24 Nov 2017
C.H. Robinson, PL- Alliance member for Canada, Singapore and the USA, was thrilled to assist their client with the delivery of 49 complete wind turbines from the Port of Monroe, Michigan and Garden City, Kansas to a site near Bluff Point, Indiana. The project required 476 truckloads to transport the towers, nacelles, and 147 blades at 56.9 x 3.94 x 2.9 meters and 11.5 metric tons each. The total cargo was 15,868 metric tons, 173,000 cubic meters. Due to planned and emergency road construction in various states, our wind specialists were required to develop an alternate conveyance. We worked closely with the various state departments of transportation in order to accommodate delivery. The entire project, which was Free on Truck (FOT) origins to FOT site, was completed in 7 weeks. Very well done C.H. Robinson!
23 Nov 2017
Our Indian PL-Alliance member, Express Global Logistics, was awarded a challenging project to ship 4 units of RTGCs from Nhava Sheva to Mundra. The sheer dimensions of 25.27 (L) X 11.94 (W) X 25.1 (H) all in meter and total weight of 535 tons were challenging in itself to achieve a proper stowage, roll-on/off and vessel stability. Firstly, the Engineering team had to put in their innovation skills to test to achieve the best stowage on one barge, with limited space on deck. Then, it was the marine team’s job to ensure sea going stability in compliance with IMO regulations, for such a heavy and high center of gravity load. In compliance with EXG’s own QHSE standards, and customer’s stringent QHSE regulations, after series of meetings with all stake holders, that is; customer, port officials, marine warranty surveyors, third party Inspectors (Appointed by customer) a plan was chalked out clearly defining and describing the activities at each stage. EXG was faced with tidal range of over 4.0 meter at Nhava Sheva and over 6.0 meter at Mundra. The barge maintained sufficient Pumps to meet these tidal variations by ballasting n de-ballasting. Roll-on and roll-off of RTGCs was perfectly carried out maintaining the barge at same level as jetty. The gap of 3.5 meter between jetty and barge was bridged by a steel ramp, designed and tested for the purpose. Sea fastening was done in accordance with CARGO SECURING MANUAL for the vessel and was subject to grilling discussion and requirements of Marine warranty surveyor and inspectors. The resultant plan was supported with proper calculations and in line with the weather predicted for the intended voyage. Continuous monitoring of the weather en-route and passage planning for the barge was done to ensure safe voyage and arrival at Mundra. All 4 units of the RTGCs were safely handed over to customer at Mundra after roll off in record two tides. Customer’s satisfaction and their words of appreciation were the best things we achieved in the entire execution of the project.
22 Nov 2017
End of October 2017, PL-Alliance member Global Trans for Indonesia has completed another project shipment ex import from Port Klang and shipped to Belawan Port. They have transported all material units for a Palm Oil Rafinery with heaviest units of 35 Tons and with lenght of 16 meters. Its scob for shipping agency and stevedoring as well for transport the cargos to the site. Nice project, Global Trans!
21 Nov 2017
FLS Projects, PL-Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and USA, raising the bar again with another successfully executed turn-key delivery of more than 10,000 revenue tons in one shipment from Mai Liao, Taiwan to Point Comfort, TX, USA. The main unit was a Purge Bin with dimensions of L 45 m x W 9 m x H 9 m weighing over 250 mtons. Scope of work for FLS Projects Taiwan and USA included port handling both ends, expedited ocean freight and the delivery to the job-site in Point Comfort. Transparent communication between all parties, in-depth studies and good teamwork were necessary to make the job happen and to minimize impact on the local community in Point Comfort. The support from our valuable client, our good partners and the local utility companies were mandatory to make this job a success. FLS Projects proofs again their capabilities in the project forwarding market and is looking forward supporting our clients on their next challenging projects. A very big thank you to everyone involved.
20 Nov 2017
PL Alliance is proud to announce its new member for Indonesia: ROYAL CARGO INC.
Royal Cargo Projects and Heavylift is a team of local experts who can execute complicated logistics demands. It specializes in transporting cargoes beyond the average payload, using state-of-the-art lifting and transportation equipment that are suitable for every type of requirement, with basis on calculated and studied methodologies showing all safety factors.
Welcome to PL Alliance, ROYAL CARGO INC!
20 Nov 2017
Kronoz Internacional Inc, Project Logistics Alliance member for Mexico, has transported 34 Trash Compactors (17x40´ Flat Racks) from Veracruz, Mexico to Manzanillo, Panama. Great Project, Kronoz!
20 Nov 2017
Steder Group Djibouti recently transported 3 transformers (with measurements of 6,29m x 4,32m x 4,37cm and a weight of 110 MT each) over a distance of approximately 850 kilometers from Djibouti to an inland project site in Ethiopia. The cargo consisted of a total of 15 transformers for an ongoing project and all units were transported and delivered safely up to arrival site. Great job, Steder Group!!
17 Nov 2017
Express Global Logistics, PL-Alliance member for India, has successfully carried out port handling, customs clearance and transportation activities of autoclaves at Mumbai port. The cargo originated from Shanghai and after clearance had to be transported to Lucknow which was a distance of 1450 kilometers away. There were 4 packages, each with a weight of 38 tons and total weight of 152 tons. The cargo dimensions are 34 x 2.85 x 2.68 meters. A route survey was carried out for the transportation to Lucknow as the distance was very long. The transportation was done through 4 states, and permission had to be obtained from each state for the transportation of the cargo through that state. A road was contructed to get an entry into the factory. The entire operation was carried out smoothly without any challenges. Well done, EXG! Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd, (EXG) India is a project specialist company established in 1946 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It is an asset based company, having pan India presence backed by its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.
16 Nov 2017
Re-enactment of "We are the World" by the staff of Logimar (PL Alliance Member for Italy) to support CESVI. Marcello Saponaro, CEO of Logimar: "1985 original was aimed to fight hunger in Africa, today we want to support the House of Smiles in Zimbabwe". Some of Logimars best suppliers also joined in the picture!
Very good, Logimar!
15 Nov 2017
PL-Alliance member Kodan Solutions Private Limited, for India, has recently imported 6 sets of mining shovels (12000 frt of Breakbulk cargo including 30 heavy lifts between 45 MT -90 MT Single piece; Max Dïm(Mtrs): 7 x 5.2 x 3 @90 MT Single piece) from ex-works China (POL: Tianjin) to India (POD: Kolkata).
Kodans scope of work included:
- Pick up 12000 frt of Mining Machines from Ex works in China
- Lashing/chocking as per internationally acceptable standards to customer’s satisfaction
- Transportation from Plant to Port Tianjin
- Custom Clearance & Port Handling
- Sea freight (Break Bulk-Heavy Lifts)
- Receiving cargo at destination port
- Import clearance & Port Handling
- Route Survey from Destination Port till Site
- Delivery till Final Delivery Site
Challenges of this project:
- Time bound shipment
- Destination clearance to be done in 48 hrs
- Safe but shortest possible delivery time
- Consignee a government concern, handling Port Unions for swift cargo evacuation.
- Being Point load cargo & ODC , Precaution to be taken for Over Height and Over width cargo at Narrowhilly Sections –1000 KM inland haulage
- De-tour from original inland route near site due to Railway crossing at SITE
- Seamless coordination with all stack holders shipper, haulers, port authorities & shipping line for flawless
With various constraints on hand, flawless planning & proactive approach, Kodan successfully delivered the cargo to the end-user/ consignee as delighted customers.
Very well done, Kodan Solutions!
14 Nov 2017
Logimar (PL Alliance member for Italy) just executed the shipment of several valves and heaters for oil and gas industry in Bangladesh. Cargo was in wooden 29 case for a total of 900 cbm and 220 tons of weight.
After haulage from Milan area to Genoa port all cargo was containerized in Flat Rack, Open Top and HC containers and shipped to Chittagong port.
Well done, Logimar!
14 Nov 2017
In February 2017 FLS Projects (PL-Alliance member for Thailand, Singapore and USA) and was awarded with the Marshalling Yard package for the Tangguh Expansion Project. FLS’ scope incl. the handling of a minimum of 600,000 FRT break bulk and general cargo at the Cilegon Marshalling Yard, West Java, Indonesia. Part of the scope of that package incl.: - Developing infrastructure to serve the project, incl. design and construction of warehouses and other cargo handling facilities. - Design and implementation of cargo handling procedures according to latest industry standards. - Storage and consolidation of cargo for barge and heavy lift vessel transportation. And much much more... More than 200 days after the award, the records speak for themselves: - Volume of cargo handled: > 120,000 rtons - Man hours worked: > 200,000 - Safe days worked: > 200 - Exposure hours without LTI: > 200,000 - No. of LTI’s: 0 - No. of TRI’s: 0 - No. of Golden Rule Violations: 0 SAFETY FIRST! Well done FLS Projects Indonesia!
13 Nov 2017
Express Global Logistics (PL-Alliance member for India) has successfully carried out port handling, customs clearance and transportation activities at Kolkata port. The shipment originated from Shanghai and after clearance had to be transported to Siliguri which was a distance of 570 kilometers away. There were 5 packages, each with a weight of 47 tons and total weight of 235 tons. The cargo dimensions are 29.68 x 3.05 x 3.20 meters. A route survey was carried out for the transportation to Siliguri. EXG faced a challenge during transportation. The height of the cargo along with the trailer height was 4.80 meter. The trailers had to cross 3 railway crossing which had a height of 4.6 meter. As a solution, we removed a part of the saddle fitted on the autoclave and fixed a wooden slipper matching the shape of the cargo. With this, we were able to reduce the height by 0.2 meter and complete the transportation as per schedule.
Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd, (EXG) India is a project specialist company established in 1946 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It is an asset based company, having pan India presence backed by its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.
13 Nov 2017
PL-Alliance member Crown Logistics, for Vietnam, continues a multimodal Hydro Power Project for the Alin Power Station in Hue City, A Luoi District.
Following the 1st shipment reported in February 2017, Crown Logistics has been continuously handling the project with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th shipments now completed with more coming before the end of the year. They have successfully moved 6 x 40'FR, 5 x 40'HC as well as 400RT of bulk cargo (generators and parts) from Danang Port to the jobsite up the hill of Alin in Hue City at a distance of approximately 200km along the Provincial Route 11B (including passing through the Hai Van tunnel).
Managing Director, Peter Linh states; "With all these shipments, we conducted prior survey trips case-by-case to understand the difficulties of transportation in the heavy rainy season with storms happening during the move in the central areas of Vietnam.
The route involved a currently under construction underground bridge with the vehicle having to wade through underground. When the equipment is transported in the rainy season while the bridge is not completed, it can be very difficult if the water surges high. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the water levels before beginning the transport. There was also a weak 1 span bridge on the road to the Alin jobsite which meant that for the 60tn generators crossing the bridge, it was necessary to use lining sheets of 25mm thick steel at 12m long and 2m wide.As well as the above, the road to the jobsite was a difficulty as it was made of poor terrain and could become very slippery with mountain and drops on either side and swampy ground on the entrance. As always with such a risky job, we ensured safety as our highest responsibility at all times."
Crown Logistics have been reliably and consistently successful in delivering the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th shipments to the jobsite. Peter concludes; "In the 4th quarter of 2017 and 1st quarter of 2018, we will handle the rest of the shipments for this project before full completion by the end of March 2018".
To see Crown Logistics prior movements, click here: http://www.crownlogisticsvn.com/en/news.html
Great project, Crown Logistics!
10 Nov 2017
GPL-Cuchi Logistics Services has recently arranged and supervised the transport from factory to Saigon Port and the loading onto vessel sailing to Chennai, India. The cargo, heat exchanger cold boxes and accessories, have the following measures:
L x W x H = 1145 X 518 X 380 (CM) / 45,000KG
L x W x H = 2722 X 368 X 375 (CM) / 57,700KG
Very well done, GPL-Cuchi Logistics Services!
09 Nov 2017
Crown Logistics Co.,Ltd. recently entered as our second member for Vietnam.
They are one of the leading companies in cargo logistics and export / import in Vietnam. It is specializing in offering logistics services, additional freight, container shipping, cargo air transport and especially provides OOG freight services to all ports in the world.
Crown Logistics has acquired an excellent reputation for moving heavy and oversize / weight equipment’s with safety lashing solution and saving cost. “We do our part to ensure - that projects, in which we're involved, start on time whether we're moving a single piece of equipment or an entire part.”
Welcome to the Alliance, Crown Logistics!
08 Nov 2017
PL-Alliance member for Vietnam has successfully arranged and supervised the transportation from Saigon Port to factory and positioning. Within the project ''sugar cane factory'' GPL has transported 14 wooden packages (136,250.00kg) and containers with oversize packages including steam turbine and generator.
L x W x H = 754 x 531 x 401 (CM) / 69,000 KG
L x W x H = 620 x 440 x 270 (CM) / 46,000 KG
Great project, GPL-Cuchi Logistics Services!
07 Nov 2017
The cargo consisted of 3x Gas Turbines ( 7,80 x 3,05 x 4,15 m / 36 tons each ) & 3 x Compressors (6,20 x 3,68 x 3,94m / 26,7 tons each) & accessories. CIF Cargo Value € 20.000.000.
Delta Maritime (PL Alliance for Greece) took immediate receipt of this sensitive cargo at the port of Piraeus and expertly handled the direct reloading from mafis on trucks with the use of 1x160ton Private Shore crane.
Customs formalities for this valuable Cargo completed same day upon cargo’s arrival in port and then followed the special on-carriage in separate convoys using Special Low-beds trailers and escort cars on those difficult and narrow roads close to site.
The Turbo Compressors, the Gas Turbines and the accessories arrived at Evros Kipoi (North Greece) Compressing Station site, where 1x500ton Shore Crane, 1x 5ton forklift, 1x hi-up crane waited to lift the cargo from the trucks.
Delta Maritime with its own dedicated and experienced team successfully delivered & installed complete cargo on their foundations.
Within November 2017 an additional lot of 3x Oil cooling Units (635 x 250 x 399 cm / 10,7 tons each) Cargo value: 1.600.000 € is scheduled to be installed on same foundations too.
Very well done, Delta Maritime!
07 Nov 2017
Beginning of last week FLS Projects, PL-Alliance member for Thailand has completed the delivery of over 80 packages break bulk cargo with a combined volume of more than 8,000 cbm from a local fabricator to the port of Laem Chabang. The cargo, steel structures for an exhaust stack system for a Combined Cycle Power Plant, was then loaded onto a heavy lift vessel and is now on its way to North Africa.
