Clarksons Port Services are PCN members in the UK with headquarters in Aberdeen and were recently contracted to collect a number of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and their associated launch and recovery systems, control containers, workshop containers and ancillary items from multiple locations in Houston, Galveston and Lafayette and deliver them to a new storage facility in Houston, Texas.
To plan appropriately for the transfer of these ROV systems, PCN member in the USA, Express Air Freight visited the locations and drafted a detailed load-out plan in conjunction with Clarksons Port Services. Innes Cameron (Clarksons Director) comments; “The biggest challenge during the project was maintaining the timeline and coordinating all the cranes and haulage in an efficient manner, therefore avoiding any downtime or additional charges while also making sure the freight was loaded securely and in line with US DOT regulations.”
“Effective, open communications were also a major consideration during this project due to the multiple locations, the out-of-gauge nature of the cargo, a large number of lifting operations and the coordination of such a large volume of machinery. Daily calls were required between the main parties in order to keep control over the multiple operations and items being transported.
Often working against strict timescales, all of the items were collected and delivered on time. The success of the project has led to further work being conducted on behalf of the client.”
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