C.H. Robinson Project Logistics recently handled the first of over 20 different shipments for a large North American automotive company. The cargo started in France and was transported to the Port of Antwerp to begin its three-week journey over the water to the Port of Baltimore.
Due to ongoing vessel space constraints and equipment scarcity, the C.H. Robinson team had suggested moving the pieces by RORO vessels using MAFI trailers rather than a traditional ocean vessel. Once the customer agreed, they contacted the shipping line to secure space for the current cargo as well as the 19+ sailings to follow.
C.H. Robinson comments; “The RORO method not only provided a way to circumvent the current container vessel shortage but also offered a safer method of shipping the high-value and sensitive equipment as the cargo was able to travel underdeck which protected it from weather as well as limited the number of times the pieces had to be handled. The method was also 30% more cost effective than transporting by flat-racks.”
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