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Equipment News from 2010

GPLN adds two more thumbnail image

GPLN adds two more

December 30 - December 30 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is ending 2010 on a high note with the appointment of new members in Egypt and Brazil.
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China Navigation orders eight MPVs

December 29 - December 29 - The China Navigation Company Pte (CNCo), the deep sea shipping arm of the Swire group, has ordered eight multipurpose vessels each of 31,000 dwt and valued at a total of USD300 million, to be bulit at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co Ltd (Ouhu
Views: 667
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Sri Lankan freight company considers expansion

December 29 - December 29 - Sri Lankan freight forwarder FPS Lanka is considering setting up offices in the new southern port of Hambantota and in eastern Trincomalee harbour to handle an anticipated influx of cargo flows for post-war reconstruction.
Views: 895
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Three up for ALE

December 28 - December 28 - ALE has completed a brace of jobs in the last few days.
Views: 647
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Liebherr celebrates milestone delivery

December 23 - December 23 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr is celebrating the delivery of its 300th LTM 1500-8.1, described by the company as the most successful telescopic crane of its class, anywhere in the world.
Views: 675
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Konecranes agrees refinancing package

December 22 - December 22 - Konecranes has signed a new EUR200 million (USD262 million) five-year Revolving Credit Facility with its core relationship banks.
Views: 558
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Mobile app for crane hand signals available

December 14 - December 14 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) now offers a free mobile app for instantly accessing all necessary crane hand signals. The new app is available in the iTunes App Store and Blackberry App World.
Views: 253
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Back to the classroom at Breakbulk Asia

December 13 - December 13 - Next month's third annual Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition in Singapore is offering two opportunities for industry professionals to brush up their training or to acquire new skills that can lead to accreditation and form
Views: 721
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Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane lifts 3,371 tonne test load

December 9 - December 9 - Further to the news item uploaded here on December 7, Liebherr has now confirmed that its new LR 13000 has successfully completed a lift of more than 3,000 tonnes during tests currently being conducted.
Views: 302
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SC&RA sets date for specialized transportation symposium

December 7 - December 7 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will host its annual Specialized Transportation Symposium in Indianapolis between March 2-4, 2011 with more than 300 specialized carriers, state and federal government officials, research
Views: 529
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Amarcon confirms RollDock order

December 7 - December 7 - Amarcon has confirmed that RollDock has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard for its newbuild multipurpose heavy lift vessel, RollDock Sea which is due to be delivered soon. This vessel is a sister ship of RollDock Sun - pictured below - which has been in
Views: 703
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Help shape the contents of our next issue

November 30 - November 30 - The 17th edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, which should be landing on your desks over the next few days, delivers a comprehensive update of the latest developments in the over dimensional cargo business.
Views: 1123
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PIL adds ships to West Africa multi-purpose service

November 26 - November 26 - Pacific International Lines (PIL) has confirmed reports that it has introduced four 17,500-dwt vessels, acquired secondhand from Schoeller Holdings of Germany, to the multi purpose service that it reintroduced earlier this year in the trade
Views: 902
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Successful crane test for SAL newbuilding

November 25 - November 25 - In Hamburg, crane tests have been successful on the first of two newbuildings commissioned by Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL).
Views: 494
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A loading almost too close to call

November 24 - November 24 - The transport of two 40 m coke drums from China to India by Beluga Sydney gave planners and mariners some very close calls as they moved almost 900 tonnes of equipment.
Views: 693
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Vanguard completes SA power station project

November 23 - November 23 - South African heavylift, transport and plant installation specialist Vanguard has completed a project for Eskom's Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town, Africa's only nuclear power station.
Views: 552
Boskalis raises earnings outlook and offers solution to pension issues thumbnail image

Boskalis raises earnings outlook and offers solution to pension issues

November 22 - November 22 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, a global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has reported that Q3 2010 trading has risen, thanks in part to its contested takeover of SMIT this year.
Views: 980
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Cement mix for Leo Global Logistics

November 19 - November 19 - Leo Global Logistics, the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in Thailand, has successfully delivered nine consignments for a concrete batching facility, plus concrete mixer trucks and a cement silo with accessories from Laem Chabang
Views: 643
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Wind farm barge gets Liebherr crane

November 19 - November 19 - In a world first, Liebherr says that it has fitted a LTR 11200 telescopic crawler crane to the deck of a self-propelled jack-up barge for DBB Jack-up Services, a Danish offshore services provider.
Views: 318
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Teras and BBC JV established ... BBC Houston to fly US flag

November 19 - November 19 - Teras Cargo Transport (America), LLC, a full-service marine transport and logistics service provider and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, which delivers tailor-made shipping solutions for both heavy lift and project cargoes, have ent
Views: 789
Handle with care: Allseas handles glass factory relocation thumbnail image

Handle with care: Allseas handles glass factory relocation

November 19 - November 19 - Glass is a commodity that certainly needs to be handled with care and Allseas Global Logistics showed its willingness to adhere to that rule during the recent relocation of a glass factory from Birmingham to Brazil.
Views: 1079
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Helirig claims aerial heavylift first in UK

November 17 - November 17 - UK helicopter service company Helirig managed to shave almost a month off the installation time of ventilation equipment on London's newest shopping destination in a first for the aerial heavylift industry in the UK.
Views: 433
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New dawn for Shipping.dk

November 16 - November 16 - Shipping line Shipping.dk has introduced a new tweendecker into service and is seeking traffic for the new ship.
Views: 654
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November 16 - November 16 - Project and heavylift forwarder Spedition K
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Prangl moves to power new heating plant

November 16 - November 16 - Austrian heavylift and project equipment provider Prangl has worked for six months on one of Austria's most important power plant projects this year.
Views: 542
Decline in heavy lift activity lowers Tiong Woon results thumbnail image

Decline in heavy lift activity lowers Tiong Woon results

November 15 - November 15 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has cited lower revenue contributions from its heavy lift and haulage, fabrication and engineering, marine transportation and trading segments as a factor in lower results for its 2010-2011 firs
Views: 756
SR International Logistics returns to GPLN thumbnail image

SR International Logistics returns to GPLN

November 15 - November 15 - One of the first member companies of the Global Projects Logistics Network (GPLN) has returned to the fold, says the global network.
Views: 761
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Joint promotion for COSCOL and Rotterdam

November 15 - November 15 - The Cosco Shipping Company Limited (COSCOL) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) are jointly going to promote and raise the handling of steel and heavy lift cargo via the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 612
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SMIT hits EUR75 million

November 12 - November 12 - SMIT's net profit for the period until 30 September 2009 amounts to EUR75.1 million (USD112.24 million).
Views: 785
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Flying fish (cages)

November 12 - November 12 - Helirig, a helicopter service company which specialises in transport and installation flights lifting up to a maximum of five tonnes, has handled the lift and positioning of cages for cultivating farmed salmon from their point of assembly to
Views: 492
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A monumental job for Yarbrough

November 11 - November 11 - North Carolina's Yarbrough Transfer Company is performing a significant project for the North Carolina Granite Corp., moving approximately 70 granite blocks from Mount Airy, NC to Jersey City, NJ.
Views: 582
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Yet another conference planned

