News archive

January 2018

Mammoet puts efficiency in Focus

January 16, 2018

January 16 - Mammoet has unveiled two heavy lift crane designs, as part of its Mammoet Focus crane concept.

Turk Heavy Transport delivers

January 16, 2018

January 16 - International project forwarding services provider Turk Logistics and Heavy Transport (THT) was recently selected to transport a shipment of wind farm components to Bahrain.

Falcon and Tiger form hybrid

January 16, 2018

January 16 - Falcon Maritime India, a subsidiary of New York-based Falcon Maritime and Aviation, has merged its operations with Tiger Logistics India.

DB Schenker wins Shell contract

January 16, 2018

January 16 - DB Schenker has been awarded a five-year contract to provide international freight forwarding and Customs clearance services to Shell Australia.

End of the road for Carillion

January 16, 2018

January 16 - The UK's second-largest construction company is to go into liquidation, following the failure of last-minute rescue talks between UK government representatives and the firm's lenders.

Safe Lifting puts power in its stock

January 15, 2018

January 15 - Equipment rental company Safe Lifting Europe has added the Green Pin Power Sling Shackle range from Van Beest to its product range, available in capacities from 125 tonnes to 1,250 tonnes.

EIC names Saville

January 15, 2018

January 15 - The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed Hugh Saville as the chairman of its board of directors.

Container market remains competitive

January 15, 2018

January 15 - As the container market remains competitive, global shipping consultancy Drewry says there is potential for more merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

Crowley reshuffles liner teams

January 15, 2018

January 15 - Crowley Maritime has announced several organisational changes to its liner services teams.

Crane Worldwide opens in Dammam

January 15, 2018

January 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Truck emission rules set to tighten

January 15, 2018

January 15 - From January 1, 2019, there will be a requirement that all newly produced trucks within the EU will have to have their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption determined and declared.

Malin Integrated Solutions launches

January 12, 2018

January 12 - Scotland's Malin Group has formed a joint venture with Marint (Offshore Services) and Dixon Marine Consulting (DMC).

Navantia powers up with Cometto

January 12, 2018

January 12 - Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has taken delivery of nine modular combinations of Cometto's modular, self-propelled electronic (MSPE) platforms.

Sumner comes early for Foss

January 12, 2018

January 12 - Foss Maritime has appointed Bryceon Sumner as chief financial officer.

EPAS adds Liebherr duo

January 12, 2018

January 12 - EMS Ports Agency & Stevedoring (EPAS) has taken delivery of two Liebherr LHM 420 mobile harbour cranes in Emden, Germany.

Höegh set for service launch

January 12, 2018

January 12 - Höegh Autoliners has introduced a direct express service from Europe to the USA, Mexico and Oceania.

BMS lifts with Liebherr

January 12, 2018

January 12 - Danish crane and heavy haulage contractor BMS has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1090-4.2.

Halifax completes the Grimaldi trio

January 12, 2018

January 12 - The Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Halifax at the Jinling Shipyard in China.

Rentel substation set to sail

January 12, 2018

January 12 - The substation for the Rentel offshore wind farm is expected to sail away from the STX yard in Saint-Nazaire, onboard Scaldis' heavy lift crane vessel Rambiz, imminently.

Montejo moves with Goldhofer

January 11, 2018

January 11 - Transportes Montejo has recently transported an 800-ton (727.7-tonne) PC 8000 hydraulic excavator using its Goldhofer PST/SL modular transporter.

RSS earns its spurs

January 11, 2018

January 11 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has completed load tests on three lifting frames that will be used as part of a retractable football pitch in London.

Sarens loads-out for Sverdrup

January 11, 2018

January 11 - Sarens has completed the load-out, weighing and jacking of an oil platform module destined for the Johan Sverdrup oil field in Stord, Norway.

Mammoet bridges the gap in Dubai

January 11, 2018

January 11 - Mammoet has lifted and installed 16 steel girders for the fountain view link bridge under construction at the Dubai Mall, on behalf of Eversendai.

First BelugaXL rolls out

January 11, 2018

January 11 - This month has seen the first structurally complete airframe for the new BelugaXL roll out of the assembly hangar in Toulouse, ready to start flying by mid-2018.

Air cargo growth remained strong in November

January 10, 2018

January 10 - Revealing its latest statistics, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that air cargo demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) remained strong in November 2017 with 8.8 per cent growth compared to the year-earlier period, an increase from the 5.8 percent annual growth recorded in October 2017.

New OOS vessel heads for Brazil

January 10, 2018

January 10 - Netherlands-based heavy lift ship operator OOS International has introduced a new semi-submersible accommodation vessel to its fleet.

Snoeck named at Broekman

January 10, 2018

January 10 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Frenk Snoeck as general manager Broekman Project Services.

Jaxport cargo generates buzz

January 10, 2018

January 10 - Stevedoring company Portus has handled a diesel-powered generator, weighing approximately 331,000 lbs (150.1 tonnes), at the Port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), on behalf of UTC Overseas.

Sarens set to unveil biggest crane

January 10, 2018

January 10 - Later this year Sarens will unveil the new SGC 250 crane, which will be the largest crane in Sarens' fleet.

Turkish Airlines takes Boeing trio

January 9, 2018

January 9 - Turkish Airlines has ordered a further three Boeing 777 Freighters as part of the continued expansion of its freighter fleet.

Attenborough on the move

January 9, 2018

January 9 - ALE has transported the partially completed polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough, from the fabrication hall to the slipway at Cammell Laird Shiprepairs & Shipbuilders' Birkenhead shipyard in the UK.

Atlas adds to team

January 9, 2018

January 9 - Atlas Air has appointed Richard Broekman as senior vice president global sales and commercial development, and named Alvin Tay vice president sales and marketing for the Asia-Pacific region.

