More and more these days companies need to practice what they preach. The transport industry is heavily regulated and rightly so!
In the offices at ECS we have received hundreds of emails followed by hundreds more introducing and updating many changes taking place simultaneously across depots, terminals and job sites all around the country. This is necessary to keep Australia safe.
Our transport experts spent the last few days in Forbes NSW. ECS was invited to provide transport and handling advice to interested parties bidding on the upcoming Lloyd’s auction (portable and pre fab buildings).
The trucks have been everywhere lately but we must not forget our international freight team.
This year we will again head into the red heart of central Australia. Our team completed some amazing work in 2019 throughout this remote region.
For those moving internationally by ocean vessels please note the following information. As of the 1st of January 2020, all ships and vessels operating anywhere in the world will be required to use low sulphur fuel which contains a maximum of 0.5 percent m/m sulphur as agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2016.
ECS has been awarded the logistics services for all casing & tubing storage and delivery for an upcoming project in Western Australia’s northern Perth Basin. After successfully completing a similar contract between Brisbane wharf and Moomba last year we are excited to again bring our industry experience to the forefront and continue to grow our WA capabilities with another important project role.
ECS has been awarded the import logistics for a refurbished trailer mounted mast & substructure module from Nisku, Alberta to Toowoomba, Queensland. The project requires transport engineering and re-fitting of new ADR compliant replacement parts to spec the module for import approval by Dept of Infrastructure and public road use. Management of biosecurity is also required. Another exciting project to kick off 2019!
Another turnkey project completed! Moving this drilling rig had it's challenges but nothing that could not be conquered by our fantastic hands-on team. The scene was surreal from Palm Valley, NT to Moomba, SA. Thanks to our affiliate partners for their ongoing support.
This project had it all and we really enjoyed seeing it through from start to finish. High loads, police escorts, remote high wire lifts, stevedore ops, barge charter, tidal windows, crane hire... the list goes on. These are pre fabricated buildings that made their way from factory floor in Adelaide all the way to Galiwinku (Elcho Island) in the NT! Planning and permits began around 3 months ago and this job has been carried out on time and in budget. ECS is very proud to have completed the entire logistics package for our client.
We are excited to announce that our team has been awarded a national logistics agreement with EnerMech (https://www.enermech.com/) Our freight specialists and the EnerMech logistics team will pool resources and bring about cost savings through a redesign and development of a more efficient logistics management system. Good luck and stay safe team!
ECS recently completed rig mobilisation and demobilisation between Moomba SA and Pt Campbell VIC of the powerful Ensign 965 drill rig. As a company we pride ourselves on our attention to detailed planning and the ability to accurately and safely deliver these plans infield. This job required route inspections, authority approvals and load scheduling of road trains, single oversized, towable overmass and heavy haulage trailers in correct order of arrival and in line with council road curfews. Adhering to strictly controlled OHSE procedures upon the tight operational area of a live gas plant also provided an added challenge. All up the total project saw 185 loads moved over combined round kilometre count of 280,000km - sum total across all involved vehicles. To the delight of our client we delivered under budget! Pics courtesy of Lochard Energy, Iona Gas Plant.
When it’s over length for a shipping container there are always other options. Here we’ve loaded 130ton of 45m length pipe on roll trailers to be transported via “RO/RO” - roll on roll off service. The massive vessels offering this service take a variety of “wheeled” cargo around the globe.
ECS successfully managed delivery of a large list of cargo to a remote drilling location in central QLD. Import customs & quarantine clearance services were completed in Brisbane before the packaged of equipment was consolidated with the rest of the components already in Roma. The complete drilling package was then loaded and delivered onsite around 800km further north inline with the arrival of the operating crew from overseas.
A few large front end loaders arrived in May and heading off to get dirty. ECS provided inland delivery of 4 x brand new 51ton FE loaders that arrived in Port Adelaide recently. ECS first moved the loaders to an inspection yard and then once they’d been checked and tested provided heavy haulage to their new home around 800km north of Adelaide. Thanks to the team involved for another successful and safe remote delivery.
ECS provided project supervision in Papua New Guinea in February moving mobile wharf cranes in Lae and Port Moresby. Our cargo superintendent liaised with the charter vessel and overseeing loading and unloading. Thanks to head contractor Cargo Movers Aust PL for the opportunity!