A project with high demands
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WHEN THE SERVICE PACKAGE IS TAKEN TO A HIGHER LEVEL
The central location in Northern Europe, optimal access conditions and water depth, the possibility of heavy lifting and storage were all vital reasons for Tschudi Logistics to select the Port of Grenaa and Østship ApS as partners for this project:
An extensive project load including project cargo and parcels of different sizes, handled and stored in Grenaa prior to final shipping to India.
During February, the coaster MV Rimini arrived from Norrköbing in Sweden to the Port of Grenaa in three tours to unload project cargo. Three weeks later, the heavy-lift ship MV Tasmanic Winter loaded the complete project cargo in the Port of Grenaa and started the long journey to Kandla in India. As such, this was not unusual.
The remarkable thing about this was the scope of cargo, being three 170 tons heavy gas turbines for power generation and further 230 parcels of mixed cargo.
A PROJECT WITH HIGH DEMANDS
The international logistics company Tschudi Logistics was responsible for the extensive project. According to Thomas Vestergaard, CCO of the group and responsible for the Danish company division, there were several reasons for partnering up with the Port of Grenaa.
”We have worked with the Port of Grenaa several times already. The port has the ideal central location in Northern Europe and it is easy accessible - also for large ships. For this project, we needed a port with a deep water capacity, as well as storage facilities, heavy lifting and professional project stevedoring skills. Grenaa has it all, making it the ideal choice.”
It was a commercial decision to ship the cargo from Sweden to Denmark in three smaller tours. The Port of Grenaa was the ideal hub port prior to final shipping to India - both in terms of location and facilities.
During the period until final shipping, the cargo was stored securely in the port area, located near the quay for subsequent easy-access loading.
STRONG PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS COMPANIES AND COUNTRIES
The stevedore and agent tasks were during the project handled by Østship ApS, residing in the Port of Grenaa and with vast knowledge about the procedures and facilities on site. With many years of experience in working in the port, Østship ApS contributed to an efficient and streamlined process, essential for a complex project as this one.
The efficient internal partnership across countries was subsequently highlighted by Tschudi Logistics as being one of the reasons for success of the project.
”One of our distinct strengths is the ability to work closely together across our divisions. In this case, both our Danish and Swedish teams were involved, enabling us to use our local knowledge in both countries,” says Thomas Vestergaard, CCO of Tschudi Logistics.
AMONG THE BIGGEST LIFTING CAPACITIES IN DENMARK
The loading of the project cargo, including the three gas turbines of 170 tons each, was handled safely and efficiently. The Port of Grenaa provided two large mobile cranes and experienced crane operators for the task. A spreader yoke was specifically rented for the project, giving the mobile cranes a significant lifting capacity of up to 195 tons after attachment - one of the highest capacities for mobile cranes in Denmark.
That the Port of Grenaa uses special equipment for specific projects underlines the ethos of the Port of Grenaa in terms of being a flexible port, going that extra mile in order to offer customers the best solution.
”Our experience is that the partnership between the companies is taken to a higher level – greatly supported by our skilled crane operators. We take pride in listening to the needs and requirements of our customers in order to customise the exact right solution and offer a great deal of flexibility,” says CCO Theis Gisselbæk, Port of Grenaa.
The heavy-lift ship MV Tasmanic Winter was set to carry the cargo to India with an impressive length of approx. 167 metres and a width of just 24 metres. With a total lifting capacity of 800 tons, the ship’s own cranes were used to load the heavy gas turbines.
The Port of Grenaa provided mobile cranes for efficient loading of the remaining project cargo. The ship was loaded and ready to leave for India in just three and a half working days.
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