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UniportBilbao´s chairman

The Board of Directors, by delegation of the General Assembly, has recently appointed Jaber Bringas (Sparber Líneas Marítimas, S.A.) as new chairman of UniportBilbao/Port Community. Jaber Bringas replaces Óscar Santisteban who leaves the cargo after his second term of four years. Jaber Bringas, has more than forty years of experience in

Rickmers Disposes of Panamax Boxship

Singapore-based Rickmers Trust Management (RTM), a trustee-manager of Rickmers Maritime, has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the sale of Kaethe C. Rickmers, a Panamax containership.  The vessel is securing senior loan facilities extended by HSH Nordbank AG, Singapore Branch and DBS Bank (the HSH Syndicate) to the trust (the HSH

Van de Weg leaves Volga-Dnepr

Robert van de Weg has resigned as senior vice president of sales & marketing for Volga-Dnepr Group after only three months in the role. The Russian freighter operator said that van de Weg "will continue to co-operate with the Group on a strategic level". Van de Weg's surprise career change comes after

Luxembourg Airport climbs to 6th place in the EU

821,000 tonnes, +8.2% of cargo in 2016 Luxembourg Airport climbs to 6th place in the EU The growth of the airfreight sector at Luxembourg Airport continued and even accelerated in 2016. 821,000,000 kg of airfreight was handled, representing a growth of 8.2% over the 759,000 tonnes handled in 2015. This growth

Subsea 7 announces offer for Seaway Heavy Lifting

Subsea 7 S.A. today announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has made an offer to acquire the 50% shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting Holding Limited currently owned by K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) Limited. The terms of the offer are binding on Subsea 7 until 1 July 2017. During

Thorco Projects and MC-Schiffahrt create shipping pool

Thorco Projects has teamed up with MC-Schiffahrt to create a new shipping pool, which starts with a fleet of 14 ships - six 10,500 dwt multipurpose vessels from the latter and eight comparable vessels from the former. Thomas Mikkelsen, CEO of Thorco Projects, told us: "We have a long and reliable relationship

Volga-Dnepr Airlines sees upturn in movement of oil and gas freight

Volga-Dnepr Airlines recently transported pump and vaporizer skids to Seoul, South Korea. Operated on behalf of Air Charter Service France for its customer, one of Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 freighters transported the cargo from Switzerland’s EuroAirport Basle-Mulhouse Freiburg to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The airline continues to see an upsurge in the transportation of

Rickmers Group wins new customer

Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, which belongs to the Rickmers Group, as the new Technical Manager of two supramax bulk carriers including their crewing. Samudera Indonesia is one of Indonesia’s largest liner companies; besides its container vessels and LPG tankers it also owns two bulk carriers, and has now awarded

Tampa is adding a breakbulk cargo berth

The Port of Tampa Bay commissioners have approved a budget of $14.5 million for the construction of a second berth especially for breakbulk and bulk operations at Port Redwing, a 128­acre site which is south of Tampa near Interstate 75 and a CSX Transportation track. The board also allowed stevedore and

China Offshore Deepsea Industry Alliance established

Seven major Chinese rig builders have jointly established China Offshore Deepsea Industry Alliance (CODIA) in Beijing yesterday in an effort to enhance competitiveness of the industry. The seven Chinese rigbuilders are the first batch of ‘white list’ offshore shipyards, including CIMC Raffles, ZPMC, Cosco (Qidong) Offshore Engineering, Cosco Nantong Shipyard, Shanghai