WWPC NEWSLETTER 2/2010
WWPC - recognized name in projects
Welcome to this 2nd WWPC Newsletter for the Year 2010 where we are
pleased to highlight the achievements of our Members.
In many of the articles we can read about the combined WWPC Power,
where cooperation of several WWPC Members during one transport quaran-
teed the successful outcome in sometimes most difficult circumstances.
Among many articles about our member´s achievements we like to present
an interview (page 12-13) I recently conducted for the International Trans-
port Journal, where the history and presence of the network are being made a
subject of interesting reading. This article has been named by the Editor of ITJ
‘Simply the Best’.
That quote confirms the Members of the WWPC, consisting of leading Poject
Forwarding Professionals, are able to assist with any project. An equal strong
brand and excellent reputation in the project cargo market completes the
stand of the Network in international competition, expressed so well by the
Editor of ITJ. We certainly made our mark and underlined our position!
Our global marketing continues and recently received a boost by the launch of
Heavy Cargo News (www.heavycargonews.com), an online Newswire and the
Digital Magazine, which is headlined ‘We Have The Power’. The ever growing
amount of visitors to the website confirms the interest of the market in our
A definate highlight for the Members will be our upcoming annual conference
27th-29th January 2011 in Mumbai, India, to which we also welcome distin-
guished Sponsors and selected Media Representatives.
I hope you will enjoy reading this newsletter and that you may find the time
to have a look at our homepage www.wwpc.eu.com , where you can locate
more articles by our Members, News and the complete and updated Member-
ship Directory of the network.
Please feel free to contact the WWPC for additional information at any time.
Concerted WWPC experts operation Hansaeng Express
for Saudi Arabia contracted for
Steder Group, the Netherlands, was awarded a contract for logistics for mining and
replacement cracking furnace in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. This cracking furnace
is a replacement since the original got damaged. Hence, the cargo needed to
be shipped top urgently to the jobsite. Components where purchased from
worldwide vendors and it was Steder Group’s scope to deliver all materials Hansaeng Express Co., Ltd of South
upto jobsite in Yanbu. Korea had been awarded the following
To get all parts in time to the jobsite Steder Group had excellent team significant contracts:
work with following WWPC members: 1. With VOLVO October 2009 for the
• South Korea – Hansaeng Express “Myanmar Mining project”.
• Italy – Fioravanti The details of the contract:
• India – Sahil Freight Express • Commodity: Excavators
• USA – Albacor Shipping • POL / POD: Masan, Korea /
• Japan – Allfort Yangon, Myanmar
• And of course Saudi Arabia – Almajdouie Group, who arranged all • Volume: 8,000 RT / Month
transportation from arrival sea and airport Jeddah upto Yanbu. Contract period: October 10, 2009
Week 43 the largest pieces have been delivered for which Steder Group ~ December 31, 2010
arranged a vessel loading in Hamburg and Venice for delivery to Jeddah. The 2. With SKE&C recently for the
pieces loaded were huge modules with weight varying between 95 and 120 “Jubail Export Refinery Project
mton. Package 5B”. The contract details:
At the end, all cargo was successfully loaded, discharged and delivered to • Cargo: About 50,000 RT
jobsite, within the required deadlines! • POL / POD: Worldwide int’l
sea/airports / Dammam, KSA
Contract period: January 2010
~ June 2011
Mr. Rob de Korte
www.stedergroup.com Loading of the Excavators onto RoRo
vessel at Masan Port/S.Korea.
Hansaeng Express Co. Ltd.
Mr. K.S. Yoon
Mortrans assists heat and power UMA Tunisie and
supply in St. Petersburg Mercator Trans-
powers for a
In partnership with Mercator
Transport, France, UMA Tunisie
managed successfully door-to-door
the transport of the entire drying
MORTRANS Ltd from Russia was awarded a big contract to move a steam turbo and cooling unit and unload on the
generator unit to the South West Power Station job site. The heavy units and additon- private quay of a new sugar produc-
al cargo for the project was transported to the port of entry in Russia – St.Petersburg, tion plant with a capacity of 500
from different exit ports of Western Europe by six separate shipments. thousand tons red sugar refining per
The unit consisted of about 200 pieces of different dimensions and weights year.
including over 50 out of gauge pieces such as 128 tn generator and 130 tn condenser UMA Tunisia has, successfully,
with transport height exceeding 5 m. succeeded a second lot representing
The most complicated leg of the transport route was an on-carriage by motorway the carbonation and filtration unit.
transport from the enter port St.Petersburg, PLP terminal, to the job site of South-
West Power plant through the central prospects and avenues of St.Petersburg. Due
to the height of some pieces the intervention of the State power network was com-
pulsory as well as traffic police accompany the transport through out the complete
The delivery of the content of the steam turbo generator to South-West Power
Station took a total of five month.
The project of South-West Power Station has been recognized as the most stra-
tegic project of St.Petersburg and the sourrounding region.
In accordance with the General Plan of St.Petersburg city development South
West Power Plant with its integral part the South-West Heat and Power network are
designed to supply heat and electric energy to the new explored territories, especially
new industrial enterprises of the Coastal South-Western part of St.Petersburg.
Mortrans Ltd, Mr. Oleg Prokoshev
CNC delivers for Macagua Hydro Power
CNC arranged a part-vessel charter in
November on MV ”Agnes Scan” for a
shipment of turbine parts and components
from Malaysia to Puerto Ordaz, Colombia.
