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ABL to provide MWS services for Black Sea project

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OMV Petrom have appointed global energy and marine consultancy ABL to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the construction of Romania’s Neptun Deep Gas Field Project in the Black Sea.

“We are delighted to be awarded by OMV Petrom the opportunity to support this important energy development for Romania and the wider Black Sea. ABL brings significant experience in marine warranty, engineering, consulting and surveying across the Black Sea region. We are also continuously cementing our commitment to the region with the development of our offices in Bulgaria, Turkey and our more recent office opening in Romania.”

Shai Tzucker, ABL’s Managing Director of energy services in Europe and West Africa
The Neptun Deep project is the largest natural gas project in the Romanian Black Sea. Production is expected to start in 2027 contributing to the region’s energy security.

ABL’s London operation has won the contract to provide MWS services to review, survey and approve all operations relating to the Transportation & Installation (T&I) of critical project assets for development of both Domino and Pelican South fields. ABL’s scope of work includes the T&I of the shallow water platform, subsea installation at both fields including a 160 km subsea pipeline from the said platform to the shore.

The shallow water platform will be fabricated at yards in Italy and Indonesia. ABL’s project management will be centralised in London, whilst much of the operational and on-site attendances will be delivered by ABL’s local Black Sea operations. ABL’s wider global team will also support the project’s global supply chain, including its Indonesian operations based in Jakarta and Batam.

“This energy infrastructure project will also play an important role in supporting Europe’s longer-term energy security. As such, we are pleased to offer our capabilities to support the delivery of the project.”

Sergio Leone, MWS Project Manager and Business Development Lead for Europe and Africa
ABL, which is part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA, is an independent energy and marine consultancy specializing in solutions to de-risk and drive the energy transition across renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors.

ABL Romania is hosting an official launch event on Thursday 9th May, from 16:00, to mark the opening of its new office, which is the latest expansion of ABL’s operations in the Black Sea, to support the delivery of the region’s offshore oil & gas projects, whilst supporting the development of Romania’s energy transition strategy.

 
 

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OMV Petrom have appointed global energy and marine consultancy ABL to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the construction of Romania’s Neptun Deep Gas Field Project in the Black Sea.

“We are delighted to be awarded by OMV Petrom the opportunity to support this important energy development for Romania and the wider Black Sea. ABL brings significant experience in marine warranty, engineering, consulting and surveying across the Black Sea region. We are also continuously cementing our commitment to the region with the development of our offices in Bulgaria, Turkey and our more recent office opening in Romania.”

Shai Tzucker, ABL’s Managing Director of energy services in Europe and West Africa
The Neptun Deep project is the largest natural gas project in the Romanian Black Sea. Production is expected to start in 2027 contributing to the region’s energy security.

ABL’s London operation has won the contract to provide MWS services to review, survey and approve all operations relating to the Transportation & Installation (T&I) of critical project assets for development of both Domino and Pelican South fields. ABL’s scope of work includes the T&I of the shallow water platform, subsea installation at both fields including a 160 km subsea pipeline from the said platform to the shore.

The shallow water platform will be fabricated at yards in Italy and Indonesia. ABL’s project management will be centralised in London, whilst much of the operational and on-site attendances will be delivered by ABL’s local Black Sea operations. ABL’s wider global team will also support the project’s global supply chain, including its Indonesian operations based in Jakarta and Batam.

“This energy infrastructure project will also play an important role in supporting Europe’s longer-term energy security. As such, we are pleased to offer our capabilities to support the delivery of the project.”

Sergio Leone, MWS Project Manager and Business Development Lead for Europe and Africa
ABL, which is part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA, is an independent energy and marine consultancy specializing in solutions to de-risk and drive the energy transition across renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors.

ABL Romania is hosting an official launch event on Thursday 9th May, from 16:00, to mark the opening of its new office, which is the latest expansion of ABL’s operations in the Black Sea, to support the delivery of the region’s offshore oil & gas projects, whilst supporting the development of Romania’s energy transition strategy.

