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  • 29 Mar 2017
    CEA Free Trade Zone Export Komatsu's

    Back in February of last year, CEA PLA member for Thailand carried out the unloading and storage of 13 Komatsu's 830 E Ultra Class Haul Trucks. The trucks had originated from a mine site, deep inside Central Kalimantan, Indonesia and arrived at the C-0 terminal in Laem Chabang Port on the vessel HR Recommendation. After unloading they were transported under CEA escort and stored at the CEA Free Trade Zone also located in Laem Chabang Port.
    Now after one year in storage at the Free Trade Zone all 13 trucks were to make their next journey to Russia to begin service on a mining project. During the original project, all trucks were transported to Free Trade Zone by 24 axle Combination Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT), however, on this occasion the trucks were driven to the load out location at the C-0 terminal by CEA drivers specially trained in the operation of the Ultra Class Haul Trucks.
    Before any of the Komatsu's left the storage area each one underwent an inspection and test drive around the yard to ensure that every system of the truck was functioning correctly. After all checks were completed and satisfied the trucks began the short journey across the port one by one. Each truck was shadowed by two CEA escort vehicles per trip to ensure maximum safety for all other vehicles on the route.
    Upon arrival at Terminal C-0, the first truck was positioned alongside the Singaporean-flagged vessel AAL Dampier. The Dampier's stevedore team quickly got to work securing the necessary rigging equipment for the first truck to be lifted.
    To maintain efficiency throughout the project, as each Komatsu began its lift on to the vessel the next one would begin the journey from the CEA Free Trade Zone. This efficiency resulted in all 13 Komatsu Trucks being onboard secured and ready for shipping in less than two days, one day earlier than had been initially projected, and much to the delight of the client.

  • 25 Mar 2017
    PLA featuring: Steder Group Romania

    In this week's News Special we are featuring Steder Group Romania, PLA member for Romania.

    For more information click the links below

  • 23 Mar 2017
    ACP Moves gas tanks to Peru

    PLA member AC PROJECT & FORWARDING (Barcelona-Spain) has successfully coordinated the delivery of the last tank in Peru.
    The project has consisted in the transport of three GAS plants DDP Terms (Incoterms 2010), placed in different cities in Peru (Tacna, Arequipa, and Ilo).
    Five tanks with accessories 21 x 3.78 x 3.78m, 49 Tons each (1.500m3 - a total of 250Tons) + 20 x 40 OT/IG have been moved from China and Europe.

  • 22 Mar 2017
    AGL moves industrial presses to Scotland

    PLA Member Alexander Global Logistics Bremen (AGL) is happy to report about another project they are handling on behalf of one of their customers.

    The whole project involved approximately 200 standard trucks loads and roughly 35 oversize trucks. Cargo from several countries, with the majority coming from Germany, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and Slovakia, were all delivered to Inverness, Scotland.

    For each route, the specialised AGL team worked out the most economical routing while managing strict delivery deadlines. This includes direct routes as well as multimodal means of transporting with ferry services. The project started in the middle of January 2017 and will be completed mid-April.

    This move is another good example of the variety of services AGL can offer in the field of logistics.

  • 17 Mar 2017
    CEA has been awarded Helicopter transport

    PLA Member CEA Project Logistics for Thailand has completed several projects previously for the Sikorsky group and their Seahawk SH-60. This experience was a key factor when a new client chose our specialised transport services for several Agusta Westland AW149 medium class helicopters.
    The Royal Thai Navy have ordered 5 Aircraft all to be delivered in 2017, CEA were employed to carry out all unloading at Laem Chabang Port and transportation to the Utapao Navy Base for assembly, after assembly the helicopters would fly to their new base in Northern Thailand to replace the Bell UH-1H helicopter.
    The helicopters arrived at Laem Chabang Port A-5 on the NYK vessel Oceanus Leader. Each helicopter was shipped on a mafi-trailer with a bespoke fabricated saddle for the rear landing gear. Laem Chabang Terminal Tractors removed the helicopters from the Oceanus Leader positioning them next to the CEA 50 Tonne mobile cranes. Each helicopter was lifted from the mafi-trailer by a specialised hook attached to the main rotor, the five shackles of the hook were fixed to the main rotor by five lifting slings. The helicopters were lowered on to awaiting Air Ride trailers each fitted with a saddle for the rear landing gear.
    Wooden chocks were placed on the front landing gear and lashing applied. CEA further secured the cargo with more two more lashing slings connected to the rings on either side of the fuselages. Other aircraft accessories were also loaded and secured. After each helicopter was lashed and secured the convoy began the 70km journey to the Royal Thai Navy base at Utapao, Rayong province.
    A CEA escort vehicle was used throughout this specialised transport project to ensure maximum safety on the route to Utapao. Upon arrival at Utapao, the CEA teams removed the lashing allowing the 50 Tonne mobile cranes to lift the helicopters from the trailers using the same method as before and placing them in their respective hangers. Project duration from start to finish was 7 hours.

