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  • 05 Feb 2019
    Project Logistics Alliance partners are collaborating

    Until now we have mainly reported about members collaborating for the transport of project cargo but since January 2019, for the first time, two of the Project Logistics Alliance partners have joined forces as well with the result of expanding personalized services.

    Kutzner Prozessoptimierung, a company that offers individual development in the areas of industry and logistics, has expanded its range of partners and services. Since January 2019, the North German consulting and development company has operated as a European sales and service partner of Sealand Barcode-Solution GmbH.

    The Sealand barcode solution is an Indian-German software development with it’s founding in 2018. The tool results from the experience of a team that focuses on digital solutions for the forwarding and logistics industry and uses barcoding as a key technology. Monitoring of the inventory, a tracking system for large projects and an early warning system for damaged goods are among the key features. It was important to the developers that the technology is app-based and requires only a stable Internet connection in addition to a smartphone for freight management and barcode scanning. With its complexity-reduced structure, the app supports users in facing up to a variety of challenges, be it intransparent supply chains, the identification of correct loads, long transport routes or delays in delivering on-time deliveries.

    You can find the original German article at It-Zoom following this link:

  • 04 Feb 2019
    Fleet Line Shipping on the Long Pipe Basket Move in a Container Ship

    Dubai based Fleet Line Shipping, Project Logistics Alliance member, has successfully completed moving a Pipe Basket measuring 18.54 x 1.43 x 1.41 meters and 11 tons. The basket was loaded in Abu Dhabi onto Fleet Line Shipping's own 40 foot flat bed container, secured and lashed by their in-house lashing team, before being transported on a 60 FT trailer to Jebel Ali port. In close coordination with DP World Jebel Ali and Karachi port (PICT), the flat bed container was loaded with the help of a hook beam by the gantry crane onto the container ship Irenes Reliance Voy 44 and then discharged smoothly in Karachi.

    This amazing move was completed in a record time of 6 days, from cargo pick up from Abu Dhabi to Karachi port.
    Congratulations Fleet Line Shipping for the speedy yet high quality project!

  • 01 Feb 2019
    New member for Korea!

    We are excited to introduce ESPRIT Logistics as a new member of the Project Logistics Alliance. Established in January 2001, ESPRIT Logistics is representing Korea in our network with offices in Ulsan, Seoul, and Busan.

    ESPRIT Logistics is specialized in the handling of project cargoes and provides bulk logistics service integrating domestic and overseas plants, special cargoes, marine transportation equipment (self-propelled and barge), infrastructure and special land transportation equipment for heavy cargo transportation. Additional services are provided in the area of Freight Forwarding, Chartering and Agency.

    For inquiries and additional information, please contact:
    Hannah Lee
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    +82 52 272 0614

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, ESPRIT Logistics!

  • 31 Jan 2019
    GAC Saudi Arabia Transports Heavy Crane to Dubai

    GAC Saudi Arabia, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Saudi Arabia, recently successfully completed the transportation of a 58 tonne crane from Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Dubai. GAC provided the full door to door service, including customs clearance in Saudi Arabia as well as at the UAE borders. The cargo was delivered finally to the Jebel Ali free zone safe and sound.

    Well done GAC for the completion of the project!

  • 30 Jan 2019
    Ryano Delivers Windmill Parts for Green Power

    Ryano Logistics & Projects, member of the Project Logistics Alliance, has recently successfully delivered various windmill parts for their client.
    The project team of Ryano worked out a strong and thorough plan which was was excellent executed by their own drivers. The main challenge was the complexity due to the size of the cargo, and they had to bear in mind the exceptional dimensions of certain parts during the transportation. A total of 30 trucks were used to complete this project.

    For more news from Ryano, please head over to their homepage ( or Linkedin.

