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Equipment News from September 2014

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Crowley adds heavy lift barges

September 30 - September 30 - Crowley Maritime Corporation's solutions group has received the first two of potentially four, new heavy lift, ballastable deck barges (HDBs) for use by clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Subs take Arctic trip

September 30 - September 30 - Heavy lift vessel Transshelf, which is owned and operated by Dockwise, has transported two nuclear-powered submarines along the Northern Sea Route, escorted by a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker.
Views: 801
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BBC fills up in Norway

September 29 - September 29 - BBC Chartering's vessel BBC Sapphire has been loaded with various crown mounted compensators (CMCs) and hydrarackers in Norway, all of which are destined for Busan in South Korea.
Views: 779
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RollDock ships Pieter Schelte beams

September 29 - September 29 - RollDock's heavy lift vessel RollDock Sea has performed the first of four voyages from Monfalcone, Italy to the Port of Rotterdam, carrying two topside lifting system beams.
Views: 743
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Houston and Antwerp to sign MOU

September 29 - September 29 - Today, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) is scheduled to be signed by the Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp in conjunction with the start of the 2014 Breakbulk Americas conference and exhibition.
Views: 1281
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Terex duo at work in Peru

September 26 - September 26 - A Terex HC 230 and HC 275 crawler crane have been delivered to Peru's Port of Paita in order to assist in one of the largest construction operations ever performed at the port's container terminal.
Views: 666
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JAXPORT gets arty

September 26 - September 26 - A one-of-a-kind cargo shipment moved across JAXPORT's newly rebuilt heavy lift cargo berth at Blount Island Marine Terminal this week.
Views: 930
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Port of Everett gets a lift

September 26 - September 26 - The Port of Everett is adding additional lift capacity to its operations in March 2015, with the purchase of a new 150-tonne capacity Terex GHMK 7608 mobile harbour crane.
Views: 869
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BDP strengthens Indian presence

September 26 - September 26 - BDP International has integrated the operations of its Indian partner Unique Global Logistics (UGL).
Views: 1109
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Sarens wins Ichthys project

September 25 - September 25 - Sarens Group has been awarded a contract by JKC Australia LNG, to perform sea lifting works for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project's onshore LNG facilities in Darwin, Australia.
Views: 883
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ISS assists Tanzanian port expansion

September 25 - September 25 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has acted as port and discharging agent for ZPMC's heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 21 in Tanzania.
Views: 934
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Thorco and Comarco combine strengths

September 25 - September 25 - Thorco Shipping and Consolidated Marine Contractors (Comarco) have joined forces to form Houston, Texas based Instant Ports Incorporated.
Views: 750
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Proud moment for Manitowoc

September 24 - September 24 - Manitowoc Cranes has delivered its 400th Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane to Fincantieri Marine Group's Bay Shipbuilding Division, located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Views: 759
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Lehmann opts for Terex in L

September 24 - September 24 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from Hans Lehmann for a second diesel-electric G HMK 5506 variant of the Terex Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour crane.
Views: 471
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Liebherr gives Hartinger energy

September 24 - September 24 - Karl Hartinger Kranbetrieb Gmbh & Co. (Hartinger) has used a 1,200-tonne Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane to install the 3MW Enercon E-101 wind energy plant in Preussisch Oldendorf, Germany.
Views: 705
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Collett's girder bridge makes debut

September 23 - September 23 - Collett Transport's recently acquired Scheuerle STB 550 girder bridge trailer has completed its maiden transport from Sheffield to the port of Goole in the UK, for on-carriage by ship to Antwerp.
Views: 633
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Stolberg resurfaces

September 22 - September 22 - It has emerged that Niels Stolberg, the former head of Beluga Shipping, is now the chairman of the supervisory board of Green Sailing GmbH, a Hamburg-based company that is planning to invest in a new generation of fuel-efficient cruise ship
Views: 1019
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WINNDOT portal launched

September 22 - September 22 - The SC&RA has advised that commercial carriers applying for oversize or overweight travel permits in Minnesota and Wisconsin will now benefit from a simplified online process that allows for permits to be obtained simultaneously from the tw
Views: 548
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USA sees construction machinery slip

September 22 - September 22 - US construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with the same period last year, reports the SC&RA.
Views: 895
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The Friday Flyer - September 19th 2014

