Pangea and Connecta members team up to deliver project cargo shipment

Independent freight forwarders join forces and put their many years’ experience in projects and unusual cargo to good use with a recent shipment.

A perfect coordination has enabled Philco International – French member of Connecta Airfreight Network – and Gevatrans Limited –member  of Pangea Logistics Network – to accomplish the complex delivery of a transformer and its spare parts from France to its final destination in Agios Nikolaos Voiotias, Greece. The project was undertaken for General Electric France and Aluminium of Greece.

Both agents collaborated to produce a detailed shipping plan and schedule, in order to meet the contractual deadline and requirements.

Philco International took charge of all logistics and transport operations for the cargo at origin, Ris Orangis (France). The project comprised 3 crates, the highest crate was over 4.71 meters height. The main body of the transformer was allocated into a 40’ Flat Rack and spare parts into a 40’ High Cube of outsize and overweight ocean freight. Philco’s activities included picking up at shipper’s premises, loading, lashing and securing of all oversized cargo; multi-modal shipment by truck and sea and sea freight forwarding. It also handled export Customs clearance at origin port, Le Havre.

Gevatrans handled the arrival of the shipment at Piraeus Port (Athens, Greece) and transferred the crates to special low beds for the final 150 Km overland leg to consignee’s dependencies. Gevatrans secured the delivery within one day and successfully accomplished the strict time constraints of the project.

Says Gevatrans’ Network Co-ordinator, Angeliki Zissi: “The experience of both teams in project handling were the key to deliver this project as per the required deadline. Also, an outstanding coordination with our partners allowed us to provide customer with full monitoring of the shipment from departure to delivery”.

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About Pangea Group:
The PANGEA Group includes Pangea Logistics Network, international network of general freight forwarders, and Connecta Airfreight Network, international network of air freight forwarders.

Pangea Logistics Network was launched in December 2010 and comprises strong, well-established air- and ocean freight forwarders and consolidators. It now has 180 members operating from 400 bases in 95 countries, collectively handling over 1.5 million bookings per annum.

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Connecta Airfreight Network was launched in 2015 for IATA certified airfreight forwarders with a proven track record in air cargo. Connecta’s aim is to form an airfreight community, for sharing specialized resources and strengthening collective buying power with airlines and other suppliers. Connecta already has 110 members operating from 80 airports in 50 countries.

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Pangea and Connecta members benefit from a financial incentive program covering all shipments routed between members, supported by a centralised payment protection system. They also have access to CHAMP’s web-based freight forwarding system, Logitude, which enables them to manage quotes, shipments, bookings and consolidations more efficiently and cost-effectively, without major financial outlay. Logitude supports the IATA e-AWB and e-freight initiatives, facilitating electronic data interchange with some 100 airlines.

Independent freight forwarder established in Le Havre, France since 1998, with branch offices over the country (Paris CDG, Marseille and Fos Sur Mer). PHILCO INTERNATIONAL is an IATA Certified Agent and Member of CONNECTA AIRFREIGHT NETWORK (Pangea Group).

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Independent freight forwarder established in Athens, Greece since 1990, with a branch office in Thessaloniki. GEVATRANS is member of FIATA and PANGEA LOGISTICS NETWORK (Pangea Group).

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