How ICE Used Break Bulk Shipping to Successfully Move 56 tonnes of Machinery from Italy to Australia
- 13 crates of heavy machinery successfully imported from Italy.
- ICE helped to mitigate port congestion by splitting shipments.
- Successfully managed supply chain issues, such as strikes and labour shortages.
- 56,445kgs of cargo were safely delivered on time and on budget.
Helping import 13 crates of heavy equipment from Italy to Fremantle required expert co-ordination and planning by our team in Western Australia.
Engineering company, Bend-Tech Group required their new 3D Lasertube Cutter to be delivered from Livorno, Italy to Fremantle, Australia. This large piece of equipment required specialist freight forwarding knowledge in order to safely and securely deliver.
After nominating ICE to handle their shipment, our team got to work planning how best to move these goods from Italy to Australia.
The solution identified was as follows:
- The goods were shipped as breakbulk on a RO-RO vessel.
- In total there were 13 crates with the following dimensions:
- 1) cm. 1107 L x 285 W x 325 H -Kg. 12.580
- 2) cm. 1350 L x 280 W x 325 H – Kg. 11.220
- 3) cm. 962 L x 260 W x 263 H – Kg. 7.920
- 4) cm. 920 L x 230 W x 277 H – Kg. 7.465
- 5) cm. 555 L x 233 W x 289 H – Kg. 2.495
- 6) cm. 627 L x 213 W x 202 H – Kg. 2.720
- 7) cm. 645 L x 228 W x 190 H – Kg. 2.060
- 8) cm. 762 L x 245 W x 259 H – Kg. 4.630
- 9) cm. 762 L x 245 W x 259 H – Kg. 4.430
- 10) cm. 352 L x 203 W x 207 H – Kg. 1.315
- 11) cm. 239 L x 141 W x 225 H – Kg. 575
- 12) cm. 340 L x 175 W x 220 H – Kg. 1.100
- 13) cm. 280 L x 105 W x 125 H – Kg. 430
- 7 crates were secured onto a 62’ MAFI trailer and the remaining 6 were loaded on loose.
- In the transhipment port of Southampton, the goods were split by MAFI & non-MAFI. This split worked in the client’s favour due to unexpected terminal congestion.
- Specific timing was necessary for this shipment as specialist crane hire was required to unload the 4 largest crates, in addition to expert port staff labour, which ICE co-ordinated and supervised.
After arriving in Australia, over the first 3 days of delivery, 6 crates were delivered while the remaining 7 were delivered over the following 2 days. These deliveries were completed with a 3-truck sequence.
The shipment was delivered within budget, safely and securely. Now Bend-Tech Group’s 3D laser cutting machinery is supporting sales in Australia.