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  • 30 May 2017
    Steder Group transported drilling equipment from Romania to Turkmenistan

    Steder Group Logistics PLA member for Belgium, The Netherlands, UK and Romania with their Head Quarters in Constanta, is proud to announce that they performed another successful transport from Romania to Turkmenistan serving one of their major clients active in the offshore industry. In this case a total of 10 trucks were used to transport the cargo. Steder Group Logistics is specialized in serving its clients which are active in the Caspian Sea region and are mainly active in the Offshore, Dredging and Oil & Gas industry. From Romania, Steder Group Logistics is using Constanta port as a hub / transshipment port linking North-Western Europe with Russia, Kazachstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan through the Caspian Sea.

  • 30 May 2017
    FLS handeles 122 MT Speedboat

    “Last weekend FLS Projects Vietnam completed the loading operations of yet another 122 MT – 40 x 8m crew boat from Vung Tau, Vietnam to Egypt. FLS Projects and our specialized stevedores ensured that the cargo was handled with the highest care to match FLS standards. FLS’ scope included the vessel chartering, pre-inspection of the boat, customs clearance, pre-carriage with a 4,000 HP Azimuth tug, loading operation, arrangement of additional fenders to create more space between crew boat and the heavy lift vessel, as well as the positioning and adjustments to the cradles.

  • 23 May 2017
    FLS USA handles Air Filter Equipment

    FLS Projects PLA member for USA recently completed the discharging operations in New Orleans for a shipment of Air Filter Equipment with a volume of 2,200 cbm. The consignment included several large break bulk items and SOC containers. After customs clearance the cargo was then delivered from New Orleans port to a jobsite approx. 100 miles away. FLS scope of work covered the discharge supervision, port handling, storage and on-carriage, as well as the provision of permits and escorts for the oversized cargo. Congratulations and well done Team FLS USA!

  • 19 May 2017
    First class PLA member collaboration

    Logimar, PLA representative for Italy, has been appointed by their key client to handle oversized cargo for the new dry milling plant project to Iran.
    First class full service has been granted. The 47-ton piece was moved on a MAFI trailer. The Big piece was accompanied by several special equipment- and box containers.
    The cargo was loaded in northern Italia and was successfully shipped to Bandar Abbas, Iran.

    Once the cargo arrives in Iran, Aryamasir Int'l Transport PLA member for Iran, will handle the shipment. This is a prime example of PLA members working together to serve the need of the client. The client entrusted the PLA Members with door to door delivery.

  • 18 May 2017
    FLS delivers shipment #4 to the EMAL Project

    FLS Projects PLA member for Thailand, USA, and Singapore is delivering shipment #4 to the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Project in Abu Dhabi! Last week FLS Projects has completed the loading operations for the shipment of 8 modules with a volume of 2,900 CBM and a GW of 1,200 MT in Shanghai. The chartered vessel then went to Korea to load another 2 drums with a volume of about 300 CBM and a GW of 140 MT. The vessel is now on the way to Port Khalifa in the UAE and will arrive early June. FLS Teams have been on the ground in Loujing Port, CHN and Gunsan Port, KOR to oversee the loading process and the handling of both shipments to Khalifa, UAE. Well done FLS!

  • 16 May 2017
    Turk Logistics handles 8 transformers

    Turk Logistics & Turk Heavy Transport PLA member for Bahrain are continuously involved in an ongoing project of Hyundai Heavy Industries for their project to Electricity and Water Authority in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

    Turk Logistics & Turk Heavy Transport provided complete port-to-door logistics solutions including barge & road permissions, escort arrangements and road-works along the route to make the passage of trucks possible. Cargo has a total 8 Units of transformers with different capacity, the biggest are the 3 x 200 Ton capacity (400 kva)

    All of the transformers received on a 4 file Nicolas Hydraulic lowbed at KBS Port in the Kingdom of Bahrain, placed them in temporary storage. At a later date the transformers were reloaded onto a barge, Ro/Ro and shipped to a private Jetty, where they were offloaded and transported to destination. The unloading operations were performed using a jack-and-skidding system.

