C.H. Robinson Moves Iowa Blades

Difficult Transport in Winter Conditions

Cargo carrier C.H. Robinson Project Logistics transported a set of 66 turbine blades for a wind farm upgrade project in Iowa.

Alongside the blades, the consignment also included 13 drive trains, 13 hubs, two generator frame loads and three oil totes and weighed 2,445 tonnes. The cargo was transported in 226 truckloads and took more than two months to deliver due to winter conditions.
“During the delivery window, one of the primary challenges was the weather. In Iowa, snow, ice, high winds, and extreme cold are all common during the early months of the year. These conditions made it unpleasant to work outside and often caused problems with the equipment that was used to transport the cargo to and around the site,” a spokesperson for C.H. Robinson said. 
Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 provider of multimodal transportation services and specializes in breakbulk services worldwide. The firm is a member of the Project Cargo Network.

Photo: Tubrine blade. Credit: CHR