Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy Lift Across the World

Europe News from September 2016

First for UECC thumbnail image

First for UECC

September 30 - September 30 - United European Car Carriers (UECC) has taken delivery of the world's first LNG dual-fuel pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China.
Views: 499
BigLift delivers STS cranes to Vigo thumbnail image

BigLift delivers STS cranes to Vigo

September 30 - September 30 - BigLift Shipping's Happy Sky has completed the discharge of two large ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes in Vigo, Spain.
Views: 469
Cargolux adds new 747-8F thumbnail image

Cargolux adds new 747-8F

September 30 - September 30 - Cargolux Airlines has taken delivery of a new Boeing 747-8 freighter.
Views: 452
Hansa sells two to Spliethoff thumbnail image

Hansa sells two to Spliethoff

September 30 - September 30 - Hansa Heavy Lift has sold two of its F-Class vessels to the Spliethoff Group.
Views: 615
Downturn sees Hansa shift focus thumbnail image

Downturn sees Hansa shift focus

September 30 - September 30 - Hansa Heavy Lift is responding to difficult market conditions by focusing on specialised transport and installation projects, rather than bread-and-butter project shipments.
Views: 633
Hili acquires Allcom thumbnail image

Hili acquires Allcom

September 29 - September 29 - Hili Company, the logistics division of Malta-based Hili Ventures, has acquired Gdynia-based freight-forwarder and customs agency Allcom, allowing it to gain an important foothold in the Polish market.
Views: 447
First for UECC thumbnail image

New CEO for Baltic Exchange

September 29 - September 29 - The Baltic Exchange Limited (Baltic Exchange) has named Mark Jackson as its next ceo.
Views: 507
BigLift delivers STS cranes to Vigo thumbnail image

Six shipping lines raided in South Africa

September 29 - September 29 - South Africa's Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of six cargo shipping companies operating in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal provinces.
Views: 569
Cargolux adds new 747-8F thumbnail image

Vuorsola moves huge tanks

September 29 - September 29 - Finnish haulier Vuorsola is currently overseeing the delivery of four 33-tonne tanks from Pietarsaari to a bio-product mill in Aanekoski some 400 km away.
Views: 440
Hansa sells two to Spliethoff thumbnail image

Mårtensson appointed Stena Line CEO

September 28 - September 28 - Effective September 28, 2016 Stena Line has promoted deputy ceo Niclas Mårtensson to the role of ceo.
Views: 371
Downturn sees Hansa shift focus thumbnail image

Antonov gets US flight exemptions

September 28 - September 28 - Ukrainian operator Antonov Company (Antonov Airlines) has been granted broad air charter exemptions for flights to and from the USA by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT).
Views: 464
Hili acquires Allcom thumbnail image

SAL in Damen delivery

September 28 - September 28 - SAL Heavy Lift's Svenja has departed from Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, loaded with 14 Damen Stan pontoons and tugs destined for Rotterdam.
Views: 550
First for UECC thumbnail image

Business brewing at Longview

September 28 - September 28 - The Port of Longview, located on the US west cost, has discharged six oversize brewing tanks using its Liebherr mobile harbour crane.
Views: 391
Cargolux adds new 747-8F thumbnail image

Antwerp opens new port house

September 26 - September 26 - The Antwerp skyline has been changed with the inauguration of the city's new port house.
Views: 319
Hansa sells two to Spliethoff thumbnail image

Blue Water secures third TCO contract

September 26 - September 26 - Oil exploration company Tengizchevroil (TCO) has exercised an option for two additional module carrier vessels (MCVs) for its TCO FGP project in Kazakhstan.
Views: 720
Downturn sees Hansa shift focus thumbnail image

AN-22 back in business

September 23 - September 23 - Antonov's renewed AN-22 aircraft has flown a coil reel from Zurich, Switzerland to Abu Dhabi in the UAE for DB Schenker subsidiary Karpeles Flight Services on behalf of Hyundai.
Views: 533
Hili acquires Allcom thumbnail image

"K" Line considers 'drastic structural reform'

September 23 - September 23 - In its 2016 report, "K" Line has said that its heavy lift shipping business, which is conducted by SAL Heavy Lift, is "striving to improve earnings by implementing various cost-cutting measures in addition to pursuing efficient fleet alloca
Views: 58
New CEO for Baltic Exchange thumbnail image

SIF readies monopile shipment

September 23 - September 23 - The new SIF plant at Maasvlakte 2 in the Port of Rotterdam has completed construction of its first lot of monopiles for use in the UK's Galloper offshore wind farm.
Views: 311
Six shipping lines raided in South Africa thumbnail image

APM Terminals gets new ceo

September 23 - September 23 - Morten Engelstoft, current chief executive of A.P. Moller Shipping Services has been appointed ceo of APM Terminals, with effect from November 1, 2016.
Views: 475
Vuorsola moves huge tanks thumbnail image

