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  • 10 Jul 2020
    #12 Did You Know Estonia Is Referred To As The Singing Nation?

    With 133.000 recorded songs, Estonia has one of the largest collections of folk songs. The events that led to the Estonian independence from the Soviet Union in 1992 are commonly referred to as the Singing Revolution. The term was used after a series of mass demonstrations during which Estonians sang national songs and patriotic hymns that were strictly forbidden at that time..

    For more information on this event, ticket prices, the agenda or to register for our event, please click here!

  • 10 Jul 2020
    Speedy Transfer Across Sea & Land By Network Global Logistics

    Network Global Logistics MMC, a member representing Azerbaijan in the Project Logistics Alliance, is pleased to present another project they completed while being short on time. Utilizing their own vehicle, they transported an excavator from Tenzig in Kazakhstan to Busseto, Italy.

    Their truck reached the site in Tenzig on the weekend, and the excavator was loaded onto the trailer first thing on the following Monday. After finishing the customs formalities, the trailer departed immediately towards the port to make it in time for the ferry. The main challenge was the transit time since the truck crossed 4 seas (Caspian Sea, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea) and 3000 kilometers on land in only 18 days. However after a long journey, the cargo was delivered successfully to the consignee in Busseto, Italy.

    Congratulations to the Network Global team on completing this project quickly and on time!

  • 09 Jul 2020
    Bati Group Ships Excavators Just In Time

    One of Turkey’s leading project cargo logistics providers Bati Shipping and Trading SA, representing Turkey in the Project Logistics Alliance, is pleased to account for the completion of another project. This time, they have successfully transported five excavators weighing a total of 200 tons from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia.

    These excavators, which were 40 tons each, were shipped from Tengiz in Kazakhstan to the Port of Iskenderun, Turkey. They were then loaded onto a RORO vessel in Iskenderun to complete the last leg of the journey to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The scope of work undertaken by Bati was not only limited to transporting these excavators but also completing the transit custom formalities. Due to COVID-19, the projects team faced challenges at the border gates but are proud to have made it just in time for the cargo to be loaded onto the first RORO vessel in Turkey. The Bati team is delighted to have completed yet another challenging project cargo shipment successfully and is looking forward to overcoming more such challenges.

    Kudos for completing this transfer on time!

  • 09 Jul 2020

    Project Logistics Alliance member OCTRA from France is pleased to inform about the successful merge process with SCALES, the main French operator in heavy transport and rigging. The merge was successfully completed at the end of April. Alexandre Ferrus, the Managing Director of OCTRA, is now put in charge to lead both companies. We wish only the best to the new team and hope together you reach greater heights.

    Please click here to read the official letter of information

  • 09 Jul 2020
    CargoSoft e-solutions Organizes An Online Trade Fair

    CargoSoft e-logistic solutions, the exclusive software partner of the Project Logistics Alliance is pleased to invite fellow partners and members to their online trade fair, Digital Logistics Online on 15th and 16th July. They have created an exhibition and an interesting program comprising of presentations along with their partners who are:

    They are also excited to introduce their keynote speaker Mr. Ewald Kaiser from Digital Navigators. Digital opportunities for small and midsize forwarders would be discussed by Mr. Kaiser.
    The complete agenda can be found here.
    Click here to register for free.
    Get in touch today with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn which parts of the programs are in English.
    #DLO20 #PLAnetwork

  • 08 Jul 2020
    C.H. Robinson Provides Innovative Solutions To Keep The Project Moving

    C.H. Robinson, Project Logistics Alliance member for the USA, Singapore, Canada, Luxembourg and Paraguay, recently received two large modules bound for a site near Houston, Texas from South Korea, via ocean carriage to the Port of Freeport. The largest unit was 16.2 x 6 x 5.5 meters.

    The transporters arrived at the terminal to an unexpected challenge. It turned out the dimensions received were inaccurate and the cargo was taller than declared by the supplier. Unfortunately, this would require a new route study which would delay the project. This was unfavorable news considering Covid-19 and vessel delays had already impacted the schedule of the project.

    Rather than incur third-party utility-related expenses, C.H. Robinson logistics specialists recommended to decrease the height of the modules by removing some protrusions from the top. By decreasing the height, they would be able to use the original permits and travel immediately. The client approved the suggestions and sent three technicians to the terminal to remove the top portion of each module. This innovative solution avoided impactful utility expenses and allowed the cargo to be delivered the same day.

