Project logistics

C.H. Robinson moves large batch of air coolers

PRESS RELEASE – C.H. Robinson Project Logistics has transported 18 air coolers from Oklahoma to the Port of Houston and onto ocean vessels bound for the Middle East. The transport was carried out for one of the company’s long-standing customers. 

C.H. Robinson’s team prepared the necessary paperwork and ensure all details were accurately provided to avoid any hold-ups in customs. The air coolers, which measured 12.0 by 5.4 by 4.3 metres and weighed 22.2 tonnes each, then began their transportation journey to the Port of Houston.

The original route provided by the Department of Transport (DOT) was too narrow for the oversized coolers. To resolve this issue, the C.H. Robinson team connected with their contract carrier and the Texas DOT to devise a new route in order to protect the cargo. Once at the port, the team determined the units would benefit from different packaging in order to ensure the protection of the units while on the water. After getting approval from the customer, C.H. Robinson quickly arranged the improved packaging prior to the coolers being loaded onto the vessels.

The original plan included the loading of two air coolers per ocean vessel. However, the C.H. Robinson team knew that if they could increase this number, it would help the project’s lead time and cut down on costs for their customer. They were able to coordinate with the suppliers and ocean carriers to increase the number of air coolers per vessel and as expected, this new arrangement resulted in all the coolers arriving at their destination earlier than originally planned.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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