Anker Logistica Deliver Airport Boarding Tunnels in Colombia

Colombian members, Anker Logistica y Carga are pleased to report a recent over-dimensional cargo delivery of boarding tunnels for an airport upgrade project.

Andrea Manrique at Anker explains; “We received a very special request from MatecaƱa International Airport in Pereira City, Colombia. The area is one of the most touristic and beautiful places in our country and the city is considered as a new platform for our country so the airport has a big project to rebuild and extend their operations to cover more destinations and generate more air traffic to this Colombian state.

After 29 days of transit time from Izmit and Korfez in Turkey to Buenaventura, the project cargo arrived in Colombia consisting of pieces weighing over 16tn and totalling 220cbm. We then performed a fast and dedicated customs process, established the accurate protocols to release the cargo almost before the vessel’s arrival and handled the very delicate and professional management of these pieces as Buenaventura is not the best breakbulk terminal in Colombia so we ensured careful handling to deliver the cargo to the final destination.

These delicate and fragile pieces are boarding tunnels with all external structures made of pure glass so every single movement was critical and needed secure and careful handling as well as protection against natural elements. Our step-by-step pre-planning and anticipation of every movement ensured the operations ran smoothly with no issues.

A special challenge for the project was local transportation as in Colombia, our highways are not designed to manage such large dimensions. However, our experience with over-dimensional cargo meant we offered a full and dedicated service with road inspections and surveyors as well as obtaining all permissions and documentation to make the transport possible.”

Finally, once the cargo was delivered, Anker received great congratulations from their client and a big thank you for all processes and excellent and constant communication throughout the entire shipment and movement.

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