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You are looking for an interesting and challenging opportunity to start your career? You want to work in an international environment and a forward-looking company? Transport and logistics for worldwide heavy lift and project cargoes sounds appealing to you? Then we might have an interesting offer:

To strengthen the Combi Lift team at our headquarters in Bremen, we are offering a traineeship as Merchant for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Services.

https://harren.news/combi_lift-trainee

Since its foundation in 2000, Combi Lift has become a leading expert in transporting heavy lift and project cargoes world-wide as well as engineering services. We are a one-stop shop for all kinds of heavy lift transport solutions, particularly door-to-door and multimodal concepts – from the factory to the building site. With our headquarters at the heart of Harren & Partner Group in Bremen, Combi Lift benefits from a wide scope of expertise. Expert teams work closely with our clients, providing customised solutions that meet the toughest individual demands and expectations.

We are looking forward to your application!

Meet us in person

Only 7 days to go!
 
After a two-year break due to the pandemic it is almost time to meet again at the Breakbulk Europe exhibition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The whole Combi Lift team is excited to be part of this amazing event and to catch up with industry experts, clients and friends.
 
Breakbulk Europe has become the global gathering for the industry with more than 120 countries represented. Exhibitors and sponsors include cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers, equipment companies and more that are involved in this specialized industry.
 
We are looking forward to see you at our brand new booth (hall 2, booth B50-C51)!
 
Make sure to book your tickets here: https://harren.news/bbeu22 - by using the discount code BBEU2210143 you will receive 25% off!

Schalke locomotive from Gelsenkirchen to Tokyo

Combi Lift’s Forwarding Solutions Division successfully delivered a Schalke Locomotive from Gelsenkirchen, Germany to Tokyo, Japan.

The Locomotive weighs approx. 150 t in total and is 16,1 m long. The cargo was delivered on a river barge and safely loaded on board the container vessel ONE Hamburg at the port of Rotterdam. A floating crane was used for loading operations.  

Combi Lift’s Forwarding Solutions Division (forwarding@combi-lift.net) is specialized in the Non-Containerized Cargo (NCC) segment - pieces and goods that can be transported both, with special equipment or with standard containers - as well as in general forwarding; by ship, road or rail.

Thank you to everyone involved for making this project a success!

Eid Mubarak 2022!

Eid Mubarak!

The whole Combi Lift team is sending you thoughts of prosperity for Eid and forever. May your Eid be full of love, laughter and light.

Happy Easter 2022!

We wish you happy and blessed Easter!
All the best to you and your loved ones from the whole Combi Lift Team

Combi Lift expands business and sets up new hub in Houston

German heavy lift and project logistics expert Combi Lift extends its presence in the Americas, opening a new office in Houston, Texas. Combi Lift Americas LLC is led by Grant Wattman.

Last year was an exciting and dynamic one for Combi Lift, and the new year is off to an equally eventful start: Taking advantage of the good momentum, Combi Lift is expanding its business into the Americas.

“Houston is the perfect location in the USA. It is one of the main project capitals in the world,” explained Klaus Hilpert, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Combi Lift. “Solutions are becoming more complex and project risk profiles are increasing. Clients are looking for trusted and globally connected partners who can leverage their assets and drive risk sharing throughout project delivery. For all of these reasons, opening the Houston office was therefore the logical next step for us.”

The new branch is headed by Grant Wattman, President and Managing Director of Combi Lift Americas LLC. “Grant brings life-long industry experience in leadership roles, defining and implementing strategic plans, driving growth, operational excellence and building a strong financial portfolio”, said Klaus Hilpert. “I am extremely pleased that Grant is part of our team. He is a one of the industry heavyweights. Together, we will set new standards in the project logistics industry.”

Grant Wattman is looking forward to the new challenge: “I am excited to be joining Combi Lift at a unique time for the global supply chain. Combi Lift provides subject matter expertise and assets, and is a member of the Harren & Partner Group, which also owns SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine. The market is looking to those companies that will stand up and take a fresh approach to project cost, risk and predictability. The strength of the Combi Lift portfolio positions itself strongly for this new paradigm.”

The new Combi Lift office is located in the Brookhollow Central III (2900 N Loop W, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77092) which offers perfect access in and out of the city and is convenient to all of Houston’s major business centres.

新年好 — Happy Chinese New Year

May this new year be filled with happiness, prosperity, and many precious moments with your loved ones. May good luck and success always follow you wherever you go.

The Combi Lift Team wishes you good health and much success in 2022 – the year of the Tiger!

Klaus Hilpert joins Combi Lift

German heavy lift and project logistics expert Combi Lift strengthens its Management Team with Klaus Hilpert joining as Managing Director.

Combi Lift has significantly expanded its services over the past year, increasing its global footprint even further after founding the Forwarding Solutions Division in October. Klaus Hilpert was appointed as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors to reinforce the team.

“I am very pleased that Klaus is part of our team. With his expertise and proven track record in the project forwarding industry, he will lead the continued expansion of our logistics brand,” explained Dr. Martin Harren, CEO and Owner of the Harren & Partner Group.

Klaus Hilpert, who brings more than four decades of experience as an icon in the project logistics industry, emphasised: “I am excited to joining this ambitious and winning team. The unique spirit and the quality of Combi Lift inspired me to take this wonderful opportunity from the very first conversation.”

Happy holidays and full steam ahead for the New Year!

The Combi Lift Team wishes you and your families a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season, with the best wishes for the new year.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2022!

Robel train from Hamburg to Kobe

Combi Lift’s newly founded Forwarding Solutions Division successfully delivered a Robel track renewal train from Hamburg, Germany to Kobe, Japan.

The “Romill” rail treatment system consists of two parts, weighs 105 t in total and is 31 m long. The cargo was loaded safely on board the container vessel ONE Orpheus at the port of Hamburg.

Combi Lift’s Forwarding Solutions Division (forwarding@combi-lift.net) is specialised in the Non-Containerised Cargo (NCC) segment– pieces and goods that can be transported both, with special equipment or with standard containers – as well as in general forwarding; by ship, road or rail.

NDR Fernsehen: Katamaran "Nordlicht II" nach langer Reise in Emden angekommen

Combi Lift's and SAL's "Nordlicht II" Project on German television.

Polar premiere for Combi Lift

Combi Lift just sent its first cargo through the Northern Sea Route. On board the heavy lift vessel Hilke of Combi Lift’s sister company SAL Heavy Lift, the precious cargo took this special route. Under beautiful polar lights, the ship sailed eastbound from the United Kingdom to Sakhalin, Russia.

Traversing the Northern Sea Route comes with its challenges such as adverse weather conditions with temperatures of -12°C and bad visibility as well as enormous navigational challenges due to the short day light and the necessity to observe the ice conditions at all times. It also presents convincing advantages such as significant saving of transport time.

