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Rhenus moves man engines


Rhenus Project Logistics is coordinating the transport of 13 MAN diesel engines from Cuxhaven, Germany to Turkey, where they will be used as part of a floating power station.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Mammoet awarded major plant construction by borealis


Mammoet recently signed as the official heavy lift and transport partner for Borealis’ new PHD project in Kallo, Belgium.

© Project Cargo Journal

arcelormittal sells stake in global chartering to ceres shipping


Steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has signed a share purchase agreement for the sale of a 50% stake in Global Chartering Limited (GCL), its drybulk shipping business, to DryLog, part of Greece-based Ceres Shipping.

© World Maritime News

konecranes acquires remaining mhe-demag shares


Konecranes have acquired Jebsen & Jessen’s shares in the MHE-Demag joint venture for approximatley €147 Million ($163 Million).

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Höegh ships six to Singapore


Höegh Autoliners has transported six filtration systems from Jebel Ali in the UAE to Singapore for an offshore project.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

projects roll in for boskalis


Royal Boskalis Westminster has recently been awarded several heavy marine transport contracts totaling approximately USD120 million.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Rhenus and Arkon order eco-friendly multipurpose vessels


Rhenus and Arkon have ordered four eco-friendly multipurpose vessels with a deadweight of 4,200 tonnes each.

© Project Cargo Journal

Mammoet opens yard in NY


Mammoet has opened a new location within the Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal in Coeymans, New York.


Belgian gateway begins merger talks


The port authorities of Antwerp and Zeebrugge will start negotiations with regard to a merger between the two gateways.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Wallenius SOL to add the Port of Vassa to regular network


The new weekly service will connect the port with the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Major £17m port modernisation project nearly complete in Liverpool


The huge investment at Twelve Quays Terminal in Birkenhead will massively expand the regions RoRo capabilities.

© UK Haulier

UK Offshore wind energy extension projects approved by Crown Estate


Approved project extensions for North Sea wind farms will progress to the awarding of seabed rights.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

The first half of 2019 saw the multi-purpose sector struggle


With the current trade disputes being one of the main factors, the multi-purpose sector experienced a tough start to 2019.


Happy celebrations as Liebherr inaugurate new heavy lift crane


Rostock Overseas Port had a celebratory atmosphere recently, as it inaugurated its’ newest addition, a Liebherr heavy lift gantry crane.

© World Cement

Brexit preparations underway at the Port of Cork


Ireland’s second largest cargo port is doubling its customs facilities in preparation of a no deal Brexit.

© Ship Technology

Spliethoff agree new build deal with UPM


Bore and Wijnne Barends, both part of the Spliethoff Group, will design and build 3 new ships in partnership with UPM

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

The new CEO of BBC Chartering has been announced


BBC Chartering has announced who will succeed Svend Andersen as their new CEO.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Long-term charters agreed by Shell for 14 new LNG-fueled tankers


In a drive to decarbonise shipping, Shell has agreed to charter a new fleet of LNG-fuelled tankers.

© World Maritime News

Höegh Autoliners completes transport to Mauritius


A consignment of 18 light rail vehicles has been delivered safely to the African nation of Mauritius.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

UK government considers free ports as a post-Brexit solution


Up to 10 free ports could be established across the UK following its exit from the European Union.

© Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Managing Director of AAL Shipping outlines their stance on IMO 2020


With the deadline for IMO 2020 getting ever closer, the MD of AAL Shipping has shared their position, and their plans.


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