MUMBAI : SARJAK Container Lines, India’s Small Giant in the Logistic Sector specializing in the carriage of out of gauge cargoes on its own fleet of special containers, was appointed by Optimum Freight Solutions Pvt Ltd for smooth handling and loading of two fully built industrial, Air Cooled Heat Exchangers with dimensions (L x W x H) 11.20 x 6.85 x 3.05 meters and weight of 34 metric tons on 40’ flat racks, from Coimbatore to Shuaiba Port in Kuwait.
The greatest challenge was posed by the width of the cargo, as the ports in South India have a gate limitation of around 6 meters only. Loading the cargo from Chennai was not feasible as per the route survey.
Although challenging, with years of expertise in handling such out of gauge cargoes, Sarjak decided to route it through the Kattupalli Port. The gates at Kattupalli Port were an issue as they are inward gates having a limitation of 5.5 meters. Detailed discussions were held between SARJAK Container Lines Operations Head and Kattupalli Terminal on the safety measures and viability of the movement and upon conducting a detailed route survey, it was decided to gate-in the cargo through the outer gates after stopping all traffic leading to the port. This gate was wide enough and the cargo was gated in smoothly, without incident.
The Team of Sarjak and Optimum were gratified to see the cargo safely loaded on MV AS Carinthia on June 23, 2017 at Kattupalli Port.
Mr. Sachin Shinde, General Manager – Sales, stated that, ‘Sarjak Container Lines is capable and able to provide solutions for transportation of cargoes of extreme dimensions in the most cost-effective and safe manner.’
We have recently handled another challenging inbound shipment from Shanghai to Kattupalli. The real challenge was the height of the cargo which was approx. 4.5 meters. There is a long standing notion that large cargoes with such extreme dimensions cannot be handled at the Kattupalli Port Terminal due to the railway overhead power cable which restricts the height of cargo that can pass below. But, once again, with the active participation and positive help from the Kattupalli Port Authorities, this hindrance was positively overcome and the cargo with such extreme height was able to pass below the power cables.
Capt. Nitish Arora, Operations Head, at SARJAK Container Lines expresses his appreciation to the shipper and port terminal for trusting SARJAK’s expertise in handling this out of gauge cargo and commented that, ‘Sarjak has once again shown that when it comes to out of gauge cargoes, it has the required expertise to execute any shipment Beyond Dimensions.’