DAKO WORLDWIDE TRANSPORT recently has successfully concluded the first part shipment consisting of 2 heavy main components weighing each about 100 tons each from Europe to free site / free foundation in the Colombian mountains. The overall scope included 6 heavy components plus 10.000 FRT of other equipment. Especially the handling and the local transportation in Colombia were very challenging for various reasons. Due to the “El Niño”-phenomenon, which hit Colombia this summer with heaviest rain falls, many rivers were flooded and so DAKO and its partners were confronted with landslides, washed away by-passes, broken bridges and similar. The final transport route taken from Cartagena to the Colombian mountains had finally double the distance as originally calculated. For that reason DAKO was obliged to calculate the static of 35 bridges on the way, execute a ro/ro operation with two barges on a confluent to the Orinoco river, and rehabilitate about 60 km of dirt road to allow the heavy transport. This whole job was done in close cooperation with DAKO´s sister company DACOTRANS DE LATINOAMERICA COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota.