Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy Lift Across the World

Europe News from April 2013

Strong Q1 at port of Antwerp thumbnail image

Strong Q1 at port of Antwerp

April 30 - April 30 - The port of Antwerp handled 46.99 million tonnes of cargo in the first three months of 2013 - a year-on-year improvement of 1.4 percent over Q1 2012.
Views: 414
Q1 growth at Amsterdam Schiphol thumbnail image

Q1 growth at Amsterdam Schiphol

April 30 - April 30 - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has seen its Q1 2013 freight levels grow by 2.25 percent year-on-year to 366,269 tonnes.
Views: 539
Hill Dickinson adds shipping experience thumbnail image

Hill Dickinson adds shipping experience

April 30 - April 30 - International law firm Hill Dickinson has expanded its shipping team with the appointment of Ian MacLean as a partner to its London office.
Views: 935
CONDOCK and Combi Lift to merge activities thumbnail image

CONDOCK and Combi Lift to merge activities

April 30 - April 30 - In a move described as a 'bundling of core competencies', Harren & Partner and J. Poulsen Shipping, the owners of CONDOCK and K/S Combi Lift have announced that the two companies will merge activities from the beginning of May, with the CONDOCK
Views: 641
Future arrives in full for Saga Forest Carriers thumbnail image

Future arrives in full for Saga Forest Carriers

April 30 - April 30 - With last week's delivery of the Saga Fantasy, Saga Shipholding's (SSH) order for seven Future class open hatch box hold ships is complete. An eigth vessel is still to be delivered, but this is not going to be owned by SSH.
Views: 616
CN Shipping wins Hartmann business thumbnail image

CN Shipping wins Hartmann business

April 29 - April 29 - Following our report on April 16 about Hartmann Project Lines' new service from Europe to West Africa, CN Shipping has been revealed as the UK Agent for the venture.
Views: 698
Strong Q1 at port of Antwerp thumbnail image

PCN duo delivers Turkish load

April 29 - April 29 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member for the UK Advantage Worldwide and Turkish PCN member MTS Logistics, have teamed-up to move a 19 tonne furnace from Liverpool, UK to Port Istanbul, Turkey.
Views: 839
Hill Dickinson adds shipping experience thumbnail image

ACS adds new German gm

April 29 - April 29 - Stephan Blank has been appointed general manager Germany of global broker, Air Charter Service, effective May 1, 2013.
Views: 649
CONDOCK and Combi Lift to merge activities thumbnail image

The Friday Flyer - April 26th 2013

April 26 - German businesspeople seem less confident in prospects for the future and their nervousness may impact project cargo and heavy lift operators in the coming year. Think tank Ifo has noted that for a second consecutive month, German business confidence fell
Views: 1271
Future arrives in full for Saga Forest Carriers thumbnail image

Brazilian JV wins ESTA award

April 26 - April 26 - Transdata Fagioli do Brasil (TFB) - a joint venture between Italian project forwarder Fagioli and Transdata - has won the award for the best 'SPMT transport job of the year' at the ESTA Awards of Excellence 2013.
Views: 600
CN Shipping wins Hartmann business thumbnail image

Cargotec's slow first quarter

April 26 - April 26 - Helsinki, Finland headquartered equipment manufacturer Cargotec Corporation has released its Q1 2013 performance figures.
Views: 597
Q1 growth at Amsterdam Schiphol thumbnail image

Hamburg's joint front at transport logistic 2013

April 25 - April 25 - Approximately 50 companies from the port, transport and logistics sectors in Hamburg will be presenting their services under the 'Gateway Hamburg' banner at transport logistic 2013 conference and exhibition in Munich, June 4 - 7, 2013.
Views: 399
CONDOCK and Combi Lift to merge activities thumbnail image

H&S award for BWS

April 25 - April 25 - Denmark based Blue Water Shipping has been presented with an award for outstanding safety work at the safety conference Task Force Zero 2013.
Views: 430
Future arrives in full for Saga Forest Carriers thumbnail image

