Fortune International Transport were recently asked to transfer an entire disassembled plant from Italy to Australia.
Fortune Managing Director, Paolo Federici explains; “The freight forwarder is the transport architect! Just as a good architect designs a house relying on the collaboration of a whole series of professionals, in the same way, the freight forwarder coordinates the transport of any cargo. For this project, the exporting company in Italy had around 100 pieces stored in their warehouse – from containerisable parcels to be shipped by box containers to out-of-gauge pieces that required the use of open-top and flat-rack containers as well as heavy lift pieces (from 40-60tns each) that could not be loaded into containers as photographed above.
The first job was done at the exporting company factory – preparing the packing list by dividing the various pieces and developing a suitable loading plan. Having divided the 100+ pieces between containerisable and non-containerisable, we booked the ship spaces with two different shipping companies, one (Hapag Lloyd: FCL) with departures from Genoa and the other (Hoegh: RO-RO) from Livorno. We then moved the entire cargo by truck (with our in-house trucking company) to the two selected ports after requesting the necessary road permits.
At this point, in the port warehouses, we coordinated the transfer from trucks to container (in Genoa) and from trucks to MAFI (in Livorno). The two ships then left almost simultaneously after two different custom operators (one in Genoa and one in Livorno) arranged the customs export operations. Upon arrival in Melbourne, our local PCN experts in Australia, CMX Global Logistics, will transfer all the cargo again from ship to truck to be delivered to the final consignee’s address.”
“When you need a company capable of coordinating a special project cargo transport, you can trust Fortune International Transport! Our ability to rely on many locally specialised experts around the world through PCN members also gives us great confidence.”
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