Infrastructure Project Support
Servicing public and private sector international forwarding needs
Long Term Infrastructure Planning
Providing key infrastructure to the general public is a long term process, which may take several years. TGI finds it exciting to transport vital pieces of infrastructure equipment globally. Via local trucking and international shipping, our international shipping expertise impacts a community and creates long term well being for the general public.
You’ll find us dismantling, removing, loading and shipping entire project sites and operating within difficult and remote areas – and we love these challenging projects! We also manage the day to day movements of general cargo. Break bulk cargo, airfreight and ocean shipping via container freight and all you can expect or need for on time infrastructure builds or repairs.
TGI helps clients compile a budget as much as a year out, considering market fluctuations (within reason!). We may be doing route surveys, gaining permits, working with local, state and federal authorities to get appropriate permissions. Sitting down with the ports to discuss exact requirements and limitations is a regular occurrence.
Delivering Massive Value in Crisis
Project Overview: Delivery of new asphalt plant for our customer
Destination: Downer Bayswater Asphalt Plant , Victoria , Australia
Accomplished Timeframe: 90 days from order execution to delivery
Equipment: Break Bulk vessel from Bremerhaven, Germany to Melbourne, Victoria
Freight Dimensions: 5800 cbm plus 41 OT Containers
TGI was approached to provide an end to end solution for the transportation of a ABP 320 HRT Asphalt Plant from the factory in Germany to Victoria, Australia. This specific type of plant is the most advanced technology for Asphalt Manufacturing, designed in Germany and built for Australian conditions.
Due to the large profile of the cargo, TGI faced many challenges transporting the equipment from factory to port, as well as gaining all necessary permits required. When the shipment arrived during the Australian winter, delivery to the Melbourne site was hindered by torrential rain. Access to the site was therefore limited or unachievable on most days.
TGI made arrangements with the port to hold the cargo for a further 21 days, so the site could dry out to allow safe access. Without this solution, the size of the cargo would have meant a budget overrun in excess of $100,000. TGI’s negotiations offered the customer a solution, at no extra cost, and even in wet conditions the project was delivered on time.
Infrastructure Freight Forwarding Case Study
Project Overview: Delivery of a new Asphalt Plant for Acciona
Destination: Toowoomba, Qld
Accomplished Timeframe: 90 days
Equipment: Roll on Roll off (RO-RO) Vessel from Santander, Spain to Port of Brisbane, Qld and then transport by truck to Toowoomba
Freight Dimensions: Total freight moved was 1800 cbm plus 15 x 40 ft OT (open top) containers.
Working with a customer in Santander, Spain, TGI was asked to transport a new Asphalt Plant to the Port of Brisbane, Australia over the busy Christmas Holiday period and then via a mountain range highway to Toowoomba, Qld.
With specific site requirements and procedures requested in Spain and with cargo arriving just before Christmas, there were several challenges to this project. There were many permit restrictions on out of gauge freight transport, as well as heavy restrictions to road movements, as holiday makers filled the roads.
TGI also contended with transporting very heavy cargo 700m from the bottom to the top of the Toowoomba Range which added to the complexity of this move.
Partnering closely with the client made this challenging job easier and enabled TGI to deliver the project before the designated time frame. Manufacturing delays in Spain were overcome. On arrival to Australia, given the time of year, we were able to obtain permits and expedite cargo to Toowoomba with fewer problems than anticipated, making for a Happy Holiday Season all around.