OVERWEIGHT FREIGHT? 20-AXLE DELIVERY? NO PROBLEM!
MODE OF TRANSPORT: RORO OCEAN VESSEL, 20-AXLE TRUCK
ROUTE: BILBAO, SPAIN TO PORT OF BALTIMORE TO FORT WAYNE, IN
DATE: JUNE 2019
A prominent manufacturer of cold and warm net shape forged components serving automotive industry with products that include gears, brakes, suspensions, airbags, transmissions, and other steel components.
To successfully offload and deliver the collective 87.6-ton freight from the RoRo vessel, transferring to a flat deck 20-axle truck for safe delivery to the final destination of Fort Wayne, IN.
WHAT IS A RORO VESSEL
Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are ferries designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter.
Green Worldwide Shipping’s Atlanta freight team was awarded the massive shipment on April 17thand worked our Spanish partners, to arrange the movement of the 90,700kg press and 49,900kg frame from Bilbao, Spain to Fort Wayne, IN. This cargo was part of a $13 million investment to expand the client’s Fort Wayne location – creating over 60 new jobs in the area!
The mammoth-sized shipment set sail at the end of May and arrived at the Port of Baltimore on June 21st at which time it was offloaded onto the 20-axle truck. The shipment began its domestic journey across the U.S. from Baltimore to its final destination of Fort Wayne, IN. The inland port-to-door required multiple night moves due to various state restrictions to minimize traffic disruption. The shipment proudly met the client’s deadline delivering on June 28th.
Green is excited to have played a part in helping to support our client create new jobs with their new Fort Wayne, IN location.