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.
Jet engines across the big pond
The Austrian company Ontime Logistics, which is headquartered in Salzburg, landed a new contract recently. It is providing a 48-hour service for Austrian commercial aircraft engines that it picks up at Vienna airport, flies them to the USA for a major overhaul and then returns...
Equipped for the Arctic
Big Roll Shipping, a Dutch joint venture established by the heavylift specialists Big Lift Shipping and Roll Dock Shipping, has ordered two new carriers in China for the transportation of very heavy modular cargo. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2015.
A month has passed since typhoon Haiyan swept across parts of the Philippines. A lot of the emergency aid has been delivered by air (see ITJ 47-48 / 2013, page 21), but the necessary infrastructure is often lacking at airfields.