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Global Logistics, Abnormal Loads and Cargo in the Mining Industry

For over 30 years WWL ALS has offered specialised transport and logistics solutions for the global movement of heavy, oversized, abnormal and difficult cargo for the mining industry.

WWL ALS (International) Ltd,
1501 Hedon Road,
HU9 5NX East Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

For over 30 years WWL ALS has offered specialised transport and logistics solutions for the global movement of heavy, oversized, abnormal and difficult cargo for the mining industry.

WWL ALS works with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contractors and plant dealers to ship and transport new and second-hand equipment for the mining industry. WWL ALS provides specific equipment to the mining sector such as roof supports, tunnelling machines, injection units and robots.

Our team of experienced staff understand our clients’ needs and are dedicated to providing a service that reflects the professional standards demanded in the business world today.

WWL ALS can handle express road or air shipments of the smallest spare part of a large mobile or static cargo for the construction, mining, tunnelling, marine, oil and gas, engineering, energy and renewable energy industries.

Worldwide break bulk, heavy lift, charter and project cargo shipping solutions

WWL ALS’ specialist in-house project teams can handle any out of gauge or heavy lift project cargo offering global, break bulk, part charter, heavy lift vessels, ro-ro, containerisation and UK port agency services.

We work with clients from the initial proposal stage through to the contract stage, providing the client with outline feasibility assessments and budget costs when bidding for new business. This will be confirmed against final specifications and G.A. drawings when firm orders are secured. WWL ALS employs CAD technology for load planning and route assessment (swept path analysis).

Our dedicated chartering team is fully supported by an extensive database of ships’ positions worldwide, enabling rapid solutions in sourcing the most suitable vessel for the cargo at the time and place to suit our clients’ requirements. We are able to provide the following additional worldwide services:

  • Any size dry-cargo tonnage (not limited to break bulk carriers), multi-purpose, reefer, ro-ro and heavy lift tonnage
  • Full or part load shipments
  • Voyage chartering, time-chartering, period charter, bareboat contracting
  • Freight covers, contracting, project-engineering
  • Sale and purchase of ships
  • Towage (wet and dry) or FLO / FLO operations
  • Freight consultancy, market information

WWL ALS’ operations department provide our clients’ with a complete follow-up on the job after the shipment has arrived. Our operations department can handle the entire operation of vessels and voyages to include:

  • Preloading preparations, including stowage plan and super intendancy
  • Cargo clearance, custom arrangements, documentation work
  • Arrangements and supervision of stevedoring operations
  • Instructions to master and agents
  • On / off hire surveys
  • Liability insurance
  • Vessel performance control on speed, bunker consumption
  • Weather-routing
  • Disbursement accounts, hire calculations
  • Bunkering arrangements at lowest market prices
  • Conducting all correspondence and liaison with owners / shippers on our clients’ behalf

Whatever the size and scale of your project, WWL ALS can advise you and help to develop the ideal solution.

Intermodal transportation services for abnormal loads and heavy equipment

As heavy machinery and plants becomes more and more sophisticated WWL ALS’ operational teams recognise that every out of gauge transportation requirement is unique. It requires specialist knowledge and attention to detail to ensure that the most secure and effective movement is provided to satisfy our clients’ requirements.

WWL ALS’ experienced operators are available to provide help and advice for domestic, international and worldwide heavy haulage requirements including the following:

  • Intermodal transportation solutions such as air, road, rail, sea, canal
  • Ship chartering: full and part
  • Turnkey project management
  • Job site transportation
  • Planning, supervision and representation services for FOB projects / shipments
  • Crane planning, hire and management
  • Contract services team
  • Major / special projects: advice and management in major projects
  • Specialist installation, erection and decommissioning services
  • Pre project logistics planning, survey reports and feasibility studies
  • Permits: escort cars, police escorts, attendants, authority notifications
  • Insurance: all levels of insurance can be arranged
  • Security and bonded warehousing

High and Heavy Construction Equipment Logistics

WWL ALS has for a number of years been recognised as the foremost supplier of complete, customised, high and heavy construction equipment logistics support services to manufacturers, distributors and their clients.

Project Forwarding and Chartering

WWL ALS's Project Forwarding team specialises in turnkey and large-scale heavy lift projects across industries such as mining, energy, oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, engineering, paper, marine and offshore industries.

Supply Chain Solutions

WWL ALS has extensive experience in all aspects of supply chain solutions management, operating in the challenging business of inbound and outbound logistics.

Worldwide Freight Management

WWL ALS offers a complete ‘international transport’ package tailor-made to each individual client’s requirements.

One of the Biggest Mining Excavators is Transported from France to South Africa

Liebherr, the German equipment manufacturer based in Switzerland partnered with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services (WWL ALS) to get their new flagship the R9800, one of the biggest mining excavators from its factory in Colmar, France to its destination in Durban.

UK – Aberdeen

WWL ALS UK International Limited

Cammach Business Centre

East Tullos Industrial Estate

Greenbank Road

AB12 3BN


United Kingdom

London Sales Office (Residence)

WWL ALS (International) Limited

London Sales Office

United Kingdom


Contact via WWL ALS (International) Ltd

1501 Hedon Road



East Yorkshire

United Kingdom

Belgium - Geel

WWL ALS (Geel) bvba

c/o Vossendaal 11

B-2440 Geel


Belgium - Vilvoorde

WWL ALS (Belgium) bvba

c/o Mechelsesteenweg 586

B-1800 Vilvoorde


Finland - Turku

WWL ALS Baltic

Kuljetuskatu 13


FIN - 20200


Germany - Hemmingen

WWL ALS (Deutschland) GmbH

Gutenbergstrasse 3a

D-30966 Hemmingen


Germany - Hannover

WWL ALS (Deutschland) GmbH

Hanomagstrasse 9

D-30449 Hannover


Netherlands/ Holland - Moerdijk

WWL ALS (Freight Management Nederland) BV

Plaza 4

NL 4782 SK



Netherlands/ Holland - Ittervoort

WWL ALS (Freight Management Nederland) BV

Margarethastraat 71a

NL-6014 AD Ittervoort


South Africa - Johannesburg

WWL ALS Limited c/o Wilhelmsen Ships Service South Africa (Pty) Ltd

187 Rivonia Road

Morningside, Santon, 2199



South Africa

Spain – Barcelona

WWL ALS Limited

c/o Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistica Iberica SLU

Avda Francesco Cambo 21-1

E-08003 Barcelona


UAE – Dubai

WWL ALS Limited

24th Floor, Executive Heights – DAMAC

Telcom C


United Arab Emirates