Intermarine transports giant coke drums from Spain to Louisiana


(HOUSTON) — Intermarine LLC, a global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has transported four coke drums on M/V Ocean Freedom from Gijon, Spain, to New Orleans, La. The cargo was transported for forwarder Agility Project Logistics with end clients Phillips 66 and Wood Group Mustang.
The cargo units weigh 333 metric tons each. M/V Ocean Freedom was selected due to the vessel’s ability to move items via single crane lift and/or tandem lift. The holds of this vessel also allowed for below deck stowage, providing further protection of the cargo.
The dimensions of the cargo provided limited options for lashing and securing points on the units. As a result this job required a complete method statement with loading and lashing plans, and CAD designs in addition to the expertise of Intermarine’s experienced technical department.
“This project is a perfect example of what Intermarine does best — we have the tools, skills and personnel to create custom solutions and safely transport challenging cargoes,” said Justin Miller, commercial manager, U.S. Flag Services. “Our WorldWide, Technical and U.S. Flag departments worked seamlessly to deliver on our word and provide all parties with the safe transportation of their cargo."
The coke drums were discharged directly to barges in New Orleans. Double banking required precision as Intermarine was responsible for arranging the barge location, crane outreach and placing the units in the perfect position onboard the barge.
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By Professional Mariner Staff