The fastest growing and most reliable Dubai based end-to-end logistics service provider

Fleet Line Shipping Services L.L.C has been serving you for the past thirteen years and is one of the market leaders in U.A.E for Freight Forwarding, Break Bulk Liner Agency, Project Cargo Shipping, Securing and Lashing Cargo, Industrial packing services, Special Cargo, Out of Gauge (OOG) Cargo, Heavy Lift Cargo Handling, NVOCC operations, Break Bulk & Ro/Ro Cargo handling and warehouse 3PL solution provider. We are the pioneers in shipping cargo to Iraq and CIS countries. Fleet Line Shipping Services is an ISO 9001:2015 , ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified company and are proud members of FIATA, NAFL and a DP World approved vendor for cargo lashing and securing. You will find a safe and reliable logistics company in Fleet Line Shipping Services and we assure you that we will be your one stop logistics service provider

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Our services at a glance

Door To Door Project Cargo Handling
As Exclusive Agents For Empros Lines in the Middle East Countries
Out of Gauge Cargo Shipping
Door To Door Shipping To CIS Countries
Shipping To Northern Iraq (Erbil And Sulaimaniya)
Heavy Lift Cargo Shipping
Ambient, Frozen, Chemical, General Warehousing, Open Yard Storage
Lashing and Securing Cargo, Dubai
Air Freight Forwarding
Industrial Packing and Lashing Service, Dubai
ISO Tank Container Operator
Top International Freight Forwarding Company
Out of Gauge Cargo Shipping
NVOCC Global Operator
Project Heavy Lift Cargo Handling and Shipping
Car Shipping, Auto Transport and Vehicle Shipping
Ocean Freight Sea Cargo Container Tracking and Tracing
Ocean Freight

Services

  • Project Cargo Handling

    Fleet Line Shipping is actively engaged as an end to end logistics provider. We are experts in project management and have executed multiple projects in the GCC region with Fortune 1000 companies. Our project cargo and heavy lift handling services cater to the booming construction, energy, oil and gas industries in the MENA region.

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  • Break Bulk Liner Agency

    Fleet Line Shipping is the Exclusive agent of Empros Lines for the Middle East Region. Empros Lines is a liner operator and charterer as well as a manager of a modern fleet of liner vessels and bulk-carriers. Throughout its history, Empros has strived to maintain and enhance its reputation of safety, environmental protection, fairness, punctuality and integrity and are known for building quality relationships, for their hard work and ability to offer creative solutions to their clients' problems.

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  • Shipping to Iraq

    Fleet Line Shipping has a dedicated team and office in Iraq. We offer complete logistics solutions to and from Iraq including door to door services for levy exemption cargo and commercial shipments

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  • Shipping to CIS and Afghanistan      

    We are the market leaders when it comes to freight movements to CIS countries and Afghanistan in our region. We move CIS cargo through two corridors: Mersin (Turkey) and Poti (Georgia). Afghanistan cargo is often moved via Karachi and Islam Kala.

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  • Lashing, packing & crating

    We have our own highly skilled professional crew for cargo securing systems to execute industrial lashing, securing, loading, un-loading of cargo on various modes of transportation be it Sea Cargo, Air Cargo or Road cargo. Fleet Line follows a ‘safety first’ rule when it comes to lashing and securing of your cargo thus ensuring hassle-free cargo securing services for our valued customers.

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  • Freight Forwarding

    Fleet Line Shipping has the biggest and most reliable freight forwarding network in the Middle East region. We work with over 180 partners across the globe to ensure that your ocean freight, air cargo and land freight reaches your destination in a safe and secure manner.

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  • Ocean Freight

    Our ocean freight forwarding service offers a complete range of ocean freight services for all types of cargo. Fleet Line offers ocean freight of containerized, FCL (Full Container Load), LCL (Less than Container Load), OOG (Out Of Gauge), break bulk, heavy lift, tug & barge (part charter or full charter) services for your DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid), DDP (Delivered Duty Paid), DAP (Delivered At Place) shipments to UAE or FOB (Freight On Board), EXW (EX Works) shipments from UAE to global destinations.

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  • Air Freight

    Fleet Line along with our alliance partners offers complete range of air freight solutions including DG (Dangerous Goods) cargo handling. Our services extend to every major country in the world.

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  • Land Freight

    We can offer flat bed, low bed and various types of pick up transportation services to countries in Middle East including U.A.E, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. Our well connected network of road freight companies, truckers and road freight logistics ensure that we can provide services even to remote places including Iraq.

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  • NVOCC

    Fleet Line Shipping operates its own liner shipping services as an NVOCC (Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier) operator by having slot arrangements on the best feeder vessels and on premium main line vessels through owned and leased special equipment such as Open Top, Flat Rack, Flat bed, 45’ and GP containers and offers multimodal transportation of Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC) and Out of Gauge Cargo (OOG).

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  • Warehouse Service Provider

    Fleet Line Shipping offers cost-effective warehouse storage facilities for any commodities in our warehouse on short term and long term basis. We have opened a brand new warehouse in Jebel Ali free zone recently.

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  • International Car Shipping

    Fleet Line Shipping is the number one international vehicle shipping company in the GCC region beating out competitors consistently for the past ten years. We understand the importance of carefully handling and transporting vehicles especially cars.

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  • ISO Tank Handling

    Our in-depth knowledge on handling ISO tanks are well recognized among our tank customers. If you want to transport your hazardous, non-hazardous chemicals including base oil, we have specific teams for the same.

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  • Custom Clearance

    Fleet Line Shipping provides value added customs clearance services to its customers. We can also arrange applications for duty exemption, preparation and attestation of documents such as certificate of origin from chamber of commerce, passing online customs bills, custom clearance of export cargo, import custom clearance, arranging all documents related custom clearance and arranging Certificate of Conformity (COC) from BV, TUV, SGS and more. To summarize, we provide a total commitment in offering tailor-made packages for your needs.

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About Us

Our Mission

To meet and exceed customers’ expectations.

Our Vision

To become a one stop shop for our customers logistics needs.

Our Values

Honesty and integrity.

Our People

Progressive, Qualified, Committed and Dedicated.

Experienced Team

Fleet Line Shipping is managed by most experienced and dedicated team of professionals with extensive knowledge in all aspects of shipping industry. Our operation staff are experienced in handling over dimensional cargo and heavy lift load and are available to co-ordinate with our customers while loading, unloading, lashing, un-lashing their valuable cargo. We are one of the few companies in Dubai to provide such services, this giving us an upper hand over our competitors.

