Rotterdam’s breakbulk volume has grown by 4.4% in the first nine months of 2019. The port authority says there was an increase in all traditional markets including aluminium and steel. On the contrary, Port of Antwerp last week reported a decline of 12.9% in steel volumes citing the trade war as the cause. Throughput of conventional breakbulk has grown by 4.4%...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Avia Solutions Group completes Chapman Freeborn takeover

PRESS RELEASE – Avia Solutions Group has completed the acquisition of UK-headquartered Chapman Freeborn Group. All customary approvals for this transaction have been obtained. The addition of Chapman Freeborn, a worldwide market leader for aircraft charter solutions,...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

G2 Ocean expands its project cargo business

Forest product carrier G2 Ocean is expanding its project cargo business with new offices in Houston and Hamburg. “Our project cargo results are continuously improving. However, we have high ambitions for the future and to...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Golden Ray to be dismantled in place

The capsized car carrier Golden Ray will be dismantled in place as safely righting and refloating the vessel is not possible anymore, according to the Unified Command responsible for the salvage operation. “Maritime experts engaged in...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Video: A fishy load for Bluewater and Jumbo

PRESS RELEASE – Blue Water Singapore and Jumbo Shipping have completed a challenging heavy-lift transportation from Vietnam to Norway, moving four trawler hulls of 500 tons each in a single shipment.  “Our scope started in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Confidence in shipping drops due to trade war

PRESS RELEASE – Confidence in the shipping industry fell in the past three months to its lowest level for two and half years, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from maritime consultant BDO. Yet...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

French banks want to buy troubled Bourbon

A group of French Banks have placed a takeover offer to buy the also French and insolvent OSV giant Bourbon. The financially troubled company this morning asked Euronext Paris to suspend the listing of its...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers