Rhenus strengthens its lines between France and Morocco

Established in Morocco since 2008, through its Rhenus Maroc subsidiary based in Tangiers, the German group Rhenus Freight Logistics (RFL) has seen the last five years an important development of its activities on the lines with this country. Indeed, Rhenus offers a wide range of transport and services between France and Morocco regardless of the sector of activity (industrial, event, hi-tech automobile, health and medical equipment …) From its platform in Aulnay- sous-Bois, where it has more than 4500 m2 of warehouses and 52 loading docks, RFL has set up weekly links to Morocco, via Spain, with transit times of 72 to 96 hours . It also has a large fleet of vehicles adapted to the loads: complete trucks (FTL), trucks with platform, trailers, transport of vehicles, etc. Rhenus can also offer its customers various exceptional convoys, with full or partial loads, to the ports of Casablanca and Tangiers. The company plans to make new expansions and openings in order to extend its network to this country.

Wiemann expands its fleet with a new Demag all terrain crane

Crane service provider Wiemann, based in Dortmund, has expanded its fleet with a new Demag AC 100-4L all terrain crane for its location in Gierstädt. This machine, with a capacity of 100 t and a main boom of 60 m (with a boom extension of 19 + 8 m), is one of the most compact cranes in its class. “With a width of only 2.55 meters, the AC 100-4L is the most compact crane in its category, making it ideal for work sites where space is tight,” explaining his purchase decision General Manager Martin Wiemann, who has received the crane together with employees Georg Ruhe and Mario Bley at Terex Cranes in Zweibrücken.

Legend: Left to right: Helge Prüfer (Sales Manager, Terex Cranes), Georg Ruhe (Crane operator, Wiemann), Mario Bley (Technical Field Service, Wiemann), Martin Wiemann (General Manager, Wiemann) and Christian Kassner (Senior Manager Sales, Terex Cranes)

Intermarine and Zeaborn to form joint venture

Maritime Holdings Delaware, parent company of Intermarine, has entered into a joint venture agreement with the German group Zeaborn. The company, which will be named Zeamarine, will include the transfer of assets and operating entities from the various commercial activities of Zeaborn as well as the company Intermarine held by Maritime Holdings, said the duo in a statement. The joint venture will have a fleet of more than 75 vessels and is expected to exceed 100 vessels by the end of the year. The shareholders of the new Zeamarine company will also commit to finance the new capital to develop the joint venture in which Zeaborn will be the majority shareholder.

€55 million contract for Vinci Construction Terrassement in Germany

Vinci Construction Earthmoving has been awarded by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn the contract to build the lot 1.4 of the future high-speed line linking the cities of Stuttgart and Ulm in Germany.

Vinci Construction Earthmoving has been awarded by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn the contract to build the lot 1.4 of the future high-speed line linking the cities of Stuttgart and Ulm in Germany.

The works will cover 5.4 km of earthworks and sanitation, 7.5 km of side roads and 8500 m2 of anti-noise screens.

With a budget of € 55 million, the project should last 2 years and mobilize nearly 100 people.

Europe well represented at the MIPIM Awards 2018

For this edition of the MIPIM Awards 2018, real-estate exhibition rewarding the best projects and infrastuctures of the year, European institutions are numerous with 26 of the 44 projects, shared in eleven categories. In the Best Healthcare Development and the Best Refurbished Building categories, they are only european. France is the most represented country with five projects, followed by four Italian, four Belgian and three German projects. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 15 March at 6.30 pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The jury will be chaired by Gecina CEO Méka Brunel.

New Liebherr LR 1250 for Dornseiff

The fleet of the german lifting operator Dornseiff Autokrane und Schwertransporte & Co. KG just expanded with a new Liebherr LR 1250. This crawler crane has a 250t loading capacity and a 148m high lifting capacity, as well as 35m main boom and jib. It benefits from higher loading capacities thanks to the Blocked Crawler Mode, increasing the lifting capacity by 20% when the machine has a 45m outreach, and by 15% when it works at 36m high. Thanks to this mode, the LR 1250 has been able to lift some weights which required bigger machines in a narrow site. It lifted some heavy concrete elements and the steel construction of the new production building’s roof structure of Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, in Regensburg. Dornseiff has up to date 52 telescopic and crawler cranes with lifting capacities up to 500t as well as various loading and mobile construction cranes.

The first Goldhofer Addrive trailer for the Argentinian company Aesa

The Argentinian company Aesa, dedicated in engineering, construction, manufacturing and services to the energy industry, just acquired several Goldhofer modules, including the first Argentinian Addrive. The order mentioned two addrive trailers and twelve additional STHP/SL axle lines plus gooseneck. For the purpose of maximizing the versatility of the equipment, the company also ordered several loading decks and turntable bolsters. According to the Aesa Board, this acquisition will enable the firm to offer the complete range of relevant transport services with a comparatively small number of modules. All the machines were shipped by the end of 2017. It enabled Aesa to be ready since the beginning of 2018 thorough training on the modules, given by the Goldhofer service team.

ESTA and FEM look into safety in on-shore wind farm construction

On March 6, 2018, the third Summit organized by ESTA (European association for abnormal transport and mobile crane industry) and FEM (European materials handling federation) will take place in the Bucerius Law School of Hamburg. Gathering most of the major actors of the Industry, it will deal with safety and standards in on-shore wind farm construction. The themes covered will be risk management, crane design, on-site delivery and transportation standards, accident analyses, productivity and supply chain relationships. According to the last subject quoted, organizers « aim to improve communication (…) from developers and turbine manufacturers to transport manufacturers and rental companies ». The Summit will last a single day and will be supported by VDMA Power Systems, a German association gathering wind turbines manufacturers. To book your place, go to the website www.estaeurope.eu/summit or contact the events team.