News archive

November 2017

Goole keeps it cool

November 17, 2017

November 17 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Goole in the UK has welcomed the delivery of air cooling condenser components destined for Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2), owned by energy provider SSE.

OL adds US office

November 17, 2017

November 17 - OL International Holdings has acquired the US office of Transitainer Global, based in Long Beach, California.

Enerpac develops lift facility for turbines

November 17, 2017

November 17 - Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has developed a temporary maintenance facility for power plant turbine rotors.

Tadano makes Bigge deal

November 17, 2017

November 17 - Crane manufacturer Tadano has appointed Bigge Crane & Rigging as its dealer in Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.

Auto-Klug acquires Grove all-terrain

November 17, 2017

November 17 - Germany's Auto-Klug has acquired its first Grove GMK4100L-1 all-terrain crane. 



Cat sails to Canada

November 17, 2017

November 17 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS), part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has loaded a 210-ton (190.5-tonne) catamaran onboard Harren & Partner's multipurpose vessel Palabora, at the Port of Emden, Germany.

Rollit steams ahead

November 16, 2017

November 16 - Rollit Cargo has transported a 135-tonne steam boiler from Valencia, Spain to Strasbourg, France.

EXG moves in Mumbai

November 16, 2017

November 16 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has completed the port handling, Customs clearance and transportation of four autoclaves at Mumbai Port.

Steder moves in Djibouti

November 16, 2017

November 16 - Steder Group has transported three transformers, each weighing 110 tonnes, from Djibouti to a project site in Ethiopia.

Jubb flies into Air Partner

November 16, 2017

November 16 - Global aviation services group, Air Partner, has appointed Robert Jubb as freight trading manager.

Fesco wins Great Wall contract

November 16, 2017

November 16 - Haval Motor Manufacturing Rus, a subsidiary of Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors, has contracted Fesco Transportation Group to deliver production equipment to the Haval car plant, under construction in the Tula region of Russia.

WWL rolls into Melbourne

November 15, 2017

November 16 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Australia has transported one of the world's largest capacity tower cranes, the Marr M2480D, from Perth to Melbourne for the Chevron-operated Gorgon project on Barrow Island.

Weighty crane investment for QF

November 15, 2017

November 15 - Project forwarding specialist Quality Freight (QF) UK has invested GBP700,000 (USD920,000) in a Terex Fuchs MHL390 material handling crane.

New logistics centres for Kingston Wharves

November 15, 2017

November 15 - Kingston Wharves Ltd (KWL) in Jamaica says it will open two new logistics centres by December this year.

Swire set to serve Portland

November 15, 2017

November 15 - Swire Shipping will introduce a liner service from the Port of Portland's Terminal 6 in January 2018.

SC&RA heads to St. Louis

November 15, 2017

November 15 - Registration for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) 2018 Specialized Transportation Symposium is now open.

Blade arrives at Castellón

November 15, 2017

November 15 - The first LM Wind 73.5-m wind turbine blade arrived at the Port of Castellón, Spain on October 20, destined for the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany.

Rhenus expands with RBG

November 14, 2017

November 14 - Mierka Beteiligungs (MBG), port operator at the Danube Port of Krems, has changed its name to Rhenus Beteiligungs (RBG).

Allseas set for biggest-ever ship

November 14, 2017

November 14 - Dutch specialist heavy lift shipping group, Allseas has confirmed that it is going ahead with the development of a vessel even larger than Pioneering Spirit.

DFDS acquires Alphatrans

November 14, 2017

November 14 - Shipping and logistics group DFDS will acquire all the shares in the Dutch logistics company Alphatrans Group.

Emirates signs MoU with Dubai's space centre

November 14, 2017

November 14 - Emirates SkyCargo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), to become the centre's preferred logistics partner.

JJP evolves with Actros

November 14, 2017

November 14 - JJP Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of a second-hand Actros Evolution 2545 tractor unit from Mercedes Benz, providing the pulling power for the transport of historic locomotives and buses in the UK.