September 19 - Today we saw the climax of what has been a rollercoaster ride for the United Kingdom, in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum. The numbers were close, but the result is clear: a union that has lasted for 307 years remains together.
Views: 1696
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ALE widens Australian service

September 19 - September 19 - ALE says that is now able to increase the scale of its activities in Australia thanks to a new fleet of widening trailers.
Views: 815
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Spliethoff adds second Cleveland ship

September 18 - September 18 - The Port of Cleveland and Spliethoff Group have announced their mutual intent to add a second monthly vessel to the Cleveland-Europe-Express scheduled ocean service for containerised and breakbulk cargo.
Views: 796
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SC&RA launches new app

September 18 - September 18 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has introduced a free meeting app for all of its major events, beginning with its Crane & Rigging Workshop being held from September 24-26 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Texas.
Views: 432
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ALE heads to Rio

September 18 - September 18 - ALE has installed a 1,538-tonne accommodation module and a 702-tonne service module on the Petrobras P-74 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in Rio de Janeiro.
Views: 796
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Longview impressed with Liebherr

September 18 - September 18 - The Port of Longview's second Liebherr mobile harbour crane has gone to work exporting scrap metal for the first time in the port's history.
Views: 605
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UTC and Almajdouie join forces

September 18 - September 18 - UTC Overseas and Almajdouie Logistics Company have signed an exclusive agency joint venture agreement based on the companies' cooperative activities in the global project logistics field.
Views: 1204
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Terex goes through the roof

September 17 - September 17 - Crane service provider Fricke-Schmidbauer Schwerlast has used a Terex CC 2400-1 lattice boom crawler crane to move two overhead cranes that had been removed from service at a steel mill in Germany.
Views: 865
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Karl Scholl adds new Liebherr

September 17 - September 17 - Heidelberg based Karl Scholl GmbH has taken delivery of a new 300-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile crane.
Views: 816
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BigLift aims for the Star

September 17 - The second of its S-type vessels, Happy Star, has been delivered to BigLift Shipping.
Views: 827
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Hansa rescues stranded couple

September 16 - September 16 - The crew from Hansa Heavy Lift's HHL Elbe has rescued a couple from a dinghy in the Red Sea after spotting their distress flares.
Views: 851
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Large reel requires Ruslan

September 15 - September 15 - Ruslan International has delivered 75 tonnes of coil-tubing equipment for the oil and gas industry from London Stansted to Adelaide, to support a drilling programme in the Coober Pedy Basin of South Australia.
Views: 922
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Super lift for Kalmar

September 15 - September 15 - Kalmar claims to have entered the record books with its latest reachstacker, Super Gloria, which has lifted a steel component weighing over 100 tonnes in Lidhult, Sweden.
Views: 567
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New Baltic cargo shuttle service

September 15 - September 15 - Due to the implementation of the European sulphur emission control area (ECA), Arkon Shipping and Best Logistics have established a new shuttle service for heavy lift and general cargo: Baltic Cargo Shuttle (BCS).
Views: 950
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Allseas is buoyant

September 12 - September 12 - Allseas Global Logistics has transported 132 buoyancy modules, weighing 8 tonnes each, to Turkey for the North Cyprus Water Supply Project.
Views: 996
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Third set of gates arrive in Panama

September 11 - September 11 - The third shipment of four gates for the Panama Canal expansion project's new locks has arrived at the Atlantic entrance to the waterway onboard Coscol's heavy lift vessel Xia Zhi Yuan 6.
Views: 582
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Blue Water navigates Russian waterways

September 11 - September 11 - Blue Water Singapore has transported heavy and bulky rig columns and bracings for a semi-submersible rig from Singapore to Baku, Azerbaijan via the Russian river system.
Views: 942
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Barloworld closes Kumkani deal

September 10 - September 10 - South Africa's Barloworld Transport has acquired an 80 percent shareholding in specialised transport provider Kumkani Heavy Haulage.
Views: 1357
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Transtell powers in

September 10 - September 10 - Mexico based heavy lift and oversize cargo specialist Transtell has used two recently delivered Enerpac strand jacks to lift a 330-tonne generator at a combined cycle power plant under construction on the US/Mexico border.
Views: 596
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Sevenstar appoints Caren

September 10 - September 10 - With the demand for yacht transport expanding between North America and Asia, Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Kris Caren as its new West Coast representative.
Views: 1195
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Aertssen adds crawler duo

