Once Again, ICAT Logistics Detroit Passes the Test


  • 10-ton, 63-foot long piece of machinery too big to fit most planes from Argentina to Mexico…
  • ICAT member on-site to oversee the project from beginning to end…
  • No matter how far your cargo has to go, we go the extra mile…


Q. How do you move a 10-ton, 63-foot long piece of machinery from Argentina to Mexico that’s too big to fit in most planes?

A. Very carefully.

B. By taking it apart, shipping it, and reassembling at its destination.

C. By having ICAT personnel in both Buenos Aires, Argentina and San Luis Potosi, Mexico locations to ensure a smooth operation and keep the customer informed of progress.

D. All of the above.

If you selected (D), congratulations! Your company and ours, ICAT Logistics Detroit, are a good fit for working together on your freight forwarding needs.

This particular challenge was presented to us by a global Tier One automotive supplier, which needed a specialized laser moved from Argentina to Mexico in less than two weeks. The problem, they said, was that “this machine is too large to fit in any aircraft other than the Antonov” – the biggest cargo airplane in the world.


Our creative solution required de-installation, rigging, trucking, crating air freight, and specialized trucking for delivery. Together with our partner, the logistics coordination from origin to the destination was executed to perfection.

Each task was performed according to the schedule promised. Customs formalities were completed in less than eight hours in Mexico – a feat in itself. We made sure an ICAT member was on-site throughout the process to oversee the project from beginning to end. And the cargo was delivered right on time, much to the delight of the customer.

Big Picture:

As ICAT Logistics Detroit proves every day: No matter how far your cargo has to go, we still go the extra mile.

We’re your custom shipping resource. Solutions to our customers’ most challenging issues are derived from decades of success in global logistics.

Been There, Done That

We’ve helped clients with shipping challenges much like yours.