Rhenus ships 50-ton automotive machine to Japan
Rhenus Group has completed the move of a 50-ton production machine from Germany to the Netherlands and onwards to the company’s automotive customer in Japan.
The group’s unit Rhenus Air & Ocean together with Projects Hilden handled the transport of the cargo from Cologne and Gelsenkirchen in Germany to Port Logistics Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The cargo consisted of a 50-tonne piece 13.4 metres in length and several container loads.
The unit already required complex handling, however, Rhenus faced a further challenge when the dimensions of the unit were changed last-minute. This required new special permits and a rescheduling of the transport times were necessary. However, the unit reached Rotterdam in time for the transport vessel’s departure.
The move follows the import of kiln shells from Germany and kiln tyres from Italy for the construction of a cement factory in Thailand. To remind, Rhenus Project Logistics Thailand handled the delivery of parts weighing up to 106 tonnes, in close cooperation with its local units. The company chartered the 2011-built F-Type multipurpose vessel Josef owned by HS Schiffahrts and operated by dship carriers to deliver the cargo for International Packing and Logistic Solutions (IPLS).