17 Aug 2022
In July 2022, our member from Latvia, KGE Logistics, was nominated to transport heavy machinery equipment of a plant from Italy to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Each piece of equipment measured 10 metres in length, 2.95 metres in width, 3.35 metres in depth and weighed 10 tons. Two trucks were used to deliver the cargo.
Despite the challenges faced and country regulations, it was safely transported via Baltics and delivered to the customer at their doorstep.
KGE Logistics provided door-to-door delivery with complete daily tracking, resulting in positive customer feedback. Once again, KGE handled this project with complete professionalism and customer satisfaction.
With their new branch in the United Arab Emirates, the company can reach further into the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) with the best services putting them on top of handling project cargo across the world.
15 Aug 2022
Our Indian member Express Global Logistics Private Limited (EXG), smoothly executed the movement of a Waste Heat Assembly for a well-known company. The cargo measured 20 metres in length, 6.9 metres in width, and 5.9 metres in depth and weighed 190 metric tons in total. The cargo was moved from Yamuna Nagar, in the Indian state of Haryana, to Kandla Port-Gujarat.
The company’s scope of work for transportation had some salient features and challenges that they overcame with careful planning and tapping into the expertise of the EXG team. Their seasoned operations and clearing team managed approvals from various government agencies and port authorities to execute the project.
EXG Team faced several challenges like the ongoing new infrastructure development Bharatmala Pariyojana area, permissions from various authorities, and numerous civil work en route to facilitate the cargo movement, but they safely delivered it.
EXG’s asset management, heavy hauling, and engineering teams coordinated to create detailed plans in advance and did route surveys to plan for cargo movement.
Some of the challenges that EXG tackled during the completion of this project:
- The height of the package made it difficult to pass the electrical pole wires, road cameras, toll plaza, and signboards. To overcome these obstacles, power shutdown permissions were taken, signboards were removed, and even a bypass path was created by civil work so the package could make its way through the entire route.
- Keeping the width of the package in mind, dividers had to be removed, especially in Karnal, India. Dividers were a major issue. The vigorous efforts of the EXG team and multiple follow-ups led to acquiring permission from NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) to remove and reset the dividers.
- Narrow roads added to the above were another major challenge; trimming and cutting tree branches was mandatory to avoid damage to the cargo, and permissions were taken from authorities to do the same. EXG team had to convince locals to co-operate and to put the traffic flow of local vehicles on hold so that the cargo could pass through these narrow roads.
EXG did not falter on its commitment and transported the cargo on time in close coordination with its client and stakeholders. On behalf of our community, the PLA team congratulates EXG on continuing their streak of timely delivery.
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09 Aug 2022
Altius S.A. representing Argentina, Bolivia, and Spain in the Project Logistics Alliance, transported ten engines from the Terminal Zárate, Buenos Aires, to Puerto Jennefer, Bolivia, for the El Mutun Project. It is a significant project of the Bolivian Government that will industrialize one of South America's most important iron ore deposits on Bolivia's border with Brazil. The engines were moved using barges through the waterway.
To unload the cargo at Jennefer Port, two tandem cranes, each with 450 and 500 tons of capacity used for this project. Each 115-ton engine measured 9.90 metres in length, 4.45 metres in width, and 4.75 metres in height. Hydraulic modules will transport the cargo to the Mutun area in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
The most significant challenge for this project is using the Paraguay - Parana waterway in barges as the route and way of transportation. Another challenge will be unloading the engines in Puerto Jennefer and transporting them to the final destination due to the characteristics of the engines and the difficulties of the roads in that area of Bolivia.
The Altius team has recorded the first part of the shipment to give us an overview of the transhipment operation. The engines are now on their way to Bolivia (Puerto Jennefer) with an expected arrival date of 13th August. Stay tuned for the second update!
05 Aug 2022
A heavy lift cargo transportation from North China to Shanghai Terminal was successfully completed by PLA’s Chinese member Qingdao Ocean Spon International Logistics. The cargo, a tower, measured 18.8 metres in length and 4.6 metres in width and weighed 21.5 tons.
