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.
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...
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.
Wind power in its sails
The debate concerning alternative sources of energy has not yet abated. Crane-maker Liebherr is nevertheless banking on wind energy, amongst other things. It won a contract to supply the heavylift crane for the wind-farm installation vessel “Orion”.
As crucial as a hinge
A ship unloader is a very large piece of equipment, but nevertheless also rather finicky. Royal Cargo recently fitted such a giant with a new hinge in the Philippines.
Establish and maintain
Special excavator and cranes are needed to build and maintain national infrastructure, be it in Egypt or Switzerland. The multifarious undertakings involved can be the building of a road tunnel, or the cleaning of filter grilles in a hydroelectric power station.