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  • 19 Apr 2019
    Fleet Line Shipping Delivers Multimodal Shipment to CIS Countries

    Member of the Project Logistics Alliance for UAE, Fleet Line Shipping recently completed the transportation of various heavy cargo from various locations in UAE, to CIS. The Fleet Line Shipping in-house crew arranged the loading and lashing as well as shipment to Poti, Georgia. From thereon, Fleet Line Shippings exclusive agents arranged the cross loading of cargo into trucks and delivered them safely to their respective destinations in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

    Fleet Line Shipping specialises in services through to CIS destinations via Poti, Georgia and Mersin, Turkey. Their multimodal B/L have full insurance coverage right up to the door in CIS destinations.

    Congrats for the successful multimodal transport!

  • 18 Apr 2019
    CHS Container Group Opens New Office in China

    We are proudly sharing the good news about the expansion of our Project Logistics Alliance partner CHS Container Group. They are happy to announce that on March 1st, 2019, the CHS China office officially started to operate. The new office is located in Shanghai, P.R. China at below address:

    Room 408, Aijia Building,
    No. 288, Wuhua Road, Hongkou District,
    200086, Shanghai, P.R. China

    Should you have any demand about containers in China, feel free to contact the Chinese colleagues of the CHS Team as below:

    Rebekka Wang
    Managing Director
    Tel: 0086 21 55151397
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    Tom Liu
    Tel: 0086 21 55151392
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    The business focus is the support of Freight Forwarders, Railway Operators and the Industry with all kind of Shipper’s Own Containers.

    “It does not matter if you want to buy, to rent or use the Box for a one-way move:
    Our colleagues will support you in any case!”

    Congratulations from our team on the expansion and a warm welcome to the CHS China Office to the Project Logistics Alliance community!

  • 18 Apr 2019
  • 17 Apr 2019
    Network Global Logistics Moves Transformer From Turkey to Kema for Testing

    New member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, Network Global Logistics recently completed the round trip transportation of a 66 MVA transformer with accessories. The main body of the transformer was 7 x 3 x 4 m and weighed 79 MT. The cargo was to be picked up from factory in Adana, Turkey and then sent to Kema Netherland B.V. in order to be tested under high voltage and high power.

    Network Global Logistics executed the following steps: Picking up the transformer from factory and bringing it up to Balıkesir BEST transformer factory for preparation before Kema (Please see domestic haulage photo no: 1). After a week in Balıkesir factory, Network Global Logistics loaded the transformer on a vehicle and brought it to port Autoport (Port of Autoport, see photo no: 2,3,4,5). The transformer and accessories were then loaded onto roll trailers after being shipped to Zeebrugge, Belgium. From there they were trans-shipped via river barge at Zeebrugge and direct for montage to KEMA Labs in Nijmegen (Please see photo no: 6,7,8,9,10,11) The main challenge was the timing as the cargo had to arrive there at the exact time advised by Kema for the appointment for testing. This took a further 5-6 days for montage before the test date. After the successful testing, Network Global Logistics brought the transformer back to Zeebrugge via river barge. During the whole period, the transformer stayed on board and was never unloaded. Then the transformer was trans-shipped onto roll trailers from barge the same way as before, and shipped back to Autoport, Turkey (Photo no: 12,13,14,15,16,17). After the transformer was trans-shipped onto the vehicle in Autoport and delivered to Balıkesir BEST transformer factory (Please see photo no: 18,19). Kema sent an authorized personnel in Turkey after we delivered the transformer to Balıkesir BEST. The representative did the last controls after transportation and delivery. A few days later, Network Global Logistics loaded the transformer and delivered it to initial point in Adana. They would like to extend a special thanks to UECC agents in Turkey, Daanen Shipping B.V, ICO terminals and Autoport.

    Congrats Network Global Logistics on the successful round trip! We look forward to many more news to come.

  • 16 Apr 2019
    AC Project & Forwarding delivers Mining Equipment to the Port of Bilbao

    AC Project & Forwarding SL's Bilbao office, Project Logistics Alliance member representing Spain, has recently successfully completed the delivery of equipment for the mining industry to the Port of Bilbao. The first commodity was a mega-sized crusher with the dimensions of 50.5 metric tons. The second commodity was a trunnion ring of 62 metric tons.

