Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy Lift Across the World

Australasia News from 2011

Fairstar wins contract for rig transport thumbnail image

Fairstar wins contract for rig transport

December 29 - December 29 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a USD2.6 million contract by Hercules Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig Hercules 185 from Pascagoula, Mississippi to West Africa in the first quarter of 2012 onboard Fairstar's open ster
Views: 766
ABP establishes new funding platform thumbnail image

ABP establishes new funding platform

December 20 - December 20 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has established a new funding platform to enable it to access a variety of funding markets over time. ABP has raised GBP2.36 billion (USD3.67 billion) of senior bank and bond debt to refinance the pr
Views: 839
Maersk Line rescues Chinese sailing team entry thumbnail image

Maersk Line rescues Chinese sailing team entry

December 15 - December 15 - A rough experience for one yacht on the high seas gave Maersk Line the perfect opportunity to show how quickly it could respond to the most difficult of requests.
Views: 1021
Skelton Sherborne reports falling machinery shipments into Australia in November thumbnail image

Doug Tilden joins Brookfield Ports Team

December 12 - December 12 - Brookfield Infrastructure Group has announced that Doug Tilden (pictured below), former chief executive officer of Marine Terminals Corp, has joined the company as senior consultant for its ports business.
Views: 967
Fairstar wins contract for rig transport thumbnail image

PNG LNG Project fuels PNG heavy lift growth

November 24 - November 24 - German materials handling equipment manufacturer Demag Cranes has supplied its first Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) to Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Views: 990
ABP establishes new funding platform thumbnail image

Intermarine adds new tonnage to US-Flag service

November 22 - November 22 - Intermarine has added a new ship, Ocean Freedom, to its US-flagged multipurpose and heavy lift fleet, stating that this underlines the shipping line's role in serving the increasing demand for modern and versatile tonnage.
Views: 1258
Air Partner says emerging markets will drive business in 2012 thumbnail image

Marcon brokers ocean flat deck barge sale

November 17 - November 17 - The 10,000 dwt, Vanuatu-flagged ocean flat deck barge, DRC/Blake 1 (ex- Eide Barge 35, Pacific Horizon, MB-100, SLB-1 and SLB-2) has been sold to private South American buyers, marking the second time that Marcon International, Inc of Coupev
Views: 568
Toll Group announces retirement date for head of strategy and M & A thumbnail image

Dealers gather for Shuttlelift demonstrations

November 17 - November 17 - Global mobile gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift has debuted its newest line of double-beam mobile gantry cranes during an international dealer meeting.
Views: 991
Fairstar wins contract for rig transport thumbnail image

New CFO appointed by Toll Group

November 3 - November 3 - Toll Group, supplier of integrated logistics in the Asia region, has appointed Grant Devonport as the group's new chief financial officer (CFO).
Views: 936
ABP establishes new funding platform thumbnail image

Skelton Sherborne on the move in western Australia

November 3 - November 3 - Australian heavy equipment mover Skelton Sherborne has relocated its office in Western Australian from Fremantle to a new location in South Perth, effective immediately.
Views: 416
Maersk Line rescues Chinese sailing team entry thumbnail image

Chapman Freeborn expands global network into Australia

October 31 - October 31 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is opening a new office in Melbourne, Australia, following the acquisition of Alltrans International - a logistics company with over 12 years experience in the Australian freight market.
Views: 985
Doug Tilden joins Brookfield Ports Team thumbnail image

ALE establishes new offices in Iraq and Australia

October 26 - October 26 - After almost two decades in the Middle East, heavy lift material handling provider ALE has opened a new office in Basra, Iraq, its first in the country, just months after it expanded its Australian presence.
Views: 1041
Intermarine adds new tonnage to US-Flag service thumbnail image

New Zealand container ship casualty deteriorates

October 13 - October 13 - According to Maritime New Zealand, the containership that ran aground last week on Astrolabe Reef near Tauranga Harbour is leaking more oil, losing containers, and has developed a crack in its hull.
Views: 374
Skelton Sherborne reports increased machinery shipments into Australia thumbnail image

Fairstar balances loss with increase in future contract revenue

October 13 - October 13 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has said that during its third quarter it was awarded over USD40 million in new contracts for marine transportation services over the next two years and now has contracts in place totalling over USD220 million in tota
Views: 858
Marcon brokers ocean flat deck barge sale thumbnail image

