Maersk Line ships its biggest break bulk cargo from South India to China
August 2, 2018: Maersk Line, the global containerised division of the Maersk Group, set a new record by successfully moving the largest ever break bulk cargo of 103 feet in length and weighing over 16 tonnes from Krishnapatnam to Tianjin, China. The break bulk cargo consisted of windmill blade that was moved on its weekly service, Chennai Express, using 13 flat racks. This is the first time ever that break bulk cargo of this size has been handled by Maersk line in South India. This delicate shipment of windmill blade, meant for wind farms was time bound cargo and had to be loaded on to an earliest available vessel.
Steve Felder, managing director, Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives) said, “I am very happy with the success of this biggest ever break bulk cargo movement from India. There was seamless co-ordination between our team, the customer and the terminal operator to overcome infrastructure challenges and help deliver this delicate and expensive cargo to China. I would like to thank everyone for this success. We believe in providing customised solutions built around our customers and we will continue to do so.”