Heavylift / Breakbulk
From Murcia to Mexico
Or from Valencia to Veracruz, to be precise, as this was the route taken by oversized construction parts destined for a concrete factory. The task was successfully completed by the project management team of the shipping agent and forwarder Tuscor Lloyds.
Tuscor Lloyds’ project management team has worked with the Mexican construction industry for a while, so it came as no surprise when the firm was asked to transport a concrete plant across the Atlantic recently. Tuscor picked up the consignments from the manufacturer’s facility in Murcia (Spain). The first shipment consisted of a mixer and auxiliary equipment to make concrete. Due to the varying sizes and weights of each of the parts, Tuscor’s project cargo team ensured that all of the parts were grouped according to their specific characteristics and then loaded into the right type of container, in order to maximise the space as well as the efficiency of the shipment. The result was that the company had to manage the transport of three 40 ft high-cube containers, three 40 ft open-top containers and one 40 ft flat-rack container.
The containers were transported north by road, to the Mediterranean port of Valencia 230 km away, where the freight was loaded into and secured in the container vessel, ready for shipment to Veracruz (Mexico). After being unloaded from the vessel, on-site surveyors inspected the cargo, checked that it had not suffered any transatlantic damage, confirmed that everything was fine and thus allowed the cargo to be delivered to the recipient.
The second shipment consisted of a group of hoppers, a kneader and several auxiliary pieces. They were loaded into a high-cube container, five open-top containers, one 40 ft flat-rack container and a 20 ft flat-rack container. This shipment was also picked up in Murcia and transported by road to Valencia, where the container vessel was ready for loading. Several days after sailing from the port of Valencia, the vessel arrived in Veracruz, where the containers were unloaded. At the port the pieces were examined and found to be in a satisfactory state for everyone involved. The cargo was delivered safely and in the agreed time and budget. Tuscor Lloyds’ contacts along the route were key for the successful completion of this task.