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Direct Logistics uses multiple modes to move turbine

June 8 - Direct Logistics' Project Division, the GPLN member based in India, arranged multimodal operations to move a 280 tonne gas turbine from Charleston, USA to the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation power plant which is being built in the Indian stat

The turbine measured 5.0 m in diameter and 11 m in length and moved from Charleston to Mundra on Rickmers Jakarta.

Direct Logistics received the cargo at origin from a rail car and arranged temporary safe storage before loading. At Mundra, the shipment was discharged directly onto a barge for on-carriage to the final destination.

The company says that landside infrastructure from Mundra port to the Pipavav power plant was inadequate for the movement of a 280 tonne unit, so was moved from moved from Mundra to Jafrabad port by barge.

One of the biggest challenges of the shipment was the construction of a temporary jetty on the seashore close to the power plant site. The jetty was designed to permit the cargo to be discharged from barge using multi axle trailer. Direct Logistics also had to construct a bypass road from the jetty to the job site.

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Winners revealed at Heavy Lift Awards

October 16 - Almost 400 guests gathered at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards ceremony last night at the Hilton Old Town hotel in Antwerp to celebrate the achievements of the heavy lift, specialised transport and project logistics sector.
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Marguisa teams up with NileDutch

October 16 - Marguisa has signed an agreement with NileDutch that will see the company’s Calabar service expanded with additional port calls in the Republic of the Congo and São Tomé and Príncipe.
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C.H. Robinson delivers

October 16 - C.H. Robinson has delivered cargo for one of Australia’s largest oil and gas producers in less than 24 hours. 
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