Heavylift / Breakbulk
Rickmers-Linie sets new record in Rijeka
Rickmers-Linie’s vessel Rickmers Tokyo is the proud record holder for the largest single shipment of transformers from the port of Rijeka, Croatia. She took over a total of 15 transformers weighing between 56 and 142 tonnes in mid-September. Twelve transformers were...
It’s coming home: Universal Transport delivers football...
Universal Transport has brought back the football club KKS Lech Poznań its 100-year-old club mascot, a restored Ty51-183 steam locomotive. Hundreds of supporters of the Polish club accompanied the night transport along the roadside. The journey was effectively staged with a...
Bay Line Shipping joins Project Partners
Project Partners has welcomed Bay Line Shipping from Yangoon, Myanmar, as a new member. The shipping company specialises in break bulk shipping service, freight forwarding & logistics, agency, chartering, project handling and brokerages services....
Playing big - bigger than a tennis court
With 287 tonnes in weight, 37 metres in length, nine metres wide and six metres in height the a refinery substation built at AV Dawson’s North Sea Supply Base is larger than a tennis court. The unit was transported as one piece from AV Dawson’s specialist fabrication halls...
Setting up a new petro-chemical plant in Tobolsk is a massive logistics challenge for the Sibur corporation. ITJ correspondent André Ballin was on hand to see it haul the heavy consignments.
Witnessing a wedding
Cranes are as sure as death and taxes when it comes to transporting heavylift goods. In ports in particular, where there is limited space, it is essential to be equipped with mobile cranes for transhipment. We took a look around Liebherr’s facility in Rostock.
Land, air and water
Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines recently transported coast guard vessels from the European part of Russia to eastern Siberia. But things did not end with the air transport.
Heavylift medley takes to the skies
The chief designer of the new Airbus special transporter describes his enormous baby as a bit of a “mish-mash” – but not in a derogative way. Nasa is still transporting space freight using a wide-bodied aircraft whose technology was first introduced 51 years ago. The...
It’s in the mix
Size is not always everything, as Raymond Fisch, BBC Chartering’s senior vice-president for strategic projects, told Christian Doepgen recently. Efficiency and proximity to markets are also key, amongst other things.
Stopping over in Strasbourg
Many northeastern French plants that produce large turbines as well as steel constructions are ensuring that the inland of Strasbourg loads ever-more heavy shipments. In 20port 15 the hub handled 250 such consignments.