MODUL CO.Ltd is delivering bulk sugar hoppers and flatcars to the Cuban Port Mariel by order of the Mordovsky Railway Car Building Works «RuzKhimMash»
As per contract concluded under the terms of the intergovernmental agreement the Russian producer is to deliver to Cuba 363 railway units. The first shipment of 59 bulk sugar hoppers and 118 flatcars with gauge of 1435 mm, formed in packages per two units, should arrive at the Cuban Port Mariel by July 14 at the latest.
To fulfill the provisions of the contract MODUL in-house process engineering department elaborated special technology to transload and transport the cargo, and received all necessary permits and documents for transportation, loading and securing the cargo aboard a vessel.
Firstly it was necessary to coordinate the unobstructed movement of cargo from Ruzaevka (Mordovia) to St.Petersburg with the Federal Road Service of Russia. Due to solid experience in organization of intermodal transportations MODUL team solved this question within short timeframes.
When delivered to port the cargo was processed for the sea transportation. Specialists inspected all systems and market condition of each hopper and flatcar package, and further extra lashed the cargo. Loading onto bulk carrier DAIWAN ELEGANCE commenced on June 24.
This vessel was newly built in 2015; its considerable proportion has successfully accommodated the whole consignment. The vessel is equipped with advanced deck cranes which will allow unloading at the Cuban Port Mariel without additional lifting facilities, and consequently guaranteeing considerable savings to the customer.
For optimal allocation and securing of cargo MODUL technologists elaborated the loading plan duly agreed by the vessel owner and the Inspecting Agency JSC “Morskoye Gruzovoye Buro”. Securing of hoppers and flatcars on board was made with due account of their specific features with chain and wire rope lashings to D-rings welded to deck of the vessel.
27 wagons loaded on the main deck were packed in high-technology heat shrinkable shealth. This technology excludes the ambient effects – sun ray, sea water, wind, rain, and ensures safety of the cargo.
Handling operations and securing took in all only 2 working days. On June 2, 2016 the first shipment of wagons for Cuba has smoothly left the Big Port of Saint-Petersburg and embarked for Mariel Port. Safe travels!