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.

Mining project: Excavators, dumpers and containers- Japan, US and Europe to Africa.
World-wide logistics of crushing and screening machines.
Tunnelling project: 130T tunnel boring machine (TBM) for Barcelona Metro.

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