Heavylift / Breakbulk
United forces in Africa
There is probably no field of logistics where the availability of experienced specialists is as important as in the breakbulk and project business. Fracht AG and Polytra, two firms with experienced specialist for the copper belt in the Congo and Zambia and which possess the...
New situation – more business
A change is often as good as a rest to get new impulses. Antonov Airlines vice-president Oleg Orlov was optimistic about business when he spoke to Christian Doepgen at the Breakbulk Europe trade fair in Bremen.
Under pressure in Texas
The US logistician C.H. Robinson handled two heavylift transport tasks for customers in the energy sector recently. Both assignments required a rather exceptional effort by the firm’s specialist teams to make sure that the sensitive shipments reached their destinations on time.
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...
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.