Middle Eastern master class
Lift & Shift Engineering Middle East was founded in 2012. Since the inception of the joint venture between the Omani enterprise Fastco and India’s Apurva Parikh Group Company, aka Lift & Shift India, LSEME has been a Nicolas customer. The French technological leader contributed...
A very good (re)action
The greater the dimensions the more important the details. The specialist Hansa Heavy Lift loaded a 56 m reactor onto one of its ships recently, and every centimetre counted in the process.
From a flirt to a kiss
Stadler is currently manufacturing 25 of its Kiss-type double-decker passenger trains for export to Russia, to fill an order from Aeroexpress. The spectacular transport from Switzerland, where four of the trains are being built, started in early September in eastern Switzerland,...
Largest one for longest route
The only Antonov 225 ever to have been built recently flew across the Atlantic as part of a huge heavylift project. The weight of the cargo, a 139 t heat exchanger and its accessories, meant that no other mode of transport was possible.
Integration the key to success
The German company Integrated Project Services is a global project logistician with a special focus on transporting plant equipment and machinery. With the dispatch of a converter to the Caribbean state of Trinidad and Tobago, the firm handled one of its biggest single transport...
No British understatement
Longer, wider, heavier – this version of the Olympic motto applies to heavylift equipment more than ever before. The British provider Collett recently took delivery of a rather special vehicle – a side-girder deck that is capable of transporting 550 t. One of the company’s...
Two titanic performances
Two Boeing B747 freighters operated by the US provider Atlas Air caused quite a stir in Southeastern as well as Central Europe recently. While a B747-8F made its first landing in Stuttgart, a B747-400F transported cargo for the Greek shipping industry.
A «Love Story» in Strasbourg
In March a convoy with highly unusual dimensions transported a large General Electric turbine with a capacity of 510 MW from GE’s Belfort works to the inland port of Strasbourg. GE stated that this heavy goods transport represented a record for its Belfort works. One leg of the...
Flexibility a standard specification
The range of heavylift vehicle types that hits the roads every year is as broad as the number of different legal stipulations that apply to their operation in different countries. Now Scheuerle has introduced a new vehicle concept for a US client.
Helping hands high in the sky
The aircraft charter company Chapman Freeborn’s has developed into a successful problem-solver for its clients since landing its first contract in 1973. In a recent discussion with ITJ editor Andreas Haug in Basel, CEO Russi Batliwala explained why aircraft – of any size and...