Bollore Logistics transports 11 large sized silos from Belgium to Cameroon

Ziemann Holvrieka, a specialist in the manufacturing of industrial equipment for breweries has entrusted Bollore Logistics to transport 11 silos, along with their legs, and seven 40-foot containers of accessories. This was assigned to Bollore Logistics on behalf of Guinness Cameroon as part ramping up its production capacity. The consignment included a freight volume of 5,563 m3 weighing 347 tonnes, consisted mainly of out-of-gauge loads to be transported from Belgium to its final site located in Bassa.


Ziemann Holvrieka established a schedule with the teams at Bollore Logistics Cameroon and Belgium to ensure the successful completion of this operation. The local teams provided end-to-end service, managing the documentation upstream of the operation, as well as customs clearance formalities during the transfer.

From the port of Douala, the cargo was loaded onto two Lorries using a crane and a loader unit which was specially employed for unloading the containers. Transporting the out-of-gauge loads to their final destination in Bassa required a large escort of local police and officials from the electricity company (ENEO) to ensure safety, in view of the exceptional size of the cargo. Logistics management for such a major project required the prior involvement of the QHSE teams in order to the optimise road transport component.