Express Global Logistics Moves Cement Mill From Mumbai To Spain

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
In the process of reloacting a cement mill in

 

Express Global Logistics Pvt Ltd recently executed a cement mill project in Almonaster la real, Spain. It involved shipping and transportation of 2 nos x 57 ton mill shell measuring 9 x 5.5 x 5.5 (LBH in meters) , 4 nos x 38 ton mill heads measuring 5.5 x 5.5 x 2 (LBH in meters), various accessories from Mumbai to Almonaster la real being the destination in Spain.

The desired port nearest to the final destination Almonaster la real was Huelva port in the south of Spain. Huelva port being a small low traffic port with majority of coaster and barges operating in this region, it was very difficult to get a huge vessel induced into Huelva which was not a feasible budget for small volumes.

With delivery deadline proceeding near and non availability of a direct sailing from Mumbai port to Huelva port, EXG had to ship all these cargos to Antwerp on Rickmers Linie vessel. Transit time was a committed, however on the west bound lap from Mumbai to Antwerp the ship was delayed due to have taken refuge under storm at Gibraltar for almost 10 days plus, posing a great challenge to EXG to deliver the cargos on time. In order to compensate the delay EXG had to charter a small coaster gearless vessel kept waiting for 2-3 days and docking alongside the ship, with the cargo discharged direct from Rickmers Linie vessel to the coaster and immediately secured and set sail to Huelva port within the next 5 days.

At Huelva cargos were discharged using Heavylift shore cranes from the ship's hold by tandem operation and loaded on to hydraulic axles and transported to final receiver's facility within the next 24 hours with all custom documentations and road permits done in advance.

  • Over dimensional cargo from Cement mill being loaded

    Over dimensional cargo from Cement mill being loaded

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil Signs on with Helm

Helm Operations has signed on Brazilian harbor services company SAAM SMIT Towage to its Helm Marine Operations software to manage its billing and dispatch.    SAAM

Siemens Wins Vessel Electrical Installation Contract

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that the order for the supply of the entire electrical installation for the production support vessel has been awarded to Siemens International Trading (Shanghai) Ltd.

Delivery Begins for HMS Prince of Wales Bridge

The bridge section of the U.K.’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth.

Vessels

Delivery Begins for HMS Prince of Wales Bridge

The bridge section of the U.K.’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of its first sea voyage to Rosyth.

Vane Brothers Welcomes Latest Tug Newbuild

The Vane Brothers Company, a marine transportation provider headquartered in Baltimore, has taken delivery of Kings Point, the latest in a wave of Maryland-built tugboats.

First Ocean Vessel of 2015 Arrives at Port of Indiana

Northwest Indiana celebrates opening of gateway to global markets   The arrival of the 655-foot bulk carrier M/V Irma at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor signals

Logistics

First Ocean Vessel of 2015 Arrives at Port of Indiana

Northwest Indiana celebrates opening of gateway to global markets   The arrival of the 655-foot bulk carrier M/V Irma at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor signals

Baltic Index Up Slightly on Higher Rates for Large Vessels

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose slightly on Monday due to firmer rates for the large vessel segments.

ExxonMobil President Seeks Swift Action on US LNG Exports

The United States is at risk of losing economic opportunity and the ability to solidify its role as a global leader in energy production unless the government moves

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2815 sec (4 req/sec)