works with the world’s top shipping lines in order
to provide a global service to its customers. Sogeco can
provide services from any origin to any destination, whether
the cargo be containerised, break-bulk, project or bulk transportation.
Specially-focussed services are offered to the oil and gas industry,
concentrating on the destinations most relevant to upstream, downstream
and construction requirements.
Shareholders in Sogeco (Bolloré Group 50%) own several shipping
lines connecting Mauritania with north-south and east-west trade
|| Airfreight products
have played an increasing role in the development of industry
and production lines and a pivotal role in maintaining
Sogeco has many years of experience in the global airfreight business
and has signed agreements with major airlines, thus enabling it
to offer cargo space on a global basis and to connect Mauritania
to all global gateways.
Sogeco covers every aspect of the airfreight business; scheduled,
charter, consolidation and courier services, for example.
require door to door services. Road and rail services are
the means of collection, delivery and (in many cases) international
transportation. Planning and managing complex delivery
schedules for projects and supply-line logistics is Sogeco’s
daily task. Land services include modular movements, land-rig
moves, pipeline logistics and express delivery services.
In Europe, Africa and America, Sogeco’s connection to the
SDV network gives it access to extensive fleets of vehicles such
as trailers, vans, modular equipment and specialist trailers. Sogeco
offers surface transportation for any size and type of item from
the smallest parcel to bulk aggregate deliveries.
||There are times
that liner-shipping services do not meet industrial requirements.
It may be that a cargo is large and must be delivered directly
to the required destination or that the liner services
may be too slow, too infrequent or too expensive.
Some cargoes cannot be handled by conventional vessels and require
specific chartered transportation means, such as heavy-lift vessels
for project material, or semi-submersibles for rig moves.
Often the geographic characteristics en route to the cargo’s
destination dictate the type of vessel that must be employed e.g.
shallow draft or river loading.
Sogeco can be relied upon to offer clear and impartial advice and
to provide the highest standard of global chartering services.
Sogeco has exceptional contacts with the world’s leading
air charter services; both regular services on neglected
routes and heavy-lift movements to or from remote locations.
Technical knowledge combined with hands-on experience enables customers
to rely on Sogeco to offer a fast and efficient service.
Sogeco offers air charter services as part of overall logistics
contracts, or as single one-off products.
Consolidation and Marshalling
its association with the Bolloré Group) operates
many global marshalling and consolidation services. Each
of the many countries served by Bolloré has extensive
warehousing facilities; some common-user; some dedicated
to specific clients and their needs.
Consolidation and packing services meet the highest standards.
Sogeco controls the consolidation and marshalling of materials
for air, sea or land transportation. It provides these services
regularly, from the smallest parcel consolidation for regular courier
services to the largest handling facilities for project logistics.
Handling and Storage
warehousing and modern, mechanised handling facilities,
Sogeco is able to offer storage and warehousing in Mauritania
Sogeco offers warehousing in many locations including hazardous
storage. Sogeco can design, operate and build specific warehouses
for clients with specialist needs.
The company warehousing is safe and secure and meets the varying
needs of each of the many companies it serves.
management develops, many of Sogeco’s clients want
a “one-stop-shop” for their transportation
needs. Sogeco recognises this and is happy to provide door-to-door
logistics packages for its multinational clients.
The main benefit is a simple one-price solution to even the most
complex of logistical movements, which will typically involve three
or four (and often more) separate handling and transportation activities.
||The Sogeco global
network (through its shareholder the Bolloré Group)
offers its clients ”track and trace” as well
as inventory control systems. It specifies the most suitable
design(s) to meet the client’s needs and will work
together with the client to develop compatible software
that will satisfy project supply-line and logistical demands.
Sogeco is always at your service to discuss your company’s
||An important part
of the supply chain, customs clearance expertise is essential
to ensure the timely delivery of materials to their final
destination. Sogeco has extensive knowledge of local requirements
and fully-qualified personnel with detailed knowledge of
the World Trade Organisation’s harmonised tariff
levies and any local Mauritanian interpretations of these.
