News archive

July 2017

EGL cements its reputation in Beni Suef

July 20, 2017

July 20 - Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL), the logistics arm of the Kadmar Group, has delivered three gearboxes and two transformers for the Beni Suef cement factory in Egypt.

Joumblat in at Long Beach

July 20, 2017

July 20 - Sam Joumblat has been appointed as managing director of finance and administration at the Port of Long Beach, effective August 7.

Enerpac keeps it ultra-flat

July 20, 2017

July 20 - Enerpac has introduced an Ultra-Flat hydraulic cylinder series for projects with small working space but large lifting requirements up to 1,000 tons (907.1 tonnes).

Sankyu bridges the gap with Scheuerle

July 20, 2017

July 20 - Japanese transport specialist Sankyu has used its Scheuerle self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) to move a prefabricated bridge, weighing around 50 tonnes, through the city of Nagasaki.

Bilbao builds manufacturing plant

July 20, 2017

July 20 - The construction of Haizea Wind's offshore wind tower manufacturing plant has commenced at the Port of Bilbao, Spain.

Mammoet assists Clyde extension

July 20, 2017

July 20 - Mammoet has delivered the last wind turbine components for the extension of the Clyde Wind Farm situated near Abbington, Scotland for energy supplier SSE.

Wasel gets a lift with Liebherr

July 20, 2017

July 20 - German heavy haulage provider Wasel has taken delivery of a 750-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 1750/2 crawler crane, which will be used to enhance the company's wind energy activities.

Röhlig adds offices

July 19, 2017

July 19 - German logistics provider, Röhlig is continuing on its course of growth with new offices in Asia, Central America and the USA.

Hapag-Lloyd goes weekly to West Africa

July 19, 2017

July 19 - Effective end of August 2017, Hapag-Lloyd will add a fourth vessel to one of its services in the West Africa trade, improving the sailing frequency to weekly.

McCain targets Jones Act again

July 19, 2017

July 19 - For the second time in less than two years, US senator John McCain has introduced legislation that would revise the Jones Act, which requires that all goods shipped between US ports be carried on US-built, owned and operated ships.

GAC delivers for Yuri Korchagin

July 19, 2017

July 19 - GAC has delivered a mega shipment for pile driving and swaging works in the Yuri Korchagin oil field.

Peking ducks into Combi Lift

July 19, 2017

July 19 - The steel-hulled, four-masted barque Peking has been successfully loaded on the semi-submersible Combi Dock III in New York Harbour for transport to Germany onboard the Combi Lift vessel.

PCN Roundup

July 18, 2017

July 18 - OLA Logistics, based in Hong Kong and a Project Cargo Network (PCN) member there has completed the breakbulk transport of two sets of rotary drilling rigs.

EMS shows its bottle in Albania

July 18, 2017

July 18 - German Albanian Logistics Agency (GALA) together with EMS Log (Bremen) has successfully transported components for a mineral water bottling plant from Germany to Sheper, a remote mountainous area in southern Albania.

Bahri and Bolloré join hands

July 18, 2017

July 18 - Bahri has signed an agreement with Group Bolloré, to establish a new logistics joint venture to serve Saudi Arabia and the wider region.

Jaromin takes Demag

July 18, 2017

July 18 - In Germany, Oberhausen-based Jaromin has acquired a Demag AC 250-5 all terrain crane, bringing the total number of cranes from this manufacturer in the crane service provider's fleet to a total of five.

Cuxport invests

July 18, 2017

July 18 - July has seen Cuxport start to develop a digital management system for its multipurpose terminals in Cuxhaven, Germany, in partnership with dbh Logistics IT, a software and consultancy company specialising in the areas of Customs and foreign trade, compliance, transport management, the port industry, SAP and cloud services.

Bolloré supports African mine

July 17, 2017

July 17 - Antrak Logistics has consigned 147 tons (149.4 tonnes) of airfreight, 1,375 teu and 9,750 tons (9906.5 tonnes) of project cargo for the Houndé Gold mine project, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Canadian Endeavour Mining Group.

Antonov Airlines appoints Flywell

July 17, 2017

July 17 - Antonov Airlines has appointed New Delhi-headquartered Flywell Aviation as its general sales agent (GSA) in India.

ALE in historic refurb

July 17, 2017

July 17 - ALE has completed the refurbishment of a 1976 Scammell Contractor, named Intruder.