• Total Shipping Volume: 1,586 R/T
• Largest piece:
L 6.45 mtr x W 6.45 mtr x 0.50 mtr
• Heaviest piece: 50.00 M/T
Universal Maritime Agencies
CNC Freight Services Sd. Bhd. Tunisie "UMA Tunisie"
Mr. Patrick Lee Mr. Khemaies El Kefi
Maxlines aids road con- Leo Global Logistics sails
struction after devastating with concrete batching
Typhoon hit plant structure to Male
Following the devastating aftermath of typhoon Morakot
in the East of the Taiwan, Maxlines Forwarders recently
arranged for the transportation of heavy construction Leo Global Logistics
equipment from Los Angeles to Taiwan to be used in Co., Ltd., Thailand,
rebuilding destroyed roads in Taidung, East Taiwan. successfully delivered 9
units of Concrete batch-
ing plant structure,
Concrete mobile truck
and Cement silo with
from Laem Chabang
port in Thailand to
Male port in Maldives.
The complete shipment totalled 102 tons and 552
CBM for which Leo Global Logistics chartered the ves-
sel "M.V. CEC Fantasy" and arranged following over-
dimensional and heavy goods including provide loading
and discharging operation to Male Port which transport
period : 8th Oct. 2010 – 20th Oct. 2010
The whole task of providing logistics services were
taken by Leo Global Logistics. Under the services they
provided export customs clearance, transportation till
port and heavy lift handling of units, loading, unloading,
packing of cargoes and lashing of cargoes in Thailand.
Maxlines Forwarder Co. Ltd
Ms. Ann Tseng
Hindustan Cargo handles
Hindustan cargo along with Rolldock Shipping B.V. of
Capelle a/d Ijssel, loaded a 2560 tons Submarine piece with
cradles. The cargo, was shipped from Visakhapatnam Port
to Russia. HCL along with RollDock Shipping had won this
Strategic figures about this shipment:
• L(m) : 74.50 x W(m) : 12.80 x
H(m) : 14.73(m)
• 14046frt tons single piece Leo Global Logistics Co., Ltd
• Wt- 2560 tons single piece Mr. Kettivit Sittisoontornwong
Hindustan Cargo Limited
Express Transport moved pre-coated pipes and handled 2500
Express Transport, India moved pre-coated pipes from India to Turkey and
handled transportation of a 2500 mton press machine in Mumbai.
Precise handling of the pipes
The pipes being epoxy-coated (pre-coated) and the handling therefore had
to be very precise to ensure no damage to the coating. They got successfully
delivered from the factory to Mumbai port and further shipped to Iskend-
erun Turkey on vessel CEC Daisy.
• Place of Loading – Maharashtra Seamless Limited Nagothane India
• Port of Loading – Mumbai Port
• Port of Discharge – Iskenderun, Turkey
• Dimensions – 20” diameter X 9.53 mm thickness.
• Length – 10 to 12 mtrs approx each pipe
• Weight – 1.45 MT approx each pipe.
Handling of press machine
2500 mton Press machine got moved for one of the oldest customer of
Express Transport, M/s. Sumitomo Global Ltd., Japan on behalf of M/s.
Bellsonica Auto Components Pvt. Ltd., Manesar. The scope of work involved
receipt of the extremely heavy cargo under hook at Mumbai, custom clear-
ance, transport, unloading at site & installation of the 2500 ton Komatsu
Press Machine. Welding Robots were also imported separately wherein their
scope was limited to receipt of cargo custom clearance, transport, unloading
Express Transport Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Nailesh Gandhi
Heavy cranes for the United
States by Albacor Shipping
Albacor Shipping USA, recently handled the shipment of two
Cranes each 420 Metric Tons of weight and with dimensions of each
34 x 12.5 x 23.5 meter from the Port of Vlissingen in the Nether-
lands to Corpus Christi , TX, USA.
Albacor Shipping booked the MV Jumbo Jubilee, a Dutch vessel
with two cranes each 900 Tons lifting capacity, for the direct voyage
from the Netherlands to the United States.
Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc.
Construction machinery and heavy gas StederGroup and
turbines handled by Aaras Shipping Hansaeng Express
Agencies co-operate for
Aaras Shipping Agencies (Pvt) Ltd., Pakistan, chartered the vessel "M.V. Thorco Thai plant
Challenger", through which their respected clients imported the temporary
imported commodity and then re-export the same. Steder Group was awarded a contract
The whole task of providing logistics services in temporary Import and for worldwide logistics for a Petro-
Export procedure were taken by Aaras Shipping. Under the services they chemical plant in Thailand. With
provided custom clearance, transportation (port till site, site till port), heavy teamwork of several WWPC members
lift handling of units, loading, unloading, packing of cargoes and lashing of all over the world, all shipments were
cargoes. successfully arranged.
Aaras Shipping Agencies (Private) For this particular shipment,
Limited consisting of absorber vessels, longest
Mr. Akbar Ali piece 30 meters, Steder Group had
firstname.lastname@example.org perfect teamwork with WWPC Mem-
www.aarasshipping.com ber in Korea, Hansaeng Express.
The cargo was top urgently re-
quired at destination and Hansaeng
managed to find the right vessel with
the required loading and arrival dates.
The cargo was delivered timely and
WWPC manifesting strong market posi-
tion in Singapore and Antwerp Break
WWPC booth attracted a large num-
ber of visitors during the 2nd Asia
Break Bulk Exhibition in Singapore
January 26-27th, and in 5th Annual StederGroup b.v.
Breakbulk Europe Conference & Ex- Mr. Rob de Korte
hibition in Antwerp, Belgium, email@example.com
May 18-20. www.stedergroup.com
Among many others Managing
Director/CEO for Rickmers Linie
GmbH, Mr. Jan B. Steffens and the
Director for Marketing and Sales, Mr.
