Breakbulk Oversized Piles From USA
CityCat componentry was Out-Of-Gauge (OOG) therefore limiting international and local carrier options.
- Cargo is Out-of-Gauge (OGG)
- Terminal replacement was intermittent over 3 years, requiring multiple shipments of componentry
- Each pontoon required 6-month production lead time
- Contractors were dependant on manufacturing timelines
Due to the complexities involved with oversized cargo, Powerhouse (QLD) was selected to coordinate all international and local transport associated with the project.
Pontoons Ex China
Due to their oversized dimensions each Pontoon was transported via breakbulk from China to Brisbane.
|Dimensions:||18.3ml x 10.7mw x 2.7mh x 68 tonnes|
|How We Did it:||Powerhouse (QLD) arranged with the Chinese manufacturer to tow each pontoon to the port of Zhongshan, where they were lifted from the water and stowed onto the Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) vessel ready for shipment.
When the vessel arrived in Brisbane, we organised with the stevedores to discharge the cargo directly to the water where a barge was standing by to tow the pontoon directly to the site on the Brisbane River.
The Piles Ex USA
Similarly, The Piles needed sea transport from Virginia, USA to Brisbane.
|Dimensions:||25 metre long piles|
|How We Did it:||Powerhouse (QLD) created a route plan that was accepted by State Authorities. Cargo was collected from the factory door, by loading each set of piles onto 40ft flatracks and shipped via a Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) vessel.
Once the goods arrived in Brisbane and were cleared by Customs, we arranged for them to be loaded onto specialised extendable trailers for their delivery to the site on the Brisbane River.
Once goods were factory ready they were delivered within a 7-10 day period. Client expectations were met and the project was completed to schedule.
Our Freight Forwarding Affiliates
Powerhouse International has developed strong affiliations with world-recognised organisations such as Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia (CBFCA Australia), HTFN Global Logistics, and International Air Transport Association (IATA).