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cargo-partner solves unique logistics challenges with river-ocean transport solutions

May 27, 2019: cargo-partner’s combined river and ocean freight solution launched by the Serbian branch in December 2018 has proved to be a boon to unique cargo challenges.

cargo-partner in Serbia celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019.
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cargo-partner in Serbia celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019.

May 27, 2019: cargo-partner’s combined river and ocean freight solution launched by the Serbian branch in December 2018 has proved to be a boon to unique cargo challenges. cargo-partner in Serbia celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019.

Earlier this year in January, cargo-partner serviced a customer via the Danube River in close cooperation between the cargo-partner teams in Serbia, Beijing and Tianjin. An urgent break bulk shipment of conveyor belts was on its way from Shanghai to the Port of Constanta, Romania. Consisting of 56 rolls of conveyor belts with a total gross weight of over 990 metric tons, the shipment had to be delivered to Smederevo, Serbia by January 31, 2019. Due to a delay of the break bulk vessel’s arrival in Constanta, the cargo-partner team had to complete the delivery within a very short time-frame. cargo-partner took over the shipment in Constanta and handled the transport via the Danube to Smederevo. The entire process – from the vessel’s arrival in Constanta to unloading in Smederevo – was completed in only nine days.

In April 2019, cargo-partner handled another project involving transport via the Sava and Danube rivers. A total of 4,000 cubic meters of boiler parts, including several out-of-gauge parts, was transported from Slavonski Brod to Belgrade on the Sava and on to Constanta via the Danube. The services of a former captain were enlisted to navigate the corners of the Sava.

Mirko Ilic, managing director of cargo-partner in Serbia, said: “Transport via inland waterways is a cost-efficient and ecologically sustainable alternative to road transport. Our specialized teams can draw on long-standing relationships with carriers and port operators and provide many years of expertise in project cargo, seafreight and inland waterway transport. This allows us to offer the most flexible solutions to our customers. We are confident that our clients will make increasing use of our new river-sea transport service in the near future.”

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