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Equipment News from January 2015

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New safety system on major London river crossing

January 30 - January 30 - In the UK, a new safety system at the Dartford River Crossing of the River Thames, east of London, is being introduced by the Highways Agency aimed at vehicles that are over height or carrying abnormal loads.
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Mammoet's Kleijn to give keynote at summit

January 30 - January 30 - Jan Kleijn, Mammoet chief executive officer, will give the keynote address at the World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on November 4-5, 2015.
Views: 455
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Rostock sees fall in general cargo

January 29 - January 29 - The port of Rostock has reported a decline in the handling of general cargo in 2014, with 453,000 tonnes handled, 40,000 tonnes less than in 2013.
Views: 496
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Shuttlelift introduces SB 120

January 29 - January 29 - Shuttlelift has launched its brand new SB 120 crane - a single beam, single hook, rubber-tyred gantry crane boasting a lifting capacity of 109 tonnes.
Views: 333
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High five for SHL

January 29 - January 29 - Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has successfully installed four topside structures and a jacket in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Protexa and Pemex.
Views: 308
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AGL moves Far East

January 29 - January 29 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has coordinated the delivery of 3,000 freight tonnes of oversize cargoes from Antwerp to China's most northeastern seaport of Jinzhou.
Views: 471
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Volga-Dnepr takes to the skies

January 28 - January 28 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has flown a 70-tonne electrodynamic vibration tester from Shanghai to Russia onboard one of its AN-124-100 freighters.
Views: 401
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SAL completes West Africa moves

January 28 - January 28 - SAL Heavy Lift's Frauke has completed a six-month project transporting oversize cargoes for a West African offshore development.
Views: 323
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SAL completes West Africa moves

January 28 - January 28 - SAL Heavy Lift's Frauke has completed a six-moth project transporting oversize cargoes for a West African offshore project.
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Hansa appoints Harmstorf

January 28 - January 28 - Hansa Heavy Lift has strengthened its managerial team with the addition of Maximilian Harmstorf as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Views: 474
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Liebherr stars in Pegasus installation

January 28 - January 28 - Allegiance Crane recently mobilised its Liebherr LTM 1400-7.1 mobile crane to Gulfstream Park in Florida to erect a giant Pegasus statue.
Views: 316
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Project heats up for AGL

January 27 - January 27 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has coordinated the transport of a 165-tonne heat exchanger in Germany.
Views: 435
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C. Steinweg Oman adds Gottwald capacity

January 27 - January 27 - C. Steinweg Oman, operator of the multipurpose cargo terminal at SOHAR Port and Freezone, has taken delivery of a 100-tonne lifting capacity Gottwald HMK 6407 crane.
Views: 487
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Mory-Tnte under pressure

January 27 - January 27 - Malaysia headquartered project forwarder Mory-Tnte has coordinated the transport of two high pressure separators, each weighing 58 tonnes, from Batam in Indonesia to Singapore's Keppel Shipyard.
Views: 405
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New UK abnormal load reporting system takes effect

January 27 - January 27 - In the UK, the latest version of ESDAL (Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads), the Highways Agency website for hauliers notifying abnormal load movements to Structure Owning Authorities, has gone live after lengthy delays.
Views: 562
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SHL scores hat trick with Dong Energy

January 27 - January 27 - Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has won a contract for the transportation and installation of substations at three of Dong Energy's offshore wind farms in the UK.
Views: 285
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Giant teacup takes to the skies

January 23 - January 23 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported a 15-tonne piece of mining equipment from Anapa to Murmansk in Russia.
Views: 336
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Liebherr mobile harbour cranes top charts

January 23 - January 23 - Liebherr supplied 112 mobile harbour cranes to six continents in 2014, breaking its existing delivery record by almost 10 percent.
Views: 448
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Double trouble for Universal

January 22 - January 22 - Universal Transport has handled the multimodal delivery of two transformers from Nuremberg to a substation in Kuppendorf, Germany.
Views: 303
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Crane manufacturers in telescopic collaboration

January 21 - January 21 - Sennebogen and Manitowoc have signed a long-term strategic partnership, which will see Sennebogen produce three telescopic crawler cranes for the US-based crane manufacturer to sell in the North and South American market.
Views: 228
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Albany hits the heights