Ocean crossing for particle hunter

July 17, 2017

July 17 - ICARUS, the world's largest liquid argon particle hunter has been shipped from Europe to North America.

Tidewater gets court approval

July 17, 2017

July 17 - The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed the Second Amended Joint Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization for Tidewater, the US provider of larger offshore service vessels to the global energy industry, and its affiliated debtors.

LOC provides Hornsea MWS

July 17, 2017

July 17 - LOC Renewables has been contracted to provide marine warranty surveying (MWS) services for Dong Energy's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, under development off the northeast coast of England.

Nilsson named managing director

July 14, 2017

July 14 - Creseada International, has named Jonas Nilsson managing director, replacing Mike Ayinde, who started the organisation 32 years ago.

Van der Linden in SkyTeam

July 14, 2017

July 14 - SkyTeam Cargo, a global airline alliance, has appointed Nico Van der Linden as vice president of cargo alliance.

Japanese provide ONE details

July 14, 2017

July 14 - Even though some jurisdictions have yet to approve the merger, Japan's three large container lines have set out details of their new Ocean Network Express (ONE) organisation.

Scott Powerline adds Tadano Mantis crawler

July 14, 2017

July 14 - Scott Powerline and Utility Equipment, based in Louisiana, USA, has added a Tadano Mantis telescopic crawler crane - the GTC- 600 - to its rental fleet.

Kässbohrer opens in Ulm

July 14, 2017

July 14 - Semi-trailer manufacturer Kässbohrer has opened its fourth plant, located in Ulm, southern Germany.

A decline in containers lost at sea

July 14, 2017

July 14 - The World Shipping Council (WSC), which represents approximately 90 percent of the global liner ship capacity, has released a 2017 update to its containers lost at sea survey, which claims that there has been an industry-wide reduction in lost boxes.

VesselsValue and ViaMar team up

July 14, 2017

July 14 - UK and Singapore-based VesselsValue is linking up with ViaMar in Oslo to produce "Future Market Values" for up to 40,000 different ships.

Sarens lifts for BiFab

July 13, 2017

July 13 - Sarens has transported an offshore wind farm jacket for Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) in Methil, Scotland.

CLI steams ahead

July 13, 2017

July 13 - Compass Logistics International (CLI) has transported nine industrial steam boilers from John Thompson's production plant in Cape Town, South Africa to Jakarta, Indonesia, on behalf of EuroAsiatic Jaya.

Monarch arrives in Loch Lomond

July 13, 2017

July 13 - Dumbarton-based haulage company Galt Transport has transported the passenger cruise boat Lomond Monarch from Dumbarton to Balloch in Scotland.

Kuijpers in at Broekman

July 13, 2017

July 13 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Ron Kuijpers as director of business development, warehousing and distribution.

Another TCO contract for Blue Water

July 12, 2017

July 12 - A consortium led by Blue Water Shipping has been awarded an additional contract from Tengizchevroil (TCO) to supply six tugs to assist barges and vessels at Prorva, Kazakhstan.

IMO delays ballast water compliance dates

July 12, 2017

July 12 - New resolutions on ballast water management and carbon dioxide emissions concluded the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 71st meeting.

All aboard for record shipment

July 12, 2017

July 12 - The Peters & May Group has transported 45 yachts on board Hansa Heavy Lift's vessel HHL New York.

Altius moves for Misicuni

July 12, 2017

July 12 - Altius has transported a rotor and stator to the Misicuni Hydroelectric Plant in Bolivia, for Indar Electric.

Four flights for fast response

July 12, 2017

July 12 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported 197 tonnes of automotive machinery from Japan to the USA for Nippon Express.

Breithaupt & Philipp expands with Liebherr

July 12, 2017

July 12 - Hohendodeleben, Germany-based crane contractor Breithaupt & Philipp has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane.

Hellmann cements six

July 12, 2017

July 12 - Hellmann Project Cargo has transported six over-dimensional components from Spain to Argentina.

Trail King adds to the team

July 12, 2017

July 12 - Trail King Industries has appointed Ryan Smith as district sales manager and Lee Anderson as vice president of human resources, safety and environmental.

ALE delivers oil rig duo

July 11, 2017

July 11 - ALE has completed the delivery of two pre-assembled oil rigs from the UAE to Oman.

