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Allcargo powers inland with huge loads

December 4 - India's Allcargo Logistics, part of the Avashya Group, is currently handling a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea for the heavy lift movement of seven transformers and accessories from Mumbai port to a power grid substation in Bina

The multimodal logistics services provider had been assigned to handle Customs clearances, port handling and inland transportation of all seven transformers and ancillary equipment.

The transformers - each weighing 177 tonnes and with overall dimensions of 7.5 m x 5.7 m x 4.8 m - were loaded on 12 hydraulic axles having a convoy length of 28.5 m.

In view of the complexities involved in the movement, Allcargo said it had conducted a complete survey of the 560 mi (900 km) route prior to the movement and had completed a risk analysis statement. The transformers are beingmoved in two lots.

The first shipment was successfully delivered within 30 days of its discharge at Mumbai port. Allcargo said the second consignment is currently on the way, with delivery planned within 25 days of discharge.

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