From the factory to the port, it was almost 1200 kilometres, and cargo was over length and height. The client had requested Qingdao Ocean Spon International Logistics to ensure safe transport while reducing costs which was a challenge. The highly skilled operations crew at Qingdao Ocean Spon International Logistics selected the best route and allotted personnel to ensure all obstacles on the way were overcome. A 16-meter long low-body trailer was used for the movement. Once the cargo arrived at the terminal in Shanghai, a mobile crane was used to discharge the cargo. The cargo is now on its way to Europe, where it will be used in the textile industry.
We congratulate Qingdao Ocean Spon International Logistics on this successful project. To learn more about Qingdao Ocean Spon International Logistics project capabilities, please visit:https://tschudilogistics.com/
04 Aug 2022
5th Annual Meeting of the Project Logistics Alliance’s Gala Dinner and Lanyard Sponsor is FLS Group, representing Thailand and Singapore. The 5th Annual Meeting will be hosted in Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel, from the 9th-12th October 2022.
It is wonderful to see that we have supportive members of our community. Again, a warm thank you to the team of FLS Group. We and the entire Project Logistics Alliance community appreciate your support!
FLS Group defines themselves as: "We are world turners. Experts at sourcing, storing, and shipping, our greater role is to keep our customers’ worlds turning effortlessly with seamless supply chain solutions." For the last decades, FLS Group is recognized as one of the leading supply chain solution providers. FLS Group has offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, India, and the USA, which makes them close to the key Asian markets with strategic networks in Europe and the Americas. The company proudly provides "Tailor-Made Global Solutions" from interconnected businesses: FLS Projects, FLS Logistics, FLS Warehousing, and FLS Trading.
To learn more about their services and capabilities, please click below.
03 Aug 2022
While these summer months call for a holiday for most people, our Taiwanese member 3L-Leemark Logistics Ltd. is working hard. They recently managed the delivery of three luxury yachts from Shanghai and Xiamen to Italy and a sailing boat from Germany to Yantian. The cargo was transported on a box liner and a breakbulk vessel. It arrived at the port of discharge in good condition.
There were several pending or postponed shipments during the Covid-19 period, particularly out-of-gauge and breakbulk cargoes. Despite the challenges, 3L-Leemark Logistics continued to operate smoothly and meet the client’s shipping requirements.
Please reach out to the 3L-Leemark team if you need assistance:
The 3L-Leemark Logistics team will do its utmost to accomplish your project, from planning to final delivery.
02 Aug 2022
AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has launched a joint venture with SEG, one of the largest oil and gas companies in Uzbekistan, to open new logistics and freight businesses and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a food trading hub in Uzbekistan.
At a signing ceremony in Tashkent, the two companies signed the key agreements to support the collaboration, which aims to develop logistics infrastructure and services that will enable Uzbek and SEG’s refined products to reach global markets at competitive costs.
The ceremony attendees from the UAE included H.E. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade; H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED); H.E. Dr. Saeed Matar Al Qemzi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan; Captain Mohammed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO AD Ports Group; His Excellency Saeed Al-Bahri Salem Al-Ameri – Director General of Abu Dhabi Department of Agriculture and Food Safety; and Hamad Al Hammadi, Executive Director, Energy and Utilities at ADQ.
Attendees from Uzbekistan included Ilkhom Makhkamov, Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan; Aziz Voitov, First Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan; Sherzod Khodjayev, Deputy Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan; Kakhramon Yuldashev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Uzbekistan; and Bakhtiyor Fazilov, Chairman of the Board of SEG.
The signing ceremony saw the announcement of AD Ports Group’s office in Uzbekistan, the Group's first in the Central Asia region. The office will oversee the projects announced within the agreements signed in Tashkent.
Under the joint venture agreement, the two companies will create a partnership for logistics and freight forwarding services including intermodal freight forwarding, road, rail and air transport services, the development of inland ports and container depots, warehousing and other logistics infrastructure, contract logistics and custom clearance.
