transport solutions

Procargo is a globally operating cargo management company specialized in heavy and oversized transportations for industrial and governmental project cargo, involving chartering of cargo ships and aircrafts.

About us

Procargo’s services are beneficial to shippers and exporters as well as for freight forwarders. We offer the best tools for logistical solutions from planningresearching, and procurement to the delivery of goods to their final destination.

Procargo was founded in 1998 to respond to market demand for high quality and innovative transport solutions. Through membership with the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) the company is connected to a network of selected project specialists with global coverage.

On the 1st of June 2016 Procargo’s Managing Director Wolfgang Karau received the Diamond Cross for his 30 years career as entrepreneur from the Federation of Finnish Enterprises.


Based on strong knowhow and a first-class global partnership network Procargo has gained international recognition among satisfied customers.


Procargo maintains high level in-time communication with all parties from start to successful finishing of a project. We offer daily around-the-clock service and a short response time to all inquiries.

Procargo’s close operation with the most experienced project specialists all over the world offers customers a knowledge bank of local conditions everywhere.

Our services

Project cargo services

Procargo provides complete deliveries of bulky, heavy and over-dimensional project cargo all over the world.

Complex projects are successfully managed by extensive knowhow and personal dedication. All transports are customer designed, taking into account the special requirements of each project.

Air and ocean charter

Procargo charters vessels from barges to conventional ocean vessels with heavy lift gears as well as cargo aircraft from small sized propeller planes up to the Antonov 124-100.

Our first class reputation and long term cooperation with carriers and operators of ocean vessels, cargo airplanes and equipment owners provides prompt and reliable procurement of services.

Punctuality and reliability through the entire transport chain is ensured by careful research, constant monitoring of all logistical steps, prompt and decisive actions and on-time reporting. These measures assure budgets and timetables are being kept.

Project Showcases

Procargo moves the Russian space shuttle Buran

Procargo organized the transportation of the Russian space shuttle Buran already twice, first from military airfield outside Moscow to Gothenburg, Sweden, for transshipment to Australia and the second time from Bahrain to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for transshipment to Germany.

The first shipment was extremely challenging with the upcoming cold winter season very near. After loading and securing the components of the shuttle onto a submersible pontoon the voyage started down the Moscow River, through the Russian canal system towards St. Petersburg. Passing the lowest bridges near the Kremlin and a great number of locks and lakes and just beating the deadline for closing of locks due to winter the next leg to Gothenburg was performed by a deep-sea tugboat. From Gothenburg, the journey to Sidney continued onboard a Ro-Ro Vessel.

The second shipment from Bahrain brought Buran to Europe. Due to ownership disputes it took more than 4 years to finally move the shuttle. The 65 ton heavy and 7,6 m high and 8 m wide fuselage of the space shuttle, along with it disconnected wings and tailfin, was loaded onto a barge for transport to the waiting heavy lift ocean vessel, which loaded the complete shipment and left the port of Manama with direction Rotterdam where the transportation up river Rhine to Germany was conducted to the final destination in Speyer.

Now this unique space shuttle is to be seen in the Auto-und Technik Museum, Speyer, being the first original Russian space shuttle in the world open to the public outside its home country.

The Space Shuttle Project BURAN (translated means: Snowstorm) already started in the former Soviet Union 1976. The Shuttle MARK I conducted the first and only unmanned flight into space on 15.11.1988. Operated by remote control the shuttle landed safely back on earth, which makes it unique compared to the American space shuttles. Buran Mark II, transported to Rotterdam, conducted 25 manned testflights during 1985-1988. The manned space flights had been planned for but the Buran project got terminatd before any of these flights could commence.

The Buran-program and history can be seen on the Internet:

Procargo creates aviation transport history

After having had a record cargo load of some 39 ton weight of a single piece of metallic roll for a paper machine onboard the Volga-Dnepr Cargo Airlines Ilyushin 76TD in autumn 2007 from Finland to USA, Procargo Ltd again successfully arranged the safe transportation of a new record load of a single, similar piece, weight 40 tons and with dimensions of 13,0 x 1,90 x 1,70 meters, onboard the same type of aircraft, in August 2008. This time the metallic roll was loaded onboard the IL76TD plane at the German Hahn Airport and offloaded two days later in Osaka International Airport.

The final destination of the important load was a paper machine in Tokushima, on the Island of Shikoku. After offloading the valuable piece of machinery at the Osaka Airport overland and ocean transport was seeing the roll successfully arriving at the final destination within the projected schedule.

Flying dolphins

Procargo was entrusted to airlift 11 live dolphins with their trainers and veterinarians from Osaka, Japan to Hualien in Taiwan. A chartered AN124-100 cargo aircraft performed the flight. Procargo staff also accompanied the dolphins on their voyage to supervise loading, offloading and other technical arrangements. The dolphins were treated with utmost care and attention and the total transport time was kept to an absolute minimum.

In order to maintain accurate air pressure inside the cargo bay and to allow the trainers and veterinarians to constantly monitor the animals in-flight, the aircraft operated on low altitude for the flight to Taiwan.

This was the first time that this huge type of aircraft had ever made a landing at Hualien airport in this historic flight. The dolphins were transported under special escort from the airport to their lavish home at the newly constructed Hualien Ocean Park, where they joyfully and in obvious good health welcomed a return to their natural elements.

Loading boilers on Christmas Eve

Procargo concluded the safe shipment of 5 Boilers ranging between 115 and 140 tonnes each. The Boilers were succesfully loaded onto the heavylift vessel on Christmas Eve in Malaysia for the voyage to United Arab Emitates. Loading onto the vessel was completed 24th/1900 hrs with vessel ETD 24th/2100 hrs.

Our goal is to optimize logistics solutions for the transportation and handling of large volume breakbulk, overdimensional and/or heavylift project cargo.


Procargo is the exclusive Finnish member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), recognized to be the foremost project freight and logistics management group in the world.

Established in 1999 and admitted as Members of the Baltic Exchange in 2001, the WWPC is an exciting global franchise network of like-minded and experienced project forwarders who provide unrivalled service to anywhere in the world.

WWPC members gain admission on their knowledge and experience. Each formally undertakes to operate under a strict Code of Conduct and only the most dedicated, experienced and viable experts in project forwarding, with a proven track record, are admitted to the WWPC.

Procargo is the exclusive Finnish member of the WWPC. Procargo’s Managing Director Wolfgang Karau is the Operative Director of WWPC.

Heavy Cargo News features achievements of the members of Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, and Cargo Equipment Experts CEE.

Our customers benefit from the massive worldwide local knowledge and contacts, the substancial purchasing power and shipping knowledge, and the security of dealing with highly experienced project logistic professionals.

Contact Us

Oy Procargo – Professional Cargo Care Ltd

Operations, Sales

Wolfgang Karau
Managing Director
Tel.:+34 690 708 964

Administration, Marketing

Maarit Karau
Tel.: +34 609 155 112

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