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Equipment News from December 2014

Give us a break, says Archard thumbnail image

Give us a break, says Archard

December 30 - December 30 - "Owners are due a break - but I don't think it will come in 2015," says Justin Archard managing director, Asia Pacific & Oceania at SAL Heavy Lift Singapore Pte Ltd.
Views: 857
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Cranes sail through Bosphorus

December 23 - December 23 - Hansa Heavy Lift's vessel HHL Venice has shipped three cranes from Split, Croatia to Yushny in Ukraine.
Views: 791
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Duluth shipping season winds to a close

December 22 - December 22 - This weekend signalled the end of the 2014 shipping season at the Port of Duluth-Superior as the last oceangoing vessel departed from the Great Lakes gateway.
Views: 689
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Universal moves gas tank trio

December 22 - December 22 - Universal Transport's office in Prague has coordinated the delivery of three gas storage tanks from D??
Views: 620
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SC&RA hails updated Illinois restrictions

December 19 - December 19 - Effective January 1, 2015, oversize and overweight permitted moves of up to 14 ft 6 in (4.4 m) wide, 15 ft (4.5) high and 145 ft (44.2 m) long may occur in Illinois during daylight hours every day of the week.
Views: 245
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Wagenborg bridges the gap

December 19 - December 19 - Wagenborg Nedlift has used its 750-tonne capacity LR1750 crawler crane to replace an old railway bridge in Bochum, Germany.
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Port Manatee website gets a revamp

December 19 - December 19 - Port Manatee has relaunched its website - www.portmanatee.com - providing new features in a fresh format.
Views: 582
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DFDS attracts project loads

December 18 - December 18 - The DFDS Seaways terminal in Rotterdam has seen a surge in demand for heavy and project cargo handling services, says its operations manager.
Views: 656
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Research provides a solution for GAC

December 18 - December 18 - GAC's project logistics team has coordinated the loading, transportation and delivery of an 18 m workboat from Sweden to Uruguay.
Views: 725
Hungary ups Terex portfolio thumbnail image

Hungary ups Terex portfolio

December 18 - December 18 - Dunagep - the Danubian Building Machines Servicing Corporation - has taken delivery of its largest all-terrain crane: a 500-tonne capacity Terex AC 500-2.
Views: 694
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Rolitrans overcomes Indonesia's challenges

December 18 - December 18 - Rolitrans International has transported four new autoclaves for the automotive industry from the port of Jakarta to a jobsite on the Indonesian island of Java.
Views: 554
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Winstar barges ahead

December 17 - December 17 - Singapore based tug and barge owner Winstar Logistic has deployed a 250 ft (76.2 m) barge for the transport of two large slug catchers, weighing 470 tonnes and 310 tonnes respectively.
Views: 734
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Collett in speedy car relocation

December 17 - December 17 - Collett Transport has relocated what is claimed to be the world's fastest car, Thrust SSC, and its predecessor, Thrust 2, whilst a redevelopment project is taking place at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK.
Views: 825
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PowerBoom debut for LR 11000

December 16 - December 16 - Liebherr's PowerBoom has been used for the first time on its 1,000-tonne capacity LR 11000 crawler crane during the installation of a 220-tonne machine room on a wind turbine tower in northern Germany.
Views: 853
Enerpac appoints Silveri thumbnail image

Enerpac appoints Silveri

December 16 - December 16 - Enerpac, a division of Actuant Corp, has appointed Rob Silveri as its new Australia and New Zealand integrated solutions manager.
Views: 729
RINA snaps up Hayes Stuart stake thumbnail image

RINA snaps up Hayes Stuart stake

December 15 - December 15 - Italy's growing engineering, testing, marine services and ship classification group RINA has acquired a majority stake in Montreal-based marine survey company Hayes Stuart.
Views: 710
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Liebherr opens in Peru

December 15 - December 15 - Liebherr has celebrated the inauguration of its new office in Lima City, Peru, which will provide services to customers of its mobile crane and mining divisions.
Views: 657
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Portlog oils up

