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Sectors News from April 2019

SAL teams up with Intermare in Italy thumbnail image

SAL teams up with Intermare in Italy

April 30 - SAL Heavy Lift has established official representation in the Italian market through a partnership with Genoa-based Intermare Group.
Views: 2450
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Damen showcases InvaSave 300

April 30 - Damen Green Solutions is touring its InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system around Europe to demonstrate its effectiveness in complying with the upcoming International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) regulations.
Views: 2034
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Green vessels for Finnlines

April 30 - Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard in China for the construction of three ro-ro vessels, designed in close cooperation with Finnlines.
Views: 1961
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UAL and BOCS team up

April 29 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) and BOCS Bremen Overseas Chartering and Shipping (BOCS) are combining their liner services and vessels that operate from Europe to West Africa.
Views: 2427
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IFLN focuses on the future

April 29 - IFLN welcomed more than 300 attendees at its 26th worldwide membership conference in Vienna, Austria.
Views: 1859
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JAS names Pei Wang

April 29 - JAS China & Hong Kong has appointed Pei Wang as head of global and multinational accounts.
Views: 2234
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HAV eyes electric avenue

April 26 - Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has partnered with Collins Aerospace and the UK’s University of Nottingham to develop electric propulsion technologies for the Airlander 10.
Views: 2200
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Cargolux flies high in 2018

April 26 - For the second year running, Cargolux has reported an increase in net profit after tax, despite softening demand for its services in the second half of 2018.
Views: 2525
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Silva steps up at Dachser

April 26 - Celestino Silva has been appointed managing director of Dachser’s European Logistics (EL) Iberia business unit.
Views: 2192
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ACE Belgium readies for launch

April 25 - ACE Belgium Freighters is preparing to launch its scheduled and charter services out of Liège Airport after receiving its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority.
Views: 2236
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Carrick joins ACS board

April 25 - UK-headquartered charter specialist Air Charter Service (ACS) has named Richard Carrick as a non-executive director to its group board.
Views: 2220
Baltimore sets cargo record thumbnail image

Baltimore sets cargo record

April 24 - Combined international cargo throughput at the state-owned and privately owned marine terminals at the port of Baltimore totalled a record 43 million tons in 2018.
Views: 2609
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Macnaughton joins Air Partner

April 24 - UK-headquartered charter broker Air Partner has appointed Kevin Macnaughton as managing director, charter, with immediate effect.
Views: 2018
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MACS appoints UAL America as agent

April 23 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping has appointed Universal Africa Lines, America (UAL America) as its sales agent in Texas, effective June 1, 2019.
Views: 2655
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Höegh adds port call in Mackay

April 23 - Höegh Autoliners has expanded its services in Australia with the addition of a port call in Mackay, North Queensland.
Views: 2461
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Ceva launches BRI block train

April 22 - Ceva Logistics North Asia has launched a block train service from China to Europe as the company looks to tap into the potential of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Views: 2449
Crowley promotes Sandra Goranovic thumbnail image

Crowley promotes Sandra Goranovic

April 22 - Crowley Maritime has appointed Sandra Goranovic as vice president of finance and accounting for the Crowley Shipping business unit.
Views: 2283
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Penman joins Malin React

April 22 - Malin Group has named Graham Penman as business unit manager of its recently launched Malin React division.
Views: 5209
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Big Bend Channel expanded

April 22 - Port Tampa Bay in Florida has completed the USD63 million expansion of the Big Bend Channel, one year ahead of schedule.
Views: 2406
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Egbert joins at Weserport

April 19 - Rudolf Egbert has been appointed to the management of Bremen-based terminal operator Weserport.
Views: 2657
Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat thumbnail image

Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat

April 18 - After almost two years in covered storage, the historic Bedford lifeboat has been relocated from the port of Tyne to the North East Maritime Trust’s yard in the UK, ahead of a restoration project.
Views: 2411
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Panalpina improves profitability

April 18 - In the first three months of 2019, Panalpina boosted its profitability by 15 percent compared to the same period of last year.
Views: 2827
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AAL calls in Felixstowe

April 18 - AAL has made its inaugural call at the UK’s port of Felixstowe to deliver four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG).
Views: 2767
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Wallem sets out strategy change

April 18 - Wallem has rebranded its corporate identity to reflect the company’s updated strategy and service offering. 
Views: 2558
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Zeaborn to take full control of Zeamarine

April 18 - The Zeaborn Group has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in Zeamarine – the joint venture with Intermarine that was established in May 2018.
Views: 2591
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dship Carriers ups multipurpose capacity

April 17 - dship Carriers’ latest newbuild multipurpose vessel, Mick, has gone into service as the company continues its fleet expansion programme initiated in 2018.
Views: 2575
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MACS and UAL launch joint service

