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Sectors News from February 2020

Bulkchain prepares for launch thumbnail image

Bulkchain prepares for launch

February 28 - Antwerp-based NxtPort and Port+ will launch the Bulkchain central collaboration platform on March 5.
Views: 1576
Rodionov to join Fesco board thumbnail image

Rodionov to join Fesco board

February 28 - Ilya Rodionov will join Fesco’s management board as vice president of legal and corporate affairs on March 2.
Views: 1528
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Focus 30 construction progresses

February 28 - Construction is moving ahead for Mammoet’s first Focus 30 crane, which will be available for work later this year.
Views: 1280
Lim steps up at G2 Ocean thumbnail image

Lim steps up at G2 Ocean

February 28 - G2 Ocean has appointed Sim Keat Lim as its vice president, Pacific, effective March 2.
Views: 2013
GPA opts for Konecranes units thumbnail image

GPA opts for Konecranes units

February 28 - Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has acquired two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour cranes for its Ocean Terminal in the port of Savannah.
Views: 1275
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ESTA campaign receives EC boost

February 28 - ESTA is “cautiously optimistic” that the organisation’s long-running campaign for the introduction of heavy transport and abnormal load corridors across Europe is beginning to bear fruit.
Views: 1290
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AF Marine launched

February 26 - Deepsea towage operators Augustea Group and transport engineering specialist Fagioli have established a 50-50 joint venture, AF Marine.
Views: 1827
LOC lands LNG Canada deal thumbnail image

LOC lands LNG Canada deal

February 26 - LOC Group has signed a multi-year contract with LNG Canada to provide marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services and vessel quality assurance at the project in Kitimat.
Views: 1695
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BATI ships to Doha

February 26 - Turkey-headquartered BATI Shipping & Trading has moved two yachts from the port of Izmir to Doha, Qatar.
Views: 1317
DSV Panalpina opens China link thumbnail image

DSV Panalpina opens China link

February 26 - DSV Panalpina has started operating a Boeing 747-8 freighter three times per week, east and westbound, between Huntsville, Alabama in the USA (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) to cope with capacity constraints caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Views: 1660
ALP wins FLNG towage contract thumbnail image

ALP wins FLNG towage contract

February 25 - The Netherlands-headquartered ALP Maritime Services has secured towing and positioning contracts for the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) platform, which will enter service offshore Mozambique.
Views: 1702
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POSH lands PFLNG Dua charters

February 25 - Petronas has awarded PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) two contracts related to the Petronas Floating Liquefied Natural Gas 2 (PFLNG Dua) project in Malaysia.
Views: 1594
West P&I to acquire NMI stake thumbnail image

West P&I to acquire NMI stake

February 24 - West of England P&I Club has signed an agreement to acquire a significant stake in Nordic Marine Insurance (NMI).
Views: 1771
Fitzgerald returns to Crowley  thumbnail image

Fitzgerald returns to Crowley 

February 21 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Ray Fitzgerald as its chief operating officer, effective March 1. 
Views: 1531
KENC completes engineering scope for Jumbo thumbnail image

KENC completes engineering scope for Jumbo

February 21 - The Netherlands-based KENC Engineering has collaborated with Jumbo to prepare the heavy lift vessel Fairplayer for an FPSO installation project offshore Brazil. 
Views: 1437
GS Express handles incinerator cargoes thumbnail image

GS Express handles incinerator cargoes

February 21 - GS Express Logistics has transported two parts of an incinerator from Penang Port to the Langkawi Incinerator plant in Kampung Belanga Pecah, Malaysia. 
Views: 1298
Camperi joins Tadano in Italy thumbnail image

Camperi joins Tadano in Italy

February 21 - Tadano has appointed Davide Camperi to lead the Demag business, sales and service efforts in the Italian market.
Views: 1560
NTSB publishes report on Ingalls collision thumbnail image

NTSB publishes report on Ingalls collision

February 21 - The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Marine Accident Brief on the collision between a heavy lift vessel, an unarmed barge and the destroyer Delbert D Black in Pascagoula, Mississippi last March.
Views: 1959
Laso begins Alecrim-Urze wind farm project thumbnail image

Laso begins Alecrim-Urze wind farm project

February 20 - Laso Transportes has been tasked with the transport of several wind energy components for the Alecrim-Urze wind farm in Paúl da Serra, on the island of Madeira.
Views: 2068
AAL ships super-yacht component  thumbnail image

