Heavylift / Breakbulk
Multimodal cultural undertaking
The German forwarding enterprise Robert Kukla recently united two old heaps of scrap metal. A ship that used to take tourists out on a Bavarian lake is now set to become a café and theatre, perched on a disused railway bridge in Munich.
Wind power in its sails
The debate concerning alternative sources of energy has not yet abated. Crane-maker Liebherr is nevertheless banking on wind energy, amongst other things. It won a contract to supply the heavylift crane for the wind-farm installation vessel “Orion”.
Huge maritime power station
Parts for 87 wind power plants are being held in interim storage in Belfast by the heavylift logistician Schmidbauer, before the firm loads them onto a ship. They are destined for a wind farm west of Blackpool in the Irish Sea that is due to go on stream in 2018.
Establish and maintain
Special excavator and cranes are needed to build and maintain national infrastructure, be it in Egypt or Switzerland. The multifarious undertakings involved can be the building of a road tunnel, or the cleaning of filter grilles in a hydroelectric power station.
Blue Water Shipping recently transported some of the longest wind turbine blades in the world. The project saw the line’s new joint venture with Breb in action for the first time.
As crucial as a hinge
A ship unloader is a very large piece of equipment, but nevertheless also rather finicky. Royal Cargo recently fitted such a giant with a new hinge in the Philippines.
Adding fuel to the flame
Recently, some hot news made the headlines. Various respectable sources, both from the general media and our industry, claimed that the US Geological Survey (USGS) had made the largest oil and gas discovery in the United States ever.
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Henry Woo new Head of APAC at HHL
Henry Woo takes over from Joerg Roehl as Hansa Heavy Lift’s new Head of Asia-Pacific at the company’s Asia headquarters in Singapore. Woo has two decades of experience in the supply chain and shipping industry and has been the leader of HHL’s move into Transport &...
Militzer & Münch moves float glass factory
The Militzer & Münch Group transported the complete production line for a float glass site from eleven countries in North America, Europe and Asia to Kyzylorda in South Kazakhstan. The company was supported by the InterRail Group, a specialist in the field of international...