March 10 - Conxion Logistics & Heavy Equipment has transported a 95-tonne heat exchanger from Jebel Ali Free Zone in the UAE to Qatar, and offloaded it at the Qatar Petroleum refinery in Doha.

The cargo, which had the dimensions 24 m x 3.5 m x 2.9 m, was transported 850 km by road, crossing through the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The total journey took 16 days.

In Dubai, Conxion was supported by Masstrans, which coordinated with all of the respective authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to arrange a traffic department escort from the Jebel Ali Free Zone to the Saudi Arabian border.

When the cargo arrived in Qatar, a 500-tonne capacity crane was used to offload and position the heat exchanger at the refinery.

Rama Chandra, chief operating officer at Conxion, explained that the company has an exclusive contract for logistics services with Qatar Petroleum, and that this shipment was part of the Qatar Petroleum Turnaround Project 2014.

Conxion Logistics and Masstrans are members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN).