Worldwide Project Consortium

Challenging multimodal transport by barge for major Asian fuel project

Jan 3, 2022

Total Movements, an Indian member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), reported about a challenging transport, including pieces with a height of more than 7 meters and totaling about 700 freight tons from the supplier’s plant to the load port on the west coast of India.

A spokesperson the for company explained: “Shifting of these oversized pieces within the plant, road transportation from the supplier’s plant to the nearest jetty, barging to the nearest major seaport, and feeding alongside the vessel were all part of our scope. The cargo COG (centre of gravity) was higher than usual, which posed a significant challenge. Furthermore, the nominated loading jetty was a tidal jetty, which necessitated special pilotage and mooring arrangements.

Our engineering and operational team made site visits, had detailed discussions with multiple stakeholders, technical simulations, and executed this movement in a flawless manner”.