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 …

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 …

Maersk to operate world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel

Maersk accelerates the efforts to decarbonise marine operations with the launch of the world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel in 2023, seven years ahead of the initial 2030, ambition. All future Maersk owned new buildings will have dual fuel technology installed, enabling either carbon neutral operations or operation on standard very low sulphur fuel oil …

Jumbo’s latest innovation reduces flash rust

Jumbo has introduced its in-house  developed innovation that solves the issue of persistent flash rust caused by the removal of temporary welded securings on board its fleet of heavy lift vessels. The prototype device was developed by Jumbo Chief Officer and part-time Master’s student Bob Heikoop. Initial results show that the device is not only …

Jumbo completes transport phase for Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

Jumbo has completed the transportation part of its Transport & Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Jumbo mobilised ships from its own heavy lift vessel fleet, together with subcontracted deck carriers and HLVs from third parties, to transport the 40 monopiles, 120 monopile sections and 40 transition pieces (TPs) from yards …

P&O Maritime Logistics reinforces logistics capabilities with strategic appointment

P&O Maritime Logistics have appointed Christian Arndt to the newly-created role of Vice President Logistics. He joins the business following over 20 years in the energy industry, with a diversified background that includes supply chain and logistics management with upstream producing operators such as ExxonMobil and Tullow Oil. Mr. Arndt will be responsible for furthering …

Roll Group completes first Factory to Foundation project in the Middle East

Roll Group UAE has recently completed its first Factory to Foundation project in the Middle East. The Module transportation started in December 2020 and was completed in 5 weeks. Phase one of the project consisted of weighing, sea and land transportation, and installation onto foundation of several Modules.   Regional Sales Director,Nimalan Logeswaran, commented “Due …

United Heavy Lift takes delivery of the first of eight F900 Eco-Lifter newbuildings

United Heavy Lift has taken a delivery of the first in a series of eight state-of-the-art F900 Eco-Lifters newbuildings. The MV UHL Faith was delivered to the CSSC shipyard in Hudong, China. “We affirm our company’s commitment to contributing to an eco-friendly shipping industry by investing in fuel-efficient tonnage. We look forward to taking delivery …