• 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.




2018 October 22

18:33 Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines
18:32 OOCL introduces new Mediterranean and West Africa direct service
18:29 Rotterdam expects record 50,000-tonne shipment of pig iron
18:01 Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
17:39 IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meets
17:16 Glavgosexpertiza approves modernization of onshore facilities in Salekhard
16:22 Humber International Enterprise Park plans reshaped after public feedback
15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea
10:07 Port of Vancouver closes 2018 cruise season