    Very well managed, C.H. Robinson project team. Congratulations!

  • 07 Jul 2020
    Goodrich Central Delivers On Time Into Kazakhstan Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

    Goodrich Central Asia LLP, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, is proud to share with us a project they undertook in the month of May, when many countries were still under lockdown due to Covid-19. The project involved shipping three motor coolers for the mining industry from Australia to Kazakhstan.

    Each of them measured 4.83 x 3.5 x 2.63 meters, and weighed 15 metric tons. They were loaded into three 40’ flatracks containers in Australia, from where they further sailed towards China. These were then transferred onto three low bed trucks for the onward journey. From China, these coolers undertook a 4000-kilometer-long road trip to reach their final destination in Kazakhstan.

    Since this movement was carried out during the peak of COVID-19, there were a lot of challenges that the project and operations team faced. To begin with, the blank sailings from carriers did not help. Further more, since drivers from China were not allowed to enter Kazakhstan due to strict border control, the cargo had to be reloaded onto local trucks from Kazakhstan at the border. Despite all these obstacles, Goodrich Central is proud to have delivered this cargo on time.

    Congratulations on completing this project efficiently!

  • 06 Jul 2020
    Bohnet Transports Heavy Boiler Modules Via Ro-Ro Pontoons To Great Britain

    In the middle of May, Project Logistics Alliance's network partner for heavy road transportation Bohnet, delivered with a tight schedule 9 boiler modules with different dimensions and weights to a power plant in Kent, Great Britain. The places of departure of the modules were Austria, Poland, and Bulgaria. The priority of this project was to choose the right means of transport across the North Sea / English Channel. Due to the different dimensions of the loads, the experts at Bohnet decided to ship the heaviest parts via RO-RO pontoons, and the lighter parts via RO-RO ferries.

    The pre-carriage of the heaviest parts, which were from Austria and Poland via Germany to Dordrecht, Netherlands, took place as usual on the street. Upon arrival in Dordrecht, the loaded vehicles were moved onto the Ro-Ro with special pontoons, which continued on calm waters across the North Sea to Sheerness, Great Britain. After the arrival of the pontoon, the final delivery continued on the “wrong side of the road” to the destination in Kent. The customer was very happy to receive all modules on time.

    Please find below the detailed specs of the project:

    Dimensions of cargo:
    9x boiler modules
    Max. dimensions: 16.98 x 5.49 x 3.50 m
    Max weight: 112.00 t

    Overall dimensions of the transport:
    Max. 36.00 x 5.49 x 4.49 m
    Weight 196.00 t

    Largest vehicle technology used:
    4-axle tractor + 14-axle saddle with spacer
    4-axle tractor + 16-axle saddle

    Congratulations on the successful transport, Bohnet!

  • 06 Jul 2020
    First Member For Mozambique

    The Project Logistics Alliance team is delighted to introduce the first member of our network in Mozambique. Our well-known member Tschudi Logistics who is already representing Finland, Denmark, and Hong Kong has expanded it’s business activities and opened its own office in Mozambique’s capital city Maputo.

    Tschudi Logistics is a part of the Tschudi Group, which is a family-owned shipping company dating back to 1883. Today the group employs 320 people for both land and sea operations and represented in 13 countries with eight subsidiary companies involved with everything from shipping and logistics to personnel services and offshore. From the group, 10 offices and 46 professionals are actively involved in the logistics field and make up The Tschudi Logistics Group.

    Tschudi Logistics has a strong focus on project cargoes for land, sea, and air, but is also specialized within the liquid bulk segment and operates daily FTL and rail transports to Russia and other CIS countries. The Tschudi Logistics team has conducted an extensive amount of transports for project cargoes such as power plants, diesel tanks, solar power equipment, and different types of projects for the construction industry. All logistics services are fully tailored to match the needs of the client, the solutions are cost-effective and safety is of top priority.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Tschudi Mozambique!

  • 03 Jul 2020
    #11 Did You Know That Carrying Your Wife Is A Sport In Estonia?

