DHL Industrial Projects transported four azimuth thrusters from Mexico to Texas, the USA, for repair.

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The project took place while regular vessels cancelled their port calls in Mexico, said DHL Industrial Projects. Already facing a tight schedule, the forwarder said that its client could not allow for delays and so the company leveraged its carrier network to find the most efficient solution utilising both a breakbulk and a ro-ro vessel with short transit times north and southbound.

A journey that used to take a week on a scheduled liner service due to the number of port calls, was completed in three days northbound. As such, the four propulsion units, measuring 6.4 m x 4.2 m x 4.35 m and weighing 50 tonnes, reached their destination well within the schedule.