Gerhard Janssen, took their time to
visit the WWPC booth.
Almajdouie triumph contract for Sabiya Power Plant project
Almajdouie Al Kazmi Heavylift Company has secured the onshore freight forwarding contract for Kuwait-based Sabiya
power plant project. The company, which is a joint venture between Almajdouie Group (Dammam, Saudi Arabia) and Al
Kazmi (Kuwait), will handle about 300,000 F/T of cargo imported from various part of world and will be responsible for the
entire project management and customs clearance, inland transportation of all material from various seaports and airports
including local movement of heavy turbines/transformers / generators by barge operations from Sabiya seaport to the jetty.
Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), which
holds an engineering procurement and construction
(EPC) contract for the Sabiya project, earlier invited
Almajdouie PSC Heavylift Company Ltd to bid for an
exclusive handling of the onshore freight forwarding
work, based on its remarkable services for mega power
plant Al Dour in Bahrain, which HHI is currently
Almajdouie and HHI have maintained long busi-
ness relationship. Previously both the companies have
successfully executed JUA’YMAH / UTHMANIYAH
/ SHEDGUM / RAS TANURA power plant projects in From left: Shaikh Salahuddin, Almajdouie director for
various part of Saudi Arabia. project logistics; Park Yung Duk, logistics manager HHI;
Tae-Hien Huh, project director, Sabiya power plant, and
S I Mustafa, vice president Almajdouie Group.
Meanwhile, Almajdouie Heavylift and Engineering
(MHL) recently took up a challenging task of installing a
266 tonne transformer at a project site on the outskirts of
The resourceful execution of the work involved receiv-
ing the 266 tonne (length 10.68 m, width 3.90 m and
height 5.05 m) transformer from a heavy-lift ship and
loading it onto Almajdouie conventional trailers in the
This was carried out utilising a 10-axle side by side
conventional trailer from Jeddah Port to the Shoaiba
Sceco project site, about 130 km away on the outskirts of
Jeddah. The transformer was then safely offloaded and
installed using jacking and skidding in seven days.
MHL took into account various contingencies that
it usually does while preparing for projects, especially a
turnkey project involving such heavy transport.
Factors like weather, road and distance were consid-
ered while planning to execute this task. Strong winds
made it difficult to receive the transformer, so the MHL
team used the lever block to hold the cargo and success-
fully loaded it onto the trailers.
Transport height was another challenge as the trans-
former could hit some big signboards which could
preempt and hamper movement, causing unnecessary
expense to the client. The team solved this problem by
moving the cargo very early in the morning to avoid heavy
traffic leading up to the MHL terminal. The team used the
Almajdouie Group LLC side of the road in the city in which parked cars had been
Mr. Syed Izhar Mustafa relocated to give access to the trailers.
Combined WWPC power from India Almajdouie Group
and Sudan for complex sugar plant No. 1
movement in Saudi Arabia
Sudan Project forwarding specialists, Darka for Trading and Services, has Almajdouie Group is celebrating as
met with success transporting 4100 cbm of heavy cargo over 1100 kilometers the No.1 Company in Innovation for
from Port Sudan to the White Nile Sugar Project in Abu Hibera (Central Business Sector as awarded by Saudi
Sudan). Innovation Index 2010.
The project included offloading supervision from the vessel, customs
clearance, warehouse handling, loading, lashing, securing and transportation
to the site on behalf of Hindustan Cargo (and their clients Uttam) to Project
owner White Nile Sugar Company.
The heavy and oversize cargo included a terminal box, generator (65 tons)
and condenser (66 tons) manufactured in India and shipped to Port Sudan
from Mumbai by Hindustan Cargo Ltd.Also some long pieces of 16 meters
Long bars were shipped along.
Darka Vice Chairman and Business Development Manager, Mohamed
A.M. Osman, said the project was completed working in very difficult condi-
tions including extreme temperatures, hovering around 50 degrees Celsius,
and co-ordinating the use of a fleet of multi-axle trucks and trailers. Group President
“Much of the project was completed within the holy month of Ramadan Mr. Abdullah Almajdouie
and required detailed planning and route surveys to meet the needs of not
only the client but the fasting workforce,” Mr Osman said. Almajdouie Group LLC
Mr. Syed Izhar Mustafa
Darka for Trading & Services Co,Ltd.
Mr. Mohamed A.M. Osman
TRANSY first to move Windmill blades for Mongo-
heavy turbine runer from lia by Maxlines and Ocean
Ukraine to China by Knight Shipping
TRANSY, handled the
difficult movement of
an 80 ton heavy turbine
runner from the Ukraine
Port of Illychevsk with
destination Tianjin Port
Due to the extreme
short timeframe for this
transport, Transy’s experts worked out the most suitable
method and implemented thereof the loading of the 80 ton
runner onto a container vessel.
The first ever used solution in Ukraine Maxlines Forwarder Co., Ltd. & Shanghai Ocean Knight
This solution was the first ever used in Ukraine for a similar Shipping, Inc. have successfully delivered 3 pieces of blade
heavy cargo. To get the required permission to transport the from Lianyungang, China to Zhaluteqi wind farm in Inner
heavy lift piece onto standard Flat Racks, Transy’s Experts Mongolia, China.
worked out the unique scheme of loading and lashing the • Cargo Description: Blade
heavy runner on board of the container ship in close coop- • Quantity: 3 pcs
eration with the selected shipping lines technical staff. • Gross weight: 7600kgs/each
Upon shipment from the Port of Illychevsk the goods • Length: 42m/each
where delivered to the destination port in the possible • Diameter: 2.11m/each
shortest time for such a long transport route. • Height: 3.25m/each
The turbine runner arrived to Tianjin port exactly in Despite of bad weather & road condition during transpor-
20 days from the date of shipment, where been discharged tation Maxlines and Ocean Knight Shipping provided the
directly onto a special truck-trailer and after two days only customer most economical, safe and fast transportation
arrived to the job-site where the shippers engineering team service delivery cargo to the final job site.
immediately started the assembly..
