Once more, a long-time customer relies on Karl Gross' special logistics know-how to "reconcile" these four challenging project conditions for transporting brewery equipment from Hamburg, Germany to Vũng Áng in Vietnam on time.

Tailor-made logistics solutions and just-in-time delivery

For this project, adherence to schedules and the protection and stowage of cargo during the ocean transport below deck were central factors.

We create tailor-made logistics solutions.

"The first idea – loading the components via breakbulk vessel with the option last in/first out – was unsuitable, although the port of Vũng Áng could have been called directly," Igor Bartuli, says. But why? "Certainly, a loading below deck could have been guaranteed, but the costs would have been too high and the agreed delivery date could not have been met due to possible changes in routes or the fixed berthing time in the ports".

To avoid the risk of dead freight, our logistics specialists in Germany and Vietnam worked hand in hand. They developed a tailor-made port-to-port solution to deliver the sensitive goods just-in-time at the specified destination port Vũng Áng in North Central Vietnam – a bulkbulk port that cannot be called at by container vessel.

Teams on site with specific knowledge about local conditions

The special knowledge about local conditions and infrastructure of our Vietnamese team helped to develop a suitable transport solution for our customer: splitting the main carriage into two sections.

For the first transport section, our logistics specialists chose Vũng Tàu in the South of Vietnam as port of discharge which can be called at directly by container vessel in liner service.

This offered the advantage of weekly departures allowing for flexibility when delays in production processes would have occurred and the safe stowage of the sensitive oog components below deck.


The transit time from Hamburg to Vũng Tàu in Southern Vietnam took only 39 days.

For the second transport section from Vũng Tàu to Vũng Áng, the cargo was transloaded on a coaster vessel with a lockable hold. Thereby, our colleagues from Karl Gross Vietnam were responsible for the complex customs clearance and supervised transloading and unloading processes right on site.


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