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Geodis charters AN-124 for mask deliveries thumbnail image

Geodis charters AN-124 for mask deliveries

March 31 - Geodis has chartered two AN-124 aircraft to operate on a rotation between China and France, delivering millions of masks on behalf of the French government.
Views: 1364
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Onnen-Lübben joins Mosolf

March 30 - Mosolf Group has appointed Inke Onnen-Lübben as manager of its branch in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, effective April 1.
Views: 1243
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Siem takes ro-ro delivery

March 30 - Siem Shipping has taken delivery of its latest ro-ro vessel from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG).
Views: 905
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Silos move to Slovakia

March 30 - Bolk Transport and LS International Cargo have moved two silos from Schärding, Austria to Ružomberok, Slovakia.
Views: 869
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Reynolds slides to success

March 27 - Reynolds Transfer and Storage has used Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding equipment to remove and replace a transformer in Madison, Wisconsin.
Views: 1330
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BIFA calls to extend Brexit transition

March 27 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling on the UK government to request an extension to the Brexit transition period.
Views: 1349
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Flenzies appoints CEO

March 27 - Nicolai Rehn has been named ceo of digital platform Flenzies.
Views: 1585
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ALS presses ahead

March 26 - ALS has organised the road transport of a 70-ton (63.5-tonne) press from Italy to the Netherlands.
Views: 1168
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ICS and IAPH call for G20 support

March 26 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have joined forces to call for swift action to support global supply chains from the impact of Covid-19.
Views: 1020
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Multimodal 2020 rescheduled

March 26 - Multimodal 2020 has been rescheduled and will now take place from November 4-6 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
Views: 964
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Geodis introduces charter services

March 25 - Geodis has launched charter services to secure air cargo capacity between China and Europe as well as on transatlantic routes.
Views: 1398
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Saudia Cargo extends services

March 25 - Omar bin Talal Hariri, ceo of Saudi Airlines Cargo, said the carrier has taken proactive steps to ensure the continuity of its cargo operations.
Views: 1016
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Force majeure declared

March 25 - DHL Global Forwarding has invoked force majeure as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1786
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Covid-19 tightens global grip

March 24 - When China sneezes, the world turns to its sick bed. Although China is now in the recovery position and regaining strength, the rest of the world is battening down the hatches.
Views: 1894
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Penta-Ocean partners with DEME

March 24 - Penta-Ocean Construction and DEME Offshore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan.
Views: 1403
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Damen appoints van Heyningen

March 24 - Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Marc van Heyningen as its chief operations officer, effective April 1.
Views: 995
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Fagioli president passes away

March 23 - Alessandro Fagioli, president of Italian heavy lift and project logistics specialist Fagioli, passed away on March 22.
Views: 1423
China: A beacon of hope amid Covid-19 crisis  thumbnail image

China: A beacon of hope amid Covid-19 crisis 

March 23 - With a slowing number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases and a moderate recovery of its manufacturing output, China is showing the rest of the world that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 
Views: 2198
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Obituary: Horst Felbermayr Senior

March 23 - Horst Felbermayr Senior, owner of Austrian crane, access and heavy transport company Felbermayr, passed away on March 13 at the age of 75.
Views: 1188
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Crowley adds Hercules to fleet

March 23 - Crowley Maritime has entered into a bareboat charter agreement with Brusco Tug and Barge for a tractor tug that will serve Pacific Northwest and California ports with ship assist and harbour escort work.
Views: 1256
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Kalmar secures TPA order

March 20 - Kalmar will supply Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) with six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for Dar es Salaam port.
Views: 1921
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BigLift completes STS delivery

March 20 - BigLift Barentsz has delivered three neo-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to the port of Savannah in the USA. 
Views: 2077
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Volga-Dnepr ready for market challenges

March 19 - HLPFI’s sister publication Air Cargo News spoke with Volga-Dnepr executive president, charter operations, Konstantin Vekshin to discuss how the group will meet the current challenges faced by the air cargo market.
Views: 1963
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Bilbao plans N-240 enhancement

March 19 - The Port Authority of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia plan to create up to 11 lay-by areas on the N-240 highway, which links Tarragona to Bilbao.
Views: 1753
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Tracking border delays with Sixfold

March 19 - EU leaders approved a complete shut down of the bloc's external borders to all non-essential travel, except truck deliveries, for the next 30 days to restrict the spread of Covid-19. Measures are being adopted to keep goods flowing within the EU too.
Views: 1604
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LEEA supports GLAD campaign

March 19 - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is supporting the Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), which takes place on July 9, 2020.
Views: 2091
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Wind turbines arrive in Dunkirk

