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A Busy Month for our Dar es Salaam Warehouse

We continue to strengthen our warehousing division and this past month we had throughput of over 2,000 tons of copper via the warehouse! We welcomed two new clients to our warehouse in September and continue to field queries from many more clients.

We are currently in the process of developing our own in-house warehouse management system tailored to each client, this is what our clients have asked for and we believe will set us apart from the competition. Our technology team is working together with our
warehousing team to come up with a streamlined system of generating reports within minutes of offloading to keep our clients updated on their cargo in real time. At Alistair we are always striving to improve our processes; stay tuned for continued improvements to our warehousing system.

For any warehousing requirements, please contact us.


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Load of the Month: East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Route Survey

We recently had the opportunity to work with East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) staff members to conduct a route survey and feasibility study to transport 18m long and 12m long simulated pipes along the proposed supply route for the forthcoming East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline. The ultimate aim was to test the feasibility of transporting 18m pipes to three (3) key locations along the route.

Our Maintenance & Construction service line designed and built a dummy 18 meter load which was loaded and pre-positioned by the Road Freight service line team at ready for early departure from Dar es Salaam Port on 21 August 2017. Phase one of the trial was to transport the load along the transit route to the Uganda Main Camp Pipe Yard (MCPY 288.5) & proposed Uganda coating yard some 1,580Km away. All potential choke points along the route were proved to be passable and the transit time of 3 days easily achievable.

The team then dead-legged back to Dodoma (2-day drive) to start phase 2. This was the more challenging task of testing the pipeline access route from Dodoma to Tanga. Transit time was 1.5 days, which included 280Km of unpaved road – 74 Km of which was slow going and could prove challenging in the wet season.

After a total of 3,327 Km and 7 days’ travel, the convoy arrived in Tanga having proven that transportation of out-of- Gauge cargo to build what will be the longest heated pipeline in the world is indeed a reality.

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Team Building Dar es Salaam: The Battle of Assets

This month we held our annual Group Team Building event built over a series of competitive games designed to purposely bring personnel together under one fittingly themed “ The Battle of Assets” tournament.

Divided into teams named after some of our assets (Howo, Manitou, Fuso and Iveco), staff competed over a series of games including a balloon and blind fold race, 4x100M relay, football, obstacle course and a water balloon face-off. The battle resulted in a 1st place tie between Fuso and Iveco leading to basketball free throw showdown tie breaker in order to declare the winning team! With team Fuso emerging as the ultimate champions, everyone celebrated with a delicious feast to round off the eventful day.

Congratulations to Fuso, well done to all the teams and special thanks to the organizing committee, Elvis, Yona, Zuwena, Agnes, Silvia, Prashansa, Bashir, Robert and Happyness.

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