Case Study: Factory Relocation

Shipping machine tools

Weight: 23000 kgs

Volume: 85.45 cbm

Transit: 46 days


This urgent movement was to replace a machine that had previously been sold.


Prior to the goods arriving at the departure port, Unsworth UK needed to guarantee timely arrival hence ensured meticulous communication between the shipping line and the receiving point was maintained.

Unsworth’s personnel assisted the client with customs clearance and special survey upon arrival to ensure the shipment was in good condition before loading.  There was a problem encountered at the time of loading since the machine had a very small loading ring to lift it onto the low loader vehicle which was insufficient to carry such a large piece.  To overcome the problem, the specialist project team at Unsworth UK designed and fabricated a bespoke beam to support the loading of the machine to facilitate the safe lifting without damage. Further challenges were posed by the very limited height for access.


In order to be sure Unsworth provided a highly professional service, Unsworth thoroughly checked the progress of the shipment regularly from the supplier in Taiwan through to discharge of the vessel in Felixstowe. Close supervision ensured all parties were kept informed of progress therefore minimising unforeseen operational issues.

This project was carried out as per the agreed schedule, within budget and with no recorded damages. The customer was very satisfied with the professional manner in which Unsworth UK completed this project as evidenced in the references provided.

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