Heavylift / Breakbulk
Know-how instead of size
In project and heavylift logistics, clocks tick differently than in the other areas of transport. Wolfgang Karau, the director of Quality Cargo Networks (QCN), spoke with Christian Doepgen about the three networks WWPC, CEE and Priority Cargo Network.
A month has passed since typhoon Haiyan swept across parts of the Philippines. A lot of the emergency aid has been delivered by air (see ITJ 47-48 / 2013, page 21), but the necessary infrastructure is often lacking at airfields.
Delicate operational sensitivity
Every manoeuvre has to be executed exactly right in project cargo operations. Jumbo’s recent transportation of a shiploader from China to Venezuela required very precise skills from all of the parties involved.
Heading for Africa and Asia
The US firm V. Alexander International Logistics, founded in Tennessee in 1946, has run a subsidiary in Bremen (Germany) since 2008. The company has already handled many heavylift transport jobs from Germany to international destinations in 2013.
ISS expanding in Sicily
ISS Tositti, part of maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services, has opened two additional offices in Sicily. With one office in Augusta (Sicily), the new locations in Gela and Palermo will provide a new service base for the growing liquid and bulk market on the...
A first for Europe
Energy for the future, says Inelfe’s slogan, projecting the ambitions of the Franco-Spanish electricity link. It is currently constructing two sub-stations, one in Spain and on in Baixas, near Perpignan (France). Geodis Projets, having thoroughly evaluated all the options on...
Efis Air • Saudia Cargo - Small steps lead to outer space
The GSA Efis Air, which is a member of the ECS Group, recently carried out the delivery of the fourth and last stage of Europe’s Ariane rocket, which is scheduled to lift-off on its next mission on 5 June. Another transportation job related to the past as well as the future of...
«Where are we going?»
The transportation of heavylift and project cargo is a relatively small niche, when compared with other areas of commercial shipping, such as the container business or the bulk freight sector. Nevertheless, tough market conditions are making life difficult for the segment. The...
Beams on a group of wagons
The delivery of 14 beams made by ArcelorMittal, each with a length of almost 61 m, presented a particular challenge for rolling stock and railway lines. CFL Cargo and a German engineering firm cooperated to find the solution.
«The heavylift cargo industry urgently requires...
The young Hamburg-based company Hansa Heavy Lift entered the market approximately two years ago, at a time when the oversupply of tonnage and low rates were already the order of the day. Since then there has been no significant change in these conditions. However, the heavylift...