• 2018 June 8 16:35

    Loktechnik opened its new locomotive repair centre in the Port of Hamburg

    Loktechnik opened its new locomotive repair centre in the Port of Hamburg, the company said in its press release. The new ajax workshop is located at Hamburg Port Railway’s Alte Süderelbe rail terminal, at Dradenauer Deichweg 2, directly next to HPA - Hamburg Port Authority’s locomotive parking area and a new filling station.

    “As a neutral service provider, we shall now be servicing locomotives here. We can handle electric and diesel locomotives of all makes and models. Our new facility offers all-round service to our customers from rail operating companies (EVUs), leasing firms, shunting operators, building firms and locomotive manufacturers. This applies to genuine breakdowns, but also to fuel supply and other services,” says Maja Halver, Chief Executive Officer of ajax Loktechnik. The main activity in the Hamburg repair shop will be minor routine maintenance with rapid turnover. The workshop houses two adjacent work platforms with inspection pits. A ten-ton crane spans both tracks. Being near numerous locomotive sidings, its location is ideal. Operating breaks and downtime can be logically used for maintenance and repairs. Locally based industrial and commercial operators owning private sidings and rolling stock will be able to use the new workshop. Mainly users of smaller works locomotives, nearby companies in the port benefit from reduced inward journey costs thanks to the very short distances. In addition, ajax Loktechnik’s mobile teams can identify faults on the spot.

    “Until now, that involved numerous empty runs by locomotives to far distant workshops. These needed to use the in any case heavily frequented track sections between the port and Harburg areas. Against a background of further growth in rail freight services and the large number of EVUs, avoidance where possible of empty runs makes sense. Fast, flexible maintenance of locomotives at our new repair centre will help to relieve pressure on route capacities,” explains Maja Halver.

    The new ajax repair shop is one element in the overall scheme for expanding infrastructure in the Western area of the Port of Hamburg, which receives and despatches an average of around 200 freight trains per working day. Services run throughout Europe to/from here, the vibrant heart of the continent’s rail freight services.

    The new locomotive workshop in the Port of Hamburg will also boost its attractiveness as a centre of economic activity. “We shall achieve this with rapid, flexible and high-quality maintenance on the spot. For EVUs, that boosts locomotive availability and reduces costs,” stresses Maja Halver.
     
    Some data and details about ajax’s new Hamburg locomotive repair shop:
    2 workshop rail tracks with pits, each 25 metres long (1 with side-pits)
    1 Gantry crane (capacity: 10 tons)
    4 lifting block units à 30 tons = 120 tons
    2 overhead workplaces
    1 siding (25 metres)
     
    ajax Loktechnik GmbH & Co. KG

    ajax Loktechnik was founded in Hamburg in 2010. Not being tied to any leasing companies, locomotive manufacturers, EVUs, finance houses or larger groups, this owner-managed, medium-sized firm is neutral and independent.

    ajax Loktechnik offers customers locomotive service on demand and as full service. By leasing facilities in other workshops, ajax is represented in France, Italy and other countries besides Germany. From June 2018, ajax can also offer service at its own workshop in the Port of Hamburg.

    For running the locomotive repair shop in Hamburg, ajax Loktechnik is engaging around 15 additional staff plus trainees. Its existing mobile maintenance business is also being expanded. So ajax will continue to offer mobile service throughout Europe plus major maintenance of locomotives. In 2019 the company’s head office will be moving into the new modern block next to the locomotive workshop.




2019 June 20

15:04 Busan Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority sign contract for the issue of a five hectare site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
14:42 Composit participated in Dredging Summit & Expo 2019
14:25 UAE Shipping Association looks to branch out
14:03 MOL and GAIL sign charter contract for one LNG carrier
13:47 DNV GL: Building a marine supply infrastructure as part of a future hydrogen society
13:46 New generation trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Bonny River’ joins the DEME’s fleet
13:28 Helle Hammer awarded WISTA Norway’s LeaderShip Award 2019
12:50 Gazprom Management Committee reviews progress of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream projects
12:24 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
11:36 ReCAAP ISC and Indian Coast Guard co-hosting 12th Capacity Building Workshop for Maritime Law Enforcement and Regulatory Authorities
11:11 NCSP Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for Jan-Apr 2019 increased by 0.3% to 47.6 million tonnes
10:42 Amendments to be introduced to the Water Traffic Act
10:10 Tallink Grupp connects first two vessels to shore power at Port of Stockholm in a bid to reduce environmental impact
10:09 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.81% to $62.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.69% to $54.9
09:27 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 20
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,179 points

2019 June 19

18:14 Port of Southampton signs sister port agreement with PortMiami
18:05 Unique Wärtsilä fresh water production system offers one ton per day fuel savings
17:51 Continued rail investment at the Port of Southampton accelerates air quality improvements
17:28 PGNiG confirms production potential of Poland’s largest gas field
17:03 IMRF announces new Board of Trustees
16:40 Small-size missile ship Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Black Sea Fleet, completes tasks in the Mediterranean Sea
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from Asia to East Coast South America
15:39 Vympel Shipyard launched first Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
15:02 Black Sea Mediterranean Express (BMX Service) Additional Gemlik Call
14:43 Baltic Workboats announces delivery of 100m fully electric ferry
14:21 RS participates in Global Fishery Forum
14:02 MOL and Japanese shipyards design Next Generation Coal carrier 'EeneX'
13:45 Igor Sharkov appointed Director of FESCO Branch Office in Vladivostok
13:26 FESCO opens seasonal transportation to ports of Chukotka
13:02 Van Oord awarded large contract for Mozambique LNG project
12:34 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard starts constructing vessels of new project
12:12 ICS meets in Faroe Islands
11:58 Frigate Admiral Gorhskov of RF Navy's Northern Fleet sails through Panama Canal
11:37 Ship inspection platform Idwal urges investors to carry out due diligence on asset condition as standards decline
11:19 WMU signed MOU with Higher Institute of Maritime Studies, Morocco
11:12 Damen signs Phase II contract with International Organization for Migration for nine additional SAR 1906 search and rescue boats
10:55 ABB wins system package with Keppel for dredging contractor Van Oord
10:33 Lavna coal terminal to reach design capacity of 18 million tonnes in 2022
10:00 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:38 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 19
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.03% to $62.16, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $54.23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,135 points

2019 June 18

18:36 Spotlighting IMO's actions on climate change
18:31 Transborders Energy signs joint study agreement with Kyushu Electric Power for FLNG Solution
18:06 Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings signs MoU with HHC and Thaitan
18:03 Container service boost at Bristol Port
17:53 IMO and UN Environment – working together to keep the Mediterranean clean
17:36 ZIM introduces myZIM Personal Notifications
17:21 Incat launches a new 111-metre ferry for Spain
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate increase from Japan to Middle East
16:42 Nor-Shipping 2019 sets new records
16:20 Fincantieri and CNR present the results of six multidisciplinary research projects
16:04 Atlantic Towing buys Havyard 833 WE – build no 126
15:25 Live stream of IWW passenger transportation meeting, part of SmartTRANSPORT, starts on IAA PortNews website at 10:00, June 21
15:04 Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan
14:33 Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship hull assembly begins at Meyer Turku shipyard
14:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK from East Asia to Europe and Mediterranean