isa ships project cargo from Hamburg to Port Klang
Delays and space crunch are not only affecting the containership market. Project cargo sector is also heavily impacted, which has been confirmed by a recent project isa – independent shipping agencies carried out. The Hamburg-based freight forwarder noted that it faced a number of delays during delivery of project cargo from Hamburg to Port Klang, Malaysia.
The company has been hired to handle the shipping of a sooth blower system. The project cargo included breakbulk loading on 5×40 flat racks, with gaps in between, covering seven slots in total athwartship. The shipment included a standard 20′ container.
isa faced a number of challenges with the vessel’s arrival being delayed three times. In parallel, the production facility was pressed to move the cargo off its site as it needed the storage space. isa was not willing to take the risk of storing the project cargo at the terminal. These delays required the company to change delivery several times and communicated with the production site and the truckers.
Upon the arrival of the vessel, the units were loaded by means of container gantry bridge (SWL 82 mt) in connection with a frame traverse (SWL 93 mt). Always 4 lifting chains (SWL 10 mt each) attached to the frame traverse were slung around the units’ foundation at the designated lifting areas. Anti-sliding / rubber pads were placed underneath the wooden cases in order to ensure a sufficient coefficient of friction.
Despite the aforementioned delays, isa, part of the WCA Projects alliance was able to complete the delivery on time.