The Project Forwarding division in Sheffield of Denholm Good Logistics, member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the United Kingdom, are experts in moving oversized, sensitive, and high-value cargo across the globe.
They undertook a specialist shipment which was part of the Sofia offshore wind farm project.
The shipment of specialist reactors travelled nearly 10,000 km across the equator, a journey which required meticulous planning with scheduled multi-modal deliveries from Santos, Sao Paulo in Brazil destined for South Shields in the UK.
As solution to the complex challenge the team of project forwarding specialists arranged for the delicate cargo to be packed into 5 wooden crates to spread the weight of the 11.5 ton load, with crates needing to be lashed to 2 x 40-foot flat racks before being loaded onto the sea vessel bound for Liverpool.
On arrival at Liverpool after an ocean transit time of 47 days, the 5 crates were offloaded by enlisted agent Peel Ports, to then be transported the remainder of the journey by road to its final destination of South Shields on the North East coast. On arrival at South Shields after a cross-country 2-day haulage, the low-loaders were met by all the necessary unloading equipment which was pre-arranged with the receiver.
Paul Joynson, Logistics Coordinator at Denholm Good Logistics:“The Sofia project presents many challenges, be it sourcing specialist vehicles for certain deliveries or arranging for specialist equipment to be in place to unload heavy & OOG items at the various UK storage points we control, but with our in-house experience and expertise we always overcome challenges and provide the service level our customers expect. The specialist knowledge of our project forwarding team ensured all the customer’s expectations were met or overachieved throughout the shipment process. During the UK leg of the transit, the team kept in continued communication with the customer, providing regular updates to make them aware at every stage that arrival timeframes and cost-efficiencies were being met.”