March 19 - The general cargo vessel EEMS Dublin has transported nine wind turbine blades, each measuring 70 m in length, to the port of Dunkirk in France.
Views: 2272
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StormGeo and DNV GL deepen partnership

March 19 - StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of driving digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry.
Views: 1507
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Al Faris supports Hatta hydro project

March 19 - Al Faris has loaded, transported and discharged a tugboat and pontoons for the Hatta pumped storage hydro power plant (PSHPP) project in the UAE.
Views: 1399
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UK Chamber of Shipping calls for support

March 18 - The UK Chamber of Shipping has called for a multi-million pound relief package to support the shipping sector during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Views: 1534
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GPLN moves AGM to 2021

March 18 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has rescheduled its 17th annual general meeting (AGM) to May 2021.
Views: 1710
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Virtus handles train delivery

March 18 - Virtus Projects and Global Logistics has handled two train carriages that were shipped from Japan to the Philippines.
Views: 1788
Ceva boosts freighter capacity thumbnail image

Ceva boosts freighter capacity

March 18 - Ceva Logistics has chartered 86 freighter flights to deliver parts and supplies to its customers.
Views: 1388
UPDATED: JOC, Antwerp XL and ESTA cancel events thumbnail image

UPDATED: JOC, Antwerp XL and ESTA cancel events

March 17 - The 2020 JOC Breakbulk & Project Cargo Conference, Antwerp XL exhibition, and the ESTA 2020 Awards of Excellence have joined the growing list of events that have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the rapid growth of global cases of Covid-19. 
Views: 1475
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Tonsager joins Patriot 

March 17 - Patriot Rail and Ports has appointed Paul Tonsager as its chief commercial officer. 
Views: 1754
Barrus handles wind shipment thumbnail image

Barrus handles wind shipment

March 17 - Barrus Projects has delivered wind turbine blades for the Kochubeevskaya wind farm in Russia. 
Views: 1740
SAL supports pre-piling phase in Taiwan thumbnail image

SAL supports pre-piling phase in Taiwan

March 16 - During May and July 2019, SAL Heavy Lift demonstrated its offshore installation capabilities at the Greater Changhua Test Pile project, offshore Taiwan.
Views: 1400
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ALS in tank transport

March 16 - ALS in Germany has coordinated the transport of three large brewery tanks from the port of Immingham in the UK.
Views: 1649
Jozef Hermans opts for Greiner thumbnail image

Jozef Hermans opts for Greiner

March 13 - Greiner has delivered a customised Sefiro self-propelled vehicle to Venlo, the Netherlands-based Jozef Hermans Industrial Movers.
Views: 1435
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Heavy lift cargoes move through Tarragona

March 13 - 2019 proved to be a record year for the port of Tarragona in Spain, with revenue totalling EUR57.65 million (USD64.4 million) and cargo throughput reaching 33.3 million tonnes – including some notable heavy lift shipments.
Views: 1391
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Wagons move with Facchin

March 13 - Italy’s Facchin Trasporti has moved a rail wagon from Treviso to the port of Cervignano del Friuli using a four-axle MegaMAX lowbed trailer from Faymonville. 
Views: 1819
Sarilar adds Liebherr crane thumbnail image

Sarilar adds Liebherr crane

March 13 - Turkey’s Sarilar Group has taken delivery of an LRT 1100-2.1 rough-terrain crane from Liebherr. 
Views: 1404
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Entrec reports revenue uptick

March 13 - Entrec Corporation has reported a year-on-year revenue increase for 2019, thanks to organic growth in the USA and the acquisition of Capstan Hauling in October 2018.
Views: 1769
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Schryver handles heat exchangers

March 13 - Schryver Del Ecuador has handled a shipment of eight heat exchangers for a petroleum plant expansion project in the Ecuadorian jungle.
Views: 1418
Canaveral boosts ro-ro capability  thumbnail image

Canaveral boosts ro-ro capability 

March 12 - Port Canaveral in the USA has assumed operational responsibility of its vehicle processing facility and launched a ro-ro division to support its existing customers. 
Views: 1452
4D offers Incoterms training  thumbnail image

4D offers Incoterms training 

March 12 - 4D Supply Chain Consulting has introduced an e-learning training programme that outlines the impact of the new Incoterms 2020. 
Views: 1856
Nippon adds Cometto axle lines thumbnail image

Nippon adds Cometto axle lines

March 12 - Japan’s Nippon Express has taken delivery of 56 axle lines of Cometto MSPE self-propelled vehicles.
Views: 1287
Buss Terminal to support Hornsea Two thumbnail image

