More beer to the world: PPG Partners Karl Gross and O’Lisboa successfully handle large brewery tanks to Brazil


PPG Germany partner, Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH, Hamburg, together with PPG Brazilian member, O’Lisboa Despachos Int. Ltda., have successfully cooperated in handling several door-to-door shipments of brewery tanks and equipment. The large tanks (L 16.430 m, W 4.910 m, H 5.010 m, Weight 17.500 tonnes per piece) manufactured in Southern Germany were nested on supportive racks, but had to be shipped unpacked.


They were destined to different brewery construction sites in the Brazilian hinterland. The cargo was transported break bulk the entire way. The tanks, fabricated mostly of stainless steel, are highly sensitive to denting. So utmost care had to be taken during their entire journey – especially when passing narrow cobble stone streets in the Brazilian hinterland.


Also, there were fixed delivery dates at the construction sites to fit in with the successive erecting processes. “Our customer was very satisfied with our door-to-door service”, says Thomas Burkhardt, head of Karl Gross Hamburg’s Project Department. “The cooperation with O’Lisboa, especially in terms of good communication and project know-how, added fruitfully to the service quality we were able to provide our customer with.”