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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 offshore wind 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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    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.

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    African multipurpose carriers feel the heat


    Project logisticians and carriers active in Africa are benefiting from the protracted uptick in oil prices. The high-price environment has encouraged exploration activity. Furthermore, continuing demand for power and improved infrastructure is contributing more project cargo – and the market is overheating.

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    Iraq powers up renewables to help ease energy outages


    Iraq is moving ahead with several projects that will make better use of its bountiful natural resources. A number of developments are the in pipeline and the prospects look bright for the supporting logistics sector.

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    Draghi sets Italy on a path to progress


    In the past, Italy has been held back by the absence of a comprehensive investment programme and an unstable political landscape that prevented the domestic project cargo market from reaching its potential. Now it seems the shackles have been removed, with government spending on the up under the stewardship of a level- headed leader.

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    Preparing for Europe’s transport revolution


    Consultation is essential as regulators mull over heavy transport reforms, with the sector ready to play its part in crucial policy debates, writes Ton Klijn, ESTA director.

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    Heavy lift team prepares for NASA’s next-generation rocket launch


    The crew of the largest self-powered land vehicle in the world are readying for the challenges of moving NASA’s new Space Launch System.

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    Global energy transition drives demand for metals


    Demand for mined metals is expected to continue rising. New investment through 2022 looks likely, although the rate of market growth could slow slightly this year. Phil Hastings reports.

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    A novel approach for keeping pests out of wood packaging material


    Importers are learning that relying on the ISPM#15 mark to ensure that solid wood packaging material is pest-free can be a costly mistake. Gary Lovett, forest ecologist at the Cary Institute, and Diana Davila, Houston branch manager at UTC Overseas, put forward a solution.

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    ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’

    Ton Klijn, director of ESTA – the European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes – and a member of the European Crane Operators Licence supervisory board, discusses how the heavy lift and abnormal transport sector needs to change its approach to training.

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    How effective leaders include safety in project cargo planning

    When it comes to any project, good planning creates good outcomes. Okos Partners’ senior partner Peter Krammer, and Bart Gragg, president of Blue Collar University, discuss how leadership in the planning phases can result in safer and more efficient solutions.

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    LMAA analyses emerging risks for project logisticians


    Gregory DL Morris highlights some of the main reasons for disputes as the Covid-19 pandemic winds on, how to keep abreast of changing compliance standards in the USA, and why e-bill uptake continues to lag.

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    MBM solves multiple challenges in decommissioning of Hutton Hull TLP


    The 25,000-tonne Hutton Hull tension leg platform (TLP) – manufactured 40 years ago and the first of its kind to be built – has been taken to shore in Scotland as part of a complex decommissioning project. Sophie Barnes reports.

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    Power to revive the global economy?

    The development of new renewable power generation capacity worldwide may be slowed by the Covid-19 crisis, at least in the short term. Despite that, offshore wind energy is set to be one of the more resilient sectors and is poised for further strong growth.

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    Awakening to a future of online upskilling in logistics

    The Covid-19 crisis is forcing logistics companies to reassess their training strategies, resulting in surging interest in online and virtual learning.

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    Tidal power awaits commercial surge

    The wave and tidal power sector is seeing increasing numbers of small-scale projects around the world, but has yet to develop into a major industry. However, many expect that will happen soon.

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    Brazilian logisticians plot survival path

    Brazil is in the throes of the pandemic while its economy faces headwinds from rising political uncertainty and low commodity prices. The timing is more than unfortunate, as the project logistics sector in the country was poised for growth. Sophie Barnes reports.

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    Project logisticians must push back to survive

    Juan Gimenez has been involved in the shipping and project logistics business for almost 42 years. Now retired, he shares his thoughts on the current market, disappointed with how project freight forwarding in Spain has developed over time. The situation was bad enough even before the Covid-19 pandemic.