17 Feb 2020
Our member Tschudi Logistics, representing Denmark, Finland and Hong Kong in the Project Logistics Alliance is sharing another spectacular project transport with us. Their team colleagues from Tschudi Logistics Sweden conducted a transport of two large LNG storage tanks. The special challenge: the tanks had to be moved in their vertical position with a hight of 12 meters. Each of the tanks had a weight of 75 tons. The tanks were transported from Sweden to Turkey via truck and a chartered vessel.
Watch the video to witness the conduction of a spectacular transport, congratulations Tschudi Logistics!
17 Feb 2020
KAF MARINE SHIPPING & CHARTERING CO, exclusive partner of the Project Logistics Alliance for ship brokerage, has loaded 9900 cubic meters of oil and rig equipment from Douala, Cameroon to Dar Es Salam in Tanzania, on board the MV Han Hui.
After a fast dispatch at the loading port, the team at KAF Marine managed to load all 9900 cbm of equipment in only three and a half days, well under their anticipated schedule. This is the first shipment that KAF Marine has completed for their new customer in Yemen, and it looks like a successful trial!
Kudos to the team involved, and wishing them many more collaborations with this client to come.
17 Feb 2020
We are delighted to present to you a brand new member of the Project Logistics Alliance: welcome Caspi Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearing Agents Ltd. as a new member for Israel with us.
Caspi has been established in 1963 and making over 55 years of foundation. The experts in Caspi offer a full range of services from sea freight, air freight, logistics services, cargo insurance, daily FLC containers, counsel service, computerized storage services, to customs clearance. Their experienced project team is able to provide its customers with the oversized and heavy lift cargo, bulk cargo transportation service, vessel leasing for bulk cargo, and issuance of political B/L.
Caspi is certified by AEO, IATA organizations and is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. On top of that, Caspi holds an outstanding score of 92 by D & B.
Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Caspi Freight Forwarding &Customs Clearing Agents Ltd!
14 Feb 2020
Network Global Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, has been keeping busy with another shipment successfully done by their team from door to door.
The boilers transported were produced in Turkey for the Ministry of Textile Industry in Turkmenistan and had to be delivered to their new textile complex in Akhal province. There were 4 units in total, each measuring 10,00 meters length and 4,50 meters diameter and weighing over 49 tons. Because of the height of the cargo, they used their special low loaders and carried the goods smoothly to the end-user.
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14 Feb 2020
Viking Project Logistics, a Project Logistics Alliance member representing Algeria in our network community, has successfully completed another loading. Four different over-dimensional cargoes with dimensions of 26 meters length and 22.3 tons weight respectively 20 meters length and a weight of 5.7 tons weight were loaded by crane in the factory area in Ankara and set off to delivery address Cherepovets, Russia. Viking would like to extend their gratitude to their partner Bertling for entrusting them with this project.
Well done, Team Viking!
13 Feb 2020
The Port of Virginia, partner of the Project Logistics Alliance announced that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam had an agreement for Ørsted to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment. The agreement was ratified by a unanimous vote of the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners.
Ørsted could use the site for its work on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project with Dominion Energy, as well as for staging materials and equipment for Ørsted projects up and down the East Coast. If fully executed, the lease will run through at least 2026, during which time Ørsted plans to install nearly 3,000 megawatts of wind energy projects in the United States.
“This is a big step towards making Virginia a leader in wind energy and offshore wind manufacturing,” said Governor Northam. “With The Port of Virginia at its helm, the Hampton Roads region has the trained workforce and the nautical know-how to become a vital hub for offshore wind development. We welcome Ørsted and look forward to the tremendous opportunities ahead of us.”
The agreement between the port and Ørsted is for an initial lease of 1.7 acres at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal through 2026, with options to expand to 40 acres. If fully executed, the agreement could be worth nearly $13 million in lease payments and result in site upgrades worth more than $20 million for cranes and improvements to a section of the terminal’s berth to ensure heavy load capacity. Those investments would prepare the site for activities such as preassembly, staging and loading of wind turbines for other Ørsted projects. “It is our hope that today’s announcement demonstrates the potential we see in Virginia as a central player in the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry,” said Thomas Brostrøm, President and CEO Ørsted North America, Offshore. “Much activity will be taking place in Virginia and beyond in the coming months and years, and Portsmouth Marine Terminal is well situated to meet our needs both now and in the future.”
