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  • 17 Mar 2020
    Worldwide Consultants in Logistics

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  • 16 Mar 2020
    AC Project & Forwarding Completes Ro-Ro Shipment to Mumbai

    AC Project & Forwarding SL, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Spain, has completed the shipment of a batch of 5 trucks.

    Each truck had the dimensions of 10.6 x 3.5 x 3.65 meters and weighed 25 tonnes. These trucks were picked up in France and delivered to the final destination in Mumbai, India via the Port in Barcelona using a RoRo-vessel.

    This transfer could only take place without incidences thanks to the good cooperation of the projects team at AC Projects.

    Congratulations AC Projects!

  • 13 Mar 2020
    Network Global Logistics Embarks On Third Delivery For Solar Project In Ukraine

    Network Global Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, has loaded two 80 MVA transformers from the factory in Balikesir, Turkey, from there it will head to its final destination in Ukraine. These transformers are for the solar power project in the Mykolaiv region and are the 3rd lot of transformers that Network Global Logistics has conducted for this project. As per usual, Network Global Logistics have engaged their own vehicles to conduct the transportation, and units are to be delivered in the next week.

    We wish them a smooth trip ahead!

  • 12 Mar 2020
    Bati Group Concludes Another Boat Transfer

    BATI Group, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkey, has completed another boat transfer from Begunje in Slovenia to Bodrum in Turkey.

    This boat is an excellent option for entertaining up to 12 guests, being 11 meters long and 3.6 meters high, and boasting an open cockpit. The maximum speed is 40 knots. All these features make this boat an ideal choice to cruise around Bodrum, where green and turquoise water meet. A smiling customer and yet another successful delivery are great proof of the expertise that Bati Group holds in Boat and Yacht transportation.

  • 11 Mar 2020
    Aqua Global Handles Another RoRo Project in Oman

    Aqua Global Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Bahrain and Qatar, recently transported a batch of tractors and construction equipment from the Port of Sohar in Oman to the site in Barka, Oman.

    These 11 units weighed a total of 151.96 tonnes and had a volume of 571.27 CBM. Aqua Global's scope of work not only included transportation using low beds, but also import discharge supervision, customs clearance, and loading supervision.

    Congratulations on a successful transfer!

  • 11 Mar 2020
    SAL Heavy Lift showcases its offshore capabilities with the Greater Changhua TestPile Project in Taiwan

    2019 proved to be an important year for SAL Heavy Lift, partner of Project Logistics Alliance when it came to offshore installation projects. As a highlight the Greater Changhua Test Pile Project in the waters off Taiwan stands out – a project SAL Heavy Lift completed over 3 months together with main contractor Per Aarsleff A/S. It was a complex project whereby SAL could utilize its experience in offshore test piling to ensure a successful project. Making use of MV Lone’s large deck space and a newly installed Fly-Jib, the vessel served as the perfect DP installation platform.

    It was SAL’s track record in offshore test piling for offshore wind farms that secured the Greater Changhua Test Pile Project from the Danish engineering and construction house Per Aarsleff A/S. The Greater Changhua Offshore Windfarm is an offshore wind site in the Taiwan Strait ca. 50 km off the coast of Taiwan, which is being developed by Ørsted A/S the Danish utility giant and the holder of the largest offshore wind portfolio in the world.

    SAL was subcontracted for the provision of a DP2 installation vessel, the MV Lone, and to perform pile installation and testing work as part of the pre-piling phase of the project. As the soil of the seabed on the project site had to be ensured, a test foundation was installed on designated locations around the project site. In water depths of 35 m – 40 m, six piles with a length of up to 80m were hammered into the seabed though a special Pile Guide Frame.

    To realize the project, a substantial preparation phase was set in motion which turned into the largest mobilization of a vessel in the history of SAL. To be able to lift the long piles vertically, a jib extension to one of the cranes of MV Lone had to be designed, manufactured, installed and tested. This resulted in the Fly-Jib installation on crane no. 2 on Lone which provides up to 23m extra jib length.

    The vessel had to be equipped with Temporary Living Quarters (TLQs) and additional lifeboats to be able to host up to 100 people that would be onboard during the project execution. To operate as an offshore installation vessel with so many people on board, MV Lone had to also change its certification from cargo vessel to become a Special Purpose Ship (SPS).

    The mobilization took place in Singapore during Spring 2019, where no less than 3 additional SAL vessels supplied the necessary project equipment from both Rotterdam, Shanghai and Esbjerg to the MV Lone. This included, in addition to the Fly-Jib and TLQs, the “Pile Guide Frame” and a special “Load Beam”, both designed and manufactured by Per Aarsleff A/S as well as various purpose built testing equipment, lifting- and handling equipment, the pile driving spread, survey equipment and the ROV spread. In the project port in Taichung, Taiwan six piles were collected, before locating the vessel to the offshore site.