Personalized Services

Fleet Line Shipping is committed to personalized services to its customers. Once you hand over your valuable cargo to us, we will not rest till it has been delivered in a safe and secure fashion to your destination. You will receive updates from us regularly on the status of your cargo.

Global Coverage

Fleet Line Shipping has been offering a wide range of shipping and cargo related services to a diverse regional and international clientele through a network of representative offices in more than 130 countries.

Our Strengths

We have an in-house Break Bulk Agency and chartering department.

FLS owns a large fleet of more than 5000 TEUs normal and special equipment containers such as Flat Rack, Flat Bed, Open Top containers. We have loading arrangements with all premium carriers and feeder operators. We are the pioneers in the cargo (including project) movements to anywhere in the world including CIS, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Since the establishment of Fleet Line Shipping, we have been successfully transporting around 500 containers in a month from Dubai to CIS and Afghanistan, have given us headway in cargo traffic to these regions.

We are registered with Dubai Port Authorities (Dubai and Jebel Ali port), Sharjah, Khorfakkan, Abu Dhabi and Ajman ports for the activities of vessel agency, shipping line agents, NVOCC operations, freight forwarding and third party logistics provider. We have our own stack in all the above ports and have the e-Clearance facility with Dubai customs.

We are an approved vendor/ contractor of Trakhees (A Government. of Dubai, DP World Company) for on board lashing and securing services.

Contact Us

Head Office:

2301, Latifa Tower,
Next to Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Phone: + 971 4 3555 562
Fax: +971 4 357 04 66

 

Jebel Ali Branch Office/ Warehouse:

VE03 Between R/a 12 and 13
Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ),
Dubai, U.A.E
Phone: + 971 4 8811 525
Fax: +971 4 8811 526

 

Iraq Office:

Al-Gazaer District | 303 Amman Block | No.(10) near Al-Tayran Sq. | Basra
Phone: +964 780 9291517

 

Email : info@fleetlineshipping.com

 

Linked in : www.linkedin.com/company/fleetline-shipping

 

Facebook : www.facebook.com/FleetLineShipping

 

Twitter : twitter.com/FLEETLINESHPNG

Fleet Line Shipping Iraq Office

 

In Iraq, FLS is in a joint venture with Kamar Al-Ard (KAA) who are a local expert in customs clearance, cargo handling and transportation; operating as FLS-KAA.

 

FLS-KAA is an ISO certified organization, committed to regulatory compliance, HSE, and continuous improvement of our quality programs.

 

Exclusive member of WWPC in Iraq.

 

Services Offered:

  • Door to Door solution for all shipments into Iraq with access to all project sites.
  • Customs Clearance Solution for Levy & Duty paid shipments.
  • Closed and open warehousing facility in Safwan, Umm Qasr, Basra and Erbil. Storage and distribution services for chemical shipments (Haz and Non-Haz).
  • Obtaining special permits from regulatory authorities such as Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Chemicals, Ministry of Interior, etc.
  • Duty paid clearance solution for Air, Ocean and Land Shipments using own License, Import Permit and Regulatory approvals.
 

FLS-KAA is managed by a team of experienced and dedicated professionals with extensive knowledge in all aspects of shipping industry. We specialize in customs clearance for duty exempted shipments as well as duty paid shipments using own trade license and import permits and are experts in handling all kinds of cargo including over dimensional/ heavy lifts.

 

FLS-KAA has an in-house engineering division which provides customers with professional route surveys, method statements, journey plan management, structural engineering calculations and cargo handling guidelines for HL and ODC shipments.

 

FLS-KAA owns and manage transport and handling equipment including low beds, hydraulic and extendable low beds.

 

Office Location in Iraq

 

Kamar Al-Ard company.

General Trading and Transportation

Address : Al-Gazaer District | 303 Amman Block | No.(10) near Al-Tayran Sq. | Basra

Mobile : +964 780 9291517

 

Offices in Iraq:

FLS KAA is headquartered in Basra, with offices in Safwan, Umm Qasr, Baghdad and Erbil.


Website: www.kamaralard.com

Website: www.fleetlineshipping.com






 

Exclusive member of WWPC in Iraq

Our Affilations

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify. A ISO 9001:2015 certified company will have processes in place that allows it to:
  • Organize business processes
  • Improve efficiency of business processes
  • Iterate towards quality management
FLS is a ISO 9001:2015 accredited company.

FIATA, in English "International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations", was founded in Vienna/Austria on May 31, 1926. FIATA, a non-governmental organisation, represents today an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, also known as the "Architects of Transport", employing around 8 - 10 million people in 150 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc. In summary FIATA is the largest non-governmental organisation in the field of transportation. Its influence is worldwide.

The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) was founded in Dubai in February 1992 as mandated by the Government of Dubai to respond to the need to bring together the increasing number of freight and logistics service providers in the UAE. NAFL, previously named National Committee of Freight Forwarders (NCFF), is the first national association of freight forwarders to be established in the Arabian Gulf. Shortly after its establishment, on March 31, 1992, NAFL achieved another feat by becoming the first and only national association from an Arabian Gulf country to join the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). Since then, NAFL has been a staunch supporter of FIATA. From a total of 24 members at the time of its inception, NAFL has now grown more than ten-fold with a current roster of 260 members. This growth signified the important role of the NAFL to spearhead relevant training programs, which are crucial in the development of a corporation, as well as the industry.

In continuation of FLS’s endeavor to implement and adhere to Global Quality Standards, we have now successfully complied with the Globally accepted Environmental Standard as well as Health and Safety Standards and are now certified by world renowned UK certification body UKAS, who have issued us the ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification, in addition to ISO 9001:2008 certification which in place.
The combination of the above certifications not only ensures that our systems and processes are meeting the globally accepted standards, but also that our operations impacting related critical areas of Environment and Health and Safety are more than adequately meeting the prescribed Universal Standards. This is very pertinent to our various services such as cargo lashing and securing systems, industrial cargo packing solutions, in-country logistics solutions in countries like Iraq and CIS where surface transport through uneven road situation and external terrain could pose multiple Environmental and Health and Safety challenges. With the implementation of these new standards, FLS is minimizing such challenges and our responsibilities are well defined and communicated to all staff and sub-contractors by ensuring risk assessment training are conducted regularly before start of any project and prepare & implement mitigation plan to overcome potential risk, thereby aligning our services with customers HSE pre-requisites.
The achievement of this award demonstrates that FLS has a sustainable environmental management strategy and fully geared to execute any size of project in compliance with Client's requirement and local/international regulations and this will result in higher customer satisfaction, interdepartmental communications, work processes, customer/supplier partnerships.

