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Equipment News from May 2016

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High five for Mediaco

May 31 - May 31 - France based crane provider Mediaco recently purchased a new Grove GMK6400 all terrain crane from Manitowoc.
Views: 221
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Empting adds mobile crane capacity

May 31 - May 31 - Cuxhaven, Germany based Empting Kran- und Handelsgesellschaft has expanded its fleet with the addition of a five-axle Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane, with a lifting capacity of 130 tonnes.
Views: 389
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IRISL makes Hamburg call

May 31 - May 31 - Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines' (IRISL) new general cargo service has made its first call at C. Steinweg's Süd-West Terminal in the Port of Hamburg with the vessel Sevgi.
Views: 467
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Mammoet assists Dubai deck move

May 31 - May 31 - Mammoet has installed a new 10,000 sq m private luxury pool deck for the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, which was shipped from Finland to the UAE by SAL Heavy Lift's vessel Svenja earlier this year.
Views: 409
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Konecranes wins Siemens order

May 31 - May 31 - Konecranes has received a major order from Siemens Wind Power & Renewables in Germany for 18 industrial cranes and one gantry crane, which will be put to use at the manufacturer's wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven.
Views: 389
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BigLift loads unloader duo

May 31 - May 31 - BigLift Shipping's vessel Happy Dynamic has transported two 560-tonne Siwertell continuous ship unloaders (CSU) from Chioggia, Italy to Liverpool in the UK.
Views: 375
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HMM makes progress with creditors



May 30 - May 30 - According to reports in the international business media, one of the main creditors of indebted Korean shipping group Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has said that meaningful progress is being made with international ship owners to cut the leasing
Views: 448
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Pasha goes green in LA

May 30 - May 30 - Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal, which they cl
Views: 716
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MPM adds mining machine

May 30 - May 30 - Santiago, Chile based equipment rental company MPM has added a 130-tonne capacity Grove GMK5130-2 crane to its fleet to assist with lifting operations in the country's mining industry.
Views: 342
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Broekman receives Siemens milestone

May 30 - May 30 - The 1,000th gas turbine manufactured by Siemens in Berlin has arrived at Broekman Logistics Breakbulk Terminal (Project Services) in Rotterdam, ready for shipment to Qatar.
Views: 610
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Imperial Crane adds three

May 27 - May 27 - Illinois based Imperial Crane Services has expanded its fleet with the addition of a new 300-tonne capacity mobile crane and two new 300-tonne capacity lattice boom crawler cranes.
Views: 161
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Breadbox maintains new service

May 27 - May 27 - Breadbox Shipping has decided to continue operating a new service dedicated to heavy lift and project cargoes, alongside regular bulk and breakbulk cargoes, from Europe to West Africa.
Views: 460
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Beatrice deal for Seaway and Subsea 7

May 27 - May 27 - An engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract with a value in excess of USD1.3 billion for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project in the North Sea, has been awarded to Subsea 7 and Seaway Heavy Lifting.
Views: 402
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PCN holds mini meeting

May 27 - May 27 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) held a mini meeting and casino night for its members on May 23 in Antwerp, ahead of the Breakbulk Europe exhibition.
Views: 438
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Huisman adds Singapore simulator

May 27 - May 27 - Huisman has introduced a new crane simulator at its sales and service facility in Singapore, which will be used for regular and customised education and training purposes.
Views: 382
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Choppers land in Jaxport

May 27 - May 27 - Stevedoring company Portus has moved four helicopters through Jaxport's heavy lift and oversize cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal.
Views: 497
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Cimolai forms transport division

May 27 - May 27 - Italian steel manufacturer Cimolai - which was responsible for the construction of the 16 new Panama Canal lock gates - has established its own dedicated specialised transport division, Cimolai Heavy Lift.
Views: 439
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Fagioli in Lantenhammer tie-up