06 Nov 2017
Our member SYON Logistics for the United Arab Emirates is currently working on a project which is around 14500MT and will take aprox. 2 years for shipping and the finalization.
They are importing all equipment/ material for the biggest cement factory that is under construction at Ras Al Khaimah. They are transporting the cargo either on BB or FR from Chennai, India to Jebel Ali Port, UAE and take care of the loading, unloading and fixing.
We from the PL Alliance wish you good success!
03 Nov 2017
PL-Alliance is happy to announce GPL-Cuchi Logistics Services Company limited as our new member for Vietnam.
GPL provides complete services for entire large-scale, heavy-lift projects. The strategic intent of its Project Teams is to deliver creative, flexible and effective solutions in Project Logistics for clients worldwide.
Welcome to the alliance, GPL!
02 Nov 2017
Rohlig SUUS Logistics, our member for Poland, has recently been highly recommended and praised by the company ‘Energomontaz-Polnoc Gdynia’ for its outstanding transport services since 2015.
As can be seen in the attached recommendation letter, Energomontaz describes Rohlig SUUS as a reliable and trustworthy business partner.
We are very proud of you, Rohlig SUUS Logistics!
01 Nov 2017
ITS International Transport & Shipping Ltd (PL-Alliance member for Switzerland) has successfully exported 3 cable reels with the following dimensions:
- Cable reel, 2 pieces, 440 x 404 x 443 cm (L/W/H), 73540 kg each
- Cable reel, 1 piece, 324 x 400 x 403 cm (L/W/H), 83124 kg
The 3 cable reels with 230204kg were transported from EXW Switzerland to Rhine Terminal in Basle by truck. From there to FOB Rotterdam by Rhine Barge and finally shipped on container vessel to CFR Xingang.
To meet the challenge of a very time sensitive delivery, ITS decided to ship the cable reels as Break Bulk on a container vessel and completed this project successfully.
Very well done, ITS!
31 Oct 2017
We from the Project Logistics Alliance are very proud to announce that Darka Group has joined us, covering 5 east African countries: Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Darka specializes in shipping agency services, stevedoring, customs clearance, transport as well as import and export in East Africa. With twenty years’ experience of working with international organizations, Darka offers a wealth of experience and a professional service unparalleled within the region.
Welcome to the alliance, Darka Group!
31 Oct 2017
Last week FLS Projects in Vietnam received 36 packages of heavy lift cargo from a local fabricator, shifted it to the next closest terminal and loaded it onto 2 barges. As usual the FLS Lashing Team secured the cargo thoroughly. After the lashing has been done, the cargo was moved to Phu My Port – alongside a break bulk vessel. Loading operations have been completed and over 1,800 cbm of cargo was safely transferred. The cargo is now on its way from Phu My, Vietnam toCharleston, USA. – Well done Team FLS Vietnam!
27 Oct 2017
Kodan successfully moved 5 Nos of Mining Equipment´s (1500 FRT) from Ex-works hinterland East India to Beira Port, Mozambique.
Dimension & Volume:
Dim(MTRS): 7.76 x 4.95 x 3.43 @ 27.7 MT Each(4 Pkgs)
9.22 x 6.17 x 3.45 @ 20.12 MT Each(4 Pkgs)
4.91 x 2.88 x 3.43 @ 33.5 MT (1 Pkg)
Plus, accessories of 81 packages packed in wooden case.
- Time bound shipment
- Safe but shortest possible delivery time
- Being wide load & ODC overhang, special precautions were to be taken keeping in mind enroute height & width challenges (opening of toll gates & rail line gates)
- Special Permits to be arranged for Transportation of heavy cargo
- Some adjustments & alterations were made on the wide packages (dismantling of some extensions/protrusions) for transportation on India roads
- Seamless coordination with all stack holder’s shipper, haulers, port authorities & shipping line for flawless operation and avoiding detentions & delays.
With time and various logistical constraints on hand, using years of experience Kodan successfully delivers the cargo to the end user/ consignee as delighted customers.
Great job, Kodan Solutions!!
26 Oct 2017
The PL-Alliance is happy to welcome FLOGIS as our second member for Korea.
FLOGIS is a project-driven freight forwarder serving many clients home and abroad with its professional performance and competitive price. We provide a complete service covering both on-shore and off-shore.
Flogis International provides the following services, and much more:
- Turn-key Project Execution
- Chartering & Brokering
- Transport (big & heavy, coastal shipping, etc.)
- CNTR (LCL & FCL, Break Bulk, special equipment)
- AIR (air chartering, ship spares, etc.)
- Customs Clearance (ATA Carnet, FTA, ship spares, etc.)
With strong man-power of experts in each and every field and being a real player in the market, FLOGIS will be able to make a difference and surely be part of your success.
Welcome to the Alliance, Flogis International!
25 Oct 2017
PL-Alliance member R&B Global Projects, Croatia has been appointed to arrange a shipment of a regeneration skid package on direct way from Eversendai Yard, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE to Sembawang Yard in Singapore. It was decided to ship the piece, 149tons & 11m length, on a direct basis as solo cargo on a multipurpose heavy lift charter.
Because of the limited movement capabilities, prohibition of welding and the limited lashing options the shipment was very critical. But due to great preparation and know-how, R&B Global Projects has successfully completed the shipment.
Very well done!
24 Oct 2017
The Europrim Shipping project cargo team has been recently chosen by Felbermayr to handle the Constanta port operations for the transshipment of 1 x HHP Steam Drum D-4201 weighing 227 tons on a river barge to Bremen for further shipping to Iran final destination.
This is the second heaviest piece of equipment ever handled in Constanta South - Agigea port with mobile cranes.
Thumbs up for a professional coordination of the terminal teams and crew involved in the operations, concluding another efficient shore-to-ship job safely performed.
23 Oct 2017
First Global Logistics has successfully moved Oil & Gas Units &Accessories for PMICO, one of the leading global providers for Oil & Gas, engineering construction, Heavy industry Units & accessories. They currently transported 16 OOG Units of Steam boilers , Gear Motors , Tanks with 35 T steel capacity 37 , Pipes & pumps accessories from Door supplier in Cairo up to Alger port, Algeria.
First Global Scope of work:
- Cargo survey at shipper's site determining the mode of transport , exact cargo weight & dimensions , number and type of containers that will be used
- Lashing / loading & stuffing cargo on 40'FR and inside 40'OT &HC cntrs
- Trucking from Cairo site to Alexandria port using 4 Low bed trailers & 2 normal fleet bed
- Discharging at carrier terminal, port handling and customs clearance
Great Job, First Global Logistics!
20 Oct 2017
PL Alliance member Bati Group recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Happy birthday, Bati Group!
19 Oct 2017
Alexander Global Bremen just executed the shipment of several heat exchanger incl. accessories ex customers fabrication in Berlin via Hamburg Port to Tema, Ghana.
Although the dimensions and weight aren`t quite huge, the heat exchangers is considered very sensitive cargo due to special welded pipes. Even small vibrations during the transport can lead to hairline cracks which may have huge impact on the cargos function.
Therefore it was decided to move this units on 40’ Mafi Trailers under deck ex Hamburg to Tema by Con/Ro Vessel.
AGL Germany has been in charge of the full scope up to CFR Tema.
Very well done, AGL Bremen!
18 Oct 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance happily welcomes Container Freight Station who recently joined as second member for Mexico. CFS are located in Mexico City, but also have an office in Merida, Yucatan.
Welcome to the Alliance, CFS México!
17 Oct 2017
PL-Alliances member for Egypt First Global Logistics has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certificate, which is certified by the United Registrar of Systems Limited.
We are very proud that our member looks to manage its environmental responsibilities.
Congratulations First Global Logistics!!
17 Oct 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria there is a great need for the fast delivery of relief supplies in Puerto Rico. Steder Group has contributed its role by organizing the transport of more than 100 tons airfreight of tents, sanitary facilities and temporary energy supplies. Last Sunday a brand new chartered Boeing 747F was successfully loaded at the airport of Oostende in Belgium and we are happy to announce that the plane with humanitarian aid has safely arrived at the airport of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
We from PL-Alliance are very proud of our members contribution!!
16 Oct 2017
ROHLIG SUUS Logistics recently moved comprised hotel units by sea from Gydnia, Poland to New Yok, USA.
210 modular units and 15 metal cases were installed in lower Manhattan comprising a modular hotel. The whole cargo totaled approximately 3000 tons and 17700 cubic meters.
The projects greatest challenge was arranging the loading, so that the cargo could safely reach the vessel.
Thanks to the great knowledge and preparation of ROHLIG SUUS Logistics everything worked out very well.
Good job, ROHLIG SUUS Logistics!
13 Oct 2017
Wirtz Shipping Antwerp and AGL Bremen just finished the transport of several modules for a process plant from Bremen Port to Antwerp Port.
The shipment consisted of the following items:
1 Unit / 1000 x 507 x 853 cm 97 to
1 Unit / 995 x 345 x 397 cm 27,7 to
1 Unit / 856 x 80 x 120 cm 3,3 to
The special task was to find a workable solution for the 8,53 m high units considering operational handling as well as costs.
The final performer for this movement was coaster “SATURN” which was already built in 1966 , but is still certified on top level. The vessel only handles project cargo and was a perfect fit for this cargo.
Before any operation started, the complete operation was discussed between the port operator, surveyor, captain, stevedores and AGL.
The units have been successfully loaded by shore crane within 1 shift into coaster; all needed LSD works included. Wirtz Shipping Antwerp will take care about the coaster upon Arrival Antwerp incl. unlashing / unwelding and final transfer to heavy lift vessel for overseas transport.
Great teamwork, AGL and Wirtz Shipping!
12 Oct 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to announce ROHLIG SUUS Logistics S.A. as a new member for Poland.
The company provides a range of services: “Road, sea, air and rail transport, warehousing, cargo projects and customs services is designed to provide our customers with the best possible solutions, customized to meet their unique needs. Our contract portfolio includes regular and multi-product agreements signed with leading companies in the market.”
ROHLIG SUUS Logistics counts with the resources, knowledge and expertise necessary to handle project cargo services.
Welcome to the Alliance, ROHLIG SUUS Logistics!
11 Oct 2017
Recently, Al-Emad Transport joined the Project Logistics Alliance as second member for Egypt.
Al-Emad Transport is established by a professional and long experienced team who are experts in handling ocean and air freight shipments from / to any point of the world. Its worldwide network of agents and partners ensures competitive rates and utmost care of the shipments.
The company’s activities at a glance: international freight forwarding, cargo delivery, customs clearance, packing & removals, trucking & warehousing and insurance.
Welcome to the Alliance, Al-Emad Transport!
See below for a short self-presentation:
10 Oct 2017
FLS (PL Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and the USA) is happy to report that the HRSG modules and drums, which were shipped from Korea at the end of August, have arrived safe and sound in Vancouver, Canada last week.
The 12 modules with dimensions of 28m x 2.9m x 3.2m and single weights of 150 MT were discharged directly onto railcars which were positioned alongside the heavy lift vessel. The modules and drums are destined for a newly build combined-cycle facility in the southwestern region of Saskatchewan, Canada.
We love project cargo – We love global logistics!
09 Oct 2017
The trio of Alexander Global Logistics, Octra France and FLS USA have made another prime example of great collaboration between Pl-Alliances members.
The three members organized and executed conjointly a shipment of a Used Carbon Black Refinery from Bordeaux, France to New Orleans, USA. The cargo comprised 2000 freight tons of which the biggest piece was 15m high x 6m wide x 12m long.
Under the direction of AGL, the following was organized:
- Customs clearance
- Crane services
- Loading/ unloading
Despite challenging French port regulations and a tight time schedule, the shipment arrived on-time and the customer was extremely satisfied with the work.
Congratulations AGL, Octra and FLS, very well done!!
06 Oct 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance happily welcomes Aaras Projects Pakistan Pvt Ltd who recently joined as second member for Pakistan.
Aaras Project and Logistics Pakistan Pvt Ltd is an international transportation and logistics company dedicated to offering complete range of logistics service ranging from local handling and shipping to global supply chain management. The company provides heavy lift, break bulk, project cargoes, ocean / air freight forwarding, transportation, custom clearance, warehousing, distribution and insurance. The company was founded in 2010 and permanently aims to achieve entire satisfaction of customer and partners through legendary customer service in significant areas of customer’s interest.
Welcome to the Alliance, Aaras Projects!
04 Oct 2017
In September 2017, Scandinavian Express (PL Alliance member for Poland and Sweden) completed another bridge project for Scandinavia. Oversized transport consisted of 5 steel elements delivery from Poland directly on site to Stockholm, Sweden – Värmdöleden rail bridge.
The biggest transported element (37m length x 6m width; 40t) was a particular challenge on ferry loading/ unloading and crossing tunnels in Sweden. The entire project involved more than 160t steel construction.
03 Oct 2017
FLS Projects, PL Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and USA, shipped another set of transformers and accessories from Shanghai, China.
The 59 packages, including transformers weighing up to 98 metric tons each, were loaded from a barge directly onto a heavy lift vessel chartered by FLS Thailand. The vessel is now sailing to Laem Chabang, Thailand and is expected to arrive at the discharging port by mid of October where FLS Thailand will be taking care of the port operations as well as the delivery to the final project site.
02 Oct 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance proudly announces Delpa Shipping & Transport Co. Ltd as second member for Greece!
The company located in Piraeus has more than 90 years of experience in the Maritime & Transport Industry. One of Delpa’s most important business principles is to constantly strengthen services by establishing business relationships with reliable and trustworthy partners.
Other than airfreight services, road freight services, logistics services, seafreight services, shipping agency services and dry cargo chartering, Delpa also provides project cargo chartering and handling in Greece and worldwide.
Welcome to the Alliance, Delpa!
28 Sep 2017
Express Global Logistics Private Limited, PL Alliance member for India has successfully completed the transportation of a convection module from Por to Gadepan.
Challenging part of the transportation was the height of the cargo, stool base of the package coming below the level of loading bed and flood hit Gujarat and Rajasthan. The operation team professionally negotiated all the hurdles and delivered the package well within time at Gadepan through heavy rains & floods.
