Engineering and
solutions for
Project cargo

Engineering – Project Management

Transportation of exceptional loads and management of “on-time” construction site procurement are complex activities that require specific and qualified skills, attention to detail and experience.

Within the Engineering Department team in Aprile, composed of experts in Transportation Engineering, Logistics and Mechanical Engineering, the most delicate phases of supply chain transportation activities are followed and supported, including operational areas such as:

Sea transport (Chartering, Ro-Ro, Flo-Flo)

Road and rail transport

Inland waterway transport

Air transport

Installation/Positioning of machinery on foundations

Logistics (goods handling, warehouses, etc.)


Dangerous Goods Management

Our technicians participate in the planning and scheduling phases of the most sensitive activities in order to assess and manage their risks. Last but not least, they supervise and assist in the on-site operational phases.

Aprile’s activities are planned and scheduled according to the customer’s needs. In this phase, the Engineering Department of Aprile deals with

– assessing the suitability of the means of transport used (ships, road vehicles, modular trucks, etc.)

– examination of technical specifications, transport configurations, and loading plans

– drafting/verification and validation with the client of stowage, lifting, lashing, positioning plans, etc.

– evaluation of road routes (Route Survey, Bridge Engineering Study, etc.)

– inspections/technical expertise according to Project requirements (Site Survey, Dock Survey, etc.)

– risk assessment related to the scope of work and preparation of Method Of Statement

– support to the Client in the verification and design of packaging

– support to the Client in the elaboration of guidelines for load handling and operator training

– ad-hoc technical support for specific customer requirements

Supervision and technical assistance during operational phases is carried out nationally and internationally, and covers

– port loading/unloading operations (Pre-shipment cargo condition, Loading/Discharging Survey, etc.)

– land transport of exceptional cargo

– transport phases in atypical environments (docking in river and non river areas with shallow draughts, transport in isolated or difficult to access areas, etc.)

– on-site activities (positioning/installations, internal handling in confined spaces, etc.)

Not set limits