Porto Marghera load parcel of Project Cargo destined to Qingdao

Mv LEOPOLD STAFF, at Porto Marghera on 12th May 2014, to load one parcel of Project Cargo destined to Qingdao.

4 PACKAGES of ROJECT CARGO
Total Gross Weight 238,500 Kg

Saving Shipping & Forwarding of Fino Mornasco, Como, on behalf of Dynasty Shipping Limited, Hong Kong.
Entrusted to us on: 28th April 2014
Ascertainment held on: 29th April, 6th, 8th, 12th, 13th and 14th May 2014 at Porto Marghera, Multi Service Terminal, and on board the vessel:

PACKAGES CHARACTERISTICS:
Cargo consisting of 4 packages of project cargo weighing total 238,500 Kg, supplied by Remacut srl (TO)., to be loaded at Porto Marghera (Venice) on board Mv LEOPOLD STAFF and destined to Qingdao (China).

PROCEDURE

  • All the 4 packages were inspected upon their arrival at port area and during subsequent discharging stages from transport trailer;
  • All the units were subsequently inspected on the quay at the time of  their approaching alongside the vessel for subsequent loading stages;

DETAIL
29.04.2014     0800-1000 hrs
1 x 43.5 tons

  • Unit discharged onto mafi trailer
  • Unit discharged by reach stacker, 4x synthetic grommets 20 t/4x shackles 25 tons.
  • No damage/anomaly detected

06.05.2014     0800-1100 hrs
1 x 43.5 tons

  • Unit discharged on the quay
  • Unit discharged by shore crane 200 t WLL capacity, 4x wires 25 t/4x shackles 25 tons.
  • No damage/anomaly detected

08.05.2014     0800-1000 hrs
1 x 43.5 tons

  • Unit discharged on the quay
  • Unit discharged by shore crane 200 t WLL capacity, 90 tons lifting beam, 4x wires 25 t/4x shackles 25 tons.
  • No damage/anomaly detected

12.05.2014     0800-0900 hrs
1 x 108 tons

  • The unit entered the port and the trailer was parked at open yard, on the quay (direct loading expected)
  • No damage/anomaly detected

M/V “LEOPOLD STAFF” AT PORTO MARGHERA – MULTI SERVICE TERMINAL

The vessel arrived at Venice roads and berthed at Multi service Terminal, Sali-2 pier of Porto Marghera on 12th May 2014 at 0815 hrs, to immediately commence loading operations; Loading operations regarding the cargo units of our concern were repeatedly postponed and commenced on 13th May 21014 at 1400 hrs only to complete (mixed/alternated with other cargo parcels) the following 14th May 2014 at about 1000 hrs.

LIFTING/LOADING STAGES:

LIFTING MEANS:

The lifting of our concern were performed by:

  • 1 (one) mobile shore crane 120 t capacity, operating in “single lift”: all units

Based Upon the involved weights, employment of this means warranted the regular feasibility of the nominated lifting.

LIFTING FITTINGS:

  • All the units: same wires/shackles utilized during handling at open yard.

LOADING OPERATIONS:

Loading stages regarding the cargo units of our concern commenced on 13th May 2014 at 1400 hrs and completed the following 14th May 2014 at about 1000hrs.

Noted: minor-restricted access was allowed on board the vessel only. No any picture was allowed.

13th MAY 2014:

UPPER TWEEN DECK N.4, PORT SIDE

  • Units Loaded Transversally, from port to stbd direction, fwd part:

Sequence:
43.5 tons     PL3
60 tons        PL2

  • Units loaded onto a bed of flat dunnage, some wooden boards were interposed also between the units;

14th MAY 2014:

UPPER TWEEN DECK N.4, PORT SIDE

  • Last 43.5 t unit loaded longitudinally, at stbd side, fwd part;
  • 108 t unit loaded behind PL3/PL2

Sequence:
43.5 tons       PL1
108 tons        PL100

  • Units loaded onto flat dunnage, some wooden boards were interposed also between the units;

108 tons unit lifted by 4 wires 45 tons capacity and 4x 85 t shackles.

At completion of loading stages the cargo units of our concern did not suffer any apparent mechanical damage and/or anomaly.

LASHING STAGES:

Lashing operations, carried out by the crew, started contemporaneously with loading stages and completed on 14th May 2014 in the late afternoon.

LASHING ARRANGEMENT:

The following equipment was declared by the supercargo/chief officer (again, limited-restricted access on board was granted and no access to TD was allowed after loading stages, lashing arrangement partly visible only).

  • 3 x 43.5 units:
    Each unit: 2 + 2 x 13mm lashing chains connected on top of the units (lifting lugs)
  • 1 x 108 t unit:
    4 + 4 x 13mm lashing chains connected on top of the unit (lifting lugs); considering the poor expected lifting arrangement we suggested the utilization of welded stoppers; the supercargo confirmed that 4 x 200mm stoppers would have probably been applied on a second time.

Upon completion of lifting/loading operations, the cargo units of our concern did not suffer any apparent mechanical damage and/or anomaly.