Exclusive member of WWPC in iraq

Fleet Line Shipping is an approved vendor, third party independent consultant and contractor of Trakhees (A Government of Dubai Organization) for lashing and securing of cargo on board vessels managed by DP World.

Ritchie Bros

Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers

Posted on September 20th, 2018
  • Ritchie Bros Association With FLS
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  • Ritchie Bros AuctioneersFleet Line Shipping is now an approved transport / shipping partner of Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, Dubai , UAE. We are proud to be partnered with RB Auctioneers, a global leader in buying and selling used heavy equipments, trucks and other assets. To serve RB + FLS customers with highest level of excellence in providing prompt and accurate services on or after the RB Auction, we have our onsite office which is located within the RBA Auction yard.

Our list of services include :

  1. We can provide Shipping guarantee on your behalf to RBA , so that you can avoid paying Export duties prior moving equipment out of RBA yard
  2. Inspections , measurements and follow up with onsite RBA technical contractors to prepare the equipment ready for transportation and shipping
  3. Loading and lashing coordination of your equipment into standard and special containers at attractive rates Some of the big machines, we can do the dismantling to fit in shipping containers.
  4. Providing immediate and comprehensive shipping solutions that include local trailer, customs fees, inspections and port handling services
  5. Door to Door and Door to Port freight rates,be it RORO, Breakbulk, Special equipment ( Flat Rack , Open tops , Flat beds,etc ) & standard containers
  6. Prompt post shipment follow up , BL posting and tracking updates without the need for constant reminders
  7. Whatever the size and value of the units you have purchased at the auction, we have a solution ready for best value for your money .


Why Fleet Line shipping?

  • Fleet Line is a Dubai based ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 & QHSE 18001 certified company by UKAS with main focus on providing services of Projects cargo (OOG and Heavy Lift ), Global Freight Forwarding , Lashing & Packaging and Lifting.
  • Fleet Line Industrial lashing and operation team is officially certified by Jebel Ali Port to carry out heavy and odd size cargo securing and transportation.
  • Tier one rate agreement with Mearsk and CMA-CGM and many Ro-Ro and break bulk carriers whereby making sure our customers get best service and rates.
  • NVOCC carrier with our own fleet of standard and special equipments.
  • Own customs bonded warehouse facility in Jebel Ali with 3 PL license.
  • Door/Door logistics solution on DDP & DAP terms for shipment to IRAQ and CIS Countries.
  • Break bulk / Heavy Lift cargo as representative of “Empros line” with fixed monthly schedule service Ex: Europe to and intra Middle East sectors .


If you are planning to attend any of the RB Auctions in Jebel Ali, we welcome you to our office within RBA premises to discuss about your shipping requirements.

For any queries pertaining to the RB or Euro Auctions, please write to shipping-rba@fleetlineshipping.com .

You can also call on +971508993752 or +971554452951 for any assistance .

FLS Marine Logistics Profile

FLS Marine Profile

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • FLS Marine Profile - Dim: 41 x 8 x 12 meters
    Weight: 160 tons
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  • FLS Marine Logistics ProfileOur marine logistics division offers customized solution for boat shipments from design and custom built cradles & slings to shipping worldwide destination.
  • FLS can transport any boat or yacht virtually to anywhere in the world on board a secure carrier safely, securely and economically. We undertake total responsibility of customs clearance and documentation, coast guard permission and sign on and off of crew services.

Our range of services includes :

  • Inland transportation.
  • Piloting by licensed captain.
  • Waterside removal of boats and supply of deep sea divers.
  • Permits and approvals sign in/out of crew.
  • Complete ocean freight services in alliance with major carriers.
  • Custom built shipping cradles.
  • Packing & shrink wrapping services.
  • Crane & special lifts.
  • Marine surveys.
  • Marine insurance.
  • Customs clearance and port documentation.


Industrial Packing

Industrial Packing And Lashing

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • Flat Rack & Open Top Containers
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  • FLS Industrial Packing SolutionsFLS Industrial Packing Solutions Offers Services Including Package Designing / Repacking Services, Inner Packing Services, Wooden Packing Services, Metal Barrier Foil, Vacuum Packing Services, Thermostatic Packing Services, Heavy Duty Shrink Wrap Services And Misc packaging and lashing services.

Industrial Inner Packings

Posted on 6th October,2018
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  • Inner Packing ServicesAt FLS we pay great attention to inner packing as we strongly believe appropriate inner packing / braising / blocking is critical to the safety of the cargo.

Most commonly used inner packing material include :

  • 1. Bubblewraps
  • 2. Shrinkwraps
  • 3. Thermocols
  • 4. Foams
  • 5. Corrugatedsheets
  • 6. Paddedtimbers
  • 7. Airbags
  • 8. Dunnagebags
  • 9. Polyesterstraps

We use wide range of other cushioning materials to protect valuable cargo against shock, vibration, abrasion, corrosion and electrostatic discharge etc , while in transit or storage.

Industrial Wooden Packing Services

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • Wooden Packing Services
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  • Wooden Packing ServicesFLS manufactures wide range of timber/wood packing products, right from small packets/boxes/ crates to huge crates for break bulk shipping.
  • We are equipped with the latest machines inclusive of the facility to manufacture customs made packages and boxes.
  • All boxes are designed as per customers specification and compatible for multiple handling with forklifts, cranes, trolley and other handling equipment.
  • All wood materials are heat treated.
  • Fumigation services provided as per specific need of customers.

Industrial Metal Barrier Foil

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • Metal Barrier Foil
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  • Metal Barrier Packing ServicesFLS provides aluminum barrier foil packaging for industrial products with varied specifications.
  • Metal barrier foil packing services are offered to protect shell against oxidizing, corrosion and moisture damage.
  • The heat sealable product is an effective packaging solution for metal parts and equipment to ensure total climatic protection during transit and storage.

Industrial Vacuum Packing Services

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • Vacuum Packing Services
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  • Vacuum Packing ServicesVacuum packing reduces atmospheric oxygen inside the package resulting in better protection against moisture, dirt, dust, salt and damaging effects of sunlight. It provides an excellent barrier against damages caused by the atmospheric interference especially oxidizing and corrosion.
  • Vacuum packing is a preservation process inside a vapor-tight barrier with desiccants (silica-gel). It creates a secured atmosphere within the package
  • Desiccants are placed inside the airtight envelope to absorb any remaining humidity in the atmosphere.
  • Humidity indicators can also be installed within the barrier bag to monitor the integrity of the atmosphere.

