Project cargo firm Cranes and Equipment Asia has transported an excavator machine from Thailand to a mining site in Laos.
The main unit of the excavator weighed 70 tonnes and measure 6 meter wide, while the rest of the cargo was spread over six packages, each weighing more than 30 tonnes. The consignment was loaded onto a charter vessel in Laem Chabang Port, Thailand, before sailing to Vung Ang, Vietnam. From there the cargo was moved 500 kilometers by road across the border to Laos.
“The move was critical for the mine site and was delivered under extreme safety conditions due to the route being hit by a typhoon just two days prior to transportation which limited both the quality and width of the road,” a spokesperson for CEA said.
CEA Project Logistics is headquartered in Thailand, and operates offices in Songkhla, Ho Chi Minhcity, Bangkok, Myanamar and Singapore. The firm is a member of the Cargo Connections network, a UK-based general cargo network.
Photo: The mining excavator in transit. Credit: CEA