Globalink LLC, Kazakhstan, through their Aktau team, recently handled two massive projects for the transportation of out of gauge cargo of about 3200 cubic meters from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Required for ongoing oil & gas projects, the majority of cargo was out of gauge and moved onboard a chartered sea/river barge for the journey to the Black Sea Port of Mareupol, Ukraine via the Volga Don River Channel.
At Mareupol a Globalink chartered project vessel took over the cargo for the final journey to Dammam.
Of particular note here is the in-depth knowledge that Globalink possesses of the region. While transit via Iran would have certainly been the shortest route, Iran could not be used due to customer requirements as well as the political climate. Most would have opted out of handling this, especially with a tight deadline. However utilizing in-house capabilities that are spread throughout the region, Globalink stepped up, came up with a viable option, planned it thoroughly and executed it flawlessly.