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Sectors News from November 2019

Tyne prepares for offshore wind work  thumbnail image

Tyne prepares for offshore wind work 

November 29 - The port of Tyne in the UK is investing nearly GBP10 million (USD12.9 million) in the Tyne Dock Enterprise Park to support the offshore wind energy sector. 
Views: 3467
OHT selected for Dogger Bank project  thumbnail image

OHT selected for Dogger Bank project 

November 28 - Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has been selected as the preferred supplier for foundation installation at the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm. 
Views: 2848
Conoship designs Spliethoff newbuilds thumbnail image

Conoship designs Spliethoff newbuilds

November 28 - Conoship International has signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the design of two multipurpose B-type vessels for its client, Spliethoff Group.
Views: 2764
Al Faris supports refinery project  thumbnail image

Al Faris supports refinery project 

November 28 - Al Faris has moved more than 15 oversized components from Jebel Ali Free Zone to a storage yard in Dubai World Central (DWC) in the UAE as part of an oil refinery project. 
Views: 7809
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PCN gathers in Botswana

November 27 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) met at the Grand Palm Resort in Botswana during November for the network’s ninth annual summit.
Views: 2607
Reactors head to Riyadh  thumbnail image

Reactors head to Riyadh 

November 27 - Four hydrocracker reactors from Walter Tosto have departed the port of Ortona, Italy onboard a Jumbo heavy lift vessel. 
Views: 2372
Jan De Nul orders crane vessel thumbnail image

Jan De Nul orders crane vessel

November 27 - Jan De Nul Group has placed an order for a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China.
Views: 3047
Orion arrives for HLC 295000 installation  thumbnail image

Orion arrives for HLC 295000 installation 

November 26 - DEME’s offshore installation vessel Orion has arrived at Liebherr’s facilities in Rostock, Germany, where the HLC 295000 offshore crane will be fitted. 
Views: 2483
Mammoet in bridge installation project  thumbnail image

Mammoet in bridge installation project 

November 26 - Mammoet has transported and lifted two 270-ton (244.9-tonne) bridge spans in Pennsylvania, USA on behalf of Swank Construction Company. 
Views: 2520
LM-100J receives FAA certificate  thumbnail image

LM-100J receives FAA certificate 

November 26 - Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J commercial freighter – a variant of its C-130 Super Hercules aircraft – has received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 
Views: 2680
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STS 2020 to focus on technology

November 26 - Technology throughout the next decade will take centre stage at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) upcoming symposium, which takes place at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in North Carolina from February 18-21.
Views: 2138
Hareket wins Duqm heavy lift work  thumbnail image

Hareket wins Duqm heavy lift work 

November 25 - Turkey’s Hareket has been awarded a heavy lifting contract by the joint venture of Samsung Engineering and Petrofac International to support the construction of the Duqm refinery in Oman. 
Views: 2583
Gutsche eyes Röhlig role thumbnail image

Gutsche eyes Röhlig role

November 25 - Robert Gutsche will join Röhlig Group as its chief financial officer, effective March 1, 2020. 
Views: 1997
POSH establishes JV in Taiwan  thumbnail image

POSH establishes JV in Taiwan 

November 25 - PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) has incorporated a joint venture that will provide transportation and forwarding solutions, as well as marine services, including owning, chartering and managing vessels. 
Views: 2270
Liebherr launches augmented reality app thumbnail image

Liebherr launches augmented reality app

November 25 - Liebherr has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that offers virtual exploration of its product range for heavy lifting and material handling solutions.
Views: 3865
XCMG crawler crane makes international debut thumbnail image

XCMG crawler crane makes international debut

November 22 - Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group’s (XCMG) 4,000-ton (3,628.7-tonne) capacity crawler crane has lifted a wash tower weighing 1,926 tons (1,747 tonnes) at a site in Jubail Industrial Zone in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 3049
K+N buys Rotra overland business thumbnail image

K+N buys Rotra overland business

November 22 - Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired the overland and logistics activities of the Netherlands-headquartered Rotra.
Views: 2756
Hansa Meyer expands as growth holds steady thumbnail image