Bigge buys four Liebherr crawlers

April 25 - April 25 - Californian crane dealer Bigge Crane and Rigging has purchased four new Liebherr LR1300SX crawler cranes at Bauma 2013 trade fair in Munich.
Views: 636
CN Shipping wins Hartmann business thumbnail image

Med sailing available from Peters & May

April 24 - April 24 - UK based Peters & May has chartered four different vessels to transport yachts from Southampton to the Mediterranean during the first four months of 2013.
Views: 424
PCN duo delivers Turkish load thumbnail image

Cargolux loses out in 2012

April 24 - April 24 - Luxembourg headquartered B747 freighter operator Cargolux International Airlines has reported a net loss of USD35.1 million for financial year 2012 off revenues of just under USD1.74 billion.
Views: 702
Management shuffle at M&M thumbnail image

Wind project completed by Turkish forwarder

April 23 - April 23 - Istanbul, Turkey headquartered Project Cargo & Yacht Transport has completed the transportation of wind turbine generators from Spain to Pakistan.
Views: 757
ACS adds new German gm thumbnail image

New leadership at TIACA

April 23 - April 23 - The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has used its annual general meeting to name its new chairman and vice chairman.
Views: 434
The Friday Flyer - April 26th 2013 thumbnail image

BWS adds second Norwegian office

April 23 - April 23 - Denmark headquartered Blue Water Shipping has opened its second Norwegian office in the city of Stavanger.
Views: 393
Cargotec's slow first quarter thumbnail image

ACG grounds freighter fleet

April 22 - April 22 - Frankfurt-Hahn based Air Cargo Germany (ACG) has suspended all of its flights.
Views: 646
New Romanian member joins PCN thumbnail image

Damco adds Kaspers as coo

April 19 - April 19 - International freight forwarder and supply chain services provider Damco has named Helmut Kaspers as its chief commercial officer for West Europe.
Views: 411
Hamburg's joint front at transport logistic 2013 thumbnail image

Norway proposes first 'ship tunnel'

April 19 - April 19 - According to reports in the international media, the Norwegian government has outlined plans to construct a 1.7 km ship tunnel through the Stad Peninsula connecting the Norwegian and North Seas.
Views: 370
Conquest MB I offloads in the Netherlands thumbnail image

Sarens completes heavy Bulgarian project

April 18 - April 18 - Wolvertem, Belgium headquartered heavy lift specialist Sarens Group has transported two 1,400 tonne reactors from the port of Bourgas, Bulgaria to an inland oil refinery.
Views: 642
H&S award for BWS thumbnail image

Ruslan moves exceptional load

April 17 - April 17 - Ruslan International has arranged the shipment of a 101 tonne oil platform component from Bergen, Norway to Busan, South Korea, on an AN-124 freighter flight.
Views: 564
Bigge buys four Liebherr crawlers thumbnail image

TII Group shows latest innovations

April 17 - April 17 - Heavy-duty and special vehicle manufacturers Scheuerle, Nicolas and Kamag - members of the TII Group - are using Bauma 2013 in Munich to exhibit some of their latest product innovations.
Views: 370
Med sailing available from Peters & May thumbnail image

Training for the future with PPG

April 17 - April 17 - Forwarder network Project Professionals Group (PPG) will run the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management training course, in conjunction with Breakbulk Europe 2013 in Antwerp, May 13-14.
Views: 394
Wind project completed by Turkish forwarder thumbnail image

Learn from the shrimp fishermen, say German shipping companies

April 16 - April 16 - Two of Germany's leading ship owning and ship management companies have urged fellow shipowners to consider a concerted lay-up of ships in order to reduce capacity in the market to obtain a restoration of acceptable rates.
Views: 612
New leadership at TIACA thumbnail image