Flying gets a little safer, thanks to Van der Vlist

October 5 - October 5 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has handled the movement of a vital piece of modern aviation training equipment from the United States to Europe - a full flight simulator from Miami to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
Views: 970
Dealers gather for Shuttlelift demonstrations thumbnail image

SAL and Rolner Foundation digs deep for charity

October 5 - October 5 - SAL and the Rolner Foundation have donated EUR20,000 (USD26,350) to the International Seamen's Club Duckdalben in Hamburg, whilst the crew of Anne-Sofie has donated EUR9,000 (USD11,800) to projects in Germany and the Philippines.
Views: 812
Fairstar agrees deal with banks and bondholders thumbnail image

ALS ships demolition equipment to Kiwi earthquake zone

September 28 - September 28 - The Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd project team in Hull, UK, has organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine for UK demolition company Coleman & Company.
Views: 966
New CFO appointed by Toll Group thumbnail image

Terex duo keeps broadcaster 'on air'

September 22 - September 22 - Nine Network, one of the most watched television stations in Australia, turned to Metcalf Crane Services to install a 2.8 tonne satellite dish on top of its 61 m new high-tech, purpose-built studios in Melbourne to transmit from the new sit
Views: 696
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics names new regional director for Oceania thumbnail image

ASCO wins Statoil logistics contract

September 2 - September 2 - ASCO, a leading oil and gas logistic company, has won a contract worth over GBP 1.1 million (USD1.8 million) from Statoil ASA.
Views: 721
ALE establishes new offices in Iraq and Australia thumbnail image

Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe

August 31 - August 31 - The Port of Felixstowe is accustomed to handling unusual and fragile loads, and this week was no exception with the arrival of Team New Zealand's Volvo Open 70 yacht on deck of the Skagen Maersk.
Views: 828
Two new Cargolux flights bridge continents thumbnail image

TPI Mega Line reveals Mega Caravan II

August 31 - August 31 - South Korean heavy transportation company, TPI Mega Line has introduced the newest heavy lift deck carrier to its fleet, Mega Caravan II, which becomes one of three company ships contracted by the Gorgon Joint Venture in Australia.
Views: 699
New Zealand container ship casualty deteriorates thumbnail image

Horizon Lines offers refinancing deal

August 29 - August 29 - Horizon Lines has entered into a definitive agreement and secured commitments from holders of more than 99 percenr of its 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due in 2012 to move forward with a modified transaction that will refinance the com
Views: 815
Flying gets a little safer, thanks to Van der Vlist thumbnail image

Take five for H

August 26 - August 26 - Earlier this week, Bremerhaven, Germany, hosted five H
Views: 667
Terex duo keeps broadcaster 'on air' thumbnail image

Demag Cranes expands training offer

August 15 - August 15 - Mobile crane specialist Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, is expanding the range of training courses it offers for crane operators.
Views: 690
Maersk Line and Rickmers-Linie form U.S. flag project cargo partnership thumbnail image

Success for first PPG conference in USA

August 4 - August 4 - More than 90 freight movers and ship owners from 34 countries converged in Corpus Christi for the five-day Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference, which began last week.
Emirates SkyCargo launches first scheduled freighter service to Australia thumbnail image

Toll names new MD

August 4 - August 4 - Brian Kruger will become Toll's managing director on January 1, 2012.
Views: 508
Team New Zealand flies through Felixstowe thumbnail image

Perth says aye, aye Cap'n to DB Schenker

July 11 - July 11 - DB Schenker has been appointed exclusive international transport and logistics services provider for the world sailing championships in Perth, Australia later this year.
Views: 979
Horizon Lines offers refinancing deal thumbnail image

Dockwise to convert contract backlog to firm orders

June 28 - June 28 - A backlog of multi-million dollar contracts worth more than USD40 million for the moving of offshore equipment and heavyweight barge movements will be completed by Q3 2011, says Dutch leading marine contractor Dockwise.
Views: 775
Port of Everett appoints US Midwest representative to boost shipping thumbnail image

Staffing agency points to potential future staff shortages

June 7 - June 7 - An employment and staffing agency that specialises in supplying hoisting and lifting, heavy lift and specialised transport personnel has passed its third anniversary and noted continuing industry trends that could lead to staff shortages in the n
Views: 1123
Take five for H thumbnail image

Austral Asia Line sets up Projects and Tramp Shipping Division

June 6 - June 6 - Austral Asia Line (AAL) has established a dedicated Project and Tramp Shipping division, based at its head office in Singapore, and engaged a team of four project shipping, chartering and heavy lift cargo specialists, headed by Namir Khanbabi who
Views: 1208
Horizon Lines names VP international services thumbnail image

