Bengal Tiger Line and
Jediv Cargo Management together recently succeeded in transporting an
over-sized project cargo in container.
The cargo was Kelly bars
used for drilling the earth; this project cargo for Bhutan had earlier arrived
in Kolkata port in a general cargo vessel.
Leading specialist in
carriage of special cargo, Jediv Cargo Management did not prefer chartering a
vessel since it would not be cost-effective.
Bengal Tiger Line (BTL),
the experienced common feeder carrier came out with an operational plan and
offered to carry the over-length cargo on its vessel as containerised cargo.
Shipping oversized cargo,
a cargo that does not fit inside a container, generally, requires meticulous
planning, followed by flawless execution so that the task is achieved cost-effectively
with complete safety. Of course, the cost depends on the actual size of the
cargo being transported.
As the next step, Bengal
Tiger Line and Jediv Cargo Management approached Kolkata Port Terminal with
their plan to ship out the over-sized cargo which occupies large space which is
a constraint on the terminal.
KDS Terminal/BKCT and the
BTL-Jediv team held a meeting to draw up the plan from entry of cargo to the
Port until safe loading onboard BTL vessel.
Tiger Wave Voy.
011, operated by Bengal Tiger Line, docked at KDS Terminal 8NSD and, after
considering all safety parameters of the vessel, BTL loaded the over-length
cargo on September 11, 2017 in close coordination with KDS Terminal/BKCT, said