    A total of 4 trips of barge / Ro/Ro complete the operations.

  • 15 May 2017
    AGL's express service across the Atlantic Ocean

    Alexander Global Logistics (AGL), PLA member for Germany, Russia, and Mongolia got a request to move a dismantled dump truck from US East Coast to Sankt Petersburg. The critical point in this case was the very strict deadline due to the fact that cargo should be presented at an exhibition. And of cause exhibition would not wait for the cargo.

    After checking several options overnight, considering the advantages, the disadvantages, the costs and the risks for the delay on the several options AGL presented the solution, transshipment via Antwerp, to the customer.

    The customer approved the solution and AGL started the planning process of the job. One week after confirmation the OOG (oversize/overweight goods) and SOC (Shippers owned containers) had been loaded at the factory and moved to Norfolk port where OOG was stuffed on mafi trailer. After the arrival of the ocean vessel in Antwerp, the cargo moved on by ferry after only 1.5 days "stop in Antwerp" further to STP and arrived as planned and in time.
    Everything went exactly as planned by the AGL Project Team and thus ensuring the dump truck will be part of the exhibition.

    The main units have the following details:

    783 x 475 x 336 cms / 14 tons

    1098 x 399 x 374 cms / 55 tons
    + several SOC Container with accessories

  • 12 May 2017
    CEA Thailand Complete Demobilisation Project

    CEA Project Logistics PLA member for Thailand recently carried out the demobilisation and export of a 150 Tonne High-Pressure Plastic Injection Moulding Machine, the unit, after demobilisation was exported to Malaysia. The original factory installation of the machine was undertaken by Mitsubishi technicians who were also on hand for this demobilisation.
    The CEA teams began with disconnecting all hydraulic and electrical connections and other wired interfaces. Gates and fencing were then removed along with the hydraulic power packs which were packed into pre-fabricated temporary supports. The larger parts were next, this included access platforms, supply hopper and the SEPRO robotic arm. The SEPRO robotic arm assistor is used for the omnium unloading from the machine, some technical and expert rigging was used to ensure it was fully balanced while being dismantled from the main unit. The SEPRO arm was lowered to the floor and supported whilst our expert team further proceeded to dismantle it into its respective structural movement axis.
    The injector unit was removed next and immediately transported to the CEA Facility in Laem Chabang for careful packing and Loadout. The heaviest components were the last to be removed these were the 46 Tonne die head and the rear platen with ejector unit at 42 Tonnes. The CEA project teams removed the tie bar cap plates after first draining the residual oil, and then by use of the cranes proceeded to slide out the four 6 Tonne Tie-Rods that connect the tie head and platen, each of these were immediately loaded onto wooden supports and treated for rust protection.
    Using special jig and tools specifically produced for this demobilisation, the teams lifted both the die head and then the platen by means of top and tailing cranes (120t and 50t respectively). Both the die head and platen were moved into a horizontal position and loaded directly onto low bed trailers, they were then transported to the CEA facility. Upon arrival at the facility, all parts were thoroughly cleaned and prepared for export. The larger parts were shrink-wrapped and loaded onto flat racks while other auxiliary parts were packed and stuffed into standard 40 ft. shipping containers. The SEPRO Robot arm was lifted into an open top container and secured in place with ratchet straps and wooden chocks. CEA Project Logistics completed all necessary documentation in preparation for export to Malaysia. This demobilisation project was completed in seven days.

  • 09 May 2017
    Mining Equipment to West Siberia

    Alexander Global (AGL) has been awarded by one of their customers with the next movement for the Russian mining industry.
    The dismantled excavator has been moved ex-factory via Port of Antwerp to Sankt Petersburg. From there onward to western Siberia.
    The project department of AGL Sankt Petersburg has overtaken and arranged the long journey to Kemerovo region which is a journey of 4.100 kilometers on Russian roads.

