“Despite challenges we managed to keep the schedule into Nhava Sheva.”
Luke Wrench Project Manager
This month we’ve taken creative shipping to a literal meaning. We were asked to move an original sculpture created by contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, entitled ‘Rise through Education’.
This journey saw Tuscor Lloyds transport the piece from Barcelona to its new home in Nhava Sheva, India.
The sculpture was split into three parts and secured to two 40ft flat rack containers both of which were classified as over width and over height.
Tuscor Lloyds worked with this particular customer in the past, moving tricky out of gauge projects. It was clear they needed our experience and expertise to ensure smooth transport.
Cargo Origin: Valls
Port of Loading: Barcelona, Spain
Port of Discharge: Nhava Sheva, India
Transit Time: 29 Days, Transhipped in Jebel Ali
Equipment: 2 x 40’FR both OWOH
Special Requirements: High Priority
“In spite of the large challenges presented, we managed to ship this cargo to the customers needed schedule and at the same time maintaining the ETA into Nhava Sheva.”
– Luke Wrench, Project Manager
How did we do it?
Tuscor Lloyds took over when the pieces arrived at the Port in Barcelona. Once the cargo had been lashed and delivered to the terminal it was clear the shipper had not measured certain parts of the sculpture that the architects in India required.
Our team in Spain immediately sent a surveyor to the terminal to measure the cargo and sent the information to the installation team in India. Unfortunately, due to the missing information the sculpture missed the planned vessel.
Despite the challenges our project manager was able to book the cargo onto a vessel calling a few days later with a different routing. The new vessel arrived in Jebel Ali in time to meet the original transhipment.
The project manager at Tuscor Lloyds worked long hours and called in many favours to ensure the sculpture made it onto the new vessel despite the load list being closed for Out of Gauge cargo.