120 tons, one vessel, one bill of lading, and a reduced carbon footprint

Case Studies

Customer challenge

A tech supplier for the food industry won a contract to supply a complete processing plant for a Middle Eastern potash producer. A rotary drum exceeding 120 tons in weight and 5 meters in diameter was being manufactured in Central Europe and needed to be transported to the final destination, in addition to another 369 pieces of both in-gauge and out-of-gauge cargo.

The challenge was to load all in-gauge pieces into containers under one bill of lading and ship the cargo directly to the port of discharge.

Our solution

  • Vessel scheduling
  • Container leasing
  • Cargo planning and design
  • Ocean charter
  • Documentation
  • Visibility and reporting

More than $25,000 in transportation cost savings.

Customer benefits

OIA combined all components into a single shipment. Leased containers enabled the customer to reduce cost and liability, documentation, and clearance costs. Since all cargo was transported on a barge, as opposed to trucks, the customer avoided carbon emissions.

Transporting oversized cargo?

OIA has a dedicated team handling out-of-gauge renewable energy cargo.