C.H. Robinson Project Logistics recently came to the aid of one their customers when a change in equipment ready dates required an earlier shipment date.
Normally the type of cargo would be transported via a cellular ocean vessel utilising flat-rack and open-top containers. However, due to limited vessel space and equipment shortages, C.H. Robinson’s logistics experts proposed an alternative shipping method via a RORO service.
After confirmation from their customer, they arranged space aboard a RORO vessel and had the units loaded onto MAFI trailers which were then pulled by a tractor into the ship’s hold. This solution not only addressed the current industry shortages but also provided transportation underdeck where the equipment was protected from the elements during the ocean journey. The cargo travelled by ocean from Thailand to California where it was loaded onto trucks and transported to the end user’s site in Los Angeles.