Industrial Thermostatic Packing Services

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • Thermostatic Packing Services
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  • Thermostatic Packing ServicesEach package is developed for the cargo it protects by considering the specific ambient conditions, temperature parameters and transit distances and durations.
  • Keeping this in mind FLS works closely with its clients to develop the best solution for their requirements.
  • These packages can also be fitted with temperature/humidity indicators to record their effectiveness.
  • Humidity indicators can also be installed within the barrier bag to monitor the integrity of the atmosphere.

Industrial Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors Packing

Posted on 6th October,2018
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  • Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors PackingVapor Corrosion Inhibitors are corrosion inhibiting compounds which when released into a close enclosure forms a very thin molecular layer on the metal surface which inhibits corrosion by preventing air and moisture from coming in contact with the metal surface.

Core benefits of VCI packing includes :

  • 1. Easy to apply
  • 2. Good at protecting metals
  • 3. Keep the metals dry for longer period
  • 4. Save time and cost.

Industrial Heavy Duty Shrink Wrap Services

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • Heavy Duty Shrink Wrap Services
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  • Heavy Duty Shrink Wrap ServicesFLS use PVC, Polyethylene, Polyolefin and heavy duty shrink materials to wrap and protect heavy duty and ODC cargo.
  • Shrink wrap is applied and shrunk using a propane fired heat tool; shrinking it tightly and fully encasing the piece of machinery.
  • We use Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap material to offer complete protection against weather damages.
  • All shrink materials we use is 100% virgin resin which ensure consistent mil thickness.

Industrial Auto Mobile Packing And Lashing

Posted on 6th October,2018
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  • Auto Mobile Packing And LashingFLS packaging experts can also very much expertise to do the car packing and lashing as we have in-house facilities to pack with Bubble and plastic sheets and lash the car in containers with rachet and cord strap belts.
  • Our Packing & lashing services for this segment include protective layers and secured packing for all types of commercial & Military vehicles.
  • We specialize in packing of heavy duty & luxury cars:
  • i. Single cars in container
  • ii. Multiple cars in container

ISO Quality Certification

Posted on 6th October,2018
  • ISO Quality Certification Awarded
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  • CertificationFleet Line Shipping remains fully committed to its Quality, Health, Safety and Environment policy and its central theme of continuous improvement.
  • We have successfully achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications in recognition of our quality, health and safety and environmental management systems.
  • These certifications include ISO9001:2015 (quality), OHSAS 18001:2007 (occupational health and safety) and ISO14001:2004 (environmental management systems).

HSSE & Environment

Posted on 6th October,2018
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  • ISO & HSE CertificatesThe combination ISO & HSE certificates ensure our systems and processes meets globally accepted standards and our operations impacting related critical areas of Environment and Health and Safety adequately meet the Universal Standards.
  • FLS has strict vendor vetting policies in place which to ensure that all operations follow industry best practices and the prevailing legislation and are conducted to the highest possible standards.

FLS Packing & Lashing Team With OOG Cargo

Posted on 6th October,2018
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FLS-ISO & QHSE certified cargo securing and lashing services

Posted on September 29th, 2018
  • FLS-ISO & QHSE Certified
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA-CGM's Top Customer Award
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA-CGM's Top Customer Award
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA-CGM's Top Customer Award
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA-CGM's Top Customer Award
  • FLS-ISO & QHSE Cargo on Flat Racks, when moves by road, rail or sea, can be exposed to extreme external forces. This can be prevented by proper planning of lashing and securing. At FLS our well trained crew use only IMO certified lashing materials as per their SWL and consider suitable weight distribution, Anti skid (Frictional capabilities), Filling (use of air bags, dunnage), Adding Lashing eyes (D rings) etc while lashing the cargo whereby make sure safe carriage of the cargo at all times.
    info@fleetlineshipping.com
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Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA- CGM's Top Customer Award

Posted on September 29th, 2018
  • FLS CGM's Top Customer Award
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA-CGM's Top Customer Award
    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) gets CMA-CGM's Top Customer Award
  • FLS gets CGM's Top Customer Award FLS is proud to be the valued partner of CMA CGM. We hope to keep growing in our relationship and serve our customers with the highest level of excellence

FLS Learning Programs

Posted on July 20th, 2018
  • FLS Certifications
    Shipping Industry Learning Programs
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  • AnnouncementAttended a four day seminar on Advanced Heavy Lifting and Transportation by world renowned expert Richard Krabbendam. An absolute fantastic learning experience and I highly recommend this to my fellow leaders. Learn more about him at http://www.heavyliftspecialist.com and www.linkedin.com/in/richard-krabbendam-07279bb/ Fleet Line Shipping's commitment to continuous learning and business process re-engineering starts from the top.

FLS wins best logistics partner in ME Award.

Posted on June 8th, 2018
  • FLS Wins!
    Best Sales Shipping Middle East X2 2018
    FLS Best Shipping Agent X2
  • AnnouncementFLS has been awarded as the best agent in Middle East by X2 Elite logistics network during their recently concluded annual summit in Hua Hin, Thailand

Project Solution to Saudi Arabia

Posted on May 17th, 2018
  • A few images of the project
    Saudi Project Cargo Shipping 2018
  • AnnouncementFleetline Shipping has successfully completed a project shipment to Saudi Arabia which involved 10x40' FR, 5x40' OT and several HC containers. Fleetline took over this project after multiple failed attempts by other competitors.

OOG Cargo Innovation

Posted on April 20th, 2018
  • OOG Cargo

    FLS was asked to rush these pipes and fittings from Jebel Ali to a project site in Kazakhstan. Some of them were 15 meters long. Whilst our client were advised by other forwarders and few carriers to load the same on break bulk method on container ship by using multiple flat bed containers, our project team planned and executed the same on a normal flat rack container with arms up right at the same time made sure lifting points of the container were totally free. All in a normal days work at FLS.

    OOG Cargo Innovation
  • AnnouncementFleetline Shipping leads in Out of box thinking and innovative ideas for handling OOG Cargo.

Logistics Middle East runs a special feature on FleetLine Shipping with a focus on BreakBulk Cargo

Posted on January 17th, 2018
  • An excerpt from the interview

    We are also seeing other sectors such as renewable energy, power generation, civil and transport infrastructure gain momentum.

