Customers of the AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international transportation and logistics group benefit from professional and safe intercontinental container freight to all corners of the world.
As Luba Zakharava, AsstrA Italy Country Manager, points out, “Carriage of goods over long distances, such as those between continents, is the most cost-effective via sea freight. Shipping goods by sea is popular also due to high sea vessel load capacity and minimal restrictions on vessel carrying capacity. AsstrA Customers can take full advantage of top-quality containerized cargo transportation and related services. This transport mode is reliable and efficient, especially in case of long-distance intercontinental deliveries. Taking into account individual Customer requirements, AsstrA’s experienced team offers optimal container freight transportation routes at competitive prices. It does not matter how far away the destination is. AsstrA links all continents.”
Europe ➜ North America
At the beginning of this year, one of AsstrA’s key Clients took advantage of the sea freight to ship metal finishing machinery from Italy to Mexico.
“The AsstrA team organized the transport of cargo loaded on 6 flat rack containers. Special trucks from Italy took the cargo up to Genoa Port, where specialists lashed the cargo to the flat rack units. After that, company experts ensured that all procedures were followed properly as the cargo was loaded onto an ocean vessel which delivered the cargo to the destination point in Mexico. What stood out about this project was that the loading and lashing of the cargo in port needed to be completed in only 2 days. The AsstrA Client received high-quality, high-speed service here,” explains Marco Casali, an expert from the AsstrA Sea Freight & Project Cargo Division.
Europe ➜ Africa
AsstrA Clients can benefit also from sea transport to Africa.
“In 2018, an AsstrA Partner took advantage of professional intercontinental sea freight to provide technological equipment to the biggest Italian oil and gas company, which is building a refinery in Luanda, Angola. It was a very interesting project. From September 2018 to March 2019, AsstrA experts were shipping technological equipment to the new refinery in Luanda, Angola. To implement the project safely and on time, AsstrA specialists delivered the cargo with 1 flat rack platform and 10 containers. Shipments to Angola are particularly complicated due to the documentation required by the Angolan authorities. It has to be approved at the time of shipment. Thanks to the AsstrA team’s experience, the Client received tailor-made sea freight solutions that met all requirements,” summarizes AsstrA Sales Specialist Stefano Morlini.
Another interesting sea freight transport project executed by AsstrA experts involved sea freight from Italy to Egypt.
Stefano Morlini points out, “In late February and early March this year, our Client in the metal industry took advantage of AsstrA’s high quality sea transport service from Italy to Egypt. AsstrA experts organized delivery of a full line of metal working machinery in 2 batches to Port Said, Egypt. All the cargo was shipped in 20 open top containers and dry containers. The AsstrA Customer received extremely punctual solutions to all urgent challenges. The Partner was fully satisfied and as a result the AsstrA team earned the trust and respect of the Client.”
Europe ➜ Asia
AsstrA Clients also benefit from oriental sea freight services. For example from China.
“Recently, our Client from the metal industry received professional sea delivery of construction machinery parts and metal goods from China to Italy. The cargo was transported in 2 lots of 18 containers. AsstrA experts discharged the load into a Partner warehouse in Trieste and reloaded it into standard trucks which were sent on to Russia. The project was a big adventure. AsstrA experts faced many challenges. The shipper in China damaged a wooden case while loading it and did not inform our Customer in Italy about it. During discharge, the AsstrA container team discovered the damage, informed the Client, and rebuilt the case with experts at the port so as to ensure the highest level of service. The Client received all this professional services in less than 1 week in full peak season!” highlights Europe Container Division Specialist Artem Martyanov.
Sea freight to the Philippines? Piece of cake!
As Marco Casali explains, “AsstrA Clients enjoy safe and just-in-time deliveries even to furthermost destinations like the Philippines. An AsstrA Client from the construction industry took advantage of sea transport of 30 x 40' dry containers of building materials for a chicken farm in 2 lots. All containers were loaded in less than a week. Remember AsstrA when you are on holiday in the Philippines in a nice restaurant eating fried chicken. Buon appetito!”
AsstrA regularly ships hundreds of containers worldwide to places like Australia, New Zeland, India, South Africa, et cetera. The corporate group’s Clients can take advantage of comprehensive sea freight services organized by AsstrA experts specializing in delivering cargoes that require complex operations. Customers receive excellent support not only for box containers but also whenever special equipment and out of gauge (OOG) cargoes are involved. AsstrA links continents. With the group of companies the horizon is not a limit!