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  • 24 May 2019
    Viking Project Logistics Delivers Machinery from India to Turkey

    Viking Project Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Algeria, recently handled a shipment of machineries from India to Turkey. The cargo was delivered to Turkey by Viking's partner with Zim Line in 4 x 40 FT containers. Vikings scope of work included handling the cargo from flat racks to lowbeds in port, the customs clearance at Mersin Port, as well as the final leg of delivery to the job site in Konya, Turkey.

    Each container contained 2 pieces of machinery and weighed respectively 36.000 KG and 37.000 KG. The dimensions were 9.57 x 3.62 x 3.64m and 8.535 x 3.20 x 3.825m.

    Congratulations to the Vikings on the successful delivery!

  • 23 May 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner Serving Africa

    7 yachts, 1 tender boat, 1 pontoon

    weight up to 240 t, measuring up to 41.9 x 8.5 x 14 m

  • 23 May 2019
     Modern Shipping Agencies Handles Large Trucks from Pakistan

    Modern Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Afghanistan, recently successfully handled the loading of various shipment’s from Pakistan as per attached photos. In order to cater to the size and weight of the cargo, Modern Shipping utilised flat racks, flat beds as well as several dry containers.

    This is a perfect example of Modern Shipping Agencies activities in Pakistan, which they hope to collaborate more on with other members and partners. Please don't hesitate to reach out for any enquiries relating to OOG/Project/Heavy weight cargo.

  • 22 May 2019
    Alexander Global Logistics Completes Delivery and Survey of Cranes to Bangledesh

    Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Germany, was recently nominated by their customers to complete the delivery and handling survey of crane parts from Germany to Bangledesh.

    AGL's scope of work included:

    • The pre-carriage per truck ex supplier to the port of Hamburg

    • Survey during reloading from truck to terminal

    • Assembly of 2 railway cranes at the terminal, ordering cranes and forklifts to assist the assembly crew provided by the supplier

    • Loading onto the vessel

    • Survey during loading ops at Hamburg port

    • Ocean freight ex Hamburg to Chittagong Seaport, Bangladesh

    • Unloading of the 30 pieces directly from the vessel into the rail track at Chittagong port

    • Unloading of 29 pieces onto several trucks which are ready for loading a long side the vessel

    • On carriage from Chittagong Port to Parbatipur, which is in the north of the country

    The biggest units transported had the following dimensions:

    2 Units: 1810 x 300 x 260cm / 71 tons per unit

    2 Units: 1400 x 330 x 215cm / 77 tons per unit

    2 Units: 1800 x 300 x 390cm / 99 tons per unit

    Plus an additional several pallets and cases with spare parts and parts for the assembly of the cranes in Bangladesh.

    In total 59 pieces were transported totalling up to ca. 1.000cbm.

    Congratulations AGL on the fully fledged deliver and survey project!

  • 22 May 2019
    AC Project & Forwarding SL Completes Shipment from China to Spain

    AC PROJECT & FORWARDING SL, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Spain, has recently completed a door to door delivery ex China to Spain. The cargo consisted of cryogenic storage tanks and there were a total of 4 units. The dimensions are 13900 x 2900 x 3100mm per unit and each weighed 25 MT.

    AC projects conducted in total 2 shipments, each with two tanks loaded, the 2nd shipment has already been concluded.

    AC Projects is happy to announce that cargo was moved without incidents!

  • 21 May 2019
    Delpa Shipping & Transport Moves Transformers for Power Plant

    As part of their power plant project delivery, Delpa Shipping and Transport Co. LTD, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Greece, moved also 4 transformers from the Far East to West Africa. The transformers weighed 80 MT each and volume wise had around 300cbm of accompanying accessories. Delpa's scope of work included also the handling of loading at the port, chartering the ship, as well as the delivery via liner out under hook.

    Congrats Delpa!

  • 21 May 2019
    New member for Canada!

