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London Thamesport handles high-energy specialist cargo

May 27 - London Thamesport is playing its part in an international energy operation, having taken delivery of a second transformer for the organisation BritNed.

BritNed is a joint venture between National Grid and TenneT. The goal is to construct and operate an electricity link between the Isle of Grain in Great Britain and Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, the first, and only, one of its kind.

Manufactured in Germany by Siemens, the transformer is one of 14 destined for the project, all weighing approximately 200 tonnes. They are designed to ensure that the 1,000MW that can be transmitted across the BritNed cable will be able to connect to the transmission networks in Great Britain (400kV) and the Netherlands (380kV) easily and efficiently.

David Gledhill, Chief Exective Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd, which owns London Thamesport commented: "Although best known as a container port, we have the experience and skills at London Thamesport to handle a range of other cargo types. These heavy lift items were handled quickly and efficiently and we can offer a similar service to a range of other breakbulk cargoes."

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Bilbao gains Norwegian connection

October 22 - Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has added a port call in Norway to its Biscay service between Bilbao, Spain and St. Petersburg, Russia. 
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Scot Explorer launched in Hoogezand

October 22 - Scotline Marine Holdings’ 4,800 dwt vessel Scot Explorer has been christened and launched at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Hoogezand, the Netherlands.
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Wangfoong rescue on track

October 22 - Wangfoong Transportation has been involved in a complex salvage operation in Hong Kong, where it helped to recover three derailed trains.
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ZPMC delivers for Hutchison Port Sohar

October 22 - ZPMC’s heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 19 has delivered two remote-controlled quay cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Hutchison Port Sohar’s terminal in Oman.
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