X2 Logistics Network member handles transport for project cargo of oversized equipment
X2 Elite Member Centauro recently handled the transport for project cargo of oversized equipment for the industrial sector in Argentina.
October 6, 2017
By Ahmad Alshidiq
X2 Logistics Network member Centauro was nominated to handle Integrated Multimodal Logistics by Sea and Land of an Autoclaved Cellular Concrete Plant (HCA) from Shanghai, China to the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. After participating in a competitive bid along with locals and multinational freight forwarders, Centauro was honoured by client’s nomination due to the proven experience and trajectory of the company in the development of projects in Argentina.
Centauro arranged the overall negotiation and vessel contract, as well as port operations and road transportation upon arrival at Port of Buenos Aires to client’s plant. A fluid and permanent contact was maintained with all parties involved including a European technologist, the Chinese manufacturer and the Argentine importer with the aim of complying times and logistical restrictions presented in the project.
The shipment of the three largest pieces, 35 metres long and 74 tonnes each, together with the rest of the components, was shipped on vessel BBC Oregon, taking 55 days transit time from Shanghai to Buenos Aires. The unloading operations in Buenos Aires port were also supervised and controlled by Centauro staff as well as the conditioning and road transportation of the big pieces to the customer’s premises using three multi axle trailers, flat bed carts and support equipment in convoy with special road permits and police custody.
The multimodal service from Shanghai to Santa Fe was performed in 62 days, delivering the cargo at final destination with full customer satisfaction. This first stage of the project will be completed soon with the shipment of more than 80 containers from Northern Europe ports using Port of Rosario, Argentina as local entrance port.
X2 founder & CEO Richard Overton commented, “It makes me extremely happy to see the kind of work fellow X2 Members are doing. I have no doubt in my mind that we are going to be seeing a lot more amazing projects before our 5th Anniversary Conference which is coming up in February 2018.”