First Global Logistics Leave Fingerprint on AFCON 2019!
Earlier in 2019 Egypt was granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations from 21 June to 19 July. The AFCON organizing committee had promised the world to display Egyptian ability of hosting mega sport event, and the bid went to FGL to import all the opening and closing ceremony equipment and kits from more than 8 countries of origin to Egypt. All the Jobs were door to door service from supplier’s origin to Cairo Stadium.
FGL were required to look after all aspects of transportation including packing, crating, trucking, customs clearance, insurance, port handling, air freight, sea freight, stuffing, unstuffing, unloading, reloading and warehousing. And with little time frame given, one week before the Grand Opening, they had to transport goods from every country to Egypt simultaneously.
The project complexity was immense and the number of challenges was countless, but the more complex the more FGL’s preferred job. They were awarded for this project based on their excellent planning and commitment to the country’s budget.
All cargoes were collected and delivered safely to Cairo stadium. FGL successfully managed the client’s expectations and earned the task to send the cargoes back to where they came from.
FGL are delighted to have been part of this incredible project and proud to show the nations a very successful event.
- Project period: 45 days
- Terms of delivery: Door to Door Delivery
- Sea Freight volume: 12 x 40’OT IG & OOG
- Air Freight volume: 28 tons
- Total CBM: 1,100 M3
- Cargo type: Opening/ Closing event material, equipment and kits
- Carrier used: Maersk, Etihad Airways, Cargo Lux, British Airways
- UOM: 12 Flat Bed Trailers and 35 Dedicated Jumbo Trucks (6 meter long)
- Packing and crating from origins (USA, Germany, Belgium, UK, UAE, France, Japan)
- Sea and air fright
- Customs clearance at origin and destination
- Port and airport handling
- Customs clearance
- Pre-carriage and on-carriage
- Loading at origin, unloading and stripping at Cairo stadium
- Hiring 55 ton crane for OOG containers unloading and forklifts for general cargo
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