Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Siginon sees promise in Kenyan project market

June 8 - The growing East African economy has drawn interest from various multinational companies keen on taking a piece of the infrastructure development pie, says Kenya's Siginon Global Logistics.

Infrastructure-wise, the Kenyan budget is the highest within the East Africa region at USD40 billion - approximately three times its annual budget. Since 2002, the Kenyan government has taken up ambitious infrastructure projects, which in 2008 culminated in the launch of the Kenya Vision 2030 blueprint that seeks to position Kenya as a middle-income country by the year 2030.

Some of the projects in the Vision 2030 include creation of highways, cities, port expansion, and oil and gas exploitation, all geared at boosting the Kenyan economy.

China in particular has played a great role in most of the Kenya infrastructure projects through funding as well as in providing expertise and technology transfer. Most notable was the construction of the 50 km long Thika super highway that was completed in 2012.

The logistics industry in Kenya has seen a spike in business boosted by the increase of imports of project related cargo by air or through sea, commented Lawrence Mangarunyi, divisional manager at Siginon Global Logistics.

Siginon Group managing director Meshack Kipturgo explained that in the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project, there is a lot of construction equipment and implements being imported into Kenya to facilitate the construction, most of which is oversize cargo that requires specialised equipment as well as trained personnel.


Kenya's Thika highway.

Heavy Lift | News

ESTA joins EC best practise project thumbnail image

ESTA joins EC best practise project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practise in the wind power sector”.
Views: 100
LDA installs kite system  thumbnail image

LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
Views: 214
Sarens partners with Moir Crane thumbnail image

Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
Views: 216
Karl Gross teams up with Natco thumbnail image

Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
Views: 406

Heavy Lift Across The World

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