Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

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Origin: McLean Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Destination: Cotonou, Benin
Cargo: CAT 777 Dump Trucks, CAT D9 Dozers, Komatsu 3000 Excavators and all Ancillary Equipment
Volume: 2,200 Cubic Meters / 826 Metric Tons

We coordinated a challenging shipment of used equipment from a Canadian uranium mine, destined for West Africa. Despite a complete steam cleaning, the cargo at the Saskatchewan mine site was contaminated with uranium ore dust and classified as Class 7 goods. In order to comply with all regulations, our project specialists worked to ensure that all parties involved in moving this equipment had the necessary DGR (Dangerous Goods Regulations) certification for hazardous material. We worked closely with certified trucking companies, U.S. customs agencies, Galveston, Texas, port authorities and stevedores, ocean carriers and the U.S. Coast Guard to obtain all necessary permits and approvals to deliver this Class 7 equipment to West Africa. We faced additional challenges of communicating with crane operators, motor carriers and private escorts (pilot trucks), who travelled 450 km to reach the mine site to load the cargo with very limited mobile phone reception en route. Timing for trucking was critical, as all loads needed to be shipped from Canada before spring road ban restrictions went into effect. These restrictions, caused by the spring thaw, increase the permitted trailer axle requirements per load, and can add significant costs due to the specialization of equipment required. The machinery was shipped via ocean charter to Cotonou, Benin. The client undertook final delivery to site in Niger. Our project team was onsite for the initial cargo review and measurement at McLean Lake, as well as the load out. Our staff was also onsite at Galveston to ensure all approvals were in place, and to witness cargo loading. The cargo arrived in Africa in good condition and on schedule.

  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics
  • Complex Machinery Logistics – From Canada to Africa

    Complex Machinery Logistics