Portsmouth Marine Terminal is one of the Port of Virginia’s two multi-use terminals in Norfolk Harbor. Covering 287 acres, the facility is located on deep water, has on-dock rail access, and offers open space for storage and staging.
“This is a strategic decision by leaders in the offshore wind industry to take advantage of Virginia’s world-class port,” said John F. Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority. “By welcoming Ørsted and allowing it to leverage the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, we could jumpstart an almost entirely new industry. The result is job creation, economic investment, diversification of the Virginia economy, and clean, renewable energy.”
Congratulations to the Port of Virginia Team!
12 Feb 2020
The airfreight team of Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), Project Logistics Alliance member from Germany, successfully performed another very demanding air shipment of three exclusive cars from Europe to Asia.
The cargo consisted of one Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (770 PS, maximum speed 350km/h), one McLaren 720s Performance (721PS, maximum speed 341km/h) and one G63 AMG Stronger Than Time. The cars were delivered to FRA and fixed to PMCs for safe handling and transport during flight. The entire loading operation was supervised by AGL and the final customer got live updates during the whole transportation process. The flight, operated by AirbridgeCargo, departed as scheduled and all three cars arrived safe and in time in HKG.
Well done, Alexander Global Logistics!
12 Feb 2020
Fleet Line Shipping, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for the United Arab Emirates, has completed the delivery of a 50-ton spool from Jebel Ali in Dubai to Mersin in Turkey.
The scope of work for this project not only included the ocean freight booking but also picking up and delivering the spool to alongside the vessel, from where it was loaded directly from the trailer. In addition to this, the team at Fleet Line Shipping also conducted the marine survey, customs clearance, and onboard lashing.
Congratulations to everyone involved at Fleet Line Shipping!
11 Feb 2020
Transporting cargo to anywhere in the world requires local experts with good problem-solving skills, and no one knows that more than C.H. Robinson Project Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Singapore, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Canada, and USA. Last summer, they were put to the test when transporting wind turbine equipment from Galesburg, Illinois to Wheeler, Michigan.
Hauling large shipments is nothing new, but this specific route, between the origin and destination had multiple obstacles the team had to work around. They put a plan in place to manage permit restrictions and to circumvent construction issues on the highways through Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
In fact, because of road construction, a width restriction in Indiana made it impossible to transport the oversized cargo, where at its largest was 103’8” x 14’1” x 11’2” (lwh), through that state. Our project logistics experts knew they had to think outside the box to manage this limitation.
It was clear this shipment would need to cross more than state lines. We already knew of a ferry service that crossed Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan, so our team of experts surveyed the ferry, named Badger. We had to ensure the loading and offloading ramps could accommodate the cargo and we had to plan the entrance and exit strategy into the pier. In addition to the logistics of transport, timing and availability were also important considerations. C.H. Robinson acted as an extension of our customer’s team and worked closely with the ferry company to book the space and meet the schedules during peak time. The ferry was able to accommodate one piece of cargo per day and only during the night sailings.
This innovative ferry solution allowed us to avoid multiple routing issues in various states and offered a more favorable route from Ludington, Michigan to the final project site in Wheeler, Michigan.
Congratulations from the Project Logistics Alliance team!
11 Feb 2020
KAF MARINE SHIPPING & CHARTERING CO, the exclusive ship brokerage partner for the Project Logistics Alliance, has completed the transfer of 22.000 tonnes of bagged products from Tunisia to Nigeria.
Due to the increase in market prices caused by the LSS increase, the team at KAF Marine spent a lot of effort to find the right ship for their customer. Thankfully, they managed to find the right vessel at the right price level, and the bagged products made their way onto MV Servet Ana.
Despite Nigeria being a difficult location in Africa, the entire team involved at KAF Marine did not face any issues and completed the voyage successfully. This was their second shipment in 2019 with this client, and once again the clients expectations were fully met. The KAF Marine team contributes this to their company's core values!
