Mar 5, 2015  WWPC

Heavy transformers from India to Columbia by Express Global Logistics

Express Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd, member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in India, performed another outstanding job by ship chartering, safe and timely loading, survey and ocean transportation of four 74 tons power transformers and accessories (oil drums) on the BBC Niteroi from Mumbai Port, India to Cartagena, Columbia.

Since the shipment was extremely time bound EXG had to look out for a vessel based on an inducement call. With no immediate open vessels in the vicinity other than the BBC Niteroi of BBC Chartering GmbH, EXG had to ship the cargo on the BBC Niteroi geared up to two cranes x 60 tons. Due to technical impediments the heavy transformers four x 74 tons were required to be loaded on the BBC Niteroi by using external cranes for which it was safer to use an adequate cap floating crane. For loading onto the vessel the Floating Crane RIJA SWL 240 ton was engaged. The heavy 4 x 74 tons transformers were loaded onto the deck of a barge of FC RIJA and later moved alongside to the BBC Niteroi.

To maintain a tight schedule the BBC Niteroi sailed from Mumbai port on urgent basis to the destination port.

At destination port Cartagena a Heavy Lift shore crane LHM 400 Liebherr will be engaged to discharge the four 74 ton transformers.

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Source: Worldwide Project Consortium, WWPC

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