The customer needed help moving over-size products from the United States to a petro-chemical plant project in Northern Iraq. The first phase of the project had 174 pieces of cargo that totaled 325 metric tons .
The shipment consisted of gas turbines, compressors and related heavy equipment that were in 9 containers for 140 of the pieces and 34 loose break bulk pieces.
MIQ Logistics worked with our Middle East global-network partner to engineer an end-to-end solution that included:
- Manufacturer-to-port transportation services in the United States
- International ocean freight to the port in Iraq
- Customs clearance and documentation
- Delivery to the final destination located more than 500 miles from the port
The proposal leveraged the Project Logistics expertise of MIQ Logistics, our partner’s destination capabilities, and a creative pricing structure. The proposed solution was based on the collection and analysis of detailed shipment-handling, transportation and port requirements.
- Organized the scheduling and purchase of the shipper owned containers upon special request from the customer.
- Conducted pre-shipment surveys and inspections prior to loading the gas turbines.
- Managed detailed shipment-handling requirements, Customs clearance, permits, timelines and other needs.
- Moved gas turbines and equipment from the US-based supplier to Houston.
- Oversaw packing and crating of the shipment and the vessel-loading process to ensure compliance with shipment-handling requirements and safe transit.
- Coordinated activities with all parties involved, including the supplier, customer, ocean vessel operator, packer, surveyor and stevedore.
- Arranged transportation from Umm Qasr, Iraq to the shipment’s final destination in Kirkuk, Iraq.
- Shipment moved safely, securely and consistently within the construction timeline.
- MIQ Logistics and our Middle East global-network partner will continue to move cargo for subsequent phases of the project.