September 9 - September 9 - Aertssen Kranen has added two 280-tonne capacity Hitachi SCX2800-2 crawler cranes to its fleet.
Views: 310
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Effer gives Collett fleet a boost

September 8 - September 8 - Halifax, UK based Collett Transport has taken delivery of an 8x4 Mercedes 4155 tractor unit, complete with a 205 tonne/m capacity Effer 2055 crane.
Views: 1054
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Coscol breaks loading record

September 8 - September 8 - Cosco Shipping Co. Ltd. (Coscol) claims to have broken the record for loading the largest number of rubber-tyres gantry (RTG) cranes in complete sets onboard a vessel.
Views: 789
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Crane Rental in underwater rescue

September 8 - September 8 - Crane Rental Corporation has recovered a customer's Manitowoc 4600 dragline that had slipped off a bank below 70 ft (21.3 m) of water.
Views: 863
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CNAN buys Clipper Gemini

September 8 - September 8 - Algerian company CNAN Nord has acquired the 9,100 dwt multipurpose vessel Clipper Gemini, which it has renamed Saoura.
Views: 862
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Altius aims high in Russia

September 5 - September 5 - Altius' projects division has transported various heavy lift and over-dimensional cargoes for the VGO deep conversion complex project in Volgograd, Russia.
Views: 812
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Globalink pipes up

September 5 - September 5 - Globalink has handled a 200,000 cu m shipment of steel pipes in Iraq.
Views: 901
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ALATRANS hits ground running

September 5 - September 5 - A consortium of Latin American companies specialised in the transport and handling of heavy cargoes are combining to form a new association: ALATRANS (Asociacion Latino Americana de Empresas de Transporte y Movimiento de Cargas Pesadas).
Views: 832
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ADM opts for MegaMAX

September 4 - September 4 - Belgium based heavy haulage company ADM Team Heavy Weight has added a three-axle MegaMAX low bed semi-trailer from Faymonville to its fleet.
Views: 756
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NCSG tucks in

September 4 - September 4 - NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation has acquired Tucker Oilfield Hauling Ltd.
Views: 619
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SAL puts Poetz in Singapore

September 4 - September 4 - SAL Heavy Lift Singapore has transferred Alexander Poetz, senior project engineer and naval architect, from the company's Hamburg headquarters to its Asia/Australasia base in Singapore.
Views: 1213
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Barnhart expands offering

September 3 - September 3 - Barnhart has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Omaha, Nebraska based Crane Rental & Rigging.
Views: 581
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SC&RA lobbies bridge access

September 3 - September 3 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has advised that permitted loads are now allowed access to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River between St. Clair County, Illinois and St. Louis,
Views: 446
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Van der Vlist takes alternative route

September 3 - September 3 - Van der Vlist has coordinated the shipment of a large access bridge destined for a drilling rig, from the Netherlands to China.
Views: 657
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Volga-Dnepr lights up

September 2 - September 2 - The power boat Cigarette Marauder has been transported from Doha, Qatar to Nice in France onboard Volga-Dnepr Airlines' IL-76TD-90VD freighter.
Views: 846
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Mediaco buys Lander Manutention

September 1 - September 1 - French crane rental and lifting company Mediaco has acquired the handling equipment rental company Lander Manutention.
Views: 732
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Deck rises with Seaway

September 1 - September 1 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has installed the 555-tonne IKA JZ deck on top of the existing jacket for INAgip, a joint venture beween Croatia's oil company INA and Italy's Eni.
Views: 671
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Unsatisfactory quarter for TTS

September 1 - September 1 - TTS Group's operating loss before depreciation (EBITDA) in the second quarter of 2014 was NOK10 million (USD1.6 million), compared to a loss of NOK28 million (USD4.5 million) in the first quarter of 2014.
Views: 468
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Roll-Lift barges into Houston

September 1 - September 1 - Roll-Lift has handled the transportation and installation of a splitter column in Houston, USA, on behalf of Kinder Morgan.
Views: 679
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Strained markets hit Rickmers

September 1 - September 1 - In its interim report for the first half of 2014, the Rickmers Group said weak shipping markets affected all three of its divisions, including maritime assets, which comprises ship owning and chartering; maritime services, taking in vessel a
Views: 1106

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