Having successfully won a US$ 950,000 contract for 42 large GRP processing vessels for Kazakhstan, Forbes Technologies Ltd was faced with the problem of transporting these light weight structures to this virtually land locked country adjacent to the China
Removing from Transport
Having investigated the possibility of shipping via the Baltic and through canals to the River Volga, which flows into the Caspian Sea, it was concluded that rail shipment through Russia was the most economic route.
A 4000 ton ship was chartered being loaded at Berwick upon Tweed docks local to Forbesí factory in the Scottish borders.
Ship on its way
The 100 metres long vessel sailed from Berwick upon Tweed to St Petersburg with all 42 tanks; some as deck cargo. These were then trans-shipped to specialized rail trucks in St Petersburg port area for the journey south.