    We would like to announce a change in our member composition. The previous member for Canada Canaan Group has left the Project Logistics Alliance and is no longer part of our community. Instead, we have been interviewing Convoy Logistics Providers and finally, they have successfully concluded the application process and are our new member representing Canada.

    Convoy Logistics Providers is headquartered in Oakville close to Toronto in Ontario, Canada. They are specialists in the niche market of project cargo logistics solutions. The CLP staff, experts manage services ranging from a single oversized move to a complex logistics project that requires a comprehensive turnkey solution. The service featured by Convoy Logistics can be clustered into the following segments:

    1) Research and identify project solutions while:

    • Identifying projects service requirements

    • Paying attention to cargo detail in conjunction with geographic infrastructure, opportunities, and solutions

    • Maintaining project timeline requirements

    • Creating cost efficiencies

    2) Provide logistics solutions for the movement of oversized and heavy lift cargo on a worldwide basis combining multiple modes of transportation to achieve a comprehensive solution.

    3) Offer consulting and management services on logistics solutions

    Furthermore, CLP’s strengths are integrating the following service offerings: Ocean freight and Vessel Chartering, Air Freight and Air Chartering, Rail Services, Port services, Barge chartering and related services, Origin and/or Destination Inland Services, Crane and/or Rigging services, Packaging, Warehousing, Rail Clearance applications, Marine Surveys, Cargo and/or Marine Insurance, and on-site attendance and project logistics management.

    As a customer of Convoy Logistics, you can benefit from unmatched experience in finding efficient solutions to overcome the particular challenges of your project that might appear throughout the entire transport chain. Do not hesitate to get in contact with them for your requests, CLP is ready to take on any logistics challenge.

    Please welcome CLP to our Project Logistics Alliance community with us. We are proud to have you on board!

  • 20 May 2019
    Express Global Logistics (EXG), India handles Break Bulk Shipment from Gujarat to France.

    Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd (EXG); Project Logistics Alliance member for India, executed a break bulk shipment of transporting Double walled steel pipes from Gujarat to France. The shipment consisted of 425 polyethylene coated Steel pipes having 25 inch diameter (each pipe approximately 12m long and weighing 1.8 MT ) and 425 Bare Steel pipes having 18 inch diameter (each pipe approximately 12m long and weighing 1.3 MT) the Total weight of cargo was 1320 MT and volume of 3121 m3.

    The scope of work included

    1. Inland Haulage of 850 pipes from Dahej and Kandla up to wharf of Kandla Port.

    2. Providing services of Customs House Agent (CHA) at Kandla port.

    3. Providing unique marks and numbers on each pipe (without material damage to the pipes) in order that the Customs authorities are satisfied during importation to India that the goods are the same which were sent earlier.

    4. Storage at Kandla Port.

    5. Arranging of vessel and loading of pipes inside the vessel with proper lashing and securing.

    6. Ocean Freight from Kandla, Gujarat to France.

    The shipment was handled immaculately by Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd. EXG team displayed punctilious planning and timely coordination with all the parties which led to successful execution of this shipment.

    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.

    Good job, Express Global Logistics (EXG9

  • 20 May 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner Serving Africa

    4 cranes

    Ea. 327,71 mt

    75,84 x 4,88 x 5,52m

  • 17 May 2019
    Viking Logistics Delivers From Turkey to Russia

    Viking Project Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Algeria, recently completed another project for St.Petersburg, Russia. The cargo was picked up Exw in Ankara, and transported via Autoport, Turkey.

    The oversized cargo had dimensions as follows:

    2 x feed head - Each LxWxH 984 cm x 492 cm x 155 cm / Each 43.000 kgs gross

    2 x discharge head - Each LxWxH 985 cm x 495 cm x 147 cm / Each 43.550 kgs gross

    1 x brake flinger – Each LxWxH 235 cm x 35 cmx 35 cm / Each 950 kgs gross

    Viking's scope of work included the inland operation by lowbeds from site Ankara to Autoport, the lashing operations for 2 x 40’RT and 1 X 60’RT mafis at Autoport, the customs clearance and also the delivery to St. Petersburg.

