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Sectors News from January 2020

Bahri reports strong growth thumbnail image

Bahri reports strong growth

January 31 - Saudia Arabia-headquartered Bahri has reported a fourth-quarter profit of SAR249.08 million (USD66.4 million) for 2019, a 172.5 percent increase compared to the same period of 2018.
Views: 1663
Fesco moves cranes from St Petersburg to Primorye thumbnail image

Fesco moves cranes from St Petersburg to Primorye

January 31 - Russia’s Fesco Transportation Group has delivered four Liebherr rubber-tyred gantry cranes from St Petersburg to Primorye on behalf of Global Ports, which needed to move the equipment between two terminals belonging to its subsidiaries.
Views: 2351
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Jol steps up at AqualisBraemar

January 31 - AqualisBraemar has appointed Dirk Jol to head up the group’s adjusting division in the Middle East and India.
Views: 1646
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PPG adds ProjectPitch exercise to course agenda

January 31 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) has boosted the agenda of its project cargo forwarding training course, which will be held at the Antwerp XL exhibition in April 2020.
Views: 1416
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Ørsted partners with Virginia

January 30 - Ørsted has signed an agreement with the port of Virginia in the USA to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.
Views: 1775
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UTC’s Poisler joins College of Technology

January 30 - UTC Overseas’ chief operating officer global energy and capital projects, Marco Poisler, has joined the College of Technology at the University of Houston as an adjunct professor.
Views: 2308
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Mammoet moves in Maine

January 30 - Mammoet has loaded 60 modules at Cianbro’s manufacturing facility in Brewer, Maine.
Views: 1931
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PCN members combine for mining project

January 29 - In coordination with several of its fellow Project Cargo Network (PCN) members, Goodrich handled the movement of almost 8,000 freight tons of mining equipment to Kazakhstan.
Views: 1872
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New boom on route for Pacific Osprey

January 28 - Blue Water Shipping is transporting a crane boom, manufactured by National Oilwell Varco, to Denmark on behalf of Swire Blue Ocean (SBO).
Views: 2900
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Rhenus places Konecranes order

January 28 - Rhenus Logistics has ordered a 125-tonne lifting capacity Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane for the Rhenus Deep Sea terminal at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam.
Views: 1804
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Heavy Lift Awards heads to London for 2020

January 27 - HLPFI is pleased to announce that the Heavy Lift Awards 2020 will take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on October 21 this year.
Views: 1688
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SC&RA outlines 2020 conference agenda

January 27 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has revealed the speakers for its 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held from April 14-18 at the Amelia Island Plantation in Florida, USA.
Views: 1735
Demag duo completes tandem lift thumbnail image

Demag duo completes tandem lift

January 27 - Tiong Woon has lifted a 100 m-long, 510-tonne C3 splitter tower at the Singapore Refinery Company’s propylene manufacturing plant.
Views: 1778
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Vanguard handles Golden Valley turbines

January 27 - South Africa’s Vanguard is currently offloading and transporting 48 wind turbines at Port Elizabeth, which are destined for a project site in Golden Valley.
Views: 1773
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Navigating Sulphur 2020

January 24 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has praised the implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur cap on marine fuel, claiming that, so far, the transition has been “relatively smooth”, although charter party disputes are expected to emerge soon.
Views: 1844
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Zagrebtrans adds Scheuerle modules

January 24 - Croatia-headquartered Zagrebtrans has acquired an UltralightCombi trailer combination from Scheuerle, a subsidiary of the TII Group.
Views: 1962
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TWD designs monopile sling connector

January 24 - Temporary Works Design (TWD) has developed a monopile sling connector concept, which it claims provides a quick, safe and remote-controlled solution for rigging activities.
Views: 1685
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Genoa bridge takes shape 

January 24 - Construction of the new Genoa bridge in Italy is making progress, with 14 out of the 18 piers now installed. 
Views: 1986
Orion fuelled with LNG thumbnail image

