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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


ISS Appoints Ferguson VP, Cargo Solutions

Michael Ferguson

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


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


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.


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.


St. Lawrence Seaway U.S. Ports Record Mixed 2013 Results

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While the 2013 shipping season saw overall fluctuating cargo figures, U.S. ports on the Great Lakes have continued to outperform their initial projections. The St. Lawrence Seaway reported that year-to-date total cargo shipments for the period March 22 to November 30 were 33 million metric tons


Liebherr’s 2013 Turnover Steady Despite Weak Economic Climate

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The overall economic situation did not improve in 2013. According to current forecasts, the global economy will grow by just under 3% and global production probably by 3.1%. In this year the volume of worldwide trade will, according to World Trade Organization (WTO) forecasts, increase by 2.5%.


Altra Industrial Motion Acquires Svendborg Brakes

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Svendborg Brakes A/S and S.B. Patent Holding ApS, the global manufacturer of caliper brakes. Headquartered in Vejstrup, Denmark, Svendborg provides engineered braking systems for a wide range of industrial markets


Port of Oswego Appoints New Executive Director

The Port of Oswego Authority has announced the appointment of Zelko N. Kirincich to the position of Executive Director. He assumed his new responsibilities on January 6, 2014. Mr. Kirincich comes from the Port Authority of Tampa, Florida, where he worked from 1996-2013


Distortion Control "Tool Box" for Lightweight Ship Structures Workshop

This project compiles the physics and principles associated with distortion control derived from previous research and converts this knowledge base into a sequenced set of tangible, “shipyard friendly” implementation solutions designed to optimize several shipyard models


Trojan Battery Revamps Website

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Trojan Battery Co., a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has launched its newly revised corporate website designed to be a source of information for Trojan’s global customers, distributors, dealers and system integrators. The site, trojanbattery


Two Management Changes at Ellicott Dredge

Rob Schettle (left) and Gert de Vries

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises announced two personnel changes to its senior management team. Gert de Vries has joined as Senior Director of Engineering, in which capacity he will be supporting the engineering departments of all of Ellicott's brands, principally Ellicott and Rohr-Idreco


GES Gross Revenue Up 27% in 2013

Mr. Mustapha Kawam

Globe Express Services (GES), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced that its gross revenue for its UAE operations in 2013 has increased by 27 percent compared to 2012. Profit was buoyed by the rapid growth of, and positive outlook on


Cribbing & Matting Extend Range to Australia, SE Asia

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A high performance recycled plastic cribbing system engineered to provide optimum safety and durability when stabilising heavy loads is being introduced throughout Australasia and South-East Asia inform the Cribbing and Matting Co Pty Ltd., located in Sydney.


Huntington Ingalls Awarded Additional Funds For CVN 79 Construction

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Huntington Ingalls Industries informs that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a US$1.295 billion extension to a previously awarded construction preparation contract for the aircraft carrier 'John F. Kennedy' (CVN 79). The contract extension enables Newport News to complete an


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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