Pinnacle – specialists in handling the out-of-the-ordinary
When you need an experienced, trustworthy freight forwarder to handle your large, complex, and/or high-value cargo, look to Pinnacle. No project is too big for our specialist freight team.
Large scale and exceptional loads present real logistical challenges that require special skills and expertise. Whether you’re in the power generation industry, mining, or oil and gas, and whether your cargo is temperature-controlled or hazardous – we have the resources and expertise to help you move almost anything to almost anywhere in the world. Regardless of its size or weight, if you need your project cargo transported via air, we have the right expertise and resources to handle it.
When shipping your project cargo by sea, Pinnacle can devise expert planning and the careful handling of any complex loading and unloading. We have years of experience shipping project cargo around the world via sea and can advise on the best-suited logistics solution. When dealing with this specialist type of cargo, you need to be able to trust that your freight forwarder can do the job, and do it well without a hitch.
Special Projects in Virginia Beach
Running special projects from Virginia Beach, Virginia makes us perfectly situated for use of multiple seaports and airports across the east coast of the US. Our dedicated teams are experienced in air, sea and road freight and our Virginia location offers generous warehousing facilities, meaning we’re well placed to handle all your special freight projects. No project is too big for our special projects team.
Case study - Bobo-Dioulasso
Pinnacle were responsible for transporting four 202 tonne engines via a chartered vessel from Rotterdam and St. Nazaire to Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, using specially imported transport equipment. The aim of this project was to deliver an additional 72MW of power to an existing power plant, changing the lives of the people living in Burkina Faso.
Six months of planning and engineering went into this project, and we covered a grand total of 1,100km. From road and bridge surveys, the propping of bridges and building of roads, and road repairs during the transport due to heavy rain, the project was a huge challenge. Despite the odds, we installed all heavy machinery to the final position within millimetre accuracy, delivered safely, on-time, and within budget.
Benefits of our special project logistics
At Pinnacle, we have over 40 years of special logistics project expertise. We have a global network of resources and having also worked with NASA components and a Euro Shuttle for the Euro Tunnel, no project is too big for us. We make sure you have complete visibility and control when it comes to the status of your project, via our special projects team.
How We Can Help
Contact our team of experts and let’s discuss your project and requirements. We can give you advice, pricing and answer any questions about your cargo. Feel rest assured that you’re in the safest of hands when it comes to the logistics of your special project.
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What Our Clients Think
We have come to know Pinnacle as one of our most outstanding business partners as we execute our customer demonstrations in countries around the world. Pinnacle always rises to the challenge and gives us the proactive service we count on.
I have been working with Pinnacle for over 10 years now and have to say that their experience, professional approach and good reputation within the industry is impressive. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pinnacle for the movement of out of gauge machinery of any size or weight.
Delivery to NASA of the MIRI instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope was the highest value shipment that we have ever been responsible for in 50 years of space research, and the most difficult from a logistical point of view. Pinnacle were instrumental throughout the planning, organization, Defense and ultimately the highly successful implementation of the delivery plan.
We look forward to working with them again on any similar future projects.