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  • 09 Aug 2017
    Steder Group moves Knuckle Boom Crane to the Far East

    Last week Steder Group (PL Alliance member for Belgium, Romania, United Kingdom and the Netherlands) started the door to door delivery of the third 100 MT Knuckle Boom Crane with active heave compensation for a renowned customer in the offshore industry.
    Utilizing the Dutch inner-waterways to move the KBC to a main port, the KBC was successfully loaded onto a Heavy-lift vessel in Rotterdam and on its way to the Far East.

  • 09 Aug 2017
    CEA carries out Condensers, Evaporators and Heat Exchangers

    PL Alliance member CEA announces a recent shipment of Condensers, Evaporators and Heat Exchangers carried out by their Bangkok office and in cooperation with one of their Chinese partners. The Breakbulk and Out Of Gauge cargo was shipped from China to mainland Europe last weekend.

  • 08 Aug 2017
    FLS Projects in Thailand and in Vietnam specialized in Shrink Wrapping and Tarpaulin Wrapping!

    Did you know… PL-Alliance member FLS Projects in Thailand and in Vietnam are specialized in Shrink Wrapping and Tarpaulin Wrapping, which is used to cover ducts openings, protect liner surfaces, warp whole pieces of equipment or to cover smaller items. The Tarpaulin used are made of Polyethylene laminated, Polypropylene reinforced fabric with a minimum tear-out force of 700 N / 5cm. The UV resistant Tarpaulin’s has reinforced edges and pre-punched thread eyes for lashing and are suitable for long term outdoor use. A selection of different foil and Tarpaulin thickness for your “customized wrapping” needs is available.

    We love project cargo and we are happy to assist you with your choice of the right wrapping for your cargo! Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on how FLS Projects can help you to properly protect your precious cargo by using various types of fabric and foils for the next delivery around the world!

  • 07 Aug 2017
    Reach Stackers Transportation

    PL Alliance member CEA Project Logistics Thailand recently carried out the transportation of eight container reach stackers and their accessories to the Kerry Container Yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand.

    CEA Teams used two 50 tonne Mobile Crane to unload each of eight reach stackers from their flat racks onto lowbed trailers. The CEA Rigging Team secured the vehicles in place with chains and prepared them for transportation.
    Accessories and other parts were transported in 18 40ft High Cube Containers by CEA Prime Movers with flatbed trailers.

  • 04 Aug 2017
    PL Alliance welcomes first Ukrainian member Farcont Project LLC!

    In July, Farcont Project LLC joined PL Alliance expanding the network’s worldwide coverage to the Ukraine.

    Farcont Project LLC provides services in the field of international cargo transportation, both by separate and multimodal means of transport. They offer their clients effective logistics solutions for cargo transportation, transshipment and storage. The company is represented by experienced specialists in the field of cargo carriage. Successful experience in the market, together with the high professionalism of their employees permits them to fulfill their obligations to their clients.

    Welcome to the Alliance, Farcont Project LLC!

  • 03 Aug 2017
    Steder Group moves drag heads to the Far East

    Steder Group (PL Alliance member for Belgium, Romania, United Kingdom and the Netherlands) recently moved 3 drag heads from customer premises to the Far East. Load out, transport, barging, LSD, customs formalities, ocean freight and house delivery at receivers side, all in one hand with Steder Group.

  • 02 Aug 2017
    FLS Projects Thailand shipping more structural steel to New Zealand for construction at Commercial Bay Tower and NZICC!

    FLS Projects Thailand just completed loading the fourth vessel shipping 180 pkgs with over 1,600 metric tons of structural steel for the Commercial Bay Tower and New Zealand International Convention Center. Before loading, the cargo had to be thoroughly cleaned with high pressure washing machines and air compressors to meet the strict New Zealand quarantine requirements. FLS’ scope includes the delivery from factory to the port, customs clearance, port handling and the chartering of suitable multipurpose vessels.

