The IGL and Intersagunto Terminales teams have worked in a coordinated way to carry out this operation of special difficulty. For the stowage of the 17.7 meters boat on the deck of the ship Scheldergracht, a special structure has been realized to guarantee its stability during the whole passage.

Intermodal Global Logistics (IGL), has taken on the logistics challenge of transporting a large commercial catamaran from Intersagunto Terminales, in Sagunto (Spain) to the Mexican port of Veracruz.

The ship, a Flash Cat 58 Passenger catamaran with 17’7 meters in length and 6’20 meters of sleeve, is a commercial boat with capacity for 75 passengers. Its large volume and the special shape of its hull have made it necessary to find a suitable solution to guarantee its correct stowage along the 10,000 kilometers of route crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

A customized service

IGL has opted to use Spliethoff’s Medliner service which, for the first time, has called at Intersagunto Terminals before heading to Chester (USA).

The catamaran, which came by its own means to Intersagunto Terminales facilities, has been hoisted on board in a water-water maneuver by the Scheldergracht’s ship team. For this purpose a system of slings with a 6.20 meter separator has been used and once on the deck, it has been placed on a wooden cradles structure made to measure for this load.

Synergies as added value

As explained by Maxim Molina, IGL Sales Manager, “the fact that both IGL and Intersagunto Terminals are part of the Alonso Group, has allowed us to take advantage of these business synergies to offer a totally customized solution to meet our customer needs.”

Likewise, “the close relationship we maintain with the main shipping companies and consignees, as in the case of Weco Maritima, Spliethoff’s Medliner service commercial agent, makes things much easier when it comes to dealing with special transports such as this,” says Molina.

IGL in this regard, besides being a benchmark in the international freight forwarding in forest products, is reinforcing as an expert in managing special transport.