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  • 18 Sep 2018
    FLS completes loading of 150 individual packages in less than 24 hours

    FLS Projects Thailand just completed another fast FAS delivery of over 150 packages with a total volume and gross weight exceeding 2,000 cbm and 550 MT. The cargo – equipment, parts and modules for a Steel fabricator in Vietnam – was safely loaded on board the awaiting vessel within 24 hours. Well done and a very big thank you to the whole Team!

  • 17 Sep 2018
    Fleet Line Shipping announces partnership with Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers

    Our member Fleet Line Shipping, representing Dubai in the Project Logistics Alliance, is now an approved in-house transport/ shipping partner of Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, Dubai, UAE.

    They are very proud to inform about a partnership with RB Auctioneers, a global leader in buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. To serve RB + Fleet Line’s customers with the highest level of excellence in providing prompt and accurate services on or after the RB Auctions, Fleet Line has its own onsite office which is located within the RBA Auction yard.

    The list of services includes:
    A. Providing a Shipping guarantee on your behalf to RBA, so that you can avoid paying Export duties prior moving equipment out of RBA yard
    B. Inspections, measurements and follow up with onsite RBA technical contractors to prepare the equipment ready for transportation and shipping
    C. Loading and lashing coordination of your equipment into standard and special containers at attractive rates. For big machines, Fleet Line does the dismantling to fit it in shipping containers.
    D. Providing immediate and comprehensive shipping solutions that include local trailers, customs fees, inspections, and port handling services
    E. Door to Door and Door to Port freight rates for RORO, Breakbulk, Special equipment (Flat Rack, Open tops, Flatbeds, etc.) or standard containers
    F. Prompt post shipment follow up, BL posting and tracking updates without the need for constant reminders
    G. Whatever the size and value of the units you have purchased at the auction, Fleet Line has a solution ready for the best value for your money.

    Why Fleet Line Shipping?
    • Fleet Line is a Dubai based ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 and QHSE 18001 certified company by UKAS with the main focus on providing services of Projects cargo (OOG and Heavy Lift), Global Freight Forwarding, Lashing & Packaging and Lifting.
    • Fleet Line Industrial lashing and operation team is officially certified by Jebel Ali Port to carry out heavy and odd size cargo securing and transportation.
    • Tier one rate agreement with Maersk and CMA-CGM and many Ro-Ro and break-bulk carriers whereby making sure our customers get best service and rates.
    • NVOCC Carrier with our own fleet of standard and special equipment.
    • Own customs bonded warehouse facility in Jebel Ali with 3 PL license.
    • Door/Door logistics solution on DDP & DAP terms for shipment to Iraq and CIS Countries.
    • Breakbulk/ Heavy Lift cargo as representative of “Empros line” with fixed monthly schedule service Ex: Europe to and Intra-Middle East sectors.

    For any queries pertaining to the RB auctions, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 14 Sep 2018
    M-STAR FREIGHT SERVICES Handles Classic Pre-war Old-timers for 14-day Rally in Georgia

    Project Logistics Alliance Member M-Star Freight recently received some very special cargo in their Antwerp warehouse: 20 pre-war old-timers, with the makings of Bugatti, Bentley, Lagonda, Marmon, Lancia, Chrysler, Alvis, Invicta and Vauxhall, were transported there from around Europe. With extra care and attention, the classic cars were loaded, lashed and secured into containers for shipment to Poti, Georgia and then further delivered to the appointed warehouse in the capital of Tbilisi. They were then safely unloaded and stored until the participants could take their pride possessions, fully ready, to start the 14-day Rally named “ Peaks of the Caucasus” through Georgia. Preparations started more than one year ago, with 20 participants of 9 different nationalities entering the Rally with the 20 extraordinary cars. The oldest one had a first registration dating back to 1925. You can see below a few photos of the cars. The M-Star office in Georgia also assisted the Rally organisers with establishing the rally route, picking the best en-route hotel accommodations, restaurants, escorts and guard services, transfers and customs arrangements!