November 11 - November 11 - The news that Lloyd's List DCN has scheduled a breakbulk and project cargo conference between May 16 - 17th in Perth, leaves us wondering just how many of these events this industry can sustain.
Views: 836
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Project cargo terminal software launched

November 10 - November 10 - Seattle-based software house Tideworks Technology has released Mainsail Vanguard, its next-generation terminal operating system (TOS), which has applications for project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift terminal operations.
Views: 507
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Project training includes Breakbulk Asia exhibition pass

November 9 - November 9 - A complimentary free pass to the exhibit hall during the 3rd Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre will be provided to students attending the Certificate of Achievement in Pr
Views: 557
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Uniship launches dedicated service between Brazil and Houston

November 5 - November 5 - Uniship has launched Houston Express Services, which according to company director, Renato Nunes da Silva, is designed to meet the growing demand for logistics solutions for the export of oversized and overweight loads.
Views: 637
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ALE and C.A.T.T. combine forces

November 4 - November 4 - An agreement has been reached for ALE (Abnormal Load Engineering), a specialist in heavy lift handling and C.A.T.T (Chartering and Transportation Company of Tunisia), member of the CEE Network, to set up a joint venture to act in the field of
Views: 563
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Alabama lifting solutions workshop soon

November 4 - November 4 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is one of the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place early next month from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
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Heavy lift and project cargo ports bring fresh air to the industry

November 3 - November 3 - In January 2011, under the auspices of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI) will introduce the Environmental Ship Index (ESI), an international standard for calculating emissions
Views: 890
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GPLN adds to Indian network

November 3 - November 3 - Navigators Logistics Pvt. Ltd. has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
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Vanguard develops new configuration for Metso move

November 3 - November 3 - Heavy lift and plant relocation specialist, Vanguard, has successfully completed the transportation of three crystallisers from Metso's manufacturing yard to the Durban harbour quayside using a brand new trailer configuration.
Views: 569
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Konecranes expands Moroccan company

November 2 - November 2 - Konecranes has acquired 100 percent of the shares in port crane service and modernisation company Techniplus S.A.R.L. in Morocco which has 120 employees and net sales of EUR7 million (2009) (USD9.7 million). The value of the acquisition has n
Views: 726
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Steder Group returns giant hammer set from the UK

November 2 - November 2 - Rhoon, Netherlands-based Steder Group has built on is success in moving a giant hammer to the UK in March, 2010 by organising the return of the equipment to The Netherlands.
Views: 592
Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International - Media Kit 2011 thumbnail image

Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International - Media Kit 2011

November 1 - November 1 - HLPFI Media Kit 2011 is now ready for download. We endeavour to continue our work in putting out cutting-edge industry reports and articles and look forward to all our community members for continued support.
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Taking project forwarding acumen to a higher level

November 1 - November 1 - Project cargo training designed to fast track skills that otherwise could take many years to acquire and aimed at "rising stars" in companies who want to strengthen team working in the heavy lift project forwarding sector, was held as part of
Views: 708
Samson tests and proves synthetic heavy lift slings thumbnail image

Samson tests and proves synthetic heavy lift slings

October 29 - October 29 - Samson, a world leader in performance cordage, has recently completed extensive testing on high-performance synthetic rope slings, resulting in a greater understanding of the critical elements that affect sling performance in a variety of con
Views: 718
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Trains are no strain for Allfort

October 28 - October 28 - Allfort Co Inc, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Japan, has successfully delivered 10 train carriages from Kawasaki in Japan to Manila in the Philippines.
Views: 578
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Paper chase for V. Alexander

October 27 - October 27 - V. Alexander, Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) member in Bremen, Germany, has been busy this year exporting significant volumes of machinery from various European suppliers such as Voith and Siemens for a complete paper production factory near I
Views: 637
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Scrabster set to boost renewables heavy lift docking capability

October 26 - October 26 - Scrabster Harbour Trust (SHT) is proposing to redevelop and upgrade a major pier within the harbour to provide additional deepwater berthing facilities to meet growing demand from the Atlantic Frontier and the expected development of the Pent
Views: 398
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It's a steel for Silvasti

October 26 - October 26 - Finland's Silvasti Ltd has transported five massive steel structures from Kalajoki to Kasn
Views: 559
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Century for Project Professionals Group

October 25 - October 25 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group has passed the 100 member milestone as a result of recent appointments internationally.
Views: 843
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Great news for Beluga as vessel freed

October 25 - October 25 - Just one day after being captured and seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean, Beluga Fortune and her crew of 16 are free again with no ransom payment.
Views: 842
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ALE toasts reactor lift

October 21 - October 21 - ALE has successfully executed the installation of a 718 tonne reactor which was 33 m long and had a 4.2 m diameter at a petroleum refinery in Sines, Portugal.
Views: 574
Eide adds floating crane thumbnail image

Eide adds floating crane

October 21 - October 21 - Eide Lift 6 is the new name of the floating crane which Eide Marine Services has purchased from Aker Marine Contractors.
Views: 644
Able UK welcomes project's green light from planners thumbnail image

Able UK welcomes project's green light from planners

October 21 - October 21- Teesside-based Able UK, a specialist in the rehabilitation and development of disused sites and facilities, has welcomed approval for its GBP100 million (USD157.8) port-related logistics development in north east England.
Views: 842
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Bigge Crane establishes east coast HQ

October 20 - October 20 - Bigge Crane and Rigging is expanding again, this time relocating its Richmond, Virginia location to a complex more than twice the size of the current yard.
Views: 502
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Antwerp bucks downturn in first nine months

October 20 - October 20 - During the first nine months of this year, the port of Antwerp handled more than 132.19 million tonnes of freight, up 13.2 percent compared with the same period last year, when the volume was almost 117 million tonnes.
Views: 538
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Hiring round marks industry's health

October 19 - October 19 - A round of worldwide hiring in the heavy lift and project shipping sectors suggest that pressure on bottom lines around the world is easing.
Views: 901
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Third time still lucky for Agility in Asia

October 19 - October 19 - Project cargo and heavy lift operator Agility has won the prestigious Logistics Award for the third year in a row at the Lloyd's List Asia Awards ceremony in Singapore.
Views: 593
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FG International performs rapid riser hose replacement

October 18 - October 18 - Dutch specialist lifting company FG International Holland has worked closely with partner CR Asia to replace the riser hose that forms the centrepiece of the Arthit and Bongkot gas concessions in the Gulf of Thailand for client PTTEP Thailand
Views: 544
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Tschudi Project boxes clever on boiler shipment

October 15 - October 15 - Project shipping company, Tschudi Project Transports has recently successfully completed the shipment of a major consignment from Asia to a construction site in northwest Europe.
Views: 707
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Is heavylift cargo airship more than hot air?

