Heavylift / Breakbulk
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.
Wind turbines to the Maghreb
The Tunis-based Salammbô Group was founded in 1999 by president and CEO Mohamed Hechmi Briki. The firm has expanded successfully beyond Tunisia’s borders and now has offices throughout the Maghreb region.
A range of services comes up trumps
It does not always have to be the major players. The fact that medium-sized enterprises are often more effective and quicker to react to changing market conditions can also be observed in the heavylift sector. Ross Grosskopf of the SME Dako Worldwide Transport, spoke to...
Old heavylift dreams flying high again
The first step is always the hardest. The British founders of Hybrid Air Vehicles must have taken frequent recourse to this old saying in the ten years of their company history. When an order from compatriots Straightline Aviation came in in March it seemed like a breakthrough...