Project Cargo Shipment from China to Spain

Project Cargo Shipment from China to Spain

The Logistics Plus Belgium office was recently approached by Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems AS to help them ship an LNG pump on a skid from Qidong, China to the Navantia shipyard in El Ferrol, northwest Spain. Part of the challenge was that the skid was a whopping 11.8 meters long, 6.4 meters wide and 5.8 meters high, and it weighed close to 42 metric tons. Additionally, the earliest the skid would be available from the Chinese supplier was November 5th, and it absolutely had to deliver to its Spain destination by December 22nd.

To address this logistics dilemma, the Logistics Plus project cargo team, led by Frederik Geirnaert, designed and sourced a routing solution that included the following steps:

  • Securing space on a November 6th barge from Qidong to Shanghai, Yangshan
  • Overseeing the loading of the container vessel in Yangshan
  • Ocean shipping on the fast service to Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Ground transport to the Zeebrugge terminal
  • Loading and shipping on a RORO vessel from Zeebrugge to El Ferrol
  • Barge shipping from El Ferrol to Navantia shipyard and arrive on December 22nd

This solution not only delivered the skid to Spain on time but also at a cost that was much less expensive than an inducement call to Navantia. To showcase this project cargo solution, Frederick edited and uploaded the following video to the Logistics Plus YouTube Channel. The video is only 46 seconds long to match the spirit of the 46-day move from China to Spain (so you might want to watch it more than once)!

If you have unique, complex, or simply “ugly” project cargo shipping needs, look no further than the experts at Logistics Plus. Project cargo is a core competency for us, and we’ll do what other logistics companies either can’t or won’t do. Send us an email to, give us a call at 866.564.7587, or use our Quick Quote form to get the process started.

Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame

Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame

Last week Jim Berlin, CEO and owner of Logistics Plus Inc., and Yuriy Ostapyak, director of global operations, both attended the EY Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, CA where the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ awards was presented. Jim and Yuriy both report that the conference was entertaining and inspirational and they brought back a lot of ideas learned and shared with fellow entrepreneurs at the conference.

The conference included many thoughtful and insightful presentations from well-known celebrities such as Ron Howard, Seth, Myers, Emmitt Smith, Jimmy Johnson, and David Robinson, as well as accomplished entrepreneurs such as Tony Hsieh (CEO for Zappos) and Patricia Woertz (CEO for Archer Daniels Midland Company).

As a very entrepreneurial company in its own right, Logistics Plus would like to congratulate Mr. David Hung, CEO, and founder of Medivation, one of biotech’s greatest success stories, for taking home the “2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year” award. We’d also like to congratulate the many regional winners and finalists for their extraordinary achievements.

You can click here to see more highlights from the show, or watch the YouTube video below.

Of course, Jim Berlin is no stranger to the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards having won an award himself back in 2004 for the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Region. Jim is also a lifetime member of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame, a truly well-earned distinction (see image below, which can be found on the website).


Global Logistics Services in Indonesia

Global Logistics Services in Indonesia

IndonesiaLogistics Plus Inc. is a fast-growing worldwide provider of freight management, global logistics, and business solutions. We have a comprehensive network of people and resources located around the world … including Indonesia, where we have offices located in Jakarta and Surabaya.

Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and its largest city. It is located on the northwest corner of Java and is the country’s economic, cultural, and political center. Jakarta also has the largest population of any city in Southeast Asia. Jakarta is home to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.  It serves 17 freight carriers.  It is currently so busy that it is under an expansion project with a projected completion date of December 2014.  The Port of Jakarta is the largest Indonesian seaport. Forty-five million tons and four million TEUs along with 18,000 vessels move through the port’s 20 terminals every year.

Officially the Republic of Indonesia encompasses 33 provinces and 1 Special Administrative Region (for being governed by a pre-colonial monarchy) with an estimated population of over 252 million people, making it the world’s fourth most populous country. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world’s 16th largest by nominal GDP.

Our Indonesia team is led by Wahyu Jatmiko, its president director, and they are quite resourceful, as evidenced by the following two videos they produced earlier this year.

If you have any importing, exporting, or domestic Indonesian freight needs, contact your Logistics Plus global team of experts to enjoy the extra “plus” attention that comes from working with us. You can reach us in Indonesia, or you can contact us at our global headquarters.

Helping the World Meet Its Energy Needs

Helping the World Meet Its Energy Needs

Logistics Plus is an expert at handling big cargo and big projects, and managing those projects across the entire supply chain. We have managed some pretty interesting projects “from cradle-to-grave,” including transporting locomotives to Indonesia, shipping wind-turbines across Europe, moving tugboats into the Middle East, and helping set up the largest solar energy farm in the world!

The video below shows some very cool footage of an ongoing project we are involved with transporting 566-ton gas tanks from China to Brazil. If you look closely, you’ll see that we have less than 1 inch on either side of the compressed blocks to insert this heavy load into the foundation while the load is suspended from 2 vessel cranes in tandem, and while the foundation itself is afloat and bobbing about. Also if you look closely, the guy running around in the yellow hardhat managing the project is our very own Frederik Geirnaert, Logistics Plus project manager in China. Frederik also shot all of the footage, including some very cool time-lapse sequences.

If your company has unique or complex supply chain challenges, look no further than Logistics Plus®! We specialize in handling all of the “stuff” the other guys won’t handle, and doing all of the “extra little things” the other guys won’t do. That’s how we put the “plus” in Logistics Plus! Contact us for more information.