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  • 16 May 2018
    C.H. Robinson coordinates the successful return of relief aid equipment from Puerto Rico to Sacramento!

    C.H. Robinson’s Project Logistics team have co-ordinated the shipment of eleven High Line Repair trucks from Puerto Rico back to their home in Sacramento, California. These trucks were originally transported to Puerto Rico in January, to aid in the relief effort after hurricane Maria hit the area in September 2017. The trucks were delivered to the port in San Juan, where they were loaded onto the ocean vessel for discharge in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. After loading onto flat deck and step deck trucks in Florida, they were trucked some 2,800 miles (4,500 km) to Sacramento. The total weight of the shipment was 206.34 metric tonnes, while the total volume was 961.24 cubic metres. This was challenging work! Exporting out of Puerto Rico with sub-contracted equipment proved to be difficult. Certain documents needed to be notarized in order for C.H. Robinson to be able to handle its client’s cargo. C. H. Robinson’s Project Manager, Aaron Holloway, traveled to Puerto Rico in order to mitigate any issues arising. Aaron obtained all the necessary permits; police inspections and municipal releases to get the cargo loaded on to the vessel and transported out of Puerto Rico on time. Nice work, Aaron and good job, C. H. Robinson!

  • 14 May 2018
    First member in Nigeria!

    We are happy to announce another extension of our network. With the Sifax Group we introduce our first member for Nigeria!

    With the company’s beginning in 1988 the Sifax Group today has become a conglomerate, with diverse investments in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage, Logistics, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, among other, with core business activities centered in and around key West African markets. Sifax Group’s unparalleled Logistics infrastructures in Africa’s largest economy- Nigeria - include Ports ownerships, Aviation Handling companies, Haulage & Warehousing, Customs Bonded Off-Docks (ICDs), Shipping Agencies and Freight Sales Leads generation entities, have positioned the group at the forefront of West Africa’s supply chain market. In addition to Sifax Nigeria’s gigantic operations, the group enjoys a presence in Ghana, USA, UK and France along with partnership representations in various parts of the world.

  • 11 May 2018
    New Member for Cambodia and Laos!

    Great news for our network! With Gemadept we can announce a new member that is representing the countries Laos and Cambodia. Gemadept project cargo transport came into being in early 1994 to meet the market demand in line with the economic growth. Gemadept is now ranking number 2 in Vietnam in the project and heavy lift cargo transport. Well equipped with modern equipment, professional and enthusiastic staffs and experienced experts, the company can handle heavy lift cargo of 1,000 tons to difficult topography, even to Laos and Cambodia as per customers’ request. Welcome to the Alliance, Gemadept!

  • 09 May 2018
    Very nice work by Logistics Plus!

    We are delighted to be able to share this good news with you. Fellow member Logistics Plus have reported their first transport of a locomotive platform from Norfolk to India – and exactly as they promise, they have “successfully managed the logistics from start to finish, and everything in between” - good job, Logistics Plus!

  • 08 May 2018
    South-East Europe to Baltimore, USA -  Oversized in width & weight

    Once again Maurice Ward’s Project Cargo Unit demonstrated their logistics expertise in our niche market with the completion of an over-weight and over-width transport from South-East Europe to Baltimore, USA:

    Purpose-built skids secured this cargo. Here are the dimensions of the three units shipped:

    Crown – 5.080m x 5.080m x 1.805m – 34,800kg
    Band – 5.080m x 5.080m x 1.700m – 33.400kg
    Crown & Band – 4.789m x 4.200m x 1.805m – 32.500kg
    Road transport from the Shipper’s factory to Constanta, Romania was arranged, where ocean transport was sub-contracted to Maersk/Zim for final delivery of the cargo to the dock at Baltimore, USA!

  • 08 May 2018
    FLS’ expert opinion in great demand!

    Charlie Wattimena of our FLS Indonesia office was recently interviewed by an Indonesian Trucking Magazine. He gave a statement about FLS’ opinion on how the handling of future Projects involving heavy and over dimensional cargo in Indonesia could be improved, the growing demand for industry standard equipment can be met and the need for educated workers and human resources can be satisfied. As the Logistics Market for South-East Asia’s biggest economy is growing and expected to reach over USD 250 Billion in the next few years, the development of an adequate transportation infrastructure and construction of better roads are a main concern for the industry and the Indonesian government.”

