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  • 20 Jan 2020
    Erdoganlar International On Construction Machinery to Kazakhstan

    Erdoganlar International Heavy Transport, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkmenistan, recently loaded 32 construction machinery units from Turkey to Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    Each unit weighed 25MT and was 9.32 x 3.00 x 3.50 meters in size. Erdoganlar International loaded them in the port in Turkey onto their own low-bed trailers and headed to Georgia. There they organized the trans-shipment from truck to wagons and completed the last mile to Almaty.

    Erdoganlar International has been connecting Europe with Turkey, CIS, and the Middle East since 1976, and we are happy to have them on board in the network.

  • 17 Jan 2020
    Network Global Logistics Delivers Cranes From Derince to Dar es Salaam

    Network Global Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, is happy to share another accomplished project with us. On behalf of their client, they moved 3 SRC 350 mobile cranes from Turkey to Tanzania. The cranes were picked up from the warehouse in Derince by our own trailers and delivered to the port of Derince. Afterwards, they were loaded onto a RO-RO vessel and sailed directly to the end-user in Dar es Salaam port for further utilization.

    Well done Network Global Team!

  • 17 Jan 2020
    New Member for Belarus!

    Today we would like to welcome a new member in the Project Logistics Alliance: Hegelmann Special Transporte will support our network as member for Belarus. Nothing is impossible to Hegelmann when it comes to large scale projects: excess length, width, and heights are no problem for the experienced project team. With their own truck fleet of more than 3.500 vehicles, they can assist in various types of projects in all EU countries, Scandinavia, the UK, and the CIS countries and will develop an individual solution for you to deliver your cargo just in time. Hegelmann is experienced in many different industries and deals every day with time-sensitive transports for the automotive industry and heavy lifts.
    Based on the principle “individual solutions from a single source without delay” the company group was founded in 1998. Special transports built the base of the company and the company founders were driving the trucks themselves. The company expanded over the following years, collected experience and is able to provide its customers with a wide range of solutions which is continuously expanded. Since Hegelmann Special Transporte is part of the Hegelmann Group, they offer logistics services in all branches like rail, sea and air transport.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Hegelmann Special Transports!

  • 16 Jan 2020
    Gianti Logistics Delivers Pipes Via Sea and Rail Integrated Solution

    Gianti Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Georgia, has completed the transportation of a batch of Tenaris pipes.

    In order to complete the delivery from Batumi to Aktau port, the Gianti team came up with an integrated logistics solution. The pipes had a total weight of 1000.73 MT and Gianti completed the following services:

    • Receiving the vessel
    • Unloading cargo from the vessel
    • Drafting railway drawings and calculations to the railway department
    • Loading cargo onto wagons
    • Lashing and securing of pipes as per agreed and approved specifications by Georgian railway department
    • Railway formalities
    • Assuring that the rail freight will be carried out in accordance with the operational safety rules of the railway authorities, as well as client requirements, through which railway wagons and goods will transit.
    • Coordinating and managing the whole process

    Congratulations to the Gianti team!

  • 16 Jan 2020
    We Hit A Milestone Of 1000 News Articles!

    The Project Logistics Alliance is celebrating a milestone today. With the publication of today’s project news, we have hit the mark of 1000 articles on our website. Considering that we were coming from one news article every other week in the early stages of 2017 it is quite an achievement to be able to publish one or two, sometimes even up to three articles a day. Obviously, credits have to be given to the members and partners of the Project Logistics Alliance who share their stories with us. The abundance of articles has allowed us to publish a monthly newsletter that is currently sent to 40.000 recipients from the logistics industry, not to mention our followers on Twitter and our LinkedIn accounts.
    Thank you to all members and partners for dedicating time to contribute to our news section. Let’s continuously work together on this to make us as a community of active and specialized project forwarder known in the entire industry.

  • 15 Jan 2020
    KGE Baltic Embarks on Difficult Transfer from Kazakhstan to Columbia

    KGE Baltic Transport & Forwarding, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Latvia, undertook the challenging task of moving a Weatherford Separator in the last week of the Christmas holidays, just before Christmas.

    The separator had a dimension of 12,00 x 3,00 x 3,50 meters and weighed 50MT. KGE's job is to transport it from Aksai, Kazakhstan to FAS Cartagena, Columbia, and the route chosen was via Russia, St. Petersburg harbour. Their total transit time is expected to be around 50 days.

    Thanks to the KGE Baltic team for the hard work during Christmas times!

  • 15 Jan 2020
    New Member For Belgium!

    We are proudly introducing a new member of the Project Logistics Alliance to you. After Steder Group has withdrawn its membership for Belgium, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Herfurth Logistics!

    Herfurth Logistics was established in 1899 already and is run in the 6th generation of the founding family. Around 450 people are working in all northwest European countries with their own offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Turkey. Herfurth Logistics is part of the Herfurth Logistics Group which is known to most of our members already since M-Star Projects, a founding member from Georgia, is part of the Herfurth Group as well.

