PPG Saudi Arabia Puts Project Logistics Firmly On-track
Almajdouie Logistics has delivered the first shipment of 13 wagons and two engines for the eagerly anticipated Haramain High Speed Rail Project. The Almajdouie team transported the cargo from Jeddah Islamic Port to Rabigh Work Station-II, covering a distance of approximately 110km. By the first quarter of 2018, we will handle a total volume of 7,584 CBM.
The process required meticulous planning and careful attention to detail. The wagons needed to be moved with long trailers to avoid overhanging and at a low height so they could pass under bridges. Almajdouie takes great pride in delivering tailor-made solutions to their customers. As such, they used their new low-bed trailers, which were specially designed for the railway project.
Almajdouie’s client, GEFCO, expressed appreciation for the innovative way they handled the first shipment. Heavy Lift General Manager, Rafael Vicens, says: “Talgo – one of the biggest train manufacturers in Spain – hired GEFCO and Almajdouie for this project, based on their outstanding reputation in the GCC.
“This delivery was no easy task and there were a number of challenges along the way. Almajdouie would like to thank their heavy lift team, their customs clearance team, and their colleagues at the Jeddah office – without their combined efforts this accomplishment would not have been possible.”
The Haramain High Speed Rail Line is a 450km network connecting the Kingdom’s two holy cities of Makkah and Medina via stations at the redeveloped airport in Jeddah and at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), near Rabigh. It has been designed to reach speeds of up to 360kmph. The railway is expected to supercharge KAEC’s growth as a premium residential, commercial, and lifestyle destination.