Jumbo and SAL aim to form joint venture

SAL, the German-based breakbulk and project cargo specialist, and Jumbo, the Dutch maritime heavy lift transport and installation contractor, have announced their intention to form a joint venture. The Jumbo-SAL-Alliance would be focused on gaining logistical efficiencies, such as joint fleet operations, and benefits for its customers, such as increased flexibility and offering customers worldwide …

Cometto involved in APCO Technologies latest project

APCO Technologies SA has successfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test for the Upper Composite Trailer. This complex system, which is as huge as a tennis court and weighs 180 tons, will be used at the Centre Spatial Guyanais to safely transfer the Ariane 6 Upper Composite with the Payloads, from the Assembly Building to the …

AAL commits to long-term monthly tramp sailings on its Asia – Americas trade route

AAL Shipping is capitalising on the frequency of sailings it has operated in the past 12 months between Asia and the Americas, to commit tonnage and resources to strengthening the trade lane going forward into 2021. Photo: Michael Morland Michael Morland, General Manager of AAL Americas and based in Houston, Texas explained; “Our service connects …

Wallenius Wilhelmsen introduces world’s first full scale wind-powered RoRo ship

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has introduced its latest initiative, the Orcelle Wind, a wind-powered Pure Car and Truck Carrier that will achieve up to 90% reduced emissions. The goal is to have a design ready for contracting with a shipyard by mid-2022, and a finished vessel ready for the high seas by 2025. "Since 2008, we have …

Kalmar ensures contract for 10 eco-efficient straddle carriers

Kalmar will supply Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) with a total of 10 hybrid straddle carriers for its ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Kalmar the hybrid straddle carriers significantly reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines and also generate much less noise than their …

CMA CGM Jacques Saadé makes her debut call at DP World Southampton

DP World’s container terminal in Southampton welcomed the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADÉ, the world’s first 23,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) containership to be powered fully by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The CMA CGM Group’s new flagship vessel recently set another new world record for the number of full containers loaded on a single vessel, carrying …

Sennder enters partnership with FinTech JITpay™

Sennder, Europe’s leader in the digitalization of road freight transport and JITpay™, a German-based FinTech provider of accounting, claims management and financing solutions to the logistics sector, jointly announce a new strategic and commercial partnership. Through this partnership, the two companies have developed a new invoice-factoring product for carriers in Germany and Poland that simplifies …

AAL delivers giant cable carousel for a US$2 billion offshore clean energy project

AAL Shipping has recently delivered a cable carousel measuring 23m in diameter (73m circumference) to Jan De Nul Group, for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project, 9.5 km off the coast of north-west Taiwan. The cargo was loaded in Jebel Ali and transported on deck of the 19,000 dwt heavy lift (HL) multipurpose vessel AAL Nanjing to the …

Ports of Normandy installs new guiding system worth €12M

Ports of Normandy launched the first stage of works on Ouistreham’s outer harbour, installing a guiding structure that would meet the new standards for global maritime traffic and enable wider ships (24 to 27.4 m wide) to travel through the locks at Ouistreham. The works cost €12M (€10M financed by Ports of Normandy and €2M …