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Equipment News from March 2016

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Vanguard rides to the DRC

March 31 - March 31 - South Africa headquartered Vanguard has successfully transported 15 transformers from Namibia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), utilising its fleet of prime movers and heavy-duty modular trailers.
Views: 830
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Cargo begins arriving at RAPID

March 31 - March 31 - Three steam cracking modules have been delivered to the material offloading facility (MOLF) in Tanjung Setapa, Johor for Petronas' Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Malaysia.
Views: 977
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Mammoet inks P-76 contract

March 31 - March 31 - Mammoet Brazil has signed a contract with the consortium Techint-Technip (CTTP76) for the lifting of 20 modules onto the hull of the Petrobas P-76 floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Views: 1282
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CMA CGM carries Calypso

March 31 - March 31 - CMA CGM's freight forwarding arm, CMA CGM LOG, has coordinated the transport of Jacques Cousteau's legendary oceanographic ship Calypso from France to Turkey.
Views: 1222
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Trimble reveals crane sensor monitor

March 30 - March 30 - Trimble has introduced the MBR Series Display, which it says can monitor load, wind speed, wind gust, A2B, boom angle, trim angle, list angle, rope payout, rope speed and/or pressure for many crane and lifting applications.
Views: 360
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Dozen delivered to Schot

March 29 - March 29 - Dutch crane contractor Schot Verticaal Transport has ordered 12 new mobile cranes, ranging in lifting capacity from 60 to 400 tonnes.
Views: 609
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Freja makes for Oulu

March 29 - March 29 - Freja Transport & Logistics has shipped a 295-tonne transformer from the Port of Rotterdam to Oulu in Finland.
Views: 906
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ESTA to publish SPMT guide

March 24 - March 24 - The European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) is to publish its long-awaited best practice guide for the use of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) at its meeting in Munich in April.
Views: 890
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AAL adds Stewart call

March 24 - March 24 - AAL has added a call at Stewart World Port in British Columbia, Canada to its Pacific service.
Views: 987
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2016: 'pivotal year' for offshore wind

March 23 - March 23 - Following a record year for the offshore wind industry, Douglas Westwood (DW) forecasts that there will be fewer capacity additions in 2016, but suggests that the level of projects entering construction and the diversity of locations expected t
Views: 1253
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Rhenus in German takeover

March 23 - March 23 - The Rhenus Group has expanded its capacity in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia through the acquisition of Allgemeine Land und Seespedition (ALS).
Views: 831
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Grove duo delivered

March 23 - March 23 - Austrian crane rental and specialised transportation company Telekrane Engl has taken delivery of a new Grove GMK3060 all-terrain crane.
Views: 857
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XLP members on the move

March 22 - March 22 - XLProjects (XLP) network representative in Israel, Jacky Line, has completed the transport of ammunition for the Dutch defence ministry to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
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Hansa Meyer sets up in USA

March 22 - March 22 - Hansa Meyer Global has established its own company in the USA - Hansa Meyer Heavy Haul & Rigging - which has already undertaken a number of specialised transportation projects.
Views: 1142
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Turkish delight for BussErk

March 22 - March 22 - Buss Port Logistics' joint venture company with Erkport Lojistik, BussErk, has secured a two-year contract with Gübretas Terminal in southern Turkey, which covers the handling of bulk, general and project cargoes.
Views: 1368
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Adriatic gets Algerian link

March 22 - March 22 - According to the Port of Koper in Slovenia, CNAN MED has begun a new service connecting Algeria with Adriatic ports.
Views: 1142
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Germany gets new axle pressure gauge rules

March 21 - March 21 - Effective from January 2016 in Germany, it is now compulsory for vehicles transporting abnormal loads to be equipped with a gauge that measures axle pressure if the vehicle has air or hydro-pneumatic suspension.
Views: 876
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The Heavies celebrates success

March 21 - March 21 - The Heavies 2016 award ceremony, which took place on March 18 at Bruntingthorpe Airfield and Proving Ground in the UK, managed to raise over GBP8,000 (USD11,500) for international charity Transaid.
Views: 905
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ALL Crane branches out

March 16 - March 16 - ALL Family of Companies has opened a new branch in Indianapolis, and expanded its facility in Mobile, Alabama.
Views: 854
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Royal Cargo powers ahead

