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  • 31 Jul 2018

    Project Logistics Alliance members Alexander Global Logistics (Germany), C.H. Robinson Project Logistics (USA) and ILG Logistics (Panama) have successfully joined forces for an outstanding project of moving 24 of the world’s largest mining-dump-trucks from various places in Europe, North & South America to Panama.

    The trucks have a weight of approx. 300 tons each and have measurements of approx. 15x9x10 m each. The three project logistics expert companies are organizing all pre-carriages of the dismantled units to Panama using Ro/Ro-, Breakbulk- and Container-modes of transport and have also arranged for a 10.000 sqm-assembly area in Panama. They have completed all transport-engineering including load-on- and load-off-processes onto a time-chartered barge with a dwt of 4.500 tons, and towage of that barge to the end-customer’s own private port in Punta Rincon at the Panama-Atlantic-coast.

    While project-leader Alexander Global Logistics has the overall control of this project, their highly experienced partners C.H. Robinson Project Logistics and ILG Logistics have provided extremely professional local support to get everything in order This is a top example of the value given amongst partners of Project Logistics Alliance (, one of the most professional and ‘VIP’-networks globally for Project Logistics Forwarders.

  • 31 Jul 2018
    25 Years Aniversary of FLS Projects

    This year FLS Projects celebrates its 25th Year Anniversary and some members of the team that started the story 25 years ago, like Mr. Suphot, are still working for FLS. Last week two representatives of FLS’ Headquarter went to Bangkok to make a surprise to Mr. Suphot, to thank him for his service in all these 25 years; as company messenger, he has always made sure that invoices, documents and other paperwork’s were delivered timely to our clients and partners.
    FLS wants to thank Mr. Suphot for his dedication, commitment and great contribution to the success of the company by celebrating his 25th Company Anniversary together with him in this special way. Thank you very much for your great work from the whole FLS team!

  • 30 Jul 2018
    Demobilization of Temporary Power Plants, Peru

    In 2013, Ryano Logistics & Projects (PLA-Member in the Netherlands) transported and delivered the equipment for two temporary power plants towards remote locations in Peru. A total fleet of 21 Containerized Generators, Transformers and Fuel tanks.

    After almost 5 years of running, at the start of 2018, Ryano demobilized the Power plants.
    On these remote locations, standard technology was not the solution and nature complicated the operation even more with constant and heavy rain, making the locations barely accessible.

    When standard technology is not the solution.
    Heavy lift equipment was not able to reach one of the remote locations; in order to lift the generators and transformers weighting approximately 20 tons, a creative solution was required.
    The best solution seemed to be the old-fashioned way, by manually jacking and skidding, and some assistance of an excavator, the containers were lifted just enough to drive the trailers underneath.

    Nature complicates the operation.
    After successfully loading the containers on trailers, the containers were transported from the sites towards the storage facility in Callao. The first part of the road consisted of narrow and unpaved mountain roads, there had been mudslides and the soil was slippery due to the raining season, making it difficult to transport these heavy units.

    Expiration of Documents After 5 years of generating energy, the CSC-Certificates of the containers passed the expiration date. In order to ship the containers, valid CSC-Certificates were required; therefore, Ryano arranged an inspector on site, the inspector examined the containers and issued new CSC-Certificates. After obtaining the new CSC Certificates for all containers, the containers were transported to the export terminal, customs cleared for export and shipped towards the Netherlands. We shipped all equipment in one lot, including 19 x 20’ Container and 2 x 10’Container on a 40’FR.

    Upon arrival in Rotterdam, we custom cleared 8 of the 21 containers and transported them to our client in Belgium.

    The remaining 13 containers were transported towards our bonded warehouse where they are still stored in our Entrepot-C.

  • 26 Jul 2018
    Cryogenic liquid storage tank to Peru

    Recently, our Chinese member InterMax Shanghai successfully completed the export of a cryogenic liquid storage tank by container vessel in BBK mode. The cargo was L23.485 x W4.028 x H4.228m with a weight of 59.20 tons, the origin was Zhangjiagang in China and destination was Peru. There were strict delivery time requirements. After comparison of various modes of transportation in the early stage, the breakbulk and RORO were eliminated, and the transportation mode of BBK was finally selected.

    The specific transportation route was:
    Truck pick-up at Zhangjiagang factory → short dock to the nearest terminal → hoisting to the inner barge → water transport to Shanghai container terminal → pick-up to the connected truck → loading container vessel export to Peru.

  • 25 Jul 2018
    Suvari Shipping & Trading Shares Insights into Current Project

    Project Logistics Alliance member Suvari Shipping, representing Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, is currently working on an Omskiy 105 shipment from Derince, Turkey to Aktau, Kazakhstan. You can have a sneak peek of them in action in the photos here. We wish them good luck in the process and we will keep you posted.

