MAC Handle 1,700 ton Press Manipulator with Kimex
17th August 2017
MAC Logistic, PCN representative in Brazil, were nominated by a large Brazilian Group to perform the door-to-door operation, including the discharge at clients site, of a press manipulator from Masan Port to Santos Port. The press is the heart of their new plant to be established in Brazil this year.
In Korea, Mac Logistic and their fellow PCN Member in South Korea, Kimex Air & Sea, were responsible for all land operations.
The total weight of the press was approximately 1,700tns, so was carefully dissembled in 129 pieces. The most difficult challenges were 15 heavy load pieces weighing from 41 - 57tns. There was also 5 very heavy load pieces from 80 - 155tns. The dimensions were also very challenging with pieces up to 15m long, widths of 6m and heights of 5m.
With prior planning from the buyer's engineering team, the cargo was appropriately distributed into six shipments using container vessels for 35 containers, flat racks and open top, a roll-on/roll-off vessel loading over dimension pieces on top of ro-ro Mafi Trailers and a project cargo vessel for the overweight cargo.
Several pieces were packed wrapped with tarpaulins and vinyl sheets. The packages were secured by shoring/chocking with belt, ratchet and wooden dunnages etc., where needed and approved by surveyors to ensure safe transportation and delivery to final destination.
For the final delivery trucking transportation, around 65 trucks were used as well as semi-trailers extendable to 19 axles to be delivered and discharged at the customers site, located about 300km from the discharge port.
With this successful project, MAC Logistic are proving to be a very experienced project cargo agent in Brazil.