GAC India is working on a major heavy lift cargo project involving customs clearance, handling and logistics support for equipment being shipped from Japan to upgrade and improve the Indian power grid. To date it has handled the clearance of 165 24 tonnes cable drums and 47 20ft containers holding tools and spare parts needed to lay the cables.
Assistant General Manager for Logistics John George and his team have been involved in the project from the planning stage. “The customer originally planned to use another port, but they accepted our more cost-effective proposal to bring the shipments in through Cochin port and transporting the cargo to Trichur by road using multi-axle trailers,” he says. “We worked with the customer and transporters on route surveys to finalize the size and weight of the high value cargo for import, to ensure it was handled efficiently and with extreme care and precision.”
The shipment will be completed in mid-2020 when some 181 cable drums are delivered to Trichur.