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Transportation of anchor cages to Guinea (West Africa)

For its customers, STALOGISTIC is a logistic partner that sees its value in the effective solutions of client's logistic tasks.

A vivid example of such cooperation is the urgent transportation of anchor cages for the reconstruction of an alumina refinery at the world's largest bauxite deposit. Dian-Dian, a bauxite deposit with reserves of 564 million tons, is located in Guinea. And bauxite itself holds a share of about 60% in the country's exports. To maintain the pace of the project to expand the production complex, an operational supply of metal structures (“anchor cages”) was required.


243 anchor cages weighing from 45 to 140 kg each and their fasteners at the beginning were planned for loading into three 40-foot containers. From the sender’s warehouse to the STALOGISTIC partner’s warehouse, the cages were shipped without any packaging. In stock, a professional project bureau in real time developed a container filling scheme. It was also required to find solutions for consolidation of cargo and securing cargo inside the containers. Due to these measures applied, it was possible to reduce the required number of containers from three to two 40-foot High Cube, thereby reducing customer’s costs for sea transportation and the use of container equipment by 30%.

It is important to note that, despite the size and weight of the anchor baskets, the cargo space were enlarged manually and pulled together with steel straps, which ensured reliable fastening of the cargo in the container. As a result, having overcome 7,500 km by sea, the cargo was delivered to the customer without a damage, for which the client was particularly grateful.

Transportation features:

Type of transport: multimodal (auto + sea)

Cargo: 243 anchor cages weighing 45 to 140 kg + fasteners and spare parts

Route: St. Petersburg (Russia) – Conakry (Guinea)

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