May 31 - Pakistan based freight forwarder, Noble Shipping Services has transported a sales gas booster compressor (SGBC) from Brittmoore, USA to Karachi Port, Pakistan, via the Port of Houston.
The 2,000 cu m shipment consisted of six out-of-gauge units, the largest of which weighed 71.7 tonnes.
The discharge of the units at Karachi port proved to be a challenging task. Tight stowage slowed down the discharge operation; as the daylight faded the operation was suspended.
The following morning the vessel's two onboard cranes were used to complete the heavy lifts. The consignment was safely unloaded onto heavy-duty trailers and transported to the final project site Northern Pakistan - a distance of some 1,500 km away. The job was completed in 45 days, within the agreed timescale of the project.
Noble Shipping Services is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), representing Pakistan.
By Luke King.