The Combi Lift Team is proud of another on-time performance for our customer.

Mission accomplished!

The final section of the Golden Ray Car Carrier has been removed, completing the largest wreck removal in the United States’ history.

Combi Lift supported the project from the very beginning and provided all required structural strength verifications for cutting, lifting and transporting the sections of the capsized Golden Ray. The design of the lifting lugs, adapted to the hook configuration of the VB-10,000 as well as the secure anchoring of the vessel, was also safeguarded by Combi Lift’s team of Engineers.

Our thanks go to all involved parties for the fantastic cooperation!

Our special appreciation is to our partners at T&T Salvage - it has been a pleasure and an honour to work with you. Great teamwork, guys!

Learn more about the project: https://gcaptain.com/golden-rays-final-section-removed-completing-historic-wreck-removal-operation/

Follow us on Instagram!

Combi Lift is now also on Instagram and will provide all the project news and pictures in your Instagram feed.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Instagram (@combi_lift)!

Combi Lift founds new Forwarding Solutions Division

German heavy lift and logistics expert Combi Lift is proud to announce a further expansion of its service portfolio: The newly founded Forwarding Solutions Division will start working on 1 October, allowing customers to benefit from an experienced team with a world-wide network.

Led by General Manager Matthias Gross, the new Forwarding Solutions Division (forwarding@combi-lift.net) consists of three experienced employees specialised in the Non-Containerised Cargo (NCC) segment – pieces and goods that can be transported both with and without the use of special equipment, at maximum reliability and the lowest possible cost. “Our logistics offering primarily targets international customers in the machine building industry and plant construction sector, but we basically transport everything that fits or does not fit into a standard container – by ship, road or rail,” Matthias Gross explained.

“We at Combi Lift are extremely pleased that Matthias Gross, Florian Koppelmann and Mike Schmidt have joined our team. They all have tremendous experience in the international forwarding business,” said Holger Hinrichs, Managing Director of Combi Lift. “The new department adds another pillar to our business model: In addition to the established project and salvage business, Combi Lift now also offers comprehensive forwarding and supply chain solutions. This makes us even more flexible and attractive for our customers.”

Dr Martin Harren, Managing Director of the Harren & Partner Group, described the strategy behind founding the new division: “I am very proud and delighted that we were able to form this new Forwarding Solutions Division. This marks yet another milestone in the history of our group. Now that Harren & Partner has spent the last several years strengthening and expanding its position in the heavy lift, tanker and bulker segments, we want to continue this development with our newly expanded forwarding services.”

Radio Bremen Fernsehen: Diese Bremer Unternehmen sind am Wiederaufbau in Beirut beteiligt

Combi Lift's Beirut Project on German television.

Deutsche Welle: Questions remain a year after deadly Beirut blast

Heiko Felderhoff, Managing Director of Combi Lift, on DW.

Following the catastrophe in Beirut: German companies support environmental safety and health protection efforts

Combi Lift (CL Salvage GmbH & Co. KG), Höppner Management & Consultant GmbH and Nehlsen Industrieservice GmbH & Co. KG joined forces to transport 59 overseas shipping containers full of highly poisonous chemicals from the Port of Beirut to Germany for further treatment and disposal. This project was planned in response to the devastating explosion that occurred a year ago.

The first anniversary of this historic catastrophe is nearly upon us. On 4 August 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in Beirut’s harbour, reducing entire city neighbourhoods to rubble and ash. At least 6,500 Lebanese people lost their homes and livelihoods, and around 200 people died. Later that same year, in autumn of 2020, it was reported that a number of overseas shipping containers with highly poisonous chemicals were literally rotting in Beirut’s harbour.

Bremen’s Combi Lift led the effort to transport 59 containers to Germany for specialised treatment and disposal. A member of the German Harren & Partner Group, Combi Lift has years of experience and expertise in the international salvage business. The Port of Beirut hired Combi Lift to handle a range of responsibilities in this special endeavour, including overall project implementation (financing, coordination with authorities, etc.) and project management.

Managing Director Heiko Felderhoff emphasised: “The things we handled in the harbour could have easily caused the next explosion.” His team secured over 1,000 tonnes of chemicals in Beirut. An important part of the disposal plan involved retrieving the hazardous materials in the harbour and repacking them in secure containers to ensure that they could go directly from the ship to disposal in Germany. Heiko Felderhoff stressed that Combi Lift’s priority was to help the Lebanese people in these exceptional circumstances. Combi Lift was already on site just a few days after the explosion, and quickly started the preparatory work to recover the chemicals – even before the financing was secured.

Höppner Management & Consultant GmbH, the Wedemark/Hanover-based specialists for emergency and disaster management as well as occupational, health and environmental safety, developed a disposal management concept for the hazardous materials in Beirut’s harbour. Working as a contractor for Combi Lift, Höppner was responsible for inspecting the damaged containers on site and classifying the hazardous waste. This involved analysing the chemicals, organising and monitoring the recovery of the dangerous materials, repacking it, and ensuring the occupational safety and health of all employees participating in the effort.

Höppner Managing Director Michael Wentler explained: “Disasters are always terrible events. But the situation in Beirut harbour surpassed any damage we had ever seen as the result of improperly stored hazardous materials. The professional and proper recovery, handling and disposal of hazardous materials following disasters is one of our specialities. We did everything we could to initiate the proper disposal of all hazardous materials in the harbour as our contribution to help the local population return to normal life.”

Bremen-based recycling and disposal company Nehlsen Industrieservice GmbH & Co. KG (also subcontractor of Combi Lift) also took part in this important project. “Our work focussed on evaluating the individual waste items for transfer to on-site waste containers in terms of all relevant hazardous materials and waste regulations. We also organised the later disposal efforts in Germany and were heavily involved in obtaining all necessary authorisations,” explained Marcel Steding, project manager and authorised representative at Nehlsen AG. Nehlsen initiated the authorisation processes involving both German and Lebanese authorities. Höppner and Nehlsen also worked together to provide the necessary notifications for all border crossings during the transport of these hazardous materials.

The overseas containers were unpacked at a hazardous waste intermediate storage site and sorted according to the appropriate type of treatment for each material. For example, hazardous liquids underwent chemical and physical treatment in Bremen to return as many raw materials as possible to the material cycle. None of the hazardous materials were dumped or deposited in repositories. Nehlsen has been specialised in the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste for many years now.

IDAHOBIT 2021

Today ist the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

Rotor shaft from Hamburg to Emden

Busy loading a rotor shaft (68 tonnes) @Steinweg Terminal in Hamburg, Germany destined for Emden, Germany. A special thanks to our partners C. Steinweg (Süd-West Terminal) Hamburg and Haeger & Schmidt Logistics!

Happy Eid Mubarak 2021!

Wishing you a safe and happy Eid Mubarak 2021!

Heavy haulage action in Hamburg and Bremerhaven

Earlier this week, Combi Lift executed two heavy transports for the offshore industry within Hamburg and Bremerhaven, Germany. Thanks to our esteemed partners Stange Transport and KLS Schwerlast!

End-of-work celebrations in Lebanon

The clean-up operations in the Port of Beirut have been completed. Many thanks to everybody involved! SAL’s MV Amoenitas will transport 59 containers of hazardous materials to Germany for final disposal. German Embassy Beirut provided a video of the end-of-work celebrations in the Port of Beirut. Have a look:

Happy Easter 2021!

Happy Easter everyone!
We wish you and your loved ones wonderful and relaxing Easter holidays.
 

Third section removed from Golden Ray wreck

Crews have separated the latest section of the Golden Ray as the operation to cut and remove the wreck stretches into its fifth month.

Section Two was separated from the wreck on Monday just seven days after cutting began, marking an improvement from the previous three cuts. Section Two will now be lifted onto the Barge JULIE B and moved to facility at Mayors Point Terminal in Brunswick, Georgia. Once secured for ocean transit, the JULIE B will depart Brunswick for a ship recycling facility in Louisiana.

On 8 September 2019, MV Golden Ray (built in 2017) capsized within Port of Brunswick harbour, shortly after unberthing and proceeding towards Port of Baltimore. The ship departed the dock in Brunswick shortly after midnight and had travelled only 23 minutes when it started to list. The vessel was carrying 4,200 brand new cars manufactured in Mexico for delivery to the Middle East.

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2021!

Reach for the stars!

Plans to build a German international spaceport are becoming more and more concrete. Several Bremen-based partners are collaborating to start rocket launches from the German North Sea by 2023. Combi Lift, as part of the Harren & Partner Group, is very proud that Harren & Partner is a member of the German Offshore Spaceport Alliance GmbH (GOSA). In close cooperation with the other GOSA partners, Combi Lift engineers develop the maritime offshore set-up for the German international spaceport. Have a look at the brand new project teaser:

On the road again...

Combi Lift has successfully carried out the transport of nine oversized pieces from Hamburg, Germany, to Horsens, Denmark. The parts weighed up to 67 tonnes and were up to 5.20 metres wide. Despite the difficult Corona times, Combi Lift has coped well with the regulatory and police requirements. Another challenge was the poor condition of the cargo: The parts had been stored outside in the port of Hamburg for years. Various detours had to be taken to bring this wide load safely to its destination. A big thank you goes to our partners in this project: Stange Transport and SWT Hamburg, who supported us greatly.

Happy Chinese New Year 2021!

Combi Lift on RTL and n-tv

German TV stations RTL and n-tv reported on Combi Lift’s salvage project in Beirut, Lebanon. Have a look:

n-tv:
www.n-tv.de/panorama/Beiruts-zweite-Bombe-article22343324.html

RTL:

Harren & Partner Group signs Neptune Declaration

Combi Lift, as part of the Harren & Partner Group, is very proud that Harren & Partner has signed the Neptune Declaration on seafarer wellbeing and crew changes. The Covid-19 pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck aboard ships. Long periods at sea impact their wellbeing and increase the risk of maritime incidents. Over 300 companies and organisations join forces to help resolve a humanitarian crisis on the world's ocean. They signed the Neptune Declaration on seafarer wellbeing and crew changes. Join us in our support of the world's seafarers.

Combi Lift takes over shares in specialised lifting vessel VB-10,000 / MV Golden Ray wreck removal

Together with its American partners, Combi Lift has taken over the VB-10,000. The twin-gantry, twin-barge catamaran plays a crucial role in the operations to remove the capsized 200 metres long car carrier MV Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound, Georgia. The VB-10,000 is the largest lift vessel ever built in the United States.

“The VB-10,000 is a unique vessel with unimagined capabilities. It opens up new opportunities for us in the offshore and salvage segment,” explains Heiko Felderhoff, Managing Director at Combi Lift.

The lift capacity of the VB-10,000 is 7,500 tonnes. This configuration optimises the VB-10,000 for the decommissioning and installation of offshore platforms and furthermore provides it with enhanced salvage capabilities. The installation of a fully automated DP3 (Dynamic Positioning) system, consisting of four 1,000-HP retractable thrusters in each of the two barges, eliminates the need for anchors and mooring lines, facilitating safe offshore operations. The VB-10,000 can operate in waters of any depth, enter and leave lift sites at any hour without the aid of tugs, while holding position with an accuracy measured in inches. These features provide the VB-10,000 with exceptional capabilities beneficial to deep-water construction operations.

The Golden Ray salvage project is one of the largest, most complex and unique salvage projects currently ongoing. In addition to the Corona-induced issues, the team faces numerous obstacles – from adverse on-site weather conditions to potential environmental hazards and highly complex technical challenges.

On 8 September 2019, MV Golden Ray (built in 2017) capsized within Port of Brunswick harbour, shortly after unberthing and proceeding towards Port of Baltimore. The ship departed the dock in Brunswick shortly after midnight and had travelled only 23 minutes when it started to list. The vessel was carrying 4,200 brand new cars manufactured in Mexico for delivery to the Middle East.

After months of hard work and thorough preparations, the salvage team has finished the cutting and lifting of the second out of eight sections of the MV Golden Ray.

Combi Lift is very happy to be part of this exceptional salvage project.

VB-10,000

The Golden Ray salvage project is one of the largest, most complex and unique salvage projects currently ongoing.

Two lifting lugs have been installed on each of the eight sections of the capeszied car carrier. The lugs are used as a connection point between the rigging of the VB-10,000 and each section of the MV Golden Ray.

The MV Golden Ray was carrying 4,200 brand new cars manufactured in Mexico for delivery to the Middle East.

Deutsche Welle: "A German company cleans up Beirut's toxic harbor"

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has published a report on Combi Lift's Beirut project. Have a look:

https://www.dw.com/en/a-german-company-cleans-up-beiruts-toxic-harbor/av-56091793

 

Happy holidays and full steam ahead for the New Year!

Celebrating 20 years of Combi Lift

Since its foundation in 2000, Combi Lift has become a global leader in transporting heavy lift and project cargoes, as well as providing sophisticated engineering services. We are your one-stop shop for all kinds of heavy lift transport solutions, particularly door-to-door and multimodal concepts – from the factory to the building side. Our core business also includes customised tugs/barges solutions, port/jetty construction and sophisticated salvage concepts.

