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Sectors News from April 2020

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Demand drops but prices soar

April 30 - The latest March figures from WorldACD showed a 19 percent year-on-year drop in global air cargo volumes compared to March 2019.
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CDWE plans installation newbuild

April 30 - CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has initiated an early works contract for a floating heavy lift and installation vessel.
Views: 1444
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Hisingsbron cargoes move through Seville

April 30 - Heavy and oversized components manufactured by Tecade for the Hisingsbron bridge project in Gothenburg, Sweden have passed through the port of Seville, Spain.
Views: 1454
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Huisman and Jan De Nul develop UQC

April 29 - Huisman has designed a universal quick connector (UQC) for the heavy lift cranes that will be fitted on Jan De Nul’s newbuild offshore installation vessels Les Alizés and Voltaire.
Views: 1630
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Dan-Czech completes drum move

April 29 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has transported a 65-tonne drum from Prevov, Czech Republic, to the port of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Views: 2122
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Port of Blyth boosting heavy lift facilities

April 28 - The port of Blyth, UK, has started a GBP3 million (USD3.75 million) redevelopment project at the Bates Terminal site, which includes the development of an additional heavy lift quay.
Views: 1651
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Ports join forces to tackle Covid-19

April 28 - Members of the Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) have called for ports to collaborate and share best practices in order to ensure that operations remain undisrupted amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Views: 1485
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AAL delivers giant cranes to Dubai

April 28 - AAL Shipping’s multipurpose vessel AAL Melbourne has delivered two cranes and supporting components, which had a combined weight of 1,800 tonnes, from China to Jebel Ali, UAE.
Views: 1581
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Scan Global begins Yunlin project scope

April 27 - Scan Global Logistics is coordinating the delivery of 44 wind turbines for the first phase of the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan on behalf of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).
Views: 1808
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CLA returns to service

April 24 - UK-based freighter operator CargoLogicAir (CLA) has resumed operations, reports HLPFI’s sister publication Air Cargo News.
Views: 1537
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Bates appointed at Daseke

April 24 - North American specialised transport provider Daseke has appointed Jason Bates as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Views: 1904
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Schenker Australia rebooks with UHL

April 23 - Schenker Australia cancelled its ocean transportation contract with Zeamarine for the BHP South Flank project and rebooked with United Heavy Lift (UHL).
Views: 2428
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Agility teams up with Chapman for Malé move

April 23 - Agility has partnered with Chapman Freeborn Airchartering to deliver computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines to Malé in the Maldives.
Views: 1602
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Miller Transfer adds to fleet

April 23 - North American specialised transport provider Miller Transfer has added a Faymonville HighwayMAX multi-axle trailer to its fleet.
Views: 1603
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Chipolbrok continues its westbound success

April 22 - Chipolbrok’s multipurpose ship Qian Kun called at five different European ports on its westbound service, including Bremen where crane components weighing up to 32.8 tonnes were loaded.
Views: 1621
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Two in one for Centralog

April 22 - Centralog has handled a shipment of transformers and discharged a 24 m-long yacht directly into the sea at the port of Koper, Slovenia.
Views: 1643
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Hapag-Lloyd bundles niche activities

April 22 - Container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has grouped its reefer and breakbulk/out-of-gauge activities into one department – niche products.
Views: 1979
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SPMTs: The principles of stability

April 22 - Ton Raemakers and André van der Steen of Eager.one will present a free webinar on April 28 detailing the principles of stability during SPMT transport projects.
Views: 1879
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Sleipnir’s tight manoeuvre

April 21 - Heerema has manoeuvred the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel, Sleipner, through the Karmsund Strait in Norway, in order to lift Equinor’s Snorre A module.
Views: 1943
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UHL Flash heads to Argentina

April 21 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) is delivering 13 wind turbine generators and related blades to Argentina, using its recently added multipurpose vessel UHL Flash.
Views: 2010
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Schön to join Jade Dienst

April 21 - Maritime service provider Jade Dienst has appointed Timo Schön to its management team, effective June 1, 2020.
Views: 1601
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BigLift opens in Singapore

April 21 - The Netherlands-headquartered BigLift Shipping has opened a representative office in Singapore – BigLift Shipping South-East Asia.
Views: 1904
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Sohar joins SEA-LNG

