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Jumbo Lifts, Ships Two Ship Unloaders

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The heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation & installation contractor Jumbo Maritime has recently completed two shipments of two giant ship unloaders from Gdynia Port, Poland to Djen Djen Port in Algeria for Fagioli.The ship unloaders are intended for unloading bulk cargo from vessels on the quayside.

National Workboat Association: CTV Safety Improved

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The safety statistics released by the National Workboat Association (NWA) demonstrate progressive improvement in the Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) safety performance of workboat crews and operators, with a considerable drop in the rate of incidents between 2014 and 2017.This four-year statistical summary

Gemini Marine Appoints Berthon as Sole UK Dealer

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South African Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Gemini Marine has announced Berthon as its sole UK & Ireland dealer for its range of military, rescue, commercial and leisure RIBs.Gemini Marine designs and manufactures comprehensive range of cabin and open RIBs for many of the world’s military, rescue and commercial operators,

OOS Serooskerke Undocked at CMHI Jiangsu

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China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Jiangsu shipyard has undocked OOS Serooskerke, OOS International's newest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV)."The undocking operation was complex because of the limited water depth in the dry dock," said a press release from the company.The close comradery between

BigLift's Happy Star Cranes Upgraded

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This month Happy Star’s two Heavy Lift Mast Cranes were upgraded to 1,100 mt lifting capacity each at the Huisman Service & Assembly location in Schiedam, the Netherlands.After a thorough testing program, Happy Star will depart for Porto Maghera, Italy, tomorrow to load two 1,500 mt reactors – the first

Kongsberg to Equip New Heavy Lift Crane Vessel

Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract worth approximately $13 million to equip a new heavy lift crane vessel for Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) with an innovative technology suite. The vessel, a customized Ulstein Design & Solutions BV design, marks the entry of the Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport

Liftboat Milaha Explorer Deployed off West Africa

The Milaha Explorer crew following deployment off the coast of West Africa (Photo: Milaha)

Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate Milaha said its liftboat Milaha Explorer has been deployed off the coast of West Africa as part of a long-term charter with a major international oil company.Milaha’s President and CEO, Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, said, “Over the past few months, we have been significantly ramping up our operations,

New Rig Designed for Heavy Dockside Lifts

Modulift sent two rigs for on- and off-load in Korea and Thailand respectively. (Photo: Modulift)

Below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Modulift and Siemens Heat Transfer Technology B.V. combined forces to design a special rig for lifting modules that weighed nearly 200t apiece. Modulift sent two rigs for on- and off-load in Korea and Thailand respectively—a total of 16 no. 34t capacity MOD 34 beams in addition to slings,

Liebherr: Purely Electrical Portal Crane

LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane Photo  Liebherr

The new LPS 420 E is the latest extension of the Liebherr mobile harbour crane product range. The newly designed machine is a purely electric driven portal crane. All crane movements like luffing, hoisting, slewing and travelling are done by electric motors. As the LPS 420 E is a member of the LHM series,

Cargo, Offshore Gaining Ground: Viking

Image:  Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S

 For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines. Signs of a slight improvement in the economy are encouraging,

Borr Drilling Buys Paragon Offshore

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Offshore rig firm Borr Drilling, controlled by Norwegian investor Tor Olav Troeim, is proposing to buy its rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in a push to consolidate the fragmented rig market, it said on Thursday.   A plunge in oil prices in 2014 forced oil firms to cut back on offshore exploration,

RollDock, SAL Heavy Lift Form Dock Vessels Pool

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RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift announced plans to join forces for roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out heavy lift cargoes, saying they will launch a “world’s first” pool for dock vessels from April 1, 2018.   The pool will consist of the combined fleet of six vessels and will be managed by RollDock

Jumbo Orders LNG-powered Heavy Lift Ship

(Image: Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.)

Dutch transportation and installation contractor Jumbo said it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with shipbuilder China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the construction of a new heavy lift crane vessel (HLCV) scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020.   The DP2 vessel will feature

UK Shipping Industry Takes its Cause to Government

[L-R:] Ben Murray,  manager of Maritime UK; Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping and Clemence Cheng, CEO of HPH UK, walk up to Downing Street with Lance Bachelor, CEO of Saga plc; and Dr Grahaeme Henderson, president of the UK Chamber of Shipping and VP of Shipping & Maritime at Shell. Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

 The UK Chamber of Shipping's CEO Guy Platten and its president Dr Grahaeme Henderson were among a delegation of international shipowners and major figures from the shipping industry that visited 10 Downing Street on Monday as part of London International Shipping Week 2017.   The delegation, led by Maritime UK,

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