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Equipment News from June 2015

Rech Kranservice ups Liebherr portfolio thumbnail image

Rech Kranservice ups Liebherr portfolio

June 30 - June 30 - Germany based Rech Kranservice has extended its range of cranes with a new, more powerful Liebherr mobile crane - the LTM 1200-5.1.
Views: 367
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Rotterdam targets offshore wind

June 30 - June 30 - Sif Group, Verbrugge International and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement for the construction of an offshore wind energy production and storage terminal at the Dutch gateway.
Views: 374
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Kenyan locomotion for BBC

June 30 - June 30 - BBC Chartering's heavy lift vessel BBC Ganges has shipped 17 locomotives from Houston, Texas to the Kenyan port of Mombasa for Rift Valley Railways (RVR).
Views: 389
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Al Jaber uses Terex crane

June 29 - June 29 - Al Jaber Heavy Lift and Transport used its 3,200 tonne capacity Terex CC 8800-1 TWIN crane to help complete a petrochemical development in Qatar.
Views: 479
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Able names chief for new division

June 29 - June 29 - Able UK has recently launched a Logistics Division, headed by Mark Nixon (picture below), which aims to increase business for its fleet of heavy transport, lifting and associated equipment, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 286
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Sarens Group and Sinotrans in joint venture

June 26 - June 26 - The Sarens Group and Sinotrans Heavy-lift Logistics have created a joint-venture company to provide Chinese customers with solutions for their heavy lifting and engineered transportation needs.
Views: 606
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Hansa Meyer shifts modes

June 25 - June 25 - Bremen-based, Hansa Meyer Global, has for the first time discharged a heavy lift consignment from a ship directly onto a special freight wagon and carried it by rail to its final destination.
Views: 425
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WWL ALS overcomes height issues

June 25 - June 25 - WWL ALS has handled the shipment of a separator tank from Sheffield in the UK to Schiedam in the Netherlands.
Views: 421
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SC&RA workshop set for September

June 23 - June 23 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is holding its 2015 Crane & Rigging Workshop from September 23-25 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Colorado, USA.
Views: 251
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Success for first Lift & Move event

June 23 - June 23 - The first Lift & Move USA event, held from June 16-17 in Chicago, attracted over 140 attendees, including more than 100 students and veterans looking to learn more about career opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialised transportation i
Views: 315
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Airbus components arrive in Mobile

June 22 - June 22 - The first components for Airbus' new manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama have arrived in the USA, having been shipped from Hamburg onboard a BBC Chartering vessel.
Views: 400
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RTL makes Russian reaction

June 22 - June 22 - Russian project logistics provider RTL has delivered equipment from Walter Tosto's facility in Romania to oil and gas company Tatneft's construction facility in Nizhnekamsk.
Views: 568
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Wagenborg in pile gripper shipment

June 22 - June 22 - Wagenborg has transported a pile gripper tool from Middelburg in the Netherlands to Esbjerg, Denmark for installation on the wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca.
Views: 319
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Osprey puts jacket on

June 22 - June 22 - UK based Osprey's barge Osprey Trader has transported a prototype steel jacket, weighing a total of 820 tonnes, from Antwerp, Belgium to Eemshaven in the Netherlands.
Views: 328
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Terex delivers to Kurth

June 22 - June 22 - Germany's Autokrane Kurth has taken delivery of a new 100-tonne capacity Terex AC 100/4L crane.
Views: 284
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Liebherr unveils two in Ehingen

June 22 - June 22 - At its 2015 customer days in Ehingen, Liebherr unveiled the new compact 500-tonne capacity LR 1500 crawler crane, as well as its most powerful five-axle mobile crane: the 250-tonne capacity LTM 1250-5.1.
Views: 373
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Montrose has North Sea in its sights

June 19 - June 19 - Montrose Port Authority's new chief executive, Nik Scott-Gray said he would target further heavy lift work in his new role at the east coast Scottish port.
Views: 344
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Jumbo Kinetic gets moving

June 19 - June 19 - Jumbo Kinetic, the latest addition to Jumbo's fleet, has completed the transport of a variety of spot cargoes consisting out of multiple crane sections from Zhangzhou, China to Geoje, Korea.
Views: 395
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Hansa Heavy Lift launches megayacht

June 19 - June 19 - HHL Valparaiso's two 700-tonne onboard cranes have been used in tandem to lift a new 900 tonne luxury yacht built by Sunrise Yachts from the dock to the sea for its world premiere in Antalya, Turkey.
Views: 508
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Paranave invests in equipment

June 19 - June 19 - In Paraguay, the sister company of Paramar, which recently joined the Project Partners network, has added its first super heavy-duty modular trailer and claims it is one of the first in the country, as well as one of few available in the region.
Views: 413
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CakeBoxx targets heavy equipment market

