When putting in a request for the transport of crates from the Netherlands to Gosselin in Belgium, the Heavy team discovered that the cargo was too large for regular road transport. No worries! When faced with a logistics problem, Gosselin will always find a solution. This also means the customer only has to contact one company to handle all of the different steps in the supply chain. The company is a member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Belgium.
“Packed with air gas compressors for Atlas Copco, these large crates had to be transported to Gosselin to be stuffed in flatrack containers so they could be shipped to Jeddah,” Koen Lauryssen of Heavy explains. However, since these crates exceeded the height limit (490 cm), the cargo couldn’t be shipped by road transport. “We opted to go with a short, local pre-transport to the nearest waterway,” Koen adds. “Then we loaded the crates onto a barge and shipped them to Gosselin’s container terminal in Deurne.” The crates were unloaded using the new Gottwald crane and expertly stuffed, lashed, and secured onto flats and another barge delivered them to the international export quay at the Port of Antwerp where they were shipped overseas. “Everything went smoothly,” Koen proudly concludes.
Gosselin Logistics is a leading provider of logistics services. With activities ranging from shipping, forwarding and warehouse storage to customs formalities Gosselin Logistics can offer its customers a constant supply chain. Heavy-Gosselin is a division of Gosselin Logistics specialized in industrial projects. Gosselin Logistics is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 270 million Euros in sales.