Furthermore, the joint venture will deploy new technology and specialised processes to address the challenges caused by Uzbekistan’s double-landlocked geographical location, surrounded as it is by five additional landlocked nations.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed to support the development of an integrated food storage and distribution hub to enhance Uzbekistan’s food trade across global markets and drive Central Asian food security. Under the MoU, the two companies will collaborate on mutual opportunities relating to food storage, transportation, and security, and will explore related end-to-end solutions for the project.
Based upon the ‘Regional Food Hub – Abu Dhabi’ currently under development in KIZAD, AD Ports Group will share their expertise and provide best practice guidance toward the new project. The food hub will collaborate with Rungis International Market, the wholesale fresh food market, to bring buyers, sellers, logistics players, consolidators, and distributors together to expand access to fresh food and boost exports for Uzbekistan.
The hub is planned to be operated near Samarkand International Airport by a subsidiary of SEG - MARAKAND LOGAIR.
H.E. Falah Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of AD Ports Group, said: “This agreement will support the direction of our wise leadership and strengthen our strategic partnership with Uzbekistan. We are delighted to be able to deploy the expertise and resources of AD Ports Group to address the core logistics challenges and opportunities present within the country.
We believe that we will be able to contribute to unlocking the wider economic potential of the nation by building new supply chains and opening new trade routes. Our capacity to build one-stop economic hubs and logistics centres will be put to good use through the creation of a dedicated food hub, as well as the creation of inland ports and depots.”
Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group, said: “This is a major new agreement that will help transform trade and logistics for Uzbekistan, which has a fast-growing economy and rich natural resources. With our expertise, we will develop multi-modal transport connections that will bring goods to market faster and more efficiently.”
“Our strategic investment in infrastructure and capabilities will help support international companies by opening new points of entry into Central Asian markets and ensuring the highest levels of service and support. In line with the direction of the UAE’s leadership, we are positioning Abu Dhabi as a global leader in logistics and industry.”
Bakhtiyor Fazilov, Chairman of the Board of SEG said: “This agreement will have significant impact on the economic progress of our nation, creating new jobs and new opportunities for trade and development. Through working with AD Ports Group, we will establish new trade corridors that will be facilitated by advanced digital services and supported by world-class logistics facilities, including intermodal freight forwarding.”
“Uzbekistan is a major producer of key exports, including oil, natural gas and gold, as well as being the second largest exporter of cotton in the world. Through these new joint ventures, we will be able to bring a wider range of products to more markets around the world, transforming our trade potential.”
The UAE and Uzbekistan signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote the exchange of knowledge, expertise and successful experiences in June 2022. The expanded strategic partnership with Uzbekistan covers 27 sectors, including the financial sector, education sector, economy, government leadership, food security and agriculture, ports and customs.
AD ports Group is the exclusive Port Partner of the Project Logistics Alliance for the Middle East.
29 Jul 2022
R&B Global Projects Ltd was in charge to arrange stuffing, local works and assist in the shipment of two taxi catamarans from the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, to Hong Kong. The catamarans were just under 10 meters long, 3.3 meters wide, and about 4 meters high, weighing 3 tons each.
The cargo was delivered to the Port of Rijeka on special trucks, where R&B Global Projects carefully coordinated with the terminal to reload them onto two 40’ flat racks. The catamarans were then thoroughly lashed as per the client’s request to handle them with extra care. R&B Global Projects would also like to thank their clients for their trust and support during the execution of this shipment.
We congratulate R&B Global Projects Ltd on completing yet another nice job successfully and adding a very happy client to their vast portfolio. R&B Global Projects represents Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia in the Project Logistics Alliance.
29 Jul 2022
Project Logistics Alliance’s Bangladeshi Member Conveyor Logistics provided transportation solutions in parentship with Daher Technologies. France-based Daher Technologies was employed by the main contractor, Suez OTV Veolia, an OTV Veolia, and Suez International joint venture.
