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Providing total logistics support for the Indian leg of a major round-the-world yacht race.

Client: Leading round-the-world ocean yacht race.


The race made multiple stops at several countries as it travelled around the world. LCL Logistix was responsible for handling the logistics operations in India. This involved:

  • importing and exporting consignments to and from various parts of the world with time bound customs clearance
  • special equipments support
  • maintaining ready supply for handling and repairing the yachts during the stopover
  • maintaining world class logistics standards at the race village

This was a complex and time-sensitive service requiring co-ordination at several different operational levels.


To meet tight deadlines, freight from international locations was supported with carnets or 'merchandise passports': international customs documents that simplify customs procedures for the temporary importation of various types of goods. The shipments arrived from Spain, Capetown, UK and USA, and were exported under carnet to Qingdao and Singapore via air and ocean freight. .

Custom-bonded cargo handling also helped expedite timelines in import and export. Most of the shipments were cleared under top priority along with customs escort, and delivered directly to the Wet area.

Our ocean freight team brought in equipments for developing a pavilion at the race village. The pavilion was developed within six days with the use of advanced equipments like telescopic cranes. We also made arrangements for de-stuffing cargo at the Wet area and set up a BTP area for bump in and bump out.

Our finesse in logistical handling was shown by the delicate task of removing of the masts, and placement of the yachts on a cradle for repair before bump out.


LCL executed this difficult project with the detailed planning and co-ordination of an international supply chain manager. From international freight, customs clearance, delivery, equipments support and processes delivery, our customers and partners was satisfied. Our finesse and attention to detail allowed us to undertake such a novel and complex project, and execute it seamlessly.