May 27 - May 27 - German industrial mounting and transport company Lantenhammer has formed a cooperation with Fagioli, which will see the two parties join forces on a number of civil engineering projects.
Views: 329
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Heavy load fleet set to contract, says Dynamar

May 26 - May 26 - According to shipping consultancy provider, Dynamar, the top 15 heavy load shipping lines operate just over 80 percent of the worldwide fleet of such vessels.
Views: 470
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Oil majors must remain integrated

May 26 - May 26 - The best way for oil companies to survive the current low prices is to remain integrated, according to Ed Osterwald, senior partner, CEG Europe. Oil companies such as BP that sell refineries when margins are low will suffer more and might not eve
Views: 432
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Broekman signs with Novaedes

May 26 - Rotterdam-based, Broekman Logistics has signed a partnership agreement with private export packing group, Novaedes, which will expand the former's ability to offer seaworthy or airtight custom-designed packaging of goods for shipping.
Views: 626
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Proud buy for Grove

May 24 - May 24 - UK based crane hire and contract lifting provider Dewsbury & Proud has purchased three Grove GMK3060 cranes.
Views: 179
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Swiss haulier makes Goldhofer buy

May 24 - May 24 - Swiss crane rental and heavy transport company Welti-Furrer Pneukran & Spezialtransport has acquired 18 axle lines of modular trailers, two drop decks, a vessel bridge, a crawler deck and two goosenecks from German trailer manufacturer Goldhofer.
Views: 256
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GPLN celebrates success in Brussels

May 24 - May 24 - Approximately 170 delegates from around the world attended the Global Project Logistics Network's (GPLN) annual general meeting, which was held at the Marriott Hotel Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium from May 21-23.
Views: 609
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Westermeerwind farm gets final lift

May 23 - May 23 - Mammoet has used a Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane positioned on a jack-up platform to erect 48 Siemens wind turbines for the Westermeerwind offshore wind farm on the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands.
Views: 431
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Manitowoc plays Chernobyl part

May 23 - May 23 - A Manitowoc 2250 crane has been fitted with a new luffing jib to assist with the completion of its work at the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
Views: 453
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Grove quartet in crane lift

May 20 - May 20 - Four Grove cranes - a GMK6400, a GMK6300L and two GMK5220s - were contracted by construction company Ralf Teichmann to assist with the dismantling and loading of a portable gantry crane in Kehl, Germany.
Views: 403
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Tight squeeze for Manitowoc

May 19 - May 19 - Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has used its Manitowoc MLC650 crawler crane to carry out heavy lift operations at a congested railway station site in Daegu City, South Korea.
Views: 394
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Mammoet moves FPSO modules

May 19 - May 19 - Mammoet has completed the load-out of modules bound for the P66 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Brazil.
Views: 502
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Pasha to open at Pier 80

May 18 - May 18 - The Port of San Francisco has approved a 15-year agreement for Pasha Automotive Services to provide cargo handling and other terminal services at Pier 80.
Views: 416
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Comarco assembles

May 17 - May 17 - Comarco has completed a crane construction contract at its supply base in Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 440
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Project Cargo & Yacht on the double

May 17 - May 17 - Project Cargo & Yacht Transport, a Project Freight Network (PFN) member in Istanbul, Turkey has completed a breakbulk shipment from the Port of Istanbul (Turkey) to the Port of Tobruk (Libya).
Views: 430
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GPLN prepares for Brussels bash

May 17 - May 17 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is expecting 170 members, sponsors and media representatives to gather at the Marriott Hotel Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium from May 21-23 for its AGM.
Views: 397
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Terex agrees Konecranes sale

May 17 - May 17 - Terex Corporation has agreed with Konecranes to terminate its original merger plans and instead sell its material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business to the Finnish company for USD1.3 billion.
Views: 391
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City Lifting calls on Grove GMK6400

May 16 - May 16 - City Lifting mobilised its 400-tonne capacity Grove GMK6400 to carry out a challenging lift in the narrow streets of London.
Views: 306
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ALE loads out TLP

