Monday, May 21, 2012

Brewery Gets Tanked Up Courtesy of Project Freight Forwarding Group

Giant Shipment Will Please Island's Drinkers
Shipping News Feature

SRI LANKA – DENMARK - Projects FPS, the recently established project freight forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka, has cleared and delivered a 9000 cubic metre shipment of outsize brewery equipment from Colombo Port to the site of a new brewery at Meegoda, 35 kilometres inland.

The project, which included 37 stainless steel tanks, the largest of which measured 15m in length and 5m in diameter , arrived in Colombo aboard a chartered vessel from Wallart, Denmark from where Project FPS transported the tanks inland over ten nights, using two specially-constructed, 15metre long, low-loader trailers with rear steering to help negotiate tight turns on the route.

The route to the new Millers brewery site in Meegoda also involved passing under many low-hanging telecoms and power cables; this required the assistance of staff from Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Telecom and all the movements were conducted and coordinated with local the Police force which provided escorts throughout the contract. Project FPS Manager Mohan Lazarus was on location throughout the entire operation and he commented:

“This was a massive undertaking. Although the route was short, it included many challenging obstacles. But everything went very well, and the customer was very pleased with the end result. We would like to thank the Police and utilities staff for their invaluable help throughout.”

Photo: One of the massive tanks en route to the brewery.