C.H. Robinson Builds a Temporary Bridge to Complete Logistics Project

A long-standing client of C.H. Robinson Project Logistics reached out to the company’s experts for help in moving air separation equipment measuring 35.7 x 5.8 x 4.9m and weighing 183.25mtns.

The oversized cargo needed to be collected at the Port of Zhangjiagang in China, loaded onto a vessel, customs cleared and delivered to inland South Korea. There was only one obstacle: the transportation route in South Korea involved crossing a river bridge that was simply too small to handle the heavy equipment.

Undaunted by the challenge, the project logistics specialists at C.H. Robinson developed an alternate plan that included the construction of a temporary bridge that could accommodate the over-dimensional, heavy cargo. Utilising a local civil engineering company for the design, the C.H. Robinson team obtained the necessary permits from local authorities and the temporary bridge was built. Additional civil works for the temporary removal of road signs and lifting of wires was also completed.

It took four and a half months to get all the permitting in place and six weeks for the bridge to be completed. Two weeks later, the air separation equipment was safely transported across the temporary bridge and arrived at its destination.

In addition to complicated cargo projects, C.H. Robinson offers the ability to service all transportation needs, including ocean, air, surface transportation, customs brokerage, trade compliance and vendor management.

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