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  • 10 Jun 2019
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) wins multiple awards

    UAE based Project Logistics Alliance member Fleet Line Shipping Services LLC bagged back to back awards from CMA-CGM and Hapag-Lloyd for their best performer of the year 2018.

    We are proud to have Fleet Line Shipping as part of our network, congratulations from the entire Project Logistics Alliance-Team!

  • 07 Jun 2019
    Barrus Projects Transports Mineral Fertiliser Plant Equipment to Uzbekistan

    Barrus Projects, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Kazakhstan, is proud to share with us one of their most successful projects completed. This project involved the delivery of one of the heaviest cargoes in the history of Uzbekistan transportation, and was for a new mineral fertiliser production plant in Navoiazot JSC, Uzbekistan.

    The delivery took place over a period of 16 months, from September 2017 to December 2018. A total of 7980 MT, 35.800 cbm of equipment was transported to the site in Navoi, Uzbekistan.

    The Cargo:

    - Ammonia converter column: 422 MT, 27,780 x 4,290 x 5000 mm

    - Auxiliary boiler: 240 MT, 12,700 x 8,700 x 10,720 mm

    - CO2 adsorber: 360 MT, 49 080 x 6 100 x 6 760 mm

    - CO2 stripper: 269 MT, 52 540 x 7 100 x 7 490 mm

    The Special Routing:

    The equipment was delivered from the shipping ports by a crane ship to the port of Constanta, Romania, where it was reloaded from a sea vessel to river-sea vessels and towing trains. Reloading of the oversized and heavy cargo was carried out via transhipment at sea. Then the equipment was delivered through the Volga-Don Shipping Canal and the Caspian Sea to the port of Kuryk, Kazakhstan.

    All equipment was unloaded in Kuryk at the berth of the production base of the Caspian shipyard “ERSAI” using a 1000 tons crane. After unloading and customs transit clearance, the equipment was delivered by road from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan to the construction site of Navoiazot.

    The Challenges:

    The main difficulties in land transportation of the oversized and heavy cargo, which were masterfully overcome by the Barrus Projects in-house engineering team, included the substantial length of the route - 2000 km from the port of Kuryk to the construction site in Navoi, the poor conditions of the roads, partial legs of dirt roads, and more than 100 bridge structures, many of which were in precarious conditions.

    Barrus Projects carried out a set of jobs on preparing the route for transportation and bringing the road infrastructure to a set standard - 30 bridges were repaired and strengthened, 2 bridges were reconstructed, a bypass bridge was built, the turning radii extended and approximately 10 km of bypass roads were built.

    However, the biggest challenge lay in the transportation of the ammonia converter column of 422 tons and an auxiliary boiler 11 meters high. Due to the height restriction of the railway overpass, a 6.5 km long bypass road had to be built for the transportation of the auxiliary boiler. Furthermore, disengagement and dismantling of power lines was required along the way.

    To ensure the possibility of transporting the ammonia converter column, which weighed 422 tons, via bridge structures requiring the minimisation of axial loads, Barrus Projects engineers used a transport scheme featuring two modular trailers with 22 axes and turntables. Due to the fact that the length of the ammonia converter column casing was not sufficient to knead the load on two trailers, Barrus Projects engineers designed a special girder frame, which covered the column during transportation. Moreover, because increased requirements were imposed on the strength of its structure, the girder frame was ordered and manufactured in Germany at the Thyssenkrupp plant, after which it was delivered and assembled in Kuryk.

    All in all, the client was extremely pleased with the Barrus Projects team’s professionalism and expertise, timely delivery of cargo and a fully tailored end-to-end solution to such a serious logistical challenge. To watch some highlights on this extremely complex project, please visit Barrus Projects Youtube Channel:

    The Project Logistics Alliance is proud to have such capable members on board!

  • 06 Jun 2019
    Gianti Logistics Adds New Facilities for Handling Heavy OOG Cargo

    Gianti Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Georgia, has a strong focus on owned assets in order to provide customers with the best service and performance possible. The company owns a transport fleet of over 100 units as well as various logistics facilities. Such as tilt, containerized and flatbed trailers; low loaders; multi axle hydraulic modular trailers, hydraulic jacks, sliding systems and other special equipment for out of gauge/heavy lift cargo.

