Welcome to Breakbulk After Dark where transport never sleeps. This month’s issue of Breakbulk Magazine included this special supplement you’ll find advice on planning and risk assessment, logistics considerations for nighttime transport, how to survive an all-nighter, tips for taking better photos at night, and more.

“Things can go south really fast in the dark.” — Steve Drugan, Regional Vice President, deugro

Featured companies:

Alabama State Port Authority
ALE
CK Productions
deugro
Höegh Autoliners
Mammoet
Martin Bencher
Ruslan International
WWL ALS

AFTER DARK MARKETPLACE

No matter what you’re doing after dark, you’ll need some special equipment. We’ve got something for workers on the jobsite, photographers, golfers, runners and even young adventurers whose after dark explorations go only as far as the backyard.

Enter your name, email and your favorite After Dark Marketplace item and you will be entered to win your favorite item!

Deadline is March 2, 2016.

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After Dark spotlight/lantern combo Whetstone

WHETSTONE LED HEAVY DUTY SPOTLIGHT & LANTERN

Illuminate the night with the super-bright Whetstone 75-15211 spotlight and lantern combo! $30 newegg.com

GOPRO LIGHT LENS RING FRAME

Gopro Accessories go pro Camera Lens LED Fill Light USB External Flash Lighting Lens Ring Frame for Gopro Hero 4/3+ HD Cam Kits $11 aliexpress.com

Tuvizo Reflective Vest

TUVIZO REFLECTIVE VEST

The Tuvizo Reflective Vest is an essential road safety gear designed to give you high level visibility, day and night in all weather conditions. $17 amazon.com

After Dark -Hydro Flask

HYDRO FLASK

A perfect companion for your grande coffee or cold drink, this flask keeps hot drinks hot for six hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. $25 hydroflask.com

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LULULEMON REFLECTIVE LEGGINGS

360° reflective detailing helps you shine bright in low light. $148 shop.lululemon.com

After Dark-golf balls

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK GOLF BALLS AND CHARGER

These are the glow-in-the-dark golf balls that ensure players can finish the last few holes when the sun has set and twilight arrives. $50 hammacher.com

After Dark-aumi smart night light

AUMI SMART NIGHT LIGHT

Aumi is a bluetooth enabled, multi-color, rechargeable LED night light that you control with your phone. Works with iOS and Android. $35 aumilight.com

Backyard Adventure UV Night Vision Goggles

BACKYARD ADVENTURE NIGHT VISION GOGGLES FOR KIDS

The tinted lenses, night vision LED lights and ultraviolet headlight help your kids see in the dark and uncover animal tracks and secret messages. $15 toysrus.com

After Dark-Pocket Spotlight

POCKET SPOTLIGHT FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID

The Pocket Spotlight gives off a soft, even light in three different brightness settings: full strength, half strength and strobe. It fits right into the headphone jack of any device you’re packing and pivots in two directions. $15 photojojo.com

Bokeh Kit
Bokeh Kit Effect

BOKEH KIT

Bokeh (“blurred” in Japanese) is that beautiful out of focus blur that appears when your lens is set to a shallow depth of field. The Bokeh Kit actually turns those out of focus lights into any shape you place over your lens. It’s a whole new way of harnessing night-time light for DSL cameras. $25 photojojo.com

AFTER DARK PHOTO CONTEST TOP 12

Transport never sleeps? Here’s proof. We received 45 entries showing our industry works through the hours of darkness to complete the job. Online voters cast 1,877 votes to determine the winners.

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1. PORT OF ANTWERP

After Dark Port of Antwerp

Total Optara project ©Thomas Vanhaute

Location: In the port of Antwerp, during the transportation of modules of the huge Total Optara project from the terminal where it was unloaded to Total’s plant in the port. Antwerp, Belgium
Year: 2015

2. AAL

After Dark Photo Contest: AAL in Vancouver, BC

The AAL Shanghai sails under the historic British Columbia landmark, The Lions Gate Suspension Bridge, on her way to deliver Canada’s largest gantry crane for the Seapan Vancouver Shipyards.

Location: Lions Gate Suspension Bridge, Vancouver British, Columbia
Year: 2014

2. MAMMOET

After Dark Mammoet USA El Segundo Refinery for Chevron

Mammoet moved massive new drums through one of the most densely populated areas in the USA for Chevron’s El Segundo refinery. Photo credit: Chevron

Location: El Segundo, California, USA
Year: 2014

4. FAST LINES BELGIUM

After Dark Fast Lines Belgium

A ballet of multidockers discharging paper out of breakbulk vessel at Fast Terminals in port of Szczecin, Poland.

Location: Fast Terminals Sp. z o.o., Ul. Bytomska 770-603 Szczecin, Poland
Year: 2015

5. PORT OF HOUSTON

Port of Houston Cityscape

Port of Houston with cityscape. Photo by Chris Kuhlman, CK Productions.

Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Year: 2012

6. DEUGRO

After Dark deugro

300mt Christmas gift… times 7! Loaded at Port Corpus Christi.

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Year: 2015

7. INTERMARINE

After Dark Intermarine LLC

Intermarine discharged offshore reels in Tanjung Langsat Port, Malaysia.

Location: Tanjung Langsat, Malaysia
Year: 2015

8. ALLELYS

After Dark Allelys Group

Allelys Group and WWL ALS get reel rolling from the UK to the USA!

Location: Heading north on the A1(M), UK
Year: 2015

9. LIEBHERR

After Dark Liebherr MCC-tec-Rostock

Assembly of a Liebherr Offshore crane BOS 35000 with two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, type LHM 600

Location: Rostock, Germany
Year: 2016

10. ALE

After Dark: ALE Optara 2"ALE transported nine modules, ranging in weight from 22t to 360t, from the Port of Antwerp 6km to the client’s refinery in Belgium. The manoeuvres are part of the Optara project involving the expansion of the client’s refinery in Antwerp, Belgium."

One of nine modules transportation through the streets of Antwerp.

Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Year: 2015

11. RUSLAN

Ruslan International Ltd

Ruslan International transports stripping tower to Kurdish oil field in first of its kind operation

Location: Bakersfield, California, USA
Year: 2015

12. BARNHART

After Dark Barnhart El Segundo Refinery

Barnhart hauls a Cold High Pressure Separator into a refinery using its GS-800 super transporter.

Location: El Segundo, California, USA
Year: 2014

Special Thanks to All Who Contributed to the After Dark Photo Contest

After Dark Photo Entrants