The project logistics experts at C.H. Robinson recently completed a full ocean charter for one of their long-term clients. The vessel loaded in Malaysia and arrived at a port in Mexico where it had to sit and wait to berth due to port congestion.
Upon berthing, customs formalities still had to be completed so it would be four days before the vessel could start discharging. To avoid additional delays, C.H. Robinson worked in conjunction with their local contacts and received approval from port authorities to start unloading before clearing customs as long as no cargo would leave the port.
Having local experts onsite, C.H. Robinson was able to work as an extension of their client’s team by overseeing the operations and personally dealing with any issues that may have arisen to avoid several days of detention.
The cargo, including 28 tanks along with 19 loose small packages, were safely unloaded and moved to a holding area to await customs clearance when the customs office re-opened.
In total, C.H. Robinson helped successfully deliver a total of 4,667 cubic meters, 1,089 metric tons of cargo, the largest two measuring 36.7 x 4.55 x 4.78 meters and weighing 87.10 metric tons each.
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