“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”
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