Having successfully organised the logistics for Die Toten Hosen on their 2015 Argentinian tour, in cooperation with our Dusseldorf team and the company Waivers, we employed this winning formula once again last year.
For many years we have enjoyed a profitable and untroubled cooperation with Waivers, a service provider well known for their expertise in organising band tours and trade fairs in Argentina.
In the past QCS has also been able to organise more difficult tours for Die Toten Hosen, such as in Myanmar. And this time everything once again went smoothly, thanks to the well-established cooperation between Dusseldorf and Berlin, and we were able to impress with our excellent service. The foresight and engagement of a QCS colleague from the Dusseldorf office prevented the airline from refusing the freight. He had checked the pieces for possible dangerous goods and discovered batteries which he removed as a precautionary measure. According to IATA dangerous goods regulations these batteries are excepted from categorisation as dangerous goods according to “Special Provision A 67”. Nevertheless goods containing these batteries are still at risk of being refused by the airline.
Therefore we contacted the concert organiser to obtain batteries locally, so that we could remove the batteries from the shipment as a precaution. The customs inspection the following day was successful and the instruments could begin their journey. The freight arrived in Buenos Aires on 25th September and was put through customs clearance directly by Waivers, before being delivered at the concert location on 30th September. As time was very tight for the return flight and the equipment would be needed for the next show in Dusseldorf, we donated three concert tickets for the Lufthansa Cargo team in Buenos Aires as an additional motivation. On 8th October the equipment was punctually collected after the show and flew as planned to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt.