Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:49


An oversized 44-tonne reactor containing class A 2.2 IMO 1066 nitrogen, destination Nizhnekamsk - Tatarstan.

All shipments are unique and special but when you add in factors such as large sizes and shape plus dangerous goods they can be really problematic.
On average IFA manages 4-5 requests for exceptional transport per month.

The case presented describes the delivery of a very wide and very heavy reactor weighing 44 tonnes destined for Nizhnekamsk - Tatarsta.

Apart from the very large size the other critical consideration was the presence of nitrogen (IMO class 2.2 UN 1066) inside the reactor circuit as protection against possible oxidation during navigation.
Shipment was carried out using combined transport:

  • Exceptional road transport from factory to port of export
  • RO RO ship
  • Exceptional transport from arrival port to final destination with a transit time of 20 days at sea and a road journey of approximately 2000 km.

In order to organize the transportation it was necessary to coordinate a number of personnel:

  • The exporter with the transport vehicle regarding readiness of the goods and their on-road Authority permits
  • The shipping company and the terminal which undertook loading onto the vessel for acceptance of the reactor containing dangerous goods and its handling during loading and shipment
  • Our correspondent at destination ready to receive the goods in St. Petersburg and to arrange onward transport taking into consideration restrictions and limitations of exceptional transport in Russia during the winter

In this way IFA was able to guarantee delivery taking into account the intrinsic criticality of this type of transport.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:41


The Russians like "Makarony", we know!

IFA has managed consolidated traffic for over 10 years for the Russian market carrying not less than 250 tons of pasta per week which are delivered to major Russian wholesalers.

The requirement of both the retailer and the consumer is to have a product on the shelves intact in all its organoleptic qualities and on time.
Therefore, in order to export the pasta, four maritime shipping companies, who have shown the greatest ability in meeting the transportation requirements such as a fleet of appropriate equipment with certain and regular timescales, have been selected. The volume of traffic per shipment/loading is then shared between them, coordinating the weekly rotations according to the customer's delivery requirements.

The skill of IFA is to make difficult supply chain management simple for its Clients.

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