Dat 10 October 2018
Höegh Autoliners transported a 54-tonne turbine for a sugar plant project from India to Saudi Arabia using the new superlow rolltrailers.
The freight forwarder chose Höegh Autoliners for the ocean transportation beacuse of the direct connection from Mumbai to Jeddah offered in the India to Europe serive. Furthermore, due to the sensitive nature of the breakbulk cargo, Höegh Autoliners' RORO option meant minimal lifting, eliminating the risk of damahe during the tranportation.
The cargo was loaded on board the ro-ro vessel Höegh St Petersburg. Höegh Autoliners' vessels are built to handle a variety of breakbulk cargo, however most vessels in the India-Europe service have a door opening of 5.1 m. The 54MT Turbine measures 4.51m alone. The solution was to use the new Superlow rolltrailers, which had a height of 0.47 m and a capacity of 75 tonnes.
"With the super-low roll trailer allowing us to load higher breakbulk cargo than before we can increase the service offering to our customers in the country,"explained Atuldutt Sharma, Breakbulk Sales Manager India.
"This is the first shipment out of India using the Superlow rolltrailers. With the shipment, we are able to showcase to our customers our dedicated focus on breakbulk cargo through constant innovations in equipement design.
Source Höegh Autoliners