Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Dublin airport lift for PPG members

July 21 - Quality Freight Group (QFG) and TransGroup Worldwide Logistics are combining forces to deliver a shipment of 19 aircraft Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs) along with their component parts from Utah to Dublin Airport's new Terminal 2.

Both Quality Freight and TransGroup Worldwide Logistics are members of the specialist project cargo forwarders network, the Project Professionals Group, Quality Freight for the UK and Ireland; TransGroup Worldwide Logistics for the USA.

The new Euros395million terminal is designed to handle 15 million passengers per year with the PBBs all due to be delivered by October this year.

TransGroup's client JBT AeroTech is one of the world's leading suppliers of PBBs. These units are 21 metres long, 3.7 metres wide, 3.7 metres high and each weigh 28 tonnes.

The PBBs are being transported by road from Utah to the US port of Portsmouth (pictured below), where they are transhipped under TransGroup supervision and carried by Atlantic Container Line (ACL) service to Liverpool. Once at Liverpool the PBBs are transferred from the ship's mafi trailers to QFQ's 60' rear wheel steering trailers.

QFG is then responsible for shipping the PBBs under bond to Dublin where they clear Irish Customs, arrange the necessary out-of-gauge transit permits and deliver the PBBs under escort to Terminal 2.

PPG general manger Kevin Stephens said the network's member partnership had again demonstrated the benefits of using multi-task specialists with the skills to collaborate and safely deliver project cargoes anywhere in the world.

Heavy Lift | News

Big Carl arrives at Bristol Port thumbnail image

Big Carl arrives at Bristol Port

May 23 - Sarens’ SGC 250 crane is presently in storage at Bristol Port, UK ahead of its delivery to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.
Views: 47
CakeBoxx enters coil market thumbnail image

CakeBoxx enters coil market

May 22 - CakeBoxx Technologies has launched the 20 ft CoilBoxx container, specifically designed for the transportation of steel and aluminium coils.
Views: 304
Mammoet in Meyer takeover thumbnail image

Mammoet in Meyer takeover

May 22 - Mammoet has agreed to acquire heavy lifting, installation and assembly specialist Meyer Anlagenbau.
Views: 571

Heavy Lift Across The World

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