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Spectacular operation at the Port of Montreal

June 16 - The Bickerdike Basin at the Port of Montreal was the theatre for a spectacular operation.

A 784 tonne vacuum tower measuring 50.6 metres long, 16.8 metres wide and 13 metres in diameter was transhipped from a specialist heavy lift ship onto a barge that is carrying it to Burns Harbor, Indiana, on the south shore of Lake Michigan. 

Used by the oil industry to process crude oil, this piece of equipment - one of the largest ever to transit through the Port of Montreal - was loaded in Spain on Jumbo Javelin, which can carry loads of up to 1,800 tonnes and is equipped with two 900 tonne-capacity cranes, is one of 14 heavy lift ships operated by Netherlands-based Jumbo Shipping.

The barge belongs to Canal Barge Company, based in Louisiana and is being propelled to Burns Harbour by a tugboat from the Ontario company Mckeil Marine.

The Bickerdike Terminal is operated by the Empire Stevedoring Company. Jumbo Shipping is represented in Montreal by Montship Inc.

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Damen ships multiple hulls with Boskalis

June 25 - Royal Boskalis Westminster’s heavy lift vessel Black Marlin has departed Shanghai loaded with 18 Concordia Damen hulls and a crane barge.
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail

June 24 - Germany is seeing more project cargoes switching to rail as road regulations are more strictly enforced, while in Russia the sheer distances involved ensure the economic advantages of rail, writes Yvonne Mulder.
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Duke steps up at Grieg Star

June 21 - Matt Duke is to succeed Camilla Grieg as ceo of Grieg Star, effective July 1, 2019. 
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