Independent freight forwarders join forces and put their many years’ experience in projects and unusual cargo to good use with a recent shipment.
A perfect coordination has enabled Philco International – your Connecta partner in France – and Gevatrans Limited –Greek member of PANGEA – to accomplish the complex delivery of a transformer and its spare parts from France to its final destination in Agios Nikolaos Voiotias, Greece. The project was undertaken for General Electric France and Aluminium of Greece.
Both agents collaborated to produce a detailed shipping plan and schedule, in order to meet the contractual deadline and requirements.
Philco International took charge of all logistics and transport operations for the cargo at origin, Ris Orangis (France). The project comprised 3 crates, the highest crate was over 4.71 meters height. The main body of the transformer was allocated into a 40’ Flat Rack and spare parts into a 40’ High Cube of outsize and overweight ocean freight. Philco’s activities included picking up at shipper’s premises, loading, lashing and securing of all oversized cargo; multi-modal shipment by truck and sea and sea freight forwarding. It also handled export Customs clearance at origin port, Le Havre.
Gevatrans handled the arrival of the shipment at Piraeus Port (Athens, Greece) and transferred the crates to special low beds for the final 150 Km overland leg to consignee’s dependencies. Gevatrans secured the delivery within one day and successfully accomplished the strict time constraints of the project.
Says Gevatrans’ Network Co-ordinator, Angeliki Zissi: “The experience of both teams in project handling were the key to deliver this project as per the required deadline. Also, an outstanding coordination with our partners allowed us to provide customer with full monitoring of the shipment from departure to delivery”.