Gulf Agency Services Moves Djibouti Cargo

480-tonne Consignment Loaded in Port of Tadjoura

Logistics firm Gulf Agency Services has transported a shipment of project cargo from the Port of Tadjoura to the capital of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa.
The breakbulk consignment involved cargo measuring 30 meters long, 13 meters wide and 10 meters high. It was loaded using a belly-sling technique with two ship cranes used in tendon and diving operations carried out to pass the slings to lift the ship.
"The ship started its voyage at the Port of Tadjourah, a distance of 200 kilometers from Djibouti Port, and we planned to load it from the sea-side with ship cranes. However, when the cargo arrived under hook it was found that the weight distribution was unsafe to lift from the hooks provided for the purpose,” Capt. Raja Farooq, general manager at Gulf Agency Services.
Gulf Agency Services is a subsidiary of global transport firm MIT, and operates from offices in the Djibouti’s capital. The firm is member of the Project Cargo Network, a global network comprising more than 200 specialist members in 102 countries.

Photo: Cement mill component during discharge. Credit: MIT