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    The UK’s green ambitions: A wind energy boost or hot air?


    At the Conservative Party conference, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged GBP160 million (USD206 million) to upgrade ports and factories across the country that manufacture the next generation of wind turbines, vowing to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth.

  • Port of bilbao, august 2020

    Bilbao positions itself as wind energy hub


    In 2019, the port of Bilbao in Spain handled 142,000 tonnes of wind turbine components. The sector is forecast to grow in the years ahead and the port is positioning itself as a hub for wind energy cargoes.

  • Ammonia gas carrier NYK, august 2020

    Fuels of the future

    In order to achieve carbon neutrality in the future, the shipping industry needs to explore the commercial development of new fuels, and work is well under way. Synthetic fuels, ammonia, battery installations and hydrogen fuel cell solutions are battling for position.

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    Dogger Bank progresses as offshore wind booms in the UK


    The Dogger Bank offshore wind project off the coast of the UK is progressing, with the SSE Renewables and Equinor joint venture firming up agreements with key suppliers. Other offshore wind developments off the coast of the UK are also moving at pace. 

  • Qatar Airways launched arbitration charges, july 2020

    Qatar: Project opportunities despite blockade


    On June 5, 2017, the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt suspended all land, air and sea links with Qatar. Three years on, Qatar Airways is seeking compensation but the project logistics market has proven to be resilient.

  • US imports of cranes, july 2020

    US imports of mobile cranes: a matter of national security?


    A petition filed by Wisconsin-based crane manufacturer Manitowoc Company in late December has sparked an investigation by the US Department of Commerce into whether the import of mobile cranes into the USA threatens to impair national security and harm domestic manufacturing.

  • Drewry rates unlikely to recover until late 2021, july 2020

    Drewry: rates unlikely to recover until late 2021

    Industry analyst Drewry reports that charter rates for multipurpose ships, including breakbulk and heavy lift vessels, are unlikely to recover back to pre-Covid-19 levels until the end of 2021. Any recovery would take even longer if the global pandemic is not contained.

  • Busan port

    South Korea introduces sulphur controls


    South Korea has designated new national sulphur emission control areas, which will come into effect September 1, 2020.

  • BIFA bitesize training, july 2020

    ​BIFA’s bitesize training


    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) will offer free ‘bitesize’ online training to members of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) – which was launched in March 2019 to foster young talent in the industry.

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    BIFA’s further Brexit concerns


    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reiterated its hopes that a UK-EU trade deal can be achieved before the end of the Brexit transition period, following the news that the EU will impose full Customs controls and checks on goods from the UK from 2021.

  • Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of B747

    Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of B747


    Tension is building within Boeing about whether to keep the Boeing 747 in production beyond the current order backlog, as a decision looms on the future of the iconic aircraft.

  • Lift & Move USA launches website

    Lift & Move USA launches website


    Lift & Move USA has launched a website showcasing the careers, industries and types of work related to the crane, rigging and specialised transport industry.

  • Irish offshore wind potential gathers momentum

    Irish offshore wind potential gathers momentum


    The Republic of Ireland has fast-tracked seven offshore wind energy projects through its upcoming marine planning regime.

  • SPMTs: The principles of stability

    SPMTs: The principles of stability


    Ton Raemakers and André van der Steen of will present a free webinar on April 28 detailing the principles of stability during SPMT transport projects.

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    StormGeo and DNV GL deepen partnership


    StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of driving digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry.

  • 4D offers Incoterms training

    4D offers Incoterms training


    4D Supply Chain Consulting has introduced an e-learning training programme that outlines the impact of the new Incoterms 2020. 

  • Boskalis ends 2019 well despite earnings dip

    Boskalis ends 2019 well despite earnings dip


    Boskalis ended 2019 on a positive note and is back in the black, despite a slight dip in earnings. The Netherlands-headquartered maritime group said the outlook for 2020 is more favourable compared to last year.

  • Carriage ban enters force

    Carriage ban enters force


    To support the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ban on the carriage on non-compliant fuel oil entered force on March 1.

  • Buckner boosts training programme

    Buckner boosts training programme


    Buckner Heavylift Cranes has added ITI Online's library of courses to supplement its monthly safety training curriculum.

  • UK launches consultation of free ports

    UK launches consultation of free ports


    The UK is moving ahead with plans to establish up to ten free ports (also known as free-trade zones) in a bid to unlock post-Brexit opportunities and support logistics supply chains.