A guide to Special Cargo by Röhlig-Grindrod 3





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When you’ve been in the freight industry for as long as we have, you’re bound to have the odd request from a client. What do we do? We explore the requirements and accept the challenge, be it big or small. We actually pride ourselves in undertaking challenges and pushing the limit when it comes to freight forwarding. Some of the strange requests we’ve received, include live animals, vintage cars and engine blocks from the world’s finest locomotives. Whatever your requirement, we’re glad to accept the challenge and constantly test ourselves.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting our proudest achievements with a series of odd requests and how we dealt with them.

Flying the Aircraft with Röhlig-Grindrod:

So now that you know we could transport some lions, servals and even a Manta Ray, you must wonder, can they transport something larger than life? Of course. We were tasked to transport a vintage T8 Trojan Aircraft. These are aircrafts used by the American Navy to train pilots when it comes to landing on aircraft carriers.

We approached this plane-sized request with a solution that involved dismantling the aircraft and packing the components into a 40 foot long, high cube container in the US and proceeded to transport the aircraft to the Wonderboom Airport in perfect condition while also being perfectly on time.  

No matter what your cargo is, we’ve got what it takes to get it to your destination.

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