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Equipment News from August 2011

Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe thumbnail image

Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe

August 31 - August 31 - The Port of Felixstowe is accustomed to handling unusual and fragile loads, and this week was no exception with the arrival of Team New Zealand's Volvo Open 70 yacht on deck of the Skagen Maersk.
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Donjon Marine refloats sunken barge

August 31 - August 31 - Donjon Marine has refloated a fully loaded hopper barge which sank in approximately nine metres of water while transiting the Kill Van Kull, a waterway that connects Newark Bay to New York Harbour.
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TPI Mega Line reveals Mega Caravan II

August 31 - August 31 - South Korean heavy transportation company, TPI Mega Line has introduced the newest heavy lift deck carrier to its fleet, Mega Caravan II, which becomes one of three company ships contracted by the Gorgon Joint Venture in Australia.
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Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities thumbnail image

Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities

August 30 - August 30 - The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered by the heavy lift specialist, BigLift, to Teesport, UK, are a key component of the current GBP16.7 million (USD27.3 million) expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent
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Soreidom's multipurpose service adds Rotterdam call

August 30 - August 30 - Further to the news story posted here on March 22, Martinique-based shipping company, Soreidom has advised that it will add a call at Rotterdam to its multipurpose service from North Europe to the Caribbean.
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Fairmount tugs bring FPSO Skarv Idun to final position thumbnail image

Fairmount tugs bring FPSO Skarv Idun to final position

August 29 - August 29 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have towed FPSO Skarv Idun to the field in the northern Norwegian Sea in which it will operate after it was completed and prepared in Norway.
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New anti-piracy water cannon video released by Unifire thumbnail image

New anti-piracy water cannon video released by Unifire

August 26 - August 26 - Operators of heavy lift vessels, which have been a regular target for illegal pirate activity, will be interested in an exclusive new video which Unifire AB of Sweden (PirateSafe.com) has released of its Force 80 Anti-Pirate Water Cannon Syste
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Hanjin Pioneer moves RMQCs to Jakarta

August 22 - August 22 - Hanjin Transportation of South Korea, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has transported three heavy rail-mounted quay (RMQC) cranes from Taiwan to Jakarta by utilising its self-propelled barge Hanjin Pioneer.
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Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam thumbnail image

Breakbulk boosts Rotterdam

August 22 - August 22 - According to Hans Smits, chief executive officer of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, "the Port of Rotterdam's positive development is connected strongly to world trade, especially that related to China and Germany. I expect that throughput in
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San Francisco welcomes windy cargoes

August 18 - August 18 - The Port of San Francisco recently welcomed the M/V Star Hansa, carrying wind turbine components for San Leandro, California-based Halus Power Systems.
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Breakbulk tonnage up at South Carolina ports

August 18 - August 18 - Shipping volumes through South Carolina's ports (Port of Charleston and Port of Georgetown) increased significantly in financial year 2011 (ended June 30).
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Festival gets a big lift thumbnail image

Festival gets a big lift

August 18 - August 18 - A Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane has been used by UK company, King Lifting Ltd to lift and place a footbridge for the Reading Festival in Berkshire, UK.
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Liebherr delivers quartet to Poland thumbnail image

Liebherr delivers quartet to Poland

August 17 - August 17 - Polish company Gastel Zurawie S.A. has taken delivery of four Liebherr mobile cranes - two LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes, one LTM 1200-5.1, and one LTM 1250-6.1, adding to he company's existing fleet of 50 mobile units.
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Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network thumbnail image

Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network

August 17 - August 17 - With the appointment of Spain's Marmedsa Proyectos, the forwarder organisation, Project Cargo Network (PCN) says it now has 113 offices in 54 countries.
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Strategic Asian-Pacific infrastructure projects listed

August 17 - August 17 - The inaugural preliminary list of the top 100 strategic infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific has been published by The Southeast Asia Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum.
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Ainscough and ALE announce heavy lift partnership thumbnail image

Ainscough and ALE announce heavy lift partnership

August 16 - August 16 - Ainscough, one of the UK's largest crane hire providers and ALE, a leading heavy transportation and lifting company, have announced an official partnership for UK-based contracts.
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Safmarine appoints Ben Line thumbnail image

