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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’

    2021-10-07T15:53:00+01:00

    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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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: How effective leaders include safety in planning

    2021-09-22T12:15:00+01:00

    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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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: LMAA analyses emerging risks

    2021-09-15T08:30:00+01:00

    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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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: MBM solves multiple challenges in decommissioning of Hutton Hull TLP

    2021-09-01T08:30:00+01:00By Sophie Barnes

    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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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Beefing up capabilities

    2021-07-15T08:30:00+01:00By Ian Putzger

    Increasing rates across all modes are posing serious questions of forwarders moving heavy cargoes contracted months ago. However, in the USA and Europe heavy railfreight operators have been strengthening their fleets, reported strong performances in 2020, and believe the prospects going forwards are promising. Ian Putzger reports.

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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Vietnam leads a regional rebound

    2021-07-12T08:30:00+01:00By Felicity Landon

    With projects cancelled, delayed or just plain difficult, last year was a tough one for the Southeast Asia region – in that, it was not alone of course. However, heavy lift and project cargo specialists in the region are optimistic about the coming months, with Vietnam taking a starring role in the bounce back. Felicity Landon reports.

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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Tidal power awaits commercial surge

    2020-10-02T13:22:00+01:00By Phil Hastings

    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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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Plotting survival paths through a perfect storm

    2020-09-28T13:38:00+01:00By Sophie Barnes

    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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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Logisticians must push back to survive

    2020-09-24T15:09:00+01:00

    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.

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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Somaliland poised to challenge Djibouti

    2020-09-22T13:13:00+01:00

    Berbera port in Somaliland has the potential to become a real alternative to Djibouti, explains David Whitehouse. East Africa may also be about to see oil exploration off troubled Somalia.

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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Battening down – until the storm clouds lift

    2020-09-17T09:09:00+01:00By Megan Ramsay

    Given its heavy reliance on exports, South Korea has been hard hit by the slump in worldwide trade resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. There are, however, reasons for optimism in the project market – for those who can survive the wait.

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    FROM THE MAGAZINE: Mining sector digs deep to lead logistics recovery

    2020-09-14T09:00:00+01:00By David Kershaw

    Covid-19 disruption and commodity price volatility have caused delays to projects in all industry verticals. Despite the turbulence, mining projects appear to be better placed than most to ride out the crisis, writes David Kershaw.

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