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JSL Global handles a challenging shipment

JSL Global, member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Qatar, through their Project division handled the transportation of 28 excavators and construction equipment ex Hamad port, Qatar.

The greatest challenge was the specific port delivery. Most of container vessel operators declined to handle the shipment due to port capacity for the 4.94 meter cargo width. Track length restrictions and moving all of the construction equipment in one single lot created a challenge considering customs restriction at the receiving port.

JSL arranged pre survey, cargo loading, lashing and securing, police escort and traffic approvals for the whole convoy, customs and traffic department formalities and the transport up to a Southeast Asian port for this move. The largest pieces were 4.86 meter to 4.94 meter OOG (width) and the excavators were weighing up to 34 ton. Due to the excavator’s footprint versus its weight, safely loading, lashing, and transporting it presented a challenge. The JSL team, along with the surveyor and shipping line, collaborated to devise an optimal solution that maximized weight distribution.

Mr. Rakesh Barai (Ops Head of Projects at JSL) said: “Handling OOG cargo and especially heavy cargo, one has to be very careful in cargo lashing and cargo placement. Cargo should be positioned on the flat rack to ensure suitable weight distribution, both along length and width so that the main area of gravity is not too far off center. Secure lashing and placement of such cargo is KEY in project business.”

These construction equipment included Crawler Backhoe, Air Compressors, Forklift, Breaker unit of Excavator, and Cargo Crane Trucks. Apart from these flat rack movement, JSL handled three Roll-on/Roll-off (RORO) shipments, totalling 330.80 cubic meters.