Week 3 (16 January - 22 January, 2017)
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In this issue:

We have interviews with:

  • SAL - A Major Breakbulk Shipowner
  • Alliance Maritime - A Trading & Shipping Company Specialized in W. Africa-Brazil Trade
  • Tera Projects & Shipping - A Malaysian Project Forwarder Focused on Barging

Wishing you pleasant reading and until next week...

Kind regards,

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SAL Heavy Lift - A Major Breakbulk Shipowner

  • Q&A with Christian Hoffmann, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at SAL Heavy Lift

    Do you provide in-house engineering services and assistance to customers?

    Engineering is the backbone of the service we provide (along with exemplary seaman-ship). We have a large engineering department (30+ people). Our heavy lift technicians are some of the best in the industry. We see our engineering as a diversification factor as well, and as a service that can be marketed in and of itself. So yes we do provide technical solutions to clients, also if they don’t make use of our vessels (up front). This can for instance be part of a FEED study for some of the larger engineering consortiums or work out special lifting/stowage and installation solutions... Read more...

Alliance Maritime - A Trading & Shipping Company Specialized in West Africa-Brazil Trade

  • Q&A with Joachim Jarck, CEO of Alliance Maritime

    Tell us more about what kind of trading you are involved in and how you organise your shipping. Do you have your own ships?

    Early 2012 we started trading commercial and agricultural vehicles and facilities ourselves. Simultaneously we began acting as consultants for trade development based on our years of lasting connections in Africa and Latin America (focusing on Brazil)... Read more...

Tera Projects & Shipping - A Malaysian Project Forwarder

  • Q&A with Dennis Tan, Executive Director of Tera Projects & Shipping

    What constitutes the biggest challenge for you when planning a barge transport?

    - Understanding the jetty and its facilities
    - Tide schedule, Draft restrictions & River surface conditions
    - Understanding the monsoon period
    - Understanding flooding or beaching conditions
    - Seafastening designs to sustain rolling and tipping effects
    - RORO operation with ramps and/or steel plates.

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Hydro Power

  • Andritz announces orders to supply equipment for hydro plants in Norway and Congo

    Andritz will design, manufacture and deliver two vertical Kaplan turbines, generators, governors, main inlet valves, and mechanical auxiliaries, as well as provide installation, supervision and commissioning. Read more...

  • Hyflux to deliver AIN Sokhna IWWP under BOT/BOO

    The 150,000 m3/day integrated water and power project being developed in Ain Sokhna, Egypt will now be developed on a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) and BOO (Build-Own-Operate) basis. Read more...

Ports and Harbours

  • Boskalis receives LOI for EUR 480 million port development project in Oman

    The contract includes the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal. Read more...


  • Chinese locomotives for Nigeria rolled out

    CRRC Dalian started the shipment of the first two type CDD3B1 passenger diesel locomotives for Nigeria. Read more...

  • Siemens to modernize metro line in Peru

    Siemens announced that it will provide traction power supply equipment for the first 9km section of Metro Line 1 in Lima. Read more...

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Transport Infrastructure

  • German firm wins Sh1.4bn deal for Nairobi traffic lights

    A German infrastructure and mobility firm has been awarded a Sh1.4 billion contract to design and implement a smart traffic system for smooth flow of vehicles on Nairobi roads. Read more...

  • Yangon-based Myanmar Motor Corporation Public Company Ltd (MMC) will invest $10 million for assembly production of buses targeting domestic markets and export

    Going forward, the company is looking to export these buses to Singapore, Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Read more...


  • Bulgaria says China’s GS-Solar plans to invest in production plant

    Chinese solar panel manufacturer GS-Solar plans to invest in a new manufacturing plant in Bulgaria, the  government in Sofia said on Wednesday. Read more...

  • ReneSola awarded 13MW of solar projects in Poland

    ReneSola, a fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products, has won 13 solar utility projects in southern Poland, each with a capacity of 1MW. Read more...

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Video of the Week

Loading of a mining equipment from Chongqing, Sichuan, China to Siberia

Loading of mining equipment project from Chongqing, Sichuan Province, China to Siberia. The whole transport was completed using railway, including the lift off/on at the Russian/Chinese border due to different rail gauges.

Photo of the Week

Cargo Cruise

Onboard a cargo ship. Departing Kingston, Jamaica destined for Cartagena, Colombia

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