Orion fuelled with LNG

January 24 - Nauticor’s bunker vessel Kairos has supplied DEME’s offshore installation vessel Orion with LNG at the port of Rostock, Germany.
Views: 1625
UHL boosts fleet with 12 ships thumbnail image

UHL boosts fleet with 12 ships

January 23 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) has updated its fleet list to include nine Eco Lifter multipurpose vessels that were previously delivered to Zeamarine. 
Views: 3228
BDP names Harper  thumbnail image

BDP names Harper 

January 23 - BDP International has appointed Katherine Harper as its chief financial officer (cfo). 
Views: 1843
LADOL partners with Mammoet thumbnail image

LADOL partners with Mammoet

January 23 - The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL) in Nigeria has signed a collaboration agreement with engineered transport and heavy lift specialist Mammoet.
Views: 2298
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Decarbonising shipping comes at a USD1 tn cost

January 22 - At least USD1 trillion of capital investment in land-based and ship-related infrastructure is required to reach the 2050 goal of reducing shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent of 2008 levels.
Views: 2141
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Freightplus sells stake in Thailand JV

January 22 - Freightplus (Australia) has sold its 50 percent stake in its logistics business in Thailand to its joint venture partners. 
Views: 1901
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Cranes arrive in Brownsville

January 22 - BBC Chartering’s multipurpose vessel BBC Asia has delivered two mobile harbour cranes to the port of Brownsville in Texas.
Views: 1884
Blue Water opens office in Guyana thumbnail image

Blue Water opens office in Guyana

January 21 - Blue Water Shipping has opened an office in Guyana in order to offer support to the country’s oil industry.
Views: 2231
Crowley shakes up marine services organisation thumbnail image

Crowley shakes up marine services organisation

January 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has reorganised its marine services organisation into three business segments: offshore services, ship assist and tanker escort, and engineering services.
Views: 2102
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Wille-Krane adds to fleet

January 21 - Germany-based crane and heavy haulage contractor Wille-Krane has acquired a Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane.
Views: 2349
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SAAM acquires shares in Intertug 

January 21 - Sociedad Matriz SAAM has acquired a 70 percent stake in Intertug, a towage operator in Colombia, Mexico and Central America. 
Views: 2154
Consortium to develop ro-ro terminal in Port Saïd  thumbnail image

Consortium to develop ro-ro terminal in Port Saïd 

January 20 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics, Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) plan to invest USD150 million to develop and operate a ro-ro terminal in Port Saïd, Egypt. 
Views: 2077
Senior appointments at Kaleido  thumbnail image

Senior appointments at Kaleido 

January 20 - Spain-based Kaleido Logistics has appointed Xosé Martínez as its general director and Beatriz Alvarado as its sales director. 
Views: 2320
MOL boosts services in Thailand thumbnail image

MOL boosts services in Thailand

January 20 - MOL Logistics Thailand (MLG Thailand) is boosting its services in the country to cover inland transport and Customs clearance.
Views: 1783
Caldwell supplies customised beam for BAS thumbnail image

Caldwell supplies customised beam for BAS

January 20 - The Caldwell Group has designed and manufactured a customised 46-tonne capacity lifting beam for the latest phase of the wharf modernisation at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station.
Views: 1853
EXG completes silencer export thumbnail image

EXG completes silencer export

January 20 - India-headquartered Express Global Logistics (EXG) has loaded 12 exhaust silencers at Mumbai, destined for Cambodia.
Views: 2477
Still time to enter ESTA Awards  thumbnail image

Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
Views: 1853
Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds  thumbnail image

Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion systems.
Views: 2167
Bati handles yacht move  thumbnail image

Bati handles yacht move 

January 17 - Bati Group has coordinated the transport of a yacht from Turkey to Greece. 
Views: 2510
Methanex hat trick for Mammoet thumbnail image

Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
Views: 2328
DSV opens in Muscat thumbnail image

DSV opens in Muscat

January 17 - DSV has widened its footprint in the Middle East by opening an office in Muscat, Oman.
Views: 2135
Charter rates fall in January  thumbnail image

