GEFCO, a global multimodal supply-chain expert, has completed an industrial project cargo solution to deliver one of the world’s largest cranes by ocean freight charter for a leading provider of crane rental services, heavy lifting equipment and engineered transport.
The project, delivered by GEFCO Air & Sea, saw the team transport the 4,000t, 8,000cbm disassembled crane by ocean freight from Kazakhstan to Belgium.
GEFCO chartered a newly-built tween-deck, innovative vessel, the MV Ella, which enabled the crane to be transported in one single shipment across both river and sea. GEFCO worked closely with the customer on planning to meet the complex stowage and lashing requirements, as well as the customs process. The delivery was completed in Antwerp in September, after 32 days of travel.
Vincent Habryn, Global Head of Industrial Project Cargo, GEFCO Air & Sea, said: “This project was an excellent showcase of our ability to provide a seamless and efficient Industrial Project Cargo service, despite a number of challenges we guaranteed the safe delivery across both river and sea, for our valued customer.
“We are grateful as ever for the commitment of our local teams and the trust and support of our partners.”