October 14 - October 14 - It might have come from the set designers of Star Wars or the pen of sci-fi genius HG Wells but an Australian proposal to construct a 150 m-diameter flying saucer-like balloon could be the next big thing in heavy lift operations.
Views: 511
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Tandem lift for Beluga Stavanger

October 12 - October 12 - Kurt, a working civil engineering platform belonging to Tiefbau GmbH Unterweser (TAGU) 50 m long and 22 m wide, and weighing almost 1,000 tonnes proved a challenging cargo for the two cranes of the multipurpose heavy lift project vessel Belug
Views: 607
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Demag Cranes rejects Konecranes approach

October 11 - October 11 - Following recent press speculation and Demag Cranes AG's (Demag Cranes) announcement concerning a potential transaction, Konecranes Plc (Konecranes) has confirmed that it approached Demag Cranes on 8 September 2010 to discuss a potential comb
Views: 399
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Big lift at The Storage Place

October 11 - October 11 - Edinburgh-based Aquamarine Power has used The Storage Place to store a full scale test rig which had completed its initial trials at the NaREC (the National Renewable Energy Centre) in Blyth, UK and need to move to a temporary storage area.
Views: 568
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Ahlers reveals global scope of project cargo activity

October 8 - October 8 - Antwerp-based project cargo forwarder Ahlers Forwarding has revealed a range of heavy lift and project cargo activity that the company has undertaken in global markets; so far this year.
Views: 658
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Project cargo doubles at Rotterdam in first half

October 8 - October 8 - The first six months of 2010 saw project cargo tonnage at Rotterdam port double over the same period in 2009, say port managers, as the port witnessed some strategic improvements in heavy lift shipping at the port.
Views: 666
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Two years of planning pays off for SRT

October 8 - October 8 - Houston-based Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) has completed a rail-borne heavy lift shipment that broke records and took two years in planning.
Views: 416
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Sarens Group has hectic summer

October 8 - October 8 - Heavy lift crane contractor Sarens Group has enjoyed a hectic six months to October, says CEO Wim Sarens.
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Canadian truckers buy heavy lift haulage specialist

October 6 - October 6 - Challenger Motor Freight, of Cambridge, Ontario and has acquired most of the assets of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight, established ten years ag
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ALE successfully skid two cranes

October 5 - October 5 - Ale Heavylift Austral has successfully skidded two Liebherr cranes each weighing 869 tonnes a total distance of 120 m in Buenos Aires port using the SS150 skidding system with eight skidshoes.
Views: 369
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Heavy lift operators set to benefit for UK platform removal

October 5 - October 5 - According to a new report by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood, decommissioning the 260-plus platforms off the ocast of the UK over the next three decades could cost over USD30 billion and exceed the capacities of both the current heavy lift vesse
Views: 675
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Cleveland's heaviest load of all time

October 4 - October 4 - Jumbo Shipping's Stella Prima arrived at the Port of Cleveland carrying a shipment that included a 286 tonne transformer destined for an AEP power plant in East Brilliant, Ohio.
Views: 533
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ALE lifts dissolver in Portugal

October 4 - October 4 - ALE Heavylift has successfully installed a dissolver reactor weighing 242 tonnes in the Artenius petrochemical plant at Sines in Portugal.
Views: 521
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Special berth arranged for GAC heavy lift

October 1 - October 1 - A recent heavy lift move at Dubai's Jebel Ali port required managers to arrange a special berth to allow the 1,000 tonne consignment to be loaded in a timely and efficient manner.
Views: 758
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Cross trade business for Etamad

October 1 - October 1 - Bucharest-based Etamad Grup Sea & Land Transport is currently involved in the cross trade transport of 10 locomotives from Busan in Korea to Bandar Abass in Iran on behalf of ANC Iran.
Views: 629
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Dockwise delivers first of 15 modules for Koniambo project

September 28 - September 28 - Heavy lift shipping line Dockwise has been selected as the contractor of choice for the transport of 15 onshore modules for the Koniambo nickel project in New Caledonia, Melanesia in the southwest Pacific.
Views: 679
ALE Heavylift in crane installation at Tarragona thumbnail image

ALE Heavylift in crane installation at Tarragona

September 28 - September 28 - ALE Heavylift Iberica has performed the skidding of three 1270 tonne container cranes from the assembly area up to the dockside rails on the Andalucia pier at Tarragona Port, Spain.
Views: 528
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Boom times ahead for SAL Shipping

September 22 - September 22 - Heavy lift specialist SAL Shipping expects business to boom in the next 12 months as oil and gas developments, including Gorgon, gain momentum.
Views: 474
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The Port of Charleston enhances breakbulk handling capabilities

September 21 - September 21 - The Port of Charleston is claiming a boost in cargo handling capabilities after increasing the certified load capacity of its heavy-lift crane from 400 to 450 tonnes. The barge-mounted Charleston Giant, operated by Charleston Heavy Lift, LL
Views: 692
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Port of Guayaquil expands its lift capacities

September 20 - September 20 - Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA),Ecuador, operator of the Guayaquil Container and Multipurpose Terminals (GCMT), has taken delivery of a third G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbour Crane from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 566
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Felbermayr opens in Brno

September 16 - September 16 - Austrian heavy lift company, Felbermayr has opened a second facility in the Czech Republic at Brno.
Views: 623
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Nordana adds Manzanillo and Panama

September 13 - September 13 - Effective September 23rd, ro-ro and project shipping line, Nordana will offer service with multipurpose ro-ro vessels from its regular ports in the Mediterranean to Manzanillo in Mexico on its Mediterranean-Americas service.
Views: 661
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New player in heavy lift shipping launched

September 13 - September 13 - A new Danish-based jointly-owned shipping company will be interested in cultivating heavy lift and project forwarding cargo utilising small to medium-sized ships worldwide activity, says an executive of the new line.
Views: 599
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Topaz delivers deck structure

September 13 - September 13 - Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has completed the delivery of a deck structure for a Mobile Offshore Production Unit and storage (MOPUstor).
Views: 655
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New Board for SMIT

September 10 - September 10 - A new Board of Directors has been established for SMIT, in connection with with the recent SMIT-Boskalis merger, consisting of four members and replacing the Management Board as well as the Stratcom.
Views: 977
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Nabros Transport goes on the road

September 9 - September 9 - Gujarat-based project forwarder Nabros Transport has successfully completed the movement of a 41m wide, 6.5m high 420 tonne Syngas Cooler to Essar Bulk Terminal at Hazira in Gujarat, India.
Views: 625
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Acquisition and partnership in Puerto Rico for Crowley and Islandwide

September 9 - September 9 - Project and heavy lift cargo operations are likely to be part of the value-added services provided to customers in Puerto Rico, following Crowley Maritime Corporation's logistics group acquisition of Islandwide Air and Ocean and agreement wi
Views: 887
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Collett joins equipment network

September 9 - September 9 - UK heavy lift specialist, Collett & Sons has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts in the service categories Heavy haulage, Crane operator, Barge owners, Stevedores and Port Operators.
Views: 768
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Panama Canal and Port of Antwerp ink partnership agreement

September 8 - September 8 - An agreement that could generate more heavy lift traffic to the West coast of South America from one of Europe's most important heavy lift and project ports via the Panama canal has been signed.
Views: 702
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Summer of heavyweight moves by JSC Transafe Logistics

