a construction project is a complex procedure requiring methodology,
communication and, most importantly, planning. In a typical
project scenario, a number of skills is required of an international
freight forwarder including many specialist skills and systems.
The role of the project logistics provider is to ensure that, to
the greatest degree possible, the site receives the materials required
in good time and in perfect condition, and that site operations
are not interrupted. Every component - no matter how big or small
- must be accounted for, and IT systems and
physical procedures must be agreed upon and executed accordingly.
Sogeco is experienced in managing logistical matters for major
construction projects in Mauritania and by working with its shareholder,
the Bolloré Group, offers in-depth global project logistics
Lift and Oversize Movements by Sea
|| The oil and gas
industry demands major haulage operations. Upstream activities
require rigs, platforms and a range of subsea equipment.
Downstream activities comprise modular installations; columns,
pressure vessels and racks. Single pieces can range from
hundreds to thousands of tonnes.
Sogeco and its shareholder, the Bolloré Group, know all
global heavy-lift resources; carriers and specialist brokers, marine
superintendents as well as local port and coastal authorities.
Many heavy-lift items and oversized pieces are destined for remote
worksites, implying geographic or physical limitations and a need
for detailed consulting and planning at the design stage of the
logistics programming procedure.
Sogeco has, within its network, extensive experience in heavy-lift
management including semi-submersible vessels, shallow draft movements
and very detailed load-outs and module positioning.
Lift and Oversize Movements by Air
||The latest generation
of heavy lift aircraft can transport an ever-increasing
payload. The huge Antonov and Hercules aircraft can move
significant payloads whereas sky-hook helicopters can be
used where landing fields are inexistent.
Within its network, Sogeco has a great deal of experience in managing
these heavy-lift movements and works with carriers to detailed
Lift and Oversize Movements by Land
of oversized or heavy items is one of the most challenging
areas of logistics. Sogeco’s shareholder, the Bolloré Group,
owns an extensive fleet of modular trailers in addition
to those that it charters worldwide.
Sogeco has its own technical superintendents who can work out detailed
plans for axle deployment, slings and pivots and who research routes
thoroughly to ensure that any obstacle can be circumvented and
that the cargo and surroundings remain safe.
with principals and engineers, Sogeco is pleased to consult
on project feasibility. Logistics is a significant issue,
and there is little point in an engineer designing an item
that cannot be delivered due to local limitations or infrastructural
hindrances. Sogeco can offer solutions in design or provide
infrastructural equipment and labour to achieve the task.
Sogeco’s local knowledge provides up-to-date information
regarding other activities in progress in a given area, so that
resources can be made available for the project. There are numerous
areas in which Sogeco offers feasibility advice. Please contact
the Sogeco office in order to discuss your scope of work.
is essential, but a detailed route survey is all the more
necessary when large or heavy loads are involved. Detailed
technical surveys are a part of Sogeco’s skill base.
This service is routinely included as an inherent part
of any project scope. Sogeco takes port limitations, road
surfaces, street furniture, obstructions, turning circles,
safe overnight stops, security, fuel facilities, mobile
workshop facilities, bridge and quay strength, axle weights,
crew shifts, accommodation and a myriad of other details
into account, as such information is essential to project
advises clients to involve a logistics specialist in engineering
design in order that the client gains an understanding
of the limitations of aircraft, vessels and modular trailers
as well as of the physical and geographical characteristics
of the destination site.
A minor design change could potentially save time and money. For
example, when dealing with large or heavy-lift modules, or with
small skids or equipment where design must fit within the parameters
of standard container dimensions, delivery can thus be facilitated
and equipment in place already can be put to use.
Pipeline engineers understand the cost juggling between shorter
pipe sections / more welds and longer pipe / higher delivery cost
only too well. Design advice from a skilled logistics provider
assists principals acquire the information they need in order to
make an informed decision.
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arena, site delivery is now a standard service. Sogeco
can provide all of the vehicles, trailers and traction
units required to deliver cargo to site and, at site, can
supply cranes, fork-lifts; even warehouse / stockpile management
systems and personnel.
Sogeco can also provide specialist equipment, container-jacks or
pneumatics, modular trailers, pipe handling equipment and trailers,
trombone trailers, etc. to guarantee safe site delivery.
of equipment is merely one of the on-site services available.
Materials and warehouse management, maintenance facilities,
supply-line management, refrigerated storage, mobile maintenance
vehicles, waste disposal, hazardous materials’ storage
and security are amongst the many site services available
As each site is unique, Sogeco’s services are tailored to
the client’s individual requirements. Please contact your
local Sogeco office to further discuss your specific needs. .
project logistics services to principals, engineers, suppliers
and contractors, each of which has its particular in-house
operating standards and pre-qualification procedures familiar
Sogeco welcomes the opportunity to assist in the pre-qualification
process for any project activity. Sogeco plus its shareholders’ proven
operating methodology, extensive project experience, HSE plans
and computerised management systems are reviewable documents that
can be input into tender submissions, thus providing immediate
professionalism in these areas.
often require their own dedicated project team, which would
act as a separate company and would be exclusively responsible
to the success of the project.
The Executive Control Centre can be at any agreed location and
may well involve client representatives or contractor staff. Through
its global network, Sogeco can base project control teams in any
regional Bolloré Group office, in order to facilitate efficient
the client or engineer, the Sogeco project team will typically
have a dedicated project manager and a number of specialist
co-ordinators each of whom is responsible for a specific
section of logistics (import, export air, export sea, IT,
land services etc).
Implant personnel, such as site or port supervisors for example,
can be appointed to the client's office. Reporting adheres to agreed
standards and methodology, often available electronically in real
The project team will introduce itself to all operators within
the supply chain and maintain regular contact with them, including
with the carriers and hauliers, customs and agency organisations.
This team will draw on any necessary supplementary skills within
the Bolloré Group’s global network.
many levels of appropriately-qualified superintendence.
This can be made available at design and load-out meetings, ship
and aircraft loading, container consolidation, packing sites, delivery
sites, crane supervision, at quays and on barge loading, at tally
points, module positioning and at any other place that the client
would like an impartial and experienced eye.
Sogeco has a broad range of in-house superintendents and specialists,
all of whom can travel globally.