    They are now happy to share that they have added even more new logistics facilities for handling heavy and OOG cargo. The additions include paper roll clamps, a forklift with elephant nose, and stoppers for safe storage of pipes. All of these are now available at the Gianti Terminal.

    Please don't hesitate to contact them if you have any need for such services.

  • 05 Jun 2019
    Alexander Global Logistics Transports Several Cranes within Germany

    Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Germany, Russia and Iran and Mongolia recently transported several crane girders ex factory to end consignee in western Germany. This consignment was carried out on behalf of one of their customers Scheffer Krantechnik, who requested to move again several crane systems within Germany ex-factory.

    Scheffer is one of the world’s market leaders for their own manufactured swing-free tensioning and in-house manufactured crane and magnet lifting technology. They offer outstanding advantages like short cycle times, pinpoint accuracy and increased personnel and machine safety. For further details please see:

    With regards to this delivery, the biggest items AGL moved are as follows:

    1 Girder / 38580 x 2190 x 2390mm / 28,0 tons

    1 Girder / 38580 x 800 x 2390mm / 25,0 tons

    1 Girder / 38610 x 2286 x 2425mm / 33,3 tons

    3 Girder Bridges / 30.600 x 1900 x 2000mm / each 14,7 tons

    A small highlight and big challenge was that due to the length of the units, and the positioning at the final unloading place, it was necessary to move backwards over a distance of around 2,5km to get into the street where the unloading place is connected to.

    The AGL team is however happy to conclude that it was a success! Great job guys!

  • 04 Jun 2019
    MEL Logistics Completes Project Delivery to Italy

    MEL Logistics AS, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Azerbaijan, recently completed in May a heavy cargo delivery from Turkey to Cesena, Italy. The dimensions of the cargo was: 13500 x 3500 x 3570 mm with weight 69,600 KG and 13000 x 2800 x 1200 mm with weight 36,000 KG. Mel Logistics transported the cargo with 8 full trucks and 2 lowbeds.

    Keep up the good work guys!

  • 04 Jun 2019
  • 03 Jun 2019
     Delpa Shipping and Logistics Transports Dismantled Crawler Crane

    Delpa Shipping and Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Greece, recently completed the transportation of a dismantled crawler crane. After being dismantled, there were a total of 56 pieces which weighed a sum of 700 MT, and had a volume of 2000cbm. The maximum weight of a single unit was 80MT.

    Delpa's scope of work included:

    - Transport method studying and planning

    - Pre-loading inspection

    - Stowage planning

    - Loading / Lashing / Attendance

    - Chartering a gearless ship

    - Acting as ship’s agency at discharging port

    - Discharging attendance / coordination

    - Port handling

    - On carriage transport of normal and special cargo to the final destination

    Congratulations Delpa on the continuous high performance!

  • 31 May 2019
    Viking Project Logistics Delivers New Lot to St. Petersburg

    Viking Project Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Algeria, recently completed another lot of delivery from Izmir to St. Petersburg.

    The cargo took up 7 x 40 Flat racks and had a volume of 11.40 x 4.20 x 2.97 meters. Each unit weighted 24 MT. Maersk Shipping Line executed the shipment.

    Great Job Viking Project Logistics!

  • 31 May 2019
    Delpa Shipping & Transport Completes Transport of Wind Turbine Generators

    Member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Greece, Delpa Shipping & Transport recently completed the project of transporting 4 wind turbine generators. Each tower had a weight of 47MT and a maximum length of 30 meters.

    Delpa's scope of work included:

    - Pre-carriage of the OOG items to the port of loading

    - Port handling

    - Loading / Lashing / Securing

    - Surveyor services

    - Ship Chartering

    - Handling at destination

    - Coordination of discharging operation and delivery

    Please see attached photos for more details, and a big congrats to Delpa for the successful project!

  • 30 May 2019
    The Project Logistics Alliance Announces Unique Cooperation with Turkish Airlines

    The Project Logistics Alliance Team is extremely proud to announce Turkish Airlines as an official sponsor for our 3rd Annual Meeting, which will take place on October 13th - 16th, 2019 in Istanbul. For our event, Turkish Airlines is offering a discount code to all delegates. All our members & partners are eligible and will receive promotional discounts on their tickets booked with Turkish airlines.

