Tape Workshop Design & Process Engineering 08-09 June 2022

Tape Workshop HEC-Holland 2022

Due to COVID-19 we have decided to reschedule our Tape Workshop to June 2022. The new dates for this workshop will be the  8th and  9th of June – 2022. It is unfortunate, however, we want to make sure it will be safe for everyone to participate this event and we also follow the rules and recommendations of the Dutch authorities. We apologize any inconvenience you may experience and kindly ask for your understanding in the current situation. 

Welcome to our Tape Workshop

We are glad to welcome you to join our cable Tape Workshop in June 2022 here in The Netherlands. At HEC-Holland we have noticed that during the last years much expertise has been lost due to natural reasons, such as, re-organisations, retirement of experts or shift to other strategic expertise fields. For this reason, we would like to offer our customers and people working in the field of cable production, an opportunity to learn more about cable tapes and to meet experts.

A quick survey under a selection of our partners made it clear that there is strong interest to learn more about “how and what” in the field of tapes and usage within diverse cable constructions.

Content and information

In this Tape Workshop we talk about different aspects of several types of tapes. The themes include, for instance, norms and standards of tapes as cable materials. We also provide you with advices on how to process, use and optimize the choice of one or combination of tapes in order to reduce costs and to increase effectiveness of the tape (combinations). 

This Tape Workshop will be primarily for process, design and strategic technical procurement engineers.

For this 2-day workshop we will invite speakers who are specialists in their field.

Find attached our leaflet with more details about this event: Invitation – Tape workshop – June 2022

In case of interest, kindly apply in-time as we have only limited availability, preferable before the 1th of February 2022.

Looking forward to your registration and the coming workshop.

Kind regards,

Team HEC-Holland B.V.

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Suez Canal – Global supply chain impact

Evergreen Suez Canal

Global supply chain impact is caused by imbalance in available freight space and equipment.

The supply chain consequences of the Suez Canal blockade in March will be clearly felt in the coming months. In our operations this will mostly affect the operational activities and pricing for the coming period. Where there were hopes for more stability, prices in container shipping are still sky-high. Also the tariff levels may reach new record highs as of May 1. We continue to be confronted with limitations and delays due to blank sailings, equipment shortages and congested ports worldwide.

Partly because of the aforementioned congestion in the Suez Canal, we are also seeing extra pressure in the availability of containers and the spot market. The shortage of ship space and containers will largely persist this year, resulting in high transport rates and operational restrictions. This is predicted by a maritime research firm Drewry in its latest report about developments in the container market. The prospects also note that there will be considerably more orders for the construction of new ships. There are 1.77 million TEU across 166 ships ordered in Q1 only. However, whether this capacity expansion will eventually lead to the extremely low rates of few years ago seems unlikely, according to Drewry.

Our advices to prevent possible inconveniences in your supply chain 

We would like to advise you to pay attention to matters listed below in order to limit any nuisance and to anticipate the aforementioned market situation:

  • We recommend booking your shipments well in advance. This enables us to provide you with the best possible arrangements.
  • Prioritize the most critical shipments as capacity is scarce and we face constraints and delays.
  • Include longer lead times in your supply chain calculations. Keep in mind that the average delay is currently almost 7 days.

The aforementioned challenging and volatile market situation puts a lot of pressure on our operation. Therefore, we must continue to emphasize that the options are limited and ask you to continue to take into account possible delays in the coming period.

We are here for you

We at HEC-Holland do everything we can to continue to serve you optimally and to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. Please feel free to consult your account manager and ask for our possibilities and solutions. We will also keep you updated related to this theme and future developments. 

If any questions arise, please also get in contact with our team!

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