Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Giant bottle washer heads for Tanzania

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK is shipping a Coca Cola bottle washing machine from the UK to Tanzania.

To transport the machine from a brewery in Northampton to the new site in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Hellmann first dismantled it into six pieces ranging from 8.5 to 18 tons in weight.

It loaded the pieces of dismantled plant onto three low loaders, which were then moved from the brewery, under police escort, to the docks at Tilbury.

Due to the size and weight of the parts, it took three weeks to pack them into 40 ft shipping containers ready to be shipped.

The cargo is due to arrive in Dar Es Salaam in the middle of October. Hellmann Tanzania will then be involved in the customs clearance of the cargo and the move to the final site.

Commercial director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK, Matthew Marriott, said: “Due to the packing spec required by the customer, specific timbers had to be procured from a timber yard in Scotland and shipped down to the quayside in Tilbury to allow the support of the crates to be correct. The packing of the six crates took a three week period to complete due to the complex nature of the cargo but, nonetheless, the move is running to schedule.”