Global Projects Supervision launches

April 16 - April 16 - Global Projects Supervision has begun trading and offers independent consultancy to the maritime industry. It will provide a range of advisory services on topics including logistics, architecture, class surveying and brokerage.
Views: 541
BWS adds second Norwegian office thumbnail image

Rickmers-Linie shifts Bangladesh-built ferry

April 15 - April 15 - Heavy lift shipping line Rickmers-Linie has delivered the first ferry manufactured by a Bangladesh shipyard for European owners, on board the vessel Baltic Winter.
Views: 781
GW opens new Czech facility thumbnail image

Van der Vlist awarded AEO status

April 15 - April 15 - Heavy transport specialist Van der Vlist has seen its terminal in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, receive Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation. It is the second area of Van der Vlist's business to receive the award.
Views: 589
ACG grounds freighter fleet thumbnail image

Delta Maritime opens in Bucharest

April 15 - April 15 - Delta Maritime - a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) representing Greece - has opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania.
Views: 580
Damco adds Kaspers as coo thumbnail image

Peters & May sees part-charter growth

April 15 - April 15 - Southampton, UK based yacht transportation specialist Peters & May has seen a significant boost in demand for its part-charter yacht shipping services.
Views: 601
Norway proposes first 'ship tunnel' thumbnail image

SCRA makes senior appointments

April 15 - April 15 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SCRA) used its annual conference last week to make a number of senior managerial appointments.
Views: 764
Sarens completes heavy Bulgarian project thumbnail image

Cargolux widens African network

April 15 - April 15 - Cargolux International Airlines has introduced Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to its network.
Views: 580
Ruslan moves exceptional load thumbnail image

Saudia shifts space capsule

April 15 - April 15 - Saudia Cargo has delivered the Excalibur Almaz RRV - the only space capsule to fly into space twice - from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 484
TII Group shows latest innovations thumbnail image

The Friday Flyer - April 12th 2013

April 12 - April 12 - Anyone who has lived into their ninth decade, many in the public eye, will have made as many friends as enemies in that time.
Views: 1294
Training for the future with PPG thumbnail image

Four arm shipment for Cory

April 12 - April 12 - Four 36-tonne loading arms and ancillary equipment have been shipped by Cory Logistics from Whitstable, UK to Indonesia, via Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 648
Hartmann launches West Africa service thumbnail image

Dockwise delists

April 11 - April 11 - Today is the last day that shares in Dockwise Limited will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.
Views: 628
Learn from the shrimp fishermen, say German shipping companies thumbnail image

Kobelco exhibits 'green' crawler

April 11 - April 11 - Japanese crane manufacturer Kobelco Cranes is displaying its CKE2500 G-series 250-ton multipurpose crawler crane at the Bauma 2013 conference and exhibition in Munich.
Views: 500
Global Projects Supervision launches thumbnail image

Toll moving UK HQ

April 11 - April 11 - Toll Global Forwarding UK will move to a brand new UK headquarters building at London Heathrow International airport in October.
Views: 379
Rickmers-Linie shifts Bangladesh-built ferry thumbnail image

Liebherr sees revenue and profit gains

April 11 - April 11 - German equipment manufacturer Liebherr International Group has seen its turnover grow by 9 percent year-on-year in 2012 to EUR9.1 billion (USD8.9 billion).
Views: 545
Delta Maritime opens in Bucharest thumbnail image

RollDock names new UK agent

April 11 - April 11 - RollDock Shipping BV has appointed Shearwater Shipping and Chartering Limited as its exclusive agent in the UK and Eire.
Views: 738
Peters & May sees part-charter growth thumbnail image

Cargolux adds B747 Tripoli service

April 10 - April 10 - Luxembourg headquartered B747 freighter operator Cargolux International Airlines has added Tripoli, Libya to its network.
Views: 380
SCRA makes senior appointments thumbnail image

Russian trek for Germany's V. Alexander

April 10 - April 10 - V. Alexander - a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network representing Germany - has completed a 1,500 ton (1360.7 tonne) project shipment from various points across Germany to the Russian city of Izhavsk.
Views: 348
Cargolux widens African network thumbnail image