Headquartered in Bremen, the heart of the Harren & Partner Group, Combi Lift benefits from a wealth of expertise. Our expert teams work closely with our clients, providing customised solutions that meet the toughest individual demands and expectations. You name it, we move it.

Even though we unfortunately have to do without a celebration with all of you this year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers. We sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence you have in us. Your satisfaction is our greatest concern. Please stay safe everybody!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving 2020 everybody!

Welcome back, Peking!

After a three-year refurbishment at the Peters Werft, Peking was transferred to the Port of Hamburg yesterday. The historic “Flying P-Liner” will be the flagship of the new harbour museum.

In summer 2017, Combi Lift carried the steel-hulled, four-masted barque Peking home to Germany –piggyback across the Atlantic Ocean on-board the semi-submersible vessel Combi Dock III.

You look great, old lady! It was a pleasure to bring you home.

2020

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Lifting lugs for capsized MV Golden Ray

Despite the current COVID-19 situation, which is causing various challenges, Combi Lift has successfully carried six lifting lugs with a weight up to 72 tonnes from Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven, Germany to Brunswick, USA. The cargo was transported on MV BBC Destiny and MV Saimaagracht.

The lifting lugs were developed and designed by Combi Lift. The manufacturer of the parts is the Bremerhaven-based Bredo Dry Docks.

The salvage work is done by Combi Lift’s partner T&T Salvage (USA). Operations to remove the capsized 200-metre-long car carrier MV Golden Ray from St. Simons Sound, Georgia, will involve the use of the largest lift vessel built in the United States – the twin-gantry, twin-barge catamaran VB-10,000. The MV Golden Ray will be cut into eight sections weighing between 2,700 and 4,100 tonnes that will then be removed for disposal.

Two lifting lugs will be installed on each of the eight sections of the vessel. The lugs will be used as a connection point between the rigging of the VB-10,000 and each section of the MV Golden Ray.

The lifting components are designed to distribute the weight of each particular section during the cutting and lifting operation. T&T Salvage has already started to install the lifting lugs on MV Golden Ray.

On 8 September 2019, MV Golden Ray (built in 2017) capsized within Port of Brunswick harbour, shortly after unberthing and proceeding towards Port of Baltimore. The ship departed the dock in Brunswick shortly after midnight and had travelled only 23 minutes when it started to list. All 23 crew members on board as well as a maritime pilot survived, including three engineers who were in the ship’s engine room at the time of the incident. The vessel was carrying 4,200 brand new cars manufactured in Mexico for delivery to the Middle East.

The incident was mentioned as related to a sudden loss of stability possibly due to cargo stowage and incorrect water ballasting. The ship had 24 fuel tanks, and all were almost full when she capsized.

Combi Lift carries reels to South Korea

On behalf of FESCO Combi Lift has successfully loaded five reels (up to 10.10 metres diameter, max weight 108 tonnes) in Hartlepool, UK onto MV Imke. Following further components to be loaded at second loading port Murmansk, Russia the cargo will be carried on a direct sailing basis to Busan, South Korea.

The static subsea umbilicals, hydraulic and electrical flying leads will be used for the Gazprom Kirinskoye Extension Project. The Kirinskoye Field lies 28 kilometres offshore to the east of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Okhotsk, off of the east coast of the Russian federation and the water depth ranges from 85 to 90 metres.

Many thanks to everybody involved in the operations!

Happy Easter!

We wish everyone a Happy Easter in good health. Stay safe and sound wherever you are.

Message on COVID-19 pandemic

To our Customers and Business Partners,

It has been clear for some time – the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be stopped, only its temporal dynamics can be influenced. This does not mean, however, that we sit passively by. Each of us can help to reduce the speed at which the virus spreads so that national health systems are not overloaded thus helping to ensure that avoidable deaths do not occur.

Combi Lift is not one single office, but rather teams of dedicated people working across continents and time zones. Our offices are adjusting to their own situation as their governments dictate, but with a full contingency plan in place to keep themselves healthy, and fully functioning – whether in office or working from home. We have taken the necessary measures to ensure that our staff remains operational, also outside the office.

The whole Combi Lift Team remains at your disposal and is ready to respond to your business enquiries.

We wish you all to stay safe and sound.

Your Combi Lift Team

Combi Lift carries project cargo to Mongla

Combi Lift has successfully carried 6000 freight tonnes of project cargo including heavy lift units from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Mongla, Bangladesh. Thanks to BigLift Shipping for their great support!

Cheers!

Thanks to everyone who visited our Combi Lift / Sai Shipping Beer Garden at the BHP India! It was really fun. Hope to see you next year.

Meet us at the BHP India 2020!

Combi Lift is pleased to sponsor the BHP India in Mumbai on 27 - 28 February 2020. The heavy lift and project forwarding trade fair attracts over 4500 trade visitors, 500 delegates and more than 100 exhibitors from India and abroad. Combi Lift will be represented by Holger Hinrichs and Capt. Shekhar.

For further information, please go to: http://ctl.net.in/. Or have a look at our flyer.

Combi Lift’s Reliance Jamnagar III Project in Sikka, India. The German heavy lift expert carried more than 400,000 freight tonnes of exceptional units from Asia and Europe to Sikka - totalling 40 shipments in all. Some cargo pieces had a weight of up to 1,050 tonnes each.

Season's Greetings

In the spirit of the season, our team would like to thank you for your confidence in us and the good cooperation in 2019. We wish you and your families a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Combi Lift achieves valuable ISO certification

Only one year after the realignment from a well-known maritime heavy lift carrier to a logistics expert for challenging transport solutions, Combi Lift’s management system has been found to conform to the Quality Management System standard ISO 9001:2015, the Environmental Management System standard ISO 14001:2015 and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard ISO 45001:2018.

The three certificates issued by DNV GL are valid for the following scope: “Provision of Project Management of Engineered Transportation Logistics for Turnkey Projects for all Industry Sectors.”

“The certification is more than just a reason to celebrate. It also represents a commitment to the future. As part of this commitment, we are particularly proud that we have replaced our OHSAS 18001 with the new ISO 45001 certification for occupational health and safety. It is another strong step towards safety, quality, trust and transparency”, says Holger Hinrichs, Managing Director of Combi Lift.

Combi Lift carries reactors from India to Abu Dhabi

Combi Lift has successfully transported four reactors (610 t each) from Hazira, India to Abu Dhabi. The loading operations (tandem lift) in Hazira were completed in less than two days. Many thanks to everybody involved in the operations! The contract comprises the transport of 16 reactors (610 t each) in total.

