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“IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been celebrating its major anniversaries during 2018, with a focus on the achievements of the past decades as well as the challenges of the future, as the Organization seeks to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping. The Convention establishing IMO was adopted

Hansa Heavy Lift moves assembled Liebherr cranes from Ireland to the UK

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has successfully transported two fully-assembled ship-to-shore (STS) container gantry cranes for Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, picking them up in the DSG Terminal, Port of Cork, Ireland, before discharging them at the Port of Hull, UK. The shipment took place aboard HHL Lagos and was the first time Liebherr’s

Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany’s air cargo hub?

Encouraged by the German Government’s stated aim to promote passenger and cargo traffic at the Leipzig/Halle airport in Eastern Germany – this is contained in the text of the coalition agreement signed between Germany’s ruling coalition parties, the conservative Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party –

Combi Lift delivers first phase of Amur Gas Plant

German heavy-lift expert Combi Lift has successfully completed the first phase of the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project in Russia, delivering the final piece of cargo to Svobodny a month ahead of schedule.  Planning by Combi Lift’s project management in Bremen and tight monitoring by the company's on-site team ensured

Silk Way West Airlines increases flights

Azerbaijani cargo air carrier Silk Way West Airlines increases the number of flights to China. The number of Baku-Zhengzhou flights will be increased from four to six times a week.  The appropriate agreements were reached at ICAO Cargo Conference in Zhengzhou held in early September. At the event Silk Way West Airlines

Zeaborn in purchase talks with Hansa Heavy Lift?

The fast-growing German break-bulk/heavy lift/project cargo shipping company, Zeaborn Group, has declined to confirm European news reports that it is in negotiations to purchase Hamburg-based Hansa Heavy Lift. “I cannot confirm or deny,” said Holger Romer, head of communications at Bremen-based Zeaborn, which is also involved in ship management operations. “The shipping

Maersk Line will merge Damco

Those in the breakbulk industry expected for years that Maersk would announce a significant restructuring of its business this month. As with any highly anticipated announcement, rumors have circled around what would be Maersk's next step. This weeks announcement confirms what many analysts have speculated — that logistics unit Damco would merge with

New Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)

From 1st January 2020, a new regulation will come into force to reduce air pollution from ships globally. Whereas today ships can use fuel with up to 3.5% sulphur content (outside Emission Control Areas), the new global sulphur cap will be 0.5%. The regulation has been developed and adopted by the International

Mammoet Going For One

In the interests of efficiency, Mammoet chose to use just one large crane to complete all lifts for an industrial plant expansion project on the US Gulf Coast. Expansion of the Gulf Coast polypropylene plant will increase production capacity by 450,000 tonnes a year. Analysis of the construction plan and the

Vestas Receives WindFloat Atlantic Order

The WindPlus consortium has signed a firm order with MHI Vestas to provide three V164-8.4 MW turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project situated near the coast of Northern Portugal. The 8.4 MW turbines will be the largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed onto a floating foundation at sea. “This firm