Seaforth prototype ready for action

September 22 - September 22 - Ballast Water Containers (BWC), a company set up by Glasgow based Malin Group, has recently begun trials with its Seaforth containerised ballast water treatment system (BWTS).
Views: 679
Mårtensson appointed Stena Line CEO thumbnail image

Optimarin submits BWT system for US approval

September 22 - September 22 - Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has become the first supplier to submit an application for type approval to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
Views: 381
Antonov gets US flight exemptions thumbnail image

NR Rail established

September 22 - September 22 - Finland's Nurminen Logistics and Russian Rustranscom have agreed to form a jointly owned company, NR Rail.
Views: 440
SAL in Damen delivery thumbnail image

Reduced income for marine cargo insurers

September 22 - September 22 - The International Union of Maritime Insurers (IUMI) said that global cargo premiums fell by 9 percent between 2014 and 2015 to USD15.8 billion.
Views: 497
Business brewing at Longview thumbnail image

PrimoCargo engines ahead

September 21 - September 21 - PrimoCargo has coordinated the transport of four diesel generator engine sets, weighing 125 tonnes each, from Frederikshavn in Denmark to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Views: 344
Gebrüder Weiss overhauls Esslingen plant thumbnail image

PEMA adds officers and members

September 20 - September 20 - The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has added two new members and appointed four new officers to its committees.
Views: 519
Antwerp opens new port house thumbnail image

Sarens wins record contract

September 20 - September 20 - Sarens has been awarded what it claims is the largest contract in its history by Tengizchevroil (TCO) for its Future Growth Project and Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP) in Kazakhstan.
Views: 994
Blue Water secures third TCO contract thumbnail image

Thorco and UHL join forces

September 19 - September 19 - Thorco Shipping and United Heavy Lift (UHL) have combined their respective fleets and expertise to create Thorco Projects.
Views: 608
AN-22 back in business thumbnail image

GPA names McCarthy

September 19 - September 19 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has appointed Ed McCarthy as its new chief operating officer.
Views: 495
"K" Line considers 'drastic structural reform' thumbnail image

Chipolbrok makes C. Steinweg call

September 16 - September 16 - Chipolbrok's multipurpose vessel Chipolbrok Cosmos has become the first ship to call at its new terminal in Hamburg - C. Steinweg (Süd-West Terminal).
Views: 445
SIF readies monopile shipment thumbnail image

Indiana holds 14th logistics event

September 16 - September 16 - The 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit will take place at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis from November 16-17.
Views: 473
APM Terminals gets new ceo thumbnail image

Polish tunnel takes shape

September 16 - September 16 - Mammoet has installed the second section of the TK tunnel in Warsaw, Poland.
Views: 346
Seaforth prototype ready for action thumbnail image

GAC delivers rescue boat

September 16 - September 16 - Shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC has delivered a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) for use in Greek waters surrounding the islands of Lesbos and Samos.
Views: 544
Optimarin submits BWT system for US approval thumbnail image

Windy run for Van der Vlist

September 15 - September 15 - Van der Vlist has coordinated over 80 deliveries for a new wind power plant in the north of France.
Views: 318
NR Rail established thumbnail image

'Diverse' cargo mix for St Lawrence Seaway

September 15 - September 15 - The Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway recorded a slight year-on-year uptick in cargo traffic in August, as it continues to see a diversified mix of cargoes moving through its ports.
Views: 497
Reduced income for marine cargo insurers thumbnail image

C.H. Robinson in APC buy

September 15 - September 15 - C.H. Robinson has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a provider of freight forwarding and Customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 584
PrimoCargo engines ahead thumbnail image

More moves for PCN members

September 15 - September 15 - Turk Logistics and Heavy Transport - member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Bahrain - has signed an agreement to become Gulf Air's cargo sales agent, and been awarded a logistics services contract by Olayan Kimberly Clark Bahrain.
PEMA adds officers and members thumbnail image

BWM convention to come into force in 2017

September 14 - September 14 - Following Finland's decision to ratify the convention, the IMO's ballast water management (BWM) convention is set to enter into force on September 8, 2017.
Views: 467
Sarens wins record contract thumbnail image

Andover delivers duo to CRH

September 14 - September 14 - UK based plant hire equipment supplier CRH Plant has added two new Andover Trailers plant bodies to its commercial vehicle fleet.
Views: 165
Thorco and UHL join forces thumbnail image

Antonov cuts Russian ties

September 14 - September 14 - According to reports in the Ukrainian media, Antonov has confirmed that it has severed all ties with Russian enterprises, including its long-term partner Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Views: 493
GPA names McCarthy thumbnail image

Silk Way adds new Boeing

September 14 - September 14 - Silk Way West Airlines has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 747-8 freighter.
Views: 433
Chipolbrok makes C. Steinweg call thumbnail image

Croatian haulier hails UltralightCombi

September 14 - September 14 - Croatian heavy haulage company Zagrebački Transporti is so impressed with its UltralightCombi trailer from Scheuerle that it has already ordered another unit.
Views: 414
Indiana holds 14th logistics event thumbnail image

