6 Sep, 2019 by Jill Viray
Royal Cargo and LS Cargo Logistics China successfully transported 38 units of fermentation tanks for the construction of a brewery plant in Mindanao, Philippines.
LS Cargo Logistics handled the offshore services from China, while Royal Cargo handled the onshore transportation including unloading and final erection to foundation. The excellent teamwork of LS Cargo Logistics and Royal Cargo ensured that all the client’s expectations were met. The tanks were delivered on time and executed in a safely manner without incident.
“Close communication with all involved parties and conducting feasibility studies on the restrictions of the limited POL in China and POD in Mindanao helped to arrange a smooth transportation of all tanks without any delay,” said Mr. Rico Ji from LS Cargo Logistics China.
The delivery of the fermentation tanks was a challenging and demanding task to the entire team. The transport crew walked about 9 kms from the port to the site with the convoy travelling at a very slow pace due to its extra-ordinary dimensions. With travelling heights between 6.2 to 7.2 meters, the transportation required the raising of wires to 7.5 meters minimum height clearance and temporary removal of one concrete footbridge. It also called for power interruptions along the route to ensure the safe passage of the tanks.
Despite the difficulties encountered during the project, the team was able to finish the deliveries ahead of the schedule. “The original plan is to complete the deliveries in 19 nights with 2 tanks per night, but we were able to compress this to 14 nights travelling with 3 tanks most of the time,” said Mr. Copon. “The transport solution provided by Royal Cargo helped fast-track the project, as the fermentation tanks were directly installed to foundations instead of being fabricated at site that would require more time for the project timelines,” he added.
The fermentation tanks are for the brewery plant which is part of the 50-hectare industrial complex being developed by country’s biggest producer of beer.