Buss Terminal to support Hornsea Two

March 12 - The Buss Terminal in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, has been selected as the base port for the foundation structures that will be installed at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.
Views: 1326
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PCB exhibition postponed 

March 11 - The Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) will be postponed until June 17-18. 
Views: 1270
Atik joins BATI as project head  thumbnail image

Atik joins BATI as project head 

March 11 - BATI Group has appointed Erman Atik as its project director and head of breakbulk and project cargo forwarding at BATI Innovative Logistics. 
Views: 1196
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Kembla arrives in Hamburg 

March 11 - AAL’s multipurpose vessel AAL Kembla recently berthed at C. Steinweg’s Süd-West-Terminal – the first time the ship has called at the port of Hamburg. 
Views: 1731
Roll-Lift completes Aruba project thumbnail image

Roll-Lift completes Aruba project

March 11 - Roll-Lift USA has transported six motors, weighing 298 tons (270.3 tonnes) each, in Aruba, on behalf of Martin Bencher.
Views: 2142
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Hareket in TBM move

March 11 - Hareket has dismantled and moved the main bearing of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) in mid-western Turkey.
Views: 1423
MOL targets Mozambique and South Africa  thumbnail image

MOL targets Mozambique and South Africa 

March 11 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has appointed Mitsuru Fukushima as its chief country representative for Mozambique and South Africa, effective April 1, 2020. 
Views: 1485
HFW boosts shipping practice  thumbnail image

HFW boosts shipping practice 

March 11 - International law firm HFW has made a series of senior appointments to its shipping practice. 
Views: 1114
RHB boosts crane capacity thumbnail image

RHB boosts crane capacity

March 10 - Rotterdam-based RHB Stevedoring & Warehousing has acquired a second mobile harbour crane that will be used to handle heavy lift and project cargo.
Views: 1392
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BNSFL hauls to Houston

March 10 - USA-based BNSF Logistics has transported components of a mixed material storage system from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the port of Houston.
Views: 1325
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C-Job plans expansion in Greece

March 10 - Ship design and engineering specialist C-Job Naval Architects is expanding its network with the opening of an office in Athens, Greece.
Views: 1905
Kintetsu partners with Chapman for relief project thumbnail image

Kintetsu partners with Chapman for relief project

March 10 - Kintetsu World Express, in partnership with Chapman Freeborn, chartered seven Airbus A300 Freighter flights from Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) to Juba, South Sudan, to deliver more than 230 tonnes of aid and relief materials.
Views: 1346
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Konecranes on the double

March 10 - Konecranes will deliver a mobile harbour crane to the port of Terneuzen, the Netherlands in spring, and a second unit to the port of Antwerp, Belgium in mid-2020.
Views: 1395
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Changes at Agility GIL

March 10 - Essa Al-Saleh, ceo of Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) business unit, will step down on May 1, 2020. He will be succeeded by Chris Price.
Views: 1793
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Salvage work begins at Rostock

March 9 - Two 50 m-long lattice booms have been salvaged from the harbour basin at the port of Rostock, Germany.
Views: 1575
UECC to test biofuel oil thumbnail image

UECC to test biofuel oil

March 9 - Short-sea ro-ro shipping line UECC will trial the use of GoodFuels’ biofuel oil on its vessel Autosky.
Views: 1412
K5 handles Noble cargoes thumbnail image

K5 handles Noble cargoes

March 9 - K5 Freeport & Oil Centre in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea has discharged 3,000 pipes for Noble Energy’s Alen gas development.
Views: 1365
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RSS supports school construction

March 9 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has supplied a 36 m-long lattice beam and rigging equipment to support the Cefn Saeson School construction project in South Wales.
Views: 1463
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Laso continues Alecrim-Urze project scope

March 9 - Laso Transportes has begun the second phase of component deliveries for the Alecrim-Urze wind farm in Paúl da Serra, on the island of Madeira.
Views: 1202
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Covid-19 outbreak restricts multipurpose recovery

March 6 - The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is expected to lead to weaker than expected full-year cargo demand growth for multipurpose and heavy lift vessels, according to Drewry.
Views: 2472
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Boskalis ends 2019 well despite earnings dip

March 6 - Boskalis ended 2019 on a positive note and is back in the black, despite a slight dip in earnings. The Netherlands-headquartered maritime group said the outlook for 2020 is more favourable compared to last year.
Views: 1710
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Blades shipped in Aalborg

March 6 - Siemens Gamesa contracted Mammoet to transport three 94 m-long wind turbine blades from a storage area at its manufacturing plant in Aalborg, Denmark, to the nearby quayside. 
Views: 1461
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INO Summit cancelled

