• 15 Jul 2014 8:30 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 14 July, 2014

    Crane Rental lifted the 41.5 hub of the new Orlando Eye observation wheel into place. The hub was installed about 200 feet above the ground, the center of what will be a 400-foot-tall attraction on Orlando’s popular International Drive in Florida. The wheel is being constructed by Adena Corporation.

    The hub unit was transported on Crane Rental’s 13-axle trailer and lifted with its 600-ton-capacity Terex AC500-2 hydraulic truck crane with a Sideways Superlift attachment, Cargo Equipment Experts said in a statement on behalf of its member.

    Other work for the observation wheel is being completed by Crane Rental Corporation’s 130-ton-capacity Grove RT9130E rough-terrain crane, which will remain onsite for the duration of the job. During the hub lift, the RT lifted a work platform 200 feet, bringing a crew to attach the hub to the base structure.

    The wheel itself will be constructed in sections, rotating as they are completed. The attraction is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.


  • 14 Jul 2014 10:42 AM | Anonymous

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  • 14 Jul 2014 8:37 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 13 July, 2014

    NORWAY's Port of Oslo has chosen the Turkish logistics and industrial company Yilport Holding as the new container terminal operator in Oslo in an agreement running for 20 years with an option for a further 10 years.

    The company won a competition in which four other international companies were bidders. The new operator will take over the operation of the container traffic in the port of Oslo late 2014 or early 2015. Istanbul, Turkey-based Yilport Holding operates two container terminals in Turkey and has a 50 per cent stake in Malta Freeport Terminal. In 2014, they took over the operation of Gavle Container Terminal, one of the most effectively run container terminals in Sweden.

    Port director Anne Sigrid Hamran said Yilport Holding was the best choice to operate and develop Norway's largest and most modern container terminal, which has a 260,000 TEU capacity that is to increase to 300,000-350,000 TEU by 2015/16. "Our goal is to receive twice as much cargo as we do today to supply an ever-growing population in the Oslo area. Yilport Holding was selected based on both economic and commercial criteria," Ms Hamran said. The new company will lease space and cranes from the Port of Oslo. The operator will also hold employer responsibility for the crane operators, which until now have been employed by the port authority. Crane operators will be transferred to the new terminal operator after which, a more efficient and smooth operation is expected.


  • 12 Jul 2014 9:07 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 11 July, 2014

    Four wind turbines for facility off the coast of western Denmark

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply four 8-megawatt wind turbines to the Velling Mærsk project in western Denmark. It will be the first commercial placement of the high capacity turbines.

    The project is being developed by  Skovgaard Invest and Energicenter Nord.  Velling Mærsk project will serve as a testing ground for installation methods and operation and maintenance procedures of the turbine onshore prior to the commencement of serial deliveries offshore, MHI Vestas said in a statement. MHI Vestas in April of this year was established as a joint venture between Japanese MHI and the Danish wind manufacturer.

    “The order for the first 0-series V164-8.0 MW turbines is a crucial step in the ramp up towards serial production,” Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, said. “We will verify the performance, reliability and efficiency of the wind turbine before taking it offshore.”

    The turbines have a 64-meter rotor diameter with a sweep area of more than 21,000 square meters. Installation will start mid-2015.


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  • 11 Jul 2014 8:34 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 10 July, 2014

    THE container charter market rates for both large and small vessels are enjoying a summer peak season rebound, whilst rates for medium-sized tonnage remain stagnant in light of stalling demand.Charter rates for overpanamax tonnage rose on the back of limited vessel supply and firm demand, reported Alphaliner.

    Denmark's Maersk Line fixed the 8,540 TEU Seroja Empat, sublet from MISC Bhd, for four to six months at US$26,500, an increase on the $25,500 paid in May by UASC on the same ship for a Pacific round voyage.

    MSC has secured the 6,966 TEU Schulte-controlled Adrian Schulte for 12 months at $20,500. The vessel recently ended a five-year charter with APL at a much higher rate of $37,250. Hamburg Sud has sublet the 6,612 TEU Zodiac-controlled Cap Aguilar to Maersk for three to five months at $16,500, a loss making deal for the German company which originally fixed the vessel in November 2013 for a 12-month charter at $22,000. The 4,000-5,000 TEU wide-beam sector continues to generate interest with Maersk extending the 5,071 TEU Thenamaris-controlled Seasmile for 12 months at $16,650, less than the $18,100 Maersk was so far paying.

