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Om Freight Forwarders tasked Höegh Autoliners to transport 240 breakbulk units from India to Ghana for an infrastructure project in Tema.

The shipment consisted of steel structures that will be used in the Akosombo rail project. The 97 km railway will stretch from Tema to Mpakadan and will be accompanied by six passenger stations and a freight terminal in Tema port. 

Atuldutt Sharma, breakbulk sales manager at Höegh, said: “With our direct bi-monthly service from Mumbai to Tema and experienced cargo planning team, we could offer the most competitive solution in terms of frequency and transit time to ensure Om Freight Forwarders met its deadline.” 

The cargo planning team were involved in the pre-shipment phase, studying the packing and dimensions of the breakbulk units to find the most suitable equipment and optimal cargo utilisation on board the vessel. This involved placing the units on 41 roll trailers and splitting the shipment onto two separate vessels. 

To ensure the steel structures did not move during transportation, they were secured on to the roll trailers using lashings.

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