Author: Nurulain Isa

In Memoriam – Lt. Col. (Retd) Enamul Huq

It was with great sadness that we received the news of the passing away of Lt.Col. (Retd) Enamul Huq, our long term partner, agent and friend on the 22nd of July. A great visionary, entrepreneur and founder & managing director of Maple Leaf International is no longer with us. I clearly remember our first contact in January 2003. After E-Crane delivered the first machine to Hyundai Cement in September 2001 Colonel Huq immediately saw the great potential for the E-Crane solutions in the local market and got in touch. After having a number of phone calls in January we met for...

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Innovation and Sustainability at Living Breakwaters

Innovation and Sustainability at Living Breakwaters Sea defense system protects shoreline and promotes marine ecosystems. The Weeks Marine 537 rig, with it’s one of a kind 3000 Series gantry on barge E-Crane, towers over the shoreline just south of Staten Island, New York.  From the beachhead, onlookers see the massive machine place rocks below the water’s surface with surgical precision.  From the water, Nearby mariners and fishermen catch a view as the operator places architectural concrete elements atop the boulders with the flair of a roman sculptor. But this series of eight breakwaters...

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Projects Accomplished in 2022!

Alliance Green Services – France City Sugar 7 – Bangladesh City Sugar 8 – Bangladesh City Sugar 9 – Bangladesh Glencore – United Kingdom Hidrovias do Brasil – Brazil Hidrovias do Brasil – Brazil Jurong Port – Singapore Meghna 10 – Bangladesh Mo i Rana 2 – Norway Shah Cement 7 – Bangladesh Superior ReadyMix Concrete – Bangladesh Vakaru Krova – Lithuania

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Green unloading by Viterra in the United Kingdom

It’s the result that counts! Unloading bulk carriers can be accomplished in many different ways depending on vessel size and required unloading rate, and users are always looking for the most reliable, cost-effective solution. When faced with the challenge of replacing their mobile harbour crane due to a terminal and warehouse upgrade Viterra carried out a comparative study of the available products. Main requirements were that the new unloader needed to be mobile and able to unload Panamax vessels without the need for support equipment – except for final clean-up, and would have a minimal environmental...

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Found on The Web: First Ship Sails after Latest Mississippi River Channel Deepening

The first vessel has sailed from the Mississippi River with a draft of 47.7 feet following the newly increased draft at 48 feet. The M/V CSSC Le Havre, operated by Cargill International with a cargo from Alliance Coal, LLC, is destined for the Far East and loaded over 112,000 metric tons on December 23, 2021. HOST served as both the vessel agent and terminal operator for the voyage. “When the Crescent River Pilots who oversee navigation of vessels in the this stretch of river announced the increase in depth on Dec. 20, the Host Agency team sprang into action working with the master, shippers,...

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Completion of DIAP-DAELIM joint venture reclamation works – Tuas Port, West of Singapore

Recently the DIAP-DAELIM joint venture has completed the reclamation works for phase 1 of Tuas Port in the west of Singapore. Reportedly 450 companies took part in the project totalling 34 million man hours. For the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore this is a major milestone in the construction of Singapore’s Next Generation Port. We are very proud that one of our cranes has played a small part in this project filling the 221 caissons, each with a height of a 10-storey building, with dredged material. The E-Crane used for this task was a 2000B Series with 45 meters outreach and 24.5 ton...

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E-Crane’s 1st crane shipment under a container project!

E-Crane is proud to announce that recently we successfully conducted our first E-Crane shipped via a container vessel! This shipment option results in a substantial freight cost reduction for the customer, as well as great flexibility in the boarding schedule with almost weekly departures from worldwide ports. It’s important to note that the container shipment for the E-Crane is not the standard type (with 10’, 20’, or 40’ containers), but uses “Flat Rack” (FR) and “High Cube” (HC) type containers.  The larger E-Crane components were accommodated on several FR containers put together (called...

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WBI – New Dealer for E-Crane in Western Germany

Warner Bau-und Industriemaschinen (WBI) has become the dealer for E-Crane in the region Nordrhein- Westfalen, Germany. WBI is the dealer for this region for Liebherr and Takaeuchi, hydraulic excavators and material handler, E-Crane is a manufacturer of hydraulic balance cranes and therefore E-Crane is a perfect complement for the WBI program. The new dealer in Germany fits in the growth strategy of E-Crane to extend its number of dealers worldwide. WBI has an established name in the recycling and port business and with the experienced sales and service team, E-Crane is convinced that this cooperation...

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Amaggi purchased their 2nd E-Crane!

Amaggi, the biggest Brazilian grain and fertilizer trading company, has purchased their second E-Crane. This new E-Crane will operate in Porto Velho, RO in Brazil. The demand for fertilizer has grown a lot over the last few years, which is why the customer has just completed construction of a brand new private port, which will be integrated logistically with their Itacoatiara, PA facilities. E-Crane has supported the customer in designing an optimal layout, especially considering that the port suffers significant water level variation over the course of a year. The operation combines many modes...

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The beginning of a new era! E-Crane and containerized bulk handling (CBH)

A 4000C Series E-Crane with 42 meter outreach and 52 ton capacity has been successfully commissioned in the port of Ust-Luga in the Gulf of Finland, about 110 kilometres west of St. Petersburg. This 600 tons weighing giant crane will be mainly used for loading containerized bulk such as fertilizer, iron ore and HBI into ocean going vessels up to Panamax size. Containerized Bulk Handling (CBH) technology is found in specialized bulk export ports. Using containers bulk can be transported by rail from a remote mine or production facility, then temporarily stored at the export terminal without having...

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Hidrovias do Brasil Santos Port – Future ‘hub’ in Latin America!

E-Crane has recently sold two new E-Cranes to operate in Santos Port in Brazil. After several months supporting the customer with different analyses, the hydraulic E-Cranes were selected over multiple cable crane options. Santos Port is the most important port in Latin America, and is currently going through a modernization phase. This was the first bid that the government promoted, and others are expected to follow. For this operation, two 1800C Series Model EH12421 GA-E E-Cranes have been selected to unload fertilizer and salt from vessels up to Panamax size.  The E-Cranes are rail mounted,...

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