All Insight articles – Page 5

  • A record year for offshore project sanctioning?
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    A record year for offshore project sanctioning?

    2019-07-23T11:40:00Z

    Offshore project sanctioning in 2019 has surpassed USD50 billion in value, according to industry analyst Rystad Energy.

  • ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre
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    ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre

    2019-07-19T13:40:00Z

    Florida Handling Systems (FHS), a Mazzella Company, and Industrial Training International (ITI) have confirmed that they will develop a training centre in Bartow, Florida.

  • ESTA joins EC best practice project
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    ESTA joins EC best practice project

    2019-07-16T16:55:00Z

    The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”.

  • Gulf of Guinea still piracy hot spot
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    Gulf of Guinea still piracy hot spot

    2019-07-15T16:40:00Z

    Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom worldwide this year so far, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon – according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

  • Maersk sets ambitious logistics goals
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    Maersk sets ambitious logistics goals

    2019-07-10T12:00:00Z

    A.P. Møller Mærsk reportedly wants half of its earnings to come form inland logistics, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

  • Bleaker outlook for multipurpose sector
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    Bleaker outlook for multipurpose sector

    2019-07-05T11:25:00Z

    Drewry has downgraded its outlook for the multipurpose shipping market in light of weaker projected global economic growth, greater competition from dry bulk and container sectors, and a lack of ship demolition activity.

  • Logistics confidence in the UK drops
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    Logistics confidence in the UK drops

    2019-07-05T10:20:00Z

    Optimism in the UK’s logistics industry has fallen to its lowest level on record, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

  • Canada approves ELD mandate
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    Canada approves ELD mandate

    2019-07-02T14:10:00Z

    Last month, Canada’s transport ministry finalised an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that will come into force on June 12, 2021, aligning the country’s vehicle regulations with the USA.

  • ICS updates sulphur 2020 guidance
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    ICS updates sulphur 2020 guidance

    2019-07-01T13:00:00Z

    With six months to go until the implementation of the global sulphur cap on marine fuel, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has updated its guidance for shipping companies.

  • Global trade barometer falling says DHL
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    Global trade barometer falling says DHL

    2019-06-28T12:20:00Z

    For the first time since its launch in January 2018, the DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) indicates a slight contraction of worldwide trade for the next three months.

  • Slower growth hits oil markets
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    Slower growth hits oil markets

    2019-06-28T10:35:00Z

    World trade growth has fallen back to its slowest pace since the financial crisis ten years ago and the consequences for oil demand are becoming apparent, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Maintenance buoys non-renewable market
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Maintenance buoys non-renewable market

    2019-06-27T13:30:00Z

    The need to maintain, rebuild or upgrade existing power plants to ensure they remain cost-effective and environmentally acceptable is generating significant logistics work for heavy lift service providers and project forwarders, writes Phil Hastings.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Repowering Spain’s wind farms
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Repowering Spain’s wind farms

    2019-06-25T11:05:00Z

    Wind power is big business in Spain, and confidence that this industry will remain a stable source of work for project logisticians is running high. Megan Ramsay reports.

  • Container shipping swaps consolidation for logistics
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    Container shipping swaps consolidation for logistics

    2019-06-25T10:30:00Z

    Global container shipping lines are increasingly moving into the logistics business as they turn their back on large-scale consolidation activity, according to analyst Fitch Ratings.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail

    2019-06-24T11:45:00Z

    Germany is seeing more project cargoes switching to rail as road regulations are more strictly enforced, while in Russia the sheer distances involved ensure the economic advantages of rail, writes Yvonne Mulder.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Positive prospects for decommissioning
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Positive prospects for decommissioning

    2019-06-21T15:45:00Z

    A growing need to decommission older non-renewable power plants, particularly nuclear, is set to create increasing business opportunities for heavy lift service providers over the next few years, writes Phil Hastings.

  • Multipurpose charter rates remain stable
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    Multipurpose charter rates remain stable

    2019-06-14T11:40:00Z

    Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have remained stable over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: Europe’s divided approach to China
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Europe’s divided approach to China

    2019-06-13T09:45:00Z

    The Chinese investment effort that seeks to deepen infrastructure links across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is a step closer to expanding its influence in Europe. Sophie Barnes reports.

  • Let’s go fly a “K”ite
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    Let’s go fly a “K”ite

    2019-06-11T10:35:00Z

    Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is installing an automated kite system onto one of its bulkers.

  • FROM THE MAGAZINE: China funds Africa’s age of opportunity
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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: China funds Africa’s age of opportunity

    2019-06-10T10:35:00Z

    With the population of Africa forecast to double by 2050, there is increasing demand for new infrastructure. Much of this is being funded by China, which has a huge appetite for the raw materials that are found on the continent, writes David Kershaw.