International special consignments and the transportation of heavy or out-of-gauge loads are a matter for specialists, requiring both experience and innovation.

Each special, heavy or out-of-gauge load is a special and unique case in its own right.

CERL has built up its organisation and services based on tailored transport solutions with each unique transport assignment becoming a CERL service perfectly adapted to the company’s strategy.

CERL has the solutions to your logistical challenges, enabling us to ship just about anything to the other side of the world :

  • Construction equipment, whether mobile or otherwise (mechanical diggers, cranes, compressors, electric generating sets, concrete-mixing equipment, etc.),
  • Site equipment and materials (tooling, pipes, scaffolding, etc.),
  • Rolling stock or equipment carried on flat-bed trailer,
  • Machines for infrastructure or energy projects (turbines, wind turbines, heat exchangers, offshore equipment, etc.),
  • Machines or equipment for heavy industry (forgings, drums and reels, tanks, etc.).

The various requirements to be satisfied for a special consignment include :

  • Advance study – route planning,
  • Administrative authorisations from the relevant authorities,
  • Regulatory compliance,
  • Deployment of handling systems and resources,
  • Suitably adapted vehicles: flat-bed trailer, platform truck, etc.,
  • Choice of port and terminals,
  • Customs-related operations: temporary or final,
  • Monitoring the loading/unloading,
  • Delivery to the work site or construction site,
  • Delivery to remote or hazardous locations,
  • Deadline compliance,
  • Operational coordination and tracking.

Our completed projects

Discover some of CERL’s successes in the field of special consignments and heavy loads. They are the ultimate showcase for our unique know-how.

Special consignments from the Lyon area to Fos

Special consignments from the Lyon area to Fos

CERL realized at the beginning of the year the transport of a special consignments from from […]
Boilers from port of Cherbourg to the nuclear plant of Flamanville

Boilers from port of Cherbourg to the nuclear plant of Flamanville

CERL has recently transported two boilers from port of Cherbourg to the nuclear plant of Flamanville […]


exclusive CERLVirtually all of the loading and unloading operations for heavy or out-of-gauge loads are carried out under the supervision of personnel working for or on behalf of CERL.

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