Hansa Meyer expands as growth holds steady

November 22 - Bremen-based international transport and logistics company Hansa Meyer Global has opened a new branch – the fourth it has added this year – in Azerbaijan.
Views: 3165
Hareket orders TeleMAX trailers thumbnail image

Hareket orders TeleMAX trailers

November 22 - Turkey’s Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation has placed an order for six Faymonville TeleMAX Z flatbed semi-trailers.
Views: 2326
Fesco moves submarine blocks thumbnail image

Fesco moves submarine blocks

November 22 - Fesco has transported parts of nuclear-powered submarines from Kamchatka to a decommissioning site in Primorsky Krai, Russia.
Views: 2553
Bullocks completes mill shell shipment thumbnail image

Bullocks completes mill shell shipment

November 22 - Australia’s Bullocks Freightmasters International has delivered mill shells and accessories from Fremantle to Durban, South Africa.
Views: 2490
Ferus prepares for Arklow launch thumbnail image

Ferus prepares for Arklow launch

November 21 - Ferus Smit will launch the newbuild vessel Arklow Accord at its yard in Westerbroek, the Netherlands on November 22. 
Views: 2525
Chipolbrok Galaxy delivers in Brake thumbnail image

Chipolbrok Galaxy delivers in Brake

November 21 - Chipolbrok’s multipurpose vessel Chipolbrok Galaxy delivered 25 wind tower sections and 36 cases of mounting accessories from Antwerp, Belgium to Brake, Germany on October 28.
Views: 2270
More Haliade-X components arrive for testing thumbnail image

More Haliade-X components arrive for testing

November 21 - A nacelle for GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the port of Blyth in the UK for testing at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s facilities.
Views: 2285
Zuidnatie takes two MHCs thumbnail image

Zuidnatie takes two MHCs

November 21 - Belgium’s Zuidnatie Breakbulk has added two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes (MHC) at its terminal in Antwerp.
Views: 2317
Transcargo to rebrand thumbnail image

Transcargo to rebrand

November 20 - Two years after it was acquired by Freja Transport & Logistics, Poland’s Transcargo will undergo a rebranding to align with its parent organisation.
Views: 2191
Bolloré delivers for LNG Afungi thumbnail image

Bolloré delivers for LNG Afungi

November 20 - Bolloré Transport and Logistics Mozambique has delivered more than 3,000 tons (2,721.6-tonnes) of cargo for the LNG Afungi site. 
Views: 2838
THLG holds inaugural customer day thumbnail image

THLG holds inaugural customer day

November 20 - Around 45 network members and guests attended The Heavy Lift Group’s (THLG) inaugural customer summit, held in Helsinki, Finland, during November.
Views: 2180
Kerry buys ASAV shares thumbnail image

Kerry buys ASAV shares

November 20 - Kerry Logistics has acquired a majority interest in Turkey’s Asav Lojistik Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketi (ASAV).
Views: 2168
Projects roll in for Boskalis  thumbnail image

Projects roll in for Boskalis 

November 20 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has recently been awarded several heavy marine transport contracts totalling approximately USD120 million. 
Views: 2793
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Sidestepping the scammers  thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Sidestepping the scammers 

November 19 - Business e-mail compromise scams defrauded approximately USD1.3 billion from organisations and individuals in 2018 – nearly 50 percent higher than in 2017. The logistics industry is particularly exposed to scams of this nature. Megan Ramsay reports. 
Views: 3247
Toft moves to MSC thumbnail image

Toft moves to MSC

November 19 - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has appointed Søren Toft as its chief executive officer (ceo). 
Views: 2171
Beaumont secures BUILD grant thumbnail image

Beaumont secures BUILD grant

November 19 - The port of Beaumont in Texas has received a USD18 million infrastructure investment through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant programme.
Views: 2166
Liebherr lifts in Hawaii thumbnail image

Liebherr lifts in Hawaii

November 19 - Buckner HeavyLift Cranes is using a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane to install Vestas wind turbines at a project site on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Views: 2266
Iscotrans completes TBM delivery thumbnail image

Iscotrans completes TBM delivery

November 19 - Italian freight forwarder Iscotrans has coordinated the delivery of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) from Italy to Argentina.
Views: 2131
LR 13000 crane cuts load time thumbnail image

