Cavotec film: MoorMaster™ automated mooring units at Port Hedland, Western Australia

The intrepid Cavotec film crew, Port Hedland May 23, 2011

The intrepid Cavotec film crew, after a day's filming at Port Hedland

In the latest leg of our round the world film trip, we successfully filmed MoorMaster™ automated mooring units in action at Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Following a pre-dawn start, the team – Oscar Willers, Michael Scheepers, Mårten Ivert pictured above - got into position at the port’s Utah Point iron ore berth to film the 14 MoorMaster™ MM200B units that have been in service since last year. All went smoothly and we were able to shoot some excellent material for our new company film. Our thanks to the Port Hedland Port Authority for making all this possible.

Prior to Port Hedland, the team were filming MoorMaster™ units at work at a ferry application on the other side of the world in Denmark.

The next stage of the trip takes us to the US to film Cavotec’s port and airport applications including cable reels on ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Virginia, Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) systems at the Port of Los Angeles and more ground support equipment at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Cavotec starts shooting new company film

 

Oscar and Mårten position themselves for the perfect shot at Frankfurt Airport

Oscar and Mårten position themselves for the perfect shot at Frankfurt Airport

 

After weeks of careful planning, we have now started shooting our brand new company film that will provide a flavour of the technological diversity and geographical variety of our customer base.

The new film will present the Cavotec Group to customers, partners and the general public, and will replace the existing version that has served us so well in recent years.

Our first stop on the filming trip was Frankfurt Airport, where we gathered footage of our ground support equipment that serves a wide range of aircraft including the Airbus A380. After filming MoorMaster™ automated mooring units in Denmark operating on a fast ferry route, the team are headed Down Under to shoot the newest MoorMaster™ application at Port Hedland.

The final leg of the trip will take the team to the US. Here they will film several applications at ports and airports across the country, including cable reels on ship-to-shore cranes at the Port of Virginia, Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) systems at the Port of Los Angeles and more ground support equipment at Los Angeles International Airport.

We’ll be posting images, updates and anecdotes from the road on our Facebook page, with alerts on Twitter that you can find with #Cavotecfilm.




Airport efficiency, sustainability at Infra Airport Expo

With passenger numbers at the world’s airports projected to expand from their current annual number of around 1.5 billion to some five billion in the next 30 to 40 years, airports will come under increasing pressure to make better use of existing infrastructure.

In an interview prior to a panel discussion on these issues at the recent Airport Infra Expo held in Brazil, Gary Matthews, managing director of Cavotec UK, outlines the importance of handling aircraft efficiently and sustainably to realise financial and environmental benefits.

Cavotec’s ground support equipment