The Biden administration's push for offshore wind will jumpstart the industry, but may stymie breakbulk wind imports.
Energy and Renewables Project Logistics
Energy and Renewables Project Logistics
The latest news on project cargo logistics associated with power generation, wind energy, upstream projects like oil and gas exploration and LNG, and downstream projects associated with refining and petrochemicals.
News & Analysis
19 Mar 2021
The breakbulk sector is likely heading into a new economic supercycle focused on renewables and metals instead of oil and created by a policy-driven energy transition, rather than by demand-driven commodities growth.
04 Mar 2021
A new super-heavy-lift joint venture, if approved, will benefit from an offshore wind market poised to expand through 2050.
09 Feb 2021
MPV/HL carriers and breakbulk ports benefited last year from record US wind cargoes as expiring tax credits, improved technology, and increasing demand accelerated development
03 Feb 2021
Toepfer Transport's MPV/HL rate forecast climbs to $7,146 as optimism grows in the breakbulk market amid a new US presidential administration seen as favorable to renewables.
21 Jan 2021
In a further sign of a tumultuous market, UHL's newest "Eco-Lifter" will deliver containers to Europe on its maiden voyage.
20 Jan 2021
A state-wide commitment to renewables is behind a massive increase in project cargo tonnage at the Northern California port of Stockton.
14 Jan 2021
With the addition of dedicated installation capacity, SAL will target European offshore development, maintenance, and decommissioning.
23 Nov 2020
The European Commission's Green Deal will add 288 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity to Europe's grid by 2050, along with 40 GW in tidal and floating solar energy generation.
13 Oct 2020
China Navigation Company creates Swire Projects to take advantage of an improving outlook for the project market and brings aboard three ex-Zeamarine executives.
13 Oct 2020
The former head of SAL Heavy Lift’s marine projects will lead the chartering team at global forwarder DSV, which is handling global logistics for wind turbine manufacturer Vestas.
02 Oct 2020
As East Coast states commit to generating 29,000 MW of offshore electricity by 2035, ports and terminals scramble to position themselves for the coming project cargo boom.
24 Sep 2020
Although the specific port rotation of the semi-liner service will depend on the cargo mix, Japan will now be a regular call for MPV/HL carrier Chipolbrok thanks to a new business relationship with third-party logistics provider and agent Crane Worldwide.
14 Sep 2020
In a three-tiered market, F-types hold their own, high-end MPV/HL ships reap the rewards of DP systems and super-heavy cranes, while lower-geared, less specialized ships suffer.
11 Sep 2020
Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the volatile price of oil, project owners have cut their capex spending plans by $154 billion, according to research firm Independent Project Analysis.
19 Aug 2020
Half of the 18,310 MW of wind projects in advanced development in the US will be built in federal waters off the East Coast, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
13 Aug 2020
Billions of dollars in order and service backlogs and an unfolding global energy transition toward renewables could mean blue skies ahead for wind energy, despite the painful fallout from COVID-19.
07 Aug 2020
KBR writes down $1.2 billion of energy project backlog and will focus on government and technology services.
05 Aug 2020
Bulk carrier Scorpio and specialized oil and gas heavy load carrier OHT shift toward the offshore wind industry as the sector is poised to expand by 270 percent.
24 Jul 2020
Demand destruction, low oil prices, and a looming energy transition signal structural changes for the oil and gas market.
01 Jul 2020
Following a pandemic-driven slide, the Toepfer Multipurpose Index is expected to stabilize in July.
20 Apr 2020
Supply chain bottlenecks could delay US wind farm development and endanger tax credit subsidies.
27 Mar 2020
COVID-19 and sliding oil prices add up to a "double whammy" for forwarders specializing in project cargo, as transport capacity shrinks near-term and planned energy projects are undermined.
06 Mar 2020
Dutch heavy transport carrier Roll Group is looking to take advantage of the growing Asian offshore decommissioning and fabrication markets with a new facility at Bintan Island.
28 Feb 2020
Multipurpose carrier G2 Ocean is expanding in Africa and Asia to support the joint venture company’s quest to double project cargo’s contribution to annual revenues.
29 Jan 2020
Officials say the funding will help complete the Oregon river port’s partially finished breakbulk terminal and expedite project cargoes for two ambitious wind energy projects in the state.
28 Jan 2020
Wind developer Ørsted and the Virginia Port Authority will develop an offshore wind terminal at Portsmouth, enabling Ørsted to service planned projects throughout the Northeast.
10 Jan 2020
With its acquisition of ALE complete, Mammoet will own the world's largest fleet of heavy lifting and transport equipment, outstripping global competitors Sarens and Fagioli.
07 Jan 2020
The Port of Duluth-Superior sees growth opportunities in wind, breakbulk, and project cargo, and is investing heavily in Clure Terminal.
06 Jan 2020
New spending bill extends the production tax credit for wind energy projects to 2024 but adds quirks to the credit’s timing; increased investment levels are expected.
21 Nov 2019
The ports of Brownsville and Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vancouver, Washington, are among those expecting continued growth in windmill component cargoes in 2020.
18 Nov 2019
US wind energy capacity reached 100 GW in the third quarter of 2019, and with another 45.6 GW in the development pipeline, heavy-haul trucking carriers may struggle to keep pace with demand.
12 Nov 2019
Two German companies join forces to work in Japan’s developing wind energy sector as the country scales back its dependence on coal and nuclear power in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.