LR 13000 crane cuts load time

November 18 - Mexico’s ESEASA has used its 3,000-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane for the first time to load seven oil platforms onto barges at the port city of Tampico.
Views: 2705
ACS expands US headquarters thumbnail image

ACS expands US headquarters

November 18 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has expanded its US headquarters in Long Island in order to facilitate future growth in the Americas region.
Views: 2111
PAC invests in Baltimore terminals  thumbnail image

PAC invests in Baltimore terminals 

November 18 - Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) has implemented the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals at the port of Baltimore. 
Views: 3232
Lovemore steps up for steel move  thumbnail image

Lovemore steps up for steel move 

November 18 - South Africa’s Lovemore Bros has utilised its MultiMAX 2+6-axle stepdeck trailer from Faymonville to move a steel structure. 
Views: 2060
Vauraste named Nurminen CEO thumbnail image

Vauraste named Nurminen CEO

November 18 - Nurminen Logistics has appointed Tero Vauraste as its ceo, effective December 6, 2019. 
Views: 1927
Byrne to depart Toll Group  thumbnail image

Byrne to depart Toll Group 

November 18 - Michael Byrne will step down as managing director of Toll Group on December 31, 2019 after three years in the role. 
Views: 2719
Lankhorst Ropes supplies slings to Seaway 7 thumbnail image

Lankhorst Ropes supplies slings to Seaway 7

November 15 - Lankhorst Ropes has supplied heavy lift slings to Seaway 7 for use on the Dolphin Accommodation Upgrade Project (DAUP) for Shell Trinidad & Tobago.
Views: 2402
Blue Water Shipping names Rios thumbnail image

Blue Water Shipping names Rios

November 15 - Blue Water Shipping has appointed Henry Rios as regional director, UK for the company’s energy and projects division.
Views: 2879
Compass moves locomotives thumbnail image

Compass moves locomotives

November 15 - Compass Forwarding, in collaboration with Bahri, has moved ten Wabtec railway locomotives from Lambert Point in Norfolk, USA to Alexandria, Egypt.
Views: 2715
Brandt joins Crane Worldwide thumbnail image

Brandt joins Crane Worldwide

November 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Eric Brandt as its vice president of sales for Eastern USA.
Views: 2238
Mammoet signs Coeymans partnership thumbnail image

Mammoet signs Coeymans partnership

November 15 - Mammoet USA has signed an agreement with the port of Coeymans in New York that will see the engineered transport provider and heavy lift specialist utilise the 400-acre (161.9-ha) marine terminal.
Views: 2331
Megalift moves gas turbines thumbnail image

Megalift moves gas turbines

November 15 - Megalift has transported two 436-tonne gas turbines at Pasir Gudang Port in Malaysia.
Views: 2501
Spain hits 100 Liebherr MHCs thumbnail image

Spain hits 100 Liebherr MHCs

November 15 - Spain’s Maritima del Principado in Gijón has taken delivery of a LHM 600 mobile harbour crane (MHC) from Liebherr – the 100th MHC sold in the country. 
Views: 2405
Erickson awarded Transcom contract thumbnail image

Erickson awarded Transcom contract

November 14 - Erickson has been awarded a US Transportation Command (Transcom) contract for the provision of airlift services for the US Armed Forces.
Views: 2256
Hapag-Lloyd names Frese thumbnail image

Hapag-Lloyd names Frese

November 14 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Mark Frese as its chief financial officer (cfo), replacing Nicolás Burr on March 1, 2020.
Views: 2058
Allelys turns to RFID for inspection thumbnail image

Allelys turns to RFID for inspection

November 14 - Allelys has installed a bespoke inspection monitoring system designed by CoreRFID on its fleet of heavy haulage trailers.
Views: 3004
DKT and S&H establish JV thumbnail image

DKT and S&H establish JV

November 14 - Antwerp-based De Keyser Thornton (DKT) and Rotterdam’s Slavenburg & Huyser (S&H), both part of the Naxco Group, have formed an industrial projects and chartering joint venture.
Views: 2368
Antonov soars with drum shipment thumbnail image