  • 11 Sep 2018
    Again and again FLS proved, sharing is caring

    Work hard, play hard: FLS Projects is known for supporting various sports events, charity activities and related events. Last month FLS Projects Thailand was very happy to sponsor and participate in the 18th Annual CUEL CHARITY CLASSIC golf tournament. The annual charitable golf tournament took place at the Siam Country Club Plantation in Thailand. This year the tournament was able to raise and collect 1.5 Million Baht for the Fountain of Life. Very well done and thank you very much to the organizers at CUEL Ltd., Thailand for a fun and successful event and we hope to see you again next year! – “Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting."

  • 04 Sep 2018
    Another project well-done. 600 MT steel pipes on route to Singapore

    STEEL PIPES for Singapore. Last week the FLS Projects Team in Thailand completed a quick trucking and loading job of 71 STEEL PIPES from Thailand to Singapore. The STEEL PIPES were transported from the production site in Rayong to the Port of loading at Laem Chabang Port. With a gross weight of over 600 MT all cargo was loaded on deck and the stevedoring teams secured the cargo safely on board. The STEEL PIPES are now on the way to a happy client in Jurong Port in Singapore. Well done and thank you very much to the Team for a smooth and safe operation!

  • 03 Sep 2018
    Bati Group and Hacklin collaborate on Mining Equipment Project

    Bati Group and Hacklin have joined forces for a Door to Port shipment of mining equipment, which totaled up to 100 Metric Tons and 1000cbm. The biggest and heaviest piece amongst all was 38 tons and had a height of 5.17 meters, and it was delivered from Turkey to Egypt. One of the main challenges was loading of the cargo safely, due to the extremely unbalanced center of gravity, which they had to overcome in a very short time. On the other hand, the road conditions were also not ideal, as the cargo was very high and the truck had to have a very low trailer to accommodate.

    After much work and careful planning, the Project team at BATI GROUP is more than happy to announce the successful completion of another project alongside HACKLIN, one of their best partners in Northern Europe.

    Thumbs up, guys!

  • 02 Sep 2018
    Important External Announcement by our member Inchcape Shipping Services

    We would like to share this important announcement from our founding member Inchcape Shipping Services.

    Effective from the 1st of September, the current Inchcape Shipping Services supply logistics division will be formed as a separate entity and henceforth be called ISS Global Forwarding (ISS GF).

    ISS GF will be 100% owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai and will have 3 separate business units:
    - Global Freight Forwarding
    - Industrial Projects / Oil & Energy
    - Contract Logistics

    Henceforth, all business activities shall be conducted in the name of ISS Global Forwarding, and we ask that you update your records accordingly.

  • 29 Aug 2018
    CTO do Brasil shipped 28 units of Caterpillar Trucks and Excavators to Jebel Ali

    Our Brazilian member CTO Comercio & Logistics recently completed a shipment. The cargo consisted of Trucks and Excavators that were first transported by barge from the shipper’s plant to Port of Outeiro in North Brazil. In a second step, they were transshipped to a breakbulk vessel to be moved to Jebel Ali, UAE.

  • 28 Aug 2018
    For FLS sponsorship matter! Fussball matter!

    FLS Projects is very proud and very happy to be the official sponsor of the GERMAN ALL STARS Bangkok social football team for the 2018 – 2019 Season ( We are also very happy to announce that FLS Projects will be sponsoring and supporting next year’s VIKING CUP 2019 in HUA HIN. Loving Project Cargo for over 25 Years – Loving Fussball even longer!

  • 24 Aug 2018
    52 MT from West India to Rotterdam by Atlas Shipping Services

    Our member Atlas Shipping Services Pvt Ltd, representing Bhutan and Nepal in the Project Logistics Alliance, is proudly presenting their recently finished project.
    The cargo itself was the definition of a heavy lift, with a length of 30m and a weight of 52 Metric Tonnes. From the cargo’s origin in West India, it was transported on road to Mundra Port on India’s north shore. Atlas then supervised the loading and customs clearance, so the cargo could finally be shipped to Rotterdam port without incidences.
    Great work by the West India Team of Atlas Shipping, congratulations from the PLA Team!

