GMB International Handle Short Notice Goods Bounded for Azerbaijan
GMB International Shipping successfully handled short notice shipment safely considering the coming weekend, road restrictions, the cutoff times from the shipping lines and port authorities.
On 10 September 2019, GMB received an email from an agent in Turkey to provide quotations for local formalities, local transportation, loading, lashing and securing of units that needed to be exported to Izmit Korfezi, Turkey for further transportation to Baku, Azerbaijan.
Despite the best prices offered, their partner still considered them to be very high. There was a long interval of silence afterwards from their partner however on Wednesday, 18 September, GMB International received another email late afternoon confirming that the job was approved by the client.
GMB had to book 1 x 40’ Flat Rack as soon as possible for it to be placed at the Shipper’s premises in Sharjah the next day on Thursday morning considering that they had to also get a booking approval from the Shipping Line for the OOG cargo as soon as possible as Thursday was their last working day of the week and that there was also road restrictions – GMB had requested the client to agree the reschedule of loading and lashing operations to Saturday morning, but the client insisted to at least finalize the loading procedure on Thursday.
GMB had a booking approved by the Shipping Line on Thursday morning and by the time they received the container from the terminal it was nearly noon. Their driver then had to rush to place the container in preparation for the loading procedure that evening despite heavy traffic on the roads.
At around 10.30 pm on Thursday 19 September GMB received a message from their driver that the cargo had been loaded safely, but due to a safety reason and even though their Lashing Team was on standby at the Shipper’s premises they decided to postpone the lashing operation to Saturday morning as they had enough time to spare before the cutoff time. GMB also planned container gate-in procedure at the terminal and customs procedure of export to be completed on Saturday.
GMB completed the job safely as planned. On 21 September, the container was on board of the vessel and sailed from the U.A.E to destination.
Package 1 of 4: Dims: 380 x 300 x 320 cm, Weight: 18,000 kg
Package 2 of 4: Dims: 340 x 340 x 340 cm, Weight: 20,000 kg
Package 3 of 4: Dims: 210 x 100 x 105 cm, Weight: 200 kg
Package 4 of 4: Dims: 142 x 132 x 75 cm, Weight: 800 kg
Gross Weight: 39,000 kg
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