 
 

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24 April 2024 |

Cuchi Shipping reports local transport in Vietnam

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Cuchi Shipping, Project Cargo Network members from Vietnam, are glad to report on a local transport they recently completed.

This shipment involved large pipes which weighed a total of 3,014 tons across 2,347 pieces of cargo.
The company successfully arranged for the berthing, discharging and final delivery to a factory site for their client in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

Cuchi Shipping Co Ltd was established in the 1990’s with their Head Office located in Hochiminh City and Branch offices in Hanoi City, Haiphong City, Danang City and Vungtau City. Their facilities include warehouse (bonded and CFS), prime movers, hydraulic trailers, low-bed trailers, barges, tug-boats, tractors, trailers, trucks and vans.

 
 

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Cuchi Shipping, Project Cargo Network members from Vietnam, are glad to report on a local transport they recently completed.

This shipment involved large pipes which weighed a total of 3,014 tons across 2,347 pieces of cargo.
The company successfully arranged for the berthing, discharging and final delivery to a factory site for their client in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

Cuchi Shipping Co Ltd was established in the 1990’s with their Head Office located in Hochiminh City and Branch offices in Hanoi City, Haiphong City, Danang City and Vungtau City. Their facilities include warehouse (bonded and CFS), prime movers, hydraulic trailers, low-bed trailers, barges, tug-boats, tractors, trailers, trucks and vans.

 
 

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24 April 2024 |

Noerpel Group relies on KAMAG PM

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The Noerpel Group, a leading logistics and forwarding company based in southern Germany, is setting new standards regarding the efficiency and sustainability of its operational procedures.

By using the KAMAG PrecisionMover (PM) in their handling operations, Noerpel has underlined its commitment to ensuring excellence in ergonomics, technology and ecological sustainability.

Handling operations at Noerpel´s facility in Ulm relies on the KAMAG PrecisionMover (PM) for realising yard logistics and, in the process, has demonstrated impressive performance and efficiency by realising up to 125 swap body and 100 semi-trailer movements per day. The procurement of the KAMAG PM swap body transporter thereby marks a crucial step in optimising the company´s handling processes. The efficient swap body transporter from TII KAMAG, a specialist for internal transport solutions, has been designed for quick and precise manoeuvring of swap bodies and semi-trailers.

Florian Harrer, manager of the Noerpel transshipment hall in Ulm, and Michael Wittmann, strategic buyer at Noerpel, emphasised the outstanding ergonomics and technical superiority of the KAMAG PM. “The dropped driver’s cab with its low entry means our yard drivers can get in and out of the vehicle more quickly which speeds up yard operations enormously. Moreover, the easy vehicle operability is a significant advantage especially in view of the current shortage of skilled workers. New colleagues can be trained to use the transporter in only two days whereby they immediately feel at home in the cabin and can work efficiently right from the start,” explained Harrer.

The Noerpel Group attaches great importance to sustainability and future-oriented technologies which has been underlined by the procurement of two additional fully electric KAMAG ePrecisionMovers. “A modern fleet is crucial in order to make the working environment more attractive for our drivers,” emphasised Harrer. With the use of the KAMAG ePrecisionMover, Noerpel is not only focusing on increasing efficiency and improving ergonomics but also on a sustainable future in its logistics business.

TII KAMAG is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to the success story of the Noerpel Group through its yard logistics solutions. “Our partnership with Noerpel is proof of our commitment to drive the logistics industry forward by means of sustainable and efficient transport solutions,” said Jürgen Haupt, Head of Sales Yard Logistics at TII KAMAG.

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23 April 2024 |

DEME awarded contracts from Prysmian

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DEME has been awarded two contracts (1) from cable solutions provider Prysmian for the engineering and installation works for the IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Nederwiek 1 offshore grid systems in the Netherlands.

This is the most extensive cabling award in DEME’s history and marks the company’s first project involving Prysmian’s 525 kV HVDC cable technology, featuring increased transmission capacity.

