Boxco Logistics has successfully handled the heaviest single consignment over-dimension cargo thus far at the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT). The logistics for the carriage of the cargo to the port premises from the manufacturing plant was provided by Boxco Logistics, Mangaluru. The cargo was loaded on board the MV Dong Bang Giant 2, headed for Apapa Port in Lagos, Nigeria, said a release.
The 1,290-tonne column, manufactured by Phils Heavy Engineering Fabricators in Baikampady Industrial Area, is meant for utilisation in a petroleum refinery in Nigeria. The giant column was brought on a 56-axle, 448-wheel self-propelling truck to the port premises after one carriageway of NH 66 was made clear for the movement of the vehicle.
The cargo was rolled on to the barge at Berth No. 14 after the barge was lowered to the level of the berth using ballast water. The barge was said to be the first Mediterranean moor over-dimension vessel to call at the port, a release said.