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Equipment News from February 2015

ALE Mega Jack makes Spanish debut thumbnail image

ALE Mega Jack makes Spanish debut

February 27 - February 27 - ALE's Spanish office has handled the jacking of a ship-to-shore (STS) crane by 6.3 m at the TCB terminal in the Port of Barcelona.
Views: 363
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Another Hercules for Asian Lift

February 27 - February 27 - Asian Lift has taken delivery of the new floating sheerleg Asian Hercules III in Singapore.
Views: 349
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Manitowoc tackles ten in Russia

February 27 - February 27 - Specialised transportation and installation company SWTrans has used a Manitowoc 18000 crawler crane to lift ten large absorbers at a gas processing plant in southwest Russia.
Views: 404
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Tyre-some job for Van der Vlist

February 26 - February 26 - Van der Vlist has helped deliver equipment for a new car tyre manufacturing facility in Ulyanovsk in southwest Russia.
Views: 334
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Wagenborg puts the skids on

February 26 - February 26 - Wagenborg Nedlift and Wagenborg Towage have handled the transport and installation a 208-tonne temporary bridge in M
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Videotel launches project cargo programme

February 26 - February 26 - Videotel has produced a new training programme - Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes - which focuses on the complex handling issues involved in the loading and unloading of project and heavy lift cargoes.
Views: 268
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Hansa enters China

February 25 - February 25 - Hansa Heavy Lift has strengthened its position in the Asian market by opening a new representative office in Shanghai, China.
Views: 373
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Another Jolly for Messina

February 25 - February 25 - The con-ro vessel Jolly Cobalto has been delivered to Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina from South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.
Views: 504
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FESCO adds Tadano lift

February 25 - February 25 - Texas based oilfield service company FESCO has acquired two new ATF 180G-5 all terrain cranes from Tadano America.
Views: 236
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New Asian agent for BigLift

February 24 - February 24 - BigLift Shipping has named Asian Independent Shipbrokers (AIS) as its representative for the South East Asia region, covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
Views: 406
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Nordana Sky makes a splash

February 24 - February 24 - The first in a series of six multipurpose ecobox-design vessels - Nordana Sky - has been launched by the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Leer, Germany.
Views: 438
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Jumbo rises to Ikhwezi challenge

February 24 - February 24 - Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Fairplayer has completed the subsea installation of a riser at the existing FA platform, for PetroSA's Ikhwezi project offshore South Africa.
Views: 250
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Entrec makes plan for 2015

February 23 - February 23 - Entrec Corporation has announced its 2015 business plan and a net capital expenditure programme of USD21 million.
Views: 235
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TPS celebrates end-of-year success

February 23 - February 23 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) concluded 2014 with a high order intake for various Terex Gottwald mobile harbour crane models.
Views: 362
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BBC delivers to Brazilian terminal

February 20 - February 20 - BBC Chartering's heavy lift vessel BBC Moonstone has shipped two mobile harbour cranes and two hoppers from Europe to Brazil's port of Rio Grande for use at the Yara Terminal.
Views: 364
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Rig travels with Blue Water

February 20 - February 20 - Blue Water Singapore has coordinated the transport of an 8,500-tonne jack-up rig from Brazil to a shipyard in Indonesia.
Views: 310
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Scaldis orders offshore construction vessel

February 19 - February 19 - Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors has placed an order with Royal OHC for a self-propelled DP2 crane ship with a lifting capacity of 4,000 tonnes.
Views: 389
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Mammoet moves Jeddah mosque

February 19 - February 19 - In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mammoet saved a mosque from demolition in a complex relocation using its jacking and skidding systems.
Views: 367
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ALE launches heavy lift app

February 19 - February 19 - ALE has launched its first-ever app on the Android and Apple markets for use on smartphones and tablets.
Views: 202
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South Carolina adds BBC link

February 19 - February 19 - The South Carolina Ports Authority reported a seven percent year-on-year increase in non-containerised cargoes transiting its gateways in January 2015, just as it confirmed a new BBC Chartering service connecting Charleston and Asia.
Views: 511
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Berard doubles up

February 18 - February 18 - Berard Transportation has executed a brace of heavy lift projects in North America.
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ALL adds Tadano lift

February 18 - February 18 - The ALL Family of Companies has added two 450-tonne lift capacity Tadano ATF 400G-6 hydraulic all terrain cranes to its fleet.
Views: 266
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Biggest ship to date for AV Dawson

February 18 - February 18 - AV Dawson has seen the largest ship to date visit the quayside of its North Sea Supply Base in Middlesbrough, UK, following a GBP3.2 million (USD4.91 million) investment in facilities there last year.
Views: 453
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Update on Jumbo Kinetic

February 17 - February 17 - A spokesman for Jumbo has confirmed reports first posted on the company's Facebook page - www.facebook.com/jumbomaritime - that the cranes for its first K-Class ship, Jumbo Kinetic, were fitted at the end of January at a shipyard in China.
Views: 456
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Breakbulk Africa kicks off

February 16 - February 16 - Over 800 project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo logisticians are expected to take part in the Breakbulk Africa Congress 2015, which started today at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Views: 364
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Saudi Aramco claims heavy lift record

February 16 - February 16 - The heavy lift barge Lan Jing has helped complete the installation of the Hasbah tie-in platform, which Saudi Aramco says is a new record for heavy lift operations in its Arabiyah-Hasbah gas fields project.
Views: 238
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UK heavy haul on the box

