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U.S. logistics organizations rush to respond to Hurricane Harvey

American Logistics Aid Network calls on logistics community to make donations that do not tax supply chain capacity. Humanitarian logistics efforts in the United States were elevated today, as disaster response professionals wrestled with a storm the likes of which the nation has never seen. Tropical storm Harvey, after hammering a large

Jumbo Moves Richard Bay Loader

Heavy-lift firm Jumbo has transported two over-dimensional ship loaders from China to South Africa. The giant units weighed 830 tonnes each and were carried aboard the heavy-lift vessels Jumbo Javelin and Jumbo Jubilee. A specialist team from Jumbo arranged the transport from Tianjin to Richards Bay. “This project required detailed engineering because of the width of the

VIP Shipper Club Europe

Hundreds of cargo owners involved in projects throughout Europe and the world will meet in Bremen from 29-31 May 2018 for Breakbulk Europe. Because of your important role in the industrial supply chain, we have a special program that offers a suite of opportunities for project owners and developers, oil & gas companies,

Hansa Heavy Lift delivers six large RTG cranes to Turkey

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported six rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, each weighing 135 metric tonnes and measuring 28.9 x 11.3 x 26.6 m, from Japan to Turkey. All units were loaded onto the vessel HHL Kobe at the port of Saiki in southern Japan, with two of the cranes being discharged at the

CLA Airline to Launch Service from Houston

CargoLogicAir, Great Britain's all-cargo airline, will begin service this month out of Bush Intercontinental Airport after a deal finalized during Mayor Sylvester Turner's European trade mission in July. CLA's Boeing 747-400 freighters will arrive in Houston from Mexico City. Cargo service will then operate between Houston and Frankfurt, Germany, and Abu

Project Freight and Logistics Training

We have seen many articles lately that are dedicated to the lack of expertise left in the project freight industry and where this is going for the near future. While many companies are offering training programs to the industry and shippers, very few are actually training for real expertise. We had a

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport cleared to receive large aircrafts

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency allowed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport to receive superheavy jets Boeing 747 and Antonov An-124-100, the airport reported. The move is to facilitate cargo transportation in this Far East region in the first place. Prior to the aircraft list expansion the airport runway was partially reconstructed during May – November

Zeaborn Purchasing Five Vessels From Rickmers

Breakbulk carrier Zeaborn Group is to purchase five Superflex heavy-lift vessels from Rickmers Holding. The deal is expected to conclude by the end of September and the vessels are each equipped with intermediate decks for optimizable loading capacities and four cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 640 tons. Headquartered in Bremen in the

Lifting the roof of Mordovia Arena

ALE has performed the lifting and installation of 1,300 roof sections of the Mordovia Arena stadium located in Saransk, Russia. Each section had different dimensions and weighed 80t each. ALE used its 750t capacity crawler crane with a 45m luffing jib in the largest configuration possible to lift and install the

Netherlands’ Subidy-Free Wind Farms

The Dutch government is to launch its first subsidy-free tender for a wind project with its Hollandse Kust (Dutch Coast) development this autumn. The move signals the increased commercial viability of wind projects, and follows interest from a number of German firms in the tender. The announcement by Minister of Economic