AAL ships super-yacht component 

February 20 - AAL has transported an 85.3 m-long yacht hull from Humen, China to Henderson in Western Australia, on board the 19,000 dwt S-Class multipurpose vessel AAL Dampier.
Views: 1476
Antwerp XL outlines conference agenda  thumbnail image

Antwerp XL outlines conference agenda 

February 19 - Antwerp XL has finalised the conference programme for its 2020 event, which will take place on April 21-23 at the Antwerp Expo.
Views: 1710
Liebherr delivers a first in the USA thumbnail image

Liebherr delivers a first in the USA

February 19 - North Carolina Ports (NCP) has added a Liebherr LPS 420 rail-mounted gantry harbour crane at its terminal at the port of Morehead City.
Views: 2067
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Airfreight industry responds to coronavirus outbreak

February 19 - Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group has operated sterilised charter flights to China to deliver masks, sanitiser gels, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1690
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Charter rates remain steady 

February 18 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained steady over the last month, according to shipbroker Toepfer Transport. 
Views: 1940
Mammoet moves Sky Bridge thumbnail image

Mammoet moves Sky Bridge

February 18 - Mammoet has transported and installed a 200 m-long bridge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
Views: 1562
Canaveral secures funding for multipurpose berth thumbnail image

Canaveral secures funding for multipurpose berth

February 18 - Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded a USD14.1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Port Infrastructure Development Program to modernise and expand North Cargo Berth 3 (NCB3).
Views: 2173
Bolloré handles Heibloem blades thumbnail image

Bolloré handles Heibloem blades

February 18 - Bolloré Logistics Belgium has handled six wind turbine blades for an onshore wind farm in Heibloem, the Netherlands.
Views: 1405
Apache aircraft soars with Antonov thumbnail image

Apache aircraft soars with Antonov

February 18 - Antonov Airlines has transported four Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) in Arizona, USA to the Hindan Airforce Base in India.
Views: 2257
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Ambercor completes yankee move

February 17 - Canada-headquartered Ambercor Shipping has coordinated the delivery of a yankee dryer and two through-air dryer (TAD) rolls in Quebec.
Views: 1628
Duluth awarded infrastructure grant thumbnail image

Duluth awarded infrastructure grant

February 17 - The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated a USD10.5 million grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. 
Views: 1674
Wm. O'Brien opens in the USA thumbnail image

Wm. O'Brien opens in the USA

February 17 - Ireland’s Wm. O'Brien is opening its first office in the USA, in Princeton, New Jersey.
Views: 1546
RWG expands in Hanoi  thumbnail image

RWG expands in Hanoi 

February 14 - Vietnam-based Red Wolf Global (RWG) has opened an office in Hanoi to serve the northern part of the country.
Views: 1671
ProLift acquires ARM thumbnail image

ProLift acquires ARM

February 14 - ProLift Rigging has acquired Advanced Riggers & Millwrights (ARM), a rigging and plant relocation company based in Riverside, California.
Views: 2016
HTA adds training courses thumbnail image

HTA adds training courses

February 14 - The UK’s Heavy Transport Association (HTA) has launched two abnormal load escort training programmes.
Views: 1588
Mærsk names Jany as CFO thumbnail image

Mærsk names Jany as CFO

February 14 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk has appointed Patrick Jany as its chief financial officer and member of the executive board, effective May 1, 2020.
Views: 1859
Heavy lift cargo boosts volumes at Duluth thumbnail image

Heavy lift cargo boosts volumes at Duluth

February 13 - Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million tons at the port of Duluth-Superior for the 2019 shipping season, ranking as the port’s third-highest throughput since 2015, reports Morgan McClean.
Views: 1730
Antonov HQ to take over GSSA role thumbnail image

Antonov HQ to take over GSSA role

February 13 - Following the end of the general sales and service agent (GSSA) agreement with UK-based Dreamlifts, Antonov Airlines has confirmed that these tasks will be handled in-house at its headquarters in Ukraine.
Views: 1668
TGP mitigates biosecurity risk thumbnail image

TGP mitigates biosecurity risk

February 13 - Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has delivered construction equipment and materials to the British Antarctic Research Station at King Edward Point on the subantarctic island of South Georgia.
Views: 1584
Straddle carriers arrive in Grangemouth thumbnail image

Straddle carriers arrive in Grangemouth

February 13 - The port of Grangemouth in Scotland has taken delivery of five Kalmar straddle carriers as part of a multi-million-pound investment in its terminal equipment.
Views: 1966
Breakbulk Asia postponed thumbnail image

Breakbulk Asia postponed

February 13 - Breakbulk Asia, which was originally scheduled to take place from March 18-19 in Shanghai, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1920
Logistics industry braces for a global slowdown thumbnail image

