International transportation and logistics specialist Dimerco delivers oversized cargo for a leading telecommunications client to Lahore (LHE), Pakistan from Guangdong (CAN), China.
Delivered within a tight five-day timeframe, despite COVID-19 restrictions and the additional challenges of the holiday period, Dimerco delivered the critical cargo in partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo.
The three sets of product line equipment, totalling a chargeable weight of 91,577 kgs, were required by the client in time for the planned opening of its new plant in Lahore, but with final details not confirmed until after the Christmas/New Year break. As such Dimerco advised the client that air charter would provide the best solution.
As product line equipment requires an inspection for air transportation, part of Dimerco’s service included liaising with the relevant inspection institute, as well as coordinating local low-bed trucking and air transportation with chosen partners to provide seamless shipping from pick up to destination.
The project included instructing an experienced palletisation company to load the cargo to fit the B777F freighter, controlling all necessary documentation, and ongoing communication with all parties throughout the entire process.
“Most airlines providing a service to Pakistan offer a route to Karachi (KHI) rather than Lahore, but clearly this would have been less convenient for our client, creating a longer transit time with higher costs,” a Dimerco spokesperson says.
“It would also have meant a delay in the client’s new plant becoming operational, incurring costly lost production time. In this case, our industry experience and an established network of trusted partners enabled us to identify an air carrier able to handle our optimized route from Guangzhou to Lahore, deliver the cargo in record time and save costs for our client.”
The spokesperson adds: “Few logistics providers would have been able to coordinate a project of this complexity within such a short time-frame, delivering on time and in budget. We are proud to have responded to the challenge with our professionalism, teamwork, and flexibility, and our client is delighted with the Dimerco service.”