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...
A balanced portfolio
It is common knowledge that competition has become stiffer in the heavylift sector. A global company of Russian origin that works in the industry has to cope with this, and also deal with some special challenges at the moment. Against this backdrop the ITJ’s Antje Veregge put...
Italian helicopters fly to California
Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines recently deployed an Antonov freighter, together with its partner company, Ruslan International, to simultaneously transport four helicopters. This cargo shipment was not an isolated incident, but nevertheless required special treatment.
Bertling to cooperate with Aeros
The Houston branch of Bertling Logistics Inc, the US entity of the Hamburg-based German logistics company Bertling, and the company Aeros, from California (USA), have signed an MoU for a potential joint venture to establish a partnership supporting global project logistics. It...
Raising up the Costa Concordia
The capsizing of the cruise ship «Costa Concordia» off the coast of Italy in January 2012 continues to cast a sad shadow over the region today. At the end of last year, the company SAL Offshore was involved in the efforts to salvage the wreck.
Rotor to Antwerp via Brussels
Two companies headquartered in the port of Antwerp, where the European heavylift and project cargo industry meeting takes place in May every year, recently handled an extraordinary transport job that transited the Belgian capital’s airport.