20 months, 16 shipments:
Pipes from Canada to the Dominican Republic
Between November 2004 and June 2006 Beluga Group delivered several pipes from Valleyfield, Canada, to Barahona, Dominican Republic. The transport required all in all 16 shipments over a period of 20 months.
Due to the dimensions of the cargo holds and equipped with adjustable tweendecks, the multipurpose heavy-lift project carrier of the E- and R-class were especially appropriate for the transport of the variably sized pipes weighing between two and twelve tons per piece. Loading and discharging was carried out cost-efficiently by the on board crane gear.
Concrete coated pipes is a very sensitive type of cargo, the mantles can easily suffer damages by knocks. Hence, transportation by sea requires specialized and careful handling. The pipes have to be exactly positioned and carefully fixed on board so that they cannot move even during heavy rolling and pitching of the vessel at sea. This is a task for the experts of Beluga: A Cargo Superintendent supervises and controls the quality of that work in the port of loading. Lisa Acurso, responsible for the transport of the pipes at the manufacturer company Hyprescom, was very satisfied with the performance of Beluga after the conclusion of the project.