    Great job Vikings!

  • 17 May 2019
    New Partner of the Project Logistics Alliance

    We are pleased to introduce Ceekay Shipping/Line as a new partner of the Project Logistics Alliance!

    The fastest growing special equipment/OOG carrier globally, Ceekay Shipping Line is the NVOCC arm of the Parekh Group, one of India’s oldest and reputed shipping group with experience built over 6 decades. Incorporated in 2003 in the United Kingdom along with a representative/agency office in Dubai (UAE), Ceekay Line with its liner operation registered in Singapore is a trusted brand name in special equipment and OOG business.

    Specialized to carry all types of containerized OOG cargos, Ceekay line own and operates an ever-growing fleet of special equipment containers which includes 20 FR, 40 FR, 40 FR HC, 20 OT, 40 OT, 40 OT HC, 40 RF along with a large fleet of dry equipment’s which include 20 HD and 40 HC to cater to all kinds of the requirement of our project cargo clients.

    Ceekay Line has a strong presence in around 30 countries and 70 ports covering its containerized special equipment/OOG service to below Indian Sub-continent, Middle East Gulf, South East Asia, Far East, East Africa, Europe base ports and is one of the most preferred NVOCC OOG operator.


    INDIA: Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Chennai, Kolkata, Haldia, Vizag, Cochin, Tuticorin, Hazira, Pipavav & all major ICD's. PAKISTAN: Karachi SRI LANKA: Colombo MALDIVES: Male BANGLADESH: Chittagong (Chattogram), Mongla


    GERMANY : Hamburg, Bremerhaven. BELGIUM : Antwerp. NETHERLANDS : Rotterdam. UK : Felixstowe, Southampton


    UAE: Jebel Ali, Sharjah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah. SAUDI ARABIA: Dammam, Jubail, Jeddah. OMAN : Sohar, Duqm. QATAR: Hamad. BAHRAIN: Bahrain. KUWAIT: Shuwaikh, Shuaiba. IRAQ: Umm Qasr, Khor Al Zubair, Basra.


    CHINA: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xingang, Qingdao, Dalian, Shenzhen, Yantian, Chiwan, Shekou, Xiamen. S. KOREA: Busan. PHILIPPINES: Manila (North & South), Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, General Santos. HONGKONG: Hongkong.


    SINGAPORE: Singapore. MALAYSIA: Port Klang (West & North), Penang, Pasir Gudang, Tanjung Pelepas, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sandakan, Bintulu, Kuching, Tawau. INDONESIA: Jakarta, Surabaya, Belawan, Batam, Palembang, Balikpapan, Punjang THAILAND: Bangkok, Laemchabang, Latkrabang, Songkhla. MYANMAR: Yangon, Thilawa. BRUNEI: Muara. VIETNAM: Ho Chi MinhCat Lai & Cai Mep), Hai Phong, Da Nang, Qui Nhon. CAMBODIA: Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh. EAST AFRICA

    KENYA: Mombasa. TANZANIA: Dar Es Salam

    The Ceekay team of special equipment professionals can offer customized solutions for your ODC movement at the most competitive prices – one can be sure they know their business very well. They possess and provide in-depth knowledge and background intelligence for the proper handling of all types of containerized OOG/project cargo with precision and care.
    Do not hesitate to get in contact with them for your requests, Ceekay Shipping is ready to take on your ODC challenge.

    Please welcome CEEKAY Shipping to our Project Logistics Alliance community. We are proud to have you on board!

  • 16 May 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner Serving Africa

    MV Palmerton

    3 shiploaders

    Ea. 39,90 x 15,50 x 33,00m

    Ea. 216 mt

  • 16 May 2019
    CTO DO Brasil Delivers Crane from Brazil to China

    CTO do Brasil, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Brazil, recently successfully completed the shipment of a foundation crane. The crane itself is a self-propelled unit, and CTO's scope of work included the loading from Betim, MG city to the Port of Santos in Brazil as well as the onward shipping towards Xingang, China. After evaluation, CTO decided to complete the shipping per Ro/Ro vessel.