Maxlines Forwarder Co. Ltd
Ms. Ann Tseng
Ukrainian Transport Company Limited
(Transy Black Sea)
Mr Vladimir Kalevich
Hansaeng manages very heavy crane move
from China to Korea Hansaeng, Korea, has successfully transported following overdi-
mensional and heavy goods recently from Ex-Works supplier shop
in Penglai, China to Free-Out consignee shop in Geoje Island,
The Cargo details :
• 1 Crane body @21.75 x 17.67 x 53.29m lwh / 1,172.00 M.Ton
• 1 Crane boom @72.05 x 12.29 x 11.10m lwh / 191.90 M.Ton
• 1X20’DC SOC + 1 loose part
Transport mode : SPMT (self-propelled module transporter) and
Transport period : 09th Oct. 2010 – 20th Oct. 2010.
Hansaeng Express Co. Ltd.
Mr. K.S. Yoon
Allfort Co.,Inc deliver Hatch
Covers to Varna, Bulgaria
Allfort Co., Inc, Japan, has successfully delivered forty
hatch covers, totally 5,026.71 CBM and 1,103,580 kg, from
Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan to Varna, Bulgaria. The cargo dif-
fered in dimension from each piece, the biggest dimension
is in m: 19.6 x 5.77 x 1.12 and a weight of 37,150 kg.
All the hatch covers were lifted from alongside vessel by
barge on and into the vessel.
Allfort Co., Inc.
Mr. Kaz Fukuda
International Transport Journal ITJ Interview about WWPC
Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC)
Simply the best
The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), a globally active forwarding alliance that focuses on heavylift and project
cargo, is considered to be one of the most prominent heavylift networks today. The ITJ editor Robert Altermatt talked to
WWPC director Wolfgang Karau.
WWPC was founded in 1999. How We have developed from a loose al- networkers, my co-director and I have
has the heavylift forwarding alliance liance with relatively few members into a service function. We regard ourselves
developed since then? an optimally structured network with as service providers who are dedicated
At the time we established WWPC we a highly professional reputation and a to networking at an international level
were a bunch of more or less enthu- good brand. We are currently the best- and to global marketing to benefit our
siastic friends who joined forces and known player for purchasers in the members. With regard to the induction
formed a non-profit organisation. We project logistics sector. Kevin Stephens of new members, the task is carried out
attempted to gain a name for ourselves left WWPC in 2007. Today Stuart Mur- by our board of advisors, comprised of
as an expert in the market for heavylift doch and I are the sole shareholders four people. Their task is to scrutinise
and project cargo with major industrial and directors of WWPC. every application to join the WWPC
corporations such as Siemens, ABB, down to the last detail and meticulous-
etc. The interest group WWPC was es- Why was the cooperation founded at ly examine each potential new mem-
tablished in the era when project ship- that time? ber. The team poses questions such as
ment services were only available from Around the turn of the last century, «How good is the firm and its reputa-
large forwarding companies. However, there was an increasing trend in the tion? Is the company well-known in the
smaller players, who had often worked manufacturing sector to produce ever sector? Can the firm actually deliver
as experts at big forwarding enter- larger components that had to be what it promises? Does the potential
prises, were eager to demonstrate their conveyed to locations at the other side new member have the requisite range
skills. At the first assembly of members of the world. Of course it then became of services that we demand?» Once we
in Brussels in the year 2000, we decided necessary to search around the globe have finally received answers to these
to protect both the WWPC name and for heavylift experts that were capable questions, the decision whether to
brand. of transporting weighty goods from include the firm in our network or not
a manufacturer’s factory to a port, or is taken.
What happened after that? move heavylift cargo from an airport to We pose questions like «which ma-
We were only able to protect the the hinterland. The demand for a glob- jor projects has the company mastered
WWPC name by establishing a firm ally active network like WWPC, which successfully? What type of heavylift
and registering a logo. Accordingly the did not actually exist in this form at goods were moved? Is there any usable
appropriate membership fees were paid that time, became increasingly greater. photographic material available?»
in, which gave us the means to invest In addition, we require the names
in the marketing side of the venture Can you describe WWPC’s organisa- of projects, names of the firm’s custom-
and found the firm in the British Virgin tional structure? ers or website. We also ask for informa-
Islands. At the same time I was asked We have a clearly defined structure at tion about the enterprise’s structure –
whether I could imagine participating WWPC today. Our headquarters are and we like to be furnished with details
in WWPC as a shareholder and work- in Fuengirola, near Malaga (Spain), about the ownership situation and a
ing there as a director. When freshly the regional office in Asia is located in firm’s assets. Finally, we try to discover
established WWPC had three active Hong Kong (China). through various channels whether eve-
managers in the shape of Stuart Mur- rything we know conforms to reality.
doch from Hong Kong, Kevin Stephens Which quality standards does a com-
from Brisbane (Australia) and me. In pany have to fulfil before it can become How is the WWPC financed?
the years that followed we consistently a new member of WWPC? By membership fees and income from
gained members. A important point to A potential WWPC member has to sponsors such as the German ship-
note in connection with this is that we have an excellent track record. Refer- ping company Rickmers-Line and the
were more or less the only globally ac- ences for project transports naturally heavylift transport service provider
tive heavylift alliance, apart from pos- count. As a point of interest, neither my Beluga.
sibly the European Heavy Lift Group colleague Stuart Murdoch nor I decide
. We initially began with 35 members, on our own whether to take potential
today WWPC has 93 members in 83 member X on board or throw out
countries. member Y. This is not how we work. As
Steder Group´s heavy dredging mate-
rial arrived on time for Christmas
Steder Group from The Netherlands, was awarded the de-mobilization of
huge dredging material, biggest piece: 4500 x 707 x 605 cm – 245 mton, from
How does WWPC differ from other Trapani, Italy to Zeebrugge, Belgium. Besides arranging the ocean freight,
collaborations in the heavylift and Steder Group was also responsible for local transportation and discharge on
project logistics segment? the storage yard of their customer in Zeebrugge.
