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INTRODUCTION | FOREWORD


“Looking forward, clearly we live in a moment of history where change is so rapid that there is a danger that we only begin to see the present when it is already disappearing.”


Ian Matheson, HLPFI


got us to where we are today. As I read through the page proofs of this special


publication, the old adage ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same’ kept springing to mind. Tat there have been many changes in the heavy lift and project forwarding industry over the last ten years is without a doubt. We have seen many notable individuals and companies


authors, David Kershaw and Annie Roberts, as they have delved through the HLPFI archives to identify and report on those key developments. Tey have also carried out many hours of interviews with key industry individuals. I hope you will agree that they have done a great job in producing a very readable publication packed with useful information, facts and anecdotes. HLPFI has travelled a long way in those ten years,


developing from a 42-page launch edition into a magazine that now averages 160 pages per issue. Our global distribution has increased from less than 5,000 companies in 2007 to almost 20,000 today and is still growing. We have seen the launch of twice-weekly newsletters, which are designed to provide a useful aide memoire to the week’s events. Our weekly Capital Projects & Contracts newsletter became an immediate hit after its launch in 2014, providing useful details on contract awards and developments across the industry verticals that have project logistics potential. None of this would have been possible without your


support, and I would encourage you to read through this special publication, which provides a fascinating overview into some of the key developments that have taken place within the sector since 2007. Early on in the history of HLPFI, when the global


downturn had really begun to take shape, I wrote that we remained optimistic about the sector, whilst predicting that it was likely to be a bumpy journey for some time to come. As this review demonstrates, that has most certainly been the case. I also wrote that we were committed to taking the journey with you and I hope that some of the coverage and information that we have presented in the magazine and on our website has helped smooth that journey somewhat. Along with the companies that advertised in our very first


edition, and the companies that have continued to support us over the years, I would like say a personal thank you to Jawad Kamel, the owner of Advance International Transport and Richard Jones, then of DHL Industrial Projects, now with Röhlig, for their support, advice and encouragement in the months before the magazine was first launched. As well as all the HLPFI staff, past and present, whose commitment has


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come and go. But despite all the problems that the sector has faced since 2007, many of the biggest brands in the business remain just that. Over the last ten years, the most interesting story for me was the drawn out and aggressive takeover of Philip Adkins’ Fairstar by rival Dockwise, only for the diner to become dinner when subsequently it was gobbled up by Royal Boskalis Westminster in 2013. At the time, HLPFI was left wondering whether this would be the last that the heavy lift shipping sector had heard from Mr Adkins, who had previously described himself as a self-confessed shipping outsider. We got our answer with the launch of ZPMC-Red Box Energy Services in 2014 to carry on from where he had been forced to leave off in 2012. Looking forward, clearly we live in a moment of history


where change is so rapid that there is a danger that we only begin to see the present when it is already disappearing. Change means different things to different people. To the fearful it can be threatening as they think things may get worse. To the hopeful it can be encouraging as they believe that things may get better. To the confident it can be inspiring because they look to it as a challenge that exists to make things better. To the team at HLPFI, change is to be embraced and enjoyed, and we hope that as you read through this special edition, which charts so many changes, you are at one with us on that ambition. Here's to the next ten years.


Above: HLPFI’s founders, Ian Matheson (left) and Peter Edwards (right).


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