C.H. Robinson Transports Large Tank from Turkey to Argentina

  19. June 2019
C.H. Robinson Transports Large Tank from Turkey to Argentina

C.H. Robinson, member of the Project logistics Alliance for Canada, Singapore and USA, recently arranged to transport a large horizontal cryogenic steel tank measuring 19.28 L x 4.57 W x 4.95 H meters (63′ 3″ x 15′ x 16′ 3″) from Turkey to Argentina. The shipper needed to move the cryogenic tank first from the factory in Turkey to the Port of Gemlik and then on to the customer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fellow PLA member, Actanis Project Cargo, handled the land transportation from Maltepe to the Port of Gemlik in Turkey where C.H. Robinson took over, overseeing loading onto ocean vessel and trucking to site in Argentina.

Experts considered various modal options and routes, ultimately deciding to move the breakbulk-sized tank on a container vessel that offered the most direct routing available. As a market leader in major global trade lanes, C.H. Robinson was able to secure the capacity needed for the cryogenic tank. Loading and securing onto the vessel required careful coordination from local experts.

Using multiple slings, the tank was lifted by shore crane and transferred directly from a low bed truck to the ship’s hold. Once in place, the crew carefully lashed and wedged the tank in place using dunnage to secure and steady it throughout the ocean voyage. The tank was also fully tarped to keep it dry and protected during the passage. All loading operations were conducted under the supervision of an appointed marine warranty surveyor.

Once the vessel arrived in Buenos Aires, C.H. Robinson had project logistics experts on the scene to oversee the unloading process. Thanks to their vigilant planning, the handoff to the consignee went off without a hitch—despite the oversized dimensions.

Congratulations from The Project Logistics Alliance Team!

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