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ANALYSISPACKING


IEP is focusing on packing equipment in general purpose containers where possible.


Santini


tightens up on waste


amounts of heavy equipment for the oil and gas sector, amongst others, has recently invested GBP250,000 (USD384,337) in two overhead cranes with a combined lift of 50 tonnes at its Swinderby site in Lincolnshire, England. And it is focusing on packing equipment in general purpose containers where possible, said the company’s Clifford.


Cutting costs


“Where other people put this kit on flatracks and ship them as out-of-gauge cargo, we are able to put them into containers with a huge reduction in cost,” he pointed out. “We have designed special skid pallets to slide equipment in and out of the container.” While customers do focus on costs, time is more important in many cases, he added. “If a gas turbine breaks down on the other side of the world, they will require delivery of a piece of kit really urgently. We look for a turnround of three or four hours; the equipment comes into the yard, is packed,


Santini Export Packing Corp reports that it is producing more boxes screwed together as opposed to nailed. This is an environmental, health and safety and waste issue, said Dan Greenberg, company president. “A number of our clients have us put together their boxes with screws so when they get to the destination, they can be completely disassembled without a crowbar or hacking it apart, and without injury,” he said. Santini also produces a large number of re-usable boxes, particularly for companies supplying rental tools for the oil and gas sector. Santini has recently added a 50,000 sq ft new warehouse and 22,000 sq ft of additional outside space at its Houston, USA, terminal and is negotiating for further space.


out again, and airfreighted to its destination. Increasingly we see ourselves as a 24-hour operation, dealing with all time zones, and we are looking to bring in flexi-time for our staff in response.


There is nothing to stop people putting together some B&Q plywood and saying it is a packing case.


International Export Packers – Ian Clifford,


IEP has recently packed and moved a series of 16.5 m drag chains out of the UK to Singapore, for the offshore sector. The chains, each weighing 45 tonnes, measure 4.5 m high and 4 m wide. They were loaded on to super low loaders for the road journey from IEP’s Newark, UK, site to the port of Felixstowe, where they were loaded on several flatracks and then as deck cargo on containerships.


“The customer actually chose to build the chains on our site; so the chains were built, tested and packed at Newark, ready for export,” remarked Clifford. HLPFI


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