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Equipment News from May 2011

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Combi Lift handles anchor handling tug supply vessels

May 31 - May 31 - Two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels are currently being discharged in Lagos, Nigeria from Combi Lift's multipurpose vessel, Combi Lift IV, having been safely transported from Singapore.
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Hansa off to market

May 27 - May 27 - Finally, the speculation is over with this week's confirmation that the principal shareholder of the Beluga Group Holding Company, Oaktree Capital Management, has established a new, and totally independent shipping company.
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Reaching for the sky as turbine towers soar

May 26 - May 26 - Have modern cranes reached their limits in terms of renewable energy infrastructure and wind turbine tower installation Loading capacity decreases significantly with increased height and longer jibs and at some point every approach reaches its li
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Roll up, roll up as RollDock doubles up

May 26 - May 26 - The semi-submersible RollDock Sea has been delivered by her builders to Dutch heavy lift shipping company RollDock, doubling the Ijssel-based company's current fleet.
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Fairstar satisfied with Forte's progress

May 26 - May 26 - Just a month after HLPFI reported the keel laying of Fairstar Heavy Transport's 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel Forte (April 21) at the Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) facility in Qidong, China, senior Fairstar executives are more t
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Gruber hauls huge reactors

May 23 - May 23 - In Italy, Gruber Logistics has completed the transportation of two huge oil refinery reactors.
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Strategic investments help St Petersburg efficiency

May 23 - May 23 - The Sea Port of Saint Petersburg has revealed that it has invested RUB152 million / USD5.4 million in handling equipment, including nine Kalmar fork lift trucks with lifting capacity from 10 to 33 tonnes for handling of general cargoes, terminal
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UK liner agency enters into administration

May 20 - May 20 - Long-established UK liner shipping agency Johnson Stevens Agencies has entered into administration with the administrators, accountancy firm PKF, already agreeing deals shipping industry entrepreneur, Andrew Thorne to acquire certain assets from
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Don't miss out on HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011 early-bird offer

May 17 - May 17 - There are just three days left to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount of USD300 for the Heavy Asia Pacific 2011 event (July 26 - 27 in Singapore). The special discount closes on May 20.
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Ethiopian Shipping Lines' vessels get MacGregor cranes

May 17 - May 17 - Cargotec has confirmed a new order for 21 MacGregor variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes to be installed on seven 28,000 dwt multipurpose cargo ships being built at Huanghai Shipbuilding in China for Ethiopian Shipping Lines, with the c
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Blue Water Shipping takes on a series project transports

May 16 - May 16 - As part of an agreement with Dutch company SBM Offshore for all logistics in connection with the FPSO Cidade de Paraty project in Brazil, Blue Water Shipping in Aberdeen recently arranged part of a series of project transports.
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Freight Wings handles significant loadout

May 13 - May 13 - Heavy lift transportation and erection company, Freight Wings has completed a project involving critical logistics and engineering after handling a significant loadout of over-dimensional cargo at the Kattupalli yard of Larsen & Toubro Ltd near E
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Pedestal crane handed over just 15 months after deal inked

May 13 - May 13 - Huisman, the Dutch-based specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has handed over a new 600-tonne pedestal crane after successful competition of load testing to clients Centrica Renewable Energy Ltd and MPI Offshore, just 15 months a
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Heavy lift comes to the small screen

May 12 - May 12 - Viewers of a TV documentary series on the global aviation industry will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a recent heavy lift maindeck shipment made on an AN-124 freighter.
Views: 720
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HLPFI partners industry conference

May 12 - May 12 - HLPFI is continuing its partnership with Hanson Wade as official media partner for HEAVY Asia Pacific 2011, which takes place from 26-27 July in Singapore.
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Heavy lift specialist joins Tiaca board

May 11 - May 11 - Volga-Dnepr's Vladimir Zubkov is one of four leading air cargo industry executives elected onto the board of directors of The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca).
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SDV Horoz on the double

May 11 - May 11 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) member for Turkey, SDV Horoz has completed the shipment of a transformer, pictured below, weighing over 170 tonnes to Germany from Turkey.
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Wind flows through BOW Terminal's sales

May 11 - May 11 - Zeeland Seaports' BOW terminal in Vlissingen's Westhofhaven says that business really started to move in the first quarter of 2011 and the company, which began its operations in 2010, concluded various contracts for the handling, transhipment and
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Breakbulk Europe starts next week

May 11 - May 11 - 'Thinking Globally for the Long Haul' is the banner for the 6th Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition which will take place next week in Antwerp, Belgium, from May 17 - 19.
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Allseas and Synergy relocate factory

May 9 - May 9 - The relocation of an entire paper processing plant from the UK to Bangladesh gave heavy lift specialist Allseas Global Logistics the opportunity to demonstrate its experience and expertise in handling this type of complex project.
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Munich hosts successful GPLN conference

May 9 - May 9 - The Global Project Logistics Network's (GPLN's) conference in Munich last week brought together 136 project cargo experts and independent project logistics specialist companies from around the world.
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Dockwise reveals more big contracts

May 4 - May 4 - Dockwise has reveals six new heavy marine transport contracts for its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total contract value of more than USD 34 million.
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Express Transport moves pressure vessel

May 4 - May 4 - Over at the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Wolfgang Karau advises that Indian member, Express Transport has handled the transport of a 275-tonne pressure vessel utilising hydraulic axle trailers to move the module from the shipper's premises
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