Guangzhou Sunshine: 200 tons from Shanghai to Jakarta
Chinese specialists in heavy loads Guangzhou Sunshine Int’l Logistics Co.ltd, recently moved a whopping 200 tons of crane equipment from Shanghai to Jakarta, Indonesia.
The cargo consisted of 6 sets of Crane Equipment with a single piece weight of 25 tons and dimensions of 25*3.5*3.2m.
Guangzhou Sunshine is a professional provider of international forwarder-non vessel operating common carrier logistics, and specialises in handling project cargo worldwide (using ro/ro, breakbulk m.v, open top and flat rack containers) and full container loads to Latin America, heavy duty shipments to worldwide and air freight to Middle east.
Guangzhou, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC in China, operated over 10 lots of project and heavy cargo movements from China to Indonesia.
The Chinese company’s staff organised the transport from the manufacturer’s factory to the Port of Shanghai, arranged for customs clearance, chartered the ocean vessel and supervised cargo handling in the port during loading.
The crane body was loaded on deck by shore crane and all the accessories loaded under deck.
The next project to Indonesia with totally about 1350CBM (cubic meters) and a max weight of 25 tons of single piece will be shipped again shortly.
Total volume for this project: 1550CBM/200TONS
Port of loading: Shanghai
Port of discharging: Jakarta, Indonesia
Elon Musk's Boring Co. planning wider tunnels for freight
Elon Musk’s drilling outfit The Boring Company could be shifting its focus towards subterranean freight and logistics solutions, according to reports.
A Boring Co. pitch deck seen and shared by Bloomberg depicts plans to construct wider tunnels designed to accommodate shipping containers.
Founded by Tesla CEO Musk in 2016, the company initially stated its mission was to offer safer, faster point-to-point transport for people, particularly in cities plagued by traffic congestion. It also planned longer tunnels to ferry passengers between popular destinations across the US.
The Boring Co. completed its first commercial project earlier this year in April. The 1.7m tunnel system is designed to move professionals between convention centres in Las Vegas using Tesla EVs. It says the Las Vegas Convention Centre Loop can cut travel time between venues from 45 minutes to just two.
Boring Co.'s new freight tunnels
The Boring Co.'s new tunnel designs would allow freight to be transported on purpose built platforms, labelled as “battery-powered freight carriers”. The document shows that, though the containers could technically fit within its current 12-foot tunnels, wider tunnels would be more efficient. Designs for a new tunnel, 21 feet in diameter, show that they can comfortably accommodate two containers side-by-side, with a one-foot gap between them.
The Boring Co.’s new drilling machine, dubbed Prufrock, can tunnel at a rate of one mile per week, which is six times faster than its previous machine, and is designed to ‘porpoise’ - mimicking the marine animal by ‘diving’ below ground and reemerging once the tunnel is complete.
Tesla’s supply chain woes
Tesla is facing its own supply chain and logistic issues. The EV manufacturer has raised the price of its vehicles, with CEO Musk confirming the incremental hike was a result of “major supply chain pressure”. Musk replied to a disgruntled Twitter user, confused as to why prices were rising while features were being removed from the cars, saying the “raw materials especially” were a big issue.
Car manufacturing continues to be one of the industries hit hardest by a global shortage in semiconductor chips. While China’s chip manufacturing levels hit an all-time high in May, and the US is proposing a 25% tax credit for chip manufacturers, demand still outstrips supply. Automakers including Volkswagen and Audi have again said they expect reduced vehicle output in the next quarter due to a lack of semiconductors, with more factory downtime likely.
Top Image credit: The Boring Company / @boringcompany