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OVERLANDNEWS ROUND-UP more news at www.heavyliftpfi.com NEWS in BRIEF


K+N buys overland business Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired the overland and logistics activities of Rotra – a family-owned multimodal transport company that operates a fleet of over 200 trucks, providing Europe-wide overland transportation and contract logistics services. Rotra’s other activities are not included in the deal, which is subject to approval.


Hareket orders six Faymonville trailers T


urkey’s Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation has placed an order for six Faymonville TeleMAX Z flatbed semi-trailers. The trailers can be extended to a length of 69 m


and, according to Faymonville, are ideally suited for the transport of long or bulky loads. The units will be delivered in April 2020. Paderborn, Germany-based Universal Transport has put Faymonville’s FlexMAX self-steering dolly


trailer with pendle axles into operation. The newly developed, self-steering trailer is


available with either four or five axles. The rear dolly has a legal axle load of 12 tonnes per line, while the front dolly has a 10-tonne-per line limit.


Kübler Spedition boosts heavy rail fleet


Germany’s Kübler Spedition is building a 32-axle heavy transport rail vehicle. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2020 and the unit will be used predominantly to shift heavy transformers on the German rail network. Furthermore, Kübler


Spedition has also invested in a 32-axle heavy transport rail vehicle with a capacity of 500 tonnes. The deal was struck with Austrian company ITB


(International Low-Loader Rail Transport, a division of the Felbermayr Group), which will


retain an ownership stake in the unit. It will be positioned at Kübler Spedition’s Mannheim terminal and is already available for customer use. In addition to the acquisition


of this 32-axle vehicle, Kübler Spedition has access to two other identical vehicles from ITB.


British Columbia creates cargo corridors


The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in British Columbia has worked with lower mainland ports in the Canadian province to create project cargo corridors that will simplify the permit approval process for


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non-divisible loads. The establishment of the


corridors, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, is expected to save the trucking industry time and attract more specialised


products through British Columbian ports. The corridors connect Fraser Surrey Docks and Lynnterm East Gate with the Alberta border at Highway 6. lFor more information see pages 121-122.


BigMove trailers order BigMove has placed an order for 19 EuroCompact trailers with Scheuerle.


Together, the trailer combination has a payload of more than 100 tonnes. The hydraulic suspension on the dolly trailer has a positive effect on road handling, according


to Faymonville. As an alternative to the 19.5 inch (49.5 cm)


tyres, the self-steering trailer can also be supplied with 17.5 inch tyres (44.5 cm). The axle distance is 1.5 m and the basic width of the vehicle is 2.54m. Universal Transport has ordered five FlexMAX


units in a 4 + 5 configuration. The company said the new equipment is well suited for the movement of heavy concrete beams and structures.


Vossmann opts for Broshuis Netherlands-based trailer manufacturer Broshuis has delivered a series of trailers to Germany’s Vossmann Logistik. The order includes: two units of two-axle agri low loaders; a pair of two-axle pendular axle low loaders; two pendular axle low loaders (2+4); and two SL2 low loaders (1+3).


Scheuerle expands range Scheuerle has launched a new two-axle low-bed semi-trailer in its EuroCompact (EC) series. The new EC FL02 trailer has a payload of up to 36 tonnes. Scheuerle’s EC FL03 is a three-axle model with a maximum payload of 50 tonnes. Both versions have a very low deadweight and a deck height of just 20 cm.


Collett grows in Bradford UK-based Collett & Sons has added 76,000 sq ft (7,060.6 sq m) of warehousing and office space at its Bradford site. The new depot is suitable for long and short-term storage. According to Collett, the 0.9-ha site is situated less than 3.2 km from Junction 26 of the M62.


Wille-Krane boosts fleet Germany-based crane and heavy haulage contractor Wille-Krane has acquired a Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 mobile crane. The 450-tonne capacity unit will replace an LTM 1350-6.1 in the company’s fleet.


Zagrebtrans buys trailer Croatia-headquartered Zagrebtrans has acquired an UltralightCombi trailer combination from Scheuerle. The order includes four modules that can be configured into a 5+7 combination.


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