Combi Lift transports one of the world’s largest Mammoet Cranes

Combi Lift has transported one of the world’s largest Mammoet Cranes from India to the Netherlands. The platform twin-ring containerized crane (Model PTC 210 DS) was imported to India by Reliance Industries India Ltd. in preparation for their partial shutdown project at Jamnagar Refinery in February 2019. The same was now exported as dismantled parts in 226 SOC containers from Adani Port, Mundra on 3 October 2019 with final destination Westdorpe, Netherlands.

Combi Lift has a long term business relationship with Reliance Industries, having been involved in the Jamnagar III Petrochem Expansion Project for transportation of more than 400,000 freight tonnes from 17 different countries across the globe to their world’s largest Jamnagar Refinery in Gujarat, India. The Jamnagar Refinery is owned and operated by Reliance Industries India Ltd.

Combi Lift would like to thank Adani Port and MLB for the excellent cooperation during the loading operations!

Loading mill equipment in Krefeld

Yesterday, Combi Lift was busy loading 16 pieces of mill equipment (71 tonnes each) onto the first of two barges in Krefeld, Germany. Destination: Antwerp port.

On the road again...

This week Combi Lift started the collection of 22 oversized pieces with weights up to 71 tonnes and diameters up to 6.15 metres from Duisburg and Hattingen, Germany. The transport will include the transhipment onto two barges steaming up to Antwerp port for final destination Chile.

Land transportation France/Belgium - done!

Mission accomplished: Arrival and discharge in Antwerp port of 12 oversized pieces with diameters up to 4.8 metres and weights up to 58 tonnes loaded earlier this and last week in France. Waiting for departure for final destination Chile. Thanks to all stakeholders involved!

Land transportation France/Belgium

This week Combi Lift started the collection of 12 oversized pieces with diameters up to 4.8 metres and weights up to 58 tonnes from North France to Antwerp port for export to Chile. Experience what the new Combi Lift can do for you. You name it, we move it.

Damen completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a major refit of the Stena Drilling-owned 5th generation, semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don. The vessel arrived at DVR in October 2018 and departed for her new contract off the UK’s Shetland Islands. The most significant aspect of the works was the installation of an eight-point mooring system for her future drilling contracts. By using this for holding position, emissions will be significantly reduced and substantial savings on fuel costs will be made. The upgrade also enables the rig to work in shallower waters than before which greatly increases her operational envelope.

Parts for the mooring system, specifically the anchor chain blisters and sponsons were fabricated at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Romania. The shipment of these parts was awarded to Combi Lift. Our partners RollDock and Amasus collected the fabricated sections immediately after production was finished and due to the excellent cooperation between all parties involved the shipments were delivered to Rotterdam ahead of schedule. The components measured up to 30 metres in length and 13 metres in height, the total weight was over 1.200 tonnes.

Combi Lift attends "German-Indian Business Summit"

Combi Lift has joined the "German-Indian Business Summit" in Bremen. Our company was represented by Capt. Narayan Shekhar who gave a lecture on the usage of inland waterways in lndia. Many thanks to all participants! For more information please go to: http://the-ginco.com

Combi Lift delivers drilling rig parts

Last week the drilling rig Stena Don left Damen Shipyards Verolme Rotterdam, Netherlands after a three months stay. She has been refitted with an eight-point mooring system prior to being deployed for her next job in the North Sea. Parts for the mooring system, specifically the anchor chain blisters and sponsons were fabricated at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Romania.

The shipment of these parts was awarded to Combi Lift. Our partners RollDock and Amasus collected the fabricated sections immediately after production was finished and due to the excellent cooperation between all parties involved the shipments were delivered to Rotterdam ahead of schedule. The components measured up to 30 metres in length and 13 metres in height, the total weight was over 1.200 tonnes.

Mission accomplished!

Historic tall ship Peking has been successfully floated out this morning. After 85 years abroad, the vessel came into contact with the Elbe again this morning. Two tugs will bring her to the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth. Combi Dock III will return to Bremerhaven.

Welcome home Peking!

Combi Lift has safely brought the Peking back home to Germany. On Sunday evening Combi Dock III arrived in Bunsbüttel (Elbe). According to current planning, the historic windjammer will be floated out on Wednesday morning.

The restoration work of the tall ship will be carried out by the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth, Germany. The Peking is going to be the centrepiece of the new EUR 120 million museum complex under construction in Hamburg's harbour.

There she goes...

Historic windjammer Peking has left New York City on-board Combi Dock III Wednesday afternoon (NY time). The 106 year old four-masted barque will make her last major Atlantic crossing. Next stop: Peters Werft, Brunsbüttel, Germany. Have a safe trip home, old lady!

Loading completed!

Combi Dock III has successfully loaded the steel-hulled, four-masted barque Peking in New York City this morning. The historic windjammer will be carried home to Germany on-board the Combi Lift vessel.

Combi Lift joins port authority congress in Gijón

Combi Lift has joined the "2º Encuentro Nacional de Carga de Proyectos" of the Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón. Bremen-based heavy lift carrier was represented by Chartering Manager Bastian Lenge (m.) who took part in a panel discussion on the current situation on the project market.

Please find here an article of the newspaper El Comercio (Spanish):
http://www.elcomercio.es/economia/201705/30/ofrecer-algo-distinto-para-20170530000721-v.html 

Combi Lift brings the Peking back home

Stiftung Hamburg Maritim (Hamburg Maritime Foundation) chose Bremen-based heavy lift expert Combi Lift as its logistics partner for the transport of the historic windjammer Peking. The steel-hulled, four-masted barque will be carried home to Germany this summer on-board a Combi Lift ship. Combi Lift, founded in 2000, is a member of the Harren & Partner Group.

At the end of June 2017, Combi Lift's semi-submersible vessel Combi Dock III (Loa 169.40 metres, 11,000 tdw) will carry the tall ship to northern Germany to be the centrepiece of a new EUR 120 million museum complex under construction in Hamburg's harbour. Peking has spent more than four decades at the South Street Seaport in New York City, USA. However, extensive repairs and maintenance were not carried out at this time. In September 2016 she was taken to Caddell Dry Dock, Staten Island, to spend the winter.

Bringing the Peking back to Hamburg has been a long time in the planning. "Getting the Peking home was a 14-year courtship," explains Alexandre Poirier, naval architect and project engineer for Peking at Stiftung Hamburg Maritim (www.stiftung-hamburg-maritim.de). "We were finally able to get the financing for the harbour museum. Peking will be the flagship of the museum. It will be re-rigged and some of its historical interiors restored or recreated. The entire work will take about three years."

The windjammer has a length of 115.5 metres, a beam of 14.3 metres and 4.2 metres draft with a gross weight of 3,700 tonnes. "It is not particularly heavy, relative to say, a military vessel," Alexandre Poirier says. "But it is long and fragile. It has 3 to 4 millimetres of hull plating left at the waterline, out of an original thickness of 15 millimetres or more."