September 7 - September 7 - Moscow-based oil and gas industry specialist logistics provider JSC Transafe Logistics turned to two stalwarts of maindeck airfreight capacity this summer to move over 150 tonnes of vital oil, gas and power industry equipment.
Views: 755
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CCNI adds Bragus Service for bulk and project cargoes

September 7 - September 7 - As part of CCNI's growth strategy aimed at enhancing its presence within the Mexican Gulf and East coast of South America, the shipping line has launched its Bragus Service, with the first sailing departing from Houston earlier this month.
Views: 614
A 'busy and intense' heavy lift weekend for Allseas thumbnail image

A 'busy and intense' heavy lift weekend for Allseas

September 3 - September 3 - Specialist UK-based project and out of gauge freight forwarder Allseas Global Logistics handled a brace of heavy lift project cargoes from the UK to destinations in the Middle East and Asia over just one recent weekend.
Views: 884
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More contracts for Dockwise

September 2 - September 2 - Dockwise has been awarded a dozen heavy marine transport and engineering contracts by its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total value of almost USD37 million.
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WWL supports Port of Zeebrugge at 2010 World Expo

September 2 - September 2 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is to support the Port of Zeebrugge at its open day in the Belgium-EU Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai later this month.
Views: 898
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Combined WWPC power in historic airlift to China

September 1 - September 1 - Oy Procargo (Professional Cargo Care Ltd) and Ocean Knight Shipping, both WWPC Members, combined forces to arrange delivery of a 34 tonne metallic roll and other equipment from Finland to a paper factory near Shanghai in China.
Views: 725
Wilhelmsen Ships Service completes major project contract in Saudi thumbnail image

Wilhelmsen Ships Service completes major project contract in Saudi

August 30 - August 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service says it has completed a significant project in Saudi Arabia which saw the company move equipment and parts totalling 32,000 tonnes over difficult road networks destined for the construction site of the new Al Safwa cem
Views: 729
Mediaco Maxilift wins an award for bridging the gap thumbnail image

Mediaco Maxilift wins an award for bridging the gap

August 27 - August 27 - Marseilles-based materials handling and lifting company Mediaco Maxilift has won an ESTA Award by the European Association for Heavy Transport and Mobile Cranes for work it undertook on a significant bridge contract in Landevennes, France.
Views: 558
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Patton is appointed at GCM

August 26 - August 26 - Houston-based Gulf Coast Mats (GCM) has appointed Jason Patton to the position of business development.
Views: 527
Heavy lift in double-digit growth at GPA's Port of Brunswick thumbnail image

Heavy lift in double-digit growth at GPA's Port of Brunswick

August 26 - August 26 - While container traffic at the Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Port of Savannah exceeded a quarter million teu in July 2010, marking the best month ever in GPA's history and continuing eight consecutive months of double-digit growth, heavy lif
Views: 817
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First F-Class vessel for Intermarine

August 25 - August 25 - Intermarine is taking delivery of Industrial Freedom, the first of its next generation of multipurpose heavy lift ships.
Views: 802
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Heavy lift's lion share of TWC's revenue

August 25 - August 25 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (TWC) has reported that heavy lift and haulage contributed the largest share to total revenue over the last year.
Views: 838
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Cargo network adds Shanghai

August 25 - August 25 - Asia Imperial Cargo Logistics Co Ltd has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE).
Views: 705
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Jumbo assists in deepest-ever riser installation

August 23 - August 23 - Rotterdam-based Jumbo Offshore, part of the Jumbo shipping group, has been involved in the significant installation of the deepest Free Standing Hybrid Risers (FSHRs) in an ultra-deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico for a major oil industry
Views: 655
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LogSys software goes live at three bulk terminals

August 23 - August 23 - Belgian software house LogSys has installed its LGS.Stevedore browser-based application designed and developed to manage port terminals at three Belgian cargo terminals.
Views: 588
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Jurong Shipyard chooses Aveva for legacy data management

August 23 - August 23 - Singapore-based shipbuilder Jurong Shipyard (JSPL), a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has selected Aveva Marine (12 Series) as an engineering and design solution for major marine and offshore projects.
Views: 577
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Heavy lift and project cargoes rising in Hamburg

August 23 - August 23 - In the first six months of 2010, non-containerised general cargo, including heavy lift and project cargoes, rose by almost three percent to 1.2 million tonnes at the Port of Hamburg, according to official figures.
Views: 568
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WWPC adds Libyan member

August 23 - August 23 - Tripoli-headquartered, Arroban International Shipping Co has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
Views: 912
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Bigge acquires third Manitowoc 16000 crawler

August 20 - August 20 - California-based crane rental company Bigge Crane and Rigging has purchased a third Manitowoc 16000 and made it immediately available for hiring. The heavy-boom 16000 is optimised for wind turbine erection.
Views: 768
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Upgrade for UK abnormal loads website

August 20 - August 20 - In the UK, the Highways Agency has upgraded its free online service for hauliers which provides a quick and easy route planning and notification system for transporting abnormal loads, in the interests of maximising road safety and reducing co
Views: 388
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Senior Bechtel executive to deliver keynote speech in Houston

August 20 - August 20 - David Hammerle, Bechtel Corp's corporate manager of procurement and contracts and principal vice president, will deliver the keynote address at the 21st annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 12-
Views: 449
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Immediate success for Scheuerle's InterCombi PB

August 17 - August 17- A sixty-tonne processing machine 13m long, 3m wide and 3.4m is one of the latest heavy lift movements to utilise German handling equipment manufacturer Scheuerle's InterCombi PB (Power Booster) with shiftable drive axles.
Views: 599
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Konecranes restructures regions

August 17 - August 17 - Effective September 1, Konecranes will combine its South Asia Pacific (SAP) and Northeast Asia (NEA) regions into a new Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region, headed by Ryan Flynn who has been senior vice president and head of Konecranes' operations in t
Views: 571
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Heavy lift and project work holds up for Agility

August 16 - August 16 - Second quarter results for 2010 continue to reflect a pivotal year for Agility as the US troop drawdown in Iraq continues and some of its large US government contracts enter their final option year.
Views: 757
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Magdenli handles Turkish power plant duo

August 16 - August 16 - Ankara-based freight forwarder Magdenli Transport and Trade Co has safely handled the transportation of abnormal loads for two major Turkish power plant projects.
Views: 465
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Fairplayer deployed for Mangalore expansion

August 16 - August 16 - A Jumbo Shipping J-class ship has been involved in the movement of the first tranche of heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargoes from Hazira, India to New Mangalore Port for the Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) expansion project.
Views: 678
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ACS flies tricky load to Nigerian FPSO

August 12 - August 12 - Air Charter Service's (ACS) London office recently arranged two charters for a very awkward load from France into Nigeria.
Views: 634
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Newbuild hulls boost Rotterdam project cargoes

August 11 - August 11 - HLPFI has been advised that in the first six months of 2010 the port of Rotterdam has handled 245,000 tonnes of 'other general cargo' at the buoys in the Waalhaven basin.
Views: 615
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UAE distributor for Modulift

August 10 - August 10 - Modulift, a leading supplier of spreader beams and heavy lifting equipment, has appointed Alnasr Technical Trading Agencies as exclusive distributor in the United Arab Emirates.
Views: 732
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Mega Passion collects mid-ship blocks

