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...
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.
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.
A ship unloader from Taiwan to Japan
The specialist BigLift Shipping recently transported a continuous ship unloader halfway across Asia. It deployed its specialist vessel «Happy Star» for the task, as it is equipped with the necessary heavylift cranes.
Ugly logistics ducklings
There have already been a quite a few rum birds in the logistics sky, haven’t there? Airbus’s huge new freighter, which cannot fly yet, is the latest in a line of rather special units. A much older type recently came home from New Zealand.
For Hayat and Mannesmann
Technical expertise is the trump in project logistics. Turkey’s Borusan Logistics utilises its R&D centre for stacking solutions or wind adapters, for instance.
Equipment for multimodals
In the railfreight area, heavy loads are a day-to-day occurrence. The required equipment is procured by the terminal subsidiary of CSX International in the US from Konecranes. The vehicle fleet will be supplemented with eight new units by December.
A plus for projects
The Russian market is on the move. Asstra Associated Traffic, which specialises in logistics in Central and Eastern Europe, expects growth momentum in the project segment. Christian Doepgen spoke to CEO Frank Müller and project manager Andrey Abramov.