The contracts exemplify DEME’s integrated solutions approach, encompassing cable installation, landfall and rock placement, dredging, and marine infrastructure works. This includes the engineering and the installation works of two 12-km long 525 kV HVDC cable systems within the lake “Veerse Meer” and 126 km of 525 kV HVDC cable system offshore.

Additionally, DEME will carry out preparation and supporting works for IJmuiden Ver Alpha, comprising route preparation, surveys, landfalls and rock placement, as well as pre-sweeping and rock placement works for the Nederwiek 1 project. DEME will deploy a variety of vessels from its fleet, including cable installation vessels, hopper dredgers and a fallpipe vessel. In addition, the project will encompass the beach works and cofferdam structures at the cable landing locations.

The works are scheduled to begin in stages from 2025.

IJmuiden Ver Alpha and Nederwiek 1 are offshore grid connection systems operated by TenneT that will link two future offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea to the province of Zeeland in the southwestern part of the Netherlands. The first connection will be operational in 2029, and the second in 2030.

Philip Scheers, Business Unit Director at DEME Offshore, comments: “We are proud to be working with Prysmian on this landmark project in the Netherlands, which will ultimately deliver 4 GW of clean energy. This multidisciplinary project showcases the benefits of working with DEME. Our expertise in cable installation, dredging, rock placement and marine infrastructure works allows us to offer our clients an efficient, integrated solution. Our modern and versatile fleet is also ideally suited for such a complex project. We can provide cable installation vessels, hopper dredgers, and fallpipe vessels, all of which are operated by our own highly skilled and experienced crews. The entire team is looking forward to working closely with Prysmian to deliver a successful project.”

(1) The two contracts combined qualify as a large contract, representing a value of more than 300 million euro.

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23 April 2024 |

Rhenus PartnerShip embraces expansion in Belgium

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Rhenus PartnerShip is strengthening its own competitive position on the river Rhine heading to Belgium with immediate effect.

By adopting an internationalisation strategy, the inland waterway shipping specialist is expanding its services towards Antwerp and will act as an independent company in the Belgian market in future. To enable this development, Rhenus is increasing its shareholding in DGA Shipping to 100 percent.

DGA Shipping operates in the inland waterway shipping sector in Belgium and offers inland waterway shipping services right across the country and in the entire ARA region (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp). Its main activities not only include chartering, but shipping using its own and outside cargo space – for example, with push boats and non-motorised barges. The company specialises in providing dry shipping for bulk commodities, general cargo and project loads. It offers transport services to all the ports in the Rhine catchment area, to all the tributaries of the river Rhine and all over Germany through German partner companies. DGA, which has its headquarters in the port of Antwerp, therefore operates a similar business model to Rhenus PartnerShip in Germany. Rhenus held 45 percent of the shares up to the present time; this is now being increased to 100 percent. HGK Shipping GmbH previously had a majority holding in the company.

“We’ve decided to sell our shares in DGA Shipping, as we generally intend to withdraw from shareholdings. We’ll be investing the sales revenue generated by this in the ongoing strategic development of the HGK Shipping Group, and particularly in new business units. We believe that the business is in good hands with Rhenus and we wish the company every success,” says Steffen Bauer, the CEO of HGK Shipping. “Thanks to the 100 percent shareholding, Rhenus PartnerShip is consolidating its position in the market place and we can support our customers in an even more flexible manner. The share acquisition will allow us to maximise our synergies, use resources more efficiently and offer our customers an even broader and better portfolio of services,” says Thomas Maassen, the Managing Director of Rhenus PartnerShip, explaining the development.

