Jawaharlal Nehru Port successfully loads very large project cargo
Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), successfully carried out loading of a heavy lift export project cargo. This equipment consisted of sub-assemblies of Barge loading machine for mine development and export facilities for Guinea, Africa.
JNPT facilitated this loading on project cargo vessel MV Happy Sky at Shallow water berth of the port under close supervision by the port officers. The loading was completed successfully in 36 hours. The consignment of 1,115 MT had 132 packages of which the single heaviest piece (Main Boom-Shuttle boom assembly) had length of 62 mtrs and weighed 384 tons. This whole exercise also showed the support from JNPT towards the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Speaking on this, Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT said, “The successful loading of such gigantic consignment requires skill and technical acumen which was well displayed by our port professionals. It purely reflects the overall port efficiency and teamwork between of all departments in a high pressure situation, because even a small error can lead to colossal damage. I am proud of the team and the success of such assignments reflects on JNPT as the best container port in India, and among the best globally.”
This consignment was part of an international EPC contract of M/s Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Private Limited and J.M. Baxi was the vessel agent.
The vessel sailed on 20th January 2019.