C.H. Robinson has transported 24 trucks from Houston, USA, to the port of Dammam in Saudi Arabia.

The seismic vibrator vehicles measured 10.2 m x 3.3 m x 3.4 m and weighed 30.4 tonnes each.

C.H. Robinson said that this type of cargo would usually be transported onto the ocean vessel using a ro-ro ramp. However, due to a lack of vessel availability and a tight delivery timeline, C.H. Robinson charted space on a BBC Chartering vessel and used the ship’s own cranes to load the units.

The majority of the cargo was loaded and secured in the hold of the ship. One of the vehicles failed to start, which meant it needed to be placed on a Mafi trailer and towed to the ship for loading, C.H. Robinson said.

The vessel arrived safely at the port of Dammam seven weeks later.

C.H. Robinson is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN).