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Week 33
Cross Ocean Week 33 / August 11th, 2020

Dear Members,

Cross Ocean is back with our bi-weekly newsletters after the July / Summer hiatus. We have many new members to announce and more project news from member than could fit in one newsletter, I will include more in the next newsletter.

I hope you are all remaining vigilant amidst the ongoing pandemic. The good news is that shipping and forwarding is essential, business in this regard doesn’t seem to be suffering so much, unlike the tourist or hospitality industries that will take years to recover.

This week we are happy to announce new members representing Turkey, Panama, Greece, Egypt, China (Qingdao) and China (Shanghai).

In member news this week we see movements related to: China – Philippines, Pakistan – India, Bangladesh, Shanghai, China, Turkey – Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Sweden, Germany – Saudi Arabia, Denmark – China, China, Spain – China, China – Russia, Indonesia, USA – Sub-saharan Africa, India – Congo and Qatar – Azerbaijan, Slovenia.

As you may know we have a WhatsApp group chat (email me to join) but for members in China where WhatsApp is blocked we have a WeChat group chat. You can join this group chat by emailing me.

We also have carrier resources, shipping news, tech news and featured service providers.

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Yours sincerely,

Cody Abram
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Member-News

New member representing Turkey – Sintek Logistics

New member representing Turkey – Sintek Logistics

Sintek Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing Turkey

View Profile: Sintek Logistics
View Website: http://www.sinteklogistics.com/

New member representing Panama – Warehouse & Logistics Partners

New member representing Panama – Warehouse & Logistics Partners

Warehouse & Logistics Partners is a member of Cross Ocean representing Panama

View Profile: Warehouse & Logistics Partners S.A.
View Website: http://www.wlpzlc.com/

New member representing Greece – Delpa Shipping & Transport

New member representing Greece – Delpa Shipping & Transport

Delpa Shipping & Transport is a member of Cross Ocean representing Greece

View Profile: Delpa Shipping & Transport Co. Ltd.
View Website: https://www.delpa.gr/

New member representing Egypt – Cairo Freight

New member representing Egypt – Cairo Freight

Cairo Freight is a member of Cross Ocean representing Egypt

View Profile: Cairo Freight
View Website: http://www.cairofreight.com/

New member representing China (Qingdao) – Freja Transport & Logistics

New member representing China (Qingdao) – Freja Transport & Logistics

Freja Transport & Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing China (Shanghai)

View Profile: Freja Transport & Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
View Website: http://www.freja.com/

New member representing China (Shanghai) – Shanghai Greenroad International Logistics

New member representing China (Shanghai) – Shanghai Greenroad International Logistics

Greenroad International Logistics Handled an Over-height Shipment from China to Philippines

Greenroad was glad to assist their VIP customer ZTE transport cargoes & equipment related to communication equipment from China to the Philippines.

The cargo had to be delivered to 25 different remote locations. Greenroad was responsible for the work from ZTE warehouse in China up to the destinations, including offloading. Before the project began Greenroad came up with solutions which took into consideration the geographical limitations, equipment shortage, road obstacles, etc. to meet the stringent requirements of ZTE.

The cargo included general containers and special OOG containers. Greenroad planned intermodal transportation, combining feeder vessels and low-bed trailers, cargo storage with specific requirements for each location and lay down after offloading.

The degree of difficulty for this transport was increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cooperation with ZTE Philippines IDC project, not only helped our customer accomplish their project of national significance, but also proved the strength of Greenroad in servicing the entire industry.

The project was delivered on-time with zero damage.

Greenroad Re-exported 10,000 cbm of Break-bulk Cargo Consisting of Second-hand Mechanical Vehicles from Pakistan to Butwal via Kolkata Port, India

Nowadays, with the deterioration of India-Pakistan relations, import and export transportation is becoming more and more difficult.

This project consisted of more than 20 different types of trucks.

Under the increasingly serious pandemic operations has been more difficult, which has an impact on efficiency and increases risk.

Greenroad always tries it’s best to find the right solution. Despite political and natural factors causing force majeure Greenroad communicated with Indian Customs and Government offices to clear customs smoothly.

Greenroad prepared enough trucks, including more than 20 units of low-bed trailers and normal trucks for special and normal containers.

Greenroad Handled a Consignment of Rice aid Project Cargo from Chittagong to the Rohingya Refugee Camp

Greenroad shipped about 3200 Tons of rice to the largest refugee camp of the world. All rice was in bags and stuffed in 20′ GP containers.

