Express Global Logistics (EXG) has transported heavy cargoes from Pune to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in India.
The cargoes comprised a contraction section and a settling chamber, which weighed 129 tonnes; a silencer section that measured measured 5.2 m x 5.9 m x 6.1 m and weighed 62 tonnes; and 100 packages of accessories.
The initial part of the journey was 782 km inland to Ulwe jetty. The contraction section and settling chamber was transported on 10 hydrualic axles, while the silencer section was moved on eight hydraulic axles and a drop deck trailer.
Barges were then used to transport the cargo from Ulwe to Kollam covering a distance of 720 nautical miles.
The final leg of the journey involved road transport from Kollam port to the destination site in Thiruvananthapuram – a distance of approximately 110 km.
EXG said it contended with difficult weather conditions, including the onset of a cyclone. Once the cyclone passed, the EXG engineering team conducted a technical and risk assessment so that authorities could permit barging during a torrential downpour.
EXG is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).