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  • 30 Aug 2021
    First Member For Malta!

    Today we are excited to introduce our first member for Malta – Ship One Agencies Ltd.!

    With unrivalled local knowledge, their thoroughly trained and well-experienced personnel are available 24/7 for a wide array of services ranging from ship agency to international freight forwarding and support for the oil & gas industry. Breakbulk and oversized cargo along with temperature-controlled load complete their range of services. Ship One Agencies policy to provide high quality, professional and efficient service to ensure the satisfaction of all of the requirements of their clients. Ship One Agencies' oversized and project cargo department covers an abnormal load, including OOG cargo and heavy lift shipments.

     Their philosophy - The more complex…, the more straightforward solution they will provide for you gives them a natural advantage over the competition.  Ship One Agencies is capable of handling all your logistics requirements.

  • 27 Aug 2021
    SAL Heavy Lift Delivers Suction Piles Floating LNG Facility Off The Coast Of Mozambique

    MV Caroline recently loaded 20 suction piles in Singapore for SAL Heavy Lift’s Client, TP JGC Coral France (Technip Energies – JGC Holdings Joint Venture) with destination Mozambique. These suction piles with lengths up to 21 meters and weights up to 160mt will form part of the permanent mooring of the Coral-Sul FLNG floater.

    MV Carolinel is currently in Mozambique where she is handing over the suction piles to the installation vessel which will install them at a water depth of about 2,000 meters. The cooperation between all parties has been very good with a focus on safety and ensuring on-time delivery.

    SAL Heavy Lift is Project Logistics Alliance’s heavy lift and project cargo carrier partner!

  • 26 Aug 2021
    IPL Supply Chain Co. Shares their Involvement in Meghnaghat Powerplant Project

    The Meghnaghat-III 588.31MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Project is the phase III project. Based on the recognition and trust of IPL Supply Chain Co. Ltd's logistics capability, the owner invited IPL to participate in the tendering and bidding of the whole logistics including the domestic segment and shipments from the three countries. After several rounds of technical and commercial review and price competition, they finally won the bid for the logistics project of Margaret III power station. With the continuous improvement of the epidemic in the second half of the year, various work will be carried out gradually. 

     Service scope:

    Port to door logistics including customs clearance, barge transportation, wharf construction, on-site reverse transportation, installation and emplacement 

     Year of implementation: April 2020 -- present 

     Transportation quantity and heavy goods: 80,000 billable tons 


    Weight [tons)


    Gas Turbine






    Generator Stator



    Main Transformer



    Boiler Module



    High Pressure Drum



    Gas Module



    High Pressure Cylinder Assembly



    After four years of dedicated operations in Bangladesh, IPL has built a strong logistics service team to successfully complete the logistics and on-site positioning of many large power station projects in Bangladesh. Especially in the present international situation unrest, COVID - 19 outbreak is wanton spread dangerous period, IPL still holds in each project, efficient and safe logistics services. IPL Supply Chain Co. Ltd represents Myanmar and Tanzania in the Project Logistics Alliance.

  • 25 Aug 2021
    It's Time For Pipe Movement!

    Last Month Blue Bell Shipping, our Iraqi member, successfully loaded out 19100 FRT Pipe from China to Bahrain. An entire vessel was chartered for the movement. Cargo was loaded out from Tianjin & Zhuhai port.

    It was a real challenging time for the Bluebell team in terms of port congestion & climate conditions (typhoon). Once the cargo was loaded safely, the vessel sailed to Bahrain. Since its Door-to-Door shipment, the delivery is still ongoing.

    There is more cargo on the way for the same project every month from China. Blue Bell Shipping also has the space to load your shipment along with their base cargo. If you have any cargo to the Persian Gulf, please get in touch with Mr Mukesh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 24 Aug 2021
    Lift & Shift India Handles Heaviest Single Module Of 4532 Tons For NWIS Mumbai High North Offshore Project

    Lift and Shift India Pvt. Ltd, a leading Heavy-lift operator and Project Logistics company, achieved a record-breaking milestone by handling the heaviest Single Module weighing 4532 MT for Mumbai High North Offshore Project, which is the heaviest module fabricated in India. Lift & Shift India Pvt. Ltd (LSPL) was contracted by Larsen & Toubro Modular Fabrication division for handling 7 Modules weighing a total of 23500 MT for the NWIS Mumbai High North project.  The heaviest Module weight was 4532 MT, five modules weight ranging from 3000 MT to 4400 MT, and one module of 685 MT.