August 9 - August 9 - Mega Passion, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship, successfully delivered to TPI Mega Line by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in June, is seen loaded with midship blocks for Heerema collected from the DSSC Yantai Yard in China.
Views: 547
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NATREX scores a Mexican hatrick

August 6 - August 6 - The Moscow-based NATREX Group has handled the delivery of a hydroelectric generator, plus auxiliary items to be installed at 750-megawatt La Yesca power station in Mexico.
Views: 632
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Industrial Echo calls Houston

August 3 - August 3 - In July, Industrial Echo - the most recent addition to Intermarine's fleet, which was delivered in mid January, made its the first call at Industrial Terminals in Houston joining the shipping line's South Americas service.
Views: 613
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3PL network urges strategic approach to project cargo training

August 2 - August 2 - Further to the news uploaded on July 8, over dimensional cargo freight forwarders are being urged to take a strategic approach to training and register key employees for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management available durin
Views: 440
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Official launch for Shuttlelift's new SB Series

August 2 - August 2 - Shuttlelift has officially unveiled its new SB Series, a new line of single-beam, rubber-tyred gantry cranes designed to provide state-of-the-art lifting solutions and a broad range of cost-saving benefits.
Views: 365
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Brace for Bisso

July 27 - July 27 - Houston-based energy and maritime support services company Bisso Marine has been involved in two recent heavy lifts involving more than 750 tonnes of shipping using one of its derrick barges.
Views: 515
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Jumbo Offshore scores a transition piece century

July 27 - July 27 - Jumbo Offshore's heavy lift vessel, Jumbo Javelin has installed its 100th transition piece (TP) for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF), off the UK's south-east coast.
Views: 466
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Baltic port investment for DB Schenker

July 26 - July 26 - DB Schenker Rail Polska is investing approximately EUR22.5 million (USD29.1 million) in expanding its facilities at the Szczecin and Swinoujscie Baltic Sea ports.
Views: 700
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Brazil to host 2011 project cargo network meeting

July 26 - July 26 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, is to hold its annual conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest city, in June next year.
Views: 684
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Fairstar says new standards feature in tenders

July 23 - July 23 - Tender documents require ever more information about a company's standards of safety and environmental sensitivity during heavy lift transport projects, says Fairstar Heavy Transport.
Views: 451
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Escalators take a ride with Logwin

July 23 - July 23 - International logistics company, Logwin handling the carriage of escalators and elevators to South Africa for ThyssenKrupp Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) which is constructing the Gautrain rapid transit railway - one of the most significant infrastru
Views: 736
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Beluga adds financial partner

July 22 - July 22 - Beluga Shipping has taken onboard a strong partner, the American investment company Oaktree Capital Management LP (OCM) which will invest and provide financing for the project and heavy lift shipping company's strategic growth.
Views: 768
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Heerema Marine Contractors commissions new vessel

July 21 - July 21 - Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has signed a letter of intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to build a new deep water construction vessel, with a value of USD 600-700 million.
Views: 257
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Heavy lift shipment shows off barge capabiities

July 21 - July 21 - Robert Wynn and Sons has delivered two 235 tonne calendres (heat exchangers) to the French port of Dielette using the company's heavy lift barge, Terra Marique under contract to SDV Industrial Projects.
Views: 762
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Megatranz Transportes oils wheels of Brazilian industry

July 20 - July 20 - Brazilian heavy lift and project forwarder Megatranz Transportes has completed the international door-to-door transportation of two 473 tonne reactors and two 245 tonne columns for a leading Brazilian oil and gas project.
Views: 602
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Hubtex extends electric platform range

July 20 - July 20 - German material handling and loading equipment manufacturer Hubtex has extended its electric platform range from 80 tonnes to 250 tonnes.
Views: 287
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GPLN adds to Nigerian network

July 16 - July 16 - Lagos-based Worldwide Premier Logistics Solution Nigeria Limited has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 641
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Dockwise completes first float-over

July 12 - July 12 - After nearly two years, Dockwise has completed the first of two float-overs for the Vyborg Project in Korea, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 549
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CEE adds to African network

July 12 - July 12 - Worldwide Premier Logistics Solution, Nigeria, has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 678
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Advance energises Mitsubishi power shipments

July 12 - July 12 - Building on a working relationship that spans almost 40 years, Istanbul-based Advance International Transport has moved two consignments of cooling plant modules for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).
Views: 649
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Project cargo training focuses on competitive advantages

July 8 - July 8 - Specialist training designed to deliver competitive advantages through higher levels of reliability and service by project cargo managers will be available as part of the education component for attendees at the 21st Annual Breakbulk Americas Tra
Views: 542
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GPLN extends Italian coverage

July 8 - July 8 - Italian company Marimed has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 710
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COSCOL strengthens Dutch team

July 7 - July 7 - China Overseas Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has strengthened its management team in Rotterdam.
Views: 892
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GPLN adds to Indian network

July 7 - July 7 - Mumbai-based Seatech Shipping & Projects has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 747
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PPG success in Antwerp

July 6 - July 6 - Heavy lift project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group concluded a successful annual conference in Antwerp recently.
Views: 657
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Hat-trick for GPLN

July 6 - July 6 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) has introduced several more member offices, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 968
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ALE Heavylift Ib

July 5 - July 5 - A duo of dock-related projects has been undertaken by ALE Heavylift Ib
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Equipment double for Dutch experts

July 5 - July 5 - Steder Group has relocated heavy construction machinery from the Middle East to Europe, writes Alice Davidson.
Views: 613
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Liebherr looks to 3,000 tonne crawler crane

July 2 - July 2 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr-Werk is currently constructing the LR 13000 model crawler crane which the company claims "ushers in a whole new dimension in size for crawler cranes of conventional design."
Views: 295
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Imperial Crane works on rehab of historical Chicago bridge

July 2 - July 2 - Illinois-based full service crane rental and sales company Imperial Crane is currently working on stage one of the USD 33 million rehabilitation project of the historical 67 m long 1950s-built Congress Parkway bridge over the south branch of the
Views: 359
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Sarens' 3,200 tonne crane is a work in progress

July 1 - July 1 - Belgium-based crane manufacturer Sarens Group, working with California-based subsidiary Rigging International, is continuing to produce a 3,200 tonne capacity ring-based crane, the SGC 120 model, due to be available to customers early next year.
Views: 572
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Main anchor of the Jahre Viking/ Seawise Giant arrives in Hong Kong

July 1 - July 1 - A 36 ton anchor belonging to a historic ship, once the world's largest, has been transported by Wilhelmsen Ships Service from Gujarat and has just arrived in Hong Kong, to be placed as the centrepiece in the new Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
Views: 578
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Beluga delivers crane to Port Manatee

June 30 - June 30 - Port Manatee's second Gottwald mobile harbour crane has been successfully delivered from Germany onboard the Beluga Endeavour and is being assembled onsite by its sister crane, which was delivered in November 2007.
Views: 638
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Inaugural breakbulk education day seeks sponsors