Many LT wires had to be negotiated & for 3 HT Wires, power shutdown permission had to be obtained from the local authority which was swiftly managed by the field staff without stopping the transportation. Stool base of the package, which was below the axle bed also had to be taken care of during transportation because of speed breakers & turning of the axles. Due to over-width of the package, it required opening of sensors at three toll plazas with permission from the toll authorities to allow the cargo to move safely.
CAD software’s were used to asses safe passage in critical turning roads and sideway obstacles. EXG once again completed the task successfully by safely delivering the job at Customer’s site in time.
27 Sep 2017
We are 2,000+ strong now! - The FLS Projects family would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH to the more than 2,000 industry experts and other professionals from all around the world for following us on LinkedIn, helping us to grow our network constantly!
Thank you very much and please stay tuned for even more interesting updates… after eating in your honor these delicious cakes!”
26 Sep 2017
In August 2017, GlobalTrans (PL Alliance member for Indonesia) delivered 2 Units Gas Engine from Dumai Port to Lirik Riau, Indonesia.
The company provided full services for shipping agency, stevedoring, import clearance, trucking and jacking - slidding to foundation.
25 Sep 2017
A bridge for only… 40 inhabitants? Yes, it is possible in Norway. PL Alliance member Scandinavian Express completed oversize load transportation for Sandsøya island, Norway, where communication link is being establish to connect 3 islands of Bjarkøya, Sandsøya and Grytøya.
The entire project consisted of 3 bridges delivery from Czech Republic direct to the site on Sandsøya Island, Norway.
Map source: Statens Vegvesen.
22 Sep 2017
PL Alliance member Express Global Logistics Private Limited, India has successfully completed the transportation of an Absorber from Panvel to Dahej. Transportation of the Absorber was a challenging job mainly due to the length of the cargo. During transportation, the team had to overcome many difficulties such as an overhang of 10 meters, blocking of traffic at various location like Kasara & Nashik, taking wrong side of the road on Kasara ghat and single road from Songir to Ankleshwar. Detailed route survey was carried out before actual transportation to avoid the turning radius issue. The Absorber was delivered to site in 10 days time as against the 15 day time period given. This certainly can be considered as an achievement for the team carrying such a lengthy package.
Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd, (EXG) India is a project specialist company established in 1946 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It is an asset based company, having pan India presence backed by its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.
21 Sep 2017
PL Alliance member Alexander Global Logistics just finished the loading of 101 Cases (max U/W up to 50 tons) in Porto Marghera, Italy for oceanvessel MV “Rickmers Dalian” on behalf of one of the world leading companies in the field of plants and equipment related to metal industry.
The cargo will be shipped to Taicang, Port China which is out of the normal regular schedule of liner services and therefore a special agreement just for this cargo needed to be fixed with the carrier basis minimum inducement.
Reason to send all cargo to Taicang – instead of Shanghai just around the corner - was the shorter transittime as well as advantages for the customs clearance. AGL was nominated to arrange the transport ex FOB Porto Marghera until site Taicang for which AGL Germany involved PL Alliance member Intermax, China being in charge for port operations and local trucking.
20 Sep 2017
Project Logistics Alliance memberCEA Project Logistics in Thailand recently undertook the transportation and delivery of 51 Tonne Rock Crusher Machine. The crusher was transported directly from the retailer’s factory in Saraburi to the client’s stone quarry in Suphan Buri some 100km away.
A CEA Prime Mover was used to pull the specially fabricated trailer with the rock crusher attached. CEA also provided a Police escort along with their own escort vehicles to ensure maximum safety on the roads during the day and night transportation.
This is the first of several crushers that will be delivered throughout the kingdom.
19 Sep 2017
FLS Projects PL Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and the USA is specialized in shipping all kinds of vessels and self-floating structures!
It all started with an inquiry to FLS Thailand about 10 years ago. In September 2007 the National Association of LCS (L) 1-130 (www.mightymidgets.org) in the United States hired FLS to ship one of the last surviving WWII “Mighty Midgets” landing craft support vessels from Sattahip, Thailand to California, USA.
Known as the LCS(L)(3)102, the 158.5 feet long and 250 tons heavy vessel was transferred by the US Navy to the Royal Thai Navy in 1966, where it then served as the NTMS Nakha until 2007. In 2007 the vessel was then transferred by the US Navy and Royal Thai Navy to the National Association of LCS (L) 1-130 for a museum. Today this historical ship can be visited at the museum of Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo City, California where it is one of the main attraction.
Read more about the whole story here: https://goo.gl/3CF5nj
Throughout the years, FLS Projects has completed a variety of other exciting vessel shipments. This “Mighty Midget”, however, will always be remembered as the beginning of a successful journey for FLS Projects.
If you have any military boats, yachts, ferries, catamarans, buoys, passenger jetties or other self-floating structures to transport, please get in touch with your nearest FLS Projects office!
18 Sep 2017
Around 2 months ago PL Alliance member AGL started the preparations for a new project ex Germany to China on behalf of one of the world leading companies for press systems and complete production systems for the wood industry.
The complete volume consists of about 8.500 FRT from several origins all across Europe. AGL is responsible for the complete transport ex pick up location until CFR Qinzhou Port China.
One of the main parts of the machinery will consists of 2 “Tyres” with each 650 x 650 x 75 / each 25 tons.
They have just been loaded by sideloader trucks at german origin - in order to reduce width on german roads to save costs and have easier handling – and have been moved to inland port of Saarlouis for barge transport to Rotterdam. Upon arrival they will be stuffed on steel frames similar to sideloader operations. This will allow shipment of 2x40’ FR with OW/OH basis FCL to Qinzhou Port.
Further news for this project will follow of course…
15 Sep 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to announce Tricom Logistics Group as second member for Ukraine. Also, there are branch offices at Dhaka, Chittagong, Mongla of Bangladesh.
The company's core activity is providing solutions for Project cargo, Heavy lifts, Break-bulk cargo, Bulk Chattering, shipping Agency, Custom Brokerages & Transportation. The team is mainly focused on industries like oil & gas, energy, power generation, mining projects, constructions and infrastructure projects. Tricom Group offers full solutions covering all steps from initial planning and budgeting to the final delivery and facility start up.
Welcome to the Alliance, Tricom Group!
14 Sep 2017
PL Alliance member CEA Project Logistics were contracted for preservation services, installation of steel and wood supports, weighing and Centre of Gravity reporting and the loadout of 15 modules and 3 filtration vessels for an Ethoxylation Plant in Pasadena, Texas.
CEA Team’s designed, fabricated on-site and installed temporary steel and wooden supports for over 300 valves, each support secured every valve in position to prevent damage and stresses to the pipe work and other structures during transportation.
The Project Engineer for CEA assisted the project by providing services for weighing each of the 15 modules and 3 vessels and providing detailed engineering CoG weighing reports to the clients. Preservation work was carried out for every control valve and pump on each of the modules and pipe racks to ensure protection against oxidation rust and dust from moisture and air.
For the final part of this project, CEA provided a full scope of loadout services to transport the 18 units on hydraulic trailers from the fabrication shipyard to alongside vessel in Laem Chabang Port. Route Transport surveys had previously been carried and a CEA escort vehicle accompanied each convoy to ensure maximum safety during the transportation. Modules were readied for export and loadout was completed by the vessels onboard cranes.
13 Sep 2017
PL Alliance is proud to announce its new member for Germany: IPSEN LOGISTICS.
Ipsen Logistics provides best solutions for its clients´ logistic and distribution demands on a worldwide base. With their sister company IPSEN Industrial Packing they can even provide on stop solutions for projects involving seaworthy packing.
The IPSEN Group has got a network of branch offices and strategic partnerships in key markets and set their focus on concepts tailored to the specific requirements of their clients.
“IPSEN LOGISTICS is big enough to meet the financial and organisational requirements of big cargo flows, yet small enough to take care of the truly individual needs of clients.”
Welcome to PL Alliance, Ipsen Logistics!
12 Sep 2017
Our PL-Alliance member FLS Projects Team in Vietnam continues to be busy with various projects! This time shipping four dismantled crawler cranes from Haiphong, Vietnam to Semarang, Indonesia. For this job our offices in Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia joined forces and supervised the loading and discharging as well as the coordination between all parties. Besides supervision and coordination FLS’ scope also included the chartering of a suitable heavy lift vessel.
11 Sep 2017
ARMADA PORT SERVICES SHIPPING & LOGISTICS has recently joined the Project Logistics Alliance as a new member for two countries: Afghanistan and Iraq.
Armada Shipping and Logistics is a subsidiary of Armada Group of companies. Besides their global logistics capabilities, they provide customized transportation and logistics solutions for Containerized, Breakbulk, In-gauge and Out-gauge Cargoes at difficult regions and post conflict areas like Africa, Middle East and inland Asia accordingly with client’s cost and time requirements.
Welcome to PL Alliance, Armada Port Services Shipping & Logistics!
08 Sep 2017
Alexander Hellmers, PL Alliance founder and CEO, and Juergen Weyhausen, PL Alliance consultant, were recently interviewed at Breakbulk Events & Media. You can watch the whole video here!
07 Sep 2017
PL-Alliance welcomes TITAN Project & Logistic S.r.l. as its new member for Italy.
Titan Project & Logistic is an international freight forwarder as well as a shipping agent. It manages general cargo, project cargo, heavy lift, containers inspection, custom clearance and packaging of material and offers an international assistance being present in about 35 countries worldwide.
The in Livorno/ Italy based company says: "Our strength consists to customize the services for each customer`s demand using our technological and financial means to overcome the challenge of the competition."
Welcome to PL-Alliance, TITAN Project & Logistic!
06 Sep 2017
This week,Transfreight Corporation Pvt Ltd (PL Alliance member for Pakistan and Afghanistan), welcomed with pleasure, Mr Hans-Juergen Weyhausen, Director Projects of Alexander Global Logistics (PL Alliance member for Germany, Mongolia and Russia), to their Head Office in Karachi, Pakistan. Though it was national holiday, they were able to have some fruitful meetings to discuss their mutual future cooperation in the project business.
The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to see an active exchange and cooperations between its members and wishes best of success for upcoming projects!
05 Sep 2017
Last week, during the Vietnamese National Day weekend, the team of PL Alliance member FLS Projects in Vietnam was very busy with the import of new and high-value LNG tanks from Europe. FLS’ scope included the coordination with all parties involved, customs clearance and receiving the cargo under hook on barges for the on-carriage to the final destination. On board the barges, FLS’ stevedoring team took charge of the lashing and securing of this sensitive equipment. After securing and lashing was completed, the LNG Tanks were then transported to their destination. Thank you Team FLS Projects Vietnam for spending your National Day weekend at the port… We Love Project Cargo – 24/7/365!
04 Sep 2017
During July – August 2017 PL Alliance member Project Logistics - Gold Star Consulting successfuly delivered industrial ventilation equipment from Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium to Saint-Petersburg, Russia for new Gazprom tower Lakhta center. The project contained a total 16 packages of 3,65 meters width.
All packages were moved from Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium by multimodal road / ferry / road-transportation via port Antwerp to port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. After import customs clearancein port Saint Petersburg was done, all units were delivered to customer by road transport.
GSC was responsible for the complete logistics solutions, which included: load survey at the suppliers site, road transportation, permits, pilots and finally reload in ports.
Well-coordinated work and strong experience of European and Russian offices has proven that Project Logistics – Gold Star Consulting is a reliable partner in transportation of project cargo from Europe to Russia.
03 Sep 2017
PL Alliance member Afriguide Logistics was recently entrusted with the task of delivering a 200ton Heat Recovery Steam Generator system via Durban to a project site North of Johannesburg, South Africa.
The system comprised 65 pieces shipped from Genoa and Mersin via Durban for ultimate delivery to a Brewery in Pretoria. Some of the larger components were shipped as RoRo static cargo loaded onto Mafi trailers. Some pieces were in excess of 40 tons and unusually shaped which required specialist rigging and careful handling.
Since the entire system was shipped at the same time and had to be assembled on site in a specific sequence, some of the components had to be staged at an off-dock warehouse in Durban. The project engineers would call in certain parts as they needed them and with expensive cranes and costly personnel on standby, the onus was on Afriguide to present the cargo onto site promptly.
The entire inventory was delivered and erected over a period of two weeks and the end result was a resounding success.
01 Sep 2017
2 months ago Alexander Global Logistics Bremen and Wirtz Shipping Antwerpen – both PL Alliance Members – have been nominated by one of the world leading companies for liquid gases to plan and arrange the transport of an Air Purification Skid ex suppliers place to the port of Gdansk for further movement to overseas.
The Skid has the following dimensions:
1 Unit / 895x402x515 / 19100 KGS
The height of 515 cm together with low bed height made this movement a real challenge.
Due to the actual inland waterway water level there was no option to move by barge so the planning for a direct road transport started immediately. After 4 weeks of planning incl. several meetings and phone conferences with involved companies like railroad, telephone and energy companies the transport was ready to start. Only 3 days later the last minute notice, that local road works would begin and would make any transport impossible for a duration of 8 weeks, came in.
Especially the choosen trucking company performed very well and handled the transport within 3 nights without any issues en route. The cargo left Poland by Ferry MV STENA Forerunner as planned.
31 Aug 2017
On behalf of the airline company, PL Alliance member R&B has been appointed as all-round logistics organizer to welcome the biggest military cargo aircraft (Antonov 124) at the Croatian International airport of Zagreb.
The cargo was a repaired propeller shaft with a length of over 12m, and a unit weight of 37 tons. Due to its extreme fragility, it was transported as 'sole' cargo in the airplane. Thus, damages possibly caused by even minor discrepancies and bending inside the shaft, were prevented.
The propeller shaft came from the USA, and destined for a local repair shipyard in R&B’s hometown port of Rijeka. The shaft was installed in a fully operational 1956-built US Navy command ship.
R&B was contracted to arrange the ground handling operations for both aircraft and cargo, the unloading of cargo from the aircraft and lifting it by slide system with a precise swing onto a specialized (shock-free) trailer placed next to the aircraft.
A mobile crane was hired, as well as a team of riggers. To increase safety, in this case only new, certified and protected nylon slings were used for the lifting and lugging.
The transport by truck was in utmost precision and the cargo arrived safe and sound in less than 24 hours inside the shipyard, where it got installed inside the ship two days later.
Although the cargo was not extra-ordinary in size or weight, its fragility and a value of well over US$ 1 million made this job a nice challenge. Thanks to an utmost favourable cooperation and interaction with airport, crane and truck the operation was finished without incidents.
Well done, R&B Global!
