Heavylift / Breakbulk
Getting better all the time
Combilift is celebrating its 20th anniversary and opening a new factory. Formerly just a small enterprise, it has become one of the largest suppliers in the forklift business today. Its ambition is to keep on growing. Here’s our report of a visit to both events.
A 10 km record
Germany’s Kahl group of companies set a new heavylift weight record recently, and received an award from the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (Esta).
East and west – what next?
It was hardly surprising but quite in line with the current political climate that Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group announced its withdrawal from Nato’s strategic airlift programme. Whether the West will take up the succession offering from the Ukrainian manufacturer of the Antonov...
Flying whales and rhinoceroses
The consortium Flying Whales has presented a concept for an airship with a rigid structure, making it unlike others manufactured in the past. White rhinos travelled to Russia by a more conventional mode recently.
Fleet increase for anniversary
The maritime enterprise Jumbo, which is based in the Netherlands, specialises in offshore projects. It is set to expand its fleet by a new heavylift vessel with two cranes on board, with the unit due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. The subsea cranes, from Huisman...
Rail wagons to a kingdom
Saudi Arabia has bought rail wagons in Europe. WWL ALS shipped them to the country, and handled power equipment in another task.
Technology harnesses wind
The Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is being built about 35 km from the German island of Rügen. It will be ready much faster than was envisaged, thanks to 3D technology, according to E·On and Statoil, the two energy corporations building it.
Ugly logistics ducklings
There have already been a quite a few rum birds in the logistics sky, haven’t there? Airbus’s huge new freighter, which cannot fly yet, is the latest in a line of rather special units. A much older type recently came home from New Zealand.
A ship unloader from Taiwan to Japan
The specialist BigLift Shipping recently transported a continuous ship unloader halfway across Asia. It deployed its specialist vessel «Happy Star» for the task, as it is equipped with the necessary heavylift cranes.
Equipment for multimodals
In the railfreight area, heavy loads are a day-to-day occurrence. The required equipment is procured by the terminal subsidiary of CSX International in the US from Konecranes. The vehicle fleet will be supplemented with eight new units by December.