    NYK fixed the 4,620 TEU Hamburger Lloyd-controlled RHL Calliditas for nine to 12 months at $15,500, slightly above what the Japanese operator paid for a sister vessel for a similar period in early June. The panamax market continues its rally with rates finally reaching $10,000, as illustrated by the fixture of the 5,050-TEU Margrit Rickmers for an Asia-US east coast round voyage. MSC fixed the sister vessel Pinehurst Kontor for six to nine months at $9,900; and OOCL secured in Asia the 5,041-TEU Patjens-controlled Herma P for seven to nine months at $9,700.

    This rate is a huge blow for Patjens, who enjoyed a rate of $28,000 from an eight-year charter with P&O Nedlloyd that recently expired. The 3,000-3,500 TEU market is at last seeing some progress with rates hitting the high $7,000s, up from recent fixtures of low to mid $7,000. The higher rates for larger panamax ships have also forced charterers to consider smaller tonnage. CMA CGM has extended the 3,586 TEU HS Bizet for seven to 10 months at $7,750. The vessel is deployed by CMA CGM's affiliate ANL on the North America-ANZ 'Oceania' service operated jointly with Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud.

    In Asia, MOL fixed the 3,380-TEU William Shakespeare for two months at the same rate. The vessel is to join the new Asia-west Africa service that MOL recently launched with Evergreen and COSCO.


  • 10 Jul 2014 8:40 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 8 July, 2014

    EVERGREEN Marine is taking delivery of its last 8,508-TEU container ship, the Ever Lucky, out of an order for 20 vessels placed with Samsung Heavy Industries. The ship will join the Asia-US west coast trades.

    While integrating the new ships into its fleet, the carrier plans to return two dozen chartered ships by 2015.

    The company is gradually increasing its operating capacity to meet rising demand as the global economy recovers, group vice chairman Bronson Hsieh said last month.

    He says he can almost see the 'light at the end of the tunnel' for the container shipping industry despite the ocean liner posting a loss of NTD1.69 billion (US$56.5 million), but is forecasting a rebound in the second half.

    The carrier will receive five ships of the same L-type model from CSBC Corp by the third quarter of next year.


  • 09 Jul 2014 8:42 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 8 July, 2014

    CH2M HILL has been awarded a contract by PKP PLK to carry out the feasibility study and design for the electrification of a railway line in Poland.

    PKP PLK plans to modernize about 30 kilometers of rail line that runs from Wegliniec to Gorlitz at the country border with Germany, as part of a larger US$1.1 billion rail modernization project.

    The project contract is worth about US$513,000, CH2M HILL said in a statement. The Colorado-based engineering company will analyze socio-economic factors, traffic, railway infrastructure, rolling stock, network power systems, as well as environmental impact assessments. In addition, the transportation team will provide construction design and cost estimates for the operation and maintenance of power lines, substations and overhead line equipment.

    The work will be completed by the end of November 2015.


  • 08 Jul 2014 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 6 July, 2014

    HYUNDAI Merchant Marine (HMM) is to take delivery of the Hyundai Victory, the fourth of five 13,100-TEU ships ordered in August 2011 from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

    The shipping line paid a total of US$129 million per ship, reported Alphaliner. The newbuilding will be deployed on the G6 Asia-Europe Loop 7.

    This delivery follows that of the Hyundai Drive, delivered two weeks ago. The last ship, the Hyundai Pride, is due to be delivered in late July.

    These five newbuildings, controlled by HMM, add to five ships of the same size delivered in 2012 by the Hyundai Samho shipyard and financed by interests related to Greek owner Danaos.


  • 07 Jul 2014 8:38 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 6 July, 2014

    ICELANDIC shipping company Eimskip is to receive 875-TEU Lagarfoss, the first of two geared containerships ordered from China's Rongcheng Shenfei SB Co in September 2011 at a total price of US$50 million.

    The delay of a year for both vessels meant the price tag dropped by $11 million, reported Alphaliner. The Lagarfoss is to join Eimskip's Iceland-UK and Rotterdam fortnightly service, the 'Yellow Line' and to replace the 724-TEU Selfoss as of mid August from Rotterdam.

    It will have a cargo of brand new reefers purchased in China, and goods carried within the frame of the recently signed free-trade agreement between China and Iceland.

    The Lagarfoss and sister vessel are based on the 'Mawei 870' design which is fitted with 231 reefer plugs and offers a commercial speed of 18 knots.

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