Owing to the manufacturer’s failure to meet the shipping deadline, our Customer found himself in need of the machine being delivered urgently. Since the Customer did not consider sea transportation a desired option, it was decided to use air transport. We developed an air transportation solution that included a multimodal transportation scheme.
The weight and size of the machine made it impossible to load it onto an ordinary aircraft and transport it via a regular flight. The Customer refused to consider a charter flight due to high costs. As a result of a detailed study, the only acceptable route for the transportation of the machine was chosen.
At the initial stage, the manufacturer had a problem concerning the packaging of the machine. It was necessary to fulfill the requirements of the airline for the cargo to be accepted for transportation. For this, a visit of a Taiwanese forwarder to the Supplier’s plant was organised in order to ensure compliance with the necessary requirements. The Sender received the required instructions.
After all the packing work was done, the weight of the packages increased dramatically to 18,184 kg, which was too much for one pallet. Loading the cargo onto the aircraft now appeared to be a rather difficult, problematic task. A test loading was organized, which showed and confirmed the pallet could be loaded and there was nothing to fear. So, one pallet was booked, the cargo was accepted for transportation by the airline and delivered to Frankfurt via a direct flight.
After it arrived at Frankfurt, the cargo was unloaded from the aircraft and placed at the airline’s warehouse. The next task was loading it onto a vehicle for further transportation by road. Due to a lack of the equipment required to deal with such a heavy object, a special loader was ordered, which was loaded onto the vehicle. Following that, cargo handling and transit registration took place.
The vehicle delivered the machine to a customs clearance point in Russia and, after that, to the destination.