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Member Project Spotlight - Express Forwarding Services, Saudi Arabia
05 Oct, 2021




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Express Forwarding Services Delivers TBM Machine Unit to Rotterdam


Express Forwarding Services, a WCA Projects member in Saudi Arabia, put in all effort to move 68 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rotterdam, Netherlands. 


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Client Profile

MNG, founded in 1976, employs more than 20,000 people in various sectors, including construction and contracting, energy, air transportation, tourism, and finance. The Group's construction projects volume reached USD 8.30 billion in Africa & Middle East

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Shipment Parameters

The shipment consists of 68 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) and its accessories weighing 1,306 Metric Ton in total. It is located at a hill station in Taif city, approx. 200 km to the nearest seaport. All units were shipped to Rotterdam from Jeddah Islamic Port on a breakbulk charter vessel. The shipment was transported using 7 hydraulic low beds, 23 low beds, and 29 flatbed trailers.


Specification of the 7 main units are:




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Scope of Work & Key Services

  •          Loading
  •          Lashing and Securing
  •          Land transportation
  •          Customs Clearance
  •          Export Freight 



  •          Site located in a hill station with improper road connectivity
  •          The vessel required direct delivery. Due to a delay in vessel arrival, the shipment was temporarily stored in a terminal
  •          Any delay in transportation to port or customs clearance would attract a penalty from the vessel operator 


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  •          Quick shipment handling as per schedule
  •          On-time completion of the customs clearance process
  •          The entire project was completed in the planned timeframe. 



We believe in ourselves and put in all our effort to make a project successful. 24/7 at your service is a policy that we follow, and we have proved it. 


Click here to watch the entire operation on YouTube.


Contact: Nadir Kalappadan <nadir.kalappadan@efslogistics.net>









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