Elegancia Group moves 3,600 giant live trees from Malaysia to Qatar


Saturday، 20 November 2021 05:54 PM

Elegancia Group on Saturday announced that it recently had an "unprecedented achievement", as the company shipped 3,600 giant trees from Malaysia to Qatar.
The transfer comes as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainability initiatives and contribute to a greener future for Qatar and planet Earth.
Leveraging its long-standing experience serving a variety of needs in wide-ranging industries, Elegancia deployed its market-leading capabilities in project management to successfully deliver the unusual shipment, the company said in a statement.

The complex and logistically challenging project necessitated the use of a special vessel to transport the trees on their two-week voyage. The trees, which reached 18m in height with their root balls, were loaded onto a bulk carrier with a 20m-deep covered hold.

Commenting on the achievement, Henrik Christiansen, CEO of Elegancia Group, said: “The shipping of such a large number of trees of various sizes and over a distance of 3,000 nautical miles is a remarkable milestone in our service history. Despite the challenging nature of the operation, our unique capabilities and our experienced and highly qualified professionals deployed their unmatched expertise in planning and execution, further
strengthening our stellar track record in delivering projects with excellence.”

The project involved several months of planning and co-ordination. Trees of this size require agricultural preparation before they can be moved to avoid any damage to the roots. These procedures can take from 3-4 months to encourage the trees to establish a new root system, the statement explains.
Once the trees were ready for their journey, the vessel’s hold underwent cleaning and sanitisation, and wooden cradles and structures were installed to allow the tallest ones horizontal support during the voyage.
Elegancia also contracted specialist stevedores for the project, who organised the trees in the vessel’s hold and ensured their irrigation throughout the
voyage until their unloading in Doha.

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