EFIS flies rocket to Guyana

April 10 - April 10 - EFIS Air - the aviation project and charter division of general sales and services agent ECS Group - has delivered the fourth and last stage of the Ariane rocket from Paris Vatry airport to Cayenne, Guyana.
Views: 633
Saudia shifts space capsule thumbnail image

RUD opens Australia plant

April 9 - April 9 - Lifting chain manufacturer RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz has opened a new 6,000 sq m plant in Brisbane, Australia.
Views: 624
Four arm shipment for Cory thumbnail image

U-Freight handes ultra-long load

April 8 - April 8 - U-Freight Group (UFL) brand, Dalian China Express International Transportation has handled the shipment of very long cargo through Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (DLC) that required airport authorities to temporarily remove a length of
Views: 675
Dockwise delists thumbnail image

The Friday Flyer - April 5th 2013

April 5 - Could this week's news that three Hamburg-based shipowners - F. Laiesz, Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt and Rickmers Reederei have established a programme to financially stabilise loss-making cargo ships - Frachtschiff-Kontor (F-K) - be good for the bele
Views: 1183
Kobelco exhibits 'green' crawler thumbnail image

German trio to save loss-making ships

April 5 - April 5 - Three Hamburg-based shipowners F. Laiesz, Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt and Rickmers Reederei, with lawyer and restructuring professional Jan Duken, have established a programme to financially stabilise loss-making cargo ships - Frachtschiff-
Views: 627
Toll moving UK HQ thumbnail image

Anti-bribery recognition for GAC

April 5 - April 5 - Integrated logistics, shipping and marine services provider Gulf Agency Company (GAC) has seen two of its subsidiaries - GAC Cyprus and GAC Greece - awarded TRACE International certification.
Views: 769
Liebherr sees revenue and profit gains thumbnail image

First calls at St. Lawrence ports

April 4 - April 4 - At the end of March the St. Lawrence Seaway opened its locks for vessels to enter the Great Lakes and deliver cargo to US and Canadian ports for the 55th annual international shipping season.
Views: 572
RollDock names new UK agent thumbnail image

Antwerp signs Brazil deal

April 4 - April 4 - The port of Antwerp has signed a collaboration agreement with Brazilian state Sao Paulo with the goal of strengthening trade relations between the two.
Views: 502
Cargolux adds B747 Tripoli service thumbnail image

CEE member shifts China consignment

April 3 - April 3 - Shanghai headquartered Intermax Logistics Solutions - a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in China - has shipped 15 units of over-dimensional cargo from Deyang, via Chongqing, to Nantong.
Views: 512
Russian trek for Germany's V. Alexander thumbnail image

Sietas jack-up nears completion

April 3 - April 3 - Financially troubled Sietas shipyard, Hamburg is in the final stages of construction of the first jack-up vessel designed and built in Germany, for Dutch marine engineering concern, Van Oord.
Views: 834
EFIS flies rocket to Guyana thumbnail image

Hanssy and OXL enter JV

April 2 - April 2 - Heavy lift and multipurpose project shipping lines, Hanssy Shipping and OXL have entered into a joint venture cooperation.
Views: 976
RUD opens Australia plant thumbnail image

Fairmount tugs from Brazil to Spain

April 2 - April 2 - Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Sherpa, has safely towed the GSF Arctic I rig from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Views: 261
Rickmers-Linie adds new MPV to fleet thumbnail image

Pegg to start charity run at Breakbulk Europe

April 2 - April 2 - Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced that Albert Pegg, senior advisor at Antwerp Port Authority, will be wielding the starter's gun at this year's Business Run, which will take place in Antwerp in May
Views: 774
U-Freight handes ultra-long load thumbnail image

Damco makes Latin appointments

April 2 - April 2 - International forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has made a number of senior appointments to its Latin American management team.
Views: 802

Heavy Lift Across The World

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