Slag Pots for Saldanha

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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 past few months, we’ve highlighted our proudest achievements in terms of odd requests and the manner in which we’ve dealt with them. There seems to be an interest in the strangest requests we’ve received, with this in mind, here’s another instance of a special request.

We were requested to transport Slag Pots, which are used for steel smelting from Durban Harbour to Saldanha. These Slag Pots are anything but small, each of them weighs within the region of 58 700kgs and are imported annually from Shanghai.

Once these gigantic Slag Pots had arrived, we discharged the cargo using floating cranes at the harbour and loaded them onto low-bed trucks, ready for transportation.

This process was handled swiftly through the expertise of Devarsha Lalbasanth and Shaylin Naidoo, both members of Sea Freight Imports at our Durban Office. Between these 2 valued team members, they handled the entire clearance process along with the on-site loading of this abnormal cargo, ensuring our client in Saldanha received it on time and with no damage.

Here’s to another major delivery from Röhlig-Grindrod.

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