Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy Lift Across the World

ABP handles fighter jet in Hull

ABP Humber Ports in the UK has handled a supersonic jet, worth GBP14 million (USD18.5 million), at its ports in Hull and Immingham on behalf of CEVA Logistics.

 

The wide-load F-35 Lightning II, which is being tested for the F35 programme, arrived at the port of Hull by barge from BAE Systems’ facilities in Brough.

After being stored at the All Weather Terminal, the aircraft was transported to Immingham where it was loaded onto a trailer and lifted on board BigLift Shipping’s vessel Happy Delta.

The aircraft then set sail for Texas, with an expected transit time of three weeks, where its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, is headquartered and where the fighter jet will continue its final structural tests.

The F-35 Lightning II is one of a few prototype aircraft going through several years of structural testing to ensure it is fit for purpose for the UK military, in order for it to replace the fleet of Harrier Jump Jets.

Simon Bird, ABP Humber director, explained that the port is able to handle any project cargo, providing stevedoring services to a wide range of cargoes.

CEVA Logistics has organised the aircraft’s journey from start to finish.

 

www.abports.co.uk

www.cevalogistics.com

Heavy Lift | News

Sims Crane appoints Lester thumbnail image

Sims Crane appoints Lester

July 19 - Florida’s Sims Crane & Equipment has named Jared Lester as its business development manager. 
Views: 259
ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre thumbnail image

ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre

July 19 - Florida Handling Systems (FHS), a Mazzella Company, and Industrial Training International (ITI) have confirmed that they will develop a training centre in Bartow, Florida.
Views: 295
Bishop takes AWRS thumbnail image

Bishop takes AWRS

July 18 - Bishop Lifting Products has completed the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS), a leading provider of rigging, lifting and overhead crane solutions.
Views: 478
CITB readies for Alaska’s ice-free season thumbnail image

CITB readies for Alaska’s ice-free season

July 18 - Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB), a subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company, has announced that the 2019 ice-free season on Alaska’s North Slope are under way.
Views: 391

Heavy Lift Across The World

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