At ICE we are not often asked to charter five separate Boeing 777s, each carrying 100,000kgs of cargo, and fly 1500 pallets from France to Australia and New Zealand.
But that is exactly what we did for Royal Canin who were facing stock shortages and a strain on orders. ICE took total charge and control of the job – from planning, to implementation, to delivery.
The stock was collected from a warehouse 2.5 hours north-east of Paris; ULD’s were built at Charles De Gaulle Airport and were repacked at short notice against strict timelines. The documentation was extensive. ICE worked closely with both French and Australian authorities to ensure all permits for customs and quarantine were correct; as well as ensuring all declarations and invoices were compliant…
When ICE were contacted by a major client who were building a gas processing plant for the Northern Territory Government, we knew it would be a significant challenge.
The construction project was remote, and ICE were tasked with importing over 3,000 cubic metres (650,000kgs) of components for the plant.
That’s a volume bigger than an Olympic swimming pool and the weight of over 120 fully grown African elephants.
Components were large (one over 35m in length and weighing 125,000kgs), components were small and…