Bringing Bridges & Windows to World Destinations Although coronavirus spread created obstacles to shipments around the world this past year, PIBL’s projects included some complex and fascinating deliveries for overseas governments and major buildings in the U.S. 
The Fiji archipelago boasts 300 islands spread across about 1,000,000 square miles. 
In 2020 PIBL transported the components of 10 reinforced steel bridges for the Fiji Roads Authority, sending these massive containers to Suva, the capital and chief port of Fiji, as well as the port in Lautoka. These containers required a recertification process as they had been in storage for a long period, which first involved an evaluation of their condition and subsequent repairs that were performed to ensure they were seaworthy. Nearly 900 packages weighing more than 650 tons were shipped by ocean freight after a process that took approximately six months to complete. Delays due to Covid-19 made the process more arduous, but the containers arrived in excellent condition and the bridges are currently under construction. 
The Javits Center Expansion will add 1.2 million square feet to the existing facility, which is one of New York City’s iconic buildings and its hub for events and exhibitions. For the last 20 years, PIBL has Customs cleared and transported structural glass systems for W & W Glass, LLC, the area’s largest architectural glass and metal contractor. Their complex, highly engineered curtain wall facade systems and custom all-glass enclosures can be found in many of the country’s most distinguished office buildings, museums, universities, and public spaces. As the construction is underway at the Javits expansion, with an expected opening date in 2021, PIBL has played an essential role in assisting W & W with the shipment of the Pilkington PlanarTM point-supported glass panels for the glass fin wall atrium, roof enclosure, and canopies from the United Kingdom, totaling approximately 35,550 square feet of energy-efficient glass. This transparent structural glass curtain wall area will create a new “window” to view the New York City skyline, while allowing connection with the public to see the busy convention center lobby and multi-story atrium. Using proprietary software that PIBL developed, the company managed the extensive logistics involved with this project which included the transport of 362 tons of glass cargo delivered to the Javits Center on flatbed trucks.