30 Aug 2017
From May to July 2017 Project Logistics - Gold Star Consulting Oy, PL Alliance member for Finland, successfully delivered equipment for oil refinery from Italy to Russia. The project contained a total of 64 packages, main OOG units having following dimensions: 785 x 400 x 426 cm, 42t; 698 x 400 x 406 cm, 57t and more OOG units. All packages were moved from Chietti Scalo, Italy by multimodal road/ferry/road-transportation via port Lubeck to port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. After import customs clearance in port Saint Petersburg was done, all units were delivered to the customer by road transport.
GSC was responsible for the complete logistics solutions, which included load survey at the suppliers site, road transportation, permits, pilots and the final reload in ports. Well-coordinated work and the high experienced European and Russian offices have proven that Project Logistics – Gold Star Consulting is a reliable partner in transportation of project cargo from Europe to Russia.
29 Aug 2017
This week, PL Alliance member FLS Projects reports about something that is not business-related, yet exciting. The Project Logistics Alliance wishes good luck and success!
"At FLS Projects “WE LOVE PROJECT CARGO!”
But did you know that WE LOVE CRICKET as well? We are very proud to see one of our FLS Singapore colleagues, Mr. James Muruthi, participating at the KL 2017 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of the Singaporean National Cricket Team! James and his team are currently playing the finals of the Twenty20 competition against the home team of Malaysia!
They have already won the Silver medal in the 50 over tournament but now it’s time to aim for GOLD!
We all at FLS are wishing James and his team all the best, success and good luck!
KEEP CALM AND BAT ON GUYS!"
28 Aug 2017
Project Logistics Alliance founding member Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) recently moved 2 heavy diesel-engines plus 68 cases accessories from one of the world’s leading Diesel&Turbo-machinery-manufacturer from Germany to Huangpu Old Port, China.
The engines had piece weights of 130 tons and were loaded at the German hinterland-terminal in Mannheim into a barge for pre-carriage to Antwerp, where they were loaded onto the ocean vessel by direct overtaking via vessels gear ex barge.
AGL was responsible for the complete transport-chain, i.e. loading into barge, barge-transport, handling and export-customs clearance and seafreight. Seafreight up to Huangpu port was arranged by a part charter heavy lift vessel “MV ANNEMIEKE” as no break bulk carrier is calling this port on regular vessel.
As usual, AGL’s own survey-team was present during all loading-processes and made sure, everything went well in accordance with the customer’s high quality standards.
27 Aug 2017
1 Volvo EC220DL crawler excavator with mounted bucket weighing 22.600 kg, 9,72x2,99x3,26m and 1 Volvo EC380DL crawler excavator with mounted bucket, 39.200 kg, 11,24x3,53x3,40m were suitably loaded on two trailers with TIR Carnet at Piraeus port. Afterwards they were successfully carried out to the respective customs warehouses of Podgorica and Niksic.
Despite the continuous changes on crucial export information and facts, PL Alliance member Delta Maritime together with its partners ensured the special, accurate and on time delivery.
26 Aug 2017
Logimar, PL Alliance member for Italy, recently handled a shipment from a plant in Milan, Italy to Ciwandan, Indonesia in cooperation with a Japanese partner.
Seven cases for 342 cbm were due to sail on BB vessel Annegret on the 34th week from Genoa port.
Logimar was nominated by one of their VIP customers to handle all operations from door to free on board Genoa.
25 Aug 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to welcome AVANT Logistics Ltd.! The company joined recently as a new member for Bangladesh.
AVANT Logistics Ltd. is an independent logistics solution provider, a single source of all transportation and logistics requirements. Supported by its own management team, AVANT has a team of professionals that follows high standards for each and every job they are entrusted with. AVANT aims to be the most reliable project logistics management company in the country for serving its valued clients.
Welcome to PL Alliance, AVANT Logistics!
24 Aug 2017
Europrim Shipping gladly announces the successful completion of transshipping a GE gas turbine unit with all ancillaries, in Constanta Port, Romania. The shipment consisted of 7 pieces, totaling 83 tons and 656 cbm with the largest crate weighting over 23 tons and measuring 11 m x 3.7 m x 4.9 m. The full shipment was loaded onboard in less than 4 hours, including lashing, which confirmes Constanta once again as a highly reliable port for project cargo activity. All terminal operations went nice and smooth; loading, lashing and securing, no damages occurred.
Over the years, Europrim Shipping special projects team has accomplished many high-value project cargo shipments, offering customers and worldwide agents quality transport and transhipment services at optimal cost in the Romanian port of Constanta. Regardless of the shipping destination or requested routing, their team is ready to handle cargo with innovative solutions and local knowledge, port agency and customs clearance services, as well as performing technical engineering services to manage the project entirely from the very beginning till the end, considering timely and safe delivery of the customers' valuable goods.
23 Aug 2017
Recently, PL Alliance member Logimar handled not quite the usual project. Logimar performed all Supply Chain tasks including warehousing and pallet construction. The pallets had to be temperature controlled for more than 120 hours. They had different requirements ranging from +8°C to -20°C for the frozen Cargo and were transported on behalf of the Delegation of European Union in Afghanistan.
Because of its quite ordinary weight and size, this operation is certainly not a „project“ in the classical sense. But due to the critical external circumstances, the Logimar team was faced with very specific challenges that definitely add project character to this shipment.
The operation, currently in place, is another example of two PL Alliance members working together. It is performed in partnership with Transfreight Corporation-Afghan Desk, who took care of all procurement of laboratory supplies for the animal health development project.
The cargo was delivered in less than 72 hours from Milan to Kabul.
22 Aug 2017
PL Alliance member Alexander Global Logistics Bremen is proud to report about another successful job of second hand equipment. From a small town close to Berlin one of AGL’s customers sold a Gas Turbine to Onne, Nigeria. The pre-plannings started very early, due to the fact that the final dims / weights where only known shortly before pick up. Considering the weights of close to 100 tons with height up to 425 cms it was necessary to prepare the local trucking very carefully incl. talk to local power line operators, german rail operators Deutsche Bahn as well as to the police.
The units have been moved from Zossen to the small inland port Königs Wusterhausen. Loading of barge in Königs Wusterhausen was arranged by one port crane in tandem hub with mobile crane. From Königs Wusterhausen the cargo was moved by barge to Antwerp for shipment by Break Bulk vessel to Onne, Port Nigeria. Meanwhile the cargo has arrived safely in Onne and the job was completed without any issues.
Generator 94.500,- kos - 1250 x 330 x 425
Turbine 89.000,- kos - 880 x 330 x 390
Control Room 12.000,- kos - 490 x 330 x 390
Oil Cooler 12.000,- kos - 534 x 330 x 150
Air Inlet Elbow / Silencer 10.200,- kos - 720 x 260 x 324
Switch Gear 5.000,- kos - 290 x 280 x 270
22 Aug 2017
Last week PL Alliance member FLS Projects loaded a total of 18 pkgs with heavy lifts up to 150 metric tons in Masan, South Korea which are now on their way to Vancouver, Canada. FLS Projects USA managed the pre-shipment and chartered the vessel, while FLS Projects Asia supervised the safe loading of all cargo.
21 Aug 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to welcome GlobalTrans as the first member for Indonesia.
The company provides logistical solutions to companies in a diverse range of industries that value personalized service, consistent delivery, and meticulous attention to detail.
They also provide a growing range of outsourcing services. These include global crew and marine spares logistics, port agency management, commercial representation and sophisticated.
The teams of professionals offer extensive expertise in global logistics and an unparalleled commitment to providing excellent service tailored to the customers‘ requirements.
Welcome to PL Alliance, GlobalTrans!
18 Aug 2017
Logimar Srl (PL Alliance member for Italy) recently moved tube bundles OOG by airfreight from Shanxi plant to Cologne, Germany, through 747-400ERF.
Logimar followed the complete transport chain, door to door.
The procedure was supported by PL Alliance member Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) handling all Frankfurt Airport and Cologne plant operations.
Thanks to a great cooperation between both PL Alliance members the task was completed successfully. Well done, Logimar and AGL!
17 Aug 2017
On behalf of one of their customers PL Alliance member Alexander Global Logistics Germany has been nominated to move a cold plant ex the United Kingdom to Bandar Abbas Iran.
Since the plant was never used in the UK, the on paper called second-hand equipment was in new condition.
After checking various possible routes for this cargo considering costs and operational factors, AGL decided to ship the coldplant the following route: From Liverpool the cargo was shipped on Mafi Trailers to Antwerp port. To reach the correct terminal on-site, a second movement by barge was needed. Ex Antwerp the cargo was shipped to the Iran by liner service.
The skids got weights up to 35 tons and max. width of 420 cms together with max. height up to 455 cms.
The cargo has meanwhile left Antwerp and is safely on its way to Bandar Abbas.
16 Aug 2017
The American F-18 jet plane that crash-landed on August 12th 2017 at Bahrain International Airport was successfully removed.
Turk Heavy Transport (PL Alliance member for Bahrain) was assigned to shift the plane to another location, using a 100 Ton Crane and 4 Axle lowbed to lift and transport the aircraft.
15 Aug 2017
This week PL Alliance member FLS Vietnam helped shipping a 50m long and 182 mtons heavy Catamaran – intra-Asia with less than 7 days of transit time! As usual the Projects Team oversaw the technical preparation of the belly-lifts and lashing/securing on board. The Catamaran was placed on dunnage blocks, which had been positioned on preplanned positions on deck previously. 40 lashing straps and additional pre-arranged A-Frame stoppers secured the catamaran against any shifting.
Please don’t hesitate to contact FLS for any information on their Global Marine Transportation Services!
14 Aug 2017
PL Alliance proudly announces Woosung Shipping as a new member for Korea.
Woosung Shipping offers Sea Service, Air Service and Special Cargo (bulk cargo, heavy cargo and project cargo). They have long-time experience of 45 years in freight forwarding and a network of 300 partners from all over the world.
Their powerful services are handled by four offices located in Seoul, Busan, Incheon and Daegu. Well-known companies such as Hyundai, LG or Hankook trust the services of Woosung Shipping.
Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Woosung Shipping!
11 Aug 2017
PL Alliance member Steder Group has opened a new office in Singapore called STEDER SINGAPORE PTE LTD.
„We felt that a local presence in the South East Asian market is necessary to support our existing business as well to create new business opportunities for our group. It is a natural expansion of our existing office network (see attached presentation). We considered Singapore, being South East Asia’s maritime and logistics epicentre, to be the logical choice as our base of operation“.
Initially they will focus on Port Services, Project Logistics and Chartering/Brokerage looking forward to serve their customers in Asia.
Steder Singapore Pte Ltd
16 Collyer Quay
#20-06 Singapore 049318
10 Aug 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance welcomes Borna Seir Javidan (BSJ) as a new member for Iran.
BSJ are a team of skilled professionals in shipping and logistics with 12 years of experience located in Iran. They have the goal to reach out to their customers with freight forwarding and logistics solutions. BSJ constantly develops and expands their service solutions to create a competitive advantage for the customers and grow with them as their logistics partner.
The aim of the team of highly motivated and experienced professionals will remain to establish themselves as a service oriented organization where customer satisfaction is the key to success.
Welcome to PL Alliance, Borna Seir Javidan!
09 Aug 2017
Last week Steder Group (PL Alliance member for Belgium, Romania, United Kingdom and the Netherlands) started the door to door delivery of the third 100 MT Knuckle Boom Crane with active heave compensation for a renowned customer in the offshore industry.
Utilizing the Dutch inner-waterways to move the KBC to a main port, the KBC was successfully loaded onto a Heavy-lift vessel in Rotterdam and on its way to the Far East.
09 Aug 2017
PL Alliance member CEA announces a recent shipment of Condensers, Evaporators and Heat Exchangers carried out by their Bangkok office and in cooperation with one of their Chinese partners. The Breakbulk and Out Of Gauge cargo was shipped from China to mainland Europe last weekend.
08 Aug 2017
Did you know… PL-Alliance member FLS Projects in Thailand and in Vietnam are specialized in Shrink Wrapping and Tarpaulin Wrapping, which is used to cover ducts openings, protect liner surfaces, warp whole pieces of equipment or to cover smaller items. The Tarpaulin used are made of Polyethylene laminated, Polypropylene reinforced fabric with a minimum tear-out force of 700 N / 5cm. The UV resistant Tarpaulin’s has reinforced edges and pre-punched thread eyes for lashing and are suitable for long term outdoor use. A selection of different foil and Tarpaulin thickness for your “customized wrapping” needs is available.
We love project cargo and we are happy to assist you with your choice of the right wrapping for your cargo! Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on how FLS Projects can help you to properly protect your precious cargo by using various types of fabric and foils for the next delivery around the world!
07 Aug 2017
PL Alliance member CEA Project Logistics Thailand recently carried out the transportation of eight container reach stackers and their accessories to the Kerry Container Yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand.
CEA Teams used two 50 tonne Mobile Crane to unload each of eight reach stackers from their flat racks onto lowbed trailers. The CEA Rigging Team secured the vehicles in place with chains and prepared them for transportation.
Accessories and other parts were transported in 18 40ft High Cube Containers by CEA Prime Movers with flatbed trailers.
04 Aug 2017
In July, Farcont Project LLC joined PL Alliance expanding the network’s worldwide coverage to the Ukraine.
Farcont Project LLC provides services in the field of international cargo transportation, both by separate and multimodal means of transport. They offer their clients effective logistics solutions for cargo transportation, transshipment and storage. The company is represented by experienced specialists in the field of cargo carriage. Successful experience in the market, together with the high professionalism of their employees permits them to fulfill their obligations to their clients.
Welcome to the Alliance, Farcont Project LLC!
03 Aug 2017
Steder Group (PL Alliance member for Belgium, Romania, United Kingdom and the Netherlands) recently moved 3 drag heads from customer premises to the Far East. Load out, transport, barging, LSD, customs formalities, ocean freight and house delivery at receivers side, all in one hand with Steder Group.
02 Aug 2017
FLS Projects Thailand just completed loading the fourth vessel shipping 180 pkgs with over 1,600 metric tons of structural steel for the Commercial Bay Tower and New Zealand International Convention Center. Before loading, the cargo had to be thoroughly cleaned with high pressure washing machines and air compressors to meet the strict New Zealand quarantine requirements. FLS’ scope includes the delivery from factory to the port, customs clearance, port handling and the chartering of suitable multipurpose vessels.
Well done Team Thailand! Four done without incidents - three more to go!