    Regarding the “project cargo”, the team of Herfurth Logistics is working in all countries under the name ''M-Star Projects powered by Herfurth Logistics'' and is specialized in shipments of project and OOG cargoes. This implies the handling and shipping of part loads with exceptional dimensions or weights as well as the dismantling and shipping of industrial projects or removals. The scope of services includes road transport licenses and escorts, packing of the goods and rental of mobile cranes if required. RORO shipments are also part of the services that Herfurth Logistics is offering.

    Besides their focus on projects, Herfurth Logistics is also offering the entire range of logistics services such as ocean freight, air freight, road freight, warehousing, intelligent cargo care and customs services. Another specialization is the transport of living animals, following specific rules and regulations so that the best solution for a safe transport to the well-being of the animal can be provided.

    We are happy to welcome you as part of our network, Herfurth Logistics!

  • 14 Jan 2020
    Express Global Logistics Transports 280MT x 4 Ammonia Converter Units

    Express Global Logistics, Project Logistics Alliance member representing India, was awarded a contract for the shifting of 4 x Ammonia Converter (Top Section) at one of the largest Fabricators in India.

    The scope included multiple shifting & complete supervision of 4x Ammonia Converter units each measured 20 x 5 x 5 (m) & weighted 280MT (approx) each being unloaded & loaded at various job sites for 36 days. The challenge EXG had in hand was not only the timelines to be matched, but also the weather conditions. Due to heavy rains, the approach roads were flooded and muddy, hence obstructing vehicle movement. EXG used heavy steel plates for its Goldhofer Hydraulic Axles (16 nos.) prioritizing the safety of the personal and the cargo.

    EXG team accomplished the shifting of 4 x units of Ammonia Converter (Top Section) on time with absolute safety. Good job, EXG!

  • 14 Jan 2020
    FLS Thailand Delivering a 40 meters Long Purification Tower from Thailand to Singapore

    FLS Projects Thailand member of the Project Logistics Alliance starts into 2020 with the delivery of a 40 meters long purification tower from Thailand to Singapore.

    After discharging over the Christmas period some equipment coming from Malaysia for another project, their projects team in Thailand has received and loaded on the same vessel a purification tower weighing over 35 MT. The cargo was stowed under the deck and secured by our experienced stevedoring team then shipped to Jurong Port in Singapore where it will be delivered and assembled in a chemical plant!

    Congratulations to the team at FLS Projects for successfully accomplishing this project.

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Lift & Shift (LSPL) Delivers Biggest, Heaviest Boiler & HRSG Modules For The Largest Refinery In Nigeria

    Our member Lift & Shift, representing the Project Logistics Alliance in India, was involved in the execution of another groundbreaking project. Thermax was awarded one of its largest export orders for a large Refinery Project coming up in Nigeria. Thermax assembled all the Plug & Play Modules in its Modularization Yard at Mundra SEZ & delivered all the modules from Mar’19 to Nov’19. Thermax delivered 8 x HRSGs, 4 x UBs and 2 x FGSG modules. These modules are amongst the biggest, heaviest Boiler & HRSG modules delivered anywhere in the world.

    LSPL was involved with Thermax since the bidding stage for a study of transport engineering of the modules from their yard in Mundra to the port of Mundra and then to be rolled on to RORO ships. The equipment that was to be transported and shipped were:

    Sr. No. Module Qty. Axle Configuration L (M) W (M) H (M) Weight (MT)
    1 UB Module 4 24 + 24 x 1.5 38 14 15 1,000
    2 HRSG module 1 8 16 + 16 + 16 24 14 22 750
    3 HRSG module 2 8 16 + 16 24 10 20 100
    4 FGSG module 1 2 30 + 30 28 9 15 1200
    5 FGSG module 2 2 28 + 28 43 11 21 800
    6 Heater 1 1 12 + 12 15 9 11 330
    7 Heater 2 1 12 + 12 19 8 10 290

    The equipment fabrication plan was such that work at site in Nigeria would be kept to the minimum.

    1. The engineering involved a study of arrangements to limit modification to the minimum.
    2. The road width at Adani Mundra port was lower than the maximum width of the modules to be transported. This implied that when transport of the modules would take place total traffic to the ports on roads would need to stop (all truck/ trailer/ car) movements of Import / Export cargo containers / breakbulk.
    3. The heaviest equipment weighed 1200 ton and would be the heaviest modules to be transported from Mundra port and requiring to cross the Nevinal canal.
    4. The tallest equipment for transport stood at 22 m, that meant the removal of 1 high tension tower line on no of occasions as and when crossing was required, the tower line was permanently taken underground, this led reduction of downtime of power and hence less trouble to the Public due to power outrage.
    5. Finally, the discussion revolved to the management of traffic during the transport of modules. It was agreed by all parties to plan transport in 2 or 3 stages thereby causing limited port work stoppage and eliminating traffic jams.
    6. The client nominated ship suitable to carry the cargo and operate at Adani Mundra port where the tidal range is 6 m. For Adani Mundra port this was going its first-ever RORO operation since port inception.
    7. It was finally concluded that the loadout would be done at 2 different jetty/ terminal - The Multipurpose terminal for side on operations and Container terminal for stern on operations.
    8. The next requirement was to stow the equipment at 1.5 m height suitable for the receiver trailers at Nigeria, so wooden blocks which were kept between the trailer and modules to achieve the height of 1.5 m which was 1.2 m of LSPL axles and 300 mm of wooden blocks.
    9. Since the load out was to happen with stools the modules were first transported to port about 10 days in advance where the cargo was stored on stools, stools were welded for stowing on the barge. This would help the ship to achieve a faster turnaround and more safety for continuous operation.

