2020-10-14T10:57:00+01:00By Phil Hastings
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.
2020-10-08T10:00:00+01:00By Yvonne Mulder
The Covid-19 crisis is forcing companies to reassess their training strategies, resulting in surging interest in online and virtual learning.
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.
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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.
2020-09-10T09:00:00+01:00By David Whitehouse
Demand for power in West Africa has helped project cargo markets limit the impact of Covid-19. However, future recovery will depend on a solution to the region’s growing maritime security problems, reports David Whitehouse.
2020-06-23T12:36:00+01:00By David Whitehouse
Landlocked Ethiopia has liberalised its logistics market as it aims to become a lower-middle income country by 2025. With a dynamic market economy, the country has the potential to become the engine of East Africa.
2020-06-17T13:14:00+01:00By Megan Ramsay
This time last year, confidence in Spain’s wind energy sector was high and the outlook was bullish in spite of long-running political uncertainty. With a coalition government now in power, the country is among those worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic – but projects are continuing, writes Megan Ramsay.
2020-06-09T10:00:00+01:00By Phil Hastings
At the time of writing, logistics companies generally felt it was too early to say what impact the coronavirus pandemic might have on civil engineering project work around the world. Phil Hastings reports.