New Flettner Freighter design revealed

September 14 - September 14 - Following the development of a 4,500 dwt vessel last year, C-Job Naval Architects has been contracted by the Switijnk family to design an 8,000 dwt Flettner Freighter, dubbed FF8000.
Views: 556
Polish tunnel takes shape thumbnail image

Work starts on new berth at Mukran

September 13 - September 13 - Work has started on the construction of a new berth at the Port of Mukran on Germany's Rügen Island.
Views: 447
GAC delivers rescue boat thumbnail image

Libava in Chernobyl pipe move

September 13 - September 13 - Latvia based transport and logistics company Libava Trans Holding has coordinated the movement of four large flue pipe sections from Estonia to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
Views: 468
Windy run for Van der Vlist thumbnail image

Daher in Kenyan power delivery

September 13 - September 13 - Daher is organising transport and logistics services for electrical substation equipment built by Siemens as part of the Lake Turkana wind power project in Kenya.
Views: 460
'Diverse' cargo mix for St Lawrence Seaway thumbnail image

RSS assists UK bridge lift

September 12 - September 12 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) provided rigging equipment to Ainscough Crane Hire to assist with the emergency removal of a footbridge section from a UK motorway, after the bridge was hit by a lorry and collapsed onto the road.
Views: 414
C.H. Robinson in APC buy thumbnail image

GBS joins Deutsche Yachten

September 9 - September 9 - Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has become a member of Deutsche Yachten - part of the Association of German Boat and Shipbuilders.
Views: 302
More moves for PCN members thumbnail image

OHL becomes Geodis

September 8 - September 8 - After being acquired by Geodis in 2015, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) has now been fully rebranded under the Geodis name.
Views: 614
BWM convention to come into force in 2017 thumbnail image

Petrasco ships to Caspian

September 8 - September 8 - Petrasco Energy Logistics has coordinated the transport of subsea blowout preventers from the USA to the Caspian Sea.
Views: 603
Andover delivers duo to CRH thumbnail image

Smart delivers Turkish plant

September 7 - September 7 - Turkish project logistics provider Smart Logistics has coordinated the delivery of 4,000 cu m of equipment for a cement plant in Söke, Izmir.
Views: 389
Antonov cuts Russian ties thumbnail image

Rotterdam names logistics manager

September 7 - September 7 - Matthijs van Doorn has been appointed the Port of Rotterdam Authority's new logistics manager.
Views: 439
Silk Way adds new Boeing thumbnail image

LOC in offshore wind first

September 6 - September 6 - London Offshore Consultants (LOC) in South Korea has been appointed the marine warranty surveying service provider for the Tamra wind farm project off the coast of Jeju Island.
Views: 448
Croatian haulier hails UltralightCombi thumbnail image

High five for Tarragona

September 6 - September 6 - Five over-dimensional modules have been loaded at the Port of Tarragona, Spain for shipment to the Port of Antwerp.
Views: 317
New Flettner Freighter design revealed thumbnail image

Papenburg carries German port crane

September 6 - September 6 - Combi Lift has shipped a port crane from Rhenus' terminal at the German Port of Wilhemshaven to Steelwind Nordenham on board its deck carrier Papenburg.
Views: 468
Work starts on new berth at Mukran thumbnail image

OHT wins Hywind contract

September 5 - September 5 - Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been awarded a transportation services contract by Technip for the 30 MW Hywind offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Views: 471
Libava in Chernobyl pipe move thumbnail image

GAC rings the changes

September 2 - September 2 - Integrated logistics, shipping and marine services provider, GAC Group, has made a swathe of managerial changes.
Views: 672
RSS assists UK bridge lift thumbnail image

IT makes for safer and greener shipping

September 2 - September 2 - Höegh Autoliners is currently adding new pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) to its fleet, which are fitted with advanced information technology (IT) systems.
Views: 457
GBS joins Deutsche Yachten thumbnail image

WWPC duo moves cement mill

September 2 - September 2 - BNSF Logistics' global project centre in Houston coordinated the transportation of a cement mill from Europe to Africa.
Views: 555
OHL becomes Geodis thumbnail image

NorSea makes offshore wind commitment

September 1 - September 1 - NorSea Group has established an offshore wind company in Denmark, NSG Wind, which it says will provide a full range of industry services.
Views: 421
Smart delivers Turkish plant thumbnail image

GPLN to meet in Dubai

September 1 - September 1 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is holding its next annual general meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai from April 21-23, 2017.
Views: 404
Rotterdam names logistics manager thumbnail image

Goldhofer opens logistics centre

September 1 - September 1 - Goldhofer has opened a new logistics centre comprising 6,000 sq m of warehouse space and 1,800 sq m of office space at its facility in Memmingen, Germany.
Views: 305

Heavy Lift Across The World

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