  • 16 Mar 2017
    Express Global Logistics' next move

    PLA Member Express Global Logistics from India has been awarded a challenging package with a ground clearance of 6.2mtrs inside the Mumbai Port Trust. The project is consisting of several temporary as well as permanent overhead obstruction. For the transport, Express Global logistics had conducted a detailed route survey to ensure the delivery of the package in time inside Mumbai Port Trust. The cargo was delivered without any damages and in record time.

  • 15 Mar 2017
    Steder Group Transports 22 Heavy Pieces

    PLA member Steder Group Completes Transport of 22 Heavy Pieces in Romania. Steder Group Romania is pleased to report the successful transport of 22 pieces of modules, tanks & pipes from a production factory in Romania to Constanta Port. The pieces had a total weight and CBM of respectively 483 tons and 1309 CBM. The largest piece measured 16,7m (length) x 2,7m (width) x 3,3m (height) and had a weight of 61 tons.

  • 14 Mar 2017
    FLS Cycle Project in Myanmar

    UPDATE for the MYINGYAN 250 MW Combined Cycle Project in Myanmar. FLS PLA Member for Thailand, Singapore, and USA reports about discharging operations for 10 HRSG Modules, Diverter, Duct, Stack shipped from South Korea and Vietnam has been supervised by Team FLS. Altogether 47 packages with a volume of more than 3,600 CBM and a maximum unit weight of 130 tons have been safely discharged onto Barges alongside the vessel.

  • 11 Mar 2017
    PLA featuring: CEA Thailand

    In this week's News Special we are featuringCranes And Equipment Asia, PLA member for Thailand.

    For more information click the links below

  • 09 Mar 2017
    UPDATE for the HALGO Power Project

    PLA Member FLS reports save delivery of the HAlgo project.

    The 190 MT Boiler, which was shipped from Masan, South Korea last month, has now arrived in New Orleans, USA. The FLS team completed the discharging operation directly onto a barge alongside the vessel - as expected, without any incident.

  • 08 Mar 2017
    Express Global India Handels UN Cargo

    PLA member Express Globa Logistics from India had been awarded a prestigious Indian Army cargo to be delivered on a door-to-door basis from Delhi / Mumbai (India) to Juba / Bor (South Sudan) [Land - Sea -Land]. The mentioned Multimodal Transport has completed the first stage of the trip. The pickup the cargo from various location of Delhi & Mumbai and delivered inside Mumbai Port Trust. All the mentioned cargo was safely transported without damages. All the cargo was lifted and transported on stringent terms & condition of the Indian Army. The documentation was completed in a timely manner and hence there was no delay in transporting & custom clearing. A rigorous activity of constructing ramp inside an army premises was done to load the vehicles on the Trailers. The equipment & vehicles were stored in a guarded area in port. Loading/Unloading of vehicles over/from trailers via a ramp was a challenging activity and needed skilled drivers & signaling.

  • 06 Mar 2017
    FLS delivering 2 x 126-ton pontoons

    "Rough weather conditions, strict quarantine regulations, and a tight schedule were no obstacles for FLS to deliver their latest project. 2 pontoons -each 126 tons- 2 link spans and 4 struts were transported from Vietnam and discharged directly into Australian waters. This was made possible by FLS' detailed Bio Security Management Plan put in place in close coordination with Australian Authorities. The extended scope included the use of the ship cranes to assemble all pieces into a jetty alongside the vessel. The jetty will allow a ferry to operate between Weipa and Rio Tinto's Amrun Project."

  • 04 Mar 2017
    PLA featuring: Steder Group UK

    In this week's News Special we are featuring Steder Group, PLA member for the United Kingdom .

    For more information click the links below

  • 28 Feb 2017
    From West to East

    PLA member Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) Bremen, Germany was awarded to move another unit of heavy mining equipment on behalf of their customer.
    The dismantled unit was loaded in Las Vegas and moved via Port Hueneme, US to Singapore on Ro/Ro vessel via Mafi Trailer.

    The special task of AGL was to find the fastest way to get the cargo to Singapore due to connecting vessel in Asia.
    The total volume of the Excavator was 200 tons with single unit weights up to 50 tons. The Move was challenging due to the width of more than 500cm as well as the short transit time that was requested

  • 26 Feb 2017
    PLA featuring: Europrim Shipping

    In this week's News Special we are featuring Europrim Shipping, PLA member for Romania.

    For more information click the links below