55t Press Transport from Brazil to Mexico by Fox Brasil – Heavy Lift News
25 Oct 2021

55t Press Transport from Brazil to Mexico by Fox Brasil

THLG Member, FOX Brasil Project Logistics, with experience in heavy press logistics, was nominated to the Management & Logistics services for an important customer and traditional player on the automotive press segment.

The press dimensions were:

  • Length  6.00m
  • Width   4.20m
  • Height  3.20m
  • Weight 55 tons
  • + accessories

The freight items were moved from Brazil to Mexico under ATA Carnet customs regime.

Even knowing the customer for a long time, FOX always start the process like it is the first time. From analyzing cargo drawings on technical visit at customer’s plant & kick-off meeting, Fox prepared the method of statement for each step of the project.

Fox always assure that the entire port-to-door logistics will respect the HSE and as result, they expect cargo arriving at destination and the final customer getting its brand-new press on time.

Several challenges for this project included restrictions for out of gauge cargo, adverse weather conditions, and customs clearance with fiscal inspection at the terminal without delaying the cargo.

Each press has its own particularity, and the packing is very important to protect the cargo. In this case, as Fox had fiscal inspection at the port, but the team had developed a special packing detail to make it easier for the customs to check the press serial number without damaging the package. Of course, shipping marks and the gravity center of the cargo was informed clearly to secure load and unloading.

The expert Fox team made the Customs Clearance under the ATA Carnet customs regime. The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods for up to one year. ATA Carnets are mainly issued to cover:

  • goods for use at trade fairs, shows and exhibitions
  • professional equipment
  • commercial samples
  • personal effects and goods for sports purposes

Source The HeavyLift Group and Fox Brasil

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