May 16 - May 16 - ALE has completed the load out of the Malikai tension leg platform (TLP), which weighed 27,500 tonnes, at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering in Johor Darul Takzim.
Views: 497
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CEA and Fagioli team up in Southeast Asia

May 16 - May 16 - CEA Project Logistics and Fagioli have entered into a consortium agreement that will see the two companies deliver services throughout Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Views: 564
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PCN member updates

May 16 - May 16 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member representing Bangladesh, Bengal Electric, says it is close to finishing the construction of a 1,000-tonne capacity floating crane.
Views: 667
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Prangl acquires PTK 1000

May 13 - May 13 - Austrian heavy lift and transport specialist Prangl has acquired a nine-axle PTK 1000 all-terrain crane from Terex - which it claims is the world's most powerful road-going telescopic crane.
Views: 410
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Rickmers Group sees first quarter slide

May 13 - May 13 - Rickmers Group generated revenues of EUR129.3 million (USD146.74 million) during the first quarter of 2016 - a decline of 7.1 percent year-on-year in comparison with the same period of 2015.
Views: 455
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Mammoet in Goliath lift

May 12 - May 12 - Mammoet has successful lifted a 120 m tall crane for its installation in the Port of Szczecin, Poland.
Views: 375
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Heavy hammer leaves Hamburg

May 12 - May 12 - A Menck hydraulic pile-driving hammer has been transhipped at Wallmann & Co's terminal in the Port of Hamburg, read for delivery to the Burbo Bank wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK.
Views: 414
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Plane sailing at Shannon Airport

May 12 - May 12 - After a 36-hour journey by sea from Shannon Airport to County Sligo, a decommissioned Boeing 767 has became one of the most unique cargo shipments ever to sail on Irish waters.
Views: 286
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K-100 rope hits Middle East

May 11 - May 11 - A Grove RT880E has been the first crane in the Middle East to be fitted with Samson's innovative K-100 synthetic hoist rope.
Views: 425
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Siemens reaches turbine milestone

May 11 - May 11 - The Siemens gas turbine factory in Berlin, Germany is getting ready to ship its 1,000th turbine manufactured at the plant to the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in Qatar.
Views: 500
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WCA Projects on cloud nine

May 10 - May 10 - Nine members of the WCA Projects network have recently completed a number of complex project moves worldwide.
Views: 716
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Erickson to electrify Brucejack mine

May 10 - May 10 - Rokstad Power has contracted Erickson for heavy lift delivery services to the Brucejack mine in Stewart, British Columbia, Canada, utilising its S64 Erickson Aircrane helicopter.
Views: 370
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More movements for PCN

May 10 - May 10 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Saudi Arabia, Paragon Saudi Services, has recently handled the transportation of a Liebherr 885 crane from Qahma to Jizan in Saudi Arabia and onwards to Dubai.
Views: 545
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Mammoet dances to jungle beat

May 10 - May 10 - Mammoet has undertaken a delicate load-out operation and transport through jungle terrain for Marathon Oil's Alba gas field.
Views: 406
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OCTRA expanding in Montoir

May 10 - May 10 - The Montoir de Bretagne (St Nazaire) division of French transport engineering and project forwarding company OCTRA will undertake commercial and operational representation for two of the largest heavy transport and rigging operators in France.
Views: 619
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Armitt in at Thamesport

May 9 - May 9 - UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company, The Armitt Group, has signed a long term agreement to build a 120,000 sq ft (11,148 sq m) multimodal terminal at London Thamesport with the port's owners Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group.
Views: 688
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ALE concludes major wind energy project

May 9 - May 9 - ALE is close to finishing a major contract for the transportation, lifting and installation of 24 x 2.5 MW turbines on a project site in Khao Kho and another 30 x 2.5 MW turbines at Watabak, Thailand.
Views: 536
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Modern Cranes buys Grove unit

