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Sectors News from May 2019

Esbjerg to add LHM 800 this summer thumbnail image

Esbjerg to add LHM 800 this summer

May 31 - Denmark’s port of Esbjerg has placed an order with Liebherr for its largest mobile harbour crane, the LHM 800.
Views: 2116
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DHL Express to phase out B747-400 Fs

May 31 - DHL Express plans to phase out its older Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft, having taken delivery of the first of up to 14 newbuild B777 freighters.
Views: 3055
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Shipping Company Groningen launches ShipFund

May 31 - The heavy lift and multipurpose shipping sector faces its own set of unique challenges when it comes to attracting finance for both tonnage and operations.
Views: 2551
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G2 Ocean successfully trials blockchain BoL

May 30 - Shipping line G2 Ocean along with trading and logistics firm Manuchar have finished a pilot trial of CargoX’s smart Bill of Lading (Smart B/L) solution.
Views: 2221
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My Song lost

May 30 - News of the loss of a luxury yacht in transit from Palma to Genoa has prompted speculation regarding the cause of – and liability for – the incident.
Views: 3098
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CEE and Priority Cargo Network meet in Bremen

May 29 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network and the Priority Cargo Network met in Bremen recently, along with invited guests, for their tenth and eighth membership conferences, respectively.
Views: 1824
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Leipzig shines a light on humanitarian logistics

May 29 - Leipzig/Halle Airport, Volga-Dnepr Group and the Akkon University of Human Sciences ran an international conference on humanitarian logistics on May 21. The event took place on the fringes of the OECD’s International Transport Forum in Germany.
Views: 2071
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Wilhelmsen launches SBA

May 28 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has introduced an innovative fibre rope technology that reduces recoil should it snap during mooring – the snap back arrestor (SPA).
Views: 2040
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StormGeo appoints Mortensen

May 28 - Weather intelligence and decision support service provider StormGeo has appointed Carsten Mortensen as non-executive chairman of its board of directors.
Views: 2237
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Sleipnir christened in Singapore

May 28 - Heerema Marine Contractors and shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine demonstrated the next-generation semi-submersible crane vessel – Sleipnir – last week in Singapore.
Views: 2095
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WW Solutions inaugurates Derrimut processing centre

May 28 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions has established an equipment processing centre in Melbourne, Australia, that will increase speed to market for OEMs operating in the truck, bus, agricultural and construction sectors.
Views: 2075
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Blades arrive at Longview

May 27 - The port of Longview has once again handled wind turbine blades for Oregon’s Leaning Juniper wind farm. 
Views: 2432
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Fesco and RZD team up to link Europe and Asia

May 24 - Fesco Transportation Group and Russian Railways Logistics (RZD Logistics) are launching a Trans-Siberian multimodal service to expedite the delivery of goods from Japan to Europe via Russia.
Views: 2656
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POSH to launch maritime training centre in Taiwan

May 24 - POSH Kerry Renewables – a joint venture of PACC Offshore Services Holding (POSH) and Kerry TJ Logistics – has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Taiwan’s first specialised maritime training centre. 
Views: 2295
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PPG restructures training course

May 24 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) has restructured its project cargo forwarding training course into a one-day format.
Views: 2281
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DSV soars with generator component 

May 24 - DSV has transported a 40-tonne generator component on board a Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin IL-76 from Germany to Australia for Siemens. 
Views: 2385
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Volumes rise with ABC

May 24 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) said that demand for its oversized and heavy cargoes transport services continued to grow in the first four months of 2019, with volumes up 3 percent year-on-year to more than 11,000 tonnes.
Views: 1969
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GPLN delegates convene in Bremen

May 23 - More than 180 delegates of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) convened at the Dorint Park Hotel in Bremen earlier this week for the group’s 16th annual meeting.
Views: 2424
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Big Carl arrives at Bristol Port

May 23 - Sarens’ SGC 250 crane is presently in storage at Bristol Port, UK ahead of its delivery to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.
Views: 2650
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CakeBoxx enters coil market

