Metinvest Group announced that it has become the first company on the world market, who took responsibility for topping off at the outer roads, when the risk of damage to both cargo and vessel is high enough.
Mr Olga Ovchinnikova director of logistics of Metinvest Group said that “We elaborated this project in the team of specialists from Metinvest, Transship and Portinvest. The first exam passed perfectly thanks to the coordinated work together.”
Mr Olga Ovchinnikova said that increase of cargo stem size by road handling allows to significantly reduce transportation costs and freight rates: The economic effect of around USD 2,5 per tonne is a significant increase of the competitiveness of products and the opportunity to develop new markets for the company. Experts of Portinvest Holding coordinated the loading of the steel plates at outer roads, as well as the loading of iron ore concentrate and pig iron.
Mr Aleksander Smyrnov, General director of PORTINVEST Holding said that “After this successful loading Transship emerged as undisputed leader in the market topping of and lighterage operations. Transshipment accomplished by unique transshipment complex Afina of Transship company, which has proved to be excellent for topping-off such cargoes like iron ore to Capesize vessels and pig iron to Panamax and Supramax vessels in the offshore zone of the Black Sea.”
Mr Aleksander Smyrnov DG of Portinvest Holding said that “Handling of rolled steel and steel plates especially is a complex and important process, carried out by dockers in the port. In the open sea it is much more difficult to do due to a number of natural and technological limitations: wind, sea state, the limited size of the holds space, the need for assistive technology and devices for cargo operations and cargo lashing. Currently we analyze the results of this loading to identify the additional reserves by improving processes and operations of loading works both on the roads and in the port.”
Source – Strategic Research Institute
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