Antonov soars with drum shipment

November 13 - Antonov Airlines has delivered two drying drums from Paris-Vatry Airport, France to Port Hedland International Airport, Australia on behalf of chemical company Yara Pilbara Nitrates (YPN).
Views: 2593
AFRD cranes return to market thumbnail image

AFRD cranes return to market

November 13 - Bigge Crane and Rigging’s A-frame ring derrick (AFRD) heavy lift cranes are now available for sale.
Views: 2342
Northport orders Konecranes MHC thumbnail image

Northport orders Konecranes MHC

November 13 - Northport New Zealand has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane (MHC) for its deepwater facility at Marsden Point.
Views: 1985
Nooteboom launches Longrunner trailer thumbnail image

Nooteboom launches Longrunner trailer

November 13 - Nooteboom has introduced the Teletrailer Longrunner – the latest generation of the manufacturer’s range of lightweight, extendible flatbed trailers.
Views: 2384
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Charter rates on an upward trajectory

November 12 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have increased slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 2504
PCB 2020 to discuss ‘Energy in Transition’ thumbnail image

PCB 2020 to discuss ‘Energy in Transition’

November 12 - The organiser of the Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) has revealed the inaugural event’s conference theme and initial speakers.
Views: 2494
Changes at the top for Mærsk thumbnail image

Changes at the top for Mærsk

November 12 - Søren Toft has stepped down as chief operating officer (coo) at A.P. Møller – Mærsk, effectively immediately. 
Views: 1993
Zeamarine names Khanbabi thumbnail image

Zeamarine names Khanbabi

November 11 - Namir Khanbabi has joined Zeamarine as its regional director for Asia and Oceania.
Views: 2639
Seville welcomes Aalborg delegates thumbnail image

Seville welcomes Aalborg delegates

November 11 - The port of Seville in Spain welcomed a delegation from the Danish port of Aalborg recently to analyse possible collaboration in European projects.
Views: 1937
AN-22 delivers to Baghdad thumbnail image

AN-22 delivers to Baghdad

November 11 - Antonov Airlines utilised one of its AN-22 Antei heavy lift aircraft to deliver military helicopters and spare parts from Spain to Iraq.
Views: 2412
Crew boat gets lift from Barnhart thumbnail image

Crew boat gets lift from Barnhart

November 11 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging, on behalf of Premier Bulk Stevedoring, has lifted and transferred a crew boat, measuring 110 ft (33.5 m) long, in Alabama.
Views: 2673
WWPC members team up for project move thumbnail image

WWPC members team up for project move

November 11 - USA-based BNSF Logistics and Heavy Logistics in Belgium have transported metalworking equipment from the port of Antwerp to Missouri.
Views: 2540
Air Partner opens in Dubai thumbnail image

Air Partner opens in Dubai

November 11 - Air Partner has opened an office in Dubai as it looks to expand its offering in the Middle East.
Views: 2215
Economic outlook threatens recovery thumbnail image

Economic outlook threatens recovery

November 8 - The global economic outlook is one of the biggest risks to the recovery of the multipurpose shipping sector, according to maritime consultancy Drewry. 
Views: 2796
Laso powers ahead with Goldhofer THP/SL thumbnail image

Laso powers ahead with Goldhofer THP/SL

November 8 - Laso Transportes has utilised Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty modular trailers to deliver a 300-tonne power plant component from Vale de Cambra to the port of Leça da Palmeira (Portugal), some 60 km away.
Views: 2661
SC&RA to preview bridge hit prevention course thumbnail image

SC&RA to preview bridge hit prevention course

November 8 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) will hold a preview webinar of its upcoming Bridge Safety & Accident Prevention online course on November 13.
Views: 2091
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Boskalis reports cautious signs of recovery

November 8 - In its third-quarter trading update, Royal Boskalis Westminster reports a more positive outlook for the high-end heavy transport market, with a number of long-term transport contracts signed for 2021-2022.
Views: 3266
Mercomar moves in San Lorenzo thumbnail image

Mercomar moves in San Lorenzo

November 8 - Mercomar, part of the Robinson Group, has transported a turbine, generator and steam condenser, plus accessories, for a combined-cycle power plant in San Lorenzo, Argentina.
Views: 2311
Precision delivery at Magdalena Ridge thumbnail image

