Doha - JSL Global completed the offloading, local transportation and handling of 40 modules arriving at Hamad Port from Croatia. Each module weighed 25mt with dimensions of 14.0 x 3.6 x 3.6m. When the vessel berthed at Hamad Port, JSL noticed that the cargo was very delicate and because of its hollow structure, the chances of damage were high if loaded on a low-bed trailer which was less than the cargo’s width. Therefore, JSL were challenged to obtain trailers longer (14m) and wider (3.6m) than the modules. JSL Global managed to mobilise the required trailers within very short notice, all at 14m long with a mix of 3.6m and 4m wide. They also managed to handle the full job within the minimum port storage time.
QATAR SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
JSL Global handled a tunnel boring machine from Antwerp (Belgium) to Hamad Port in Qatar. The job consisted of 44 pieces at 729mt / 2,860cbm by RORO vessel with individual pieces up to 5.3m wide and weighing 55-80mt. JSL handled the cargo when Hamad Port had recently started operations with only RORO vessels calling at the new port and all operations for containerised and breakbulk vessels were handled at Doha Port.
Also, as Hamad Port was new, there were no cranes to handle the heavy pieces of 80mt so JSL held preliminary meetings with the Hamad Port Operation Officials to obtain special permission to mobilise an external 200mt crane to complete the operations.
During the preliminary route surveys from Hamad Port to the client’s site, JSL found an additional challenge to transport the OOG cargo using new roads and bridges due to the ongoing construction in Qatar for FIFA 2022. JSL also arranged all permissions, documentation, customs clearance, planning and all follow-up and coordination.
QATARI IDRIS MEGA PROJECT
JSL handled another tunnel boring machine & backup system weighing a total of 640mt / 2,300cbm from Huangpu in China to Hamad Port, Qatar. The cargo was handled in 2 breakbulk shipments, each with 21 pieces. JSL transported the cargo using 38 low-bed and long trailers from Hamad Port to the client’s site where they were offloaded using cranes.
They took direct delivery of all the heavy and OOG pieces on their trailers as well as arranging police escorts due to measurements of individual pieces at over 3.6m wide and 4m high and weighing over 40mt. The main challenges for this project included the customs procedures as the cargo was made in Germany with the shipment coming from China.