Höegh Breaks New Record in Ennore
Höegh Autoliners’s RoRo services team in India handled transportation of the 28 meters long windmill blade from Ennore, India to Shanghai, China.
"Sensitive cargo such as windmill blades require white-glove treatment and experienced personnel to perform the operations. This customer chose Höegh’s RoRo services before conventional Lift On Lift Off operations because of its clear benefits for sensitive breakbulk cargo," international shipping company said in a press release.
Atuldutt Sharma, Breakbulk Sales Manager, Hoegh Autoliners India said: "This can be compared to the cargo operations performed with a Lift On Lift Off vessel, where the windmill blade would likely travel a distance of 10 to 12 meters horizontally hanging 15-20 meters above the ground."
Atuldutt added: “The customised solution provided by Höegh Autoliners coupled with our past experience of handling sensitive and complex breakbulk cargo, and regular liner service with the shortest transit time was exactly what the customer needed for their sensitive cargo."
The windmill blade is only supported by two frames, something that enhances the chances of damage to the cargo when using Lift On Lift Off operation as compared to a RoRo option. On board Höegh’s RoRo vessels all cargo is secured under deck stowage.
Höegh Autoliners operates a regular direct monthly service from Ennore to Shanghai and other ports in East and South East Asia which was a perfect fit for this cargo; meeting the customer’s requirement of a short transit time, it said.
A regular liner service provides the customer with a reliable solution; helping them minimize their operational and storage costs and not store their cargo for long in factory or port.