  • 29 Jan 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner serving Africa

    MV Svenja, 8 barges and 6 tugs, from China&Vietnam to Africa (Lagos) and Rotterdam, up to 493 t, up to 63 x 16.5 x 3.5 m, 45.087 cbm in total

    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

  • 28 Jan 2019
    AC Project Delivers 5 Konecranes Machines Door to Door

    Project Logistics Alliance member, AC Project & Forwarding S.L. Barcelona office completed the delivery of 5 machines from Sweden to Spain. The cargo was collected from the Konecranes factory in Markaryd, Sweden and then delivered to the port of Sagunto, Spain where they directly started working. While the main bulk was transported by sea, the accessories were transported via truck onland.

    The cargo consisted of:
    - 2 Konecranes Forklift trucks: Each weighing 22.400 kg and with a dimension of 5465 x 2550 x 3665 mm
    - 2 Konecranes Forklift trucks: Each weighing 41.300 kg and with a dimension of 7005 x 3440 x 4010 mm
    - 1 Reachstacker disassembled;
    1 Main body: 36.200kg, Dim. 8300 x 4150 x 3900 mm
    1 Counter weight main:12.800 kg, Dim. 3350 x 1820 x 640 mm
    1 Boom: 13.500 kg, Dim. 10120 x 1740 x 1950 mm
    1 Spreader: 9.500 kg, Dim. 6050 x 2420 x 2000 mm

    AC Project Team was in charge of the full door to door service. This was successfully completed thanks to the expert execution of their Barcelona office! Congratulations AC Project!

  • 26 Jan 2019
    The Project Logistics Alliance Announces the 3rd Annual Global Meeting

    As a premium global network of selected project freight forwarders, our 2019 new year’s resolution is to bring together even more people, improve their opportunities of connecting with industry experts worldwide, and enable our members and partners to extract more benefits in time and cost-saving manner. The most important event for our network is the Annual Global Meeting (AGM) which is held once a year. In 2019, the Project Logistics Alliance will be holding its third Annual Meeting from October 13 to 16.

    The location as always has been carefully selected to provide attendees with unrivaled hospitality, interesting cultural experience, as well as an inspiring and engaging atmosphere. This year we will unite our members and partners in the Turkish city of Istanbul, the magical place where East meets West, and modernism blends with historical beauty.

    Our AGM will as always focus on creating the best business outcome for you. We aim for a couple of intense and rewarding days with a tightly organized schedule that provides time for many good encounters and conversations, enabling you to meet with the right people for your projects.

    To make this year's AGM a special one, we are also announcing a special collaboration with the Africa Logistics Network (ALN). Our partnership with ALN is a worldwide unique example of two networks collaborating and complementing each other for the benefit of their members. We are very pleased that the third Annual Global Meeting of the Project Logistics Alliance will be held jointly with ALN, at the same time, in the same city and location. On the third day of the AGM, October 16, members from both networks will have the possibility (but are not obliged) to schedule meetings with members from the other network. Our intention is to provide our members with the opportunity to reap even more positive outcomes from participating in our AGM and be able to network with experts from a rather different yet important niche market in the logistics industry.

    We are looking forward to hosting yet another extraordinary meeting, and warmly welcome all representatives from our members and partners across the globe. Your active participation is what will guarantee more knowledge exchange, relationship building and ultimately more business for all!

    More detailed information regarding the exact location of this Joint Annual Meeting, the attendance fees and agenda will be announced shortly.

  • 25 Jan 2019
    A voluminous delivery – SAL discharges 17.000 cbm in Houston

    SAL Heavy Lift is a partner of the Project Logistics Alliance as one of the world's leading carriers specialized in the sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. SAL’s MV Anne-Sofie successfully discharged about 17.000 cbm of cargo in total, in Houston. The three main units measured up to 44.196 x 6.401 x 5.055 m, weighing up to 274 t. A 74 m long 550 t reactor with a diameter of 7.7 m was also amongst the cargo.

    Well done, SAL!

  • 25 Jan 2019
    Logistics Plus: now member for China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey!

    Our member Logistics Plus has modified their membership in the Project Logistics Alliance. Since December 2017 Logistics Plus is supporting our network with excellent services. From now on, Logistics Plus will be representing China and Saudi Arabia as previously, but also Turkey.

