Mining Equipment Transportation

Combining our extensive shipping knowledge and invaluable international logistics resources, we assist the top mining companies in Australia, PNG and Indonesia to safely transport mining equipment globally. As experts in transporting heavy cargo and out-of-gauge freight, our freight forwarding for mining companies comprises a precise logistics service that adheres to mining compliance.

From the shipping of uniquely-shaped mining cargo to the transportation of site materials, TGI is invested in ensuring that your project remains on track, even in the most remote locations. We will arrange your permits and escorts for overland transportation of out-of-gauge cargo to minimise delays. We also research local bylaws and tariff concessions to apply to specific cargo.

We are known as a logistics team you can count on, even in a shut down emergency, to provide a fast, effective solution.

TGI Mining Industry Transportation Process

Our logistics team manages every step of your project, from the first phone call to door to door delivery of your shipment. TGI’s detailed preparation ensures your long-range schedules based around the build and ready dates of your major mine assets go to plan.

  • Import and Export shipments
  • Project management
  • Pre-planning scope
  • Day to day support
  • Daily shipment reporting
  • On time delivery
  • Delivery on Budget
  • WHS Compliance
  • Customs Minimisation
  • Quarantine clearance
  • Best practice standards
  • Local and Global Accreditations
  • Spare parts support

Severe Shut Down Solved in Difficult Terrain

Project Overview: Emergency delivery 13 x 13.5 tonne MMJV conveyor reels

Origin: Incheon, Korea

Destination: Hidden Valley in PNG

Accomplished Time frame:

  • Order to execution – 2 days
  • Transport to delivery – 7 days

Equipment: 2 x B747F and 16 x C130 Hercules

Freight dimensions: 1.5m h 2.5m diameter

The customer approached TGI Cargo from our reputation within the industry to deliver on difficult freight logistics . The mine had experienced a severe shutdown situation with 5km of belts damaged or destroyed. The mine is located 1700-2800 m above sea level and is surrounded by mountainous terrain, making freight transportation precarious.

With air freight restrictions on the runways and limited flight times into PNG, we provided emergency transport of 13 x 13.5 tonne conveyor reels, which are used to transport the ore to the processing plant, to get them back up and running.

We chartered 2 x B747 Freighters to fly from Incheon direct to Port Moresby and from there the air cargo was placed on 16 x C130 flights from Port Moresby to the Hidden Valley mine. From the first call to delivery was 10 days, with 7 days of transport.
TGI handled the freight services end to end, from customs clearance to delivery to the Hidden Valley mine, allowing them to resume production quickly.

World Record Transit on Conveyor Reels

Project Overview: Emergency transport of two replacement 14 tonne Conveyor Reels

Origin: Athens, Greece

Destination: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Accomplished Timeframe: 3 days door to door

Equipment: IL76

Freight Dimensions: 2 x Reels at 1.6 meters high, 2.2 meter plus diameter

Emergency: Broken belts caused a major shutdown at the Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea. The mine had approached several major forwarders who would not commit to the delivery time frame they desperately needed. With our experience in the charter industry, we were able to devise an expedited freight solution that was a world first.

Result: This was a fast paced job requiring precise attention to detail. At the time, the project was a “world record” in terms of weight and distance travelled within a set space of time. The team’s ability to efficiently coordinate all aspects of the charter on behalf of the customer, resulted in the swift transport of goods, which minimised downtime within the mine and the costs associated.