    Good job, AC Project Team!

  • 15 Apr 2019
    C.H. Robinson experts coordinate timely delivery from Shanghai to Colorado

    Late in 2018, member of the Project Logistics Alliance, C.H. Robinson’s project logistics team supported a facility modernization project. It required delivering 119 metric tons of equipment from Shanghai to Colorado. The cargo was made up of specialized equipment—a surge tank, two adsorber vessels, a blower skid, metering skid, cooler and process skids, and a 40 foot container with various ladders, platforms, and spare parts.

    C.H. Robinson’s experts arranged pick up and trucking from Jiangsu, China, to the port of Shanghai, where they oversaw the loading of the 1,272.5 cubic meters of cargo for the ocean voyage to the Port of Houston, TX.

    A project manager in Houston met the cargo at the port, ensured the cargo had arrived as expected, and oversaw the safe offloading of the pieces onto truck trailers for final delivery. Delivering the cargo to Wheat Ridge, CO, over 1,000 miles away from the Port of Houston, involved nine truckloads. The heaviest unit required a double drop step deck trailer with three axles.

    To add even more complexity to the project, there was a specific delivery sequence the equipment had to follow. This was based on the order equipment would be set up and was necessary to avoid site congestion and delays onsite for other projects and deliveries. By having an experienced project manager coordinating with carriers and site representatives, the team kept all parties updated and informed.

    The high level of support, ability to use one company for all their transportation needs, and strategic thinking for this project across continents satisfied the customer and paved the way for additional projects together.

    Keep up the good work, C.H Robinson!

  • 12 Apr 2019
    New member for Slovenia!

    Today we would like to introduce a new member of the Project Logistics Alliance. TANTA Transport & Logistics has joined our network of highly professional project forwarders and is representing Slovenia.

    The company is headquartered in the only commercial port of Slovenia, the Port of Koper, and have further branch offices in Bratislava and Jesenice. The combination of experience, knowledge, and vision allows the Tanta Team to always find a solution for your particular and special transportation problems.

    Tanta is offering support for your projects when it comes to finding suitable transport vehicles according to the special requirements of your cargo, elaborating and conducting the transport on road, railways, river, sea, and in the air and will assist you with requested documentation and licenses as well as insurance, and escort in national or international cargo transport.

    Further, Tanta can arrange the documentation for the remaining member states of the European Union, such as licenses, technical documentation, and escort.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Tanta!

  • 11 Apr 2019

    Our member M-Star Freight is sharing the attached press release, informing about a new project division emerging from the take-over of M-Star Freight Agencies by the Herfurth Group.

  • 10 Apr 2019
    Andina Freight Moves Urgent Shipment From Spain to Peru

    Andina Freight S.A.C. recently completed an overnight air freight operation from Spain to Peru. The 40MT of material transported was needed urgently by the client for one of the most important petrochemical projects in Peru. However Andina Freight faced the challenge that there were currently almost no line options that have the capacity to move this high tonnage. They finally obtained an efficient logistics via Amsterdam to Lima, which meant that additional customs coordination would be necessary. Andina Freight nevertheless took the challenge and delivered the cargo safely direct to the project site.

    Well done Andina for the transatlantic shipment!

  • 09 Apr 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner serving Africa

    MV Maria, wind farm equipment, up to 2738t and 22.230m³ per voyage, 12 consecutive voyages

    Your contact:

    Kai Vogel
    Sales/ Chartering Manager
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    +49 40 380380-221

    Juergen Kuntz
    Senior Manager Chartering & Projects
    Head of Africa Chartering Desk
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    +49 40 380 380-224

    Paul Okpurughre
    Director Business Development
    Operations MEA
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    +49 40 380 380-409

  • 09 Apr 2019
    Aqua Air Logistics extends its membership to Qatar and Bahrain!

    There is a couple of reasons to call this news a good one. Aqua Air Logistics was renewing their membership for Qatar in January and are supporting the Project Logistics Alliance for another year. On top of that, they have also decided to extend their listing in the network: Aqua Air Logistics is now also member for Bahrain!

