From October 2020 to late January 2021, Blue Water Shipping handled three project cargo shipments from Italy to northern China.

BWS - Project cargo

Across the three shipments, Blue Water coordinated the delivery of 142 units with a total weight of 895 tonnes. The heaviest units tipped the scales at 162 tonnes each. The equipment will be installed on a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at a shipyard in China. 

Blue Water’s project scope included the supervision of container stuffing at the manufacturer’s facilities; local road transport from various locations in Livorno and Massa to the loading ports of Livorno and Marina di Carrara; port handling, storage and loading aboard the ocean-going vessel; as well as the discharging operations in China.

“It was very important that the cargo arrived in China within specific dates to meet the installation on board the FPSO,” said Therkel Iversen, project manager, project and chartering at Blue Water Singapore. “However, finding the right vessel for the project was quite a challenge due to the increasing demand in the market over the past few months.

“Fortunately we succeeded in delivering all items on time in an efficient teamwork between our chartering desk in Esbjerg and our project teams in Italy and Singapore.”