Monthly Archives: April 2011

Search & Rescue: you just got to admire them

Last Saturday, the “Nautical Table” of the Industrieele Groote Club (IGC) of Amsterdam was invited to visit the Search & Rescue station of Marken. Marken used to be an island in what used to be a sea, but both changed. … Continue reading

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Is the market picking up again?

The last two weeks kind of remembered me of October 2004. In October 2004 I noticed a clear change in the market. After the recession that started in about 2002, October 2004 was the first really successful month in more … Continue reading

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Peak season in Dutch heavy lift and pipe laying industry

I had the pleasure of visiting some of the world leaders in the heavy lifting and pipe laying industry the last couple of days, when I travelled around with L.G. Although I obviously follow the press releases and am aware … Continue reading

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