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  • 18 Oct 2018 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    Strong partners are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today we are happy to announce you that GPA LOGISTICS SAS is our new member from FRANCE.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association!

    Have a great cooperation together! 

    ADDRESS:8, Rue Robert Moinon, BP 10218, 95190 Goussainville, France
    CONTACTS:Roxanne Heimbourger
    Jean-Philippe Chemla
    TEL:+33 (0)1 30 11 89 61
    FAX:+33 (0)1 30 11 89 66


    GPA Logistics SAS is a company that was set up in 2011, with the legal status of a commission agent for transports.

    In order to meet the complex requirements of transporting heavy and oversized gear, their Cargo Project service offers a complete scope of logistic services to make sure your goods reach their destination as anticipated.

    Thinking about such matters in a creative and inventive way is necessary in order to find adapted solutions. Setting up a personalized transport plan, they can estimate costs beforehand better and make sure the routes and selected modes of transport are the most adequate.

    The fact that they have successfully transported equipment for mining plants, human or animal food factories, sugar refinery equipment or in the car, metal or petrochemical industries relies on their network of involved specialists strategically positioned/situated, who are providing them with a good job at working within delays and spending limits. GPA Logistics actors have from the start been able to gain their clients ‘trust and developed new skills to meet their diverse needs and adapt to the realities faced by exporters.


  • 18 Oct 2018 4:13 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 October, 2018 

    Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organised the delivery of a crankshaft from Mexico to India on a charter flight for DHL Global Forwarding.

    The 38-ton shipment travelled from Apodaca, Nuevo Leon to Mumbai, and was packed into a seven metre long box along with support equipment required for loading.

    Within 12 hours of receiving the request, Volga-Dnepr specialists developed special loading and packaging options for the customers.

    Volga-Dnepr deputy commercial director of charter cargo operations, Ekaterina Andreeva says: “With our expertise in the transportation of oversized cargo, our specialised equipment and our experience in meeting tight schedules, we were able to operate this Apodaca to Mumbai flight efficiently.

    “Our unique ramp-loading IL-76TD-90VD freighter is equipped with onboard cranes and winches which facilitate optimised loading. Our aircraft, equipped with modern engines and unrestricted for global operations, secure extended opportunities for us to satisfy the market demands of the energy sector.”


  • 17 Oct 2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Dear All,

    New members are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association from all around the world. Today we are happy to announce you that XIAMEN ODIN LOGISITCS CO., LTD is our new member from CHINA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of Overseas Project Cargo Association!

    Have a great cooperation together! 

    ADDRESS:Room, 6B Moufu Building, Xiangyu Free Trade Zone, Xiamen, China
    CONTACT:Jackson Chen / Overseas Dept Manager
    TEL:+86 592 5692701
    FAX:+86 592 5692709


    Xiamen Odin Logistics Co. Ltd. was founded in 2001, adhering to the "Sincerity, Solidarity, Enterprising, Harmory " philosophy and service-first tradition, they are devoting theirselves to create a unique international logistics service provider.

    With the local market as the core, their business covers dry and RF container transportation, the third party logistics, import and export agency and closely cooperating with the world's top 20 shipping lines. At the same time their overseas business covers more than 50 countries around the world, in Europe, the Mediterranean, America, Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea. They have built a seamless link between China and all the areas in dry container, cold chain, commodity logistics operations.

    With over 18 years of global project logistics experience, Odin is a global logistics provider for companies requiring transport of heavy and oversized cargoes with a hands on approach.

    They have successfully served but is not limited to OOG, XXL Logistics & Marine, Materials Handling, Civil and Structural Engineering, Power Generation and Treatment Processing sectors as well as general Break Bulk.


  • 16 Oct 2018 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 15 October, 2018

    With Turkey’s Istanbul New Airport scheduled to open at the end of the month, Turkish Cargo is preparing to relocate some of its freighter operations in 2019.

    The Turkish Airlines subsidiary will continue to operate its cargo operations from Istanbul Atatürk Airport until December 31, 2018, after which all bellyhold cargo will be shipped from the new airport.

    While freighter flights will continue to operate out of Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkish Cargo plans to establish a new hub in Istanbul using the new airport’s 165,000 sq m usage area.

    “We will have a terminal with a capacity of 2 million tons per year upon completion of the first phase of construction, and 4 million tons per year after the second phase is completed,” explained Turkish Cargo.

    With a cargo fleet of 20 aircraft, including three Boeing 747s, Turkish Cargo aims to become one of the top five brands in the airfreight industry. Earlier this month, the airline expanded its network with the addition of flights to Stansted, UK.

    “It is expected that the flights from Stansted (STN), the third busiest airport in London, will feed the Middle East region, especially the Africa and Asia continents substantially,” said Turkish Cargo.

    The service will utilise one of Turkish Cargo’s Airbus 330 widebody freighters.


  • 11 Oct 2018 2:59 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 October, 2018

    China-headquartered Ouyang Offshore has launched its newbuild wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment’s shipyard in Jiangsu, China.

