Höegh Autoliners used roll-trailers to transport a large breakbulk shipment from India to Gabon.
With a tight deadline to transport almost 300 critical construction units for an infrastructure project in Gabon, Om Freight Forwarders chose Höegh Autoliners for their fast, reliable RoRo service.
The critical equipment needed to reach Gabon within 30 days to meet the project deadline, so the Höegh Autoliners team in India were quick to respond to the customers’ request
Capt. Atuldutt Sharma, Breakbulk Sales Manager, India says, “Understanding the urgency of the request, we presented a direct sailing between Mumbai and Libreville on our Middle East to India and Africa service. This offered a short transit time of 25 days and meant the customer would meet their project deadline.“
The shipment involved a complex mix of 277 structures, modules and equipment which were of various dimensions and shapes.
Capt. Atuldutt shares, “Our fleet of roll trailers offer different lengths, heights and weights the cargo handling team of experts found the perfect match for the numerous sized units. Transporting the units on our roll trailers offer a safer and more cost-effective solution as the cargo is rolled on and off the vessel. This means no high lifting in both the load and discharge ports.”
Transported on 24 roll trailers, the cargo was safely lashed and secured underdeck in Höegh Beijing’s ventilated cargo hold. This ensured the sensitive units were kept safe and dry throughout the voyage.