Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Logistic Specialist Completes Complex Multi Origin Shipment for Russian Oil Field

GAC Handle Giant Shipment
Shipping News Feature
UK – NETHERLAND – GERMANY – RUSSIA –  GAC has completed delivery of an urgent multi-origin shipment for pile driving and swaging works in the Northern Caspian Yuri Korchagin oil field being developed by one of Russia's largest oil companies. The project required great co-ordination efforts across several boarders and saw GAC overcome some logistical problems along the way, in this time-critical shipment.

GAC was appointed to handle the complex logistics operation to coordinate multiple loads totalling 500 tonnes of equipment from the UK, Netherlands and Germany. The move included a block conductor and pile fastenings, to be installed at the culmination of Stage II of marine operations development currently underway in the Russian sector of the North Caspian Sea.

The time-critical operation started with pre-carriage pick-up of cargo from England and the Netherlands, with the last-minute addition of an out-of-gauge item from Germany, for delivery to Rotterdam. GAC moved the 20 units, the two heaviest of which weighed in at 105 tonnes each and measure almost 15 metres long, with a vessel via Poti, Georgia, as delivery by ship direct to Baku, Azerbaijan, was not an option due to Russia’s internal waterways not being open for navigation at the time, requiring bringing the cargo to Georgia by sea and completing the journey to its final destination by road.

Upon unloading the shipment was put onto trucks and started the final 900 kilometre journey by road to Baku. Roadworks on the original route meant the cargo had to be transported by a different course worked out by GAC and approved by the authorities. Despite the obstacles, the shipment arrived at its final destination on schedule. Alexey Koudrenko, GT Sever’s Project Manager said:

“We owe the success of this challenging move to GAC’s cross-border coordination and attention to detail in the planning. Their hands-on expertise, flexibility and determination to deliver were critical when the unexpected arose. We were in constant touch 24/7. GAC thought of everything and delivered as promised.”