door-to-door delivery of components and machinery.
RENEWABLE ENERGY LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT SPECIALISTS
Renewable energy cargo can be bulky and in the majority of cases requires door-to-door transportation of a large number of containers from one continent to another or urgent air freight delivery. On average, such projects take a year and a half to come to fruition due to the socioeconomic, environmental and governmental factors involved.
90% of shipments are DAP and require door-to-door service with efficient handling at all stages of the project, from collection at the factory, through to warehousing and ultimately, delivery at the farm or power station, taking into account the most appropriate methods of transport at all times. This means that most cases require specialist project cargo handling.
We have expert staff dedicated to handling these types of projects, in addition to our Project Cargo division, which specialises in the transport of industrial projects involving oversized and heavy cargo.
LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY
Shipping is the main method of transport used when a renewable energy plant needs to be set up and maintained due to the large amount of equipment involved, its size and the distances covered.
Urgent shipments to send replacement components and maintain the plants. Air freight is the fastest way to cover long distances between suppliers and the site or plant.
If your materials come from different suppliers, multi-supplier consolidation is the best logistics solution for the renewable energy industry. We group the goods from your various suppliers together so that containers are transported carrying only your cargo. This leads to significant savings of time and money given that once the containers have arrived in port they are transferred directly to your warehouse, thus reducing destination handling costs.
We offer advice on documentation, customs processes and procedures as well as on any potential tax and customs advantages available.
For example, the owner of a renewable energy plant could be entitled to preferential customs tariffs set out by the country of destination under a special customs scheme for imports of material as capital goods or fixed assets.
THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY
It should be noted that Latin America is today the main investor of renewable energy facilities and its construction forecasts in a period of five years are 10GW in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, which means that we can expect projects of 100MW on average. Also, there is another large number very difficult to quantify of small projects from 2-3MW.
Law 27.191 was passed in Argentina stipulating that as of 31st December 2017 renewable energy shall contribute up to 8% of national electricity needs, and that this figure should rise to 20% by 31st December 2025.
As can be seen in the picture, the main suppliers of materials and the largest builders of renewable energy plants are often located on different continents.
China, Germany, the United States and Spain are among the main material manufacturers, in addition to other EU countries, such as France and Italy.
Argentine, Brazil and Chile are the renewable energy pioneers in Latin America. Chile leads the boom in terms of developing wind and solar farms. It continues to be committed to renewable energy with both large and small projects planned until 2019.
Los países pioneros en el desarrollo de parques de energías renovables destacan Argentina, Brasil y Chile, siendo chile el principal país productor de parque solares de Latinomérica.
TYPES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
Renewable energies, also known as “clean energies”, are inexhaustible and increasingly competitive sources of energy that differ from fossil fuels because of their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere in the world. However, its distinctive feature is that they do not produce greenhouse gases -causing climate change- nor polluting emissions that could be dangerous for the planet.