Boxco Logistics along with Allcargo Logistics has successfully executed the first shipment of the IOCL MEG Project at Paradip for L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) who were the EPC contractors for IOCL. The shipment had nine heavy lift packages which were received safely 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. In addition, other civil modifications were also carried out enroute to the IOCL Site.
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.
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 outside the road. Boxco made almost 27 major modifications en route to deliver this cargo.
Boxco Logistics added this to a long list of complicated movements done in Paradip over the past 20 years. 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 of this project is expected to land again in PICT in January 2021.