  • AnnouncementThe prestigious magazine - Logistics Middle East ran a feature on FleetLine Shipping focusing on future of BreakBulk in Middle East

FLS features in National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) magazine

Posted on December 15th, 2017
  • Read more about how FLS pioneers in the OOG space

    Any cargo exceeding the internal dimensions of a standard container is considered as out of guage or OOG cargo. Over the past 13 years, Fleetline Shipping has become synonymous with OOG and project cargo movements. Our customers save 30% on OOG shipments as compared to our nearest competitors.

  • AnnouncementFLS has been featured in the NAFL magazine as an OOG specialist

FLS renews ISO certification

Posted on October 20th, 2017
  • Read more our transition to ISO 9001:2015 standard

    In keeping with our policy of continuous improvement and updating our processes, FLS is pleased to inform you that we have successfully renewed our ISO 9001 certification and transitioned to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard. The transition to this standard ensures that our processes are evaluated and audited in line the latest Quality Management Standards and benchmarks. As this Certification covers all our Logistics and Freight Forwarding services, including our Warehousing and Cargo Securing Services, our customers are assured of a complete package of services which is totally aligned to their own Quality Certification.

  • AnnouncementFLS has successfully transitioned to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard

FLS interviewed by Breakbulk Events & Media

Posted on August 1st, 2017
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  • AnnouncementFLS MD Mr. Peter Mathew interviewed by Breakbulk Events & Media

Register to visit Break Bulk Abu Dhabi

Posted on September 7th, 2016
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    Fleet Line Shipping will be featured in this year Break Bulk Abu Dhabi. Please click here to get your free vistor's pass'

  • AnnouncementFLS featured in Break Bulk Abu Dhabi

FLS invests back in learning programs for employees.

Posted on March 7th, 2016
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    Fleet Line invests back in its employees through career oriented learning programs to enhance their knowledge and stay updated on latest trends in the Shipping Industry.

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Appreciation of FLS by MAERSK.

Posted on March 2nd, 2016
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    FLS is proud to be the valued partner of Maersk Line - the world's biggest shipping line. We hope to keep growing in our relationship and serve our customers with the highest level of excellence.

  • AnnouncementAppreciation of FLS by MAERSK

Appreciation of FLS Corporate Social Responsibility activities

Posted on February 2nd, 2016
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    Appreciation of FLS Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

  • AnnouncementAppreciation of FLS Corporate Social Responsibility activities

Fleet Line Shipping at Break Bulk Middle East.

Posted on December 15th, 2015
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    FLS were an active Exhibitor at the Breakbulk Middle East Exhibition held at ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center), Abu Dhabi from 25th to 28th October 2015; were overwhelmed by response of visitors at our booth and were glad to welcome DP World Senior Officials who visited us.

    Break Bulk Middle East, an extension of Break Bulk Europe which is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals made its debut at ADNEC.

    Thanks to all our customers, agents, carriers, service providers and other representatives for visiting our booth.

  • AnnouncementFleet Line Shipping exhibit at Break Bulk Middle East

Fleet Line Shipping interviewed by Middle East Gulf

Posted on September 30th, 2015
  • Fleet Line Shipping MD - Mr. Peter Mathew was interviewed by Middle East Gulf to highlight the challenges faced by Middle East Logistics companies. Read the complete interview here
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Empros Lines appointed Fleet Line Shipping as their agent in ME region

Posted on June 24th, 2015
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    Fleet Line Shipping Services

    LLC

    as agents of

    Empros Lines

    We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed as agent for EMPROS line in the MIDDLE EAST for Vessel agency thus we are offering break bulk service on following sectors:-

    • Accepting import cargo from Flushing, Antwerp, Sfax to Middle East ports (confirm call to Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Dammam and Kuwait)
    • Accepting Export cargo from Jebel Ali / Abu Dhabi to Dammam, Kuwait and other ports in PG and European Ports

    PLEASED TO NOMINATE OUR NEXT FIRM LINER VESSEL FOR THE ARABIAN GULF AS FOLLOWS:

    JUNE SAILING

    MV SCL BASILISK

     

    Built: 2013
    Dwt: 17.953 M
    Cargo gear: 3x 80T (Mc Gregor – hydro electric)
    ETA FLUSHING à 24/06 agw wp
    ETA ANTWERP à 26/06 agw wp
    ETA SFAX à 08/07 agw wp
    ETA JEBEL ALI/AUH à 25/07 agw wp
    ETA DAMMAM à 28/07 agw wp
    ETA KUWAIT à 25/07 agw wp

    JULY SAILING

    MV ALITIS

    Built: 2002 (Japan)

    Dwt: 53,000 M

    Cargo gear: 4x 30T (Mc Gregor – hydro electric)

    ETA ANTWERP -25TH TO 31ST JULY,2015

    DIRECTION: MIDDLE EAST AND INTER PG PORTS

     

    FOR BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT

    MR. KUMAR MRINAL

    Mobile: 00971551085539

    Tel: 00971 04 3555562

    MS. PINKY SHARMA

    Tel: 00971 04 3555562

  • AnnouncementEmpros Lines appointed Fleet Line Shipping as their agent in ME region

Break Bulk Europe 2015

Posted on May 29th, 2015
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    Breakbulk Europe was celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year from 18th to 21st May in Antwerp Belgium. This is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals. The place to network and connect with over 350 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy lift, export packers, equipment companies and more.

    This year again we had our booth in hall number 4. Thanks to all our customers, agents, carriers, service providers etc for visiting our booth.

  • Announcement Break Bulk Europe 2015

X2 Member Fleet Line Shipping LLC Launch 3 New Services

Posted on May 7, 2015
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    Fleet Line Shipping LLC., the fastest growing and most reliable Dubai based end to end logistics service provider in alliance with their joint venture setup in Iraq FLSKAA announced launch of 3 new services from Dubai to Iraq:

    FLS Express: Fastest way to delivery priority shipment from Door UAE to Door Iraq by clearing cargo vide duty and tax payment using its own trade license and import permit in Iraq with assured delivery of less a week within all major provinces in Iraq  

    FLS Consol: Economical way to deliver duty paid and levy exempt cargo on DAP terms to Iraq by consolidating shipments and shipping them using ocean freight and road freight scheduled weekly departures from Dubai to Iraq with an option of port to port, hub to hub and door to door service

    FLS Parcel: Exclusive service of handling small parcel by consolidating them and moving by scheduled twice weekly departure form Dubai by road freight and customs cleared and delivered to Door Iraq using FLSKAA own trade license and import permits in Iraq

    Above products are an extension of the FLS portfolio of dedicated and focused services to Iraq which offers customers a seamless experience with varied options to move their cargo to Iraq without a need to have their own offices or any setup to import goods and count on FLSKAA expertise in obtaining required import permit and clear shipments from customs and all governing authorities by paying duties and taxes and deliver them to Iraq door, safely, economically and on timely manner.

