• 2018 June 21 12:00

    Largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries delivered to Meyer Turku

    The largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries was delivered on 19 June to Meyer Turku shipyard by Finnish Konecranes. Goliath crane will be used to build increasingly large cruise ships at Meyer Turku shipyard with an even higher degree of industrialization, says the shipyard's press release.

    “Normally we are the ones delivering large high tech products to our customers, but this time we are the customer. The new crane is an essential part of our 200m€ ramp-up investment program, as it will triple our daily lifting capacity. In the future we are able to build larger grand blocks, which in turn increases our possibilities to industrialize our production further. And finally this gantry crane project is a good example of Finnish collaboration, since the shipyard has built the 2500t crane beam as a subcontractor to KoneCranes. We are very happy to have the new crane help us fulfil the promises we have made in our order book”, CEO of Meyer Turku Jan Meyer states.

    The new 1200 ton crane is a showcase of two Finnish international companies working together. Konecranes was responsible for the design, precision drive components, electrical installation and automation system and structural components. The high volume and quality of Meyer Turku steel manufacturing was used to build the main girder and also to weld it in place.

    “Our cooperation with Meyer Turku has been one of our most exciting projects. We actually delivered a Goliath crane here already in 1976 and I am proud to see that the recently made modernization has extended its lifetime. But I am also very proud of the new high-tech gantry crane we have delivered now. It is equipped with the latest technology and has several features built in to optimize the use of the crane. I wish Meyer Turku all the best and am sure that our cranes will help you to build more and even bigger ships in the future”, says Panu Routila, Konecranes President and CEO.

    Even with the delivery of the new goliath crane, the old crane will continue in operation. In the future the old crane will see dedicated service in turning around 100 ton blocks, an important job in building the hulls for cruise ships.

    The new crane is only the most visible part of Meyer Turku’s 200 million euro investment program, including for example new plate cutting line, a new panel line and a number of important IT investments.

    “We are really rebuilding the yard into a modern, data driven ship assembly factory with these investments. But new machinery is not enough, we are constantly both recruiting new shipbuilders and training our old teams to get out as much as possible from these new facilities”, Jan Meyer concludes.

    Goliath Crane in numbers: Total hoisting capacity: 1200tn; Total height: 120m; Rail span: 154m; Max lifting height: 90m; Speed of gantry crane: 30 m/min; Length of gantry crane track: 750 m.




2018 July 18

18:31 Naval Group posts H1 2018 performance results
18:00 BC Ferries announces sponsorship of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre
17:36 DP World announces closing of Continental Warehousing Corporation (India) transaction
17:12 Marine Technics to participate in International Far East Maritime Show-2018
16:44 Oleg Bukin elected as Chairman of Tuapse Commercial Seaport BoD
16:23 Transocean and Chevron Australia ink 11-well contract
15:45 Stena Bulk positions itself in crude oil
15:19 Transocean announces 13-well contract for Transocean 712
14:57 AGCS issued Safety & Shipping Review 2018
14:43 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör kicks off the holiday traffic season without delay
14:18 Intermarine UK promotes Portland Port to Government minister
14:00 Szczecin to become the capital of Baltic seaports in September
13:31 OHT to order ULSTEIN-designed heavy lift transport and installation vessel
12:59 Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18
12:22 Dorian LPG confirms receipt of director nominations from BW LPG
11:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in HI’18 fell by 3.1% Y-o-Y to 53.8 million tonnes
11:25 TTS Colibri 3D compensated crane passes FAT
11:03 Overseas Shipholding Group places order for cemical tanker duo with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
10:41 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant launches Svetlyak-class patrol boat Balaklava
10:32 Brent Crude futures price down 0.35% to $71.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $66.92
10:16 ICS encouraged by IMO progress on 2020 global sulphur cap implementation issues
09:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:40 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’18 grew by 2.8% Y-o-Y to 394.8 million tonnes (detalization)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,721 points

2018 July 17

18:24 North P&I Club and 24Vision ink partnership agreement
18:07 Lockheed Martin awarded Navy's contract worth more than $450 million in FMS funding for MMSC project
17:55 TransContainer announced its operating results for the second quarter and the first half of 2018
17:27 Equinor buys shares for use in the group's Share saving plan
17:11 Vigor Marine LLC gets Navy's contract for USNS Mercy mid-term availability
16:56 Okskaya Sudoverf puts into operation Belmax 4, fourth non-self-propelled barge of Project ROB20
16:34 Prosafe awarded important contract in Brazil
15:47 Orsted opts for Tekmar's CPS for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm projects
15:28 Port of Rotterdam places a bee colony in the port area
14:44 Baltic Ports Conference 2018 will focus on financing, economy and energy supply
14:23 Jan De Nul launches ultra-low emission vessel Diogo Cão in China
13:41 Severnaya Verf will lay down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 on July 20
13:16 Tidewater and GulfMark to combine to create global offshore leader
12:48 Containership MOL Truth earned 'Ship of the Year 2017'
12:19 15,000 TEU container ship “Afif” named in London Gateway
11:27 Huntington Ingalls begins post-delivery work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
11:17 Boskalis secures contract of total value of $65 million
10:53 Fuel oil prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:29 ABS to class FSRU for Turkey’s oil and gas distributor
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $72.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.01% to $67.06
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,695 points

2018 July 16

18:31 APL adds port calls to West Asia Express Service
18:16 Diana Shipping announces signing and drawdown of a US$75M Term Loan Facility with BNP Paribas
17:55 Director Kopczynska addresses WMU students and faculty on maritime Europe
17:40 Great Lakes announces receipt of $70 million San Jacinto award
17:33 Bollinger Shipyards commits USCG icebreaker program to Florida
17:31 New vehicle terminal announced at the Port of Southampton
17:18 Hapag-Lloyd hikes rates for East Asia-Arabian Gulf trade
17:08 ING Bank signed a USD 80 million syndicated loan agreement with NIBULON
16:43 Minimum training standards for fishers under review
16:25 USCG rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
16:20 Port of Antwerp sets new records with best half year ever
15:56 Freeport of Riga showed good growth in the first half of 2018
15:32 Maersk Drilling secures two contract extensions in the North Sea
15:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 3.6% to 9.88 million TEUs in Jan-June’18
15:03 Van Oord will acquire MPI Offshore