Heavylift / Breakbulk

  • …a weighty piece of freight.

12.12.2014 By: Jutta Iten

Artikel Nummer: 8537

Crushers to Kazakhstan

Companies that work in the heavylift logistics field are often faced with major challenges. One difficulty arises from a frequent need to transfer a weighty consignment from the vehicles deployed for a preliminary overland leg to a vessel for a waterborne stage and then back to other units for onward carriage. Heavylift cranes have to be available at the transloading points.

The project cargo units of the Globalink Logistics Group (a Kazakh member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC) was founded in 1994. It specialises in transporting exceptional loads, amongst other things. The division’s expert team was recently able to prove its skills when it was awarded a contract to convey crushers for a mining project from Spain to Kazakhstan.


Mobile heavylift cranes in position

The scope of the work was impressive. Globalink shouldered responsibility for packing the heavylift cargo, loading it, sea and road freight transport, as well as for clearing customs at the destination. Given the huge weight of the shipment, mobile heavylift cranes had to be positioned to ensure that the maritime leg from Bilbao (Spain) to St Petersburg (Russia) went smoothly.


On the Volga and the Don

At the port of St Petersburg, staff members from Globalink’s project office carefully supervised the load’s transfer to sea-river barges before the journey could continue along Europe’s longest river, the Volga, and then on the river Don to the Caspian Sea port of Astrakhan.


Once the shipment arrived in the hub, which is located in the southeastern part of Russia’s European territory, the crushers were discharged and, under the supervision of Globalink’s road freight division, transferred to low-loaders. They hauled the crushers to the site, where expert hands unloaded them.     


Globalink’s project cargo division

The various services offered by the Globalink division include

· Studies of the prevailing transport and road conditions

· Preparing the necessary technical drawings for project manuals

· Obtaining permits for road and rail transport services

· Technical supervision

· Risk management and insurance

· Positioning special loading equipment for specific projects




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