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  • UAL transports pipes for an LNG plant on its recommenced service to East Africa.

    Africa’s multipurpose operators face regional challenges


    Multipurpose carriers active on Africa’s Eastern and Western seaboards face distinctive challenges, the former having had to adopt a wait-and-see approach relating to delayed LNG projects that will generate large-scale project work, the latter facing significant competition from the container shipping business.  

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    EPC Logistics: The importance of behavioural economics


    Miroslav Jakab, Fluor Fellow - logistics, shares the EPC contractor’s views on project logistics and its interaction with behavioural economics in the second of a three-part series.

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    Introduction to EPC project logistics – part one


    Miroslav Jakab, Fluor Fellow - logistics, shares the first in a series of articles detailing the intricacies, nuances and importance of EPC project logistics. The season kicks off with analysis of the environment that governs EPC projects and provides the foundation for subsequent articles that delve deeper into dealing with EPC project logistics.

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    Guyana’s star rises against challenging backdrop


    The Caribbean’s project logistics market is proving something of laggard, with an economic slowdown and cost inflation eroding confidence and delaying projects. A revitalised tourism industry should help to shore up government coffers, while the oil and gas sector continues to gather momentum. Ian Putzger reports.

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    ‘France Relance’ and sustainable ambitions drive project logistics activity


    Wind energy continues to be the order of the day for France’s project logistics and heavy lift sector. The country’s policy on renewable power sources is driving increasing investment in both projects and supporting infrastructure, with floating offshore wind projects in the spotlight. Megan Ramsay reports.

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    HLPFI meets: Kyriacos Panayides


    Justin Archard sits down with Kyriacos Panayides, a ubiquitous presence in the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping business and architect of one of the sector’s success stories, AAL Shipping. 

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    Conference agenda now revealed


    The programme has been revealed for the inaugural Project Cargo Conference, which is being held on November 3, 2023 alongside the transport logistic & air cargo (tlac) Southeast Asia exhibition in Singapore. Registration for the event is free, and also gains you access to the three-day tlac Southeast Asia exhibiton. ...

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    Deck carriers and semi-submersible heavy transport vessels: Caution gives way to a rising tide of optimism


    Deck carriers and semi-submersible transport vessels perform some of the most eye-catching and technical transportation projects known to man. Demand for these vessels over the past couple of years did not quite match the levels seen in the multipurpose sector, but a perfect storm of events could see that tighten up. David Kershaw reports.

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    Rebalancing the multipurpose shipping market


    At a glance, 12 consecutive months of falling rates might be cause for alarm for the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping market. However, there is more going on than meets the eye. Owners and operators remain bullish, both now and for the future. David Kershaw reports.

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    HLPFI meets: Lars Bonnesen


    Justin Archard joins Lars Bonnesen, managing director of United Heavy Lift (UHL), at his home in Denmark to catch up about his life in multipurpose and breakbulk shipping.

  • Mammoet working on the installation of twin viaducts across the Bolintxu valley in Spain

    Civil sector drives the post-pandemic recovery


    A growing worldwide requirement for new and upgraded basic infrastructure is set to continue driving investment in major civil engineering projects. That trend is further fuelled by the fact many countries are making such projects a key element of their post-pandemic economic recovery. The project logistics and heavy lift sector is on hand to help realise these ambitions. Phil Hastings reports.

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    ​Spain and Portugal – vying to become Europe’s energy powerhouse


    Rich in natural renewable energy resources, the Iberian Peninsula is well positioned to be at the forefront of the European energy transition, while a strong cluster of manufacturers and EPCs based in the region continue to provide project cargo opportunities. Sophie Barnes reports.

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    EU ETS rollout to bring shipping cost hike


    Heavy lift operators are looking at how they can fairly implement the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), with costs that could run to thousands of euros a day, per vessel.

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    US project forwarders and carriers prepare for another surge of activity


    Capital expenditure in projects of all varieties is surging in the USA. David Kershaw speaks with carriers and forwarders to determine how they are managing capacity and planning for another surge in activity.

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    HLPFI meets: Alexander Varvarenko


    Justin Archard speaks with Alexander Varvarenko, the enigmatic entrepreneur known for establishing shipping company Varamar and, most recently, the digital shipping platform ShipNext.

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    Lattice boom cranes: increasing stability and lift capacity

    Two global serial production manufacturers of heavy-duty cranes, Tadano and Liebherr, have launched products that offer increased stability and improved load charts. Will North reports.

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    HLPFI meets: Philip Adkins


    Philip Adkins, CEO of Red Box Energy Services Pte Ltd, sees the business of shipping through the lens of someone with markedly different experiences and values to other industry leaders, a by-product of his earlier life. Justin Archard caught up with Philip over a long lunch during a recent visit to the UK from Singapore, where he is currently based. Justin wanted to explore Philip’s back story and learn what has kept him motivated.

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    Oil and gas decommissioning and the potential for heavy lift service providers


    HLPFI has reported on offshore oil and gas decommissioning for many years. While there has been an uptick in work in this arena, the going thus far has been quite slow. Phil Hastings reports.

  • One of Tadano’s largest single boom crawlers, at work for Integrated Logistics Co in Kuwait, fitted with a boom booster kit.

    Energy volatility clouds upstream prospects and heavy lift outlook

    Volatility in global energy markets over the last two years is showing few signs of easing. As a result, much of the scale, timing and location of future investment in upstream oil and gas projects is currently shrouded in uncertainty, reports Phil Hastings.

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    Reflecting on ‘the best career I can imagine’


    Chris Kent has spent 50 years working at some of the project logistics industry’s most recognisable companies. He spoke with HLPFI editor David Kershaw about his storied and “thoroughly enjoyable” career.