PCB FUTURE PROJECTS EVENT 2023 DATES ANNOUNCED AFTER A SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN HOUSTON LAST WEEK 

The second edition of the PCB Future Projects conference and exhibition for the project cargo and breakbulk community will take place on March 7th and 8th 2023 in Houston, Texas, USA, following a successful launch show last week. Over 980 visitors, including procurement professionals, forwarders, shipping lines, ports, road hauliers, and equipment manufacturers attended last …

Nominations are Open for AntwerpXL’s 40 Under 40 

AntwerpXL is looking for its next group of forty rising stars under the age of 40 from across the breakbulk and heavy lift industry.  Those working within the industry are encouraged to self-nominate if they are under 40, or nominate any colleagues that they believe have provided a significant contribution to the sector in recent …

Creative solutions to keep the customer’s freight moving

C.H. Robinson Project Logistics has recently completed a nine-month project involving multiple ocean shipments of oversized cargo from Portugal to the USA. First, they utilized out-of-gauge flat racks and open-top containers to transport the equipment through container carriers. For the breakbulk equipment, the team relied on MAFI trailers and transported via RORO vessels. The final …

Simplified post-Brexit border processes

DP World is introducing introducing a range of technology products simplifying and solving some of the post-Brexit import and export challenges. The border requirements introduced in January 2021 led to reports of confusion across the industry on what documentation was required for each journey and how to generate it, which resulted in incorrect paperwork being …

United Heavy Lift expands fleet with MV UHL Fighter

MV UHL Fighter, vessel number 16 in a series of 17 F900 Eco-Lifter newbuildings was delivered to United Heavy Lift (UHL) on December 11. UHL took delivery of the newbuilding MV UHL Fighter at the Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, China. “We affirm our company’s commitment to contributing to an eco-friendly shipping industry by investing in …

AntwerpXL 2021 conference programme unveiled!

The conference programme for AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk, roro and project cargo event, has been unveiled. The conference, which will take place on the last two days of the show (8 and 9 December), will give delegates a unique depth of insight from the industry’s best and brightest exploring the global trends, challenges and opportunities …

Nova Marine Carriers completes first carbon neutral Italian shortsea voyage

Swiss-Italian dry bulk ship operator Nova Marine Carriers undertook its first carbon neutral voyage last week, offsetting the CO2 emitted by its vessel MV Sider Rodi by voluntarily purchasing carbon credits for a Madagascan solar farm project. The Ambatolampy solar power plant provides green electricity and a stable power supply to around 50,000 Malagasy households. …

P&O Maritime Logistics and IO Materials Services bring revolutionary cargo system to Africa

P&O Maritime Logistics and Nigerian firm IO Materials Services (IOMS) jointly announce the launch of the new ‘FlexDELIVERY™’ model to provide integrated last-mile delivery services to the offshore energy industry in Nigeria. FlexDELIVERY™ disrupts the traditional model of high shore base startup costs, rentals and vessel time-chartered contracts by focusing on the service that is …

Offshore International joins forces with Mammoet

Abu Dhabi Ports’ offshore logistics service provider, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO – Offshore International), has announced the start of a collaboration with Mammoet United Arab Emirates as part of a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. OFCO, will work closely with the heavy lift and transport specialist to …