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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.