Special Logistics Projects, also known as project forwarding or Project Cargo, is the shipping, handling, transportation and installation of large, complex, or high-value pieces of equipment, including break bulk shipments that can move by ocean, air, rail or road.
Pinnacle offers worldwide solutions for special logistics projects, which can often be heavy indivisible items associated with many industries including power generation, mining, oil and gas. We have the resources and expertise to help you move anything in the world regardless of its size or weight, achieving your deadlines and budget requirements.
Special Air Cargo
When air transportation is required for project cargo, we have the experience and resources to handle any type of air freight service; from temperature controlled, hazardous or radioactive to chartering a full aircraft.
Large scale and exceptional loads present real logistical challenges that require special skills and expertise – especially when taking to the skies. When dealing with this specialist type of cargo, you need to be able to trust that your freight forwarder can do the job, and do it well without a hitch.
Special Sea Cargo
Sea freight is often required for special projects and we manage all kinds of cargo using this mode, with expert planning and careful handling of complex loading and unloading.
Pinnacle were responsible for transporting four 202 tonne engines via a chartered vessel from Rotterdam and St. Nazaire to Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, using specially imported transport equipment. The aim of this project was to deliver an additional 72MW of power to an existing power plant, changing the lives of the people living in Burkina Faso.
Six months of planning and engineering, and a grand total of 1,100km of distance covered; from road and bridge surveys, to the propping of bridges and building of roads, and road repairs during the transport due to heavy rain. Despite the odds, we installed all heavy machinery to the final position with millimetre accuracy, delivered safely, on time and within budget.
Why choose Pinnacle for project cargo and break bulk shipments?
- We have over 40 years of special logistics project expertise.
- See case studies below including; NASA components, a Euro Shuttle for the Euro Tunnel and high security
- projects with quick turnarounds, no project is too big for us.
- Our global network and resources.
- Cargo visibility and responsiveness to potential problems.
- World’s leading transportation management system.