HLPFI reviews the shortlisted entries for the 2022 Project Logistics Provider of the Year, sponsored by AAL Shipping.
This award will be presented to the logistics provider that has developed its project cargo services to adapt to new market opportunities and challenges, as well as customer demands. The judges will be looking for evidence of how this development – alongside sound technical capability and high safety standards – has shaped the success of the company’s project forwarding business and prepared it for the future.
Our 2022 shortlist:
deugro presented a well-rounded entry in this a category, describing how it tackled industry-wide problems including unpredictable Covid-19 mandates, rising freight rates, tightened vessel space and availability, congestion, increasing energy costs and human resource issues, among others.
It drew attention to its work at major projects such as EGAT in Poland, Long Son in Vietnam and UPM Taurus in Uruguay, as well as its continued investment and use of its Rotra-series vessels for wind energy shipments. It also established a joint venture with the Norway’s Peak Group while expanding in the USA, Brazil and Taiwan.
DHL Industrial Projects
DHL Industrial Projects, a part of DHL Global Forwarding’s Integrated Solutions division, showed its strengths in single move or ad-hoc shipments; capital projects; turnarounds; and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), including global multi-supplier management, from pick-up through consolidation and delivery to fabrication facilities and final project job sites.
Our judges commended this comprehensive entry, which outlined the steps it is taking to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050; how it has gone more than three years without a single loss time injury event occurring; how it implements a continuous improvement mindset to improve operations; and the ways in which risks are mitigated to protect its interests while meeting contractual client obligations.
Switzerland-headquartered Fracht Group’s entry provided an overview of various logistics management undertakings it has completed globally over the past year. The entry detailed various methods by which is it adapting to new market opportunities, challenges and customer demands – including the in-house expertise it holds covering engineering, legal, commercial and technical requirements.
The entry also detailed Fracht’s considered approach to safety, environmental issues, growth strategies, and solid recruitment/training programmes. The judging panel commended Fracht’s impressive range of projects and how it overcame an array of challenges.
UK-headquartered Osprey has been busy transporting oversize equipment for EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in the UK. Its entry for the Heavy Lift Awards 2022 detailed how its HPC Logistics Terminal & Shared Services Model strategy has benefitted the client, supply chain service providers, and the local environment.
Many of the logistics headaches were addressed in the planning phase of the project nearly a decade ago, but Osprey has since had to adapt to Brexit, a pandemic, and the subsequent pressures of those situations on an international supply chain.
India’s Procam Logistics, established in 2010, has positioned itself as a leader in the project logistics sector. Despite pandemic challenges the company has continued to grow, securing work from major vendor partners, while maintaining services on par with global standards. Our judges commended Procam’s professionalism within the Indian market
Its entry also demonstrated an exemplary safety record, strong environmental controls, and an employee development strategy spanning project forwarding, warehousing, and rigging activities.
The winner of the 2022 Project Logistics Operator of the Year will be announced at the Heavy Lift Awards 2022 ceremony on September 22 at the Grand Elysee in Hamburg. To join the celebrations, book your space today.