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Equipment News from March 2017

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Jergens joins Crane Worldwide

March 31 - March 31 - John Jergens has joined Crane Worldwide as vice president global sales, based in Dallas, USA.
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Demag goes to Jonkoping

March 31 - March 31 - Vätterbygdens Kran of Jonkoping, Sweden, has added a 250-tonne capacity Demag AC 250-5 all terrain crane to its fleet.
Views: 699
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ALE completes record-breaking lift

March 31 - March 31 - ALE has utilised its AL.SK350 crane to lift a 3,000-tonne module whilst executing an FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) integration project in Brazil.
Views: 836
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Mexico Natie score more machines

March 30 - March 30 - Mexico Natie has ordered two reach stackers and six forklifts from Konecranes, which will bring its fleet of Konecranes lift trucks to 20 machines.
Views: 1045
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Harren & Partner gains wind

March 30 - March 30 - Harren & Partner has been appointed technical manager of Ocean Breeze Energy's jack-up vessel, Wind Lift I.
Views: 1099
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PCN members on the move

March 29 - March 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) members have completed several projects, transporting oversized cargo around the world.
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Liebherr crane anchored in South Africa

March 28 - March 28 - Anchor Industries has used water bags, in addition to a variety of Straightpoint force measurement and rigging equipment, to complete load tests on a Liebherr crane on a vessel in Cape Town Harbour, South Africa.
Views: 842
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Scaldis decommissions Horne & Wren

March 27 - March 27 - Scaldis has completed the decommissioning of the offshore Horne & Wren platform in the UK, for Tullow Oil.
Views: 886
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Crowley's cranes make history

March 27 - March 27 - Crowley Puerto Rico Services has taken delivery of three Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan.
Views: 1464
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Wijnne Barends orders six

March 27 - March 27 - Wijnne Barends has placed an order with the Indian shipyard, Chowgule & Company, for the construction of six identical, energy-efficient vessels.
Views: 887
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Vossmann tackles vortex

March 24 - March 24 - Vossmann Logistik has used a Faymonville Combimax trailer to transport a 105-tonne vortex used in the cleaning of gas to the inland Port of Meppen, Germany.
Views: 1225
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Rhenus takes stake in Arkon

March 24 - March 24 - The Rhenus Group has taken a 40 percent shareholding in Arkon Shipping, which manages a fleet of more than 120 seagoing vessels.
Views: 1236
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Bengal's barges complete transport

March 23 - March 23 - Bengal Electric has completed the transportation of heavy, over-dimensional and general cargo for the Sirajganj Unit 2 Power Plant Project, Bangladesh.
Views: 874
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Beluga powers through ice

March 23 - March 23 - Beluga Projects Logistic has transported seven power transformers, with a maximum unit weight up to 120 tons (108.8 tonnes), from Tyumen, Russia to three different oilfield power supply stations for RN-Uvatneftegaz.
Views: 1715
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Kenworth T880 gets factory fitted AWD option

March 22 - March 22 - US truck manufacturer, Kenworth has announced that its heavy duty truck, the T880, is now available with a driven front steering axle, writes HLPFI correspondent, Peter Shakespeare.
Views: 798
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Crowley steps on the gas with ship launch

March 22 - March 22 - ­ Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine have launched Crowley's new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world's first combination ro-ro ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, USA
Views: 1372
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Cats purr with Greencarrier

March 21 - March 21 - Greencarrier Freight Services has transported two Brødrene Aa catamarans from Norway to Hong Kong.
Views: 1139
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London's largest crane will start lifting

March 21 - March 21 - ALE's 4,300-tonne capacity AL.SK190 crane will begin work at Capital & Countries Properties' (Capco) project at Earls Court, London, UK.
Views: 811
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Tight squeeze for Ulferts & Wittrock

March 21 - March 21 - At the port of Bremen, Germany, Ulferts & Wittrock has assembled a Liebherr LPS 280 portal slewing crane for handling scrap metal, utilising a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile crane for the heaviest loads.
Views: 1004
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Mediaco orders 25 Demag cranes

March 20 - March 20 - French crane provider, Mediaco, has ordered 25 Demag all terrain cranes to add to its fleet of more than 600 machines.
Views: 885
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GPA hits the high notes

March 20 - March 20 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) handled 2.94 million tons (2.68 million tonnes) of cargo across all of its docks during February 2017 - a 10 percent increase over February 2016.
Views: 1055
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Mammoet offers academy for EPCs

March 17 - March 17 - More than 150 delegates from a number of South Korean Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPCs) attended an 'Engineered Heavy Lift & Transport Academy' developed by Mammoet.
Views: 907
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Van der Vlist adds combi-trailer

March 16 - March 16 - Van der Vlist has invested in a combi-trailer, with a floor length of 15.65 m and maximum payload of 22 tonnes, which it says strengthens its capacity for wheeled equipment such as tractors, mini excavators and wheel loaders.
Views: 838
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Sarens' sizeable Terex order

March 16 - March 16 - Sarens Group in Belgium and its Middle East division, Sarens Nass Middle East (SNME) have placed separate orders with Terex for a combined total of 33 Demag cranes.
Views: 1471
Sommer and Spallek lift with Liebherr thumbnail image

Sommer and Spallek lift with Liebherr

March 14 - March 14 - Crane contractors Sommer-Kranverleih and Autokrane-Spallek utilised two Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 mobile cranes to complete the dismantling of three concrete supports of a road bridge near Osnabrück, Germany.
Views: 896
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Clipper adds second ship

March 14 - March 14 - Clipper Steel Services has added a second ship into the shuttle service that it launched between the Port of Mobile, USA and Tampico, Mexico in 2014.
Views: 1141
Spliethoff's half-dozen order

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Spliethoff's half-dozen order



March 13 - March 13 - Amsterdam-based shipping company Spliethoff has placed an order for six multipurpose vessels at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding shipyard in China.