    Founded in the USA, more than 20 years ago, Logistics Plus today has over 50 offices in more than 20 countries and is adding with their 450+ employees the “plus” to logistics by doing the big things properly. From Automotive & Transportation, Aerospace & Aviation, Chemicals & Refining, Energy, Oil & Gas, Government Contracts, Manufacturing & Engineering, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and Retail & Distribution to Solar & Wind Power; Logistics Plus is serving all these industries with careful planning, creative solutions, and precise performance for your unique project needs.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Logistics Plus Turkey!

  • 24 Jan 2019
    C.H. Robinson oversaw deliveries to six new U.S. Wind Farms in 2018

    The C.H. Robinson project logistics team was kept busy in 2018, delivering components for six new wind farms in the U.S. The Project Logistics Alliance member representing the US, Canada and Singapore has delivered 176 wind turbines utilizing 1,544 truckloads over the course of 23 weeks. Volume totaled 579,670 cubic meters and consisted of 51,320 metric tons of blades, towers, nacelles (machine heads), and hubs.

    The experienced team of experts was deft at dealing with the multiple origins and our skilled project managers were onsite dealing with any upcoming issues. Road construction occurred without warning along some routes requiring the team to have to update existing permits. Ongoing truck and driver shortages continued to be problematic, but the strong relationships within the industry helped C.H. Robinson to mitigate any delays. At times, bad weather produced poor site conditions and made deliveries to these remote locations difficult. However, the experienced onsite project managers were able to continue to execute deliveries even during times of heavy rainfall.

    Congratulations C.H. Robinson for the great achievements!

  • 23 Jan 2019
    OCTRA Completes Flo-Flo Transport for Jack-Up Barge

    OCTRA Transport & Engineering, member of Project Logistics Alliance for France, successfully completed the flow on / flow off operation of a fully loaded jack-up barge. The total weight including all equipment totaled up to 824 MT. The float on taking over was smoothly conducted on the East Mediterranean sea, following the on-boarding of the Rolldock Star completed by Bati Group, a fellow member of the Project Logistics Alliance, details as per presented in our news article here:

    OCTRA then took care of the ocean carriage till Northern Europe, which was rolled out per schedule fulfilling all technical requirements. Upon arrival, the discharge on floating mode at destination was executed without a hiccup under the expert supervision of OCTRA in coordination with the yard. OCTRA would like to thank their principal for the trust and confidence, as well as all project partners for their commitment that has led to a safe operation.

    A big congrats from the Project Logistics Alliance for the superb handling, and also a toast to the successful collaboration between our members Bati and Octra! We look forward to more of these joint ventures in the near future!

  • 22 Jan 2019
    Farcont Project Transports Dissembled Oil Drilling Rigs Equipment in Ukraine

    Farcont Logistics LLC has long specialized on the handling of oil and gas equipment. Recently they successfully completed the transportation of some dissembled oil drilling rigs equipment.

    The cargo arrived in 2 vessels at Odessa and Chornomorsk port, totaling to a volume of 38000 cbm and weight of 9400 tons. They were then transported to the Poltava and Kharkov region of Ukraine.

    Keep up the good work Farcont!

  • 22 Jan 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner serving Africa

    MV Paula (whilst approaching Durban), underway from ports in India to Lekki, West-Africa
    1 acid wash coalesce (217t, 14.5 x 6.2 x 10.8m)
    1 column (114t, 48.85 x 5 x 4m)
    4 main column bottom steam generators (217t, 12.76 x 4.3 x 5.08m)

    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

  • 22 Jan 2019
    FLS manages smooth transport of 2700 cbm break bulk cargo and HRSG casings

    Another job completed, another shipment of 99 packages with 2,700 cbm with break bulk cargo and HRSG casings are on their way from Hai Phong, Vietnam to a happy and satisfied customer in South America!

    The FLS Projects team supervised the loading operations including the inspection and preparations of the cargo holds. All packages were safely stowed and positioned underdeck, where the cargo has been lashed and secured under the watchful eyes of our port captain. FLS Projects Vietnam shows again that their competence and experience, as well as the constant communication and coordination between all parties, are the keys to a successful and smooth operation!

