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Delivery of United Nations vehicles from Darfur to Port Sudan

Date: 19/03/2017, Another chapter in the long partnership of Darka with the United Nations was completed with the delivery of equipment and vehicles from Kutum, Malha, Mellit, El Fasher (Zam Zam) to Port Sudan harbour for export to South Africa.

Darka successfully executed the transportation, export customs clearance, stevedoring/loading to vessel and vessel handling of 233 pieces of equipment and break bulk with a total of 8500 FRT and value of 7.5 Mil USD for the United Nations peace keeping forces.

The overall distance from the loading points in the Darfur region to the destination was approximately 2500KM and Darka once again successfully delivered alongside vessel in a timely manner.

Breakbulk Europe 2017

Date: 24 - 26 April 2017, Darka will be attending the Breakbulk Europe event in Antwerp, Belgium. The Darka stand will be at 110H3 in the Antwerp Expo and we look forward to meeting our many partners

Press Release, Eid Al Dahiya Holidays

Date: 06/09/2016, Kindly note that our office will be closed during EID EL DAHIYA Holidays starting from 9th September and will resume to work on 17th September 2016.

For any urgent requests please email us at: alaaeldin@darkasudan.com or call us on: +249912310287.

May these special days bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone,
Eid Mubarak!
Eng. Alaeldin Mohamed Osman

Peace Keeping forces South Sudan

June 2016, Darka Group has successfully completed a project for the peace keeping forces equipment in Juba; South Sudan . The cargo of total approximately 1000 CBM of vehicles and generators was delivered by road for 1600km from Mombasa port, republic of Kenya to Juba, Republic of South Sudan . Three offices of Darka Group where involved and carefully coordinated and completed this sensitive project.

Worldwide Project Consortium news
Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International news
Project Professionals Group
Pangea Logistics Network news

Darka Container Lines

June 2016, Darka Group have successfully launched a unique new NVOCC Service from Port Sudan to Jebel Ali. To cater for the continuous growth of agriculture product exports from Sudan especially to the Gulf States and Middle East, Darka has inaugurated its own fleet of containers.

Darka Group offers an end to end service where they provide the port agency and handling of its containers at both ports. This is seen as a first step to offering additional MPV's in the near future.

Worldwide Project Consortium news
Pangea Logistics Network news

Darka East Africa and Darka South Sudan office

Darka are happy to announce the appointments of Mr. Hilal Sultan Bashom as manager of Darka South Sudan and Mr. Fred Owiti as the manager of Darka East Africa. Welcome to the family.

Darka joins Bimco

20th January 2015, Darka has joined Bimco international shipping agency which boasts 2,300 members in 130 countries. By developing standardised contracts, clauses and common practices Bimco and Darka share a vision to promote fair business practices and open markets by harmonising shipping related activities.

By having access to better information and the latest in business practices Darka hopes to provide a better service to its customers in a rapidly changing business environment.

Darka look forward to their flourishing relationship with Bimco and their ocean of expertise.

Darka Awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification from Dakks

23rd May 2014, Darka today announced it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 demonstrating that Darka has an effective Quality Management System and consistent policies, practices, and procedures for all of its services.

About ISO
The ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Standard is recognized as the world’s most successful standard having been adopted by more than one million organisations in 178 countries. ISO 9001 – requires companies to establish and maintain a quality management system: The QMS defines the processes or procedures throughout the company that may affect the quality of the service.

About Dakks
DAkkS is the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany. Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 and the Accreditation Body Act (AkkStelleG), it acts in the public interest and as the sole provider of accreditations in Germany. DAkkS is a non-profit organization.

Darka Sudan Discharges and Delivers 17.5 meter Survey Boat for the Merowe Dam

Darka Shipping Agencies and Stevedoring were appointed as agents for mv Zelada Desgagnes by Seven Star Yacht Transport, Amsterdam, the Netherland for her port call in Port Sudan for discharging one Survey Boat Length 17.50 Meter Beam 5.18 Meter Weight 34MT.

DARKA successfully handled mv Zelada Desgagnes at Port Sudan and the stevedoring of the survey boat TAHARGA, built in Hermann Barthel Shipyard in Derben / Germany, for the Consignee The Ministry of Electricity and Dams - Sudan. It will be used for survey purposes in the Merowe Dam Reservoir. MV Zelada Desgagnes berthed at Port Sudan on 01 February 2014 at 10:00am and because of Darka's planning and smooth operations the vessel was discharged at 11:50pm Sudan time.

Our success is due to our innovative techniques, flexibility, customer care and competitive pricing. We are offering a unique range of services to provide the most comprehensive stevedoring service available.

Seven Star Yacht Transport: 'It was a great pleasure to work with you Darka Shipping Agencies and Stevedoring and you are a real ambassador for Port Sudan. When reading all the news it is not the first port you think of to go but you really changed my ideas.'