Views: 1043
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Ocean7 Projects merge with Ikonship

March 13 - March 13 - Effective April 1, two Danish shipping companies, Ocean7 Projects and Ikonship, will merge their activities under the Ocean7 Projects banner.
Views: 1054
Tadano unveils rough terrain crane

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Tadano unveils rough terrain crane



March 13 - March 13 - Tadano has extended its product range with the GR-1200XL/GR-1100EX, its largest 2-axle model in its rough terrain crane line-up.
Views: 670
Ghent and Guinea get connected

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Ghent and Guinea get connected



March 13 - March 13 - A second regular service between the Belgian Port of Ghent and Guinea has been launched by Ghent-based Lalemant and the French African Maritime Agencies Guinea.
Views: 874
Subsea 7 takes control of Seaway Heavy Lifting
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Subsea 7 takes control of Seaway Heavy Lifting


March 13 - March 13 - Subsea 7 has acquired K&S Baltic Offshore's 50 percent shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting, making the latter and its subsidiaries wholly owned by the Subsea 7 Group.
Views: 1103
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Orders roll in for Link-Belt

March 13 - March 13 - Kentucky-headquartered construction equipment manufacturer Link-Belt sold a number of cranes on the third day of the ConExpo convention in Las Vegas.
Views: 608
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LNG first for Van Oord


March 10 - March 10 - Van Oord has ordered its first LNG-powered crane vessel, named Werkendam, to be deployed to its subsidiary Paans Van Oord for Netherlands-based projects.


Views: 972
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UK groups set up abnormal loads forum

March 8 - March 8 - A new abnormal loads cross-industry forum and working group has been established in the UK to develop an industry code of practice to benefit the whole of the distribution network.
Views: 1004
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Bengal chosen to build Bibiyana

March 8 - March 8 - Bengal Electric has been awarded a contract for the entire erection of a Bibiyana 400 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant in Bangladesh.
Views: 1010
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Manitowoc sees business at ConExpo

March 8 - March 8 - ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, got off to a quick start from Manitowoc, with several crane purchases being celebrated at the company's booth.
Views: 734
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FLS Projects transports pontoons

March 7 - March 7 - FLS Projects has transported two pontoons, each weighing 126 tons (114.3 tonnes), two link spans and four struts from Vietnam to Australian waters on board a Spliethoff heavy lift ship.
Views: 1214
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Rapid Response skids to solution

March 7 - March 7 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has used a 270-tonne capacity Hydra-Slide HT300 heavy track skidding system to remove and return a 20-tonne gearbox at a Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) power generation plant in Weymouth, UK.
Views: 691
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Double addition to Demag line

March 6 - March 6 - Terex Cranes is introducing the 3-axle AC 55-3 and AC 60-3 to its Demag line of all-terrain cranes, which have a capacity of 55-tonnes and 60-tonnes respectively.
Views: 435
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RSS assists ABP's crane refurbishment

March 6 - March 6 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has provided the rigging equipment to support the refurbishment of two 10-tonne capacity, four-rope quayside cranes, each weighing 65 tonnes in total, at Associated British Ports' (ABP) Newport dock, UK.
Views: 760
Enerpac rebrands
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Enerpac rebrands


March 6 - March 6 - Enerpac Integrated Solutions has changed its name to Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology.
Views: 696
Manitowoc debuts enhanced MLC300 thumbnail image

Manitowoc debuts enhanced MLC300

March 3 - March 3 - Manitowoc has introduced an updated version of the Manitowoc MLC300 which utilises a fixed-position counterweight.
Views: 443
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Schmidbauer awarded Walney wind project

March 3 - March 3 - Schmidbauer Group has been awarded a contract to handle the heavy load logistics for the Walney Extension Wind Farm, in the UK.
Views: 1029
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Double Demag for MSG

March 2 - March 2 - In Germany, MSG Krandienst has added two Demag AC 160-5 all-terrain cranes to its fleet.
Views: 732
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Maxikraft adds 15 Grove cranes

March 2 - March 2 - KranAgentur Werner, a Manitowoc sales partner based in Zweibrücken, Germany, has delivered fifteen Grove all-terrain cranes, for Maxikraft Group.
Views: 569
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DEME orders Orion

March 1 - March 1 - DEME has ordered an offshore installation vessel, Orion, which will be built at a Cosco shipyard in China.
Views: 1075
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HHL goes bananas for harbour crane

March 1 - March 1 - HHLA Frucht und Kühl-Zentrum, a company of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHL), has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane into operation at its multipurpose terminal in Hamburg, Germany.
Views: 766
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Djibouti readies for new facility

March 1 - March 1 - The Port of Djibouti's Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) will be completed by the end of this month, with commissioning starting in April, after a total investment of over USD590 million.
Views: 1143
ALE toasts renewable energy first thumbnail image

ALE toasts renewable energy first

March 1 - March 1 - ALE has completed the transportation, erection and installation of a wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 1030
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It's a gas for RRS

March 1 - March 1 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has transported five gas tanks from a chemical plant in Middlesbrough, 300 miles (482.8 km) to Cardiff, UK, where they are to be refurbished for industrial gases company, Air Products, before installation at anothe
Views: 792

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