Rhenus is particularly focusing on Rhine traffic heading to Antwerp in this business development. “We want to expand our services towards Belgium and play a leading role in order to be able to successfully establish our position in the market there,” Thomas Maassen adds. Rhenus is using this change to secure itself a strong competitive position on the river Rhine heading towards Belgium and can make use of the powerful network that DGA has established in the past with Rhenus and HGK. DGA has, among other things, access to both its own transport capacity and a large external fleet. “We’ve greatly expanded the DGA business with HGK during the last few years, particularly in the field of chartering. However, there has been and there still is a great deal of potential that we now want to further develop,” says Thomas Maassen, summarising matters. The redistribution of the shares will not have any effect on the employees or the customers. The DGA team will continue to exist as in the past and current customer projects and partnerships will retain their validity.

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22 April 2024 |

Mammoet’s largest crane to tackle Rotterdam project

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One of the largest cranes in the world, the Mammoet PTC210-DS, will shortly undertake the lift of a huge A-Frame for the Van Oord-owned heavy lift installation vessel, Svanen.

The colossal 210,000tm, 3,200t class crane was chosen as it is one of the few cranes in the world capable of performing the job, and was available locally.

As offshore wind turbines grow to achieve greater efficiency, so too are their components. The upgrade to the larger A-Frame will enable the Svanen to install new generation monopile foundations at sea.

The frame is made up of three main components, which were fabricated by Holland Shipyards and were moved, lifted and transported by Mammoet to its quayside headquarters in Schiedam, The Netherlands.

There, the different components of the A-frame will be assembled and then driven 66 meters along the waterfront using 64 axle lines of Mammoet Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs), ready for the PTC to perform the lift.

The completed A-Frame will increase the total height of the Svanen to 125 meters.

The configuration of the PTC to perform the lift will be 105 meters of main boom and 66 meters of luffing jib, with more than 4,000 tonnes of counterweight in use.

Installation of the frame will take just one week during April and May. The efficiency of the project is due to the crane’s availability in Rotterdam and the fact that the A-Frame can be lifted as a single unit.

Julian Alkemade, Project Manager at Mammoet, said: “These two unique pieces of equipment are in the same place at the same time. The lift capabilities and location of the PTC will greatly mitigate downtime for the vessel.

Normally, such a project could take a year or so to plan, but here it has only taken a few months due to the crane’s availability and its unique capabilities as one of the world’s largest”.

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22 April 2024 |

Jumbo welcomes Hanze Hogeschool students

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On 16th February, Jumbo welcomed a group of nine mechanical engineering students from the Hanze Hogeschool Groningen to its premises in Schiedam.

The event was one of a number that Jumbo has recently participated in, in a bid to increase its engagement with students and education establishments in the Netherlands.

During their time at Jumbo’s office, the students were invited to a series of presentations detailing the work of Jumbo Shipping and Jumbo Offshore. They also attended a presentation by Jumbo Marine Engineers Bas Milatz and Martijn Witvoet on beginning a career at Jumbo. Bas and Martijn began working at Jumbo just over a year previously, following the conclusion of their studies at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

Since their graduation, Bas and Martijn have been working hard to raise Jumbo’s profile amongst the student community, as Bas explains. “Having only recently graduated, we still had access to a strong network in our university and the world of academia. This offered us the opportunity to make connections on behalf of Jumbo that could be mutually beneficial.

“The idea was well received at Jumbo – a good indication of the freedom to take the initiative that is such a strong part of our company culture. We see events such as this as an opportunity to present Jumbo and the maritime industry to students and graduates and show them the great potential that exists for careers in our sector.”

To demonstrate their capabilities for innovation and logistical problem solving, the students were invited to take part in a case study where they would design a newbuild vessel to carry out installation of a North Sea offshore wind farm. Having been presented with the details of components – monopiles, transitions pieces (TPs) and turbines – the students were invited to select which parts their vessel would install.

This required them to outline the size of their vessel and select the relevant equipment for the job, including a heavy lift crane. They were also required to work out a schedule showing how many voyages would be necessary, as well as detailing how they would perform the installation while minimising environmental impact.

