2022-07-28T11:51:00+01:00By Phil Hastings
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.
2022-06-15T12:15:00+01:00By Sophie Barnes
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.
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.
2022-05-30T12:26:00+01:00By Yvonne Mulder
David Collett, outgoing president, and Fabio Belli, incoming president at ESTA, may have arrived in the heavy transport industry by very different routes, but they both have long-term experience in the sector – and a huge commitment to improving standards across Europe, writes Yvonne Mulder.
2022-04-19T09:06:00+01:00By Sophie Barnes
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.