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  • 21 Apr 2017
    AGL completes the HEP Project in Iceland

    Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) PLA member for Germany announced that the last leg of their HEP Iceland project was successfully completed.

    In the beginning of March AGL fixed the coaster "FILIA ARIEA" for the consolidated cargo consisting of 22 Units Steel Liner +1 Unit Transition Piece.
    The coaster was successfully loaded at Unikai Terminal Hamburg during two shifts and reached the Thorlakshöfn port in Iceland within a transit time of 8 days.

    Unloading of the coaster was performed by two mobile cranes within 1.5 days and cargo was stored in a temporary customs-bonded area in the port. After completing customs clearance, the units have been moved in five convoys over the course of five nights from the port to site Thorlakshöfn.
    The trucks had to cross snow-covered roads, but all went very well and exactly as planned.

    All involved parties did an outstanding job and made this project a success.

  • 19 Apr 2017
    PLA Member CEA has moved offices

    CEA Relocate Head Office & Songkhla Base
    Due to our continued efforts to optimize and improve our services to all our client's, we have relocated our Laem Chabang Head Office in Chonburi province and our Songkhla Operations Base in the Southern region of Thailand.

    Laem Chabang Head Office
    Previously our Head Office was located within our main Cargo Consolidation Facility at Ao-Udom in Laem Chabang, this location has served us well over the past 10 years, however, during that time our staff complement has increased substantially and with our current rate of growth and we felt the time was right to move to a larger and more traditional office environment. Our new location in the Harbor Mall Office building is situated on the main Sukhumvit 3 highway and only 5km drive from our existing Cargo Consolidation facility, 1km from Laem Chabang Industrial estate and 2.5km from Laem Chabang Port.

    Songkhla Base
    CEA have been successfully operating in the Southern Region of Thailand for over four years providing logistics services from our Songkhla Base in the Ching Ko to the Oil and Gas Industries. We have now moved operations to a more accessible location on the main 408 highway just across the main Songkhla Lake, this new location ensures all transportation to and from our yard is easier and more efficient. We have also closed our office in Ching Ko, Singhanakorn and relocated it inside our new yard.

    Laem Chabang Head Office
    4/222 Moo 10, Harbor Mall
    Soi Sukhumvit 8
    12th Floor - Suite 12D01
    Tungsukhla, Sriracha
    Chonburi 20230, Thailand
    +66 38 354 019

    Songkhla Base
    219/20 Moo1, Sathing Mo,
    Singhanakhorn District
    Songkhla 90280, Thailand
    +66 74 302 645

  • 18 Apr 2017
    CEA Thailand transported a custom fishing boat

    CEA Project Logistics PLA member for Thailand was recently contracted for the transportation and export of a Hydrasports custom fishing boat. The boat was transported under CEA escort from the Ao-Po Grand Marina Shipyard in Phuket to the A5 (RORO) Terminal in Laem Chabang Port, Chonburi and then readied for export to Pireas, Greece.
    CEA provided a Prime Mover, Low Bed Trailer, Mobile Crane and two Escort Vehicles for this transportation project. Before the journey began CEA teams removed 8 wheels from the Boats own trailer to lower the overall height when loaded onto the flatbed trailer. The boat dimensions with the trailer when loaded were 18x4x4.3m with a gross weight of 13 Tonnes.
    Two CEA escort vehicles were in attendance throughout the 994km journey to maximize safety on the route for other vehicles and to foresee any possible obstructions, Previous to the project starting CEA submitted a detailed route survey to the client for approval. Upon arrival at Laem Chabang Port, the boat trailer wheels were reattached and the mobile crane lifted the boat and its trailer from the flatbed onto the Port. When all final checks were complete and the CEA teams were satisfied the boat and trailer were loaded onto the waiting RORO vessel.

  • 18 Apr 2017
    Centauro handles Project from China to Argentina

    Centauro Argentina PLA founding member for Argentina is actively participating in handling project shipments of equipment and supplies for Energy Industry following the guidelines proposed by the country for the coming years.

    During 2016 Centauro handled the transport of turbines, parts and pieces Siemens and GE (General Electric) from diverse origins.
    In November 2016 it was again nominated to transport GE parts and pieces from Shanghai to Buenos Aires which were shipped in February 2017.

    The shipment consisted of 79 pieces / 273 ton / 2032 M3 that were loaded on board MN Thorco Rio with arrival scheduled at Buenos Aires Port by mid-April.
    Various challenges had to be tackled including the extra task to coordinate delivery of the pieces by GE China in due time for nominated vessel on precise dates within non-working days due to the Chinese New Year Celebration.

    Centauro itself made and arranged booking and chartering directly with carrier Thorco Projects and nominated an agent in Shanghai, who provided a professional and dedicated support at origin taking care of whole local coordination with shipper GE, with loading port and with shipping line at origin.

    The 12 hours difference between Argentina and China, added an important condiment as both companies had to communicate and coordinate at totally unusual times and with a high level of demand finally achieving the complete satisfaction of the customer for the high standard of services offered.

    Centauro Argentina has more than 30 years providing logistic and transport services in Argentina with an important knowledge of the local market and an experienced staff of professionals.
    Important Argentine and foreign companies rely on Centauro Argentina to handle their projects.

  • 10 Apr 2017
    FLS the EMAL Project

    Project UPDATE for the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Project in Abu Dhabi.
    FLSProjects; PLA Member for Thailand, Singapore, and the USA has completed the loading operations for 28 packages of ducts, casing, beams and columns for the EMAL Aluminium Smelter Projects on-site Powerplant. The volume of this shipment is about 2,400 CBM with unit lengths of 27 meters and weights of 40 tons. This is the 2nd of 5 shipments that FLS Projects is handling from Taicang, China to Port Khalifa in Abu Dhabi and the vessel is due to arrive next week.

  • 08 Apr 2017
    PLA featuring: Steder Group Holland

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

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  • 04 Apr 2017
    FLS Moves Transformers

    When time matters ... A few days ago, FLS Projects discharged a shipment of 96 packages with a volume of 750 cbm and a combined weight of 350 tons in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. The cargo was shipped by FLS from Jakarta and Batam. Within only 4 days after loading at the first load port, the cargo arrived safe and sound at its destination. The consignment included some urgently needed 50+ tons heavy transformers and FLS' team closely coordinated with the terminal operators to get priority berthing for the vessel at the load and discharge ports.

  • 01 Apr 2017
    PLA featuring: Logimar

    In this week's News Special we are featuring Logimar, PLA member for Italy.

    For more information click the links below

  • 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.