NTC Logistics India (P) Ltd has facilitated the shipment of longest windmill blades ODC, totalling 48 in number, which were exported through Deendayal Port in Gujarat to Laem Chabang in Thailand. The length of each blade was 67.2 m, which made them the longest in India. The weight of the cargo was 81,000 freight tonnes, in a single order.
Nearly 25 NTC trucks were used for moving blades over a distance of 500 km, with vehicle being specially designed for the 67.2 m blades. NTC handled the cargo from door to port, from the location of the shipper in Halol, Gujarat, to Deendayal Port. Each truck was escorted by an NTCian in a jeep. The cargo reached the port in 3 days.
Though the challenges were plenty, but all of them were professionally handled by NTC team. Route modification was done by NTC from Halol to Kandla. From the rear fixture, the blade overhang length handled was 15.1 m.
Globally, this was a first-time transport using the current shipping frames. The frames are called I-FRAMES.
As part of chartering, NTC Logistics completed the loading operations in 1.5 days. 5 tiers were stacked.
This was the first time in India that the longest blade, of 67.2 m, was exported to Thailand, emphasised the company statement.
Source :- Dailyshippingtimes.com