December 11 - December 11 - Portlog International has transported oil rig components, weighing a total of 1,000 tonnes, through Mexico for the country's state oil company Pemex.
Views: 630
Terex RTGs headed for Manila thumbnail image

Terex RTGs headed for Manila

December 11 - December 11 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) is supplying the Philippines' Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI) with six rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, with delivery expected at the end of 2014.
Views: 633
Good crowd for crane and transport summit thumbnail image

Good crowd for crane and transport summit

December 11 - December 11 - This year's World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Miami brought together 260 delegates to hear from transport and lifting professionals.
Views: 703
Terex launches new crane app thumbnail image

Terex launches new crane app

December 10 - December 10 - Terex Cranes has launched a new app - Cranes Expert - which it claims is the lifting industry's first electronic application designed specifically for crane companies.
Views: 346
Aertssen ups machine portfolio thumbnail image

Aertssen ups machine portfolio

December 10 - December 10 - Aertssen Machinery Services (AMS) - the local branch of Aertssen Kranen in the Middle East - is to take delivery of a new 145-tonne capacity Tadano GR1450EX rough terrain crane.
Views: 641
Beck & Pollitzer spruces up London thumbnail image

Beck & Pollitzer spruces up London

December 10 - December 10 - For the tenth year in a row, Beck & Pollitzer has transported and installed London's legendary Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.
Views: 566
High five for Tiong Woon thumbnail image

High five for Tiong Woon

December 10 - December 10 - Tiong Woon Crane & Transport has taken delivery of five 300-tonne capacity Grove GMK6300L all terrain cranes in Singapore.
Views: 704
Good start for Baltic shuttle thumbnail image

Good start for Baltic shuttle

December 9 - December 9 - Following a lengthy trial period, the Baltic Cargo Shuttle (BCS) is now fully established.
Views: 759
Jumbo readies for Wheatstone project thumbnail image

Jumbo readies for Wheatstone project

December 9 - December 9 - Jumbo has signed a contract with Technip Oceania for the installation of 13 subsea structures for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone project in Western Australia.
Views: 642
Manatee re-elects Whitmore thumbnail image

Manatee re-elects Whitmore

December 8 - December 8 - Carol Whitmore has been elected to a third one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, the governing board of Port Manatee, which has also welcomed Charles B. Smith as its newest member.
Views: 710
New technical director at Seaway thumbnail image

New technical director at Seaway

December 8 - December 8 - Robin Bijlsma has stepped down from his role as technical director of Seaway Heavy Lifting, to pursue a career in law.
Views: 351
Barge Master gets additional shareholder thumbnail image

Barge Master gets additional shareholder

December 8 - December 8 - Parcom Capital has become the majority shareholder and investor in Barge Master Holding bv, the company that is active in the field of motion compensation technology for the maritime and offshore industry.
Views: 575
Bengal takes USA's first Explorer thumbnail image

Bengal takes USA's first Explorer

December 5 - December 5 - Bengal Transportation Services of Geismar in the USA has taken delivery of a Terex Explorer 5800 all terrain crane - the first of the Explorer family to be sold in the USA.
Views: 491
It's a gas for Wagenborg thumbnail image

It's a gas for Wagenborg

December 5 - December 5 - Wagenborg has transported equipment for a gas treatment installation for the Donkerbroek-Hemrik development project in Friesland, the Netherlands.
Views: 535
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Everett plans to strengthen wharf

December 5 - December 5 - Starting this month, IMCO General Construction will begin work on a USD2.55 million upgrade at the Port of Everett's South Terminal, strengthening the wharf in order to support heavier ro-ro cargo operations.
Views: 728
Happy Star makes maiden voyage thumbnail image

Happy Star makes maiden voyage

December 5 - December 5 - BigLift Shipping's newbuild heavy lift vessel Happy Star has loaded her first cargo in Nantong, which included two large modules for an iron ore wharf under construction in Port Hedland.
Views: 633
High five for SAL in Ichthys thumbnail image

