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Helicopters, trucks, deep sea vessels. Gosselin Logistics gets the job done
Helicopter International Shipping Services needed to transport two helicopters to Jebel Ali and approached Gosselin Logistics to take on the task. The fuselages were picked up from a MAFI rolltrailer and transferred by truck to be re-stowed on a 40ft flat rack at the Gosselin facility. The helicopters were then transported to the Port of Antwerp and loaded onto a full container vessel.
Ronny Michiels, the customer project leader, explained that the team had already loaded the 40ft flat-racks onto the trailers the day before and stored them inside the secured warehouse to save time and costs during the loading process. The team started their day at 3:40 am to enable the drivers to pick up the loaded trailers from the secured facility.
Around 5 am, the team arrived at the terminal, announced themselves to security, and prepared for discharge. Both trucks were guided next to the vessel in the vicinity of the gantry crane for unloading and direct transfer onto the container vessel. The lifting was executed at a slow pace to ensure the safety of the precious cargo. Wooden dunnage and rubber were placed underneath the 40ft flat-racks to avoid skidding, and both 40ft flat-racks were secured by chain lashings. A few hours later, the operation was concluded. Ronny confirmed that it was "another job well done" and attributed their success to proper planning, preparation, and a dedicated crew.
About Gosselin Logistics
Gosselin Logistics is a leading provider of logistics services. With activities ranging from terminal operations, forwarding and warehouse storage to customs formalities Gosselin Logistics can offer its customers a constant supply chain. Heavy-Gosselin is a division of Gosselin Logistics specialized in industrial projects.
Gosselin Logistics is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 975 that generates more than 450 million euros in turnover.