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  • 19 Oct 2017
    AGL handled Heat Exchanger to Ghana

    Alexander Global Bremen just executed the shipment of several heat exchanger incl. accessories ex customers fabrication in Berlin via Hamburg Port to Tema, Ghana.

    Although the dimensions and weight aren`t quite huge, the heat exchangers is considered very sensitive cargo due to special welded pipes. Even small vibrations during the transport can lead to hairline cracks which may have huge impact on the cargos function.

      Therefore it was decided to move this units on 40’ Mafi Trailers under deck ex Hamburg to Tema by Con/Ro Vessel.

      AGL Germany has been in charge of the full scope up to CFR Tema.

    Very well done, AGL Bremen!

  • 18 Oct 2017
    PL Alliance happily welcomes Container Freight Station Mexico

    The Project Logistics Alliance happily welcomes Container Freight Station who recently joined as second member for Mexico. CFS are located in Mexico City, but also have an office in Merida, Yucatan.

    Welcome to the Alliance, CFS México!

  • 17 Oct 2017
    First Global Logistics receives ISO 14001:2015 certificate!

    PL-Alliances member for Egypt First Global Logistics has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certificate, which is certified by the United Registrar of Systems Limited.

    We are very proud that our member looks to manage its environmental responsibilities.

    Congratulations First Global Logistics!!

  • 17 Oct 2017
    Steder Group supports Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria there is a great need for the fast delivery of relief supplies in Puerto Rico. Steder Group has contributed its role by organizing the transport of more than 100 tons airfreight of tents, sanitary facilities and temporary energy supplies. Last Sunday a brand new chartered Boeing 747F was successfully loaded at the airport of Oostende in Belgium and we are happy to announce that the plane with humanitarian aid has safely arrived at the airport of San Juan in Puerto Rico.

    We from PL-Alliance are very proud of our members contribution!!

  • 16 Oct 2017
    ROHLIG SUUS Logistics transports a modular hotel

    ROHLIG SUUS Logistics recently moved comprised hotel units by sea from Gydnia, Poland to New Yok, USA.

    210 modular units and 15 metal cases were installed in lower Manhattan comprising a modular hotel. The whole cargo totaled approximately 3000 tons and 17700 cubic meters.

    The projects greatest challenge was arranging the loading, so that the cargo could safely reach the vessel.

    Thanks to the great knowledge and preparation of ROHLIG SUUS Logistics everything worked out very well.

    Good job, ROHLIG SUUS Logistics!

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  • 13 Oct 2017
    Corporate Coaster Operations AGL and Wirtz Shipping

    Wirtz Shipping Antwerp and AGL Bremen just finished the transport of several modules for a process plant from Bremen Port to Antwerp Port.

      The shipment consisted of the following items:
    1  Unit / 1000 x 507 x 853 cm       97 to
    1 Unit  / 995 x 345 x 397 cm         27,7 to
    1 Unit / 856 x 80 x 120 cm            3,3 to

      The special task was to find a workable solution for the 8,53 m high units considering operational handling as well as costs.

      The final performer for this movement was coaster “SATURN” which was already built in 1966 , but is still certified on top level. The vessel only handles project cargo and was a perfect fit for this cargo.

      Before any operation started, the complete operation was discussed between the port operator, surveyor, captain, stevedores and AGL.

      The units have been successfully loaded by shore crane within 1 shift into coaster; all needed LSD works included. Wirtz Shipping Antwerp will take care about the coaster upon Arrival Antwerp incl. unlashing / unwelding and final transfer to heavy lift vessel for overseas transport.

    Great teamwork, AGL and Wirtz Shipping!

  • 12 Oct 2017
    ROHLIG SUUS Logistics S.A. joins the Project Logistics Alliance

    The Project Logistics Alliance is happy to announce ROHLIG SUUS Logistics S.A. as a new member for Poland.

    The company provides a range of services: “Road, sea, air and rail transport, warehousing, cargo projects and customs services is designed to provide our customers with the best possible solutions, customized to meet their unique needs. Our contract portfolio includes regular and multi-product agreements signed with leading companies in the market.”