March 6 - The INO Summit – a joint conference that brings together the Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network (3F), Freight Midpoint International Forwarders Network (FM) and Overseas Project Cargo Association (OPCA) – has been cancelled.
Views: 1403
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Armstrong joins ABP

March 6 - Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Lee Armstrong to the newly created role of group head of commercial (rail).
Views: 1392
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SCALES in bridge replacement

March 6 - France-headquartered SCALES recently replaced three bridge decks in Gisors in Normandy.
Views: 1588
Mammoet-Haisla selected for LNG Canada thumbnail image

Mammoet-Haisla selected for LNG Canada

March 5 - The Mammoet-Haisla joint venture has been awarded heavy lift and heavy haul contracts for the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Views: 2275
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CF&S completes tunnel boring shipment

March 5 - CF&S Estonia has transported a tunnel boring machine from Paldiski South Harbour to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to support the extension of the city’s metro line.
Views: 2787
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PaxOcean to build SEP

March 5 - PaxOcean Group has signed a newbuilding contract with Penta-Ocean Construction to construct a self-elevating platform (SEP) for use in Japan’s nascent offshore wind energy sector.
Views: 1327
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Roll Group gains yard in APAC

March 4 - Roll Group has signed an agreement to become an exclusive partner at Bintan Offshore Marine Center’s (BOMC) facilities in Indonesia.
Views: 1744
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Changes at the top of MHEA

March 4 - The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has appointed James Bullock as its vice president.
Views: 1679
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Ebbesberg to join DNV GL 

March 4 - DNV GL has appointed Kjetil M. Ebbesberg as its group chief financial officer, effective July 1, 2020. 
Views: 1943
Esprit and Invicta move LNG sub-cooler to Busan thumbnail image

Esprit and Invicta move LNG sub-cooler to Busan

March 4 - South Korea’s Esprit Logistics and Belgium-based Invicta Projects have delivered an LNG sub-cooler to Busan on behalf of Samsung Heavy Industries, as part of a shipbuilding project with Wartsila Gas Solutions.
Views: 1486
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Rhenus expands in New Zealand

March 4 - The Rhenus Group will acquire 100 percent of the shares of the operating companies in Auckland-headquartered Malcom Total Logistics Group.
Views: 1663
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Carriage ban enters force

March 3 - To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ban on the carriage on non-compliant fuel oil entered force on March 1.
Views: 1905
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CLA suspends services

March 3 - UK freighter operator CargoLogicAir (CLA) has confirmed to HLPFI’s sister publication Air Cargo News that it has suspended operations.
Views: 1750
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Tyne joins Connected Ports Partnership

March 3 - The UK’s port of Tyne has joined the Connected Ports Partnership – a global data and resource sharing initiative that includes the ports of Rotterdam, Gdansk, Helsinki, Hamburg and Los Angeles.
Views: 1249
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Fred. Olsen gears up for Gusto upgrade

March 3 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is upgrading one of its Gusto 9000 jack-up vessels with a 1,600-tonne capacity leg-encircling crane from Huisman.
Views: 1468
FROM THE MAGAZINE: How proposed changes will clarify lashing rules  thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: How proposed changes will clarify lashing rules 

March 3 - Paul Hoogenhout, senior project engineer at RollDock, discusses some of the proposed changes to Annex 13 of the IMO Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS-Code), which provides guidance for the lashing and securing of project cargo. 
Views: 1721
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Project Partners gathered in Dubai

March 2 - The Project Partners network held its 12th annual conference at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City in the UAE last week.
Views: 1406
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Jumbo wins Hornsea contract

March 2 - Jumbo will transport 165 monopiles and 135 transition pieces for Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, on behalf of DEME Offshore.
Views: 1774
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Blue Tern to complete Trianel work

March 2 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will use its jack-up vessel Blue Tern to install 11 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines at the Trianel Windpark Borkum II, located in the North Sea.
Views: 1384
SAL refines bunker strategy with Inatech thumbnail image

SAL refines bunker strategy with Inatech

March 2 - SAL Heavy Lift has partnered with Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to ensure compliance with the 0.5 percent sulphur cap and optimise bunker strategies.
Views: 1885
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EMS APO partners with University of Durrës

March 2 - EMS Albanian Port Operator (EMS APO) has signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Durrës, Faculty of Professional Sciences that will see the company provide internship opportunities for students.
Views: 1440
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Wind energy boosts Longview revenue

March 2 - Imports of wind energy components and steel, as well as soda ash exports, helped the port of Longview in the USA exceed its 2019 budget projections.
Views: 1401

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