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Advance International Transport cements heavy shipment

International project freight forwarder, Advance International

Transport has undertaken the shipment of a cement-making machine and

ancillary equipment from the United States to Turkmenistan.

The movement, from the manufacturer in Tulsa, Oklahoma to its destination at Balkanabat, Turkmenistan included a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Black and Caspian Seas, as well as three connecting overland journeys.

The cement-making machine will be used in the construction of the Caspian Sea gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan. The journey started by road from Tulsa, Oklahoma using a special low-bed trailer under police escort to the port of Houston where it was loaded on BBC Italy for a direct sailing from the United States to Poti, Georgia on the Black Sea.

On arrival in Poti, cargo was transferred from BBC Italy to a low-bed trailer. The Advance convoy, including the cargo superintendent, crossed the

Georgian mountains under police escort and experienced very tight clearances at road tunnels and overhead bridges as the over dimensional shipment was

5.72m wide and 4.12m high. It travelled through Tiblisi and crossed the border into Azerbaijan, before travelling to the port of Baku on the Caspian


At Baku, the convoy took the ro-ro ferry crossing to Turkmenbashi and, from there, travelled the final 210 km to its destination at the Petro Gas

Turkmenistan terminal at Balkanabat, Turkmenistan for successful delivery.

Mr Kamel says: “Because the consignment travelled with an experienced cargo superintendent, able to supervise the entire supply chain from consignor to

consignee, we were able to ensure that all transit, Customs documentation, permits and formalities were complied with and no delays were caused by

paperwork problems.”


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