    LSPL had to do meticulous planning to complete the Load-out of 7 modules on six barges of 330 and 400 classes within a time frame of 20 days as missing any of the loadout dates would disturb the offshore schedule.

    The operation involved preparation of axles in desired format 5 file / 6 files, preparing the barge with pre-loadout ballast and then loading the modules onto the barge during the rising tide.

    The first module preparation commenced for the East Module weighing 4432 tons which were to be shifted on 10 files axles totalling 188 axles, from MFF2 yard to MFF1 yard over 1km and then rolled onto the barge.

    The module with a width of 52 m, the widest module fabricated and transported. The second module, the West deck, weighing 3700 MT, was loaded using 8 file axles totalling 160 axles. Both East and West Module were of the same widths.

    The challenging aspect was to arrange the loadout of the 3rd, 4th, 5th Modules (FFSDO, LSW, and TG), which required the axles to be reconfigured with only two days between the load out dates.  The squeeze was due to the suitable tide requirement since FFSDO and LSW were loaded on the same barge, which was 400 class barges.

    The Final Module Loadout was the Living quarter module (LQ), a “7-story building” weighing 4532 tons, the heaviest load out handled by Lift & Shift in India. The LQ module movement from the fabrication yard to the jetty involved manoeuvring a “hairpin” turn and with limited space for 60 m length of axles and 30.5 m width of axles.  The module was transported from yard to jetty two & a half hours, and roll-on onto the barge was completed within an hour.

    Lift & Shift’s expertise team was involved in meticulous planning from bidding and pre-fabrication stage to optimise operations which is one of the keys to successfully executing the project. Lift and Shift represent India in the Project Logistics Alliance.

  • 23 Aug 2021

    Westlink Logistics, representing Papua New Guinea in the Project Logistics Alliance, has managed the complete transportation of one of the largest apron feeders ever delivered into Port Hedland. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Westlink was engaged to provide the complete end-to-end logistics management of structural steel, large bin sections, trusses and a massive apron feeder from Tianjin and Shanghai, China, to Port Hedland, Australia. The mining equipment was then loaded into heavy haulage trailers and transported to Rio Tinto’s project site for the Western Turner Syncline 2 Project.


    • Pre-shipment quarantine inspection of structural steel in China
    • Multipurpose Vessels (MPPs) and Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) – Tianjin and Shanghai, China to Port Hedland, Australia
    • Oversized haulage – vessel hook to Rio Tinto Western Turner Syncline mine site
    • Construction coordination – coordination with the site team to unload trailers for direct install or laydown


    • Zero LTIs
    • Logistics input into design stage to maximise module size and preassembly
    • 32,000 cubic metres (cbm) of steel with the heaviest lift of 207 metric ton (mt)
    • Four (4) consecutive breakbulk shipments
    • Maximum module envelope – 32 x 8 x 8 metres
    • Transport of oversized and heavy pieces from port to remote mine site

    Traffic control in Port Hedland through to mine site – escorts, traffic control and permits

  • 20 Aug 2021
  • 19 Aug 2021
    Jumbo-SAL-Alliance Ships Of Four Fully Erected Konecranes

    Jumbo-SAL-Alliance recently was involved in the shipment of four fully erected Konecranes Gottwald cranes on HLV Annette (type 161 B).

    The two GHMK 7508 cranes weigh 411 t each, measuring 67.17 x 14.80 x 43.70 m, and the two GHMK 6507 cranes weigh 322 t each, measuring 62.85 x 14.50 x 38.20 m. The airdraft above deck is 49.1 m.

    In total 157,262 m³ of cargo were loaded on deck of HLV Annette.

    Both cranes were safely loaded in Antwerp, Belgium and are destined for Lagos, Nigeria and Douala, Cameroon.

    SAL Heavy Lift would also like to thank you to all parties involved for the good teamwork and successful cooperation. 

  • 18 Aug 2021
    C.H. Robinson Helps Their Client’s Cargo With Roro Solution

    The project logistics team at C.H. Robinson recently handled the first of over 20 different shipments for a large North American automotive company. The cargo started in France and was transported to the Port of Antwerp to begin its three-week journey over the water to the to the Port of Baltimore.

    Due to ongoing vessel space constraints and equipment scarcity, C.H. Robinson’s team had suggested moving the pieces by RoRo vessels using mafi trailers versus a traditional ocean vessel. Once their customer agreed, they contacted the shipping line to secure space for the current cargo and the 19+ sailings to follow.