Regarding clearance procedures particular to the oil and gas industry as well as the mining industry,
Sogeco is able to guide companies through local requisite practices
to highlight possible exemptions and areas benefiting from duty-drawback,
to work through temporary import documentation and to explain any
other applicable services.
Sogeco operates bonded warehouses, in which materials may be stored
without incurring duty payments.
is the key to every successful transportation procedure.
The manner in which documents are processed and delivered
is ever-changing. However, Sogeco prides itself on keeping
abreast of documentation procedures requisite to the global
Electronic documentation and Internet-based document products are
more commonly in use worldwide. Where EDI is used by institutions
(such as customs), Sogeco is linked up and active. In cases in
which clients require electronic documentation, Sogeco is able
to provide a full range of services.
Sogeco also has the ability to bridge the gap by providing electronic
information where it is needed, and paper where it is required,
often in the same transaction.
all types of transport insurance from any origin to any
destination for any product in any environment. In this
function, Sogeco acts as the agent to protect the client’s
interest, placing insurance with only the most reputable
of underwriters on the customer’s behalf.
In addition to insuring cargo and materials, Sogeco also carries
its own corporate insurance, covering legal liabilities, third
parties, staff and property. Full details are available upon request.
||Any item defined
by authorities as hazardous or dangerous must be handled,
packed and labelled safely and according to the law. It
must meet segregation requirements and be appropriately
documented according to international standards.
In addition to governmental agencies, institutional bodies are
often delegated the responsibility of ensuring that regulations
are met and maintained. Such institutional bodies include the International
Maritime Organisation, the International Air Transport Association
and the United Nations.
Sogeco complies with all international and local regulations concerning
the handling of hazardous materials of all classes. Many of its
warehouses have segregation areas and all Sogeco sites have extensive
experience in the safe-handling and transportation of all hazardous
requires a substantial international deployment of personnel
implying considerable movement and traffic in personal
effects. Efficient handling of these personal items is
a significant motivator of company staff. It is very understandable
that an executive on an overseas contract, with his / her
family, will want his / her personal items to be delivered
safely and securely, door-to-door, regardless of the posting
Sogeco recognises the importance of ensuring that whilst personal
items are being moved by air or sea, the employee and his / her
family are kept fully informed of the safe and efficient progress
of these effects.
Sogeco can also transport consumables and supplies to areas that
have no local sourcing.
||Sogeco offers “meet
and greet” services for all of its clients. The company
can arrange for drivers to and from the airport or ship,
personal effects’ handling and transportation, hotel
bookings and many other services are available to ease
the arrival and settling in of staff and crew at destination.
In Mauritania, the “meet and greet” service is essential,
providing personnel with guidance on local customs and immigration,
qualified drivers, assistance with baggage and a host of services
that would otherwise be challenging to the unaccompanied traveller.
||Sogeco is a member
of the consortium of seven organisations that operates
port and stevedoring facilities in Nouakchott Port. The
system is well established and utilises inter-company investment,
communications and assistance. Your cargo is controlled
thoughout every step of the process.
50% shareholder, the Bolloré Group, owns and operates
several shipping lines. The best known is CMA-CGM / Delmas; a carrier
with direct sailings to West Africa from Europe and the
Other shipping lines include Midas Line, which connects India,
the Arabian Gulf, South Africa and West Africa; and Setramar which
offers services from Mediterranean Europe to West Africa. Delmas
also offers cross-trading services connecting North America with
the West African coast.
More details can be found at www.delmas.com
port agency services to many international shipping lines,
charter vessels, tankers, supply vessels and bulkers in
Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. It also provides agency services
to drillships, seismic vessels and any other offshore service
first class services in distribution and haulage. The company
operates every type of vehicle from simple motorcycle delivery
services for express parcels to its large fleet of heavy
truck / trailer combinations.
Sogeco also has access to the largest heavy-lift modular trailer
combinations. Sogeco can offer specialist services to aggregate
distributors, pipeline contractors, manufacturers, the oil transportation
industry and can offer the full range of regular services too,
such as commercial road haulage and distribution.