  • 24 Jul 2018
    First member for Algeria!

    The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to introduce its first member for Algeria! Viking Project operates jointly with Pyramid Shipping Sarl. with the origin in Turkey, they are mainly operating in the CIS countries, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East countries.
    The Viking staff, among other services, is well-experienced at managing oversized and heavy freight transportation.
    Most of their business is done in the construction and industry area.
    Thanks to a wide Agent Network they provide services to nearly every destination in the world in the form of port to port and door to door with Sea, Rail, Land, and Airways.

    For more information please contact Erkan and Akli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Welcome to the Project Logistics Alliance!

  • 24 Jul 2018
    Less than 24 hours to complete FOB deliveries? No problem at all for FLS Projects Thailand!

    The FLS Project Team from Thailand just completed another successful delivery of two projects at the same time. The first project involved the delivery of components for four teeming cranes with a volume of 2,650 cbm with items’ lengths of 30 meters and weights exceeding 40 tons, while the second one was consisting of 23 packages of bypass stacks and diverters with a total volume of 2,850 cbm. Both parcels were delivered from shippers’ locations in Rayong and Chonburi areas to Laem Chabang port and FLS’ scope included inland transportation from shippers to port, customs clearance and port handling.

    The tight fabrication and shipping schedules of those 2 projects required FLS to be in close coordination with shippers, port authority, vessels owners, trucking companies and customs department in order to ensure smooth operations. Within less than 24 hours, each project was successfully delivered to the port! A very big “Thank you” to FLS Thailand Team for the perfect execution of these two jobs!

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Drill Rig deliverd successfully from Houston to the Czech Republic

    A long-time European client of our member C.H. Robinson, representing the USA, Canada, and Singapore, recently tasked their Project Logistics team with transporting a drill rig from Houston to the Czech Republic.

    The drill rig had been sitting in an outside storage facility for three years before the move, enduring the Texas summer heat and Hurricane Harvey. When market demand improved, the client decided to pull the unit out of storage and ship it to the company’s Czech location for extensive refurbishment.

    C.H. Robinson coordinated the organization, packing, and transportation of the cargo by truck to the Port of Houston and then by ocean vessel to the Port of Hamburg. The original plan called for transport from the Port of Hamburg to the customer’s destination via barge. However, based on the time of year and the overall cost comparisons between barge and truck, the team decided to transport the cargo via truck from the Port of Hamburg to the client’s production facility in Syiadnov, Czech Republic. It took 60 days to accomplish the delivery because of the size, weight, and number of pieces involved, and the overall routing/permitting of the cargo. The total weight of the cargo was 604 metric tons, with the largest piece weighing 42.3 metric tons and measuring 40 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 10 feet high (12.2 x 2.4 x 3 meters).

    Congratulations on the successful delivery, C.H. Robinson!

  • 20 Jul 2018
    Sigmai completes loading of Industrial Equipment at Haifa Port

    Our new member Sigmai Trade & Logistics from Israel is sharing Project News with us.

    In June, Sigmai Trade and Logistics has concluded the loading of a charter vessel at Haifa Port, Israel with its destination in Kherson Port, Ukraine. The cargo was Industrial Equipment, in fact, a Fructose Plant with a total weight of 701 tons. The cargo was divided into 12 units, each with a weight between 25 and 100 tons and a length up to 28m.
    Sigmai was responsible for the port handling, the inland delivery up to the vessel anchorage point, the loading of the vessel by independent cranes, lashing and securing the units on the vessel and the survey and inspections.

    The Project in numbers:
    3916 cbm
    700 tons
    50 staff members
    17 hours
    12 units
    4 cranes
    3 low beds
    1 charter vessel

  • 20 Jul 2018
    AC PROJECT & FORWARDING Delivers Machinery From Amsterdam to Spain

    Project Logistics Alliance member AC PROJECT & FORWARDING, S.L., representing Spain, has recently delivered two pieces of machinery successfully, from Amsterdam to different destinations ports in Spain. Their Barcelona office handled this incident free process.

    The first machine was a dismounted Reach Staker. It was delivered to Tarragona Port on three different trucks, each carrying parts with the following dimensions:
    Main Body: 8.15m x 4.2m x 3.9m // 41.7 tons
    Boom: 10.5m x 1.85m x 1.9m // 17.5 tons
    Spreader: 6.1m x 2.4m x 2.07m // 8.6 tons
    The second machine was a Forklift from Konecranes, which was delivered to Bilbao. The main body was 6.25m x 3.02m x 4.1m and had a mass of 36 tons.

    The entire process was executed successfully thanks to the precise planning from the Project Team in the Barcelona office. Congratulations on the great job!

