In the first quarter of 2017, we received an urgent call to ship 23.5 metric tons worth of consignment. It was a Ball Valve Trunnion and related accessories. The Ball Valve weighed 18 metric tons itself and the case containing it measured 5.12 meters in length, 1.93 meters in width and 1.41 meters in height, while the accessories (blind flanges) weighed 5.5 metric tons and measured 2.81 meter in length, 1.5 meters in width and 1.41 meters in height. Dealing with these equipments have not been a huge problem as we have done this multiple times before, but here is the catch; the cargo was in Italy!
As time was not on our side, we had to engage our project team to work over the weekend and have the cargo truck-driven by two dedicated drivers from Varese, Italy, to AMS Airport. Next, we chartered it to be flown over to Singapore. When it arrived, the cargo was driven up north to Port Klang, where the equipment was sand-blasted and repainted before the final delivery. Once that was ready, our drivers had it driven down to Nilai where the Ball Valve Trunnion and the blind flanges met their eagerly waiting owners.