Lynden Logistics showed the Lynden 'can do' spirit by delivering 25 oversize, underground pipes and 11 crates of spare parts within 10 days to meet a customer's project deadline. Lynden's Brussels team chartered two Antonov AN-124 aircraft to get the job done.
"Our customer, Saint-Gobain, needed the pipe and supplies for a major project in Qatar to construct five potable water mega reservoir sites. The pipe will be used for an interconnecting network of large diameter water pipelines," says Dietrich Jacobs, Operations Manager at Lynden's Brussels Service Center. "We've been delivering freight for Saint-Gobain for years, but this was by far the largest shipment we have handled and the tightest deadline."
When finished, the reservoirs will each have capacity for 100 million gallons and the structure, called the Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project, will be the largest reinforced concrete reservoir in the world. It is scheduled for completion in 2018. Lynden will continue to support the project with freight forwarding, customs brokerage and any other services required.