February 16 - February 16 - In the early weeks of 2015, there was a minor miracle in scheduling on peak-time television in the UK; an intelligent report on the transport of a massive towhead on multi-axle tailers through the centre of the Scottish town of Wick to Subse
Views: 263
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Drop in heavy lift work at Tiong Woon

February 16 - February 16 - Tiong Woon witnessed a 9 percent year-on-year decline in its heavy lift and haulage business segment for the three months ending December 31, 2014 (second quarter of its 2015 fiscal year).
Views: 231
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AsstrA takes long road trip

February 13 - February 13 - AsstrA's heavy lift division has handled the transportation of a 13-tonne vacuum chamber from Xiamen, China to Moscow.
Views: 330
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Quick response from Volga-Dnepr

February 13 - February 13 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' offices in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted have combined forces to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment, weighing 35 tonnes, from Scotland to Turkey.
Views: 496
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Altius delivers for Optara

February 13 - February 13 - Altius has transported various heavy and over-dimensional cargoes for the ongoing development and expansion of Total's Optara refinery in Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 352
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Tension rises at Steder Group

February 12 - February 12 - Steder Group has transported a 318-tonne tensioner for a client in the construction business from the Netherlands to China.
Views: 297
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Mammoet targets crane training

February 12 - February 12 - Mammoet has added a new custom-built simulator for its largest crane - the PTC 140/200 DS - to its training centre in the Netherlands.
Views: 337
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Antwerp port house rises

February 12 - February 12 - A huge steel structure has been installed on top of a building as part of the construction of Antwerp Port Authority's striking new headquarters, which were designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
Views: 484
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Port Manatee on a power trip

February 10 - February 10 - Port Manatee is handling the import of several heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and other oversize units for the expansion of Tampa Electric's Polk Power Station in Polk County, Florida.
Views: 275
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Tight squeeze for Riga-Mainz

February 10 - February 10 - Riga-Mainz has used a Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane to install a massive railway bridge for Deutsche Bahn in extremely constricted conditions on a site in Bad Wimpfen, Germany.
Views: 404
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Katoen Natie opts for Liebherr quartet

February 10 - February 10 - Katoen Natie has invested in three new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes - one LHM 550 and two LHM 600s - in the port of Antwerp, as well as reinforcing its operations in Radicatel, France with a new LHM 420 crane.
Views: 427
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Barloworld Transport launches cranes division

February 9 - February 9 - Manline - a part of the Barloworld Transport group - is enhancing its abnormal load transportation, project cargo, rigging and lifting services to clients in the mining sector.
Views: 320
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Aircraft rises above highway

February 9 - February 9 - Sarens South Africa has lifted a Boeing 737-300 aircraft across the R21 highway in Kempton Park, Gauteng for aviation company Comair.
Views: 419
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Dockwise takes giant Goliat onboard

February 9 - February 9 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has advised that the ENI Goliat FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) has been loaded onboard the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Dockwise Vanguard.
Views: 327
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SC&RA helps promote industry careers

February 6 - February 6 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), KHL Group and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) are jointly organising a new event - Lift & Move USA - to promote careers in the US crane, rigging
Views: 225
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Liebherr in rental app launch

February 6 - February 6 - Liebherr is offering its customers in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France the chance to hire construction machines using its new rental services app.
Views: 280
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Wagenborg makes way to UK

February 6 - February 6 - Wagenborg has transported three giant compressor units from Breda in the Netherlands to the UK's Bacton Gas Terminal, with the help of its partner Collett Transport.
Views: 306
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Helicopter calls at Jaxport

February 6 - February 6 - Terminal operator Portus has helped move a Bell 222 twin-engine light helicopter destined for South Africa across Jaxport's heavy lift and oversized cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Views: 293
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Trireme opens in Sao Paolo

February 5 - February 5 - London-based shipbroking company, Trireme Maritime, has opened an office in Sao Paolo.
Views: 262
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Slingmax redesigns test machine

February 5 - February 5 - Slingmax Rigging Solutions has redesigned its Hydraulic Pad Eye Tester, which is an important device that is designed to increase jobsite safety and create a more streamlined lifting experience.
Views: 272
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Crane quartet in highway performance

February 5 - February 5 - Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental has used four Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes in the assembly of several new overpass bridges, as part of a USD61 million highway project in Wisconsin, USA.
Views: 302
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NCSG gains burst of Energy

February 5 - February 5 - NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation subsidiary NC Energy Services is set to acquire Casper, Wyoming-based Energy Transportation.
Views: 294
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Ocean Globe makes a splash

February 4 - February 4 - Intermarine LLC, through its US flag affiliate US Ocean LLC, has taken delivery of the 17,000 dwt multipurpose vessel Ocean Globe.
Views: 399
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Derwent rebrands

February 3 - February 3 - Five years after Derwent Shipping and Logistics was formed to provide freight forwarding services specialising in abnormal loads and project cargo, the company has rebranded and will now trade as DSL Global Freight.
Views: 409
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Project cargo safety guide launched

February 2 - February 2 - The UK P&I Club has joined forces with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) to publish new practical guidance for shipowners and operators on how to carry heavy lift and project cargo safely at sea.
Views: 347
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Wagenborg steps on the gas

February 2 - February 2 - Wagenborg has coordinated the transport of two giant LPG tanks from Belgium to the Netherlands, on behalf of Rotterdam-based Chemgas Shipping.
Views: 302

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