March 15 - March 15 - Royal Cargo has coordinated the transport of heavy and oversize equipment for the 165 MW coal-fired Balingasag power plant in Misamis Oriental, the Philippines.
Views: 1544
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Sarens wins KBR refinery contract

March 15 - March 15 - Sarens has been awarded a heavy lift contract from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KBR to support construction and expansion activities at an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, USA.
Views: 908
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Life's a beach for SAL

March 14 - March 14 - SAL Heavy Lift is currently engaged in the North Deck project for the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, which sees the German heavy lift line tasked with delivering a 10,000 sq m luxury platform from Finland.
Views: 816
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ALE installs Chowdene bridge

March 14 - March 14 - ALE utilised its AK912 crane to successfully complete the Chowdene bridge replacement project in Gateshead, UK.
Views: 333
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Crane quartet arrives at Sohar

March 14 - March 14 - Four new ZPMC post-Panamax quay cranes have been shipped on board the semi-submersible vessel Zhen Hua 24 from Shanghai to Sohar Port and Freezone in Oman.
Views: 922
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Fate of McAleese in the balance

March 14 - March 14 - Australian heavy haulage provider McAleese Group has suspended trading in its shares and deferred the release of its 2015 financial results, as it considers recapitalisation plans.
Views: 865
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Q Plant invests in Kobelco

March 14 - March 14 - UK based Q Crane & Plant Hire has taken delivery of its second Kobelco CKE 1350G lattice boom crawler crane, with a lifting capacity of 135 tonnes at 4.5 m.
Views: 781
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Algeria calls for Detra

March 11 - March 11 - German company Schiffahrts-Kontor Detra has launched a new liner service - Detra Mediterranean Shipping (DMS) - between Europe and Algeria, which will accept breakbulk, steel, project and heavy lift cargoes.
Views: 1002
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Fednav gets off to early start

March 11 - March 11 - Fednav has begun its North Atlantic liner service early this year, with the first ship of the season, Federal Danube, leaving the Port of Brake, Germany destined for the Great Lakes.
Views: 725
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AAL and Peter Döhle line up

March 10 - March 10 - AAL and Peter Döhle (PD) have launched a new joint semi-liner service connecting Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Views: 1043
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Intermarine trio undergoes retrofit

March 10 - March 10 - Carbon War Room (CWR) has joined forces with shipowner Hammonia Reederei and operator Intermarine to retrofit three sister vessels - Industrial Ruby, Industrial Royal, and Industrial Revolution - with efficiency technologies, intended to produc
Views: 1162
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Hansa rides the waves

March 9 - March 9 - Hansa Heavy Lift has shipped a BioPower Systems (BPS) pilot unit and retrieval rig, weighing a total of 698 tonnes, for a new wave power plant from Vũng Tàu, Vietnam to Australia on board HHL Fremantle.
Views: 1073
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Chipolbrok loads for Qatar

March 9 - March 9 - Four gas turbines and generators are being loaded on the heavy lift ship Wladyslaw Orkan, which is owned by Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company (Chipolbrok), at the Broekman Breakbulk Terminal in Rotterdam.
Views: 1422
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Boom Lock report released

March 9 - March 9 - BVG Associates has released a report analysing the effects of increasing the wind speed limit for wind turbine component lifts, based on using High Wind's Boom Lock tool.
Views: 612
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Europatrans in long crawl

March 8 - March 8 - Europatrans - part of EMS-Fehn-Group - has coordinated the delivery of a 360-tonne Terex CC28000 crawler crane from Finland to Norway via Denmark.
Views: 824
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Etchart leaves Manitowoc

March 8 - March 8 - Eric Etchart has retired from Manitowoc after 33 years with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, business development at the group.
Views: 720
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Projects roll in for ALE

March 7 - March 7 - ALE has completed a year-long transportation and installation project in Oman, which involved delivering 268 heavy lift cargoes to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in the Sohar Industrial Area.
Views: 1222
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Thorco Lohas launched

March 7 - March 7 - The tenth and final ship in Thorco Shipping's newbuilding programme, Thorco Lohas, has been launched by Honda Heavy Industries in Japan.
Views: 880
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UTC in Mexican power move