Precision delivery at Magdalena Ridge

November 7 - Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO), located in the mountains of New Mexico, sits at an altitude of 3,200 m. The facility now benefits from a new telescope, which had to be moved atop the mountain range with the utmost precision.
Views: 2437
BIMCO enhances bunker pricing tool thumbnail image

BIMCO enhances bunker pricing tool

November 7 - BIMCO members can now monitor the price spread between low-sulphur marine gas oil and high-sulphur fuel oil in 32 different ports around the world.
Views: 1756
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Appointments at Port Tampa Bay

November 7 - Florida’s Port Tampa Bay (PTB) has appointed Lisa Wolf-Chason as director of communications and David M. Delac as its chief financial officer.
Views: 2661
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Duluth sets wind energy record

November 7 - The port of Duluth has seen 306,000 freight tons of wind energy components traverse its docks in 2019 – a single-season record for the North American gateway.
Views: 2391
Erhardt Proyectos rebrands  thumbnail image

Erhardt Proyectos rebrands 

November 7 - Spain’s Erhardt Group has rebranded its subsidiary Erhardt Proyectos, which manages complex industrial projects. 
Views: 2136
Goldhofer opens in Miami thumbnail image

Goldhofer opens in Miami

November 6 - Germany-based trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has opened facilities in Florida, USA to better serve its American customers.
Views: 2229
Kuok moves to acquire POSH thumbnail image

Kuok moves to acquire POSH

November 6 - Kuok Group has made a voluntary, conditional cash offer for all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH).
Views: 2400
ShockWatch RFID launched thumbnail image

ShockWatch RFID launched

November 6 - Impact monitoring equipment manufacturer SpotSee has launched a device that combines impact-damage monitoring with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology – ShockWatch RFID.
Views: 2281
FROM THE MAGAZINE: Broken promises leave the Balkans in limbo thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Broken promises leave the Balkans in limbo

November 5 - In June, a divided European Union (EU) postponed the decision on opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania until October, leaving both countries questioning whether the door is half open, or half closed. Sophie Barnes reports.
Views: 3127
Last-minute Arctic delivery thumbnail image

Last-minute Arctic delivery

November 5 - Compass Forwarding has delivered a Magni 24.11 telescopic handler and accessories from a factory in Modena, Italy to Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.
Views: 2337
Fehn Ship Management to the rescue thumbnail image

Fehn Ship Management to the rescue

November 5 - In late October, the crew sailing aboard the multipurpose ship Fehn Lyra rescued a boat carrying eight refugees in the western Mediterranean.
Views: 1975
North Sea Port makes AIS mandatory thumbnail image

North Sea Port makes AIS mandatory

November 4 - North Sea Port reported that all inland vessels calling at the gateway must use the automatic identification system (AIS) in Terneuzen.
Views: 1849
Huisman to deliver for Bokalift 2 thumbnail image

Huisman to deliver for Bokalift 2

November 4 - Huisman will deliver a 4,000-tonne capacity offshore mast crane for Royal Boskalis Westminster’s latest crane vessel Bokalift 2.
Views: 2694
ALE completes bridge installation thumbnail image

ALE completes bridge installation

November 4 - ALE has installed a curved steel bridge, weighing 2,100 tonnes, between two hotel towers in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Views: 2797
COLI and GRS target Japanese offshore renewables thumbnail image

COLI and GRS target Japanese offshore renewables

November 1 - Hamburg-headquartered Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) has established a strategic partnership with COLI Schiffahrt & Transport in order to service Japan’s rapidly emerging offshore renewable energy market.
Views: 2954
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Greiner opens its doors

November 1 - During the Neuenstein trade show on September 21-22, equipment manufacturer Greiner welcomed around 200 customers and business partners, plus several hundred other visitors, at its facilities, giving them a close-up view of its products.
Views: 2728
Siem ro-ro launched thumbnail image

Siem ro-ro launched

November 1 - Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has launched Siem Europe’s latest ro-ro vessel in Flensburg, Germany.
Views: 2046
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Kleinschmidt joins Crane Worldwide

November 1 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Alexandra Kleinschmidt to lead its Customs brokerage and trade advisory teams in Houston.
Views: 2205

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