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MD90 moves with Almajdouie

November 28 - Almajdouie Logistics has coordinated the transport of a retired MD90 aircraft from Jeddah International Airport to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

In collaboration with the Saudi Arabia Airlines, Almajdouie's technicians and engineers designed a transportation plan from the airport to the Saudi Special Forces Training Centre in Riyadh.

To prepare for the journey, Almajdouie conducted a series of road tests before selecting a route, which took the 40-tonne commercial aircraft 1,200 km overland arriving at its destination five days later.

The challenges of the move involved the height of the aircraft on the trailer, which exceeded 5.5 m, as well as the spherical shape of the aircraft's tyres, making it difficult to secure the unit to the trailer.

Mohamed Ashfaq, Almajdouie's heavy lift manager in the eastern region, added: "We had to redesign the trailer by removing the beams and fabricating a special saddle to reduce the height of the cargo to less than 5.5 m to meet the bridge maximum clearance of 5.5 m."

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Fire outbreak at US port

June 5 - A fire broke out aboard Höegh Autoliners’ ro-ro vessel Höegh Xiamen yesterday (June 4) at Blount Island, Jacksonville, USA; there are no injuries to any of the 21 crew members, who have all been evacuated from the vessel.
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Intradco charters AN-225

June 5 - Intradco Global, in collaboration with GTA GSM, charted the Antonov AN-225 freighter aircraft to transport nearly 1,000 cu m of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Pacific Osprey returns to service 

June 5 - Swire Blue Ocean’s (SBO) wind farm installation vessel Pacific Osprey has returned to service following the installation of its extended crane boom in Denmark. 
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