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  • 08 Jan 2018
    Tandem Logistics handles Breakbulk Shipment from India to Tunisia

    Tandem Logistics, PL Alliance member for Tunisia, is pleased to share some photos of a recent project handled at the end of 2017.

    The project involved the transportation of a Qualistock Deodoriser and Maturator shipped as breakbulk on a part chartered vessel from Mumbai in India to La Goulette Port, Tunisia.

  • 05 Jan 2018
    Turk Logistics & Heavy Transport completed successful local transportation of 6 Units Concrete Beam

    Turk Logistics & Heavy Transport, PL-Alliance member for Bahrain, has recently completed another successful local transportation of 6 Units Concrete Beam for KARTC Group of companies in Bahrain. Each Concrete Beam weighed 54 Ton with dimensions 27 meter x 0.800 m x 1.170 meter. THT were responsible for survey, permissions, escorts & Transportation. Turk Logistics & Heavy Transport offer tailored transport services for oversize, heavy or challenging cargo and provide project cargo solutions by sea, air and land with an experienced team.

  • 04 Jan 2018
    Logistics Plus Turkey, successfully loaded a Slag Car to Europe.

    Measurements and weight: Dims : 7.42 x 6.13 x 1.95 LxWxH - Gross 35.000kg

  • 03 Jan 2018
    TNL International joins the Project Logistics Alliance!

    The PL-Alliance is happy to welcome TNL as our first member for New Zealand. TNL works with worldwide specialist agents overseas, experienced knowledge of project sea carriers and access to specialist handling equipment in New Zealand are able to offer a full door to door service for all project cargo. Welcome to the alliance, TNL!

  • 02 Jan 2018
    Why should you choose PLA? Find it out in our new video!

    Dear Reader,

    Do you know exactly what distinguishes us from other networks? Do your colleagues know about the benefits of being member in the Project Logistics Alliance? Enjoy our latest video that contains all the necessary key information about the PL Alliance. In this short and compact video the PL Alliance introduces itself and highlights your benefits of being member in our alliance. Please feel free to spread our newest feature within your company!

  • 02 Jan 2018
  • 27 Dec 2017
    Alexander Global Logistics takes a step forward

    The global operating logistics service provider Alexander Global Logistics (PL-Alliance Member for Germany) invests in digital Supply-Chain-Management. IT-solutions provider Kutzner Process Optimization, Partner of the PL-Alliance, introduces scanner based on cloud-technology.

    A light drizzle of rain covers the warehouses of Alexander Global Logistics, short AGL, in Bremerhaven. The logistics service provider with its headquarter in Bremen was founded 2006 with only 5 employees and meanwhile has more than 60 skilled workers. One of them is the certified surveyor Wilhelm Meier. Every morning at 6 a.m. the expert for transportation- and good-damages inspects and unloads huge paper rolls from the delivered containers. Paper and pulp takes the lions share of what AGL handles and storages in its location. Meier and its team unload up to 150 container per month, before the cargo continues its transport by truck or wagon. 150 container, and its cargo still gets reviewed manually. An enormous expenditure that does not comply with a steadily growing internationally orientated logistics company. Alexander Global Logistics faces up the changes in the global economy with the implementation of a intelligent, highly individual scanning technology.

    Time saving thanks to cloud-based scanning technology
    Up to now AGLs employees had to note code numbers manually when unloading the containers to pass those on to the operations team. Together with its team, the section head Meier, provided the impulse for the simplification and/or reduction of the number of steps. Some other warehouses of AGL are already making use of established symbol scanning technology, this however is not transferable to the warehouse in Bremerhaven. “Here in Bremerhaven we have more complex requirements towards our data acquisition system. Our clients want to, for example, easily find indenture numbers and review pictures of potential damages without delay. It was our wish to handle this with one single device.”, so our expert. To meet these requirements, Meier got Christian Kutzner, CEO of Kutzner Process Optimization in Lilienthal, on board. Ever since, Kutzner, together with its system developers, works on an individual supply-chain-solution for the specific warehouse. The IT-expert says that there are various different approaches in the market. But for them it is important to create a solution that is tailored to the daily business of Alexander Global Logistics. Kutzner Process Optimization and Alexander Global Logistics are already working together since more than 10 years. This partnership and the fact, that Kutzner has installed the whole IT-environment of AGL, lead to fast results. “We grew up together”, jokes Kutzner.

    Rapid responses and high flexibility of the system
    Curiously Wilhelm Meier holds one of the modern scanner in his hand. Visually they equal the typical industry tablets. They are robust devices with an integrated camera, suitable for outdoor operations. Unique is the devices intelligence and its software, developed specially for AGL by Kutzner. All captured data, via scan, get transferred to the main-database in real time. Kutzner explains: “We live in a time, in which networking and real time are factors of success. A huge advantage of the cloud-technology is the comprehensive information capability. The head office as well as the employees know the actual delivery situation at any time and from any location. Theoretically the cargo could already be captured on-board or from any other warehouse.”

    Less mistakes and gain of time
    Another positive impact of the cloud-based scanning-technology is the saving of time. Through the omission of manual recording Meier and its team gain about 45 minutes working time each day. Kutzner goes further explaining that, if the scanning-technology keeps on working faultless, all departments in the company will be profiting. Transmission errors belong to the past.

