Vessel berthed and commenced discharge 19/01 and completed 21/01
Cargo – 142 pces / 1249 ton / 3053 m3 comprising:
- Mining equipment
- 34 copper pots – each 4 x 3.45 x 3 / 27 ton
- 1 excavator – 22 ton
- 107 pces equipment – largest piece 4 x 4.35 x 4.55
- Sun Line International Logistics
- Chambishi Copper Smelter Kitwe
- NFC Mining Luanshya
Paccon’s scope was from liner out Durban to door destination Zambia including; arranging all relevant port and customs authority bonded clearances for transit through to site, supervise the receival of cargo ex ship and loading out, surveying of cargo for any damages or shortages, appoint and manage the transport contractors comprising 54 loads, provide daily tracking reports to clients and ensure all cargo delivered to site and within the clients limited time-frame.
Due to the nature of the cargo, 48 of the 54 loads undertaken were landed direct ex ships hook to our trailers. This requires a lot of planning and co-operation between the various parties involved and happily we enjoy good relationships with all role players.
On 5/02, a mere 15 days after the ship completed discharge, having travelled some 2500kms across 3 international borders, the last loads arrived at site to the satisfaction of all concerned.