Midlands Freight Forwarder ‘demonstrated project forwarding at its best’
1st February 2017
Spatial Global were appointed by a leading East Midlands lighting manufacturer to co-ordinate the 180,000kgs of ‘project cargo’ incorporating 564 floodlights attached to six bespoke 45-metre tall masts to the largest cricket ground in the Australian capital, the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
The mammoth freight forwarding
The mammoth freight forwarding project involved coordinating cargo from multiple countries using air, sea and road.
The sea freight shipment alone included 20 containers whilst two large custom steel pallets were flown directly via Singapore Airlines airfreight from the UK to Sydney and on to Canberra in Australia.
Timescales were unforgiving
18 weeks from being appointed for the first time in its history, the Manuka Oval in Canberra hosted a day-night cricket match on the 29th January.
Limited by the fixed date of the first ‘day-night’ match, combined with the manufacturing schedule and the ocean transit time – 43 days from port-to-port, plus periods at both ends for customs clearance and inland transportation.
Maintaining extremely tight control over its expenditure and adopting efficient packing and cargo configurations meant Spatial was able to reduce the customer’s freight costs by 35% compared with its closest competitor.