TuscorMoves: Steel Reel From the UK to Italy


Cargo: 1 x steel reel

Cargo origin: Newcastle, UK

Cargo destination: Catania, Italy

Cargo dimensions: 252 x 234 x 262cms

Cargo weight: 25,000kgs

Transport method: low-loader


Tuscor Lloyds recently completed a cargo movement from Newcastle, UK to Catania, Italy.  The cargo comprised a heavy-oversized steel-reel, weighing in at 25,000kgs.  Due to density of reel, the cargo was transported on a specialist low-loader-trailer.

What made this project even more challenging than it normally would be is the current restrictions in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  With Italy being in lockdown, the transport links have been reduced and the usual ferry to Sicily (where this would enter Italy) had been stopped – meaning the end user faced potential delays in receiving their cargo.

However, not long after the cargo arrived at the ferry crossing point the service was resumed and due to our strong links in the transport community, we were able to avoid the backlog of cargo. We were able to get the cargo on one of the first ferries, delivering it in good time.  

Luke Wrench, of the Tuscor Lloyds Shipping Team, oversaw this project:

“When it comes to a challenge, as a company, Tuscor Lloyds is in its element.  Despite the issues that the current coronavirus pandemic has thrown up for the logistics industry, we were able to call upon our industry connections to get this job done safely, efficiently and in good time.” 


Need help transporting heavy, specialist equipment? Follow the link here to fill in our quotation form or contact our team directly.

Call: +44 (0) 161 868 6000

Email: Email@tuscorlloyds.com

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