01 Aug 2017
In July 2017 Project Logistics Alliance member LEMAN Denmark, arranged delivery of 85 T Transformer and spareparts to Energinet including cranage onto foundation.
Energinet (Danish national energy company) has taken delivery of 2x 85 Tons Transformers with dimensions 690x292x335 cm each. Transformers arrived by ro/ro service to Esbjerg and cargo was trucked to transformer stations in Smoerum and Helsingoer.
LEMAN assignment included project planning, transportation and delivery onto foundation. In Smoerum the job included skidding as foundation was located in a tight area with no room for large mobile crane.
31 Jul 2017
In June 2017, Project Logistics Alliance member LEMAN Denmark has transported four Piranha vehicles from Denmark to the USA in order of the Danish Defence.
As part of LEMAN’s contract with the Danish Defence a project movement of 4 Piranha military vehicles and 4x20’ SOCs was ordered by JMTO (Joint Movement and Transportation Organization within the Danish Defence).
The cargo had to be delivered on a fixed date to two US Army Bases in the USA for clima testing reasons. Guns and ammunition were transported by air freight in order to avoid problems in the port. All shipments were successfully delivered on time to satisfaction of the Danish Defence.
28 Jul 2017
During the month of July, Transfreight (Project Logistics Alliance member for Pakistan and Afghanistan), has been focusing on one of their containerized projects: The first aluminum canning plant in Pakistan known as Pakistan Aluminum Beverage Cans Limited (PABC).
Transfreight provided the customs clearance as well as up country transportation for this project. Alongside containers, also oversized cargo such as generators and other machinery were transported on heavy low bed trailers.
Thanks to a precise and efficient execution, this project is now in its final stages!
27 Jul 2017
In February 2017 Centauro Project Logistics Alliance member for Argentina was nominated to handle Integrated Multimodal Logistics by Sea and Land of an Autoclaved Cellular Concrete Plant (HCA) from Shanghai, China to the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina. After having participated in a competitive bid along with locals and multinational freight forwarders, Centauro was honored by client’s nomination due to the proven experience and trajectory of our company in the development of projects in Argentina.
Centauro arranged the overall negotiation and vessel contract, as well as port operations and road transportation upon arrival at Port of Buenos Aires to client's plant, maintaining a fluid and permanent contact with all parties involved including an European technologist, the Chinese manufacturer and the Argentine importer with the aim of complying times and logistical restrictions presented in the project.
The shipment of the three largest pieces, 35 meters long and 74 tons each, together with the rest of the components, was shipped on vessel BBC Oregon taking 55 days transit time from Shanghai to Buenos Aires.
The unloading operations in Buenos Aires port were also supervised and controlled by Centauro staff as well as the conditioning and road transportation of these big pieces to the customer's premises using three multi axle trailers , flat bed carts and support equipment in convoy with special road permits and police custody.
The multimodal service from Shanghai to Santa Fe was performed in 62 days total, delivering the cargo at final destination with full customer satisfaction.
This first stage of the project will be completed soon with the shipment of more than 80 containers from Northern Europe ports using Port of Rosario, Argentina as local entrance port.
26 Jul 2017
5 medium passenger cars driving next to each other on the local road? Yes, that is possible! The oversize loads department in Scandinavian Express (Project Logistics Alliance member for Poland and Sweden) proved that it is possible to transport 10,38 m wide load driving on local roads and collectors. This was the widest load ever officially transported in Poland.
This 28 m long and 4 m high truck&trailer with load-steel gangway for port loading device was transported to barge harbor in Police, West Pomeranian District, Poland. The load was transported on 4-axles Goldhofer tele-trailer. There were 9 people engaged in this project.
“Most of the oversize loads’ transports are invisible for ordinary traffic participants as they take place in the middle of the night” says Roman Jakubik, management consultant for oversize loads, Scandinavian Express. “People monitoring this kind of transport are responsible for the safety of other traffic participants as well as for the preparation of each section of the route. It is demanding especially when the transported load is wider than 2 traffic lanes, as it was in this particular example.”
25 Jul 2017
Another week, another job completed by FLS Projects - Project Logistics Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and the USA! This time some Power Plant Equipment was shipped from Mäntyluoto in Finland to Jurong in Singapore.
The freight was loaded at origin on a coastal vessel and taken to Hamburg. There it was transshipped onto a Break Bulk vessel heading to Singapore where the cargo, including a 130 metric tons engine, was directly discharged onto a barge alongside vessel. FLS Singapore was in charge of chartering both vessels and supervising the discharge operations in Jurong.
Thank you very much Team FLS in Singapore for another well done job! FLS Projects – We love project cargo!
24 Jul 2017
CEA - Project Logistics Alliance member for Thailand and Myanmar - was contracted for the transport, storage and export of a Catamaran Ferry from Chonburi, Thailand to Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa. The Catamaran is an ISO Cat. B Offshore Class weighing 17 tonnes and 17 meters in length and powered by four Yamaha GETU 250 HP engines. When in service the ferry can carry 80 passengers and crew.
The ferry was moored at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Chonburi, Thailand. CEA Teams arrived at the Yacht Club and supervised the initial lift from the water via a straddle carrier and the subsequent loading on to specially fabricated frame which was attached to a standard lowbed transport trailer. Due to the height restrictions on Thailand’s roads, the top section of the ferry was removed to allow safe transport along the route to the CEA Facility. The top section was loaded and secured with ratchet straps onto a separate trailer. Once the CEA rigging teams had secured the ferry to the trailer the prime mover left the yacht club to make the 33 km to Laem Chabang and the CEA Free Trade Zone where it was held in storage until the shipping vessel Atlantic Dawn arrived at port. After seven days in storage, the ferry was transported to Laem Chabang Port under CEA escort and readied for loadout which included the top section being reattached. Port and vessel stevedores executed the loading and stowage aboard the Atlantic Dawn. CEA provided all the necessary shipping and customs documentation in preparation of export.
The client upon receiving the order to manufacture the catamaran did not anticipate that shipping such a vehicle to Sierra Leone would be an issue, however, after extensive and unsatisfactory service from four different Freight Forwarding companies. They contacted CEA who offered the Full Turnkey service.
The client stated:
“After we had made contact with CEA, from that point on what had been a most unpleasant, expensive and frustrating experience became a routine operation. The teams at CEA arranged prompt and hassle free transport from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club to Laem Chabang and the subsequent loading onto the vessel a week later. All this was achieved with the minimal involvement required from us, which was so refreshing from what we had previously experienced. A professionally handled project from start to finish by CEA.”
21 Jul 2017
Scandinavian Express - Project Logistics Alliance member for Poland and Sweden - has delivered two bridge steel beams from Czech Republic to road construction site in Sollefteå, Sweden.
Cargo including transport unit reached 32m and 30m length. The equipment used in this transportation project: Scania 4-axle, Volvo 3-axle tractors plus extendable Goldhofer tele trailer and Faymonvile semi trailer. “Piece of cake” sums up Roman Jakubik, one of the OSL transport leaders.
20 Jul 2017
This is how FreightPlus - Project Logistics Alliance member for Australia and Japan - moved 120-tonne mining trucks to the port in Australia:
A tire handler meets the trucks at port, refits the wheels, the trailer drops down and drives away and your 789C is ready to drive to ship's RORO ramp or hook!
In the picture you can see one of 12 trucks going to an up-river mine in Indonesia.
19 Jul 2017
Lift & Shift - PL Alliance member for India and Sultanate of Oman - delivered 1535 tons reactor for Sasool (USA) to Jumbo ship in Mumbai. The photos above show various modes: Transport and roll on to jetty, lashings for the voyage, sail out from Hazira to Mumbai, delivery to ship.
18 Jul 2017
Last week has indeed been a busy week for our PL Alliance member FLS Projects:
- 2,700 cbm of pipes shipped from South Korea to the United Arab Emirates
- 7,600 cbm of HRSG equipment shipped from Thailand to Bahrain
- 2,000 cbm of Transformers shipped from China to Thailand
- 1,900 cbm of steel pipes shipped from Thailand to the United States
- 2,000 cbm of mobile cranes received in SGP for on-carriage to IDN
- Several Aircraft tugs received in Laem Chabang for delivery to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Day in, day out FLS is handling many exciting and challenging projects for a variety of customers and industries.
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17 Jul 2017
Actanis, PL Alliance member for Spain and Portugal, recently handled a shipment for the Kuwait GT5 refinery project, which is currently under development in Kuwait by Initec TR. The shipment involved among other, smaller parts, the transportation of 4 x super modules with approximate dimensions of 19 x 11,3 x 19,5 meters. the total weight of each unit is about 361 tons.
The main challenge was to set and design the grillage and bracing meant for the securing of the cargo onboard and get it ready for the journey. Complete operation was executed in 3 days. Loading of super modules took 2 days each, this was followed by the securing the cargo onboard.
13 Jul 2017
FLS Projects PL Alliance member for Thailand, USA, and Singapore is shipping yet another batch of Vacuum Insulated Pipe Spools from Thailand to the USA! The spools have different diameters ranging from 8 to 26 inches, with some of the spools exceeding 36 meters in length. FLS’ scope includes:
- The fabrication and installation of wooden saddles
- Shrink wrapping
- Road transport from the factory to the port
- Port storage and FAS delivery
- Export customs clearance
- Marine Cargo Insurance
- Chartering of a suitable vessel
12 Jul 2017
R&B Global Projects, PL Alliance member for Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Albania handled a shipment of 3000 tons steel sheet piles.
The sheet piles were up to 20m long and were shipped from Koper port, Slovenia to Port Said, Egypt.
R&B Global Projects used a geared multipurpose charter vessel.
11 Jul 2017
PL Alliance member Steder Group recently moved 4 transformers (92 mtons each) from the port of Djibouti to two different substations in Ethiopia, being Sululta and Debre Birhan.
The project was under extreme time pressure but all 4 units were transported and delivered safely upto arrival site and well within the deadline.
10 Jul 2017
Project Logistics Alliance founding member Conveyor Logistics Ltd. recently successfully completed one of the most challenging Heavy Lift handling operations in Bangladesh for 275MW Barapukuria Coal Fired Thermal Power Station-3rd Unit.
Total Volume of Cargo:
100,000 CBM (approx)
Heavy Lift Details:
Boiler Drum (19.8 x 3.22 x 2.37m ) GWT: 199 Ton
Deaerator (26.8 x 4.95 x 4.08m) GWT: 90 Ton
Stator Assembly (8.1 x 3.8 x 3.87m) GWT: 195 Ton
Conveyor Logistics Ltd., was employed to receive cargo at Ports of Entry (Mongla & Chittagong), inland transportation by road and river, and delivery at site. The Heavy-lift cargos, especially Boiler Drum, weighing 199 Tons, Deaerator weighing 90 Tons and Stator Assembly weighing 195 Tons were received from mother vessel named MV Da Hua & MV Da Zhong at Mongla Port and was transported by barges to the temporary jetty that was purposely built at Balasi Ghat of Gaibandha District, which is about 103 kilometers away from project site.
HLs and ODCs were received from mother vessels at Mongla Port on flat barges named A&J, DB Grameen and DB Sarbik were transported by river from Mongla to Balasighat. The HL and ODC were unloaded from barges by Indigenous method (Jacking & Skidding) to place it on 18 Axle-line Goldhofer HMT and hauled to project site.
For unloading cargo from barges by Skidding method, CLL had constructed and develop a 900 Ton capacity Temporary Jetty and 60M x 40M lay-down area on the bank of Old Brahmaputra River at Balasighat, Gaibandha.
In Balasi Ghat, the main challenge was getting the heavy-lifts and ODCs at the temporary jetty site when the water level in the river is sufficient for navigation to the temporary jetty. Historically, it was learnt that the area selected for construction of temporary jetty remains navigable for only about 20 days during the peak of the monsoon season, when the water level in the river is usually the highest and rest of year the temporary jetty area remains fully dry. So CLL had to schedule, in coordination with their employer, shipment of HLs and ODCs such that those can be transported to Temporary Jetty when the water level in the river is high enough enabling navigation of barges to the Temporary Jetty.
The distance between Mongla Port and the temporary jetty at Balasi Ghat was about 590Km. Plying against high current upstream during the monsoon season, all through this 590Km, was another challenge that we had to encounter. We had to engage heavy tugboat, having higher capacity to negotiate high current with heavy loads. The progress was slow. It took twenty (20) days from Mongla to Balasi Ghat, which would otherwise have taken ten (10) days at the maximum under normal condition.
CLL’s scheduling was so accurate that the river way transportation was successfully done in safely and on time. A seven (7) day delay in transit from Mongla to Balasi Ghat could have delayed delivery of HL until next monsoon, when the water lever would have risen sufficiently enabling navigation of barges to temporary jetty.
Cargos were received on Hydraulic Modular Trailer (HMT) from Barges at the temporary jetty located and were delivered to the plant site located about 103 Km away from Balasi Ghat at Barapukuria, Parbatipur, Dinajpur., Bangladesh.
On the route from temporary jetty to project site, there were almost 20 bridges and culverts out of which one 55 meter long bridge and two (2) culverts were seemed weak structurally. For safety of the cargoes, it was decided to use 30 Axle-line HMT to negotiating those weak structures and longer-span (45 meter long spans) bridges. For remaining part of the road, 18 axle-lines were used.
On the way to project site, we had to cross a box-culvert, top deck of one of the sections of which was damaged. We had to use steel ramps to cross the damaged section of the box-culvert.
10 Jul 2017
PLA Member R&B Global Projects unloaded a heat exchanger weighing 96 tons from the vessel directly onto a truck in Rijeka port, Croatia. Transport from Rijeka port with over-weight heavy road transport to Kostrena, Croatia.
The heat exchanger also included a spray bar + service parts which they transported with normal trucks from Italy to Kostrena.
08 Jul 2017
During last week, the forwarding department of Steder Group HQ, Rhoon, The Netherlands, successfully collected, loaded, lashed, and shipped out a transformer and auxiliary parts from Finland. Upon arrival at the UAE, their colleagues arranged a smooth receipt and door-delivery to the customer.
07 Jul 2017
Express Global Logistics (EXG) PLA memberfor India handles RO-RO cargo at Chennai Port. The unloading and customs clearance of the Marine Unloading Arms was executed by the Chennai team of Express Global Logistics (EXG). The shipment contained a total of 14 packages, in which there were 4 ODC with dimensions of 18.3 x 3.60 x 3.35 meters each. The total volume of the cargo was 1202FRT. The shipment was seamlessly handled by the EXG Team and the cargo was cleared at Chennai port in record time and safely. 10 Mafi were used for unloading the shipment, 4 x 60 feet and 6 x 40 feet. Customs clearance completed within 24 hours of vessel berthing at port. Out of charge was obtained within 30 hours of vessel berthing. With speedy documentation, planning and defined process, the entire cargo was made available for delivery within 30 hours of vessel berthing. Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd, (EXG) India is a project specialist company established in 1946 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It is an asset based company, having pan India presence backed by its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.
05 Jul 2017
Last weekend FLS Projects PLA member for Thailand completed the loading operation for the first out of four shipments for the ALBA Power Station 5 Project in Bahrain. Over the next 3 months, FLS Projects will be moving more than 21,000 cbm of HRSG casings, staircases, platforms, stack sections and other steel structures. FLS’ scope includes the transportation from the fabricator’s workshops in Bangkok area and the Eastern Seaboard to Laem Chabang, customs clearance, storage, port handling up to FAS, supervision and marine survey.
04 Jul 2017
Steder Group Djibouti recently moved two ball valves for Genale Dawe Hydro Power Project from the port of Djibouti to the project site in Ethiopia.
Delivery was done inside the dam through tunnels, which was a challenge but thanks to meticulous planning and Steder Group boots on the ground, this hurdle was taken without incidents.
Each ball valve had a weight of 130 metric tons. Distance travelled was approx. 1450 km, items were safely delivered as scheduled.
03 Jul 2017
C.H. Robinson Project Logistics, PLA member for the USA, Canada, and Singapore recently transported 53 packages of Capital Equipment from China to Korea for a customer in the Chemical Processing industry. Operations went smoothly, other than a brief stoppage due to heavy fog. The equipment was well stowed at the center of the lower hold and tween deck. Project specialists were onsite to supervise the Operation at all points of handling. The cargo was later mobilized by specialized transporters to the receiver’s yard.
03 Jul 2017
PLA Members FLS Projects reports about the final completion of a 20 month Project.
Mae Moh Units 4-7 Replacement: A journey comes to an end… while we are still delivering some smaller shipments, it is time to say:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH to our customers, our sub-contractors, everybody involved and especially the TEAM for an exceptional job well done!
Thank you very very much – It has been an exciting time!
A project in numbers:
Total distance covered: 3,130,500 km
Man-hours worked: 1,427,984 hrs
Weight moved: 26,974,064 kg
Volume moved: 168,741 cbm
Heaviest item: 365,000 kg
Number of trucks: 4,174
Number of drivers: 435
From first delivery until today: 20 months
And most importantly, the NUMBER OF CLAIMS: ZERO!
27 Jun 2017
CMX PLA Member for Australia, USA and United Arab Emirates exported 5x Excavators from Australia to Mongolia Details: 1,848.50CBM/ 660MT of cargo, Static, loaded and lashed to Mafi roll trailer, shipped RORO. Commodity: Excavators Challenges: All machines required full dismantle, all pieces static, multiple shore crane lifts required, 25+ Mafi roll trailers required all shipped on one vessel
26 Jun 2017
FLS Projects PLA member for Thailand, Singapore, and USA is handling more than 15,000 TEU of containerized, project related cargo annually, break bulk on container vessels, Flat Racks & RoRo. Pipes, steel structures, vehicles and heavy machinery, no matter the type of cargo, origin or destination, FLS Projects will arrange for stuffing & lashing plans, provide stuffing & lashing services, marine survey, insurance, inland haulage, customs clearance, purchase or lease of SOC, and of course the ocean freight booking at competitive rates. Over the past 20+ years, FLS has become a specialist in this segment and has signed volume contracts for project related cargo with all major carriers.
24 Jun 2017
Logimar Srl, PLA member for Italy, completed haulages and operations in Genoa Port to ship a batch off cooling line to India. The machine tool was packed in 18 wooden cases and delivered from North of Italy area to the port of Genoa, than cargo has been stuffed and lashed on 8x40' FR OOG and shipped to Chennai India by container vessel.
22 Jun 2017
CMX PLA Member for Australia, United Arab Emirates, and USA reports about the following transport: 9x CATERPILLAR MT4400’s ex Bunbury, Western Australia to Mackay, Queensland. Details: 8,660.355 CBM/ 2,160MT of cargo, single crane lifts, part chartered vessel. Commodity: 200t mining trucks. Challenges: The trucks needed to be disassembled in order to be transported from origin site to POL, then rebuilt in the port for shipping.
20 Jun 2017
BATI GROUP PLA member for Turkey has succesfully transported empty Coca Cola cans to Iraq from the port of Mersin.
We are recieving the containers in the port of Mersin and stuffing them on the port. Once we have a truck load of cans, the packaging is done with bubblle wrap and the cans are loaded to the trucks. Once again BATI GROUP succesfully takes care of a Project from MERSIN – IRAQ.
19 Jun 2017
FLS Projects PLA member for Singapore, USA and Thailand completed an urgent shipment of 2 transformers each weighing 158 tons and related accessories from Turkey to Taiwan for TPC’s Dah Tarn project. The vessel was chartered by FLS on a last in / first out basis to meet the client’s extremely tight delivery schedule. FLS in fact positioned the vessel before the cargo was at the port to ensure it could sail the moment the transformers were ready to ensure the shortest possible transit time. Another job well done by FLS Taiwan!
15 Jun 2017
Alexander Global (AGL) PLA member for Germany, Russia and Mongolia has been awarded the transport of 6 snow groomers. Each with dimensions of 580 x 260 x 290 cm and weighing approximately 9 tons + Accessories from supplier’s factory to Buenos Aires. From the beginning, the whole shipment stood under a high pressure of time. Pre-Carriage and Stuffing had to be done within 3 days in order to catch the designated vessel, as it was critical for the cargo to arrive at POD latest mid of June. Along the way, the AGL team had some national holidays which increased the pressure to find free trucks in short notice – and also to save customers budget. AGL was responsible for the complete logistics scope which included - Pre-Carriage - Container stuffing - Ocean-Freight
14 Jun 2017
Structural Steel for New Zealand! In Dec. 2016 FLS Projects - PLA member for Sinapore, Thailand and USA - started shipping structural steel for the Commercial Bay Tower and the New Zealand International Convention Center. Tonight, the third out of seven vessels will arrive in Marsden Point Port, NZL. So far FLS has shipped about 7,000 RT of Breakbulk from Laem Chabang, Thailand for these two projects, with another 12,000 RT to go. Besides that, another 250 x 40’ containers will be shipped by regular liner services. FLS’ scope includes the delivery from factory to the port, customs clearance, port handling, cleaning the cargo to meet NZL quarantine requirements and of course the chartering of suitable multipurpose vessels.
12 Jun 2017
First Global Logistics Egypt PLA member for Egypt was awarded by one of the biggest Pulp & Paper companies in the Middle east for shipping their new Production Line Machinery from Riyadh, KSA up to Alexandria, Egypt for their new Plant in Egypt. This nomination came after presenting a technical solution based on machinery dismantling to fit in containers instead of break bulk which saved the client significant freight costs. The scope of this project consisted of shipping three Production line machinery from the supplier’s door in Riyadh to final place of delivery in Alexandria Egypt. First Global Logistics successfully shipped the 1st shipment (Production line 1) and their job has started mid of April covering all the following services: • Cargo survey for the Shipping solution decision • Machinery dismantling in accordance with technical surveyors reports to fit the container stuffing • Cranes / Forklifts / Labors mob-demob at the supplier's site • Loading / stuffing / lashing & securing • Trucking Empties & full containers from Jeddah port to Supplier address & trip full back • All road permits & approvals for OOG • All customs clearance & documentation formalities at origin /destination • On carriage from Alexandria port to client's Plant The 1st Job was accomplished by shipping 18 containers (10*40'Hc + 5*40'OT OOG + 3*40'Flat rack OOG) - Total Weight: 330.00 tons – Total CBM: 1081.00 M3. There are still 2 Jobs remaining similar to the above work, expected to be 15 containers each including special equipment usage so the whole project to achieve 38 containers covering a 100% Door to Door project service.
06 Jun 2017
About 1 year ago Alexander Global Bremen (AGL) PLA member for Germany, Russia, and Mongolia has been awarded the HDPE the Plant project. The project includes the complete logistics for the movement of a second hand HDPE Plant from Burghausen, Germany to CFR Bandar Abbas Iran. The total volume consisted of about 400 x SOC Container and approximately. 7000 FRT break bulk cargo. The main OOG Units got following details: 2500 x 500 x 500 / 130 tons 850 x 550 x 600 / 45 tons 850 x 550 x 600 / 45 tons 620 x 300 x 200 / 54 tons 700 x 340 x 350 / 42 tons The project is right now in the “hot” phase as the OOG units just moved during the last 2 months. The biggest units have been moved by combined road/barge via the port Passau onward to Antwerp and finally to Bandar Abbas, Iran. We expect that the entire project will be finished end by end of June 2017. AGL is responsible for the complete logistics part as from on-site in Burghausen to Bandar Abbas. As the plant is a second-hand one the special task is to have a strict follow up on all details like dims / weights in order to make sure that permits and transport arrangements will work perfectly. For this reason, AGL has sent own logistics coordinator on site for 6 months who takes care of all local arrangements and was in deep contact with all involved companies like dismantling company, the site owner, the crane company, trucking companies, and of course AGL’s customer. This is another example of AGL’s capabilities in the second-hand movement of complete plants.
30 May 2017
Steder Group Logistics PLA member for Belgium, The Netherlands, UK and Romania with their Head Quarters in Constanta, is proud to announce that they performed another successful transport from Romania to Turkmenistan serving one of their major clients active in the offshore industry. In this case a total of 10 trucks were used to transport the cargo. Steder Group Logistics is specialized in serving its clients which are active in the Caspian Sea region and are mainly active in the Offshore, Dredging and Oil & Gas industry. From Romania, Steder Group Logistics is using Constanta port as a hub / transshipment port linking North-Western Europe with Russia, Kazachstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan through the Caspian Sea.
30 May 2017
“Last weekend FLS Projects Vietnam completed the loading operations of yet another 122 MT – 40 x 8m crew boat from Vung Tau, Vietnam to Egypt. FLS Projects and our specialized stevedores ensured that the cargo was handled with the highest care to match FLS standards. FLS’ scope included the vessel chartering, pre-inspection of the boat, customs clearance, pre-carriage with a 4,000 HP Azimuth tug, loading operation, arrangement of additional fenders to create more space between crew boat and the heavy lift vessel, as well as the positioning and adjustments to the cradles.
23 May 2017
FLS Projects PLA member for USA recently completed the discharging operations in New Orleans for a shipment of Air Filter Equipment with a volume of 2,200 cbm. The consignment included several large break bulk items and SOC containers. After customs clearance the cargo was then delivered from New Orleans port to a jobsite approx. 100 miles away. FLS scope of work covered the discharge supervision, port handling, storage and on-carriage, as well as the provision of permits and escorts for the oversized cargo. Congratulations and well done Team FLS USA!
19 May 2017
Logimar, PLA representative for Italy, has been appointed by their key client to handle oversized cargo for the new dry milling plant project to Iran.
First class full service has been granted. The 47-ton piece was moved on a MAFI trailer. The Big piece was accompanied by several special equipment- and box containers.
The cargo was loaded in northern Italia and was successfully shipped to Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Once the cargo arrives in Iran, Aryamasir Int'l Transport PLA member for Iran, will handle the shipment. This is a prime example of PLA members working together to serve the need of the client. The client entrusted the PLA Members with door to door delivery.
18 May 2017
FLS Projects PLA member for Thailand, USA, and Singapore is delivering shipment #4 to the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Project in Abu Dhabi! Last week FLS Projects has completed the loading operations for the shipment of 8 modules with a volume of 2,900 CBM and a GW of 1,200 MT in Shanghai. The chartered vessel then went to Korea to load another 2 drums with a volume of about 300 CBM and a GW of 140 MT. The vessel is now on the way to Port Khalifa in the UAE and will arrive early June. FLS Teams have been on the ground in Loujing Port, CHN and Gunsan Port, KOR to oversee the loading process and the handling of both shipments to Khalifa, UAE. Well done FLS!
16 May 2017
Turk Logistics & Turk Heavy Transport PLA member for Bahrain are continuously involved in an ongoing project of Hyundai Heavy Industries for their project to Electricity and Water Authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Turk Logistics & Turk Heavy Transport provided complete port-to-door logistics solutions including barge & road permissions, escort arrangements and road-works along the route to make the passage of trucks possible. Cargo has a total 8 Units of transformers with different capacity, the biggest are the 3 x 200 Ton capacity (400 kva)
All of the transformers received on a 4 file Nicolas Hydraulic lowbed at KBS Port in the Kingdom of Bahrain, placed them in temporary storage. At a later date the transformers were reloaded onto a barge, Ro/Ro and shipped to a private Jetty, where they were offloaded and transported to destination. The unloading operations were performed using a jack-and-skidding system.
A total of 4 trips of barge / Ro/Ro complete the operations.
15 May 2017
Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), PLA member for Germany, Russia, and Mongolia got a request to move a dismantled dump truck from US East Coast to Sankt Petersburg. The critical point in this case was the very strict deadline due to the fact that cargo should be presented at an exhibition. And of cause exhibition would not wait for the cargo.
After checking several options overnight, considering the advantages, the disadvantages, the costs and the risks for the delay on the several options AGL presented the solution, transshipment via Antwerp, to the customer.
The customer approved the solution and AGL started the planning process of the job. One week after confirmation the OOG (oversize/overweight goods) and SOC (Shippers owned containers) had been loaded at the factory and moved to Norfolk port where OOG was stuffed on mafi trailer. After the arrival of the ocean vessel in Antwerp, the cargo moved on by ferry after only 1.5 days "stop in Antwerp" further to STP and arrived as planned and in time.
Everything went exactly as planned by the AGL Project Team and thus ensuring the dump truck will be part of the exhibition.
The main units have the following details:
783 x 475 x 336 cms / 14 tons
1098 x 399 x 374 cms / 55 tons
+ several SOC Container with accessories
12 May 2017
CEA Project Logistics PLA member for Thailand recently carried out the demobilisation and export of a 150 Tonne High-Pressure Plastic Injection Moulding Machine, the unit, after demobilisation was exported to Malaysia. The original factory installation of the machine was undertaken by Mitsubishi technicians who were also on hand for this demobilisation.
