Tuscor Lloyds were called upon to arrange a multimodal transport of a large break bulk case. The cargo originated from Midlands region of the UK, and Tuscor Lloyds were asked to arrange full movements from Door to the Port of Veracruz, Mexico.
The first part of this journey required the cargo to be transported by road to Felixstowe Port where it would be loaded onto the vessel. The cargo (weighing 35000kgs with dimensions 155 x 37 x 35 meters) was to be shipped as break bulk to Veracruz for the Oil & Gas Industry.
Due to there being no break bulk services between UK and Mexico, Tuscor Lloyds had to use experience and knowledge to arrange shipment of this break bulk piece on a standard container vessel. This type of loading method, whilst available in the industry can prove to be an operational challenge for many container lines. In order to achieve such method of shipment, special attention and care must be paid to the safe loading of the cargo and the securing by on-board stevedores under the deck of the vessel.
The cargo was transported by sea into Veracruz Port where it was carefully discharged from the container vessel directly onto our customer’s truck waiting in the port.
Our customer used to spend a lot of money moving similar break bulk cargo to Mexico. They used to ship via a break bulk service from Belgium and the costs were high. Our customer was extremely happy with the smooth operation Tuscor Lloyds provided. Their cargo arrived Mexico earlier than expected, and most importantly of all at lower freight rate than they would normally pay.