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You can find all the latest news from the heavy and abnormal transport sector and the heavy lifting industry here, including new equipment and legislation, and recent information from manufacturers and operators. Click on the headline to read the full story, or use the search facility below to find specific information.

Mammoet Partnership Strengthens Spanish Market Offering
Mammoet Partnership Strengthens Spanish Market Offering

Mammoet completes its offering in the Spanish heavy transport market

Mammoet partnership with Spanish heavy transport specialists Arbegui and Transmodal announced, with the aim to strengthen its presence in the fast-growing Spanish market. As strong market growth in the manufacturing and construction sectors drives a surge in heavy lift and transport ...

28 new Faymonville trailers for the Capelle Group

The special transport division of the Capelle Group, based in Vezenobres, France, has placed an order with Faymonville for 28 semi-trailers from the TeleMAX, MultiMAX, MegaMAX and VarioMAX product range. The company has worked with Faymonville for more than 20 years and employs around 600 ...

Goldhofer with the World’s Strongest Rope for the German Zugspitzbahn

For walkers and winter visitors, there are two ways to ride up to the summit of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain – from the Tyrolean side in Austria or from Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the cable car called the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn, where four new track ropes were installed in May and ...

First Enerpac SL300 Telescopic Hydraulic Gantry for Jozef Hermans

Industry equipment moving specialist, Jozef Hermans Industrial Movers, based in Venlo, The Netherlands, has invested in an Enerpac SL300 telescopic hydraulic gantry for their worldwide heavy lifting and machinery moving business. The SL300 completes the company’s range of four Enerpac gantry ...

Mammoet: Multi-state and multi-modal transport is a smooth operation

Over land and water, through parking lots and cornfields – Mammoet successfully delivers oversized vessel Mammoet recently completed a complex, multi-state and multi-modal transport of a process vessel from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Robinson, Illinois. Mammoet was contracted by an EPC company to ...

Enerpac Gantry Lift for Replacement Rail Bridge Deck

Timing is critical for rail construction projects to avoid unscheduled disruption to train and passenger services. However, the best project planning can be undermined by adverse weather conditions. High winds, greater than 12 mph, may prevent bridge deck lifting using a crane, leading to ...

Mammoet: Load-out of 7,400-ton platform for Filanovsky field

Mammoet Russia safely completed the load-out of the offshore, ice-resistant, stationary platform LSP-2 onto a barge for its further transport to the Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea, Russia. The platform is intended for Phase 2 of the Vladimir Filanovsky field development project. The ...

Enerpac Ultra-Flat Cylinders for Big Lifts in Small Spaces

Enerpac Ultra-Flat cylinders series for those projects with small working space, starting at just 2.8cm, but large lifting requirements up to 1000 ton. The CULP-Series with lifting capacity 10 – 50 ton, and CUSP-Series 10 – 1000 ton, are designed for applications where high lifting forces are ...

Mammoet: Reaching record heights in record time

Mammoet Russia performed the transport and installation of oversized components and metalwork units for the construction project of a delayed coker unit at JSC “Naftan” in Novopolotsk, Republic of Belarus. The work included five modules of preassembled metal works and two coke drums OJSC ...

Galt Transport deliver Loch Lomond’s newest addition

Galt Transport has completed the final leg of the journey for Loch Lomond’s newest passenger cruise boat, the MV Lomond Monarch. The vessel, acquired by Cruise Loch Lomond started her journey in Loch Ness and has made her way through some of Scotland’s finest waterways to her new home on Loch ...

Mammoet removes historical 12th Street bridge in Calgary

Mammoet successfully lifted and removed the historical 12th Street bridge from its foundation in Calgary. The bridge, built in 1908, spanned the Bow River and was removed due to its age and deteriorated condition. Weather delayed the original lift schedule, but when all cleared, the bridge was ...

Mammoet transports wind turbine prototype

Mammoet recently completed the transportation of a wind energy prototype for a repowering project at the Drantum II wind energy site near Drantum, Denmark. For this project, wind energy consortium Uhre Wind Power charged Mammoet with the transportation operations needed to get the old wind ...

Van der Vlist: Caterpillar mining shovel on the move

With a total gross weight of 435.535 kilogram, a Caterpillar 6060FS has recently been transported in 35 pieces in a time frame of one week from the factory in Germany to the port of loading in Belgium. To transport all pieces in time, with the heaviest piece weighing 63 tonne, 16 separate loads ...

BigMove on the road on ‘dream ships’ from Faymonville

The term ‘dream ship’ is part of the common jargon within the BigMove group. It refers to the 3-axle low bed semi-trailers delivered by the manufacturer Faymonville in 2007. It’s a success story that has now been continued. That’s because the 21 new extendable MegaMAX ...

Van der Vlist: A perfect combination

During our longstanding business relationship with Claas, which has lasted for more than 35 years, we have transported a great number of their large agricultural machines, but we also offer transport solutions for their smaller machines such as balers and tractors. Our new combi trailers with a ...

Kahl expands its fleet with two FlexMAX dolly trailers from Faymonville

Kahl Schwerlast GmbH from Moers (Germany) is one of the European specialists in the handling of demanding special and heavy lift projects. Thanks to the acquisition of two FlexMAX self-steering dolly combinations from Faymonville, the company can now expand its service range. Long and heavy – ...

Collett & Sons Ltd: 140 Tonnes from Kilnhurst to Immingham

With 140 Tonnes of deaerator vessel destined for Immingham Dock, South Yorkshire’s Charles Thompson Ltd appointed Collett & Sons to facilitate the route planning, transport and port agency services for the cumbersome 28m long cargo. Due to the size of the loaded vehicle our Team completed ...

New Goldhofer heavy-duty combination for the Stingel company

Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft has delivered a second XLE low loader to the Stingel Group, which is headquartered in the Swabian town of Schwenningen. With its business units for Heavy Haul and Construction Material Recycling, the company is active throughout Germany. In keeping with the saying ...

ALE enhances skidding capacity by 38,400t

ALE has designed and built a new self-propelled skid system, the SS800, with 800t capacity skid shoes. In total, 48 800t skid shoes, 12 83t push/pull units and 190 5m skid tracks have been built. The 800t capacity skid shoe is a logical choice for ALE after the build of the 150t, 300t, 500t, ...

New Managing Director appointed at Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes Ltd

Edinburgh based, Bernard Hunter Mobile Cranes Ltd has appointed Mr Mark Rafferty as Managing Director with effect from March 31st. 2017. Formerly employed as Contracts Director, Mark Rafferty has worked with the Gilmerton company since 2003 and succeeds his father Jim who has now moved into the ...

ALE reaches first milestone for Yamal LNG project in Belgium

ALE is currently contributing to the trans-shipment operations of the Yamal LNG Project Modular Intermediate Storage Yard (MISY) at the Port of Zeebrugge in Belgium. ALE’s scope on Yamal LNG project encompasses services for: – Load-in of modules shipped from Asian fabrication yards ...

Collett & Sons Ltd: Faymonville additions to the fleet

We’ve added two new Faymonville trailers to our fleet, one 2 axle MegaMAX and one 3 axle MultiMAX. Firstly the 2 axle MegaMAX semi-trailer with extremely low transport deck. Due to its super low loading height this provides the ideal solution for transporting tall loads or skid loading ...

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Van der Vlist Group

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Kelsa Truck Products Ltd

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Projector Lifting Service Ltd

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Faymonville Group

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RUD Chains

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DAF Trucks Ltd

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Ascroft Transport

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DOLL Fahrzeugbau GmbH

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Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft