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Shipping vehicles to Australia

For years now one of our main routes for shipping vehicles has been from the UK to Australia.

We have been shipping by Roll on Roll off (RoRo) and container to ports including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.

Lamborghini Gallardo ready for shipping to Australia

Some of the most popular models being the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari 360 but we’ve shipped many other models including classic Rolls Royce, 4×4’s, standard vehicles and personal imports.

Classic Rolls Royce Phantom being shipped to Sydney

We can often assist with providing information for importation into Australia and provide assistance for the permits and degassing etc.

A Motorhome being shipped to Brisbane

We have weekly services to Australia for both RoRo and container services and we can also assist with part loads and with the help of our agents in Australia we can export from Australia also.

Ferrari’s and Lamborghini at the port of Southampton being shipped to Melbourne

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

 

 

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

 

 

Shipping a Ferrari Dino

Today we took delivery of a 1974 Ferrari Dino, a fairly rare sports car manufactured by Ferrari back in the sixties and seventies for sports cars with under 12 cylinders.

1974 Ferrari Dino arriving into Southampton

We loaded the car into a 20ft container on a beautiful sunny day in Southampton Docks.

The Ferrari waiting whilst we load a Porsche

First we loaded a Porsche 911 Turbo into a container before we loaded the Ferrari Dino.

Driving the Dino into a 20ft container

After a short period of time the Ferrari was loaded and soon secured and ready to start its journey to Japan.

If you require any shipping for classic sports cars or any other type of vehicle please call us on 02380 339611 or check out our website www.yalogistics.co.uk

 

 

 

Shipping to Africa

One of our most popular shipping routes at the moment is UK to Africa, especially UK to East Africa.

We have a weekly service from Tilbury and Sheerness to both Mombasa, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Mercedes Atego ready for shipping to Mombasa

We also ship regularly UK to Walvis Bay, Namibia and UK to Durban, South Africa.  We have services from UK to Luanda, Angola, Lagos, Nigeria and many other ports in Africa.  We have Roll on Roll off vessels as well a containers.

Landrover Freelander being shipped to Dar Es Salaam

Although we ship a vast majority of vehicles to Africa we also ship mining equipment to places such as Burkina Faso.  We also ship spare parts and scrap metal to Africa and our freight forwarding department can arrange to ship almost any cargo.

We ship via Roll on Roll off, Containers and Air Freight to Africa so if you have any shipping requirements please do not hesitate to call us on 02380 339611.

 Tilbury to Mombasa or Tilbury to Dar Es Salaam for cars or 4×4’s please contact Che for competitive rates.

Sheerness to Mombasa or Sheerness to Dar Es Salaam for cars or 4×4’s please contact Che for competitive rates.

Please feel free to check our website www.yalogistics.co.uk

 

Vehicle Shipping

Here at YA Logistics (UK) Ltd we have shipped many types of cargo across the Globe and one that we specialise in is vehicle shipping.

Vehicle Shipping

On a regular basis we ship high end vehicles to Australia:

Lamborghini Gallardo

We have shipped classic cars:

1920’s Rolls Royce Phantom

We ship Cement mixers and Truck heads to Mauritius and Australia (we can also arrange the cleaning for the Australian quaranty service knwon as AQIS)

Hino truck heads ready for shipping

We have on many occassions shipped boats and yachts – we offer a service for loading boats into containers:

A couple of sailing boats ready for shipping to Dubai

and the odd Playbus:

A converted double decker being shipped to Cyprus

And we’ve shipped the occassional helicopter:

Loading a helicopter into a RoRo vessel

 We’ve shipped countless high & heavy machines with our main service shipping from Japan to UK:

A JCB arriving into Southampton port

We’ve shipped Prototypes:

The Prodrive P2 Prototype

And we have helped ship the WRC Rally vehicles:

Peta Solbergs Subaru Impreza

And how about this for something different:

A Toyota Hiace with full body kit imported from Japan

So if you have any requirements for vehicle shipping please do not hesitate to contact us on 02380 339611.

Or check out our website www.yalogistics.co.uk

 

 

Southampton No.1 for vehicle exports

A huge cash injection by car giant BMW means Southampton has now been confirmed as the country’s number one port for vehicle exports around the globe.

A spokesman for Associated British Ports, owners and operators of Southampton Docks, said: “This is great news for the city and further underlines the port’s importance not only to the local economy, but to the nation as a whole.’’ Southampton’s enviable position as the UK’s leading vehicle export centre has developed due to port workers who are highly experienced in the handling of vessels and roll on/roll off cargoes, the connections provided by all major deep-sea and short sea shipping lines calling at the docks, and specialist facilities including four dedicated, multi-storey car terminals.

With our headquarters based in Southampton Docks, YA Logistics (UK) Ltd are in a fantastic location to take full advantage of the benefits the expansions will bring including storage areas and better quay facilities for loading and unloading. 

Although we ship from all ports in the UK, Southampton is the largest and busiest RoRo port offering services all over the Globe with some of our most common routes serving America and Australia.

For all your shipping needs please contact us on 02380 339611

www.yalogistics.co.uk

 

Shipping a Rib

One of the latest shipments that we have completed involved moving a 26ft Rib from Dubai to the UK.

The 40ft open top container arrived into Southampton this week and our dedicated team got to work with the task of unloading the container and lifting the Rib onto a trailer.

 

Firstly we had to lift the container to the floor.

Once the container was placed on the ground we could determine the safest method to unload the rib.

Rather than lifting the rib out from the top of the container we decided it would be safer to lash the cradle and gentle pull the rib onto a skid … this was fast, efficient and problem free.

We then lifted the rib using the 60 ton forklift onto its awaiting trailer.  This is done by using slings safely wrapped around the hull of the rib with the slings attached to the forks on the forklift – once the slings are in place we can lift the rib from its platform and gentle lower it in place on the trailer.

 

The rib loaded and ready for delivery.

If you have any shipping requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.

www.yalogistics.co.uk

 

The Worlds Toughest Drive

YA Logistics (UK) Ltd has recently completed the shipping of a Polar vehicle used for an expedition to the South Pole for a Guiness World Record attempt.

For our part we had to liaise with one of the team leaders (Mr Jason De Carterer) and arrange for ‘Polar’ the aptly named vehicle to be loaded into a 20ft container in the UK and shipped to Argentina where it would begin the enormous task of reaching the South Pole.

Polar is a transformed 4×4 with specific modifications to combat the conditions. As the weight of a traditional 4×4 would slow them down everything that was unnecessary was removed, from the standard seats to the wheel arches. This left the vehicle weighing one and half tonnes.

The whole expedition has been televised on the Discovery Channel and really highlighted the dangers this terrain posed.

For more details from the TV programme please click on http://www.discoveryuk.com/web/worlds-toughest-drive/About/meet-polar/

After the successful World attempt we had to ship Polar back to the UK where it would be re-united with its driver.

 

 

 

 If you have any shipping requirements please do not hesitate to contact us

www.yalogistics.co.uk