May 22 - CakeBoxx Technologies has launched the 20 ft CoilBoxx container, specifically designed for the transportation of steel and aluminium coils.
Views: 2203
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Mammoet in Meyer takeover

May 22 - Mammoet has agreed to acquire heavy lifting, installation and assembly specialist Meyer Anlagenbau.
Views: 2935
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Grool appointed at Zeaborn Ship Management

May 22 - Rob Grool has been appointed ceo of Zeaborn Ship Management. He succeeds Holger Strack, who has been acting as the company’s interim ceo since the beginning of the year.
Views: 2164
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EGL in transformer move

May 21 - Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL) has unloaded and transported two transformers destined for a power station at Damietta Furniture City.
Views: 2174
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Multipurpose charter rates dip

May 21 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have declined over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2379
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Seaboard ups Savannah services

May 21 - The port of Savannah in Georgia has welcomed its first Seaboard Marine vessel call earlier this month, and the shipping line is preparing to launch additional services from the port.
Views: 2088
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Drake closes Cometto deal for ANI

May 20 - The Drake Group, in its capacity as representative of the Cometto brand in Australia, has received an order from Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) for 16 self-propelled MSPE modules.
Views: 2444
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Dsouza joins Virgin Atlantic 

May 20 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Bosco Dsouza as its account manager in Melbourne as the airline looks to continue its expansion in Australia. 
Views: 2418
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Sohar launches online route planner

May 20 - Sohar Port and Freezone has launched an online route planner that provides information on available connections to hinterland destinations.
Views: 3301
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Crowley realigns activities

May 17 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has realigned its shipping and solutions business units in a bid to enhance its focus on non-asset based customer solutions.
Views: 2527
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Bob Felix joins UTC

May 17 - UTC Overseas has appointed Bob Felix to its rail logistics team as director of specialised projects.
Views: 2869
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DEME awarded Hornsea project

May 17 - DEME Offshore has been awarded a transport and installation contract for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, located approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the UK.
Views: 2430
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Qube in LCR takeover

May 17 - Australia-based Qube Holdings has acquired industrial logistics service provider LCR Group in a deal valued at AUD135 million (USD93.2 million).
Views: 2564
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From Antwerp to Açu

May 17 - Earlier this month, BBC Amethyst anchored in Porto do Açu, making it the first vessel to cross from Antwerp to the Brazilian seaport.
Views: 2673
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Damen opens in Helsinki

May 16 - Damen has opened an office in Helsinki as it looks to take advantage of Finland’s engineering expertise.
Views: 2478
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HM Global opts for Arkon

May 16 - Turkey-based HM Global Projects has appointed Arkon Shipping & Projects as its chartering agent. 
Views: 2389
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ACS relocates Moscow base

May 16 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has relocated its Moscow, Russia, operation to larger premises in the city.
Views: 2287
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Maersk progresses with logistics integration

May 16 - APM Terminals Inland Services will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from August 1, 2019, as the shipping company looks to develop its landside service offering.
Views: 2202
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Scrubber debate rumbles on

May 16 - As the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC74) meets this week in London, several environmental organisations have raised concerns about the use of scrubbers as an alternative compliance mechanism for the looming 2020 sulphur regulations.
Views: 2456
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GTI completes Jetco acquisition

May 15 - Canada’s GTI Transport Solutions has acquired Jetco, a Houston-based haulier that specialises in flatbed, heavy and intermodal logistics.
Views: 2753
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Tariff hikes cause concern

May 14 - The escalating bilateral trade war between the USA and China is reverberating across international markets.
Views: 2309
Antonov and Bolloré team up for Mozambique thumbnail image

Antonov and Bolloré team up for Mozambique

May 14 - Antonov Airlines and Bolloré Logistics France have worked together to help support disaster relief efforts in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai, which caused severe flooding.
Views: 2620
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Blue Marlin on route for repairs

