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Coordinating Large Cargo Moves

January 29, 2014
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International logistics provider ASF Logistics has begun the process of transporting a 144,800 pound industrial boiler from the Port of Mobile in Alabama to Haifa, Israel, on behalf of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group and Haifa Chemicals.

“The 144,800 pound boiler is the largest single piece of general cargo ever loaded to a vessel for export from the Mobile Container terminal,” according to Joe Morley, vessel operations manager at APM Terminals in Mobile.

The steam-generating boiler was manufactured in Mississippi by the Babcock & Wilcox Company, a leading, international provider of energy products and services as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor, and shipped to Mobile via truck.

“Handling such cargo is an operation that requires immense expertise, experience and knowledge,” says Steven Chard, president of ASF Logistics. “We have specialized expertise handling this type of cargo, and our trained account managers are uniquely qualified to identify and manage the risks involved in handling valuable and sensitive project movements.”

The boiler departed Mobile on Jan. 20, 2014 and will travel to Haifa, Israel on the MV ZIM Moskva across the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The journey is expected to take approximately 36 days.

The unit will be placed in operation at Haifa Chemicals Israel plant. Haifa Chemicals is a multinational corporation and a global leading supplier of potassium nitrate, specialty plant nutrients and industrial chemicals.

This particular boiler is able to accommodate any fuel requirements to optimize fuel efficiency while meeting strict emissions requirements. In addition to burning oil and natural gas, it can burn a variety of gaseous and liquid fuels such as landfill gas, refinery gas and various waste liquid fuels.

ASF Logistics a locally owned Mobile based full service international logistics provider, freight forwarder, NVOCC, and custom's house broker with a 38-year history in transportation.

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