Shipment of industrial robots to Buenos Aires.

At Smart we have consolidated our project cargo and the shipment of industrial goods, like machinery and robots for the automotive industry and robotic automation. Automotive industry is one of the most important worldwide and therefore logistic operations are crucial for their development and functioning. Countries such as Germany or Japan have advanced assembly lines for the automotive industry. These processes are fully automated by cutting-edge complex robotics technology of current engineering. (Take a look to more projects like this)

Industrial goods shipment

Thus, leading companies from this industry rely on the Smart Logistics Group the shipment of their high-tech machinery and robotics. Smart ensures the highest levels of quality and maximum safety on the projects we move. In this case, we have worked for KUKA-AG, a company well-known worldwide for its intelligent automation solutions mainly in the automotive industry. The main goal was to ship some robotic units from Barcelona, Spain to Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Stay updated to news like this, subscribe!)

KUKA industrial robots by Mixabest (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( via Wikimedia Commons

The shipment consisted in a total of 39 pieces of machinery and industrial robots. 26 six-axis robots KR-210 type, usually used in foundry facilities, assembly operations and forging processes. 13 positioners for payloads KP-3 type, for the handling and loading of industrial components. The shipment of this pieces required a special treatment given the characteristics of the load, packaging and dimensions. Transporting this kind of industrial machinery is always a challenge, as they are technologically complex and delicate shipments that in most of the cases involves special planning and managing logistics much more stringent and detailed monitoring.

Loading process of KUKA robots and positioners.

Smart successfully shipped the pieces with shipping lines ZIM and Hapag Lloyd. In the first shipment we loaded 2 x 40’ HC containers with IMO approved for 8 robots, with a total weight of 26 tons and shipped in the MSC ALICANTE vessel. The second shipment was with Hapag Lloyd, loading the positioners within 5 x 40’ HC containers and the remaining robots in two other 40’ High Cube IMO containers with a total weight of 44 tons. (Top ten: the largest capacity container ships in the world)

Our team in Valencia proves that Smart is more than prepared to meet the challenges of the shipping of industrial goods and machinery. That is why we are the specialists in cargo logistics in Spain and worldwide, offering a personalized service that satisfies our customer’s needs. Request a rate now!


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