Handling Logistical Services for the Tasiast Gold Mine in Mauritania
Handling Logistical Services for the Tasiast Gold Mine in Mauritania

Handling Logistical Services for the Tasiast Gold Mine in Mauritania

April 28th, 2017

Since May 1st, 2016, Antrak Logistics Australia and SOGECO, the Mauritanian subsidiary of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, are responsible for providing global logistics services to Kinross Gold Corporation, the seventh largest gold mining company in the world, based in Toronto, Canada, for a three-year contract duration.

Since 2010, at the Tasiast mine site, the Canadian multinational operates an open-pit mine located 300 kilometers North-East of Nouakchott. With its state-of-the-art facility, this significant employment generator can process up to 8,000 tons of ore daily and makes a substantial contribution to the country's economic development.

The primary-contract sponsor, Antrak Logistics Australia, has been awarded the global international freight forwarding services of the Tasiast project. Antrak Logistics Australia is a Bolloré Transport & Logistics subsidiary, dedicated to the mining industry, and is specialized in handling international freight forwarding and mining project management.

Antrak Logistics is in charge of shipping the equipment from hubs in Perth, Paris, Antwerp and Las Palmas and also manages storage, pre-shipment inspections as well as road transport to the designated ports/airports of loading. Antrak Logistics, in coordination with SOGECO, ensures that all prerequisites and formalities to adequately plan OGG shipments are met.

On-shore, SOGECO organizes the unloading, manages the customs clearance process and coordinates the final road transport and delivery of the equipment for the extension of the mine – “Tasiast Optimization Project (TOP)”.

This challenging mining project requires both a swift coordination of our global teams as well as specific transport equipment for the special OOG road freight  such as dump trucks and stators weighing over 100 tons; it also involves taking routes across the Mauritanian desert that are not easily accessible and often not tarmacked.

An experienced team of 70 SOGECO employees, including 12 employees on site, coordinates all on-shore activities to ensure we deliver an excellent service to the customer.

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