“The sustainability angle is particularly important,” says Martijn. “It’s something we are asked about frequently by prospective employees and a topic we are very focused on at Jumbo. This is one of the many areas where we hope to work together with the next generation of engineers to help pave the way forward for the offshore energy transition.”
Stijn Linneman, first year Mechanical Engineering student at the Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, says, “It was an inspiring day during which we gained valuable insights into the offshore wind industry in which Jumbo plays a significant role. It’s inspiring to see that at Jumbo, the lines between different departments are short, and projects are tackled with great motivation.”

The event proved to be a great success, says Bas, including for those less familiar with the maritime industry.
“Some of the students were not familiar with the sector and their interest was notable. They asked a lot of very good questions. At the end of the day, you could tell they had really learned something.”

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22 April 2024 |

Ahlers expands global presence with new office in Vietnam

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Ahlers Logistics is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This strategic expansion is part of Ahlers’ growth strategy in Southeast Asia, aimed at enhancing its international forwarding and project logistics services for industries including consumer goods, technology, and chemicals.

Vietnam’s booming market and strategic location make it an ideal hub for Ahlers Logistics to strengthen its foothold in the region. Commenting on the expansion, CEO Roger Chantillon says, “We are excited to establish a presence in Ho Chi Minh City as part of our continued growth strategy in Southeast Asia. The new office underscores our commitment to providing tailor-made logistics solutions and high-quality service to our clients in the region. With our expertise in complex markets, we are well-positioned to support the growing industries in Vietnam.”

The grand opening ceremony scheduled for May 29th, 2024, represents a significant milestone for Ahlers Logistics, highlighting the company’s commitment for long-term growth.

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18 April 2024 |

Sarens performs heavy lift at Tereos Starch & Sweeteners Europe facility

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Sarens was asked to lift an evaporator and separator in a busy city center in Aalst, Belgium.

In a remarkable feat of engineering and coordination, Sarens lifted an evaporator and separator along with several smaller pieces necessary for the facility’s operations at the Tereos Starch & Sweeteners Europe facility in Aalst, Belgium. The lifts were completed within a tight timeframe and challenging conditions. The project, which involved maneuvering heavy equipment in a small area in the center of the city, required meticulous planning and execution.

The congested site, coupled with the bustling urban environment, necessitated coordination with local authorities, including the police, to ensure minimal disruption to the surrounding area. Moreover, wind restrictions added an extra layer of complexity, requiring constant monitoring and adjustment to ensure the safety of the operation.

The heaviest piece of equipment, weighing 150 T and to be lifted to a height of over 50 meters high, posed a significant challenge. To maneuver such massive components within the confined space, Sarens decided to move one AC700 crane equipped with a luffing jib from our France department, another 450 T from the Netherlands, and a second AC700 cranes also equipped with a luffing jib. Complementing these were mobile cranes including a LTM1100, and LTM1110, each carefully selected to meet the demands of the task at hand.

The equipment was rigged using more than 20 transports. The mobilisation and demobilisation of equipment took around two days each. Additionally, the installation of the luffer jibs proved challenging due to the limited space, requiring precise engineering skills and careful coordination.

The transportation of the evaporator and separator, along with the smaller pieces, was facilitated by vessels, particularly navigating through small canals to reach the destination safely.

With the assistance of a skilled crew comprising more than 10 members, the lifts were completed in two days, causing minimum disruption to the people in the neighborhood.

According to Project Manager, Luc De Meester, “Even though there were challenges, the customer was happy with how well the project was done. This clearly demonstrates the professionalism and expert skills of our team. Congratulations to all!”

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18 April 2024 |

UPCARGO delivers water treatment plant to Panama

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UPCARGO Logistics are pleased to report that they recently completed a major delivery of a water treatment plant from Spain to Panama.

The scope of this project was substantial and involved the transportation of 3 x 40′ FR containers from Spain. UPCARGO performed unloading operations at the final designated delivery site.

“The plant will benefit more than 500,000 families by providing drinking water for consumption in the western area of Panama.”

Three tanks were transported which featured dimensions of 10.92 (L) x 4.27 (W) x 4.40 (H) metres, weighing 10,000 kilograms each.

