Höegh Autoliners load 35m windmill blade in Ennore
Höegh Autoliners’s vessel, Höegh Copenhagen, was on hand to break a certain record in the Indian port of Ennore. The vessel was selected by Premier Global Logistics to transport a 35 metre long windmill blade to South Korea.
Höegh Autoliners informed in a brief statement that it had also previously held the record, having transported a 28 metre long windmill blade. The company added that such high-value units require ‘white glove’ treatment. Speaking of the advantages RoRo vessels provide, Capt. Atuldutt Sharma, breakbulk sales manager at Höegh Autoliners’ noted that they provide predictablity, as well as less operational risk as minimal lifting of the cargo is required. In this case, the maximum height the cargo needed to be lifted was two meters. The operational safety continues onboard with cargo kept protected underdeck in ventilated cargo holds, away from the environment.
Additionally it was stressed that OEMs and freight forwarders supplying equipment to meet tight project deadlines require a certain level of supply chain predictability and reliability. Fixed schedules provided by Höegh Autoliners means they can plan shipments and minimise their operational and storage costs. The company’s direct service from Ennore to Masan ensured a timely and predictable option for the customer.