    The transport arrangement is unique for each equipment taking account of the various safety modalities of wind force due to module heights, the stability of the modules, route per axle load and the port per deck load. During the transport, LSPL mobilized a total of 120 self-propelled axles with 5 PPU as the transport required axles in various configurations as seen in the chart above.

    The FGSG modules were the heaviest ever to be transported in Mundra weighing at 1200 tons over the Nevinal canal. For the first time in India, 5 files trailers (2½ axles) were used for transport of cargo in India as the UB modules were heavy in the center and required to spread the load for safe transport. The HRSG modules the tallest ever were very slender the height of the modules was 22m requiring an extension of transport beam such that the width of the module was increased for safe transport.

    The client nominated 3 vessels first in April and Second in October 2019. For the first vessel, a total of 7 modules were to be loaded out. The second Vessel was to carry 5 modules and the third vessel was to carry 6 modules. The operation was planned such that each day 1 module would be loaded in stern on position and then for the few modules the ship would wait for the CB berth to load the equipment.

    A first in all aspects for Adani port, Thermax and LSPL. Congratulations to our member Lift & Shift for mastering this challenge.

  • 10 Jan 2020
    Network Global Logistics Move Wheel Loader from France to Azerbaijan.

    Network Global Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, recently completed a project of moving a KOMATSU WA 800, a wheel loader from the port of Fos-Sur-Mer, France, to Azerbaijan via the Port of Gemlik in Turkey.

    The wheel loader had dimensions of 13,60 x 4,95 x 5,45 meters and weighed 104 tonnes. After an initial survey, the team at Network Global logistics found out that the machine could only be transported after dismantling certain parts that included the cabin and handrails. This first problem was solved by their French counterparts, who handled the dismantling and packaging. The second issue they faced was with starting of the machine and finding a suitable vessel for the machine, as the dimensions were beyond the scope of a normal vessel.

    After these minor obstacles were overcome, Network Global Logistics loaded the machine successfully on the vessel in Fos Sur Mer, from where it sailed towards which Turkey. After arrival, it was then further transported on a special multi-axle trailer to its final destination.

    Well done Network Global Logistics!

  • 10 Jan 2020
  • 09 Jan 2020
    Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation Is Working In Tight Spaces

    Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation, Project Logistics Alliance member representing Uzbekistan, has proven their expertise in working in tight spaces.

    Eti Bakir Co. Mazidagi Phosphate Plants has started its operations to fulfill a portion of Turkey’s fertilizer needs. Hareket’s goal was to minimize the air pollution that was created by the raw material falling from a high place to the band conveyor.

    The 90 tons load had to be lifted for 5 meters and mounted on a new steel construction in a very tight space. Using a crawler crane was a risky and expensive option. The Hareket engineering team has chosen the most efficient way for lifting the load: using an Enerpac SBL 1100 hydraulic gantry has saved both time and cost. That allowed a gradual flow of the raw material and minimize the dust.

    Stunning work, Hareket. Very well done!

  • 09 Jan 2020
    New Member For Romania!

    We have an important announcement to make: Steder Group has withdrawn its membership for Romania and Belgium. Having said that we are very delighted to present to you a highly specialized new member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Romania: Eastern Shipping.

    Eastern Shipping SRL was founded in 2011 on 100% Romanian roots and, from its first day on, focused on becoming an important player on the local port agency and project cargo forwarding market. They are active in a variety of sectors, like e.g. oil & gas, mining, pulp & paper, automotive, construction, power & energy, and the military. Safety is the highest priority which is why every process is following strict HSSE procedures in order to guarantee competitive budgetary information, cost minimization, and safe deliveries worldwide.

    Their tracking record with regard to abnormally heavy and OOG cargo deliveries shows experience and promises commitment and flexibility to make the execution of your project cargo movement a success.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Eastern Shipping!

  • 08 Jan 2020
    Erdoganlar International Directly Transports a Transformer from Turkey to Germany

    Erdoganlar International Heavy Transport, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkmenistan, is very proud to have undertaken and successfully carried out the direct transportation of a transformer from Ankara, Turkey to Mönchengladbach, Germany.

    The transformer had a dimension of 5 x 2.40 x 4 meters and weighed 80 tonnes. The team at Erdoganlar managed to carry out this transfer efficiently due to the use of a 4+3+5 axles lowbed trailer. However, not all of the trip was smooth sailing due to strikes in France during transit. The team overcame this challenge by roping off the truck with police and escorts. This whole transportation took them 12 days and the transformer arrived safe and sound.

    Congratulations to the team at Erdoganlar International Heavy Transport for successfully accomplishing this project.