April 21 - Sohar Port and Free Zone has joined SEA-LNG – an industry coalition that promotes the use of LNG as a marine fuel and the investment in bunkering facilities.
Views: 1547
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Wieringermeer wind farm progresses

April 20 - Van der Vlist has commenced the second phase of its project scope for the Wieringermeer wind farm project in the Netherlands.
Views: 1619
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Euroports loads BRI containers

April 20 - Euroports Germany has used its Liebherr mobile harbour cranes to load containers originating from China at the port of Rostock, as the terminal operator looks to tap into the potential of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Views: 1493
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Construction continues in Genoa

April 20 - The third span of the new bridge in Genoa, Italy has been installed by Salini Impregilo and Fincantieri, as construction progresses amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Views: 1569
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Fesco completes Antarctic deliveries

April 20 - Fesco Transportation Group has delivered cargo for three research stations in the Antarctic using its vessel Vasily Golovnin.
Views: 1786
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Energy port moves ahead

April 20 - A dredge sludge depot near IJmuiden in the Netherlands is being developed into an energy port that will support the construction of wind farms in the North Sea.
Views: 1675
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Robert Owen John Wynn passes away

April 17 - Robert Owen John Wynn, former director of UK heavy haulage firm Robert Wynn & Sons, passed away on April 10, 2020.
Views: 1964
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Shodesh moves Rooppur cargoes

April 17 - Shodesh Shipping & Logistic Company has acted as an agent in Mongla, Bangladesh for a shipment of nuclear power plant equipment from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Views: 1849
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Barnhart’s spectacular column move

April 17 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has completed the transportation of a 317-ft (96.6 m) column vessel in Texas, which involved crossing the San Bernard River in eye-catching fashion.
Views: 2268
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Zeamarine executives join THB

April 17 - Nicki Schumacher, former chief operating officer at Zeamarine, and Matthias Kremser, the carrier’s regional director for Europe, have joined German shipping company THB Transport- und Handelsberatungsgesellschaft.
Views: 3373
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Saigon Port adds Konecranes unit

April 16 - Saigon Port has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane that will be stationed at Tan Thuan port in southern Vietnam.
Views: 1880
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Osprey invests in its barge fleet

April 16 - UK-headquartered Osprey Group has signed a GBP3 million (USD3.7 million) shipbuilding contract for two offshore barges – Osprey Bouwer and Osprey Fabrique.
Views: 2156
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Boskalis refinances RCF

April 16 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has refinanced its revolving credit facility (RCF), providing the company with EUR500 million (USD544.4 million) until April 2025.
Views: 1784
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AN-225 delivers vital supplies

April 15 - Antonov Airlines’ AN-225 Mriya freighter has delivered 100 tonnes of medical supplies from China to Warsaw, Poland, which will aid in the fight against Covid-19.
Views: 2652
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DEME makes Borssele progress

April 14 - DEME Offshore has installed 47 out of the 94 foundations for Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands.
Views: 1838
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Mammoet completes SWCRR project scope

April 14 - Mammoet has completed its heavy lift and transport scope for the Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) project, which began in 2017.
Views: 1788
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Breakbulk throughput falls in Antwerp

April 14 - The volatility of world trade since mid-2019 has impacted the port of Antwerp’s breakbulk volume in the first quarter of 2020, resulting in a total decline of 27.8 percent compared to the same period of last year.
Views: 1566
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WWPC postpones conference

April 14 - The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has postponed its 20th annual conference, which was scheduled to take place in Zanzibar, Tanzania in September, to 2021.
Views: 1423
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Etihad launches extra passenger freighter flights

April 13 - Etihad Cargo has launched five additional routes using Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to increase the flow of essential supplies into the UAE and provide further east-west connectivity between major markets.
Views: 2558
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Jumbo goes direct in Spain

April 10 - Jumbo has terminated its exclusive agency agreement with Martico in order to deal directly with its Spanish clients.
Views: 2398
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Emirates boosts services

April 10 - Emirates SkyCargo has scaled up its cargo services to connect an increasing number of global destinations.
Views: 2339
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Covid-19: Accelerating digitalisation

