Posts Tagged ‘karratha’

Ambiguity Abounds (or Mumbojumbo Manifests)

March 3, 2010

I’m on my way north with three trailers and five drops. Well, I’m pretty sure there’s freight on board for five different clients and I’m certain of the name and location of four of them. Client number five is the problem.

Conflicting paperwork has me unloading at Meekatharra or Karratha which is something I have to sort out ASAP. Karratha is close to a 12hr drive from Meeka.

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Hurry Up And Wait

September 9, 2008

I am currently sitting in a yard in the Karratha Light Industrial Area (LIA) waiting to unload. I left Perth yesterday with a 39t concrete block on the float that is destined to be used in the construction of the new LNG wharf at Dampier.
After an uneventful trip up here I am stuck while the mechanic works on the crane that will be used to unload me. Last trip up here (about 5 days ago) they had the same trouble with the crane and I fully expected it to be fixed for this trip. The crane runs for a short time before shutting down – unfortunately it doesn’t run long enough to complete the lift and let me get out of the way.
Luckily I’m not in a rush this afternoon. I have to be in Port Hedland (200km north) tomorrow morning to reload used conveyer belt to take back to Perth, so as long as they get me unloaded today I will be happy.
Might have a sleep though ; )

Cheers, Mike.

Off We Go (Again)

September 8, 2008

Map of the next few days’ travelling :

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