Successful test of simultaneous four-crane lifting method

An innovative method known as 'QUAD' lifting has been successfully trialed by Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial, which took place on 22 October, involved semi-submersible crane vessels Thialf and Balder operating in dynamic positioning mode, using four cranes in parallel. DNV GL has certified the technology that enables the QUAD

Operators busy as air freight peak season gets a boost

As the air freight peak gets underway, Dachser has announced it will be organizing charter flights for the Frankfurt-Shanghai route, offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round-trips.  “We are expecting this year’s peak season to be another strong one for air freight. Having our own charter means we can create

Rhenus and Logistics Plus Join Forces

Logistics Plus Inc. (America) and Rhenus Project Logistics (Germany) announced that they have joined forces for the modernization of two lignite-fired coal power plants in Turkey.  The project scope is approximately 40,000 cbm and includes 5 stators, each 200 metric-tons; 5 rotors, each 55 metric-tons; and hundreds of full truckloads, flatbeds,

AAL Bids “Benvenuti” To New Italian Office

Global MPV leader AAL has opened AAL Italia, based in Genoa, in response to the growing demand within Italy for greater and more competitive tramp and projects options to and from major trading points around the world. The new office strengthens the carrier’s European network and underlines its ongoing strategy

Pentagon Joining Project Freight Network

PFN (Project Freight Network) has announced the addition of Pentagon Freight Services Pty Ltd, South Africa as their new member for its project freight network. Pentagon is a specialist in shipments in the Southern parts of Africa with a specific focus towards Project Freight and Heavy Lift Cargoes.  Pentagon Freight South

BBC Chartering and Seaboard create joint Service

As part of their mission to improve services for shippers moving cargo between the US Gulf Coast, Jamaica, and ports in Ecuador, Peru and Chile, BBC Chartering and Seaboard Marine are pleased to announce a new strategic cooperation which will be marketed as “Andino Service.” As of November 29, 2018, Seaboard

MEPC bans carriage of heavy fuel oil

The 73rd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has dealt with a huge amount of work this week. Below is a brief summary of points: 1 – Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI to prohibit not just the use, but also carriage of bunkers above 0.50% sulphur on ships (unless

Kai von Taube to replace Ulrich Ulrichs

Kai von Taube will assume the role of Managing Director, ZEAMARINE effective Q4 2018. He will take over the operative business from Ulrich Ulrichs’ areas of responsibility that include the management of the Company’s liner and tramp services. Ulrich Ulrichs will leave the Company amiably on his own accord at