Tilbury to Damietta
Recently, Tuscor Lloyds undertook a break bulk Shipment of 2 Subsea Trees (used to monitor and control subsea oil production) for the oil and gas industry, to be shipped to Damietta in Egypt, which has the sixth largest proven oil reserve in Africa, with over half of this as offshore oil. The first piece measured 49.3m x 35.6m x 28.5m and weighed 35 tonnes, the second measured 45.3m x 43m x 27.2m and weighed 32.9 tonnes.
Once at the port the subsea trees where craned into position on the vessel. Due to the dimensions of these pieces it was necessary to arrange for them to be loaded across three flat rack platforms and secured using heavy duty chains and cables. No problems were encountered during loading and securing and the shipment was delivered to Damietta without a hitch.
“Tuscor Lloyds excel in shipping for the Subsea Industry, due to extensive experience in break bulk shipments, we are nearly always able to secure space on container vessels rather than chartering dedicated vessels which will cost the customer more.” says Gary Atkins of Tuscor Lloyds UK.
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