The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said on Tuesday that it had transported three 30m-long asphalt vacuum distillation scrubbers from India to Iraq after they had been stranded in Mumbai for the past two months.
The 46-tonne scrubbers were urgently needed at an asphalt production plant in Iraq but faced transport challenges . That was when MSC stepped in and delivered the three scrubbers to Iraq 11 days after loading them at Nhava Sheva Port in Mumbai.
MSC global project cargo manager Ben Collins said an undertaking of this magnitude demanded local cargo experts who clearly understood the region and its requirements.
“Such long cargo means big challenges, especially when you consider the direct delivery requirement ex barge onto our vessel. There was extra pressure knowing that the project this cargo was needed for had been at risk of delay from previous difficulties, ” said Collins.