Dan Czech doubles up

July 11, 2017

July 11 - Dan Czech Special Transport has transported a 60-tonne boiler from Chlebovice, in the Czech Republic to the Port of Antwerp for onward transportation to the USA.

Scheuerle's historic move

July 11, 2017

July 11 - Mammoet has relocated a 1,200-tonne concrete defence bunker using 88 axle lines of Scheuerle self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT).

Phantom flies again with Dawes

July 11, 2017

July 11 - Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, part of the ALL Family of Companies, has utilised a Link-Belt HTC 86100-XL truck crane to lift and load a decommissioned McDonell Douglas F-4C Phantom fighter jet onto a flatbed truck, for transportation to the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, USA.

Enerpac announces HTC range

July 11, 2017

July 11 - Enerpac has launched a range of high tonnage cylinders (HTC), which the hydraulic tool manufacturer claims offer outstanding durability, longer service life, and greater side load resistance for increased heavy lift capability.

Rhenus expands in Rotterdam

July 10, 2017

July 10 - In Rotterdam, Rhenus Logistics has opened a 275 m quay at its Deep Sea Terminal on Maasvlakte, adding to the 500 m quay it already operates on the south side of the terminal.

Europacific presses ahead

July 10, 2017

July 10 - Europacific Logistika has transported a 82-ton (74.4-tonne) press from Busan, South Korea to Hungary onboard a container vessel.

Geodis goes to Gdansk

July 10, 2017

July 10 - Geodis has transported out-of-gauge (OOG) modules across Europe to the Lotos Refinery in Gdansk, Poland for Kinetics Technology (KT), part of the Maire Tecnimont Group.

ALE installs Nordlink duo

July 10, 2017

July 10 - ALE has delivered and installed the first two transformers for the Nordlink Project in Tonstad, Norway.

Blue Water BREB wins Vestas deal

July 10, 2017

July 10 - Blue Water Shipping has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Vestas, to provide services in Cuxhaven, Germany.

Cosco makes offer for OOCL parent

July 10, 2017

July 10 - Cosco Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) have made an offer to acquire all the issued Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) shares for HKD49 billion (USD6.3 billion).

BigMove takes Faymonville units

July 10, 2017

July 10 - BigMove has taken delivery of 21 Faymonville extendable MegaMax lowbed semi-trailers with pendle axles and hydraulic suspension.

Bahri adds Alexandria

July 10, 2017

July 10 - Bahri Logistics has added Alexandria Port to its North American breakbulk and ro-ro service, linking the Egyptian port to the USA, the Middle East and India.

GeoSea acquires A2SEA

July 7, 2017

July 7 - DONG Energy and Siemens have signed an agreement with Belgian GeoSea, a subsidiary of DEME Group, stating that GeoSea will acquire the full ownership of A2SEA.

Welton ships tanks by the dozen

July 7, 2017

July 7 - Welton Shipping recently executed an unusual task for the Genesee Brewery in Rochester, New York, completing the transportation by barge of 12 huge beer fermentation tanks 225 miles (362 km), from Waterford near Albany, to Rochester in New York State, via inland waterways including the 200-year-old Erie Canal.

All fours for ALE

July 7, 2017

July 7 - ALE has transported and installed four engines and four alternators at Sirakoro power plant in Bamako, Mali.

Noatum adds crane

July 7, 2017

July 7 - Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane to its fleet.

Steder on the Djibouti double

July 7, 2017

July 7 - Steder Group Djibouti has transported four transformers from the Port of Djibouti to two different substations in Ethiopia.

Daseke adds Steelman companies

July 7, 2017

July 7 - Texas, USA-based Daseke has added the Steelman Companies to the Daseke group of companies.

Petro-Sea pairs with a Grove

July 6, 2017

July 6 - Petro-Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium's Sea-Invest and the Ivory Coast's Petroci, has added a Grove GMK5180-1 all terrain crane to its fleet.

Virgin on the double

July 6, 2017

July 6 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Ryan Ellis as head of global accounts and Ray Wood as regional sales manager for the UK.

DHL delivers in Brazil

July 6, 2017

July 6 - Qatar Airways Cargo has transported over 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment on board its Boeing 777 freighter for DHL Global Forwarding.

