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  • 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!

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Chirey Global Logistics Completes Vehicle Transport from China to Djibouti

    The project team of Chirey Global Logistics, member of Project Logistics Alliance, has completed the shipment of a vehicle project ex Tianjin, China to Djibouti port on the African continent.

    Chirey projects has a high focus and expertise on Roro / Vehicle logistics transportations, and this transport via breakbulk vessel is yet another demonstration.
    The cargo has a total quantity of 3000 FT, and the maximum unit weight was 26 MT, maximum unit dimension 3.5 x 2.4 x 3.8 m.
    Chirey completed the customs clearance, port handling as well as the chartering of the vessel.

    Well done Chirey for the well-executed project!

  • 13 Jan 2019
    New member for Slovakia!

    The Project Logistics Alliance is introducing Dopravia as our first member for Slovakia!

    Dopravia was founded in April 2010 and is delivering high-level solutions to its customers since the very first day. The services offered include oversized and heavy transports, oversize transports of fragile goods, Project logistics, overseas Transports, and crane services. The staff of Dopravia is well trained for the specific requirements for each and every individual transport.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance, Dopravia!

  • 12 Jan 2019
    New member for Sri Lanka!

    We would like to introduce our new member for Sri Lanka to you: the RSL Freight Lanka Pvt Ltd.

    Established 2007 in India with 7 branch offices , the company now has expanded its operations with several offices in Sri Lanka , Bangladesh & the UAE.

    The emerging team is well trained and experienced in the handling of Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Tanker Containers, General Cargo and Reefer Containers. Main objective by RSL has always been to provide cost effective, reliable, quick and qualitative support to its clients. Therefore, they carefully select their oversea partners to work with – a network, that is now enriched by the approved members of the Project Logistics Alliance.

    The RSL team takes a personal interest in satisfying their clients with excellent service, thus distinguishing themselves in the field of freight forwarding and they strongly believe that flexibility matters.

    Welcome to the Alliance, RSL!

  • 11 Jan 2019
    Express Global Logistics (EXG) Executed multimodal transportation from Bangalore to Tianjin, China.

    Project Logistics Alliance Member for India, Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd. recently secured a heavy lift project of multimodal transportation of an AC generator with 8 packages of accessories, totalling to 144.416 FRT from Bangalore to Tianjin, China.
    The shipment consisted of the heaviest cargo i.e. the AC generator, with a dimension of 7.17 x 4.06 x 3.04 M and weight of 67 MT. The scope of work included transportation of cargo from Bangalore to Chennai port, port handling at Chennai Port and ocean freight from Chennai, India to Tianjin, China.
    One of the challenging complexities provided by our customer was the short time frame for execution of the project. But, EXG completed the project in the stipulated time period without compromising the safety of cargo and quality of work.

    EXG is scaling up the bar for safety, precision and quality in Indian logistics on an even keel and constantly expanding their global network, opening own offices in Bangladesh, Japan and Tanzania. With headquarters in Mumbai, it is an asset based company with its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses pan India.

    Congratulations ot the EXG team for the brilliant performance under time pressure and keep up the good work!

  • 10 Jan 2019
    Chirey Global Logistics Ships Cement Plant ex China to Nigeria

    The project team of Chirey Global Logistics, member of Project Logistics Alliance, recently shipped a cement plant from Tianjin, China to Lagos port in Nigeria. The cargo was transported via heavy lift vessel.
    The main commodity was kiln, and the max unit had a dimension of 8680mm, 4700mm, 4800mm. The cargo weighed 93MT and had a total volume of approx. 10000.00 cbm.

    During the process, Chirey projects team handled the inland transport, port handling, customs clearance as well as the chartering of the heavy lift vessel.

    Congratulations Chirey for the successful transportation!