    The full test campaign comprised two phases with the tests being performed at two locations. During the first phase between May and July 2019, two sets of three piles, with a unit weight of up to 140t each, were installed through the Pile Guide Frame at target locations to their required depths.

    After a standby period, the second phase taking place during August 2019, involved static and dynamic testing on selected piles on the seabed. These tests provided the engineers from Ørsted with the necessary data to optimize pile design for the planned wind farm.

    At the end of the project phase, the installed piles had to be decommissioned from the seabed, making use of a special cutting tool and then lifted back onto the deck of MV Lone transporting them back to shore for recycling. With a successful execution completed Project Manager, Peter Munk, Per Aarsleff A/S stated; “The crew of Lone and the SAL Project Team did an outstanding job. We are very impressed with the performance and the results we obtained. It has been a great pleasure to work with the SAL team on this challenging project. Arguably of more importance is the HSE performance which has been excellent”

    Many thanks for sharing this news with us, and a great job SAL Team!

  • 10 Mar 2020
    AC Project & Forwarding Delivers Vessel Propellers

    AC Project & Forwarding SL, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Spain, has successfully transported two-vessel propellers from Spain to Italy.

    The two propellers each had a dimension of 4500 x 4100 x 1200 mm, one unit weighed 11.620KG, while the other was slightly heavier and weighed 11.684 KG. AC Project & Forwarding picked up the cargo with trailer and delivered it to the final site without any problems.

    Many thanks for sharing this news with us, and a great job AC Project Team!

  • 09 Mar 2020
    Network Global Logistics and FLS Singapore Join Forces On Generator Project

    Network Global Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, has successfully executed a project in collaboration with fellow member FLS, representing Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and USA.

    Network Global Logistics scope of work included all stages from cargo surveying up till the final delivery to the consignee's yard in Baku. Due to the fact that Network Global's client had a tight deadline to deliver the generator, the FLS team organized the stuffing and loading of the cargo in a very short time. While they struggled to get space confirmation from the carriers due to the congestion in China before the Chinese New Year, in the end they managed to pull through with the booking. FLS organized the shipment to Mersin, from where Network Global handled the receiving of the goods, and the reloading onto the truck for transit operations. The generator made it from Mersin to Baku in 3 days. And despite another hiccup with a delay in the vessel schedule, the cargo still managed to arrive just in time.

    Thanks to the seamless collaboration and quick reactions from both members, the mission was accomplished despite multiple hurdles in between. A big congratulations to both Network Global Logistics and FLS Singapore for the wonderful job!

  • 06 Mar 2020
    Another Successful Yacht Transport for Bati Group

    Bati Group, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Turkey has been picking up their pace for yacht transportation. With the weather getting warmer, people cannot wait to get on their boats and yachts and the team at Bati has shipped 2 more yachts successfully from Turkey to Qatar.

    The shipment was successfully carried out by the use of flat racks from the port of Izmir in Turkey to Doha, Qatar. These yachts were an exact fit to the flat rack with a length of 12 meters. Furthermore, they were 4 meters in height and width and weighed 20 tons each. After being shrink-wrapped, the yachts were loaded with caution and secured properly with lashing equipment. While all project cargo is important for the Bati team, yachts will always have a special place in their heart.

    Kudos to the team and wishing them many more successful projects in the future!

  • 05 Mar 2020
    Ørsted leases space for offshore wind staging at Portsmouth Marine Terminal

    Denmark-based energy company Ørsted has agreed to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal from the Port of Virginia Authority, partner of the Project Logistics Alliance to stage materials and equipment for Dominion Energy’s offshore wind project, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. The Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to ratify the agreement.

    Ørsted will use the space for its work on Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, as well as for staging materials and equipment for other East Coast projects. The agreement is for a lease of 1.7 acres at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal (one of the Port of Virginia’s two multiuse terminals in the Norfolk Harbor) with options to expand an additional 40 acres. The entire terminal covers 287 acres and has on-dock rail access.

    The CVOW project is a pilot project for Dominion’s larger plans for a $7.8 billion, 220-turbine wind farm 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach by 2026. The wind farm, which would be the largest in the nation, is being proposed as part of Dominion’s initiative to reduce its carbon emissions by 55% in the next decade and 80% by 2050. The project would produce enough zero-carbon electricity to power 650,000 Virginia homes. Dominion has selected Spanish renewable energy engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. as the preferred turbine supplier for the proposed wind farm.

    “This is a big step towards making Virginia a leader in wind energy and offshore wind manufacturing,” Northam said in a statement. “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.” The lease could run through at least 2026, and be worth nearly $13 million in lease payments and include more than $20 million in improvements to the terminal’s berth to handle the heavy load capacity necessary for the massive offshore wind turbine components.

    “This is a strategic decision by leaders in the offshore wind industry to take advantage of Virginia’s world-class port,” John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority said in a statement. “The result is job creation, economic investment, diversification of the Virginia economy, and clean, renewable energy.”

