Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

ALE completes Bechtel project

July 8 - As part of the Australia Pacific LNG project, ALE has completed transportation, load-out, and load-in operations for Bechtel in Indonesia and at the LNG facility on Curtis Island offshore Gladstone, Australia, writes Isabel Freedman.

ALE was contracted by Bechtel in August 2011 to carry out site transportations and load-outs for 69 modules at the SMOE yard in Batam, Indonesia, for final delivery to Curtis Island. ALE shipped the modules, which ranged in weight from 100 tonnes to 3,363 tonnes, in 29 sea voyages.

The project involved 665 moves on site, including the discharge of project components from ships at Indonesia's Kabil Port, as well as the load-out of the modules onto barges. For the load-out of the heaviest module, ALE utilised the maximum configuration of 168 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) and six power packs.

Mike Ward, contracts manager for ALE, explained that during the load-out of a 235-tonne module, ALE was faced with significant sea swells at the on-site wharf. Despite the challenging conditions, however, he confirmed that the project was completed successfully, in a timely and safe manner.

Heavy Lift | News

Contargo combats low water levels thumbnail image

Contargo combats low water levels

July 23 - Contargo has adapted its barges to cope with the low water levels that have plagued the River Rhine and reduced the volume of cargo that can be transported on the waterway.
Views: 87
Hellmann bridges the gap thumbnail image

Hellmann bridges the gap

July 23 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has coordinated the delivery of two fully assembled seaport passenger boarding bridges (SPBB) from Spain to Sydney, Australia.
Views: 117
Van Wieren expands with Nooteboom thumbnail image

Van Wieren expands with Nooteboom

July 22 - The Netherlands-based Van Wieren Special has expanded its trailer fleet with two Euro-PX low-loaders from Nooteboom.
Views: 324
Hulst steps up at Pecém thumbnail image

Hulst steps up at Pecém

July 22 - Corné Hulst has been named as operational director at the port of Pecém, Brazil.
Views: 293

Heavy Lift Across The World

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