April 17 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping and Universal Africa Lines (UAL) have launched a joint multipurpose service from Europe to East Africa.
Views: 2814
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Project market clouded by slowing trade

April 17 - Rates will improve in the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping sector through 2019 fuelled by rising volumes of project cargo traffic, but prospects thereafter are muted by an anticipated slowdown in world trade.
Views: 2373
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Bahri eyes APAC market

April 17 - International logistics and shipping company Bahri has launched a corporate strategy that aims to bolster its position in the Asia Pacific (APAC) maritime sector.
Views: 2557
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FIATA searches for director general

April 17 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is seeking a new director general to succeed Hans Guenther Kersten.
Views: 2185
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WTS design approved

April 17 - Classification society DNV GL awarded China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an approval in principle (AiP) certificate for its wind turbine shuttle (WTS) concept.
Views: 2343
Collett adds tractor unit thumbnail image

Collett adds tractor unit

April 16 - Collett & Sons has taken delivery of a MAN TGX 26.580 6x4 heavy-duty truck, with two more scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks.
Views: 2420
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Lowe joins Freeport

April 15 - Port Freeport has appointed Rob Lowe as director of administration and chief financial officer. 
Views: 2353
Huisman selected for Voltaire crane thumbnail image

Huisman selected for Voltaire crane

April 15 - Jan De Nul has contracted Huisman to design the main crane for its newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel, Voltaire.
Views: 2356
Thorco Projects calls on Navis thumbnail image

Thorco Projects calls on Navis

April 15 - Thorco Projects has selected Navis’ Bluetracker to monitor and analyse the performance of 12 of its vessels, including owned and chartered units.
Views: 2646
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ESTA honours members with 2019 awards

April 12 - The ESTA Awards of Excellence 2019 had another successful year honouring and recognising members that have excelled in their field of operations.
Views: 2867
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M&M expands in Europe

April 12 - Militzer & Münch (M&M) is building a logistics facility, covering approximately 2,600 sq m, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Views: 2388
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AAL in double TBM delivery

April 11 - AAL has transported two tunnel-boring machines (TBM) from Nansha in south China to Australia on behalf Geodis.
Views: 2461
Atlas enhances Qantas agreement thumbnail image

Atlas enhances Qantas agreement

April 11 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has enhanced its aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement with Qantas Freight.
Views: 2953
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Shipping associations join forces

April 11 - Three shipowner associations representing more than 90 percent of the global merchant fleet have agreed to strengthen ties in a bid to tackle geopolitical threats affecting the sector.
Views: 2103
Höegh speaks out against scrubbers thumbnail image

Höegh speaks out against scrubbers

April 11 - As the deadline for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur regulations approaches, Höegh Autoliners ceo Ivar Myklebust has explained why the company stands firm in its decision to not use scrubbers.
Views: 2318
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TGP supports Sangachal power plant project

April 10 - UK-headquartered Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has moved 22 engines from Trabzon Free Zone in Turkey for a 400 MW power station currently under construction in Sangachal, Azerbaijan.
Views: 2206
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Panalpina nominates Kern

April 10 - Panalpina’s board of directors is proposing to elect Thomas Kern as chairman of the board at its annual general meeting (AGM) on May 9.
Views: 2448
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ABC soars with spare part

April 9 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported a 40-tonne unit from Frankfurt, Germany to Singapore on behalf of freight forwarder Ziegler.
Views: 1983
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Changes at the top for UHL

April 9 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) has appointed Lars Bonnesen as managing director and Christian Monsted as general manager, as Lars Rolner takes on the position of managing director of the holding company, United Shipping Group.
Views: 3002
BBC overtakes Cosco in multipurpose top spot thumbnail image

BBC overtakes Cosco in multipurpose top spot

April 9 - BBC Chartering has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest multipurpose operator by deadweight from China’s Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers, according to Dynamar's latest report.
Views: 3327
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ACS supports Mozambique relief efforts

April 9 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has worked with various aid agencies and governments to transport almost 500 tons (453.6 tonnes) of humanitarian aid to Mozambique following cyclone Idai.
Views: 2071
Nord/LB exits ship financing thumbnail image

Nord/LB exits ship financing

April 8 - Germany bank Nord/LB has confirmed that it will withdraw from the ship financing sector.
Views: 2299
Jan De Nul orders Voltaire thumbnail image

Jan De Nul orders Voltaire

April 8 - Jan De Nul Group has placed an order at China’s Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry for the jack-up installation vessel, Voltaire.
Views: 2262
PD Ports secures deal with Cargow thumbnail image

