Höegh Autoliners delivers breakbulk to India on its liner service
Höegh Autoliners recently urgently delivered 240 breakbulk units for OM Freight Forwarders for an infrastructure project in Tema, Ghana, on its liner service from Mumbai to Tema. The large shipment consisted of steel structures which will be used in the Akosombo rail project.
The 97 kilometre railway stretches from Tema to Mpakadan. The project includes the construction of six passenger stations and a freight terminal in the Tema Port, which will help facilitate the transportation of goods inland. Developed to also improve transportation for passengers, it aims to accelerate the country’s socio-economic growth.
Höegh’s team in India was on hand to handle the delivery of 240 static units across the globe. Capt. Atuldutt Sharma, breakbulk sales manager at Höegh Autoliners, said, “With our direct bi-monthly service from Mumbai to Tema and experienced cargo planning team, we could offer the most competitive solution in terms of frequency and transit time to ensure Om Freight Forwarders meet their deadline.”
The cargo planning team were involved in the pre-shipment phase, studying the packing and dimensions of the breakbulk units to find the most suitable equipment and optimal cargo utilisation on board the vessel.
The cargo handling team presented an optimal solution whereby placing the units on to 41 rolltrailers and splitting the shipment onto two separate vessels. To ensure the steel structures did not move during transportation, they were secured on to the rolltrailer using lashings.