Specialist logistics provider ALS has transported an 86.5-tonne dryer from Poland to Uthaug in Norway.

ALS coordinates dryer delivery

Source: ALS

ALS picked up the dryer in Opole on a modular lowbed trailer and hauled the unit to Swinoujscie where it was loaded onto a general cargo ship for onward delivery to Uthaug. 

The ALS team in Bergen arranged both the road transport from Opole, the vessel charter and the discharge in Norway. 

Earlier this year, the team in Bergen was on hand once again to charter a ro-ro vessel for a shipment of three CAT 775G machines from Olso to Brønnøysund. Upon arrival, the 4.5 m-wide machines were loaded onto trucks for the 32 km transport by road to the end client. 

According to ALS, “if transported by road it would have involved a distance via Sweden of 1,150 km. This charter approach ensures cost-effectiveness and minimises the impact of wide loads on winter roads in Norway.” 

In its spring update, the company added: “We have started the year with renewed enthusiasm and dedication but very mindful of the logistics challenges we are all facing in the sector with fuel increases, rising transport costs and supply chain disruptions. 

“The company as a whole is working hard to mitigate some of the additional challenges currently presented. Maintaining operational continuity for our customers with the safety of personnel and cargo an absolute priority.” 

ALS also noted that the group is making investments to improve supply chain visibility and transparency, decrease its carbon footprint and increase sustainability.