Boxco Logistics along with Allcargo
Logistics has executed the first shipment of the IOCL MEG Project at Paradip
for LTHE (L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering) who were the EPC contractors for
IOCL. The shipment had 9 heavy-lift packages
arrived at the JMB group’s multi-cargo terminal PICT (Paradip International
Cargo Terminal) on October 3, 2020. In spite of the incessant rains and heavy
winds, the vessel was docked at PICT,” said the release.
The shipments were
received on Boxco’s self-propelled modular trailers. The dimensions of the
packages meant that certain modifications were required to be made to PICT
which was carried out by Boxco well in advance. In addition, other civil
modifications were also carried out en route to the IOCL site.
An approach road had to be compacted and the causeway had to be
An approach road
had to be compacted and the causeway had to be rectified. The major challenge
in transporting these packages was the route which passed through a live
refinery road, which was not strong enough for handling packages of this size.
Boxco conducted a
number of surveys and meetings with IOCL and LTHE personnel with the intention
of finding a solution wherein the modification en route had to be minimised,
and the refinery also continued functioning without any shutdowns. This was
Another challenge for modification in the port itself for taking out
There was another
challenge for modification in the port itself for taking out these packages, we
convinced the customs and took the permission for breaking the port wall and
also made the slope to match the level difference between the port road inside
the terminal and the outside road. Boxco made almost 27 major modification en
route to deliver this cargo.
A total of 9
packages were shipped on SAL vessel Amoenitas.
This contract also
further strengthened the position of PICT as the terminal in Paradip for Heavy
lifts and Over dimensional cargo, the terminal has a strategic advantage
because of its location. The state of the art infrastructure makes it a
terminal of choice for this type of cargo.
The second shipment in January 2021
shipment of this project is expected to land again in PICT in January 2021.