Months-long preparation for a 27-day transport
Moving a ship loader from the United Arab Emirates takes 27 days, but preparing for the transport takes a bit longer. COLI Shipping & Transport has taken two and a half months to prepare such a transport.
The main unit measuring 15.5 by 8 by 8.4 metres was initially surveyed by a local team of engineers that the company deployed in the UAE to make sure all hydraulics and steerings were in order. To this effect, they also carried out a measurement study.
In two days the cargoes were moved from a laydown area located near the Hamriyah Port and prepared for lifting and transport, including handling local customs clearance. COLI’s team then loaded the cargo onto trailers, transporting it to a selected vessel.
Upon arrival at the Rotterdam terminal, the team had also arranged for the cargoes to be transshipped to a barge and delivered to the consignee’s terminal in Rotterdam. All units were successfully delivered in sound condition.
The entire operation, from the day of loading in UAE up to the cargo’s arrival at the Rotterdam terminal, took 27 days. With the exception of import customs clearance in the Port of Rotterdam, all related services were provided by COLI’s team.