Here’s a quick ‘play-by-play’ example of how the Logistics Plus (LP) global project cargo team springs into action when presented with a logistics challenge from one of our customers. Now that’s global project logistics teamwork!
|26.05||The LP Belgium office received a call from our customer to urgently send lifting lugs to Turkey (which then led to a request to ship 18 windmill tower sections from Turkey to the United Kingdom). Bahadir Erdil and Basar Kandil (from LP Turkey) happened to be in Antwerp, so it was set in motion fast.|
|27.05||Hilde Van De Woestyne arranged for the pick up in the Netherlands.|
|29.05||The lifting lugs fly from Amsterdam to Istanbul.|
|30.05||Basar is back in Turkey and initiates custom clearance.|
|01.06||Basar arranges delivery to wind tower manufacturer.|
|06.06||Frederik Geirnaert gets the RFQ for the shipment of 18 windmill tower sections (4100 cbm).|
|07.06||Bahadir spends the next few days negotiating with various carriers to find the first available ship at the best rates.|
|09.06||We get the order!|
|10.06||Mert Altinsaray arranges trucking of first pieces from supplier. He also attends load-out in-person and makes some repairs/fixes.|
|23.06||Mert arranges trucking for final pieces from supplier. Meanwhile Bahadir is at the Izmir port to supervise loading.|
|24.06||Mert and Bahadir finalize loading. Doruk Yagci finalizes the documents.|
|05.06||Ship arrives in Southampton, England. Frederik attends the discharging. Shipment is successfully delivered to its final destination! Had the shipment not arrived on time, the customer would have missed an important deadline – it needed to ship one set of completed towers from Southampton by July 6th at 9:00 am or they would have missed a police escort; and the next possibility for that police escort was 6 weeks later!|
If you have a project logistics challenge of your own, let us know. The LP team stands ready to help you too!