Nantes is calling for COLI

November 13, 2017

November 13 - COLI Shipping & Transport France has commenced operations based in Nantes.

deugro bridges the gap

November 13, 2017

November 13 - deugro Canada has handled the transportation of the main bridge section from a fabrication yard in China to Victoria, Canada for the Johnson Street Bridge replacement project.

ALE unveils trio of innovations

November 13, 2017

November 13 - ALE has introduced three new innovations- the AL600 girder frame, a 1,000-tonne capacity TLG1000 telescopic lifting gantry and a route survey tool.

Steil adds with Liebherr

November 13, 2017

November 13 - Trier, Germany-based Steil Kranarbeiten has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane, which features an 84 m telescopic boom and a 500-tonne lifting capacity.

IOS and NorSea team up

November 13, 2017

November 13 - NorSea Group (UK) and Independent Oilfield Services (IOS) have formed an alliance to provide a complete logistics, storage and inspection package to provide cost benefits for energy sector companies operating in the north-east of Scotland.

Are you GDPR prepared?

November 13, 2017

November 13 - Across the European Union, new data protection legislation, due to come into force on May 25, 2018, aims to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

UTC St. Petersburg and COLI team-up

November 10, 2017

November 10 - United Transport Company St. Petersburg (UTC) and Germany-based COLI Schiffahrt & Transport have formed a joint venture.

Slight revenue uptick for Boskalis

November 10, 2017

November 10 - Royal Boskalis Westminster saw a slight increase in revenue in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the quarterly average reported for the first half of the year.

Demag delivers to Detlef Urban

November 10, 2017

November 10 - Wittenförden, Germany-based Detlef Urban has taken delivery of a Demag AC 100-4L mobile crane.

High five for EXG

November 10, 2017

November 10 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has completed the port handling, Customs clearance and transportation of five pieces of oversized cargo at the Port of Kolkata, India.

Rawcliffe adds capacity

November 9, 2017

November 9 - UK-based JB Rawcliffe & Sons has replaced its Hitachi KH300/1 crawler crane with the IHI CCH 1200, at its facility in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

Malhotra named at Hill Dickinson

November 9, 2017

November 9 - International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Sumeet Malhotra as a partner at its Singapore office.

Winning order for Konecranes

November 9, 2017

November 9 - Winning Logistics, part of the Singapore-based Winning International Group, has purchased two Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes.

CLA's flying start

November 9, 2017

November 9 - In the first two and a half months of services, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has carried over 2,000 tonnes of cargo on its scheduled route from the USA to the Middle East.

Mammoet completes Apollo mission

November 9, 2017

November 9 - Mammoet has transported the Apollo 4 capsule from the NASA Stennis Space Center in Pearlington, Mississippi to the nearby Infinity Science Center where it will be put on public display.

Delta turns on the TAP

November 8, 2017

November 8 - Delta Maritime has handled the transport and installation of Siemens turbo compressors and gas turbines in northern Greece at the Evros Kipoi Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) compressing station.

B747 for Astral Aviation

November 8, 2017

November 8 - Kenya-based Astral Aviation has signed a long-term aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement with Air Atlanta Icelandic, adding a factory-built Boeing 747-400 freighter to its fleet.

Cargill called into Seko

November 8, 2017

November 8 - Chris Cargill has joined Seko Logistics in the UK as group director to support the company's global network expansion and air and sea freight product development strategies.

Silvasti completes loco-motion

November 8, 2017

November 8 - Jyväskylä, Finland-based specialised transport firm Silvasti has moved a historic steam locomotive to its new home in Oulainen, Finland.

Weserport opens Bremen berth

November 7, 2017

November 7 - After three and a half years of construction, the port logistics company Weserport and the port company bremenports have inaugurated the new quay at Terminal 2 of Bremen's Hüttenhafen.

WWL adds to service

November 7, 2017

November 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Livorno, Italy as discharge ports on its Asia-Europe service.

Mammoet swivels to success

November 7, 2017

November 7 - Mammoet has transported nine process modules from the Port of Anacortes to Andeavor's refinery in Washington, USA for the latter's clean product upgrade project.

