C.H. Robinson Builds a Bridge to Complete Logistics Project

  13. August 2019
C.H. Robinson Builds a Bridge to Complete Logistics Project

C.H Robinson, member of the Project Logistics Alliance for Canada, Singapore and USA, reached out by a long-standing client to the company's project logistics experts for help in moving air separation equipment from China to South Korea. The oversized cargo, measuring 35.7 x 5.8 x 4.9 meters and weighing 183.25 metric tons, needed to be collected at the Port of Zhangjiagang, loaded onto a vessel, customs cleared, and delivered to inland South Korea. There was only one obstacle: the transportation route in South Korea involved crossing a river bridge that was simply too small to handle the heavy equipment.

Undaunted by the challenge, the logistics specialists developed an alternate plan that included the construction of a temporary bridge that could accommodate the over-dimensional, heavy cargo. Utilizing a local civil engineering company for the design, the C.H. Robinson team obtained the necessary permits from local authorities and the temporary bridge was built. Additional civil works for temporary removal of road signs and lifting of wires were also completed.

It took four and a half months to get all the permitting in place and six weeks for the bridge to be completed. Two weeks later, the air separation equipment was safely transported across the temporary bridge and arrived at its destination. In addition to complicated cargo projects, C.H. Robinson offers the ability to service all transportation needs, including ocean, air, customs brokerage, trade compliance, vendor management, and surface transportation.

Congratulations from The Project Logistics Alliance Team!

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