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Equipment News from May 2010

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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.
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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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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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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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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
Views: 691
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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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