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Press Releases from Advance International (12 total)

Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift in the future

Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next decade. That is the opinion of Jawad Kamel, founder and CEO of Istanbul-based project forwarder Advance International Transport. He says: “The first challenge is the

Advance International helps power Bulgarian shipbuilding

November 26 - Global project cargo forwarder Advance International Transport Inc has commenced a three-year contract to provide heavy lift transport management services for Japanese-built ship engines destined for a multi bulk-carrier order being undertaken at a leading Bulgarian shipyard. The Bulyard Shipbuilding Industry EAD is the largest shipbuilding enterprise in Bulgaria and the company designs and constructs ships up to 100,000 dwt. The 235-tonne engines are being built by Tokyo-based

ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL ASSISTS AZERBAIJAN GO FOR GOLD

HEAVY AND HAZARDOUS SHIPMENTS DEMONSTRATES FREIGHT FORWARDER’S CAPABILITIES Advance International Transport is playing a significant role in efforts by Azerbaijan to capitalise fully on its goldfield resources. The international freight forwarder has provided invaluable project logistics support to help Anglo Asian Mining’s subsidiary, Azerbaijan International Mining Company to open the Gedabek gold/copper mine in western Azerbaijan. Gedabek, located in western Azerbaijan, is an open pit, heap leach operation, which is targeted to produce

Advance International puts some wind into renewable energy sales

Advance International Transport is becoming increasingly involved in the shipment of modern wind turbines at a time when the world is waking up to the advantages of environmentally sustainable power generation. One example is the global project cargo forwarder's current involvement in the movement of windmill power generating equipment, working with BaltShip A/S Denmark and delivering state-of-the-art equipment to a key Turkish wind farm development. Advance International is working with

ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL SEEKS TO CAPITALISE ON KAZAKHSTAN’S DEVELOPMENT

In Kazakhstan, leading global freight forwarder, Advance International Transport has relocated its Almaty office to a newer and more efficient location to better serve its growing customer base in this vital Caucasian country. The office remains responsible for co-ordinating all export and import transport enquiries handled by Advance International, both to and from Kazakhstan. Advance International has long had a presence in the country, says the company’s President & CEO,

PRODVIJENIYE APPOINTED AS GENERAL AGENT FOR ASTARA TRANSIT TERMINAL

With immediate effect, Astara Transit Terminal plc has appointed Prodvijeniye as General Agent for freight and project cargo moving between Russia, Iran and Iraq via the Astara border crossing. Astara Transit Terminal President & CEO, Mr Jawad Kamel, says: “We are very pleased to appoint Prodvijeniye as our general agent and look forward to a long and professional relationship between our two companies. I am especially pleased to work with

ARROW ON TARGET FOR SHIPPERS IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS

Arrow Railway Forwarding PLC is the company’s new joint venture formed to market freight capacity and help forwarders and shippers access rolling stock throughout Russia and countries within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The company has also gained exclusive rights to market Russian Railways’ (RZD’s) capacity in Azerbaijan and Georgia through RZD’s recently launched subsidiary First Freight Company. The joint venture has been established at a time when freight

ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL’S EXCELLENT RESULTS ON RAIL CONTAINER SERVICE

Freight forwarder, Advance International is celebrating excellent results on its ‘Advantage Express Service’ between Almaty in Kazakhstan and Poti in Georgia as it passes a significant traffic milestone. Just two years after its launch, this intermodal service is now moving over 100 teu weekly from China to destinations in Russia, the CIS and Europe. “The service could not have come at a better time for Chinese exporters faced with increasingly

GLASS AND GAS SHIPMENTS DEMONSTRATE THE ADVANTAGES OF ASTARA TRANSIT TERMINAL

Cargoes moving between the main markets in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS, Russia and Iran are increasingly using the Astara Transit Terminal, on the border between Azerbaijan and Iran, as a favoured route. One recent contract has seen an Iranian float glass manufacturer switch its export gateway from Bandar Anzali to the Astara Transit Terminal. Until this switch, 40% of the manufacturer’s glass shipments were damaged, as its chosen route included so many

ADVANCE HELPS PLUG GAP IN SUPPLY OF CONTAINERS FOR OUT-OF-GAUGE CARGOES

In China, Advance International Transport, the leading freight forwarder and project shipping specialist, is taking delivery of 2400 new 40’ Open Top and Flat Rack containers for over-dimensional and out-of-gauge cargoes. The first 200 units of the order, which are being leased from Triton Container International Ltd, are now available from various container manufacturers in China. Jawad Kamel, Advance International President and CEO, said: “There is a tremendous shortage of

FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR ADVANCE

Advance International, the specialist project cargo forwarder, is claiming that its recent shipment of heat exchangers from Port Kelang, Malaysia to Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia broke all transit time records for an ocean voyage by a cargo ship between the two countries. Loaded on CEC Copenhagen, the seven heat exchangers, with weights between 101 and 227 tonnes, will be used in the new multi-million dollar Saudi Methanol Company’s AR-Razi

ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL CLAIMS RECORD

Advance International is claiming to have moved the largest-ever single item of cargo from a Black Sea port as part of a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Loaded on MV Annegret, the 312-ton shipment, consisting of an auxiliary boiler unit 13 metres long, six metres wide and 19 metres in height, was shipped from Constanza, Romania, setting a new record for the country.