The Conveyor Logistics team transported four high-pressure vessels with a length of 9.5 meters, a width of 4.2 meters, and a height of 4.1 meters. These pressure vessels in total weighed 91,800 MT and occupied a volume of 741 CBM. Given the extreme weight and size, the pressure vessels were transported by water on tow barges. A temporary jetty site was built on river Shitalakshiya near the project site. A lattice boom crawler with a 150-ton capacity was also set up on the jetty to aid easy discharge. The pressure vessels were re-loaded from the barge on mechanical low bed trailers for further transport to the project site in Gandharbpur.
The Conveyor Logistics team covered 290 kilometers to deliver the cargo onsite. The scope of work undertaken also included - customs clearance and tow barge loading from Chattogram’s private jetty.
29 Jul 2022
OCTRA (SCALES Group), representing France in our network, recently completed a turnkey heavy lift operation towards a South African substation. The cargo was loaded in Southern Europe and arrived in South Africa after a long trip to be delivered to Zimbabwe. The main component was further offloaded by the gantry and duly skidded on its temporary pad. The OCTRA (SCALES Group) team delivered the cargo without a hitch due to their experienced operation and project manager, who smoothly coordinated each step of the overall transport. Within this project's scope, OCTRA (SCALES Group) Team cooperated with their long-term partner Messrs Vanguard who managed all local operations, including port activities, heavy transportation within South Africa & Zimbabwe, customs clearance and rigging.
We congratulate OCTRA (SCALES Group) for their teamwork and cooperation during this project. To learn more about OCTRA (Scales Group) project capabilities, please visit: www.octra.fr
28 Jul 2022
Here is an example of how experts at FLS Projects rigorously plan while staying proactive and reactive to keep their clients' supply chains moving seamlessly, whatever may happen. The FLS Group successfully delivered materials for a new electric vehicle fabrication plant from the fabrication yard in Indonesia to the erection site in Arizona, United States. To ensure nothing jeopardized the lengthy 30-meter girders, their team recalculated transport drawings, consolidated supports on each side of the girders and arranged two big cranes to lift them from the truck directly to the vessel.
The FLS Group also overcame congestion along the US West Coast by finding a deviation port in San Diego that guaranteed no berthing delay. This responsive 'Plan B' resulted in no vessel detention costs and a very happy customer.
Get in touch with the FLS Group today to have your cargo handled by expert hands and take advantage of their extensive global network. FLS Group represents Singapore and Thailand in the Project Logistics Alliance.
26 Jul 2022
We are delighted to introduce FREJA Transport & Logistics Co., Ltd., representing Hong Kong, as the latest member of the Projects Logistics Alliance community. FREJA Transport & Logistics offers dedicated transport, logistics, and warehousing solutions in Europe and across the world with customized personal service and guaranteed quality. Since their founding in 1985, they have now expanded to offices in multiple locations such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and China etc.
FREJA was founded on April 1st, 1985, and since then the company is dynamic, internationally oriented, and has a constant focus on developing according to the customers’ wishes and needs. Today, the FREJA group is a global player with branches in Denmark (Skive (head office), Taastrup, Aarhus and Padborg), Finland (Turku, Vantaa and Vaasa), Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Fjeldbo, Stavanger, Ålesund and Kristiansand), Sweden (Helsingborg, Jönköping and Trelleborg), Poland (Szczecin, Gdynia, Lóds, Warszawa, Blonie and Tczew) and China (Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao).
In addition to offering one-stop solutions, customized transportation, security control, and a professional team, some of the services and features that FREJA offers include:
Complete project / heavy lifts
One-stop solution: forwarding, warehousing, packing, engineering, road/marine survey
Planning, consultation, dedicated execution
- Air & Sea
LCL, FCL, oversize and break bulk
Consolidated airfreight / express airfreight
- Road Transport
Oversize and special transports
- Railway Transport
Westbound from China to Europe
Eastbound from Europe to China
- Customs Documents
Clearance, restoration, etc.
