Coldplay Christmas Concert
5 x 40 foot high cube containers over a busy Christmas period
Belfast, Northern Ireland to Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
The first challenge faced was the date, 21st of December, the second being to place 5 x 40 foot high cube containers on site at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast on the evening of a sell-out concert for Coldplay!
With a near impossible schedule having been agreed, obviously without due consideration being given to the Christmas and New Year periods, Allseas were tasked with moving staging and personal band equipment from Belfast to another gig in Winston Salem, North Carolina, just 3 weeks from the date of the initial enquiry.
The next task was to find suitable sailing that would meet our requirements and get them to the destination on time. A solution was found in the form of a fast transit from Liverpool to Portsmouth New Hampshire; however this would sail on Christmas Day. Allseas subsequently arranged a small feeder from Belfast to Liverpool in order to connect with the liner vessel.
The final element of the mission was to ensure all documentation required in order to facilitate a speedy customs clearance was completed on arrival at Portsmouth. Allseas had arranged for 5 trailers to be on standby for immediate collection, resulting in delivery to venue 24 hours before the concert.
It was a race against the clock from the off, with potential pitfalls at each critical element which could have derailed the entire process, so timing, planning and preparation were crucial in order to ensure success.