PCJ 2022 Review: Q1’s most read
The year 2022 has been filled with exciting projects and interviews, but for the next couple of days, we will look into the articles that have got the most attention from our readers, quarter by quarter. Below, we will look into the articles that our readers found most interesting in the first quarter of the year.
Toepfer Transport Multipurpose Index has continued its rise above the $20,000 mark, however, the market plateau may be on the horizon, according to the Hamburg-based broker.
“The upwards curve is flattening and so does the sentiment towards the market development. It seems that the market is about to reach a plateau and may remain at current high levels for some more months with only minor corrections. Trades from and to Far East are the key drivers while in other trades the demand for cargo space is slightly cooling down,” the broker said in its briefing at the time.
Antonov Airlines said that the largest project cargo aircraft in the world AN-225 Mriya was destroyed during an attack by Russian troops on the Ukrainian civil Kyiv-Antonov airport, in Hostomel. The aircraft was damaged and subsequently burned down as a result of attack and capture of the airport.
Antonov informed that the aircraft was at the home base in Ukraine for maintenance, adding that the loss of this unique aircraft, which was the real piece of technical art, is a great loss not only for Antonov Company and Ukraine, but for the entire aviation world.
At a time when project logistics landscape is changing, deugro has been able to navigate the waters and adapt to the changes. In one of the latest move, the company has established a new management structure to reflect the strategic importance of the company’s interaction with its clients and to lead its transformation and growth ambitions.
German project cargo transport specialist, BBC Chartering, has added a familiar name among its ranks to its Esbjerg office. The company has appointed Alex Thomassen to the role of sales and chartering.
Thomassen will operate as a remote team member of the Esbjerg office following his recent relocation to Copenhagen.
When Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and one of the world’s richest men ordered a yacht at the Dutch specialist Oceanco, he did not envision a historic monument to be in the way of the vessel’s delivery. Over the last couple of days, media is awash of reports that the 95-year old Koningshaven Bridge, known as De Hef will have to be dismantled, probably by Bonn & Mees to make way for the yacht.
The vessel, known as Y721 is a three-masted sailing yacht 127-meter-long with a price tag of $500 million. The bridge’s middle section does not provide enough clearance for the yacht’s 40-metre tall masts to fit through, hence the need to remove the section and open the vessel’s only exit to the North Sea.