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BLUE WATER HONOURED AS PORT/TERMINAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

28/10/20

Through the years, Blue Water Shipping has loaded, unloaded and transported thousands of wind turbine components to innumerable wind farms around the world. This has now provided the company with the Port Terminal Operator of the Year award at the international Heavy Lift Awards 2020.

PORT OF ANTWERP WEBINAR – READY FOR BREXIT

22/10/20

Curious what gains Port of Antwerp can make to your supply chain?

To ensure that cargo flows keep running smoothly after Brexit, you need to take action. Reviewing your supply chain and perhaps changing your current mode of transport will help improve the frequency, reliability and cost of transporting goods.

GLOBAL WIND SERVICE OPENS TAIWAN BRANCH

22/10/20

Wind turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) has established a local branch in Taiwan. GWS has been active in APAC since 2010 and in Taiwan since 2019 and have now established their own branch office in Taipei.

©BreakbulkNews

Transport of a Cat 990 by Van der Vlist

22/10/20

Last week, 42/2020, Van der Vlist executed the transport of a Cat 990K, commissioned by NMT shipping.

After thorough planning, in cooperation with Van der Vlist Poland, the machine made the long journey from Poland to Antwerp. In the harbour, our technical staff were all geared up for the assembly of the body, cabin, rock protectors, stairway and bucket. The weight of a Cat 990K with cab and bucket is 81t.

From there, the machine is now being shipped to Jeddah by NMT shipping.

©HeavyLiftNews

HORNSEA 2 JACKET INSTALLATION COMPLETE

19/10/20

Ørsted’s Hornsea 2 wind farm is located approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea, and the project will consist of 165 turbines with a combined total capacity of 1.4 GW.

Sleipnir traveled to the OSS location on September 29 and installed the 5000 metric tonne OSS jacket after transferring the 1500 metric tonne RCS jacket and piles to the Sleipnir deck. After moving to the shallow water RCS location, Sleipnir installed the RCS Jacket.

©BreakbulkNews

ATRAN AIRLINES AND VOLGA-TRUCKS COMPLETE MULTI-MODAL DELIVERY

19/10/20

The delivery was organiSed in partnership with SIS Logistik GmbH from Frankfurt (Germany) to Perm (Russia) and included various transportation modes.

Once trucked from Frankfurt to Cologne, the equipment was loaded onto ATRAN’s Boeing 737-400SF to be transported to Moscow Vnukovo International Airport, where the carrier is based.

With the final destination being Perm, which lies within 1,154 km from Moscow, trucking delivery was chosen as the most preferable option. Volga-Trucks’ experienced team has now completed internal customs transit and safely delivered the equipment to Perm.

©BreakbulkNews

PT Chakra Jawara Add 6 and 4 Axel Lines from Cometto for New Projects

16/10/20

With this delivery of a 6-axle and a 4-axle module, the local customer PT Chakra Jawara, part of the TMT (Tiara Marga Trakindo) holding company, increased its modular range with additional 320t of payload capacity.

The new axle lines will be added to 10 other ones of the 1MS range and is fully compatible. The modular axle lines will be used for power plant projects based in construction sites and factories nationwide.

©HeavyLiftNews

Total enters offshore wind sector in France

12/10/20

Total becomes a 20 per cent shareholder in the Eolmed floating wind farm pilot project, located in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Gruissan in France.

Attributed in July 2016, this 30 megawatts (MW) project will accelerate the development of a floating wind technology. Together with Qair, the historical developer and majority shareholder of the project, and its local partners, Total brings its experience in the conception, deployment and exploitation of offshore installations throughout their life cycle.

©Pipeline

Exxon Contract Worth at Least $500MM to TechnipFMC

12/10/20

TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) reported Thursday that it has won a large subsea contract from a unit of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) ranging in value from $500 million to $1 billion. Under the terms of the award from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGE), TechnipFMC will manufacture and deliver the subsea production system for the proposed Payara project in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, the contract recipient stated.

©Rigzone

Innovez One to implement digital port planning in Indonesia

09/10/20

Port management software developer Innovez One will digitalise the towage and pilotage operations at the port of Banten in Indonesia, employing its marineM technology.The AI-powered port management application integrates berth planning, job planning and dispatch, mobility and billing. The port of Banten is the 13th Indonesian port to adopt the marine technology. 

