Successful Delivery of Breakbulk Construction Materials by RDL Logistics

Posted on 9th February 2017

Successful Delivery of Breakbulk Construction Materials by RDL Logistics

RDL Logistics in Cambodia have finalised the delivery of 14,638.66mt of breakbulk cargo for the construction of a leading hotel, casino and entertainment complex in Phnom Penh. The shipment, consisting of construction materials (steel bars and plates - click below for photos), was safely shipped on a chartered vessel from Tianjin in China to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and then transported to Cambodia.

One of the biggest challenges during the operation was the transport of the oversized items in a safe and economical way. Sales & Marketing Manager at RDL Logistics, Mr. Nuon Ratana comments; "We were involved in this project since the feasibility research had been launched in early 2015. RDL surveyed the barges' various capacities and routing obstacles to assist the shipper in determining the packing style and dimensions necessary. We also pre-studied this case with the concerned partners including the Authorities of the Phnom Penh New Container Terminal in order to obtain their special approval to receive the large amount of breakbulk cargo at their terminal.

Then, the coordination between RDL, the relevant partners and Kampuchea Shipping Agency & Brokers (KAMSAB - the Cambodian official authority for the immigration of vessels & barges) was put into motion to get the entrance permit and carry out the river border operation for six barges as well as piloting to NCT via the Mekong River.

The RDL team then performed the local handling services including delivery in coordination with the Ministry of Interior to arrange police escorts for the oversized items trucking along the busy National Road #1 from the NCT to the jobsite. The full operations were completed in 10 months, port-to-door."

RDL will continue to handle work for the project until the end of 2018.