Your midweek round-up of news from the world of heavy lift and project forwarding.

The big news so far this week is Rhenus Group's decision to take over Swiss project logistics specialist KOG Worldwide, which has necessitated a remake of the business pages in the March/April edition of HLPFI that goes to press on Friday.

It's another weighty edition with the usual news, analysis and reports, and includes an interesting investigation into the financing of investments in the project shipping arena, which seems certain to include further mergers, acquisitions and takeovers in the near future.

This issue of HLPFI will also see the debut of our newest product, the Marketplace Directory, which allows providers of equipment and support services to promote themselves to executive decision makers involved in the global movement of heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.

If you do have any comments about the publication or would like to suggest some future editorial contributions of your own, please contact HLPFI's editorial team at and we will be in touch.

In business

Rhenus buys KOG

The Rhenus Group has taken over Swiss project logistics specialist KOG Worldwide.

Yusen targets projects in Brazil

Yusen Logistics Do Brasil - the Brazilian subsidiary of major Japanese forwarder Yusen Logistics - has established a dedicated project cargo team in Sao Paulo.

Ceva lights up Singapore

Ceva Logistics has launched its second City of Energy hub in Singapore.

Capacity developments

Faymonville targets North America

Belgian trailer manufacturer Faymonville has launched a new trailer concept for the North American market: the HighwayMAX.

Kässbohrer delivers to Reiser

German specialised transport provider Reiser Schwertransport has taken delivery of a new 8-axle hydraulic lowbed trailer from Kässbohrer.

SafmarineMPV heads south

SafmarineMPV is extending its service on the USA-West Africa trade to include port calls at Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo and Luanda/Sonils in Angola.

Oil and gas cargoes arrive in RAK

It's been a busy start to the year for project cargoes through the Ras Al Kaimah Ports Group's various facilities.

On the move

IronPlanet names new cfo     

IronPlanet has appointed Deborah Schleicher as the company's new chief financial officer (cfo).

TMBCL makes move

TMBC Logistics has moved to a new location in Novorossiysk, Russia.

Notable shipment

Egyptian Transportation and Logistics (ETAL) hauls a 360-tonne transformer at Egypt's El-Tebbin power plant using a three-file Scheuerle InterCombi PowerBooster trailer.