Thunderbolt Global Logistics, member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), coordinated the transport of cargoes from Turkey to Seattle, USA.

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The shipment consisted of nine pieces, three of which were oversized.

Director at Thunderbolt Global Logistics, Jim Shapiro, explained: “We had our PCN partner, BATI Shipping arrange the transport from the factory in Turkey to Zeebrugge in Belgium on a shortsea ro-ro vessel due to the fact there was no service option from Turkey to Seattle or Tacoma. Once the cargo arrived in Zeebrugge, it had to be transferred from the arrival terminal to the Wallenius [Wilhelmsen] terminal at night. PCN members in Belgium, Europe Cargo took care of this portion of the journey and set up the shipment from Zeebrugge to the port of Tacoma.”

“The Wallenius [Wilhelmsen] vessel from Zeebrugge to Tacoma was just one day late from the schedule at the time of export – unheard of these days for most ocean carriers. We had a deadline to deliver by a certain date and the vessel being relatively on time was critical. There were no issues with Customs clearance as we had prior cleared the shipment before the arrival in Tacoma.”