July 4 - Westlink Logistics, an Australian member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has transported two patrol boats from Nuku'alofa, Tonga and Suva, Fiji to Cairns in northern Queensland for refurbishment.

Westlink was responsible for the ocean freight, project management, Customs and quarantine clearance as well as the pre-lift inspections at both loading ports.

France Cargo International (FCI) has handled the shipment of compressors, each weighing around 60 tonnes, to Abu Dhabi for Siemens.

FCI utilised a hydraulic jacking system to lift the compressor packages and load them on to Mafi trailers for loading on board a ro-ro vessel. According to PCN, FCI has a further three shipments planned for Siemens, exporting cargoes from Germany, India and Italy to the Middle East.


Europe Cargo, PCN member in Belgium, has transported a river cruise vessel, which weighed 1,400 tonnes and measured 113 m x 16 m x 1.7 m, from the Port of Constanta, Romania to the Port of Antwerp.

Europe Cargo utilised Rolldock's semi-submergible vessel, Rolldock Sea, for the float on, float off operation.


Indian member LCL Logistix has handled out-of-gauge (OOG) machinery from Nhava Sheva to Durban in South Africa for an oil and gas project.

The heaviest unit, which weighed 22 tonnes and measured 8.3 m x 2.85 m x 2.85 m, was transported on a 40 ft flatrack, while the smallest piece of cargo, measuring 5.5 m x 2.85 m x 2.85 and weighing 14 tonnes, was transported on a 20 ft flatrack.



Meanwhile, Brunel Project Cargo, PCN member in the UK, has arranged the import of two OOG machines from Cape Town, South Africa to the north of England.

The two units weighed 22 tonnes each and measured 6.4 m x 2.9 m x 3.5 m, and were transported using two 40 ft high cube containers.



CMX Global Logistics, PCN member in Australia, and Italian member Fortune International Transport, have handled the shipment of a tube manufacturing mill from La Spezia, Italy to Chennai, India.

The cargo was moved using seven 40 ft open-top containers and four 40 ft flatracks. One piece, which weighed 41 tonnes, was transported on a lift on, lift off service.