Heavylift / Breakbulk
Helping hands high in the sky
The aircraft charter company Chapman Freeborn’s has developed into a successful problem-solver for its clients since landing its first contract in 1973. In a recent discussion with ITJ editor Andreas Haug in Basel, CEO Russi Batliwala explained why aircraft – of any size and...
Size isn’t everything
Heavylift shipping lines are adapting to the trend towards ever heavier consignments in the segment by increasing the heavylift capacities of their ships. A ranking by the Dutch consultancy Dynamar illustrates interesting developments between the industry’s leading firms....
A balanced portfolio
It is common knowledge that competition has become stiffer in the heavylift sector. A global company of Russian origin that works in the industry has to cope with this, and also deal with some special challenges at the moment. Against this backdrop the ITJ’s Antje Veregge put...
Italian helicopters fly to California
Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines recently deployed an Antonov freighter, together with its partner company, Ruslan International, to simultaneously transport four helicopters. This cargo shipment was not an isolated incident, but nevertheless required special treatment.
Project business under pressure
The port of Hamburg has seen its conventional breakbulk throughput drop by more than 20% over the past two years. The business community in the northern German city has put together a package of measures aimed at turning around this downward trend, at least in the high-value...
Belgium to Peru
Tuscor Lloyds, a British forwarding and heavylift specialist based in Manchester, recently completed the complex transportation of mining equipment material from Belgium to Peru.
«Parking makes them more nervous»
Big Move, a pan-European heavylift logistics network, recently faced a demanding task. Two components of a gantry crane – each of which was 34 m long, 5.8 m wide and 4.35 m high – had to be transported from Köthen to Differdange. The dead weight of the protruding metal...
Bertling to cooperate with Aeros
The Houston branch of Bertling Logistics Inc, the US entity of the Hamburg-based German logistics company Bertling, and the company Aeros, from California (USA), have signed an MoU for a potential joint venture to establish a partnership supporting global project logistics. It...
Cold boxes to the desert
The petrochemical industry is growing in leaps and bounds in Saudi Arabia. Late last year the Hamburg-based shipping firm Rickmers-Linie transported two cold boxes for Sadara, the Linde technology corporation’s largest on-site petrochemical project in the region.
Raising up the Costa Concordia
The capsizing of the cruise ship «Costa Concordia» off the coast of Italy in January 2012 continues to cast a sad shadow over the region today. At the end of last year, the company SAL Offshore was involved in the efforts to salvage the wreck.