Heavylift / Breakbulk
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...
Markets & timing
At the beginning of this year AAL started a monthly Europe–Middle East–India–Far East service. Christian Doepgen spoke to Eike Muentz, general manager for Europe, and Jan-Henrik Heyken, senior chartering manager for Europe.
Maghreb gateway still open
It’s always best to consult an expert if you want to know about developments in a regionally specialised market such as the ones in the Maghreb. Tandem Group founder and owner Habib Bouricha, who has been operating since almost ten years, spoke to the ITJ’s Christian Doepgen...
Bridging the river Amur
Livo Logistics and Topline Express Logistics teamed up to mutually support each other in northeastern China recently, where ten cranes had to cross the border from China into Russia. An unseasonable winter storm in spring was a boon rather than a bane.
Ready to go and flexible
The way airfreight is currently gasping for capacities probably causes stressful moments for many a logistician today – all the more so if they have to shift particularly large or heavy consignments. ITJ editor Andreas Haug spoke to a charter specialist about the current state...
From Ravenna to Rotterdam
The company Briese Chartering recently transported eight 74 m pylons weighing 282 t each from the Adriatic to the North Sea. The world’s largest crane ship took over the consignments there and took them to their final destination on an oil platform.
25 years – 100,000s of tonnes
Kita Logistics is celebrating an anniversary, with CEO Emre Eldener busy driving forward the development of the Turkish logistics company. The firm plans to grow again in the project cargo logistics segment this year, having suffered a bit of a slowdown in 2019.
3 hours – not 18
Good ideas are of the essence when knocking down an oil platform into its individual components and loading them onto a barge. The Mexican company Eseasa deployed a caterpillar crane for the first time, thus cutting down the estimated project time.
Thinking in different scenarios
Holleman Romania added a broad range of subsidiaries to its core market in Romania a long time ago, with branches in Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova. CEO George Nita told the ITJ’s Christian Doepgen recently how his group is positioned in a challenging market and...