Charter rates fall in January 

January 17 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have dropped over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2399
Spatial Global lands BIFA award thumbnail image

Spatial Global lands BIFA award

January 17 - Spatial Global secured the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Project Forwarding Award 2019 at a glittering ceremony in London yesterday.
Views: 2150
Blue Water opens in Milan thumbnail image

Blue Water opens in Milan

January 16 - Blue Water Shipping has opened an office in Milan, Italy that will initially serve clients in the oil and gas, power generation, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.
Views: 2662
NYK partners with Van Oord thumbnail image

NYK partners with Van Oord

January 16 - NYK and Van Oord have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag.
Views: 2317
OOG shipment departs Dubai thumbnail image

OOG shipment departs Dubai

January 16 - Charles Kendall Ayezan has coordinated a shipment of ten pressure vessel units at the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai.
Views: 2117
Tens across the board for WW Ocean thumbnail image

Tens across the board for WW Ocean

January 16 - WW Ocean’s recent stop at the Japanese port of Kanazawa marked its tenth port call for manufacturer Komatsu.
Views: 2106
From Slovenia to Sweden with Velebit thumbnail image

From Slovenia to Sweden with Velebit

January 15 - Croatia’s Velebit Promet has moved a 103.5-ton (94-tonne) transformer from Slovenia to Sweden using its CombiMAX trailer from Faymonville.
Views: 2904
O’Hara joins port of Tyne  thumbnail image

O’Hara joins port of Tyne 

January 15 - The port of Tyne in the UK has welcomed Kate O’Hara to its business development team as commercial director.
Views: 2349
Crosby expands with Feubo acquisition thumbnail image

Crosby expands with Feubo acquisition

January 15 - The Crosby Group has acquired Germany-headquartered Feubo, a manufacturer of offshore mooring components for the oil, gas and wind energy markets.
Views: 2717
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Brighter signs for multipurpose shipping

January 14 - The outlook for multipurpose shipping, comprising both breakbulk and heavy lift vessels, is brightening despite rising geopolitical risks and economic uncertainty, according to maritime consultancy Drewry.
Views: 2957
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AAL delivers to Port Miami

January 14 - AAL has delivered six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) from the port of Taicang, China to Port Miami, USA on its 31,000 dwt vessel AAL Newcastle.
Views: 2598
Senior appointments at SAL thumbnail image

Senior appointments at SAL

January 14 - Claas Matthies, managing director at SAL Heavy Lift, is taking on additional responsibilities as the group’s chief information officer.
Views: 2359
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Steel cut for UECC PCTC

January 13 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) held a steel cutting ceremony for its first newbuild pure car truck carrier (PCTC) on order with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group.
Views: 2041
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TGP appoints Suvaal

January 13 - Trans Global Projects (TGP) has appointed Ard Suvaal as group operations manager.
Views: 2655
Loosley named as Frew successor thumbnail image

Loosley named as Frew successor

January 13 - David Loosley will succeed Angus Frew as secretary general and ceo of BIMCO, effective June 2020.
Views: 2015
Contractors poisoned near South Africa thumbnail image

Contractors poisoned near South Africa

January 10 - Dutch contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster confirmed that an incident occurred onboard an FPSO that is being transported by its heavy lift vessel Vanguard from China to Brazil.
Views: 2171
Xellz eyes Irish potential thumbnail image

Xellz eyes Irish potential

January 10 - Xellz Operations is investigating the potential of an offshore supply base in the south and southeast of Ireland that would serve future offshore wind energy projects.
Views: 2057
NWSA names Henderson thumbnail image

NWSA names Henderson

January 10 - The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has appointed Dana Henderson as general counsel.
Views: 1938
Cardinal rebrand for Origin thumbnail image

Cardinal rebrand for Origin

January 10 - UK-based Origin Logistics, part of the Cardinal Maritime Group, has rebranded as Cardinal – The Logistics People. 
Views: 1810
Big Carl completes first big lift at Hinkley  thumbnail image