The WWPC’s unique selling point is After a period of planning in detail, route surveys, getting required per-
the fact that we monitor and guaran- mits to move the large unit, establishing a full operation manual, finally the
tee exclusivity in every country. We transport started. After a successful loading operation in Trapani, their vessel
only have one member per state as a headed to Zeebrugge.
rule. The only exception to this modus The local part in Belgium, had to be executed under extreme tough condi-
operandi is when we are dealing with tions, due to low temperature and heavy snowfall. There were little height
very large countries such as China, differences on the storage yard, which under normal circumstances would not
Russia, the USA, Brazil and India. It is be any issue at all, but due to icy situations, this suddenly became a challenge.
impossible for one member to cover Due to excellent teamwork with Steder Group’s subcontractors, a few days
such huge territories for geographic before Christmas , all cargo safely discharged on jobsite.
reasons alone. Providing our existing
member agrees, we split such lands StederGroup b.v., Mr. Rob de Korte
into northern, southern, western and firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stedergroup.com
eastern regions. Each member has its
own exclusive area. The whole system
is governed by a franchise agreement.
This method also makes us stand out
from other heavylift networks, as the
WWPC franchise agreement gives our
members the right and the chance to
use our name and logo for marketing
purposes. Moreover, it enables them
to say to clients that they have offices
at their disposal throughout the whole
To what extent did WWPC members
feel the economic recession?
Before the recession we had almost
caught up with the backlog of projects.
The economic downturn had a negative
effect on our members over the past
eighteen months. However, there was
practically no decline worth mention-
ing in the Asian region. The situation
was different in both North and South
America, as well as in Africa. Project
contracts were, and still are being
signed in these regions, but banks are
no longer guaranteeing the financing
of the tasks. Entire projects have had
to be shelved. It occasionally happened
in certain sectors that goods had been
prepared and were ready and waiting
for shipping in a port, then the project
was cancelled for the reason I men-
tioned above. In certain cases these
goods are still in a port, waiting to be
Albacor, USA and LS Cargo, Germany combine forces to relocate
tunnel boring equipment across the Atlantic Ocean
Albacor Shipping (USA), Inc., Mahwah, NJ, handled the
transport of two used Tunnel Boring Main Drives, each
with 95 tons, from Manhattan, NY to Kehl, Germany.
The two units were shipped from New York to Ant-
werp, from where Albacor Shipping´s WWPC Partner,
LS International Cargo GmbH, Germany, handled the
on-carriage by barge and truck to the factory in Kehl.
The transport out of Manhattan was allowed for
operation at night only and required a special approval
from the mayor’s office.
Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc.
Mr. Willy Hoffmann
Express Transport bags prestigious ISO 9001:2008,
ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 certification
Express Transport Pvt. Ltd. is proud to announce that it has recently got itself certified Express Transport Pvt. Ltd.
for the following 3 prestigious standards: Mr. Nailesh Gandhi
• ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) email@example.com
• ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) www.expressworld.com
• OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System)
The certification has been carried out by ISOQAR Ltd with the United Kingdom
Accreditations Services (UKAS) accreditation one of the internationally renowned
First ever assembled and installed CBU unit
in Indonesia delivered
WPC Marine and Offshore Services Pte
Ltd has been engaged by a leading Asia
Coal Supplier to assemble, transport and
install a 600 ton Continuous Barge Un-
loader Unit, CBU, to Bontang, Kaliman-
WPCMOS organised the transport of
fabricated steel structures from China
and major electrical components from
Germany to their Batam yard for assem- This CBU is the first unit ever as-
bly. After six month the ready unit was sembled and installed in Indonesia.
carefully rolled off on to a specially de- WPC Marine And Offshore
sign 280ft submersible barge and towed Services Pte Ltd
by a 4000BHP Anchor Handling Tug to Ms Carol Hoe
Bontang, Indonesia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Combined WWPC power in Dutch Experts relocate
historical airlift heavy excavators
Steder Group of the Netherlands received
a significant contract awarded to relocate
heavy construction machinery from the
Middle East to Europe.
The equipment they demobilized
from the Middle East was used during
various dredging projects in the past few
years. Now a lot of projects in the Middle
East ended and the equipment h to be
relocated to other jobsites.
The largest machines are Excavators,
each weighing 140 mton without boom
and stick, used to perform activities at
the waterside during a dredging project,
this can be putting rocks on the right
place or equalizing sand on area’s where
hopper (dredging vessels) just placed
Oy Procargo - Professional Cargo Care Ltd, Finland and Ocean Knight Ship- Total shipment of 1800 freight tons of
ping, Shanghai/China, combined forces to arrange for a safe and ontime de- which 2x 140 mtons Hitachi Excavators
livery of a 34 tons metallic roll plus other equipment from Finland to a paper were shipped from Jebel Ali to Beverwijk,
factory near Shanghai in China. Netherlands.
