today I will write about my first experience of handling two racing cars to send them to China for a formula race!
In the Paris warehouse, I could follow the complete handling process from the acceptance, securing and build-up to the loading of two Peugot racing cars going to China for the Formula 2 “race of Zuhai”.
A forwarding company specialized in cars brought us the shipment. At acceptance, a lot of documents have to be checked for completeness and correctness. As cars are considered as dangerous goods (due to the battery and petrol inside the car), also special documents are needed.
Finally, after accepting the cars into our warehouse, a man arrives with a specially trained dog to check the cars for illegal substances, e.g. explosives.
After the dog sniffed the inside and outside of the cars and did not give alarm, we can proceed with our handling procedures: Now we need to put the cars onto special car racks, where they can be lashed and secured.
Last but not least, we need to attach a “dangerous goods” label on the shipment. This alerts our loading agents to treat the cars with attention. The operations team has to plan the loading in the plane accordingly, as dangerous goods are incompatible with certain other shipments (e.g. live animals) and can therefore not be placed near to them.
Now, our racing cars are ready for their long travel by truck and plane: Paris – Frankfurt – Shanghai.
Follow the blog tomorrow and read how we transport day-old-chicks from Paris to the world.