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Monday, October 14, 2019

Steel Beams News

Pic: Associated British Ports

R.M. Maritime to Use Port of Immingham

Associated British Ports (ABP) has secured new business handling 40,000 tonnes of steel each year at the UK’s biggest port, the Port of Immingham.Freight forwarding company R.M. Maritime, has chosen ABP to expertly handle steel destined to be used in the construction industry in the UK.The first shipment saw ABP successfully discharge over 12,579 tonnes of steel beams from the 147-metre-long New Age vessel.The steel imported from United Arab Emirates will be stored externally and then distributed by road to Rainham Steel based in Scunthorpe.Simon Bird…

Photo: Roll Group

Heavy Lift: RollDock and Roll-Lift Team Up

Having received a contract from NEM Energy BV for the transportation of two boiler blocks and two combustor units from Taiwan to Malaysia, Roll Group was called upon to put to work the combined capabilities of its in-house engineering department and experienced heavy transportation teams, enabling the group to offer a complete tailor-made solution by both land and sea. NEM Energy BV involved the Roll Group at an early stage in the project, and the group’s engineers worked together with the NEM team to produce a precisely fitting sea fastening design which was integrated into the boiler block.

Loading six containers at a time could save the container shipping industry as much as US$2 billion per year (Photo: BLOK-BEAM)

Container Handling System Designed to Ease Port Congestion

A new container handling system aimed at easing the increasing problem of port congestion  is being launched at a technical demonstration in Shanghai at the end of November. Designated “BLOK-BEAM”, the system enables six containers to be lifted and transported as one single block - largely using existing port infrastructure. BLOK-BEAM comprises a pair of steel beams connecting the six empty containers together to form a single block, which can be lifted as one unit. While containers have remained relatively small and standard in size over the past few decades…

Legacy Building Solutions Reports Steady Growth

Legacy Building Solutions, a manufacturer of custom tension fabric structures on a rigid steel frame, said it has seen consistent growth fueled by expansion of services and design-build and design-assist technology. While Legacy has always offered engineering, fabric manufacturing and installation services, a 2016 addition allowed the company to fabricate steel beams at their South Haven, Minn., office. “Our ability to partner on design-assist and design-build projects has definitely driven our growth,” said Ben Fox, president and CEO of Legacy Building Solutions.