Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Smit Heavy Lift Europe profits from OCTOPUS-Onboard

December 8 - After leasing Amarcon's Portable Surveyor Box for several weeks, Smit Heavy Lift Europe has decided to install OCTOPUS-Onboard for installation on Smit Taklift 4.

Where the Portable Surveyor Box is used to monitor and advise in one-time-only projects, OCTOPUS-Onboard is a permanent centralised solution for wave and motion monitoring. It is also a tool for route planning and optimisation of speed, heading and fuel consumption in every weather condition, onboard any sea going vessel.

The Smit Taklift 4 is mainly used for transport and heavy lift purposes during offshore operations. With the installation of OCTOPUS-Onboard, Smit Taklift 4 profits from Heavy Weather Decision Support by making use of the Nowcasting Weather Forecast service.

Furthermore, an interface with the Datawell wave buoy will be installed. This makes it possible to measure the height of the waves that surround the ship, enabling a clear time window to be obtained for the operation in progress.

According to Amarcon , with OCTOPUS-Onboard installed on the Smit Taklift 4, offshore operations are executed with far more safety and efficiency then in the past.


Heavy Lift | News

Ceva launches BRI block train thumbnail image

Ceva launches BRI block train

April 22 - Ceva Logistics North Asia has launched a block train service from China to Europe as the company looks to tap into the potential of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Views: 228
Crowley promotes Sandra Goranovic thumbnail image

Crowley promotes Sandra Goranovic

April 22 - Crowley Maritime has appointed Sandra Goranovic as vice president of finance and accounting for the Crowley Shipping business unit.
Views: 235
Penman joins Malin React thumbnail image

Penman joins Malin React

April 22 - Malin Group has named Graham Penman as business unit manager of its recently launched Malin React division.
Views: 1476
Big Bend Channel expanded thumbnail image

Big Bend Channel expanded

April 22 - Port Tampa Bay in Florida has completed the USD63 million expansion of the Big Bend Channel, one year ahead of schedule.
Views: 309

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.