Category: Project Cargo Summit 2018

Decom North Sea appoints John Warrender

Decom North Sea has appointed John Warrender as Chief Executive. On 1 August, he started working at the membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector. Warrender brings over 30 years of experience to the position. His work with IOCs, NOCs and independent operators includes significant leadership experience in the strategic development of complex… Read more ›

‘Complex transport of project cargo? Think before you outsource’

Jurgen Huygh is increasingly taking the organisation of the project cargo logistics of CG Power Systems Belgium into his own hands. Deliberately, as he feels that traditional forwarders provide insufficient added value; they lack expertise, flexibility and customer focus. His advice: ‘Don’t always think conventionally simply because “that is how we have been doing things… Read more ›

Höegh transports furness parts with RoRo vessel

RoRo vessels do not only transport cars, as Höegh Autoliners proved recently. For Themba Dry Cargo the shipping company presented a solution for the complex shipment of furnace parts from Durban to Singapore. Part of the challenge, says Wanda Blignault, Marketing Executive for Themba Dry Cargo, was getting the right shipping company. ‘We contacted a… Read more ›

RollDock transports windmill blades from Spain to Sweden

Dutch heavylift carrier RollDock has transported windmill blades from El Ferrol in Spain to Pitea in Sweden. Two ships, the RollDock Sea and the RollDock Sky, recently finished to discharge 36 windmill blades of 70 meters length each. The blades were stored in frames three layers high on the vessel’s tanktops. On the hatch covers,… Read more ›

De-risking the project cargo supply chain

In anticipation to the Project Cargo Summit we visited Harry van den Heuvel and discussed which actions Wärtsilä undertakes to de-risk the project cargo supply chain for their clients. How do they arrange and establish their supply chain? And how do they use new technologies, like smart ports and big data? Operational excellence is an… Read more ›

Jacket for TenneT is ready for transport

The 55 metre high substructure for TenneT’s first offshore platform in the Borssele wind farm zone has been completed. The load-out of the jacket at the HSM Offshore shipyard in Schiedam (Netherlands) is the first milestone for TenneT in the realization of the Borssele Offshore Wind Farm Zone project. The jacket is 55 metres high,… Read more ›

Ulstein designs new heavy lift vessel for OHT

Norway based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) is set to enter the offshore renewables and installation market with a new heavy lift transport and installation vessel. It is a customised Ulstein Alfa Lift design developed by Dutch design company Ulstein Design & Solutions in close cooperation with OHT. The first vessel (with options for another three… Read more ›

“Complex supply chain requires smart logistics partners”

Nowadays, we look at the supply chain in terms of value chains, with the value of our products as the basis. We have to bring together those value chains correctly. This is not something we can do ourselves; we need smart partners for that.’ Speaking is Harry van den Heuvel, general manager Project Logistics &… Read more ›

Port of Blyth increases heavy lift capacity

The Port of Blyth has announced a partnership with international heavy lift and transport specialists Mammoet that will provide customers with an increased heavy lift service. As a result the Port’s South Harbour terminal will now permanently house a 600 tonne Mammoet LR1600 crawler crane. South Harbour is central to the Port’s offshore energy supply… Read more ›

Impending knowledge drain in heavy lift sector

In the coming years, the heavy lift sector is at risk of losing vast amounts of technical knowledge as highly experienced, older professionals retire, warns Richard Krabbendam. “They will no longer be able to pass on their knowledge to youngsters. Not enough companies are internally focusing on that transfer of knowledge and on training and… Read more ›