Combi Lift engineers have developed a sophisticated concept to bring the Peking home safely. Combi Dock III will make use of its flo/flo ability: "The ballast tanks will be flooded to lower the cargo deck below the water's surface, allowing the Peking to be moved into position for loading. It will be loaded stern first," says Peer Kelch, chartering manager at Combi Lift. "The tanks are then pumped out, and the deck rises to shoulder the load. The various tanks can be pumped separately to balance the cargo. After seafastening with more than 70 bottom and side support structures, the Peking will be carried piggyback across the Atlantic Ocean."

Loading and seafastening in New York is estimated to take three to four days, and the crossing will take about twelve days. The restoration work of the tall ship will be carried out by the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth, Germany.

The Peking was built by Blohm + Voss in 1911 and sailed as one of the legendary "Flying P-Liners" of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. It was one of the last generation of windjammers used in the nitrate and wheat trade around the often treacherous Cape Horn. At the end of June 2017, she will make her last major Atlantic crossing.

Combi Dock III shows its flexibility

Flexibility is one of the key factors in the heavy lift industry today. No cargoes are alike, and all cargoes need to be handled in their own specific way. In order to meet our clients' demands for versatility, Combi Lift has developed Combi Dock I and III, probably two of the most flexible vessels in the heavy lift market. The vessels are able to LIFT heavy cargo with its own cranes, ROLL really heavy stuff via the stern ramp, and FLOAT vessels, barges, yachts, etc. on board.

This week, Combi Dock III has once again demonstrated its flexibility: First, in China two tugboats were floated in, then Combi Dock III loaded two yachts with its own vessel cranes in Taiwan. Destination: La Guaira, Venezuela respectively Port Everglades, USA.

Combi Lift joins CEE and PCN meeting in Amsterdam

April 27 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Priority Cargo Network (PCN) jointly held their membership conferences at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, the Netherlands, during April 23-24, 2017.

As well as one-to-one meetings, the members voted to hold the 2018 membership conference in Bremen, Germany, during May - a day ahead of the opening of Breakbulk Europe 2018.

Also at the conference, Sergey Ovsienko, general manager of Beluga Projects Logistic in Russia, was appointed as a member of the CEE board of advisors.

www.cargoequipmentexperts.com

www.prioritycargonetwork.com

Source: http://www.heavyliftpfi.com

How do we support sustainable energies? – We raise the limits.

Here it is: Our new advertisement in the March/April edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine.

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Nordsee One: Discharging in Eemshaven

Combi Lift's Nordsee One Project is in full swing. Engineer Matthias Büttel filmed a discharging process in Eemshaven.

Combi Lift attends 17th WWPC Membership Conference in Cebu

Members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) raised USD 43,500 for the Filipino children's charity Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation at its 17th annual conference at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu, the Philippines.

The conference, which was held from March 8-10, welcomed delegates from across the world for an enjoyable two days of networking, presentations and social events, sponsored by the WWPC's member for the Philippines, Royal Cargo, along with Combi Lift, Rickmers-Linie, Volga-Dnepr Group and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

As well as a cocktail reception, one-on-one meetings and sponsor presentations, members heard from Michael Raeuber and Elmer Sarmiento of Royal Cargo about the opportunities for project logistics work in the Philippines.

Today, March 10, the WWPC members held its annual auction for a local charity, raising the record amount of USD 43,500 for the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation, which operates a shelter for children on the island of Mactan.

Auction items were donated by Combi Lift, Rickmers-Linie, Volga-Dnepr Group, BNSF Logistics, HLPFI, ITJ and Breakbulk.

The members also voted to hold its 2018 membership conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with Steder Group as the nominated sponsor for next year's event.

At the members-only meeting, Gerald Hess - managing director of BNSF Logistics in Canada - was appointed as a new member of the network's board of advisors.

Source: http://www.heavyliftpfi.com

Nordsee One: Loading the first components - the video

Combi Lift is handling the transport of components for Nordsee One - an offshore wind farm spanning a total area of 41.3 square kilometres, located in the German part of the North Sea. Last week the first components - including six nacelles weighing 350 tonnes each - were loaded in Bremerhaven.

Combi Lift handles the transport of components for Nordsee One wind farm

Renewable energies are becoming an increasingly important component of our energy mix. At Combi Lift, we believe in sustainable solutions. This is why we're handling the transport of components for Nordsee One - an offshore wind farm spanning a total area of 41.3 square kilometres, located in the German part of the North Sea. Last week the first components - including six nacelles weighing 350 tonnes each - were loaded in Bremerhaven.

Once operational, the 54 Senvion turbines will produce 1.2 billion kilowatt hours per year. Nordsee One will be able to power 400,000 households and will save more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide compared to a conventional coal-fired power plant.

How do we engineer customised transport solutions? – We evaluate the limits.

Part six of our advertising campaign in the January/February edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Cerulean carries FARs

MV Cerulean has delivered three Field Auxiliary Rooms (FAR, max. weight 440 t) from Ulsan, Korea to Shuaiba, Kuwait. The transportation is for account of JGC Corporation Yokohama, Japan and its partners GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, both based in Korea which provide their client Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to provide engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance during commissioning, start-up and performance testing services for the MAA Package of Clean Fuels Project, in Ahmadi, Kuwait (cf. news 9. December).

From March Combi Lift's Palabora and Palmerton (CL 900 Type) will carry 20 more FARs from Ulsan to Shuaiba.

Papenburg carries Liebherr cranes

Combi Lift's Papenburg has transported one LHM 550 and one LHM 600 from Rostock to Antwerp.

After discharging both cranes in Antwerp, MV Papenburg re-loaded one LHM 280 and delivered it to another terminal within Port of Antwerp.

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Combi Dock I ships dredgers

Combi Lift's semi-submersible vessel Combi Dock I has successfully delivered two floating dredgers (max. weight 856 t) and part cargo from Dharma, India to Vizhinjam respectively Mundra, India. The high flexibility of Combi Dock I made this voyage possible: The larger dredger was floated in and out, while the smaller one was lifted onto the deck with the vessel's cranes.

Palabora carries refinery equipment

Combi Lift's Palabora (CL 900 Type) performed a voyage from Ulsan and Masan (Korea) to Umm Qasr (Iraq) and Shuaiba (Kuwait) with total 15,000 cbm of refinery equipment for two of the world's largest oil companies: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Refinery of Karbala Corporation (RKC).

KNPC will use the 8,000 cbm refinery equipment (max. unit weight 400 t) for the Clean Fuels Project. The project aims at developing and expanding Mina Al-Ahmad Refinery and Mina Abdullah Refinery.