Logistics industry braces for a global slowdown

February 13 - The majority of logistics executives surveyed in Agility’s 2020 Emerging Markets Index expect a recession in the next 12 months, amid concerns about downward pressure on global trade volumes.
Views: 2511
LEEA adds LiftEx events thumbnail image

LEEA adds LiftEx events

February 12 - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is expanding its LiftEx event portfolio to include a Middle East exhibition and a LiftEx Lite show in Egypt.
Views: 1582
Swift delivery for Van der Vlist thumbnail image

Swift delivery for Van der Vlist

February 12 - Late last year, Van der Vlist transported a cruise vessel from Kędzierzyn-Koźle in Poland to Lake Windermere in the UK on behalf of the manufacturer Damen Shipyards.
Views: 1534
DKT boosts commercial team thumbnail image

DKT boosts commercial team

February 12 - De Keyser Thornton Group (DKT) – exclusive agent for AAL in the Benelux region – has appointed Kurt Lyssens and Peter De Boer to its commercial team.
Views: 1904
Caldwell launches TLC clamp thumbnail image

Caldwell launches TLC clamp

February 12 - The Caldwell Group has launched a clamp designed for lifting and turning curved plate or pipe from horizontal to vertical positions, and vice versa.
Views: 1516
Laso rebrands GTE in Mozambique thumbnail image

Laso rebrands GTE in Mozambique

February 12 - Mozambique-based GTE-Gruas E Transportes Especiais, a subsidiary of Laso Transportes, has rebranded as Laso Moçambique.
Views: 1841
Maiden trip for Allelys’ Faktor 5.5 thumbnail image

Maiden trip for Allelys’ Faktor 5.5

February 11 - UK-based Allelys has delivered three 260-tonne transformers to a construction site in New Deer, Scotland on behalf of deugro.
Views: 1939
UK launches consultation of free ports thumbnail image

UK launches consultation of free ports

February 11 - The UK is moving ahead with plans to establish up to ten free ports (also known as free-trade zones) in a bid to unlock post-Brexit opportunities and support logistics supply chains.
Views: 1946
Easter named permanent ceo at Daseke  thumbnail image

Easter named permanent ceo at Daseke 

February 11 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has appointed Chris Easter as its permanent ceo and a member of the board of director
Views: 1586
HLI handles the pressure in yankee move  thumbnail image

HLI handles the pressure in yankee move 

February 11 - HLI Rail & Rigging has moved a yankee dryer – a pressure vessel used in the production of tissue paper – 300 miles (482.8 km) from Erie to Lock Haven in Pennsylvania. 
Views: 2105
Hareket loads out TCO trio thumbnail image

Hareket loads out TCO trio

February 11 - Turkey’s Hareket has loaded out three oversized pieces of oil processing equipment at Borusan port.
Views: 1519
Alistair completes mining moves  thumbnail image

Alistair completes mining moves 

February 10 - Alistair Group has transported nearly 2,000 tons (1,814.4 tonnes) of steel structures from Durban, South Africa to a mining site in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Views: 1685
Rhenus Group acquires LTK thumbnail image

Rhenus Group acquires LTK

February 10 - Rhenus Group has finalised the acquisition of Spanish logistics company LTK.
Views: 1882
AAL to launch new monthly service thumbnail image

AAL to launch new monthly service

February 10 - Multipurpose carrier AAL is launching a Europe - Middle East/India - Asia monthly liner service later this month.
Views: 1946
Intermarine begins operations thumbnail image

Intermarine begins operations

February 10 - Intermarine has commenced its Americas liner service, following the brand’s resurrection at the end of January.
Views: 2325
Dreamlifts ends partnership with Antonov thumbnail image

Dreamlifts ends partnership with Antonov

February 10 - UK-based Dreamlifts will no longer act as the worldwide general sales and service agent for Antonov Airlines, effective March 1, 2020.
Views: 1918
KOGA Shipping launched thumbnail image

KOGA Shipping launched

February 10 - King Ocean Gulf Alliance (KOGA) Shipping has been launched out of Houston, USA, and will focus on breakbulk, project, and bulk shipping throughout the Americas.
Views: 2829
Sarens adds Orléans base thumbnail image

Sarens adds Orléans base

February 7 - Sarens has opened a crane depot in Orléans, France, which will supply cranes on a rental basis for clients in the nuclear energy and civil engineering sectors.
Views: 2034
NYK places LNG PCTC order thumbnail image