January 21 - January 21 - Fuelled by a surge in shipments of grain and heavy lift equipment, the Port of Albany handled a record 94 ships and barges in 2014, surpassing the 60 that visited the gateway in 2013.
Views: 339
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SP SPb sees project cargo rise

January 20 - January 20 - The Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) posted a 17 percent year-on-year rise in the amount of equipment and machinery, including project, heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargoes, handled at the port in 2014.
Views: 212
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Guangzhou Sunshine on the double

January 20 - January 20 - Guangzhou Sunshine Int'l Logistics has handled two complex projects in China, including the towage of an 82,000 dwt vessel bow and the shipping of a dismantled port crane.
Views: 372
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Thoresen gets winch moving

January 20 - January 20 - Thoresen Shipping and Logistics has coordinated the transport of a dismantled hydraulic winch from Laem Chabang, Thailand to Zhuhai in China.
Views: 410
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Liverpool welcomes Lifting Projects

January 16 - January 16 - Lifting Projects UK has been contracted by Farrans Construction to install a 100-tonne U Tube, designed to carry services from one side of the Liverpool Docks to the other, on behalf of Peel Ports.
Views: 222
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Hansa agrees new finance deal

January 16 - January 16 - Hansa Heavy Lift has completed a long-term financial agreement with its core banking group for its fleet of heavy lift vessels.
Views: 457
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Fairmount tow for Saipem 7000

January 15 - January 15 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the largest component of the 120 m high J-Lay tower for the crane vessel Saipem 7000.
Views: 323
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XCMG masters 4,500 tonnes

January 13 - January 13 - The second unit of XCMG's crawler crane model XGC88000 has completed a 4,500-tonne load test.
Views: 218
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Al Jaber ceo resigns

January 13 - January 13 - Al Jaber Group has confirmed reports that its ceo, David Nelson, has resigned from the company due to "family reasons", but declined to comment on reports that its heavy lift division is no longer up for sale.
Views: 494
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FibreMax breaks crane pendant record

January 9 - January 9 - FibreMax's lightweight synthetic crane pendants with a length of over 55 m and a breaking strength of 680 tonnes have been delivered to its customer and will be installed on a crane soon.
Views: 184
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At least four more for Coscol

January 9 - January 9 - Cosco Shipping (Coscol) has signed a contract with the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard for the construction of four 28,000 dwt multipurpose heavy lift vessels, with an option for an additional two ships.
Views: 299
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SCPA terminal welcomes record cargo

January 9 - January 9 - South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has handled a 680-tonne steam generator for the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company nuclear power plant expansion near Columbia.
Views: 297
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Coscol divests shares

January 9 - January 9 - International media reports suggest that Qianhai Kaiyuan Fund has agreed to subscribe to half of Cosco Shipping's (Coscol) CNY2.5 billion (USD402 million) private placement.
Views: 475
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Felbermayr puts crawler to the test

January 9 - January 9 - Felbermayr has erected a 6.2 MW wind turbine at an onshore test centre for offshore wind farms in northern Germany using its Liebherr LR11000 crawler crane.
Views: 428
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FREJA ups projects expertise

January 8 - January 8 - FREJA Transport & Logistics has strengthened its focus on project and heavy lift cargo with the appointment of Hongyi Niu as its global project manager.
Views: 427
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Manitowoc shuffles managerial pack

January 8 - January 8 - The Manitowoc Company has reshuffled it managerial team, as part of its long-term succession plan.
Views: 200
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Gilley Crane lifts Jack Daniels' spirit

January 7 - January 7 - Gilley Crane Rigging and Lifting has mobilised its new Terex Explorer 5800 all terrain crane to the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, to install two 45.3-tonne boilers.
Views: 437
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Alternative to steel chain lashing impresses

January 6 - DSM Dyneema has formed a strategic partnership with Bergen, Norway based Load Solutions for the development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of link chains made with Dyneema fibre rather than the traditional steel.
Views: 424
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McDermott inks Mexican Gulf deal

January 5 - January 5 - McDermott International has secured contracts from Mexico's Pemex Corporation to install the offshore jacket, deck and piles for the Ayatsil-A drilling platform in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 307
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Offshore structures test Coordinadora

January 2 - January 2 - Coordinadora has transported two concrete gravity-based structures, weighing 11,700 tonnes and 10,900 tonnes respectively, from Cartagena, Spain to Invergordon in Scotland.
Views: 439

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