Grimaldi welcomes Grande New York

November 7, 2017

November 7 - The Grimaldi Group has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande New York at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China.

Globe Line's flash delivery

November 7, 2017

November 7 - Globe Line Projects has transported a 110-tonne flash drum, measuring 22 m x 5.7 m x 6 m, from Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic to the Mozyr oil refinery in Mazyr, Belarus.

Knudsen in at Toll as president of global forwarding

November 7, 2017

November 7 - Toll Group has appointed Thomas Knudsen as its president for global forwarding, based in Singapore.

Shipping needs to be cyber prepared

November 6, 2017

November 6 - International law firm Ince & Co has advised shipping and transportation companies to prepare for more cyber attacks in the wake of recent high-profile incidents.

Schiphol slots return for ABC

November 6, 2017

November 6 - As a result of two days of negotiations, Dutch airline KLM and Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) have come to an agreement which will allow ABC to fully re-establish its operations to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), the Netherlands, as per its request.

Auckland unveils 30-year plan

November 6, 2017

November 6 - The Ports of Auckland in New Zealand has released its draft 30-year master plan which outlines port development projects intended to increase capacity and berth space until Auckland Council, the port owner, finds a new port location.

Sarens cements its reputation with Liebherr

November 6, 2017

November 6 - Sarens has utilised its Liebherr LR 1350/1 crawler crane to hoist five rotary kiln components at HeidelbergCement's facilities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

CLA adds to network

November 3, 2017

November 3 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding Tel Aviv, Israel to its growing network of scheduled freighter operations.

Cosco shipping makes a Cogent offer

November 3, 2017

November 3 - Beijing, China-based Cosco Shipping has made a voluntary conditional cash offer to acquire the Singapore-based logistics firm Cogent Holdings.

Gulliver travels with MirTac

November 3, 2017

November 3 - Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors have agreed to implement the MirTac's StarIPS Fleet Management solution on board the former's newly built heavy lift vessel Gulliver.

Massive delivery for Port Kembla

November 3, 2017

November 3 - Australia's Port Kembla has seen the delivery of some huge machinery in one of the port's biggest ever deliveries.

Höegh handles Gold Coast cargo

November 3, 2017

November 3 - Höegh Autoliners has transported the first two of four Bombardier trams from Germany to Australia for the extension of the Gold Coast Light Rail System (GCLR), on behalf of DB Schenker.

Samson expands in Europe

November 2, 2017

November 2 - The Netherlands-based United Offshore Services (UOS) has added Samson Saturn-12 and chafe products to its inventory, enabling it to offer synthetic tug mainlines and pendants.

Logwin buys into SCI

November 2, 2017

November 2 - Logistics company Logwin has taken a one-third stake in the Auckland, New Zealand-based freight forwarder Supply Chain International (SCI).

Mammoet lifts in Louisiana

November 2, 2017

November 2 - Earlier this year, Mammoet utilised its PTC 200 DS, the largest crane in its fleet, to lift a 350 ft (106.7 m) long, 1,600 tonne wash tower for the Lotte Chemical's Ethylene Glycol project in Louisiana, USA.

Yusen board agrees to NYK takeover

November 2, 2017

November 2 - Shipping line Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is set to take over its third-party logistics affiliate, Yusen Logistics.

West of Scotland in administration

November 1, 2017

November 1 - The UK's West of Scotland Heavy Haulage and its associated trading company, West of Scotland Storage, have been placed in administration with Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser, partners with FRP Advisory.

Barnhart expands in Kentucky

November 1, 2017

November 1 - USA-based Barnhart Crane & Rigging has opened a second location in Kentucky.

SAL Engineering launched

November 1, 2017

November 1 - Germany-based shipping group Harren & Partner (H+P) has established SAL Engineering, a sister company to SAL Heavy Lift, which will provide specialised engineering services across its fleet, as well as to external customers.

Mammoet slides to success

November 1, 2017

November 1 - Mammoet, in cooperation with BAM Infra, has installed a prefabricated roundabout in Gemert, the Netherlands.