Road survey ensures timely deliveries

Our Aid & Relief team has transported six Iveco Refrigerated Trucks from China to Africa for the United Nations. The biggest challenge was the weather and road conditions

The trucks are being loaded onto lowbed trailers prior to the 1,000 kilometre drive to the destination

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“We often see that roads are destroyed by the heavy rain. Therefore, we conduct road surveys prior to transports to ensure that the cargo will not get stuck in the middle of nowhere”, says Niels Mikkelsen, Sea Freight Manager in Blue Water’s Aid-& Relief team, who is responsible for this transport.

The trucks were loaded on board a vessel in China shaping a course for Beira in Mozambique. Our partners in Beira Port monitored the reloading operation closely as delays were not tolerated. They also handled transit clearing, documentation and were responsible for hiring cranes for the lifting operations. When the trucks had been loaded onto six special low bed trailers, the convoy continued with guarded escort to prevent theft along the almost 1000-kilometre route.

Despite the very bad road conditions caused by heavy rain, the trucks arrived on time.

“The rivers in Southern Africa, like the Limpopo, Zambezi, Pungwe and Save, are often, if not always, a big issue to cross when the rainy season reaches its peak. Working with qualified agents in Africa, who knows what they are doing, guarantees that all steps will be handled with care”, says Johnny Mortensen, Head of the Aid & Relief team in Blue Water. 

 
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Johnny Mortensen

Johnny Mortensen

Head of Aid & Relief

jomo@bws.net

+45 7913 4894

Johnny has more than 20 years of experience in the Aid- & Relief industry - creating transport solutions for the NGOs, UN, Ministries and their suppliers. Johnny has been with Blue Water since 2014.