The CEA teams began with disconnecting all hydraulic and electrical connections and other wired interfaces. Gates and fencing were then removed along with the hydraulic power packs which were packed into pre-fabricated temporary supports. The larger parts were next, this included access platforms, supply hopper and the SEPRO robotic arm. The SEPRO robotic arm assistor is used for the omnium unloading from the machine, some technical and expert rigging was used to ensure it was fully balanced while being dismantled from the main unit. The SEPRO arm was lowered to the floor and supported whilst our expert team further proceeded to dismantle it into its respective structural movement axis.
The injector unit was removed next and immediately transported to the CEA Facility in Laem Chabang for careful packing and Loadout. The heaviest components were the last to be removed these were the 46 Tonne die head and the rear platen with ejector unit at 42 Tonnes. The CEA project teams removed the tie bar cap plates after first draining the residual oil, and then by use of the cranes proceeded to slide out the four 6 Tonne Tie-Rods that connect the tie head and platen, each of these were immediately loaded onto wooden supports and treated for rust protection.
Using special jig and tools specifically produced for this demobilisation, the teams lifted both the die head and then the platen by means of top and tailing cranes (120t and 50t respectively). Both the die head and platen were moved into a horizontal position and loaded directly onto low bed trailers, they were then transported to the CEA facility. Upon arrival at the facility, all parts were thoroughly cleaned and prepared for export. The larger parts were shrink-wrapped and loaded onto flat racks while other auxiliary parts were packed and stuffed into standard 40 ft. shipping containers. The SEPRO Robot arm was lifted into an open top container and secured in place with ratchet straps and wooden chocks. CEA Project Logistics completed all necessary documentation in preparation for export to Malaysia. This demobilisation project was completed in seven days.
09 May 2017
Alexander Global (AGL) has been awarded by one of their customers with the next movement for the Russian mining industry.
The dismantled excavator has been moved ex-factory via Port of Antwerp to Sankt Petersburg. From there onward to western Siberia.
The project department of AGL Sankt Petersburg has overtaken and arranged the long journey to Kemerovo region which is a journey of 4.100 kilometers on Russian roads.
AGL was responsible for the complete logistics scope which included
- Ferry transport
- On-carriage to the heart of Russia
The dismantled units consisted as of 10 units with single weights up to 38 tons and max width of 479 cms.
09 May 2017
07 May 2017
FLS Projects staff have passed the course of "Maritime Transport of Dangerous Goods" in compliance with IMDG Code requirements, organized by the International Transport & Business School which is recognized by the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA). The training included all aspects concerning handling and transportation of DG, IMDG Code classification, segregation & storage, packaging & labels, ISO Tank Container, latest update on local laws and regulations. Our staff have been extensively trained in these areas and we are more than happy to further explain the legal requirements. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information's.
03 May 2017
FLS Projects delivered an urgent shipment of a 5 station former machine with accessories from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Busan, Korea. The main body has the dimensions of 10m x 4,5m x 3,8m and a weight of around 110 metric tons. The cargo was shipped from Taiwan on board of the vessel 'AAL Kembla' on April 16th and arrived safely at its destination on April 23rd.
01 May 2017
Global Logistics Excellence Awards, 2017, presented by the Tata Strategic Management Group in association with CNBC TV 18, one of the most coveted awards in the shipping and logistics industry felicitated EXG with the 'Best Leader in Heavy Lift Sector' Award at the ceremony held on 18th April 2017 in Mumbai, India.
The Global Logistics Excellence Awards identify and bring to the forefront individuals, organizations and projects that have created excellence in the domain of logistics.
Besides the 2017 Global Logistics Excellence Awards, the eminent jury has considered the difficult market conditions faced by the industry globally, which has made this achievement for EXG all the more noteworthy.
EXG is a market leading Projects and Engineering Solutions company established in 1946 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It is an asset based company, having pan India presence backed by its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.
EXG, as a market leader has made a significant contribution to the project logistics industry by going beyond the standard mandates which are conducive for the growth of the sector.
01 May 2017
Our first Annual Meeting was held in the Old Town Hilton Hotel in Antwerp from the 26.4-28.4.2017 at which we were able to welcome 42 of PLA´s valuable members representing Project Cargo specialists from all over the world. The three-day event was kicked off on the 26th with an evening reception at Café den Engel centred in the heart of Antwerp´s Old Town where all guests, friends and their families came together in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Following our offsite-evening, the main event started on Thursday morning in the Hilton Business Conference venue where speeches from PLA´s appreciated sponsors and founding members as well as our friends and new partners from the Africa Logistics Network welcomed our guests and formally launched our Annual Meeting. For the remainder of the day, our members closely engaged into one-on-one meetings – the core our conference – facilitating a beneficial exchange around project ideas and strengthening the business relationships among our members. In the evening everyone enjoyed dinner and drinks together along with some casual networking winding down the successful day. On the last day, we continued our one-on-one meetings until our conference was concluded with a joint lunch. Members as well as organizers are more than pleased about the professional and congenial atmosphere as well as the good work outcome. In looking forward to our next Annual Meeting, we like to thank all of our members who attended and made this meeting a success.
26 Apr 2017
CMX PLA Member for Australia, USA, and UAE has just shipped 5x large excavators from Australia to Mongolia
Total cbm: 1300
All excavators were shipped on Mafi trailers.
The Largest pieceS measuring up to 6.6m in width.
The Challenges of this shipment included finding a service with a relatively short sailing time able to accommodate such large cargo.
21 Apr 2017
Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) PLA member for Germany announced that the last leg of their HEP Iceland project was successfully completed.
In the beginning of March AGL fixed the coaster "FILIA ARIEA" for the consolidated cargo consisting of 22 Units Steel Liner +1 Unit Transition Piece.
The coaster was successfully loaded at Unikai Terminal Hamburg during two shifts and reached the Thorlakshöfn port in Iceland within a transit time of 8 days.
Unloading of the coaster was performed by two mobile cranes within 1.5 days and cargo was stored in a temporary customs-bonded area in the port. After completing customs clearance, the units have been moved in five convoys over the course of five nights from the port to site Thorlakshöfn.
The trucks had to cross snow-covered roads, but all went very well and exactly as planned.
All involved parties did an outstanding job and made this project a success.
19 Apr 2017
CEA Relocate Head Office & Songkhla Base
Due to our continued efforts to optimize and improve our services to all our client's, we have relocated our Laem Chabang Head Office in Chonburi province and our Songkhla Operations Base in the Southern region of Thailand.
Laem Chabang Head Office
Previously our Head Office was located within our main Cargo Consolidation Facility at Ao-Udom in Laem Chabang, this location has served us well over the past 10 years, however, during that time our staff complement has increased substantially and with our current rate of growth and we felt the time was right to move to a larger and more traditional office environment. Our new location in the Harbor Mall Office building is situated on the main Sukhumvit 3 highway and only 5km drive from our existing Cargo Consolidation facility, 1km from Laem Chabang Industrial estate and 2.5km from Laem Chabang Port.
CEA have been successfully operating in the Southern Region of Thailand for over four years providing logistics services from our Songkhla Base in the Ching Ko to the Oil and Gas Industries. We have now moved operations to a more accessible location on the main 408 highway just across the main Songkhla Lake, this new location ensures all transportation to and from our yard is easier and more efficient. We have also closed our office in Ching Ko, Singhanakorn and relocated it inside our new yard.
Laem Chabang Head Office
4/222 Moo 10, Harbor Mall
Soi Sukhumvit 8
12th Floor - Suite 12D01
Chonburi 20230, Thailand
+66 38 354 019
219/20 Moo1, Sathing Mo,
Songkhla 90280, Thailand
+66 74 302 645
18 Apr 2017
CEA Project Logistics PLA member for Thailand was recently contracted for the transportation and export of a Hydrasports custom fishing boat. The boat was transported under CEA escort from the Ao-Po Grand Marina Shipyard in Phuket to the A5 (RORO) Terminal in Laem Chabang Port, Chonburi and then readied for export to Pireas, Greece.
CEA provided a Prime Mover, Low Bed Trailer, Mobile Crane and two Escort Vehicles for this transportation project. Before the journey began CEA teams removed 8 wheels from the Boats own trailer to lower the overall height when loaded onto the flatbed trailer. The boat dimensions with the trailer when loaded were 18x4x4.3m with a gross weight of 13 Tonnes.
Two CEA escort vehicles were in attendance throughout the 994km journey to maximize safety on the route for other vehicles and to foresee any possible obstructions, Previous to the project starting CEA submitted a detailed route survey to the client for approval. Upon arrival at Laem Chabang Port, the boat trailer wheels were reattached and the mobile crane lifted the boat and its trailer from the flatbed onto the Port. When all final checks were complete and the CEA teams were satisfied the boat and trailer were loaded onto the waiting RORO vessel.
18 Apr 2017
Centauro Argentina PLA founding member for Argentina is actively participating in handling project shipments of equipment and supplies for Energy Industry following the guidelines proposed by the country for the coming years.
During 2016 Centauro handled the transport of turbines, parts and pieces Siemens and GE (General Electric) from diverse origins.
In November 2016 it was again nominated to transport GE parts and pieces from Shanghai to Buenos Aires which were shipped in February 2017.
The shipment consisted of 79 pieces / 273 ton / 2032 M3 that were loaded on board MN Thorco Rio with arrival scheduled at Buenos Aires Port by mid-April.
Various challenges had to be tackled including the extra task to coordinate delivery of the pieces by GE China in due time for nominated vessel on precise dates within non-working days due to the Chinese New Year Celebration.
Centauro itself made and arranged booking and chartering directly with carrier Thorco Projects and nominated an agent in Shanghai, who provided a professional and dedicated support at origin taking care of whole local coordination with shipper GE, with loading port and with shipping line at origin.
The 12 hours difference between Argentina and China, added an important condiment as both companies had to communicate and coordinate at totally unusual times and with a high level of demand finally achieving the complete satisfaction of the customer for the high standard of services offered.
Centauro Argentina has more than 30 years providing logistic and transport services in Argentina with an important knowledge of the local market and an experienced staff of professionals.
Important Argentine and foreign companies rely on Centauro Argentina to handle their projects.
10 Apr 2017
Project UPDATE for the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Project in Abu Dhabi.
FLSProjects; PLA Member for Thailand, Singapore, and the USA has completed the loading operations for 28 packages of ducts, casing, beams and columns for the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Projects on-site Powerplant. The volume of this shipment is about 2,400 CBM with unit lengths of 27 meters and weights of 40 tons. This is the 2nd of 5 shipments that FLS Projects is handling from Taicang, China to Port Khalifa in Abu Dhabi and the vessel is due to arrive next week.
08 Apr 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Steder Group NL, PLA member for the Netherlands.
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04 Apr 2017
When time matters ... A few days ago, FLS Projects discharged a shipment of 96 packages with a volume of 750 cbm and a combined weight of 350 tons in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The cargo was shipped by FLS from Jakarta and Batam. Within only 4 days after loading at the first load port, the cargo arrived safe and sound at its destination. The consignment included some urgently needed 50+ tons heavy transformers and FLS' team closely coordinated with the terminal operators to get priority berthing for the vessel at the load and discharge ports.
01 Apr 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Logimar, PLA member for Italy.
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29 Mar 2017
Back in February of last year, CEA PLA member for Thailand carried out the unloading and storage of 13 Komatsu's 830 E Ultra Class Haul Trucks. The trucks had originated from a mine site, deep inside Central Kalimantan, Indonesia and arrived at the C-0 terminal in Laem Chabang Port on the vessel HR Recommendation. After unloading they were transported under CEA escort and stored at the CEA Free Trade Zone also located in Laem Chabang Port.
Now after one year in storage at the Free Trade Zone all 13 trucks were to make their next journey to Russia to begin service on a mining project. During the original project, all trucks were transported to Free Trade Zone by 24 axle Combination Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT), however, on this occasion the trucks were driven to the load out location at the C-0 terminal by CEA drivers specially trained in the operation of the Ultra Class Haul Trucks.
Before any of the Komatsu's left the storage area each one underwent an inspection and test drive around the yard to ensure that every system of the truck was functioning correctly. After all checks were completed and satisfied the trucks began the short journey across the port one by one. Each truck was shadowed by two CEA escort vehicles per trip to ensure maximum safety for all other vehicles on the route.
Upon arrival at Terminal C-0, the first truck was positioned alongside the Singaporean-flagged vessel AAL Dampier. The Dampier's stevedore team quickly got to work securing the necessary rigging equipment for the first truck to be lifted.
To maintain efficiency throughout the project, as each Komatsu began its lift on to the vessel the next one would begin the journey from the CEA Free Trade Zone. This efficiency resulted in all 13 Komatsu Trucks being onboard secured and ready for shipping in less than two days, one day earlier than had been initially projected, and much to the delight of the client.
25 Mar 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Steder Group Romania, PLA member for Romania.
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23 Mar 2017
PLA member AC PROJECT & FORWARDING (Barcelona-Spain) has successfully coordinated the delivery of the last tank in Peru.
The project has consisted in the transport of three GAS plants DDP Terms (Incoterms 2010), placed in different cities in Peru (Tacna, Arequipa, and Ilo).
Five tanks with accessories 21 x 3.78 x 3.78m, 49 Tons each (1.500m3 - a total of 250Tons) + 20 x 40 OT/IG have been moved from China and Europe.
22 Mar 2017
PLA Member Alexander Global Logistics Bremen (AGL) is happy to report about another project they are handling on behalf of one of their customers.
The whole project involved approximately 200 standard trucks loads and roughly 35 oversize trucks. Cargo from several countries, with the majority coming from Germany, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Slovakia, were all delivered to Inverness, Scotland.
For each route, the specialised AGL team worked out the most economical routing while managing strict delivery deadlines. This includes direct routes as well as multimodal means of transporting with ferry services. The project started in the middle of January 2017 and will be completed mid-April.
This move is another good example of the variety of services AGL can offer in the field of logistics.
17 Mar 2017
PLA Member CEA Project Logistics for Thailand has completed several projects previously for the Sikorsky group and their Seahawk SH-60. This experience was a key factor when a new client chose our specialised transport services for several Agusta Westland AW149 medium class helicopters.
