“Thanks to some creative thinking from the team we were able to move the goods without incurring extra costs and delays.”
Luke Wrench Project Manager
Tuscor Lloyds Projects team have just completed their latest Breakbulk shipment from the UK to Dampier Australia. The 78,890kg Reel was planned to be used at final destination as equipment for an offshore oil rig.
“Thanks to creative thinking from the team at Tuscor Lloyds, we were able to move these goods to their needed destination without incurring extra handling costs/delays by removing the goods from Southampton port.”
– Luke Wrench, Project Manager
Cargo Origin: Newcastle upon Tyne
Port of Loading: Southampton, UK
Port of Discharge: Freemantle, Australia
Transit Time: 33 days port to port + 6 days on carriage
Equipment: Heavy Duty Mafi, 2 x 130 ton cranes
Special Requirements: Heavy Lift Cranes, Police Escort
Fast Fact: Typically Dampier and ports nearby host huge ships carrying iron ore loads from Western Australian mines.
How did we do it?
The journey began in Newcastle upon Tyne, where the reel was collected using a heavy duty mafi and arranging a police escort to the port of loading at Southampton.
At the time of booking the reel was originally destined for Freemantle and sailings were easier to come by for the team. However on delivery to Southampton the final destination was moved to Dampier causing a few unforeseen headaches as there are no direct services from Southampton. After much deliberation the team decided the best and most efficient way to transport the reel was to book the Freemantle sailing.
The team assessed several options and ultimately it was decided that this would be quicker than pulling the reel from Southampton Quay and also save the customer wasted handling charges.
On arrival in Freemantle, two specialist 130 ton cranes were used to offload the reel from the vessel to the vehicle used for the on carriage. The 1500km truck journey to Dampier took 6 days before arrival at final destination.