C.H. Robinson Project Logistics recently undertook a door-to-door project for a long-time valued customer. A total of 800cbm of crated liquid natural gas (LNG) equipment needed to be moved from a supplier in Poland to the site in Mexico. The largest piece on this heavy lift move was a refrigeration unit, which measured 7.35 x 2.65 x 5.31m and weighed 20.3mtn.
The LNG equipment was first trucked to a nearby barge terminal where cranes were waiting to load the cargo. From there, the equipment travelled via river to a port on the coast of the Baltic Sea where it was offloaded from the barge and reloaded onto a coaster vessel for the sea transport to Antwerp where the pieces were then transferred onto an ocean vessel bound for Mexico.
The cargo arrived at the port in Mexico approximately 35 days later and was trucked to a storage yard as the site was not yet ready to receive the cargo. The C.H. Robinson team had arranged the storage area ahead of time, locating an area with ample space and security.
C.H. Robinson utilised their suite of services to coordinate the multiple elements required for this job, including surface transportation, securing the correct permits and arranging barges, coaster vessels, cranes and the storage space. Careful planning was essential in order to avoid delays.
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