IMO places container weight misdeclaration in the spotlight

May 25 - May 25 - The Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organisation will address the issue of weight misdeclaration of containerised cargo shipments and undertake other measures to improve the safety of container stowage and ship operations.
Views: 588
Project Cargo Network celebrates first birthday thumbnail image

Project Cargo Network adds two

March 23 - March 23 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has named Spark Global Logistics PTY Ltd as its new member in Australia. along with Casmal Cargo & Projects in Mexico.
Views: 990
Giant bearing rings takes flight thanks to Ruslan thumbnail image

Sarens' worldwide menu of heavy lifts

March 21 - March 21 - In a bi-annual message to its heavy lift industry clients, Belgium-based heavy lift multi-purpose contractor Sarens Group has revealed the range of recent lifting operations it has been involved in as well its acquisition of a new Canadian memb
Views: 1244
Perth says aye, aye Cap'n to DB Schenker thumbnail image

Boskalis sees 2011 as a year of transition

March 18 - March 18 - Dutch maritime services company, Royal Boskalis Westminster has announced a 36 percent increase in net profits for 2010 and cited the acquisition of Smit Internationale, an improved performance from its Dredging business and an exceptional gain
Views: 1107
Dockwise to convert contract backlog to firm orders thumbnail image

Mammoet adds to Kobelco crawler crane order

March 2 - March 2 - Since placing an initial order for five Kobelco CKE2500-2, 250-tonne capacity crawler cranes (for operations in Brazil, Sakhalin and the Middle East) in 2010, leading international heavy lift specialist, Mammoet, has progressively increased its
Views: 967
Staffing agency points to potential future staff shortages thumbnail image

Gorgon keeps Wilhelmsen Ships Service busy

February 25 - February 25 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service is busy providing a range of support services to the Gorgon project, including the import of dredgers and project cargoes.
Views: 485
Austral Asia Line sets up Projects and Tramp Shipping Division thumbnail image

Increased profits for Toll

February 25 - February 25 - Toll Holdings, the Asia-based transport and logistics provider, recorded an 18 0ncrease in reported profits after tax to USD173 million and a 28% jump in revenue to USD4.2 billion for the six months ended 31 December 2010.
Views: 968
IMO places container weight misdeclaration in the spotlight thumbnail image

Modulift appoints CEA Projects

February 18 - February 18 - Modulift has appointed CEA Projects Ltd (CEA) as its distributor covering Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and Australia
Views: 1166
TTS to supply integral tank linkspan for Australia thumbnail image

Breakbulk Asia posts record attendance

February 7 - February 7 - The organiser of the recent Breakbulk Asia event in Singapore has said that it will inaugurate Breakbulk China in Shanghai in early 2012, bringing the largest event in the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk maritime sector to the world's
Views: 970
ASCO signs GBP20 million (USD20 million) contract with Perenco thumbnail image

Panalpina will integrate long-time partner in Australia

February 2 - February 2 - Panalpina will fully integrate its partner Apollo in Perth, Australia stating that the Apollo set-up ideally complements Panalpina's already existing office which focuses on industrial projects and the oil and gas business.
Views: 873
Sarens' worldwide menu of heavy lifts thumbnail image

Damco and General Holding join forces in Abu Dhabi

January 21 - January 21 - Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller, and General Holding Corporation have formed a joint venture, Damco Abu Dhabi, to provide logistics and forwarding services to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Views: 835
Mammoet adds to Kobelco crawler crane order thumbnail image

Blue Water Shipping transports Catamaran ferry

January 6 - January 6 - The year 2010 closed for Blue Water Shipping Brest with the transportation of a large catamaran from Fremantle, Australia to Aqaba in Jordan.as the company's new CEO, effective January 1, 2012.
Views: 677
Gorgon keeps Wilhelmsen Ships Service busy thumbnail image

Australia declares Ruslan's An-124s as fully Chapter 3 noise compliant

January 5 - January 5 - Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transportation has issued specific confirmation that all Antonov An-124 aircraft managed by Ruslan International are now exempt from the recently-introduced requirement to prove that they are being
Views: 353
Increased profits for Toll thumbnail image

Fairstar's Fjord wins CLOV FPSO contract

January 3 - January 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a contract with DSME to transport FPSO components from Angola to Korea for the CLOV FPSO.
Views: 847

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.