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Brittany Ferries launches freight service from Le Havre

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In Le Havre, Brittany Ferries is launching a new freight service between Normandy and the town of Rosslare in Ireland.

Underpinned by the dynamic generated by reorganisation of trade between Ireland and the European continent, this service provides one weekly return trip, beginning on 12 November.

The Cotentin can carry 120 driver-accompanied freight units on each trip between Le Havre and Rosslare. The creation of this new service between Le Havre and Rosslare is the practical outcome of the efforts made by HAROPA PORT and Brittany Ferries in the wake of Brexit, working hand-in-hand with a range of Irish economic and institutional actors. The new service provides an additional solution for connecting Ireland with the EU Single Market via France – one long awaited by players in the logistics sector in France and Ireland.

HAROPA PORT and Le Havre city authority are totally supportive of the consolidation of these new trade flows that will benefit from the logistics capacity offered by Le Havre’s industrial/port complex and industrial synergies between Ireland and Normandy, especially where fresh produce and medical products are concerned.

“HAROPA PORT is pleased to have contributed to the launch of this new service operated by Brittany Ferries, a long-standing partner for freight activities in Le Havre”, declared Stéphane Raison, CEO of HAROPA PORT. “As the leading French port, we wish to play our role to the full and we are all the more delighted to see this new service providing a fast maritime connection between the Paris consumer area and Ireland”.

“The establishment of this link today between Le Havre and Rosslare is an important milestone for Brittany Ferries, Le Havre and its port. It had been feeling the lack of a freight line to Ireland until now because Brexit is opening up new opportunities every day, with a trebling in the number of vehicles carried by sea from Ireland in the space of less than a year! It reinforces our service offering from Cherbourg and our project for a multimodal rail highway soon to be connecting Spain and Normandy. For our line, being a part of this dynamic is clearly a necessity and we are proud to stand alongside HAROPA PORT and the chair of its management board Stéphane Raison! We needed to be positioned on all services that offer genuine potential for growth as part of our return to competitiveness. Establishing this link to Le Havre alongside Édouard Philippe eight years after the creation of our very first passenger service, is also a source of great pleasure for me!” added Jean-Marc Roué, chair of the Brittany Ferries supervisory board.

“Cross-channel services have suffered because of Brexit. The creation of this new direct link with Ireland is excellent news and a marvellous opportunity for the development and competitiveness of the port of Le Havre. It consolidates the position of Le Havre as one of the Europe’s main ports”, commented Édouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre and chair of the Le Havre Seine city and district authority.

Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs of the Republic of Ireland added: “I wish to salute here the senior management of Brittany Ferries and HAROPA PORT for the clear-sightedness they have shown in grasping the strategic value and importance of this service. The fact that this direct link is now operational is a tribute to the perseverance and vision of its stakeholders. The full bookings announced for the maiden voyage are an excellent start. Confronted with the dual challenge posed by Brexit and the pandemic, these routes, which the media call “Brexit Busters”, have turned out to be crucial in maintaining the frequency of flows with the Single Market and the European continent as a whole.”

 
 

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In Le Havre, Brittany Ferries is launching a new freight service between Normandy and the town of Rosslare in Ireland.

Underpinned by the dynamic generated by reorganisation of trade between Ireland and the European continent, this service provides one weekly return trip, beginning on 12 November.

The Cotentin can carry 120 driver-accompanied freight units on each trip between Le Havre and Rosslare. The creation of this new service between Le Havre and Rosslare is the practical outcome of the efforts made by HAROPA PORT and Brittany Ferries in the wake of Brexit, working hand-in-hand with a range of Irish economic and institutional actors. The new service provides an additional solution for connecting Ireland with the EU Single Market via France – one long awaited by players in the logistics sector in France and Ireland.

HAROPA PORT and Le Havre city authority are totally supportive of the consolidation of these new trade flows that will benefit from the logistics capacity offered by Le Havre’s industrial/port complex and industrial synergies between Ireland and Normandy, especially where fresh produce and medical products are concerned.

