“Any cargo from any point of the world” – this motto, also mentioned in TELS mission, is well realized by multimodal department specialists of Minsk branch office.
The department has begun carriages of oversized and heavy-weight automotive hardware already in 2008. Than it was delivery of a bulldozer from Vilejka to Conakry (Guinea)
First multimodal carriage has been carried out in 2009. It was delivery of a crane installed on truck Ural 43202 weighing together 14,5 tons with partial use vehicle’s own propulsion from Vilejka to Guinea via ports of St. Petersburg and Tilbury (UK).
Delivery of a drilling unit, an automobile KAMAZ with a drilling rig, has been carried out for the same customer from Ukraine to Guinea in 2011. Cargo was delivered from Kiev to the port of Tallinn with use of its own propulsion, than it was shipped to England. There it was transshipped and dispatched to the port of Conakry (Guinea)
The drilling unit delivery has become a complicated task, with multitude of unexpected situations.
At first TELS had to submit documents, required by Ukrainian customs, which confirm that the vehicle isn’t designated for military purposes, but only for execution of geological works. After that, one of two accumulators failed at port of Hanko, and starter broke down during engine start attempt. TELS had to arrange delivery of new accumulator from Belarus than send a group of specialists, who could repair the vehicle. Totally the project lasted for nearly three months. All extra expenses have been offset by the Customer, who was satisfied with the order execution.
Peculiarity of cooperation with this Customer is that because of its business specific character it basically transports used dual-purpose machinery. Such transportations usually entail additional complexities while border crossing and execution of customs procedures. But employees of TELS multimodal department say: “a solved task adds experience, knowledge, satisfaction and self-esteem”
The Loadstar reports that according to Transport Intelligence the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a 11.6% decline in air and sea freights over the previous year.
The Republic of Belarus will suffer negative economic consequences arising from the political crisis. This will affect both the republic and most probably the freight market between the European Union and the Russian Federation. At least, we should expect redistribution of transit cargo flows if Minsk carries out its threats in response to the restrictions introduced by Poland and the Baltic states.
Due to the increase of criminal incidents in the cargo transportation market, the Legal Department of TELS Group reminds its employees and partners once again of the importance of the rules preventing cargo theft and the procedures allowing to admit contractors for transportation.