Transporting 1,145 metric tons through the desert

Case Studies


OIA’s customer was faced with transporting 372 pieces of oil and gas equipment, many of which were heavy and oversized. The customer required extensive planning and surveying of the proposed transit route to ensure timely completion and avoid potential issues during transit.


OIA facilitated transportation from Italy to a drilling site in Uzbekistan through the Volga-Don canal in Russia and the port of Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan.

  • Complete route survey
  • Route planning & permit applications
  • Clearance from all local authorities obtained in advance
  • Transportation management
  • Documentation
  • Escorts & convoy


  • Several potential disasters were avoided thanks to OIA’s due diligence and attention to detail during the planning stages.
  • Progress was kept on schedule due to OIA’s intimate knowledge of the transportation route.

One desert. A disappearing road. 1,145 metric tons. No problem.

Transporting heavy or oversized items?

OIA has previously shipped massive rotors, turbines, planes, armatures, and even an entire museum exhibit.