    Congratulations from the Project Logistics Alliance team!

  • 05 Mar 2020
    Express Service To Shipyard China By Alexander Global Logistics And Bohnet Transport

    Alexander Global Logistics Bremen, member of the Project Logistics Alliance representing Germany, just recently completed another project with special requirements without any incidents. The cargo consisted of 2 engines with dimensions of 780 x 320 x 415 cm and a weight of 82 each in addition to 3 x 40’HC Accessories and 2 x 40’FR Accessories.

    AGL Bremen collected the engines with Project Logistics Alliance partner Bohnet, experts, and owners of heavy road transport equipment, in Augsburg and moved the same by truck/ barge combination to Port if Loading Hamburg. Engines have been overtaken in Hamburg by floating crane directly ex barge onto FCL ocean vessel “COSCO Harmony” to Hong Kong. The accessories have been loaded as usual in Hamburg as FCL cargo in carrier equipment. After arrival in HKG Port, the cargo was discharged by floating crane into waiting for barge for the final leg to ex HKG to Huangpu Old Port. The final Place of delivery was a private jetty located in Huangpu Old Port, China. Due to two main reasons, AGL Bremen has chosen the routing via Hong Kong:

    The first reason was the advantage of the shorter transit time of FCL vessel compared to Break Bulk vessel and the second main reason was that Huangpu Old port is connected to special rules for direct calls of Break Bulk vessels – therefore AGL’s decision was to go via HKG and perform last delivery sequence by barge.

    The job went very well without any issues en route. The Alexander Global Logistics project team is extending their gratitude to all involved parties. Good job, team AGL and Bohnet!

  • 04 Mar 2020
    Successful Intake To Terminal for Gianti Logistics

    Gianti Logistics, a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Georgia successfully transported a batch of land lanes and floating pipes from site to storage.

    These 373 units of land lanes and floating pipes totalled up 3,352,836.46 KG in total and were picked up and moved to Gianti's own terminal for storage. The highlight of this project was that the entirety of this transfer was carried out by Gianti's own team and fleet.

    Well done, Team Gianti!

  • 04 Mar 2020
    Registration for the 4th Annual Meeting is open!

    The registration for the 4th Annual Meeting of the Project Logistics Alliance is open! This year’s event is going to take place from October 11 to 14, 2020 in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. We have invested a lot of time and effort into making the registration process more convenient and easy for our community which is why we are excited to offer a new way to register for this event. Members and partners can complete the registration autonomously and online.

    The participants enjoy an all-around worry-free package deal, convenient to get and little to organize on your side. Your particular meeting ticket includes not only the participation in three days of one-to-one meetings but the three main nights in the 5-Star Hotel Hilton Tallinn Park, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks, a welcoming dinner on Sunday, a Gala Dinner in the Olympic Park Casino on Monday and a Dinner Event in the Seaplane Harbour Museum on Tuesday evening. The only thing you have to take care of is becoming a member or partner of the Project Logistics Alliance and find a way to get to Tallinn.

    Make sure to not miss out on the early bird discount which will be applied to registration made before 01.05.2020.!

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. We are happy to guide you through the registration process. We are looking forward to hosting another great event with you and are hoping to welcome all of you in October to Tallinn.

  • 03 Mar 2020
    Successful and Time-Bound Yacht Transfer for 3L-Leemark

    3L-Leemark Logistics Ltd. a member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Taiwan transported a 54 ft sailing boat from Finland to Hong Kong. This transfer is one of many successful jobs completed on Yacht operations.

    The length for this yacht measured at 17.12 meters while mast length was 22 meters. This successful transfer was possible due to the diligence of their partners for supervising the loading and discharging of the yacht. Furthermore, the customer was happy with the timely arrival of the yacht.

    Congratulations to the team at 3L-Leemark and everybody involved!

  • 03 Mar 2020
    Safety is a choice WE make TOGETHER! FLS Projects holds internal HSE training course. #SafetyFirst

    Workplace health & safety is very important to all of them at FLS Projects.

    This is why an internal training course “Mobile Crane Safety & Lifting Training for supervisors, signalers and riggers” was held recently. The training took two days and was provided by a licensed instructor and an experienced professional engineer. On day 1 their colleagues learned more about the ministerial regulations, establishing standards for the administration and management of occupational safety, health and environment regarding machines, cranes and boilers, safety sign standards, general crane and lifting gear knowledge, as well as roles and responsibilities of the crane supervisor and signaler. They then refreshed and intensified their knowledge about hand signals, calculation, and inspection for lifting gears, rigging and lifting in addition to lifted load calculation.

    Day 2 was the practical part of the training where our participants were placed in working situations with mobile cranes and had the chance to practice their learnings in real life. Congratulations to our colleagues who all passed their theoretical and practical tests for the “Mobile Crane Safety & Lifting Training”! Safety is a choice WE make TOGETHER!