IFLN News 2019
Sevenlog Powers Through with Ouagadougou Plant
Sevenlog, cargo trailer
Tema, Ghana-headquartered IFLN Network member Sevenlog has handled a series of movements in support of the establishment of a 50MW temporary power plant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The project involved shipping no less than 260 containers moved by road and more than 60 air shipments carried by Emirates SkyCargo, all equipment required to build a temporary power plant.
The IFLN forwarder was asked to handle the transport and Customs clearance of machinery and equipment by Aggreko, a company that rents diesel and gas generators, chillers, cooling towers and air conditioners.
The first consignment was moved on 16 February this year, the last at the end of August. Cargo was received by Sevenlog at the port of Tema in Ghana, while the air shipments were flown to Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso, with all the freight being trucked to the final destination: the plant at Ouagadougou.
Sevenlog, truck convoy
Cécile Norgaard, clearing & forwarding manager at Sevenlog, explains that the biggest challenges that the forwarder faced were obtaining the necessary clearances from both the Ghanaian and Burkinabe governments and organizing the overland convoys.
Concerning the clearances, “We had to consistently and thoroughly follow-up on these cumbersome administrative procedures at Customs in both Ghana and Burkina Faso, making sure that our applications couldn't be questioned,” Norgaard remembers.
“And regarding the convoy management, we made sure that all the stakeholders involved clearly understood their roles and worked as a team.”
What is more, throughout the work, it was particularly important that there were no delays, Norgaard says, because of the strict timeframes in which Sevenlog had to operate.
But, “Everything went as planned and the client was extremely satisfied,” she notes.
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