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Intergraph Introduce Smart™ 3D 2014 Design Software

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Smart™ 3D 2014 is a new single solution created from the consolidation of SmartPlant® 3D, SmartMarine® 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition. Smart 3D 2014 builds upon Intergraph's Smart 3D technology architecture, say Integraph, to increase quality, interoperability and productivity for clients in the plant, offshore, shipbuilding, metals, mining and bulk material handing industries to have even greater workforce flexibility. Smart 3D is the world's first and only next-generation 3D design solution specifically tailored for plant, offshore, shipbuilding metals, mining and bulk material handling industries, employing a breakthrough engineering approach that leverages rules-based concurrent design, relationships and automation. Intergraph claim it is the most advanced and productive 3D design solution that effectively enables optimized design, increasing quality, interoperability and productivity, while shortening project schedules. Smart 3D combines the functionality for marine/offshore projects and materials handling with those of onshore plant design. It features numerous unique capabilities and enhancements requested by users of Intergraph's Smart 3D technology. "As a participant in the beta testing program, Technip was especially pleased with the installation, configuration and administration improvements in the 2014 release," said Technip Smart 3D Business Product Manager Didier Tison


Mack Power to Market Diesel Engine

Mack Trucks will market its premier 12-liter diesel engine, the E7, as a power source for various industrial and marine market applications. The company's newest business unit, Mack Power, supports the marketing, sales, engineering, service and parts operations for E7's strategic move into several new market segments. An electronically managed engine, E7 will be available for the major industrial market segments of agricultural, construction, general industrial, material handling


Mack Power To Market Diesel Engine

Mack Trucks will market its premier 12-liter diesel engine, the E7, as a power source for various industrial and marine market applications. The company's newest business unit, Mack Power, supports the marketing, sales, engineering, service and parts operations for E7's strategic move into several new market segments. An electronically managed engine, E7 will be available for the major industrial market segments of agricultural, construction, general industrial, material handling


Integraph Releases Pipe Stress Analysis Software Update

Intergraph Releases CAESAR II 2011 R1 for advanced integration with Smart 3D & SmartPlant Review for data transfer from piping design to the engineering environment. Intergraph has released an upgraded version of CAESAR II – the world’s most widely used pipe stress analysis software – that offers advanced integration with its market-leading plant, offshore and material handling design solutions, SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition


New Literature Showcases HDOCB Support

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Altra Heavy Duty & Overrunning Clutch Brake group (HDOCB) has published a new brochure that gives engineers an overview of the engineering support provided by Altra brands including Wichita Clutch, Industrial Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Formsprag Clutch, Marland Clutch and Stieber Clutch. Services covered include product sizing and selection assistance, rapid prototyping, design simulation and testing, data analysis and sharing, installation support and field performance checks


Mack Expands Bucket Range to Keep Up with Larger Orders

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A family-owned and operated company founded in northern Minnesota in 1942, Mack began as a welding company to support the forestry and mining industries, but quickly reinvented itself as a crane attachment manufacturer specializing in material handling. Today, this focus is highlighted by Mack’s expanding range of clamshell buckets and grabs for the stevedoring industry, particularly well serviced from the company’s current base on Alabama’s Gulf Coast


Intermodal Private Port Terminal on JLL's Books

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Jones Lang LaSalle is to market Macalloy Port Terminal in Charleston, SC for private investors and operators. The privately-owned, 115-acre Macalloy Intermodal Terminal in North Charleston is being developed to complement South Carolina’s port system, including the adjacent future Navy Base terminal currently being developed and operated by the SCSPA.  Macalloy Terminal offers bulk material maritime solutions and is designed for mixed-use purposes, including break-bulk, RO/RO


Powerful Air Hoist Lifts 125 Tons

The new EH 125 lifting unit in the test stand

What is believed to be the world’s first air operated hoist with a lift capacity of 125 tons has been manufactured by materials handling and lifting specialists J D Neuhaus. This is the most powerful unit in their EH range of handling equipment.   Designated as an EH 125 monorail hoist, the unit operates from a 6 bar air pressure and is equipped with 10kW and 2.8kW rated motors for the lifting and traverse functions respectively


Port of Houston Moves Up to Sixth in the World

The Port of Houston moved up two spots in the world rankings and is now the sixth largest port in the world, based on fiscal year 2000 total cargo tonnage reported by the American Association of Port Authorities. "Our sixth place ranking among the world's ports is a testament to our efficient operations, our facilities and our commitment to our customers," said Port Authority Chairman James T. Edmonds. The Port commissioners reduced steel import tariff rates from


