Port Handling and Intercarting of Mammoth Rail shipment for the prestigious Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project at JNPT
A reputed and leading EPC Contractor is working on a project to build a 320 Kilometre stretch of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), a dedicated freight line connecting Delhi and Mumbai. The DFC is an ambitious programme of the Ministry of Railways involving construction of two corridors – the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni, and the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai.
As part of this Project, the EPC Contractor imported a huge shipment of Rails from Japan. The shipment comprised of 6102 pieces of 23m, 24m and 25m long Rail sections, totally weighing a massive 9170 MT. The ship carrying this consignment berthed at JNPT’s Shallow berth, where we discharged and intercarted the entire consignment in 66 hours. The Rails were received on the Port wharf from under the Ship’s hook on our 70 feet trailers and transported to the designated storage area inside the Port, where they were unloaded using 2 nos. 16T capacity Forklifts in a tandem operation.
The entire shipment was discharged, without idling the Vessel’s hook and after discharging 9170MT of Cargo in less than 3 days, the Vessel left for her next port of call, as per schedule.