UPCARGO followed these steps to carry out this operations: Organisation and logistics of the operation; Route study prior to the arrival of the cargo; Inspection in Port; Customs clearance documentation; Unloading diagram for the customer; Unstuffing operation in port from the flat rack to the lowboys; Transportation of tanks from the port to the unloading place; Unloading and installation of tanks.

This successful delivery underscores their dedication to delivering excellence in logistics services.

“We take immense pride in contributing to projects that have a positive impact on communities, and this delivery to the water treatment plant exemplifies our commitment to making a difference.”

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18 April 2024 |

ABL supports Black Sea energy

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ABL, the global leading energy and marine consultants, expands its European presence with a new office in Constanta, Romania, to support the Black Sea region’s offshore energy and maritime markets.

The office is managed by its Director Alexander Shterev who is Principal Surveyor of ABL Bulgaria, supported by the country manager to ABL Bulgaria, Lyubomir Djambazov.

ABL Romania’s office will provide the company’s full technical service offering, including: offshore technical due diligence, rig inspections and rig moving, marine inspections and surveys, marine warranty survey, renewable energy consultancy, maritime services including ports consulting, and energy transition engineering, including expertise in carbon capture technology.

“ABL has been at the forefront of supporting the delivery of some of the Black Sea’s biggest steps in energy development, including Romania’s first offshore oil & gas project in approximately 35 years, the Midia Gas Development Project. Launching ABL Romania cements our commitment to the safe and sustainable delivery and operations of the country’s oil & gas infrastructure, whilst expanding our diverse engineering and consultancy offering to support Romania’s transition to a net-zero future.” Ian Cummins, Regional Managing Director for ABL Europe and West Africa.

ABL has been present in the Black Sea region since 2003, starting with an office in Bulgaria, then expanding to Turkey. An office in Romania is the next logical step. It will support the country’s oil and gas and maritime markets, plus its growing plans for renewable energy and transitionary technologies.

“Romania is an important market for renewable energy development in the Black Sea. As well as having a favourable natural resource potential, its government recognises the critical importance of diversifying its energy mix for both national and international energy development. With wind, solar PV, CCUS and hydrogen all being actively looked at, we have the services and track-record to support Romania in its net-zero ambitions.” RV Ahilan, Chief Energy Transition Officer, ABL Group, Parent Company to ABL.

The office is located at 4th Dimitrie Cantemir Street, 2nd floor, 3rd office, Constanta, Romania 900743.

ABL is part of the leading global independent consultancy ABL Group ASA – delivering energy, marine, engineering and digital solutions to drive safety and sustainability in renewables, maritime and oil & gas markets.

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18 April 2024 |

How technology is changing SEKO BANSARD’s logistics services

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Digitalization is transforming SEKO’s core services.

This transformation is not only reshaping our services, but also enhancing the customer experience. Rapid advances in technology are having a profound impact on the supply chain, increasing efficiency through real-time data sharing, automation and smart technologies that help organizations manage risk, improve customer experience and gain a competitive advantage. As the market environment becomes even more challenging in 2024, adaptability and flexibility become critical.

The digitization of the supply chain is having a transformative impact on SEKO’s three core services: freight forwarding, e-commerce and white glove services. The process of transforming analog supply chain processes into digital ones is not only reshaping our services, but also enhancing our customer experience.

Our first pillar is our freight forwarding service, which is the import and export of general cargo. This service is generally business-to-business trade, i.e. standard sea, air and land transportation. The freight forwarding industry has been around for a long time, and SEKO BANSARD is revitalizing it through digitalization.

By digitizing the supply chain, you can bring new experiences to your customers, such as freight optimization, a process designed to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness through route planning, load consolidation, and mode selection; intermodal transport, a way to seamlessly connect the various modes of freight transport; and standardization of services that fuel the foundation of a business.