“HAROPA PORT is pleased to have contributed to the launch of this new service operated by Brittany Ferries, a long-standing partner for freight activities in Le Havre”, declared Stéphane Raison, CEO of HAROPA PORT. “As the leading French port, we wish to play our role to the full and we are all the more delighted to see this new service providing a fast maritime connection between the Paris consumer area and Ireland”.

“The establishment of this link today between Le Havre and Rosslare is an important milestone for Brittany Ferries, Le Havre and its port. It had been feeling the lack of a freight line to Ireland until now because Brexit is opening up new opportunities every day, with a trebling in the number of vehicles carried by sea from Ireland in the space of less than a year! It reinforces our service offering from Cherbourg and our project for a multimodal rail highway soon to be connecting Spain and Normandy. For our line, being a part of this dynamic is clearly a necessity and we are proud to stand alongside HAROPA PORT and the chair of its management board Stéphane Raison! We needed to be positioned on all services that offer genuine potential for growth as part of our return to competitiveness. Establishing this link to Le Havre alongside Édouard Philippe eight years after the creation of our very first passenger service, is also a source of great pleasure for me!” added Jean-Marc Roué, chair of the Brittany Ferries supervisory board.

“Cross-channel services have suffered because of Brexit. The creation of this new direct link with Ireland is excellent news and a marvellous opportunity for the development and competitiveness of the port of Le Havre. It consolidates the position of Le Havre as one of the Europe’s main ports”, commented Édouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre and chair of the Le Havre Seine city and district authority.

Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs of the Republic of Ireland added: “I wish to salute here the senior management of Brittany Ferries and HAROPA PORT for the clear-sightedness they have shown in grasping the strategic value and importance of this service. The fact that this direct link is now operational is a tribute to the perseverance and vision of its stakeholders. The full bookings announced for the maiden voyage are an excellent start. Confronted with the dual challenge posed by Brexit and the pandemic, these routes, which the media call “Brexit Busters”, have turned out to be crucial in maintaining the frequency of flows with the Single Market and the European continent as a whole.”

 
 

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25 November 2021 |

Bertling to participate at Ecuador Oil and Power 2021

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Bertling will participate in the Ecuador Oil and Power Exhibition held in Centro de Convenciones Metropolitano de Quito, in Quito, on 24 to 26 November 2021.

Ecuador Oil & Power is, as its name indicates, a platform for presenting the latest innovations, developments and trends in the world of fuels and energy resources. Producers and distributors of petroleum, gas and renewable energies from Ecuador and abroad come to the show to present their products and services, as well as participate in the conferences offered.

Nestor Gonzalez, Commerical Director of Bertling Logistics Miami, will attend the exhibition in order to promote our services and experience in project logistics and resupply in the oil & gas and mining sector with the aim to attract new clients, to get to know the competitors better and to connect with new agents and customers in South America and beyond. Nestor will be joined by colleagues from Bertling Logistics in Lima.

 
 

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Bertling will participate in the Ecuador Oil and Power Exhibition held in Centro de Convenciones Metropolitano de Quito, in Quito, on 24 to 26 November 2021.

Ecuador Oil & Power is, as its name indicates, a platform for presenting the latest innovations, developments and trends in the world of fuels and energy resources. Producers and distributors of petroleum, gas and renewable energies from Ecuador and abroad come to the show to present their products and services, as well as participate in the conferences offered.

Nestor Gonzalez, Commerical Director of Bertling Logistics Miami, will attend the exhibition in order to promote our services and experience in project logistics and resupply in the oil & gas and mining sector with the aim to attract new clients, to get to know the competitors better and to connect with new agents and customers in South America and beyond. Nestor will be joined by colleagues from Bertling Logistics in Lima.

 
 

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25 November 2021 |

Mammoet transports replacement to Alberta Power Plant

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Mammoet assisted its customer, Capital Power with an emergency stator replacement at the Genesee Generating Station, located southwest of Edmonton, Alberta.

As time is of the essence to get the Genesee 2 facility back up and running, Mammoet’s engineering team utilized its experience in moving power plant components to develop a solution for the customer, quickly developing lift plans, transport and jacking drawings.