    Well done Team Thailand! Four done without incidents - three more to go!

  • 01 Aug 2017
    LEMAN delivers 85 T Transformer and spareparts to Energinet

    In July 2017 Project Logistics Alliance member LEMAN Denmark, arranged delivery of 85 T Transformer and spareparts to Energinet including cranage onto foundation.

    Energinet (Danish national energy company) has taken delivery of 2x 85 Tons Transformers with dimensions 690x292x335 cm each. Transformers arrived by ro/ro service to Esbjerg and cargo was trucked to transformer stations in Smoerum and Helsingoer.

    LEMAN assignment included project planning, transportation and delivery onto foundation. In Smoerum the job included skidding as foundation was located in a tight area with no room for large mobile crane.

  • 31 Jul 2017
    Piranha vehicles from Denmark to the USA

    In June 2017, Project Logistics Alliance member LEMAN Denmark has transported four Piranha vehicles from Denmark to the USA in order of the Danish Defence.

    As part of LEMAN’s contract with the Danish Defence a project movement of 4 Piranha military vehicles and 4x20’ SOCs was ordered by JMTO (Joint Movement and Transportation Organization within the Danish Defence).

    The cargo had to be delivered on a fixed date to two US Army Bases in the USA for clima testing reasons. Guns and ammunition were transported by air freight in order to avoid problems in the port. All shipments were successfully delivered on time to satisfaction of the Danish Defence.

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Transfreight executes project for the first aluminum canning plant in Pakistan

    During the month of July, Transfreight (Project Logistics Alliance member for Pakistan and Afghanistan), has been focusing on one of their containerized projects: The first aluminum canning plant in Pakistan known as Pakistan Aluminum Beverage Cans Limited (PABC).

    Transfreight provided the customs clearance as well as up country transportation for this project. Alongside containers, also oversized cargo such as generators and other machinery were transported on heavy low bed trailers.

    Thanks to a precise and efficient execution, this project is now in its final stages!

  • 27 Jul 2017
    Centauro handled Transport for Project Cargo of oversized equipment for the industrial sector in Argentina

    In February 2017 Centauro Project Logistics Alliance member for Argentina was nominated to handle Integrated Multimodal Logistics by Sea and Land of an Autoclaved Cellular Concrete Plant (HCA) from Shanghai, China to the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina. After having participated in a competitive bid along with locals and multinational freight forwarders, Centauro was honored by client’s nomination due to the proven experience and trajectory of our company in the development of projects in Argentina.

    Centauro arranged the overall negotiation and vessel contract, as well as port operations and road transportation upon arrival at Port of Buenos Aires to client's plant, maintaining a fluid and permanent contact with all parties involved including an European technologist, the Chinese manufacturer and the Argentine importer with the aim of complying times and logistical restrictions presented in the project.

    The shipment of the three largest pieces, 35 meters long and 74 tons each, together with the rest of the components, was shipped on vessel BBC Oregon taking 55 days transit time from Shanghai to Buenos Aires.
    The unloading operations in Buenos Aires port were also supervised and controlled by Centauro staff as well as the conditioning and road transportation of these big pieces to the customer's premises using three multi axle trailers , flat bed carts and support equipment in convoy with special road permits and police custody.

    The multimodal service from Shanghai to Santa Fe was performed in 62 days total, delivering the cargo at final destination with full customer satisfaction.

    This first stage of the project will be completed soon with the shipment of more than 80 containers from Northern Europe ports using Port of Rosario, Argentina as local entrance port.

  • 26 Jul 2017
    Poland's widest oversize load

    5 medium passenger cars driving next to each other on the local road? Yes, that is possible! The oversize loads department in Scandinavian Express (Project Logistics Alliance member for Poland and Sweden) proved that it is possible to transport 10,38 m wide load driving on local roads and collectors. This was the widest load ever officially transported in Poland.

