A guide to Special Cargo by Röhlig-Grindrod 4
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.
Relief On The Go: Brazzaville
As one of the leaders within the logistics industry, we’re often involved in completing CSI initiatives to improve the lives of humanity at large. With this in mind, we were requested by one of our customers to assist with a large shipment of relief parcels.
We were tasked with transporting mobile clinics from Denel to the Waterkloof Air Force Base and loading these supplies onto chartered aircrafts that would fly these containers to Brazzaville, Congo. The cargo consisted of three 40-foot containers, medical equipment, blankets, tents and 4 000 medical stretchers, which in total, weighed in at 29 tonnes per flight.
So, once again we’ve proved that we can handle any type of special cargo request you may have.