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Bolloré Logistics Moves Drilling Rig from Argentina

[ January 24, 2024   //   ]

Bolloré Logistics Chile recently completed a complex logistics operation to transport a 650-cubic-meter mobile drilling rig, consisting of five parts, weighing 118 tonnes, from Argentina through Chile, China and Mongolia.

The dimensions and weight of the mobile drilling rig presented a significant challenge for the team that conducted the transport in late August. Offices in Argentina, Chile, Canada and China coordinated and collaborated to guarantee the success of the door-to-door operation, and the mobile drilling rig arrived at its destination without disruption or complications.

“We want to thank our teams of experts and our offices in Argentina, Chile, Canada and China for their dedication and hard work in successfully carrying out this relocation,,” said Jorge Anacona, managing director, Bolloré Logistics Chile. “Our capability to provide door-to-door solutions shows our expertise in managing large-scale logistics projects.”

Pieces of the mobile drilling rig were mounted on special trailers that transported them by road through Chile. The machine was then carried by sea from Lirquen to Qingdao in China before being transported via four trucks to its final destination in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Port machinery storage service was employed as part of the operation to keep the rig safe and protected throughout the process. This additional measure guaranteed that the pieces were secure and remained intact until the final handover.

Bolloré Logistics Chile, based in Santiago, started operation in 1990, and offers integrated logistics solutions to local and global customers in vertical markets ranging from aerospace, retail, high-tech, telecoms to mining and industrial projects and energy.

Parent Bolloré Logistics’ network is spread over 146 countries, including 83 partners, and employing 15,000 professionals, and Its teams and structures are located in all main port and airport hubs.

Bolloré Logistics China transported the mobile drilling rig in five parts. (Source: Bolloré Logistics)