December 19 - Patrick Verhoeven is to leave his role as secretary-general at the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO). He will be joining another Brussels-based maritime industry lobby, the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA).
After 13 years at ESPO, Verhoeven will succeed the retiring ECSA secretary-general, Alfons Guinier, in the middle of 2013.www.espo.bewww.ecsa.eu
Tschudi Logistics has opened a project transport department in Oslo, Norway.
The Rhenus Group will acquire Poland-based freight forwarding and logistics company C. Hartwig.
The port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and the port of Caddo-Bossier worked together to transport 300 steel coils along the Mississippi River in the USA.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reported that rates in the container shipping market are likely to remain high and could possibly increase, with little change expected for coming months or possibly years.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has completed the AUD2.4 million (USD1.8 million) project to extend wharf one at the port of Mackay in Australia.
Volga-Dnepr is reviewing the possibility of working with aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation to develop a freighter version of the MC-21-300 aircraft.
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