CEVA Logistics, increasingly providing comprehensive project cargo services in the region, has recently completed a major oversize transport. On behalf of Europe’s leading onshore drilling company Exalo Drilling (PGNiG Group), CEVA delivered a drilling rig structure from the Port of Gdansk to the African island of Songo Songo off the coast of Tanzania.
The enormous scale and complexity of the rig’s construction
CEVA Logistics managed the entire process of delivering the oil rig from the manufacturers to the customer in Tanzania, using ocean freight. The operator chartered a vessel to carry 154 oil rig components, including drilling rigs and structural parts. The total weight of the entire cargo was over 2,000 tonnes and the volume was 9,000 cubic metres.
The equipment was transported from various production facilities in Poland, Croatia and the Netherlands to the port of Gdansk. The entire consolidation process took several weeks and required precise planning and coordination at every stage of transport. At the Gdansk port, the rig’s structural elements were loaded on board a ship using specialised lifting equipment and set sail for Tanzania.
CEVA focuses on industrial supply chain services
CEVA has extensive and long-standing experience in organising and managing supply chains for the most demanding industries, using sea, road, air and rail freight. Customers include companies in the energy, automotive, retail, health & care, aviation and technology sectors. Now, in response to the economic upturn and recovery in global industry, CEVA is poised to serve customers with project cargo and oversize deliveries.
– This was one of the most complex heavy cargo deliveries we have made in recent times. Our customers can always rely on us for tailored logistics solutions, no matter what they have to transport. The industry experience and know-how of our teams, as well as the strength and capabilities of CEVA’s global logistics network, are crucial to the smooth organisation and delivery of this type of project,” said Mariusz Rutowicz, Head of Project Logistics, CEVA Eastern Europe.