• 2019 November 14 15:12

    Restoration of 90 year old Amsterdam bridge by Niron Staal

    November saw the final stages of a fine example of regeneration, with Niron Staal’s work on an old Amsterdam bridge. The 1930-built bridge was rolled out of Niron Staal’s premises and shipped on a pontoon from the adjacent Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam quayside to its new destination. For this, the Gevlebrug, as the bridge is called, had to cross the River IJ which separates the north of Amsterdam from the rest of the Dutch capital.

    The vertical lift bridge has served east of the Amsterdam Central Station until 2002, but had to be replaced as it couldn’t take the weight of the trams for the IJburg district. It was therefore subsequently deployed at the Noorderhoofd in Amsterdam’s port area. Following its thorough restoration, the characteristic bridge has now begun its new task in the opening up of Amsterdam’s new Houthaven residential area.

    Workspace
    The restoration was carried out by Niron Staal Amsterdam BV and Messrs. Evenboer, both as commissioned by Gebr. Beentjes Grond-, Weg- en Waterbouw. The works were carried out in one of the four drydocks of Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. “It is great that we still have the space in Amsterdam to carry out such large projects relatively close to the centre,” Tjeerd Schulting, director of both Niron Staal and Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam commented.

    Drydock

    As Messrs. Evenboer was restoring the bridge in the drydock, Niron Staal manufactured three new bridge decks in its production hall. Pleased to take up a riveted piece of nostalgia for a change, Niron Steel manufactured a 6 by 28-metre vehicle deck and two 3 by 28-metre pedestrian decks. After its completion in the drydock, the bridge – named after the Swedish Baltic port of Gävle, which used to important for Amsterdam’s wood trade – was transported to Niron’s production hall for the decks to be installed.

    Modular trailers

    Once fully assembled, the restored bridge was rolled to the load-out quay of Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam by a platform of self-propelled modular trailers. Here, the bridge was moved onto a pontoon, to be shipped to the other side of the River IJ. After having been offloaded at the Houthaven location, the bridge has been installed in its final position by the modular trailers platform on November 8.




2020 December 3

13:40 Bunker market sees mixed price movements in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:02 Trafigura becomes a major investor in green hydrogen with H2 Energy
12:34 RF Government drafted decree on providing state support to construction of large-capacity ships
12:01 Busiest month for Port of King’s Lynn in five years
11:55 The study by HTC identifies almost 30 measures that can lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions in the Port of Hamburg
11:29 AS Tallink Grupp published its tatistics for November 2020
11:00 BW LPG enters into agreements to sell two vessels
10:35 Ships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completed their visit to Sri Lanka
10:10 Rosmorport takes delivery of self-propelled hopper barge Morskaya
10:02 Soren Toft arrives at MSC as Chief Executive Officer
09:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.03
09:29 Oil prices are slightly down
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of December 2

2020 December 2

18:37 Rolls-Royce acquires leading supplier of ship control systems Servowatch
18:05 Aker and MAN sign agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage applications with heat recovery
17:53 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew by 7% in 11M’20
17:20 Fincantieri finalizes new generation of thrusters
17:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia (incl. Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean
16:56 ESPO welcomes European Parliament’s own-initiative report on revision of TEN-T guidelines
16:35 ECSA applauds UN resolution on seafarers as key workers and supports IMO call for priority vaccination
16:20 RF Navy’s corvette "Boyky" passes the Baltic straits
16:04 Floating wind power to grow 2000-fold by 2050 but more comprehensive standards and risk management required - DNV GL
15:39 FESCO и DB Сargo send first container train from Europe to China through Brest and Vladivostok
15:27 Port of Helsinki to multiply the amount of solar energy it generates
15:14 Wärtsilä selects Shell as test oil partner for factory testing
14:53 ABS publishes industry-leading Guide for Sustainability
14:50 Two Vityaz cranes manufactured by SMM delivered to Commercial Port of Vladivostok by NSR
14:26 SG-STAR Fund taskforce develops CrewSafe audit programme and attracts more global partners
14:02 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 11M’2020 fell by 44% YoY
13:40 Dredging in the Gulf of Ob completed
13:25 Repair barge of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet left Mediterranean Sea
13:10 ICS welcomes UN resolution on key worker status for seafarers
12:49 Finnlines announces bunker surcharge for Malmö-Travemünde-Malmö
12:31 Rosmorport released about 2.5 million of juvenile fish in October and November
12:10 GTT entrusted by DSME with the tank design of six ARC7 ice-breaking LNG carriers
11:48 Navigation season finished in Pevek port
11:24 Construction of terminal for exports of oil products from Temruk port obtains state expert approval
11:05 Austal completes acquisition of BSE Maritime Solutions
10:56 Bunker prices rise at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:37 PETRONAS to deploy low carbon solutuions in line with its Net Zero Carbon Emissions 2050 aspiration
10:24 Tallink suspends operation of Victoria I on two routes from 1 January 2021
10:00 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping issues Guidelines on Cyber Safety
09:42 Oil prices decrease in response to US reserves data
09:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec. 2
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of December 1

2020 December 1

18:51 Kongsberg Digital announces release of first cloud-based simulation service for maritime radar training
18:32 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 11M’20 fell by 5.8% YoY
18:16 ABP appoints new Divisional Port Manager for Wales & South West
17:59 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down second serial crab catching ship for Russian Crab Group
17:40 Rosmorport took part in discussion dedicated to Russia’s digital transport and logistics
17:26 Wilhelmsen's Additive Manufacturing service delivered CE-Certified 3D printed lifting tool for Wärtsilä
17:14 Stena Line takes delivery of third new ferry to join Irish Sea fleet in 2020
17:05 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Artemis with Glencore
16:43 Bunker prices rise in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:24 Sea Terminal “Tuloma” obtaines status of Arctic Capital PDA resident
16:18 NYK concludes long-term charter agreement for two methanol-fueled chemical tankers
16:05 Samskip ramps up presence in Central Eastern Europe
15:39 Ships of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet begin new training year in the Mediterranean
15:07 Georgia Ports Authority reaches a major milestone on its Mason Mega Rail Terminal
14:58 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to Canada, Mexico East Coast and USEC, USGULF & USWC