BOXCO Logistics moved the worlds longest CCR reactor for M/s Godrej & Boyce. The package which is 83.65 metres in Length 5.33 metres in width and 6.15 metres in height was rolled on to our barge at the Godrej Jetty in Dahej using Boxco’s own SPMTs.
These packages are meant to be shipped to the Dangote refinery in Nigeria on a Biglift vessel, J. M. Baxi & Co. are the agents for this vessel as well.
This project was prestigious for Godrej & Boyce as it was the first shipment effected from the Godrej jetty and hence was monitored closely by the Godrej Management.
This is the first shipment from Godrej's newly built jetty and the challenge was to berth the barge with very less draft. The barge had to be dragged into the berth. The operation required accurate planning as siltation was happening fast. Our team had to physically measure the tide and choose the exact tide for berthing and sailing.
There was a challenge in loading the reactor on the saddle, the files on the reactor were going beyond the structural limit of the SPMT unit, so we had to use special extendable beams for the loading.
These packages were ready to move on the 20th of November 2018, we mobilized our fleet of 56 SPMTs and two power packs which had just completed a movement in Mangalore to Dahej. We also organized the steel plates, the wooden slippers and the RAMP required for the Ro-Ro operation and mobilised 2 x 50 MT Cranes to Dahej. We were ready with all the equipment required by the 24th of November 2018.
The Barge Sagar 300 was towed to Dahej and it reached there on the 25th of November 2018. Since this was the first movement from the Godrej Jetty, the client was in the process of obtaining permissions from customs and Gujarat Maritime board.
A combination of 16 + 16 and 12 + 12 SPMT axles were configured for moving the CCR Reactor. Godrej loaded the reactor on the SMPTs on the 4th of December 2018. The reactor was eventually rolled on to our barge and stolled down within 4 days. The other 4 packages too were rolled on to our barge within 4 days.
The barge sailed out from Dahej on the 21st of December 2018 and reached Mumbai port on the 26th of December.
Conducting such an exercise in a jetty, which was never used before, brings with it its own set of challenges. The Boxco teams experience and expertise managed to complete the operation with a picture perfect precision.