November 15 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK is involved in shipping a Coca-Cola bottle washing machine from a brewery in Northampton to a new site in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, which sees the cargo being shipped in seven 40ft containers on three low-loade

Hellmann dismantled the machine into six pieces, ranging from 8.5 to 18 tonnes in weight. During the initial dismantling stage, Hellmann was requested to place containers on a staged basis to allow the dismantlers to load the goods as the parts and equipment became ready.

Due to the shipment needing to move as one from the UK to Tanzania, a storage location had to be found off-dock to house the containers whilst awaiting the final container loading. Once all containers were loaded, Hellmann arranged for these to be shipped to the destination and work began on the larger shipment.

Hellmann had just six hours to load the six pieces of dismantled plant onto the trailers, which were then moved from the brewery, under police escort, to the docks at Tilbury where the cargo was located at the quay for packing due to its size and weight.

Commercial director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK, Matthew Marriott, said: "The size and weight of the cargoes caused issues as all equipment had to be moved on and off site everyday. Due to the packing specification required by the customer, specific timbers had to be procured from a timber yard in Scotland and shipped to the quayside in Tilbury to allow the support of the crates to be correct. The packing of the crates took a three-week period to complete due to the complex nature of the cargo."