    This 28 m long and 4 m high truck&trailer with load-steel gangway for port loading device was transported to barge harbor in Police, West Pomeranian District, Poland. The load was transported on 4-axles Goldhofer tele-trailer. There were 9 people engaged in this project.

    “Most of the oversize loads’ transports are invisible for ordinary traffic participants as they take place in the middle of the night” says Roman Jakubik, management consultant for oversize loads, Scandinavian Express. “People monitoring this kind of transport are responsible for the safety of other traffic participants as well as for the preparation of each section of the route. It is demanding especially when the transported load is wider than 2 traffic lanes, as it was in this particular example.”

  • 25 Jul 2017
    FLS Projects shipped Power Plant Equipment

    Another week, another job completed by FLS Projects - Project Logistics Alliance member for Singapore, Thailand and the USA! This time some Power Plant Equipment was shipped from Mäntyluoto in Finland to Jurong in Singapore.
    The freight was loaded at origin on a coastal vessel and taken to Hamburg. There it was transshipped onto a Break Bulk vessel heading to Singapore where the cargo, including a 130 metric tons engine, was directly discharged onto a barge alongside vessel. FLS Singapore was in charge of chartering both vessels and supervising the discharge operations in Jurong.

    Thank you very much Team FLS in Singapore for another well done job! FLS Projects – We love project cargo!

  • 24 Jul 2017
    CEA manages the transport and export of a Catamaran Ferry

    CEA - Project Logistics Alliance member for Thailand and Myanmar - was contracted for the transport, storage and export of a Catamaran Ferry from Chonburi, Thailand to Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa. The Catamaran is an ISO Cat. B Offshore Class weighing 17 tonnes and 17 meters in length and powered by four Yamaha GETU 250 HP engines. When in service the ferry can carry 80 passengers and crew.

    The ferry was moored at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Chonburi, Thailand. CEA Teams arrived at the Yacht Club and supervised the initial lift from the water via a straddle carrier and the subsequent loading on to specially fabricated frame which was attached to a standard lowbed transport trailer. Due to the height restrictions on Thailand’s roads, the top section of the ferry was removed to allow safe transport along the route to the CEA Facility. The top section was loaded and secured with ratchet straps onto a separate trailer. Once the CEA rigging teams had secured the ferry to the trailer the prime mover left the yacht club to make the 33 km to Laem Chabang and the CEA Free Trade Zone where it was held in storage until the shipping vessel Atlantic Dawn arrived at port. After seven days in storage, the ferry was transported to Laem Chabang Port under CEA escort and readied for loadout which included the top section being reattached. Port and vessel stevedores executed the loading and stowage aboard the Atlantic Dawn. CEA provided all the necessary shipping and customs documentation in preparation of export.

    The client upon receiving the order to manufacture the catamaran did not anticipate that shipping such a vehicle to Sierra Leone would be an issue, however, after extensive and unsatisfactory service from four different Freight Forwarding companies. They contacted CEA who offered the Full Turnkey service.

    The client stated:
    “After we had made contact with CEA, from that point on what had been a most unpleasant, expensive and frustrating experience became a routine operation. The teams at CEA arranged prompt and hassle free transport from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club to Laem Chabang and the subsequent loading onto the vessel a week later. All this was achieved with the minimal involvement required from us, which was so refreshing from what we had previously experienced. A professionally handled project from start to finish by CEA.”

  • 21 Jul 2017
    Scandinavian Express delivers Bridge Steel Beams to Sweden

    Scandinavian Express - Project Logistics Alliance member for Poland and Sweden - has delivered two bridge steel beams from Czech Republic to road construction site in Sollefteå, Sweden.
    Cargo including transport unit reached 32m and 30m length. The equipment used in this transportation project: Scania 4-axle, Volvo 3-axle tractors plus extendable Goldhofer tele trailer and Faymonvile semi trailer. “Piece of cake” sums up Roman Jakubik, one of the OSL transport leaders.