Mining emergency with world record logistics


Athens, Greece


Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Accomplished Timeframe

3 days door-to-door

Project Overview

Urgent transportation of two replacement 14 tonne conveyor reels



Freight Description

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


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.


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 at the mine and the associated costs.

Written by TGI Cargo

04 February 2022