June 30 - June 30 - A day-long programme of education courses aimed at developing the next generation of breakbulk executives will be held at the 21st Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition in October this year in Houston. This is the fi
Views: 512
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GPLN adds to Chinese network

June 29 - June 29 - Qingdao Ocean Logistics Company has joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 681
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Kuehne + Nagel puts its foot on the gas in the Sahara

June 28 - June 28 - SNC-Lavalin, one of the world's leading engineering and construction groups, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a contract for global logistics services related to its EUR785 million (USD972) project with Sonatrach, Algeria's national oil and gas compan
Views: 800
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Jumbo delivers to super Jumbo

June 28 - June 28 - Jumbo Shipping's Stellanova is pictured in Rotterdam delivering offshore equipment to the second largest crane vessel in the world, the Saipem 7000.
Views: 594
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Breakbulk Americas conference comes of age in 2010

June 25 - June 25 - Attention of the project cargo and heavy lift sector will soon turn to the 21st Breakbulk Americas Conference and Exhibition to be held in Houston, Texas between Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 14.
Views: 856
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Port of Longview considers property lease

June 25 - June 25 - At a special meeting today, Port of Longview Commissioners will consider leasing 35 acres in the Port's West Industrial Park to IDM Longview, LLC and Skyline Steel, a subsidiary of the world's largest steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal.
Views: 409
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ABN Amro banks on craneless lift

June 24 - June 24 - Dutch specialised lifting company FG International has completed the installation of a rooftop sign for Dutch financial house ABN Amro.
Views: 586
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Enquiries pick up for Dockwise

June 24 - June 24 - An increase in customer enquires and strengthening tendering prospects have helped Dockwise secure some USD35 million of heavy lift and engineering projects from ten worldwide contracts.
Views: 803
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Be a winner and learn safe heavy lift handling

June 24 - June 24 - Tomorrow sees the latest two-day seminar on safe heavy transport and lifting by HLPFI safety expert Richard L. Krabbendam and the chance to win a new iPad.
Views: 591
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Etamad ships crane barge

June 23 - June 23 - Bucharest-based Ess & Etamad Group Sea & Land Transport has successfully managed the cross trade transport of a 3240 tonne sheer leg crane barge from Busan in Korea to Bandar Abass in Iran on behalf of Tidewater Middle East.
Views: 780
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Cargo Equipment Experts names first Chinese member

June 23 - June 23 - Shanghai-based Intermax Logistics Solution has joined the fast-expanding Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) as its first Chinese member; registered in the network's haulage, stevedores and port operators service categories.
Views: 704
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Cool shipment for Albacor Shipping

June 23 - June 23 - Albacor Shipping USA has handled the transport of two huge cold boxes from the Port of Robinson, Canada to the construction site in Wloclawek / Poland via the Port of Gdansk.
Views: 821
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CEE debuts in Egypt

June 21 - June 21 - Cairo-based, National Transport & Overseas Services Co (NOSCO) has joined the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network as its first Egyptian member.
Views: 816
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SC&RA to hold financial & risk management forum

June 21 - June 21 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold its 2010 Financial & Risk Management Forum, October 27-28, at The Westin Park Central, Dallas, Texas.
Views: 504
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SAL on the double

June 21 - June 21 - On behalf of SVITZER Sverige AB, SAL has transported two brand-new tug boats, each weighing 500 tonnes from Gothenburg in Sweden to Newcastle in Australia.
Views: 806
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Arshiya Logistics doubles up

June 18 - June 18 - Two recently completed projects by Arshiya Logistics of Qatar have seen the global logistics service provider move a 750 tonne crane from Qatar to Korea, followed by a consignment of used construction equipment to Malaysia.
Views: 795
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Dockwise comes to aid of Gulf clean-up efforts

June 18 - June 18 - Leading marine contractor Dockwise has despatched its semi-submersible heavy lift ship Mighty Servant 3 to the clean-up operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 426
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Bigge hoists led to a bridge over troubled waters

June 18 - June 18 - Bigge Crane and Rigging's crane rental division was contracted to lay girders on a construction project to widen the American River Bridge at Sacramento, California.
Views: 393
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Date announced for crane and rigging workshop

June 16 - June 16 - Hundreds of attendees from around the world are expected at the Crane & Rigging Workshop to be held by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), September 22-24 at The Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, USA.
Views: 491
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Quay move for Felixstowe South cranes

June 16 - June 16 - The first three ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe's new Felixstowe South development.
Views: 600
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Port of Albany gets further stimulus

June 15 - June 15 - Further to our news item of April 28, reports in the local media suggest that the Port of Albany has secured USD5 million in federal stimulus funding to pay for the next phase of a wharf replacement project.
Views: 381
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Europa Worldwide Logistics launches project forwarding division

June 11 - June 11 - UK transport and logistics company, Europa Worldwide Logistics has created a project forwarding division to provide specialist logistics solutions for any size of cargo, from urgent airfreight shipments to entire large-scale, heavy lift projects
Views: 597
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Trio of lifts for ALE

June 10 - June 10 - Heavy lift specialist, ALE has successfully performed the transport and installation of a trio of heavy equipment items at a new paper mill for Portuguese papermaker Soporcel at Figueira Foz, Portugal.
Views: 567
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First glimpse of Cargolux's new era

June 9 - June 9 - Boeing has rolled out the first B747-8F for Cargolux from its paint hangar in Seattle. The aircraft sports a new livery that will be applied to the entire Cargolux 747-8F fleet.
Views: 655
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New MD for Andersen Shipping Company

June 8 - June 8 - Christina Andersen-Martin has been promoted to the new managing director of Singapore-based Andersen Shipping Company, succeeding her younger brother Oliver Andersen (33) at the family-controlled business.
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Coyne Airways boosts US sales activity

June 8 - June 8 - Maindeck heavy lift cargo operator Coyne Airways has appointed a dedicated sales team in the USA to market its extensive network of air cargo delivery services to the Caspian region, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Views: 1132
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PPG names new member in Thailand

June 8 - June 8 - Heavy lift freight forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed leading multimodal transport specialist Sea-Concert (Thailand) as a project support member.
Views: 840
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PPG names new member in Thailand

June 8 - June 8 - Heavy lift freight forwarder network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed leading multimodal transport specialist Sea-Concert (Thailand) as a project support member.
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Beluga ships twins to Africa

June 7 - June 7 - Two car ferries, each capable of carrying 1,500 passengers and up to 65 cars, are being shipped on a two-week voyage from Germany to Kenya on a vessel from the Beluga fleet.
Views: 705
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Out with the old, in with the new

June 4 - June 4 - ALE recently helped with the replacement of an old with a new stator at the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant project in Mexico.
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STX Pan Ocean wins semi-sub contract

June 4 - June 4 - STX Pan Ocean has won a shipbuilding contract worth at least USD40 million to build a semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.
Views: 245
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Slowdown in US wind energy installations forecast

June 1 - June 1 - A study from IHS Emerging Energy Research forecasts that 6.3 to 7.1 GW of wind energy installations could be installed in the USA in 2010, 40 to 60 percent lower than the 9.8 GW installed last year.
Views: 964
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A2SEA wins Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm contract

