Global hunger for green energy is fueling new business opportunities for project cargo specialists with demonstrated capabilities in the supply chain management of oversized plant and equipment needed for clean power generation, according to TransGroup Worldwide Logistics.
The Seattle-based company says it is committed to marketing its solutions to the clean energy sector. Recently it formed a strategic alliance with O. Lisboa Despachos in Brazil to tap into increasing demand to build green energy turbines through wind harvesting. TransGroup will transport 50 wind turbine blades--each measuring 47.5 meters long and weighing more than 14 tons--from Santos in Brazil to the Port of Oswego on Lake Ontario, New York State. This wind energy cargo is the first of three charter ships that will transport equipment to generate and deliver energy into electricity transmission grids in North America.
The massive logistics project was made up of more than 750 loads, of which more than 600 were oversized, says Sue St. Germain, TransGroup director of projects. "There is a substantial investment in clean energy technology, particularly wind power, and as a supply chain solutions provider we ensure that the plant and equipment that the suppliers require is delivered in line with their specifications."
Wind energy market forecasts anticipate further record growth in demand in North America, and the already strong market share in Europe to continue, St. Germain says. "This combined with the potential for usage in China creates enormous opportunities for logistics managers with the experience to load and transport what can be very challenging outsize cargo."
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