  • 22 Aug 2018
  • 21 Aug 2018
    Freightplus Australia managed shipment of 57m flat barge from Singapore to Australia

    Project Logistics Alliance member for Australia, Freightplus, recently completed the shipment of a 57-metre flat barge from Singapore to Adelaide, Australia.

    The first challenge was the limited timeframe we were given; less than one week before shipment, Freightplus was asked to coordinate biosecurity treatment and inspections on the barge. Within a couple of hours, they had one of their biosecurity inspectors on the first flight to Singapore. Upon his arrival to site the barge was still sitting in the water, so the first task was to get the barge out of the water and onto a hard stand. Over the next 72 hours, the team removed tonnes of marine foul from the 57 x 19 metre hull, using scrapers and 10,000 p.s.i pressure washers, scrubbing the entire barge from top to bottom, inside and out.

    48 hours before shipment, Freightplus was asked to arrange divers to rig the barge for lifting on board the MV HHL Richards Bay, coordinate customs clearances in Singapore and act as the buyer’s representative to sign off the barge purchase. With their inspector overseeing the entire process on the ground and the Freightplus team in Brisbane coordinating operations remotely, the barge was successfully loaded on board.

    Once the barge arrived in Adelaide, Freightplus coordinated customs and biosecurity inspections, getting special permission to have the barge inspected at our customer’s private jetty.

    By engaging Freightplus to conduct a pre-shipment inspection in Singapore, the client was able to save time and money in the long run as the barge was cleared by the Australian DAWR with zero remedial cleaning required.

    Well done, Freightplus!

  • 21 Aug 2018
    FLS aced once again. 36 Packages plus 8, 40’ Open Tops on its way to Sweden

    FLS Projects Vietnam completed the loading of 36 pkgs including eight 40' OT containers with break bulk and general cargo. The main cargo consists of BB Damper and Diverter Units which FLS picked up at the fabricator and then transported alongside a barge at Vietso Port. The trucking had to be done during nighttime to avoid traffic difficulties. The barge then sailed to Thi Vai General Port where the cargo has been loaded onto the berthed vessel. The cargo was loaded simultaneously both from seaside with the barge and from shore side via trucking alongside the vessel. FLS's scope included supervision, trucking and stevedores to ensure safe and professional lashing of the cargo with wooden dunnage and choking as well as securing the cargo with chains and ratchet belts. The cargo is now safe and sound on the way from Phu My, Vietnam to Norrkoping, Sweden. - Congratulations and well-done Team FLS Vietnam!

  • 20 Aug 2018
    Europrim cracks the 100,000 cbm milestone of transshipment cargoes

    News from Europrim Shipping, member from the Project Logistics Alliance representing Romania. Europrim is happy to announce the completion of one special project which has been launched in September 2017, involving the transhipment in the Constanta port of a chemical processing factory of over 25000 cbm and 5000 tons, originating from Thailand, China, India, and some European factories, having as final destination Kransodar Kray, Russian Federation.
    At the request of our partners, our projects team handled and coordinated all the activities involving the receiving the cargo in the Constanta terminal, cargo survey, inland haulage between different quays, protecting the equipments with tarpaulins, terminal cargo plan and efficient storage organisation, obtaining different licenses from the state authorities, performing customs formalities, professional lashing on the departing vessels to Novorossisk.
    Europrim would like to thank their project cargo department for another professionally handled set of operations, duly performed during the 1 year period.

    With this project, since its inception in 2015, the Special Projects department exceeded the 100,000 cbm milestone of transhipment cargoes, as by now Europrim Shipping is well recognized on a regional scale as one of the leading specialists in handling the transshipping of awkward, heavy, breakbulk and special projects cargo via the Romanian hub port of Constanta.

    Congratulations to the Project Team from Europrim!

  • 19 Aug 2018