  • 19 Jul 2018
    New Chip Storage Tanks for Yam Plant

    Our member Logistics Plus has concluded the transport of two Chip Storage Tanks to a Yam Plant in Turkey. Each of the tanks had dimensions of 22m in length, 5,25m in width and 5,58m in hight. Fascinating pictures and well done, Logistics Plus!

  • 18 Jul 2018
    New partner of the Project Logistics Alliance!

    After the Breakbulk Europe in May in Bremen, Germany, we are excited to introduce a new partner of the Project Logistics Alliance. Bohnet GmbH is an international provider of heavy and oversized cargo transport with over 50 years of tradition and experience. Bohnet is one of Europe’s leading freight forwarding companies with an own truck fleet and has two offices in Germany. Next to the headquarter in Kirchdorf, they operate also from Erfurt. As a full-service logistics provider, Bohnet manages the entire operation of your cargo’s transport. Europe-wide heavy and special project cargo transport are their core competencies. No matter whether it is by road, rail, or water; they plan your domestic or global transportation needs and realize your intermodal logistics project from a single source. Bohnet GmbH has so far executed transport of cargo units weighing up to 730 tons, with dimensions greater than 100 meters in length, 15 meters in width, and 15 meters in height. For contact information, please visit our website.

  • 17 Jul 2018
    New member in Nepal and first member in Bhutan!

    Our network is expanding! We are very proud to welcome our first member in Bhutan which is at the same time representing Nepal.

    The company was established in 1993, is headquartered in Nepal and has additional offices in Bhutan, and India. The Atlas de Cargo team is specialized in Project Logistics and is providing exceptional services to their clients in all the facets of international logistical solutions. Since their founding, the company has been growing in size and operational activities immensely and made a strong presence in the shipping industry to cater to specific needs of various customers.

    Their service range include: Air, Ocean and Logistics services, Inland Forwarding, Product Sourcing, PO Management, Packaging and Crating, Consolidation, Warehousing and Distribution- Just-In-Time and General storage, Documentation and Customs Clearance, Inbound and Outbound shipments, Marine Insurance, Breakbulk, Project shipments, Multimodal shipment, Chartering, and Supply chain Management.

    Atlas de Cargo states: “We believe change is inevitable and each day we strive to only improve ourselves. Our human assets aim to surpass our customers’ expectations.” They are looking forward to meeting future challenges and establish long-term relationships – so are we.

    Welcome to the Alliance, Atlas de Cargo!

  • 16 Jul 2018
    New member for Israel

    We are delighted to present Sigmai Trade & Logistics to you, our new member that has lately joined the Project Logistics Alliance, representing Israel.

    Sigmai is a dynamic forwarding and logistics agency, specialized in the handling of project cargo and further operating the entire range of supply chain services with a professional and dedicated team and a global network of affiliations and commercial partners. Their business is to facilitate your international trade requirements by providing expert knowledge and services in all aspects of forwarding, customs brokerage, and supply chain management solutions.

    Years of experience and professional resources offer a complete portfolio of services. Their strong and dedicated employee base provides your account with personal care and attention, handling your shipment competently and with full transparency. The one-stop-shop approach concentrates all your needs under one roof assigning a team member to execute and follow-up on the entire process, freeing you to do what you do best.

    Welcome to the Alliance, Sigmai!

  • 15 Jul 2018
    Sarens Heavy Lift Crane parts from Egypt to Antwerp

    Our founding member First Global Logistics from Egypt conducted a transport of Crane parts from Egypt to Antwerp. The job was done for one of their clients who is the manufacturer of heavy steel structures, produced some OOG and heavy steel parts for the account of Sarens Heavy Lift Belgium. First Global’s job was the transport and shipping from the client’s warehouse up to Antwerp port. The shipment consisted in detail of crane parts for 8 Recoiler cranes which were produced in Egypt to be shipped to Sarens Nv, Belgium.

    The Equipment First Global Logistics used for the job included a crane with the capacity of 50 tons for unit loading, lashing materials, 3 Low Bed Trailers and 3 Flat Bed Trailers, three 40’Flat Rack containers and three 40’ Open Top Containers.

    The scope of work by First Global included the following:

    • Surveying cargo to ensure weights/ measurements for determining Number and type of containers needed for the Job
    • Loading Crane parts on three 40’Flat Rack with the dimensions: 24 Strand Recoiler Basket and Frame Ass (L12.00 x W2.90 x H3.05mtr) 36000 kgs per Flat rack at supplier's site
    • Loading and stuffing steel structures inside three 40'OT at supplier's site
    • Lashing & securing
    • Inland Transport from Supplier to Alexandria port
    • Port handling & operations
    • Documentation and export customs clearance
    • Freighting from Alexandria port to Antwerp port