Case Study
Ball Packaging




Project Cargo
Out of Gauge Canning Machinery Logistics for Ball Packaging

As specialists in the Canning Industry, our Project Cargo Division is well versed in coordinating large logistics projects for the canning industry, working with canning plants worldwide. Due to the nature of its cargo, logistics for the Canning Industry typically includes Out of Gauge (OOG) cargo – that won’t fit inside a shipping container.

Using our experience and knowledge we were able to ensure that both projects ran smoothly. Each can plant had strict installation deadlines to be met which took weeks of advanced transport planning as each piece of machinery had to be delivered on site by a stipulated schedule. There was no margin for any delays!
Cheryl Sullivan
Export Manager for Projects
The Challenge

Projects of this size and complexity can be a challenge for our customers, and our aim is to make the process as simple as possible, providing peace of mind that we’ve got the logistics covered.

In January 2020, this was no exception with projects for for two new can plants located in France and the UK.

The Idea

Projects Director, Ray Nash explains; “We coordinated over 200 trailers internationally which included some heavy and cumbersome OOG cargo. We worked with our customer on all the pre-planning, inspections and loading of the trailers and ensured that all pieces arrived for a swift turn-around to complete the installation of the canning lines.

The Result

The largest piece of machinery we moved had a total measurement of 107.464cbm and consisted of a pin oven section. This part of the machine bakes the inside of each aluminium can and so is a crucial element of the can-line. With such large and heavy equipment, the planning and preparation for these precision moves was paramount.”