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Critical gas turbine generator sets to Russia

ALS (International) Limited has recently arranged the transportation of 10 x sets of generators and ancillary equipment on behalf of their Russian partner STS Logistics from their place of manufacture in the South of the UK as well as from a separate warehouse to UK port.

17th May 2012

This shipment consisted of 1 x generator and assorted crates / pallets of ancillary components, including hazardous cargo and temperature sensitive items.

The main generators measured 10.26m L x 3.05m W x 3.37m H and weighed 37,000 kgs. Other cargo included in the shipment was only slightly over-width and transported on either 10 x flat trailers or 27 x taut liners.

As part of the transportation requirements ALS had to purchase 25 x 40’ General Purpose containers to load the cargo into. All cargo in the taut liners was transferred to containers at the port and all cargo on low loaders and flats were transferred to ships roll trailers.

On arrival at the port the cargo had to be re-stowed into containers, under supervision of a marine surveyor. Commissioned by STS Logistics, ALS’ in-house marine surveyor inspected / surveyed the power generation components immediately prior to and after loading into containers at the UK port.

All cargo had to be tallied and manifested by Generator Set number to facilitate speedy off-loading at final destination – SIBERIA!

In addition to the containerized shipments, the several large / abnormal units required careful handling during the lifting exercise from the road transport to MAFFI trailers.

The lifts were conducted under the close scrutiny of the ALS‘ Marine Surveyor who ensured that the correct apparatus was used to execute the operation.

The survey, attention to detail and the ensuing report were conducted to Lloyd’s standards and have met with the full approval of the client.

ALS ensured hazardous material was loaded to dedicated containers and all appropriate hazardous goods paperwork issued. Temperature Critical Cargo was also loaded into dedicated containers, for which extra securing and packing was undertaken due to essential strict temperature controlled handling because of the extremely sensitive nature of the cargo.

The delivery had to planned and monitored over the course of a week and had to be carefully co-ordinated to ensure the supply of empty containers for loading and controlled supply of taut liners into port for transshipping. Cargo for the movement was delivered in two shipments of 5 x Gen Sets per shipment, with cargo delivered into port over a 3 day period for each shipment.

Close co-operation between shipper, hauliers, container supplier and the port was maintained to ensure a smooth operation.

For further information please contact:

Mrs Jill Peacock – Group Marketing Manager


Tel: +44 (0) 1482 796214