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Cargo record for Advanced International

Advance International is claiming to have moved the largest-ever single item of cargo from a Black Sea port as part of a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

Advance International is claiming to have moved the largest-ever single item of cargo from a Black Sea port as part of a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

The 312 tonne shipment consisted of an auxiliary boiler unit 13 metres long, six metres wide and 19 metres in height, and was shipped from Constanza in Romania, setting a new record for the country.

From Constanza, the boiler moved via Italy to Oman and arrived just over four weeks after loading. It forms part of a fertiliser complex being constructed by MHI at Sohar, Oman.

Advance International is the principal freight forwarder contracted by MHI to ship the thousands of parts and pieces of equipment from all over the globe that are being used to construct the facility. On completion the complex will comprise a 2000 metric tonnes per day (mtpd) ammonia production plant.

“This was a shipment to remember for many years. In fact, I don’t know if there will be a larger unit exported from the Black Sea in my lifetime,” said Jawad Kamel, Advance International’s president and CEO.

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