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Metro handles turbine blades


the Port of Galveston, in Texas, USA. The wind turbine blades – the longest ever handled through the Port of Galveston and destined for three wind projects in Brazil – were transported to the port via the BNSF Railway network. Siemens said it expected to have exported 246


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etro has provided handling and stevedore services for Siemens Energy Inc’s 53 m long wind turbine blades moving through


blades during the project, which ran from May to the end of July 2013. In preparation for the project, BNSF


Railways negotiated special clearances to ensure the blades travelled safely across the US Midwest, while the Port of Galveston refurbished two existing rail track spurs and added two further spurs to accommodate the oversized cargoes.


the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal, Georgia, USA. With each unit weighing 1,388 tonnes and measuring 132 m wide by 56.4 m tall, heavy lift shipping specialist Dockwise delivered the cranes from China to the US gateway onboard its vessel Teal.


Dockwise Teal delivers four cranes to GPA F


our super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes (pictured) have arrived at


Designed by Finland headquartered Konecranes and assembled in Nantong, China,


each crane can lift up to 65 tonnes to a height of 41.5 m above the deck.


Conxion ships machinery for Qatari port


Project Cargo Network in Qatar, has completed the first phase of a large project shipment for the Gulf country’s New Doha Port.


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onxion Logistics & Heavy Equipment, a representative of the


“We have successfully completed the shipping of the first batch of two crushing and screening machines with accessories that belong to Gulf Earth Movers for the New Doha Port Project,” said Rama Chandra, chief


operating officer, Conxion Logistics.


The consignment was shipped by sea freight from Belgium to the client’s designated location at the New Doha Port project construction site.


to serve the country’s rapidly expanding oil and gas industry, said Reggy Vermeulen, the port’s commercial director. The Arabian Sea gateway is preparing to receive two


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Oman port prepares for project cargoes T


he Port of Duqm in Oman will enhance its project cargo handling capabilities


120-tonne capacity mobile harbour cranes able to perform tandem lifts of up to 240 tonnes, making it the first in Oman to be able to offer this service. Vermeulen added that the


Port of Duqm is the only gateway in Oman with virtually


NEWS IN BRIEF


St Petersburg handles power plant parts Russia’s JSC Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg, together with Universal Forwarder, has handled a 1,500-tonne shipment of heavy components destined for the Siemens Juzhnouralsk GRES power plant-2 in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia.


Louisiana port adds more Terex lift Terex Port Solutions has sold a Gottwald Model 8 floating harbour crane to Associated Terminals for use at the Port of South Louisiana on the Mississippi River, USA.


Hamburg tonnage hits 32.8 million tonnes The Port of Hamburg, Germany, handled a total of 32.8 million tonnes of cargo during the first three months of 2013. General cargo throughput stood at 22.7 million tonnes for the first quarter of 2013, a 1.7 percent year-on-year fall.


SAL’s Lone sets Bremen record The SAL heavy lift vessel Lone has loaded the heaviest cargo ever handled at the Neustädter Hafen of Bremen – a shiploader of 775 tonnes, which sailed from the German port for Port Cartier, Canada.


Cuxhaven completes offshore project The German port of Cuxhaven has handled the last of 80 monopile foundations and transition pieces destined for the Windpark Meerwind Süd in the German sector of the North Sea. Over the last 18 months, more than 85,000 tonnes of steel for the project has passed through Cuxhaven, which promotes itself as a optimal location for the construction of offshore wind farms.


no restrictions in terms of sizes and weight of cargo that can be imported. ”We are now working intensively with the major players in the oil industry to have the Port of Duqm as the main entry point for their project cargoes,” he added.


Wind turbines move through Bilbao An offshore wind turbine manufactured in Spain by Gamesa Eolica has been shipped from Bilbao port to the Canary Islands where it will form part of a 5 MW wind farm.


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