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  • 31 Mar 2020
    Bati Group Ships Boilers from Germany

    Bati Group, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkey, has extended its service network to Germany with another company called Bati Logistics GmbH since 2017.

    Bati GmbH has reached 6000 TEU’s yearly and has started to execute project shipments as well. The latest project they executed included the shipment of a 52-ton boiler from Gunzenhausen in Bavaria to Hamburg. This transfer was done using a low-bed, together along with its accessories. This 9-meter-long and 3-meter-wide boiler was then loaded onto a breakbulk vessel from Hamburg and sailed towards its final destination in Tianjin, China.

    Congratulations to Bati Group for this transfer!

  • 31 Mar 2020
    Delivery of Wind Turbine Blades for the Construction of the Kochubeevskaya Wind Power Plant is Successfully Completed

    Barrus Projects, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Russia, and Kazakhstan has successfully completed the project on delivery of wind turbine blades from the LM Wind Powr manufacturing plant in Bangalore, India to the construction site of the Kochubeevskaya Wind Power Plant in the Southern Federal District of Russia.

    As part of the project for the construction of the Kochubeevskaya Wind Power Plant (built by NovaWind JSC), the project teams of Barrus Projects and Special Transport and Engineering (part of Barrus) in the Russian Federation and India have successfully completed the transportation of the full volume of blades (84 sets or 252 units of blades) for the needs of NovaWind JSC from Bangalore, India to the construction site in the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation.

    Project teams of Barrus Projects and Special Transport and Engineering continue their active work for the needs of NovaWind JSC and ROSATOM, since there are still 244 more sets (or 732 blades) to be delivered for the construction of the next 21 wind farms in the Southern Federal District.

    Congratulations on a successful transfer!

  • 30 Mar 2020
    Tschudi Logistics Completes Full Logistical Setup for Wind Turbine Transport

    Tschudi Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, has successfully completed the transfer of 160 MT wind turbines parts from Germany to Denmark.

    The scope of work undertaken by Tschudi not only included chartering of a suitable vessel but also consisted of lashing and safely securing the cargo for a safe transfer from Germany. Once these parts reached Denmark, they were discharged directly onto trucks, which were further transported to the place of delivery. The timely delivery of these parts and adherence to the planned schedule showcases Tschudi’s expertise in the field of logistics.

    Congratulations to the team at Tschudi for accomplishing this project!

  • 27 Mar 2020
    Trailer Movement To Chittagong With Chirey Global

    Chirey Global Logistics Co. Ltd, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing Hong Kong, has recently shipped a batch of trailers from Shanghai, China to the Port of Chattogram, Bangladesh.

    This transportation took place using a break-bulk vessel. The heaviest single unit weighed 13 tons while the trailer with the maximum length had a dimension of 11 x 2.5 x 3.75 meters. The total quantity of the shipment was 860 freight tonnes.

    Keep up the good work guys!

  • 26 Mar 2020
    Hareket Heavy Lifting Executes Challenging Move Of Tunnel Boring Machine Part

    Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation Co., a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Uzbekistan, recently completed the transport of the main bearing of a Tunnel Boring Machine, which had to be dismantled in order to be repaired.

    This equipment weighed 215 MT and had a much greater height than weight, which made it very difficult to transport on bumpy surfaces. The slightest acceleration or sudden braking could cause it to tip off the 12 axle APMC trailer that Hareket used. However, thanks to their experienced team, they managed to overcome these challenges.

    Congratulations to the team at Hareket for handling this perfectly!

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Aprojects Austria GmbH: Hauptsache anspruchsvoll!

    This title states in German that challenges are essential for Project Logistics Alliance member Aprojects from Austria. The Austrian logistics newspaper ÖVZ has published the attached article about our member earlier this week. Within only two years, the company has successfully established a name in the local market and is known for the transportation of over-dimensional and heavy cargo. Attached you can find the extract of the article.