    Customers now can use the global setup of FLS global agency network to ship any size and any type of cargo from global origin to Dubai by air & ocean freight for onward consolidation and shipping to Door Iraq using any one of the above services.

    Launch of new product was welcome by all the major Operators, IOC., EPCs, Sub-contractors, and various suppliers of consumable good serving Oil & Gas projects in Iraq as well as supplies of various construction material and consumable products to Iraqi based customers. These products added value to various global, local and regional freight forwarders who now finds one stop solution to offer comprehensive and integrated services to Iraq

  • Q1 Newsletter 2015 X2 Member Fleet Line Shipping LLC Launch 3 New Services

X2 at Break Bulk Europe 2015 IN ANTWERP

Posted on April 14th, 2015
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    Richard with Marc Huybrechts - President of European Association for Forwarding Transport Logistics and Customs Services at Break Bulk Europe 2014. This year Richard and Peter Huybrechts will be at this year’s event?

    Known in the industry as the largest event oriented toward project logistics. Break Bulk Europe is an exhibition and educational forum addressing the needs of traditional break-bulkand project cargo logisticsprofessionals.

    The 2014 Break Bulk Europe Conference saw a turnout of more than 5500 participantsand more than 200 exhibitors from all around the world
    with an expectation of higher turnouts this year. During the event, Richard had the opportunity to meet with many of the attending delegates and members, exhibitors, and leaders of the industry to discuss further the project logistics industry. X2 is looking forward to the same opportunity again this year while in Antwerp and also expects to meet even more industry professionals.

    This year, Peter Huybrechts of Titan Cargo, X2 Project’s member in Antwerp, Belgium will be representing Titan Cargo with its own booth (302H4) at the 2015 Break Bulk Europe event. X2 will also be present at this year’s event.

  • Q1 Newsletter 2015 X2 at Break Bulk Europe 2015 IN ANTWERP

FleetLine: Sees Boat Successfully to Dos Bocas

Posted on April 14th, 2015
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    X2 Projects Member, Fleet Line recently successfully executed another crew boat, measuring 41m x 8m x 12m with with a total weight of 160 tons with a final destination in Dos Bocas, Mexico.

    The operations team had to make elaborate plans to load the crew boat on the break vessel BBC Maine as the 41 meter long crew boat had no cradle available. Theteam had designed and fabricated a bespoke cradle in the FleetLine warehouse based on technical drawings of the crew boat, which was then transported to the allocated berth at Jebel Ali port and required the necessary permission obtained from port authorities for welding and assembling of the cradle onshore.

    Upon the break bulk vessel’s berthing, the assembled cradle was lifted on board, at which point FLS appointed divers who were ready to put the slings around the crew boat. The boat was then safely lifted from water using the ship’s onboard cranes and placed on the cradle.

    FLS also arranged the crew boats agency matters such as crew sign off, coast guard permission, berthing permission, customs clearance etc as a one stop solutions for the whole project.

     
  • Q1 Newsletter 2015 FleetLine: Sees Boat Successfully to Dos Bocas

FleetLine: Ships Ship from Dubai by Ship

Posted on April 14th, 2015
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    Dubai based Fleet Line Shipping has recently loaded a crew boat measuring 41 x 8 x 12 meters, weighing 160 tons from Mussafah, Abu Dhabi port to Lagos. Since the boat had no cradle available, in order to load the same on a break bulk vessel, FLS project team designed and fabricated the cradle basis technical drawing of the boat, which was then transported to the port in dismantled position. Prior vessel arrival, our technical team assembled half of the cradle on shore near the berth, which was then lifted by ship crane. Remaining cradle parts was bolted together on board, ready to receive the crew boat.

    The boat was then lifted by ship crane from water and placed on cradle. The job was well executed by FLS team.

    Fleet Line Shipping is a Dubai based company and having branch office in Iraq as well.

     
  • Q1 Newsletter 2015 FleetLine’s total logistics solutions for crew boat.

FleetLine 10th Anniversary

Posted on April 14th, 2015
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    We are pleased to announce that our X2 Member Fleet Line Shipping Services LLC based in Dubai and Iraq will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in March. They have started operations 10 years ago in Dubai, then later started a warehouse cum branch in Jebel Ali to cater to the booming construction, oil and gas industries etc. FLS has started its branch office in Iraq 2 years back to provide a complete logistics solutions for all type of cargoes.

  • Q1 Newsletter 2015 Article About FleetLine 10th Anniversary

Fleet Line will have booth in Break Bulk Europe event in Antwerp, Belgium

Posted on April 13th, 2015
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    Dear Customers,

    This year again will have our booth in Break Bulk Europe event in Antwerp, Belgium. Please visit our booth to discuss about how can Fleet Line Shipping provide complete end to end logistics solutions in UAE and Iraq.

  • Announcement Article About Fleet Line will have booth in Break Bulk Europe event

Fleet Line has coordinated the shipment of a 160-tonne crew boat

Posted on March 18th, 2015
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    Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has coordinated the shipment of a 160-tonne crew boat, measuring 41 m x 8 m x 12 m, from Jebel Ali in the UAE to Dos Bocas, Mexico.

  • Heavy Lift Article About Fleet Line has coordinated the shipment of a 160-tonne crew boat.

Fleet Line will be moving to a bigger premises.

Posted on february 16th, 2015
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Fleet Line executes Nigerian boat move

Posted on January 26th, 2015
  • Read more about Fleet Line Shipping recently loaded a 160-tonne crew boat at Mussafah port in Abu Dhabi

    The 41 m x 8 m x 12 m crew boat, Stanford Pelican, was loaded onboard a BBC Chartering breakbulk vessel destined for Lagos, Nigeria. In order to securely stow the crew boat, the Fleet Line technical team had to design and fabricate a bespoke cradle based on technical drawings of Stanford Pelican.

    The disassembled cradle was delivered to Mussafah port and the Fleet Line team assembled half of the cradle onshore, which was then lifted onto the breakbulk vessel. The remaining cradle parts were bolted together on board.

