With over 40 years experience and an International reputation of the highest order, you can pretty much count on the fact that John Pipe International can pack and forward virtually anything to any destination in the world. No matter how delicate, no matter what size or weight, no matter where the destination, John Pipe International is a specialist in getting your cargo safely from A to B, arriving where and when you need it, in the highest standards of condition and client expectation.
Fragile Storage Tank
It had to be kept pristine for several years before use
Pack a very fragile storage tank which is not only very heavy but large too. Further it had to be kept pristine for several years before use – ie no corrosion or dust ingress.
First of all a case design had to be utilised which would provide the necessary strength for handling including internal bracing timbers to cradle the tank inside. Foil bagging including provision of desiccant (silica gel) was the answer to the climatic protection problem.
The tank could be moved with confidence across the World and when the case was opened it was fit for use straightaway.
When the new inmarsat satellite was to be blasted off into space, it had to be done from South America. Once on site assembly of the equipment was going to be difficult with inexperienced ground staff and a tight schedule. And one piece of the assembly had to be turned over.
Create a packing case with the ability to rotate the equipment upright in a controlled manner. So that before lifting it from the packing case and assembling the whole MSGE (Mechanical Ground Service Equipment) it could be oriented properly and safely.
The ability to move a very tall piece of equipment by normal mode of transit and allowing assembly on site by “primitive” means and a happy customer!
Packing off to Venezuela
Freight & packing to Detroit USA from the UK with a Russian Cargo Plane!
A British manufacturer had responded to requests for re-design during manufacture of two large machines going to “Motor City” (Detroit). Unfortunately this had made the project late, but the US car industry doesn’t like to wait – so it had to catch up and still be delivered on time. How to do this?
Having realised that the only way was to hire a plane just for the job (as the machines were too big to fly on any normal aeroplane) we had to get agreement for the massive additional cost. If a car production line is slowed down, we were told that the cost would be much greater; so we had the go-ahead to hire a Russian Illushiun 76! In the meantime the packing had to be quick and delivery to the aircraft timely. The photos show the loading operations at Stanstead Airport.
Relieved UK customer not having to pay damages for a late shipment and by keeping their US customer happy, secured another shipment which also went this way.
Red Cross Tsunami Relief
Rigid Inflatable Boat to Indonesia to help in the Tsunami Aftermath
Send a huge RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) to Indonesia for the Red Cross, who were involved in the aftermath of the Tsunami in 2005. The boat was very large and needed full physical protection for handling from one ship to a small local “lighter” so that it could be taken to a small island. Further, a lot of the onboard equipment was thief attractive and had to be shipped un-noticed.
A very large packing case and some expert Freight Forwarding knowledge – Physical handling now possible and anonymous so that the thieves could not see the attractive items.
The boat arrived at its destination unscathed and complete ready for action – Tsunami Relief Operations could now commence!