Europe Cargo, now load­ing alu­minium bars

Europe Cargo was the ap­pointed char­ter­ers’ agent, and ar­ranged and su­per­vised all as­pects of the load­ing and lash­ing of the 30,000 tonnes of alu­minium.

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Europe Cargo, the Bel­gian mem­ber of the FPS Group net­work of in­de­pen­dent for­warders and con­sol­ida­tors, has un­der­taken the load­ing of an unusual ship­ment: over 30,000 tonnes of alu­minium bar, com­pris­ing al­most 40,000 in­di­vid­ual pieces. The mas­sive ship­ment was bound for New Or­leans, USA, on board the char­tered bulk car­rier In­ter­link Sa­gac­ity. The load­ing took place at two dif­fer­ent load­ing ter­mi­nals and stor­age ar­eas in the Port of An­twerp, and took 14 days to Great care was taken through­out the stow­ing process, to en­sure the cargo was loaded evenly fore and aft and on both sides, so that the ves­sel was not ren­dered un­sta­ble.

Af­ter each suc­ces­sive layer of bar had been loaded, chocked and lashed, por­ta­ble driv­ing plates were laid on top to cover the gaps, so al­low­ing the fork­trucks to po­si­tion the next layer of bar. This process con­tin­ued un­til the bar was stacked up to 14 tiers deep, in all five holds of the bulk car­rier.

Anum­ber of th­ese pro­ce­dures are unique to im­port­ing and ex­port­ing goods to and from Brazil and it is vi­tal that cus­tomers have the lat­est in­for­ma­tion at their fin­ger­tips to en­sure their ship­ments are han­dled in the most ef­fi­cient way. “Our aim is to im­prove our own process so that we can fur­ther en­hance our pro­duc­tiv­ity and there­fore make our cus­tomers’ sup­ply chains more com­pet­i­tive.

We have spe­cific Cus­toms ex­per­tise in São Paulo and Camp­inas which al­lows us to fo­cus on the tech­ni­cal and op­er­a­tional phases of the Cus­toms clear­ance process,” says Ru­bio Guimarães, Di­rec­tor, CEVA Cus­toms Clear­ance, Brazil.

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