C.H. Robinson Helps Their Client’s Cargo With Roro Solution18. August 2021
The project logistics team at C.H. Robinson recently handled the first of over 20 different shipments for a large North American automotive company. The cargo started in France and was transported to the Port of Antwerp to begin its three-week journey over the water to the to the Port of Baltimore.
Due to ongoing vessel space constraints and equipment scarcity, C.H. Robinson’s team had suggested moving the pieces by RoRo vessels using mafi trailers versus a traditional ocean vessel. Once their customer agreed, they contacted the shipping line to secure space for the current cargo and the 19+ sailings to follow.
The RoRo method not only provided a way to circumvent the current container vessel shortage but also offered a safer method of shipping the high-value, sensitive equipment as the cargo was able to travel underdeck, which protected it from weather, and limited the number of times the pieces had to be handled. This method was also 30% more cost effective for the company than transporting by flatracks.
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