Ferguson Modular Invests in New Plant Equipment

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Ferguson Modular, part of the Ferguson Group recently invested in state-of-the art plant equipment to improve operations.  Ferguson Modular has made a significant investment in equipping its Kintore base with the latest tools to improve daily operations. A brand new Combilift straddle carrier, the first to be implemented in North East Scotland, went into operation recently at Ferguson Modular. The equipment will improve the safety and efficiency when mobilising accommodation modules


Kiel Port Growth Continues

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Cargo and passenger handling rise by 3%. Handling in the Port of Kiel continued to grow in the first half of the year. A total of 3.24 million tons of cargo were handled in the first six months of 2014 which is an increase of 3% over the same period of last year


MagnaShear Brakes to be Featured at WorkBoat

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MagnaShear Marine Duty Motor Brakes Provide a Maintenance-Free Solution for Frequent Start/Stop Cycles for Onboard and Port-side Cranes The MagnaShear marine duty motor brake from Force Control Industries will be featured in booth #1862 at the International WorkBoat Show


Intelligent grabbing technology SmartGrip by Liebherr

SmartGrip optimises grab filling rates for highly efficient bulk handling.

  For the mobile harbour crane range Liebherr has developed an intelligent system which optimises grab filling rates in a self-learning manner. In a comprehensive study, Liebherr collected real bulk handling data of different crane models.


Abu Dhabi Ports Shift Far More Breakbulk Cargo

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Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ABPC) says that general cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial Ports has increased by 37% this year. ADPC’s commercial ports (Musaffah, Khalifa and Zayed Ports) have handled 6.4 million FT (freight tonnes) of general cargo, compared to 4


Kito Americas Acquires Peerless Industrial

Kito Americas, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Peerless Industrial Group from Westview Capital Partners II, L. P. by purchasing all the shares of Peerless Industrial Group, Inc. The share transfer of Peerless shall be executed subject to


SITA UK, Forth Ports Form Port Recycling Hub

Suez Environment subsidiary, SITA UK, and Forth Ports Limited announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames. The partnership is part of a growth strategy for both companies that


Manitex International, Inc. Announce Q1 2014 Results

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Manitex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment reported an increase in net revenues of 5.1% in their first quarter 2014. The increase was $62.6 million from $59.6 million for the same period a year ago


New IndraDrive CL/ML from Rexroth

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Greater energy efficiency and safety increasingly determine the selection of electric drives, even at high levels of power. With its IndraDrive CL/ML, Bosch Rexroth now offers a scaled product range of strong drive solutions from 110 kW to 4 MW for applications in metal forming, plastics, test


Ballard Power Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss

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  Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard Power Systems Inc posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by higher revenue from its engineering services and material handling businesses. Revenue from Ballard's engineering services business


Terex Corporation Announces Q1 2014 Financial Results

  Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 after market close. The Company will host a one-hour conference call to review the financial results on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Ronald M


UniCarriers Continues Brazil Expansion, Appoint Sales Manager

US-based material handling manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) informs that it continues to expand its South American operations by establishing its Brazilian business unit and appointing Newton Santos as sales operations manager.


Robert Allan Ltd. Contracted for Teekay FSO Conversion

Robert Allan Ltd. announced that it was selected by Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd. to provide the contract engineering package for the conversion of the M/V Navion Clipper from a shuttle tanker into a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit.


Shuttle Tanker Conversion to FSO Contract for Robert Allan

An Offshore FPSO: File photo courtesy of Sevan

Robert Allan Ltd. says it has been selected by Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd. to provide the contract engineering package for the conversion of the M/V Navion Clipper from a shuttle tanker into a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit. Scope of work


ISS Appoints Ferguson VP, Cargo Solutions

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Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, announced a new hire within its Cargo Solutions division, with the appointment of Michael Ferguson as Vice President, Cargo Solutions, Terminals and Port Infrastructure. With more than 35 years’ experience working in senior


Peel Ports Invests £8m in the Port of Liverpool

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An £8 million investment in the Port of Liverpool’ animal feed warehouse facility makes it the largest of its type in the U.K., increasing capacity by 60% to 400,000sq.ft, allowing Peel Ports Group to add value to its customer supply chains and create effective logistics solutions






 
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