At Tuscor Lloyds we know heavy transport projects are not for the faint of heart. Together with our network of heavy haulage specialists we have completed some impressive projects around the globe. To celebrate our new campaign we’re talking you through some of the biggest, heaviest pieces we have ever shipped, standing on our heads…
UK to Mexico – 125 tonnes
Cargo: Turbo Generator Parts
Cargo Weight: 2 pieces at 62.5 tonnes each = 125 tonnes
Cargo Origin: UK
Cargo Destination: Mexico
Special Requirements: Heavy duty swivel hook crane (70t capacity), Mafi Trailers, Flat rack Containers
This consignment totalled 125 tonnes. That’s the equivalent of 10 double Decker busses but to Tuscor Lloyds it’s child’s play. The wooden cases contained turbo-generator parts, with both items shipped as separate breakbulk and out of gauge consignments. The weight of the cargoes (62.5 tons each) required them to be loaded onto mafi trailers (from the low loaders) using ship/shore cranes. Just some of the specialist equipment required in heavy transport logistics.
UK to Canada – 230 tonnes
Cargo Origin: Liverpool, UK
Cargo Destination: Halifax, Canada
Industry: Oil & Gas
Cargo: Steel Wire Reel
This 230 ton consignment for one of our regular clients in the oil and gas industry consisted of 5 cable reels collected from Liverpool, UK and delivered to Halifax, Canada. With dimensions of 3 x 2.6 x 3.1 meters and a weight of 46 tons each it was no small feat securing the cargo for smooth sailing.
China to UK – 260 Tonnes
Cargo description: Biomass Boiler
Cargo Weight: 260 tonnes in total
Cargo origin: Changsha, Hunan Province China
Cargo Destination: UK
Special Requirements: Floating crane, Flat rack containers, OOG Permits, split shipment, river barge.
Having worked on similar jobs from mainland China, Tuscor Lloyds were quickly recommended for the project, which was to be the first of many throughout the summer. The boiler and components were consolidated into 46 pieces weighing 260 tonnes in total (the equivalent of 130 average sized cars or 52 African elephants.) The pieces consisted of one 83 ton Breakbulk item at 15 metres in length as well as 7 x flat rack containers holding the remaining Out of Gauge Cargo.
Cargo description: Flexographic printing machine.
Cargo Weight: 368 tons
Cargo origin: Bielefeld, Germany
Cargo Destination: Veracruz, Mexico
Special Requirements: Flat rack containers, police escort, heavy lift crane.
Tuscor Lloyds were called in to organise this large consignment from the UK to Veracruz, Mexico. The project consisted of involved transporting 27 standard shipping containers and 10 flat rack containers loaded with out of gauge and break bulk cargo to Veracruz, Mexico.
Aqaba to Felixstowe – 475 Tonnes
Cargo: Trucks, Land rovers, Generators, Fuel Truck, Support Equipment
Cargo Weight: 475 tonnes approx.
Cargo Origin: Aqaba, Jordan
Cargo Destination: Feslixstowe, UK
Special Requirements: Hazardous Cargo, Escort required in Jordan due to Military cargoes.
Tuscor Lloyds projects team moved a total of 475 tonnes of support equipment from Aqaba, Jordan to Felixstowe, England. The cargo included a variety of trucks, generators and land rovers, as well as some of the shippers own containers. In notoriously difficult terrain the teams experience was called upon to ensure smooth transit on land and great coordination for the transhipment arrangements.
At Tuscor Lloyds we have the knowledge to piece together any shipment.
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