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Equipment News from February 2011

Steder completes offshore crane move thumbnail image

Steder completes offshore crane move

February 25 - February 25 - Worldwide Project Consortium member Steder Group bv has completed the shipment of an offshore installation crane from Malaysia to Belgium.
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TBS fleet boosted by new delivery

February 23 - February 23 - TBS International plc has taken delivery of the M/V Comanche Maiden - the fifth in a series of six multipurpose tweendecker newbuilds ordered by the company.
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Alternate energy blows some wind into Bati's sales

February 22 - February 22 - Having underpinned the company's activities in 2010, Bati Project & Heavy Lift Logistics expects that wind power plants and renewable energy projects, particulary wind turbines, will keep it busy with Turkey's energy ministry planning 15,000
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Jumbo Shipping decommissions Fairmast

February 22 - February 22 - After almost three decades of transporting heavy lift and project cargo, Jumbo's Fairmast will be the first of its two D-Class vessels to be decommissioned.
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Powerful heavy lifter seen at rhb Rotterdam thumbnail image

Powerful heavy lifter seen at rhb Rotterdam

February 21 - March 21 - SAL Shipping's Lone, which was recently delivered and named in Hamburg, is seen below loading pipes at the rhb stevedoring & warehousing terminal during its maiden voyage.
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Joint venture for BBC Chartering and Teras Cargo

February 21 - February 21 - Teras Cargo Transport (America) and Germany's BBC Chartering & Logistic have created a new joint venture, Teras BBC Chartering Houston, based in Houston.
Views: 852
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Konecranes completes acquisition of WMI Cranes

February 21 - February 21 - Following the October 2010 announement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd (WMI, Konecranes has now received the required regulatory approvals, and WMI will be consolidated into Konecranes
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Multitrade Spain to ship more metro trains thumbnail image

Multitrade Spain to ship more metro trains

February 18 - February 18 - Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and a leading exponent in the logistics of moving new trains and rail cars, is in the process of moving over 300 metro rail cars for Las Adjuntas metro line in Venezuela.
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A. Soulis Enterprises invests in Liebherr crane thumbnail image

A. Soulis Enterprises invests in Liebherr crane

February 17 - February 17 - A. Soulis Enterprises based in Larnaca is keen to grab a share of the growing wind farm installation business in Cyprus and has invested in a Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1, the world's most powerful telescopic crane.
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Change in Rickmers Group executive board

February 16 - February 16 - Following 10 years with the Rickmers Group and after the successful conclusion of financing agreements for the Rickmers Group's newbuilding programme consisting of container and multipurpose vessels, Dr Moritz Mittelbach has stepped down as
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ALE doubles up at petrochemical plant thumbnail image

ALE doubles up at petrochemical plant

February 16 - February 16 - In ongoing work at the Artenius petrochemical plant in Sines, Portugal, ALE Heavylift has installed the first reactor condenser using a CC2800 crane, configured with a 66 m main boom, with superlift and 80 tonne counterweight. The crane work
Views: 654
Amarcon completes Dockwise order thumbnail image

Amarcon completes Dockwise order

February 15 - February 15 - Amarcon has completed the installation of OCTOPUS-Onboard on all 15 ships in the Dockwise fleet.
Views: 539
Magdenli spots trains thumbnail image

Magdenli spots trains

February 14 - February 14 - Ankara-based, Magdenli Transport & Trade Co has handled a couple of interesting railway consignments recently.
Views: 676
Vanguard handles automotive press line thumbnail image

Vanguard handles automotive press line

February 11 - February 11 - Heavy lifting and plant relocation specialist, Vanguard, recently expanded its expertise in the automotive industry by managing the offloading, rigging, mechanical and electrical installation, and commissioning of a fully automated press lin
Views: 465
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HLPFI is now on Twitter

February 10 - February 10 - To get short, timely messages from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, make sure you follow us on Twitter @ heavyliftpfi
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General cargoes help Hamburg recover thumbnail image

General cargoes help Hamburg recover

February 10 - February 10 - In 2010, an increase in conventional general cargo throughput at the port of Hamburg to 2.6 million tonnes was helped by increased exports of project cargo and vehicles at 1.1 million tonnes (up by 19.5 percent), helping the port to leave th
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Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag thumbnail image

Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag

February 8 - February 8 - The actions of a number of leading heavy lift shipping lines, including Beluga, BBC, NSC and Rickmers, in registering their ships under the Liberian flag has helped the West Africa state to double the size of its flagged fleet in the ten year
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Industry-wide focus on safety in project cargo handling launched thumbnail image

Industry-wide focus on safety in project cargo handling launched

February 8 - February 8 - The International Safety Panel (ISP) of the global cargo handling association, ICHCA International, the safety committee of the Port Equipment Manufacturers' Association (PEMA) and the TT Club have joined forces to provide an industry-wide fo
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Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag thumbnail image

Heavy lift companies boost Liberian-flag

February 8 - February 8 - The actions of a number of leading heavy lift shipping lines, including Beluga, BBC, NSC and Rickmers, in registering their ships under the Liberian flag has helped the West Africa state to double the size of its flagged fleet in the ten year
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Breakbulk Asia posts record attendance

February 7 - February 7 - The organiser of the recent Breakbulk Asia event in Singapore has said that it will inaugurate Breakbulk China in Shanghai in early 2012, bringing the largest event in the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk maritime sector to the world's
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SAL's second Type 183 nears completion thumbnail image

SAL's second Type 183 nears completion

February 4 - February 4 - In March 2011, the second of two new vessels commissioned by Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL) is expected to enter service.
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Mexican wave for Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain thumbnail image

Mexican wave for Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain

February 4 - February 4 - Maritima Tuscor Lloyds Spain, part of the UK-based heavy lift specialist, freight forwarder and agent Tuscor Lloyds, has completed a heavy lift project shipment consisting of a 65 m, 210 tonne reactor platform from Aviles in northern Spain to
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Legs eleven for WWPC

February 4 - February 4 - At the 11th annual membership conference of the Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), held recently in Mumbai, the current Board of Advisors were re-elected for another year of service.
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Behind the scenes at the Port of Antwerp

February 4 - February 4 - The Port of Antwerp is launching an interactive visitor centre to reveal to local residents what happens behind the scenes at one of Europe's leading heavy lift ports.
Views: 676
Outokumpu and Havator sign contract thumbnail image

Outokumpu and Havator sign contract

February 1 - February 1 - Outokumpu and Havator have signed a service contract for mobile crane services at Outokumpu's new ferrochrome works, the concentration plant at the company's Kemi mine, and site infrastructure.
Views: 670
TBS managers inject new capital in refinancing deal with lenders thumbnail image

TBS managers inject new capital in refinancing deal with lenders

February 1 - February 1 - Just weeks after HLPFI reported that various lenders had agreed to extend the forbearance period for heavy lift shipping line TBS International until January 31, 2011, and granted the line a six week repayment holiday, TBS has entered into am
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