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105t Siemens Gearbox transported

From Egypt to Germany for repair

1st May 2015

ALS in Moerdijk met with Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS) in Egypt in order to provide a comprehensive brief on the projects transport arrangements for the shipment of a 105T Siemens Gearbox from Alexandria, Egypt to the Siemens factory in Voerden, Germany for repairs.

The Gearbox which was required for use in a cement factory had the following dimensions: L: 5.50 x W: 4.00 x H: 3.5 with a total weight of 105,000kgs

A part charter was commissioned for the job; the tramping vessel used its own vessels gear in tandem lift for the loading. At discharge port the terminals heavy lift crane was used to reload the cargo to a 10 axle semi low bed trailer for transport to final destination.

Vessels loading at load port was coordinated and attended by our affiliated Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Group Agent. At discharge port transhipment onto the trailer was attended by a member of staff from ALS Moerdijk. The gearbox was then transported overland at night under police escort and delivered in a safe and timely manner to the factory in Germany.

WSS Egypt stated: “We asked ALS for a quotation for the Seafreight and trucking to the final destination and we received a swift reply with a competitive offer. Our customer was facing a very big problem with their cargo being stored at the Port of Alexandria. They were paying storage fees on a daily basis which meant that we had to quickly find an alternative vessel to load this cargo to get it to the Siemens factory.

ALS provided us with a modern and geared vessel and called Alexandria Port within the agreed timeframe. ALS also provided us with updates on a daily basis whilst supervising the cargo to its final destination.”

For further information please contact:

Katrina Coatsworth – Marketing Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1482 796214