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Ro-Ro Ships Take On More Heavy-Lift Freight

ANTWERP — Roll-on, roll-off operators are positioning themselves as long-term competitors for heavy-lift shipments of traditional breakbulk vessels, Dirk Visser, senior shipping consultant at Dynamar, said Thursday at the annual Breakbulk Europe conference. Ro-ro operators are building new vessels designed to carry heavy and oversized cargo, a market that’s also drawing

Multipurpose Shipping Recovery Expected End 2017

May 26, 2016 - According to the presentation by Susan Oatway of Drewry at the European BreakBulk Conference in Antwerp, the competing sectors continue for the project freight market with improvements relaying on the handysize bulk carrier and container markets. The multipurpose shipping market is not expected to recover until the

New workshop launched at Breakbulk Europe 2016 in Antwerp.

This inaugural 2-day course was made up of 80% shippers, including Wärtsila, Andritz, GE, Shell and Fluor, complemented by freight forwarders and specialized transporters. Instructor Peter Bouwhuis from iBrabble B.V. (Education & Events) gives an overview of what is being taught and explains the importance of working as a team

Rickmers Holding AG rating updated to CCC

19 May 2016, The rating agency Creditreform has updated its rating for Rickmers Holding AG, parent of the shipping company Rickmers Group, from B- (‘watch’) to CCC. Creditreform bases the new rating above all on the persistently challenging market conditions prevalent in the container shipping sector and the corresponding development of the

Heavy Lift News at the BreakBulk 2016 in Antwerp

This year for the first time, the HeavyLift.News reporters will be present at the BreakBulk in Antwerp. HeavyLift.News is still a very young news site and therefore we would like to hear from you as well. If you have any comments on the BreakBulk or the industry itself and want to express

AAL BOOSTS CHINESE OPERATIONS WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF CENTRAL OCEANS AS AGENT FOR HONG KONG & SOUTH CHINA

Leading multipurpose heavy lift operator AAL is set to strengthen its growing presence in the China region, with the appointment of specialist project and steel cargo freight forwarder Central Oceans, as Commercial Agent for Hong Kong and South China. Wolfgang Harms, Deputy Managing Director of AAL commented, ‘Central Oceans took the

PFN ADDS ALLCARGO LOGISTICS LIMITED AS A NEW MEMBER FOR INDIA

May 17, 2016– Project Freight Net B.V. has announced the addition of Allcargo Logistics Limited as a new member for India to its Project Freight Forwarders network. Allcargo Logistics Limited is the global leader in integrated logistics services and is the largest Project Forwarding & Crane Rental Company in India and

Goliath Appears On The Polish Horizon

May 12, 2016 - Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has successfully lifted up a 120-meter-high crane for its installation in the port of Szczecin in Poland. The Goliath crane was built by Van Haagen Kraanbouw in the Netherlands and transported to the

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