The project required a road survey from Chittagong port to the warehouse. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic especially strict rules were in place for the drivers and workers. The roads were also closed to avoid virus spread, so it was a challenge to find enough workers and trailers to transport the caravan of containers.

Greenroad is one of the appointed companies to provide aid goods transportation service around the world, with rich experience in the transport of food, clothes, books, bikes, vehicles and so on, for the UN, the Chinese Government and NGOs.

Greenroad loves bettering people’s lives by participating in aid work transportation.

Shanghai Greenroad International Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing China (Shanghai)

View Profile: Shanghai Greenroad International Logistics Co., Ltd.
View Website: http://www.greenroadlogistics.com/

Shanghai Beetle Handled an OOG Shipment of Power Distribution Cargo from Shanghai

Shanghai Beetle Project Shipment

Shanghai Beetle Supply Chain Management is a member of Cross Ocean representing China (Shanghai)

View Profile: Shanghai Beetle Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd.
View Website: http://www.beetle-sc.com/

View Profile: Freja Transport & Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
View Website: http://www.freja.com/

COLI Project Cargo Istanbul Loaded Two Sets of 84mt Transformers via Höegh Autoliners for Dammam, Saudi Arabia

COLI Project Cargo Istanbul Loaded Two Sets of 84mt Transformers via Höegh Autoliners for Dammam, Saudi Arabia

COLI Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing Germany & Turkey

View Profile:  COLI Logistics GmbH & Coli Project Cargo Istanbul
View Website: http://www.coli-logistics.com/ http://www.coli.com.tr/

Höegh Autoliners is a service provider to Cross Ocean
View website: https://www.hoeghautoliners.com/

Universal Project Handled Cargo From Arrival, Discharging a Total of 21 Machinese in Under 14 Hours

Universal Project Handled Cargo From Arrival, Discharging a Total of 21 Machinese in Under 14 Hours

Universal Project is a member of Cross Ocean representing Turkey

View Profile: Universal Project
View Website: http://www.universalproject.com.tr/

Tschudi Logistics Sweden Once Again Completed a Safe Transport of Vertical LNG Tanks

Tschudi Logistics Sweden Once Again Completed a Safe Transport of Vertical LNG Tanks

The tanks measure 12 meters in height and were loaded onto the vessel directly from the quay. Tschudi was responsible for the full logistical setup, including chartering of a suitable geared vessel, and delivery of the tanks by road to the port in Sweden.

Tschudi Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing Sweden

View Profile: Tschudi Logistics AB
View Website: http://www.tschudilogistics.com/

Transport Overseas Finished a Long-term Project of ~450 Metro Cars from Germany to Saudi Arabia for the New Metro in Riyadh

Transport Overseas Finished a Long-term Project of ~450 Metro Cars from Germany to Saudi Arabia for the New Metro in Riyadh

From 2017 Transport Overseas Carried-out the Largest Metro and Railed Projects from Europe to KSA with a total Number of about 1,650 Rolltrailers.

Together with principal Bahri Transport Overseas is Presently Controlling the Largest 62 Railed RT Fleet Worldwide!

Transport Overseas Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, Belgium & Netherlands

View Profile: TO Logistics (Switzerland) | TO Logistics (Austria) | TO Logistics (Germany) | TO Logistics (Poland) | TO Logistics (Belgium) | TO Logistics (Netherlands)
View Website: https://transport-overseas.com/

TPL Project Handled the Ocean Shipping of this Breakbulk Cargo from Denmark to China

TPL Project Handled the Ocean Shipping of this Breakbulk Cargo from Denmark to China

TPL Project Handled High Value Oversized Equipment from Nanjing to Deyang, Sichuan for the Pepsi Plant

TPL Project Handled High Value Oversized Equipment from Nanjing to Deyang, Sichuan for the Pepsi Plant

TPL Project Stock Company is a member of Cross Ocean representing China (Shanghai)

View Profile: TPL Project Stock Company

Asercomex Shipped a Large Machine from Burgos (Spain) to Yantian (China)

Asercomex Shipped a Large Machine from Burgos (Spain) to Yantian (China)

The shipper separated the machine into parts and Asercomex moved the cargo using the following equipment:

  • 1 x 40′ flat rack 6080 X 3700 X 2360 MM weighing 36.5mt
  • 1 x 40′ flat rack 7800 X 3370 X 4200 MM weighing 24.6mt
  • 4 x 40′ open top in-gauge

Cargo:

