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EXG Conduct Multimodal Shipment from India to the Philippines

23rd August 2023

EXG Conduct Multimodal Shipment from India to the Philippines
EXG Conduct Multimodal Shipment from India to the Philippines

Express Global Logistics have coordinated a successful shipment of a transformer & accessories from the west coast of India, destined for Leyte, Philippines.

The transformer was moved via RO/RO vessel whilst the accessories were moved separately in containers.

Measuring 5.2 (L) x 3.5 (W) x 3.5 (H) meters and weighing 59 MT, the transformer requiring precision and careful planning to be transported across the multiple islands that connect to the Philippines' mainland.

Upon reaching its destination, the transformer had covered 610 kilometres of challenging roads on hydraulic axles; from the discharge port to one of the Philippine islands, not to mention the multiple LCT loading points situated on various islands during the transit.

This proved to be an obstacle due to the multimodal operations of moving from land to water many times during the journey to join the mainland.

EXG conducted a thorough route survey, ensuring efficient road transport by selecting alternative routes thanks to bridge limitations.

Another obstacle faced by the team was the schedule for transformer installation as it was replacing an older one on-site.

"We overcame the challenges through effective coordination, meticulous planning, strategic manoeuvring and successful coordination with the vessel at the origin to avoid missing the LCT vessels at the destination, thereby shortening the delivery time instead of waiting for another LCT vessel for an entire week."

At the final destination, the transformer was carefully unloaded from the hydraulic axles using a jacking and skidding operation. The complete project was executed with preciseness and flawless planning, ensuring safe and efficient handling.