Delivering 13 modules from China to Australia

Cargo description: Modules measuring over 147, 124 cbm each 13 separate units Four consecutive voyages
POL: Yanda Module Yard in Jiangsu, China
POD: Port Pirie, Australia
Vessel name: HHL New York, HHL Lagos, and HHL Valparaiso
Vessel type: P2-1400, P2-800
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Challenges

  • Adverse weather conditions in China included rain, snow, and freezing temperatures
  • New types of sea fastenings were required due to the sensitivity of the structure, and the
    anticipated rough seas during the voyage
  • The decks of each vessel had to be extended to accommodate up to five modules per trip
  • Crew faced narrow navigation channels on both ends of the voyages
  • Navigation of NSR region outside summer navigation period required crew’s fullest
    attention and detailed planning
  • Each of the vessels’ decks were extended to accommodate up to five modules per trip