    Ouyang Offshore has also awarded Aqualis Offshore a contract to supervise the construction of a second wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 2.

    The newbuild is a four-legged, DP1-enabled, self-propelled installation vessel with a working depth of 50 m. It can house up to 75 people and is suitable for offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance work.

    Chen Lin, deputy general manager at Ouyang Offshore, said: “We are very pleased with the launch of the OuYang 1 wind turbine installation vessel. It has been completed on time, at the right quality and on budget, with safe execution throughout the project.”

    Aqualis Offshore supervised the construction of OuYang 1 and its on-site team ensured that all work was carried out in accordance with the contract specifications, as well as flag and class requirements.


  • 10 Oct 2018 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    OPCA 5th Annual General Meeting will be held during 28, 29, 30 June 2019 under the INO Summit 2019 at Grand Hyatt KL Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Highly recommend you to review our YouTube Channel for the last event: INO Summit 2018 >>>


  • 09 Oct 2018 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 08 October, 2018

    Finland-based company Containerships, recently acquired by French CMA CGM, is adding two more LNG-powered containerships to its orderbook in China.

    Announcing the christening of its third and fourth LNG-powered vessels at the Wenchong Shipyard, China, the company said it had signed a preliminary agreement for the fifth and sixth LNG-fueled boxhips with the shipbuilder.

    The contract was signed in the summer this year, but further details were not disclosed.

    The two ships, christened in China last week, have been named M/S Containerships Finn and M/S Containerships.

    As informed, due to the nascent nature of the construction of LNG-powered ships, the company has had to push the delivery dates of its newbuilding quartet.

    According to the current delivery schedule, the first two LNG-powered vessels, which were christened in May this year, will be delivered to Containerships during 2018 and the last two during January – March 2019.

    The first vessel, M/S Containerships Nord, is scheduled to start its last sea trials during October.

    “Even though we have been forced to reschedule the delivery of the LNG vessels by some months, I am happy to say that no major issues that would have put the whole project at risk, have appeared. M/S Containerships Nord, our first newbuild, successfully completed the first part of its sea trials in July,” CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen said.

    “Five years ago, we committed to the largest investment in Containerships’ history and started to build Europe’s first LNG-based supply chain basically from zero. Obviously, as the first logistics company to do this, it has not been easy, but I still believe it is the way to go. The environment needs new solutions, and both the public authorities and our customers demand more ecological transport options.”


  • 04 Oct 2018 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 04 October, 2018

    Norwegian shipping company Grieg Star has acquired a semi-open hatch vessel.

    The 2009-built Star Majesty, previously known as Samos Majesty, was bought on September 25 from an unnamed seller.

    “We are really happy we have been able to conclude this deal. Grieg Star is committed to this business, and securing quality tonnage for the future is important for us,” Camilla Grieg, CEO of Grieg Star, said.

    Star Majesty has entered into the G2 Ocean pool as of September 30, according to the company.

    Featuring a length of 190 meters and a width of 32.3 meters, the bulk carrier has a tonnage of 50,800 dwt. It currently has a market value of USD 11.88 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.


  • 02 Oct 2018 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 27 September, 2018

    Cargo shipping line Hansa Heavy Lift has transported two fully assembled ship-to-shore container gantry cranes from Ireland to the UK for Liebherr Container Cranes.

    The cranes measured 81 meters long, 30 meters wide and 57 meters high, and were shipped aboard the multipurpose vessel HHL Lagos. They were loaded at DSG Terminal, Port of Cork, and discharged at the Port of Hull, UK.

    “This was a complex project where in-depth engineering knowledge and operational expertise was an absolute requirement throughout all stages,” said Emek Ersin Takmaz, head of projects at HHL.

    Based in Hamburg, Germany, Hansa operates a fleet of 14 multipurpose heavy-lift vessels with lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tonnes.


  • 27 Sep 2018 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 26 September, 2018

    On behalf of broker HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk, Hansa Heavy Lift transported two ship-to-shore gantry cranes for Liebherr Container Cranes from the Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) terminal at the port of Cork, Ireland to Hull in the UK.

    Andre Milschus, managing director at HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk, pointed out that this was the first time fully assembled ship-to-shore cranes were transported via a lift-on and lift-off method on a heavy lift vessel after being built in Ireland.

    Each crane measured 81.4 m by 30.3 m by 57.3 m; Hansa and Liebherr worked together to design tailor-made seafastening and load spreading structures, as well as special rigging for loading and discharge.

    At Cork, the cranes were moved using SPMTs. Once lifted onto HHL Lagos, the first of the cranes was moved to the forward end of the hatch covers. The second was then lifted directly into its stowage position in the cargo hold.

    Both cranes were discharged directly onto the rails at the port of Hull.

    Denis Doolan, transport and shipping manager of Liebherr Container Cranes, said: “This project was quite a challenging one from a logistics point of view and took months in the planning.”


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