In a year of uncertainty, we still had much to be thankful for in 2020
28 truckloads / 925,000lbs export shipment- KMX completed a time sensitive project that required KMX to transport (28) truckloads from customer’s WV facility to KMX / MAX’s Hamburg, PA warehouse, export package / prep, deliver packaged equipment to USEC port, and ocean transportation to Europe (including customs formalities)… Due to customer’s contract requirements, the shipment timeline was short requiring the US portion to be completed within (3) weeks of KMX being awarded the project. With +1100 line items of equipment, KMX’s cargo management software (along with customer’s detailed inventory method) allowed KMX to streamline the export preparation process to meet customer’s deadline.
KMX crews rigged out and loaded a +150,000lb machine onto KMX’s 13 axle trailer. Because of the building’s height restrictions, the trailer’s bed had to be disassembled and positioned under the machine, while KMX’s 400 ton gantry system suspended the machine. Exiting the facility, the doorway only allowed 1/2″ clearance on either side of the 30′ long machine… with hydraulic trailer steering (and +35yr driver experience), KMX personnel made the whole project look like an ordinary equipment loadout. Great job guys!
One stop service – KMX recently delivered the first two truckloads of a 22 truckload project. With COVID disrupting the site construction schedule earlier in the year, site contractors needed location(s) to divert equipment until needed . Given KMX’s location, warehouse size, and services offered, KMX was selected as a staging facility for this PA construction project. Thanks to Dickinson Crane Services for utilizing KMX’s facility and providing cranes for inbound and outbound handlings.
Rigging services – Due to crane issues, KMX was approached by a good client with a 24hr response time to mobilize and load a +120,000 lb unit. The scope included moving the 80′ x 15′ x 13′ lwh unit from storage area to the facility’s loading bay. KMX was able to coordinate operations, and the unit was loaded in less than 24 hrs of the initial contact.
It’s been several months since the last shipment.. shown is the 5th (of 6) +270,000lb mill roll KMX packaged for export and secured to the railcar for this project. With a tight shipping window the railcar is heading to USEC port for shipment to the end customer.
Packed and ready – KMX’s customer requested a quick packaging turnaround for these (2) 70,000lb units. With the port cutoff a few days away, these units are departing KMX’s Hamburg, PA for ocean shipment to project jobsite . KMX’s customer is more than pleased with the quick service as Incoterm contract language will allow sales recognition within the current month.
KMX crews just completed the packaging and railroad car securing of a 204,000lb rolling mill roll.
KMX’s Rigging Crew have already been dispatched to another site to pack & secure some heavier rolls. Stay tuned.
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Russia Shipment update – With time running out before the Siberian winter sets in, additional cargo has been loaded at a Russian port and departed on 6,000km journey to the construction site. Thanks to all involved coordinating these shipments. Stay tuned for additional project updates.
Whether it’s a cross town move or a project half way around the world, think KMX International as your one-stop specialized transportation / export packaging logistics provider.
KMX crews recently supported a local customer with a scheduled armature switch out. The 120,000 lb backup armature (stored at KMX’s facility) was rigged out and transported for the planned outage. KMX crews are now in the process of constructing a new shipping frame to transport the “old” armature to a repair facility.
A Little Rigging and A Lot of Storage – KMX International’s Sister Rigging Company, “Mid-Atlantic Exporters, Ltd.” (MAX), provided in-plant rigging of some future Hospital Equipment; while simultaneously preparing this equipment for long term storage.
During the two day on-site rigging, the customer called to relay that the Crew (Michael Miller, Steven McGlone, William Jones, and Ray Tesman) were conscientious and helpful, providing a safe Rigging operation, as well as the need to comply with in plant COVID-19 Requirements. Plant employees appreciated the Safety and Respect shown and praised MAX employees for the extra effort in safety and compliance.
One stop warehousing after a lengthy storage period, KMX crews recently assisted OEM technicians perform contract inspections. Six units in total (70,000 – 85,000lbs each) were required to be removed from KMX’s long term storage building, remove wood packaging, and move each unit to an onsite inspection area. Upon completion of the inspections, KMX repackaged the units and returned them to storage mode. All work was coordinated within KMX’s in-house capacities allowing a smooth process while also controlling costs.
Once again, KMX International has been recognized for its safe operations on the highway that encompasses more than just mileage and extend to a safe work culture espoused by both KMX’s management and its drivers while transporting cargo that due to size and weight, dictate usage of 13/19 axle equipment. KMX has won the Fleet Safety Award 2020 .. additionally, KMX has won the “Zero Accident Award 2020” .. an honor that has been bestowed to KMX for the past 17 years.
The photo is of Bernie Quaglia, VP Operations and Jonathan Miller, Warehouse Operations/Logistics Specialist holding the associated hardware awarded to KMX by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association
Greetings from Russia – It is always nice to receive positive customer feedback from almost half way around the world .. especially when KMX’s quality packaging is recognized! Our friend Kamil (who spent time at KMX’s facility during the packaging process) shared this photo at destination port. Although this piece already traveled more than 4,500miles by vessel, it still has another 3,700miles to go by truck. Stay tuned for updates.