RKC will use the delivered components (7,000 cbm; max. unit weight 400 t) for the oil refinery in South Karbala province, around 100 km away from Iraq's capital Baghdad. The refinery, being built on a 6 square kilometre plot of land, will produce liquefied gas, gasoline, gas oil, fuel oil, jet fuel and asphalt.

How can we handle the toughest demands? – We raise the limits.

Part five of our advertising campaign in the November/December edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Combi Lift's new Logistics Terminal Bremerhaven

Combi Lift has enhanced its Logistics Terminal Bremerhaven. We offer the following services from now on:

  • Rental of heavy lift equipment
  • Rental of Yokohama fenders
  • Mobilization and demobilization for projects
  • Cargo handling at own terminal
  • Stand-by berths
  • International forwarding services
  • Maritime steel construction and repairs
  • Supply of containers
  • Mobile cranes available
  • Warehouse logistics (goods picking, storage)

Have a look at our new flyer or visit us at Lohmannstraße 62, 27568 Bremerhaven.

 

Combi Lift Agency Meeting 2016

Combi Lift welcomes its agents and representatives from all over the world to the 1st Combi Lift Agency Meeting (9 - 11 November). More than 20 partners and colleagues from ten countries came to our Bremen headquarters. The event is a perfect opportunity to get acquainted, to make new friends and to develop new strategies. So let's get started!

How do we master even the most difficult feats? – We limit the risks.

Part four of our advertising campaign in the September/October edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Combi Dock I delivers refinery components for Petronas Rapid Project in Malaysia

Combi Dock I has discharged two primary absorbers (73,7 x 6,35 x 7,0 m/459,5 t each) in Tanjung Setapa, Malaysia. The units were manufactured by GS Entec, Korea, and loaded in Ulsan, Korea. In effort to achieve the most economical solution for our costumer, Combi Lift utilized the smallest possible vessel to complete the project.

Combi Dock III meets Peter the Great

Combi Dock III has just successfully loaded the floating dredger Peter the Great (60,0 x 17,2 x 3,47 m/2.400 t) in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Destination: Kaliningrad, Russia.

Papenburg carries port crane - the video

Combi Lift has shipped a port crane from Rhenus' terminal at the German Port of Wilhelmshaven to Steelwind Nordenham. Here is the video - in full HD.

Papenburg carries port crane

Combi Lift has shipped a port crane from Rhenus' terminal at the German Port of Wilhelmshaven to Steelwind Nordenham on board its deck carrier Papenburg.

The main body of the crane was driven from the quayside on to Papenburg's deck using rails, while the crane's boom and other accessories were lifted on board by shore cranes. On arrival in Nordenham, the equipment was unloaded using cranes owned by Steelwind.

Weighing a total of 520 tonnes, the crane body had the dimensions 20,5 m x 12,5 m x 39,7 m, with the 40-tonne jib measuring 47,0 m x 3,5 m x 3,5 m.

How do we meet client expectations? – We limit the risks.

Part three of our advertising campaign in the July/August edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Another valuable certification for Combi Lift‘s service offering

Combi Lift has been certified in 14 different service categories by the European supplier community for utility companies, Connexio. The supplier community helps purchasers within European utility companies to reduce their risks, dispose of a reliable base of service providers and ultimately safe money through operational efficiency as well as quicker decision making processes. Combi Lift is happy to further sustain its own quality approach and deliver additional value to its clients by accrediting to the Connexio supplier community.

95 m propylene stripper from Korea to Malaysia

Crew, Master and Port Captain of Combi Lift’s MV Palau (CL 900 Type) mastered the task of manoeuvring a 95 m long propylene stripper weighing 540 t by aid of its own gear aboard the vessel in Masan, Korea. Just three months after MV Palabora established a new record for loading the longest cargo in Combi Lift history with a column of 73,50 m, MV Palau pushed the limits even further. The propylene stripper now is shipped to Johor, Malaysia to become a part of Titan TE3 Project - Naphtha Cracking Center Expansion Project.

Combi Lift’s Air Pad System (APS)

Combi Lift made use of its Air Pad System (APS) to slide a ship section (1.500 t) from a barge onto a floating dock in Bremerhaven. The APS enables Combi Lift to move heavy cargo up to weights of 2.400 t along short distances.

Accommodation barge "Swissco 48" from Singapore to Alaska

Pan Ocean's semisubmersible vessel "Sun Rise" transported successfully the accommodation barge "Swissco 48" from Singapore to Alaska.

We raise the limits: Our new company profile

Here you go: Combi Lift's new company brochure! Have a look.

How to load in shallow waters? – We raise the limits.

Part two of our new advertising campaign in the May/June edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Vaccum column and cooker fractionator for Kuwait

Combi Lift's MV Palabora (CL 900 Type) has successfully loaded a vacuum column and a cooker fractionator by HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine) in Masan, Korea. They are destined for KNPC's Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait. Also on board: A column (loaded in Ulsan, Korea) for Reliance Jamnagar Phase III refinery enlargement project in Sikka, India. With a length of 73,50 m the column is the longest cargo loaded by Lo-Lo in Combi Lift history.

Lo-Lo and Flo-Flo discharging at Rotterdam

Combi Dock I has delivered two split hopper barges (54,80 x 11,11 m with 2,10 m draft, 1.000 t each), two excavators (15,0 x 4,0 m, 90 t each) and one wheel loader (10,0 x 3,0 m, 30,5 t) from La Réunion, Indian Ocean, to Rotterdam, Netherlands. For loading and unloading procedures, the semi-submersible vessel benefits from its Lo-Lo and Flo-Flo capacities.

Manifold for Subsea 7 / Persephone 2

Pantanal is loading a manifold for Subsea 7 at the AMC in Henderson (Woodside Persephone 2 Project). Combi Lift contracted this additional scope after completion of the flexible flowlines and risers transportation project. The manifold will be discharged at DCW in Dampier.

How to discharge in Sikka? – We evaluate the limits.

Our brand new advertising campaign in the March/April edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Two split hopper barges discharged, two split hopper barges loaded

Combi Dock I has successfully delivered two split hopper barges from Zeebrugge, Belgium, to La Réunion, Indian Ocean (cf. news 23. February). In La Réunion CD I has loaded two other split hopper barges (54,80 x 11,11 m with 2,10 m draft, 1.000 t each). Destination is Rotterdam, Netherlands. At Zeebrugge the hold was already prepared for the second set of barges to avoid a further emerging and submerging procedure at La Réunion.

Bridge sections from Shanghai to Rosyth

Combi Lift delivered bridge sections (made by ZPMC) from Shanghai, China, to Rosyth, Scotland. Overall, we carried 29 units; totalling 60.000 freight tonnes in three shipments - via Suez respectively Panama Canal.

