Hydro’s aluminium poles and aluminium extrusions pose a unique transport challenge. Not only are they long enough to require flatbeds with overhang or extendable trailers, but they are also exceedingly fragile. They are products that demand an in-depth understanding in order to handle and transport in a swift and secure manner. Both the pole products and extrusions are picked up from the Hydro plant in Drunen, NL and shipped via ferry to Ireland and the UK. Extrusions are also transported from Lichtervelde, BE to Ireland and the UK, as well as from Harderwijk, NL to Germany, Ireland, and the UK. Beyond seeking a high-quality carrier that could properly handle its delicate goods, the company also wished for a carrier that could help meet several transport-related goals - namely, to decrease the number of carriers used and cut transport expenses in the Benelux.