The first challenge faced by the project team was to remove the 209t existing stator from the building. To ensure the facility’s overhead cranes could safely handle a lift of this nature, Mammoet utilized steel weights to perform a load test, confirming all parameters and ensuring the functionality of the cranes.After the load test and checks were complete, the existing stator was removed and transported to a maintenance shop for future repairs.

As this challenge was underway, Mammoet was already planning the next phase of the job; transporting a replacement stator weighing 226t to Genesee from the Sundance Generating Station. Through Mammoet’s long-standing relationships with Alberta Transportation, Geometrix and various utility providers, the necessary approval process was expedited and a safe means of transport for Capital Power’s replacement stator was developed.

Alberta Transportation’s bridge approval requirements meant that the replacement stator had to be transported on a route measuring 135 km using a 4-file arrangement comprising 288 tires on a single trailer, to prevent excess pressure on the road surface. To leave the Sundance site, the stator was transported via self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) to an area where it could be transloaded to the road transport arrangement.

Once the stator arrived at Genesee, another transload to SPMT was required to allow the stator to make its way to its new home. Through a week of long hours and multiple loading and unloading the replacement stator was picked up, delivered, and installed in the Genesee plant.

 
 

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Mammoet assisted its customer, Capital Power with an emergency stator replacement at the Genesee Generating Station, located southwest of Edmonton, Alberta.

As time is of the essence to get the Genesee 2 facility back up and running, Mammoet’s engineering team utilized its experience in moving power plant components to develop a solution for the customer, quickly developing lift plans, transport and jacking drawings.

The first challenge faced by the project team was to remove the 209t existing stator from the building. To ensure the facility’s overhead cranes could safely handle a lift of this nature, Mammoet utilized steel weights to perform a load test, confirming all parameters and ensuring the functionality of the cranes.After the load test and checks were complete, the existing stator was removed and transported to a maintenance shop for future repairs.

As this challenge was underway, Mammoet was already planning the next phase of the job; transporting a replacement stator weighing 226t to Genesee from the Sundance Generating Station. Through Mammoet’s long-standing relationships with Alberta Transportation, Geometrix and various utility providers, the necessary approval process was expedited and a safe means of transport for Capital Power’s replacement stator was developed.

Alberta Transportation’s bridge approval requirements meant that the replacement stator had to be transported on a route measuring 135 km using a 4-file arrangement comprising 288 tires on a single trailer, to prevent excess pressure on the road surface. To leave the Sundance site, the stator was transported via self-propelled modular transporter (SPMT) to an area where it could be transloaded to the road transport arrangement.

Once the stator arrived at Genesee, another transload to SPMT was required to allow the stator to make its way to its new home. Through a week of long hours and multiple loading and unloading the replacement stator was picked up, delivered, and installed in the Genesee plant.

 
 

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25 November 2021 |

Kongsberg signs MoU with Norsepower

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Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, Norsepower Oy Ltd.

The collaboration between these industry leaders will facilitate the addition of wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems.

Under the MoU, ship owners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products. Firmly focused on sustainability and efficiency, KM already delivers comprehensive integrated equipment packages comprising advanced propellers, power management, energy optimisation, propulsion drive train products, power take off and take in (PTO/PTI) systems, and energy storage. By teaming up with Norsepower, KM adds wind propulsion to its portfolio of strategies to facilitate greener operations, aided by its innovative controllable pitch propeller (CPP) solutions, which can easily manage the variable power delivered by Rotor Sail systems.

“This co-operation with Norsepower is an additional step towards KM’s ambition to become the leading integrator of green shipping technology, such as auxiliary wind power, alternative fuels/energy sources and energy saving devices,” comments Oskar Levander, SVP Business Concepts, Kongsberg Maritime. “There is an increasing demand for the use of modern wind propulsion in shipping, and we are excited to work with Norsepower to deliver this. Together we will offer support to shipowners and shipyards looking for the most efficient and effective ways of applying Rotor Sail technology, and collaborate on new ship designs to integrate these technologies and improve energy efficiency overall.”

The Norsepower Rotor Sail solution is the first third-party verified and commercially operational auxiliary wind propulsion technology for the global maritime industry. The solution is fully automated and detects whenever the wind is strong enough to deliver fuel and emission savings, at which point the Rotor Sails start automatically. Norsepower has completed six installations to date, including the latest installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on a bulker.

“The shipping industry is under intensifying pressure to decarbonise,” comments Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower. “As the industry combines clean technology solutions to accelerate progress towards reaching net zero, it is important that the optimal design points are considered on installation for all systems. This partnership will help fast-track optimising operations for shipowners and yards developing complete solutions.

“We are very pleased to be collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime, as we can accelerate more access to the benefits of the Rotor Sail in supporting shipping’s decarbonisation pathway and further improve performance of the Rotor Sails, alone and alongside other energy transition technologies. Current savings of between 5-25% could be further improved with KM’s advanced automation systems, efficient propulsion and other novel design solutions.”

Levander concludes: “This MoU is a great way to strengthen KM’s capability to consult customers when planning their future fleet additions and reflects our innovative approach to providing integrated solutions and upgrades to enable operators to achieve optimum environmental and economic performance. Norsepower Rotor Sails are a great fit with our strategy as they are a proven and economical solution. We look forward to working with Norsepower and making a difference.”

 
 

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Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, Norsepower Oy Ltd.

The collaboration between these industry leaders will facilitate the addition of wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems.

Under the MoU, ship owners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products. Firmly focused on sustainability and efficiency, KM already delivers comprehensive integrated equipment packages comprising advanced propellers, power management, energy optimisation, propulsion drive train products, power take off and take in (PTO/PTI) systems, and energy storage. By teaming up with Norsepower, KM adds wind propulsion to its portfolio of strategies to facilitate greener operations, aided by its innovative controllable pitch propeller (CPP) solutions, which can easily manage the variable power delivered by Rotor Sail systems.

“This co-operation with Norsepower is an additional step towards KM’s ambition to become the leading integrator of green shipping technology, such as auxiliary wind power, alternative fuels/energy sources and energy saving devices,” comments Oskar Levander, SVP Business Concepts, Kongsberg Maritime. “There is an increasing demand for the use of modern wind propulsion in shipping, and we are excited to work with Norsepower to deliver this. Together we will offer support to shipowners and shipyards looking for the most efficient and effective ways of applying Rotor Sail technology, and collaborate on new ship designs to integrate these technologies and improve energy efficiency overall.”

The Norsepower Rotor Sail solution is the first third-party verified and commercially operational auxiliary wind propulsion technology for the global maritime industry. The solution is fully automated and detects whenever the wind is strong enough to deliver fuel and emission savings, at which point the Rotor Sails start automatically. Norsepower has completed six installations to date, including the latest installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on a bulker.

“The shipping industry is under intensifying pressure to decarbonise,” comments Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower. “As the industry combines clean technology solutions to accelerate progress towards reaching net zero, it is important that the optimal design points are considered on installation for all systems. This partnership will help fast-track optimising operations for shipowners and yards developing complete solutions.

“We are very pleased to be collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime, as we can accelerate more access to the benefits of the Rotor Sail in supporting shipping’s decarbonisation pathway and further improve performance of the Rotor Sails, alone and alongside other energy transition technologies. Current savings of between 5-25% could be further improved with KM’s advanced automation systems, efficient propulsion and other novel design solutions.”

Levander concludes: “This MoU is a great way to strengthen KM’s capability to consult customers when planning their future fleet additions and reflects our innovative approach to providing integrated solutions and upgrades to enable operators to achieve optimum environmental and economic performance. Norsepower Rotor Sails are a great fit with our strategy as they are a proven and economical solution. We look forward to working with Norsepower and making a difference.”

 
 

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25 November 2021 |

MacGregor to deliver systems for MBARI

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will deliver a suite of advanced overboard handling systems, for the new oceanographic research vessel David Packard owned by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a private, non-profit oceanographic research center based in California, USA.

Founded in 1987 by David Packard, MBARI’s mission is to advance marine science and technology to understand a changing ocean. The David Packard is designed by naval architecture firm Glosten, and is currently under construction at Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

The order was booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2021 order intake, with planned delivery of the vessel in the middle of 2023.

