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Member Project Spotlight – Polaris Shipping Agencies, UAE
16 Sep, 2020




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Polaris Projects Handles Two Projects in August



Polaris Shipping Agencies LLC (United Arab Emirates) project team completed several projects successfully in August amidst several difficulties due to the COVID 19 pandemic situations. A few of the projects are handled as follows.

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1)  Demobilization of Construction equipments back to Chinese contractors base in Port Tianjin


Polaris Projects division has concluded a contract for the demobilization of construction equipment which is being returned to the contractors yard in port Tianjin, China from their Iraq Project.


Since the equipment is shipped in different lots, as required by Receivers in China for the convenience of refurbishing,  Polaris has made arrangements to ship the units on Carriers Mafis Ex-Port Umm Qasr with interim storage at  Jebel Ali storage yard, and further cross-loading onto flat racks and other special equipment as required for UAE / China leg.


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Polaris scope also included providing the technical evaluation of all equipment at Jebel Ali Storage yard by qualified inspectors for Receivers to confirm the condition of equipment before receiving at their yard in China.


The first lot of 2 x Side booms, 1 x Excavator, and Compressors were successfully shipped arriving at the Receivers base by 3rd week September 2020.


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2. Shipment of Used Plant and Machinery to Kenya


Polaris projects recently concluded a project for shipment of used plant and machinery for one of our close Kenyan clients who has procured assets from UAE. We have completed the project with our scope not limited to shipping activities but also including the technical evaluation and repair of all acquired items to ensure they meet the functional requirements per Kenyan standards.


Polaris scope of activities covered:


a)   Survey and repair of each item by qualified surveyors/ technicians to arrange for functional reports.

b)   Coordination with relevant authorities such as BV and QISJ to have relevant Certificate of Conformity, in line with Kenyan import requirements.

c)    Cost affecting evaluation for best shipping mode and arranging shipment in DVs, Special equipment, and as RORO, keeping to the deadline for shipment to Kenya.

d)   Complete FOB operation including dismantling of equipment as required to accommodate on Container Vessels.

e)   Ocean Freight up to Free Arrival Port Mombasa.


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We have completed subject shipment on 28 x 40 DVs, 5 x 40 Flat Racks, 2 x 40 Open Tops, and self-propelled units on a RoRo vessel to the satisfaction of all involved within the permitted schedule.


Polaris Shipping Agencies LLC is in business since 1992 and is a leading agency and Project Logistics Company in the United Arab Emirates offering diversified services to an established and global customer base.


Polaris represents several reputed European Heavy Lift Carriers as port agents in the Middle East / Persian Gulf ports, hence it gives our customers the convenience of dealing with a single point of contact whilst working with Polaris for their heavy lift, project movements Complimented with support of our experienced project team by offering dedicated account Management,   listening to each Client's needs and requirements.


Contact: Mr. Rajesh Damodaran <rajesh@polarisdubai.com>





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