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World record set by Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

August 14 - Frankfurt-Hahn airport has claimed aviation history by loading the heaviest single cargo item seen via air freight.

A generator for a gas power plant in Armenia, measuring 16.23 m in length and 4.27 m wide, and weighing just short of a record 190 tonnes, was loaded onto an Antonov 225, the world's largest cargo plane.

The airport was chosen to handle the cargo, managed by General Service AG and Charter Service Niklas on behalf of Alstom AG (Switzerland), due to its accessibility for heavy load transport and for its reputation for professional handling procedures.

Before being loaded, the generator was shipped by river and road from Rotterdam. A total of six flights are required to transport the entire gas power plant to Armenia, all of which take-off from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

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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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