MSC Smashes India's Heavy-Lift Cargo Record with 140-ton Transformer


MSC Smashes India's Heavy-Lift Cargo Record with 140-ton Transformer



MSC India achieved another milestone in project cargo shipping solutions, with the loading of a 140-ton transformer on MSC Regina from the port of Mundra, India. This is the heaviest ever breakbulk parcel moved by container ship from India, surpassing MSC’s previous record. The transformer is destined for a greenfield power transmission development project in Zambia.

MSC’s previous heavy-lift record was for the loading of a 115-ton transformer in 2018 at Port of Nhava Sheva. India is catching up countries such as China, Germany, South Korea and the USA, where pieces of more than 200 tons have already been loaded successfully on container vessels.

MSC has always put the customer at the center of its business, including by providing access to dedicated project cargo equipment to ensure the loading goes smoothly. Lifting gears were used to make this a successful loading using the right combination of special equipment.

Putting onboard a 140-ton parcel is a substantial process and requires immense focus and precision. Our teams demonstrated excellent teamwork and ensured synchronized coordination between the terminals, operations teams, stevedores, technical surveyors, and the shipper to analyze the all the technical aspects of the loading.

We extend a special note of thanks to members of the team at Adani Mundra Terminal who extended their cooperation as always. This entire operation was completed in the allotted berthing window, enabling us to maintain the vessel’s service schedule.  

The success of this operation has opened new doors for MSC to also cater to the heavy cargo category on container ships. This sets an excellent example of what perfect co-ordination and teamwork can do. Once again, we raised the bar, proving the expertise and hard work can make the impossible, possible.

We are grateful to all our teams who put in their best efforts.