Member News | JSL Global relocated Concrete Segment Factory from Qatar to Romania

16 Dec 2022 1:02 PM | Anonymous

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We are delighted to share that JSL GLOBAL WLL, Qatar has successfully completed the relocation of a concrete segment factory from site via the Port of Hamad, Qatar to Constanta, Romania and onwards to the final location. The shipment was including gantry cranes, girders, steam boiler, flying buckets, panels and air compressors with the largest dimensions of 14 pieces being gantry crane girders and beams, each 28 to 32 meter long. The cargo was loaded onto 98 x 40’OT/flat rack and 1100 cbm breakbulk went aboard as part charter breakbulk shipment aboard the MV Rudolf. When cargo loaded from site & moved to Hamad port, length of convoy was almost 112 meter long. Cargo delivered in Romania – 390Km ex Constanta port to client site.

Please click here to watch Segment Factory Relocation Project.

•This was complete industrial plant relocation. JSL provided feasibility study to client almost 8 months prior to actual shipment delivery date.

•Main challenge was exporting this full plant ex Qatar was due to multiple owners. Many owners changed and most of material procured locally & from turkey & UAE. Due to multiple owns for the factory, original shipping documents were missing. Biggest challenge was to authenticate the ownership and generated export documents.

•JSL Global worked out with multiple government agency and put up this full case to concerned authorities. After 6 weeks rigorous follow up, Qatar concerned authorities approved this export.

•Due to COVID/Pandemic freight rates for special equipment like Open top & flat rack were quite high. JSL Global filed special rate with Hapag Lloyed & Maersk and managed to move 47+ special equipment ex Qatar to Romania.

•Due to Russia-Ukraine war, breakbulk rates were too high and client had very strict budget to follow. Freight rates changed multiple time but JSL asked client to wait for right vessel operator and right timing. JSL finalized Europe based vessel owners and made this possible with committed budgeted figures.

•Police escort & route survey were key factors this project considering long pieces 28 meter & 32 meter. JSL Project team planned to place 2 girders on multi axel trailer after several meeting with heavy lift haulier. JSL managed police escort with most suitable road due to FIFA ongoing work. After loading cargo at Qatar site,  when JSL moved this on road it was 112 meter long convoy + police escort vehicles. JSL Project team & Q-Terminal worked 3 days continuously and supervised safe offloading of cargo inside Hamad port & then loaded on MV Rudolf breakbulk vessel.

•As shipping term were door to door, JSL Project team member visited Constanta before vessel reaching Constanta port. Due to heavy vessel traffic at Romania port due to ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, JSL had to take special approval from concerned authorities for priority berthing.
•To ensure cargo Transported & handled  safely during voyage & during offloading, JSL did 3rd party cargo survey and checked all cargo personally.

•After import customs formalities, full shipment delivered to client within 1 week time to avoid any port storage etc. JSL managed this difficult plant relocation possible and delivery all cargo safely to client’s Romania site.

Congratulations to them for their excellent job!

Please feel free to contact with JSL GLOBAL WLL for the inquires/shipments from/to Qatar.