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Jumbo founder passes away

May 22 - Jumbo has announced that its founder, Hans Gerhard Kahn, passed away on May 18 at the age of 95.

ICS fears chaos and confusion

May 22 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolves issues concerning the implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur in marine fuel cap.

Osprey crosses the M1

May 22 - Osprey Heavy Lift has installed a 1,200-tonne bridge deck over the M1 motorway in the UK on behalf of Buckingham Group Contracting and Cleveland Bridge.

Hareket takes MGSL delivery

May 22 - Cometto has delivered 108 axle lines of MGSL heavy-duty modules to Turkey’s Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation.

SimsHD expands fleet

May 22 - SimsHD has expanded its capabilities with the acquisition of a heavy haulage trailer fleet, including a USD3 million Trail King 24-axle dual lane trailer.

Red Hook enters SSBMT partnership

May 22 - The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has awarded a long-term lease of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) to Red Hook Terminals and Industry City.

Cosmatos on the double

May 22 - Cosmatos Shipping Services has handled the export of four desalter vessels at the port of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Bigge opts for Liebherr

May 18 - Bigge Crane and Rigging has purchased four Liebherr LTM 1220 all-terrain cranes.

Slug catchers sail to Saudi Arabia

May 17 - Coordinadora has loaded two slug catchers, weighing 2,000 tonnes each, on board CY Shipping's deck carrier CY Interocean II, at the port of Gijón, Spain.

Bolloré barges through Kenya

May 17 - Bolloré Logistics' industrial projects team was recently contracted by Base Titanium to provide Customs clearance and the transportation of a heavy piece of mining equipment from the port of Mombasa to a site in Kwale.

Antonov powers ahead in Pakistan

May 17 - Antonov Airlines has transported a power plant rotor from Italy to Pakistan on board one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.

Mammoet heats up in Texas

May 17 - Mammoet has completed the demolition and replacement of five heater furnaces in Texas City, USA.

Largest US wind power distribution hub opens

May 16 - The recent expansion of its location in Garden City, USA, has given Transportation Partners and Logistics (TP&L) the largest wind power component distribution centre in North America, the company claims.

BNSF names Ronning

May 16 - BNSF Logistics has appointed Nancee Ronning as chief commercial officer, effective immediately.

Gustav Seeland set to bridge the gap

May 16 - Bridge specialist Lamparter has contracted Hamburg-based Gustav Seeland with the transport and installation of a new pedestrian bridge in the Hamburg HafenCity district.

M&M opens in Sprockhovel

May 15 - Militzer & Münch (M&M) has opened a new office in the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany.

Mammoet wins Kuwait contract

May 15 - Turkish construction company, Limak Insaat, has contracted Mammoet for the transportation and installation works for the USD4.3 billion terminal construction project at Kuwait International Airport.

Silk Way adds Liege connection

May 15 - Silk Way West Airlines has added regular flights between Liege Airport in Belgium and its global cargo hub in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Mammoet expands Texas services

May 14 - Mammoet Americas has taken delivery of the first of 11 Liebherr all-terrain cranes, as the company prepares to target the crane rental market in Texas.

Lührs moves Enak into Hamburg

May 14 - Lührs Schifffahrt has positioned its 600-ton (544.3-tonne) capacity floating crane, Enak, at the port of Hamburg.

ALE's largest lift in Lagos

May 14 - ALE has utilised its AL.SK350 crane and heavy-duty jib to lift Total's Egina floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) module in Lagos, Nigeria.

Paradiso adds to fleet

May 14 - Italian crane rental company Fratelli Paradiso has purchased a second-hand LR 1750 crawler crane from Liebherr.

Long Beach names Dupras

May 11 - The port of Long Beach has appointed Marlene Dupras as the harbour department's director of project controls.

Cometto's space mission

May 11 - Cometto, part of the Faymonville Group, has delivered an electric EMT 4/4 trailer to Europropulsion in French Guiana.

ICS warns on looming sulphur cap

May 11 - The International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS) chairman, Esben Poulsson, has warned IMO member states that the implementation date of the 0.5 percent global sulphur in fuel cap is fast approaching, suggesting that “time is fast running out."

RSS eyes heavy lift sector

May 11 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) is increasing the capacity and diversity of its stock of rigging products in response to increasing demand for complex below-the-hook solutions in the heavy lift sector.

ATS inks TOTE partnership

May 10 - ATS International, a division of Anderson Trucking Service (ATS), has entered into a strategic partnership with TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico for the provision of its equipment for shipping non-containerised cargo.

Hammond steps up at UKMPG

May 10 - The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) has appointed Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports, as chair of its board.

Larsen secures BIMCO role

May 10 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has appointed Jakob P. Larsen as head of maritime security, replacing Phil Tinsley.

