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Ship ahoy! Unique shipments in practice

How do you transport a 241 year old replica of a ship with a value of $38.000? Private person Gerrit van Kolthoorn was faced with this challenge in January 2012. Buying is one thing, but bringing the replica from Boston (USA) to Elburg (NL) without a dent or a scratch is another thing altogether.


Special replica model ship

Special replica model ship
Special replica model ship

The model ship is a 241 year old replica (scale 1:48) of a 24-gun type vessel. The model is in outstanding condition and is still in the original colour. The original ship probably sailed between Great Britain and India.


All-in

After internal consultation between the air freight division of Mainfreight and the team members of Urgent & Special Services, an all-in rate was offered. The all-in rate included the preparation, the flight, the subsequent handling by the courier, transport insurance and customs formalities. This special transport was initiated as soon as all of the preparations were complete. The special shipment was delivered to Mr. van Kolthoorn’s complete satisfaction.

The implementation was made possible by a rock-solid combination of Urgent & Special Services and Mainfreight air freight. We always search the globe for the best possible solution for our principal in order to guarantee the success of every assignment.

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