C.H. Robinson Hustles to Make a Last-Minute Sailing Amidst a Congested Global Logistics Market

When a customer calls with a last-minute request, C.H. Robinson answers. Recently, the global logistics experts at C.H. Robinson took on the challenge of helping transport and deliver two large pieces of equipment, including a compressor (11.73 x 4.24 x 3.43 meters, 38.1 metric tons) and a cooler (7.82 x 4.14 x 4.24 meters, 12.1 metric tons), from the U.S. to Ukraine.

With C.H. Robinson’s global suite of service offerings and vast contract carrier network, they were able to quickly find truckload capacity to deliver the cargo to the Port of Houston in time for the early morning sailing to Antwerp. Due to the urgent need of the cargo, the team worked with their contract carrier to obtain permits needed in person for this rush shipment, which typically takes over a week or more to acquire.

Despite all the challenges currently facing the global supply chain the C.H. Robinson team was pro-active, working diligently with the transhipment port in Antwerp, Belgium to arrange safe passage of the cargo from Antwerp to Germany.

The next step was over-the-road transportation, but the width and height of the cargo proved difficult to deliver by trailers due to the long distance and narrow roadways. Despite those challenges, C.H. Robinson, along with their client, carriers, the terminal, and appointed marine surveyor, succeeded in loading the pieces onto trailers and delivering them safely and on time to the site in Ukraine.

Well done C.H. Robinson team!

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