©HeavyLiftNews

SWIRE SHIPPING OFFERS FIXED NORTH ASIA EXPRESS SERVICE

08/10/20

Swire Shipping will deploy three vessels (2,500TEU – 2,750TEU) on this service, including its first 2,750 TEU newbuild vessel, MV Lae Chief, which will be delivered in October 2020. Fitted with 45mt cranes and capable of dual lifts, the vessel is well-equipped to carry all cargo types, including breakbulk, out of gauge and reefers.

©BreakbulkNews

MAMMOET MOVES WIND BLADES WITH ACCIONA

07/10/20

A challenging journey of more than 300 kilometers by road to transport the 183 blades, the 61 nacelles and the 61 hubs that will make up the new ACCIONA’s wind farm in Chile, which is planned to enter service by 2020. It will then generate emission-free electricity equivalent to the consumption of over 270,000 Chilean homes.

©BreakbulkNews

Collett Delivers Components for Burnfoot Hill East Wind Farm Extention

22/09/20

All turbine components for the Burnfoot Hill East wind farm extension have been successfully delivered from the Port of Grangemouth to Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. The extension involved an additional three Vestas V112 wind turbines, each featuring 55m blades and 69m high towers. As the components arrived into the port, Collett’s experienced Projects Team planned the vessels discharge, transferring all components to their dedicated port side depot for storage before onward transport.

©HeavyLiftNews

WAGENBORG TOWS 1,950-TONNE PORT CRANE FROM POLAND TO TATA STEEL

22/09/20

In Poland, the 62 metre high, 108 metre long and 32 metre wide crane – was placed on the pontoon ‘Wagenborg Barge 7‘, measuring 100 by 33 meters, and was towed by sea to IJmuiden after sea fastening. Two tugboats were used, Waterman and En Avant 30. According to Wagenborg, the transport had to shelter temporarily in the port of the Danish city of Frederikshavn, due to bad weather conditions. With some delay, the crane was moored in Tata Steel’s own seaport upon arrival.

©BreakbulkNews

BREAKBULK VOLUMES DOWN IN PORT OF ANTWERP

21/09/20

The port has recorded a decline in the transshipment of all goods flows, but is able to limit the damage thanks to container handling, which maintains the status quo. Despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis on global production and logistics chains, and a pandemic-driven drop in demand, the port remains 100% operational.

©BreakbulkNews

Britlift Modular Spreader used for 880-tonne Proof Load Test on Telford 34

21/09/20

880-tonne proof load test of Huisman 800t main deck crane on DP3 Pipelay & Construction vessel Telford 34 in Mexico using a Britlift modular spreader beam, water bags from Water Weights Inc. and 700t ALRS2 load shackles from JCM Load Monitoring. The load test was carried out by Water Weights Inc. – A Unique Group company. Since 1979 Water Weights have lead their field, with a range of products for rent and sale worldwide, coupled with a comprehensive and expert turnkey service.

©HeavyLiftNews

TWO FIRSTS FOR LIEBHERR MARITIME CRANES

25/08/20

Rostock (Germany) August 2020 – In May this year the LHM 420 was delivered to Euroamérica S.A. in Campana, Argentina; fully disassembled and due for handover in June 2020. A number of mobile harbor cranes are already in operation in Argentina and serviced by the experienced local engineers from Liebherr Argentina S.A. However, this was a first for them too: the complete assembly of an LHM 420. Due to the current pandemic situation worldwide, the engineer from the head office, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH in Germany, was unable to attend in person, so all provisions were made, so that he could nevertheless be on hand to provide any support and assistance required. 

©BreakbulkNews

Relocation of unusual blade racks

24/08/20

Another successful operation completed for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Blue Water Shipping has been contracted to move blade racks from the quayside to the rear area in the port of Esbjerg. 

By means of a port crane rented from Port of Esbjerg, the racks were loaded on Blue Water’s SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) for transportation to warehouse.

©BlueWaterShipping

Bee Logistics with Air Charter of an AN-124

21/08/20

Bee Logistics have recently handled many air charter flights to Europe and Australia but they are pleased to share a most special flight of an Antonov-124.

The cargo was handled by Bee Logistics from India to Vietnam by chartered AN-124 aircraft, Mumbai to Cam Ranh (BOM-CXR). They coordinated perfectly with all parties to meet the requirements of the customer on time.

©ProjectCargoNetwork

PROJECT CARGO AND HEAVY LIFTS PLANS IN COVID-19 ENVIRONMENT

20/08/20

The year 2020 has presented a litany of challenges to the safe movement of global project cargo. While heavy lifts and engineered cargo movements always present challenges from a rigging and execution standpoint, we have also faced exceptional challenges on other fronts. These have included cancelled vessel bookings, port facilities as well as prefabrication/modulization yard closures, lack of vessel and facility access as well as travel restrictions.