The Royal Thai Navy have ordered 5 Aircraft all to be delivered in 2017, CEA were employed to carry out all unloading at Laem Chabang Port and transportation to the Utapao Navy Base for assembly, after assembly the helicopters would fly to their new base in Northern Thailand to replace the Bell UH-1H helicopter.
The helicopters arrived at Laem Chabang Port A-5 on the NYK vessel Oceanus Leader. Each helicopter was shipped on a mafi-trailer with a bespoke fabricated saddle for the rear landing gear. Laem Chabang Terminal Tractors removed the helicopters from the Oceanus Leader positioning them next to the CEA 50 Tonne mobile cranes. Each helicopter was lifted from the mafi-trailer by a specialised hook attached to the main rotor, the five shackles of the hook were fixed to the main rotor by five lifting slings. The helicopters were lowered on to awaiting Air Ride trailers each fitted with a saddle for the rear landing gear.
Wooden chocks were placed on the front landing gear and lashing applied. CEA further secured the cargo with more two more lashing slings connected to the rings on either side of the fuselages. Other aircraft accessories were also loaded and secured. After each helicopter was lashed and secured the convoy began the 70km journey to the Royal Thai Navy base at Utapao, Rayong province.
A CEA escort vehicle was used throughout this specialised transport project to ensure maximum safety on the route to Utapao. Upon arrival at Utapao, the CEA teams removed the lashing allowing the 50 Tonne mobile cranes to lift the helicopters from the trailers using the same method as before and placing them in their respective hangers. Project duration from start to finish was 7 hours.
16 Mar 2017
PLA Member Express Global Logistics from India has been awarded a challenging package with a ground clearance of 6.2mtrs inside the Mumbai Port Trust. The project is consisting of several temporary as well as permanent overhead obstruction. For the transport, Express Global logistics had conducted a detailed route survey to ensure the delivery of the package in time inside Mumbai Port Trust. The cargo was delivered without any damages and in record time.
15 Mar 2017
PLA member Steder Group Completes Transport of 22 Heavy Pieces in Romania. Steder Group Romania is pleased to report the successful transport of 22 pieces of modules, tanks & pipes from a production factory in Romania to Constanta Port. The pieces had a total weight and CBM of respectively 483 tons and 1309 CBM. The largest piece measured 16,7m (length) x 2,7m (width) x 3,3m (height) and had a weight of 61 tons.
14 Mar 2017
UPDATE for the MYINGYAN 250 MW Combined Cycle Project in Myanmar. FLS PLA Member for Thailand, Singapore, and USA reports about discharging operations for 10 HRSG Modules, Diverter, Duct, Stack shipped from South Korea and Vietnam has been supervised by Team FLS. Altogether 47 packages with a volume of more than 3,600 CBM and a maximum unit weight of 130 tons have been safely discharged onto Barges alongside the vessel.
11 Mar 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuringCranes And Equipment Asia, PLA member for Thailand.
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09 Mar 2017
PLA Member FLS reports save delivery of the HAlgo project.
The 190 MT Boiler, which was shipped from Masan, South Korea last month, has now arrived in New Orleans, USA. The FLS team completed the discharging operation directly onto a barge alongside the vessel - as expected, without any incident.
08 Mar 2017
PLA member Express Globa Logistics from India had been awarded a prestigious Indian Army cargo to be delivered on a door-to-door basis from Delhi / Mumbai (India) to Juba / Bor (South Sudan) [Land - Sea -Land]. The mentioned Multimodal Transport has completed the first stage of the trip. The pickup the cargo from various location of Delhi & Mumbai and delivered inside Mumbai Port Trust. All the mentioned cargo was safely transported without damages. All the cargo was lifted and transported on stringent terms & condition of the Indian Army. The documentation was completed in a timely manner and hence there was no delay in transporting & custom clearing. A rigorous activity of constructing ramp inside an army premises was done to load the vehicles on the Trailers. The equipment & vehicles were stored in a guarded area in port. Loading/Unloading of vehicles over/from trailers via a ramp was a challenging activity and needed skilled drivers & signaling.
06 Mar 2017
"Rough weather conditions, strict quarantine regulations, and a tight schedule were no obstacles for FLS to deliver their latest project. 2 pontoons -each 126 tons- 2 link spans and 4 struts were transported from Vietnam and discharged directly into Australian waters. This was made possible by FLS' detailed Bio Security Management Plan put in place in close coordination with Australian Authorities. The extended scope included the use of the ship cranes to assemble all pieces into a jetty alongside the vessel. The jetty will allow a ferry to operate between Weipa and Rio Tinto's Amrun Project."
04 Mar 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Steder Group, PLA member for the United Kingdom .
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28 Feb 2017
PLA member Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) Bremen, Germany was awarded to move another unit of heavy mining equipment on behalf of their customer.
The dismantled unit was loaded in Las Vegas and moved via Port Hueneme, US to Singapore on Ro/Ro vessel via Mafi Trailer.
The special task of AGL was to find the fastest way to get the cargo to Singapore due to connecting vessel in Asia.
The total volume of the Excavator was 200 tons with single unit weights up to 50 tons. The Move was challenging due to the width of more than 500cm as well as the short transit time that was requested
26 Feb 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Europrim Shipping, PLA member for Romania.
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21 Feb 2017
Express Global Logistics (EXG) has been at the forefront of delivering solar projects logistics for its Pan India customers. In the last 2 years, EXG has handled 7500+ FEUs (Forty Equivalent Units) from arrival at different ports and ICDs to deliveries at remote project site locations in India.
For more details see the links below
21 Feb 2017
FLS Projects loaded another shipment of 10 HRSG modules with a volume of 1,300 cbm in Ulsan, Korea. The chartered vessel then made a stopover in Ho Chi Minh City to load some additional 2,300 cbm of BB packages for a combined cycle gas-fired power plant. Both loading operations went smooth & without any incident, as usual. Cargo is now on its way to Yangon, Myanmar where it will arrive within this week. The discharge operation, of course, to be overseen and supported by FLS Projects at the destination. Another story of success in Myanmar for FLS Projects!
18 Feb 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Alexander Global Logistics, PLA member for Germany.
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16 Feb 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Steder Group, PLA member for Belgium.
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15 Feb 2017
A while ago FLS had some great news from Indonesia last week, the FLS Projects Team in Thailand reported completion of another loading operation. 12 HRSG Modules (out of a total of 36 Modules) with a volume of 4,200 CBM and unit weights up to 220 MT were shipped to an ongoing Power Plant Project in Pakistan.
11 Feb 2017
The FLS Team completed the loading operations for a 190 metric tons boiler for the HALGO Power Project in the US. The Boiler was delivered from the production facility alongside the vessel in Masan Port, South Korea. The vessel is now on its way to New Orleans, USA where FLS Projects USA will ensure a smooth discharge.
11 Feb 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Express Global Logistics PLA member for India.
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07 Feb 2017
We are very happy to announce that PLA member FLS Projects have successfully secured the Marshalling Yard Package for the Tangguh 3 LNG plant in West Papua, Indonesia until 2020! The Marshalling Yard Package includes the handling of at least 420,000 revenue tons of construction equipment and general cargo. The scope entails the port operation, stevedoring, loading and discharging as well as storage and yard management. All operations within the port will be controlled directly by FLS and FLS contracted personnel to ensure the highest standards in HSE.
The PLA Team Congratulates FLS Team!
04 Feb 2017
In this week's News Special we are featuring Afriguide Logistics PLA member for South Africa.
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31 Jan 2017
Our founding member Lift & Shift India was Published earlier this month in EXIM Newsletter.
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27 Jan 2017
We are proud to report about our nomination by one of our customers for the logistical operations of the Burfell Extension HEP Island Project. The content of delivery mainly consists of the pressure pipeline for a new 100 MW water power plant.
The final destination of Burfell is located about 100 km east of the Icelandic capital Reykjavik.
AGL just executed the first lot of "Steel Liner" ex-factory Magdeburg (Germany) by truck to the inland port of Schnebeck and then onwards by barge to Hamburg. In Hamburg, the complete cargo is consolidated and shipped by coaster to Thorlakshöfn, Iceland in 1 Lot.
The first lot consisted of 10 big steel pipe constructions, each piece weighing up to 51 tons with a maximum diameter of the units is 6.5 m. Transport was executed by two trips from the factory to the inland port within one night. Each trip consisted of a convoy of 5 trucks. This ensured that cost removing obstacles were kept to a minimum. The trucking part was completed in 6.5 hours and the barge loading operations took 4 hours in Schnebeck. The whole movement went smoothly and without any disruptions.
20 Jan 2017
Alexander Global Logistics Germany (AGL) was awarded to move 4 diesel generator engines, 1 lifting beam and 1x40' HC SOC from Frederikshavn, Denmark to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The scope of work included the movement of 4 engines with each 125 tons by lowbed trucks ex-factory Frederikshavn
to port, local port operations and shipment was conducted by H/L vessel M/V Wiebke to Kaoshiung, Taiwan.
AGL also provided surveying operations, the operations have been completed within 9 hours and the vessel was able to leave the port of loading in time without any delays.
- 4 diesel engines
o Dimensions each 1120 x 320 x 485 cm
o Weight: 125 tons each
- 1 lifting beam
o Dimensions: 700 x 410 x 177 cm
o Weight:12 tons
- 1x40HC SOC with accessories
02 Jan 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance is pleased to announce the first annual meeting, scheduled in Antwerp, Belgium this April 27th & 28th 2017.
We first of all wish to thank you for the great support you gave us for the successful start-up of Project Logistics Alliance (PLA). We already get a coverage of 50 countries covered by 35 members within the first two weeks since we started!
Therefore, we plan our first annual meeting earlier as expected for the 27th and 28th April 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium.
The idea is to have the meeting following the 2 days after the Antwerp Breakbulk Exhibition/Conference, where many our members will attend to anyway, so this avoids extra traveling costs for many of you.
On 26th evening we plan to come together for some drinks and finger-food.
Further information will follow shortly.
01 Jan 2017
The Project Logistics Alliance (PLA) was founded on the 20th of December 2016 by industry experts around the globe to address the special demands of project freight forwarding. Within 11 days we were able to sign 34 individual members who represent more than 50 countries.
We hereby would like to extend our sincerely thanks to those founding members who have supported the launch of the Project Logistics Alliance. Together with you we will creating a platform on which solely industry experts can communicate and collaborate.
All of you have your own experience with networks managed by people, who are NOT from our industry. Consequently, many networks are not really serving the demands of their members.
PLA is different: it is run by PROFESSIONALS for PROFESSIONALS! The initiators have been a long time in project logistics Industry and consider PLA as a real platform to generate more business for members.
We will not focus on Apps, On-Line-Quotations for Projects, excursions, and annual meetings. We consider these things marketing gimmicks which are developed at the expense of the members and only generate marginal benefits.
We will soon have a platform, where members can exchange on upcoming projects in order to possibly combine selling forces with other members having projects at the same time/for the same region. We will have workshops for emerging markets during our annual meetings with Local experts from those markets. We will have workshops on 'specialities' that we are all confronted with when it comes to certain regions, lead by local experts.
Last but not least, we will accept only members with a proven record of projects completed. Single heavy lift shipment on some container-flat are not considered Projects.
The capped policy of 2 members per country (with the exception of India, China and USA) guarantees, that it is an almost exclusive Alliance of professionals.
We look forward to create the first network, that really deserves the word 'Project' in its name. We are confident, that with your engagement, we will accomplish these goals very soon.
06 Dec 2016
Built in Poland then shipped from Poland to Thailand, FLS Projects - PLA member for USA, Thailand and Singapore - delivered a 360 metric tons generator with a barge on the Chao Praya River to a temporary Jetty, from where the generator will then be transported with this massive 90 m long Girder Trailer configuration to Northern Thailand. Please follow us and read more about this and more interesting heavy lift projects.
08 Nov 2016
Already 1 year into the Mae Moh Power Plant Project in Northern Thailand. So far FLS Projects PLA member for Singapore, Thailand and USA has delivered over 120,000 rtons or over 3,000 truckloads for this project, such as this 120 tons Deaerator. Soon the heaviest unit, a 360 tons generator, will arrive in Laem Chabang and FLS Projects is ready ... please stay tuned for more news about this upcoming exciting heavy transport!
08 Mar 2016
From the beginning of November 2015 until now, PLA member FLS Thailand has moved more than 11,000 metric tons of cargo with a volume of more than 27,500 cbm to the Mae Moh project site, located approximately 600 km north of Bangkok. This equates to 800+ truckloads ranging from flat-bed to low-bed, drop deck, extendable trailers of various sizes and hydraulic trailers. The largest items transported so far were steel columns weighing about 50 metric tons each and exceeding lengths of more than 25 meters. Heavier items will be following later this year with weights ranging from 120 metric tons to 350 metric tons. In order to guarantee a steady flow of cargo to the project site, FLS Thailand keeps available more than 60 prime movers and 80 trailers of different types – all equipped with GPS, modern communication and full PPE. More than 40 well trained drivers with years of experience in trucking of oversized and heavy project cargo are on the roads for FLS daily, ensuring that the cargo arrives safely and on time at the Mae Moh project site. In addition, more than 20 people inside and outside the office are employed, including operations managers, customs specialists, cost controllers, safety officers and project managers - at port and on site. After Chana (2012), Wang Noi (2012) and North Bangkok II (2014), Mae Moh is the 4th major power plant project within Thailand for FLS in recent years.
23 Nov 2015
In July 2015, Alstom awarded PLA member FLS Thailand the on-shore contract for logistics services for the Mae Moh Power Plant Unit 4-7 Replacement Project. Over the next 18 months FLS Thailand will receive and deliver more than 100,000 freight tons of break bulk cargo, more than 25,000 freight tons of containerized cargo as well as airfreight, LCL and locally supplied equipment for the Mae Moh Power Plant in the Lampang province 600 km north of Bangkok. The first shipment of nearly 7,000 cbm of structure steel arrived at Laem Chabang port at the beginning of November and FLS is currently in the third week of deliveries to the project site. In total there will be around 200 truckloads of cargo for this first shipment, with the longest items having a length of almost 24 meters and the heaviest units weighing up to 50 tons. The second shipment of approximately 6,000 cbm structure steel is currently being loaded in Shanghai and is scheduled to arrive at Laem Chabang port in the first week of December. For more information about this project please refer to following link: http://www.alstom.com/press-centre/2015/3/alstom-to-build-the-first-ultra-supercritical-lignite-fired-power-plant-in-asia/