May 31 - May 31 - Leading European energy company, Vattenfall, has awarded a contract to A2SEA for the transport of 30 5MW RePower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10 km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.
Views: 692
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Wartsila wins contract to power semi-sub

May 31 - May 31 - Wartsila, a leading ship power systems integrator, has signed a contract to deliver a ship power system for a 38,000 tonne semi-submersible heavy lift vessel for Chinese customer Zhejiang Share-ever Business Co., Ltd.
Views: 626
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Fair wind blows for project group members

May 31 - May 31 - A fair wind is blowing for members of the project cargo specialist network, the Project Professionals Group in the wind energy sector.
Views: 845
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Ship in bottle lands on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth

May 27 - May 27 - London witnessed an unusual heavy lift recently when a replica of Lord Nelson's ship Victory, set inside a giant bottle and made by artist Yinka Shonibare, became the latest addition to the fourth plinth in historic Trafalgar Square.
Views: 508
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Helicopter flies with Tuscor Lloyds

May 25 - May 25 - Tuscor Lloyds has completed the export of a helicopter from Europe to Mexico on behalf of a Mexican-based company which has an air chartering operation in North America.
Views: 593
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Logistics providers eye US wind power show

May 24 - May 24 - The 2010 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Conference in Dallas, Texas, May 23-26, 2010 is proving very interesting for project forwarders and others involved in the logistics of wind farm development.
Views: 599
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Hovercraft museum comes of age with red plaque

May 21 - May 21 - One of the United Kingdom's most historical and notable transport locations has been recognised by the award of a striking commemorative plaque to a museum in the south of England which now occupies the site.
Views: 661
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Heavy lift goes on line at St John

May 21 - May 21 - The Saint John Port Authority in Canada has launched a website to provide "one stop shopping for those looking to ship breakbulk and project cargo," says the authority.
Views: 606
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SC&RA Rigging Job of the Year Awards

May 20 - May 20 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has announced the winners of its 2010 Rigging Job of the Year Awards.
Views: 466
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Trying times for shipping, but not terminal

May 19 - May 19 - These might be trying times for heavy lift shipping lines, but they are not necessarily terminal. That's the view of Fred Bedford, a member of the board of Jumbo Shipping, speaking at the Breakbulk Europe event. Ian Matheson reports from Antwerp.
Views: 627
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Erickson Air-Crane in USD 75 million IPO move

May 18 - May 18 - Heavy-lift helicopter manufacturer and operator Erickson Air-Crane Inc has filed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) worth USD 75 million on the NASDAQ exchange in New York.
Views: 666
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Hamburg in modest Q1 cargo recovery

May 18 - May 18 - Figures released by the Port of Hamburg show that heavy lift cargo, as well as most conventional, non-grab cargo is increasingly being sidelined at the northern German gateway.
Views: 628
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Antwerp scores tank hat-trick

May 18 - May 18 - Brabo, the Port of Antwerp's heavy lift floating crane, was put to use handling three gas bullet tanks weighing 382 tonnes each on behalf of freight forwarder, MaxTrans.
Views: 622
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CapMan to invest in Havator

May 17 - May 17 - Finnish Institutional investor CapMan Buyout IX has taken a significant stake in the Havator Group, one of the Nordic region's leading suppliers of crane services, special transports, section assembly and harbour crane services.
Views: 850
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Chinese order for Converteam

May 17 - May 17 - China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd, (COOEC), the largest offshore engineering company in China for integrated services and a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), has awarded Converteam a contract valued in excess of GBP6
Views: 531
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Vanguard crane rises to the occasion

May 14 - May 14 - South African heavy lift and relocation specialist, Vanguard, has used its latest major capital investment - a GTK 1100 crane - to install a wind turbine as part of the first phase of the first commercial wind farm at Port Elizabeth.
Views: 814
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PPG flies high with Air Cargo Group in China

May 12 - May 12 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network the Project Professionals Group has appointed international air freight wholesaler Air Cargo Group in China as a Project Support Member.
Views: 1030
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Advance powers marine engine shipments

May 12 - May 12 - Advance International Transport is nearing the mid-way point of a significant contract to move engines to power eight 56,000 dwt multipurpose ships being constructed in Bulgaria.
Views: 913
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Something's cooking in Kitchen's

May 12 - May 12 - Kitchen's Crane & Equipment has immediate availability on a Royal Tractor Rig'N'Lift 40/60 forklift.
Views: 679
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Lower profit for Tiong Woon in third quarter

May 11 - May 11 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has announced a net profit after tax and non-controlling interest of SGD9.6 million (USD 7.1) for the third quarter of its financial year ended 31 March 2010 - an increase of 35 percent over the SGD7.1 mil
Views: 876
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New heavy cargo exhibition announced

May 7 - May 7 - US trade magazine, the American Journal of Transportation is partnering with the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) group to launch a new heavy cargo and equipment exhibition in Macao scheduled for March 16-17, 2
Views: 730
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Dollars to flow to Savannah Harbour improvements

May 7 - May 7 - Funding has been approved by the Georgia General Assembly for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), as well as significant infrastructure improvements, that will enhance access to the Port of Savannah and increase Georgia's role in global
Views: 861
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A slightly abnormal load of a different kind for ALS

May 6 - May 6 - A small but perfectly formed heavy lift movement with a difference, requiring the most delicate and gentlest of handling, saw the safe installation of Bethany Grace Peacock at an undisclosed location in the North of England.
Views: 543
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TPL introduces anti-corrosion product to Benelux

May 4 - May 4 - Belgian freight forwarder Transport & Project Logistics (TPL), involved in transport for turnkey projects in the field of oil and gas, power generation, mining and construction industries, has expanded its range of services to the heavy lift marke
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SB Series launched by Shuttlelift

May 4 - May 4 - Wisconsin-based crane manufacturer Shuttlelift has launched a series of cranes, the SB Series, for on-site material handling.
Views: 307
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ALE and hearty as lifting record is set

May 4 - May 4 - UK-based ALE, the global heavy transport and lifting company, has successfully completed the inaugural lift of its new Terex Demag CC8800-1 crane.
Views: 549
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Conference to look at weighty issues of container loading

April 30 - April 30 - Anecdotal evidence suggests that some freight forwarders handling project cargo and moving containerised heavy lift cargo are, on occasion, guilty of not making accurate weight declarations when booking cargo.
Views: 542
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Spliethoff appoints commercial representative in Brazil

April 30 - April 30 - The Spliethoff Group of companies, Amsterdam, have appointed BrazGlobal Projects Shipping and Logistics as commercial representative for all imported project cargo into Brazil from May 2010.
Views: 873
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Hovertrans Solutions to debut hoverbarge next month

April 30 - April 30 - Hovertrans Solutions, a newly-created designer and manufacturer of hoverbarges for heavy lift operations in difficult terrain in the global oil and gas, and specialist transportation industries, is to make its debut at the Offshore Technology C
Views: 806
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Intermarine names Intermare as Italian agent

April 30 - April 30 - Ship's agency Intermare SpA, is set to represent all the services operated by Intermarine's flagship line, Industrial Maritime Carriers, in the Italian market.
Views: 713
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Forwarder builds on two decades in Russian expansion