Big Carl completes first big lift at Hinkley 

January 10 - The 250 m-tall SGC 250 ring crane from Sarens lifted a 170-tonne prefabricated part of a reactor’s steel containment liner at EDF’s Hinkley Point C project site during December. 
Views: 2662
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Harvey soars into EMA role

January 9 - East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK has appointed Steven Harvey as its vice president of cargo.
Views: 2042
Miller joins Tacoma  thumbnail image

Miller joins Tacoma 

January 9 - The port of Tacoma in Washington has appointed Mark Miller to lead its information technology team. 
Views: 2612
Atlas signs EL AL agreement  thumbnail image

Atlas signs EL AL agreement 

January 8 - Atlas Air will operate a Boeing 747-400 Freighter on behalf of EL AL Israel Airlines, under an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement. 
Views: 1867
Mammoet completes ALE takeover thumbnail image

Mammoet completes ALE takeover

January 8 - Mammoet has completed the acquisition of UK-headquartered ALE – a merger that creates the industry’s largest global provider of engineered heavy lifting and transport services.
Views: 3220
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Grove deployed for Capital maintenance work

January 7 - Australian crane specialist RAR Group has deployed a Grove GMK6400 at the Capital Wind Farm in New South Wales for the replacement of turbine gearboxes. 
Views: 2554
GSF calls for scrutiny of sulphur surcharges  thumbnail image

GSF calls for scrutiny of sulphur surcharges 

January 7 - The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) is encouraging ocean freight customers to scrutinise surcharges from shipping lines designed to cover the cost of compliance with the IMO’s sulphur emissions regulations. 
Views: 2076
Foundations in place for SeaMade thumbnail image

Foundations in place for SeaMade

January 7 - DEME has installed 58 monopile foundations and two offshore substation foundations at the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea. 
Views: 2011
Steelduxx starts operations  thumbnail image

Steelduxx starts operations 

January 7 - Antwerp-based Edmond Van Dyck & Sons and Aneka have officially merged their operations to create Steelduxx. 
Views: 2274
Kuok moves ahead with POSH acquisition thumbnail image

Kuok moves ahead with POSH acquisition

January 6 - PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has filed to leave the Singapore Exchange as the Kuok Group moves forward with its takeover.
Views: 2484
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USMCA moves forward

January 6 - On December 10, 2019, the USA, Canada and Mexico moved forward with the trilateral trade deal that is set to replace NAFTA, with the accord now in the hands of the US and Canadian legislatures for final approval.
Views: 2122
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WindFloat Atlantic produces energy

January 6 - The first platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm has started supplying energy in Portugal having been connected to the grid on December 31.
Views: 2241
Interocean I prepares for monopile move thumbnail image

Interocean I prepares for monopile move

January 6 - During December, Chung Yang Shipping’s heavy transport vessel Interocean I called at the port of Eemshaven for grillage removal in preparation for the transportation of monopiles to Taiwan.
Views: 1985
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Low-sulphur fuel prices rise

January 3 - Very-low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) prices had risen to USD710 per metric tonne in Singapore on January 2, 2020, a price increase of 30 percent when compared to December 2, 2019.
Views: 2836
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Lurline gets ready for voyage

January 3 - Hawaii-headquartered Matson’s newest Kanaloa-class con-ro vessel is preparing to embark on its maiden voyage on January 9.
Views: 2244
Entrec sells Canadian crane assets thumbnail image

Entrec sells Canadian crane assets

January 3 - Entrec Corporation has completed the sale of its Canadian crane business and assets to Sterling Crane, part of Marmon Crane Services, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Views: 3560
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SAAM to assist EDP project

January 2 - SAAM Towage will provide three tugs for the Energía del Pacífico (EDP) project at the port of Acajutla in El Salvador.
Views: 2495
Somers launches ACE 54 thumbnail image

Somers launches ACE 54

January 2 - Philippe Somers has launched ACE 54 Project Management – a Dubai-headquartered company that will enable niche and medium-sized international project forwarders to participate in African door-to-door tenders.
Views: 3915

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