The David Packard will replace the vessel Western Flyer, and continue its work to study the depths of Monterey Bay and beyond. The David Packard will be 50.0 meters (164 feet) long and 12.8 meters (42 feet) wide with a draft of 3.7 meters (12 feet).

MacGregor will be delivering a traction winch system and overhead crane that will constitute the ROV Launch & Recovery System (LARS), a deck mounted davit and winch that will constitute the CTD LARS, a stern A-frame, and a main crane with an integrated AUV docking head. The LARS systems will include integrated control systems that will provide smooth operation between the winch and handling system, and AHC (Active Heave Compensation) on the winches will allow for operations in higher sea states.

MacGregor worked with the vessel owner MBARI and the ship designer Glosten during the earlier design stage of the project to provide input on equipment performance requirements, arrangement and wire routing. MacGregor will continue the detailed design efforts with Freire Shipyard.

“As MBARI’s new flagship vessel, the David Packard will enhance our research capabilities to better understand the largest living space on Earth. We’re excited to incorporate MacGregor’s technology to enable launch and recovery of MBARI’s diverse research tools,” says Michael Kelly, MBARI Director of Marine Operations.

“Our involvement at an early stage in the project, together with the owner’s emphasis on high-quality systems and in-service support, is enabling MacGregor to provide a tailor-made solution that fully meets operational requirements, including an integrated control capability,” says Daniel Lundberg, Director of Fishery and Research, MacGregor.

 
 

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will deliver a suite of advanced overboard handling systems, for the new oceanographic research vessel David Packard owned by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a private, non-profit oceanographic research center based in California, USA.

Founded in 1987 by David Packard, MBARI’s mission is to advance marine science and technology to understand a changing ocean. The David Packard is designed by naval architecture firm Glosten, and is currently under construction at Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

The order was booked into Cargotec’s third quarter 2021 order intake, with planned delivery of the vessel in the middle of 2023.

The David Packard will replace the vessel Western Flyer, and continue its work to study the depths of Monterey Bay and beyond. The David Packard will be 50.0 meters (164 feet) long and 12.8 meters (42 feet) wide with a draft of 3.7 meters (12 feet).

MacGregor will be delivering a traction winch system and overhead crane that will constitute the ROV Launch & Recovery System (LARS), a deck mounted davit and winch that will constitute the CTD LARS, a stern A-frame, and a main crane with an integrated AUV docking head. The LARS systems will include integrated control systems that will provide smooth operation between the winch and handling system, and AHC (Active Heave Compensation) on the winches will allow for operations in higher sea states.

MacGregor worked with the vessel owner MBARI and the ship designer Glosten during the earlier design stage of the project to provide input on equipment performance requirements, arrangement and wire routing. MacGregor will continue the detailed design efforts with Freire Shipyard.

“As MBARI’s new flagship vessel, the David Packard will enhance our research capabilities to better understand the largest living space on Earth. We’re excited to incorporate MacGregor’s technology to enable launch and recovery of MBARI’s diverse research tools,” says Michael Kelly, MBARI Director of Marine Operations.

“Our involvement at an early stage in the project, together with the owner’s emphasis on high-quality systems and in-service support, is enabling MacGregor to provide a tailor-made solution that fully meets operational requirements, including an integrated control capability,” says Daniel Lundberg, Director of Fishery and Research, MacGregor.

 
 

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24 November 2021 |

TransOcean exports high density slurry equipment to Japan

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TransOcean Shipping’s next report features high density slurry equipment exported from Hungary to Nagoya, Japan.

The equipment was loaded on a 40′ flat-rack and a 40′ HQ. Gábor Illés comments; “Unfortunately we found the tarpaulin was damaged so we had to swiftly re-cover it with another one after the loading and lashing”.

 
 

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TransOcean Shipping’s next report features high density slurry equipment exported from Hungary to Nagoya, Japan.

The equipment was loaded on a 40′ flat-rack and a 40′ HQ. Gábor Illés comments; “Unfortunately we found the tarpaulin was damaged so we had to swiftly re-cover it with another one after the loading and lashing”.

 
 

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24 November 2021 |
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