The great thing about shipping project cargo on a scheduled service is the significant savings our customers make compared to shipping by charter.
One of our recent successes was a shipment of compressors, coolers and associated components for the China National Petroleum Corporation (the parent company of PetroChina) and Agility Logistics.
The two previous shipments of similar products were carried on multi-purpose vessels specifically chartered for the voyage. We loaded the 6100 cbm of cargo on to the Hoegh Beijing for its journey between the United States West Coast and China. With a combined weight of over 1000 tonnes, we used our 40x40’ roll trailers and our own tug masters to load the vessel with the cargo. As it’s a scheduled service, there were no surprises about departure or arrival dates so the cargo arrived as expected.
Darrell Jefferies, the VP of Agility emailed us to say: ‘I appreciate all the efforts you and Siem have done on this project [particularly as] Chinese New Year is upon us”. All in all, both the customer and the receiver were impressed with Siem Car Carriers ability to handle this kind of project cargo as part of our scheduled service. They were equally as impressed with the huge savings they made.