Heppner Transport & Logistics, our road transport partner in France, recently handled an oversized cargo shipment for their customer Fives Cryo Inc., the French market leader in cryogenic technologies.
The shipment included the pre-carriage of a 140-ton, 26-meter-long cold box, from Fives Cryo warehouse in Golbey to the port of Frouard. As a long-standing customer, the Vosges-based company Fives Cryo has entrusted Heppner with the oversize transport of its cold box for a customer in South Korea, which required the setting up of a large-scale convoy of more than 230 tons and measuring close to 48m long, 7m high and 6.54m wide, and travelling more than 150 kilometers to the port!
Departing from Golbey (88) on February 20th and arriving at the port of Frouard (54) on February 22nd, the cold box was then loaded on a barge and unloaded at the port of Antwerp on February 28th. The convoy consisted of two tractors (one for pulling and one for pushing), a 15-axle modular trailer, a pilot car and a technical car, two guide motorcycles as well as two motorcycles from the National Police (CRS). This convoy, large even for oversized transports, was the result of a customized, plug-and-play solution designed by the Heppner Overseas Oversize Transport team. Thanks to a worldwide network dedicated to the oversize transport and a unique know-how, Heppner has been meeting the specific requirements of European and global industry leaders for decades by offering them operational excellence, responsiveness, creativity and the customizability of its organization.
“This large-scale operation demonstrates Heppner’s adaptability and know-how on very specific requests. They necessarily involve very strong technical constraints that must be anticipated and managed as well as meticulous logistics. We would also like to thank Fives for their trust and collaboration.“Thibaut Floquet, Heppner's Overseas Director
By Thibaut Floquet, Heppner’s Overseas Director
With a total revenue of 643 Million Euros and 3,100 employees, Heppner is the leading independent transport & logistics service provider for international flows to and from France. Heppner was founded in 1925 and now operates directly in four European countries, incl. France (70 branches) and Germany (8 branches). In 2017, the company became a shareholder of the Spanish carrier Eurobeta Internacional. It also set up in the Netherlands with the acquisition of HaCas Transport. The group’s global coverage now reaches 157 countries thanks to its cooperation with well-established partners, such as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, all leaders on their own markets. Heppner offers tailor-made solutions and provides a unique combination of groupage, LTL, FTL, air/sea freight forwarding, Customs and Logistics services.