    ROHLIG SUUS Logistics counts with the resources, knowledge and expertise necessary to handle project cargo services.

    Welcome to the Alliance, ROHLIG SUUS Logistics!

  • 11 Oct 2017
    New member for Egypt!

    Recently, Al-Emad Transport joined the Project Logistics Alliance as second member for Egypt.

    Al-Emad Transport is established by a professional and long experienced team who are experts in handling ocean and air freight shipments from / to any point of the world. Its worldwide network of agents and partners ensures competitive rates and utmost care of the shipments.

    The company’s activities at a glance: international freight forwarding, cargo delivery, customs clearance, packing & removals, trucking & warehousing and insurance.

    Welcome to the Alliance, Al-Emad Transport!

    See below for a short self-presentation:

  • 10 Oct 2017
    Delivering HRSG Modules and Drums from South Korea to Canada – Part 2!

    FLS (PL Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and the USA) is happy to report that the HRSG modules and drums, which were shipped from Korea at the end of August, have arrived safe and sound in Vancouver, Canada last week.
    The 12 modules with dimensions of 28m x 2.9m x 3.2m and single weights of 150 MT were discharged directly onto railcars which were positioned alongside the heavy lift vessel. The modules and drums are destined for a newly build combined-cycle facility in the southwestern region of Saskatchewan, Canada.

    We love project cargo – We love global logistics!

  • 09 Oct 2017
    First class cooperation between PL Alliance Members

    The trio of Alexander Global Logistics, Octra France and FLS USA have made another prime example of great collaboration between PL Alliances members.

    The three members organized and executed conjointly a shipment of a Used Carbon Black Refinery from Bordeaux, France to New Orleans, USA. The cargo comprised 2000 freight tons of which the biggest piece was 15m high x 6m wide x 12m long.

    Under the direction of AGL, the following was organized:
    - Pre-carriages
    - Customs clearance
    - Part-charter
    - Crane services
    - Loading/ unloading
    - Onward-carriage

    Despite challenging French port regulations and a tight time schedule, the shipment arrived on-time and the customer was extremely satisfied with the work.

    Congratulations AGL, Octra and FLS, very well done!!

  • 06 Oct 2017
    PL Alliance welcomes Aaras Projects!

    The Project Logistics Alliance happily welcomes Aaras Projects Pakistan Pvt Ltd who recently joined as second member for Pakistan.

    Aaras Project and Logistics Pakistan Pvt Ltd is an international transportation and logistics company dedicated to offering complete range of logistics service ranging from local handling and shipping to global supply chain management. The company provides heavy lift, break bulk, project cargoes, ocean / air freight forwarding, transportation, custom clearance, warehousing, distribution and insurance. The company was founded in 2010 and permanently aims to achieve entire satisfaction of customer and partners through legendary customer service in significant areas of customer’s interest.

    Welcome to the Alliance, Aaras Projects!

  • 04 Oct 2017
    Scandinavian Express completed bridge project for Scandinavia

    In September 2017, Scandinavian Express (PL Alliance member for Poland and Sweden) completed another bridge project for Scandinavia. Oversized transport consisted of 5 steel elements delivery from Poland directly on site to Stockholm, Sweden – Värmdöleden rail bridge.

    The biggest transported element (37m length x 6m width; 40t) was a particular challenge on ferry loading/ unloading and crossing tunnels in Sweden. The entire project involved more than 160t steel construction.

  • 03 Oct 2017
    Another set of Transformers shipped from China

    FLS Projects, PL Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and USA, shipped another set of transformers and accessories from Shanghai, China.

    The 59 packages, including transformers weighing up to 98 metric tons each, were loaded from a barge directly onto a heavy lift vessel chartered by FLS Thailand. The vessel is now sailing to Laem Chabang, Thailand and is expected to arrive at the discharging port by mid of October where FLS Thailand will be taking care of the port operations as well as the delivery to the final project site.

  • 02 Oct 2017
    Delpa joins the Project Logistics Alliance!

    The Project Logistics Alliance proudly announces Delpa Shipping & Transport Co. Ltd as second member for Greece!

