Project logistics engineering and consulting

Transport engineering incorporates pre-planning, and on-site support can ensure perfect project execution – even if circumstances suddenly change. With proper pre-planning and project execution, we can avoid risks and reduce costs for your transport.
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The right expert for any situation

With the complexity and diversity of our industry, we employ the best individuals that meet your requirements. We will ensure the suitability of the transport engineer before assigning to your project. Making the right decision when issues occur takes an expert for the situation and the commodity. From hydraulic trailer operation experts to heavy-lift port captains, we can cover all aspects of project cargo. In addition to decades of transport engineering experience, we are knowledgeable about the commercial challenges.

Our options for engineering and consulting services

Feasibility study

We conduct evaluations to determine the suitability of the specific cargo transported, the possible transport methods and the maximum cargo dimensions and weights transporting via a particular route.

The study informs the shipper about the expected risks and challenges for transportation. Risks and challenges include abnormal weights, dimensions or remote areas.

Typically performed at an early stage, the results can also influence the final cargo design or transportation method.

Transport consulting

Rhenus New Zealand supports during the construction process – evaluating lifting and lashing possibilities for cargo at early stages. We also analyse the minimum requirements for vessels, cranes or trailers and develop alternative transport concepts.

Method statements

We compile and verify method statements for various kinds of operations.

A method statement is a structured document illustrating the complete transportation (or parts of it) in a step-by-step manual. It contains, for instance, lifting arrangements, cargo securing, risk assessments and other documents. It is also known as the “operations manual”.

Quality management

As of now, quality management is one of the core processes of the project logistics industry. Knowledge to anticipate risks, develop procedures and lower risks are essential to creating safe and efficient transport.

Stowage plans

At your request, Rhenus New Zealand creates preliminary and final stowage plans for your transport. Stowage plans provide an overview of the cargo on board a vessel and the planned stowage position. They also illustrate different views and decks of the vessel together with cargo information and crane outreaches.

Lifting arrangements

Lifting arrangements are illustrations of a planned lift. They provide the planned procedure with detailed information such as the ideal outreach, lifting gear, the number of cranes and individual loads on the hook. They also evaluate the off-centre COG (centre of gravity) and lifting height.

Lashing arrangements

An illustration and calculation of the required cargo secure the specific voyage or cargo.

This illustration contains acting forces, lashing, materials, methods, rules and regulations and more.

Crane and trailer simulations

These are step-by-step illustrations of, for instance, the loading operation or turning of a trailer with out-of-gauge (OOG) cargo.

Mooring arrangements

Mooring arrangements and mooring analyses are studies of the approach and mooring operation, e.g. for RoRo (roll-on / roll-off) operations or special jetties to illustrate the planned rope arrangement and position of the barge or vessel at the quay or during ship-to-ship operations.

Port captain

The port captain or supercargo/supervisor is a consultant to the master/chief officer. Being an expert for the cargo and briefed for the expected loading, they will support the vessel’s crew during loading/discharging and cargo securing through their expertise.

Site operator

The site operator is present on-site and assists in loading, discharging operations and cargo management during the project.

Besides being responsible for transport engineering, they will also take on a role in transport coordination, storage and offloading based on the customer’s project schedule.

Trailer operator

The trailer operator operates self-propelled trailers or steers the axle lines and hydraulics on multi-axle trailers. They are present during complex transports or unique job site requirements and are responsible for loading/offloading the trailers with hydraulics.

Route survey

The route survey aims to develop a route for concept transportation considering bridges, overhead wires and other obstacles before the actual transport. It also includes turning the radio en route and following the journey to supervise and document the transportation.

Loading / Discharging survey

These involve attending vessels or job sites to verify and ensure the best execution for the operation. Our experts will document the journey and get involved to provide smooth, quick and safe transportation with the risks reduced to a minimum.

Preloading survey

This survey evaluates the condition or packaging of the cargo before loading, e.g. to gain information on stackability / broken stowage before loading or to prepare a condition report if required by any party involved.

Damage survey

The damage survey analyses the full range of project cargo damaged after an incident has occurred.

The final report has the detailed documentation and expertise provided.

Live reporting for ease of mind

With increasingly complex projects, information about the current status and handling of transportation is essential for all parties. Rhenus developed a reporting tool that informs you during load-out through notes and pictures taken by our experts. Our live reporting service is available for all attendances, from the port captain, site attendance and route attendance to route survey, preloading or damage survey.

Communicate and collaborate with Rhenus

With our modern tools, you can join the team:

  • Transparency for all participants
  • Develop ideas together or just read up on the latest progress
  • Direct online live information about project status
  • Overview of the individuals working on each task
  • Chat with, call or send an e-mail to us / the freelancers
  • Follow the complete project communication history
  • All files in the project
  • Project website showing all relevant information at one glance
  • Easy access via your browser or your mobile device

Transport under your brand name

All services and documents we produce can be issued with your logo and in your corporate design.

  • Exclusive partner or white label: Sell our services as your services
  • Being an exclusive partner, we work with our logo and design, presenting it as a secondary logo.
  • As a unique service, you can use our service with your own CD / CI.
  • Total transparency
  • Trust and neutrality

Any questions?

Your personal contact will assist you with all information regarding transport engineering and surveying and can assist you with your inquiry.

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