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Case Study

Beeontrade Solves Transformer Shipping Challenge for Vestas

Beeontrade Product: Heavy cargo transportation.
Beeontrade Solves Transformer Shipping Challenge for Vestas

About Vestas

Vestas is a well-known wind turbine manufacturer based in Denmark. It was tasked with transporting a large one-piece transformer to its consignee, Schneider.


The cargo was too heavy and bulky to be loaded into a container with conventional equipment, making it a complex logistics challenge. Vestas needed to identify a logistics partner with expertise in heavy cargo transportation and specialized equipment to manage this task. They needed a solution that would be safe, cost-effective, and timely.

a. Bulky and large cargo

The cargo was not only heavy and bulky but also had dimensions that exceeded the standard size limits of shipping containers, making it difficult to load the cargo into a container with conventional equipment.

b. Time-sensitive project

The problem statement was further complicated by the time-sensitive nature of the project. The cargo needed to be delivered to the consignee, Schneider, within a specific timeframe, and any delays would have a significant impact on the project's overall timeline and budget.

c. Long distance to travel

One additional challenge that Vestas faced while transporting the transformer was the long distance between the site and the port of shipment. The transformer was too large to be transported in a standard container, and Vestas did not have the necessary equipment to transport it over such a long distance safely and efficiently.

d.Other challenges

Finding a reliable logistics partner with expertise in heavy cargo transportation and specialized equipment. This was hard to come by as the requirements were very niche for Vestas.


One of Beeontrade's key strengths is its expertise in handling heavy and oversized cargo. The company has access to a range of specialized equipment, including cranes, trailers, and other heavy-lifting equipment, that allows them to manage complex logistics projects with ease.

Some of the key benefits included:

  • Damage risk was reduced by three times as we directly delivered from the loading site to the port instead of transloading. This means, if we transloaded cargo, the transformer will be loaded onto the truck, unloaded at the warehouse, and loaded on the container again. This would include loading/unloading thrice which will make the process three times riskier
  • Cutting project delivery time from 6-8 days to 2 days
  • Shortening the average last mile distance from 471 miles to 469 miles

a. Wide range of solutions and equipment

Beeontrade's team of experts is highly experienced and knowledgeable, and they can handle cargo of any size or weight safely and efficiently. Its range of products and services is tailored to meet the specific needs of its clients. The company offers a range of logistics solutions, including transportation, warehousing, and customs brokerage, among others.

b. Flexibility and efficiency

Beeontrade's transportation solutions are designed to provide maximum flexibility and efficiency, with a focus on cost-effectiveness and timely delivery. In addition to its expertise in heavy cargo transportation, Beeontrade is also known for its advanced technology and innovative approach to logistics.

c. Tracking and monitoring systems

The company has developed advanced tracking and monitoring systems that provide real-time visibility into the status of shipments, allowing clients to stay informed about the location and status of their cargo at all times. They also use state-of-the-art warehouse management systems that allow for efficient and secure storage of a plethora of goods.

d. Safe and secure procedure

During the lift, the Beeontrade team worked diligently to ensure that the cargo was properly secured to the container, using specialized equipment to safely fasten the transformer to the container's walls and floor. This ensured that the cargo would remain stable and secure during transportation, reducing the risk of damage or shifting during transit.

e. Quick and hassle-free service

Beeontrade transported a mobile crane to the site and used it to lift the transformer onto an open-top container. The process of using the mobile crane to lift the transformer onto an open-top container involved several steps.

First, Beeontrade transported the mobile crane to the site, along with the open-top container that would be used to transport the cargo. This allowed for a seamless and efficient loading process once the crane was set up and ready to go.

Once the mobile crane was set up, Beeontrade's team of experts used advanced technology to carefully lift the transformer from its location and position it onto the open-top container. The crane's heavy lifting capacity and extremely advanced technology made the process quick and easy, as the team was able to complete the lift in a single motion.


Beeontrade was able to transport the cargo efficiently and effectively to the port. The team was able to provide a cost-effective solution to transport the cargo, which allowed the shipper to avoid using expensive crane operators that required multiple means of transport to load the cargo onto a flatbed truck and then into a warehouse for transloading.

The successful transportation of the transformer to Schneider was a testament to the capabilities of Beeontrade in handling complex logistics challenges. The unique solution provided by Beeontrade demonstrated their commitment to meeting their client's needs and delivering cost-effective solutions.

Beeontrade's ability to provide a safe and timely solution proved to be invaluable for Vestas and helped maintain its reputation as a reliable and efficient company.

Key Metrics

  • Cost-effective solution with at least 2000 USD saved as transloading was not done at the warehouse

  • 15% of the total cost was reduced

  • Timely delivery of the cargo

  • Safe transportation of the oversized cargo

  • Reduced risks of triple time damage as delivery was done directly from the loading site to the port

  • Cut project delivery time from 6-8 days to 2 days

  • Shortened average last mile distance from 471 miles to 469 miles

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