Höegh Transports Record-Breaking Heavy Unit From India

Höegh Autoliners has broken a record for transporting the heaviest breakbulk unit shipped by a RoRo vessel from India. The 107.4 MT Generator was loaded in Ennore and will be used in a Power Generation Plant Project in Spain.

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Image Credits: Höegh Autoliners

Specialised equipment to handle heavy breakbulk

Due to the concentrated weight and size ratio of the breakbulk unit, the Höegh Autoliners’ Operations team were put to the test. This was the single heaviest breakbulk unit handled so far on any RoRo vessel in India. Last year, the team had successfully transported a massive 94.3MT Mill Shell from Mumbai to Dakar.

Ensuring a safe voyage

Under the supervision of Höegh’s Port Captain, the heavy breakbulk unit was stuffed securely on to Höegh Autoliners’ roll trailer and loaded on board the vessel. Once inside, the Generator was securely lashed on the main deck by an experienced cargo handling team, in accordance with Höegh’s detailed method statement. Stowing the cargo underdeck also ensures the sensitive cargo would not be exposed to seawater during the entire sea journey to Barcelona.

Atuldutt Sharma, Breakbulk Sales Manager in India says,

The customer was very pleased with our solution, as it provided them with a safe and cost-effective transportation option for their sensitive cargo. With the successful shipment, it is another example of how we use our team of experts specialised in handling complex breakbulk and project cargo to get the job done.

Reference: hoeghautoliners.com

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