Thursday again – I am starting to wonder if there are 2 Thursdays in a week and I recall the saying that quote “I will do it when there are 2 Mondays in a week”. Well, let me say that it there has to be 2 days in a week then let it be Thursdays. I just spent 9 days in Denmark, a country that is deeply involved in all matters green. Something that we as a country try to promote abroad. Danish companies sell it as part of their profile and generally green has been the “in” color for some years. I recently shipped 1 x 20′ container with personal effects using “Evergreen” all to support the green movement 🙂
In this week’s issue:
An interview with the Port of Grenaa, DenmarkSector news and some impressive project shipments being loaded & won by reputable shipownersVideo, photo, and quote of the week
Job seekers: An introduction to an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility
Next week will be our last issue before the summer break.
And as always, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
Port of Grenaa, Denmark
Mr. Theis Gisselbaek
Tell us about the location of the port of Grenaa. Give us examples of projects that the port has handled recently.
The Port of Grenaa is in Kattegat, Denmark. It is close to the T-route to and from the Baltic region, has huge capacity port cranes, state of the art quay facilities and good water depth. The Port of Grenaa has always been used for wind turbine component exportation worldwide and oil and gas component transportation to especially the Far East.
Austal Delivers First of Two High-Speed Passenger Ferries to 2GO Philippines
|Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX:ASB) announced earlier today that the first of two 30-metre high-speed passenger ferries for the 2Go Group has been delivered, on-time and on-budget in the Philippines. Read more…|
Eco Wave Power Unveils Mexico Wave Plant Plans
The Mexican subsidiary of Israeli wave energy developer Eco Wave Power (EWP) has unveiled plans to construct a 4.1MW wave energy power plant in the Mexican state of Colima. Read more…
ET Solar to Invest in Can Tho
ET Solar has been successful in 15 countries and has become a prestigious share on the US securities exchange. In Viet Nam, ET Solar expects to build a plant, sell products to market and transfer technology to localities. Read more….
First Solar PV Power Plant to be Developed in Mozambique
|The plant will be developed by Scatec Solar, headquartered in Norway, and the local Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) utility, along with the Norfund development finance agency. Scatec Solar has a 52.5 percent share, KLP Norfund Investments (22.5 percent) and EDM (25 percent) will provide equity. Read more…|
LBX Expanding in Argentina
LBX has been gaining ground in the region, especially with its newly-introduced models, such as the X3E line, which are being brought into Brazil from Japan and then exported to other markets in South America. Read more…
The Kuwait Forces Will Use Thales Flight Simulators To Train Caracal Helicopter Pilots And Crews
|Thales will supply three simulators: one Reality H FFMS simulator and two flight procedures and tactical training stations. Read more…|
Railways & Railcars
GE Signs ‘Holistic’ Agreement to Supply 100 Locos to Egypt
The Ministry of Transport and Egyptian National Railways have signed a US$575m letter of intent for GE to supply 100 Evolution Series mixed-traffic locomotives. Training of more than 275 staff and the provision of 15 years of support and spare parts for the state railway’s existing and future GE locomotive fleets is also include in the agreement. Read more…
Sustainable Shipping Initiative Appoints New General Manager
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (“SSI”), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, today announced the appointment of Tom Holmer as its General Manager. Read more…
This newsletter from shipowner Intermarine is worth looking at. Read more…
Combi Lift Wins a Contract for a Major Project in Russia
The Linde Group chose German heavy lift expert Combi Lift as its logistics partner for oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project. The entire scope involves transporting over 176,000 freight tonnes of cargo, including 12 columns weighing 900 tonnes each. Read more…
Giant Drum Transported on Customised Double Wide Rolltrailer Bound for Australia
Höegh came up with a unique design involving two 40 foot rolltrailers joined together by a coupling kit system comprised of an easy to use method to lock two 40 foot rolltrailers side by side. A twin gooseneck was also developed and produced on a Höegh design, ensuring the tugmaster has a firm hold of the rolltrailer at all times during transport.
Loading of Menck’s heaviest rammer hammer weighing 238 mt from overside into “Leopold Staff” at the Port of Hamburg using vessel’s own cranes with capacity of 320 mt each
Suez Canal Container Vessel to Egyptian Launch
Just disembarked midstream Suez Canal exit from 8500 teu vessel into a wreck of an Egyptian launch – scary walking down the gangway. But it worked ….editor still alive!
A very special seaborne crane used to place foundations for wind turbines offshore. I spotted this crane for sale at pt DK-8500 Grenaa Port, Denmark.