CHILI. The Chilean company Andes Integración Logística added another milestone to its history of challenges, after moving a scientific submarine from the NGO Greenpeace. The transfer of the vehicle was carried out by air, from the port of San Antonio to the Punta Arenas airport.
Greenpeace, recognized worldwide for its care of the oceans, is currently carrying out a three-month project in the Antarctic Ocean. During this period, the NGO will carry out a scientiﬁc investigation that includes underwater immersions to the bottom of the ocean, for the taking of samples.
For this investigation, Greenpeace will use the scientific submarine transferred by Andes Integración Logística.
The transfer process, carried out by the Chilean company, included the packing of the two-seater submarine, the processing of the documents and the difficult task of transporting the vehicle by air to the capital of the Magallanes Region.
From Andes Integración Logística, they pointed out that “the biggest challenge was adjusting the measures allowed so that a load like this could fly. For this, the packaging was crucial since the submarine had to be adapted, removing its domes and cylinders, in addition to taking into account that this type of cargo is considered within the IMO classiﬁcation (cargos with a risk to the safety and health of people) by having lithium batteries.”
Andes Integración Logística has recently stood out in other large-scale operations. At the beginning of 2020, the company transported 39,840 disposable respirators, 60,000 3M respirators and 2,925 protective overalls sent to China, in order to control the advance of Covid-19.
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