May 13 - Following the hijacking of Blue Marlin, Royal Boskalis Westminster has confirmed that the heavy transport vessel is now en route to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Spain, for repairs.
Views: 2340
Cayon delivers with Cometto thumbnail image

Cayon delivers with Cometto

May 13 - Groupe Cayon has handled the delivery of a transformer for an EDF substation in Gennevilliers, France.
Views: 2591
Breakbulk boosts ro-ro revenue thumbnail image

Breakbulk boosts ro-ro revenue

May 13 - Ro-ro operators are one of the main disruptors for traditional carriers of breakbulk and project cargoes, and these shipments are continuing to boost volumes for the companies that specialise in moving vehicles.
Views: 2231
Collett transports transformer thumbnail image

Collett transports transformer

May 10 - Collett & Sons has moved a 170-tonne Hyundai transformer from Port Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire to the Eaton Socon substation in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.
Views: 2813
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Master Projects moves massive magnet

May 10 - Master Projects, part of Tarros Group, has handled the transport and loading of a 200-ton (181.4-tonne) magnet at Terminal Del Golfo in La Spezia, Italy.
Views: 2562
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Kern elected at Panalpina 

May 10 - Panalpina’s annual general meeting has named Thomas Kern as chairman of the board. 
Views: 2862
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Saudia expands Asian connections

May 10 - Saudia Cargo has added weekly freighter services to Guangzhou, China and Mumbai, India to its network. 
Views: 2561
It's a 'steel' for EXG  thumbnail image

It's a 'steel' for EXG 

May 10 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has coordinated the delivery of 850 steel pipes from Gujarat, India to France. 
Views: 2461
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Boskalis vessel hijacked in Africa

May 10 - Royal Boskalis Westminster’s heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin was hijacked on May 5, 2019 offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Views: 2853
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Portland towers ahead 

May 10 - In January and February of this year, 143 Vestas tower sections were discharged at the USA's port of Portland. 
Views: 2538
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Entrec reports growth for Q1

May 9 - Entrec reported year-on-year revenue growth of 10 percent during the first quarter of 2019, but the company’s president and ceo John Stevens said revenue fell below the company’s expectations.
Views: 2664
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London calling for Blue Water

May 9 - Blue Water Shipping has opened an office in London, UK that will focus on supporting the oil and energy industries.
Views: 2463
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Service upgrades at APL

May 9 - APL is adding port calls in southern China and the Philippines to its Japan, Thailand, Vietnam (JTV) service.
Views: 2395
Klema places Demag order thumbnail image

Klema places Demag order

May 8 - Munich-based crane specialist Klema has placed an order with Terex for a Demag AC 130-5 all-terrain crane.
Views: 2597
Universal Foundation to relocate thumbnail image

Universal Foundation to relocate

May 8 - Universal Foundation, part of the Fred. Olsen Ocean group, is moving from its facilities in Aalborg to Fredericia, Denmark.
Views: 2413
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Kerry names Stoekenbroek

May 8 - Kerry Logistics has appointed Martin Stoekenbroek as its managing director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Views: 2316
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SC&RA names officers

May 8 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has elected its officers for the 2019-2020 term at its annual conference awards and dinner at the Omni La Costa Resort in California.
Views: 2561
EGL in transformer move thumbnail image

EGL in transformer move

May 7 - Egypt Global Logistics (EGL) has delivered a transformer for the Nagaa Hammadi power station project, approximately 80 km northwest of Luxor.
Views: 2747
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Martel to step up at Marseille

May 7 - Hervé Martel has been named interim managing director of the Marseille-Fos port authority following his nomination by the French transport minister.
Views: 2484
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Walker in at ABP

May 7 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Julian Walker as chief commercial officer, effective September 2.
Views: 2565
Arkon secures Hass deal thumbnail image

Arkon secures Hass deal

May 7 - Hass Logistic Ghana (HLG) and Hass Freight Ghana (HFG) have appointed Arkon Shipping & Projects as their representative and commercial agent.
Views: 2587
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Duluth looks to wind energy cargoes