  • Controlled floor-type machine
  • Center model Axia-70 (Milling Machine)

Terms:

  • CIP Yantian

Asercomex Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing Spain

View Profile: Asercomex Logistics S.l.
View Website: http://www.asercomex.es/

Sino Projects Loaded Units as Wide as 7.5m from China to Russia

Sino Projects Loaded Units as Wide as 7.5m from China to Russia

Sino Projects is a member of Cross Ocean representing China

View Profile: Sino Projects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
View Website: http://www.sinoprojects.cn/

IOL Logistics Handled a Power Plant Project

IOL Logistics Handled a Power Plant Project

IOL Logistics is a member of Cross Ocean representing Indonesia

View Profile: IOL Logistics
View Website: http://iolgroup.com/

Global Shipping Services Performed an Urgent Air Charter to Port Harcourt

Global Shipping Services Performed an Urgent Air Charter to Port Harcourt

On Tuesday 7th July – Global Shipping Services were tasked with collecting urgent equipment needed for a downed fertilizer plant that produces fertilizer for sub-Saharan Africa to support the agricultural industry in the region. Whilst the plant was down, production was at a full STOP.

The cargo needed to be collected, packed/crated and shipped using the fastest solution to Port Harcourt.

All regular carriers declined to carry the cargo due to COVID restrictions, except Turkish, but the space situation and flight schedule was not optimal and Global Shipping Services could not risk delays transferring via Istanbul. So Global Shipping Services opted for the AN-12 charter option.

On the 7th of July Global Shipping Services arranged the Air Charter, and the air craft was mobilized from Accra Ghana to IAH Airport, Houston.

Cargo was packed on 8th, transferred to the airport on 9th and readied for export.

The AN-12 arrived IAH on July 10th at 7:30am, loaded at 10am and was wheels up 22:07 local time.

The customer was panicking a little as you can imagine, with emails and texts coming non-stop, but Global Shipping Services representative Eric Drennan kept them informed of every step of the process.

Global Shipping Services is a member of Cross Ocean representing the United States (Gulf Coast)

View Profile: Global Shipping Services LLC
View Website: http://www.glship.com/

Global Projekt Logistique Delivers Another Time Critical Shipment of Mining Equipment to the DRC

Global Projekt Logistique Delivers Another Time Critical Shipment of Mining Equipment to the DRC

GPL ensured maximum efficiency by handling these OOG units from factory gates in India to Mumbai port for RORO shipping and simultaneous loading on FR on conventional container vessel.

Watch the Video

Global Projekt Logistique is a member of Cross Ocean representing India (Delhi)

View Profile: Global Projekt Logistique Pvt., Ltd.
View Website: http://www.gprolog.com/

G M B International Shipping Handled 15 x 40ft Containers + 15 Trailers from Doha, Qatar to Baku, Azerbaijan

G M B International Shipping Handled 15 x 40ft Containers + 15 Trailers from Doha, Qatar to Baku, Azerbaijan

Upon arrival in Istanbul, Turkey the cargo was reloaded at DP World premises onto trailers. Due to the high value of the cargo G M B arranged 2 escort vehicles, one in front and one at the back of the column all the way from Turkey via Georgia to Azerbaijan. Due to the project requirements the trailers were required to travel together in a block.

G M B International Shipping is a member of Cross Ocean representing United Arab Emirates

View Profile: G M B International Shipping LLC
View Website: http://gmbintl.com/

Comark Transporting 16T Cargo into Unloading Position – Comark will also do the Seaworthy Packing

Comark Transporting 16T Cargo into Unloading Position - Comark will also do the Seaworthy Packing

Comark is a member of Cross Ocean representing Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia & Slovenia

View Profile: Comark Albania | Comark Bosnia and Herzegovina | Comark Croatia | Comark Montenegro | Comark North Macedonia | Comark Serbia | Comark Slovenia
View Website: http://www.comark.si/en/

Shipping-News

Breakbulk Europe Will Not Take Place this Year; the Next Event Will Take Place on 18-20 May 2021

Breakbulk Europe

After careful consideration, the organisers of Breakbulk Europe have decided to cancel the 2020 event and return in 2021. Read more…

COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has Opened an Office in Brazil

COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers has Opened an Office in Brazil

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Tech-News

Why Time Feels so Weird in 2020

Time feels weird

Some days seem to pass very slowly while some weeks, and even months, fly by. A set of simple perception tests illustrate some factors that can distort our sense of time. Read more…

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