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  • 27 Nov 2017
    New member for the Philippines

    PL Alliance is happy to announce its newest member for the Philippines: Nonpareil International. Nonpareil International Freight and Cargo Services, Inc. provides professional services as ONE-STOP-SHOP for Logistics services and is strategically located in the heart of Metro.

    Welcome to the PL Alliance, Nonpareil International!

  • 24 Nov 2017
    C.H. Robinson delivers 49 complete wind turbines

    C.H. Robinson, PL- Alliance member for Canada, Singapore and the USA, was thrilled to assist their client with the delivery of 49 complete wind turbines from the Port of Monroe, Michigan and Garden City, Kansas to a site near Bluff Point, Indiana. The project required 476 truckloads to transport the towers, nacelles, and 147 blades at 56.9 x 3.94 x 2.9 meters and 11.5 metric tons each. The total cargo was 15,868 metric tons, 173,000 cubic meters. Due to planned and emergency road construction in various states, our wind specialists were required to develop an alternate conveyance. We worked closely with the various state departments of transportation in order to accommodate delivery. The entire project, which was Free on Truck (FOT) origins to FOT site, was completed in 7 weeks. Very well done C.H. Robinson!

  • 23 Nov 2017
    Express Global Logistics Moves RTGCs From Nhava Sheva To Mundra

    Our Indian PL-Alliance member, Express Global Logistics, was awarded a challenging project to ship 4 units of RTGCs from Nhava Sheva to Mundra. The sheer dimensions of 25.27 (L) X 11.94 (W) X 25.1 (H) all in meter and total weight of 535 tons were challenging in itself to achieve a proper stowage, roll-on/off and vessel stability. Firstly, the Engineering team had to put in their innovation skills to test to achieve the best stowage on one barge, with limited space on deck. Then, it was the marine team’s job to ensure sea going stability in compliance with IMO regulations, for such a heavy and high center of gravity load. In compliance with EXG’s own QHSE standards, and customer’s stringent QHSE regulations, after series of meetings with all stake holders, that is; customer, port officials, marine warranty surveyors, third party Inspectors (Appointed by customer) a plan was chalked out clearly defining and describing the activities at each stage. EXG was faced with tidal range of over 4.0 meter at Nhava Sheva and over 6.0 meter at Mundra. The barge maintained sufficient Pumps to meet these tidal variations by ballasting n de-ballasting. Roll-on and roll-off of RTGCs was perfectly carried out maintaining the barge at same level as jetty. The gap of 3.5 meter between jetty and barge was bridged by a steel ramp, designed and tested for the purpose. Sea fastening was done in accordance with CARGO SECURING MANUAL for the vessel and was subject to grilling discussion and requirements of Marine warranty surveyor and inspectors. The resultant plan was supported with proper calculations and in line with the weather predicted for the intended voyage. Continuous monitoring of the weather en-route and passage planning for the barge was done to ensure safe voyage and arrival at Mundra. All 4 units of the RTGCs were safely handed over to customer at Mundra after roll off in record two tides. Customer’s satisfaction and their words of appreciation were the best things we achieved in the entire execution of the project.

  • 22 Nov 2017
    Transport of Palm Oil Rafinery

    End of October 2017, PL-Alliance member Global Trans for Indonesia has completed another project shipment ex import from Port Klang and shipped to Belawan Port. They have transported all material units for a Palm Oil Rafinery with heaviest units of 35 Tons and with lenght of 16 meters. Its scob for shipping agency and stevedoring as well for transport the cargos to the site. Nice project, Global Trans!

  • 21 Nov 2017
    FLS Projects delivers more than 10,000 revenue tons in one shipment from Mai Liao, Taiwan to Point Comfort, TX, USA

    FLS Projects, PL-Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and USA, raising the bar again with another successfully executed turn-key delivery of more than 10,000 revenue tons in one shipment from Mai Liao, Taiwan to Point Comfort, TX, USA. The main unit was a Purge Bin with dimensions of L 45 m x W 9 m x H 9 m weighing over 250 mtons. Scope of work for FLS Projects Taiwan and USA included port handling both ends, expedited ocean freight and the delivery to the job-site in Point Comfort. Transparent communication between all parties, in-depth studies and good teamwork were necessary to make the job happen and to minimize impact on the local community in Point Comfort. The support from our valuable client, our good partners and the local utility companies were mandatory to make this job a success. FLS Projects proofs again their capabilities in the project forwarding market and is looking forward supporting our clients on their next challenging projects. A very big thank you to everyone involved.