  • 07 May 2018
  • 04 May 2018
    The PLA in action…. another collaboration for us to announce with pleasure: Maurice Ward working with FLS Projects!

    Co-operation between two Project Logistics Alliance members: Maurice Ward,. our member representing Hungary and Bulgaria, with the assistance of FLS Projects USA. - is another example of successful collaboration between our members.

    Bogdan Dima., Project Manager for Maurice Ward,. is grateful for the co-operation and support of FLS Projects USA. that led to the complete satisfaction of their client.

    As you will see from this breakdown, the cargo was transported from the USA to Durban in South Africa in five pieces:

    • EX550 ARM: 7.200m x 2.600m x 3.400m – 50.802kg
    • EX 550 BOOM: 11.340m x 2.880m x 3.400m – 40.900kg
    • EX 550 BUCKET: 4.650m x 4.260m x 3.590m – 37.450kg
    • EX 550 CR – 2.997m x 2.997m x 2.879m – 25.570kg
    • EX 550 FR – 4.622m x 3.355m x 2.879m – 23.800kg

    Given the great distance between Minnesota - near the border with Canada, and Jacksonville in Durban, a high level of attention to detail was demanded for this transport. Maurice Ward – Project Cargo Unit was in charge of the arrangements and obtained the most economic logistics solution for the customer from South Africa.

  • 03 May 2018
    Precision manufacturing components worth EUR 2.3 million safely delivered!

    We’re very pleased to announce that AC PROJECT has successfully completed the first phase of a complex delivery of heavy-duty, precision machine tools - and all according to the receiver’s schedule!
    These high-value components are to be used in the aerospace industry, and they had dimensions as follows:

    1 piece of 17 tonnes and 4, 5 meters in diameter;
    1 piece of 30 tonnes, 6 meters in diameter;
    1 very heavy piece of 53 tonnes, 16 meters in length; and 12 platforms, fully loaded with 200 tonnes of various disassembled parts.

    Setbacks included several delays in loading owing to postponement, and as you will see from the cargo break-down - with such large pieces to transport, safe delivery was quite a mission! Great attention to detail and a lot of pre-planning was required for this task.

    The journey of 900 km by road - from the manufacturer in Spain to the receiver in France - took 5 days. Despite the length of the trip – AC Projects rose to the challenge, and delivery was achieved entirely free of incidents. A remarkable feat given the length of the journey across two countries!

    The AC Project Team look forward to safely delivering the second phase of components for their client….meanwhile, our congratulations go to the AC Project Team for a “good job, well done”!

  • 02 May 2018
    Logistics Plus proves their “Passion for Excellence” once again…..

    Logistics Plus have safely delivered three Press Frames with a weight of 62 tonnes each to Kentucky, USA!

  • 01 May 2018
    Maurice Ward transports Project Cargo from South-East Europe to Africa

    Our PL-Alliance member representing Hungary and Bulgaria, Maurice Ward – Project Cargo Unit, has recently completed another project. This cargo was transported from south-east Europe to Durban, South Africa, and it had dimensions of: 4,35m x 4,28m x 2,85m and 53,061kg.

    Again, Maurice Ward’s heavy haulage team arranged the pick-up from the manufacturer and road transport to the Port of Constanta for shipment by sea to Antwerp, to meet the ocean vessel- sailing south to South Africa.

  • 01 May 2018
    FLS’s renovated their office in HO CHI MINH CITY is back in a new look and open for business!

    Our member FLS has news to share about their office in HCMC:

    Dear clients and partners, we are very happy to announce that the renovation of our FLS Projects VIETNAM office has been completed. Our professional and experienced colleagues are very happy to welcome you in a new and fresh open space office environment! “The new open-space design enlightens the office with warm daylight trough out and will be helpful to bring in fresh ideas for upcoming projects and to finding better solutions for our clients!” – You can find our office in HO CHI MINH CITY on the 5TH FLOOR of the NAM MINH LONG BUILDING 61A-63A, VO VAN TAN STREET, DISTRICT 03 or follow the following link to Google Maps – https://bit.ly/2rcSPca.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us for a coffee and an informal talk about our TAILOR-MADE PROJECT LOGISTICS, BOAT or CATAMARAN SHIPPING and other HEAVY LIFT solutions.