Secured, correct customs treatment
Dedicated and experienced staff
Shrink foil packaging, plywood case packaging, crate packaging, pallet & PE foil, pallet & alufoil, OSB case packaging
A warm welcome to the FREJA Transport & Logistics Co., Ltd. team to the Project Logistics Alliance.
25 Jul 2022
In light of climate change, protecting nature is vital and the only way forward. Logistics Plus Inc., our member in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, demonstrated the necessity of protecting nature and natural resources whilst supporting development. To support the efforts of reforestation and prevent wildfires in Turkey, Logistics Plus, Turkey, has planted 10,000 pine bushes in the Bergama, Kinik region of Turkey, creating "Logistics Plus Memorial Plus Forest." In recognition of this meaningful project, the Aegean Forest Foundation sent a letter to congratulate Logistics Plus on the legacy and support they have left to our future generation.
On behalf of the PLA members, we would like to congratulate the Logistics Plus Turkey Team on the significant step they have taken toward protecting our planet in line with their motto, Passion for Excellence, Passion for Nature.
21 Jul 2022
We are delighted to introduce ECU Worldwide Limited, representing Kenya & Tanzania, as the latest member of the Projects Logistics Alliance community. ECU Worldwide provides door-to-door turnkey solutions, leveraging their expertise in multimodal transport, inland trucking for heavy lift, oversized cargo, surveying, and customs clearance, etc.
ECU Worldwide Limited was founded in 1987 in Belgium and has embossed a solid footprint in Kenya for the last 25 years. ECU Worldwide has successfully driven its business while keeping a strong focus on the customers by using global synergies and support across 330 offices in 180 countries around the world.
Relentless effort from the ECU Worldwide team, technical know-how, and in-depth knowledge of local markets enable free movement of cargo of any nature and size.
Some key services and features they offer:
- ECU Kenya is licensed by Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) and is a member of the Kenya Groupage Cargo Handling Association (KGCHA).
- AEO accredited and licensed by Kenya Revenue Authority, recognized as customs certified, secured and reliable trading partners.
- Expertise in executing turnkey projects on a door-to-door basis for Air, Ocean & Land Freight.
- Provide handling, clearance, and forwarding of RORO
- Customs Clearance, documentation, and arranging permits from concerned authorities for seamless movement of cargo of any nature and size.
- Route Survey & Inland trucking service of heavy lift, over length, over height, and over wide cargo from destination port to inland site locations across East and Central Africa.
- Warehousing facilities in Nairobi, Mombasa & Dar-Es-Salaam where cargo can be stored under customs bond and then proceed for further transit after documentation is completed.
- ECU Kenya handles Re-Export shipments facilitating all documentary requirements.
- Experienced in handling Charter flights in East & Central Africa.
- Provide solutions across industries viz Oil & Gas, EPC, Telecommunication, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Govt organizations, etc.
- Collaborating with network partners for seamless execution of the cargo.
A warm welcome to the ECU Worldwide Limited team to the Project Logistics Alliance.
20 Jul 2022
There is no doubt that lockdowns during the pandemic disrupt logistics operations. Nevertheless, even the lockdown in Shanghai couldn’t stop PLA member Aprojects Austria from loading a break bulk shipment onto a container vessel.
Four pieces of cargo, consisting of housing, were loaded in Shanghai and delivered to Rotterdam. Each housing measured 915 centimetres in length, 400 centimetres in width, 145 centimetres in height, and weighed 70400 kilograms. Additionally, other materials were stuffed into 4x40 Standard High Cube containers.
Aprojects Austria was also in charge of delivery and obtaining proper permits once the cargo arrived in Rotterdam. Once the shipment arrived in Rotterdam, Aprojects Austria’s sister company, Aprojects Netherlands, took over and professionally handled the local transportation of the project.
This project is a classic example of how Aprojects global offices work in tandem to ensure customer satisfaction. Well done, team Aprojects!