Complex Transport Of Transformer Over 1800 Km By Express Global Logistics

  12. January 2022
Complex Transport Of Transformer Over 1800 Km By Express Global Logistics

Express Global Logistics (EXG) executed transportation for a major Power Electrical Equipment manufacturer from Karjan, Gujarat, to Tyada station, Andhra Pradesh, covering 1800 km.

The cargo to be transported consisted of a transformer measuring L- 4.8 (m) x W- 2.6 (m) x H- 3.4 (m) weighing 45 MT, 97 oil barrels and a Nitrogen Injection Fire Protection System (NIFPS). 

The project was challenging as the cargo was initially transported on 6 axles for upto 1773 km. Movement beyond that was restricted due to the ghats.

Another challenge occurred 25 km before Srungavapukota (Skota) station as the main unit had to wait for 3 days for all the accessories to arrive and be offloaded in order to facilitate seamless rail movement through a single & narrow approach road only 3.5m wide. The entire consignment had to be manually unloaded from the axles, trucks and trailers, and a 40 m dragging operation was put into place for loading the cargo on a ramp and eventually on a wagon at Skota station Andhra Pradesh. Multiple railway shutdowns were managed to successfully load and unload the consignment on/off the railway wagons. 

The team had to carefully navigate the last leg of the rail movement covering 23 km through 13 tunnels by securing the cargo and keeping its height in check. 

Despite unstable climatic conditions, all safety measures were adopted to ensure the timely delivery of the cargo successfully to the site. Express Global Logistics represents India in the Project Logistics Alliance.

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