    To our best knowledge, this promotion is the first of its kind among logistics networks, and it is part of our commitment to maximize the benefits that our members get from the network. To learn more, please log-in to our website and use the link provided in our event section. The promotion code will enable you to select any airport in the world that is served by Turkish Airlines and is valid for the person traveling as well as their spouse.

    More information is provided for members on our website in the event section. For any kind of questions and uncertainties, please get in touch with our team.

  • 29 May 2019
    Logistics Plus Delivers MVA to Lithuania

    Logistics Plus, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for China, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey safely delivered the first 300 MVA (204 metric ton) transformers from door Balikesir, Turkey to door Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Congrats Logistics Plus

  • 28 May 2019
    Freightplus Thailand's Michael Andrews On Niche Positioning and Network Value

    Fellow project expert, Michael Andrews from Freightplus, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Thailand, Japan, and Australia, recently sat down with the Logistics Manager magazine to talk about the company's history, vision and his view on the value of the Project Logistics Alliance.

    Freightplus first set foot in the project industry from the far land of Australia. Almost twenty years later, they are present in many other markets such as Thailand, Japan, USA, Canada and Chile. Many things have changed and evolved, but one thing remains consistent, that is their dedication towards specialisation. In a world where "one-stop-shops" are dominating, Freightplus has kept true to its mission of being the market leader of their niche segment of shipping heavy industrial equipment. This has helped them earn the trust of companies such as General Electric, as well as the approval of expertise from the Project Logistics Alliance. With strict membership limitations within each country, the alliance has proven to be of great value to extending the global network of Freightplus as well as providing leads.

    It is our great honour to have members like Freightplus, and we invite you to read the full article here:

    Congratulations to Michael and the Logistics Manager team for the awesome interview!

  • 27 May 2019
    C.H. Robinson experience makes transportation seamless for large tanks Mexico – Texas

    C.H Robinson, member of Project Logistics Alliance for Canada, USA, Singapore transported massive chemical tanks from Mexico to Texas, C.H. Robinson’s resourceful project logistics team used careful coordination and efficient planning to help ensure a smooth, straightforward move. Including surface and ocean transportation, C.H. Robinson’s full suite of global logistics services and technology solutions served all the customer’s transportation needs.

    Our experts were recently awarded a contract to move three large, horizontal CO2 storage tanks from Huehuetoca, Mexico to Freeport, Texas. With the 40.32 L x 3.86 W x 4.34 H meter tanks each weighing 75,000 kilograms, the overland and overseas logistics required to get this overdimensional cargo to Texas would be no small task.

    Understanding the capacities and capabilities of what transportation modes were available, the project logistics team formulated a clear plan for a safe and orderly move. First, to reduce their height from 4.34 meters to 3.75 meters for easier inland transport from Huehuetoca to Veracruz’s port, the tanks were rotated 90 degrees before being loaded onto extendible trailers. Once at the port, a crane and spreader bars rotated the tanks again, loading them upright onto stands.

    But here a challenge emerged: the tanks had valves protruding at the base, higher than the height of the saddles. Here, C.H. Robinson’s team worked proactively with the master of the vessel to plan for loading the tanks on 6ʹ x 6” dunnage that would keep the valves undamaged. With this equipment in place, the tanks were then carefully loaded on deck for the voyage from Veracruz to the Port of Houston, Texas. Once they arrived in Houston, the tanks were just as carefully offloaded onto heavy-duty 16-line Goldhofer THP trailers and trucked a short way to their final destination in Freeport, Texas.

    In the end, our client was pleased with the safe and timely delivery of their cargo, and the project logistics team at C.H. Robinson once again completed another complex transportation challenge with collaborative end-to-end solutions that helped make the experience easy for the customer and carriers alike.

    Grea Job C.H Robinson!

  • 27 May 2019
    AC Project & Forwarding SL Coordinates Delivery of Spare Parts to the UK

    AC Project & Forwarding SL, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Spain, recently successfully coordinated another delivery of spare parts for the ceramic industry in North England.

    Taking into account the long diameter of the cargo, and the short time for delivery, AC Project team chose to use a special innerlader type platform which would help reduce the diameter of the pieces, as well as shorten the time to acquire the relevant permits.

    As a result, the cargo arrived on time and the customer was very satisfied with the results!

    Well done AC Projects for completing such an interesting job!