Tegeler in at Buss Group

January 9, 2018

January 9 - The Hamburg-based Buss Group has appointed Carsten Tegeler as chief financial officer (cfo). He will also manage the group with Dr Johann Killinger.

TBM treated to a Thames river tour

January 9, 2018

January 9 - Late last year, Mammoet delivered the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) to the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London.

Bristol freighter returns to the UK

January 8, 2018

January 9 - A historic Bristol Type 170 freighter aircraft has been transported from New Zealand to the Aerospace Bristol museum in the UK.

Aertssen plans Michielsens take over

January 8, 2018

January 8 - Aertssen Group is set to acquire crane rental company Michielsens.

Zeus tows out of Ostend

January 8, 2018

January 8 - Two gravity based foundations, built by the Jan De Nul Group and Smulders, have departed from the port of Ostend, destined for the Danish offshore wind farm Kreigers Flak.

Expanded services at WWL

January 8, 2018

January 8 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the port of Vigo in Spain to its Atlantic Ocean ro-ro service.

ALS completes solar delivery

January 8, 2018

January 8 - ALS UK has transported a crate containing a solar turbine from a packing facility in Irlam in the UK for onward delivery to China.

Cranes set sail with Steder

January 8, 2018

January 8 - Steder Group, on behalf of Platetrade, has delivered two dismantled cranes from Rotterdam to Puerto Madryn, Argentina.

Lefeber steps up at Everett

January 5, 2018

January 5 - Lisa Lefeber has been selected as acting ceo of the Port of Everett during the absence of Les Reardanz, who is being deployed to Afghanistan, effective February 2018.

DFDS completes Alphatrans deal

January 5, 2018

January 5 - DFDS has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of the Dutch Alphatrans Group, following the approval by the German competition authority.

PCN members keeping busy

January 5, 2018

January 5 - Tandem Logistics, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has recently undertaken the transportation of a Qualistock Deodoriser and Maturator, shipped as breakbulk on a part-chartered vessel.

Coalition urges US port investment

January 5, 2018

January 5 - Letters have been sent by the Coalition for More Efficient Ports to President Donald Trump and senior politicians calling for greater investment in port infrastructure, as part of the much publicised US infrastructure investment plan first announced last year.

BIMCO advises cautious optimism

January 5, 2018

January 5 - The Baltic International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has warned that while 2017 was a year of change, much of it for the better, a cautious approach is still needed for 2018 to maintain the progress already achieved.

Transformative year ahead for ports

January 5, 2018

January 5 - International law firm Ince & Co has advised port operators to expect a year of transformation in 2018.

Volgo-Baltic Logistic completes major inland deliveries

January 4, 2018

January 4 - Heavy lift shipping company Volgo-Baltic Logistic, along with project forwarder Infotech Baltika, successfully delivered a vacuum column destined for Gazprom Neft's Omsk refinery, Russia.

Goliath rises - thanks to Mammoet

January 4, 2018

January 4 - Mammoet has erected a Konecranes Goliath crane in the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

Optimism could be triumphant

January 4, 2018

January 4 - International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens expects optimism to triumph over pessimism in the shipping industry during the next twelve months.

Yang Kee completes Fliway acquisition

January 4, 2018

January 4 - Yang Kee Logistics has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in New Zealand's Fliway Group for SGD52.1 million (USD39.2 million).

BDP opens Copenhagen office

January 4, 2018

January 4 - BDP Logistics has established a new location at Copenhagen, catering to clients based in Denmark and southern Sweden.

Blades travel through Emden

January 3, 2018

January 3 - EPAS Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring has handled the offloading of 24 wind turbine blades at the Seaports of Niedersachsen's north quay in Emden, on behalf of turbine manufacturer Enercon.

CSX puts its best Foote forward

January 3, 2018

January 3 - CSX Corporation has named Jim Foote as the company's president and ceo, effective immediately.

Florida is key for BNSF

January 3, 2018

January 3 - BNSF Logistics has established a new office in St. Petersburg, USA.

Crane Worldwide expands in Dallas

January 3, 2018

January 3 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has expanded its US operations with a facility in Dallas.

OOCL launches FCS2

January 3, 2018

January 3 - OOCL has expanded its coverage between the Far East and India with the introduction of the Far East Chennai Service 2 (FCS2).

Greek port congestion leads to CMA CGM surcharge

January 3, 2018

January 3 - At the Greek Port of Thessaloniki, increased operational costs and service disruptions generated by ongoing traffic congestion are forcing CMA CGM to implement an Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS).

Aoki Juki adds Demag lift

January 3, 2018

January 3 - Japan-based Aoki Juki has added a new Demag AC 700-9 all terrain crane to its fleet.

France's first floating turbine installed

January 2, 2018

January 2 - ALE has completed the installation of wind turbine components for France's first floating wind turbine, located at Saint Nazaire.

Chabrillac completes spacecraft delivery

January 2, 2018

January 2 - Transports Chabrillac utilised its Cometto 2+3 trailer to deliver the SES-14 spacecraft to Toulouse-Blagnac airport, France.

Ranger broadens its horizons

January 2, 2018

January 2 - Lifing and rigging equipment supplier Ranger Lifting is set to open a new facility this month, in Melbourne, Australia.

Tilbury2 application filed

January 2, 2018

January 2 - The port of Tilbury has applied to the UK's Planning Inspectorate for a development consent order (DCO) to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port in Thurrock.

Polytra ships to Oman

January 2, 2018

January 2 - Belgium-based Polytra has organised the delivery of two transformers from Mechelen to Oman, along with 2,000 freight tonnes of other breakbulk cargoes.

Alistair completes Tanzanian lifts

January 2, 2018

January 2 - Alistair Group has stepped up its involvement in two power plant projects in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.