4 Steel Reels – Rio Grande to Aberdeen

The Challenge

4 x Steel reels at 30,680kgs each, a total of approximately 122 tonnes needing to be picked up from the heart of Rio Grande and safely shipped to Aberdeen.

 

Quick Facts:

Cargo: 4 Steel Reels

Cargo Dimensions: 510 x 379 x 382 cms each @ 30,680 kg each

Cargo Origin: Rio Grande, Brazil

Cargo Destination: Aberdeen, UK

POL: Rio Grande, Brazil

POD: London Gateway, UK

Service: Container Ship Service

Equipment: 4 x 20’FRs

Special Requirements: Police Escort, Low Loader Trucks, Crane Lifts

Industry: Oil and Gas

Tuscor Lloyds UK project specialists have just completed another successful Import Project Shipment.

4 x Steel reels at 30,680kgs each, a total of approximately 122 tonnes were shipped in 23 days from Rio Grande to Aberdeen, UK.

The journey began at the manufacturer’s facility where a police escort was required to transport the cargo to the port of loading. A number of special requirements were immediately noted by Tuscor Lloyds project managers, including transportation by low loader trucks, special permits for the road and crane lifts due to the cargo specifications.

All reels exceeded the dimensions of the flat rack container, making the cargo over width and over height and so efficiently securing the cargo was of utmost importance before the long sea shipment. The cargo was lashed in Rio Grande by means of 14 5/8” diameter steel wire ropes, 5/8” diameter clips and 7/8” diameter turnbuckles fastened to the cargo and to the container lashing points.

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The Solution

A number of special requirements including transportation by low loader trucks, special permits for the road and crane lifts due to the cargo specifications, vessel booking from Rio Grande to London Gateway, and a number of flat rack containers with specialist lashing and sequencing.

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Tuscor Lloyds projects team organised onsite surveyors to inspect the cargo, ensuring no damage occurred during trucking. The surveyor also signed off the quality of the cargo lashing to Flat Rack Containers. Once confirmed the cargo was fully prepared to travel on board the vessel MV Cap San Lorenzo, from Rio Grande to London Gateway.

On arrival in the UK the cargo required low loader trucks from port to the lashing yard where it was then unlashed from the flat rack containers. Once all relevant road permits were in place the final leg of the journey saw the reels transferred to awaiting low loader transport for the 547 mile trip to Aberdeen.

The 4 x Steel reels would then be used in Aberdeen as vessel mooring rope bound for an Oil and Gas Rig resupply vessel. Tuscor Lloyds ability to transport heavy equipment to and from some of the most inaccessible areas of the world (as well as major transport hubs) makes us the ideal choice for oil and gas industry project shipments.

 

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+44 (0) 161 868 6000 / projects@tuscorlloyds.com

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