15th August 2019
Tamping up project logistics management to deliver modules in a bright pink hue – at a mining site near Newman, Australia. As a committed supporter of breast cancer awareness, the mine owner encourages its suppliers to paint their equipment, and these modules were no exception.
TGP chartered three ocean vessels carrying the modules from Dalian, China, to Port Headland, Australia. After discharging the cargo at Port Hedland, 400 miles to the mining site.
400 km extremely challenging. The 400 km extremely challenging. Aware of the complexities presented in the road, the TGP team has developed a detailed traffic management plan with local road authorities in Australia. In total, the modules weighed 680,000 freight tonnes – with the heaviest lift 211 mt.
Prior to being sent, the modules underwent a multifaceted decontamination process in order to comply with Australia’s strict biosecurity requirements. To ensure a timely delivery, extensive route surveys, customs documentations and adherence to strict on-site requirements were crucial. TGP drew up a staging plan with local port authorities, liaised with customs offices and carried out an extensive lift engineering review.
Colin Charnock, TGP’s CEO, says: “Through expert planning, innovative engineering and careful coordination, our team is delivering on these modules. “We are very proud to have helped our client support. Thanks to the diligent and tireless efforts of our team, these modules will now help to further improve their commitment to breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survival. “
The executive chairman of the mine started employing pink mining equipment in 2016, when the entire truck fleet at the Iron Mine was painted pink. Since then, many other equipment have been added to the mine’s new modules, the TGP team is celebrating the project’s success amidst the mining site’s pink parade.