Global breakbulk prepares for industry’s most important event – AntwerpXL – next week!

Thousands of industry professionals will come together for next week’s AntwerpXL, breakbulk’s most important event, at the Antwerp Expo, Belgium, 4-6 October 2022.  Over 150 major players from the global breakbulk, RoRo and heavy lift industries will demo their services and innovations across the exhibition floor. Delegates will be able to browse exhibits from big …

AntwerpXL 2022 – Breakbulk conference programme focusing on global trends announced

The conference programme for AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo event, has been unveiled.  AntwerpXL returns in 2022 and will bring the breakbulk community together again to showcase innovative technology, overcome industry challenges, and make connections. One of the highlights of the exhibition will of course be the Main Deck Conference, which will …

Networking Opportunities Revealed for AntwerpXL 2022

AntwerpXL will provide unique opportunities to rub shoulders and do business with the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo community’s biggest names when it opens its doors from 4-6 October 2022.  AntwerpXL 2022’s networking opportunities will include a free-to-attend tour of the Port of Antwerp* from 12:45 – 16:15 on the first day of the …

Volvo Trucks begins series production of heavy electric trucks

Volvo Trucks is starting series production of its heavy-duty trucks: Volvo FH, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX. These trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes* and the three models represent around two thirds of the company’s sales. Volvo Trucks has now six electric truck models in series production globally.  “This is a …

Volvo Trucks opens first battery assembly plant in Belgium

Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. In the new battery plant, cells and modules from Samsung SDI will be assembled into battery packs that are tailor-made for Volvo Trucks´ heavy-duty electric range: Volvo FH, …

Verhelst becomes Wolffkran’s exclusive distributor in Belgium

Wolffkran has granted Verhelst Machines exclusive distribution rights for WOLFF tower cranes in Belgium and non-exclusive distribution rights in the Netherlands. The deal also includes Verhelst Machines taking responsibility for Wolffkran's tower crane rental activities in Belgium. The agreement follows nearly a decade of partnership between the two companies, during which they have developed the …

Improved offshore wind turbine base quayside lifting safety with Enerpac XC Pump

Belgium-based REM-B Hydraulics has developed self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks for connecting and releasing 1000 tonne, 85m high, offshore wind turbine bases during quayside lifting onto a pontoon, for leading international steel construction company, Smulders. Based on a cordless, Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump, the hydraulic shackle release powerpack is a safer alternative to dangling long lengths …