May 6 - BigLift Shipping’s vessel Happy River has called at the port of Duluth’s Clure Public marine terminal in the USA to offload wind energy components.
Views: 2716
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ALE readies to launch SK10,000

May 6 - ALE has launched its 10,000-tonne capacity SK10,000 ring crane at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Texas, USA.
Views: 2765
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MACS names Zuidnatie in Antwerp

May 3 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping has appointed the Zuidnatie Breakbulk terminal for its port calls in Antwerp.
Views: 2835
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M-Star readies project division

May 3 - M-Star Freight Services is preparing to launch a corporate project division – M-Star Projects – at next week’s AntwerpXL exhibition.
Views: 2687
AKM places Terex order thumbnail image

AKM places Terex order

May 3 - Munich-based AKM Autokranvermietung has placed an order with Terex for two Demag all-terrain cranes.
Views: 2839
CSA 2020: Ports could revoke scrubber bans thumbnail image

CSA 2020: Ports could revoke scrubber bans

May 3 - According to the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), it has received written approvals and ‘no objection’ letters from several port authorities indicating that they have no intention of banning the use of open-loop scrubbers in their waters.
Views: 2308
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Volga-Dnepr in wind energy delivery

May 3 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 80 tons (72.6 tonnes) of equipment from Cologne-Bonn, Germany to Australia to support the construction of a 32-turbine wind farm project.
Views: 2782
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Dan-Czech delivers to Slovakia

May 3 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has moved oversized cargo from Prague in the Czech Republic to Košice, Slovakia.
Views: 2479
Huisman delivers in 3D thumbnail image

Huisman delivers in 3D

May 3 - Huisman is delivering two 3D-printed crane hooks, which will be used in the maritime and offshore industries, for OOS International.
Views: 2712
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Collett introduces LoCity Driving course

May 2 - UK-based Training4Transport, a division of Collett Holdings, has introduced a certificate of professional competence (CPC) course designed to give drivers an insight into ways to reduce fuel use and emissions.
Views: 2885
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Freja rings the changes

May 2 - Former Freja Denmark managing director Ulrik Rasmussen is replacing Jørgen Hansen as group ceo.
Views: 2640
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Stockholm Norvik Port progresses

May 2 - Sweden’s Ports of Stockholm is progressing with the construction of Stockholm Norvik Port, which is set to open in May 2020.
Views: 2754
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HWH corridor gets a boost with Morrow grant

May 2 - The port of Morrow, located on the Columbia River near Boardman, Oregon, has been awarded a USD19.4 million grant to fund infrastructure projects at the marine terminals within the port. 
Views: 3073
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Zier named at Crowley

May 2 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has named Jonathan Zier as manager of business development - offshore services in Houston, Texas.
Views: 2529
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Dollman steps up at Air Partner

May 2 - Air Partner has appointed Paul Dollman as non-executive director of the company, effective immediately.
Views: 2418
Cattani rebrands to Barnhart thumbnail image

Cattani rebrands to Barnhart

May 1 - Illinois-based Cattani Crane is rebranding as Barnhart, the latter having acquired Cattani four years ago.
Views: 2898
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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier wins Moray East contract

May 1 - MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded a contract to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for the installation of 100 V164 9.5 MW turbines for the Moray East project off the east coast of Scotland.
Views: 3164
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Mammoet targets Antwerp petrochemicals

May 1 - Mammoet Belgium has opened a base at the port of Antwerp aimed at supporting the region’s petrochemical and industrial sectors.
Views: 2984
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GAC opens branch in Ras Laffan

May 1 - GAC Qatar has opened an office in Ras Laffan Industrial City in response to growing demand for its shipping and logistics services at the port.
Views: 2720
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WFW advises on Zeamarine acquisition

May 1 - Zeaborn Group selected Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) to advise on the acquisition of all outstanding shares in Zeamarine from its joint venture partner, New Mountain Capital.
Views: 2783

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