May 9 - May 9 - Modern Cranes, a crane rental company based in Hyderabad, India, has expanded its crane fleet with its biggest acquisition yet - a Grove GMK6300L.
Views: 505
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Johnson forms renewables division

May 6 - May 6 - Johnson Crane Hire has established Johnson Renew, which will focus on the growth of the company's work in the renewable energy industry.
Views: 367
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Manitowoc partners with TRT

May 6 - May 6 - Manitowoc Cranes has joined forces with New Zealand based Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) to provide crane service and support to customers in Australia.
Views: 323
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BBC shows PPG support

May 5 - May 5 - BBC Chartering Australia has been named the first major sponsor for the Project Professionals Group's (PPG) tenth anniversary annual conference in Melbourne next year.
Views: 640
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Crane issues discussed at ICSA

May 5 - May 5 - Industry representatives gathered for the 2016 meeting of the International Crane Stakeholder Assembly (ICSA) at the Novotel Munchen Messe in Munich, Germany on April 13, 2016.
Views: 352
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Ideal order for Liebherr

May 5 - May 5 - Ideal Crane has acquired a 300-tonne capacity LR 1300SX lattice boom crawler crane and a 100-tonne capacity LTR 1100 telescopic crawler crane from Liebherr.
Views: 263
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Huge cranes arrive in Liverpool

May 5 - May 5 - The first six cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes have arrived at Peel Ports' Liverpool2 deepwater container terminal from Nantong China on board the semi-submersible vessel Zhen Hua 25.
Views: 324
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ALE opens in Italy

May 5 - May 5 - ALE has opened its first Italian branch office in Milan, which will be headed up by Paolo Arfani.
Views: 358
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High brings crane back

May 5 - May 5 - High Logistics has shipped crane parts back to the USA from Lithuania on a Hapag-Lloyd ship after the machine was used in the disassembly of the Ignalina nuclear power plant.
Views: 389
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FMT makes big investment

May 4 - May 4 - Federal Marine Terminals (FMT) is investing USD3.7 million in 2016, which will see it acquire a new USD1.7 million crane for its Cleveland terminal and 11 heavy-duty forklifts for Burns Harbor, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Hamilton.
Views: 358
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Enerpac delivers to Reunion

May 4 - May 4 - Enerpac's 4,800-tonne capacity gantry crane mounted on a Zourite jack-up barge has set sail for Reunion Island, where it will be used to install precast viaduct columns for a new coastal highway being built around the island.
Views: 366
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Tanks move through Hamburg

May 4 - May 4 - Two out-of-gauge tanks manufactured by Chart Ferox have been shipped through the Wallmann terminal in Hamburg.
Views: 405
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Port Manatee offers workshops

May 4 - May 4 - The International Trade Hub at Port Manatee has started a series of workshops aimed at encouraging innovative commercial ties with European and Latin American businesses.
Views: 477
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AmQuip and Maxim to merge

May 3 - May 3 - North American private equity firm Apollo Global Management has signed agreements to acquire and merge together AmQuip Crane Rental and Maxim Crane Works.
Views: 722
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Peters & May inks BBC partnership

May 3 - May 3 - Peters & May has signed a strategic partnership with BBC Chartering, giving the UK based yacht transport solutions provider access to the shipping line's 150 multipurpose heavy lift vessels.
Views: 310
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Griebel & Mahncke invests in crane

May 3 - May 3 - Hamburg-based Griebel & Mahncke Schwertransporte has replaced an existing crane with a Liebherr LTM 1095-5.1 model, which has a lift capacity of 95 tonnes and is now the company's largest mobile crane.
Views: 346
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Conquest gives Allseas a lift

May 2 - May 2 - Conquest Offshore was contracted by Allseas Group to replace the pipelaying vessel Allseas Solitaire's 300-tonne capacity crane with a new 850-tonne capacity Huisman crane at the Dutch Offshore Base in Amsterdam.
Views: 384

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