Well done KAF Marine!
10 Feb 2020
Goodrich Central Asia LLP, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Kazakhstan has brought in the new year by finishing the transportation of the first lot of Pipes to an ongoing Oil and Gas Project in Iraq.
Initially, Goodrich transported 30 x 40 Flatbeds to Umm Qasr port in Southern Iraq. This was done along with 200 x 20 general-purpose containers. This transfer is the first of many due to an ongoing Oil and Gas project in Iraq. All of this cargo was moved in containers and flatbeds owned by Goodrich Central Asia LLP.
Congratulations for this transfer to the team involved at Goodrich Central.
10 Feb 2020
The Denmark project team of Tschudi Logistics, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing Denmark, Finland, and Hong Kong has been heavily involved in the delivery of parts for the new Hisings Bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden. The bridge is a vertical-lift bridge and it will connect central Gothenburg with Hisingen city. Tschudi Logistics has been responsible for the full logistical set up in connection with the transport of the 42 massive bridge elements. The elements were transported by sea from Bilbao, Spain directly to the pier closest to where the bridge will be built.
The scope of work the Tschudi team was facing included finding and chartering the most suitable vessel for the job, designing the transport scope, loading, and discharge of the oversized elements, and lashing and securing of cargo for a safe journey on open waters.
Tschudi continues to be involved in the project, currently by delivering other parts for the bridge. Today the first shipment of balks, covers, etc., arrives in Gothenburg from Sevilla, Spain. It will be followed by several other shipments. The bridge is expected to be completed in 2021.
This video gives an impression of the complexity of the transport. We hope you keep in touch with us to learn about the progress. Way to go, Tschudi Logistics!
07 Feb 2020
This time from Nhava Sheva to Turkey. Viking Project Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Algeria, has completed another project, this time concerning vessel engines and accessories. The engine was loaded on a 40 FT flat rack and had a dimension of 564 x 225 x 388cm, and a weight of 36.4 tonnes. The accessories took up a 20 FT dry container. After delivering the cargo to Nhava Sheva for loading, the goods sailed towards Ambarli Port, from where Viking also took care of the unlashing and transfer with crane operations, and completed the final leg of delivery up to Tuzla.
Congrats on another project Vikings!
07 Feb 2020
AC PROJECT & FORWARDING SL, member of the Project Logistics Alliance in Spain, with offices in Barcelona and Bilbao has successfully completed the delivery at Barcelona Port (Best Terminal) of two cryogenic liquid storage tanks. The cargo originated from China and had the following dimensions:
Unit 1: 17,2 x 3 x 3,72m and 26 Tons
Unit 2: 14 x 4,02 x 4,07m and 42 Tons
Thanks to the expertise from our member AC Projects, the shipment went smoothly without issues. Congrats on the wonderful performance!
06 Feb 2020
Global Projekt Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Sri Lanka, has executed and delivered some interesting projects from India to various countries from December 2019 to early Jan 2020. They have made a lovely video to recap all 6 projects, which consist of the following in chronicle order:
Project 1:- Movement of Volvo busses from India to Dar es Salam, all dispatches and loading on 31st Dec 2019 only.
Project 2:- Super ODC Machinery on Flat Rack, ex Chennai (India to Liverpool UK) in the last week of December.
Project 3:- Continuous movement of min 24 x 40 Open Top (in gauge) + 10 x 40 FR (Super out of gauge) from Mundra India to Thailand Khon Khaen, delivery on DAP basis for the erection of Ethenol Plat on Time.
Project 4:- Movement of Earthmoving equipment from Uganda to Ethiopia (by road on trailers).
Project 5:- Movement of Super ODC structures: 12 x 40 Open Top (in gauge) + 25 x 40 FR(out of gauge) from Chennai (India to Nigeria) on highly time-bound delivery which was again on CIF terms. The scope involved picking the cargo from the factory till loading on the vessel.
Project 6:- Movement of boilers ex Mundra to USA Texas, for BASF plant on 40 FR Out of Gauge and 40 Open Top (In Gauge).
Many thanks to the Global Projekt team for the visual update!