June 19 - June 19 - Specialist shipping container manufacturer, CakeBoxx Technologies has launched a new version of its TrusDek doorless container with a recessed floor, designed for the needs of the heavy equipment and industrial plant sector.
Views: 352
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SC&RA wins exemptions

June 18 - June 19 - In the USA, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a request from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) for a limited exemption from compliance with the 30-minute rest break requirement of the agency
Views: 252
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EMS cries foul in Albania

June 18 - June 18 - The EMS-Fehn-Group, which operates the EMS APO terminal in Albania's port of Durres is calling this week's occupation of the terminal by staff members of rival stevedoring companies an "illegal occupation".
Views: 536
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Orient Project Shipping wins United Heavy Lift

June 17 - June 17 - Orient Project Shipping has announced that it will be the exclusive commercial agent of United Heavy Lift (UHL) for the countries of the ASEAN group, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 585
Volga-Dnepr agrees Boeing freighter deal thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr agrees Boeing freighter deal

June 17 - June 17 - Volga-Dnepr Group signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing for 20 747-8 freighters, which have a price of USD7.4 billion and will form part of AirBridgeCargo Airlines' (ABC) fleet.
Views: 358
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Bennett shows who's BOSS

June 17 - June 17 - Bennett International Group has established crane and rigging solutions provider BOSS (Bennett On-Site Services) Crane & Rigging in Longview, Texas.
Views: 269
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Hyde Park gets transformed by JB Rawcliffe

June 16 - June 16 - UK based heavy haulage and abnormal load engineering company JB Rawcliffe & Sons was contracted to come up with an innovative solution for the replacement of an old transformer, located in an 8 m deep substation underneath a car park in Hyde Par
Views: 220
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Meriaura takes from Lehmann

June 16 - June 16 - Meriaura Group's ship management arm VG Shipping has acquired the 4,000 dwt multipurpose vessel Lehmann Bay, which it has renamed Martta VG.
Views: 459
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Ruslan oils up in Milan

June 16 - June 16 - Ruslan International has transported oversize oil and gas equipment from Milan, Italy to Qingdao in China onboard an AN-124-100 freighter aircraft.
Views: 383
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RTGs arrive at Bronka

June 15 - June 15 - The multipurpose vessel Meri has become the first vessel to be handled at the port of Bronka, when it delivered three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the new Russian gateway from Konecranes in Finland.
Views: 468
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Biomass-ive job for Fox Brasil

June 15 - June 15 - Fox Brasil has coordinated the transport of an entire biomass plant from Santa Catarina, Brazil to Sitio del Nino in El Salvador.
Views: 448
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Blue Water gets a second wind

June 15 - June 15 - Blue Water Shipping has transported 14 large wind turbines from China to France for turbine manufacturer Goldwind International Holdings.
Views: 425
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Nordana Star set to shine

June 15 - June 15 - On July 3, the newbuild vessel Nordana Star will be launched by the Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer, Germany.
Views: 472
GE transformers fly across Asia thumbnail image

GE transformers fly across Asia

June 15 - June 15 - City Union Logistics and Lionheart Project Logistics have worked together to transport four transformers from China to a General Electric (GE) power plant in Egypt.
Views: 427
Manitowoc delivers to Merkel thumbnail image

Manitowoc delivers to Merkel

June 12 - June 12 - Merkel Autokrane has purchased a new Grove GMK5250L all-terrain crane from Manitowoc.
Views: 336
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Record lift at BOW Terminal

June 11 - June 11 - The lift of a frame weighing 620 tonnes onto suction piles 11 m high broke all the records at BOW Terminal recently.
Views: 288
Dako cements Russia project thumbnail image

Dako cements Russia project

June 11 - June 11 - Germany based Dako Worldwide Transport has transported a 185-tonne cement mill over 5,700 km from the manufacturer's location in Austria to a cement factory in Sterlitamak, Russia.
Views: 526
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Enerpac gives Pioneering Spirit a lift

June 10 - June 10 - Enerpac has supplied high-pressure hydraulic cylinder technology for the topsides lift system on Allseas' platform installation, decommissioning and pipelaying vessel Pioneering Spirit.
Views: 365
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New folding trailer from Scheuerle

June 10 - June 10 - Scheuerle has delivered a Highway Giant dual lane trailer to USA based Sterett Crane & Rigging with an integrated folding mechanism that allows the trailer to be transported in a folded state on flatbed trailers.
Views: 413
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Archard heads to Hamburg

June 10 - June 10 - SAL Heavy Lift's managing director in Asia, Justin Archard, is relocating to the project carrier's Hamburg headquarters to replace Jan Peter Esbensen as the company's corporate commercial director.
Views: 390
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Manitowoc offers new dimension

