Contruction Update #5: Rio is being shipped

In the 5th construction update of our Rio section there is no longer much talk of a construction site. Because Rio is finished 🙂 At least the part that we built together with the Martínez family in Argentina. So the last weeks were all about dismantling, packing up and saying goodbye. On Monday, November 2, 2020, the time had come: Three 12-meter flatbed semitrailers picked up the 24 boxes with a total weight of more than 6,000 kilograms and a total volume of 82 cubic meters.

Barely a week later, on November 10, 2020, Rio finally made its way to its home port of Hamburg. Anyone who is curious and wants to know how the crossing is going can follow the container ship MS Palak virtually here.

Before we take you behind the scenes of the shipping challenge in a new episode of “How to build South America”, we have put together a few impressions of the exciting day of transportation for you.

Three of these 12-meter flatbed semitrailer were necessary to transport our miniature Rio from the workshop in Pilar to the port. All of a sudden, it doesn’t seem so small anymore.
The vehicle fleet was quite impressive.
A forklift that literally has to move mountains: Rio’s imposing mountain panorama is hidden in the largest transport box.
Properly secured against the rough seas, these crates are heading towards Hamburg.
When storing the containers, Jorge has been in charge of absolute precision work. Not a single millimeter of space was wasted in this container.
Transportation monitoring the Argentinean way 🙂 Jorge, Peter and Jimmy do not leave the valuable cargo unattended.