    Congratulations CTO Do Brasil for the successful project!

  • 16 May 2019
  • 15 May 2019
    Delpa Shipping & Transport Delivers Chimney & Parts for Power Plant

    Delpa Shipping and Transport Co. LTD, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Greece, recently delivered a batch of chimney and parts for power plants, from the Far East to West Africa. The OOG cargo had a total volume of 2000cbm, and Delpa's scope of work included the handling of loading at the port, chartering the ship, as well as the delivery via liner out under hook.

    Great job Delpa!

  • 14 May 2019
    C.H. Robinson’s wind specialists deliver components for wind farm upgrade in Iowa.

    C.H Robinson Project Logistics Ltd, member of Project Logistics Alliance deliver components for wind farm. Lowa is well known for wind farms. One particular wind farm outside of Britt, IA, was recently upgraded thanks to the help of onsite experts from C.H. Robinson.

    Components for the upgrade included 66 sets of blades from a laydown yard in Great Bend, KS, along with 13 drive trains, 13 hubs, 2 generator frame loads, and 3 oil totes from storage yards in Enid, OK. Altogether, the components weighed 2,445 metric tons and made up a volume of 83,186 cubic meters. Their locations meant the components needed to travel 514 and 610 miles respectively to reach the wind farm. Alone, the blades required 18 trailers. Each one required a tractor and driver and, as required by the Department of Transportation, a private escort for each trip.

    Onsite project managers closely coordinated the sequence and volume of the equipment delivery, working with all parties from the loading yard as well as with the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) teams at the destination. The sheer volume of the components meant that transporting everything required 226 truckloads and took over two months—from mid-January to mid-March—to deliver.

    During the delivery window, one of the primary challenges was weather. In Iowa, snow, ice, high winds, and extreme cold are all common during the early months of the year. These conditions made it unpleasant to work outside and often caused problems with the equipment that was used to transport the cargo to and around the site. Through careful planning and experience, C.H. Robinson’s project logistics experts overcame these and other challenges and delivered the client’s cargo to the site safely and efficiently.

    Well Done C.H Robinson!

  • 14 May 2019
    Possible Strike of Employees of JNPT from 24th May, 2019.

    Express Global Logistics (EXG), Project Logistics Alliance member for India is informing that the JNPT port (Nhava Sheva) employees & Unions representing them have called for a strike from 24th May 2019. The same will be in effect, if the port management fails to resolve the issue raised.

    This is an information message so as to plan shipment accordingly.

  • 13 May 2019
    2 Project Logistics Alliance members assist Logistics Plus to complete the delivery of a dismantled Waste Water Treatment Plant

    The story started in December 2018 when Project Logistics Alliance member AC Projects assisted Logistics Plus in shipping 5 reactor vessels from the supplier facility in Spain to Philadelphia.

    Logistics Plus Inc. then delivered these to the assembly manufacturer in Pennsylvania where they were built into the waste water treatment plant. The plant was then disassembled, loaded on MAFI in Baltimore and shipped on Wallenius service to Manzanillo, Panama.

    In Manzanillo, the cargo was taken over by another Project Logistics Alliance member ILG Logistics for final delivery to the job site in Panama City.

    Frederik Geirnaert, project manager for Logistics Plus, was very happy with the good result: “This project was quite challenging as the shipping was under tight time pressure. Furthermore, this was a new prototype of WWTP for our customer, so handling, dismantling and shipping all had to be engineered from scratch. But with the strong support of AC Projects and ILG Logistics, we managed to pull it off and give our customer the Logistics PLUS service they have come to expect from us. It is a fine example of what we like about Project Logistics Alliance: you can really rely on the members in each country to perform strongly and make projects like this possible.”

    It is a pleasure for us to see when members are collaborating for the success of such a great project. Congratulations from the Project Logistics Alliance Team to all parties involved!