Tag Archive: heavy-lift

What’s the value of a specialist?

Aug 21 2015

Today in Dutch newspapers, Jan Pesie, the CEO and owner of the construction company who was responsible for the failed operation where two land cranes positioned on barges were supposed to install a bridge, acknowledge their mistakes and failure. In this project, a 187mt heavy bridge section was lifted by two hydraulic cranes, each positioned on a separate barge. During the operation, one of the cranes tipped over and dragged the whole combination down, falling on several houses. Jan Pesie...

Do you have the courage to learn?

Jun 26 2015

From time to time I’m reading interesting articles on LinkedIn or in news magazines related to our inspiring niche market of Heavy Lift & Project Cargo. As in most other markets the majority of the articles that I read are about how great it is to work on successful projects and how awesome people and companies are with offering their services and products. Very very often you’ll read an article about something that went wrong and if you’ll find one...

Generalist, specialist or specialized in everything.

Apr 07 2015

In May 2015 the annual Breakbulk expo in Antwerp will take place. When strolling around, sometimes you see a sign which states that a certain company is the best one could ever wish for.  Specialized in heavy-lift, specialized in project cargo, specialized in offshore, specialized in oil & gas, specialized in road transport, etc. When you take a closer look at these companies and take effort to contact them for specific information, mostly they can’t provide it. Suddenly, the right...