Hapag sticks with Jansen

May 10 - Hapag-Lloyd has extended the contract of ceo Rolf Habben Jansen until March 31, 2024.

Notus adds UK office

May 10 - Heavy lift and transport consultancy group, Notus Heavy Lift Solutions, has opened an office in Sittingbourne, UK.

ALE and Conbit double up on Hornsea Project One

May 10 - ALE has been contracted to provide the marine transportation, seafastening, load-out and ballasting of more than 100 transition pieces for Orsted's Hornsea Project One, located in the North Sea.

TRPA opens breakbulk terminal

May 9 - The Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) has inaugurated its CAD27.3 million (USD21.1 million) breakbulk terminal in Québec, Canada.

Jumbo wins Shell contract

May 9 - Jumbo has been awarded the installation contract for Shell's deepwater Vito development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Freeport approves Proposition A

May 9 - Port Freeport's Proposition A, a USD130 million bond package supporting the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement project, has been approved.

Hess opts for Enerpac gantry

May 9 - Germany-based Hess has invested in an Enerpac SL380 gantry system, as well as two 8 m header beams and side shift units.

Sims opens in Tallahassee

May 8 - Sims Crane & Equipment is now open for business in Tallahassee at a location that will cater for the north Florida market.

Caldwell partners with RUD Chain

May 8 - Caldwell Lifting Solutions and the RUD Group have combined their sales and service activities for their lifting and material handling solutions in the USA and Canada.



Hapag-Lloyd names duo

May 7 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Lars Christiansen as senior managing director in Asia and Dheeraj Bhatia as senior managing director of the Middle East region.

SC&RA names Koberg

May 7 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has appointed Kerry Koberg, strategic accounts manager for DICA Outrigger Pads, to serve on the association's Allied Industries Governing Committee.

Floating docks arrive in Curaçao

May 4 - Cosco Heavy Transport's semi-submersible vessel Xin Guang Hua has delivered two floating docks to Damen Shiprepair Curaçao (DSCu) in the southern Caribbean.

Orllati opts for Faymonville

May 4 - Switzerland's Orllati Group, which specialises in major construction works, has taken delivery of a four-axle MultiMax semi-trailer from Faymonville.

ABC's pipe dream

May 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered 22 m-long pipes from the Netherlands to China onboard one of its Boeing 747 freighters. May 4 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered 22 m-long pipes from the Netherlands to China onboard one of it

Demag delivers for Wiesbauer

May 4 - German crane service provider Wiesbauer has taken delivery of its first Demag AC 55-3 all-terrain crane.

Marmedsa opens in Houston

May 4 - Noatum Maritime Services, through its Marmedsa Oil & Gas division, has opened commercial offices and a warehouse in Houston, USA.

Ocean7 opens Bangkok office

May 4 - Ocean7 Projects has established an office in Bangkok, Thailand, in a joint venture with WeShip Projects.

Combi Lift delivers for Gazprom 



May 3 - Combi Lift has begun delivering tugs and barges that will be used in the construction of Gazprom's Amur gas processing plant (GPP) in Russia, on behalf of the project's EPC contractor, Linde.

Combilift opens in Monaghan

May 3 - Material handling solutions provider Combilift has opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, the Republic of Ireland.

RWG goes for Gold in Vietnamese merger

May 3 - Red Wolf Global (RWG) has merged its Vietnamese operations with Gold Line Company, a non-asset based international logistics firm based in Ho Chi Minh City.

Niedersachsen names Schön

May 3 - The supervisory board at the Seaports of Niedersachsen, Germany, has appointed Timo Schön as its managing director.

Hapag-Lloyd opens Tema base

May 3 - Hapag-Lloyd has opened an office in Tema, Ghana, where it will manage all of its West African activities.

Jackets on at the port of Tyne

May 2 - Heerema Marine Contractors' (HMC) deepsea heavy lift vessel, Aegir, is preparing to commence lifting operations at the port of Tyne's Northumbrian Quay in North Shields, UK.

Crowley appoints Sullivan

May 2 - David Sullivan has joined Crowley Maritime as vice president, business development and capture management, government services.

Volga-Dnepr confirms SALIS exit

May 1 - Russia-headquartered airline Volga-Dnepr confirmed that it would cease to provide heavy lift airfreight services under the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) programme.

Shuttlelift delivers for Oldcastle

May 1 - Oldcastle Precast, a USA-based manufacturer of precast concrete, has taken delivery of two Shuttlelift Double Beam series rubber-tyred gantry cranes for its operation in Perris, California.

Bryson builds with MOD 50

May 1 - Bryson Crane has utilised a Terex all-terrain crane, equipped with two Modulift spreader beams below-the-hook, in order to lift a 40.8-tonne prefabricated building at a communications tower in Edgewater, Florida.

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