Large sludge dryers from France
TPL handled the transport from France to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, via the port of Antwerp of the dryers, each weighing 84 tonnes and over 4 m in diam. They will be part of an important water treatment project, for which the logistics are fully coordinated by TPL. Added complications for this move were created in France, where the denial of two permit applications meant that the shipments missed the first sailing on which they had been scheduled. TPL had to wait for more than ten weeks for permissions to be granted by no less than 13 French prefectures for the overland transport journey from the North West of France to Antwerp. Eventually the cargo sailed on board a NYK ship for Jeddah.TPL also had to arrange for the reduction boxes of each shipment to be removed in France and remounted in Antwerp, Belgium, on the quayside just before the ship sailed. This was a true feat of organisation, which succeeded due to excellent cooperation between the carrier NYK , the owners' representative and TPL’s French partner.