All From the magazine articles

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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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    Early engagement crucial to hydrogen industry growth


    While large-scale hydrogen projects are increasingly being planned, there are mixed views about the speed and extent at which hydrogen will create work for the project logistics sector. Phil Hastings reports.

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    Surging LNG demand likely to be short-term benefit for project logistics sector


    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 and subsequent substantial cuts in natural gas exports prompted an immediate surge of international interest in LNG and demand for related new production capacity and import/export facilities. However, that uptick could be a flash in the pan rather than indicative of long-term shift, writes Phil Hastings.

  • Shell's Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Energy transition to squeeze project logistics capacity


    Future downstream oil and gas industry investment is likely to be increasingly focused on sectors like hydrogen, biofuels and petrochemical production to support the energy transition, alongside traditional oil refining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities. The resultant increase in project logistics and heavy lift demand will put further pressure on logisticians. Phil Hastings reports. 

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    Boosting capacity and raising standards in Africa


    There has been a notable uptick in project logistics activity in Africa, driven by rising demand for minerals, metals and energy. However, there is a pressing need to improve standards. Carriers, meanwhile, are boosting capacity. David Kershaw reports.


    Alternatives for project cargo moves in the Caspian States and Central Asia


    The rugged terrain and infrastructure limitations of Central Asia present unique challenges for heavy and project cargo transportation – and the geopolitical tensions currently affecting the region are adding a further layer of complexity, writes Megan Ramsay.

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    Stricken Argentina bargains on regaining control of trade terms


    In early July, Argentina hosted the Mercosur summit where trade negotiations with the EU were central to the agenda. But, of course, the current turmoil facing the Argentine economy could not be overlooked.

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    Winds of change ripple across Brazil’s project logistics market


    There is a clear consensus regarding Brazil’s project logistics potential on the global stage – but its political and economic uncertainties cannot be ignored. Nor can the changing dynamics among other large economies, writes Megan Ramsay.

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    Ro-ro operators capitalise in tight market


    Demand for ro-ros has surged over the past 18 months with rates hitting record levels. Operators are relishing prospects in the years ahead, writes David Kershaw.

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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.

  • Lars Bonnesen

    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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    ​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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    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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    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.

  • Mammoet in action for the Changhua offshore wind energy project

    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.