A gentle giant in Rostock
The cranes needed for heavylift operations are growing ever taller. At its Rostock production site Liebherr recently inaugurated its new TCC 78000 unit, designed to handle its own cranes. It will transfer units between the production plant and the quay there – and operate on...
Fresh winds for windmills
Many conditions have to be just right, and others might require improvement, in order for windmills to remain efficient and environmentfriendly. Flying wind turbines, designed to generate energy above the surface of the sea, are now being tested by makani, for instance. The...
Close to clients through quality
The STTAT Group and its subsidiaries have been offering their customers transport and logistics solutions for more than 50 years.
A reliable Perth veteran
Two heavylift consignments were shipped to Southeast Asia from the Australian port of Fremantle recently. Specialists from Sadleirs were in charge of organising the tasks, transporting a cable reel and parts of a decommissioned submarine.
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.
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).
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.