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Transporting colossal works of art is right up Gosselin’s alley
The celebrated Belgian artist Arne Quinze is hard at work setting up an impressive art project in Kattameya, a large shopping center just outside out of the city center of Cairo, Egypt. He called on Heavy-Gosselin once again for the transport of his sculptures. An amazing 47 containers were required for this project. They are currently being shipped to the port of Alexandria in phases.
(written by KMOinsider)
This is the third time Arne Quinze has joined forces with Gosselin Group’s Industrial Projects business unit for an overseas art project.
Patrick Kuster: “Last month, we shipped six containers to Jebel Ali (Dubai) for Arne Quinze. These enormous sculptures made from aluminum weigh between 2,000 and 3,000 kilos. The largest one was almost seven meters high. Every sculpture was transported in a container, complete with its pedestal. We picked up the sculptures at the dyeworks, and naturally did everything necessary to ensure they were 100% secure during their transport to Dubai.”
Exceptional transport to Brazil
Heavy-Gosselin also recently took on the transport of one of the artist’s large sculptures that was destined for an organization in Brazil.
Patrick Kuster: “Once again, this was a challenging project. We also had to make sure that the sculpture was placed on its pedestal once it arrived in Sao Paolo. Thanks in part to the extreme care taken by our local agent, this went off without a hitch. We had already been acquiring experience for years in Brazil.”
Now we are handling this door-to-door service for Quinze for his project in Egypt.
Patrick Kuster: “The containers are transferred in different phases. Our local partner is working with the recipient to do everything necessary to get the sculptures ready and deliver them to the site.”
Gosselin Industrial Projects and Event Logistics
Joris Leonaers, responsible for Gosselin’s Industrial Projects business unit: “The integration of Heavy, specialized in the transport of heavy and voluminous cargo, was completed in 2021 at Gosselin. A major advantage is that we can rely on the internal infrastructure and knowledge of our parent company, Gosselin.”
“On the one hand, Heavy remains a strong brand that focuses on transport (including escorts and permits) and chartering, while on the other, it offers A to Z solutions for shippers active in the project and events logistics sector.
“The expertise and hands-on approach combined with Gosselin’s assets ensure we have the ideal foundation for offering our customers tailored solutions.
This hands-on mentality is in our DNA, and evolved as a result of our moving activities. Finally, we also have a lot of in-house know-how and experience when it comes to the escort and permits including route surveys for complex transports…”
About Gosselin Logistics
Gosselin Logistics is a leading provider of logistics services. With activities ranging from shipping, 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 800 that generates more than 270 million Euros in sales.