Heavylift / Breakbulk
Max didn’t go mad; he just did his job
The route-planning process is the be-all and end-all for any overland heavylift transport. The choice of the right vehicle comes next. The company Samuel Amsler deployed a Faymonville ‘Mega Max’ unit for its recent haulage of a 24 t steel container that was 20 m long. The...
Fulfil the trust placed
Is a boom set to rise from the crisis? Prudence is essential, Christophe Grammare, AAL Shipping’s commercial director, told Christian Doepgen, for shippers expect regularity and dependability. AAL is developing liner services to fulfil the trust placed in the carrier.
In and out of Hamburg and Lübeck
Trans-Trading Hamburg, a member of the XLP network, recently shipped some locomotives from Bavaria to Finland via Lübeck. In January it had already handled three oversized turbines in Hamburg. The devil is often in the detail.
Bundling forces in Brazil
Intermarine, a heavylift operator with a strong presence in the Americas, above all, and its sister company SAL Heavy Lift, are set to operate jointly in Brazil from March. An experienced team will serve the promising market from a new São Paulo office.
A major project in the ice
The Australian government is getting ever more interested in establishing an airfield in the Antarctic – where the ice isn’t quite as ‘eternal’ as is popularly believed, by the way. The protests of campaigners for the environment as well as of critics who doubt the...
A drilling rig straight to the Caspian Sea
Every project transport operation has its star player. This time it was an oil drilling rig, whose sections weighed in at 270 t. It was transferred to an inland barge by a ‘double-banking’ manoeuvre in just 24 hours.
In orbit for 15 years
Project transport tasks for space flights are always demanding, on account of the sensitive cargo. A French and a Ukrainian firm recently teamed up with a US entity to ship a South Korean ‘Army Navy Air Force Satellite Information System’ unit (Anasis) to its launch pad.
A heavy anniversary
The gateway in Burns Harbor is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a rather special project. Hundreds of elements needed for the construction of a power station transited through the hub on the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
Four musketeers for Le Havre
The managers of the largest ongoing terminal-building project in France’s ports think in superlatives. To enable the Port 2000 facility to handle the latest generation of ULCVs it has been equipped with four Chinese gantry cranes weighing 2,100 t each.
Added mobility on the quays
Government measures to contain Covid-19 have not prevented many major projects from being completed. In April Birsterminal, one of the hubs on the Rhine where the river’s inland barge navigability ends, opened a new heavylift platform recently. Mobile cranes enable inland barges...