Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Roll On! Even a Giant Cable Reel Can Freight Using Container Shipping!

Single Immensely Heavy Piece Still Fits on a Forty Foot Flatrack
Shipping News Feature

UK – EGYPT – Despite the troubles of the past few months’ business goes on across Egypt, as evidenced by the latest project freight consignment shipped by Manchester based logistics group Tuscor Lloyds. With attendance from the forwarding group’s specialist out of gauge team, shipping using a forty foot flatrack container provided the answer, as the giant 29 tonne piece headed out from Aberdeen to service a client in Alexandria.

The single, out of gauge reel, measuring 2.7 x 2.1 x 2.8 metres and destined for a customer in the oil and gas industry, was placed in position on the flatrack with a heavy lift crane before being suitably chocked and secured to the bed using both wire cable and heavy duty ratchet straps. The container base was then placed aboard a step frame trailer for road haulage down to Felixstowe and subsequent loading to a vessel, by way of a dock side crane particularly suited to heavy lift cargoes, for ocean freight out to Egypt.

Tuscor Lloyds Project Cargo Management Team ensured everything required was organised to minimise transit time whilst freighting as containerised cargo, thus also reducing the customers expenditure significantly in comparison to utilising a specialist vessel. The team says the delivery to the Port of Alexandria went smoothly with the goods arriving undamaged and within just thirteen days to the satisfaction of all parties concerned.