International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has won global bids to provide specialized complete-solution supply chain services for a leading helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China.
The contract involves shipping near 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020, first moving the cargo by air ride truck from Montreal to Toronto, then by air to Tianjin and on to final destination in Xi’an by air ride truck. Each helicopter weighs 10,000kgs and transit time for each shipment will take just 7 days.
A spokesperson for Dimerco said that the contract recognized the company’s long experience in the transportation of helicopters, as well as its track record in international logistics, which spans almost 50 years.
“Dimerco’s dedicated local teams in North America and Greater China have long term partnerships both with the relevant airlines and air ride truck operators, so that space booking and transportation will be seamless. We will also coordinate operations with our customer’s customs broker, ultimately achieving door-to-door transportation from Montreal to Xi’an within just one week.” the spokesperson confirmed.
“Unloading the helicopters from aircraft pallets to the air ride truck in Tianjin will pose the highest risk, therefore the Dimerco team has provided a detailed advance brief to the customer and will deliver a customized solution that leverages risk management, monitoring progress closely at each critical logistics point, to keep the customer informed and ensuring this high value cargo remains safe.”
To fulfill the high standards of the quality control process, Dimerco employees monitor loading and unloading on site at both the origin and destination locations as well as conducting regular follow ups with the carrier during transit to update on the shipment’s status.
Dimerco’s solution will include a wide-ranging cargo insurance protection policy, with selected additional clauses added to the basic cover, all of which have been specified by Dimerco to mitigate the high risks associated with loading and unloading the helicopters, and covering long haul transportation to final mile destinations in Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Hainan and Tibet.
“Without doubt, our unrivalled experience of transporting helicopters, together with Dimerco’s global network and dedicated local teams, enabled us to develop a cost-effective, optimized logistics solution that won the confidence of our customer and secured this valued contract,” Dimerco’s spokesperson concluded.
Photo Caption: Dimerco Xi’an team closely monitored respective shipment to each consignee’s warehouse at the last mile in China.