Afghan PCN members, Msharib Shipping & Logistics (MSL) were recently tasked to handle a Kalmar reach-stacker with a weight of 85mtns and over-dimensions of 55 x 15 x 16ft along with 4 other units of equipment.
The cargo was transported from Karachi Port East Wharf to the final destination of Sadiqabad in Punjab by road at a distance of 700km. MSL’s scope of work included:
- Lasing & Securing
- Technical Support & Operations
- Survey & Inspections
- Online Tracking & Monitoring
- Physical Security
- Cooperation & Arrangement with the National Traffic Highway Department
- Delivery at Site
MSL and Karachi Port coordinated to find the most economical solution for the customer by managing and arranging to load the reach-stacker on a low-bed trailer using a handmade platform created by MSL staff at the terminal. Calvin Wilson (Global Network Director at MSL) comments that using their own self-produced platform to unload the cargo in this way is the first time the particular operation had been performed at Karachi Port.
En-route to the final destination, as ever, MSL’s priority was to ensure the safety of the public and other traffic while the unit was being transported and their special escort team was assigned to travel with the cargo which also enabled constant monitoring and communication with all stake holders during the entire journey.
Calvin continues; “Sadiqabad is a small sub-district of Rahim Yar Khan and does not have the suitable arrangements or resources to accommodate the heavy cranes needed to unload the reach-stacker from the low-bed. Therefore, the MSL team found and arranged a platform 2km away from the final destination where we offloaded the unit and delivered it safely and at the same time, made the process more economical for our valued customer”.