    AGL was responsible for the complete logistics scope which included
    - Pe-carriage
    - Mafi-stuffing
    - Ferry transport
    - On-carriage to the heart of Russia

    The dismantled units consisted as of 10 units with single weights up to 38 tons and max width of 479 cms.

  • 09 May 2017
    ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Steder Group UK

    Congratulations to PLA member Steder Group UK for obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 Certification It is with great pleasure to announce Steder Group UK has gained a full ISO 9001 – 2015 Certification. A special thank you to our colleagues from our Glasgow office, which have done the lion share in achieving this very important accreditation for the company. For more information about our office in Glasgow click here or contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • 07 May 2017
    FLS Projects staff completes training

    FLS Projects staff have passed the course of "Maritime Transport of Dangerous Goods" in compliance with IMDG Code requirements, organized by the International Transport & Business School which is recognized by the Thai International Freight Forwarders Association (TIFFA). The training included all aspects concerning handling and transportation of DG, IMDG Code classification, segregation & storage, packaging & labels, ISO Tank Container, latest update on local laws and regulations. Our staff have been extensively trained in these areas and we are more than happy to further explain the legal requirements. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information's.

  • 03 May 2017
    FLS Projects delivered 110-ton station former

    FLS Projects delivered an urgent shipment of a 5 station former machine with accessories from Kaohsiung, Taiwan to Busan, Korea. The main body has the dimensions of 10m x 4,5m x 3,8m and a weight of around 110 metric tons. The cargo was shipped from Taiwan on board of the vessel 'AAL Kembla' on April 16th and arrived safely at its destination on April 23rd.

  • 01 May 2017
    EXG wins Global Logistics Excellence Awards 2017

    Global Logistics Excellence Awards, 2017, presented by the Tata Strategic Management Group in association with CNBC TV 18, one of the most coveted awards in the shipping and logistics industry felicitated EXG with the 'Best Leader in Heavy Lift Sector' Award at the ceremony held on 18th April 2017 in Mumbai, India.
    The Global Logistics Excellence Awards identify and bring to the forefront individuals, organizations and projects that have created excellence in the domain of logistics.
    Besides the 2017 Global Logistics Excellence Awards, the eminent jury has considered the difficult market conditions faced by the industry globally, which has made this achievement for EXG all the more noteworthy.
    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 Goldhofer hydraulic axles, cranes up to 450 tons, and warehouses.
    EXG, as a market leader has made a significant contribution to the project logistics industry by going beyond the standard mandates which are conducive for the growth of the sector.

  • 01 May 2017
    Our First Annual Event

    Our first Annual Meeting was held in the Old Town Hilton Hotel in Antwerp from the 26.4-28.4.2017 at which we were able to welcome 42 of PLA´s valuable members representing Project Cargo specialists from all over the world. The three-day event was kicked off on the 26th with an evening reception at Café den Engel centred in the heart of Antwerp´s Old Town where all guests, friends and their families came together in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Following our offsite-evening, the main event started on Thursday morning in the Hilton Business Conference venue where speeches from PLA´s appreciated sponsors and founding members as well as our friends and new partners from the Africa Logistics Network welcomed our guests and formally launched our Annual Meeting. For the remainder of the day, our members closely engaged into one-on-one meetings – the core our conference – facilitating a beneficial exchange around project ideas and strengthening the business relationships among our members. In the evening everyone enjoyed dinner and drinks together along with some casual networking winding down the successful day. On the last day, we continued our one-on-one meetings until our conference was concluded with a joint lunch. Members as well as organizers are more than pleased about the professional and congenial atmosphere as well as the good work outcome. In looking forward to our next Annual Meeting, we like to thank all of our members who attended and made this meeting a success.

  • 26 Apr 2017
    CMX just shipped 5x large excavators to Mongolia

    CMX PLA Member for Australia, USA, and UAE has just shipped 5x large excavators from Australia to Mongolia
    Total cbm: 1300
    All excavators were shipped on Mafi trailers.
    The Largest pieceS measuring up to 6.6m in width.
    The Challenges of this shipment included finding a service with a relatively short sailing time able to accommodate such large cargo.