Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Hamburg deploys floating crane for prop lift

Following road transport from a production facility in Waren an der Müritz in Germany, Hamburg port operator HHLA has overseen the loading of what is claimed to be the world's biggest ship propeller onto the Hyundai Supreme containership.

The port's HHLA IV floating crane, which can handle heavy loads up to 200 tonnes, brought the 110-tonne, 10.5-m diameter object to the port of Waltershof, where it was hoisted aboard.

HHLA loads around 100 propellers a year for specialist manufacturer Mecklenburger Metallguss, but this surpassed anything that it has ever seen before.

Most propellers transported through the port are carried on containerships but container gantry cranes are generally unable to lift such heavy loads, hence the use of the HHLA III and HHLA IV floating cranes.

The propeller is destined for the port of Busan in South Korea, where the first of 11 giant 23,000 teu containerships are being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard for MSC.


www.hhla.de

Heavy Lift | News

Mammoet moves for Mitsubishi thumbnail image

Mammoet moves for Mitsubishi

March 22 - Mammoet has delivered and installed 120 pressure vessels and modules for the construction of the Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) plant in La Brea, Trinidad and Tobago.
Views: 590
Dan-Czech moves passenger bridges thumbnail image

Dan-Czech moves passenger bridges

March 22 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has moved two passenger boarding bridges, measuring 21.5 m in length, from the port of Hamburg in Germany to Prague Airport.
Views: 303
Two giant moves for Jumbo thumbnail image

Two giant moves for Jumbo

March 22 - The Netherlands-headquartered Jumbo has moved two ship unloaders from Gdynia port in Poland to Djen Djen, Algeria, on behalf of Fagioli.
Views: 389

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.