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March 2017 – Züst & Bachmeier Project in Down Under

The merge with Züst & Bachmeier Project GmbH enabled the Universal Transport Group to further expand its international know-how. This is reflected more and more in the many overseas projects which are successfully completed. 

The most recent example is the transport of an entire plasterboard factory to Bundaberg in Australia. The machine and plant parts of the plant come from different parts of the world. Some are made in Europe, others in China and Thailand.  The planning of the project took several months to ensure the on-time delivery to the destination on the east coast of Australia. 

Since April 2016, the Züst & Bachmeier branch in Iphofen near Würzburg has been dealing with this major project. In a three-month preparation phase, the various partial shipments were organized. The logistical handling of a large project like in this case is far more extensive. In the run-up, it was necessary to organize appointments with the international sub-contractors, as well as coordinating the documentation for the import with the Australian customs authorities.

A duty-free import could be obtained for a large part of the goods. In addition, it had to be ensured for the seaworthy packaging and the coordination of the delivery on the construction site. Not only by sea did the facilities reach the Australian continent, it was also necessary to involve the Airfields for urgently needed parts of the plasterboard plant. Bribane was the central point of reference for project loading. From there the transport went on to the construction site located just about 300 kilometres to the north. 

Inevitable factors also played a role. Due to the insolvency of the Korean shipping company “Hanjin” and the resultant fixing of “Hanjin” ships and cargo worldwide, we were forced to obtain a release for the consignments from the custody of the shipping company. These partial quantities had to be re-routed and then arrived via Singapore in Australia.

Until the end of June Züst & Bachmeier will continue with this exciting project in Down Under.