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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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Fire outbreak at US port

June 5 - A fire broke out aboard Höegh Autoliners’ ro-ro vessel Höegh Xiamen yesterday (June 4) at Blount Island, Jacksonville, USA; there are no injuries to any of the 21 crew members, who have all been evacuated from the vessel.
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Intradco charters AN-225

June 5 - Intradco Global, in collaboration with GTA GSM, charted the Antonov AN-225 freighter aircraft to transport nearly 1,000 cu m of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Pacific Osprey returns to service 

June 5 - Swire Blue Ocean’s (SBO) wind farm installation vessel Pacific Osprey has returned to service following the installation of its extended crane boom in Denmark. 
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