High five for SAL in Ichthys

December 5 - December 5 - SAL Heavy Lift has completed a series of complex shipments, totalling over 100,000 freight tonnes, for the Ichthys LNG project near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory.
Views: 788
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Burst of energy for Crane Rental

December 4 - December 4 - Crane Rental Corporation has completed the relocation of energy-generating equipment, manufactured by Siemens Energy, to a natural gas clean energy power plant under construction in south Florida.
Views: 795
SC&RA sets symposium date thumbnail image

SC&RA sets symposium date

December 4 - December 4 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will host its 2015 Specialized Transportation Symposium at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia from March 3-6.
Views: 646
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Bremen seeks offshore terminal operator

December 4 - December 4 - The Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a Europe-wide tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB).
Views: 921
Another mark in the sand for Seaway thumbnail image

Another mark in the sand for Seaway

December 4 - December 4 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has been awarded the transportation and installation contract for the Sandbank substation by Bladt Industries.
Views: 481
Leo launches in Myanmar thumbnail image

Leo launches in Myanmar

December 3 - December 3 - FPS Logistics Thailand (FPST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leo Global Logistics, has launched a new logistics operation in Myanmar.
Views: 916
It's a basket case for Tuscor Lloyds thumbnail image

It's a basket case for Tuscor Lloyds

December 3 - December 3 - Tuscor Lloyds has shipped thirty cargo baskets, with a total combined weight of 107.02 tonnes, from Gdansk in Poland to the UAE port of Jebel Ali.
Views: 643
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SP SPb on power trip

December 3 - December 3 - Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) has handled two 318-tonne steam generators and a 332-tonne reactor tank for the Tianwan atomic power station in China.
Views: 814
ALE tests Argentina's largest crane thumbnail image

ALE tests Argentina's largest crane

December 2 - December 2 - ALE's Argentina branch has used the largest crane operating in the country - a Liebherr LR11350 crawler crane - to complete its role in YPF's Nuevo Coke project.
Views: 570
Arkansas tandem-axle weight limit increased thumbnail image

Arkansas tandem-axle weight limit increased

December 2 - December 2 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has commended Arkansas transport officials' decision to increase the maximum allowed weight on a permitted tandem-axle group combination in the state from 40,000 lbs (18 tonnes) to 46,000
Views: 421
Modulift premiers video guide thumbnail image

Modulift premiers video guide

December 2 - December 2 - Modulift - a UK based supplier and manufacturer of spreader beams, lifting beams and other below the hook lifting equipment - has debuted a video displaying a step-by-step guide of how to construct a lifting beam correctly.
Views: 272
Krandienst Schulz makes crawler debut thumbnail image

Krandienst Schulz makes crawler debut

December 2 - December 2 - Hamburg-based Krandienst Schulz has invested in its first crawler crane: a Liebherr LR 1600/2 equipped with the new SL13 boom system.
Views: 779
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StederDelta puts two ships to use

December 1 - December 1 - StederDelta Group has transported a dismantled crane, weighing a total of 200 tonnes, from Turkmenistan's Turkmenbashi port to Johor in Malaysia.
Views: 748
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Training for Africa's abnormal loads

December 1 - December 1 - An ISO-accredited Certificate in Project Cargo Management professional development course is being held in conjunction with the Breakbulk Africa Congress in Johannesburg in February, 2015.
Views: 574
Vanguard catches the tide thumbnail image

Vanguard catches the tide

December 1 - December 1 - Vanguard has played its part in the launch of a 310-tonne patrol vessel from the Damen Shipyards in Cape Town.
Views: 488
Rolner leaves SAL thumbnail image

Rolner leaves SAL

December 1 - December 1 - It's all change at the top of shipping line SAL Heavy Lift, following the departure of Lars Rolner as managing director and chief operating officer.
Views: 1026

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