From the magazine – Page 2

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    French focus shifts offshore


    France’s wind energy sector, both onshore and offshore, continues to provide plenty of work for the heavy lift and project logistics community, and ports are preparing for a surge in activity.

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    Political turmoil clouds promising outlook for UK project logistics


    Prime ministers have come and gone at a comical rate but a strong pipeline of energy-related work is spurring on the UK project logistics sector. However, current political turbulence will have an impact on project pipelines, if prolonged.

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    Project logistics providers adapt to market realities


    With the world in turmoil, project logistics providers are operating in an environment where the only certainty is uncertainty. David Kershaw takes a look at how companies are coping and at where the markets may be heading.

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    Wind turbine transport: creating a culture of safety

    In a first for the wind energy industry in the USA, leading OEMs GE, Siemens Gamesa and Vestas have come together to establish a nationwide safety standard specifically for the unique challenges and special skills needed when transporting wind energy components – WITPAC. Sophie Barnes reports.

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    Mammoet: Storm force changes ahead in wind energy market


    David Kershaw spoke with Francisco Rodrigues, global sector lead – offshore wind, and Gavin Kerr, global cranes director, of Mammoet on various facets of the transition. Innovation will be critical in meeting ambitious targets.

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    Floating wind energy projects gather momentum


    Stakeholders across the heavy lift supply chain are keeping an eye on floating wind energy developments. The sector’s commercialisation will provide future opportunities, but what the exact logistical requirements will be are still unclear, writes Phil Hastings.

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    Sustainable project freight forwarding


    While project freight forwarders have a relatively light direct carbon footprint, their choices and decisions are central to the success of the heavy lift sector in its efforts to achieve sustainability.

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    Combi Lift prepares to adapt to change


    German heavy lift and logistics specialist Combi Lift has been busy recently, having expanded its service portfolio with the addition of a forwarding solutions division during October 2021.