Cargo: Plant construction materials and equipment
Transport route: China to Fotadrevo, Madagascar
Delivery volume: 107 pcs (including 4 SOC) with a total weight of 927382 kg / 5599.72 cbm. The largest pieces were 2 mobile cranes at 43100 kg each.
About the project:
The Molo graphite project in Fotadrevo, Madagascar, ranks as one of the largest-known and highest quality flake graphite deposits in the world.
Covering an area of 62.5 hectares, the site is in the Tulear region of south-western Madagascar. It is located 220 km by road from the port city of Ehoala, previously known as Fort Dauphin. The Port of Ehoala is a modern deep-water port built with funds from the World Bank and Rio Tinto in 2009.
Ehoala is the port of choice for the arrival of Molo project cargo. Poor road infrastructure prevents the use of the port at Toliara, which is closer to the mine site.
- Assistance with provision of ocean freight from China to Madagascar
- Communication with the shipper in China and provision of guidance regarding customs documentation for processing on arrival
- Communication with the EPC company and provision of guidance
- Monitoring of the vessel en route regarding arrival time, possible delays, etc.
- Communications and negotiations with Ehoala port authorities
- Preparation for the offloading process with our agent, Velogic
- Navigation of the complex Madagascar import customs clearance procedure in concert with Velogic
- Cargo insurance arrangements for last mile delivery
- Temporary storage at the Port of Ehoala
- Last mile delivery
- Issues with swell and wind at Ehoala during discharge
- Management of a general lack of laydown space in Ehoala
- Current issues with rain impacting road conditions along the route from the Port of Ehoala to the Fotadrevo site
Author: Aneta Kowalczyk.