Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Ahlers in ABA buy

February 2 - Ahlers Belgium has acquired Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies (ABA).

The takeover, which was finalised at the end of 2015, means that ABA's contracts with shipping and chartering lines Onego, Hartel and NEPA have now become fully operational through Ahlers.

In light of the acquisition, Hans van der Woude, former owner of ABA, has joined Ahlers as business development manager.

He commented: "Ahlers is a much bigger enterprise than ABA and I'm excited by the opportunities this offers for former ABA customers. I have found an efficient, dedicated team that shares the values I nurtured at ABA for many years."

Ahlers says that former ABA customers will benefit from the company's experience, expertise and financial strength - all of which allow it to handle large and complex projects.

As well as commercial agency services in many ports, Ahlers also provides transportation to and from ports, local port services, Customs handling, warehousing, and value-added logistics services.

"With the acquisition of ABA we confirm our specific focus towards breakbulk shipping lines and operators," said Roel Vanmaele, managing director, Europe at Ahlers.

www.ahlers.com

Heavy Lift | News

Challenges facing towage and offshore operators thumbnail image

Challenges facing towage and offshore operators

September 20 - Sandro Lipani, director chartering and operations for Malta-based Augustea Maritime Transportation, discusses some of the challenges of operating in the towage and offshore support sector.
Views: 276
Allseas wins decommissioning work thumbnail image

Allseas wins decommissioning work

September 20 - Allseas has been awarded a contract for the removal, transfer, load in and disposal of the Gyda platform in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.
Views: 170
Innovation overhauled thumbnail image

Innovation overhauled

September 20 - DEME’s offshore installation vessel Innovation has undergone a major refit at Damen’s Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam.
Views: 163
Sun shines with Chipolbrok thumbnail image

Sun shines with Chipolbrok

September 20 - Chipolbrok has delivered a range of heavy and oversized components using its vessel Chipolbrok Sun, including 56 wind turbine tower sections in Piteå, Sweden.
Views: 175

Heavy Lift Across The World

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