    The crew boat was then safely lifted from the water using the ship's onboard cranes and placed on the cradle.

  • Heavy Life Article About Fleet Line executes Nigerian boat move

Ask the Expert: Fleet Line Shipping Services

Posted on February 6th, 2011
  • Read more about Fleet Line Shipping MD Mr.Peter Mathew's interview

    Question: How strong is the demand for ‘out of gauge’ cargo transportation in the Middle East region?

    A standard definition for the term ‘out of gauge’ cargo is any cargo exceeding the internal dimensions of a standard container is considered as out of gauge, or OOG. This cargo can still be loaded onto container ships by using special equipment, such as flat rack, open top containers, but requires special handling devises in addition to the standard quay / gantry crane, together with manual intervention at the time of stowage.

    Question: The importance of specialist experience in this market

    Potential demand for OOG cargo services is huge in the Middle East, especially from the oil and gas and construction industries. Customers want a partner that understands the complexities of OOG cargo, whether it’s arranging the space on a container ship, stuffing and lashing, or securing a police escort and suitable truck for road transportation. However, the number of logistics companies that actually specialise in this niche market is quite limited.

    Question: The experience of fleet line shipping in OOG logistics

    Over the past six years, Fleet Line Shipping Services has become synonymous with out of gauge and project cargo movements. We commenced operations as a Dubai-based NVOCC operator with a range of specialised equipment, while also partnering with a number of feeder operators and shipping lines for slot arrangements. Since this time, customers have approached our company for additional value-added services, including road transportation, stuffing and lashing, customs clearance, and chartering ships for heavy lift cargo. Today, around 70% of our customers are freight forwarders, while the rest are direct shippers or consignees from oil and gas, construction, and earth moving equipment companies.

    Question: Why Ethical business operations will lead to long-term success

    Fleet Line Shipping has adopted an ethical approach to business, which is well-known to the industry. To maintain a good synergy with our freight forwarding clients, we will never approach their customers, even on occasions when we are contacted by them.

    Question: Growth potential for the OGG market in Middle East countries

    We predict that demand will continue to rise for OOG movements in the Middle East, especially in Qatar due to massive infrastructure developments for their world cup preparations. At the moment, a limited number of mother vessels are calling at Doha ports, which means that freight will be routed through Jebel Ali port in Dubai. Another potential market is Saudi Arabia, which is currently under-served in terms of world-class providers of OOG cargo services.

    Question: The irrelevance of size when selecting a logistics partner

    Personally, I cannot understand the reasoning that logistics companies must have large premises or offices in several locations to stand out in their area of expertise. Our experience has shown that customers are comfortable with small service providers for being valued. The big ones will often take longer time to arrive at decisions. We choose hand picked agents everywhere, who know all about project cargo and how to get the work done. To give an example, Fleet Line Shipping recently moved 120 tonnes of oil field equipment with a height of seven metres to Uzbekistan. We had to take permission for temporarily removing the electricity wires in a couple of places in order for the freight to reach its final destination. Our people managed to complete the job with ease without having to bother the receiver much.

    Question: Beating competition from other providers of OGG cargo services

    Fleet Line Shipping has many advantages. For starters, we can quote a rate instantly to containerised OGG customers. This is possible because we know the bay plan a vessel operator can make, thus we know how many slot killings it can be on a container. Additionally, by providing us dimensions and weight with a photograph of the cargo, we will be able to quote the stuffing and lashing charges, while even advising on the centre of gravity and lifting requirements. While our competitors take a couple of days for these things, we can take a few minutes.

    Question: The benefits of an established network of reliable carriers

    For the heavy lift cargo, our advantage is finding the suitable ship at a minimum time frame to worldwide destinations, even to some of the shallow draft ports such as East Timor (Dili), Khorramshahr and many islands in South East Asia and Far East. We choose efficient and reliable carriers to avoid any delays, ensuring that freight moves in and out in the most effective manner.

    This is an excerpt of an interview with Peter K. Mathew, Managing Director, Fleet Line Shipping Services

    For more details and pictures about this interview at Arabian Supply Chain please visit the original interview

  • OOG Interview with Arabian Supply Chain about OOG operations

FLS celebrates warehouse opening

Posted on September 2nd, 2014
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    May 29 – Dubai-based Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has opened its new warehouse facility dedicated to project cargo in Jebel Ali Free Zone.

    The new warehouse is dedicated to project cargo handling activities, such as lashing and securing, and packing and crating, as well as LCL and LTL consolidation. FLS said that the facility will offer a “one-stop solution for project shipments”.

    In addition to the new warehouse, FLS also offers a temperature-controlled facility with over 15,000 pallet positions.

    See more pictures of the opening ceremony here.

  • Announcement Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Fleet Line achieves ISO certification

Posted on September 2nd, 2014
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    July 14 – Fleet Line Shipping Services (FLS) has achieved global ISO 9001:2008 certification, accredited by UKAS.

    To become certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant, FLS underwent an evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment and staff training.

    FLS is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for various activities, including project and heavy lift cargo handling, and the handling of OOG cargo using special equipment, as well as international freight forwarding and specialised packing and lashing.

  • Announcement Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

FLS gets rig moving

Posted on September 2nd, 2014
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    July 31 – Dubai based Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported a dismantled rig with a volume of about 11,000 cu m from Sattahip in Thailand to Oman’s Sohar Port.

    FLS chartered Hanssy Shipping‘s multipurpose vessel Han He for the shipment.

  • Announcement Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

Ask The Expert: Fleet Line Shipping Services

Posted on August 27th, 2014
  • Read more about Ask The Expert: Fleet Line Shipping Services

    Question: How strong is the demand for ‘out of gauge’ cargo transportation in the Middle East region?

    A standard definition for the term ‘out of gauge’ cargo
    Any cargo exceeding the internal dimensions of a standard container is considered as out of gauge, or OOG. This cargo can still be loaded onto container ships by using special equipment, such as flat rack, open top containers, but requires special handling devises in addition to the standard quay / gantry crane, together with manual intervention at the time of stowage.

    The importance of specialist experience in this market
    Potential demand for OOG cargo services is huge in the Middle East, especially from the oil and gas and construction industries. Customers want a partner that understands the complexities of OOG cargo, whether it’s arranging the space on a container ship, stuffing and lashing, or securing a police escort and suitable truck for road transportation. However, the number of logistics companies that actually specialise in this niche market is quite limited.

