Om Freight Forwarders called on Höegh Autoliners for a time sensitive breakbulk shipment to Gabon recently.
With the critical equipment needing to reach Gabon within 30 days to meet the project deadline, the Höegh Autoliners team in India was quick to respond to the customers’ request. Capt. Atuldutt Sharma, breakbulk sales manager India for the ro-ro carrier, explained: “Understanding the urgency of the request, we presented a direct sailing between Mumbai and Libreville on our Middle East to India and Africa service. This offered a short transit time of 25 days and meant the customer would meet their project deadline.”
277 construction units and modules for an infrastructure project were loaded aboard Höegh Beijing. “Our fleet of roll trailers offer different lengths, heights and weights the cargo handling team of experts found the perfect match for the numerous sized units. Transporting the units on our roll trailers offer a safer and more cost-effective solution as the cargo is rolled on and off the vessel. This means no high lifting in both the load and discharge ports,” Sharma said.
Om Freight Forwarders’ general manager for projects, Vishal Joshi: added: “With no liner or regular breakbulk carriers offering a direct service to Gabon, we were pleased that Höegh Autoliners could accommodate our request so quickly.”