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Conveyor Logistics Takes Major Logistics Role In Bangladesh Thermal Power Plant Project

    Conveyor Logistics Ltd, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Bangladesh, has been officially nominated to handle the sheet piles and pre-tensioned spun high-strength concrete (PHC) piles for the MATARBARI 1200MW ULTRA-SUPER CRITICAL COAL-FIRED THERMAL POWER PLANT Project. The owner of the project is Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited.

    Conveyor Logistics has recently completed the transportation of the 1st shipment of 400 pieces of PHC piles, which total to about 2,093.00 FRT. The total volume of PHC piles to arrive in the following shipments is approximately 200,000 FRT. The shipment was transported from the Port of Masan, South Korea to the temporary jetty of Matarbari 1200MW USC Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant in Bangladesh by barge through the seaway. Conveyor Logistics had to engage a 150 Tonne crawler crane at the temporary jetty site to unload the PHC piles from the barge to a long-body trailer, and another 50 Tonne crane at the lay-down area for unloading from the trailer for storage. The total distance from the temporary jetty to the lay-down area is approximately 3.6km. Since there is no road access yet to the project site in Matarbari from Chattogram, in order to send the cargo and other equipment by roadway, the Conveyor Team had to move all heavy equipment, lifting devices, transporters by barge from Chattogram to the project sites temporary jetty.

    Congratulations to the Conveyor Logistics team for such a large project win!

  • 24 Mar 2020
     Bati Group Continues Boat Transports To Bodrum

    Bati Shipping and Trading, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkey, has been keeping busy since their official partnership with Peters and May, a world-leading player when it comes to boat transportation.

    Bati Group has recently transported a brand-new Mastercraft to Bodrum. Bodrum is a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts where people enjoy watersport activities. The boat was shipped out of Miami, USA to Izmir, Turkey. After the discharge from the vessel, it was loaded on a standard trailer and delivered to Bodrum, Turkey. If you do water-skiing in Turkey, it might just be one of the boats delivered by BATI GROUP together with Peters and May!

  • 24 Mar 2020
    New Member For Oman!

    The Project Logistics Alliance welcomes a new member for Oman, we are proud to introduce Magzi Shipping & Logistics Services LLC. Magzi has been providing its customers with their best services more than many years of experience in this market. Nothing is impossible to Magzi when it comes to large scale projects: excess length, width, and heights are no problem for the experienced project team. It’s projected logistics professionals provide you with the logistical planning by developing route plans, custom clearance, cargo inspection, consolidated cargo, road freight, a special permit from ministries/royal Oman police, charging, discharging, cargo with odd dimensions, Ro-Ro services, Breakbulk, including the movement of Oil/Gas pipeline projects for several power projects.

    Magzi has specialized in handling a large number of services to its customers including from door to door, door to port, port to port and port to door and to any part of the world.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Magzi Shipping & Logistics Services LLC!

  • 23 Mar 2020
    Four modules transported from manufacturer to port by SPMTs

    C.H. Robinson member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Canada, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Singapore, and USA recently moved four large module units from manufacturer to port for a long-term client.

    The modules varied in size from the smallest at 32 x 7.65 x 9.1 meters, 128.15 metric tons to the largest at 43.8 x 9.25 x 9 meters, 352.82 metric tons. In total, the cargo weighed in at 965.8 metric tons and had a volume of 11,606 cubic meters.

    Due to the size and weight of the modules, SPMTs (self-propelled modular trailers) were required to get the units to the terminal. Although the distance between the manufacturer and the port was only a kilometer, moving massive equipment takes extra time and planning. The SPMTs needed to be assembled and the units could only be moved one piece at a time. To top it off, SPMTs only travel a half kilometer per hour so extra patience is required.

    C.H. Robinson’s global network of experts knew time management and good communication were vital in securing a successful outcome. Export customs clearance had to be secured before the cargo could be released by China Customs, and timing was critical, prior to the vessel’s arrival. The modules also had to be moved to the front of the terminal, in order to be loaded onto the ocean vessel by the ship’s gear.

