Work Examples

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.

By scrolling to the sections below, you can see some past examples of custom packing and freight.

 

Fragile Storage Tank

It had to be kept pristine for several years before use

The Problem
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.

The Solution
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 Outcome
The tank could be moved with confidence across the World and when the case was opened it was fit for use straightaway.

Inmarsat Satellite

A packing solution for a Satellite
The Problem

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.

The Solution
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 Outcome
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!

Late?

Letter of credit deadline?
The Problem
Client needed a company to “make up time” on a problematic contract to meet the demands of a Letter of Credit. He was behind schedule and his customer was threatening penalties!
 
The Solution
“Speak to John Pipe International!” We were able to receive, manufacture and export pack in 24hrs by arranging shifts to work into the night meeting with despatch transport and the vessel waiting at the docks!
 
The Outcome
Our customer was able to meet with his contractual obligations making his sailing with the shipping line without penalty.
 
Well done Pipes!

Packing off to Venezuela

Collection, packing & freight to South America!
The Problem
Our Customer had been successful in winning a contract to supply 12 x large skid units which were urgently bound for a mine in Venezuela. The slurry processing machines would extract small quantities of valuable metals. Each one had to be fully case packed even though it was 560 x 420 x 410cms (nearly 18 x 14 x 14 feet tall) and weighed 12 tonnes! The timescale was very tight as they all had to be packed within a 6 week timeframe. Further, a turn key solution of collection, packing on our premises and despatch was required.
The Solution
John Pipe international collected the units in pairs from their factory in the north of England, delivering into our Hampshire facility for export packing and then loading onto transport on completion. Two units per week every week had to be processed. Wide loads had to be notified to the Police in advance and heavy craneage positioned for unloading and re-loading to meet precise ship’s despatch times in Antwerp.
The Outcome
John Pipe international achieved all targets placed in front of them. Each skid was successfully collected, packed and despatched on time every time!

Motor City

Freight & packing to Detroit USA from the UK with a Russian Cargo Plane!

The Problem
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?

The Solution
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.

The Outcome
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

The Problem
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.

The Solution
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 Outcome
The boat arrived at its destination unscathed and complete ready for action – Tsunami Relief Operations could now commence!