PUTTING LOGIC BACK
INTO LOGISTICS 24X7

When it comes to logistics in the shipping industry, an eye for detail and a personal touch go a long way in keeping our service levels as top notch as you would expect from a leading logistics company.

Our well-trained staff lead the way in offering expert guidance based on detailed knowledge of your request and objectives. We use all available intelligent technology and our response times are second to none in this time-sensitive industry.

Our success is our proven track record, with many clients returning for additional projects based on our successful completion of their objectives the first time round. Conference, exhibitions, film productions, concerts, re-packing, aerospace, and servicing the oil and gas industry are just a few areas of expertise.

We take great pride in being able to tackle any job, any size, any deadline and with a superb international network to support our projects, we’re the right people to speak to when you need the job done, and done well. In order to cater for industries that never sleep, we’ve tailored our service so we’re always available 24×7, and guarantee we’ll be there when you need us.

gplnlogo6We are a member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), which is the premier professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land. This network also specialises in lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.


THE LOGICAL CHOICE FOR PROJECT CARGO 24X7

Project Cargo (also known as Heavy Lift) is a niche closely tied to logistics. From an international perspective the transportation of large, heavy, high value or a critical piece of equipment can seem like a challenging and complicated business. To us, it’s like second nature.

Using our analytical skills and meticulous individual transport planning we can cater for smooth movement of all items such as generators, turbines, reactors, boilers, towers, casting, locomotives, boats and equipment. We can also cater specifically for the offshore industry providing movement of oil rigs parts and equipment and so on. We’ve built strong and long term relationships with various facilities, authorities and suppliers, including heavy lift carriers so that getting you the information or service you need happens without a hitch.

From chartering the right tonnage/aircraft, to arranging special lifting equipment, briefing surveyors, loading/discharging coordination, customs clearance and fast documentation we’re the team member you’ll appreciate to have on board. In order to cater for industries that never sleep, we’ve tailored our service so we’re always available 24×7 and guarantee we’ll be there when you need us.

Here are a few examples of recent Project Cargo assignments to give you an idea of the scope of services we provide.

Various Antonov air charters for oil equipment

  • Singapore to Malta 2 heavy lift wire reels
  • UK to Malta BOP plus other equipment

We offered meticulous project management including arrangement of the charter with Antonov operators. Once the aircraft landed in Malta, we organised and oversaw all necessary ground handling arrangements at the airport, as well as arranging suitable cranage and transport to the awaiting rigs in port or at the shipyard.

Shipments in Breakbulk of Oil Equipment

  • 1000 Tons Equatorial Guinea to Malta and return journey after project completion
  • 1000 Tons Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria
  • 500 Tons Malta to Singapore

For these projects we organised vessel charters to & from Malta. We also held the role of agent of the vessel once in port, including management of all discharging or loading in Malta.

Shipment of 60 Ton Gas Turbine

  • Libya to Malta – Malta to India

This 60 ton turbine was loaded by our clients out of Tripoli and was sent to Malta for transhipping from the first vessel to the second carrier taking it to India. We acted as the client’s agent for both vessels and successfully arranged the handling, craneage and lashing required.

Loading of Jack-up Rig ‘Delta Queen’ onto H/Lift vessel ‘Target’

The jack-up rig ‘Delta Queen’ was in Malta for upgrading works as organised by our agency. On completion of the upgrade the rig was loaded on the h/lift ‘Target’ for transportation to its next destination. We organised and implemented all the arrangements with the port, pilots, tugs and special mooring party for the ‘loading’ of the rig onto the h/lift vessel.

Conversion of Oil Tanker into an Offshore Floating, Production & Storage ‘FPSO’ unit

  • Conversion lasted 10 months

We were nominated as agents for this conversion project at the Malta Shipyards. In addition to supplying the husbandry services to the vessel & the project team, we also organised regular freight movements to and from the vessel.

Shipment of 4 bulky and heavy Coolers and Compressors Malta to Houston

  • Additional upgrade to same FPSO unit
  • Second part conversion project lasted 9 months

The FPSO Ikdam back in Malta for further upgrades and we were again nominated as agents for the project following the successful outcome of the first set of upgrades. The main feature of this project was the shipping of the 4 coolers and compressors from Malta to Houston. For this we chartered space on a h/lift vessel which came alongside the FPSO Ikdam inside the yard where the coolers and compressors were loaded.