  • 20 Nov 2017
    PL Alliance welcomes new Indonesian member!

    PL Alliance is proud to announce its new member for Indonesia: ROYAL CARGO INC.

    Royal Cargo Projects and Heavylift is a team of local experts who can execute complicated logistics demands. It specializes in transporting cargoes beyond the average payload, using state-of-the-art lifting and transportation equipment that are suitable for every type of requirement, with basis on calculated and studied methodologies showing all safety factors.

    Welcome to PL Alliance, ROYAL CARGO INC!

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Kronoz Internacional exports to Panama

    Kronoz Internacional Inc, Project Logistics Alliance member for Mexico, has transported 34 Trash Compactors (17x40´ Flat Racks) from Veracruz, Mexico to Manzanillo, Panama. Great Project, Kronoz!

  • 20 Nov 2017
    Steder Group transports 3 transformers from Djibouti to Ethiopia

    Steder Group Djibouti recently transported 3 transformers (with measurements of 6,29m x 4,32m x 4,37cm and a weight of 110 MT each) over a distance of approximately 850 kilometers from Djibouti to an inland project site in Ethiopia. The cargo consisted of a total of 15 transformers for an ongoing project and all units were transported and delivered safely up to arrival site. Great job, Steder Group!!

  • 17 Nov 2017
    Express Global Logistics (EXG) successfully completed CIF shipment at Mumbai port along with transportation.

    Express Global Logistics, PL-Alliance member for India, has successfully carried out port handling, customs clearance and transportation activities of autoclaves at Mumbai port. The cargo originated from Shanghai and after clearance had to be transported to Lucknow which was a distance of 1450 kilometers away. There were 4 packages, each with a weight of 38 tons and total weight of 152 tons. The cargo dimensions are 34 x 2.85 x 2.68 meters. A route survey was carried out for the transportation to Lucknow as the distance was very long. The transportation was done through 4 states, and permission had to be obtained from each state for the transportation of the cargo through that state. A road was contructed to get an entry into the factory. The entire operation was carried out smoothly without any challenges. Well done, EXG! 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.

  • 16 Nov 2017

    Re-enactment of "We are the World" by the staff of Logimar (PL Alliance Member for Italy) to support CESVI. Marcello Saponaro, CEO of Logimar: "1985 original was aimed to fight hunger in Africa, today we want to support the House of Smiles in Zimbabwe". Some of Logimars best suppliers also joined in the picture!

    Very good, Logimar!

  • 15 Nov 2017
    Kodan Solutions imports Mining Shovels from China to India

    PL-Alliance member Kodan Solutions Private Limited, for India, has recently imported 6 sets of mining shovels (12000 frt of Breakbulk cargo including 30 heavy lifts between 45 MT -90 MT Single piece; Max Dïm(Mtrs): 7 x 5.2 x 3 @90 MT Single piece) from ex-works China (POL: Tianjin) to India (POD: Kolkata).

    Kodans scope of work included:

    - Pick up 12000 frt of Mining Machines from Ex works in China
    - Lashing/chocking as per internationally acceptable standards to customer’s satisfaction
    - Transportation from Plant to Port Tianjin
    - Custom Clearance & Port Handling
    - Sea freight (Break Bulk-Heavy Lifts)
    - Receiving cargo at destination port
    - Import clearance & Port Handling
    - Route Survey from Destination Port till Site
    - Delivery till Final Delivery Site

    Challenges of this project:

    - Time bound shipment
    - Destination clearance to be done in 48 hrs
    - Safe but shortest possible delivery time
    - Consignee a government concern, handling Port Unions for swift cargo evacuation.
    - Being Point load cargo & ODC , Precaution to be taken for Over Height and Over width cargo at Narrowhilly Sections –1000 KM inland haulage
    - De-tour from original inland route near site due to Railway crossing at SITE
    - Seamless coordination with all stack holders shipper, haulers, port authorities & shipping line for flawless

    With various constraints on hand, flawless planning & proactive approach, Kodan successfully delivered the cargo to the end-user/ consignee as delighted customers.

    Very well done, Kodan Solutions!

