High on ODC: Haiko Logistics
Hari Om Prasad, Regional Head-Transportation, Haiko Logistics, talks about the process of lifting four numbers pressure vessel.
Haiko Logistics lifted four numbers pressure vessel and skid, over dimensional cargo (ODCs), on hydraulic axles with double differential Volvo puller from Faridabad to Kandla port which is scheduled to be exported to Oman. The dimensions of each hydraulic axle is 22400 x 5600 x 5576 mm (length x width x height) and weight of one hydraulic axle is 1,00,000 kg. Talking about the challenges, the company has faced in the movement of ODC, Hari Om Prasad, Regional HeadTransportation, Haiko Logistics listed the following points:
Over height: The height of shipment was 5576 mm, total height from ground 6560 mm. The challenges were firstly overhead wires; high tension wires. To overcome this, we took permission to shut down all overhead electric wires and high tension wires from the concerned electricity department and wiremen were also called to lift the wires up with bamboo rapped with rubbers. crane and it was re-equipped after crossing of vehicle.
Width: We moved the shipment only in the night to avoid traffic jam due to its over width. Moreover, it couldn’t go through narrow railings of the bridges needed to be dismantled and then revamped after crossing.
A lot of precautions by the driver were also taken while driving and turning the vehicle. We took care that the speed did not exceed 30 to 40 km per hour.
Over length: Turning the vehicle when it is loaded with over length material was a challenge. Sometime the dividers (made of concrete/steel) needed to be demolished for the vehicle to turn.
Haiko Logistics lifted four numbers pressure vessel and skid, ODCs, on hydraulic axles with double differential Volvo puller from Faridabad to Kandla port