The transportation was performed by airlift through a chartered Ilyush- Steder Group is regularly mobilizing
ing76TD-90VD from Volga-Dnepr Cargo Airlines. The plane brought along / de-mobilizing dredging equipment all
it's sofisticated extension ramp/roller over the world for the largest dredging
system onto which the heavy piece companies.
"Using the skills and techniques
of roll was loaded by two cranes and
safely positioned into the aircraft by of the existing fleet of Russian operated
the planes internal winch system. cargo airplanes of various sizes is common
After holding the previous two for global operating forwarders, such as our
records for heaviest single piece load company. It is always a good experience to at-
onto this type of plane, Procargo's tend loading/offloading and flights with the
Managing Director Wolfgang Karau is
cargo of clients, so one knows how these kind
proud to state that yet another heavy
cargo single piece for this aircraft was of extraordinaire operations work."
operated through his company. Wolfgang Karau, Procargo Ltd
In Shanghai, Ocean Knight Ship-
ping pulled out all the stops to ensure safe offloading, customs clearance and
inland transportation to the final jobsite. This was a real challenge, keeping in
mind the present circumstances regarding tight security demands due to the
ongoing World Expo in that city.
Despite torrential rains in Shanghai during the time of the offloading op-
erations, Ocean Knights Project Manager, Mrs. Evan Chen, managed to keep
the time schedule agreed with crane operators, haulers and airport authorities.
Oy Procargo –
Professional Cargo Care Ltd
Mr. Wolfgang Karau
Mr. Rob de Korte
Maxlines handles heavy boilers and sends Buddha
Maitreya to the sea
Maxlines Forwarder Co. Ltd from
Taiwan recently handled two noticeable
projects, of which the first was about
getting a CFB boiler set from Tianjin
port, China to Taichung port, Taiwan.
The scope of work covered the
safe transportation of 64 packages,
258,933kgs, 681.07cbm of sensitive
Another remarkable project was
the safe movement of a 10 ton weight
and 4,50 meter height statue of the
sitting Buddha Maitreya from the Port
of Keelung in Taiwan to Belawan Port
in Indonesia. The Buddha statue was
packed into seaworthy wooden crates
and loaded onto a 40’ flatrack for the
Maxlines Forwarder Co., Ltd
Ms. Ann Tseng
11th WWPC Annual WWPC names new member
Membership Conference to BoA
in Mumbai, India Following the vote of the
Management and the at-
tending Members during
the 10th annual Member-
ship Conference of the
WWPC in Kuala Lumpur
28-30th January, Mr.
Patrick Lee, Managing
Director of CNC Freight
Services from Malaysia,
one of the founding mem-
bers to the WWPC, has
accepted his appointment
to the Board of Advisors (BoA) of the network.
Other BoA members include: Mohamed Osman of
WWPC will hold the 11th Annual Membership Confer- Darka for Trading, Sudan, Fritz Mumenthaler of General
ence in Mumbai, India, January 27-29th, 2011. The venue Transport, Switzerland and Willy Hoffmann of Albacor
of the gathering is ITC Grand Central Hotel. About 100 Shipping, USA.
delegates, sponsors and invited trade media representa- In cooperation with the Management of the WWPC,
tives will meet, exchange and create business along with the BoA takes part in the application process for compa-
attending a variety of social events. nies, applying for membership with the network.
to UK ports
StederGroup was awarded a contract for
mobilization of port construction and
dredging equipment from the Netherlands
to two UK ports.
StederGroup chartered a small coaster
vessel, which firstly loaded in Kinderdijk,
Netherlands, a Hydrohammer of 160 mton and some accessories. All cargo was Demobilization of the
loaded by means of a floating crane. hammer set
At the same time a pontoon was loaded in Ouderkerk a/d IJssel during upcoming
high tide by means of a mobile crane with plug sections of 600 cm diameter. After completion of piling foun-
Both coaster vessel and pontoon shifted to Rotterdam Waalhaven area where the dations for a windfarm park in
plug sections were loaded on board the coaster vessel as well. After a short trip to the Irish sea, StederGroup was
Barrow-in-Furness and Mostyn all cargo was successfully discharged. ordered to arrange the return
transport of the giant hammer
StederGroup b.v. set consisting of a 150 mtons
Mr. Rob de Korte hammer and a 165 mtons sleeve
email@example.com and accessories.
www.stedergroup.com Steder Group chartered a
coaster vessel with very lit-
tle draft to be able to load and
unload at the required ports. The
coaster vessel arrived just in time
to receive the hammer set from
the drilling platform return-
ing from the job in the port of
After a 3 days journey, the
cargo was safely offloaded by
sheerleg, arranged by Steder-
Group in Kinderdijk.
Holleman moves large industrial
tanks through Bulgarian winter
During harsh winter conditions earlier this year Holleman Bulgaria
O.O.D., operated a total of six transportations for a project to move 6
pcs large tanks for a chemical plant from Haskovo to Port Burgas West
The single pieces with dimensions of 34.00 / 5.60 / 4.14 m and
weight 84 ton each was a challenge for Holleman’s experts to be
moved safely and on schedule. Each single transport involved passing
a level, turning off the electricity locally and being guided by police
Holleman Bulgaria O.O.D
Because of extremely bad weather conditions the route for each
Mr. Mladen Ganchev
transport had to change twice during the project, but finally all the
pieces were delivered on time and without any claims from the client.
Darka for Trading from Sudan wins Red
Sea oil rig logistics contract
A complete air and sea supply chain solution has been successful in winning the
logistics contract for a new $US50 million offshore oil drilling campaign in the
Sudanese Red Sea.
Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Darka for Trading and Services
group of companies based in Port Sudan, secured the contract with Red Sea
Petroleum Operating Company (RSPOC) who will be working in Block 15 (Tokar
delta) section of the Red Sea. This is the first offshore oil drilling campaign in
Darka Vice Chairman and Business Development Manager, Mohamed A.M.
Osman, said contract negations were highly competitive. “A detailed and tailored
solution was developed that met the very specific and complex needs of the client,”
Mr. Osman said.
The drilling assignment includes
He told a helicopter and two new specialist 2538 ton offshore supply vessels
use of the West Prospero, which is
would provide around-the-clock logistics support to service a drilling rig located
currently operating in Block 15, was
70 nautical miles from Port
upgraded with high pressure, high tem-
Sudan for a period of six
perature (HTHP) capabilities prior to
moving to Sudan on a heavy lift vessel
“A critical part of the work
from Indonesia to Sudan through the
will be liaison between our
Gulf of Aden.
company and the rig to en-
sure all air and sea transport Darka for Trading & Services Co., Ltd.
movements operate smoothly Mr.Mohamed A.M. Osman
and effectively in and out of Mohamed@darkasudan.com
the port area,” Mr. Osman www.darkasudan.com
Albacor Shipping sends heavy Canadian
freezers to Poland
Albacor Shipping USA in Mahwah , NJ handled the transport of 2
Cold Boxes from the Port of Robinson, Canada to the final jobsite
in Wloclawek, Poland.
The Cold Boxes, each 100 Metric Tons / 41 x 6 x 4 meter, are
used in a chemical plant to produce Nitrogen and/or Oxygen.
They were shipped on a Chartered vessel from Port Robinson
to Gdansk Port in Poland and thereafter transported by River
Barge on the River Weichsel to a private jetty in Wloclawek for
discharge and shifting onto special road trailers and transported to
Despite heavy flooding of the
Weichsel River, Albacor was able
to deliver the two heavy lifts just
Strong Team of WWPC Members Aaras Shipping handles
secure Turkmenistan offshore heavy cargo into Pakistan
movements During November, 2010, Aaras Shipping Agencies
(Pvt) Ltd , chartered the multipurpose vessel "M.V.
CNC Freight Services of Malaysia, recently completed a logistics Hibiscus Lily" through which their valuable clients
contract for a Malaysia contractor on their shipment of materials and imported heavy commodities into Karachi Port,
equipments for the Installation & Commissioning of a Offshore Gas Pakistan.
Pipelines package at Turkmenistan. The whole task of providing logistics services in
Shipments for this particular project, named Turkmenistan Block Import procedure were handled by Aaras, and they
1 Gas Development Project, commenced in last November 2009 and provided Custom Clearance, Transportation (port till
is currently almost near to completion this December. site, site till port), Break-bulk, Heavy Lift Handling
The project work included a total number of +- 100 shipments of Units, Loading, Unloading, Packing of Cargoes
with combined shipping volume of 100 FEUS of F/Racks, Open-tops and Lashing of Cargoes in addition to Heavy Lifting,
and General Purpose Containers./ Approx. 6,000 f/t plus Airfreight: Stevedoring and Surveyor services.
+- 20,000 kgs. The cargo consisted of:
The same client awarded the contract for all local transportation • Crawler Crane with Standard Accessories &
and custom clearance from entry seaport and airport including con- Crawler Bulldozer with Standard Accessories
solidation and redelivery at Dubai hub to a fellow WWPC Member Gross Weight: 92.825 MTS, No. of Units: 22
directly ie DGT Logistics, Turkmenistan. • Auto Transformers and Spares
There were additional WWPC Members involved in the project: Gross Weight: 2373.961 MTS, No. of Units: 401
Express Transport, India and Globalink Logistics, Kazashstan. • Cryoenic Liquid Gas Tank
Pictures showing loading of a Saturation -3 Diving Equipment Gross Weight: 51.915 MTS, No. of Units: 6
being loading at Singapore onto WWPC Sponsor Beluga Shipping • Oil Heating Unit with Accessories
vessel.Due to the over-dimensions of the main unit, the item had to Gross Weight: 70 MTS, No. of Units: 1
be loaded on a barge and delivered to vessel for overside loading. Port Operation by Aaras included:
• Heaviest Piece: 95.00 M/T • Heavy Lifting of transformer equipments & spares
• Largest piece : L 14.20 m x W 5.06 m x H 5.63 m No. of Units : 10, Weight Per Unit : 116 MTS
CNC Freight Services Sd. Bhd. Aaras Shipping Agencies (Private) Limited
Mr. Patrick Lee Mr. Akbar Ali
Vasco Gallega transports 57
nacelles from Bilbao to Salva-
Vasco Gallega Group (VGG), Spain has organized the transport
of 57 windmills nacelles from Bilbao, Spain to Salvador, Brazil.
The wholeoperation has been carried out by VGG who has
provided export customs clearance, heavy lift handling of units,
loading,unloading, sea transport and handling upto FOT at
The project performed by VGG has counted with the col-
laboration of other WWPC member, O’Lisboa in Brazil and
WWPC sponsor, Beluga Chartering.
Accordingto Mr. Xoán M. Reboredo, executive Director of
VGG “this Operation proves VGG capacity as an interna-
tional logistic operator and it is an example of the business
possibilities that the WWPC offers. As the WWPC Spanish
Delta Maritime participates
representative, VGG counts with the necessary infrastruc-
ture to handle all kind of international projects that result on Refinery’s Extension pro-
from this network. Besides, the collaboration with other
WWPC members is agood experience and provides the ject in Thessaloniki Greece
opportunity to approach new business fields that we are
already exploring and in which we expect to succeed in Delta Maritime Limited of Thessaloniki, Greece recently
these coming months.” had been asked to deliver through Thessaloniki port
terminals, a heavy 155 tons equipment for HELLENIC
Extension Petroleum Refinery outside Thessaloniki.
Cargo’s dimension was 26,5m x 3,26m x 3,26m –
Gross weight 155 tons.
Delta Maritime had to prepare carefully the routing
since the refinery is almost within the city limits. The
major difficulty on this project was the preparation of
the transport plan of the above biggest item. At the end,
delivery accomplished successfully at site!
DELTA Maritime Limited
Mr. Haris Demertzidis
Vasco Gallega de Consignaciones S.A.
Mrs. Beatriz Alvarado
StederGroup clears tough timing for Portuguese
refinery movement from Malaysia
Steder Group recently executed a project consisting of large modules for a
complete Heat Recovery Steam Generator.
Due to extremely time dense schedule the oversized and heavy cargo was
loaded in Kuantan, Malaysia on a last in / first out basis to Leixoes, Portugal,
utilizing the MV ‘Beluga Efficiency’ a vessel belonging to Beluga Shipping
Group of Bremen, Germany.
The total shipment volume is
1700 freight tons, with the heaviest
pieces being 2 modules of each 160
mton and 2 modules of each 115
All cargo was safely loaded
onto the MV ‘Beluga Efficiency’ to
Leixoes, Portugal where the com-
ponents will be used for a power
plant, belonging to a refinery in
nearby Leca da Palmera.
Mr. Rob de Korte
Unique move of heavy port transporters
from Iran to Kazakhstan by road
During March , April 2010 Sepherun Tarabar Int’l Transport, Iran, successfully
moved two OOG port Transporters Length of 18m , Width of 6.1m , Height of
2.3m each weighing 60MT from Bandar Abbas port South of Iran to Aktau /
Kazakhstan through 3200Km all by road.
This was a unique movement as due to high over width of cargo to control the
units on Trailer’s chassis, they had to weld extra beams to each sides of trailers.
This transport completed in 40Days all through muddy roads & very poor road
condition by helping of bulldozers at some stages to tow the trailers passing Iran,
Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan territories.
At the end after hard work & close supervision the cargo was delivered to Aktau
port authorities safe & sound in perfect condition.
Sepehrun Tarabar Int’l Transport Co.
Albacor Shipping moves
heavy transformer across USA
Albacor Shipping USA, through their branch in
Banning ,CA handled the transport of one Trans-
former with 473000 Lbs – 41 x 12’6 x 15’ – from
the Port of Houston to Scurry , TX
The Transformer was transported on a special
16 axle trailer system and after arrival on site, the
unit was placed on the foundation by jack & slide
Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc.
Allfort sails with trains to the Philippines
Allfort Co.,Inc, Japan, successfully deliv-
ered 10 units of trains from Kawasaki in
Japan to Manila in the Philippines. The
complete shipment totalled 34 tons and
2526 CBM for which Allfort arranged in-
land transportation to Kawasaki Port and
chartered a suitable vessel.
Allfort arranged for lifting of the
trains directly from rail onto special heavy
haulage trailers for delivery to alongside
their vessel in Kawasaki, including supply
of a special sized spreader for the lifting
operations. Also the crane used for lifting
the train units in Japan was provided and
supervized by Allfort's experts.
Allfort Co., Inc.
Mr. Kaz Fukuda
WWPC 10th annual Membership Conference in Kuala Lumpur
WWPC had its´ 10th annual membership conference
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 28-30th, 2010.
The conference was attended by more than 80 del-
egates, including invited sponsors and representatives
for selected trade media, representing 36 countries.
During the two days conference members, spon-
sors and the media representatives enjoyed meeting
each other at the conference sessions, in personal
meetings and during social events.
In a closed session the members voted for the next
annual conference to be held end of January 2011 in
WWPC likes to thank
the Kuala Lumpur
• Beluga Shipping Group
• Intuitive Logistic Resources
• Rickmers Linie GmbH
• Ruslan International Ltd
• StederGroup b.v.
New WWPC Members
We are delighted to announce the following new members in WWPC.
Full list of WWPC Member Companies can be found in our web-site:
www.wwpc.eu.com, under Member Directory.
• AFGHANISTAN: Aaras Shipping Agencies Private Limited www.aarasshipping.com
• AUSTRALIA: Sadleirs International www.sadleirs.com.au
• BULGARIA: Holleman Special Transport & Project Cargo S.r.l. www.holleman.net
• BRAZIL (NORTH/AMAZONAS): Aerobrasil Agenciamento e Logistica Ltda www.aerobrasilmao.com.br
• CHINA, HONG KONG: Wangfoong Transportation Ltd Website: www.wangfoong.com.hk
• IRAN: Sepehrun Tarabar Int’l Transport Co. www.sepehrun.net
• KENYA: Spedag Spedition (K) Ltd. www.ke.spedag.com
• LIBYA: Arroban International Shipping Co. www.arroban.com
• MOROCCO: Fast Global Logistics www.fglog.com
• PAKISTAN: Aaras Shipping Agencies Private Limited www.aarasshipping.com
• PANAMA: Quality Freight Corp. www.qualityfreightcorp.com
• SERBIA: Holleman Special Transport & Project Cargo S.r.l. www.holleman.net
• SOUTH AFRICA: Spedag South Africa (Pty) Ltd www.mrspedag.com
• UGANDA: Spedag (Uganda) Ltd www.mrspedag.com
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Head Office/Europe Regional Office/Hong Kong
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