The challenge with moving such large Over Dimensional Cargoes (ODC)s from Hazira to Bongaigaon was the strict timeline to match the client’s deadline as well as the barging on the Brahmaputra River during April and May.The scope of work for Boxco was door-to-door transportation, which included all the project management; barge transportation; barges and tugs; engineering for sea-fastening and stability; lifting on and off vessels; construction of a jetty at Jogighopa, Assam, on the Brahmaputra River; customs clearance for Ro-Ro and final delivery to the site.
The 11 ODCs of around 12,700 FRT were transported in two batches by multimodal transportation from L&T’s plant in Hazira to the IOCL site in Bongaigaon, Assam. The experienced crew for the entire project planned for challenges like tidal restrictions at L&T’s jetty at Hazira and continuous changes in the water level on the Brahmaputra River. Also, due to the excessive length of the cargos, transportation via roads proved challenging. By making minor route modifications and with the assistance of the Assam local authority, we completed the impossible task of delivering all the ODCs on time to the site.