NEWARK, N.J., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fabricating the large components of capital projects far from the final job site has a profound effect on the supply chain. Building these extremely heavy, out-of-gauge modules offsite and transporting them to their final destination relieves some headaches for project managers – but creates others.
The current issue of Breakbulk Magazine examines the crucial roles that early planning and clear communication play in the successful transport of this increasingly standard project cargo.
Planning for module transport needs to begin as early as the design and manufacturing process, said Wout van der Zwan, managing director of RollDock Shipping, in the Breakbulk cover story. The method hastens installation but doubles planning time, said Dick Knoll, principal with Drexel Logistics.
Also in the March-April 2012 issue, writer Jeb Schrenk analyzes the trend of some multipurpose vessels converting to U.S. flag, while Wendy Laursen profiles Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' cutting-edge, environmentally friendly fleet. The publication also includes a look at the booming business of transporting used cars from Europe to Africa, and examines the tricky but enticing Indonesian market, and Brazil's contentious 'mirror tax.'
As with every edition, Breakbulk's regular columnists provide in-depth analyses of topics crucial to the industry, and the Breakbulk Index delivers data for steel trade, forest products, piracy and more.
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