  • 14 Nov 2017
    Logimar handles shipment from Italy to Chittagong for oil and gas industry

    Logimar (PL Alliance member for Italy) just executed the shipment of several valves and heaters for oil and gas industry in Bangladesh. Cargo was in wooden 29 case for a total of 900 cbm and 220 tons of weight.
    After haulage from Milan area to Genoa port all cargo was containerized in Flat Rack, Open Top and HC containers and shipped to Chittagong port.

    Well done, Logimar!

  • 14 Nov 2017
    Project UPDATE: Tangguh Expansion Project

    In February 2017 FLS Projects (PL-Alliance member for Thailand, Singapore and USA) and was awarded with the Marshalling Yard package for the Tangguh Expansion Project. FLS’ scope incl. the handling of a minimum of 600,000 FRT break bulk and general cargo at the Cilegon Marshalling Yard, West Java, Indonesia. Part of the scope of that package incl.: - Developing infrastructure to serve the project, incl. design and construction of warehouses and other cargo handling facilities. - Design and implementation of cargo handling procedures according to latest industry standards. - Storage and consolidation of cargo for barge and heavy lift vessel transportation. And much much more... More than 200 days after the award, the records speak for themselves: - Volume of cargo handled: > 120,000 rtons - Man hours worked: > 200,000 - Safe days worked: > 200 - Exposure hours without LTI: > 200,000 - No. of LTI’s: 0 - No. of TRI’s: 0 - No. of Golden Rule Violations: 0 SAFETY FIRST! Well done FLS Projects Indonesia!

  • 13 Nov 2017
    Express Global Logistics (EXG) successfully completed FOB shipment at Kolkata port along with transportation.

    Express Global Logistics (PL-Alliance member for India) has successfully carried out port handling, customs clearance and transportation activities at Kolkata port. The shipment originated from Shanghai and after clearance had to be transported to Siliguri which was a distance of 570 kilometers away. There were 5 packages, each with a weight of 47 tons and total weight of 235 tons. The cargo dimensions are 29.68 x 3.05 x 3.20 meters. A route survey was carried out for the transportation to Siliguri. EXG faced a challenge during transportation. The height of the cargo along with the trailer height was 4.80 meter. The trailers had to cross 3 railway crossing which had a height of 4.6 meter. As a solution, we removed a part of the saddle fitted on the autoclave and fixed a wooden slipper matching the shape of the cargo. With this, we were able to reduce the height by 0.2 meter and complete the transportation as per schedule.

    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.

  • 13 Nov 2017
    Crown Logistics Continuing Multimodal Hydro Power Project

    PL-Alliance member Crown Logistics, for Vietnam, continues a multimodal Hydro Power Project for the Alin Power Station in Hue City, A Luoi District.

    Following the 1st shipment reported in February 2017, Crown Logistics has been continuously handling the project with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th shipments now completed with more coming before the end of the year. They have successfully moved 6 x 40'FR, 5 x 40'HC as well as 400RT of bulk cargo (generators and parts) from Danang Port to the jobsite up the hill of Alin in Hue City at a distance of approximately 200km along the Provincial Route 11B (including passing through the Hai Van tunnel).

    Managing Director, Peter Linh states; "With all these shipments, we conducted prior survey trips case-by-case to understand the difficulties of transportation in the heavy rainy season with storms happening during the move in the central areas of Vietnam.
    The route involved a currently under construction underground bridge with the vehicle having to wade through underground. When the equipment is transported in the rainy season while the bridge is not completed, it can be very difficult if the water surges high. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the water levels before beginning the transport. There was also a weak 1 span bridge on the road to the Alin jobsite which meant that for the 60tn generators crossing the bridge, it was necessary to use lining sheets of 25mm thick steel at 12m long and 2m wide.As well as the above, the road to the jobsite was a difficulty as it was made of poor terrain and could become very slippery with mountain and drops on either side and swampy ground on the entrance. As always with such a risky job, we ensured safety as our highest responsibility at all times."
    Crown Logistics have been reliably and consistently successful in delivering the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th shipments to the jobsite. Peter concludes; "In the 4th quarter of 2017 and 1st quarter of 2018, we will handle the rest of the shipments for this project before full completion by the end of March 2018".

    To see Crown Logistics prior movements, click here:

    Great project, Crown Logistics!