Dimerco, a global logistics specialist with an Asia Pacific focus, has completed a complex project to ship 200+ tons of printed circuit board (PCB) equipment from Stuttgart, Germany to Jiangsu Province, China with ITG Air & Sea GmbH, its joint venture company. The size and sensitivity of the oversized PCB equipment required Dimerco to oversee customized packing and fastening for freighter loading, and identify scheduled flights able to accommodate the cargo.
A spokesperson for Dimerco explained, “Most airlines are not able to handle this size of cargo, with pieces ranging from 3 to 9 meters in either length, width or height. Because scheduled flights have been limited due to the global pandemic, these challenges might have led other transportation providers to opt for more costly chartered flights. Dimerco leveraged its long-term strategic partnerships with selected airlines to provide the most cost-effective solution, securing space on four scheduled freighters from Luxembourg Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.”
Dimerco shipping experts requested technical drawings from the customer to ensure the cargo would fit into the freighter at the customer’s warehouse. They then followed through with the airlines to book the first available flights once the cargo was packed and ready to go.
The oversized freight also required advance arrangements for local compliance at destination, including an application for large cargo unloading at the airport warehouse. Dimerco also arranged a crane to reduce risk during cargo movement and accelerate final leg delivery to the customer.
According to Dimerco’s spokesperson, the company won this global bid against other major freight forwarders based on the customer’s previous experience with Dimerco. He concluded:
“Dimerco has worked with this customer since 2020. We are recognized for our timely status updates and quick response to special requirements. Once again, we have demonstrated our ability to handle oversized equipment, with a safe, seamless and cost-effective solution.”