    Estonians are excellent athletes at the non-Olympic sport of wife-carrying. Though it originated in Finland, Estonian couples won the Wife Carrying World Championships for 11 consecutive years between 1998 and 2008, and the most popular carrying technique is even referred to as the “Estonian Carry”. You can see a couple on the finish line in this video, minute 3:22.

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  • 03 Jul 2020
    Premier Global Recaps One Of Their Most Prominent Heavylift Projects

    Premier Global Logistics, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing India, is proud to look back on a prestigious heavy equipment transfer they concluded last year from Mumbai, India to Saudi Arabia.

    A cycle gas heat exchanger with the size of 33.83 x 5.36 x 5.83 meters and a weight of 417 tons, along with eleven other packages manufactured at the Godrej factory in Vikhroli, were shipped to the Sadara Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia. These goods were first transported from the factory to the nearby jetty across the highway on 20 Goldhofer axles owned by Premier Global. After this, they were rolled onto the barge to facilitate their movement to the Mumbai Port. At Mumbai port, the cargo was loaded onto the Breakbulk vessel MV BBC Fuji under the hook and was further shipped to Al Jubail Port.

    Thanks to the expertise from Premium Global, this heavy lift project with multiple handling stages was successfully executed! Well done Premium Global team!

  • 02 Jul 2020
    Can FLS PROJECTS Continue To Provide Its Services Through The COVID-19 Crisis?

    Can FLS PROJECTS continue to provide its services through the COVID-19 crisis?
    Yes, they can! As COVID-19 impacts global supply chains, the project team of our Project Logistics Alliance member representing Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and the USA continues to find solutions to support clients during these challenging times.

    Reach out to FLS PROJECTS today to learn how they can help you! Visit their website on the below link or get in touch with them on social media.

  • 01 Jul 2020
    Quick-Thinking and Experience Helps Nora Ship Goods to Mexico

    Nora and Nortranss Global Logistics Co., a member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing Djibouti and Ethiopia have successfully shipped two press brakes machines from Turkey to Mexico.

    These two gigantic press breaks measured approximately 10.05 x 1.93 x 3.20 and 10.56 x 2.81 x 2.07 meters and weighed 43.1 and 49.2 tons, respectively. The ongoing pandemic however caused certain issues at the manufacturer’s end because of which there was a delay in production which further gave the projects team a short time to load these onto the vessel. However, they were able to successfully load the goods onto the vessel after coming up with a smart individual solution in limited time after correspondence with the liner and the terminal authorities. These press breaks were then loaded at Gemlik Port in Turkey and shipped to the Port of Veracruz, Mexico.

    This movement embodies quick thinking and the know-how possessed by Nora's operations and projects team. Congratulations guys!

  • 01 Jul 2020
    New Member For Uzbekistan!

    We are starting in the month of July with some good news for the Project Logistics Alliance. In these challenging times that are characterized by uncertainty, our member Goodrich Central Asia is strengthening its position in central Asia and announcing the opening of a new office. On this joyful occasion, we can announce that they have extended their membership and now also represent Uzbekistan next to their previous membership for Kazahkstan.

    The foundation of Goodrich was built already in 1997. For more than a decade now, Good rich has been handling projects and has established itself as reliable project partner in the region. Operating with the motto “passionate about projects” repeatedly projects have been concluded, ensuring safe, sound and timely delivery of the commodities

    . For further information and quotations, please contact:
    Akhil Raj
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    Sanju K Mani
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    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Goodrich team in Uzbekistan!

  • 01 Jul 2020
    Logistics & Beyond: Interview With Luis Lasheras

    Kronoz International has been around for two decades now and in such a short time, they have established themselves as the market leaders in Mexico. Their experienced projects and operations team not only handle ocean, air, and inland freight but also provide customized solutions according to customer requirements. We had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Luis Lasheras, the Director of Sales, to get some insights on what it is like working at Kronoz.

    Coming from a humble beginning and starting Kronoz with only two people, they now have over 100 employees with offices all over Mexico and in the USA. Working from home starting March this year, Luis exudes positivity and is especially happy since he has been able to strengthen his communication with all his employees. He hopes to continue this practice even after the lockdown lifts. With the pandemic just entering its peak in Mexico, Luis hopes and believes that things will get better and continues to look for positivity in this situation.

    Click here to read the full interview.