Four musketeers for Le Havre
The managers of the largest ongoing terminal-building project in France’s ports think in superlatives. To enable the Port 2000 facility to handle the latest generation of ULCVs it has been equipped with four Chinese gantry cranes weighing 2,100 t each.
Added mobility on the quays
Government measures to contain Covid-19 have not prevented many major projects from being completed. In April Birsterminal, one of the hubs on the Rhine where the river’s inland barge navigability ends, opened a new heavylift platform recently. Mobile cranes enable inland barges...
Open the sluice gates
Locks facilitate waterborne transport. Sometimes they themselves have to sail on a boat, as was the case with the gate of the Oslebshausen lock in Bremen recently, which was transported 60 km back to its lock after being renovated and upgraded recently.
Home sweet home on the high seas
ELA Container Offshore manufactures mobile accommodation for oil platforms and other facilities located at sea. The company is currently producing 26 living quarters for a converter platform located in the North Sea.
Witnessing a wedding
Cranes are as sure as death and taxes when it comes to transporting heavylift goods. In ports in particular, where there is limited space, it is essential to be equipped with mobile cranes for transhipment. We took a look around Liebherr’s facility in Rostock.
Stopping over in Strasbourg
Many northeastern French plants that produce large turbines as well as steel constructions are ensuring that the inland of Strasbourg loads ever-more heavy shipments. In 20port 15 the hub handled 250 such consignments.
An airbridge to Uganda
Globalisation on a grand scale. To build a road bridge over the Nile, which is Africa’s and the world’s longest river, the companies need material from Asia – which reaches the site via the Middle East.
South to Southwest Africa
The volume of high-value goods in intra-African trade is growing. Safmarine MPV, a specialist project cargo operator to West Africa, has gathered the requisite experience in this trade. The line is also equipped to transport breakbulk cargo.
Transporting lock gates in Panama – Gigantic dimensions
The construction of new locks in the Panama Canal has repeatedly been in the headlines recently. The transport of the first gates from the maritime terminal to the building site was an outstanding event – quite literally.
«Parking makes them more nervous»
Big Move, a pan-European heavylift logistics network, recently faced a demanding task. Two components of a gantry crane – each of which was 34 m long, 5.8 m wide and 4.35 m high – had to be transported from Köthen to Differdange. The dead weight of the protruding metal...