3PL deliver project cargo for a Swedish fertiliser plant
3P Logistics has recently faced the challenge of delivering project cargo for a sustainable mineral fertiliser plant in Sweden. The facility is set to use residual products from EV battery manufacturing and the pulp industry as feedstock.
The cargo was shipped from China to Hamburg and to the Port of Köpmanholmen, in Sweden. The cargo included two breakbulk items and seven out-of-gauge (OOG) units. One of the units was a crystallizer with a height of seven metres, making it the biggest item in terms of size 3PL has ever handled.
To move the project cargo from China to Europe, 3PL turned to CMA CGM and its LNG-powered container vessel Concorde heading to Hamburg. The crystallizer took up a space of 24 standard containers on the vessel, according to Ilya Goncharov, global project manager at 3PL, who, together with the group project director, Niels Chr. V. Andersen, oversaw the operation, from start to finish.
Upon arrival in Hamburg, 3PL organized a floating crane to unload the cargo from the container ship and load it on a barge for transport between terminals at the Port of Hamburg. The cargo was then loaded onto a breakbulk vessel and delivered to its destination in Sweden. Upon arrival in Port of Köpmanholmen, two mobile cranes were used to unload the cargo.