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Shipping a Super Yacht

YA Logistics (UK) Ltd have shipped a couple of Super Yachts this year to destinations such as Miami, the Caribbean and Genoa, however the last one arrived into the port of Southampton and so we assisted with the cleaning and mooring.

The Yacht arriving from Gibraltar

We shipped the Pershing 64 from Gibraltar to Southampton and was alongside to assist the discharge operation.

Lifting the Yacht to the water

Once the yacht had been safely discharged to the water we moved it round to our compound where we were able to lift it out and commence the cleaning operation.

Once the yacht was alongside the quay and secure we were able to lift the yacht out of the water and begin to clean the hull.  This was a delicate operation and required 2 cranes and an experienced staff but as usual the operation went smoothly and the yacht was cleaned and ready to go back into the water.

The yacht getting ready for a clean

Once the yacht had been cleaned we placed the yacht back in the water and then moved the yacht to a nearby marina where it will moored for the immediate future.

manoeuvring the yacht into place in the marina

We have shipped many yachts around the world but this was certainly the most demanding but as with all jobs we aim to do our utmost to ensure the customer is cared for.

If you have any shipping requirements please do not hesitate to call us on 02380 339611 or check out our website www.yalogistics.co.uk



DFSK Mini Vans

Since 2011 YA Logistics (UK) Ltd has been partnered with Vestatec Ltd shipping in DFSK mini vans from China to the UK.

DFSK is China’s 3rd largest manufacturer of motor vehicles and these vans have been shipped in to provide a more financially viable option for this type of vehicle.

DFSK Mini Van

So far YA Logistics (UK) Ltd have shipped in excess of 500 units from China utilising both container and Roll on Roll off options.

Once the vehicles have arrived into the UK we unload them into our secure compound within Southampton docks and begin the processes that are required to ensure they adhere to UK road standards including the IVA test.

DFSK Single Cab

Along with delivering the vehicles to the local VOSA test station we also arrange onward delivery to dealers within the UK as well as shipping units to the Channel Islands and other destinations.

We have currently imported single cabs, double cabs, tippers, vans and camper vans and 2013 looks set to be busier with the network of dealerships set up and stock/parts available.

DFSK Tipper

So if you are a florist, builder, decorator, food delivery service, local authority, forestry commission or other you may want to look into purchasing one of these new affordable vehicles.

Southampton City Council DFSK truck

For further information please see the DFSK website www.dfskuk.com for vehicle details or contact us on www.yalogistics.co.uk or 02380 339611 for information on any shipping requirements you may have.




Unloading American Classic Cars

Our latest devanning job had YA Logistics (UK) Ltd unloading 3 classic American Auto-mobiles from a 40ft high cube container.

The first of 3 classic cars to be unloaded

Two of the vehicles had been driven into the container with the third vehicle hanging from the top container cleats by chains assisted by a wooden frame.

These type of jobs are certainly not easy especially as the vehicles weigh so much but once the first two vehicles were removed from the container we could start building a smaller framework underneath the rear wheels to take the weight of the rear of the vehicle and stabilise the rear of the vehicle.

Once the rear wheels were stable, we placed ramps on the framework.   We then brought in a containerised forklift and carefully situated the forks under the front of the framework.  Once everything was in place we cut through the sides of the framework, removed the side panels and removed the chains holding the vehicle.

We could then gently lower the forks whilst at the same time reversing which brought the rear wheels down the ramp.

An hour later and all three vehicles had been safely and successfully removed from the container.

A 1963 Mercury Monterey

The importer arrived at the port of Southampton the next day and was extremely happy to see his purchases had arrived safe and sound.

1966 Chevy Caprice

Once the final paperwork had been signed the importer loaded up the 1966 Chevy Caprice, 1962 Ford Galaxie and 1963 Mercury Monterey and drove off up the M3.

The American Classics preparing to leave Southampton

If you require any assistance with shipping or loading/unloading containers please see our website www.yalogistics.co.uk or call us on 02380 339611