NYK places LNG PCTC order

February 7 - NYK has ordered a second LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from Shin Kurushima Dockyard.
Views: 1584
Treffler begins fleet modernisation thumbnail image

Treffler begins fleet modernisation

February 7 - Munich-based crane hire company Treffler, which was acquired by Maxikraft Group during October last year, has ordered seven Liebherr mobile cranes with lifting capacities up to 230 tonnes.
Views: 1653
CEE merges with Priority Cargo Network thumbnail image

CEE merges with Priority Cargo Network

February 6 - Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Priority Cargo Network – both part of the Quality Cargo Networks group – are merging their operations.
Views: 1772
EGL moves transformer trio thumbnail image

EGL moves transformer trio

February 6 - Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL) has moved three transformers at the Abu Qir power plant in Egypt.
Views: 1890
Deveci on the double thumbnail image

Deveci on the double

February 6 - Turkey’s Deveci Uluslararasi Ağır Nakliyat has used its five-axle lowbed MegaMAX trailer from Faymonville to move two pressure vessels.
Views: 1491
Port of Morrow wins federal funding thumbnail image

Port of Morrow wins federal funding

February 5 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded USD1.6 million to the port of Morrow for equipment and infrastructure improvements.
Views: 1826
ShipNext and SEDNA join forces thumbnail image

ShipNext and SEDNA join forces

February 5 - ShipNext has formed a partnership with SEDNA, which develops cloud-based transaction management software.
Views: 2023
FLS handles mining machinery  thumbnail image

FLS handles mining machinery 

February 5 - FLS Projects Indonesia has chartered a vessel to move heavy mining machinery from Jakarta to Jebel Ali in the UAE. 
Views: 1693
North P&I updates platform to reflect coronavirus risk thumbnail image

North P&I updates platform to reflect coronavirus risk

February 5 - North P&I Club has developed its MyGlobeView platform so that it can provide live updates as to the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, countries at risk and what to look out for.
Views: 1728
Meriaura adds Friendland to fleet thumbnail image

Meriaura adds Friendland to fleet

February 4 - Finnish shipping company Meriaura has added the 2002-built general cargo vessel Friendland to its fleet.
Views: 1533
Taranaki welcomes wind energy cargoes thumbnail image

Taranaki welcomes wind energy cargoes

February 4 - BBC Amber has arrived at the port of Taranaki in New Zealand to deliver 99 wind turbine blades for Mercury’s wind farm in Turitea.
Views: 2070
Cometto unveils Eco1000 series thumbnail image

Cometto unveils Eco1000 series

February 4 - Cometto has launched the Eco1000 range of self-propelled modular vehicles, which come equipped with an integrated power pack unit.
Views: 1596
DHL Industrial Projects names Tite thumbnail image

DHL Industrial Projects names Tite

February 4 - DHL Industrial Projects has appointed Andy Tite as its head of business development for industrial projects in Europe.
Views: 2226
Investigation launched into Rostock incident thumbnail image

Investigation launched into Rostock incident

February 4 - An investigation has been launched into an incident at the port of Rostock, Germany, which saw two mobile cranes roll off the deck of a heavy lift vessel.
Views: 1938
Talbert adds Modular 65SA range thumbnail image

Talbert adds Modular 65SA range

February 4 - USA-based Talbert Manufacturing has added the Modular 65SA to its range of specialised trailers.
Views: 1579
Chipolbrok loads up in Europe thumbnail image

Chipolbrok loads up in Europe

February 4 - Chipolbrok’s multipurpose vessel Chipolbrok Star called at the port of Bilbao during December to offload wind energy components.
Views: 3522
MOL outlines restructuring plan thumbnail image

MOL outlines restructuring plan

February 3 - Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has detailed a restructuring plan that will be implemented on April 1, 2020.
Views: 1908
Devlin moves to Mærsk thumbnail image

Devlin moves to Mærsk

February 3 - Dennis Devlin has joined A.P. Møller–Mærsk as the shipping company’s senior director for special project logistics in North America.
Views: 2294
Conceptum moves in Mackay thumbnail image

Conceptum moves in Mackay

February 3 - Conceptum Logistics has coordinated the delivery of a ship-loader boom from South Mackay, Australia, to the city’s harbour.
Views: 3312
LGH supplies gantry system for bridge lift thumbnail image

LGH supplies gantry system for bridge lift

February 3 - Heavy lift equipment rental company LGH has supplied an Enerpac telescopic hydraulic gantry to assist with the removal of the Steenhuisenbrug bridge in Friesland, the Netherlands.
Views: 1857

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