Cavotec film: mission accomplished

Cavotec film trip is complete

Job done: Mårten Ivert Michael Scheepers Oskar Willers complete shooting at Maher Terminals in Newark NJ

After a whirlwind two-week world tour that encompassed four countries and eight shoots, the Cavotec film crew’s mission to gather footage for a new Cavotec corporate film is complete.

Filming got underway at Frankfurt Airport where we shot our ground support systems that service aircraft there. Our next stop was the Danish port of Saelvig to film our MoorMaster™ automated mooring units.

The team then headed Down Under to shoot the newest MoorMaster application at Port Hedland, Western Australia. The US West Coast was next up, where we filmed shore-to-ship power systems at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Oakland.

We then made a brief stop at Los Vegas’ McCarran International Airport to get some additional ground support equipment footage.

The final leg of the tour took us to APMT at the Port of Virginia to shoot spreader reels, before our final shoot at Maher Terminals in Newark, NJ, where we got some excellent shots of Panzerbelt cable protection systems and vast cable reels on STS cranes.

The film crew was myself, cameraman Mårten Ivert and photographer Oskar Willers. We used Canon 5D and 7D cameras, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm L-series zooms and a 11-24mm Tokina lens. The tripods were Sachtler and Gitzo.

View images from the trip on our Facebook page.

Our grateful thanks to everyone who made the trip go so smoothly.

We’ll be publishing selected shots from the tour in the weeks ahead. The final version of the film will be ready after the summer.


Cavotec film: shore power and fuel pit systems in the US

Mårten and Oskar discuss filming tactics beside a Cavotec AMP Mobile unit POLA May 28 2011

Mårten and Oskar talk tactics by a Cavotec AMP Mobile unit at the Port of LA

In the most recent stage of our round-the-world film trip, we have successfully filmed our shore power systems in operation at San Francisco’s Port of Oakland and at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA).

At the Port of Oakland we obtained some excellent footage of AMP (Alternative maritime power) connecting to the APL Singapore, a 4,800 TEU container ship. And at the POLA, under clear blue skies, we were able to film AMP Mobile, see image above.

In the week ahead, we’ll be traveling to Las Vegas McCarren International Airport to film fuel pit systems, and the Port of Virginia for footage of our cable reels on STS cranes.

For the latest news from the trip, and to leave comments, you can visit our Facebook page at:

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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.

For regular updates on how we’re getting on, you can follow me on Twitter and look out for news or drop us a line on our Facebook page.


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.