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Giant Pipes Benin to Hamburg

Friday 9th August 2019

OMA Logistics Benin recently handled the repositioning and transportation of pipes from a Coastal Protection project in Cotonou 10km from the port.

The project involved positioning specialist handling equipment and earth moving equipment to the sandy soil storage area where the pipes were laid and positioning 30+ 40ft containers to compact/solid area 500m from the pipes.

An excavator was used to extract the pipes out of the soil and carefully move them to the containers. Using wood runners inside the containers, the crane lifted each pipe while the excavator stowed them safely in the container. From there OMA transported the containers to the port, arranged customs clearance and loading on board the vessel. Excellent communication was needed between the forwarding client BDP Belgium (on behalf of the DME Group) and our liner agency client Hapag-Lloyd to ensure the smooth loading, delivery and onward shipment to Hamburg and Antwerp.