Spliethoff buys five vessels from bankrupt Hansa Heavy

The Amsterdam shipping company Spliethoff is about to take over five ships from the bankrupt Hansa Heavy Lift. Spliethoff does not want to confirm or deny this, but 'hopes to be able to provide clarity at the end of the week'. Striking is the detailed reporting of the Danish trade journal, which

Panalpina receives offer from DSV

Denmark’s DSV has made a $4.1 billion takeover approach to Swiss rival Panalpina to try to close the gap on the world’s top three freight transport companies. Shares in Panalpina, which has come under pressure from an activist investor to do a deal, jumped as much as

Heavylift@Sea Unveils Deck Carrier

Engineering firm HeavyLift@Sea has unveiled a new heavy cargo deck carrier, designed to transport breakbulk cargoes for offshore wind projects Small port, big cargo, narrow waterways: the heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects in the North and Baltic Seas, which is currently being built at a Chinese

XELLZ Announces New Office in Lagos, Nigeria

XELLZ Operations B.V., answering to strong demand for its project logistics management services, today announced expanding its operations to Nigeria by opening its seventh local business unit (LBU) to be located in the Bull Nose, Apapa Port terminal Complex in Lagos.  XELLZ Nigeria will offer its services for Project Logistics

SPMT development

The modular nature of the SPMT lends itself to hybridization  and equipment manufacturers are now exploring exciting variants. Christian Shelton reports on the evolution of the SPMT Necessity is the mother of invention, the saying goes. There has always been a need to lift and move heavy items. Throughout history this

Norwegian oil companies expect surge in investments

Billion dollar investments in the Norwegian oil sector is headed for a significant surge, projects the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association. Norwegian Oil and Gas Association takes its optimism about future oil investments in Norway to a higher level. The industry association expects that investments levels shall reach more then NOK

Dangerous Good Containers Overboard.

Some 270 containers were lost, mainly with spare parts, toys and furniture. There are though, 3 containers with dangerous organic peroxides. Yellow container number MSCU3713629, blue container number CXDU2077321 and a rust brown container number TCLU41747408. Those locating dangerous containers are asked to call 112. 21 containers were located on the

Port of Brest Getting Ready for Offshore Wind Project

The marine renewable energy (MRE) hub being built in France’s Port of Brest has reached an important milestone after a 900-meter dike was connected to a wharf. The reclaimed area between the dike and the wharf will be filled out by dredged sediments in two stages, from October 2019 to April 2020, and

Breakbulk on the Rise

Despite tariff concerns and driven by new energy projects, breakbulk cargoes at U.S. ports are growing. Maritime research consultancy Drewry suggested earlier this year in its “Multipurpose Forecaster and Annual Review” that the multipurpose shipping market, which includes both breakbulk and project cargoes, would show improvement this year after a

Strack takes charge of ZEABORN Ship Management

Holger Strack, current Co-CEO of ZEABORN Ship Management together with Nils Aden, will become Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2019 and will take charge of all shipping activities at the third-party ship manager. Nils Aden will leave the company at his own request at the end of the year