DHL ships construction machinery to Ghana for German contractor

During a period of three months five partial deliveries with a total of 1,596 tons were moved.

DHL Global Forwarding has successfully run a big part of a major ocean freight project, from Germany to Ghana, for the family-owned construction company GP Günter Papenburg AG, Germany. 125 pieces of machinery and equipment, including 15 bulldozers, 20 loaders, 10 excavators, 60 motor graders, and 20 tippers plus various spare parts were already delivered from Nordhausen to Ghana. During a period of three months five partial deliveries with a total of 1,596 tons were moved. 80 more construction machines are to be shipped out of Hamburg in the last quarter of this year.

“The planning, controlling and coordinating of complex large projects require a highly competent consulting and professional expertise as well as considerable practical experience. We are happy that the company GP Günter Papenburg AG entrusts us with this assignment. This confirms our professional competence concerning complex transportation processes around the globe”, confirms Volker Oesau, CEO Middle Europe, DHL Global Forwarding.

The contract between Papenburg and DHL includes the entire project management, the handling of the unpacked construction machines and equipment in the port of Hamburg, the maritime transportation by RoRo vessels, as well as the insurance of the precious goods. Once arrived at the African seaport Tema the Ghanaian Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development takes care about the further distribution.

The Ghana government provides the individual district administrations with construction machinery and equipment. Giving the local administrations direct access to such equipment enables sustainable growth and development. The main goal is infrastructural development, through the restoration and maintenance of streets, feeders and long-distance roads. Before operating the equipment, Papenburg staff trains the drivers on the spot and ensures the optimal usage of the machinery. In addition, the German company trains a local team in Ghana, which will independently carry out the maintenance and repairs of the construction equipment in the near future.


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