Tahkoluoto fitted with final blade

July 6, 2017

July 6 - Jan De Nul Group's offshore jack-up vessel Vole au vent has installed the last blade of the tenth and final wind turbine at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland.

Tradelossa takes home blade trailers

July 6, 2017

July 6 - Tradelossa has taken delivery of nine Goldhofer extendable lowbed trailers.

EXG handles ro-ro shipment

July 6, 2017

July 6 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has handled the unloading and Customs clearance of marine unloading arms at Chennai Port, India.

Antonov seeks US partners for AN-77 project

July 5, 2017

July 5 - According to a post on its Facebook page, Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov is seeking US partners for the joint development of a new model of AN-77 transport aircraft.

Maersk makes progress on recovery

July 5, 2017

July 5 - Maersk has stated that it continues to progress towards a full recovery from the June 27 cyber attack.

Crane constructs crane in Mannheim

July 5, 2017

July 5 - Trier, Germany-based Steil Kranarbeiten has utilised its Terex Superlift 3800 to load a crane girder at the Port of Speyer, and assemble two dockside cranes at the Port of Mannheim, on behalf of Kranwerke Mannheim.

Steder returns to Genale Dawa

July 5, 2017

July 5 - Steder Group Djibouti has transported two 130-tonne ball valves for Genale Dawa hydroelectric power project from the Port of Djibouti to the project site in Ethiopia.

Pangea members' Grand Egyptian moves

July 5, 2017

July 5 - Since January, Trans.Al Logistic has been delivering steel and glass components for the construction of the facade of the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

ALP Keeper delivered

July 4, 2017

July 4 - ALP Maritime Services has named its latest newbuild anchor handling salvage tug (AHST) ALP Keeper, at a ceremony in Japan.

Arklow Cliff launched

July 4, 2017

July 4 - Arklow Shipping's latest newbuild mulitpurpose vessel, Arklow Cliff, has been launched at Ferus Smit's Westerbroek yard in the Netherlands.

Duo reel-in heavy load

July 4, 2017

July 4 - Hong Kong-based Wangfoong Transportation has worked with Singapore-based Carriage Global to transport a 92-ton (83.5-tonne) reel, measuring 4 m x 3.4 m x 3.4 m, from Singapore to DaChan Bay, at the Port of Shenzhen, China, via Hong Kong.

GRT prototype flies to Singapore

July 4, 2017

July 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported a prototype of an autonomous vehicle developed by 2getthere, named Group Rapid Transit (GRT), on board a Boeing 747 freighter scheduled service, on behalf of Geodis.

PCN members keeping busy

July 4, 2017

July 4 - Westlink Logistics, an Australian member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has transported two patrol boats from Nuku'alofa, Tonga and Suva, Fiji to Cairns in northern Queensland for refurbishment.

Alistair moves in the DRC

July 4, 2017

July 4 - Alistair Group has transported a Caterpillar excavator from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Namoya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for ongoing mining operations.

Not just a pipe dream for Blue Water

July 4, 2017

July 4 - Wasco Coatings Europe has awarded Blue Water Shipping a contract for the transport, handling and storage of 113,000 pipes for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Dancing with lions and dragons

July 3, 2017

July 3 - Providers of project logistics services will be interested to read that over the past two decades, China has become Africa's most important economic partner according to a report from McKinsey & Company.

Mammoet moves to the Max

July 3, 2017

July 3 - Max Group has contracted Mammoet to lift and install the heavy components at the Kushiara power plant in Bangladesh.

Liebherr on hand in Tula

July 3, 2017

July 3 - Mexican crane contractor ESEASA, has lifted and installed six tanks at the Miguel Hidalgo oil refinery in Tula, on behalf of construction contractor ICA Fluor.

PCN adds to eLearning

July 3, 2017

July 3 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added a load-outs module to its eLearning Platform, covering ro-ro operations, how to ballast a barge during the operation and keep it stable while taking advantage of a changing tide.

Trucks hold the key to reducing oil demand

July 3, 2017

July 3 - Improving the efficiency of freight transport by road is critical to reducing the growth in oil demand, carbon emissions and air pollution over the next decades, according to the latest report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Hovago strengthens management

July 3, 2017

July 3 - Mobile crane rental company, Hovago Cranes has appointed Marcel Riemslag as general manager, and Robert Hermans as international sales manager.