PD Ports secures deal with Cargow

April 8 - The UK’s PD Ports has secured a deal with Cargow that will see the Dutch shipping line operate a bi-weekly connection to Teesport.
Views: 2344
BIMCO to open office in Athens thumbnail image

BIMCO to open office in Athens

April 8 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is opening an office in Athens later this year.
Views: 1867
Mammoet’s Focus crane to launch by 2020 thumbnail image

Mammoet’s Focus crane to launch by 2020

April 5 - Mammoet is moving forward with the development of its Focus crane concept, which it claims will be the ideal heavy lift solution for projects in confined spaces.
Views: 2924
BigMove expands fleet thumbnail image

BigMove expands fleet

April 5 - BigMove, a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies, has expanded its fleet with the addition of 19 lowbed semi-trailers.
Views: 2379
Thwin joins Air Partner thumbnail image

Thwin joins Air Partner

April 5 - Air Partner, a global aviation services group, has appointed Oscar Thwin as its Asia Pacific vice president of freight.
Views: 2770
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Overcapacity in shipping remains a major challenge

April 4 - Avoiding overcapacity and unsustainably low freight rates is still a major challenge for the shipping industry, according to Simon Bennett, deputy secretary general at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 1962
Van der Vlist in blade delivery thumbnail image

Van der Vlist in blade delivery

April 4 - Van der Vlist is transporting 150 wind turbine blades for the Windpark Wieringermeer in the Netherlands.
Views: 2409
AntwerpXL readies for first show thumbnail image

AntwerpXL readies for first show

April 4 - The new three-day breakbulk, ro-ro and heavy lift project cargo event, AntwerpXL, is readying for its inaugural show, which takes place from May 7-9 this year at the Antwerp Expo.
Views: 2120
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SAL loads in La Spezia

April 3 - SAL Engineering has lifted two 380-ton (344.7-tonne) shiploaders at the port of La Spezia, Italy.
Views: 2413
Jill joins Fred. Olsen's fleet thumbnail image

Jill joins Fred. Olsen's fleet

April 3 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long-term time charter agreement with Falcon Global that will see the jack-up vessel Jill join its fleet.
Views: 2360
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Hemmingsen to leave Mærsk

April 3 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk has announced that Claus Hemmingsen is stepping down as vice ceo and ceo of the energy division.
Views: 2081
Cargolux ups Budapest services thumbnail image

Cargolux ups Budapest services

April 3 - Cargolux has doubled its airfreight services to Budapest and now offers six connections to the Hungarian capital each week.
Views: 2102
Konecranes order for Hamnterminal thumbnail image

Konecranes order for Hamnterminal

April 2 - Uddevalla Hamnterminal in Sweden has placed an order for a rail-mounted Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 harbour crane.
Views: 2414
Spliethoff-BigLift UK established thumbnail image

Spliethoff-BigLift UK established

April 2 - The Spliethoff Group has established Spliethoff-BigLift UK to expand and develop the commercial representation of both companies in the UK.
Views: 2329
Europatrans handles drum shipment thumbnail image

Europatrans handles drum shipment

April 2 - Europatrans, part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has coordinated the delivery of four cable drums to a German port, ahead of delivery to a copper mine in Mongolia.
Views: 1939
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Air Partner names Warner

April 2 - Ed Warner has been appointed as the non-executive chair of Air Partner, effective April 1, 2019.
Views: 1902
Dan-Czech completes boat move thumbnail image

Dan-Czech completes boat move

April 2 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has coordinated the delivery of an 85-tonne boat from Týnec nad Labem to Pasohlávky in the Czech Republic.
Views: 1875
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Risking the supply chain thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Risking the supply chain

April 2 - A worrying and increasingly prominent trend is the amount of risk being shouldered by those active in the project logistics supply chain. David Kershaw reports.
Views: 1799
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Panalpina agrees DSV takeover bid

April 1 - DSV and Panalpina have reached an agreement to join forces in a deal worth approximately CHF4.6 billion (USD4.6 billion). 
Views: 3561
SAL sets up Spanish entity thumbnail image

SAL sets up Spanish entity

April 1 - SAL Heavy Lift, in partnership with Grupo Davila, has established a new entity that will represent the heavy lift shipping line in the Spanish market.
Views: 2230
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Renee Toh takes on Ceva role

April 1 - Ceva Logistics has appointed Renee Toh as global head of ocean procurement and trade lane management.
Views: 1894
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Officers elected at Duluth

April 1 - The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has elected Rick Revoir as president of the board of commissioners, succeeding Ray Klosowski, who completed his two-year term. 
Views: 1832
Collett in girder delivery thumbnail image

Collett in girder delivery

April 1 - Collett & Sons has coordinated the delivery of six plate girders for Highways England’s M20 junction improvement scheme on behalf of structural steel specialist Severfield. 
Views: 1719

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