Heavylift / Breakbulk
Turbines over the Andes
Since 2015 Bolivia has been planning to increase its power-generation capacities, with the support of Siemens. It would like to generate more than enough electricity for domestic consumption, and to also export power. The equipment for the power station expansion project in...
Reaching the refinery
The German project logistics specialist Schmidbauer recently hauled two columns from Kelheim to Desching, near Ingolstadt (Germany). The demanding transport task called for detailed planning. It paid off. The goods reached their destination on time.
Smart move by BNSF
Demand for cement has been growing in leaps and bounds in Costa Rica over the past three years. The USA’s BNSF Logistics and Turkey’s Smart Logistics were recently in charge of transporting a substantial cement shipment from Izmir to Caldera.
A crane for Serbian coal
R & B Global Projects is busy with a multi-faceted transport project in support of Serbian energy production. It has been tasked with shifting a huge dismantled crawler crane to a coal basin near Belgrade.
“One company, two offices”
We met the manager of the Ukrainian aeroplane manufacturer Oleg Orlov and the executive of the airline Graham Witton that specialises in special transport tasks in a rather unusual setting at the Air Cargo Europe 2017 trade fair in Munich – at a stand modelled on the cockpit of...
Change is a constant
There has been no end to takeovers and staff changes in companies in the heavylift sector recently. Difficult market conditions is just one of the parameters ruling the roost. In many a company the founding generation is handing the sceptre over to its successors, whilst others...
Latin America is on the rise again. In a recent conversation Sebastián Zalaya, the managing director of the Argentinian enterprise Plate Trade, elaborated on how he as a project cargo logistician assesses the opportunities in his steadily liberalising country.
Experienced hand for TGP
A recent double-barrelled change saw Joerg Roehl, who previously served Hansa Heavy Lift for five years, don two caps for the future. He will head Natco Switzerland, and simultaneously be in charge of the pan-European business of Natco’s international parent company, the Trans...
Crane or rail – easy
There is a broad range of challenges facing heavylift operators, as the Austrian company Felbermayr registered recently. Thanks to careful preparation it managed two complex problems – shifting a 108 t transformer core and a 482 t generator stator.
Two heavylift EPC transport tasks headed for the Indian metropolis of Mumbai recently. The first one saw an airfreight consignment flown from Spain to India, whilst the second one involved an overland shipment. Both called for improvisational skills, however.