By David Kershaw2020-05-27T11:00:00+01:00
Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), Virginia Port Authority’s largest terminal, has received its final set of rail mounted gantry cranes.
In total, 60 cranes have been received to the port as part of its expansion programme. The final set was delivered by BigLift Shipping and will be stationed at the gateway’s two main container terminals.
Two landmark channel improvement projects in the USA have progressed in recent weeks, with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) kickstarting the deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel and awarding a USD15.4 million contract for the first phase of the Freeport harbour channel improvement project.
For the next fiscal year, the port of Long Beach in the USA plans to invest USD369 million in capital projects to construct and renovate facilities.
ALL Erection & Crane Rental, working with Regency Construction, has used a 600-ton (544-tonne) capacity crane to install a dome over Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s rainforest habitat in Ohio, USA.
Höegh Autoliners has shipped an art sculpture onboard its ro-ro vessel Höegh Beijing from Vigo in Spain to Port Everglades, USA.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has shipped a high-pressure steam drum from the port of Masan in South Korea to Baltimore, USA, for a power plant project.
Disruption caused by Covid-19 and commodity price volatility has placed a huge burden on all sectors of the heavy lifting and project logistics supply chain. However, in Latin America, the mining sector has been a welcome source of logistics business.
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