Our second pillar is e-commerce. Our e-commerce services include 3PL (third-party logistics) fulfillment services, domestic parcel shipments, cross-border parcels, and returns. SEKO BANSARD has always been at the forefront of digital services, but here we focus on physical services, using robots and automation in our warehouses and continuing to push the boundaries of technology. We are using digitalization to improve efficiency and reduce costs through automated operations such as wave picking, where we group orders to be shipped according to certain characteristics, such as grouping all orders from the same carrier and picking multiple orders at a time, which can be much more efficient. SEKO BANSARD also has the ability to connect multiple platforms through API keys, which means that our customers have access to multiple suppliers.

Our third pillar is “White Glove”, which refers to our customized services for special needs. This pillar needs to be fully digitized, as compliance and integrity are extremely important to our white glove clients.

Typically, our white-glove customers ship pharmaceuticals, medical technology products and high-tech products, so it’s important to maintain the integrity of the goods, which we do through our control towers. We have built integrated logistics control towers around the world to standardize our services. We have recently launched SEKO Live, which allows customers to know exactly where their goods are and when they have been delivered. This makes our delivery records 100% error-free.
WHY IS TECHNOLOGY IMPORTANT?

Adaptability and flexibility in the supply chain are important. As the more challenging market conditions of 2024 approach, businesses need to be confident that they have a robust and reliable supply chain. The choice of partner is important, whether it’s nearshore outsourcing, helping to penetrate new markets, expanding your business, or maintaining the status quo, your partner needs to have the ability to adapt and be flexible.

In today’s world, the rapid advancement of technology has had a dramatic impact on the supply chain. With real-time data sharing, supply chain managers can keep abreast of the entire supply chain’s operations. The use of technology has also improved the efficiency of the supply chain, with automation and intelligent technology making the operation of each link more efficient. In addition, technology has helped companies better manage risks by predicting potential problems in advance through big data analysis and other means. Customer experience has also been enhanced as they can track the status of their orders more easily. Most importantly, technological innovations have given businesses a competitive edge, prompting them to offer more attractive products and services. Therefore, it can be said that technological developments are crucial to the supply chain, bringing it many benefits in terms of efficiency, risk management, customer experience and competitive advantage.

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18 April 2024 |

Cosmatos completes delivery in Greece

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Cosmatos Shipping Services, member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Greece, recently completed the deliveries of transformers sets and their accessories at Thessaloniki Port from an ocean vessel.

The Cosmatos Shipping project team took care of the ship’s husbandry, the unwelding/unlashing operations, the stevedoring and cranage as well as the import customs formalities for a total of 8 transformers, 415 packages with accessories and 33 oil tanks.

Trafos with dimensions: 2 x 8.25 × 4.06 × 3.55m, 85t; 2 x 8.35 × 4.12 × 3.83m, 97t; 2 x 11 × 3.80 × 4.15m, 202t; 1 x 11 × 3.85 × 4.20m, 205t; 1 x 10 × 3.80 × 4.20m, 190t.

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17 April 2024 |

John G Russell takes over ownership of Coatbridge Terminal

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On 13th April 2024 Freightliner confirmed that ownership of the Coatbridge terminal has be taken over by Russell Railroad Limited, a subsidiary of John G Russell, effective immediately.

Following a strategic review of the Freightliner Coatbridge terminal, it was recognised that the Coatbridge facility would be better served under new ownership. Freightliner rail services remain unaffected by this sale and will continue to run into the Coatbridge terminal as usual.

Chris Lawrenson, Managing Director – Intermodal Logistics, Freightliner UK/Europe, said “We are looking forward to continuing to work with the team at Russell Railroad Ltd. The Coatbridge terminal is essential for maintaining effective Intermodal connections into and out of Scotland and Russell Railroad’s new ownership of the terminal will ensure these services continue to run smoothly. We look forward to forging this partnership and continuing to serve the Scottish Intermodal market.”

Graham Russell – Director John G Russell, said “I would like to thank the Freightliner team for all of their diligent work at the Coatbridge facility. We are looking forward to working with customers, existing and prospective, to deliver market leading Intermodal services for the Scottish market.”

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17 April 2024 |
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