May 10 - Australia Pacific LNG has awarded DHL with the contract to manage all the transportation logistics involved in the upstream gas gathering component of its CSG to LNG project.

DHL will provide complete end-to-end management of all the domestic and international freight forwarding and project logistics, including the transportation of 30 purpose-built compressor units, some exceeding 1,500 tonnes for the gas processing plants.

Origin general manager Australia Pacific LNG Project Delivery and Major Development Projects, Janet Hann, said the award of the logistics contract was a significant milestone for the project.

"Freight management and associated work is critical to a project of this scale because it ensures that crucial pieces of equipment and infrastructure arrive on time and as scheduled," Ms Hann said.

Shipments of key gas gathering and processing infrastructure and equipment began in March and will continue over the next three years.