Just like the good old days. KMX is happy to a part of the economic recovery.
Good to see cargo moving again!
Location, location, location – The old adage “location is everything” is a KMX mantra, and for good reason!
KMX’s strategic location is less than an hour from the major NE USEC ports. We have 250,000 sq ft of indoor heated, secure warehouse space with in-house riggers and a lifting capacity up to 400 tons. We have computerized cargo management software, offering a variety of reports on the status of your cargo at any given time. In addition to warehousing capabilities, KMX offers heavy-haul and specialized transportation services. All of our amenities allow KMX the opportunity to serve a variety of customers from LTL cargo to major US construction projects.
KMX recently received the last of 50+ truckloads (with pieces weighting in excess of 100,000 lbs) of project cargo which required a secure indoor storage area for 10 months. At a later date, KMX will be contracted to deliver this cargo to an East Coast construction site requiring a strict project sequence. With KMX’s “one stop shop” ability, our foreign client was ecstatic to learn of our capabilities. They are already talking to us about handling shipments for future construction phases.
KMX International , Hamburg , PA won the Specialized Carrier and Rigging Association Two Transportation Group Safety Awards, FLEET SAFETY AWARD and the ZERO ACCIDENT AWARD for 2018, At the recent April 2019 SC&RA Annual Meetings in California. Given the hazards of our industry, we have great satisfaction knowing that each employee goes home to his/her family, the same way as they arrived to work each day. The only way core values can be realized within the organization is through attention to safety from the top down. Receiving the Zero Accident Award is a visual reminder that the company’s core values are shared among all employees. This is one of the leading factors of our continued success.
Awards are always an advantage when “selling” our company’s services to a customer. More and more, RFQ’s are requiring detailed safety information in order to be considered as a bidder. Between social media posts and the many safety awards won over the years displayed in our lobby, we let customers know the commitment we have to a safe work culture. This is something we take great pride in.
After some COVID 19 scheduling delays with the fabrication vendor, KMX transported this piece from the vendor facility to the KMX Hamburg WH, export prepped/packed, and transported cargoes to the Port of export, ensuring that the INCOTERMS of Door USA to FOB Vessel were met without incident and on time. This allowed their customer to get paid in a timely manner from their global customer.
This particular unit measured 57’ long x 15’-10” wide x 12’-6” high – and weighed in at 92,500 lbs.
Export project – KMX crews are keeping busy staying ahead of a time-sensitive shipping schedule. To fulfill our customer’s contract, KMX transported from Southeastern US to KMX’s Hamburg, Pa facility. We then export packaged and delivered to USEC port ahead of schedule. Contact KMX today, we are your “one stop” logistics provider.
Coming and Going – KMX crews have been busy keeping pace with an export shipment’s LOC deadline. Due to COVID-19 work restrictions in Pennsylvania, unfinished equipment has been transported to other states for completion adding costs for the customer and loosing valuable time. Even with these unforeseen interruptions, KMX has been able to keep the project on schedule by providing dedicated transportation services and expediting packaging turnaround times.
Export shipment – KMX completed a rush shipment meeting customer’s short packaging timeline. KMX transported this oversized / overweight unit to our Hamburg, PA facility, export boxed, and delivered to USEC port in time to meet vessel cutoff date… all within a 7 day window. Although the customer experienced testing delays jeopardizing the shipping schedule, the machine sailed on the original vessel avoiding costly construction penalties.
Export Project update – KMX crews are working to stay ahead of the next sailing. This piece (43’Lx 13’Wx 11’H) was packaged within a tight timeline to meet the shipping schedule. Additional equipment that of similar size is en route to KMX’s Hamburg, PA facility. Updates to follow!
Multiple Export Projects – All with same time line, causing our crews in overtime to meet the demands – KMX crews have been working overtime on two major projects. KMX drivers have been transporting equipment from suppliers to Hamburg for Export Boxing, dropping trailers and picking up loaded trailers with Export Boxed Cargo for delivery to East Coast Port Facilities with strict delivery and sailing dates. The KMX Crews are able to “Step Up” and “Keep Up” with the demand!
Import / plant expansion project update – KMX’s Hamburg, PA facility just received the 105th truckload for this project, with additional cargo yet to arrive. KMX crews are working overtime to support equipment inspections (all equipment is to be unpackaged and inspected prior to delivery to site), equipment modifications (completed at KMX’s facility to save time), and adjustment to project changes with the inbound/outbound schedule coordination. Project expected to continue over the next several months, with additional updates to follow.
Import Project – This is the 68th truckload received in the past 6 weeks. KMX was awarded the logistics and warehousing contract for a plant expansion project. An estimated 100+ truckloads/ocean containers have been routed through KMX’s Hamburg, PA facility. With KMX’s +250,000 sqft warehouse facility, in-house handling/transportation capabilities, computer inventory system, and proximity to USEC ports, KMX is an ideal facility for this sort of project. Just in time deliveries to site are scheduled to start within the week. Project updates to follow.