Bolloré transports project cargo across Madagascar
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Madagascar has ensured the shipment of three motors from the port of Tamatave in the East of the island to the region of Majunga in the North-West. This operation is part of a project to improve electricity production in the region.
Due to the state of the country’s roads and the size of the packages, the teams had to organise two customised shipments. The largest motor, weighing nearly 70 tons and 4.15 m high, was transported by sea via an LCT barge. The equipment had to be lifted and positioned taking into account the weight restrictions on the docks and the stability of the barge in open sea. The shipment was completed with the delivery of the equipment on a carrier from the beachhead to the customer’s site near Majunga.
The other two packages were transported by truck from Tamatave to the client’s site. This was a technical route due to weight restrictions, height limitations of bridges and the dilapidated condition of some road segments.
Upstream, the mobilisation of the teams over several weeks made it possible to analyse and control the risks at each stage, manage the many hazards, control the documentation, certifications and authorisations and plan everything with the authorities, in strict compliance with the safety standards.