Our client, who is based in Spain, entrusted us with the task of overseeing a complex oversized cargo project, which required meticulous tracking and precise handling instructions. Their objective was clear: To deliver a million-dollar industrial machine from China to its final destination in Mexico without delay or disruption. The critical variant of this process was time. Since shipment of this heavy-lift cargo intersected with the year-end holiday season, planning was especially complex due to market demand.
Faced with the potential for significant financial losses due to production line downtime, they wisely turned to our team for assistance.
Embarking on the task of transporting a massive, over-dimensional machine weighing five tons from China to Mexico was no ordinary feat. The complexity of the project stemmed from the need to secure special oversized cargo permits from the Chinese port, as the machine’s size posed risks for both land and sea transportation. It became crucial to find a maritime container that could accommodate its dimensions so that the machine could be shipped in its entirety without the need for dismantling.
Vector’s effective pre-planning emerged as a cornerstone for the success of this cargo project, particularly when confronted with the task of handling a heavy-lift industrial machine. This endeavor demanded a detail-oriented, comprehensive approach, encompassing the seamless coordination of permits, documentation, and transportation arrangement.
The absence of meticulous planning could have led to consequential errors, adding substantial costs for our client, and compromising the safety and security of the oversized cargo. However, the Vector team’s skilled partners effectively handled local needs and maintained global connections, coordinating with the central team in Spain.
Once the industrial equipment successfully docked at the Manzanillo port, a new challenge emerged in the equation: The restrictions imposed by the Mexican government on transporting oversized cargo. The task at hand was to transport the cargo from the port to the heart of the country, specifically in the state of San Luis Potosi.
Nighttime and weekend transport were prohibited, and a special license was required for moving over-dimensional cargo—which expired after 24 hours. Any lack of knowledge regarding these regulations could have led to substantial delays and additional fees.
1. Completion of delivery on schedule.
2. The machine arrive in perfect condition, ready to operate.
3. A continuous business relationship between buyer and seller.
4. Avoidance of fines and regulatory blockages.
5. Streamlining for the customer’s production processes.