Sula Shipping & Logistics Pvt Ltd Carries Out Pioneering Deep Sea Transshipment Of Coal

In a pioneering and path breaking operation, the very first consignment of about 69,060 metric tons of imported coal bought by foreign vessel MV HUAYANG PIONEER has been fully discharged at a deep sea offshore location by the Transshipper MV VIGHNRAJ, owned and operated by Sula Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd., at Sandheads deep waters about 60 miles from Haldia port.

New Delhi, Delhi, November 23, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- In a pioneering and path breaking operation, the very first consignment of about 69,060 metric tons of imported coal bought by foreign vessel MV HUAYANG PIONEER has been fully discharged at a deep sea offshore location by the Transshipper MV VIGHNRAJ, owned and operated by Sula Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd., at Sandheads deep waters about 60 miles from Haldia port. This is the largest parcel of coal ever discharged off Kolkata. Simultaneously with the ship to ship discharge operation, more than 20 inland barges belonging to Jindal ITF, after being loaded by the Transshipper infrastructure, have reached or are en-route for final discharge of coal to National Thermal Power Corporation, India ("NTPC") Stockyard at Farakka along the National Waterway Number One (NW1) over 550km away. NTPC has started importing coal through NW1 for NTPC's power plant located at Farakka, West Bengal. This project will reduce dependence on the overstretched railway and roadways network and bring about savings in Crores of Rupees annually besides providing NTPC with additional capacity via a "Clean and Green" waterborne route. Given the constraints of the Indian port sector, this projectwill bring a paradigm shift in logistics of bulk handling of dry bulk commodities in an environmentally safe manner. SULA's achievement now clears the way to Haldia/Kolkata and similar shallow draft ports to bring large Capesize vessels for offshore unloading and without spending huge amounts of Capital on shore based infrastructure and expensive dredging.

The Transshipper MV Vighnraj is custom designed, owned and operated by SULA Shipping and Logistics, Pvt Ltd (www.sula-logistics.com). MV Vighnraj is fitted with cargo handling equipment including high speed cranes, pay loaders and self-unloading belt systembesidesa storage capacity of approx 67000 metric tons.It can load or unload cargoes to / from deep drafted ocean going vessels. The Transshipper infrastructure is supported by STS mooring arrangement including fenders, tug boats and mooring masters. Vessel has accommodation for almost 60 persons including separate well equipped cabins for port officials and tally clerks. Through this Transshipper Infrastructure, approx Three Million metric tonsper annum (3MMTPA) will be transported to NTPC plant at Farakka as per the tripartite agreement between NTPC, Inland Waterways Authority of India ("IWAI")& JITF.This cargo isin additionto the land based route and will save over 200,000 Truck moves / year, besides reducing costs, pollution and pilferage while operating in an environmentally friendly manner.

SULA (www.sula-logistics.com) is located in New Delhi and Kolkata, India and it provides customized long bulk handling logistics solutions for the small to large scale handling ofdry bulk commodities that can save10% -40% of current costs of an entire supply chain. Its "Clean and Green" solutions for dry bulk handling reduce costs, improve the environment and leapfrog over infrastructure shortcomings that many developing and developed countries. SULA is focused to provide its solutions to customers in commodity driven regions in India, SE Asia,Africaand the Americas.

Journalists and Bloggers
Visit India PRwire for Journalists for releases, photos, email alerts and customized feeds just for Media.

If you have any query regarding information in the press releases, please contact the company listed in the press release itself. Please do not call India PRwire, we will be unable to assist you with your inquiry.


SULA Shipping & Logistics Pvt Ltd recent press release(s)


Sula Transhipper Creates Record For Unloading Coal At Deep Sea Offshore Location

In a record breaking operation, the new deep sea bulk cargo Transshipping facility M.V. VIGHNRAJ owned by Sula Shipping & Logistics Pvt Ltd., created a transshipment record at Sandheads anchorage by discharging a coal cargo at the average daily rate of more than 34,000 tons in a full good weather working day of 24 hours.