    The RoRo method not only provided a way to circumvent the current container vessel shortage but also offered a safer method of shipping the high-value, sensitive equipment as the cargo was able to travel underdeck, which protected it from weather, and limited the number of times the pieces had to be handled. This method was also 30% more cost effective for the company than transporting by flatracks.

  • 16 Aug 2021
    Hareket Finishes Construction Of Bağlar Wind Farm

    Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation has finished transporting and installing 5 turbines. These turbines have a hub height of 110 meters and a rotor diameter of 133 meters. The Nordex - Bağlar Wind Farm Project has a production capacity of 4.8 MW. A Liebherr lattice boom mobile crane was used in the project.

    Congratulations, team Hareket!
    Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation represent Uzbekistan in the Project Logistics Alliance

  • 12 Aug 2021
    Another Successful Collaboration: Network Global Logistics And Tanta Transportne Transport Heavy Machine To Croatia

    Network Global Logistics, representing Azerbaijan in our network, enlisted help from fellow Project Logistics Alliance member Tanta Transportne to deliver machines to Croatia.

    The cargo was loaded onto a RoRo vessel in Turkey by the Network Global team and offloaded at the Port of Koper by Tanta Transportne. Once the offloading was complete, the machines were stored to organize the necessary escorts and permits for further travel to Križevci in Croatia.

    This piece of equipment measured 14 x 3.4 x 3.6 meters and weighed 72 tons. After obtaining the necessary permissions and permits, the cargo was loaded onto 3 + 7 axle composition on a pendel axle for further movement to Croatia. Congratulations to all the parties involved!

  • 11 Aug 2021
    Transportation of Desalter vessel (248 MT) by Express Global Logistics

    Express Global Logistics (EXG), representing India in the Project Logistics Alliance, performs transportation for a renowned project company to transport two Desalter Vessels weighing 248 MT each from Gujarat to Rajasthan. A Desalter is a piece of processing equipment in the refinery that removes salt and other impurities from crude oil. It is a significant component of a refinery.

    The vessel had dimensions of L – 33.65 (m) X W – 4.6 (m) X H – 4.85 (m) and was loaded from an industrial company in Gandhidham, Gujarat. The company is a Process and Project engineering company that has offices across the globe. The cargo had to be delivered to a petroleum refinery in Barmer, Rajasthan, covering 630 km.

    A combination of EXG’s experienced operations team and engineers helped to execute the job. During the 600 km transportation, the team faced a challenge before approaching the site. There were insufficient turning radiuses on certain curved roads for the cargo to navigate through safely. EXG arranged for civil work and built a temporary approach road to overcome the limited turning radius.

    The cargo reached its destination on time. EXG’s engineering team conducts thorough due diligence before executing any project, including detailed route surveys. This ensures the seamless movement of valuable cargo for our clients. Please reach out to their team for any questions.

  • 10 Aug 2021
    MV Anna Spotted In Russia

    Project Logistics Alliance’s Heavy Lift and Project Cargo Partner, SAL Heavy Lift’s 116 vessel MV Anna was recently spotted in sunny Novorossisk, Russia, whilst loading four steam generators and one reactor + additional accessories. 
    Each generator weighed 333 mt with a size of 14.2 x 5.7 x 5.26 m. The reactor had a weight of 347 mt.
    MV Anna is now on her way to Constanta, Romania. The generators will be discharged in Mongla, Bangladesh.
    Thanks to MV Anna and her crew, as well as all other parties involved, for getting this job done!

  • 09 Aug 2021
    Oversized Heat Exchangers From Italy To China

    Livo Logistics always makes sure to work very closely with clients to guarantee a top-level customized service. For this project, the Livo Logistics Italian team used flat racks on a liner container service to transport oversized Heat Exchangers from Italy to China.

    Livo Logistics represents the Czech Republic and Itlay in the Project Logistics Alliance!

  • 06 Aug 2021
    Noatum Project Cargo Simultaneously Loads Three Cranes

    Noatum Project Cargo has just completed the sea transport of three STS Cranes loaded in Antwerp. With a weight of 1225 tons each, this represents another successful display of their experience on transportation of oversized cargo.

    The three cranes were transported simultaneously on a single deck carrier vessel, creating a cost-effective solution for such a massive cargo movement. Noatum project cargo represents Mexico, Portugal and Spain in the Project Logistics Alliance