The English transport company ALS has participated in the project to transport 1,185 wagons from Poland to Saudi Arabia. The cargo, was divided into three types of wagons with dimensions of L:14.35 m x W:3.20 m x H: 4.50 m for a weight of 30 t each. They were transported by rail from the Polish factory to the port of Gdansk before making the trip by sea to Saudi Arabia. Arriving at Dammam, the wagons were loaded via a ramp onto specially prepared roll trailers with embedded rails, then lashed and secured for the sailing to their final destination. The entire project lasted 20 months.
Located in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, the crane service provider Wiesbauer just acquired their first Demag AC 55-3 all terrain crane. This new machine will be delivered in Plankstadt, where the Rhein Neckar branch of the company is based. « We mainly purchased the AC 55-3 for use in the construction of cellars, prefabricated houses, and lifting ventilation equipment », explained Norman Weitzel, Managing Director of the branch.
The three-axle AC 55-3 has been launched in March 2018. Its telescopic main boom reaches 50m and it has a lifting capacity of 55t. With a width of 2,55m and a 12t axle load limit capacity, the AC 55-3 can also be configured for an axle load limit of 10t if required.
Malta Freeport Terminals recently ordered fifteen Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantries to the Finnish manufacturer. Equipped with Konecranes technologies such as Auto-steering, Stack Collision Reporting and Auto-TOS Reporting features, “ they will stack 1-over-6 containers high and 6 rows plus truck lane wide “, according to the manufacturer. The first ones will be delivered at the end of the year and the others in spring 2019.
The American Southeastern and Caribbean Island company Renegar-Driggers, distributor of the Terex Cranes company, will « add six new Demag all terrain cranes to its inventory » as mentioned by the manufacturer. Among these machines, there are one 100t capacity AC 100-4L, two 160t capacity AC 160-5 models and three 220t capacity AC 220-5 units. The delivery will be done over the next several months.
On the regional express train (TER) project linking Dakar to Blaise Diagne International Airport in Diass (50km), the Eiffage Group entrusted Bolloré Logistics with the shipment and delivery of two tampers (railway machines used to position the tracks).
Both machines, which are 19 meters long, 3 meters wide, 4 meters tall and weight 75 and 64 tons respectively, were unloaded by the teams from the Dakar Terminal company in early January 2018.
Then, Bolloré Logistics used two 200 t cranes to transfer these tamping machines from the MAFI trailers at the port to the tank transporters provided to transport the machines. A special convoy, composed of a 120-ton tank transporter, a six-wheel heavy load tractor and a hydraulic trailer, was set up to make the delivery within two days.
The delivery took place at two sites, the Dakar train station and the town of Bargny, located 30 km from Dakar. Through close collaboration with the handling teams of the Dakar Terminal and members of the project follow-up committee and thanks to the support of the Eiffage Rails teams, who have put in place specific devices to facilitate the accessibility of transport and lifting equipment, the operations could be conducted with full success.