Dealextrans LTD succesfully ships 17 heavy mining machines (Part 1)
XLP member, Dealextrans LTD (Belarus), successfully finished the first part of their big project – shipped on board 17 heavy mining machines of BELAZ manufacturer (Belarus). The cargo consists of 10 ‘medium’ tipper trucks (each one of 130 tons capacity), and 7 heavy wheeled loaders and bulldozers. Due to size and weight – all cargo was dismantled into about 300 parts (1500 tons / 5000 cbm in total). This could be deemed as the biggest single lot, shipped overseas for this manufacturer.
Cargo was delivered to port by railway, and Dealextrans agreed with their partner carrier (Hoegh Autoliners) that they’ll assemble 7 units to make them self-propelled (to safe the space), other parts expected be shipped as BB on 40×40’MAFI trailers.
Ocean shipment started from Klaipeda port – and as there is no regular RoRo connection to major EU RoRo hubs, feeder RoRo vessel called it just to take this cargo. And they had to agree about ‘live-load’: all 40 MAFIs were delivered by this feeder vessel – and owner allowed 48 hours for all stuffing/securing/loading operations, while due to cargo shape and configuration – it was not possible to make clear stowage plan until MAFI trailers will arrive.
Due to the importance and difficulty of the shipment – both feeder (UECC) and ocean (HOEGH) vessel owners sent their port captains to supervise all operations, to ensure security and safety.
And powerful joint team of Dealex, UECC, Hoegh and local terminal people did everything just perfect – all the cargo was successfully and safely loaded onto MAFIs, and then onboard very quickly – all operations took just a little bit more that 24 hours instead of 48 planned. We filled up 95% of H&H space on the feeder – and she left the port towards Bremerhaven.
But this was the just first part of the story – as Dealex is responsible for the door delivery of all the cargo up to the open mine in Zimbabwe.