CQR Durban/ Johannesburg and CQR Riga/Klaipeda teams up for several general and OOG cargo transportation

The successful partnership between CQR Durban/ Johannesburg and CQR Riga/Klaipeda is a perfect example of synergy among CQR members

The routes of the shipments were from South Africa via Riga with further road and rail delivery to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The cargo had been transported from Durban and Johannesburg to Port Riga from where they were reloaded on rail platforms for being shipped to Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Astana (Kazakhstan).

In the words of Sergei Dubinin, Sales Manager of Rinosta Shipping Agency: “This project which has involved several transhipments ports spanning 3 continents has been a perfect proof of partnership within Conqueror. One of the most challenging parts of our project has been the delivery of the OOG cargo. The power of partnership has yielded more than sufficient results and we are looking forward to collaborating again in the near future.”

Congratulations to Alpha Shipping Agency and Rinosta Shipping Agency for their successful collaboration!

 

Myanmar back open for business

In November 2013, the EU declared that after years of isolation Myanmar was beginning to open its doors to democracy, foreign investment and a liberal economy and thus that companies in both Europe and Myanmar would be able to take advantage of new opportunities as the country reintegrates into the global economy.

One company benefitting from this new status quo is CQR Klaipeda (JSC Baltic Marine) who recently took responsibility for shipping six water filters from Liban via Klaipeda to Yangon.

The team carried out an end to end service with upgrade, paint covering, customs formalities, loading, lashing, securing to name but a few of the tasks.  The water filters were loaded onto two flat-racks and shipped by OOCL. The team were responsible for making the upgrade at the customer’s request in Klaipeda prior to the onward journey to Yangon.

When asked if there were any particular challenges to this shipment, Mantas Sakalauskas General Manager told us that, ‘Choosing the correct covering for the filters was crucial firstly to avoid any potential scratches. But also something which could cope with the climate it would be going to, the tropics! Any water on the paint would of course risk corrosion.’

Of course while this was a challenge it was not an unbeatable one for the JSC Baltic Marine and the 6 water filters were successfully delivered on May Day.