June 10 - June 10 - All Manitowoc customers can now enjoy free access to www.3DLiftPlan.com, as the result of a new partnership between Manitowoc Cranes and A1A Software.
Views: 345
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Liebherr ups crawler control assistance

June 10 - June 10 - Liebherr has launched two new control assistance features for its LR 1300 crawler crane - the vertical line finder and horizontal load path - which are designed to increase comfort, safety and efficiency during crane operation.
Views: 214
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WWL ALS and WSS hammer away

June 9 - June 9 - WWL ALS, in collaboration with its sister company Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) UAE, has handled the transport of a 123-tonne hydraulic hammer from Abu Dhabi to Hamburg.
Views: 531
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Hüffermann ups Liebherr capacity

June 9 - Hüffermann Krandienst has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane, which has a lifting capacity of 500 tonnes.
Views: 237
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GHHL flares up with Terex

June 9 - June 9 - Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift (GHHL) has used a Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane to install a flare stack for Saudi Aramco at its Yanbu refinery in Saudi Arabia.
Views: 507
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Nicolas completes ultra-long move

June 9 - June 9 - A Nicolas SMDEL 4-67 five-axle semi-trailer was utilised by Mammoet Wind Brande to transport a 73 m long wind turbine blade from Lunderskov to Copenhagen in Denmark.
Views: 310
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Liebherr sees slight drop in turnover

June 8 - June 8 - Liebherr Group posted a total turnover of EUR8.823 billion (USD9.826 billion) in 2014, which is 1.6 percent below the amount achieved in 2013.
Views: 598
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Westshore appoints GCS

June 8 - June 8 - Norway-based Westshore Shipbrokers has nominated German Cargo Services (GCS) as its commercial agent in Germany and the neighbouring countries.
Views: 514
Bay Crane fleet gets a big lift thumbnail image

Bay Crane fleet gets a big lift

June 8 - June 8 - Bay Crane has added a new 660-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane to its fleet, as well as seven additional 330-tonne capacity crawlers.
Views: 281
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Johnson completes diamond overhaul

June 5 - June 5 - South Africa's Johnson Crane Hire has safely removed and replaced a number of heavy components on board Debmarine Namibia's offshore diamond mining vessel, !Gariep.
Views: 528
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Aaras receives duo in Karachi

June 5 - June 5 - Aaras Projects & Logistics has handled the unloading and onward transport of around 4,100 tonnes of cargo from two vessels at Pakistan's Karachi port.
Views: 399
Globalink secures Iraq pipe shipment thumbnail image

Globalink secures Iraq pipe shipment

June 5 - June 4 - Globalink's project freight forwarding division recently coordinated the shipment of 100,000 tonnes of oil and gas pipes from Italy to Iraq.
Views: 451
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Barge masters bridge installation

June 4 - June 4 - Barge Master mobilised its BM-T700 motion compensation platform to install a 151-tonne bridge aboard Shell's Malampaya production platform in the Philippines.
Views: 301
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Thorco denies reports of market departure

June 3 - June 3 - Contrary to reports circulating in the international media, Thorco Shipping has confirmed that it is not exiting the heavy lift shipping market, but has returned some 12 heavy lift vessels to their owners.
Views: 289
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New officers for SC&R Foundation

June 3 - June 3 - The SC&R Foundation has appointed Stephanie Bragg of Bragg Companies as president of the board for a two-year term.
Views: 439
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AAL adds Prince Rupert call

June 3 - June 3 - AAL has expanded its Pacific liner service to include the Canadian Port of Prince Rupert.
Views: 295
Cosco semi-sub loads Arendal Spirit thumbnail image

Cosco semi-sub loads Arendal Spirit

June 2 - June 2 - Cosco Shipping's semi-submersible vessel Xiang Yun Kou has loaded what it claims is the first semi-submersible floating accommodation unit in the world in Shanghai for shipment to Brazil.
Views: 544
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Volga-Dnepr rushes to help stricken ship

June 1 - June 1 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC) has completed the urgent delivery of a 40-tonne propeller shaft for a stricken ship from Germany to Brazil.
Views: 420
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Liebherr in motor ship launch

June 1 - June 1 - Two Liebherr mobile cranes have been used to launch a 100-tonne motor ship, called Seegold, into Lake Constance at Friedrichshafen in Germany.
Views: 351
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CEE members strengthen network

June 1 - June 1 - During the sixth membership conference of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), the network members adopted a new membership status aimed at strengthening the group.
Views: 455
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Rickmers to become stock corporation

June 1 - June 1 - Rickmers Holding, parent company of the Rickmers Group, is to become a stock corporation, with the new corporate form expected to take place by the end of June.
Views: 414
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Mediaco enters German market

June 1 - June 1 - French lifting specialist Mediaco has established its first subisidary company in Germany.
Views: 215

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