    The company was incorporated in 2010 and ever since has established itself as a strong and reliable logistics service provider in the Middle East. With own vehicles, qualified and motivated staff and an own customs bonded warehouse inside the Bahrain Logistics Zone, Aqua Air Logistics is a reliable project forwarder and we are proud to have them in our network.

    Welcome also to Aqua Air Logistics Team from Bahrain!

  • 08 Apr 2019
    Ryano Logistics Carries Out Urgent Project Delivery

    Ryano Logistics & Projects, member of the Project Logistics Alliance, recently carried out an urgent delivery for a client. The cargo had a dimension of 14.000 x 3.200 x 3.200 mm and weighed 5.000 kg. Please see attached photo for reference (photo credit to Eddy Winters). Due to the nature of the cargo, special lashing techniques had to be used to secure it, and an authorized protocol was followed.

    Ryano picked up the cargo in Madrid, Spain, and delivered it safe and sound to Stafford, UK. They also took care of the special permit required as well as the pilot cars.

    Congrats to Ryano for the sound execution under pressure!

  • 05 Apr 2019
    First member for Ethiopia!

    We are proudly announcing our very first member for Ethiopia – SYNTRANS Logistics. SYNTRANS was established in 2013 by founders with excellent work experience and academic background in this sector. The company obtains freight forwarding, customs clearing and ship agency licenses, and qualification certificates and with summed up more than 10 years of working experience, it is YOUR right partner for project handling in Ethiopia.

    SYNTRANS is specialized in moving international projects by air, sea, and land as well as specialized lifts, special handling of OOG cargoes and heavy-lift cargoes. Any type of project or ferried cargo will be safely and securely delivered on time. The industries where SYNTRANS has been involved included industrial projects from infrastructure projects to major energy projects such as hydropower projects, road construction, dam construction, water and sanitary projects, electric utility projects, and energy projects.

    Welcome on board, SYNTRANS Logistics!

  • 05 Apr 2019
    Bati Invests in Fleet of Special Equipment and Containers

    In 2018, Turkey started to face a significant problem due to lack of container availability, especially for special equipment such as open top and flat racks. This problem also impacted our member in Turkey, Bati Group. In order to maximize their service level and quality, Bati has since then bought more than 20 flat racks and open tops for its clients and agents to use worldwide. Since building the fleet, Bati Group has already put them into good use by stuffing cargo and shipped them to Felixstowe, UK for the sake of a valuable cargo worth millions of dollars. This is another example of how our member BATI is seeking to increase their service level by investing in equipment. Keep up the good work guys!

  • 04 Apr 2019
  • 04 Apr 2019
    M-Star Transports Reactors for Hydrogen Plant

    Project Logistics Alliance member for Georgia, M-Star Freight recently delivered some special heavy cargo for one of the largest EPC contractors in the world. The oversized and overweight cargo was loaded at Porte Marghera in Italy and then transported to Kolkata in India. The project itself consisted of a heat exchanger reactor to be used for the production of hydrogen. Among all items, the heaviest single part weighed a staggering 82 MT alone.

    For more information on this project, you can contact M-STAR’s sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Congratulations M-Star for the successful project delivery!

  • 03 Apr 2019
    Sigmai Handles Logistics for Israel's Natural Gas Pipeline System

    Our Member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Israel, Sigmai Trade and Logistics have been awarded the honour of handling the full logistics aspect for the construction of the natural gas pipeline throughout Israel. Within this nationwide project, Sigmai's scope of work included the loading and lashing of the pipes, offloading at site, as well as all customs formalities including special permits required for special commodities.

    The whole project included the shipment of over 300 containers, out of gauge units, oversized breakbulk shipments and involved several cranes, vehicles, forklifts, tractors, and similar units.

    One of the main challenges in handling this type of project was the tight schedule in order to meet the project deadlines, combined with the complex process of customs regulations for this type of cargo. Sigmai's project team went through extraordinary lengths to have all approvals and permits ready in time to meet the requested schedule, and have the project "rolling" on time.

    We are extra proud to have members like Sigmai who participate in these mega projects which benefit their nation and vast population.

    Keep up the good work, Sigmai!