thumbnail image

Boskalis to sell Kotug Smit

March 4 - Royal Boskalis Westminster and Kotug International have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to sell its joint venture Kotug Smit Towage to the Boluda Group.
Views: 2728
Much work to be done says Clean Arctic Alliance thumbnail image

Much work to be done says Clean Arctic Alliance

March 1 - As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) moves towards a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic shipping, the Clean Arctic Alliance has called for further action.
Views: 2494
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Shipping lines cleared by DOJ

March 1 - Several of the world’s biggest container shipping lines, including Maersk and MSC, have been cleared of wrongdoing in a price fixing case in the USA.
Views: 2969
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Laso opens in Germany

March 1 - Portugal’s Laso Transportes has established a German subsidiary, Laso Deutschland.
Views: 2461
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Dutch court rules on Fairstar

March 1 - Last month, an Amsterdam court ruled that the former directors of Fairstar Heavy Transport must pay compensation to the owners of the company, following the purchase of a semi-submersible vessel.
Views: 3095

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