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ACL DELIVERS WAYNE HUIZENGA'S PRIVATE HELICOPTER
ALL ABOARD AS ACL'S TRANSPORTS ORIENT EXPRESS
Atlantic Container Line transported the Orient Express antique Pullman Dining Carriage from Liverpool, England to Elizabeth, New Jersey aboard its RORO/containership, ATLANTIC CONCERT. The train car, weighing 43 tons, standing 13 feet tall, 70 feet long and 9 feet wide was driven directly into one of the three main RORO decks of the vessel via her 420 metric ton capacity stern ramp. Upon arrival at Port Elizabeth, the deluxe tourist carriage was quickly discharged and transported by special truck to Manhattan's Wall Street, as part of the festivities for the New York Stock Exchange party marking the ‘Orient-Express Hotels Ltd’ Independent Public Offering. Following the successful IPO event, ACL transported the Pullman back to England, where it operates as part of the Orient-Express travel company's luxury train fleet.
TUSCOR LLOYDS’ PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM COMPLETED A SHIPMENT OF 8 HEAVY DUMP TRUCKS FROM ANTWERP, BELGIUM TO PUERTO CORTES, HONDURAS.
The 272 ton break bulk shipment consisted of 8 wheeled mining dump trucks weighing 34 tons each which were urgently required by a major mining company in Honduras. Tuscor Lloyds was called in to organise the port to port shipment between the port of Antwerp and Puerto Cortés Honduras.
With this task completed the cargo was moved to our nominated berth under the shipper arrangement where we arranged for cargo to be loaded to our appointed vessel. Whilst such a job would not normally be news worthy this action was completed in a very short amount of time. The dump trucks were loaded under the supervision off their appointed Cargosuper with the last unit being loaded just shortly after 0100hrs Saturday morning allowing the client a restful weekend.
US MILITARY TRAINING EXERCISE
During March and April 20
14 KLV Shipping Saudi Arabia in conjunction with CBT conducted its first project related to a US Military training exercise conducted in Tabuk Saudi Arabia.
The project consisted of the unloading from a charter vessel all military rolling stock ex Iraq for the exercise, its consolidation and transportation to the Air force base in Tabuk for the exercise to be conducted.
The project was managed by Simon Creasy the Regional Operations Manager KSA and was a 24 hour operation with a fleet of 75 low bed trailers on a 3 movement rotation.
Following the successful initial deployment of the rolling stock the same partner venture secured the return leg from base to the port of Duba.
Indications from all parties was that KLV provided an excellent level of service and we are working on future opportunities in Iraq and Jordan following the successful completion of this project.
1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5
The Director of a Norwegian Investment Company has bought a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 at auction for almost £300,000. LV Shipping Ltd is required to transport his pristine vehicle to England from Norway for its routine service & safely back again to Norway as he uses the Aston Martin DB5 to drive to work in Stravanger daily.
Implement LV shipping solution to transport a pristine 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Norway to England for its routine service. Via Immingham trailer service.
LV Shipping has safely delivered the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 via Immingham trailer service, on time ready for its journey to work.
LOCOMOTIVES ON THE OCEAN - US MANUFACTURER PROGRESS RAIL HAD 17 LOCOMOTIVES THEY NEEDED TO DELIVER HALF WAY ROUND THE WORLD. WWL GOT THINGS ROLLING.
Jeff Wright, Project Manager at PRS, explains that the principal reason why WWL was chosen for this assignment was the flexibility of its service.
“Having access to a weekly sailing schedule allowed us to change the shipment size or date up to a month or two in advance. This was without question the most important factor when choosing this solution,” says Wright.
“The other option would’ve been to charter a vessel, but required us to hit a specific shipping date – which is hard when manufacturing complex products such as these.”
Each locomotive weighs 105 metric tonnes and takes up 221 cubic meters. Overland transport is made more complicated as these narrow-gauge locomotives cannot be transported by rail on their own wheels within the USA. WWL’s Port of Savannah site, located less than 150 kilometers from PRS’s plant in Patterson, Georgia, made the journey a little easier.
The first two locomotives left Savannah in October 2013, with a further four shipments being rolled onto WWL’s vessels bound for Australia during the spring of 2014. In Tasmania, the locomotives will be used in both freight and mining operations by PRS’s customer TasRail.
PRS’s specifications for the assignment were clear: it required an ocean carrier that could ship its locomotives with the bogies attached, due to the fact that disconnecting and re-connecting the units upon arrival, as well as building cradles and cribbing to hold them on board without the bogies, would be complicated, time-consuming and costly.
Jeff Wright admits that he was impressed by the proactive way in which WWL dealt with the assignment.
“Before the first shipment, WWL representatives visited our plant in Patterson to inspect the locomotives. As a result, they re-adjusted their Ro Ro equipment, adding additional steel cross beams to the roll trailers, in order to support the cargo,” he says. Although Bell Bay Port in Tasmania is not on the standard route for WWL’s vessels, WWL Account Manager, Angela Gonzalez, explains that adding an extra port call was not as complicated as one might think.
“A Bell Bay call adds only one extra day to the vessel’s port rotation, plus another day for discharge, so it was possible for us to do this on a vessel that was not time constrained,” she says.
“This allowed the customer to pick a vessel to determine a call – giving them added flexibility.”While a Ro Ro solutions was not Progress Rail’s initial preference, Wright admits that this choice has ended up resulting in unexpected benefits.
“It turned out that the track at Bell Bay Port was not adapted to receive the locomotives directly adjacent to the vessel berth,” he explains. “If they’d been coming off a Lo Lo vessel, we would have had to lift them onto another vehicle to move them further into the port. In this case, they were already on WWL’s roll trailers so we could simply roll the locomotives to the track.”
“Progress Rail initially chose our service for its frequency,” says Gonzalez.“Our weekly sailings made potential production delays far less costly, as missing a sailing just meant there would be another one the following week, enabling them to avoid high detention and storage costs. Ultimately, we were also able to add value with our customised Ro Ro solution.”
By May 2014, WWL will have transported a total of 17 locomotives from the US to Australia in five separate shipments. For this assignment, WWL adjusted its 100-tonne roll trailers, fitting them with extra steel to handle the locomotives, each of which weighs 107 tonnes with the bogie attached. In total, eight roll trailers have been re-modelled, enabling WWL to deliver a complete, customised solution that complies with the customer’s demand not to detach the bogies prior to shipping – allowing the locomotives to be rolled onto the vessel in Georgia and rolled off again in Tasmania.
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