Project Cargo: Heavy Cold Box from France to Vietnam

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A special moment for our colleagues from Hellmann France. For the first time, they were able to carry out a heavy load transport for our customer Fives Cryo: a 32.6-ton cold box that is to be used in Vietnam.

Our national unit in France is still relatively new on the market, but our colleagues are already attracting attention with their experience and successful transport services. One of them is the Out of Gauge (OOG) move for Fives Cryo. At the beginning of the year, the order came in to take a cold box from the production site in Golbey in the east of France to delivery free on board at the Port of Antwerp.

The dimensions of the main unit were impressive: 14.76 x 4.85 x 4.61 m (length x width x height) and a gross weight of 32.6 tons. It was the first time that cargo with such dimensions had been transported approximately 480 kilometers entirely by road from the production site to the port of Antwerp. However, this avoided a double transshipment in a river port and thus an additional transport by barge.

„It was one of the first OOG moves for our newly established Hellmann France Team - a complete success thanks to careful preparation, smooth communication with both the customer and all the relevant authorities and, of course, experienced transport handling”, says Alexandre Varillon, Project Cargo Manager Hellmann France & Spain.

This transport was possible thanks to the local expertise of Sergio Araujo, who was leading the whole operation from A to Z, and his entire Team. They carried out a consistent study of the road to check all the different height obstacles and define the most suitable itinerary. Thus, the cargo could finally be delivered in-time and safely loaded on flat racks onboard the container ship to continue to its destination in Vietnam.

Henrik Schütte

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