    Communication with the trucking company had to take place at least three weeks in advance, to order the required SPMTs. There was also ongoing communication with the shipowner, our agent, and the terminal to ensure the specific position of each module alongside the ship for direct loading to the vessel. Failure to communicate in detail and regularly could have resulted in delays leading to vessel detentions.

    C.H. Robinson’s knowledgeable and experienced logistics experts constructed a detailed, professional transport plan to avoid any surprises and to ensure everything went smoothly. The expertise and attention to detail paid off when the modules were safely loaded onto the ocean vessel to set sail for Nigeria.

    Congratulations from the Project Logistics Alliance team!

  • 20 Mar 2020
    BATI Shipping and Trading Welcomes New Project Cargo Director

    Bati Group, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkey, has appointed Mr. Erman Atik as their new Project Director and Head of Breakbulk & Project Cargo Forwarding, effective Jan 13th 2020.

    Mr. Erman Atik has over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of Container Agency, Breakbulk and Oversized Cargo Transportation and Project Management for major industrial construction projects for Oil & Gas, Offshore Projects, Windmills, Solar Tech, Power Plants, Construction, Turn-Key Projects. He has been responsible for developing and executing projects in Turkey and the Black Sea countries including Bulgaria, Romania, and Georgia under the capacity of being the Deputy General Manager of an important regional organization. His solid project management and logistics skills, as well as accumulated know-how and experience, will be great assets for BATI Group of Shipping Companies for the year 2020 and onwards.

    BATI GROUP is proud to have him on board and confident that he will deliver great value and support, as well as innovative ideas to their company!

  • 20 Mar 2020
    A Thousand Freight Tonne Transfer for Chirey Global Logistics

    Chirey Global Logistics Co. Ltd, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing Hong Kong, is proud to present another project they handled.

    This time round, they shipped a dredge boat from Tianjin, China to Laos in Nigeria by using a heavy lift vessel. The unit weighed 46 Tons and was 19 x 3.3 x 3.06 meters in scale. The total volume tallied up to 1000 Freight Tonnes.

    Congratulations on this successful transfer!

  • 19 Mar 2020
    Goodrich Executes Seamless Transportation For Mega EPC Project

    Goodrich Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Kazakhstan, is happy to report the successful execution of the first shipment, for a massive transportation project on behalf of their client: a major EPC player.

    The whole project involved the movement of around 700 + containers, including OOG's & Breakbulk units ( 2 X 80 MT transformers) from factory’s in Central & North India to numerous sites across inland Senegal & Mali. Special permits needed to be procured from various local ministry’s for the execution of this project. On the other hand, the timeline for deliveries had to be clinically planned to ensure the smooth movement of shipments from the various gateway ports to the inland sites, while also having to cross an international border.

    Kudos to the Goodrich teams from various offices who worked in tandem for the seamless execution of the project!

  • 18 Mar 2020
    Locomotives to Latin America with Supply Chain Solutions

    Supply Chain Solutions Inc, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for the USA, is sharing with us a project that has been ongoing for the whole year.

    The project consists of 4 locomotive truck frames per shipment, each 227 x 106 x 32 inches in dimension and 20,000 lbs in weight. And there are approx. 1 shipment per month. Supply Chain Solutions Inc's scope of work is the door to door delivery from Kansas, into Latin America.

    Thanks to the team for sharing with us, and wishing them all the best for the upcoming shipments!

  • 17 Mar 2020
    Enki Transport and Trading Completes Door Delivery to Iraq

    Enki Transport and Trading, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Iraq, has successfully completed a door to door delivery for their client in Mosul, Iraq.

    The shipment consisted of two 40MT transformers and five full container loads of accessories. In order to transport them, Enki organized two low-beds for the heavier units and 5 trucks for the containers. The total volume tallied up to 120 MT.

    Enki loaded the goods in ABB Istanbul, Turkey, where they also performed the lashing and securing, the cargo was then moved towards the final destination in Mosul Al Naseej Substation. Upon arrival, Enki assisted with the offloading. The whole task was completed within 10 days.

    Thanks to Enki's end to end handling, the project was concluded with success!