    The experience of fleet line shipping in OOG logistics
    Over the past six years, Fleet Line Shipping Services has become synonymous with out of gauge and project cargo movements. We commenced operations as a Dubai-based NVOCC operator with a range of specialised equipment, while also partnering with a number of feeder operators and shipping lines for slot arrangements. Since this time, customers have approached our company for additional value-added services, including road transportation, stuffing and lashing, customs clearance, and chartering ships for heavy lift cargo. Today, around 70% of our customers are freight forwarders, while the rest are direct shippers or consignees from oil and gas, construction, and earth moving equipment companies. 

    Why Ethical business operations will lead to long-term success
    Fleet Line Shipping has adopted an ethical approach to business, which is well-known to the industry. To maintain a good synergy with our freight forwarding clients, we will never approach their customers, even on occasions when we are contacted by them.

    Growth potential for the OGG market in Middle East countries
    We predict that demand will continue to rise for OOG movements in the Middle East, especially in Qatar due to massive infrastructure developments for their world cup preparations. At the moment, a limited number of mother vessels are calling at Doha ports, which means that freight will be routed through Jebel Ali port in Dubai. Another potential market is Saudi Arabia, which is currently under-served in terms of world-class providers of OOG cargo services.

    The irrelevance of size when selecting a logistics partner
    Personally, I cannot understand the reasoning that logistics companies must have large premises or offices in several locations to stand out in their area of expertise. Our experience has shown that customers are comfortable with small service providers for being valued. The big ones will often take longer time to arrive at decisions. We choose hand picked agents everywhere, who know all about project cargo and how to get the work done. To give an example, Fleet Line Shipping recently moved 120 tonnes of oil field equipment with a height of seven metres to Uzbekistan. We had to take permission for temporarily removing the electricity wires in a couple of places in order for the freight to reach its final destination. Our people managed to complete the job with ease without having to bother the receiver much.

    Beating competition from other providers of OGG cargo services
    Fleet Line Shipping has many advantages. For starters, we can quote a rate instantly to containerised OGG customers. This is possible because we know the bay plan a vessel operator can make, thus we know how many slot killings it can be on a container. Additionally, by providing us dimensions and weight with a photograph of the cargo, we will be able to quote the stuffing and lashing charges, while even advising on the centre of gravity and lifting requirements. While our competitors take a couple of days for these things, we can take a few minutes.

    The benefits of an established network of reliable carriers
    For the heavy lift cargo, our advantage is finding the suitable ship at a minimum time frame to worldwide destinations, even to some of the shallow draft ports such as East Timor (Dili), Khorramshahr and many islands in South East Asia and Far East. We choose efficient and reliable carriers to avoid any delays, ensuring that freight moves in and out in the most effective manner.

    This column was written by Peter K. Mathew, managing director, Fleet Line Shipping Services

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Upheaval weighs on freighters

Posted on August 27th, 2014
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    The Arab Spring has wreaked havoc with transport companies in the UAE this year.

    Many businesses are reporting drops in orders by 50 per cent, while others have raised concerns about the uncertainty of Qatar’s status as the host of the 2022 Fifa World Cup as well as the need to regulate rogue companies.

    “It was like a dream as the unrest moved from one country to another,” said Mohammed Al Khouli, the general manager of Heavy Load Freight Services in Dubai, which specialises in transporting oilfield equipment and chemicals throughout the region to energy firms.

    “We were overwhelmed, and seven months down the road, we now admit this [recovery] could take a while,” he said, pointing out that the challenges are so great Heavy Load Freight Services in Dubai, a niche company employing 20 staff, may be forced to cut jobs.

    With an estimated 5,000 companies in Dubai, the transport and logistics industry is the backbone of the UAE economy, driving the country’s export and re-export machine with shipments throughout the Middle East, Africa and the subcontinent.

    But now the sector is going through a tough time again three years after the global downturn of 2008 forced companies to cut costs to stay in business.

    Chanaka Malalasekera, the senior vice president of Hawk Freight Services, also in Dubai, admitted he was worried about the slow pace of growth following the Arab Spring.

    “Dubai is the regional distribution hub and when things like this happen, it would take a long time to recover, even if the respective problems in these countries are sorted out,” he said.

    One bright spot was Qatar’s successful bid to stage the World Cup. But that decision recently came under scrutiny when Mohamed bin Hammam, the former head of the Asian Federation and an elder statesman of Qatar football, was banned for life after becoming embroiled in a bribery scandal during his bid to become the president of Fifa.

    Mr bin Hammam has denied the charges.

    Before the controversy, haulage companies were cashing in as the country embarked on huge infrastructure projects. Much of this extra demand was being routed through UAE ports and transport networks, according to Peter Mathew, the managing director of Fleet Line Shipping Services in Dubai.

    The heavy activity in Qatar is being matched by a surge in demand for cargo into Iraq and the former CIS countries in central Asia. But, at the same time, infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi have slowed this year.

    In addition, the situation in Qatar is variable, said Mr Al Khouli.

    As well as clearing up any uncertainty about the World Cup, freight companies would also like regulations to be eased to cement the country’s position as one of the most advanced transport networks in the Middle East.

    “While the UAE is in the forefront of innovation in the logistics industry, there is still much that can be accomplished by making the systems a little less rigid,” Mr Malalasekera said.

    “We have seen many new systems come into force during the last few years, but these still need fine-tuning in order to make the process more user friendly and less time-consuming.

    “The Dubai trade system which processes imports and exports can take up to two days for passing one bill of entry,” he added. “This kind of delay will make clients lose their competitive edge and also make this technological advancement less prudent.”

    Mr Malalasekera urged authorities to root out rogue companies that give the industry a bad name.

    “We are seeing too many small players without any qualifications or a proper understanding of the business entering the market,” he said.

    “Although they may make a small profit at the end of the day, due to their lack of professionalism they tend to give a wrong impression about the whole industry to various overseas entities, thereby taking away much needed goodwill.”

    Another key move to improve the industry would be to tighten up regulation for insurance coverage on bills of lading issued by all freight forwarders, according to Mr Mathew.

    “Currently, many freight forwarders are issuing documents without having proper liability coverage,” he said. “Trade licence-issuing authorities need to make sure that all freight forwarders have the adequate liability coverage before they issue or renew the licence.”

    Despite the challenges, many companies are optimistic about the long-term future.

    “Although this year started with a lot of hope, it has not turned out as expected,” Mr Malalasekera said.

    “However, we are now again seeing some improvement in the numbers. If this trend continues without any further disturbances, we might be able to end the year on a positive note.”

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