Cable Reel

Out of gauge project shipment of a 29 ton Steel Cable Reel from Aberdeen to Alexandria.

Tuscor Lloyds were recently appointed to arrange the transportation of an abnormal size cargo from Aberdeen, UK to Alexandria, Egypt. The cargo was a 29 ton steel cable reel and the shipment was carried out for a regular client in the oil and gas industry. The cable reel had to be transported on a 40ft flat rack container as out of gauge cargo due to its dimensions: 2.7 x 2.1 x 2.8 metres.

The cable reel was first loaded on to the 40ft flat rack container using a heavy lift crane. After that, the reel was securely fixed to the flat rack container using heavy duty ratchet straps, steel wire and wooden chocks, with the aim to ensure that the cargo would be sufficiently protected throughout the journey from the UK to Egypt.

The out of gauge cargo was lifted onto a step frame truck using a heavy lift crane at the start of its journey and transported from the warehouse in Aberdeen to the Port of Felixstowe where it was again checked to ensure secure transit and given the go ahead for loading to the vessel. The flat rack container was then loaded onto the vessel using a dock side crane which is particularly suited to lifting oversized and heavy cargoes.

Tuscor Lloyds Project Cargo Management Team organised everything required to get this cargo shipped as out of gauge cargo on a container vessel which is no simple task for such dense and heavy cargo. This helped to lower the costs to the customer and reduce the transit time to Egypt significantly in comparison to utilising a specialist vessel.

Using our expertise and vast knowledge of out of gauge cargo handling/transportation, the cable reel was efficiently and successfully delivered to the Port of Alexandria, Egypt in perfect condition and damage free. The shipment was completed within 13 days with great satisfaction to all parties concerned.

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