Maersk Line moves record breaking break bulk cargo from South India to China

  • Maersk Line ships longest special cargo from Krishnapatnam to Tianjin, China via  its weekly service – Chennai Express
  • Breakbulk cargo consisting of windmill blade which was 103 feet in length with a combined weight of over 16 tons
  • Led by Maersk line’s special cargo team – 13 flat racks were used to accommodate this consignment

Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group, creates new record by successfully moving the largest ever break bulk cargo at 103 ft in length and weighing over 16 tons from Krishnapatnam to Tianjin, China.
The break bulk cargo consisting of windmill blade that was moved on its weekly service, Chennai Express, using 13 flat racks. This is the first time ever that breakbulk cargo of this size has been handled by Maersk line in South India.  This delicate shipment of windmill blade, meant for wind farms was time bound cargo and had to be loaded on to an earliest available vessel.

Mr Steve Felder, Managing Director, Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives) said “ I am very happy with the success of this biggest ever break bulk cargo movement from India. There was seamless co-ordination between our team, the customer and the terminal operator to overcome infrastructure challenges and help deliver this delicate and expensive cargo to China.  I would like to thank everyone for this success. We believe in providing customized solutions built around our customers and we will continue to do so.”

With this record movement of over sized break bulk cargo, Maersk Line has proven its expertise in handling delicate and expensive cargo and offering integrated logistical solutions built around customers.