Darka Sudan unload, clear, transport and deliver 39 huge tanks from Port Sudan to Eritria, March 29th, 2012

Darka Sudan successfully unloaded and commenced the transportation of total 39 units / 291mt/ 3274 cbm of tanks at Port Sudan port for final destination Bisha Mine in western Eritrea.

Darka's experts successfully and safely discharged the whole quantity in Port Sudan in a record shift of 5 hours from the arriving ocean vessel onto the trucks. The escorted convoy transit time was 5 days to cover around 850 km to final destination in neighbouring Eritrea.

White Nile Sugar Project in Abu Hibera (Central Sudan)

Sudan project forwarding specialists, Darka for Trading and Services have successfully transported 4100CBM of heavy cargo over 1100 kilometres from Port Sudan to Central Sudan. The project included offloading from the vessel, customs clearance, warehouse handling, loading, lashing, securing and transportation to the site on behalf of Hindustan (and their clients Uttam) to Project owner White Nile Sugar Company.

The heavy and oversize cargo included a terminal box, generator (65 tons) and condenser (66 tons) and 16 meters long metal structures all manufactured in India and shipped to Port Sudan from Mumbai By Hindustan Cargo Ltd. Darka Vice Chairman and Business Development Manager, Mohamed A.M. Osman, said the project was completed while working in very difficult conditions including extreme temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius while co-ordinating a fleet of multi-axle trucks and trailers.

“Much of the project was completed within the holy month of Ramadan and required detailed planning and route surveys to meet the needs of not only the client but the fasting workforce” Mr Osman said. Darka for Trading and Services group of companies has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain management.

Darka Successfully Deliver Mobile Crane to Bisha Mining Eritrea

In an extremely difficult logistical exercise, Darka For Trading Services Co., Ltd., successfully delivered an 82 tonne mobile crane from Port Sudan to the Bisha Gold Mine in neighbouring Eritrea. This essential piece of equipment was urgently required by the client and was the first of its kind to be arranged through a Sudanese port using the cross-border transport link with Eritrea.

Total route length was 800 km of which the last 130 km was un-tarmacked road. Bull Dozers and Front Wheel Loaders were used to repair and settle the road as the convoy went through. The Ethiopian terrain varied from rocky highlands to soft desert plains, all of which were equally unpredictable. But thanks to meticulous planning, preparation and skill the convoy arrived at its destination in five days. Darka has once again proved to be a reliable contractor and successfully concluded this urgently needed delivery through hostile and unpredictable terrain. November 2009.

Darka Mentioned on the African Cargo and Logistics web site

'His Specialisation on project cargo handling and development has positioned his company at an advantaged position to provide services in the Republic of Sudan and all the neighbouring countries.' July 2009.


WWPC names new Board of Advisors member

During the annual conference of the WWPC, Mohamed Osman was elected as a new member for the project forwarding network's Board of Advisors.

Mr Osman from Darka for Trading, Sudan, which is a long-standing member of the project forwarding network, succeeds Melvyn Vaz of Khalidia Shipping, WWPC's long-standing member in Abu Dhabi who had expressed his wish to pass his duties to a WWPC member from the African continent. June 2009.

At short notice

A project owner discovered that his main contractor failed to supply sufficient equipment to load 2 x 120 tonne engines. Darka was brought in and successfully handled and loaded the two engines with its own equipment from SAL M/V Vessel ANNGRET in Port Sudan

The final destination of these engines is Aldamer cement plant 500 km from Portsudan. 'We expect to deliver the engines in one week' quoted by head of the transport department Eng. Osman M.Osman. September 2008.

Darka Completes Delivery

Darka has completed the delivery of the second three engines (total of six engines) each weighting 93.5 tonne to Tharjath Petroleum Field Block 5 A in Southern Sudan. The transport of these three engines started on the 16/01/2006 and was completed on the 21/02/2006 and covered a distance of 2,135Km.

New Low Loaders

Darka has taken delivery of two new six axle double dollied low loaders each capable of delivering almost one hundred tonne loads to anywhere in the Sudan. November 2005

Darka Transports Heavy Loads

Darka is clearing and transporting three engines each weighting 93.5 tonne to Southern Sudan. October 2005.

Darka Clears Three Vessels Through Port Sudan Customs

Darka is clearing three charters vessels of over 200 TEU's of equipment for BWSC / Denmark and transporting it to Tharjath, Southern Sudan which is 2135 km from Portsudan. September 2005 - December 2005.

Darka Re-Exports Equipment

Darka is Re-Exporting 5000cbm of pipe line construction equipment back to China and the UAE. December 2005.

Once again Darka has proven its professionalism, reliability and dependability for outbound and inbound cargo. A strong partner in the Sudan.