New representatives in South America

Combi Lift is further extending its worldwide network: Ultramar Network was appointed as commercial agent and representative for Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

Like our others representatives the new agent will operate as part of the company's worldwide agency network, offering heavy-lift cargo chartering services to all over the globe. Local experts Detlev Spethmann and Tatiana Orozco will work closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen as well as the Combi Lift setup in Korea to strengthen the company's regional presence and provide local customers with direct service and support.

Persephone 2 project in Australia

Dampier, Australia: Pantanal in ship-to-ship operations with our client’s (Subsea 7) vessel Seven Eagle. She is taking over reels with flexible flowlines and risers for Woodside Energy’s Persephone work package 2. The reels have been loaded in Kalundborg, Denmark, mid of December 2015. Pantanal will complete the project beginning of April.

Combi Lift recovers jack-up leg section from seabed

Combi Lift successfully recovered a section of a jack-up leg with abt. 70 m in length and 320 t weight. Combi Lift was awarded by underwriters to recover the leg section from the seabed in abt. 30 m water depth in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, for taking material samples.

Split hopper barges from Zeebrugge to La Réunion

Combi Dock I has successfully loaded two split hopper barges – 65,0 x 12,05 x 2,1 m (draft)/1.000 t – in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Destination: La Réunion, Indian Ocean.

New agent in Japan

Combi Lift further strengthens its market presence in Asia: Ben Line Agencies Ltd. was appointed as commercial agent and representative for Japan.

The new agent will operate as part of the company’s worldwide agency network. Local expert in Tokyo Masaru Oda works closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen to extend the company’s regional presence and provide local customers with direct support and tailor-made solutions.

Shine a light

Voilà! Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen has got a new neon sign. Pretty nice, especially at night.

Combi Lift strengthens Scandinavian market presence

Combi Lift has extended its presence in Denmark: H.H. Danship AS was appointed as commercial agent and representative for Scandinavia.

The new agent will operate as part of the company’s worldwide agency network, offering heavy-lift cargo chartering services from Denmark to all over the globe. Local expert in Svendborg Jørgen Lauersen will work closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen to strengthen the company’s regional presence and provide local customers with direct service and support.

Combi Dock III flo-flos river cruise vessels

MV Combi Dock III delivers river cruise vessel Amadolce – 110,0 x 11,4 x 1,6 m (draft)/1.350 t – from Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Bordeaux, France. After coming back to Rotterdam Combi Dock III will bring the identical river cruise vessel Amacello to Fos-sur-Mer, France.

Combi Lift supports in offshore well stimulation operations in Gulf of Mexico

Combi Lift supported in a well stimulation project in the Gulf of Mexico in cooperation with Harren & Partner Offshore Services México. OCV Blue Giant was mobilized in Houston, Texas. 95 tank containers with injection chemicals and associated pumping skids and hoses were loaded into the vessel‘s cargo hold. Combi Lift provided stowage planning and supervision during the loading process and supported in the vessel’s operation. Afterwards, OCV Blue Giant sailed to the Akal oilfield and positioned itself in DP-mode alongside the AKAL-KL oil production platform, which is owned and operated by Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company Pemex. After connecting the hoses from the vessel to the platform, the well stimulation process was initiated by pumping the chemicals from the vessel into the well. The intention of this process is to improve the flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir into the well bore and hence increase the productivity. OCV Blue Giant will be deployed from October 2015 to February 2016. Combi Lift will continue to provide support throughout the project.

Coke Drums for Reliance Jamnagar Phase III

MV Palembang has successfully loaded two Coke Drums (700 t each) in Osaka, Japan. They are destined for Reliance Jamnagar Phase III refinery enlargement project in Sikka, India.

How to flo-flo a floating dredger

Indian Ocean Race: Palau vs. Dolphins

Combi Lift strengthens Asian market presence

Bremen based heavy lift and project cargo expert Combi Lift has further extended its presence in Asia: Big Blue Shipping Line Shanghai was appointed as commercial agent and representative for China and Taiwan.

The new agent will operate as part of the company’s worldwide agency network, offering heavy-lift cargo chartering services from China to all over the globe. Local experts in Shanghai Raphael Yip (l.) and William Zhu will work closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen as well as the Combi Lift setup in Korea to strengthen the company’s regional presence and provide local customers with direct service and support.

Liebherr crane from Rostock to Bronka

Papenburg has loaded a Liebherr crane in Rostock (Germany). The LHM 800 is the largest mobile harbour crane in the market. The giant provides a lifting capacity of up to 308 t and an outreach of 64 m. The crane will be discharged in new deep-water port of Bronka on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.

TAGU and Combi Lift form joint venture for wind-energy, offshore installation and maintenance

TAGU Tiefbau GmbH „Unterweser“ from Oldenburg and Combi Lift GmbH combine their know-how and experience in wind-energy, offshore installation and maintenance in a new joint venture. Depending on the task at hand, multidisciplinary teams of TAGU and Combi Lift experts develop individual and custom-fit solutions as well as integrated logistics concepts for major industrial projects.

Our new website is online

Following our move to Bremen in November 2014, we began to re-think the entire Combi Lift brand. With the relocation of the headquarters and the concentration of all company departments in one office came the strategic decision to exclusively focus on our core competencies in project engineering, project management and logistics. Today, we feel well represented by our new logo and corporate identity, underlining our combination of fresh ideas and experience. And starting today, you can find all of this on the worldwide web as well!

10 MAN engines from St. Nazaire to Lebanon

Palembang has been loading 10 MAN engines in the French port of St. Nazaire. The engines are destined for a power plant project in Lebanon.

Linde cold boxes from Bremen for Reliance Industries

All’s well that ends well – EIT Paloma is loading the last of the Bremen built Linde cold boxes for Reliance Industries Jamnagar Phase III refinery enlargement project in Sikka, India.

Installing a tidal turbine off the western tip of Brittany

The French engineering and project management company Sabella is on the forefront of developing submarine tidal stream turbines. Our good MV Palembang was the chosen tool for the latest implementation of the Sabella D10 turbine off the island of Ouessant.

Two shipbuilding sections for Papenburg

MV Papenburg loading two shipbuilding sections at BVT Bremen for Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The shipment makes use of MV Papenburgs unique Ro-Flo System, consisting of a pontoon in the vessel’s cargo hold on which the shipbuilding sections are fastened for transportation. At Meyer Werft, the pontoon can then float out of the vessel with both sections on top to reach their destination on the yards facilities.

Boilers for Vietnam

Condock V delivers the first two of four boilers from Italian boiler manufacturer Macchi from Porto Marghera to Nghi Son Refinery in Vietnam. For loading and unloading procedures, the semi-submersible vessel benefits from its Ro-Ro capacity. The shipment of the next two boilers will follow in the middle of June.