UK to Nigeria: 8 ton Backhoe Loader transported as out of gauge cargo from Staffordshire, UK to Onne, Nigeria.
The Backhoe Loader was required for a construction project taking place in Onne and had to be transported from the manufacturer in Staffordshire. Cargo was shipped using a 20ft flatrack container with collapsible walls to allow for the cargo to fit on the 20ft container, remaining in profile on the length and width and secured duly using heavy duty ratchet straps and steel wires/tensioners.
The cargo was loaded onto a semi low loader trailer which transported the cargo by road 165 miles south east from Staffordshire to the port of Tilbury, from which it sailed.
The cargo arrived in Tilbury as scheduled and was then loaded and secured to the 20ft flatrack container and taken quay side to be loaded on to the vessel scheduled to carry the cargo to Onne, Nigeria. Due to severe weather conditions in the south east of UK (causing some ports to shut down completely) the original vessel which was due to pick up the cargo omitted its UK ports of call. Thanks to the experienced project handlers at Tuscor Lloyds we were able to quickly arrange an alternative vessel which retained the initial ETA and didn’t affect costs.
The cargo arrived in Tanger-Med (cargo port approximately 40km east of Tangier, Morocco) and was transhipped onwards to Nigeria. The shipment arrived on schedule in the port of Onne, Nigeria where it was discharged and delivered to the customer.
Did you know? When transporting cargo to Nigeria, containers require a pre-shipment inspection inorder to pass through Nigerian customs.