  • 24 May 2019
    Viking Project Logistics Delivers Machinery from India to Turkey

    Viking Project Logistics, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Algeria, recently handled a shipment of machineries from India to Turkey. The cargo was delivered to Turkey by Viking's partner with Zim Line in 4 x 40 FT containers. Vikings scope of work included handling the cargo from flat racks to lowbeds in port, the customs clearance at Mersin Port, as well as the final leg of delivery to the job site in Konya, Turkey.

    Each container contained 2 pieces of machinery and weighed respectively 36.000 KG and 37.000 KG. The dimensions were 9.57 x 3.62 x 3.64m and 8.535 x 3.20 x 3.825m.

    Congratulations to the Vikings on the successful delivery!

  • 23 May 2019
    SAL Semi-Liner Serving Africa

    7 yachts, 1 tender boat, 1 pontoon

    weight up to 240 t, measuring up to 41.9 x 8.5 x 14 m

  • 23 May 2019
     Modern Shipping Agencies Handles Large Trucks from Pakistan

    Modern Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Afghanistan, recently successfully handled the loading of various shipment’s from Pakistan as per attached photos. In order to cater to the size and weight of the cargo, Modern Shipping utilised flat racks, flat beds as well as several dry containers.

    This is a perfect example of Modern Shipping Agencies activities in Pakistan, which they hope to collaborate more on with other members and partners. Please don't hesitate to reach out for any enquiries relating to OOG/Project/Heavy weight cargo.

  • 22 May 2019
    AC Project & Forwarding SL Completes Shipment from China to Spain

    AC PROJECT & FORWARDING SL, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Spain, has recently completed a door to door delivery ex China to Spain. The cargo consisted of cryogenic storage tanks and there were a total of 4 units. The dimensions are 13900 x 2900 x 3100mm per unit and each weighed 25 MT.

    AC projects conducted in total 2 shipments, each with two tanks loaded, the 2nd shipment has already been concluded.

    AC Projects is happy to announce that cargo was moved without incidents!

  • 21 May 2019
    Delpa Shipping & Transport Moves Transformers for Power Plant

    As part of their power plant project delivery, Delpa Shipping and Transport Co. LTD, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Greece, moved also 4 transformers from the Far East to West Africa. The transformers weighed 80 MT each and volume wise had around 300cbm of accompanying accessories. Delpa's scope of work included also the handling of loading at the port, chartering the ship, as well as the delivery via liner out under hook.

    Congrats Delpa!

  • 21 May 2019
    New member for Canada!

    We would like to announce a change in our member composition. The previous member for Canada Canaan Group has left the Project Logistics Alliance and is no longer part of our community. Instead, we have been interviewing Convoy Logistics Providers and finally, they have successfully concluded the application process and are our new member representing Canada.

    Convoy Logistics Providers is headquartered in Oakville close to Toronto in Ontario, Canada. They are specialists in the niche market of project cargo logistics solutions. The CLP staff, experts manage services ranging from a single oversized move to a complex logistics project that requires a comprehensive turnkey solution. The service featured by Convoy Logistics can be clustered into the following segments:

    1) Research and identify project solutions while:

    • Identifying projects service requirements

    • Paying attention to cargo detail in conjunction with geographic infrastructure, opportunities, and solutions

    • Maintaining project timeline requirements

    • Creating cost efficiencies

    2) Provide logistics solutions for the movement of oversized and heavy lift cargo on a worldwide basis combining multiple modes of transportation to achieve a comprehensive solution.

    3) Offer consulting and management services on logistics solutions

    Furthermore, CLP’s strengths are integrating the following service offerings: Ocean freight and Vessel Chartering, Air Freight and Air Chartering, Rail Services, Port services, Barge chartering and related services, Origin and/or Destination Inland Services, Crane and/or Rigging services, Packaging, Warehousing, Rail Clearance applications, Marine Surveys, Cargo and/or Marine Insurance, and on-site attendance and project logistics management.

    As a customer of Convoy Logistics, you can benefit from unmatched experience in finding efficient solutions to overcome the particular challenges of your project that might appear throughout the entire transport chain. Do not hesitate to get in contact with them for your requests, CLP is ready to take on any logistics challenge.

    Please welcome CLP to our Project Logistics Alliance community with us. We are proud to have you on board!