©BreakbulkNews

Ainscough Crane Hire Assisting with Network Rail’s Track Safety Improvements

20/08/20

Ainscough Crane Hire’s Lancaster depot has worked with leading infrastructure and civil engineering firm Story Contracting to improve the safety of a railway line in Rotherham on behalf of its client Network Rail.

Story Contracting appointed Ainscough Crane Hire to help deliver work to strengthen an existing culvert in Rotherham on the TJC3 line. The work involved using a 450t crane to remove the train tracks before installing new beams for bridging over the existing culvert and then reinstating the train tracks.

©HeavyliftNews

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS IN US OFFSHORE WIND?

14/08/20

SEA.O.G. says for the success of the industry, the transportation linkages between the posse of likely port contenders on the US East Coast is crucial to understand. One step further, the linkages to the offshore wind parks are equally as important to understand.

The market needs to have a full view and understanding of how to transport this specialized equipment safely and efficiently. The key to understanding this potentially complex web of ports, projects, cargo and cabotage is planning.

©BreakbulkNews

Liebherr LHM 600 Provides Flexible Solution for Sims in NY Harbor

2/07/20

A new Liebherr LHM 600 Mobile Harbour Crane has been in operation in the Port of New York and New Jersey since November 2019. Sims Metal Management, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers, places its LHM 600 on a floating barge. 

©Heavy Lift Magazine

Heerema’s Underwater Noise Pollution Solutions Protecting Marine Life

30/06/20

Heerema Marine Contractors and Heerema Fabrication Group are currently working with the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering on innovations that could significantly reduce or eliminate underwater noise pollution.

©Heavy Lift Magazine

Spliethoff’s Pauwgracht with Deck Cargo

19/05/20

Spliethoff’s m.v. Pauwgracht spotted on a beautiful sunny day at the North Sea. The vessel is under deck fully loaded with monopile foundation saddles for offshore windfarm monopile foundations with more on deck, to be offloaded in Rotterdam.

©Heavy Lift Magazine

Coronavirus - Task force Port of Antwerp confirms: Port 100% operational

25/03/20

The first meeting of the Covid-19 Taskforce of the Port of Antwerp took place this morning. It has been confirmed that the port is one of the essential infrastructures of our country and important for the supply of the country and of Europe. The port therefore remains 100% operational thanks to the daily commitment and commitment of all employees.

©Port of Antwerp

COVID-19: ICS, IAPH Urge g20 Leaders to protect maritime sector, global supply chains

24/03/20

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have jointly called on G20 leaders to act quickly to protect global supply chains from the impact of COVID-19.

©World Maritime News

BigLift completes STS delivery

20/03/20

BigLift Barentsz has delivered three neo-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes to the port of Savannah in the USA.

©Heavy Lift Magazine

Coli logistics gmbh-interview

19/03/20

Project Cargo Weekly interview with Mr. Patrick Zernikow, Managing Director at COLI Logistics GmbH.

©Project Cargo Weekly

AAL Shipping lanches new liner service

10/02/20

AAL Shipping is launching a new, monthly liner service which will connect main ports in Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia to serve the multipurpose and heavy-lift markets.

© Project Cargo Journal

Offshore vessel to be retrofitted withammonia-powered fuel cell

30/01/20

AAL Shipping is launching a new, monthly liner service which will connect main ports in Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia to serve the multipurpose and heavy-lift markets.

© SWZ Maritime

Grimaldi Takes delivery of third newbuild

23/01/20

Italian Grimaldi Group has welcomed to its fleet Grande Houston, a new pure car & truck carrier (PCTC).

© World Maritime News

Rhenus moves man engines

13/01/20

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

30/12/19

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

24/12/19

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

05/12/19

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

29/11/19

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

20/11/19

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

19/11/19

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

18/11/19

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

© Vertikal.net

Belgian gateway begins merger talks

25/10/19

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

25/09/19

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

19/09/19

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

05/09/19

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

29/08/19

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

© Breakbulk.news

Happy celebrations as Liebherr inaugurate new heavy lift crane

29/08/19

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

28/08/19

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

28/08/19

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

20/08/19

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

20/08/19

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

16/08/19

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

07/08/19

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

06/08/19

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

© Breakbulk.news

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