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Hapag-Lloyd to Transport 42 Metro Trains to Peru

Hapag-Lloyd to Transport 42 Metro Trains to Peru
Danny Gill

Hapag-Lloyd recently began a transport operation to move a total of 42 trains with 252 metro cars to Lima by February 2019.

The operation began by first transporting six cars from Salerno, Italy. The train will be shipped aboard the “Cerinthus” to the Peruvian port of Callao. From there, it will be transported to the capital Lima using low-loader trucks.

The journey from Italy to Peru will take around 29 days. 42 metro trains with a total of 252 cars will be shipped to Peru by February 2019. The modern, driverless trains have been built in Italy and are destined for the newly constructed Line 2 in the Peruvian capital.

The cars, each measuring 17.6 metres in length and weighing 35 tonnes, were loaded onto the ship over the course of the morning using special cranes. Preparations for this transport began almost half a year ago, with both the Hapag-Lloyd Special Cargo Team in Hamburg and specialists on the ground in Italy involved.

“Hapag-Lloyd has decades of experience in transporting out-of-gauge goods. Once again, we have now been able to prove our expertise with this very complex and intricate project”, said Thorsten Haeser, Chief Commercial Officer at Hapag-Lloyd. The value of all of the trains to be transported amounts to around half a billion US dollars.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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