November 16 - A new department of Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Brazil which is gearing up rapidly to increasingly demanding cargo projects has successfully overseen the movement of an OOG shipment of a vertical conditioner to Russia.
The Logistics Brazil Team at Wilhelmsen Ships Service moved the 30-tonne vertical conditioner, a piece of special equipment to treat seeds in the industrial process to produce vegetable oil, known as canola, has been shipped from Santos, Brazil to St Petersburg, Russia.
The OOG shipment faced an initial overland movement of 470 km, where the cargo was escorted by two service cars and monitored by federal Brazilian highways police, to the quayside at Santos Port where it was loaded onto a 40 ft flat-rack container for client Tecnal, a Brazilian food industry equipment company.
"This has been a significant logistics challenge," commented Alvaro Moraes, general manager - East Coast South America, Wilhelmsen Ships Service Brazil. "We have moved a huge non-standard piece of equipment across nearly 500 km of inland highways until reaching the loading port. We have then monitored a long sea passage until its final destination in Russia. This task has been conducted by a brand new department of Wilhelmsen Ships Service in Brazil which is gearing up rapidly to increasingly demanding projects."