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A unique project for the transportation autoclave from Belgian Antwerp to Russia has been successfully completed

October 23
Company news

A unique project for the transportation of the largest in the world gold mining industry autoclave from Belgian Antwerp to Russia has been successfully completed.

The equipment is intended for the second autoclave line of the Amursk Hydrometallurgical Plant (Amursk city) by JSC Polymetal. The general contractor of the transportation process was Key Point Logistics, which appointed Barrus Projects to carry out the contract work.

Characteristics of the main OOG (Autoclave):
The length is 50 meters, the inner diameter is approximately 6 m, the weight is around 1100 tons.

Taking into account the specifics of this project and a huge number of compelling tasks solved by our project teams, we will publish more extensive news on each stage of this exciting project.

The first stage of transportation was the delivery of the unique equipment from the territory of the COEK Engineering manufacturing plant in Geel, Belgium to the port of Antwerp. These works were part of the Shipper's area of responsibility, however, the Key Point Logistics team (Barrus Projects acted as a contractor) has been actively working with the autoclave manufacturer for two years to prepare the cargo following the technical requirements for the subsequent stages of transportation and installation of the autoclave:

- Design and location of transport saddles, taking into account the requirements of transportation in the Russian Federation and the conditions for the autoclave installation at the construction site
- Design and placement of pressure sensors taking into account technical constraints
- Design and places of additional bands installation to avoid damage to the paint
- Replacement of mating flanges on the agitator pipes with transport plugs

All these technical solutions were approved and implemented by the autoclave manufacturer before shipment.

The autoclave was dispatched from COEK Engineering's premises in Geel, Belgium in mid-May 2020 according to the project schedule and further delivered on a hold barge to the port of Antwerp, Belgium, where a special vessel m / v Svenja (SAL Heavy Lift) with ship cranes with a lifting capacity of 1000 tons each (total lifting capacity of 2000 tons) was already waiting. The Key Point Logistics area of responsibility included the organization of loading of the autoclave and components onboard the crane vessel in the port of Antwerp from the hold barge, placing and securing the autoclave and components for the sea passage in full accordance with the developed project for cargo transshipment, placement and fastening.

This work was carried out under the conditions of restrictions associated with COVID-19, but thanks to well-coordinated work with our European partners (AML NV) at the Katoen Natie terminal and a previously approved scheme for transshipment and placement of the autoclave between all participants of this stage of transportation, the transshipment took place as planned and without delays.

Further, the sea transportation of the autoclave was carried out from the port of Antwerp through the Suez Canal to the seaport of De-Kastri, Russia. It is worth noting that the transportation was carried out in the shortest time possible (30 days), taking into account the fact that we organized additional British paramilitary security, which was onboard the vessel (in the port of Djibouti) in order to pass the dangerous areas after the Suez Canal and until the Indian ocean (at the port of Colombo).

Key Point Logistics is grateful to our partners in this project for their prompt work and timely delivery of cargo to the water area of the port of De-Kastri. In the following news articles, we will tell you how the subsequent stages of this exceptional project went.

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Dear clients and partners of Key Point Logistics!

April 14
Company news

Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone who has suffered from the unprecedented effects of coronavirus (Covid- 19). We constantly monitor the news, the situation with coronavirus is in the center of everyone’s attention and cannot but cause concern.

Maintaining the health of our colleagues, their relatives, our customers, partners and all those with whom we interact is our main priority. The best way to combat the spread of the virus is to reduce the number of social contacts, so most of our employees switched to work from home.

Before switching to a remote mode of operation, we have tested all infrastructure systems and are confident in uninterrupted access to our data and documents. We are confident that our technological platform and flexible work processes will ensure the high level of service that you expect from us and to which you are accustomed to when working with us. We will only change our usual forms of interaction with you, giving priority to contacts by E-mail, video, messengers and by phone.

The customs clearance service operates in a standard mode: brokers assist the customs authorities in the inspection of goods at customs terminals in accordance with the quarantine rules in force in the Russian Federation.

For details and additional information, you can contact your Key Point Logistics representative.

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Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS increased container transportation in 2019 to 35 thousand TEU

28 January 2020
Logistics News

At the end of 2019, the total volume of container cargo transportation Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS exceeded 35 thousand TEU. Including, export shipments accounted for 16 thousand TEU (+ 20%), import - 10 thousand TEU (+ 42%), domestic transport - 7 thousand TEU. In 2019, modular cargo transportation (LCL) continued to develop, which grew by almost 4.5 times compared to 2018 - their volume in import container shipments amounted to more than 20 thousand m3.

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Korean company will invest $ 500 million in MTK Primorye-2

23 January 2020
Logistics News

Volumes of transportations along the MTK Primorye-2 will increase significantly. The driver of this growth will be the construction of container and grain terminals in the port of Slavyanka. This was reported by the press service of the Far East Agency for Attracting Investments and Export Support (ANO IPA).

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Container carrier fleet will replenish this year 23 ULCV

16 January 2020
Logistics News

The analytical agency Drewry warns that in the coming year the problem of balancing the market will not lose its urgency, as it is planned to commission 1.2 million TEU of new container tonnage, TASS reports. The supply of 23 largest ULCV class container carriers for HMM, CMA CGM and MSC will give the market 532 thousand TEU of new capacity.

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TLC Bely Rast sent the first container train

02 January 2020
Logistics News

On December 27, 2019, a test shipment of cargo from the terminal and logistics center “Bely Rast” was successfully completed. The first train loaded with Leroy Merlin cargo was sent along the route of the Bely Rast TLC to the Eurosib-Terminal-Novosibirsk TLC. In 2020, scheduled container shipments on international and domestic routes are planned.

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