    The company located in Piraeus has more than 90 years of experience in the Maritime & Transport Industry. One of Delpa’s most important business principles is to constantly strengthen services by establishing business relationships with reliable and trustworthy partners.
    Other than airfreight services, road freight services, logistics services, seafreight services, shipping agency services and dry cargo chartering, Delpa also provides project cargo chartering and handling in Greece and worldwide.

    Welcome to the Alliance, Delpa!

  • 28 Sep 2017
    EXG transports Convection Module from Por to Gadepan

    Express Global Logistics Private Limited, PL Alliance member for India has successfully completed the transportation of a convection module from Por to Gadepan.

    Challenging part of the transportation was the height of the cargo, stool base of the package coming below the level of loading bed and flood hit Gujarat and Rajasthan. The operation team professionally negotiated all the hurdles and delivered the package well within time at Gadepan through heavy rains & floods.
    Many LT wires had to be negotiated & for 3 HT Wires, power shutdown permission had to be obtained from the local authority which was swiftly managed by the field staff without stopping the transportation. Stool base of the package, which was below the axle bed also had to be taken care of during transportation because of speed breakers & turning of the axles. Due to over-width of the package, it required opening of sensors at three toll plazas with permission from the toll authorities to allow the cargo to move safely.

    CAD software’s were used to asses safe passage in critical turning roads and sideway obstacles. EXG once again completed the task successfully by safely delivering the job at Customer’s site in time.

  • 27 Sep 2017
    FLS says

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  • 26 Sep 2017
    GlobalTrans delivers 2 Units Gas Engine

    In August 2017, GlobalTrans (PL Alliance member for Indonesia) delivered 2 Units Gas Engine from Dumai Port to Lirik Riau, Indonesia.

    The company provided full services for shipping agency, stevedoring, import clearance, trucking and jacking - slidding to foundation.

  • 25 Sep 2017
    Scandinavian Express with Oversize Load Transportation

    A bridge for only… 40 inhabitants? Yes, it is possible in Norway. PL Alliance member Scandinavian Express completed oversize load transportation for Sandsøya island, Norway, where communication link is being establish to connect 3 islands of Bjarkøya, Sandsøya and Grytøya.

    The entire project consisted of 3 bridges delivery from Czech Republic direct to the site on Sandsøya Island, Norway.

    Map source: Statens Vegvesen.

  • 22 Sep 2017
    EXG completes transportation of an absorber from Panvel to Dahej

    PL Alliance member Express Global Logistics Private Limited, India has successfully completed the transportation of an Absorber from Panvel to Dahej. Transportation of the Absorber was a challenging job mainly due to the length of the cargo. During transportation, the team had to overcome many difficulties such as an overhang of 10 meters, blocking of traffic at various location like Kasara & Nashik, taking wrong side of the road on Kasara ghat and single road from Songir to Ankleshwar. Detailed route survey was carried out before actual transportation to avoid the turning radius issue. The Absorber was delivered to site in 10 days time as against the 15 day time period given. This certainly can be considered as an achievement for the team carrying such a lengthy package.

    Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd, (EXG) India is a project specialist company established in 1946 with headquarters in Mumbai, India. It is an asset based company, having pan India presence backed by its own fleet of Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.

  • 21 Sep 2017
    Tube Plant Parts ex Italy to China

    PL Alliance member Alexander Global Logistics just finished the loading of 101 Cases (max U/W up to 50 tons) in Porto Marghera, Italy for oceanvessel MV “Rickmers Dalian” on behalf of one of the world leading companies in the field of plants and equipment related to metal industry.

    The cargo will be shipped to Taicang, Port China which is out of the normal regular schedule of liner services and therefore a special agreement just for this cargo needed to be fixed with the carrier basis minimum inducement.

    Reason to send all cargo to Taicang – instead of Shanghai just around the corner - was the shorter transittime as well as advantages for the customs clearance. AGL was nominated to arrange the transport ex FOB Porto Marghera until site Taicang for which AGL Germany involved PL Alliance member Intermax, China being in charge for port operations and local trucking.