Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Project Freight Forwarding Contract Looks Better on Video

Moving Pictures Help Gauge the Scale of Cased Contract
Shipping News Feature

UK – MEXICO – They say a picture is worth a thousand words so what value can we put on a video, particularly one which brings to life one of the larger project freight forwarding movements we love to feature. Recently Tuscor Lloyds, Manchester based logistics specialists, were tasked with shipping two huge turbo generators to separate ports in Mexico and took the trouble to film the first part of the movement, giving an idea of the scale of the task.

Sugar plants were the ultimate destination for the two giant cases which held the equipment, one to transit via Altamira and the other Veracruz. The cased generators were transported from the manufacturers in Peterborough, UK using low loader trucks to the port of Felixstowe. Tuscor Lloyds worked with surveyors ensuring the 100+ mile journey to the port of Felixstowe was on time and issue free whilst the shipment was given a police escort once inside the port to the Wire Lifting area.

Each 62,500 kilogramme case was transferred onto maafi trailers from the low loaders using ship to shore cranes and these then proceeded quay side where flatrack containers had already been positioned on the vessel for the break bulk cases to be loaded and secured to. Once ready each maafi trailer was positioned for loading and lifted using the same crane system as when lifting from the low loaders to maafi trailers.

Each case required a bed of flatrack containers and was then fixed in place using webbing straps, steel wire, ratchet straps and wooden chocks to ensure the cargo was completely secured. The vessel arrived at the port of Altamira after 19 days at sea and the first of the two cargoes was unloaded and loaded onto a truck for the final transportation by road. 2 days later the vessel called at the port of Veracruz where the final piece was unloaded and prepared for road transportation to the sugar refinery plant just outside of Veracruz, Mexico.

Judge the scale of the movement for yourself by viewing the video showing the first stage of the shipment HERE.