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Toronto Ontario to Karachi Pakistan

In 2005, Convoy Logistics Providers was awarded a project logistics services contract to support and facilitate the movement of a 100,000bpd refinery from Canada to Pakistan over a 4 year period.

CLP mobilized an onsite project team, organized all receiving, export packaging, delivery to port of loading by road, rail or barge, and vessel charter services. When finalized, CLP had received almost 52,000 items, hired a crew of up to 15 onsite export packers and coordinated 25 flatbed trailers daily within the refinery. Cargo such as large columns, pressure vessels, heaters, stacks, drums and storage tanks were stripped of insulation and placed on saddles or other cribbing and /or custom made packaging. Columns too large for road transport were placed on heavy duty rail cars and a special train service was utilized to meet delivery requirements at the port of loading. In addition, numerous shippers’ owned                                containers were purchased and loaded with plant                controls, valves, pipe spools, structural steel and other dismantled cargo that was suitable for in gauge containers. CLP worked closely with the site dismantlers and engineers to optimize shipping parcels by preparing all shipping marks, packing lists and weekly reports for the client.

When sufficient cargo (BB and containers) was accumulated at the port, CLP arranged and contracted for full vessel charters from Hamilton to Bin Qasim, Pakistan. In total, more than 60,000cbm of Break Bulk cargo and 350 Shipper owned containers were shipped by charter.

Unfortunately, this project did not reach full run rate completion as the buyer was unable to continue with the acquisition.