2014-05-13 Tuscor-LloydsTwo turbo generators transported using wooden cases as separate break bulk and out of gauge consignments, one cargo was shipped from UK to Altamira, Mexico whilst the other was transported from UK to Veracruz, Mexico.

Tuscor Lloyds has many years experience in transporting project cargoes to Mexico. This high priority shipment required the cargoes to be delivered to two separate ports; Altamira and Veracruz, in Mexico for sugar refinery plants which urgently required the generators.

The cased generators were transported from the manufacturers in Peterborough, UK using low loader trucks to the port of Felixstowe, UK. Tuscor Lloyds worked with surveyors ensuring the 100+ mile journey to the port of Felixstowe was on time and issue free. The shipment was given police escort once inside the port to the Wire Lifting area.

Each cased cargo weighed 62.5 tons and they were loaded onto maafi trailers from the low loaders using ship/shore cranes which could handle the weight of the cargoes. Each case was carefully lifted from the low loader trucks and positioned onto maafi trailers.

The maafi trailers were delivered quay side where flatrack containers had already been positioned on the vessel for the break bulk cases to be loaded and secured to. Once ready each maafi trailer was positioned for loading and lifted using the same crane system as when lifting from the low loaders to maafi trailers.

Each case was carefully lowered onto a bed of flatrack containers and secured using webbing straps, steel wire, ratchet straps and wooden chocks to ensure the cargo was completely secured to the bed of flatracks for the ocean transportation to Mexico.

The vessel arrived at the port of Altamira after 19 days at sea and the first of the two cargoes was unloaded and loaded onto a truck for the final transportation by road. 2 days later the vessel called at the port of Veracruz where the final piece was unloaded and prepared for road transportation to the sugar refinery plant just outside of Veracruz, Mexico.

Meet with Tuscor Lloyds at Break Bulk Europe 2014, stand no. 417H1.


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