    Well done team Vietnam!

  • 21 Jan 2019
    AC Project Strengthens Expertise in Satellite Regasification Plant Relocation

    AC Project & Forwarding SL, member of Project Logistics Alliance for Spain, has continuously strengthened their strategic position in the Satellite Regasification Plant relocation market. In 2018 alone, AC Project has organized the relocation of more than 10 regasification plants, and they have already been awarded 3 further shipments for 2019.

    The tanks which need transporting, can range from as small as 20 tonnes, to ca. 160 tonnes. The last units moved was a small-sized plant, which was taken from Northern Spain to the Canary Island. This door-to-door transportation was executed via sea & road, and it´s important to note that AC Project also took care of the vertical placement of the tanks, using a 130 tonne crane and a 70 tonne crane, plus additional hydraulic lift arms 25 meters high. The cargo transported consisted of:
    • 2 Tanks with dimensions of 14 x 3.9 x 3.9 meters and weighing 35 tons each
    • 4 x 40FT OT/SOC of diverse materials

    Congrats from the Project Logistics Alliance team! It is our members' continuous endeavor to be experts in different fields that make the Alliance the professional network it is!

  • 18 Jan 2019
    Farcont Project Delivers Just In Time for Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine

    Project Logistics Alliance member, Farcont Project LLC recently completed the delivery of some equipment from Chornomorsk port to Ronmy Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

    The cargo weighed 89 tons and 115 tons respectively, and the main challenge was the short deadline due to the inspection visit of the Ukraine Government Commission for a new project opening on the job site. The delivery was to be completed prior to the ceremony, which Farcont Project managed just in time.

    Congratulations to Farcont for the high performance under time pressure!

  • 17 Jan 2019
    SAL handles Yacht shipment

    The port of Genoa, Italy is not only a popular destination for cruise ships, but also for yachts of all kinds and sizes. Throughout the past decades, our partner of the Project Logistics Alliance, SAL Heavy Lift, has become a specialist in transporting sensitive and complex marine cargo. This expertise was given proof when SALs MV Frauke was assigned to load seven yachts, a tender boat and a pontoon by Cigisped Middle East. A 240 t yacht, measuring 41.9 x 8.5 x 14 m, was not only the heaviest but also the largest piece of marine cargo for this one-of-a-kind shipment. Followed by the 200 t Damen stan pontoon, measuring 30 x 11.4 x 6m. The cargo was delivered to the United Arabian Emirates without any issues.

    Well done, SAL!

  • 16 Jan 2019
    DELPA Delivers Erickson Firefighting Helicopters

    Project Logistics Alliance member DELPA Shipping & Transport Co. Ltd, has successfully completed the project of transporting 6 Sikorsky S-64 Aircranes plus 12 containers of spare parts from Greece to the Southern Hemisphere.

    The cargo was handled with special care by DELPA's specialized personnel due to the high sensitivity and extremely high value. The team collaborated seamlessly with the manufacturers own crew and the vessel crew. The firefighting helicopters were landed directly in Eleusina port where the manufacturer's team prepared for loading. They were then safely shifted alongside the ship, lifted by ship's gear and stowed under deck. Securing points were welded on board and the cargo lashed and secured so as to travel safely to the final destination.
    All the operation was planned and coordinated by the DELPA team and the cargo safely departed.

    You can watch the process with the video link here:

    Congratulations DELPA team!

  • 15 Jan 2019
    AC Project Delivers Mining Crusher to Port

    Project Logistics Alliance member, AC Project & Forwarding SL's Bilbao office, recently completed the delivery of a mega-sized crusher for the mining industry to Santander Port in Spain. The cargo had a dimension of 699 x 240 x 255 cm and weighed a total of 50481 kgs. The AC team was in charge of delivering FOB Santander, from where the cargo will be further shipped to Russia.

    Well done AC Team for the smooth project!