April 27 - April 27 - Full service logistics and heavy lift project cargo provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has established two new offices in the northwest and far eastern Russia, at Murmansk and Nogliki, in order to strengthen its activities in the region and to parti
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Another chance to catch Singapore safety seminar

April 27 - April 27 - Heavy lift safety specialist Richard Krabbendam was so overwhelmed by the response to his two day seminar in Singapore on March 31 and April 1 giving a detailed overview on aspects of the safe handling of heavy loads that he has planned a furth
Views: 587
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All hands on deck for press movement

April 23 - April 23 - On March 29, our website carried the news of two industrial forging presses moving from Montenegro to Georgia in the USA.
Views: 669
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No rest for Magdenli

April 23 - April 23 - Cargo Equipment Experts' member in Turkey, Magdenli Transport and Trade Co, has been extremely busy recently moving heavy components for various power plant projects in Turkey.
Views: 859
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Four drivers earn SC&RA million miler awards

April 21 - April 21 - Four drivers in the specialised carrier industry received a Million Miler Award for Safety Excellence from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) during its recent 2010 Annual Conference.
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Heavy lift and project cargoes need not apply

April 21 - April 21 - Applications are being sought by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) for the designation of "marine highways" and related projects for preferential US federal government funding. Applications are due by June 11, 2010.
Views: 593
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Ainscough strengthens its sales team

April 20 - April 20 - Ainscough Crane Hire has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of three new area sales managers. The trio bring almost a century of industry experience between them, says the UK crane hire company.
Views: 763
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Combi-Lift finds encouragement in Brazil

April 19 - April 19 - A flood of investment in the Brazilian energy sector has German heavylift carrier, Combi-Lift, eyeing long-term charter contracts for up to two of its Combi Dock I, II, III and IV, semi-submersible heavily vessels, writes Rainbow Nelson.
Views: 850
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Vanguard invests in mobile crane

April 16 - April 16 - In South Africa, Vanguard, in a joint venture with Grindrod and private investors, has invested ZAR70 million (USD9.5 million) on a new mobile cranes.
Views: 836
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TRANSY moves heavy turbine runner

April 15 - April 15 - Transport Systems TRANSY, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Russia and Ukraine, handled the difficult movement of an 80 tonne heavy turbine runner from the Ukraine port of Illychevsk to Tianjin in China.
Views: 675
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Actuant completes Integrated Solutions acquisitions

April 14 - April 14 - Actuant Corporation has expanded its Enerpac Integrated Solutions capabilities with the acquisitions of Team Hydrotec and Hydrospex. The combined businesses generate approximately USD30 million in annual revenue.
Views: 667
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BigLift for Coli Shipping in South East Asia

April 12 - April 12 - Effective April 1, BigLift Shipping appointed Coli Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd as its representative in the South East Asia region, including the countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and M
Views: 829
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Panalpina charters plane for China heavy lift

April 12 - April 12 - Panalpina chartered an Antonov AN 225 freighter to ensure the safe and smooth transportation of high-tech machinery from Hamburg, Germany to Shijiazhuang, China.
Views: 615
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Expansion by Primax

April 8 - April 8 - Brazilian project forwarder, Primax Transportes Pesados, is set to continue its expansion throughout Latin America with the opening of offices in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela this year, reports Rainbow Nelson from the Intermodal exhibition in
Views: 802
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Standard Club advises on carrying yachts

April 8 - April 8 - As part of its loss prevention programme the Standard P&I Club has published Standard Cargo: A Guide to the Carriage of Oversized Cargo - Yachts.
Views: 281
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Dockwise Ltd Seven up for Dockwise

April 7 - April 7 - Dockwise has been awarded seven near-term contracts for the transportation of four jack-up rigs, jack-up construction vessels, supply boats and a floating crane barge, to be transported to Brazil, Egypt, the UAE, Singapore, The Netherlands, Iran
Views: 934
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Boskalis completes acquisition of SMIT

April 7 - April 7 - With more than 95 percent of shareholders having accepted the offer made by dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster to acquire heavy lift shipping, tug and salvage company SMIT International, the merger of the two is now set to go ahead.
Views: 667
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Logitruck task force saves the day

April 7 - April 7 - Managers at Italian freight forwarder Logitruck encountered a perfect storm of transport headaches when a range of problems looked like they would prevent the shipment of a vital export cargo for a client.
Views: 381
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Latest Wagenborg vessel launched

April 6 - April 6 - Arubaborg, which is being built for Royal Wagenborg by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, has been launched with delivery expected in mid-June this year.
Views: 414
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Madrid networks in South America

April 5 - April 5 - The Madrid Chamber of Commerce recently organised business networking opportunities for its members with counterparts in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz, Bolivia, Asuncion, Paraguay and Montevideo, Uruguay writes Oliver Ward.
Views: 794
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Cargotec focuses on safety in cranes at BAUMA 2010

April 5 - April 5 - Cargotec, one of the world's leading providers of load handling equipment, is showing its range of products at Bauma 2010 to heavy lift and project cargo forwarder customers.
Views: 659
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1,000 tonne crane debuted by Terex

April 2 - April 2 - Three and a half years after crane manufacturer Terex anounced its decision to build a 1,000 tonne capacity telescopic boom mobile crane, the company has launched its AC 1000 crane.
Views: 391
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Washington shift could benefit heavy lift operators

April 1 - April 1 - Heavy lift operators servicing the oil and gas industries may be able to benefit from a loosening of restrictions on US domestic offshore drilling for oil signalled by President Obama in a recently announced bill to tackle climate change.
Views: 553
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CG/LA names top 100 infrastructure projects

April 1 - April 1 - Washington-based CG/LA Infrastructure has released a listing of the top 100 global strategic infrastructure projects for 2010, totalling nearly USD550 billion.
Views: 1121
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Indian shippers and forwarders plan think-tank

March 31 - March 31 - A new heavy lift and project forwarding think-tank is being planned by shippers and forwarders in India, aimed at lobbying the government to improve infrastructure and harmonise regulations.
Views: 673
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Green energy boost for Medden Shipping and Trading

March 30 - March 30 - Medden Shipping & Trading, the Turkish member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has had a busy start to 2010 with renewable energy projects stimulating business.
Views: 1099
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New platform trailer from Kamag and Scheuerle

March 30 - March 30 - German special heavy lift vehicle manufacturer Kamag and sister company Scheuerle are presenting the new K25 platform trailer, available as a trailing unit or self-propelled and based on the new universal development platform of the TII Group,
Views: 434
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Heavy lift capacity grows in south Pacific

March 30 - March 30 - Local media reports are suggesting that heavy lift shipping capacity is set to increase in Fiji and the south Pacific following a major expansion of the shipping arm of the Australia-based Carpenters Group.
Views: 622
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Blade transport needs prompts Scheuerle design work

March 29 - March 29 - The TII Group (consisting of Scheuerle, Nicolas and Kamag) has identified the alternative power generating industry as a growth sector and designed a range of equipment for the transport of offshore and onshore plants for this challenging indus
Views: 515