March 7 - March 7 - UTC Overseas has coordinated the delivery of an engine and generator to a Mexican power utility on behalf of a Spain based EPC contractor.
Views: 1000
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Solitaire comes to Amsterdam

March 7 - March 7 - Allseas Group's pipelay vessel Solitaire has arrived at the Port of Amsterdam, where it will undergo extensive adjustments and maintenance ready for use in the construction of oil and gas pipeline systems.
Views: 804
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XLP members double up

March 4 - March 4 - Members of the XLProjects (XLP) network, International Freight Transport and Sacema Project Shipping, recently joined forces to transport a series of oversize cargoes from New Jersey, USA to Singapore.
Views: 1081
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WCA quartet prove expertise

March 4 - March 4 - WCA Projects network member, Altius, has completed the transportation of the final three 151-tonne transformers from Ilo port to the Nodo Energetico del Sur project site in Peru.
Views: 1452
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PCN members make moves

March 4 - March 4 - Member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Germany, Russia and Mongolia, Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), has coordinated the shipment of 2,000 freight tonnes of cargo from Sharjah, UAE to Apapa in Nigeria.
Views: 1331
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Peel Ports in offshore wind win

March 4 - March 4 - Peel Ports Great Yarmouth has been selected as the port for construction and installation activities for ScottishPower Renewables' GBP2.5 billion (USD3.53 billion) East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
Views: 792
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Hewden adds 21

March 4 - March 4 - Crane rental company Hewden has begun taking delivery of 21 new Tadano all-terrain cranes, ranging in capacity from 70 to 220 tonnes.
Views: 360
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Lando makes hospital trip

March 4 - March 4 - German logistics service provider Lando Eurasia has coordinated the transport of eight concrete modules from Thüringen to Aachen for use in the construction of a new building wing at a local hospital.
Views: 986
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Barnhart transforms Missouri

March 3 - March 3 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has transported and installed a 370,000-lb (167-tonne) transformer from a railyard in Cuba, Missouri to Centerville in the US state.
Views: 913
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SAL inks Veja Mate contract

March 3 - March 3 - SAL Heavy Lift has signed a contract with Dutch Offshore WindForce - a joint venture between Boskalis and Volker Stevin International - for the transportation of 67 transition pieces for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm.
Views: 815
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Hapag-Lloyd targets heavy cargoes

March 3 - March 3 - As part of an increased focus on obtaining heavy and over-dimensional cargoes for its container ships, Hapag-Lloyd has established special cargo teams for the major markets in Asia and the Americas, in addition to its special cargo division at i
Views: 1521
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Boiler duo sets sail from Venice

March 3 - March 3 - Two large boilers, manufactured by Sofinter Group subsidiary Macchi, have been loaded on BigLift Shipping'ss vessel Happy Dynamic at the Port of Venice's Multiservice terminal for delivery to Kuwait.
Views: 1078
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Bahri makes for the UK

March 3 - March 3 - UK liner agency DKT Allseas - a 50/50 joint venture between Allseas Global and De Keyser Thornton (DKT) - held a customer event to mark the maiden call of Bahri's con-ro (container/ro-ro) ship Bahri Jeddah at the Port of Tilbury.
Views: 2882
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Brunel adds project director

March 2 - March 2 - Brunel Project Cargo has appointed James Philpott as its new project director.
Views: 891
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Rickmers-Linie hits the gas

March 2 - March 2 - Rickmers-Linie and Bertling Logistics have teamed up to transport the largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens from Germany to Turkey.
Views: 1033
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Mammoet begins Sasol move

March 2 - March 2 - Mammoet has transported the first three boilers for Sasol's new ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana from the Mexican Port of Altamira.
Views: 989
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Barnhart in mass module move

March 1 - March 1 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has transported 48 convection modules over 40 miles (64 km) by road from Big Cabin and Locust Fork in Oklahoma to Tulsa Port of Catoosa.
Views: 821
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SCH ups lifting capacity

March 1 - March 1 - Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has expanded its fleet of project cargo handling equipment with the acquisition of a 72-tonne capacity modular spreader beam from Tilbury, UK based supplier Delphini.
Views: 794
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SHL takes two from Sennebogen

March 1 - March 1 - Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has taken delivery of two crawler cranes - a 300-tonne capacity Sennebogen 7700 and a 180-tonne capacity Sennebogen 5500 model.
Views: 634

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