Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Efficiency more important than ever, says WSS Japan

May 31 - With shipowners and vessel operators facing a combination of increased regulation and pressure on budgets, the cost of products and services is more crucial than ever, according to Yoshihiro Iizuka, general manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Services (W

Speaking at the Bari-Ship Japan maritime conference and exhibition in Imabari, Iizuka stated: "The Japanese shipping market remains difficult and this is expected to continue for the next year, despite the successful measures taken by the government to stimulate growth.
 
"With increasing competition on labour from China and Korea, Japan is at risk of losing business, with the smaller shipyards and owners suffering the most," Iizuka explains.
 
Looking the future of the Japanese market, Iizuka said: "The big question is how factors such as currency development linked with economic growth and tax reduction will affect seaborne traffic. Add trade barriers and lower regulatory hurdles to that picture and we have a quite complex market landscape.
 
"However, with the efforts made in Japan, we will succeed in pushing up the long-term growth rate, leading to a recovery of the Japanese marine market. Whatever happens over the next 12 months, the movement of physical goods out of and into Japan will increase slowly, but steadily," Iizuka concluded.
 

www.wilhelmsen.com

Heavy Lift | News

Drake closes Cometto deal for ANI thumbnail image

Drake closes Cometto deal for ANI

May 20 - The Drake Group, in its capacity as representative of the Cometto brand in Australia, has received an order from Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) for 16 self-propelled MSPE modules.
Views: 139
Dsouza joins Virgin Atlantic  thumbnail image

Dsouza joins Virgin Atlantic 

May 20 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named Bosco Dsouza as its account manager in Melbourne as the airline looks to continue its expansion in Australia. 
Views: 172
Demag duo for Cosmo thumbnail image

Demag duo for Cosmo

May 20 - Australia’s Cosmo Cranes has added two Demag all-terrain cranes to its fleet.
Views: 162

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.