Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy Lift Across the World

Liebherr in Sunderland 

The UK’s port of Sunderland has acquired a second Liebherr LHM 420 crane.

Working in tandem with the other crane, the port will now be able to lift cargoes weighing up to 240 tonnes, opening new markets, said the port authority, adding that its geographical position makes it a good location from which to serve the resurgent offshore renewables market in the region.

The crane, which was produced at Liebherr’s facility in Rostock, Germany, arrived at the port on an ocean-going vessel.

Matthew Hunt, port director, said: “By investing in our second heavy lift crane, we can deliver large, more complex projects much more efficiently.”

Sunderland is one of a number of ports in the UK North East that has recently also signed up to a new initiative to pilot smart digital solutions to boost trade and foster economic growth.

The Smart Port North East Testbed brings together digital and industry experts, academia, regional authorities as well as the port of Berwick, port of Blyth, port of Sunderland, Teesport and port of Tyne to test satellite-based solutions to enable ports to become more ‘intelligent’.

It will explore technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, unmanned marine vessels and airborne drones to examine ways of speeding up trade, increasing efficiency and reliability, reducing costs, tracking cargo, improving security and protecting the environment.

The project targets four key outcomes for the ports: new business opportunities and hinterland engagement; boosting the growth of green energy and low carbon solutions; improved customer experiences; and operational excellence and security in and around the port.

www.portofsunderland.org.uk 

www.liebherr.com

www.businessdurham.co.uk

Heavy Lift | News

Record unit at Bilbao thumbnail image

Record unit at Bilbao

February 15 - The port of Bilbao, Spain, has loaded its heaviest-ever cargo: a 2,450-ton (2,223-tonne) ship-to-shore (STS) crane.
Views: 812
DSV ups Panalpina bid as Agility enters the fray thumbnail image

DSV ups Panalpina bid as Agility enters the fray

February 15 - Panalpina’s board of directors confirmed that it has received a revised, non-binding proposal from DSV to acquire the company at a price of CHF180 (USD178.9) per share, all in cash.
Views: 692
Höegh’s ro-ro solution to Dammam thumbnail image

Höegh’s ro-ro solution to Dammam

February 14 - Höegh Autoliners has delivered a 112-tonne transformer, manufactured by CG, from Antwerp to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
Views: 629
TT Club appoints Peers thumbnail image

TT Club appoints Peers

February 14 - TT Club has appointed Andrew Peers as the senior underwriter of its UK, Nordic and Benelux underwriting team.
Views: 553

Heavy Lift Across The World

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