Smithbridge Equipment Demobilisation: Noumea, New Caledonia

Project Scope : Pre and Post Shipment cleanliness inspections were carried out for Smithbridge onsite in Noumea, New Caledonia.

Location :Noumea, New Caledonia.

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Delivering Client Benefits : Owner of Smithbridge, Mr. Albert Smith was delighted with the Quarantine preparation, “The thorough pre-shipment cleaning, combined with practical expertise and innovative thinking, made for a quick transition through Customs and DAFF Biosecurity Clearance on arrival in Australia – it reduced our timelines, and avoided a re-export of our equipment. Also, discharging the equipment directly to the construction berth in Townsville saved us time, and more importantly saved on transport costs”.

CUSTOMISED SERVICE TO MEET YOUR PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND SITE CONDITION

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Project containers and long established mobile offices needed to be cleaned with limited equipment, an inadequate water supply, on a construction site which had been affected by seasonal weather and was very muddy. By prioritising the project requirements and developing site specific action plans to overcome roadblocks, such as the site poor conditions, the job was completed safely, on time and on budget.

CLEAN AS NEW” FROM THE LARGEST MACHINE TO THE SMALLEST COMPONENT

From the Komatsu WA700 wheel loader to the smallest component or tool onsite, attention to detail is key to ensuring DAFF Biosecurity standards are met. This thorough approach reduces the likelihood of re-export, and saves customers both time and money at the Port of Arrival.

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ENSURING YOUR SHIPMENT’S EXPORT READY STANDARD – BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

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Project Containers and their contents had been used all over this site, and had various levels of contamination. A team of Biosecurity Consultants ensured containers were unpacked, the contents and container cleaned inside and out, and then reloaded, inspected, and sealed ready for shipment. The cargo was originally exported from Australia for the project and a thorough understanding of customs law saw the project cargo imported duty free back into Australia.