Bhubaneswar/Kalinganagar: Adopting the environment-friendly logistic route for the supply of goods, Tata Steel used the Inland Waterways for the first time in Odisha to bring in the heavy machinery for its Kalinganagar expansion project.

Tata Steel’s Engineering & Project Division used the multimodal logistics through the Inland Waterways (Luna River) for shipping nearly 1000 Cubic Meter (CBM) of consignment. Tata Steel’s consignment sailed in a chartered vessel from Shanghai to Paradip port and then wasleaded on barge for movement on Luna river.

The consignment consisted of four numbers of Super Over-Dimensional Cargos (SODCs) each weighing up to 100 metric tonne and having diameter of upto 8 meters. These project cargos are part of Slag Granulation Plant that is being set-up in the Kalinganagar plant of Tata Steel.

The waterway route will open a new mode of transportation for Super ODC project cargos to overcome future challenges and uncertainties involved in road restrictions. This will also enable to import bigger sized assembled equipment directly to site reducing fabrication, assembly, supervision job, etc. at the site.