Cosco secures heavy transport contract from Shell

Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has been awarded a contract by Shell to transport the Vito floating production unit to the Gulf of Mexico. The integrated Vito FPU will be transported by Cosco’s semi-submersible heavy lift ship, the 98,400 dwt Xin Guang Hua, from its fabrication yard in Singapore. The contract is the

Mammoet Seeks $2.8M For Unpaid Power Plant Work

Industrial transportation company Mammoet USA North Inc. is seeking $2.8 million in damages from a construction joint venture that allegedly stiffed it on subcontracting agreements related to two power plants in New Jersey and Connecticut, according to a filing Friday in New York state court. Mammoet alleges that Durr-Megrant A JV, a

SAL Heavy Lift awarded contract by GeoSea

SAL Heavy Lift has been awarded a contract by GeoSea for the shipment of 49 transition pieces for the Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Farm. Under the contract scope, SAL will transport the transition pieces from fabrication yards in Aalborg, Denmark and Vlissingen, Netherlands to the project port of Esbjerg in

Breakbulk Europe Soars To New Record

Breakbulk Europe brought together more than 9500 project cargo and breakbulk professionals in Bremen, Germany, marking a new attendance record for this specialized global event now in its 13th year. For the first time, Breakbulk Europe was held in Bremen, with the support of Bremen’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ports and

Industry Related Children’s Book, What A Great Idea!

"Heavy Team" is the world’s first children’s book on installation and transportation of oversize and heavy cargoes. What a unique and socially interesting media project this is. The book provides children with an interesting and through-play insight into the industry and work of their parents. Types of cargoes, the way to move

Swire Shipping upgrading its services from North Asia to the Pacific

From July 2018, Swire Shipping will upgrade its multipurpose liner services between North Asia and the Pacific. Under this enhancement, Swire Shipping will be adding direct calls at the Chinese ports of Nansha and Ningbo and aligning its North Asia services to provide a 10-day service frequency between North Asia and Papua New Guinea

BHP is said to get shale bids valuing at up to $9bn

BHP Billiton has received first-round bids for its US shale portfolio from oil majors including BP and Chevron, valuing the unit at $7-billion to $9-billion, people familiar with the matter said. Royal Dutch Shell, partnering with private equity firm Blackstone Group, also submitted a bid for the entire unit late in

United Heavy Lift expanding into new markets

Heavy Lift shipping company, United Heavy Lift, has taken the management of the newly built DP2 Deck Carrier Vessel, MV Zhi Xian Zhi Xing from Shanghai based Zhixian Transportation. While a sister vessel is being completed in the shipyard by the end of 2018. The 26.000 DWT vessel with its unobstructed

Greg Gowans Known For His Expertise

Gregory “Greg” Gowans, an industrial project logistics expert whose career spanned several decades, and a highly respected member of the project cargo industry, passed away early Sunday morning, June 3, in Harwich Port, Massachusetts. The Breakbulk Events & Media advisor, speaker, instructor and moderator served as an inspiration to many in

Breakbulk Europe in Bremen A Great Success

There has been lots of talk before the Breakbulk Europe decided to move its event from Antwerp, Belgium to Bremen in Germany but it seems to have worked and the success has even grown larger then before. With close to 8.000 visitors in Antwerp in 2017 to 10.000 last week