    Finetuning and readjustment is indispensable in the developing process
    According to Christian Kutzner the project work for clients in the logistics and industry sector consists of successive sub steps and milestones. He adds: “In our approach the conscientious listening is at the focus. Hereby our sparring partner are the employees, that will be working with our solutions later on. And since the requirements change frequently, the tasks never rest.” His developers are always looking for the shortest path to the goal. But what exactly does agile project development mean? “In brainstorming we develop concepts and normally we see quite fast, where they will take us”, so Kutzner. Wilhelm Meier also has some ideas for the future: “It would be great if we could print our orders via airprint from mobile phones.” Without doubts Christian Kutzner will also be able to resolve this professionally.

  • 26 Dec 2017

    Holiday greetings from your FLS Projects Team ( PL-Alliance member for Thailand, Singapore and USA)! – We Love Project Cargo and We Love Our Customers!

  • 22 Dec 2017
    Motors transported from India to Mexico

    Kronoz Internacional Inc, Project Logistics Alliance member for Mexico, successfully imported Motors (2x40’ Flat Racks) from Chennai, India to Mazatlán, Mexico. Good job, Kronoz Internacional!

  • 21 Dec 2017
    Logistics Plus INC. enters the PL Alliance with 3 countries!

    PL-Alliance is happy to announce Logistics Plus INC as our new member for China, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia.

    Logistics Plus INC manages projects from start to finish with customized plans for unique project needs. Its services include comprehensive, pre-shipment evaluation of potential risks, costs and delivery schedules, to route and port surveys, coordination of proper packaging of components, required documentation handling, and transportation mode analysis.

    Welcome to the alliance, Logistics Plus!

  • 20 Dec 2017
    Project Logistics Alliance celebrates its 1st Anniversary!

    We are proud to announce that with 85 members in 73 countries, and more than 100 representatives - The Project Logistics Alliance is celebrating its first anniversary! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your contribution to its success. As part of our high-quality network, your loyalty and dedication to the community is both valued and appreciated. We at the Project Logistics Alliance very much hope that you are similarly satisfied with the work of our project cargo experts. We are committed to maintaining our high standards. With this in mind, we will continue to ensure that all new members are required to meet our strict entry criteria and qualification requirements, and that all applications are carefully checked by our experienced industry experts. We will ensure that only genuine project cargo experts will be admitted to membership of the network. Over the past year, both the network and the team behind it has grown. The expertise, support and enthusiasm of our excellent team combines to ensure that the Project Logistics Alliance can continue to grow - and continue to assure you of a high-quality service.

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Manufacturing Line transported by Kronoz

    Kronoz Internacional Inc, Project Logistics Alliance member for Mexico, transported a Manufacturing Line (BB, 40x40’ Open Tops, 10x40’ Flat Racks) from Livorno, Italy to Altamira.

    Very well done, Kronoz!

  • 19 Dec 2017
    Successful year 2017 for FLS group!

    FLS has seen the opening of FLS Projects in Taiwan, the start of the TANGGHU PROJECT in Indonesia and the successful completion of the Mae Moh project in Thailand. Last year they’ve handled 6,000 shipments, shipped more than 400,000 tons of break bulk cargo, 16,000 TEU of containerized project cargo, over 2,000 tons of airfreight and have moved more than 6,000 truckloads of cargo over the road. Despite all the success, FLS didn't rest! They have continuously expanded its agency network and customer base! FLS wants to thank all agents and members for its continuous support and is looking forward to collaboration in 2018!

  • 18 Dec 2017
    PL Alliance is happy to announce our new member for Bulgaria

    Unimasters Logistics SCS recently entered as our first member for Bulgaria:

    “We are trained Break Bulk and Project Cargo logisticians, who move any project and oversized cargo anywhere in cooperation with our unparalleled global network. Whether you plan for the unexpected or try to put to test our unrivalled delivery capabilities, you will have the unconditional support of our team with the right expertise. It doesn't matter if you move heavy Oil & Gas equipment or relocate a whole plant. “

    Welcome to the Alliance, Unimasters!

  • 18 Dec 2017
    Dun & Bradstreet SME Business Excellence Awards, 2017 Express Global Logistics (EXG) has been awarded for SME Business Excellence –2nd year in a row

    Dun and Bradstreet SME Business Excellence Awards, 2017, presented by the RBL Bank is one of the most coveted awards in the SME Business sector. EXG (PL-Alliance member for India) was felicitated with the award for SME Business Excellence in the Transport and Logistics Sector at the ceremony held on 17th November 2017 in New Delhi, India. EXG is proud of this achievement for the 2nd consecutive year. Besides the Dun and Bradstreet SME Business Excellence Awards, the eminent jury has considered the difficult market conditions the global industry is facing, which makes this achievement for EXG even more noteworthy. EXG as a market leader has made significant contributions to the project logistics industry by going beyond the standard mandates which is conducive for the growth of the sector. EXG is a market leading Projects and Engineering Solutions 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 44 Goldhofer hydraulic axles, 65 cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.