• Harnessing the Baltic’s power potential

    Harnessing the Baltic’s power potential

    2023-09-29T14:38:00+01:00By Megan Ramsay

    Project logistics in the Baltic region is mostly concentrated on local or joint European infrastructure and energy projects – with self-sufficiency top of the agenda, writes Megan Ramsay.

  • DJI_0568

    Boosting capacity and raising standards in Africa


    There has been a notable uptick in project logistics activity in Africa, driven by rising demand for minerals, metals and energy. However, there is a pressing need to improve standards. Carriers, meanwhile, are boosting capacity. David Kershaw reports.


    Alternatives for project cargo moves in the Caspian States and Central Asia

    2023-09-25T14:51:00+01:00By Megan Ramsay

    The rugged terrain and infrastructure limitations of Central Asia present unique challenges for heavy and project cargo transportation – and the geopolitical tensions currently affecting the region are adding a further layer of complexity, writes Megan Ramsay.

  • 53024661386_93bbc24ab1_o

    Stricken Argentina bargains on regaining control of trade terms


    In early July, Argentina hosted the Mercosur summit where trade negotiations with the EU were central to the agenda. But, of course, the current turmoil facing the Argentine economy could not be overlooked.

  • bCLQZKfQ

    Winds of change ripple across Brazil’s project logistics market

    2023-08-09T14:00:00+01:00By Megan Ramsay

    There is a clear consensus regarding Brazil’s project logistics potential on the global stage – but its political and economic uncertainties cannot be ignored. Nor can the changing dynamics among other large economies, writes Megan Ramsay.

  • captain 5

    HLPFI meets: Captain Wout van der Zwan

    2023-08-07T13:59:00+01:00By Justin Archard

    Captain Wout van der Zwan, a director at BigLift and regarded by many as one of the most influential men in heavy lift shipping, is set to retire next year. Justin Archard caught up with him to discuss a career spent at the forefront of heavy lift evolution.

Digital Editions

Read the latest and archived digital editions of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine.

Digital editions
  • MALCOLM Entering Palma de Majorca

    Rebalancing the multipurpose shipping market


    At a glance, 12 consecutive months of falling rates might be cause for alarm for the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping market. However, there is more going on than meets the eye. Owners and operators remain bullish, both now and for the future. David Kershaw reports.

  • Lars Bonnesen

    HLPFI meets: Lars Bonnesen

    2023-07-07T09:13:00+01:00By Justin Archard

    Justin Archard joins Lars Bonnesen, managing director of United Heavy Lift (UHL), at his home in Denmark to catch up about his life in multipurpose and breakbulk shipping.

  • Erhardt-Spain-Pic copy

    ​Spain and Portugal – vying to become Europe’s energy powerhouse


    Rich in natural renewable energy resources, the Iberian Peninsula is well positioned to be at the forefront of the European energy transition, while a strong cluster of manufacturers and EPCs based in the region continue to provide project cargo opportunities. Sophie Barnes reports.

  • US Ocean's Ocean Freedom

    US project forwarders and carriers prepare for another surge of activity


    Capital expenditure in projects of all varieties is surging in the USA. David Kershaw speaks with carriers and forwarders to determine how they are managing capacity and planning for another surge in activity.

  • 1240881402IMG_3458_web

    HLPFI meets: Alexander Varvarenko


    Justin Archard speaks with Alexander Varvarenko, the enigmatic entrepreneur known for establishing shipping company Varamar and, most recently, the digital shipping platform ShipNext.

  • Pre-trip_DSC3826

    Wind turbine transport: creating a culture of safety


    In a first for the wind energy industry in the USA, leading OEMs GE, Siemens Gamesa and Vestas have come together to establish a nationwide safety standard specifically for the unique challenges and special skills needed when transporting wind energy components – WITPAC. Sophie Barnes reports.