    Thank you very much and see you soon!

  • 30 Apr 2018
    Breakbulk Aftershow Event with FREE DRINKS!

    What could be better than relaxing over a drink after work? You’re right – nothing! At the end of the working day, nothing beats a social gathering to unwind and enjoy informal conversations over drinks, outside the busy atmosphere of the convention. That is exactly why a cluster of Bremish companies – including the Project Logistics Alliance – are hosting a Breakbulk Aftershow Event on May 30, starting at 6 p.m! This friendly get-together takes place at Markhalle 8, right in the center of downtown Bremen. EVERYBODY is welcome to share some FREE DRINKS with us. We hope to see you there… Cheers!

  • 27 Apr 2018
    A new member for Iran!

    Project cargo experts Alexander Global Logistics is the PL-Alliance new member for Iran! Already active as a member for Germany, Russia, and Mongolia, they now also represent Iran – opening up a wealth of new opportunities.

    Alexander Global Logistics is also one of the first of our members to have been awarded one of our ‘Heavy Lift Points’ by other members of the network. This is both an endorsement of their outstanding expertise, and proof of their great team-working skills.

    Working with Alexander Global Logistics allows customers to benefit from creative and innovative logistics solutions; whilst the company also has a well-deserved reputation for superior service; effective technologies, and a global network.

    Welcome to our Alliance, Alexander Global Logistics Iran!

  • 27 Apr 2018
    Interview with PL-Alliance member Turk Logistics

    Company: Turk Logistics
    Interviewee: Khalid Turk
    Position: CEO

    We would like to introduce you to our readers, tell us a little bit about yourself and your experiences.

    I joined the family business, Turk Heavy Transport, full-time in 1988 after graduating with a Masters degree in Finance. I would describe myself as an ambitious entrepreneur who is always looking for new challenges and ways to develop our company.

    Outside of work, I am an active sportsman - I enjoy diving - who also enjoys culture - music, reading, and art.

    How was Turk Logistics established and what is special about the history of the company?

    Turk Heavy Transport was established in the early sixties. Over the years, industry in Bahrain developed and we either had to adapt to the changes or be left behind. We responded by adding logistics to the group in 2015. Our next step was to hire experienced and qualified staff. Today, our staff’s expertise ensures our clients benefit from the highest standards.

    What are advantages of contracting you rather than one of your competitors in the Middle East? What do you do better than any other company?

    Our competitive edge is that our company is asset-based. In addition, all our experts and equipment are housed under one roof. In that way, we can avoid using third parties and incurring additional costs. As a consequence, I am pleased to say that we are able to offer high-quality service at the most competitive rates.

    Can you provide us with any references from project partners you have dealt with in the past?

    Certainly, I have enclosed a Projects List for your information.

    What was your best project so far?

    It is impossible to choose only one! Every project is a success story….there has been Alba Potline 5, Aldur, LBOP, LSDP….I could go on!

    What is your next big project?

    The ‘Alba Potline 6‘ is already in hand. Our next target is the Bapco Modernisation Project (LBMP) which has been awarded to the consortium of Technip – Technicus Reonidas and Samsung. It has a value of 4.2 Billion and starts at the end of 2019.

    What in your opinion brings most profit for members of the Project Logistics Alliance?

    It’s a combination of rates; fast response; efficiency and the effective completion of each and every job. All of that ensures that clients remain loyal and return with future business.

    What is the long-term target for Turk Logistics in the future, where do you want to be in 5 years?

    Our business is evolving and our client base, both local and international, is growing. With the recent new oil discovery in the Kingdom of Bahrain, we expect huge industrial growth, and we will be facing this challenge head-on. In response, we plan to expand!

    If one of our members wants to get in contact with you, how can they best approach your company?

    It is best to make direct contact with our staff by email, as follows:

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    If you include all of those, you will receive immediate service!