April 10 - According to the port of Gothenburg in Sweden, the coronavirus outbreak could accelerate digitalisation in what is an otherwise conservative shipping industry.
Views: 2952
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AAL launches Get Onboard initiative

April 10 - AAL has launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Get Onboard, that offers free cargo transport for registered charities worldwide.
Views: 1943
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Travel exemption urged for seafarers

April 10 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have issued a joint call on behalf of seafarers to governments to facilitate the essential movement of seafarers and marine personnel.
Views: 2009
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Well positioned to ride out the crisis

April 9 - Lucius Bunk, director at shipowner Auerbach Schifffahrt, discussed the current and potential impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on multipurpose shipping, along with the group's plans for the years ahead.
Views: 2391
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Container shipping’s complex Covid-19 reaction

April 9 - A wave of consolidation in container shipping has made the sector more robust over the past five-seven years. Nonetheless, the outbreak of Covid-19 will be a considerable stress on all container shipping finances, according to analyst Ti.
Views: 2388
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Multipurpose shipping braces for Covid-19 impact

April 9 - Demand growth in the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping sector for the two years to end 2021 is dependent on the containment of the coronavirus outbreak in the fourth quarter of the year. Even then, growth will be weak, said analyst Drewry.
Views: 2110
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Cargoes move with Chipolbrok

April 8 - In early March, Chipolbrok’s multipurpose vessel Qian Kun arrived in the German port of Cuxhaven to deliver wind power equipment from the Far East.
Views: 1837
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PCN moves meeting to 2021

April 8 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) will hold its next annual meeting in Croatia from October 17-19, 2021, having cancelled its 2020 summit in Beijing.
Views: 1627
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Rising demand for airfreight

April 8 - The rapid spread of coronavirus and the resulting containment measures put in place around the world is affecting freight capacity availability and rates for shipping lines, airlines, hauliers and rail companies.
Views: 2678
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Cyber security and Covid-19

April 8 - Remote working solutions have taken centre stage since the outbreak of Covid-19 as companies reorganise their operating practices. Gard warns that cyber criminals are waiting in the wings.
Views: 2840
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XLP members co-ordinate muffler move

April 7 - Freight Traders has teamed up with Flogis International to move two oversized brine mufflers from South Korea to New Zealand.
Views: 1735
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Seafarers on the front line

April 6 - Seafarers themselves are on the front line of this Covid-19 crisis, playing a critical role in keeping the world economy moving.
Views: 1786
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Kota Bakat gets under way

April 6 - The 25,000 dwt Kota Bakat – operated by King Ocean Gulf Alliance (KOGA) Shipping – made its maiden voyage from Port Houston's CARE Terminal last week.
Views: 1842
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Beeg joins BSM

April 6 - Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has appointed Stefan Beeg as its head of communications.
Views: 19096
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Odyssey begins epic move

April 6 - S7 Space called on the project logistics industry to help relocate its Odyssey launch platform, part of the Sea Launch project, from the USA to the port of Slavyanka in Primorsky Krai, Russia.
Views: 1949
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Covid-19 shakes up Sulphur 2020

April 3 - The rapid spread of Covid-19 has had a multi-faceted impact on global shipping. HLPFI takes a look at how the outbreak has caused shockwaves in bunker prices and what this means for the implementation of the sulphur 2020 regulations.
Views: 3293
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Steel shipment for Alistair

April 2 - Alistair Group has transported steel structures from Durban, South Africa to Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Views: 2016
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Boskalis issues Covid-19 update

April 2 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has suspended crew and project staff rotations in response to the outbreak of Covid-19, but cargo is still moving.
Views: 2218
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Mitchell promoted at Crane Worldwide

April 1 - Chris Mitchell has been promoted at Crane Worldwide Logistics and he will now manage the company’s activities in the Middle East region.
Views: 2100
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GAC in bridge shipment

April 1 - GAC Sweden has coordinated the delivery of a 143 m-long bridge that will connect Stockholm’s Gamla Stan island with Södermalm.
Views: 2673
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Liebherr installs Orion boom

April 1 - Liebherr has installed the 145 m-long boom of the HLC 295000 – the largest crane ever built by the manufacturer – at the port of Rostock, Germany.
Views: 2381

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