CQR Rome moves tobacco factory trans continent

In January this year, CQR Rome (G.L.T.) began a 5 month project (estimated to finish May 2013) shipping an entire tobacco processing factory from Battipaglia, Italy to Mombasa, Kenya on behalf of Tobacco & Commodity Traders Int. Ltd. Whilst this may seem like a project which comes along once in a blue moon, for G.L.T. that is not the case; they have many years of experience in shipping entire industrial complexes.

The team put their heads together and came up with an end to end plan for this project which involved using dry, open and flat rack containers to pack the goods and the carrier Messina Line for the shipping.

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The types of goods they have transported includes tobacco processing equipment (motors, boilers, cylinders and conveyor belts) as well as steep platforms, feeders and electrical panels (3,000 m2 – 1,200 tons – Max.: 85 tons – 3.05 m diameter – 14 m. length). Additional services have been provided by CQR Rome from Ex Works to Free Out in Mombasa including lashing and securing in the various container types.

Head Office recently spoke to G.L.T’s CEO, Umberto Rocchi, to find out how the project was going. “So far so good; everything is on schedule for the project to be completed by the deadline in May. I would like to take some of the credit for this but I have to admit that it is all down to the hard work of our team on the ground that this project is going so well and that we keep receiving other projects like it.”