CEA Project Logistics Thailand was recently contracted for the transportation and export of a Hydrasports custom fishing boat. The boat was transported under CEA escort from the Ao-Po Grand Marina Shipyard in Phuket to the A5 (RORO) Terminal in Laem Chabang Port Chonburi, where it was readied for export to Pireas, Greece.
CEA provided a Prime Mover, Low Bed Trailer, Mobile Crane and two Escort Vehicles for the project. Before the journey began CEA teams removed eight wheels from the boat support trailer in order to lower the overall height and ensure a safe transportation. The boat dimensions with the trailer when fully loaded were 18x4x4.3m with a gross weight of 13 Tonnes.
Two CEA escort vehicles were in attendance throughout the two-day 994 km journey to maximise safety on the route for other vehicles and to foresee any possible obstructions. Previous to the project starting CEA submitted a detailed route survey to the client for approval.
Upon arrival at Laem Chabang Port, the boat trailer wheels were reattached and the mobile crane lifted the boat and its trailer from the low bed to wharfside. When the CEA teams were satisfied with all final checks the boat and trailer were loaded onto the waiting RORO vessel.