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.

New Delhi, Delhi, December 16, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- 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. This record was created while discharging the geared Supramax LOCH CRINAN carrying NTPC coal cargo destined for Farakka. Sandheads anchorage is located about 60 miles south of Haldia in deep waters where logistics challenges are high. This is a vital location for discharge of much needed imported thermal coal and allows ship owners and coal importers to reduce costs by bringing coal directly to the Hooghly River by saving costs of lightening in other ports. The VIGHNRAJ unloading record competes with the largest ports in India. It allows shallow drafted ports such as Haldia and Kolkata to eliminate draft restrictions and bring in much larger ships with full cargoes eliminating the need for calling multiple ports before reaching Haldia or Kolkata. Due to the success of this operation SULA is now considering further projects.

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 system besides a storage capacity of approx 67,000 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.

Notes to Editor

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 of dry bulk commodities that can save 10% - 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, Africa and the Americas.


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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.