Shipment of 1500 Tons of Steel Plates – Kashagan Project

These steel plates were used in the construction of the AGIP power generation barge for the Kashagan project. Commissioned and acting on behalf of Agip KCO, we successfully made all the stevedoring arrangements for the discharge of this shipment from the vessel’s hold, to the storage area at Malta Shipbuilding, where the construction of power generation barge was to take place.

Creation of an ‘on quay depot’ to store Submarine Communication Cable.

This was a 4 year storage operation involving multiple discharging & loading operations from cable laying vessels. Alcatel Lucent, manufacturers of submarine communication cables, needed a central Mediterranean storage depot for cable produced at their factory in Calais that was awaiting delivery to the final buyers via their cable laying vessels. We were instrumental in finding an on-quay location and together with Alcatel personnel managed the discharging from ships, handling of the cable into the specially built ‘tanks’ and eventual back loading on the cable laying ships for their final delivery and laying on location.

TAKING YOUR BRAND, WHEREVER IT NEEDS TO BE

Conferences & Exhibitions

 Our specialist logistics team has been carefully trained to provide logistics for fairs and exhibitions. Gaining a wealth of experience over the years, they are supported by a network of agents offering high standards and responsibly timed deliveries. To undertake this service effectively, we have established affiliations with reputable partners across the globe catering for storage, handling, packing and crating, installation, transport and fast customs clearance with a commitment to deliver – making us the logistics company we know you need. 

THE FIRST CHOICE BY THE INTERNATIONAL FILM INDUSTRY

Film Productions

Over recent years the Maltese Islands have become a popular choice for the film industry with many blockbuster films and TV series filmed locally, having handled films such as By the Sea, 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Assassin’s Creed, The Mercy, Captain Philips, World War Z, A Different Loyalty, Troy & Count of Monte Cristo.

Through working with some of the biggest production companies in the world over recent years, we’ve been able to fine-tune our approach and create a dedicated team of experts that can meet the demands of our clients 24/7. Our worldwide network of freight agents specialise in the carriage of film rushes, wardrobe, grips and lighting gear, props, make-up and other requirements as well as the processing of customs documentation and ATA Carnets as required. If it needs getting done, talk to the local experts and we’ll make it happen.

  • Global Freight Forwarding Network
  • Sea freight, Airfreight & Land Transport Services
  • Destination Management Service
  • Live Stock Transport
  • Aircraft Charter Service
  • Warehouse Facilities
  • Customs Clearance inclusive of Temporary Importation
  • 24 Hour Support for Film Units
  • Accommodation
  • Travel Planning
  • Insurance

With reputable partners across the globe catering for storage, handling, packing and crating, installation, transport and fast customs clearance with a commitment to deliver.

KEEPING THE SHOW RUNNING

Entertainment

From live music concerts to shows, our success in providing logistics to the entertainment industry has seen us servicing some of the world’s biggest names in the business, including the annual Isle of MTV party held In Malta every summer. Going beyond ‘off the shelf’ solutions, we listen to the project requirements then tailor our offering accordingly. With a strong emphasis on quality customer care, we’re the behind the scenes people that you would want on board.

WE BRING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR YOU

Re-Packing

If you need a more hands-on approach, we’re there to help. Available 24/7, our professional packers can work according to product and mode of transport including handling of outsized cargo, preparing it for international transport and shrink wrapping. We’re here to make the process simpler.

YOUR 24/7 AEROSPACE AGENCY

Aerospace

As Malta’s first choice for Aerospace cargo, our team of specially trained experts are on standby 24/7 ready to manage your time-sensitive shipments. We do this by integrating closely with supply chains to facilitate the handling of multi-supply orders and our location minutes from Malta International Airport and Cargo Section builds added efficiencies. We’ve developed a niche service offering to the Aerospace industry delivering on schedule and to budget, so it’s no wonder we’re currently servicing over 90% of the local aerospace market.

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WHEN SERVICE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

Oil & Gas

With over a decade of experience and our key Oil and Gas client testimonials as confirmation, we’ve successfully exceeded customer expectations on each project entrusted to us – delivering quality support services around the clock to the industry that never sleeps. We can provide offshore subcontracting across the Mediterranean basin in Malta, Tunisia and Libya and we can also act as a hub in the central Malta region. Have a look at our Port Agency offering for more information.