Safmarine appoints Ben Line

August 16 - August 16 - Safmarine has appointed Ben Line Agencies in Asia to represent its Multi Purpose Vessel Services (MPV) business in this region.
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Project network names member in Venezuela thumbnail image

Project network names member in Venezuela

August 16 - August 16 - Totalviax C.A. has been confirmed as an official Project Cargo Network (PCN) member in Venezuela, becoming the network's second member in the region.
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
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Demag Cranes expands training offer

August 15 - August 15 - Mobile crane specialist Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, is expanding the range of training courses it offers for crane operators.
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Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition thumbnail image

Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition

August 11 - August 11 - Further to our report on February 21, Konecranes has now completed the second phase of its acquisition of WMI Cranes Ltd increasing its ownership from 51 to 100 percent.
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Caitlin Ann joins Donjon's growing fleet thumbnail image

Caitlin Ann joins Donjon's growing fleet

August 10 - August 10 - New Jersey-based heavy lift crane barge and barge operator Donjon has added a 2400-HP-class tug, Caitlin Ann, to its growing fleet to support the company's dredging, marine salvage, bulk material transportation and marine demolition services.
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Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location thumbnail image

Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

August 10 - August 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage company Van der Vlist has celebrated 10 years of operation in the UK with the ground-breaking for a new location at Burma Drive, Hull, the new location of Van der Vlist UK from 2012.
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First in Argentina for PCN

August 10 - August 10 - The fast-growing forwarder group, Project Cargo Network, has revealed its first member in Argentina with the addition of Argenex.
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Thinking outside cargo's box thumbnail image

Thinking outside cargo's box

August 9 - August 9 - Helping project forwarders to improve efficiency by thinking 'outside the box' is a key objective of a two-day training course in New Orleans during the Breakbulk Americas week from October 24-27.
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ALE's AL.SK190 North American debut thumbnail image

ALE's AL.SK190 North American debut

August 9 - August 9 - A series of record-breaking lifts at an oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, USA has been undertaken by UK-based global heavy transport and lifting company ALE, using for the first time in North America its award-winning crane.
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Kita delivers for Turkish energy

August 8 - August 8 - Turkey's Kita Logistics has delivered the components of a new 775 MW combined cycle power plant located in Denizli, Western Turkey, considered to be one of the two largest investments in the power industry to be transported in 2011.
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Hansa Heavy Lift sets sail for Hamburg

August 5 - August 5 - The recently launched shipping line, Hansa Heavy Lift has revealed plans to move from Bremen to Hamburg at the beginning of 2012, stating that "the many good reasons substantiating this decision to move outweigh those arguments for remaining in
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BBC Chartering introduces transpacific service thumbnail image

BBC Chartering introduces transpacific service

August 4 - August 4 - BBC Chartering has launched a new monthly liner service that connects Asia with North America with the aim of further strengthening its position in the liner segment of the global project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift market.
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Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent thumbnail image

Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent

August 4 - August 4 - Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo has appointed Tecnoil Comercio e Representacoes Ltda as its agent in Brazil.
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Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field thumbnail image

Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field

August 2 - August 2 - A deep-water jack-up rig vital for the development of the Bentley oil discovery located in Block 9/3b in the North Sea, 160 km east of Shetland Isles on the western edge of the Viking Graben, has been delivered on time by the Keppel FELS shipya
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Demag Cranes supplies more floating cranes for the Mississippi thumbnail image

Demag Cranes supplies more floating cranes for the Mississippi

August 2 - August 2 - Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has been awarded a contract to supply two more Floating Cranes to St. James Stevedoring Partners, Llc, Louisiana, USA, to enter service on the Mississippi river this aut
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Sugar is sweet for ALE thumbnail image

Sugar is sweet for ALE

August 2 - August 2 - Global heavy lifting and transport company, ALE has successfully completed the transportation of two CO2 vessels to the UK's biggest sugar supplier, British Sugar. The 28 metre long vessels were required as part of a site upgrade at the firm's
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