Altius moves Mutun project cargo to Bolivia
Altius S.A., part of the Project Logistics Alliance, recently transported project cargo for the El Mutun project in Bolivia. The company loaded ten engines at the Terminal Zárate, Buenos Aires and has set course for the Puerto Jennefer, Bolivia.
It is a significant project of the Bolivian Government that will industrialise one of South America’s most important iron ore deposits on Bolivia’s border with Brazil. The engines were moved using barges through the waterway.
To unload the cargo at Jennefer Port, two tandem cranes, each with 450 and 500 tons of capacity used for this project. Each 115-ton engine measured 9.90 metres in length, 4.45 metres in width, and 4.75 metres in height. Hydraulic modules will transport the cargo to the Mutun area in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
The most significant challenge for this project is using the Paraguay – Parana waterway in barges as the route and way of transportation. Another challenge will be unloading the engines in Puerto Jennefer and transporting them to the final destination due to the characteristics of the engines and the difficulties of the roads in that area of Bolivia.