Break Bulk and Project Cargo

Given the prolific oil and gas and mining activity in Africa, Hull Blyth has a long history of working with a wide range of stakeholders in the project cargo, heavy lift, semi-submersible and break bulk sectors.

As a supplier of a number of support services to the extractive industries in Africa, Hull Blyth fully understands the crucial role that project cargo plays in the region's infrastructure development.

While many ports and terminals in the developed world are geared to support the discharge of larger and heavier project cargo units, ports in South and West Africa often require additional planning and consideration before project cargo can be discharged. We offer enhanced operational support to operators doing business in the region, specifically:

  • Provision of accurate pro forma DA information for vessel call and delivery costs to site of cargo if required
  • Accurate port information for all types of specialised vessels including semi-submersible safe locations for float-off and discharge
  • Liaison with carrier or charterer's port captains for advance planning of vessel operations
  • Introduction to the relevant port authority in West Africa where a special case merits additional assistance and planning
  • Procurement of local support such as mobile cranes, barges, launches, welders and engineers
  • Advice on local customs or operational practices etc which may affect the port operation