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Economic Growth Around The World Is Supporting Logistics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its World Economic Outlook for January 2018 and has subsequently revised its original forecast for global growth in 2018 and 2019 - up by 0.2 to 3.9% for both years. The development in global growth is driven by a higher growth from advanced economies

Nick Weston becomes BACA Deputy Chairman

At the 455th meeting of the BACA Council on February 15th Nick Weston of Weston Aviation was elected to the position of BACA Deputy Chairman. He will share the role with Volker Meissner of ARGUS International during a transition period as BACA moves forward to its next stage of development.  As CEO of Weston

Port Of Hull To New Heights

The arrival of two state-of-the-art cranes worth £10.5 million will enable ABP’s Hull Container Terminal to handle double the volume of trade by increasing capacity to more than 400,000 units per year. The giant 600 tonne and 50 meter high ship-to-shore gantry cranes made an impressive entrance as they arrived fully

ALE increase jacking capacity to over 100,000t

ALE has increased its jacking capacity to over 100,000t with the introduction of new jacking systems and enhancements to existing technologies, meaning ALE has one of the largest capacities of jacking equipment in the industry. In order to fill a gap in the market and satisfy client demand to perform the

Pooling Is The New Norm As RollDock And SAL Share Their Assets

A new adventure has commenced between RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift. Both companies represent industry leading brands and solutions within their respective fields of heavy cargo transportation. RollDock has over the past decade developed into a world recognized Roll on / Roll off + Float in / Float out carrier

Convoy and Uber Freight, The Battle is On

Convoy, backed by billionaire tech pioneers Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, and Uber Freight, an offshoot of the globally disruptive ride-sharing giant, are trying to grab a slice of the fragmented US truck brokerage market, taking different routes to lure skeptical drivers and capacity-hungry shippers. The two technology startups are attempting

New Structure for Swissterminal Group

Swissterminal will change its company structure and bundle its activities into two divisions, one for operational and the other for non-operational activities. To this end a new holding will be founded, operating under the name 2M-Holding. To facilitate the incorporation of the new holding the current Swissterminal Holding AG will

Dutch to Bring Out Sunny Side of Offshore Wind

Six companies and research institutes from the Netherlands have started developing the world’s first sea-based floating solar farm under a project called Solar-at-Sea which, in the long run, eyes using the space available between wind turbines for photovoltaic panels to increase the energy output of offshore wind farms per square kilometer.  With

Break Bulk, Heavy Lift, Project Freight and General Cargo In One Service

Shipping Lines Cooperate on Multipurpose Vessel Bimonthly Middle East - Asian Services Long-standing collaborators Austral Asia Line (AAL) and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) are expanding their cooperation with an extension to their multipurpose vessel (MPV) services looking to carry break bulk, project heavy-lift and general cargo. The pair have established a

Zeaborn Logistics takes over ER Schiffahrt and Harper Petersen

Zeaborn Logistics has acquired Erck Rickmer’s ship management and ship brokerage activities. However, the sale won’t see Erck Rickmers Group depart the maritime sector. Subject to approval by antitrust authorities, the purchase takes retrospective effect from 1 January but no price was made public. In acquiring the ER Schiffahrt and Harper Petersen & Co